Fonds F2855 - William Walker fonds

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William Walker fonds


  • 1915-06-01 12:00:00 AM (Creation)

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1 volume (40 p.)

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Biographical history

William Walker, also called "Scottie", was originally from Scotland. He lived in Lethbridge, Alberta in 1915 when he joined a Dominion Land Survey of the Milk River area of southern Alberta as a draughtsman.


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Gift of Mrs. J. Walker, 1970.

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The fonds consists of a humorous booklet entitled "The Boys", which features verse, photographs, and sketches about the members of the Milk River survey, including W.M.Edwards, Chief of Party; Edmund L. Miles, topographer; W.B. Hutcheson, leveller; Steve Negrey, transitman; William Walker (who did the sketches); L.B. Perley Miles, assistant topographer; R.L. Penfound, recorder; Stanley N. Trew, head hubman; George C. Tutin, rodman; W.P. Rogers, Rodman; George L. Edwards, picketman; G.J. Lush, Rodman; and T.F. Swan, teamster.

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The material is in English.

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No finding aid, but the booklet has been digitized.

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