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Call Number: Mss Sc 146, Pc 131

Title: Harold E. Batters fonds.

Dates: 1939-1960.

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 of fonds.

Restrictions: There are no restrictions on this material.

Finding aid: Finding aid is currently unavailable.