CA ACU GBA F0152
- 1881-1981 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
6 cm of textual records. -- 9 photographs
Name of creator
Edward Barnett, 1858-1939, was born in Almonte, Ontario. In 1877 he travelled to Fort Walsh, Saskatchewan and served a three year term with the North-West Mounted Police (NWMP) before moving to Lacombe, Alberta to homestead. Between 1881 and 1891 he operated a hotel. He later took up ranching at Stettler, near Buffalo Lake. In 1894 he married Elvie Margaret Green, a school teacher, and they had six children, William, Ralph Arnold, 1902-?, Agnes (Clark), Viola, 1900-1900, Cecil Victor, 1898-?, and Pearl (Griffin). For further information see Doug Barnett "Ed Barnett : From Mountie to Rancher ", Alberta History, volume 55, number 3, summer 2007, p. 13-19.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gifts of Ralph and Don Barnett, 1960-1982.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
The fonds consists of NWMP discharge certificate, family photographs, and articles and manuscripts written by him and his family regarding his career with the NWMP and his experiences in the west.
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Conditions governing access
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, but the photos have been digitized.
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Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title based on contents of records.
NA 318 is a copy of PB 78.
Link added to Archives Photographs on November 7, 2017.
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Thursday, January 03, 2019