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Austin de B. Winter fonds


Physical Description:
5 m of textual records. -- 428 photographs

Austin de B. Winter, 1882-1964, was born in England, the son of W. Roland Winter and his wife Lydia M. Case, ?-1939, and studied law in London. He came to Calgary, Alberta in 1903 and was the deputy clerk of the Supreme Court until 1910. He was admitted to the Bar in 1909 and in 1910 went into partnership with W.P. Taylor. He joined the Clarke and McCarthy law firm in 1913 and the Macleod, Robertson and Smith law firm in 1921. In the early 1930s he opened his own firm and continued to practice as a lawyer until 1952. In 1911 he married Grace Leavenworth Jaynes, 1885-1978, and they had two children, Laurence A., 1918-2011, and Grace (Cloakey), ?-1982. His great interest was game conservation, and he was responsible for introducing Hungarian partridges (also known as grey partridge) to Alberta in 1908, and Chinese ringneck pheasants in 1928. He was an active member of the Alberta Fish and Game Association and served as secretary for many years.

Custodial History:
His legal files (M-1942) were salvaged from the Hollinsworth Building, owned by Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, before the Bankers Hall project renovations were begun. Winter had an office in this building.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of law firm client files (1914-1947) and clients' accounts (1930-1938); personal papers and correspondence (1907-1940); correspondence, speeches, articles, and newsclippings pertaining to game birds and game conservation (1908-1959). Includes correspondence of the Alberta Fish and Game Association and its predecessors (1909-1946). Also includes photographs of the Winter family and Calgary.
RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE ALSO IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: E.D. Adams, Alberta Field Trials Club, birds, Julia Etta Brown, Michael Burns, Buffalo Lake, Calgary Gun Club, Campbell & Laybourne (oil agents), Canadian Land and Ranche Co., Canadian National Livestock Records, Chamois, coal industry, coyotes, crows, De la Vergne Co., divorce, ducks, Eastern Irrigation District, C.W. Fisher, fishing, Nauze Foster, Frazer Oil Co., grain trade, George W. Gray, Fred Green, grouse, Henry K. Reed & Co., George Hoadley, John W. Hugill, hunting, Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Norman K. Luxton, magpies, Jack Miner, Frank Oliver, partridges, J.R. Patton, pheasants, George Pickering, poetry, Priddis and Millarville Agricultural Society, quails, rabbits, Redcliff Brick and Coal Co., Rosedale Coal and Clay Products, William Rowan, Saskatchewan Fish and Game League, George Sissons, Trusts and Guarantee Co., Charles van der Velde, I.S.G. van Wart, Williams Land and Livestock Co., and George I. Wood.

Source of Acquisition:
Gifts of Mr. and Mrs. Laurence A. Winter, Grace Cloakey and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, 1968-2001.

The material is in English.

Originals and Reproductions:
Some of this fonds is also available on microfilm.

Sensitive material restricted.

Finding Aids:
Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.

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Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-1327, M-1328, M-1942, PA-1996, PA-2503, PA-3534, PB-490, PD-151, PE-36, NA-1696, NA-1702, NA-1898, NC-50, Microfilm-Winter

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