CA ACU GBA F1076
- 1883-1925 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
60 photographs. -- 1 cm of textual records
Name of creator
Isaac Kendall Kerr, 1839-1929, was born near Ottawa, and at an early age went into the logging business in Wisconsin, USA and later in Virginia, Minnesota, USA. In 1883 he investigated the logging opportunities west of Calgary, Alberta and on his return to Eau Claire, Wisconsin, the Eau Claire and Bow River Lumber Company was established with Kerr as president. Peter Prince moved to Calgary as manager. Kerr was also interested in the Calgary Water Power company, Louis Petrie Co. Ltd., Calgary Motors Ltd., Calgary Iron Works Ltd. and the Calgary Milling Co. He moved to Calgary permanently in 1910. He married Clara Emma Seaman, 1852-1944, and they had two children, Isaac Kendall, Jr., 1883-1950, and Henry Halleck, 1887-1918.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gifts of Mrs. I.K. Kerr II, Jane Schofield and Jean Murray, 1967-1971.
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Scope and content
The fonds consists of photographs of early Calgary, 1912 Stampede, Eau Claire Lumber Co. operations in Calgary and the mountains, and Eau Claire staff; and Isaac's diary of trip to select timber limits (1883).
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No restrictions on access.
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Language and script notes
The material is in English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
No finding aid, but some of the photos have been digitized.
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Title based on contents of records.
Link added to Archives Photographs on February 6, 2018.
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Tuesday, February 06, 2018