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Scope and content
Series consists of diaries, papers, addresses and field notebooks of William and Charles E. Saunders.
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Biography / Administrative history
William Saunders (1836-1914) initially trained as a druggist. Saunders was one of the founders of the Ontario College of Pharmacy. He was appointed director of the newly established Experimental Farms Branch of the Dominion Department of Agriculture in 1886. He originated many promising varieties of fruit and grain, and inaugurated the research program that led to the development of Marquis Wheat by his son, Sir Charles Edward Saunders (1867-1937). An author and scholar, he was a member of many learned societies in Canada, the U.S. and Europe. RG17 General Inventory and MSS records.
Encylopedia Canadiana, Vol. 9, p. 237.
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