Archives and Special Collections
Fonds F0593 - A. Noel and Lorna Cox fonds
ACU GBA F0593
A. Noel and Lorna Cox fonds
- 1902-1915 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
21 cm of textual records. -- 311 photographs. -- 12 postcards
Name of creator
A. Noel Cox, ?-1964, was born in France and raised in Algeria. He was educated in England. In 1908 he came to Alberta, where he ran the Foothills Ranche near Lundbreck. The ranch had been established before 1902 by John R. Cox. In 1915 he married Lorna Mary Heaton, 1896-1973, who was born and raised on the Park Ranch in the Maycroft district near Pincher Creek. During First World War Noel served with the 13th Canadian Mounted Rifles and trained at Medicine Hat and Sarcee Army Camp. He served as councillor and reeve of the MD of Pincher Creek for many years. In 1958 the Coxes sold the ranch to Edward D. Arnold and retired to Victoria.
Name of creator
The records were left at the Foothills Ranche when the Coxes retired, and were donated to the Glenbow in 1962 by the subsequent owners, Mr. and Mrs. Edward D. Arnold. One ledger came from the Arnolds via Heritage Park in 1974.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Arnold, 1962-1974.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
The fonds consists of Noel's diary (1910); Foothills Ranche cashbooks, ledgers and inventories (1902-1914); Lorna's photograph albums of the Park Ranch, family and school (1912-1914); Lorna's postcards (1905-1906); and Noel's photograph albums regarding service in the 13th CMR (1915).
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Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
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Language and script notes
The material is in English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
No finding aid, but some of the photos have been digitized.
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Title based on contents of records.
Link added to Archives Photographs on September 18, 2017.
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Thursday, December 07, 2017