- 1891-1974, predominant 1899-1934 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
179 photographs. -- 1 cm of textual records
Name of creator
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.
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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Conditions governing access
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 photos have been digitized.
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Title based on contents of records.
Link added to Archives Photographs on October 30, 2018.
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Tuesday, October 30, 2018