- 1924-1956 (Creation)
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Name of creator
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.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gift of John F. Whitworth, 1991.
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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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No restrictions on access.
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Language and script notes
The material is in English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
No finding aid, but many of the photos have been digitized.
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Title based on contents of records.
Link added to Archives Photographs on August 10, 2015.
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Thursday, May 17, 2018