Fonds PR0490 - G.C. Pinhorn fonds

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G.C. Pinhorn fonds

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    PR0490

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    • [ca. 1906]-[before 1921] (Creation)

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    36 photographs. – 4 postcards. – 1 photographic postcard

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    (1872-1951)

    Biographical history

    Gerald Charles Pinhorn was born August 20, 1872 in Gillingham, Dorset, England. The son of a clergyman, he immigrated to Canada in April 1891, working first as a hired man in Manitoba before homesteading northwest of Brandon, Manitoba. In his early thirties, Pinhorn studied at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC).

    Following graduation in about 1906, he practiced veterinary medicine in Pendant d'Orielle, Alberta, his first two years there with the Royal North West Mounted Police, and then as a government veterinary inspector. In about 1913, he moved to the entry port later called Pinhorn. That same year he visited his family in England and while there married Olive Norah Susan Cholmondeley (1882-1981); he and his wife had two children, Vincent (1915-1968) and Joan (Hallett, then Hunter) (1916-2000).

    In 1916 he became the government veterinary inspector at Coutts, Alberta and remained there until 1921 at which time he and his family moved to Medicine Hat, Alberta. He retired in 1924 and moved to Victoria, British Columbia.

    Pinhorn died in May 1951. The name Pinhorn remains known in the area through the Pinhorn Provincial Grazing Reserve.

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    The fonds consists of photographs from the Milk River, Pendant d’Orielle and Coutts areas, including the Writing-on-Stone, Pendant d’Orielle and Wild Horse detachments (exteriors and interior), ranches, ranch camps, camp dinner, ranch buildings, ranch hands, horses, cattle, a quarantine station, many relating to the Milk River Cattle Company, houses, and postcards of Medicine Hat streets.

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    Maurice Doll of the Provincial Museum of Alberta, deposited the records in the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1987 on behalf of Joan M. Hunter, G.C. Pinhorn's daughter.

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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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        Further accruals are not expected.

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        Information for the biographical sketch is taken from the records. One image can be located in the A file of the Provincial Archives of Alberta reference prints under the number A.21,173.

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        Includes the following accessions:

        PR1987.0058

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