Fonds F1607 - Fred L. Russell fonds

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Fred L. Russell fonds


  • Copied 1962-1969 (originally created 1885-1897) (Creation)

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63 photographs. -- 0.5 cm of textual records

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Fred Louis Russell was a newspaper reporter and photographer for the New York Sun and covered the 1885 Riel Rebellion (North West Rebellion) for that paper. He married Carrie Edith Hughes in 1885 and they lived in Lethbridge, Alberta from about 1887 to 1897. They had at least on child, Edna Winnifred, 1887-?.


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The fonds consists of photographs of the Russell family, early Royal North-West Mounted Police (RNWMP) and native people, and early Lethbridge; and letter to his mother-in-law (1897).

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The material is in English.

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The original photos are held by Kalamazoo Public Museum, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018




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