Archives and Special Collections
Collection C0225 - James Wallace's Bowness collection
ACU GBA C0225
James Wallace's Bowness collection
- 1882-1940 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
6 cm of textual records
Name of creator
James Nevin Wallace, 1870-1941, undertook research on the history of Bowness, Alberta, a town on the Bow River which became part of the City of Calgary in 1963. He compiled this material in the 1920s and 1930s.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gift of B.J. Wallace, 1960.
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Scope and content
The collection consists of 1882 order-in-council giving details of ranching leases in the area; Bowness electors' lists (1934, 1935); Wallace's correspondence regarding early ranchers, including Thomas Stone, John Lister Kaye, T.H.B. Cochrane, William Beresford, and others; plans of the Calgary Hydraulic Company's ditch (1894); and extensive newspaper clippings about Bowness (1920-1940).
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Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
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Language and script notes
The material is in English.
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No finding aid.
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Wednesday, November 05, 2014