Classification scheme: 
Hist. Mss. 1.53 (s.c.)

Title: Abram Barg fonds

Dates of creation: 1900-1970s ; photocopied in 1980s

Physical description: 1 cm of textual records: photocopies

Biographical sketch: Abram Barg (September 18, 1895-1986) was the son of John and Elizabeth Barg. He was born in Ukraine. On January 25, 1918 he married Lena Neufeld; the family immigrated to Canada in 1924, settling first in the Rosthern area of Saskatchewan. In 1925 the family moved to Ontario. Barg became a farmer and helped to develop the seedless cucumber. He died July 1986.

Custodial history: The fonds was donated by Abram Barg to the Mennonite Archives of Ontario in 1978-1979.

Scope and content: The fonds consists of:

  1. Correspondence and clippings re: development of the seedless cucumber
  2. Photocopies of Russian passport, marriage certificate, travel papers, military service documents, birth certificates, ca. 1900-1924
  3. Photocopy of autobiographical manuscript material by David Mathies (1828-1907)
    Note: This manuscript is in German.

Note: For further information see Abram Barg's My life, my story (Leamington, Ontario: A. Barg, 1973) (bound photocopy) in the library catalogue.


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