Fonds F2236 - Whitworth family fonds

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CA ACU GBA F2236

Title

Whitworth family fonds

Date(s)

  • 1924-1956 (Creation)

Level of description

Fonds

Extent and medium

142 photographs

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

William Whitworth, 1897-?, was born in London, England and came to Fort Macleod, Alberta in 1908. In 1915 he joined the 191st Battalion and served in France during the First World War. In 1919 he opened Whitworth's store in Fort Macleod and operated it until 1956. He married Ruth Gillespie and they had one son, John F., 1934- . John was trained as an accountant.

Repository

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Gift of John F. Whitworth, 1991.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

The fonds consists of photographs of the family; animals (buffalo, yaks, antelope, elk) at Wainwright; women curlers; and buildings and events in Fort Macleod, including the family store. Also consists of slides of parades and events in Fort Macleod and Calgary (1950s).

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Accruals

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Conditions governing access

No restrictions on access.

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Language and script notes

The material is in English.

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No finding aid, but many of the photos have been digitized.

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Note

Title based on contents of records.

Note

Link added to Archives Photographs on August 10, 2015.

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Thursday, May 17, 2018

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