- Copied 1962-1969 (originally created 1885-1897) (Creation)
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63 photographs. -- 0.5 cm of textual records
Name of creator
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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Scope and content
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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No restrictions on access.
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Language and script notes
The material is in English.
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No finding aid, but many of the photos have been digitized.
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Existence and location of originals
The original photos are held by Kalamazoo Public Museum, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
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Link added to Archives Photographs on July 24, 2015.
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Tuesday, February 20, 2018