Item - PE001104 - Combined Irrigation Materials

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PE001104 - Combined Irrigation Materials

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  • 191x - 1920 (Creation)

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5 stapled or folded page booklets, all bound together with tape in a brown, non-original cover measuring 24x18cm. Approx. 23 pages in total, excluding title pages and blank leaves.

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Various pamphlets and informational booklets on irrigation in Alberta, comprising:

  • ‘Does it Pay to Irrigate in Sunny Southern Alberta?’: A booklet by W.H. Fairfield, superintendent of the Dominion Experimental Farm, promoting irrigation as a means to increase farm yields. Some statistical data is included.
  • ‘Irrigation Farming: Conservative results in 1919 in the Lethbridge District’: A booklet on the impact of irrigation on farm yields, including some statistical data.
  • ‘Irrigation Farming Around Lethbridge’: An article by G.R. Marnoch, reprinted from the Monetary Times, providing background on initiatives to construct irrigation works around Lethbridge.
  • ‘Better Balanced Farming’: An article by G.R. Marnoch, reprinted from the Monetary Times, providing the author’s opinion on agricultural development in Alberta.
  • ‘Why We Want Irrigation as an Adjunct to Dry Farming’: The text of an address by P. Baker and C. Jensen, given at the thirteenth annual convention of the Western Canada Irrigation Association.

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The tape ‘binding’ is failing, leaving the booklets liable to fall out of the cover. Additionally, as the tape pulls away, booklets may suffer tearing or other damage.

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Bruce Peel Special Collections is part of the University of Alberta Libraries.

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