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Fonds F0593 - A. Noel and Lorna Cox fonds

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A. Noel and Lorna Cox fonds


  • 1902-1915 (Creation)

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21 cm of textual records. -- 311 photographs. -- 12 postcards

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Biographical history

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.

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Archival history

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.

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Arnold, 1962-1974.

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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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The material is in English.

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No finding aid, but some of the photos have been digitized.

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Link added to Archives Photographs on September 18, 2017.

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Thursday, December 07, 2017




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