- [ca. 1910-1915] (Creation)
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0.5 cm of textual records. -- 10 photographs and caricatures
Name of creator
John H. Routledge, 1888-1978, was born in Stanwix, Cumberland, England and emigrated to Calgary, Alberta via Buffalo, New York in 1909. In 1913 he married Gertrude Emma Craft, 1891-1988, of London, England, who had emigrated from the United Kingdom to Calgary around 1910. John worked as a Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) freight agent for many years. Gertrude worked at Pryce-Jones Department Store and Rochon Chocolates in Calgary before she and John moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gift of John Olson, 2015.
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Scope and content
The fonds consists of transcript of interview with Gertrude Routledge by her grandson John Olson, in which she describes working at Pryce-Jones Department Store (incomplete with some pages missing); photographs of the family and their home; and tiny caricatures drawn by John Routledge, including one of a railway conductor.
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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 the photos, caricatures and interview have been digitized.
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Wednesday, March 14, 2018