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Martin J. Fewster fonds, 1915-

MSS 84

33 cm of textual records

Born 1915 in Roland, Manitoba, Martin Fewster attended elementary and high schools in Myrtle, Spirling, and Roland. He worked for three years in Flin Flon, Manitoba, and during World War Two worked at a Massey-Harris aircraft assembly plant in Toronto. He spent most of his working life in Kenora and Dryden, Ontario, as a direct salesman for Watkin's Products. After the death of his first wife, he married Phyllis Esther Davis in 1973. Fewster's life-long interest in poetry and, to a lesser extent, song writing began in high school but did not develop until later in his life. Most of the poems in his collection (only a few of which have been printed) were written after 1972.

Donated by Martin J. Fewster, 1992 and 1993

The collection consists of over 1,000 unpublished, type-written poems, some lyrics to his self composed songs, and a few photographs.

Open to all researchers

Some restrictions on copyright apply