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Antoft family fonds (Accession No. 1900.182-ANT and 2003.047-ANT)

Antoft familyThe Antoft family, consisting of Otto Hugo, his wife Asta Sigrid (née Rump), and their three sons, Otto Hjalmar, Finn, and Kell, emigrated from Denmark to Canada in 1930. They first lived in Winnipeg, MB where Hugo worked for the Colonization Department of the Canadian Pacific Railway, but by 1933 they had moved to Lakeville, Kings County, NS where the family established a poultry farm and pork curing business. When Hugo died in 1954, Asta wound up the business and in order to support herself, started a nursery that eventually became widely-known and well-respected as Mrs. Antoft's Gardens.

Records for Hugo, Asta, Otto, Finn, and Kell, as well as one for the records of the Andresen family and another for the Viking Air Service are included in the collection, although many have not been digitized.

Many records in the collection are written in Danish.

Original records are held at and available through the Esther Clark Wright Archives.

See also records of Kell Antoft in the Dalhousie University Archives and Special Collections.



FINDING AID: 1824-1985 (predom 1920-1985)

FINDNG AID: [19--]-1994

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For more information about this collection, please contact:

Wendy Robicheau
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Vaughan Memorial Library
Office 218, Level B1
Tel: 902-585-1731
Email: wendy.robicheau@acadiau.ca

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