Fonds MG 36 - William Allen fonds

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William Allen fonds

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MG 36

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  • 1930-1957, predominant 1937-1942 (Creation)

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5.08 cm of textual records

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William (Bill) Allen was born in Bristol, England in 1892 and emigrated to Canada in 1911, homesteading at Smiley, Saskatchewan. He joined the Army in 1915 and was wounded at the Somme in 1916. In 1922 he received his B.S.A. from the University of Saskatchewan and went on to do graduate work at Harvard and Cornell, where he received his Ph.D. in 1925. He returned to the University of Saskatchewan and founded the Department of Farm Management, where he remained as Head until his resignation in 1938 to become the first Canadian Agricultural Commissioner to Britain. Professor Allen was listed as missing and presumed dead after the ship he was on was torpedoed 3 May [1940].

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This fonds contains several files relating to Professor Allen's career, including his autobiography, correspondence, honours and memorial.

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Related material: See also Faculty Biographies, Faculty Publications series.

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