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The Collected Archives

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Hallama Family fonds
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Per Holting fonds

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Spencer Family fonds

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Frederick Philip Grove fonds
Dieter Roger fonds

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Dixon/Baker Family fonds

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Bill Wsiaki fonds
Anne Yanchyshyn fonds
Roman Yereniuk fonds

Various Ethnicities & Immigration Policy
Ed Kleiman fonds
A.S. Morton Manuscript Collection
W.C. Murray fonds
Mabel Timlin fonds
Winnipeg Tribune fonds

 

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Institution: University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Collection Identifier: MSS 121, PC 124

Title: Spencer Family fonds

Dates: 1884-1973

Extent: 64 cm of textual records. -- 505 photographs.

Biographical Sketch: Percy Spencer was born in England
and came to Canada in the 1880s. He homesteaded in the
Russell area, where he and his wife had seven children.
One of his daughters, Lucy, became a R.N. in 1931. Her
diaries are particularly interesting for what they reveal
about women's education and careers in the first part of
the twentieth century. Scholars in the fields of Women's
Studies and History will find useful information in these
diaries. Historians will also find the diaries of kept by
Percy Spencer himself very useful. He wrote consistently
and over a long period of time on the difficulties of
homesteading.

Digitized Material: The digitized material from the
Spencer Family fonds consists of diaries and account
books of Percy Spencer between 1884 and 1886, which
detailed an English immigrant family's homesteading
experience in the Russell, Manitoba area.

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