Collection C0118 - Tom Watrous' Grey Owl collection

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Tom Watrous' Grey Owl collection


  • 1931-1993 (Creation)

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6 cm of textual records. -- 2 photographs

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Biographical history

The records in this collection were gathered together from 1990 to 1993 by Tom Watrous, a Winnipeg musician, who has had a long-time, personal interest in the career of the conservationist and author, Grey Owl (Archie Belaney).

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Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Gift of Tom Watrous, 1993.

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Scope and content

The collection consists of a photocopy of the diary kept by Grey Owl while he was a warden at Riding Mountain National Park in 1931; National Parks Service correspondence (1931-1958) concerning his service; Parks Canada reports concerning the restoration of his cabins in Riding Mountain and Prince Albert National Parks; materials related to Watrous's research and lectures concerning Grey Owl; and slides of Grey Owl and his wife Anahareo.

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      The material is in English.

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      The slides are stored in M 8359.

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