Series DA HMR - Harold McMurrich Rathbun negatives

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CA ON00156 DA HMR

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Harold McMurrich Rathbun negatives

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  • 1907-1940s (Creation)

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c.250 negatives

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(1877-1952)

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Harold McMurrich Rathbun was the child of Edward Wilkes Rathbun and his second wife, Bunella McMurrich. He lived all his life in Deseronto, Ontario. He married Nora Stoddart (1903-1996).

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These items were retrieved from a dumpster and donated to the Deseronto Archives by the South Fredericksburg Heritage Committee in December 2005.

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Transferred to the Community Archives in September 2016.

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Two negative-holders with annotations by Harold McMurrich Rathbun for negatives he took between 1907 and 1914, with loose negatives from 1920-1940. Most of the photographs were taken in and around Deseronto, Ontario, but they also include photographs taken on a journey by rail to Alberta in 1907.

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Many of these negatives have been scanned and are online at https://www.flickr.com/photos/deserontoarchives/albums/72157621912654660

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