William Harold Hunt :

An Inventory of His Papers at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Inventory prepared by Deidre Simmons
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(May 1992)

Finding aid encoded by Vladimira Zvonik (2006)
Finding aid written in English.



Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections,
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Creator:
William Harold Hunt

Title:
William Harold Hunt fonds

Dates:
1884-1977

Quantity:
14.5 m of textual records and other material

Identification:
Mss 163, A.02-51

English

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Biography of William Harold Hunt

William Harold Hunt was born in Quebec 24 November 1884. His family moved between Quebec and Winnipeg until he finally settled in the Winnipeg area after beginning a degree in Engineering in 1907. In 1913, he graduated as a B. Sc. in engineering (Civil) and began work in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Hunt began work with the City of Winnipeg, in 1916. In 1920, he moved to Selkirk, Manitoba, and was employed as a "District Engineer" until 1950. For additional four years he supervised work on the Trans-Canada Highway between Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The fonds consists of textual records, publications, maps, plans, and ephemera that document Hunt's education and career as a civil engineer in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Textual records and some maps relating to his service as a major in the Canadian militia are also included in the fonds. The records document Hunt's education in engineering at the University of Manitoba in the early 1900s. His work in engineering is also documented, particularly through maps, including the Falcon Lake Park, highways construction, irrigation systems, and others. His service in the military led him to document the history of various rifle regiments, the Officer Training Corps, and field engineering military training, which provides particularly valuable information on the period between the World War I and World War II military training. His interest in the Hudson Bay Railway supplies a rich documentation on the subject. Some of the ephemera Hunt collected over the years will be of particular interest. The material will be especially valuable for historical research in the history of engineering in Manitoba and Canadian military history.

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Arrangement of the Papers

This collection is arranged into four series:

  • 1. Textual Records
  • 2. Library
  • 3. Maps and Plans
  • 4. Certificates and Photographs

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Restrictions on Access

There are no restrictions on access to this material.

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Custodial History

The material was donated to the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections in 2002.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Textual Records
Education 1902-1939
BoxFolder
11 Mechanical Engineers Correspondence Course, 1902
2 Mechanical Engineers Correspondence Course, 1903
3 Mechanical Engineers Correspondence Course, 1904
4 University of Manitoba - Notebook, 1908
5 University of Manitoba - Notebooks, 1909
6 University of Manitoba - Notebook, 1910
7 University of Manitoba - Notebook, 1911
8 University of Manitoba - Notebook, 1912
9 University of Manitoba - Notebook, c.1912
10 University of Manitoba - The Manitoba Engineer, v.1, no.1-2, 1912-1913
11 University of Manitoba - Class and Honor Lists, 1912-1913
12 University of Manitoba - Historical Notes, 1877-1937
13 French Conversation Notebook, 1939
14 Photograph - Engineering Class, 1908
15 Photograph - Class '13 Engineering, University of Manitoba, 1913
16 Certificate - Baccalaureatum in Scientia, 1922
Engineering 1930-1973
BoxFolder
117 Autobiography - Draft
18 Andrew Taylor/W.H. Hunt, 1958-1959
19 Canadian Good Roads Association, 1930, 1947
20 Correspondence - Miscellaneous (Winnipeg - Churchill Highway), c.1959
21 Correspondence - Miscellaneous, 1973
22 East Kildonan - Specification, Blue Prints, 1953-57
23 Engineering Institute/Association of Professional Engineers of Canada, 1922-1966
BoxFolder
224 Falcon Lake Park Development, 1955

  • 1. Report on Proposal for Water, Sanitary Sewage and Storm Drainage Services
  • 2. Specifications for Water & Sewer Line Materials
  • 3. Specifications for Construction of Santiary and Storm Sewers, etc.
  • 4. Specifications for Construction of Water and Sewerage Structures
  • 5. Construction Drawings for Sewage Pumphouse,Construction Drawings for Water and Pumphouse Intake

25 Falcon Lake Park Development, 1955-1956

  • 1. Specifications for Concession Building, Falcon Lake
  • 2. Tender and Specifications for Streets and Sidewalks, Falcon Beach Park
  • 3. Falcon Lake Golf Course

26 Falcon Lake - Photographs, 1955
27 Highways - Cairns, c.1939

including photos, see also Box (nitrate negatives)

28 Highways - Miscellaneous, various dates
29 Highways - photographs

  • 1. B/W photo - CNR Building piers, mass concrete for bridge Swan River in town of Swan River, August 1912 - T. White, Bridge Engineer; W.H. Hunt, Assistant Engineer; W.L. McKenzie, Chief Bridge Engineer
  • 2. B/W photo (coloured) - West Hawk Lake, A.N. Duff's Camp, Winter of 1932-1933
  • 3. B/W photo - Leslie Bruce and Lotter Millidge - late 1930's

30 Miscellaneous Engineering booklets
31 Miscellaneous, various dates
32 Province of Manitoba, Dept. of Public Works, 1944-1949

  • 1. Instructions for Engineers and Highway Specifications
  • 2. Contract for Bird River - Cat Lake Road
  • 3. Engineering Data - Reclamation Branch

33 Province of Manitoba-Gravel Progress Charts, 1930-1938
34 Province of Manitoba, Dept. of Public Works - Tenders, Regulations and Specifications, no date
35 Province of Manitoba - Specifications, 1953
36 Province of Manitoba - Specifications (partial)
37 Report on Clear Lake Irrigation, 1958
38 Riding National Park - No. 10 Highway, 1958-1959

  • Correspondence - Andrew Taylor & Associates, 1958
  • Relocation Survey Mile 0 - 16.5
  • Relocation Survey Mile 16.5 - 33.2 (x3)
  • Design of Irrigation System for Clear Lake Golf Course

39 Saskatchewan - Dept. of Highways, 1953, 1957
40 Saskatchewan - Design Branch Preliminary Survey Instruction Manual, 1957

includes Tenders on work, Supervising Engineer notes and miscellaneous, TransCanada Highway, 1950

41 TransCanada Highway East-Newspaper Clippings, c.1951
Militia 1906-1970
BoxFolder
342 Histories

  • History of Rifle Regiments
  • History of the 90th Winnipeg Rifles
  • History of Canadian Militia
  • The Royal Winnipeg Rifles Military Rifles Association, 1938

43 43rd Cameron Highlanders, 1919
44 Royal Canadian Engineers, c.1919-1964
45 Royal Winnipeg, Rifles - Notebook, 1929
46 Royal Winnipeg Rifles - Miscellaneous papers, c.1933-1939
47 Pay Rolls 1906-1909; Correspondence, 1943

  • Annual Drill Pay Rolls, 90th Regiment, 1906-1908
  • Annual Drill Pay Rolls, 13th Battery, 1908-1909
  • W.H. Hunt correspondence, 1943

48 Miscellaneous, 1916-1929

  • Miscellaneous regulations, instructions, notes
  • Regulations for the Officers' Training Corps, c.1916
  • p.27 Army Act, Section 24 (2)
  • Newsletter c.1918
  • W.H. Hunt notes
  • Instruction in Musketry 1929 with W.H. Hunt notes

49 Miscellaneous 1940; Correspondence 1944

includes Field Engineering (All Arms) Military Training Pamphlet No. 30, 1940

50 Infantry Tactical Exercises, 1931-1938
51 Staff Courses, 1933-1935

  • Militia Staff Course, Examination Papers, 1933-1935
  • Tactical Exercise, Winnipeg, 1934
  • Militia Staff Course, Practical Portion, Sarcee Camp, 1934-1935
  • Map - Connaught Range, Dept. of National Defence, 1933

52 Staff Courses, 1933-1935
53 Staff Course, 1933-1934

Volume 3, Tactics Precis, Nos. 13-24

54 Staff Course, 1933-1934

Volume 4, Staff Duties Precis, Nos. 25-42

55 Staff Course, 1933-34

Volume 5, Test papers and answers

56 Staff Course, 1933-1934

Volume 6, Tactical Exercises 1 to 9

57 Shilo, Chilliwack, Debert, 1933-1943

  • Map - Shilo, N. Department of National Defence, 1938
  • "A6" C.E. Training Centre c.1933-1943 - Orders
  • "A6" C.E. Training Centre c.1933-1943 - Schemes
  • "A6" C.E. Training Centre c.1933-1943 - Miscellaneous

58 Field Officers' Course, Royal Canadian Schools of Infantry 1935
59 Dundurn, Halifax, 1935-1942

  • Royal Canadian engineers Training Centre "A6", Dundurn, 1942
  • Royal Canadian School of Military Engineering, Halifax
  • Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Miscellaneous, 1935

60 Shilo and Miscellaneous, 1938-1939

  • Orders, Parts I and II, Shilo Camp, Manitoba 1939
  • Annual Report, Rifle Committee, Royal Winnipeg Rifles 1938 and 1939

BoxFolder
461 Sarcee, Shilo, Debert, 1939-1941

  • Tactical Schemes, Camp Sarcee, 1939
  • Tactical Schemes, Shilo, 1940
  • Tactical Schemes, Debert, 1940-41

62 Dundurn, Tactical Schemes 1941
63 Petawawa, Dundurn, Sardis, 1941-1942

  • Engineering Precis, Petawawa, 1941
  • Engineering Precis, Dundurn, 1941
  • Engineering Precis, Sardis, 1942

64 W.H. Hunt Militia Notebook, Petawawa, 1941
65 Dundurn, 1941-1942

Royal Canadian Engineers Training Centre "A6", Dundurn, 1941

66 Chilliwack - Training Precis and Instructions, 1942
67 Chilliwack - "B" Company "A6" Canadian Engineers Training Centre, 1943
68 Chilliwack Booklet, 1946
69 Wainwright (Major W.H. Hunt, Officier Commanding), 1944

Standing Orders, Buffalo Camp, Wainwright, Alberta

70 Miscellaneous Notes - no date
71 Notebooks

2 personal notebooks

72 Miscellaneous Notes - no date
73 Miscellaneous Booklets, c.1926-1940
74 Miscellaneous Booklets, c.1908-1964
75 Miscellaneous Booklets, c.1912-1944
76 Miscellaneous Booklets, c.1934-1941
77 Dress Regulations, 1932
78 Field Service Pocket Book, 1932
79 The Winnipeg Rifles Fiftieth Anniversary Booklet, 1883-1933
80 Coronation of King George II, 1937

Programme - Province of Manitoba Ceremonial Observance of the Coronation of King George II and Queen Elizabeth, 12 May 1937

81 District Courts Martial Handbook, 1941
82 Notes on Pistol Shooting - Booklet arranged by Major R.G. Pickrell Winnipeg Grenadiers C.A. International Pistol Champion
83 The Brigade, 1943
84 The Bronze Tablet, 1969, 1970
85 New Testament, British Foreign Bible Society, 1939

(Major W.H. Hunt, 1941)

86 Maps - Russia/German Front, c.1940
87 Maps - Chilliwack

  • 1. Chilliwack, Blueprint Plan (sheet #W2A) showing proposed location of slit trenches to be occupied by personnel if Plan 1 was used, inc including notes, ND (annotated)
  • 2. Chilliwack, ND (whiteprint) annotated
  • 3. Plan of Camp "A6" Chilliwack, B.C., 1943 - blueprint, annotated

88 Plans, Dundurn, Fumanchute

  • 1. Sketch of Fumanchute, designed by Sgt. L. Fumano, drawn by Sapper M. Williams, R.C.E. Dundurn, Saskatchewan, 18 December 1941
  • 2. Blueprint of same

89 Plans - Organization Chart

Organization of Field Company, 1942 (blueprint) annotated

90 Photographs

  • 1. Officers of Royal Winnipeg Rifles under Col. G. Dudley, 1930, B/W (photographer unknown)
  • 2. Officers of Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Decoration Day May 1932, B/W (photographer unknown), identification on backing
  • 3. Winners of Hudson Bay Company's Field Firing Competition, M.D. 10, Team of 'A' Company, Royal Winnipeg Rifles, 19335, B/W (photographer unknown), identification on back of photo
  • 4. [Sgt. G. Ladouceur], ND, B/W (Canadian Army Photo)

Personal
BoxFolder
591 Autobiography - Draft copy
92 Animal Husbandry Booklets, 1953-1966
93 Civil Service Superannuation - Correspondence and Notes, [1974]
94 Dominion Land Survey Monuments, [1957]
95 Employment Applications, 1960
96 Hudson Bay Railway - Manuscript, 1967
97 Hudson Bay Railway - Map, 1910
98 Hudson Bay Railway - Maps

  • 1. Geological map of Manitoba, 1946 (2x)
  • 2. Geological map of Canoe Route between Split Lake and Fort Churchill, 1908
  • 3. Sketch map showing point at which survey party quit work on Churchill Route in December 1910
  • 4. Proposed Location of Hudson Bay Railway 1910
  • 5. Map of Manitoba, Winnipeg Sheet, Dept. of Mines, 1931
  • 6. Sketch map, Mineralized Area, Hudson Bay Railway 1910
  • 7. Split Lake, Manitoba, Dept. of Mines, 1956
  • 8. Hudson Bay Railway - Map showing located and projected lines from The Pas to Hudson Bay, 1911
  • 9. York Factory, Dept. of Mines, 1955, 1949
  • 10. Island Lake, Dept. of Mines, 1951
  • 11. Berens River, Dept. of Mines, 1943
  • 12. Oxford House, Dept. of Mines, 1944
  • 13. Sipiwest, Manitoba, Dept. of the Interior, 1930

99 Hudson Bay Railway - Miscellaneous, 1909-1950

  • 1. Progress Report (John Armstrong), 1909
  • 2. Trip to Kenora notes (1924) and misc. (1936, 1973)
  • 3. Dept. of Transport - Historical Data, 1950

100 Hudson Bay Railway - Miscellaneous, 1910-1981

  • 1. W.H. Hunt Notebook, 1910
  • 2. Reprint - The Hudson Bay Railway
  • 3. Booklet - The Hudson Bay Route
  • 4. Newspaper clippings, 1981

101 Hudson Bay Railway - Photographs

Survey party returns from Setting Lake to the Pas, 1911, B/W (photographer unknown)

102 Irish Fairies
103 Income Tax Returns, c. 1950-1972
104 Income Tax Receipts, 1956
105 Income Tax Receipts, 1957
106 Income Tax Receipts, 1959
107 Income Tax Receipts, 1960, 1961, 1962
BoxFolder
6108 Income Tax Receipts, 1963, 1964, 1965
109 Income Tax Receipts, 1966, 1967, 1968
110 Income Tax Receipts, 1969, 1970
111 Income Tax Receipts, 1971
112 Income Tax Receipts, 1972, 1974
113 Lodges, 1915-1935
114 Manigotagan - Miscellaneous Correspondence and Notes, c. 1952-1964
115 Manigotagan - Miscellaneous Correspondence and Notes, 1960-1968
116 Manitoba Historical Society, 1967-1972
117 Manitoba Provincial Rifle Association, 1951-1960
BoxFolder
7118 Mineral Analysis/ Prospecting - Correspondence and Notes, 1939-1953
119 Mineral Claims, 1939-1971
120 Mining - Correspondence and Notes, 1953-1970
121 Miscellaneous Books - Gun and Rifle Shooting, c.1953
122 Miscellaneous Books - Solar Ephemeris, 1959 - 1968
123 Miscellaneous Correspondence and Notes, 1913-1958
124 Miscellaneous Correspondence and Notes (Militia and Personal), 1914-1956
125 Miscellaneous Correspondence and Notes (Militia and Personal), 1931-1948
126 Miscellaneous Correspondence and Notes, 1960-1965
127 Miscellaneous Correspondence and Notes, c. 1965-1972
128 Prospecting Notes
129 Richardson Brothers
130 Selkirk - Correspondence and Notes, 1922-1925
131 UFO Data, c. 1967-1968
BoxFolder
8 Daily Diaries and Field Books, 1913-1970

(see index sheet in box)

Daily Diaries: 1913; 1916-1974 inclusive

Field Books:

  • #2 - W.H. Hunt [c.1914, 1916, 1939, 1945]
  • #3 - W.H. Hunt [c. 1931, 1958]
  • #4 - 1939
  • #6 - T.B. 176, 1940-1941
  • #7 - 1942-1945
  • #8 - Hazel Creek, Springfield, 1945-1946
  • [#9]- Bird River Road, Pt. Du Bois Road, 1945-1947
  • #10 - 1945-1946
  • #11 - 1947
  • #12 - [genealogy notes] no date
  • [#13] - 1954, 1960-1962, 1970
  • #14 - Manigotagan
  • [363] - 1951

includes also 5 miscellaneous notebooks; miscellaneous loose notebook pages (48 leaves)

BoxFolder
8 Estate Book

  • 1. Index listing 52 maps of Manitoba.
  • 2. Pen and ink sketch of Lot 12, Manigotagan River Settlement, W.H. Hunt, 15 February, 1962
  • 3. List of those who are to be given gratis copies of "Birthrite" if copies are still on hand at time of my decease. W.H. Hunt
  • 4. Last will and Testaments of W.H. Hunt, M.P. Hunt, Abslom Hunt, also statement of status of A.H. Taylor Estate as at 31 March, 1962...1 August 1969
  • 5. Mineral claims on West side of Star Lake in Group 74, in Tp.9, Rg. 17 E.P.M., 2 pages with notes
  • 6. Fire Insurance, 1 March 1965, W.H. Hunt.
  • 7. Automobile.
  • 8. a) Lot s.W. 1/4 Sec. 19-9-17 E.P.M. Star Lake, Whiteshell Forest Reserve, Manitoba, 1959 (whiteprint) - annotated
  • 8. b) Sketch showing mineral claims on west side of Star Lake, ND (blueprint) - annotated
  • 9. 336 Maplewood, Ave., Winnipeg, [1962, 1973]
  • 10. All of Lot 12, Manigotagan River Settlement, W.H. Hunt, [1962, 1969]
  • 11. Pencil Sketch, W.H. Hunt's Sec. 2-25-9E, E 1/2 of NE 1/4 of 2-25-9, W.H. Hunt, 2 pages plus notes re: lot dispersal, [1962-1972]
  • 12. Canada Savings Bonds, W.H.Hunt, 1962, 1966, 1972
  • 13 Life Insurance, W.H. Hunt, [1962, 1968]
  • 14. Certificate of Military Qualification, Major W.H. Hunt, Department of National Defence, 15 august 1941
  • 15. Militia Staff Course, Captain W.H. Hunt, The Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Department of National Defence, 24 September 1935
  • 16. Certificate of Military Instruction, Proficiency in Riding, Lieutenant William Harold Hunt, 1st Bn. , Winnipeg Rifles, The Royal Canadian School of Cavalry, Department of National Defence, 22 August 1930
  • 17. Certificate of Military Qualification, Active Militia of Canada, Department of National Defence, 14 May 1930
  • 18. Commission of Oaths, W.H. Hunt: 29 January 196213 January 196019 August 192617 August 19717 August 196916 August 1967
  • 19. Mining Claim M-2013 (Lot 215 Group 74 Township 9 Range 7 EPM) in Lac du Bonnet Mining division, William H. Hunt, 5 January 1948
  • 20. Letter from J.B. Hodgkinson, Chief Mining Recorder, Province of Manitoba, Department of Mines, Resources and Environmental Management to W.H. Hunt re: The Mining Royalty and Tax Act CAP - M180 R.S.M. 1970, 15 August 1974
  • 21. Plan of Lot 12, Manigotagan River Settlement in TPS 24 &25 Range 9 EPM Manitoba, W.H. Hunt, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 3 October 1954 (whiteprint_ - annotated
  • 22. Manigotagan Taxes and Winnipeg and St. Vital, 1960-1973
  • 23. Plan of Lot 12 (same as 21, revised 1 June 1960) - annotated
  • 24. Sketch of Lot 12 Manigotagan River Settlement, W.H. Hunt, 15 February 1962
  • 25. Same as 24 - annotated
  • 26. Insurance File - Correspondence and policies, Gordon Leggo Limited, Insurance and Real Estate, 1972-1974
  • 27. Correspondence and Statements of Service, Department of National Defence, 1945-1951

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Library
University and Career

List of titles from W.H. Hunt Library is available at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections. (W.H. Hunt Finding Aid)

Personal

List of titles from W.H. Hunt Library is available at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections. (W.H. Hunt Finding Aid)

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Maps and Plans

Located in Map Cabinet #3 and rolled in boxes in the Old Vault.

List of titles is available at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections. (W.H. Hunt Finding Aid)

  • 1. Large Map Book (M1-M235) - Box 18
  • 2. Small Map Book (M235-M293) - Box 18
  • 3. Map Box (M294-M329 ) - Box 19
  • 4. Rolled Maps and Plans (M330-468) - Box 20-23

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Certificates and Photographs
BoxFolder
24 Certificates

  • 1. Grand Lodge of Saskatchewan, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, William Harold Hunt, Third Degree, 15 March 1916
  • 2. Certificate of Membership, The Engineering Institute of Canada, William Harold Hunt, 22 April, 1919
  • 3. Certificate of Membership, The Association of Professional Engineers, 25 September, 1920
  • 4. Ad Baccalaureatum in Scientia, University of Manitoba , William Harold Hunt,February 1922
  • 5. Commissioning Certificate, Lieutenant in Active Militia of the Dominion of Canada, William Harold Hunt, 20 April 1929
  • 6. Commission of Oaths, Province of Manitoba, William Harold Hunt, 1 September 1965
  • 7. Prince Rupert's Lodge, Certificate commemorating the reenactment of the Emergent Meeting held 10 December 1870, William Harold Hunt, 10 December 1970
  • 8. Life Member, The Engineering Institute of Canada, William Harold Hunt, 27 May 1972
  • 9. Insignia of Royal Canadian Engineers.

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24 Photographs

  • 1. Militia Staff Course, 1939, Western Canada - Practical portion, 7-21 August, 1939 - B/W (photographer unidentified)
  • 2. Officers (A6) Canadian Engineers Training Centre, August, 1943 - B/W (photographer: Wilson, Chilliwack)
  • 3. Class '12 Engineering, University of Manitoba, 1908-1909 - B/W (photographer unidentified)
  • 4. Class '13 Engineering, University of Manitoba [Graduation 1913] - B/W (photographer unidentified)
  • 5. Department of Resources and Development, Engineering and Water Resources Branch, Trans-Canada Highway Division Federal Administrative Officers, The Trans-Canada Highway First Annual Meeting, Ottawa, February 1951 - B/W (photographer unidentified)
  • 6. Unidentified Group, ND. - (identification sheet on back)

BoxFolder
25 Aerial Photographs and Tin Box

  • Aerial Photographs - S.E. Manitoba (Falcon Lake/Manigotagan area)
  • Nitrate negatives and photos needing conservation, see also Box 2, File 24

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