CA ACU GBA F2841
- 1893 (Creation)
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Name of creator
Rufus Henry Pope, 1857-1944, was born in Cookshire, Quebec, and attended local schools and McGill University Law School. He became a farmer and breeder of Aberdeen Angus cattle at Cookshire and a prominent businessman. He was elected to the House of Commons as a Conservative Member of Parliament in 1889, 1891, 1896 and 1900. Pope was called to the Senate in 1911. Among his investments was the Pope Ranch in Alberta and the mines at Rossland, British Columbia. He and his wife Lucy Matilda Noble, 1855-1933, were married in 1877 and had six children, Lottie Adelle, 1879-1903, Beatrice Ethel (Gilday), 1881- , Desmond Ives, 1883-1953, John Henry, 1884- , Gladys Clara (Lindsay), 1887- , and Colin Cecil, 1888- . Beatrice and her husband Fred Gilday had three children, including Lonn and Thomas Pope, 1910-2001.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gift of Thomas Pope Gilday, 1984.
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Scope and content
The fonds consists of a photograph album of a trans-Canada trip taken by Mr. and Mrs. Pope, Mr. and Mrs. George Foster, and Hector-Louis Langevin.
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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 many of the photos have been digitized.
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Title based on contents of records.
Link added to Archives Photographs on August 12, 2015.
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Friday, March 04, 2016