Fonds F1299 - Leishman McNeill fonds

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Leishman McNeill fonds


  • Copied 1965 (originally created 1884-1935) (Creation)

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84 photographs

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Leishman McNeill, 1896-1964, was born and educated in Calgary. He worked as an estate administrator and was also very active with the Golden Age Club. He was secretary of the Southern Alberta Pioneers' and Old Timers' Association for 25 years, and was active in political affairs as a returning officer and manager of the United Citizens' Association. He and his wife, Mildred Emma, ?-1988, had three children, Donald Leishman, 1922-2005, Marion (Magee), 1922- and Jack.

He was the author of a series of articles in the Calgary Herald which were later compiled as Tales of the Old Town : Calgary, 1875-1950 / Leishman McNeill. - Calgary : Calgary Herald, 1951.


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Gifts of Mildred McNeill, 1965.

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The fonds consists of photographs of early Calgary, ranches, and members of the Southern Alberta Pioneers' and Old Timers' Association.

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The material is in English.

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Friday, March 04, 2016




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