Robert England fonds [textual record, graphic material, cartographic material]
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Robert England fonds [textual record, graphic material, cartographic material]Hierarchical level:FondsDate:1908-1980.Reference:R5347-0-1-E, MG30-C181Type of material:Textual material, Photographs, Art, Maps and cartographic materialFound in:Archives / Collections and FondsItem ID number:105429Context of this record:
Record Information – DetailsFonds includes:16 lower level description(s)View lower level description(s)Date(s):1908-1980.Place of creation:No place, unknown, or undeterminedExtent:1.82 m of textual records.
319 photographs 306 b&w.
5 prints 4 wood engravings, 1 halftone reproduction.
5 maps.Language of material:EnglishScope and content:Fonds consists of correspondence, notes, adult education, 1914-1979; Canadian Legion Educational Services, 1939-1947; General Advisory Committee on Demobilization and Rehabilitation, 1938-1948; Citizen division, 1931-1962; publications by R. England, 1922-1973; general subject files, 1908-1978; personal, 1910-1979; printed material; papers concerning James Thomson.
The fonds contains photographs depicting Robert England's career and family after WWI and immigration to Canada, 1920-1979.
The fonds also contains works depicting 4 images of flowers by Eric Bergman and an original cartoon of England published in the Vancouver Province Newspaper, October 1936.
Also included in the fonds are maps related to the distribution of the Canadian population based on language and nationality, 1911-1928.Provenance:Biography/Administrative history:England, Robert, 1894- : Robert England, born in 1894 at Portadown, Ireland, immigrated to Canada just prior to World War One. He was educated at Queen's University in Kingston and at the Collège libre de sciences social in Paris. Mr. England began his career as a teacher in the Ukrainian districts of Saskatchewan, 1920-1923. In 1924 he joined the Canadian National Railways as continental superintendent in London, England, and returned to Winnipeg in 1930 to become the CNR manager responsible for agricultural and colonization activities in Western Canada. In 1936, Robert England left the CNR to become Director of Extension at the University of British Columbia for one year. In 1937, he began a two-year stint as the economic advisor to the Winnipeg Electric Company. With the outbreak of war in 1939, Robert England was appointed the Director of Educational Services for the Canadian Legion in London. After just a few months in London, Mr. England returned to Canada to become the Executive Secretary of the General Advisory Committee on Demobilization and Rehabilitation, 1940-1943. He was special assistant in the Department of National War Services and special executive assistant in the Department of Veterans' Affairs, 1944-1945. In 1946, he became chairman of the DVA Committee on University Requirements. From 1952 to 1968 he was an editorial advisor for Encyclopedia Americana. Mr. England spent the final years of his life in Victoria, B.C., with his wife Thelma England. Mr. England was considered an authority on adult education, immigration, land settlement and rehabilitation. His publications include, The Central European Immigrant in Western Canada 1929, The Colonization of Western Canada 1936, Discharged / A Commentary on Civil Re-establishment of Veterans in Canada 1944, Twenty Million World War Veterans, 1950, and Memoirs of Robert England: Living, Learning, Remembering 1980. See Also: The Canadian Who's Who, 1938-1939.Finding aid:Additional information:Subject heading:
- Fur trade Canada 20th century
- Adult education - Canada, n.d., 1934-1977 Canadian Legion Educational Services (London, England), 1939-1947
- Education - Societies, etc., 1939-1947 General Advisory Committee on Demobilization and Rehabilitation, n.d., 1938-1948
- London (England) - Education, 1939-1947 Canada. Dept. of National War Service. Nationalities Division, 1931-1962
- Canada - Canadian Armed Forces - Demobilization, n.d., 1938-1948 Canadian Citizenship Branch, 1931-1962
- World War II - Demobilization, n.d., 1938-1948 Advisory Committee on University Training, [1908-1978]
- Canada - History - World War II, n.d., 1938-1948 Masonic Scholarship Project, [1908-1978]
- Soldiers - Rehabilitation - Canada, n.d., 1938-1948 Canada. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, [1908-1978]
- Robert England - Authorship, 1922-1973 Winnipeg Electric Company, [1908-1978]
- Authors, Canadian, 1922-1973 Amy England, [n.d., 1910-1979]
- Canada - Emigration and immigration, 1922-1973 Thelma England, [n.d., 1910-1979]
- Citizenship, [1922-1973] James Thomson, n.d
- Veterans - Canada, [1908-1978] Land and Fur Trade Commissioner, n.d
- Canadian Committee of the Hudson's Bay Company, n.d
- Robert England - Awards, [n.d., 1910-1979]
- Education - Canada, 1908-1978
- Fourrures Canada 20e siècle
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