Fonds PR3817 - George Humfrey fonds

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George Humfrey fonds

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    • 1923 (Creation)

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    16 photographs : b&w

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    Biographical history

    George Humfrey was born on 13 December 1888 in the West Hampstead district of London. He served in the British Army during the First World War before immigrating to Canada and settling in Streamstown, Alberta in 1921. He later lived in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan.

    He married Estella May McDonnell (1883-1980) on 20 April 1960 and died in Lloydminster on 3 September 1963.

    Custodial history

    The photographs remained with the descendants of George Humfrey and were eventually given to the custody of Marnie Abell, the grand-niece of Humfrey.

    Scope and content

    The fonds consists of photographs taken by George Humfrey in Onion Lake, Alberta/Saskatchewan during Dominion Day celebrations on 1 July 1923. The photographs depict members of Onion Lake Cree Nation participating in the Dominion Day celebrations, though none of the subjects are identified.

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    The records were donated by Marnie Abell in 2016.


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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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        Further accruals are not expected.

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        Includes accession PR2016.1454.

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