Fonds F3183 - David Jones fonds

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David Jones fonds


  • [ca. 1900-2013] (Creation)

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12.5 cm of textual records. -- 39 photographs

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Biographical history

David Laurence Jones retired from Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) as manager of internal communications. A history graduate from Concordia University, he worked for fourteen years in the railway’s corporate archives, researching and collecting stories and anecdotes about the CPR’s rich heritage. He has contributed many historical writings to company publications and is the author of several books on the history of the railway including The Railway Beat : A Century of Canadian Pacific Police Service / David Laurence Jones. -- Markham, Ont. : Fifth House, 2014. He lives in Calgary, Alberta with his wife and daughter.


Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Gift of David Laurence Jones, 2014-2018.

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The fonds consists of original records, photographs and his research material regarding the history of the Canadian Pacific Railway police; photographs of railway operations in Calgary.

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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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Title based on contents of records.


Link added to Archives Photographs on July 11, 2017.

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Tuesday, October 02, 2018




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