Fonds MS-14-13, MS-14 Box 6, Folders 1-10 - George C Retson fonds

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George C Retson fonds

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MS-14-13, MS-14 Box 6, Folders 1-10

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  • 1948-1961 (Creation)
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    Retson, George Clifford

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4 cm of textual records

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(1912-1997)

Biographical history

George Clifford Retson attended the Nova Scotia College of Agriculture between 1933-1934 and worked in both provincial and federal departments of agriculture. Born on 19 December 1912, he and his family lived in a house on the NSAC campus in Bible Hill until 1928. He attended College Road School until Grade 9 and then transferred to Colchester County Academy. From 1929-1933 he studied economics at Acadia University, then studied agriculture at NSAC for one year. His first job was with the Newfoundland Department of Agriculture. In 1936 he moved to Ottawa to work at Agriculture Canada, where he stayed until 1939, when he joined the army and entered an officer training program. In September 1942 he was transferred to Nova Scotia; in October 1943 he was transferred to Shilo, Manitoba; and in 1944 he was transferred to Prince George, British Columbia, where he stayed until January 1945, when he was transferred to Petawawa, Ontario. After the war, he worked briefly for the Department of Labour in Ottawa and then the Department of Agriculture. In 1947 he moved back to Bible Hill to lead the Federal Agriculture Economic branch. From 1949-1951 he studied at Cornell University for his MSc. After graduation he moved back to Truro and became a Head Trustee for the Salmon River School district in Colchester County. He retired in 1977 and died in 1997.

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A1999-027

Scope and content

Fonds consists of reports and publications, most written by George Retson, related to farming in Canada. Topics include strawberries, apples, dairy, milk, hogs, poultry, livestock and others across mainly Atlantic Canada.

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  • English

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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.

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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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General note

Preferred citation: [Identification of item], George C Retson fonds, MS-14-13, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Agricola Archives, Bible Hill, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Final

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Full

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

1999 (created)
November 2020 (revised)

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  • English

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  • Box: MS-14-13, MS-14 Box 6