Fonds PR0748 - A.S. Cummings fonds

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A.S. Cummings fonds

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    • 1973-1975 (Creation)

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    0.01 m of textual records. – 1 audio reel

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    A.S. Cummings was born in Grenville County near Spencerville, Ontario in 1883. He worked on the family farm until circa (ca.) 1905. During the winters of 1904 and 1905 he worked in a sawmill on the Upper Ottawa River and then attended Albert College in Belleville from 1906-1908.

    From July 1908 to March 1910 Cummings worked under the Methodist Church at Mannville, Alberta and in March 1910 was sent by the Methodist Church as a representative to Wolf Creek, Alberta and Edson, Alberta where he remained until September 1910.

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    Fonds consists of reminiscences written by A.S. Cummings entitled Slow Train to the Foothills, 1910, The Yellowhead Pass, 1911, and Life at Mannville, Alberta 1908-1909. Fonds also includes a copied newspaper clipping from the Christian Guardian containing an article written by A.S. Cummings dated 1910, and an oral history given by A.S. Cummings to Frontier College in 1975.

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    Mr. A.S. Cummings deposited these records in the Provincial Archives of Alberta in two separate accessions, one each in 1973 and 1975


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        The material is in English.

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        Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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