William Harold Hunt fonds
Call Number: Mss 163, PC 304, MC 28 (A.02-57) (A.10-101)

Title: William Harold Hunt fonds.

Dates: 1870-1984

Extent: 15.3 m of textual records and other material.

Biographical sketch: William Harold Hunt was born in Quebec on November 24, 1884. He settled in Winnipeg in 1907 and completed his degree in Engineering. As an engineer, he worked in Moose Jaw, Winnipeg, and Selkirk and supervised construction of part of the Trans-Canada Highway. He also served as a Major in the Canadian Army, assigned to the training of military personnel. Hunt died in January 1976.

Custodial history: The fonds was donated to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by Hunt's daughter Margaret Carter in 2002 and 2010.

Scope and content: 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 World War I and World War II. His interest in the Hudson Bay Railway supplies a rich documentation on the subject. Some of the ephemera Hunt collected over the years is of particular interest. The material is especially valuable for historical research in the history of engineering in Manitoba and Canadian military history.

Source of supplied title: Title based on contents of the fonds.

Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to this material.

Accruals: No further accruals to this fonds are expected.

Finding aid: A printed finding aid is available in the Archives reading room and on-line finding aids are available at the links below:

MSS 163 (A.02-57)

MSS 163 PC 304 MC 28 (A.10-101)

 

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