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Office of the Superintendent of the Sutherland Forest Nursery Station [textual record]. 



Place of creation


ca. 1.8 m of textual records

Scope and content

This is a preliminary record, please consult the linked accessions. Series consists of the personal and official records of the Office of the Superintendent of the Forest Nursery Station at Sutherland, Saskatchewan. There are two main categories of files. The first is a series of registry files, 1927-1931, containing general administrative files pertaining to buildings, equipment, land, general improvements to facilities, etc. for the nursery station at Sutherland, Saskatchewan. The second group of files consists of a mixed group of personal, reference, and official subject files kept by the Superintendent, WL Kerr, 1928-1955. Included in the latter were files respecting individual horticulturalists, various nurseries, various experimental stations, P.F.R.A. conferences, receipts for carrogana seed, lists of suppliers, and personal income tax records.

Textual records
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Terms of use

Copyright belongs to the Crown.

Biography / Administrative history

In 1901, the Forest Nursery Station, was established by the Government of Canada under the Department of the Interior. It was intended to supply hardy tree and shrub material to prairie farmers, as the material they brought from their homelands, or from eastern Canada or the United States was often not hardy enough for the harsh prairie climate. WL Kerr was the Superintendent of the Forest Nursery Station at Sutherland, Saskatchewan from 1928 to 1955. The facility ceased operations in the late 1960s. RG17 General Inventory

Additional information

Source of title
Title is based on the contents of the series.


Related control no.

1. 1985-86/135 EFRC
2. RG17