Fonds MJ-027 - Harold Davies fonds

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Harold Davies fonds

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  • Textual record

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  • 1959-1966 (Creation)
    Davies, Harold

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6.00 cm of textual records. The "Then and Now" columns are pasted in five coil bound scrapbooks which have been joined together and self bound. Columns are the original newsprint.

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Harold Davies was born in England in 1882. He attended Liverpool Institute and held an Oxford University certificate. Mr. Davies came to Sintaluta, SK in 1911 and to Regina in 1913. In 1914 he enlisted as a private. In 1915 he went overseas with the 28th Battalion. While in action in France and Belgium he was wounded three times. In 1917 he was awarded the Military Cross for conspicuous bravery, the Mons Star and the general service and victory medals. Following the war he continued actively with the reserve army.
In 1920 Mr. Davies joined the staff of the Moose Jaw Times Herald newspaper as city editor and reporter. In 1922 he married Lilian Wilkinson of Moose Jaw. The couple had three sons, James, Harold Jr. and Philip. In 1962, the Canadian Press presented Mr. Davies with a 25 year correspondent award. He was a past master of Doric Lodge Masons and a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. He retired in 1965 and passed away in 1967 in Moose Jaw.

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This fonds consists of the original "Then and Now" columns written by Harold Davies during the 1950's and 1960's for the Moose Jaw Times Herald newspaper. The articles are dated and arranged in subject categories. On the inside front cover is pasted a newspaper article which is a biography of Harold Davies.

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Accession number 27.BA donated to the archives by the Moose Jaw Times Herald.


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  • English

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Possible copyright to Moose Jaw Times Herald.

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Moose Jaw Times Herald is available on microfilm and some hard copy.

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No further accruals expected.


This fonds was re boxed in 2004. The scrapbook paper is probably acidic as well.

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Box H-31

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