Fonds F 4565

Gilbert Wilson fonds


About these records

Title
Gilbert Wilson fonds
Dates of Creation
1925
Physical Description

1 centimetre of textual records

Scope and Content

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.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

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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Wilson, Gilbert

Restrictions on Access
No restrictions on access.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Copyright has been transferred to the Archives of Ontario by the donor. There are no restrictions on reproduction for research and private study. If you wish to use this material for other than research and private study, please submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast form.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Fonds was donated to the Archives of Ontario in 2007 by Gilbert Wilson's daughter, Corinne (Wilson) Bennett.
Accruals

Accruals to this fonds are not expected.

Former Codes

0607-065; accession 50750

Finding Aid
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