Fonds PR2217 - Arthur Johnston fonds

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Arthur Johnston fonds

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    PR2217

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    • [ca. 1909 – 1911] (Creation)

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    12 photographs.

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    Arthur Johnston came to Canada ca. 1886. He owned and/or managed a camp in Southern Alberta prior to World War I, ca. 1909 – 1911. Johnston enlisted in the Canadian Army in 1914 and was transferred to the Imperial Forces overseas where he served until 1919.

    After the war he lived and farmed in the Guelph Township until his death in 1946. His wife was Muriel Johnston. Arthur was survived by one daughter, Mrs. R. B. Ward and one sister, Mrs. Walter Dugan.

    Custodial history

    The Guelph Museum received the certificate of gift forms for the donation June 28, 1993. The photographs were part of a larger group of records and artifacts donated to the Museum by the solicitor Joan Heath and executor Lily Flewelling that originated from the Estate of Frances Muriel Ward, who was possibly Arthur Johnson's granddaughter. The creator of the records was Arthur Johnston. A few of the photo postcards indicate correspondence from Arthur Johnston to his wife Muriel Johnston.

    Scope and content

    The fonds consists of 12 photographs depicting Arthur Johnston and/or workers at a camp in Southern Alberta. The photographs show horses, buggies and other equipment used at the camp. The majority of the photographs use gelatin developing out paper. Seven of the photographs were used as postcards and have brief correspondence, addresses or identification on the back of the photographs. 5 photographs are mounted on cardboard stock.

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    The records were received from the Guelph Museum by the PAA on Nov 19, 2002.

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        The material is in English.

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        Access Conditions: None

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        Use Conditions: Permission for use required.

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        File list is available.

        Associated materials

        These records are part of a larger donation of family records given to the Guelph Museum by the Estate of Francis Muriel Ward. Reference: Ward Family, 987.62.

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        Further accruals are not expected.

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        Information for the administrative history/biographical sketch is taken from the records and a copy of obituaries provided by the donor.

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        Includes accession PR2007.0433.

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