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Consists of a letter rejecting Herbert Hunt's essay "Empire Settlement Canada" for publication in The Morning Post.

Consists of a photograph of Jessica Hunt with a dog and chickens at Hedgerows.

Consists of a newspaper clipping kept by Herbert Hunt that details the joyous return of former 3,000 Family Scheme participants to England.

Consists of a Greyhound map of the United States upon which the start of Herbert and Jessica Hunt's return to England, travelling form Spruce Lake, Saskatchewan to Montreal, Quebec to board the S.S. Manchester, is both delineated and traced.

Consists of an essay written by Herbert Hunt after his return to England in which he reflects on his experiences farming in Saskatchewan. In a marked contrast to his earlier published work, Hunt criticizes the 3,000 Family Settlement scheme.

Consists of a page from the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix in which the top five entries to the 3,000 Family essay contest were printed. Herbert Hunt's account of perseverance in the face of difficult labour, isolation, and a harsh climate earned him fourth…

Consists of instructions for participants in the 3,000 Family Settlement Scheme by the Department of Immigration and Colonization, as they prepare for relocation to Canada.

Consists of a statement of Herbert Hunt's Account with the Soldier Settlement Board of Canada in 1928, detailing the extent of loans provided by the Canadian government for British settlers.

Consists of a wheat contract between Herbert Hunt and the Saskatchewan Wheat Producers Limited. The agreement stipulates the responsibilities of growing wheat in Saskatchewan, the crop which was Hunt's primary output.

Consists of a letter from the Secretary of the British Oversea Settlement Department to Herbert Hunt describing support available to British settlers in Canada, encouraging Hunt to enlist friends and family members in Canadian emigration.

Consists of Herbert and Jessica Hunt's certificate of approval for participation in the 3,000 Family Scheme, containing further directions and conditions.

Consists of a diary titled "Diary 1936, April 1935" kept by Herbert Hunt. The diary chronicles Herbert and Jessica Hunt's departure from Saskatchewan, including a record of the sale of their farm assets and an account of their journey home in…