Collection PR0399 - George McManus Carson collection

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

George McManus Carson collection

General material designation

    Parallel title

    Other title information

    Title statements of responsibility

    Title notes

    • Source of title proper: Title based on the content of the records.

    Level of description


    Reference code


    Edition area

    Edition statement

    Edition statement of responsibility

    Class of material specific details area

    Statement of scale (cartographic)

    Statement of projection (cartographic)

    Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

    Statement of scale (architectural)

    Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

    Dates of creation area


    • [Transcribed ca. 1973] (Creation)

    Physical description area

    Physical description

    0.01 m of textual records. – 1 photograph

    Publisher's series area

    Title proper of publisher's series

    Parallel titles of publisher's series

    Other title information of publisher's series

    Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

    Numbering within publisher's series

    Note on publisher's series

    Archival description area

    Name of creator


    Biographical history

    George McManus Carson was born in Ontario, Canada on September 8, 1881 to Henry and Ellen (nee Atkinson) Carson. He grew up in Orangeville, Ontario and became a teacher. Carson moved to Alberta where he homesteaded near Blackie and taught school. He attended the University of Toronto from 1907 to 1911 and graduated with a medical degree. He then moved to Vulcan, Alberta and set up his medical practice.

    On May 17, 1913 Carson married Mary Jane Donaldson in the town of Medicine Hat, Alberta and they had two sons, Dr. George Donaldson Carson and Charles Henry Carson. In 1916 George McManus Carson joined the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps (RCAMC) and served in France until April 1919 when he returned to his medical practice in Vulcan, Alberta. Carson was active in his community and belonged to many different organizations such as the Masons, Elks, and Odd Fellows.

    In June 1945 Carson's wife Mary died and in 1946 Carson retired and moved to Calgary. In 1966 he became ill and, after time spent in the Colonel Belcher Hospital, he was moved to the Edmonton Veteran's home where he died on March 31, 1969.

    Custodial history

    Scope and content

    Collection consists of a photograph of Carson from ca. 1916, a reminiscence of Carson’s relative Charles Lee, from 1908, and a short biography of George McManus Carson.

    Notes area

    Physical condition

    Immediate source of acquisition

    Dr. G.D. Carson, son of Dr. George McManus Carson, deposited these records in the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1973.


    Language of material

      Script of material

        Language and script note

        The material is in English.

        Location of originals

        Availability of other formats

        Restrictions on access

        Access Conditions: None

        Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

        Use Conditions: Permission for use required.

        Finding aids

        Finding aids are not available.

        No inventory/file list available.

        Associated materials

        Related materials


        Further accruals are not expected.

        General note

        Information for the biographical sketch was obtained from records within the collection.

        General note

        Includes the following accessions:


        Alternative identifier(s)

        Standard number

        Standard number

        Access points

        Subject access points

        Place access points

        Name access points

        Genre access points

        Control area

        Description record identifier

        Institution identifier

        Rules or conventions


        Level of detail

        Dates of creation, revision and deletion

        Language of description

          Script of description


            Accession area