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Place of creation
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Scope and content
Series consists of records created and maintained by the Plant Science Division at the Central Experimental Farm. The series contains a wide variety of records related to the history of plant science research and include papers, articles, speeches and reports. There are also files containing the correspondence of the Dominion Horticulturalist, W.T. Macoun (1911-1932) and of the Dominion Cerealist, C.E. Saunders (1911-1925). Some of this correspondence pertains to the development of Marquis wheat. Information on other Plant Science researchers such as Mary MacArthur, Isabella Preston and M.B. Davis is also found in these records. Two large scrapbooks of newspaper clippings relating to horticultural matters kept by W.T. Macoun from 1896 to 1926 may be of particular interest.
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Finding aid 17-43 is an Excel Worksheet 17-43 90 (Electronic)
Biography / Administrative history
The Plant Science Division was located at the Central Experimental Farm, and formed part of the Science Service. Created in the late 1940s, the Plant Science Division was responsible for conducting research into hazards confronting farmers and foresters arising from plant diseases and insect pests. As part of a Departmental reorganization in 1959, the Experimental Farm Service and the Science Service were amalgamated and became known as the Research Branch (Annual Report, 1959). RG17 General Inventory
Related control no.
1. 1989-90/031 GAD
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