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Call Number: Mss Sc 73

Title: A. Bowerman fonds.

Dates: 1896-1897.

Extent: 0.01 m of textual records.

Biographical sketch: Allan Bowerman was born in 1844. He became Principal of Collegiate Department, Winnipeg Public Schools in 1886. Bowerman was interested in the climate and flora of the developing Canadian Northwest. In 1886 he read a paper "The Chinook Winds and other Climatic Conditions of the North-West" to the Historical and Scientific Society of Manitoba. It was subsequently published. In 1896, he became involved in discussions on the writing of a textbook detailing the fauna of Manitoba. It is unknown whether this textbook was completed. Bowerman died in 1923.

Custodial history: The fonds was separated from a collection of correspondence and research notes of Botany Professor G.R. Bisby. The fonds was donated to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by Gloria Kelleher, Botany Department in 1982.

Scope and content: The fonds consists largely of correspondence between A. Bowerman, W. A. Burman and H.L. Thompson of The Copp Clarke Co. Ltd. publishing company, and E.A. Blakely of the Manitoba Department of Education about the preparation and publication of a textbook on the flora of Manitoba for use in the public schools of the Province. In addition, there is an undated missive from the Department of Education, Manitoba, titled The Course of Agriculture- For the Public Schools of Manitoba.

Source of supplied title: Title based on provenance of fonds.

Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access.

Accruals: No further accruals to this fonds are expected.

Finding aid: Finding aid is currently unavailable.