Fonds F1214 - Norrie Macleod fonds

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Norrie Macleod fonds


  • 1941-1947 (Creation)

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6 cm of textual records. -- 8 photographs

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Biographical history

Norman T. Macleod, 1863-1949, known as Norrie, was born in Ontario. He came to Fort Macleod, Alberta in 1880 to join his uncle, North-West Mounted Police (NWMP) Commissioner, James F. Macleod. He worked for I.G. Baker until it was taken over by the Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) in 1885. He then moved to Lethbridge to manage the HBC store there. He married Margaret Sherlock in 1892, and they had four children. He was the secretary of the Southern Alberta Sheep Breeders from 1918 until 1939 when he retired. Although he never belonged to the force, he was an acknowledged expert on the NWMP.


Archival history

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Gifts of Nora Everson and N.T. Macleod, 1961-1974.

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Scope and content

The fonds consists of NWMP-related correspondence with John Peter Turner, who published The North-West Mounted Police in 1950; diagrams of Fort Macleod and Fort Whoop-Up; articles by Macleod; and photographs of early Lethbridge. Includes a play by Robert E. Gard entitled "Twelve Foot Davis".

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No restrictions on access.

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The material is in English.

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No finding aid, but some of the photos have been digitized.

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Link added to Archives Photographs on May 3, 2018.

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Thursday, May 03, 2018




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