CA ACU GBA F2418
- [ca. 1905-1991] (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
30 cm of textual records. -- ca. 100 photographs
Name of creator
William Fraser Talbot, 1889-1952, was born in Pictou, Nova Scotia and came to Alberta in the early 1920s. He was a carpenter and building contractor in Calgary and surrounding towns. In 1929 he married Anna Tressia Montgomery, 1903- ?, and they had three sons, David W., 1931- , Norman F., 1940- , and Stanley R., 1947- . Talbot's brother-in-law, Arnold Oscar Montgomery, 1915-1988, was born at Little Fish Lake, Alberta to parents Mark and Bertha Montgomery. He worked on his family's ranch as well as in rodeos. He was North American all-round champion at the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede in 1942-1943. An accident in 1945 incapacitated him for the remainder of his life.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gift of Stanley R. Talbot, 1999.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
The fonds consists of business records of William F. Talbot building contractors (Boxes 1 and 2); ranch papers of Mark Montgomery; ranch papers, personal correspondence, photographs and records relating to the estate of Arnold O. Montgomery; and family tree and history compiled for Montgomery Family Reunion in 1982 (Box 3). Also includes Montgomery family photo albums.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
The material is in English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
No finding aid.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title based on contents of records.
Place access points
Name access points
- Montgomery (family) (Subject)