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Archibald Gowanlock Huntsman fonds
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Archibald Gowanlock Huntsman fonds

  • UTA 1404
  • Fonds
  • 1896-1978

Personal records of Archibald Gowanlock Huntsman, documenting his life career as a professor of Marine Biology at the Univesity of Toronto and an expert on the behaviour of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar).

Huntsman, Archibald Gowanlock

Huntsman 1988 accession

Accession of correspondence, minutes, notes, manuscripts and reports on the study of (primarily salmon) fishery management and migration. Also includes files on the Biological Board of Canada, and the Ontario Fisheries Research Committee. Photographs, in chronological order, document the study of fishery management and migration including: fishing locations at the Margaree and Moses Rivers as well as other lakes and falls in the Maritimes; migration of various types of fish including sturgeon, trout and salmon; marine biologists laying salmon traps; construction of Round lake Dam; and several images unidentified.

Huntsman 1982 accession

Accession consists of correspondence, notes, announcements, discussion papers on marine biology and the Royal Lunch Club founded by Huntsman, as well as offprints of his articles. Also includes a clipping from the Bulletin.

Huntsman 2005 accession

This accession consists of diaries, diplomas, research files (including fish scales), memoranda, minutes, notes, reports, photographs and, especially, correspondence, manuscripts and publications documenting Dr. Huntsman’s career as a marine biologist and an expert on the behaviour of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). The correspondence is primarily professional, centres on officials at the Biological (later Fisheries Research) Board of Canada, and colleagues (especially Thomas Goudge) at the University of Toronto and elsewhere, including Ralph W. Burhoe of the Institute on Religion in the Age of Science. There are files on numerous conferences, organizations such as the Ontario advisory committees on Lake Erie and Lake Huron fisheries, the Wood’s Hole Oceanographic Institution, the Royal Society of Canada and the Royal Lunch Club at the University of Toronto. Dr. Huntsman’s writings are primarily from his post-retirement years and centre on issues relating to fisheries research, especially the movement of salmon, and critiques of evolution.

Huntsman 1978 accession

Accession consists of correspondence, research notes, manuscripts, ca. 1600 sample fish scales, maps, articles, offprints, newspaper clippings dealing with Huntsman's research in fishing. Also includes publications, photoprints, photographic negatives, aerial photographs, scrapbooks and some slides.

Huntsman 1979 accession

Accession consists of reports, addresses and manuscripts relating to research on fisheries, and the Biological Board of Canada. Also includes correspondence, offprints, clippings and notes.