Fonds F1124 - Sheridan Lawrence family fonds

Identity area

Reference code

CA ACU GBA F1124

Title

Sheridan Lawrence family fonds

Date(s)

  • 1884-1940 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

72 photographs. -- 0.5 cm of textual records

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Biographical history

Sheridan Lawrence, 1870-1952, was born in Stukely, Quebec. He came to Fort Vermilion, Alberta, in 1886 to join his father, H.H. Lawrence, who had preceded him in 1885. They established a farm on the Peace River, 15 km from Fort Vermilion. In 1900 Sheridan married Julia Scott, 1879-1974, who was born in Manitoba and came to Fort Vermilion in 1886 with her family. Her father, Archdeacon Malcolm Scott, started St. Luke's Mission in the settlement. The Lawrences had fifteen children, Alice (Rickard), Hester (Reykdal), Margaret (Flette), Edith (Clarke), Vi (McLeod), Daisy (Flette), Kathleen (Sokoloski), Mrs. G.T. Pattison, Osborne, Malcolm, Stanley, Isaac, Elmer, Walter, and Oswald. Sheridan took over the farm, which was called The Ranche, on which he raised purebred cattle and grew grain. He also traded furs at Hay River and Rat River, NWT. In 1938 Sheridan and Julia retired to the town of Peace River, Alberta. In 1954 the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada designated Sheridan Lawrence as a National Historic Person. Their daughter, Edith, married Clifford Clark and settled at Erskine. She wrote Fort Vermilion Before Alberta / Edith Clark. - Erskine, Alberta : E. Clark, 1982. She also wrote historical articles about the Erskine area.

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Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Gift of Edith Clark, 1963-1980.

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Scope and content

The fonds consists of photographs of the Lawrence and Scott families, the Fort Vermilion area, and friends; and photographs of the Erskine area. Includes a Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) employment contract.

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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 some of the photos have been digitized.

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Related units of description

Sheridan Lawrence's autobiography is in the Peace River Country Research Project at Glenbow.

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Note

Title based on contents of records.

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The autobiography is in M 4560 file 7.

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The HBC contract is in the name of William John Gray, who may be a relative.

Note

Link added to Archives Photographs on February 7, 2018.

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

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