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Fonds F0055 - Peter MacDonald Abel Fonds

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CA ACU TMM F0055

Title

Peter MacDonald Abel Fonds

Date(s)

  • [191-]-1951 (Creation)

Level of description

Fonds

Extent and medium

1 archival folder consisting of:
6 photographs
1 clipping
1 note

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Name of creator

(1890-1952)

Biographical history

Peter MacDonald Abel was born in Dutch Guiana on 5 May 1890, at the age of 6, he moved to the United States following the death of his father. He lived at Cambridge, Massachusetts for ten years before coming to Canada. He homesteaded at Earl Grey, Saskatchewan for three years then enrolled in the Manitoba Agricultural College, graduating in 1913. He then did postgraduate work at the University of Missouri. Prior to the First World War, he was Assistant Editor of the Farm and Ranch Review at Calgary, Alberta and taught in an agricultural school at Claresholm, Alberta for two years. He served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, returning from overseas in 1919, becoming Livestock Editor of The Country Guide. In 1934, he became its editor. He rejoined the army during the Second World War, being awarded the Order of the British Empire with the rank of Colonel in 1944. He returned to Canada and resumed his editorial duties. He died at Winnipeg on 3 July 1952.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

1st accession (MR2007.001) donated by Lyn Thompson, daughter of P.M. Abel, January 2007.
2nd accession donated by M. Keith Abel, son of P.M. Abel, February 2009.
3rd accession (2015.035) donated by Mary E. Thompson, August 2015.

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Scope and content

Fonds consists of unit photographs showing Peter MacDonald Abel. Also includes two textual items related to Peter MacDonald Abel.

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Conditions governing access

No restrictions on access.

Conditions governing reproduction

Archival materials do not circulate and must be consulted in the TMM Library and Archives Reading Room. Duplication of materials in the collection may be subject to copyright and other restrictions. Please contact TMM Library and Archives staff for guidance on reproduction.

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  • English

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Fonds processed in 2010. Reprocessed in November, 2015.

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Archivist's note

This AtoM record was created by Jason Nisenson, November 2015.

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  • Shelf: EW 3-1-4