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Consists of a page from Maclean's Magazine from 1937 with an editorial about the impact that prolonged drought had on farmers in western Canada.

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 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 hand-drawn map depicting ploughing and seeding activities at Hedgerows farm, created by Herbert Hunt on the interior of an envelope.

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…

Consists of a diary titled "The Handy Farm Account Book: January 1931," kept by Herbert Hunt during that year. The diary contains a record of Hunt's assets and his observations of daily life on the farm.

Consists of diary entries by Herbert Hunt during his second year of farming, recorded on repurposed paper.

Carlos, Odilia and three of their daughters work the field of their family farm in Orangeville, Ontario.

Item consists of a photographic slide with annotations including: "Sperling," "SE29-6-2W to N," "3-72," "Aug 27/65."