Fonds red-2659 - Banting family fonds

Laurence Banting on horseback, Red Deer Laurence Banting's house, Red Deer Laurence Banting's farm house, Red Deer Laurence Banting in the paddock, Red Deer Ploughing a field near Red Deer Laurence Banting disking, Red Deer Ploughing a field near Red Deer Reaping and binding near Red Deer Disking a field near Red Deer Laurence Banting watering horses, Red Deer
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Banting family fonds

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Lawrence Banting fonds;Mss 269 (Banting, Lawrence);Mss 245 (Banting, Lawrence)

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RED red-2659

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  • 1812-1973, predominant 1911-1960 (Creation)
    Banting (family)

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56 cm of textual records. -- ca. 380 photographs : b&w and col.

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Laurence Banting, 1898-1975, was born and educated in Broadstairs, Kent, England. One of 2 children of Edgar and Eveline Banting, he ran away from home in 1914 and served in the British Army in the First World War. In 1919, he emigrated to Canada and farmed in the Pine Lake district of Alberta. He moved to Red Deer, Alberta in 1925 and farmed there until he sold his land to the Red Deer College in 1970. A remittance man from a wealthy English family, he was a frequent philanthropist in Red Deer until his death. He remained a bachelor and had no children. Edgar Banting, ca. 1860-1950, was a wealthy solicitor and insurance underwriter, the younger son of William Banting, fl. 1850, an antique furniture dealer in London, England. He married Eveline in 1897. They had 2 children: Laurence Banting, 1898-1975, and Gladys Baker, 1903-1971. Edgar was interested in ornithology and was a long term member of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

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The papers of William Banting and Edgar Banting were inherited by Laurence Banting in 1950

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Fonds consists of the diaries (1932-1973), correspondence (1947, 1950), financial records (1928-1961), and photographs (1911-1970) of Edgar Banting and his son Laurence Banting, as well as a manuscript antique furniture catalogue and valuation book of William Banting (1850) and a share certificate for Theatre Royal Drury Lane Company (1812);The fonds consists of the following series:;I. Edgar Banting papers;II. Laurence Banting papers;III. William Banting papers

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Gift of the Estate of Lawrence Banting, 1975-1977;Transfer (75.245.142) from Red Deer and District Museum Society, 2001


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Record No. MG 64;Mss 245;P 269<br><br>

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