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Mark Robinson diaries fonds
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- Mark Robinson
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Mark Robinson was Superintendent and Ranger in Algonquin Park between 1908 and 1941. He served as an Army officer with the Canadian Militia during the First World War. He resided in Barrie and Elmvale, Ontario with his wife and Children but spent many months each year in Algonquin Park.
The copies of the diaries were a bequest to the Trent University Archives by the Honourable Leslie M. Frost.
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This fonds consists of photocopies of two diaries of Mark Robinson from October 8 to December 31, 1915 and January 1 to March 3, 1917. The 1915 diary deals mainly with recruiting men from Simcoe County. The 1917 diary describes an instructional tour of the trenches in France, time spent in England, and his return to Canada. Leslie and Cecil Frost are mentioned in these diaries.
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This fonds was bequeathed by the Honourable Leslie M. Frost.
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For related records see: Addison fonds, 97-011 which consists of the original diaries.