The W.A. McDonnell collection provides better insight to the life of a farm family living in rural Manitoba late in the 19th century. His diary, in addition to providing an account of agricultural life in the Woodlands, Manitoba area, contains a few records of livestock sales and trades. The references to Mrs. McDonnell's journeys to various meetings sheds light on the non-farming activities of rural women.
Scope and Content
The collection consists of a single diary covering the period of January 1894 to December 1897, with an attached biographical note provided by the donors. The diary is in poor to fair physical condition and is clearly legible.
Collection Reference: MSS SC 165
Inclusive Dates: 1894-1897
Collection Contents: 1 volume
Access Conditions: None