CA ACU GBA F1916
- Microfilmed 1964 (originally created 1886-1910) (Creation)
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1 microfilm reel
Name of creator
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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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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Tuesday, January 22, 2019