MSS SC 165
Title: W.A. McDonnell fonds
Extent: 1 cm of textual records
Biographical Sketch: William A. McDonnell and
his wife Mary were born just outside of Montreal. They traveled
to Broadview and Assiniboia, both in the North West Territories
in 1882 and 1885 respectively. In 1888 they bought land in Woodlands,
Manitoba from Thomas Carter, who had homesteaded in 1881.
Custodial History: The diary was donated to the
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by Ken
and Joyce McDonnell in 1997. Ken is W.A. McDonnell's grandson.
Scope and Content: The fonds consists of one diary
detailing William McDonnell's life as a farmer in the former area
Source of Supplied Title: Title based on provenance
Restrictions: There are no restrictions on this
Finding Aid: Printed finding aid is currently