Fonds PR2066 - Dron family fonds

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Dron family fonds

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    • 1893-1933 (Creation)

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    0.02 m of textual records. – 2 negatives. – 1 photograph

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    Théodore Dron (1860-1947) emigrated from northern France with his wife, Léonie, and four children to homestead in the Clyde area of Alberta in 1908. Théodore's brothers, Gustave (1870-1942) and Henri, also came to join him in the area in 1909. Léonie died there in 1910 and Theodore moved to Tampa, Florida, in 1911.

    Henri was a bachelor and returned to France in 1919. Gustave and his family ran a butchery around 1917, but they moved in Edmonton where they were still living in 1931.

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    The fonds consists of correspondence, other personal papers and images of the Dron family.

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    The records were donated anonymously after being found in the attic of an Edmonton area home.


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        The material is predominantly in French.

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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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        Further accruals are not expected.

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        Information for the biographical sketch was found in the records and in the Provincial Archives of Alberta’s homestead files under the file number 2398232 on film 2981.

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        Includes accession PR1988.0190.

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