Fonds F0649 - Esau Roland Davis fonds

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Esau Roland Davis fonds


  • 1914-1925 (Creation)

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550 photographs

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Esau Roland Davis, 1891-?, was born in Toronto. He was a farmer and ranch hand who lived for a number of years in the Claresholm area of Alberta. He worked for the Charles M. Grobe threshing outfit and on the McComb Ranch on Schaffer (Meadow) Creek. He served in First World War as a private in the 1st Depot Battalion (Alberta Regiment).


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Gift of the Estates Branch, Alberta Attorney General, 1983.

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The fonds consists of photographs of ranches at Bozeman, Montana, threshing views of the Grobe outfit and McComb Ranch near Claresholm, military views in Calgary, the Calgary Stampede and lumbering near Fernie, British Columbia.

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The material is in English.

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Thursday, January 10, 2019




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