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Collection C0218 - Robert J. Smith collection

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Robert J. Smith collection


  • 1914-1947 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.5 cm of textual records. -- 14 photographs

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Biographical history

Robert James Smith lived in Calgary, Alberta and operated R. J. Smith Automotive Supplies after 1945. He was interested in the petroleum industry in southern Alberta. He married Stella.


Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Gift of Robert J. Smith, 1972.

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Scope and content

The fonds consists of petroleum report by Joseph Sinclair for Calgary Alberta Oils Limited; report by Dr. R. L. Rutherford re South Highwood Syndicate; regulations regarding the reservation of petroleum and and natural gas rights; and photographs of the Turner Valley oil field.

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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 the photos have been digitized.

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Title based on contents of records.


Not added to Alberta on Record. The photos are all in the Glenbow Archives Photographs database. Perhaps the reports should go to the Glenbow Library?

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Thursday, July 17, 2014




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