Fonds mhm-2038 - B. H. Wilson Farm fonds

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B. H. Wilson Farm fonds

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CA MHM mhm-2038

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  • 1931 - 1950 (Creation)
    B. H. Wilson Farm

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2.5 cm of textual records. -- 21 photographs

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Byron Harrison Wilson (1903 - 1977), son of S. P. Wilson (founder of W. W. Arcade in Edmonton). Byron obtained his BSc in Agriculture from the University of Alberta in 1927 and his MSc in horticulture from the University of Minnesota in 1930. For a brief period he assisted in research at the Indian Head Experimental Station in Saskatchewan. In 1931 Byron purchased a farm (River Lot 46) in St Albert River and in 1936 leased River Lot 45. He grew raspberries and other soft fruits commercially; the first raspberry crop was planted in 1939. During the war years there was a great demand for bacon, Byron raised pigs to provide 'bacon for Britain'. The farm was sold in 1950 so that Bryon could look after his father's business in Edmonton. In 1938 Bryon married Edna Hendra. They had one daughter, Helen Mavis, in 1942.

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Records donated in 2002 and 2004 by Helen Andrews, daughter of Byron and Edna Wilson.

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The fonds consists of records relating to the B. H. Wilson farm in St. Albert (river lot 45 and 46). Included are records of the farm purchase, lease and sale agreements; farm accounts, income tax records, newspaper clippings, correspondence, brochures, and photographs. The records consist of a single series B. H. Wilson Farm.

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Helen Andrews


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  • The material is in English.

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