Fonds F0152 - Edward Barnett fonds

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Edward Barnett fonds


  • 1881-1981 (Creation)

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6 cm of textual records. -- 9 photographs

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Biographical history

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.


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Gifts of Ralph and Don Barnett, 1960-1982.

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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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No restrictions on access.

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The material is in English.

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No finding aid, but the photos have been digitized.

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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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Thursday, January 03, 2019




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