Fonds F1321 - Malcolm T. and Helen Millar fonds

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Malcolm T. and Helen Millar fonds


  • 1885-1930 (Creation)

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3 cm of textual records. -- 153 photographs

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Biographical history

Malcolm Tanner Millar, ca. 1861-1937, was born at Inchrye Abbey, Perth, Scotland. He joined the North-West Mounted Police (NWMP) in 1880 and served at Fort Walsh, Saskatchewan and in the 1885 Riel Rebellion (North West Rebellion). In 1887 he started ranching near Priddis, Alberta and the nearby village became known as Millarville. Millar Road in Calgary is also named after Constable Millar. He was a charter member of the Ranchmen's Club. He married Helen Alice Julia Shaw, 1863-1943, in 1893 and they had two daughters, Elsie Dorothy (Douglass), 1894-1990, and Evelyn Mildred (Macmillan), 1902-1998.


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Gifts of Elsie Douglass, Mrs. B.T. Chalmers, J.E.A. Macleod, Mildred Macmillan, and Mr. and Mrs. F. Sinclair-Smith, 1957-1976.

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Scope and content

The fonds consists of brief account of settlement of Millarville and correspondence regarding the rebellion (1885); photocopies of Helen's diaries (1891, 1900, 1904, 1916, 1923); and photographs of the family and ranching.

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The material is in English.

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The original diaries are held by the Elsie Douglass estate.

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There are interviews with Millar family members and friends in the Sheilagh Jameson fonds at Glenbow (M-8119-196).

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NA 4796 copied from M 846.

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Wednesday, July 04, 2018




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