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Fonds F0302 - Bryan family fonds

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Bryan family fonds


  • 1880-1924 (Creation)

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56 photographs. -- 3 items

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Biographical history

Willoughby Charles Bryan, 1865-1947, was a member of the North-West Mounted Police (NWMP) from 1888 to 1908, and the Commissioner of the Alberta Provincial Police (APP). His son, Willoughby "Bill" Charles, Jr., 1892-1973, was born in Fort Macleod, Alberta and fought as a captain in First World War with the 191st Battalion and the 31st Battalion, CEF. In 1920 Bill settled in Banff and worked as a pharmacist for over 40 years. He and his wife, Jennie, had at least four children, Loretta (Milsted), Dorothy (MacDonald), Willoughby Charles, 1914-2008, and Charles. A Bryan relative, Sergeant G.N. Bryan, fought in the Second World War with the Royal Canadian Air Force. For further information see Ronald J. Jack's article, "The Colonel : An Inquiry into the Life of Willoughby Charles Bryan, 1865-1947, Part One : Red Serge Days" in Canadian Military Biography, vol.1, no.2 (Autumn, 1989), p. 3-15.


Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Gifts of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Bryan, 1960.

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Scope and content

The fonds consists of photographs of Willoughby (Sr.) and NWMP personalities, Sergeant G.N. Bryan and First World War army groups and events, Bill and Second World War army groups and events, and natives. Includes Willoughby's (Sr.) NWMP discharge certificate.

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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 some of the photos have been digitized.

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Other Willoughby Charles Bryan papers photographs are held by the Provincial Archives of Alberta.

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NA 1177 are copies of PA 264 and NA 4020 are copies of PA 2057.


Link added to Archives Photographs on September 13, 2017.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018




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