Call Number: Mss Sc 73
Title: A. Bowerman fonds.
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
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
Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access.
Accruals: No further accruals to this fonds are
Finding aid: Finding aid is currently unavailable.