Series 7 - Bequests, Endowments and Funds

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Bequests, Endowments and Funds

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  • 1936-2000 (Creation)

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2 cm of textual and graphic materials. - 4 photographs: b&w. - 2 water colours

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The material was donated to the Local History & Archives Department of the Hamilton Public Library in 2013 by former President of the Hamilton Naturalists’ Club, Michael Fischer.

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Series consists of material related to raising funds for the Club, such as donation and legacy brochures, as well as documentation regarding the Townsend Bequest, and draft policy statements governing future bequests, endowments and funds. This series also includes a file on R. Owen Merriman, the founder and first president of the Hamilton Bird Protection Society. The file contains correspondence pertaining to the raising of funds to erect a memorial sculpture in honour of the founder. This file also contains photographs of the memorial sculpture.

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