Fonds F1337 - John George Monilaws fonds

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John George Monilaws fonds


  • 1891-1974, predominant 1899-1934 (Creation)

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179 photographs. -- 1 cm of textual records

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Name of creator

Biographical history

John George Monilaws, 1868-1945, was born in Kincardine, Bruce County, Ontario, was in Calgary, Alberta briefly in 1886 and returned in 1891 to join the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR). He became an engineer in 1899 and until his retirement in 1934 was employed on the Calgary-Field division. He married Belle Tisdale and they had two children, J. Ronald and Helen.


Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Gift of Mrs. Smith, 1966-1974.

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Scope and content

The fonds consists of photographs of CPR train operations between Calgary and Field, British Columbia; and newsclippings and biographical information (1974) about John. Also includes Cyril Littlebury photos of Alberta and on the west coast near Vancouver.

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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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Link added to Archives Photographs on October 30, 2018.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018




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