Central Experimental Farm records

Available reels: 3

Document Record

Central Experimental Farm (Ottawa, Ont.)
Ferme expérimentale centrale (Ottawa, Ont.)
Saunders, Willliam, 1836-1914
Central Experimental Farm records
Director of the Central Experimental Farm : Letterbooks, January-June 1899; 1903-1911
Ferme expérimentale centrale
RG 17-A-II-1
Document source
Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada
The Central Experimental Farm is an agricultural facility, working farm and research centre of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Given its name, this farm is centrally located in and now surrounded by the City of Ottawa. The four square kilometre farm is a National Historic Site of Canada and most of the buildings on the site are protected and preserved as heritage buildings. The farm’s original intent was to perform scientific research for the improvement of agricultural methods and crops. However, in more recent years, the farm’s land has been encroached upon by other federal government departments and agencies, as well as a local hospital, and the site has become better known as a popular recreation area and park for Ottawa residents.
This collection consists of records created and maintained at the Central Experimental Farm between 1888 and 1967. The series appears to consist of the letterbooks of William Saunders as Director of the Central Experimental Farm, if not other correspondence.
The pages in the volumes on the microfilm do not always follow in numerological order. There appears to be no finding aids at the start of the microfilm reels. Reel T-1013 shares material with that of material relating to the Department of Agriculture, part of another collection.