SC62, Samuel Wilmot Fonds: Letterbook, 1886-1889



Help the ROM Library and Archives transcribe the 900+ pages of this letter book of Samuel Wilmot (1822-1899), a pioneering pisciculturist who initiated and led Canada's fish-culture program between 1868 and 1895. Wilmot established a hatchery in Newcastle, ON, intending to save the Lake Ontario salmon. When that effort failed, he turned to hatching other native species and introducing exotic fishes, such as Pacific salmon in eastern Canada. Wilmot established 15 federal fish hatcheries across Canada and was a key participant in an international network of fish culturists in the nineteenth century. This letter book is a record of Wilmot's correspondence in his capacity as Superintendent of Fish Culture between 1886-1889, principally to Mr. John Tilton, Deputy Minister of Fisheries. Transcription collaborators: William Knight (Curator of Agriculture and Fisheries, Ingenium: Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation, Ottawa); Brendan Edwards (Department Head, Library and Archives, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto); Charlotte Chaffey (Archivist, Royal Ontario Museum) A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THESE TERRIFIC VOLUNTEERS: Anne Somers-Mountjoy; Reed Scarfone; Shannyn Bald; Nick Clemens; Darshana Bhoola; Derek Vassallo; Hannah Bennett; Allison Tubosa; Brittany Van Dalen; Lauren Holmes; Skyler Ash; Lisa Wright; Katja Duphorn; Kristen Tymoshuk; Nancy Weatherseed; Desaree Rosskopf; Shatabdy Zahid; Dave Cross; Tsukiko Keogh; Fiona Elvidge; Stephanie Taylor; Marie Coniglio; Christine Wong; Alison McAuley; Pranav Sadana; Ann Rocchi; Taylor Moore; Corser du Pont; Vanessa Guidorizzi; Karl Siu


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