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Title Brook, Sidney: Diaries and Notebooks, 1909
Author Brook, Sydney (1871-1957)
Date Oct 1909 - Dec 1910
Document Type Personal Account
Reference M-9076-2
Library / Archive Glenbow Museum
Collection Name Brook Family Fonds
Description Day by day diary from October 1909 to December 1910. Diary records his life on the farm and travelling to work and land hunts for other farms. Includes the harsh weather conditions, daily farm tasks such as ploughing, hauling wheat, slaughtering pigs, sowing seeds etc. Also records social events, church events such as the starting of a Sunday School, the progress of his children and lists of accounts.
Series Description From Series 1 – Sidney’s diaries and notebooks, 1883-1954. 15cm of textual records. The series is broken down into seven sections consisting of small volumes in which Sidney recorded daily events, notes to himself and, occasionally, accounts. The first volume was written when he was 12 and the last when he was 83. The entries are very brief and he did not write every day.
Biographical Note / History Sidney Brook (1871-1957) was born in Brighton, England. He came to Canada in 1891 and settled for several years near Morden, Manitoba. In 1907 he married Christena Isabelle McFadden (1886-1966) of Manitou, Manitoba. They had seven children: Gordon S. (1908-?); Arnott (1910-1917); Lorne V. (c.1912-); Glen L. (c.1914 or 1915-); Alice May (Carmichael) (1916 -); Mabel (Lewis) (1920 -); and Roy Eustace (1924-). The Brooks moved to Alberta in 1910 and farmed at Craigmyle. Sidney served during the First World War and was wounded in France. The Brooks retired from farming in 1939 and moved into Craigmyle, where Sidney worked as the Alberta Treasury Branch agent for 15 years. In 1963 Isabelle moved into Calgary.
Theme(s) Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations
Places Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Keywords business, bad weather
Additional Information Included in this project are sections 1-3 of this series. This document is diary one of part 2. Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Glenbow Museum catalogue.
Language English
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