Fonds F1035 - Sheilagh S. Jameson fonds

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Sheilagh S. Jameson fonds


  • 1900-1989, predominant 1931-1989 (Creation)

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1.5 m of textual records. -- 175 photographs. -- 3 audio cassettes. -- 1 audio reel

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Sheilagh Somerville Jameson, 1914-1997, was born in southern Alberta, the daughter of Thomas Jameson and Frances Grace Somerville, owners of the Ballyhamage Ranch near Millarville. She attended school in Millarville and Okotoks, and Normal School in Calgary. She taught school at various places in southern Alberta until 1957. Subsequently she began a career as historical researcher with the Glenbow Foundation. She continued to upgrade her education and was eventually promoted to Chief Archivist, retiring in 1979. She was active as both a speaker and a writer, producing numerous books, stories, articles, plays, poems and radio scripts. Many of these were published including: W.J. Oliver, Life Through a Master's Lens. - Calgary : Glenbow Museum, 1984; Chautauqua in Canada / Sheilagh S. Jameson in collaboration with Nola B. Erickson. - Calgary : Glenbow-Alberta Institute, 1979; and Citymakers : Calgarians after the Frontier / Max Foran and Sheilagh Somerville Jameson, eds. - Calgary : Historical Society of Alberta, Chinook Country Chapter, 1987. In 1979 she was awarded an Alberta Achievement Award, and in 1989 received the Annual Heritage Award from the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation. She was also active in many community organizations including the Historical Society of Alberta, Southern Alberta Pioneers' and Old Timers' Association and the Women's Canadian Club.


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Gifts of Sheilagh Jameson, 1957-1991 and Alec Macklin, 2018.

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The fonds consists of Sheilagh's personal papers, business correspondence, articles, short stories, plays, poetry, radio scripts, and book reviews (1931-1989); Glenbow Foundation records including research files on southern Alberta families (1935-1974); research files and manuscripts for publications including W.J. Oliver, Citymakers and Chautauqua; photographs and slides of Jameson family, Millarville area and Glenbow staff and events (1900-1969); and recorded interviews about W.J. Oliver (1982). Includes miscellaneous records of Thomas Jameson (1900-1955).

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The material is in English.

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For records of other Jameson family members see the Hugh G. and Thomas T. Macklin fonds and the Eileen Jameson fonds at Glenbow. Further records pertaining to Sheilagh's book on Chautauqua are in the Sheilagh S. Jameson and Nola B. Erickson Chautauqua collection at Glenbow.

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M 4871 consists of more personal papers of Thomas Jameson. These papers would have been described but were borrowed by Sheilagh Jameson and have not been returned.


RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE ALSO IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: Ernest D. Adams, Alberta Field Trails Club, Alberta Horse Breeders Association, Alberta Kennel Club, Alberta Thoroughbred Horse Association, John A. Birney, Walter G. Birney, William Birney, Bow River School District, brands, Hugh Brooke, Arthur Brooke, Osborne Brown, William Brown, Calgary Car Co., Calgary Folk Arts Council, Milton Neil Campbell, William Campbell, Canadian Youth Hostels Association, Albert Stuart Cannon, William Wyndham Channell, Chinook Jockey Club, Chisholm Trail, George Cook, William Alphonse Costello, Ernest A. Dagget, Rev. F. Dewdney, Charles Douglas, Milton Dowker, Thomas Francis Dowling, Joseph Fisher, Frank Slide, Robert Fullerton, Glenmore School, John Glenn, Arthur Goldfinch, Francis Joseph Gough, Albert Greer, Donald Grey, Harold Grunor, Shorty Hardwick, Clem Henson, Edward Hodder, George Hodgson, Monica Hopkins, Joseph Howse, Joseph Hyde, irrigation, John Alexander Irving, William Jackson, Harry Jacques, Larry Jameson, Walter Jarrett, E.B. Johnson, Mrs. G.R. Johnson, John Howard Kelly, Lake Minnewanka, George Legge, Sam Livingston, Ralph Lloyd, Malcolm McCrimmon, Dr. Ludwig Stuart MacKid, William McLeod, Christopher Marker, Lee Marshall, C. Wheeler Mickle, Midnapore, Malcolm T. Millar, Frank L. Moorhouse, Neil Nicholson, Daddy Oakes, Old Sun, Our Lady of Peace Mission, Eunice Park, Fred Percival, Walter Phillips, Charles Priddis, Quorn Ranch, Ranchmen's Club, Harry Rawlinson, Richard G. Robinson, George Scott, Thomas J. Scott, Annie Secord, Joseph Shannon, Hugh K. Shaw, Maltman Shaw, Vivian Shaw, York Shaw, sod houses, South African War, Tom Spencer, Robert C. Stagg, Clark Standish, Joseph Standish, E. Harold Thomas, Archdeacon J.W. Tims, Robert Turner, James Votier, John Ware, Alfred Peter Welsh, Joseph Whitbread, Charles Wilkinson, Norman Willians, Edwin L. Winthrop, Ralph Winwood, and Alex Wyndham.

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Thursday, December 20, 2018




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