Fonds PR2290 - Alfred Henry Clegg fonds

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Alfred Henry Clegg fonds

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    • [1920 - 1995] (Creation)

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    0.10 m of textual records. -- 19 photographs.

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    Alfred Henry Clegg was born in 1890 in Bury St. Edmund's, England to Thomas and Alice Clegg. Alfred completed his elementary education in 1903, and then spent a year at a commercial school. At 14, he began secondary education at West Suffolk County School. In the last two years of his four years at West Suffolk, Alfred began teaching training. In 1908, he was awarded a preliminary teaching certificate. At 19, Alfred attended St. Peter's College, Peterborough and began a two year teacher training. In 1911, Alfred received his official certificate. From 1912 - 1914, he taught in West Yorkshire.

    In 1914, Alfred traveled to Canada and taught at Paulus School District No. 1016 near Chipman, Alberta. In 1915, Alfred left Paulus School District for Wood Glen School District No. 2068 near Westlock, Alberta. In 1915, he left teaching to enlist in the 66 Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force. In 1923, Alfred returned to Westlock, and he began working on the Greenfield farm. In 1923, he married Dorothy Heyes, a pharmacist.

    In 1924, Alfred returned to teaching and began at Cooking Lake School District No. 2625. In 1927, Clegg took over Partridge Hill School District No. 280. In 1931, Clegg resigned from Partridge Hill, and he and his family moved to Edmonton while he enrolled as a full-time student from 1931 to 1932.

    In 1932, Alfred Clegg moved to Bolton, Lancashire, England and began teaching. He remained at Bolton as Chief Assistant Master at Brownlow Fold Senior Boy's School. In 1944, he became Head Teacher at St. Bede's Church of England School. During World Word II, Alfred joined the army, holding the rank of Major in the local Home Guard Company. In 1953, he retired from teaching, and he and Dorothy moved to North Wales.

    In 1976, Alfred died, and Dorothy died in 1993.

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    The fonds consists of a history of Alfred Clegg written by M.F.M. Rothera, photographs of various school districts in Alberta including Partridge Hill School District No. 280, photocopies made in ca. 1995 of teacher agreements and certificates related to Alfred Clegg's teaching career in Alberta dating from the 1920's.

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    In 1995, Alfred Clegg's daughter, M.F.M. Rothera donated the material to the Provincial Archives of Alberta.


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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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        For more material on school districts, please see other county and school district fonds at the Provincial Archives of Alberta.

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        Information for the administrative history/biographical sketch sourced from the fonds.

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        Includes accession PR1995.0011.

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