A. H. R. Buller:

An Inventory of His Collection at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Inventory prepared by Julianna Trivers & Jon Nordland
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(May 2003 & July 2004)

Finding aid encoded by Julianna Trivers & Lewis St. G. Stubbs(May 2003 & July 2004)
Finding aid written in English.

Revision History

  • July 26, 2005 - Mss. 184 A.04-25. converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).


Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
331 Elizabeth Dafoe Library, Winnipeg MB R3T 2N2

Creator:
A. H. R. Buller

Title:
A. H. R. Buller Collection

Dates:
1905-1943

Quantity:

Identification:

Language
English.

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Biography of A. H. R. Buller

Arthur Henry Reginald Buller was born August 14, 1874 at Moseley, Birmingham, England. He was educated at Queen's College, Taunton, London (B.Sc. in 1896) and at the universities of Birmingham (D. Sc.), Leipzig Ph. D), and Munich. He also served briefly on the staff of the University of Birmingham and the Naples Zoological Station.

In 1904, Buller was appointed the first professor of Botany and Geology at the University of Manitoba, one of the original six professors hired by the University. Buller served as Head of the Botany Department until his retirement in 1936, after which he became Professor Emeritus. A tireless worker, Buller won international recognition for his work on fungi and wheat rust. He published many articles as well as a seven volume mycological work entitled Researches on Fungi . He also actively campaigned to focus public attention upon the University's problems, including the inadequacy of its downtown campus. He was awarded an L.L.B. from the University of Manitoba in 1924 and was made a professor emeritus on his retirement in 1936. In 1963, the Science Building at the University of Manitoba was renamed the Buller Biological Laboratories.

Buller was president of the Botanical Society of America in 1928, and vice-president in 1926. He acted as vice-president of the Mycological Society of America in 1936. Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1909, he was elected as President of the Society in 1927 and was awarded the Flavelle Medal in 1929. In 1937 Buller became a member of the Royal Society of London and winner of its Royal Medal. Honorary degrees came from many universities, including a D.Sc. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1933, a D.L. from the University of Calcutta in 1937, and an L.L.D. from Saskatchewan in 1928. Buller also served as President of the British Mycological Society in 1913, President of the Canadian Phytopathological Society in 1920, and President of the Botanical Society of America in 1928. He died in Winnipeg on 3 July 1944.

When Buller first arrived at the University of Manitoba in 1904, botany was offered in conjunction with zoology, in the biology course, one of five options open to first year students pursuing a B. A, which was then the only undergraduate degree offered. (The university also offered degrees in medicine, pharmacy, law, and a diploma in commercial education.) The other options were Greek, French, German, and Icelandic. Students were allowed to chose any two optional courses, along with the mandatory courses, English, Mathematics, and Latin, which included history. Biology was not an option for second-year students. In the third year, it was necessary for students pursuing their B. A. to chose whether to pursue a general course, or a specialization in classics, mathematics, modern languages, philosophy, or natural and physical sciences. Botany was offered only in the natural and physical sciences stream, in both the third and fourth years.

By the time of Buller's retirement, the University had expanded its undergraduate program to offer the B. Sc., M. A., and M. Sc. in addition to the B. A. The Botany department had three professors, and offered 24 courses.

Born January 2, 1885 in Birmingham, England, Charles William Lowe obtained his M. Sc. from the University of Birmingham in 1915. Between 1916-17 and 1920-21 he worked as a demonstrator, an assistant, and a lecturer in botany. He held the position of lecturer until 1931-32 when he became an assistant professor of botany. Following his retirement in 1950 he moved to Victoria, British Columbia where he served as chairman of the botany section of the Victoria Natural History Society from 1951-1954, and as president until 1956. He contributed articles to the Victoria Naturalist on such subjects as freshwater algae. Lowe died in 1969.

Thomas Irwin Brownlee attended the University of Manitoba, earning his B.A. in 1912, his M.A. in 1915, and his M.D. in 1920. He was a student in Buller's 4th year botany class in 1912.

Margaret George Rioch graduated with a degree in medicine in 1924.

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Scope and Contents of the Papers

This collection consists of drawings used by Buller in teaching classes in botany. Approximately half of them were commercially produce, while the others were drawn by Buller or others affiliated with the University of Manitoba.

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Organization of the Papers

This collection is organized into

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Arrangement of the Papers

This collection is arranged

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Restrictions on Access

There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

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Restrictions on Use

Users must abide by relevant copyright legislation.

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Index Terms

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Subjects:

botany, mycology, plant science, fungi, genetics

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Related Papers

UA 20 President's Papers, Box 4, Fd 27

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Custodial History

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Other Finding Aids

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Detailed Description of the Collection

A.H. Reginald Buller fonds A.04-25 [ 1910-1943 ]

Buller correspondence [ 1905-1943 ]
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11 Personal correspondence [ 1926 ]
Alfred W. Denis [ [1923] ]
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13 J.R. Nuttall Harrison [ [1911] ]
4 R. A. Harper [ [1918-1933] ]
5 Phillip Harding [ [1912-1922] ]
6 John W. Harshberger [ [1926] ]
7 Correspondence [ [1929] ]
8 Mrs. Hawkes [ [1910-1914] ]
9 Correspondence [ [1920] ]
10 Manitoba University German Society [ [1910-1913] ]
11 Miss Hammell [ [1931] ]
12 J Halpenny [ [1911] ]
13 B.J. Hales [ [1918-1925] ]
14 Malcolm Wilson [ [1925] ]
15 Hans Winkler [ [1909] ]
16 Wilfred Williams [ [1913-1917] ]
17 E. J. Whitehead [ [1919] ]
18 Richard Whitehouse [ [1913] ]
19 Orlando E. White [ [1913] ]
20 J.H. White [ [1921] ]
21 Correspondence [ [1933-1934] ]
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21 Ernest Burnett [ [1911] ]
2 J.R. Jones [ [1911] ]
3 Mr. & Mrs. Edward Buller [ [1911] ]
4 Dr. Spencer [ [1918-1919] ]
5 Gordon Hewitt [ [1910-1920] ]
6 D.T. Gwynne-Vaughan [ [1911] ]
7 Professor A.J. Brown [ [1911] ]
8 Mrs. Penhallow [ [1910] ]
9 T. Murray [ [1910] ]
10 Canon R.T.O. Murray [ [1911] ]
11 Dorothy Moulton [ [1909] ]
12 Mrs. Moulton [ [1910] ]
13 H.J. McDermid [ [1911] ]
14 Professor Hillhouse [ [1910] ]
15 F.F. Westbrook [ [1916] ]
16 Correspondence [ [1920] ]
17 Mrs. Hawkes [ [1918-1930] ]
18 Mrs. Hawkes [ [1913-1918] ]
19 Correspondence [ [1932-1933] ]
20 Correspondence [ [1932] ]
21 Correspondence [ [1932] ]
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31 Dr. W.F. Hanna [ [1926-1933] ]
2 Dr. W.F. Hanna [ [1927-1933] ]
3 Correspondence [ [1920] ]
4 Correspondence [ [1919-1920] ]
5 Correspondence [ [1930-1932] ]
6 Correspondence [ [1931-1932] ]
7 Correspondence [ [1932] ]
8 R. Hancock [ [1916-1918] ]
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41 Correspondence [ [1932] ]
2 Correspondence [ [1932] ]
3 Correspondence [ [1932-1933] ]
4 Correspondence [ [1920] ]
5 Correspondence [ [1920] ]
6 Correspondence [ [1920] ]
7 Miss Elsie Wakefield [ [1913-1923] ]
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51 Miss Elsie Wakefield [ [1913-1923] ]
2 Miss Elsie Wakefield [ [1913-1923] ]
3 Correspondence [ 1932-1933 ]
4 Correspondence [ 1932-1933 ]
5 Correspondence [ 1932-1933 ]
6 Correspondence [ 1932-1933 ]
7 Dr. I. H. Gager [ [1927] ]
8 Professor Gamble [ [1919-1920] ]
9 H.J. Gatherole [ [1916-1917] ]
10 R.R. Gates [ [1911] ]
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61 N.J. Giddings [ [1911-1924] ]
2 Professor Karl Goebel [ [1911] ]
3 Don Gorden [ [1911-1913] ]
4 Don Gordon [ ca.1911 ]
5 J.N. Gowanluck [ [1919-1928] ]
6 J.H. Grissdale [ [1921-1925] ]
7 W.B. Grove [ [1912-1932] ]
8 F.O. Grover [ 1926 ]
9 H.T. Gussow [ [1910-1936] ]
10 Dame Helen Gwynne Vaughon [ [1926] ]
11 Correspondence [ [1923] ]
12 Correspondence [ [1929-1931] ]
13 Correspondence [ [1929-1931] ]
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71 YMCA [ [1910-1913] ]
2 Dr. A.Wolfe [ [1923] ]
3 J. Adams [ [1928] ]
4 S.F. Ashley [ [1927-1928] ]
5 Professor Anderson [ [1927-1928] ]
6 Dr. Appel [ [1927] ]
7 Professor Bill Robinson [ [1927] ]
8 Hans Buller [ [1910-1926] ]
9 Miss M. Rioch [ [1918-1926] ]
10 James A. Richardson [ [1932] ]
11 Dr. Charles Resser [ [1928] ]
12 Carleton Rea [ [1911-1923] ]
13 Research Council [ [1924-1929] ]
14 Research Council [ [1922-1924] ]
15 Research Council [ [1929-1934] ]
16 Miss Rayner [ [1921] ]
17 J. Ramsbottom [ [1914-1926] ]
18 Dr. W.H. Rankin [ [1920-1922] ]
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81 Correspondence [ [1907-1910] ]
2 Correspondence [ [1909-1910] ]
3 Nora Grove [ [1935] ]
4 E.M. Gilbert [ [1911-1925] ]
5 W. Robinson [ [1915] ]
6 Requests and acknowledgements [ [1916-1934] ]
7 Manitoba Government reports [ [1916] ]
8 Donald Reddick [ [1918] ]
9 P.H. Gregory [ [1931-1936] ]
10 Correspondence [ [1932-1933] ]
11 Correspondence [ [1930-1931] ]
12 Royal Society (London) [ [1929] ]
13 Rust Research Conference [ [1927] ]
14 Royal Society of Canada [ [1926-1928] ]
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91 Winnipeg City Matters [ [1910] ]
2 Alumni Association [ [1927-1928] ]
3 American Association for the Advancement of Science [ [1911-1927] ]
4 American Society of Naturalists [ [1926-1927] ]
5 American Society of Physiologists [ [1933] ]
6 Professor G.F. Atkinson [ [1910-1911] ]
7 S.W. Rollings [ [1910-1911] ]
8 William Rowan [ [1920-1929] ]
9 M.W. Gardner [ [1926] ]
10 R.A. Gartner [ [1926-1927] ]
11 Hans Ritter [ [1931-1935] ]
12 A.H. Graves [ [1910] ]
13 J.W. Bailey [ [1925-1926] ]
14 Midland Bank [ [1910-1935] ]
15 Gladys Bannister [ [1927] ]
16 C.A. Barager [ [1912] ]
17 W.B. Brander [ [1931] ]
18 Herm R. Bauch [ [1922] ]
19 Dr. Jessie Bayliss Elliot [ [1911-1934] ]
20 Professor Charles E. Bessey [ [1913] ]
21 Dr. C.N. Bell [ [1906-1920] ]
22 Dr. F.C. Bell [ [1913] ]
23 Don M. Benedict [ [1921] ]
24 Mathilide Bensuade [ [1932] ]
25 Miss Ruby Bere [ [1928] ]
26 Biological abstracts [ [1926-1928] ]
27 Ralph D. Bird [ [1928] ]
28 G.R. Bisby [ [1908-1934] ]
29 Rosemary Biggs [ [1934] ]
30 Birmingham University Matters [ [1905-1908] ]
31 Molly Black [ [1928] ]
32 J.H. Blackman [ [1917-1932] ]
33 C. Bahl [ [1912] ]
34 A.F. Blakeslee [ [1909-1930] ]
35 Blakison's Son & Co. Ltd. [ [1917] ]
36 H.L. Bolley [ [1917-1918] ]
37 Books [ [1924-1929] ]
38 S.R. Bose [ [1927-1928] ]
39 Botanical abstracts [ [1918-1929] ]
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101 Correspondence [ [1923-1924] ]
2 Odds & Ends [ ca.1925 ]
3 Correspondence [ [1930] ]
4 Correspondence [ [1930] ]
5 Correspondence [ [1931] ]
6 Correspondence [ [1929-1931] ]
7 Correspondence taken to England [ 1931 ]
8 Required on voyage [ [1929-1931] ]
9 Correspondence [ [1928-1931] ]
10 Correspondence [ [1929-1930] ]
11 Correspondence [ [1929-1930] ]
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111 Taken to England [ [1931] ]
2 Letters to be answered [ [1928] ]
3 Correspondence [ [1923-1924] ]
4 Correspondence [ [1924-1925] ]
5 Correspondence [ [1924] ]
6 Harold Wager [ [1919-1923] ]
7 Correspondence [ [1934-1935] ]
8 Correspondence [ [1934-1935] ]
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121 Correspondence [ [1934-1935] ]
2 Correspondence [ [1930-1931] ]
3 Correspondence [ [1930-1931] ]
4 Correspondence [ [1930-1931] ]
5 Correspondence [ [1930-1931] ]
6 Professor A.P. Knight [ [1921-1922] ]
7 D. Newton Wemyss [ [1915] ]
8 Wireless Telegraph [ [1905-1906] ]
9 Genderton [ [1911] ]
10 John Bracken [ [1919-1920] ]
11 F.W. Broderick [ [1911] ]
12 Forge [ [1913-1931] ]
13 Dr. H.H. Whetznel [ [1917-1934] ]
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131 Walter E. Collinge [ [1914-1918] ]
2 Cohen [ [1910-1936] ]
3 A.B. Clark [ [1934] ]
4 Professor Coons [ [1911-1917] ]
5 Summer [ 1923-1924 ]
6 Mrs. Buller (mother) [ [1913-1918] ]
7 D.H. & R. Frenley [ [1920-1921] ]
8 Dr. Nellie Carter [ [1921-1922] ]
9 A.D. Cotton [ [1916-1927] ]
10 S.G. Churchward [ [1916-1918] ]
11 Cope [ [1911-1912] ]
12 E.M. Corner [ [1923-1924] ]
13 F.E. Clements [ [1916] ]
14 Dugdale Bradley [ [1916-1928] ]
15 H.M. Fitzpatrick [ [1923-1924] ]
16 Bruce Fink [ [1918] ]
17 I.B. Pole-Evans [ [1916-1917] ]
18 Carl Evans [ [1928] ]
19 W.G. Farlow [ [1911-1917] ]
20 J.H. Faull [ [1915-1928] ]
21 M.L. Fernauld [ [1928] ]
22 E.M. Freeman [ [1916-1917] ]
23 Mr. & Mrs. Fessey [ [1910] ]
24 W.P. Fraser [ [1917-1928] ]
25 J.H. Graigle [ [1927-1934] ]
26 University of Manitoba Comptroller [ [1942-1943] ]
27 W.F. Hanna [ [1930-1943] ]
28 A. Buller (father) [ [1910-1918] ]
29 Hermann Brunswik [ [1925] ]
30 J.H. Graigle [ [1942] ]
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141 Dorothea Jacobs [ [1910] ]
2 Professor Klebs [ [1912-1921] ]
3 Hans Kniep [ [1921-1921] ]
4 Nellie Nobbs [ [1914-1920] ]
5 Percey E. Nobbs [ [1910-1921] ]
6 C.H. Kauffman [ [1917-1923] ]
7 Dorothy Newton [ [1923-1929] ]
8 Mrs. Workman & children [ [1909-1932] ]
9 Mrs. Workman & children [ [1909-1932] ]
10 H.C. Williamson [ [1927] ]
11 Charles H. Knowles [ [1916] ]
12 Howard Kelly [ [1921-1936] ]
13 H.T. Gussow [ [1940-1943] ]
14 A.D. Imms [ [1909-1912] ]
15 H.S. Jackson [ [1920] ]
16 V.W. Jackson [ [1918-1919] ]
17 E. Silver Keeping [ [1940-1943] ]
18 Professor West [ [1918] ]
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151 W.A.R. Dillan Weston [ [1926-1927] ]
2 H. Weston Jr. [ [1925-1928] ]
3 Ella Buller [ [1927] ]
4 E.J. Buller [ [1920-1928] ]
5 Bernice Oberly [ [1921] ]
6 Ocean Passages [ ca.1930 ]
7 Ocean Passages [ ca.1930 ]
8 W.S. Odell [ [1927] ]
9 C.H. O'Donoghue [ [1927-1935] ]
10 C.R. Orton [ [1927] ]
11 L.O. Overholz [ [1921-1926] ]
12 J.B. Overton [ [1920] ]
13 Letters in England [ 1933-1934 ]
14 A.B. Macallum [ [1917-1928] ]
15 MacMillan Company [ [1919-1927] ]
16 J.M. Macoun [ [1918] ]
17 McAlpine [ [1908] ]
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161 McCarthy [ [1905] ]
2 W.A. McCubbin [ [1918] ]
3 W.B. McDougall [ [1918-1919] ]
4 McGibbon [ [1933] ]
5 Irene Mounce [ ca. 1922 ]
6 Professor McMarrick [ [1922] ]
7 E.E. Morse [ [1932-1935] ]
8 Mycological Society of America [ [1933] ]

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