- 1893-1978 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
1 cm of textual records. -- 3 photographs
Name of creator
Evelyn Desiree Craddock, 1890-[after 1980], was born in Ontario. At the age of one and a half she moved to Fort Macleod, Alberta with her widowed mother, Cara Pennifeather Craddock, to live with her mother's uncle, Alexander McDonald, who was with the North-West Mounted Police. Her mother soon married H.J.A. Davidson, also a member of the NWMP, and the family was stationed at Lee Creek near Cardston, Stand Off, and Pincher Creek in Alberta and at Maple Creek, Saskatchewan. When Evelyn was 22 she moved to Winnipeg and worked for four years at Dr. Galloway's clinic. She then married W.V.G. Neish.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gift of Evelyn D. Neish, 1980.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
The fonds consists of reminiscences (transcribed in 1977-1978) of her life before she married, including comments on Lord and Lady Aberdeen, Sam Steele, Charcoal and Kootenai Brown; and photographs of her mother (1902), Sam Steele (1908) and a group in a carriage at the Fort Macleod NWMP barracks (1893).
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Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
The material is in English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
No finding aid.
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Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title based on contents of records.