Archives and Special Collections
Fonds F2405 - Percy Barton fonds
ACU GBA F2405
Percy Barton fonds
- 1942-1943 (Creation)
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Name of creator
Percival Steven Barton, 1916-1975, was born in Hurstville, Sydney, Australia. In 1937 he married Daisy Margaret Parkinson, 1920-1955, and they had four children, Coral Margaret, 1938- , Jacqueline (Griffis), 1939- , Lanham Steven, 1942- , and William John, 1948- . During the Second World War he enlisted with the Royal Australian Air Force, and from August 14, 1942 until May 29, 1943 he trained at the #2 Wireless School in Calgary, Alberta. During this time he and other Australians were frequent guests at W.J. Oliver's Diamond L Ranch near Millarville, Alberta.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gift of Derek and Jacqueline Griffis, 1999.
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Scope and content
The fonds consists of photographs of the #2 Wireless School, and of social activities at the Diamond L Ranch.
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No restrictions on access.
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Language and script notes
The material is in English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
No finding aid, but the photos have been digitized.
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Title based on contents of records.
Link added to Archives Photographs on May 24, 2018.
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Thursday, May 24, 2018