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Fonds F1301 - Stuart McRae fonds

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Stuart McRae fonds


  • 1941-1953, predominant 1941-1944 (Creation)

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16.5 cm of textual records. -- ca. 800 photographs

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Stuart McRae, 1898-1994, was born in Elva, Manitoba, and came to Alberta in 1902 with his family. The McRaes ranched west of Nanton. Stuart married Nellie Ann, ?-1961, and they had two children, Isabel (Kliewer) and Stuart A. He later married Ruth, ?-1991. He was the district manager of Imperial Oil Ltd., Alaska Highway Division, based in Dawson Creek, British Columbia, 1942-1943. In 1944 he and S.R. Stevens, as representatives of Imperial Oil, did a survey of Alaska, to gain both general information and data related to the oil business. He returned to the Calgary, and bought his first ranch in 1945. He retired from Imperial Oil in 1952, and was a partner in the Burns & McRae Realty in the 1950s and 1960s.


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Gift of Stuart McRae and purchased, 1964, 1989.

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The fonds consists of speech, correspondence, reports, articles, newsclippings, photographs and miscellaneous posters and souvenir items about the Alaska Highway and Alaska.

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The material is in English.

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M 795 should be amalgamated with M 8068.

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