Fonds 990-063 - Robert Attrill collection

Harvesting Scene - Naisberry, Sask.

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Robert Attrill collection

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  • Graphic material

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  • 1913 (Creation)

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1 photograph : b&w

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Biographical history

Robert Alexander Attrill was born to George Attrill and Janet Attrill (nee Brecken), and grew up on the family farm in the Whittome, Saskatchewan district. Robert obtained his matriculation certificate in June of 1935, and would eventually travel to Toronto where he would hold a variety of jobs. He enrolled and trained in the Radio College of Canada as a wireless operator, and graduated in July. He soon found employment at the Rogers Majestic Radio Factory. Robert later worked for Marconi, who supplied wireless operators for overseas service. In December (ca. 19-?) he went to Britain under the auspices of Marconi and worked for/with the British wireless marine service. Robert was married to Dorothy Alice Attrill (nee Meyers) on December 31, 1941. He died August 25, 1987.

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Scope and content

The collection contains one black and white photograph taken in 1913 of a steam tractor threshing outfit and team in the Naisberry, Saskatchewan district. Printed on a postcard backing, the photograph contains information on the individuals depicted on its reverse. The photograph was from Robert Attrill's personal collection.

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Items donated by Robert Attrill to Melfort & District Museum.


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Digitized version in on-site database.

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No restrictions.

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Copyright: Public Domain

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On-site database, accession ledger, source file.

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No further accruals anticipated.

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