Fonds F1855 - Anna van Wyk fonds

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Anna van Wyk fonds


  • 1914-1941, predominant 1914-1927 (Creation)

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3 cm of textual records. -- 12 photographs

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Biographical history

Anna van Wyk (born Anna van Everdingen), ?-1935, of Gelderland, Holland came to Alberta in 1914 with her five sons, Symen "Sim", 1898-1952, Hessel "Hes", 1900-?, Catorinus "To", 1904-?, Anton "Tony", 1902-1968, and Marius "Punch", 1907-?. She joined her husband, Albert van Wyk, who had come to the Didsbury area the previous year and established a dairy farm. Albert died of influenza in 1918, and Anna later married Mr. Larratt of Sundre. The Larrats subsequently moved to Priddis.

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Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The photos were gifts of Mrs. van Wyk Rambonnet and Helen van Wyk, 1978-1984.

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Scope and content

The fonds consists of photocopies of letters written to family in Holland (1914-1927) about pioneer life in Alberta. Includes van Wyk family photographs.

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      The letters are in Dutch, but are accompanied by English summaries of contents.

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      The original letters are held by Mrs. van Wyk Rambonnet, Soest, Netherlands.

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      NA 3614 are copies of PA 1939.


      The letters were obtained in 1978 via Dr. Herman Ganzevoort of the University of Calgary History Department. Marie deJong, Glenbow volunteer, provided the English summaries in 2007.

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      Thursday, March 29, 2018




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