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Archives of the Agricultural Experience: John Duncan MacDonald


John Duncan MacDonald Family


Biographical Sketch

John Duncan MacDonald and his wife, Anne, immigrated to Manitoba from Scotland in 1872.  John McIntyre MacDonald was one of their nine children.  He married Sarah McMillan and they had three children.  John Duncan was the second of three children, and he married Margaret Greer.  They had four children, the second being Robert James.  Robert married Edna Thompson in 1948 and they had four children.  John McIntryre homesteaded and over time bought more land around the original homestead, which was then passed on to descendants.


Scope and Content

The collection consists of grain permit books, income tax returns, and farm account books belonging to Robert J. MacDonald; and income tax returns, bank books, notebooks, diaries, and receipts belonging to John D. MacDonald.  Also included is a copy of the MacDonald family history.


Collection Reference: MSS SC 129
Inclusive Dates: 1912-1988
Collection Contents: 20 cm of textual records
Access Conditions: None


MacDonald Family fonds