Collection MG29 - Edison Randall Green

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Edison Randall Green

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CA GMA MG29

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  • 1898, 1914, 1960-1986 (Creation)
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    Green, Edison Randall

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40 cm of textual records

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(1915 - [198-?])

Biographical history

Edison Green's interests were many and he saved brochures, books, and news clippings on many topics related to life on Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick, and to things out in the world that affected Grand Manan.

Edison Randall Green was born 4 July 1915 to Chester Green and Minnie Randall Green in L'Etang, New Brunswick. He was the oldest of his four siblings: Bernard, Margaret, Elizabeth, and Winnie. Edison was a self-employed carpenter most of his life. He enlisted on 15 February 1945, at age 29, as a private in the Pictou Highlanders and served in Canada until he was discharged on 22 October 1946. In 1969 he joined the Royal Canadian Legion Branch Number 44 on Grand Manan Island. He was a member for twenty years.

Custodial history

Edison R. Green bequeathed this collection to his nephew, Byron Green

Scope and content

This collection consists of papers and newspaper clippings. It includes Edison Green's discharge papers from World War II, his bank records, some geological maps and his Rotary Club membership certificate. There is also information he collected about the subjects which interested him including: fishing, agriculture, the Canadian Centennial in 1967, Sir Wilfred Laurier, ornithology, education, the election of 1962, Atlantic Biological Station - 1941, forestry, and tourism.

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Donated to the Grand Manan Museum by Byron Green, the creator's nephew, in 1989.

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  • English

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