Fonds F1645 - George William Scott fonds

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George William Scott fonds


  • 1900-1940 (Creation)

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37.5 cm of textual records. -- 123 photographs

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George William Scott, 1874-1964, was born near Petrolia, Ontario and came west in 1902, settling in Innisfail, Alberta. He operated the Innisfail Creamery from ca. 1902 to 1906, and entered the dairy branch of the provincial government in 1907, remaining with them until he retired in 1939. The Scotts settled in Edmonton in 1928 where he was active in the Edmonton Horticultural Society, Strathcona Lodge and Strathcona Presbyterian Church. He and his wife, Helen, had seven children, Robert, George, Mitchell, Laura, Violet, Mrs. Bentum and Mrs. Young.

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Gift of Helen Scott, 1957-1965.

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The fonds consists of diaries (1900-1940), newsclippings and some correspondence; and photographs of Scott, delegates to creameries meeting, cheese factories and creameries (1902-1924).

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      The material is in English.

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      Photographic inventory available.

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      Title based on contents of records.


      The inventory is for NC-4. Some of the negatives are nitrate.


      NA-881 and NA-2196 are copies of PA-77.

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      Thursday, May 31, 2018




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