Call Number: MSS 163 (A.02-57)
Title: William Harold Hunt fonds.
Extent: 14.5 m of textual records and other material.
Biographical sketch: William Harold Hunt was born
in Quebec 24 November 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 training of the military personel.
Custodial history: The material was donated to
the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections in
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
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 valuabe for historical
research in the history of engineering in Manitoba and Canadian
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
Finding aid: A printed finding aid is available
in the Archives reading room and an electronic finding aid is available
at the link below: