Archives and Special Collections
Fonds F1519 - James Thom Rae fonds
ACU GBA F1519
James Thom Rae fonds
- 1905-1975, predominant 1905-1920 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
3 cm of textual records. -- 26 photographs
Name of creator
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.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gift of Kay Rosettis, 1975-1978.
Content and structure area
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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Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
Conditions governing reproduction
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Script of material
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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Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
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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Dates of creation revision deletion
Thursday, March 22, 2018