Robert Maxwell Dennistoun family fonds Help




Robert Maxwell Dennistoun family fonds


Dates of Creation 




Physical Description 


ca. 80 cm of textual records including photographs
71 photographs


Scope and Content 


Fonds consists of Robert Maxwell Dennistoun's diaries, account books, correspondence, clippings, photographs, military papers and commissions and other records. The diaries record Dennistoun's activities as well as local, national and international events.

Fonds also includes records related to Dennistoun's children including certificates, correspondence, clippings and photographs related to James Alexander Dennistoun, John Romeyn Dennistoun and (Robert) Peel Dennistoun and a photograph album of Peel Dennistoun's trip to Europe with the Canadian Bar Association in 1924 and Beck Dennistoun's scrapbook of her roles as Ophelia in Hamlet and Desdemona in Othello in the 1930s.

Photographs in this fonds document the Dennistoun family including Dennistoun's wife Mildred golfing at the St. Charles Country Club and the family at the Oakland Shooting Lodge. Photographs also document Camp Sewell, First World War troops being reviewed in Winnipeg and the Winnipeg Strike.


Administrative History or Biographical Sketch 


Robert Maxwell Dennistoun (1864-1952) was a lawyer and Manitoba Court of Appeal judge.

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Dennistoun, Robert Maxwell


Restrictions on Access 


There are no restrictions on access to these records.


Terms For Use and Reproduction 


Researchers are responsible for observing copyright legislation. Permission may be required for any form of publication or exhibition where records are not in the public domain.


Custodial History 


Most of these records were donated to the Archives of Manitoba by Dennistoun's son Robert Peel Dennistoun and daughters Mrs. S. (Beck) Holland and Mrs. Maxwell MacBean between 1972 and 1974. A letter from Jim Dennistoun to his grandmother was donated by Sherrill Maxwell MacLaren in 2019.
The photograph album of Peel Dennistoun's trip to Europe with the Canadian Bar Association was donated to the Archives of Manitoba by Peel Dennistoun's daughter Vivian Dennistoun Boulos in 2002.


Availability of Other Formats 


Photographs of the Winnipeg General Strike have been digitized and can be viewed through the listings database.


Former Codes 


MG14 B24


How to proceed

Records must be consulted in Archives Research Room, however a small number of digitized records may also be accessed online.

Consult listings database to find location codes and digitized images of a small number of records in this fonds.

This material is not available for microfilm loan.

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