Fonds F1184 - Edward Lucas family fonds

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Edward Lucas family fonds


  • [ca. 1880s-1959] (Creation)

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Extent and medium

9 cm of textual records. -- 46 photographs

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Edward Alexander Lucas, 1884-1961, was born in Alvinston, Ontario and came to Calgary, Alberta in 1886 with his father and mother, Alexander Lucas, 1852-1942, and Jane Frances Lucas, 1857-1920. Alexander served as mayor of Calgary from 1892 to 1894. The family left Calgary in 1895 and eventually settled in Vancouver where Edward worked as a lawyer. Edward and his wife Marion had five children, Michael Lucas, Frances Marion (Mussallem), Rose Marie (Perry), April Jane (Cutler), and Ursula Alice (McCance).


Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Gift of Frances Mussallem, 1962, Linda Boak, 2003, and Lawrence Traynor, 2015.

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Scope and content

The fonds consists of manuscripts of Edward's memoirs of growing up in Calgary and his legal career in Vancouver, his poetry and newspaper clippings; memoirs of Alexander (ca. 1924); and photographs of early Calgary, ranching and the Lucas family in Vancouver.

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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 some of the photos have been digitized.

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Existence and location of copies

Most of the Edward Lucas' memoirs were published in the Calgary Herald, March 14, 1959-April 11, 1959.

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Link added to Archives Photographs on February 12, 2016.

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Thursday, September 20, 2018




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