Fonds 11-003 - Alexander Geerardt Mörzer Bruyns fonds

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Alexander Geerardt Mörzer Bruyns fonds

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    • 1926-1958; 2009 (Creation)
      Mörzer Bruyns, Alexander Geerardt

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    6.5 cm of textual records (1 box)

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    Biographical history

    Alexander Geerardt Mörzer Bruyns was born in Holland in 1877 and emigrated to Canada in 1925 where he was recognized as a distinguished authority on agricultural affairs. Upon immigrating, he settled in Limehouse, Ontario and became a farmer and stock breeder, later moving to Acton, and then to Georgetown. He was chairman of the Live Stock Improvement Association and the Milk Producers Association. He was also author of the book, The Good Husbandry Dollar, and several articles related to agriculture. Mörzer Bruyns died in Georgetown, Ontario in 1955.

    Custodial history

    Fonds was in the custody of Rita Gautschi-Bruyns before it was donated to Trent University Archives in 2009. The biography was donated by Dr. Willem F.J. Mörzer Bruyns and received directly via email. An updated biography was supplied by Dr. Willem F.J. Mörzer Bruyns in 2011 and replaced the earlier 2009 version.

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    Fonds consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings and manuscripts related to the life of Alexander Geerardt Mörzer Bruyns.

    Box includes the following files:

    1. Biography of Alexander Geerardt Mörzer Bruyns, prepared by Dr. Willem F.J. Mörzer Bruyns, 2011
    2. Letters written by Mörzer Bruyns, and letters written to him by family members, including his second wife, Agnes, 1926-1955
    3. Newspaper articles written by and about Mörzer Bruyns, [1927-1958]
    4. Typescripts and published articles written by Mörzer Bruyns

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    Fonds acquired from Rita Gautschi-Bruyns and Dr. Willem F.J. Mörzer Bruyns in 2009.


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        Letters written by Mörzer Bruyns' second wife, Agnes, to Blodwen Davies, as well as some Mörzer Bruyns manuscript material, are located in the Blodwen Davies fonds (accession 91-001).

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