Archief PR1447 - Clarence Comrie fonds

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Clarence Comrie fonds

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    • 1912-1995 (Vervaardig)

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    0.10 m textual records. -- 905 photographs. – 76 copy negatives. – 35 negatives.

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    Robert D. Clarence Comrie began working for Northern Alberta Railways (NAR) in 1927 and retired in 1972. He began a second career working as a salesman for Canada Permanent Trust until his retirement in 1986.

    He married Margaret Chamberlain (1907-1999) in Edmonton in 1932, and together they had six children: Ronald (d. 1933), Gary, Gerald, Dave, Joyce (Dawson) (d. 2003), and Shirley (Uchman).

    He died in Edmonton in 2006.

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    Fonds consists of photographs depicting mainly railroad locomotives, cars, stations, employees and derailments in Lac La Biche, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Waterways and Hythe, Alberta, but also includes a ceremony for returning First World War soldiers, buildings, sled-dogs, a hotel, floods, buffalo, tar sands, a Hudson’s Bay Company steamer on the Athabasca River, bridges, and construction of a water tower. Fonds also includes a newspaper clipping entitled The Muskeg Special, correspondence, information and photographs used for publishing the book Ribbons of Steel.


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    Mr. C. Comrie deposited these records in the Provincial Archives of Alberta in two separate accessions, one each in 1975 and 1976.


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        The material is in English.

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        Access Conditions: None

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        C. Comrie also deposited Northern Alberta Railways (NAR) administrative records in accession PR1990.0379


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        Reference prints of photographs from this fonds can be found in A File under location numbers A.10,293-A.10,296 and A.18,513-A.18,533. Information for the biographical sketch was taken from the 1976 Henderson's Edmonton City Directory and from the records.

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        Includes accessions PR1975.0514, PR1976.0317, and PR2012.0543.

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