ACU GBA F2773
- [1940s]-2006 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
2 pages of textual records. -- 8 photographs
Name of creator
Charles Frederick Steele, 1917-2004, was born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan. He trained as a clock and watchmaker in Regina. During the Second World War he moved to Calgary, Alberta where he served with the No. 11 Equipment Depot, repairing navigation watches for the air force. After the war he went into the jewelry business with George Wallace of George Wallace Jewellers on 8th Avenue SW. When Mr. Wallace retired, Charles bought the business and renamed it Charles F. Steele Jewellers. The business expanded to a second location at 340 - 7th Avenue SW, and shortly after the 8th Avenue store was closed. He later purchased the De Mille - Steele building in which the store was located. He retired in 1974 and moved to the Bottrell area to raise thoroughbred horses. In 1947 he married Patricia M. Savage, ?-1996, and they had three children, Linda, ?-1985, Jan, and Sue (Browning).
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gift of Sue Browning, 2006.
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Scope and content
The fonds consists of a brief biography of Charles Steele (2006) by his daughter Sue Browning, and photocopies of photographs of Steele and the jewelry shop on 7th Avenue. Includes a view of him repairing instrumenation during the war.
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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.
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Existence and location of originals
The original photographs are held by Sue Browning.
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Tuesday, January 22, 2019