Series 002 - Archibald Gowanlock and Mary Huntsman

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Archibald Gowanlock and Mary Huntsman

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CA CCA MC673-002

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  • 1938-[1980s] (Creation)
  • 1925 - 1991 (Creation)
    Mawson, Colin and Elinor

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10 cm of textual records

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Archibald Gowanlock Huntsman was Elinor Mawson’s father. He was born at Tintern, Ontario 23 November 1883. He was a Canadian academic, oceanographer, and fisheries biologist. He is best known for his research on Atlantic salmon and inventing the fast freezing of fish fillets in 1929. He joined the Dept. of Zoology as a lecturer in 1907. In 1917 he was appointed an associate lecturer and was appointed as a professor of marine zoology in 1927. In 1911, he was appointed director of the St Andrews Biological Station in New Brunswick, and became permanent director in 1915. He was the recipient of many honors by scientific societies in Canada, the US and the UK, and in 1952 he was awarded the RSC Flavelle Medal. The Huntsman Marine Laboratory (now the Huntsman Marine Science Centre) was named is his memory and the A.G. Huntsman award was established in 1980 to recognize excellence and outstanding contributions to marine sciences.
He died in St Andrews in 1973, and the executors of his estate were two of his sons-in-law, Colin Mawson, married to his daughter Elinor and Cosmo Marchant, married to his daughter Edith.

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Series consists of papers relating to the life and work of A.G. Huntsman, father of Elinor Mawson.

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17.5 cm of textual records

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