Collection MsC-108 - Ethel and Allan Grant collection

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Ethel and Allan Grant collection

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  • Textual records
  • Photographic materials

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  • 1902-1974, predominantly 1918-1974 (Creation)
    Grant, Ethel Moxon and Allan Garfield

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60 cm of textual records
4 photographs: b&w prints
1 plaque
1 souvenir pennant

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Ethel Moxon Grant and Allan Garfield Grant were farmers in Western Canada. Allan Garfield Grant (born 1881) was a farmer and early organizer of the Co-operative movement in Saskatchewan and British Columbia. He kept diaries recording his daily life from 1918 until 1964. Ethel Moxon Grant (born July 6, 1886) was a British working-class woman who married Allan Grant at the end of World War I. From 1919 until 1934 the Grants farmed at Coleville Saskatchewan. In 1934 they moved to ten acres at Whonnock, British Columbia (now part of Maple Ridge)., where they stayed.

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Collection was purchased from bookseller Don Stewart in 2008.

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Collection consists of diaries, photographs, a passport, correspondence and an award issued to Allan Grant from the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool in 1974.

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Created February 5, 2016. SS
August 2022: Arrangement and description completed (Alexandra Wieland)

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