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MSS SC 143

Title: Robert M. Scott fonds

Dates: 1905-1960

Extent: 2.5 cm of textual records

Biographical Sketch: Robert Melville Scott was born in Emerson, Manitoba on October 10, 1890. He was a schoolteacher at various schools from 1909 to 1917, and an instructor and Principal of the Alberta Department of Agriculture Agricultural School from 1917 to 1923. He received his B.A. in Political Science and History from Queens University in 1917, and his General Course B.S.A. from the University of Manitoba in 1926. From 1926 to 1937 Robert M. Scott was the Assistant Agricultural Editor of the Winnipeg Free Press, and sometimes wrote articles for the Farm and Ranch Review. He was Chief of Market Information in the federal Department of Agriculture from 1937 to 1955. Robert M. Scott had three daughters with his wife Gertrude May (Sinclair) Scott. He died in Ottawa, Ontario on October 31, 1960.

Custodial History: The fonds was received from Robert M. Scott's daughter, Jean Marie Scott, in March 1995.

Scope and Content: The fonds consists of three folders. Folder 1 contains poems and reminisces of Robert M. Scott of growing up on a farm in southern Manitoba. Folder 2 contains professional correspondence while R. M. Scott was Assistant Editor of the Winnipeg Free Press and Chief of Market Information in the federal Department of Agriculture. Folder 3 contains R. M. Scott's passport, graduation photo, employment application form for the Department of Agriculture, and his Last Will and Testament.

Source of Supplied Title: Title based on provenance of the fonds.

Restrictions: There are no restrictions on this material.

Finding Aid: Finding aid is currently unavailable.