Fonds F0360 - Calgary Horticultural Society fonds

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ACU GBA F0360

Title

Calgary Horticultural Society fonds

Date(s)

  • 1907-1995 (Creation)

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Fonds

Extent and medium

63 cm of textual records. -- 131 photographs

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Administrative history

The Calgary Horticultural Society was formed in 1907, with Mr. W.H. White as the first president. The objectives of the society are to encourage horticulture, arboriculture, agriculture and the study of botany, and to help beautify the City of Calgary. These aims have been achieved through articles written by members, guest speakers, garden clinics, and an annual show held the third week in August. In 1959, CHS established an arboretum in River Park. The society has hosted the Provincial Horticultural Show on several occasions. In 1973 the A.E. Cross house was presented to CHS for their use by Mary Dover. The society continued to use the house until the late 1980s. For further information see Leisbeth Leatherbarrow's article in Alberta History. -- vol. 46, no.3 (Summer 1998), p. 20-24.

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Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Gifts of Calgary Horticultural Society, Gwen Wick, Mrs. D.A. Withers, and Judith Rempel, 1974-2009.

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Scope and content

The fonds consists of constitution and bylaws, minutes, financial records, correspondence, scrapbooks, newsclippings and programs.

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Accruals

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No restrictions on access.

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The material is in English.

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Related units of description

Some official CHS correspondence is in the Percival J. Timms fonds at Glenbow.

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Note

Title based on contents of records.

Note

M 1305 is only partially CHS records. M 1034 and the CHS part of M 1305 should be amalgamated with M 7868.

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

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