Fonds F1327 - Robert Hogarth Milvain fonds

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Robert Hogarth Milvain fonds


  • Copied 1968 (originally created 1897-1914) (Creation)

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47 photographs. -- 0.5 cm of textual records

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Robert Hogarth Milvain, ?-1933, from Postlip, Gloucestershire, England, spent much of his youth in Spain, and came to Calgary, Alberta in 1886. He operated a racing stable near Victoria Park and was a pioneer polo player. He also owned a ranch at Beaver Creek in the Porcupine Hills. He travelled overland to the Yukon during the Klondike gold rush and remained there and in Alaska for many years, prospecting and mining. He married his wife Margaret during a visit to England in 1910, and they had at least one son, E.H. "Teddy" Milvain. At the beginning of the First World War he returned to England and was commissioned in the Royal North Lancashire Regiment. After suffering serious wounds he retired to Snowshill, England.

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Loaned for copying by E.H. Milvain, 1968.

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The fonds consists of photographs of mining and life in the Yukon, and ranch and polo at the High River Horse Ranch; reminiscences of his trip to the Klondike and his mining activities in the Yukon, and reminiscences of Margaret Milvain of a journey in the Yukon.

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      The material is in English.

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      Wednesday, September 19, 2018




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