Fonds MJ-139 - W. H. Metcalf fonds

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W. H. Metcalf fonds

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  • Textual record

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  • Source of title proper: This fonds is titled W. H. Metcalf because the creator only referred to himself as W. H. Metcalf in the records.

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  • 1916, 1937, 1968-1971 (Creation)
    Metcalf, W. H.
    Moose Jaw

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1.2 cm of textual records and 11 col. photographs.

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W (Winfield). H. ‘Bud’ Metcalf was born in Sisseton, South Dakota in 1903. Shortly after, he and his family moved to Macrorie, Saskatchewan. Metcalf attended Nutana College in Saskatoon and then started work with Security Lumber in Rockglen. He married Ellen Peeters on June 23, 1928 and they resided in Foam Lake until 1944. They had two sons, Harold and Jack. Metcalf was a member of the air force from 1941-1944. The family moved to Moose Jaw in 1949 when Metcalf accepted the position of credit manager at Security Lumber (later Crown Lumber) where he worked until his retirement in 1966. He died June 5, 1979 in Moose Jaw.

Custodial history

The majority of the records found in this fonds are materials sent to May and Osie Beamish from W. H. Metcalf. Subsequently, May Beamish donated the material to the Moose Jaw Public Library Archives Department.

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This fonds consists of correspondence between W. H. Metcalf and May and Osie Beamish and bonds authorized to W. H. Metcalf.

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This material was donated to the archive by May Beamish in 1988.


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  • English

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No further accruals expected.


This fonds was re-boxed and refoldered in 2012.

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Box V-192

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