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Fonds F1697 - Vernor W. Smith fonds

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Vernor W. Smith fonds


  • 1910-1937 (Creation)

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25 cm of textual records

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Biographical history

Vernor Winfield Smith, 1864-1932, was born and educated in Prince Edward Island. He moved to British Columbia in 1883 and worked as an accountant and paymaster for several railway companies. He married Lily Bury in 1915 and they had five children. In 1915 he moved to Camrose, Alberta and took up farming. In 1921 he was elected to the Alberta Legislature as the United Farmers of Alberta Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Camrose. He was Minister of Railways and Telephones in the UFA Government, 1921-1932. He invested in real estate and resource based companies including Gibraltar Oils, Hunter Valley Oil Company and Canadian Coalinga Oil Company.


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Gift of Mrs. Vernor W. Smith, 1963.

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The fonds consists of correspondence and financial records related to farming, Hereford cattle, and his various investments.

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No restrictions on access.

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The material is in English.

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V. W. Smith's records as UFA cabinet minister are held by the Provincial Archives of Alberta.

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Tuesday, October 02, 2018




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