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Fonds F1519 - James Thom Rae fonds

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James Thom Rae fonds


  • 1905-1975, predominant 1905-1920 (Creation)

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3 cm of textual records. -- 26 photographs

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Biographical history

James Thom Rae, 1884-1965, was born in Scotland and came to Calgary, Alberta in 1910. In 1917 he married Betty Beedie, 1886-1975, and they had one daughter, Jean. From 1910 to 1946 James worked for the Calgary City Police, rising to inspector before he retired. From 1920 to 1939 he served in the detective department. During the First World War he fought overseas with the First Canadian Pioneer Battalion.


Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Gift of Kay Rosettis, 1975-1978.

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Scope and content

The fonds consists of Calgary City Police criminal descriptions (1920); military certificates and First World War embroidered postcards; photographs of family and police activities; and miscellaneous memberships, newsclippings and certificates.

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No restrictions on access.

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The material is in English.

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No finding aid, but some of the photos have been digitized.

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Title based on contents of records.


The M's should be amalgamated.


NA 2913 are copies.


Link added to Archives Photographs on March 22, 2018.

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Thursday, March 22, 2018




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