MSS SC 143
Title: Robert M. Scott fonds
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
Finding Aid: Finding aid is currently unavailable.