Fonds PR0931 - Donald Munro Williamson fonds

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Donald Munro Williamson fonds

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    PR0931

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    • 1932-1984 (Creation)

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    0.08 m of textual records and other material

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    (1914-1992)

    Biographical history

    Donald Munro Williamson, born October 21, 1914, was the son of Margaret Hughina (Gretta) Munro (1886-1963) and Dr. George Leslie (Les) Williamson (1884-1970), who arrived in Edmonton, Alberta in 1914. Known as Munro, he was a member of the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War. Munro was also an Honourary Aide-de-Camp to the Lieutenant Governor. He finished a medical degree in 1950.

    He and his wife Grace Egleston (1913-2001) had three children: Louise, Hugh Munro and Roger. He later married Mary Eyestone (1924-1988). He died in Edmonton in 1992.

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    The fonds consists of photographs of family, friends and Navy ships, maneuvers, events, people and Alberta Legislature ceremonies, financial records, original and copied birth certificates, invitations, records related to Munro’s university degree and his career in the Navy, newspapers clippings, photocopied reminiscences of growing up in Edmonton by Munro Williamson, slides of hunting trips (Beaverlodge), Imperial Oil staff, an arctic trip, Jasper area, Edmonton homes, streets, the Legislative building and the river valley, and maps of the North American East Coast, the Nova Scotia South East coast, and Peace River.

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    Dr. Munro Williamson deposited the records in the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1980, 1981 and 1984.

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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. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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        File list is not available.

        Associated materials

        Related records can be found at the Provincial Archives of Alberta in the Hugh Munro fonds (PR0929) and the Munro, Williamson family fonds (PR0930).

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        Further accruals are not expected.

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        Information for the biographical sketch is from the records. Some of the photographs can be located in the A. file under the numbers A.6699-6707. Some photographs from accession PR1980.0261 originated with the Canadian Air Force, the Royal Canadian Navy, and the Alberta Government.

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        Includes accessions PR1984.0036, PR1980.0261, and PR1981.0123.

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        Includes 175 photographs, 280 transparencies, 3 maps, and 1 postcard.

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