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Title Alfred Rawlins Fonds: Alberta Wheat Pool Business and Correspondence
Reference M-1024-3
Collection Rawlins, Alfred
Library Glenbow Museum
Date 1938-1951
Description Consists of 'The Budget' (1938); statements for wheat delivered; growers' statement of reserves; letter from L.D. Nesbitt regarding G.S. Thorvaldson's anti-Pool speech and the '1950 Convention News'.
Document Type Mercantile Papers
Primary Commodity Wheat
Theme Trade and Commerce; Cultivation; Production
Keywords trade unions, crop, grain, harvest, commerce, climate, agriculture, farmer, raw material, costs and prices, taxation, oats, barley, flax, rye
Region North America
Places Canada, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan; USA; UK; Argentina; Australia; Russia
Company or Organisation Alberta Wheat Pool
Additional Information Alfred Rawlins, 1883-1965, was born near Salisbury, England. He emigrated to the USA in 1903, and worked on ranches in Michigan and Nebraska before moving to Alberta in 1906. He farmed for one year near Taber, then homesteaded at Turin in 1908. He was a founding member of the Alberta Farmers' Cooperative Elevator Company in 1913. The company amalgamated with the Grain Growers' Grain Company in 1917 to become the United Grain Growers. He actively promoted improvement of Canada's grain marketing system, and in 1937 presented a brief to the Turgeon Royal Commission on Grain. He was secretary of the Bow River Drought Area and Retlaw Agricultural Improvement Association. He sold the farm in 1945 and retired to White Rock, British Columbia.
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