Fonds F2709 - John Hextall fonds

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John Hextall fonds


  • 1900-1934 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

6 photographs. -- 20 cm of textual records

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Name of creator

Biographical history

John Hextall, 1861-1914, was born in England and practiced law there. For health reasons he came to Calgary, Alberta about 1907 or 1908 and established Bowness Estates Ltd., to develop a subdivision on the far northwest outskirts of the city. He and his wife, Alice Delphine, 1861-1951, had three children, Leonard John, 1890-1916, Alice Violet (Watt), 1885-1981, and Maud Eleanor (Shaw), 1889-1979.


Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Gift of Alice Violet Watt, 1972, and Dr. John Gilpin, 2005.

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Scope and content

The fonds consists of photographs of the Hextall family and Bowness (1900-1912), and copies of incorporation and other documents related to the Bowness Estates (1912-1934).

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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, but the photos have been digitized.

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Existence and location of originals

The original documents are in the National Archives of the United Kingdom.

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Monday, April 25, 2016




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