Fonds 11-001 - Alexander Geerardt Mörzer Bruyns fonds

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Alexander Geerardt Mörzer Bruyns fonds

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CA ON00333 11-001

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  • Predominant 1926-1958; 2009 (Creation)
    Mörzer Bruyns, Alexander Geerardt

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6.5 cm of textual records

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Alexander Geerardt Mörzer Bruyns was born in Holland in 1877 and emigrated to Canada in 1925 where he was recognized as a distinguished authority on agricultural affairs. Upon immigrating, he settled in Limehouse, Ontario and became a farmer and stock breeder, later moving to Acton, and then to Georgetown. He was chairman of the Live Stock Improvement Association and the Milk Producers Association. He was also author of the book, The Good Husbandry Dollar, and several articles related to agriculture. Mörzer Bruyns died in Georgetown, Ontario in 1955.

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Fonds was in the custody of Rita Gautschi-Bruyns before it was donated to Trent University Archives in 2009. The biography was donated by Dr. Willem F.J. Mörzer Bruyns and received directly via email. An updated biography was supplied by Dr. Willem F.J. Mörzer Bruyns in 2011 and replaced the earlier 2009 version.

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Fonds consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings and manuscripts dated 1926-1958 and 2009 related to the life of Alexander Geerardt Mörzer Bruyns.

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Fonds acquired from Rita Gautschi-Bruyns and Dr. Willem F.J. Mörzer Bruyns in 2009.


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No further accruals are expected.

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