Call Number: Mss Sc 146, Pc 131
Title: Harold E. Batters fonds.
Extent: 0.01 m of textual records. -- 2 photographs.
Biographical sketch: Harold E. Batters was born
in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba in 1890. He grew up on his grandparents'
homestead (S.WE. 1/4,28-12-7), which had been settled in 1874. He
graduated from Portage Collegiate and farmed with his parents on
the family farm until 1912 when he got married. He purchased land
one mile west of his father's. In 1943, Mr. Batters sold his farm,
but continued farming on his father's homestead until his retirement
in 1964. He was a prominent Portage area farmer and a leader in
numerous agricultural fields. He was a director of the Manitoba
Dairy and Poultry Co-Operative, past president and long-standing
director of the Portage Plowing Match Association as well as director
and honorary director of the Portage Fair Board. He was active in
rural school affairs and was a past president and member of the
directorate of the Trustees Association. He was also a member of
the Odd Fellows Lodge and held the office of past grand patriarch.
He died in 1969.
Custodial history: The fonds was donated to University
of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections in November 1995
by Shirley Christianson.
Scope and content: The fonds consists of miscellaneous
documents pertaining to Harold E. Batters' agricultural transactions,
including an expense account book (1959) and an automobile renewal
certificate (1960). The photograph collection contains depictions
of pioneer farming scenes.
Source of supplied title: Title based on provenance
Restrictions: There are no restrictions on this
Finding aid: Finding aid is currently unavailable.