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Fonds F0119 - Walter Rippin fonds

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Walter Rippin fonds


  • 1899-1920 (Creation)

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45 photographs
22 cm of textual material
13 glass plate negatives
2 cloth chevron stripes
1 silk handkerchief

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Name of creator


Biographical history

Walter William Rippin was born in London, England on February 6 1873. During the Second Boer War he served with the South African Constabulary. Shortly after the end of the war he emigrated to Canada where he homesteaded in the Bragg Creek area of Alberta and married Mildred Robinson with whom he had three children. In 1915 he sold this property and enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force where he served with the Third Canadian Field Ambulance in the 1st Canadian Division. Following the war he returned to Canada and operated several hardware stores in Calgary, Alberta. Rippin died in Calgary on April 3, 1937.

Archival history

Material was inherited from creator by donor's aunt and passed on to him following his aunt's death.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Received from donor February 11, 2019.

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Scope and content

Consists of material created and accumulated by Walter Rippin during his service in the Boer War and WWI. Includes original photography, glass plate negatives, maps, serials, ephemera, and some small amount of correspondence.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Appraisal complete, Feb 2019. JN


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Conditions governing access

Glass slides are fragile, with some emulsion flaking evident on two of them. Viewing is limited to legitimate research need.

Conditions governing reproduction

Archival materials do not circulate and must be consulted in the TMM Library and Archives Reading Room. Duplication of materials in the collection may be subject to copyright and other restrictions. Please contact TMM Library and Archives staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Newsprint maps are brittle, some photographs have faded, usual wear around binding of serials. Otherwise good.

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Processed by Jason Nisenson February 2019




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This AtoM record created by Jason Nisenson February 2019.

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  • Shelf: EW