Item 2016.3.1 - "Boys' Business: A Boy's Adventures with Birds and Beasts"

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"Boys' Business: A Boy's Adventures with Birds and Beasts"

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CA ON00154 996.21-2016.3.1

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  • 2015 (Creation)
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    Loucks, Barbara
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    Port Hope, Municipality of

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0.02m textual records

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(ca. 1930-)

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Barbara Frances Loucks was the only child of Victoria Alberta Stuart Grant and Charles Frederick Haultain. Victoria Alberta Stuart Grant (1897-1974) was the eldest daughter of Josephine Stuart and Albert Grant. She was born at Ballinturan, on Rose Glen Road, Port Hope. Victoria was a goddaughter of Queen Victoria and was presented with a silver Christening cup in 1897. Albert Grant (1852-1921) was the fifth son of John Grant and Elizabeth Robbie. He was appointed a ghillie at Balmoral, June 1868, but it is unknown how long he remained in Royal service. Albert later moved to London, England. John and Elizabeth Grant worked on the Balmoral Estate in Scotland. John was the head gamekeeper (or ghillie) for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Josephine Caroline Clare Stuart and Albert Grant were married in Port Hope on 20 May 1896. The married couple divided their time between Port Hope and London, England. Albert and Josephine are buried in Port Hope.

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Donated to the Port Hope Archives by B. Loucks, 2016. The donor published the manuscript in 2015, which was originally written by her father, Charles Haultain, c1910.

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Item is an edition of "Boys' Business: A Boy's Adventures with Birds and Beasts," 2015. The original manuscript was written by Charles Haultain and his mother, c1910. It was discovered, and published, by his daughter, Barbara in 2015. The book contains the musings of a young boy while hunting, fishing, and enjoying the life of a young naturalist in the area surround Port Hope, and Hope Township. It also includes sketches and watercolours created by Charles Haultain.

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From back cover: "Charles Haultain (1900-1980) was born in Fort Macleod, which was then in the North West Territories of Canada. He was the youngest son of the surgeon for the North West Mounted Police. His father succumbed to an influenza outbreak leaving behind a young broken-hearted widow and her family of three sons and a daughter. In 1903, they came to Port Hope, Ontario."

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