Collection PR1271 - Montreal Book Auctions Limited collection of letters by Nellie McClung

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Montreal Book Auctions Limited collection of letters by Nellie McClung

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    • [ca. 1944] (Creation)

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    0.01 m of textual records

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    Bernard Amtmann was born in Vienna, Austria in 1907. He immigrated to Canada in 1947 to join his brother in Ottawa, Ontario and started a small antiquarian bookselling business. He transferred his business to Montreal, Quebec in 1950 and founded Montreal Book Auctions Limited (Ltd.) in 1967.

    Amtmann died in January 1979 and Montreal Book Auctions was sold to Canada Book Auctions Ltd. and relocated to Toronto, Ontario.

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    Collection consists of two letters to Mildred Johnson from Nellie McClung, who was a temperance leader, suffragist, and politician in Alberta.

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    The Provincial Archives of Alberta purchased these records from Montreal Book Auctions Ltd. in 1976.


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        The material is in English.

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        Access Conditions: None

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        Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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        Associated materials

        Other records related to Nellie McClung can be found in PR1971.0300, PR1972.0365, PR1989.0250, and PR1991.0060.

        Records pertaining to Montreal Book Auctions Ltd. can be found in the Canada Book Auctions collection at the National Archives of Canada in Ottawa, Ontario, and in the Canada Book Auctions fonds and the Bernard Amtmann fonds, located at the National Library of Canada in Ottawa, Ontario.


        Further accruals are not expected.

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        Deposited at the same time in accession PR1975.0572 are records belonging to the following unrelated collections: Montreal Book Auctions Limited archival records collection Other records deposited by Montreal Book Auctions Ltd. can be found in PR1272 Montreal Book Auctions Limited collection of letters to Robert Bell, PR1270 Montreal Book Auctions Limited archival records collection, and PR1268 James Ferrier Canadian Methodist collection. Information for the administrative history was taken from the biographical sketch provided for the Bernard Amtmann fonds at the National Library of Canada.

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        Includes accession PR1976.0062.


        The letters have been encapsulated.

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