Fonds F3209 - Seldon Sutton fonds

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Seldon Sutton fonds


  • [ca. 1920-1950] (Creation)

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12.5 cm of textual records and other material

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Biographical history

Seldon Wilson Sutton, 1883-1948, was born in Middlesex County, Ontario. He moved to Alberta and joined the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) in 1903 as a switchman. He also worked as a brakeman and fireman before becoming an engineer in 1910. Sutton worked his entire career in the Calgary district. He was active in the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and attended several of their conventions in Canada and the United States. Sutton was the engineer in the Hollywood movie "Canadian Pacific", filmed in Alberta. Sutton and his wife, Adna Mabel Sampsel, 1889-1985, had three children, George Seldon, 1914-1948, Adna Sarah, 1917- , and Muriel Victoria (Liss), 1919-1989.


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Gift of Lawrence Liss, 2015.

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The fonds consists of rule books, photographs, correspondence, etc., related to the CPR and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. Also includes newspaper clippings regarding the making of the movie "Canadian Pacific".

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No restrictions on access.

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The material is in English.

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Thursday, January 07, 2016




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