- 1880-1975, predominant 1913-1950s (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
153 photographs. -- 1 cm of textual records
Name of creator
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.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gift of John A. Brown, 1983-1986.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
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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Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
Conditions governing reproduction
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Language and script notes
The material is in English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
No finding aid, but some of the photos have been digitized.
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Related units of description
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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Dates of creation revision deletion
Thursday, April 26, 2018