Fonds F0291 - Robert Brown fonds

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Robert Brown fonds


  • 1880-1975, predominant 1913-1950s (Creation)

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153 photographs. -- 1 cm of textual records

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Biographical history

J. Robert Brown, originally from Ontario, came to the Innisfail, Alberta area around 1913. In the 1910s he was a Presbyterian minister at Delburne and Halkirk. He became a United Church minister after church union and served at Rimbey in the late 1920s, at Consort and Black Diamond in the 1930s, at Trochu, Hardisty and Clive in the 1940s, and at Springbank in the 1950s. He and his wife, Ethel Coleman Brown, had at least two children, A.F. (?) and John A.


Archival history

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Gift of John A. Brown, 1983-1986.

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The fonds consists of photographs of churches, manses, and schools in towns where he served (1910s-1950s), of J.R. Brown and family, and Ontario relatives (1880s). Includes postcards to his mother and Ethel (ca. 1913-1915); script, song and stage sketch for Central United Church, Calgary centennial play (1975), and programs (1964-1975).

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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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Title based on contents of records.


M's should be amalgamated.


Photoprint accn. #4456 also has 19 negatives.


All photonegative accessions are copies of PA 2469 except # 6154.


Link added to Archives Photographs on April 26, 2018.

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Thursday, April 26, 2018




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