Fonds F1916 - Donald Whitford fonds

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CA ACU GBA F1916

Title

Donald Whitford fonds

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  • Microfilmed 1964 (originally created 1886-1910) (Creation)

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Extent and medium

1 microfilm reel

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Donald Whitford, ca. 1840-1927, was born in Red River Settlement, Manitoba and moved with his family to the Edmonton area of Alberta in the 1850s. He married Peggy Cayen, 1853-?, in 1870 and they had twelve children. He spoke five languages and worked with the Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) as an interpreter. He also freighted furs between Edmonton and Winnipeg. At the time of the 1885 Riel Rebellion (North West Rebellion) he was living west of Hobbema at a logging camp.

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Scope and content

The fonds consists of diaries (1886, 1889-1890, 1901-1910), and memoirs of his life (nd) covering the years 1852-1885, which includes observations about the Rebellion.

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No restrictions on access.

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The material is in English.

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No finding aid.

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Existence and location of originals

The originals are held by Mrs. Walter Zipse.

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Microfilm-Whitford

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

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