Fonds F0221 - Bodington family fonds

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Bodington family fonds


  • 1912-1975, predominant 1912-1919 (Creation)

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266 photographs. -- 4 cm of textual records

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Name of creator

Biographical history

John Victor Bodington, 1887-?, was born in Norfolk, England. His wife Gladys Muriel Griffith, 1886-?, was born in London, England. Both came to Canada to work. In 1912 they met in Vermilion, Alberta and were married in Winnipeg. In 1913 they homesteaded at Wellsdale, Alberta. They had two children, Deryk, 1914-2007, and Joan, ca. 1915-?. Deryk moved to Calgary where he was a freelance writer and photographer.


Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Gift of Deryk Bodington, 1978-2001.

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Scope and content

The fonds consists of Deryk's photographs of the Bodington homestead, Millarville pioneers, Alberta and Blackfoot personalities, Treaty number 7, John Davenall Turner, and Yellowknife, NWT; his articles on Cominco's Con Mine; John and Gladys' passports and land certificate; Gladys' reminiscences; articles re cattle drives and Art Webster.

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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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Other Deryk Bodington photos are held by Library and Archives Canada. Copies of these are also available at the Northwest Territories Archives.

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Link added to Archives Photographs on July 24, 2015.

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Thursday, March 29, 2018




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