Call Number: Mss Sc 156, Tc 82
Title: Allan Drysdale fonds (Wattsview Community
Extent: 0.01 m of textual records. -- 1 audio
Biographical sketch: Allan Drysdale is a resident
of Neepawa, Manitoba and a reporter for the Neepawa Banner.
Wattsview is a farming district located in the municipalities of
Birtle and Ellice in western Manitoba. The region was named after
farmer Will Watt, a pioneer who had owned land in the area.
Custodial history: This material was purchased
by Allan Drysdale at an auction sale. He donated the fonds to University
of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections in 1996.
Scope and content: The fonds consists of a booklet
titled Wandering in Wattsview, Wattsview History 1879-1967.
The book contains maps, biographical information, general history
of the community, family histories and photographs. It was put together
and published by the Wattsview Centennial Club Committee. The fonds
also includes an audio tape of the reminiscences of Mrs. Butcher,
who was a resident of Wattsview. It was recorded by her son, John
Butcher on December 26, 1966. The recording also contains information
about Fort Ellice. The audio tape is located at TC 82.
Source of supplied title: Title based on provenance
Restrictions: There are no restrictions on this
Accruals: No further accruals to this fonds are
Finding aid: Finding aid is currently unavailable.