CA ACU GBA F2438
- Transcribed 1977 (originally created March-December 1885) (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
1 cm of textual records
Name of creator
Major-General Robert William Rutherford, 1857-1933, was born in Northumberland, England, and came to Nova Scotia with his family in 1866. He joined the Royal Canadian Artillery, and during his military career served with General Middleton in the 1885 Riel Rebellion (North West Rebellion). He fought at Battleford, in the battle of Cut Knife Hill, and during the campaign against Big Bear. An accomplished artist, he did a series of drawings of Rebellion events which were published in illustrated journals in eastern Canada. He married Maud Carruthers in 1889.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
The fonds consists of a transcript of his diary, concerning the battle of Cut Knife Hill, and other North West Rebellion events.
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Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
Conditions governing reproduction
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Script of material
Language and script notes
The material is in English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
No finding aid.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
The location of the original diary is unknown. A microfilm of the diary, done in 1966, is held by the Saskatchewan Archives Board, Regina, Saskatchewan.
Existence and location of copies
Portions of the diary are reproduced in Brian Hubner, ed. "The R. W. Rutherford Diary, 28 April to 4 May 1885" in Journal of the Military History Society of Manitoba, 1998, p. 5-8.
Related units of description
Title based on contents of records.
The transcript was done by Doug Light, Glenbow staff member, from the Saskatchewan microfilm.
Includes file 67 from M-4843 Riveredge collection