- 1882-1944, predominant 1882-1931 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
2 cm of textual records. -- 92 photographs
Name of creator
Tannis Allison, 1880-1966, was the daughter of North-West Mounted Police (NWMP) superintendent Albert Shurtleff and his wife Julia Wood Shurtleff, of Fort Macleod, Alberta. She was christened Lillian Wood Shurtleff but was known as Tannis. Her father died in 1885 and in 1887 her mother married Daniel Webster Marsh of Calgary. In 1908 Tannis married Harry A. Allison, ?-1965, a Calgary lawyer.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gift of the Tannis Allison estate, 1966.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
The fonds consists of diaries (1894, 1901-1902); photographs of the family, Calgary personalities, and ranching (1899-1922); and miscellaneous family correspondence, certificates, and invitations.
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Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
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Script of material
Language and script notes
The material is in English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
No finding aid, but the diaries, personal papers, and a few of the photos have been digitized.
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Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Also available on microfilm.
Related units of description
Title based on contents of records.
NA-1508 are copies of the PAs and PBs.
The microfilm, done in 1994, has no accession number.
Links added to Archives photographs and extras/allison on December 6, 2016.
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Thursday, June 07, 2018