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Fonds F0220 - Boalch family fonds

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Boalch family fonds


  • 1911-1965 (Creation)

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38 photographs. -- 1 cm of textual records

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Biographical history

Ernest Herman Boalch worked as a paymaster for the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan and Calgary, Alberta from 1911 to 1951. He married Clare F. Crawford. Their daughter Anne married C.W. "Bill" Bryant, a photographer.

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Gifts of Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Bryant, 1972-1986.

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Scope and content

The fonds consists of CPR passes and cemetery documents belonging to Ernest and Clare. Includes photographs of oil industry, Bow Falls, Great West Saddlery Company buildings and staff, and of Boalch family and friends.

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No restrictions on access.

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The material is in English.

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

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Title based on contents of records.


NA-4942 (1-3; 6-10) are copies of PA 2848. All M numbers should be amalgamated.


Link added to Archives Photographs on July 24, 2015.

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Thursday, May 03, 2018




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