Fonds F0034 - Earl Payson Gartley Fonds

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Earl Payson Gartley Fonds


  • 1923-1946, 1990 (Creation)

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3 cm of textual records
35 photographs
1 black and white negative
1 blank postcard

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Biographical history

Flight Sergeant Earl Payson Gartley was born on March 24, 1906 in Jacksonville, N.B. He obtained his license to teach in New Brunswick in 1924 and later taught in Alberta until he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in July 1940. F/S Payson was originally stationed at Lethbridge, Alberta and later at RCAF Station Tofino (B.C.). On November 14, 1944, he was a crew member of a Canso flying boat that went missing on a routine patrol. After an extensive search, he was presumed dead. In the summer of 1946, wreckage from this aircraft was discovered at Ketchikan, Alaska. He was survived by his widow Carolyne, nee Bowman, and their two children.

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Donated by Vera G. Gartley, July, 2003.
Accession MRA2003.053/MRA2003.008

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Scope and content

Fonds consists of material gathered and/or created by Earl Payson Gartley or his family during the course of Gartley's career, first as a teacher and later as a member of No. 4 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force during WWII. The fonds is divided into four series:

  1. Correspondence
  2. Photographs
  3. Certificates
  4. Clippings and Ephemera

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No further accruals are expected.

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No restrictions on access.

Conditions governing reproduction

Archival materials do not circulate and must be consulted in the TMM Library and Archives Reading Room. Duplication of materials in the collection may be subject to copyright and other restrictions. Please contact TMM Library and Archives staff for guidance on reproduction.

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  • English

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Fonds processed in 2009 by TMM Library and Archives staff. Reprocessed by Jason Nisenson, August 2015.




Archivist's note

This AtoM record was created by Jason Nisenson, August 2015.

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