Fonds F 4565
1 centimetre of textual records
Fonds consists of letters written by Gilbert Wilson to his family in England while he was working at an Arntfield Mining Syndicate camp located on the Ontario-Quebec border.
The correspondence begins with details of Wilson's travel from Montreal to the camp after graduating from McGill University with a Bachelor of Science degree. The letters provide descriptions of Wilson's summer employment mapping the property. Included are observations regarding his workmates, descriptions of the rugged terrain and work conditions, outlines of his daily routine, and comments regarding the closing of the local railway.
Fonds includes one typewritten letter from Gilbert Wilson's father that requests more specific detail on the location of the camp, discusses family news and his own work on a Parliamentary Bill.
Also includes one typewritten transcription that provides a duplicate copy of a letter to Wilson's mother.
Locations mentioned in Wilson's letters include Larder Lake, Fortune Lake, Lake Helen, the town of Cobalt, Ontario and others.
Gilbert Wilson (born ca. 1903) was an assistant geologist to a small exploration party near Cobalt, Ontario during the summer of 1925.
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Accruals to this fonds are not expected.
0607-065; accession 50750
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