CA ACU GBA F0875
- 1912-[ca. 1920s] (Creation)
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Extent and medium
0.5 cm of textual records. -- 29 photographs
Name of creator
James Hamar of England, a carpenter by trade, came to Canada in 1906. He travelled from Quebec to Alberta and worked at a variety of jobs over the next seven years. He was a lay preacher at the Methodist Mission at Gleichen, then lived in Nelson, British Columbia for a year, before returning to Alberta. He worked in Fort Macleod, Laggan (Lake Louise), and Calgary. He was active in the Baptist church in Calgary. In 1912 he returned to England. He subsequently married and had two daughters, Mrs. K.M. Bibby and Miss M. Hamar.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gift of Mrs. K.M. Bibby and Miss M. Hamar, 1982.
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Scope and content
The fonds consists of his manuscript, "My impressions of Canada during a stay in that country of almost seven years" (1920s?); photographs and postcards of Calgary, Banff, Gleichen, Blairmore, Bassano, and Fort Macleod; and a 1912 panoramic view of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local 1779, Calgary, Labour Day.
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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 postcards have been digitized.
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Title based on contents of records.
Link added to Archives Photographs on April 24, 2018.
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Tuesday, April 24, 2018