Fonds MS-14-29 - Frederick Waldemar Walsh fonds

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Frederick Waldemar Walsh fonds

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  • 1910-1963 (Creation)
    Walsh, Frederick Waldemar

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1 cm of textual records
18 cm of graphic materials : b&w

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Frederick Waldemar (Waldo) Walsh was a provincially and nationally recognized agronomist. Born in Moncton, New Brunswick, on 8 November 1897, he was raised on his family's farm in Coverdale, New Brunswick, before studying at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College (1917) and the Ontario Agricultural College (1922). He was employed as Superintendent of Agriculture for the Canadian National Railway until 1934, when he became a senior agriculturalist with the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture, retiring in 1962 as Deputy Minister. He was active in 4-H clubs, local shipping clubs, and grain marketing organizations. As a civil servant he was involved in the development of the Fishermen’s Loan Board, the Marshland Reclamation Act, acceptance of grading standards, rail-grade for hogs, cattle and lambs, and the Natural Products Marketing Act of 1946. He died in 1984 and in 2007 he was posthumously awarded the Order of Canada for his service to the agricultural industry.

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A2017-001 ; A2017-048 ; and records donated by Fred A. Walsh of the Agricultural Centre in Kentville, N.S. on January 30, 1995 to Peter Sanger at the Agricola Archives care of Dave Sangster, Director of the Extension Services Branch of the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Marketing (Accession number A1999-003).

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Fonds contains correspondence from Dr. Frederick Waldemar (Waldo) Walsh to Dr. A. H. Harrington, regarding the Fruit and Vegetable Marketing Co-operative Organization in Nova Scotia in 1963. There are two series, one for certificates of Dr. Walsh, and another series for photographs taken at different events such as 4H events, Department of Nova Scotia Agriculture and Marketing conferences, retirement gatherings, and schools, while Walsh was a professor of Animal Husbandry [at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College] and sheep and swine promoter. Photos were taken and collected between 1910-1963.

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the MacRae Library. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Frederick Waldemar Walsh fonds, MS-14-29, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Agricola Archives, Bible Hill, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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2019 (creation)
February 2021 (revision)

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  • English

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