- [ca. 1888-1980s] (Creation)
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2 cm of textual records
Name of creator
William Leigh Bernard, 1845-1911, was born near Dublin, Ireland and educated at Trinity College. He came to Calgary in 1888 and worked as a lawyer. He first owned the Bonnybrook Ranch southeast of the city, then in 1890 moved to Calgary, Alberta. He was later joined by his son, Michael Charles Bernard in the law firm of Bernard & Bernard. He and his wife, Mary Morton, 1840-1928, had seven children, Barbara Mary (George), 1867-1936, Michael Charles, 1868-1937, Jane Elizabeth (Moore), 1870-1911, Isabel Wilhelmina (Hone), 1872-1961, George Morton, 1874-?, May Kathleen Bole (Hooley), 1875-?, and Edith Anne (Wilson), 1877-?. His law firm later became Howard Mackie.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gift of Nadene Hill, 1995
Content and structure area
Scope and content
The fonds consists of genealogy of the Bernard and George families and photographs of the Bernard homes in and near Calgary.
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No restrictions on access.
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Language and script notes
The material is in English.
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No finding aid.
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