Fonds F2175 - Neils Olsen fonds

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Neils Olsen fonds


  • 1916-1938 (Creation)

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86 photographs

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Neils Olsen, 1875-1925, was born in Sweden and emigrated to Canada about 1893 to work at the Bar U Ranch in southern Alberta. He later became manager, a position he held till his death. He married Elise ?, ?-1925, and they had four children, Albert, 1912- , Emil, Ruth (McGregor), and Irene, 1920- . After Neils and Elise died, the children were raised by Mrs. W. Buchanan of High River.

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Gift of Ruth McGregor, 1997.

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The fonds consists of photographs of the Bar U Ranch and EP Ranch, and the Olsen family.

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      The material is in English.

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      Thursday, May 24, 2018




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