- 1912-1975, predominant 1912-1919 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
266 photographs. -- 4 cm of textual records
Name of creator
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.
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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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 many of the photos have been digitized.
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Title based on contents of records.
Link added to Archives Photographs on July 24, 2015.
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Thursday, March 29, 2018