Fonds F2978 - Eustace family fonds

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Eustace family fonds


  • [ca. 1885-1979] (Creation)

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5 cm of textual records. -- ca. 100 photographs

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Charles F.S. Eustace, 1870-1931, was born in England. He moved to Calgary, Alberta before the First World War and later worked for the Alberta Provincial Police and the Calgary Club. During the war he was in the Royal Flying Corps. He was also active as an investor in the Alberta oil fields. About 1910 Charles married Emily W?, 1871-1952, who had immigrated from England about 1910. Emily was trained as a teacher and taught at the Davisburg school and in other school districts before her marriage. They had three children, Cecil, Stanley G.F., ca. 1900-1985, and May (Lancaster). Stanley worked for the Hudson's Bay Company in Calgary as an accountant from 1928 to 1968. Stanley was also a member of the Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis (AMORC, the Rosicrucian Order) He married Rosalie Will, ca. 1905-1990. Cecil Eustace also worked for several Calgary firms as an accountant.


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Gift of Shirley Hardy, 2009.

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The fonds consists of oil investment records of Charles (ca. 1914-1950s); teaching certificates and correspondence of Emily (ca. 1885-1914); photograph albums of Stanley showing his home and activities, as well as of Hudson's Bay company staff parties (1950s-1960s); and photographs of several Rosicrucian conventions (1940s).

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The material is in English.

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