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Fonds F2688 - Gardiner, Price family fonds

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ACU GBA F2688

Title

Gardiner, Price family fonds

Date(s)

  • [ca. 1870s-1970s] (Creation)

Level of description

Fonds

Extent and medium

1.8 m of textual records and photographs

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Name of creator

Biographical history

Harold Warnica Price, 1896-1975, served with the (British) Royal Flying Corps in Mesopotamia (Iraq) and Persia (Iran) during the First World War. Afterwards he obtained his medical degree in 1924 from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, USA before moving to Calgary, Alberta in 1929 to join the physicians at the Calgary Associate Clinic. Doctor Price became a well-known pediatrician, retiring in 1961. In 1930, he married Irene Elizabeth Gardiner,1898-1969, who had come to Calgary in 1911 with her parents Edward Parker Gardiner, 1862-1939, and Mary Jane Meters Gardiner, 1868-1970. Irene was a pianist and taught piano before working as a journalist and women’s editor of The Albertan and The Calgary Herald newspapers during the 1920s prior to her marriage to Harold Warnica Price. She was president of the Calgary Branch of the Canadian Women's Press Club from 1928 to 1929. One of their daughters, Mary Elizabeth, also taught music and worked as a journalist for both newspapers prior to her marriage to Peter Burns in 1960. Their other daughters were Irene Elizabeth, Rosemary Ann, and Nancy Jennifer (Fraser), 1937-2018.

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Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Gifts of Harold W. Price, 1969-1978, and Mrs. Mary Elizabeth (Price) Burns, 2003-2004.

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Scope and content

The fonds consists of five series of correspondence, clippings, photographs and other memorabilia relating to the family, careers, personal lives and interests of Harold Warnica Price; Edward Parker Gardiner and Mary Jane Meters Gardiner and family; Irene Elizabeth Gardiner; Harold and Irene Price and their family; and Mary Elizabeth Price (Burns).

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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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Finding aids

Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material. https://glenbow.ucalgary.ca/finding-aid/gardiner-price-family-fonds/

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Existence and location of originals

The original diary of Harold Warnica Price written while serving in Mesopotamia and Persia during the First World War is held by his daughter.

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Portions of Harold Warnica Price’s diary from the First World War have been published in A Rattle of Pebbles : The First World War Diaries of Two Canadian Airmen / edited and introduced by Brereton Greenhous. – Ottawa : Department of National Defence, 1987. The complete unedited text of the diary is available at the Directorate of History, National Defence Headquarters, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0K2.

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

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