CA ACU GBA F1045
- 1886-1924 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
1.55 m of textual records
Name of creator
John Pascoe Jermy Jephson, 1855?-1923, moved to Calgary, Alberta from Manitoba in 1886 and was admitted to the Bar of the North-West Territories the same year. He had received a BA from Cambridge University. He practiced law on his own in Calgary until 1892 when he formed a partnership with James Muir. The firm later became Muir, Jephson and Adams and was dissolved in 1919. One of Jephson's clients was the Canadian Land and Ranche Company. J.P.J. was a charter member of the Ranchmen's Club, serving as its first secretary, and its president from 1902-1906. He married Christian Helen Drever, 1854-1949, of Winnipeg in 1884 and they had five children, William Jermy, ca. 1885-1918, Audrey, ca. 1890-, John Mouteney "Jack", Maurice C.M., ?-1921, and Helen Jean, ?-1952.
These records were salvaged from the Hollinsworth Building, owned by Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, before the Bankers Hall renovations were begun. Jephson's law firm likely had offices in the building.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gift of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, 1983.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
The fonds consists of legal files about the Canadian Land and Ranche Company (1912, 1918-1923), legal files about a wide variety of clients (1903-1924), letterbooks (1922-1923), cashbook (1886-1892), and mortgage ledgers (1888-1915).
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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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There is a microfilm of at least part of this material.