Fonds MCC46 - Walter O. Chestnut

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Walter O. Chestnut

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CA CC MCC46

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  • 1900-1987 (Creation)
    Creator
    Chestnut, Dr. Walter Oswald

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2 m of textual records
44 photographs

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(1900-1987)

Biographical history

Walter Oswald Chestnut was born in Sussex, New Brunswick, in 1900, the son of James Chestnut of Sussex and Clara Price of Havelock, New Brunswick. Walter O. Chestnut received an early education in Sussex and at the age of sixteen, he attended the University of Alberta to study pre-medicine. He then attended McGill University, receiving an honors in medicine and surgery, and interned in Saint John, New Brunswick. In 1924, Chestnut established a medical practice in Hartland where he worked for sixty-two years. Chestnut was involved with the local school board for thirty years as both a member and chairman.

Walter O. Chestnut married, in 1935, Nina Frances Vaness, daughter of Frances Vaness and Samuel Vaness of Benton, NB. Walter O. Chestnut died in 1987 and is buried at Greenwood Cemetery in Hartland, New Brunswick.

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Fonds mainly consists of documents related to Walter Oswald Chestnut's career as a physician. Fonds includes appointment books, closed medical records, patient correspondence, published medical reports, financial materials including income tax (1938-1987) and cash books, and certificates consisting of marriage, funeral, birth, and Chestnut's obituary. There are Chestnut geneological notes, Chestnut's 1987 probate, and his wife Nina's certificate of birth, 1904. Photographs consist of both black and white and coloured photographs, dated 1900-1986, which include personal photographs of Walter and Nina, the Vaness family, family social events, and professional functions.

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  • English

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