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Fonds F2864 - Ada Ryan fonds
ACU GBA F2864
Ada Ryan fonds
- [ca. 1900-1936] (Creation)
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Extent and medium
2 cm of textual records. -- 11 photographs
Name of creator
Ada Beaton was a Calgary, Alberta writer, whose articles were published in various Canadian newspapers. She later married Albert T. Ryan and moved to British Columbia.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gift of Ada Ryan, 1959-1974.
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Scope and content
The fonds consists of historical articles written by Beaton about these Calgary pioneers and topics: C.J. Duggan, Alfred S. McKay, buffalo bones, George Elliott, Henry La Riviere, Robert Barker, John Herron, Father Leon Joseph Desire Doucet, Charlie Youan, J.H. Turner, John Franklin, Herb Millar, Isaac Ellwood, and Amos Wilkins. Includes a letter written to Ada by a daughter of Howard Pratt, telling of people and places in downtown Calgary. Also includes photographs of early Calgary.
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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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Dates of creation revision deletion
Tuesday, October 31, 2017