Fonds F3211 - Gertrude and John Routledge fonds

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Gertrude and John Routledge fonds


  • [ca. 1910-1915] (Creation)

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0.5 cm of textual records. -- 10 photographs and caricatures

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Biographical history

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.


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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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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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Wednesday, March 14, 2018




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