Archives and Special Collections
Fonds F0180 - Belcourt family fonds
ACU GBA F0180
Belcourt family fonds
- 1878-1931, predominant 1901-1917 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
12.5 cm of textual records. -- 30 photographs
Name of creator
The Belcourt family were early residents of the important Metis settlement at St. Albert, Alberta. Louisa Belcourt, whose parents were John Rowland and Sophy Chastellaine, married George Fraser ca. 1904 and they had four children. She was married a second time to John Belcourt ca. 1908 and they had six children. In the 1980s, Walter and Albert Belcourt, sons of Louisa and John, were still living on the original river lot of their grandparents.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gift of Walter Belcourt, 1982-1988.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
The fonds consists of miscellaneous family records including correspondence (1900-1930), photographs, baptism certificate (1878), St. Albert assessment notice (1931), postcards, newsclippings, and Catholic religious material. Includes a handwritten recipe for dandelion wine, hand-cut paper stencils for beadwork, and a prayer book in Cree syllabics published by the Oblates in Edmonton (1929).
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Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
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Script of material
Language and script notes
The material is in English and Cree syllabics.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
No finding aid, but one of the photos has been digitized.
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Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title based on contents of records.
NA 4404-1 is a copy negative of PB 753.
M 6623 needs to be appraised.
Published material should be transferred to library.
Some photographs are in M 6623 file 3.
Link added to Archives Photographs on August 2, 2018.
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Thursday, August 02, 2018