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Wardens' gatherings and meeting minutes

The individual files of Series 3 include correspondence, memoranda and various addenda in addition to the typed minutes of both Corporate and Camp Wardens. The series also contains files regarding a meeting in 1930 of the Wardens with Kipling and special “Gatherings” of the Camp Wardens in the 1940s and 1950s. Accession B1982-0023 records in this series cover the period between 1923 and 1960, with particular depth of coverage in the 1940s and 1950s. The series includes two photographs of Camp Wardens from a Gathering in April 1946.

While B1995-0040 also includes several files of reports on meetings of special subcommittees, such as the Ad Hoc Committee on the Wording of the Ritual and the Admissions Committee, other meeting minutes will be found in the general correspondence files of Series 5. The records from B1995-0040/001 in this series range between 1960 and 1994, with significant gaps in the late 1960s and early 1990s. Accession B2009-0029 contains nearly complete Camp One meeting minutes from 1950-2008. Files in this series have been arranged in chronological order.

West African Rice Development Association (WARDA)

The initial aim of WARDA was to have an entirely native West African organization that would apply the latest in rice technology to the problems peculiar to their area, but political interference meant that WARDA never functioned effectively. By the end of 1986, with CGIAR having resolved to continue its support of the organization, Omond Solandt was asked to coach those involved in it on how to operate within a CG style of centre. In 1987 he made three trips to Africa and, while there and in subsequent meetings, worked to ensure that an effective structure and Board were put in place. His official involvement with WARDA ended about August, 1987.

The correspondence, minutes, background papers, reports, photographs and publications provide detailed information about the problems WARDA faced and the problems Solandt and others encountered in resolving them.

Works of Art

Frieda Fraser was a amateur artist who sketched most of her life. While she drew only for herself and her friends, the items in this series, and scattered through her correspondence and notebooks elsewhere, demonstrate more than a little talent. Dr. Fraser had a good eye for form (human, animal, or nature) and the small events in life that amused her. Her letters to Bud are a particularly revealing source of her artistic humour.

The earliest sketch here is one she made as a child on 30 September, 1906 and the latest date from 1964. Included are two fine watercolours, untitled but probably of the Go Home Bay area where she often vacationed. Dr. Fraser also experimented with block printing and there are several examples in this series.

Works of art

This series consists of two signed water colours, samples of a larger collection still in the position of his family. Both pictures are scenes near his cottage on Garden Island in the St. Lawrence River between Wolfe Island and the City of Kingston. The watercolour of the sailboat “The Curlew” was painted in a harbour near the cottage of his former student , friend and colleague, Donald Swainson, professor of history at Queen’s University in 1984. The snow scene is a view of his son walking from the cottage in the winter of 1990. This was the one and only occasion that Prof. McNaught agreed to visit the cottage in the winter.

Writings and publication drafts

Series consists of W. E. Gallie’s writings, manuscripts and reports that eventually went to publication. The series consists of both typed and handwritten reports, drafts, some correspondence related to copying and publishing, and in some cases, medical photographs or images have been attached as figures. A bibliography of many of Gallie’s works is included. Some of the publications in this series are co-authored by Gallie and Dr.’s Robertson, LeMesurier, and Janes. The files in this series have been arranged in chronological order. The titles for the files in this series reflect the given title of each report, if one exists.

Zoo Photographs

Photographs in this series depict zoo officials weighing a gorilla, an elephant pinning its keeper to the ground, a camel at Highland Park Zoo during a zoo sit-down strike, a photograph of Mr. Moke the Chimpanzee with a Mr. Robert Tomarchin, who was charged with stealing the Chimpanzee from the St. Louis Zo,o and a zoo official feeding a 4 month old Chimpanzee.

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