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Fonds F2965 - A. E. Bate family fonds
ACU GBA F2965
A. E. Bate family fonds
- [ca. 1900-1959] (Creation)
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Name of creator
Arthur E. Bate, 1872-1940, was born in Detroit, Michigan, USA and raised in Ontario. He came west in 1892 and worked near Fort Steele, British Columbia, and then on southern Alberta cattle ranches. In 1898 he married Laura E. Waters, ?-1942, and after several moves they settled on Frenchman River in southwestern Saskatchewan near Shaunavon. The Bates had seven children, Joe, Jim, Abram, Bill, Bessie (White), John, and Tom. Abram and John took over the ranch from their father in 1937. The Bates were Mormons.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Copied from Ester Klaiman, 1987.
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Scope and content
The fonds consists of photographs of the Bate family and ranch, and views of Shaunavon, Saskatchewan.
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No restrictions on access.
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The material is in English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
No finding aid, but many of the photos have been digitized.
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Title based on contents of records.
Link added to Archives Photographs on August 12, 2015.
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Friday, March 04, 2016