Fonds F2589 - Terence W.H. Thompson fonds

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Terence W.H. Thompson fonds


  • [ca. 1920-1988] (Creation)

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176 photoprints. -- 10 cm of textual records

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Terence William Hardy Thompson, 1894-1989, was born in Wimbledon, England and immigrated to Canada in 1911 to work for the Bank of Montreal. He was posted to Mount Forest and Windsor, Ontario; Montreal, Quebec; Calgary, Magrath, Edmonton, Killam, Cardston, Raymond, Myrnam, Mundare, Lacombe, Medicine Hat and Castor, Alberta; and Whitewood, Saskatchewan. Thompson served in the First World War in the 66th Battery, Canadian Field Artillery. After retiring in 1957 Thompson worked for the Edmonton Journal newspaper until about 1967 when he moved to Calgary, Alberta. Throughout his career Thompson contributed articles to magazines and newspapers commenting on current affairs and describing the life of a banker. In 1930 he married Antoinette Royal, 1897-1971, of Edmonton and they had two children, Suzanne (Shenher), 1935- , and Terence.


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Gift of Terence Thompson, 2002.

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The fonds consists of a copy of Thompson's autobiography "Pioneer Banking"; a photograph album (ca. 1920-1940); and articles which he contributed to magazines and newspapers (1920s-1980s).

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The material is in English.

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Records of Thompson's First World War service are held by the Military Museums Library and Archives in Calgary, Alberta. Please see link below.

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