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Fonds F0193 - William de la Poer Horsley Beresford fonds

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William de la Poer Horsley Beresford fonds


  • [ca. 1903-1910] (Creation)

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29 photographs

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Biographical history

William Arthur de la Poer Horsley Beresford was born in England and in 1903 came to southern Alberta to purchase the Bowness Ranch near Calgary. He enlarged the ranch house and operated a large shorthorn operation. He and his wife, Florence Miller, had two children, including Charles William Marcell de la Poer Horsley, 1902-?. He later sold the ranch and moved to Toronto.


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Gift of John Beresford, 1971.

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The fonds consists of photographs of the Beresford family and ranch.

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No restrictions on access.

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The material is in English.

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

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Link added to Archives Photographs on July 20, 2015.

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Thursday, March 01, 2018




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