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Fonds F1587 - C.C. Ross fonds

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C.C. Ross fonds


  • 1905-1980 (Creation)

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138 lantern slides. -- 1 microfilm reel. -- 1 photograph

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Charles Cathmer Ross, 1884-1938, was born in Ottawa, Ontario. He attended Lisgar Collegiate there prior to entering McGill University. He was very active in sports at university. He graduated with a BSc and worked for the International Boundary Survey and Hydrographic Survey. He was in private practice as a contractor from 1911 to 1913. In 1916 he came to Calgary, Alberta as senior mining inspector and later as supervisory engineer for the Department of the Interior. In 1931 he left the government to engage in the oil business as a consultant. In 1935 he was appointed Minister of Lands and Mines in the Social Credit Government, a position he held until 1937. He was an active member of the Engineering Institute of Canada. He and his wife had two sons, John and William.


Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The lantern slides were a gift of R.D. Wickenden, 1964.

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Scope and content

The fonds consists of C.C. Ross' lantern slides of the oil industry in Alberta; and a microfilm of a scrapbook regarding Charles' sports and political activities, and John's sports activities.

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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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Existence and location of originals

The original scrapbook is held by Jack Ross.

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Link added to Archives Photographs on May 17, 2018.



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Thursday, May 17, 2018




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