Fonds MCC11 - George F. Boyer

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George F. Boyer

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10 cm of textual records
ca. 400 photographs
4 boxes of slides

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George Frederick Boyer (1919-1960) was born in Woodstock, New Brunswick. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of New Brunswick in 1938. Boyer worked on a reforestation project for the New Brunswick government until World War II began. The project was delayed when Boyer enlisted in the 89th Field Battery in Woodstock and later, the 89th Anti Aircraft Battery. In 1940, he was sent overseas to Italy and Holland. Boyer married Joan Hamblin of Bosham, England, in 1943.

After the war ended, Boyer returned to Canada and entered graduate school at the University of Illinois in 1946. He received a Masters of Science Degree in 1951. While working on his graduate courses, Boyer studied biology at Woods Hole, Massachusetts, in 1947, and in that same year, started to work as a biologist with the Canadian Wildlife Service in Sackville, New Brunswick, where he studied the pintail duck. He later moved to Maple, Ontario, to work in James Bay on the Canada goose. At the time of his death, in 1960, Boyer had just been appointed in charge of research in Eastern Canada for the Canadian Wildlife Service and would have been stationed in Ottawa.

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This fonds documents George F. Boyer's life as a university student and his work as a wildlife conservationist. It includes photographs of wildlife and their breeding grounds. Dates of these photographs are not given nor is the geographic location. Photographs also include snapshots of George F. Boyer and slides of Maritime wildlife. Fonds additionally contains a 1937 senior sawmill report written during his studies at the University of New Brunswick, University of Illinois course notes, Boyer's 1938 Bachelor of Science degree certificate from the University of New Brunswick, and his 1960 death certificate.

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The materials in this fonds, with the exception of the 1948-1953 and 1943-1946 minute books, were donated by R.W. Maxwell in 1941.


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