Fonds PR1468 - Gilbert Sorenson fonds

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Gilbert Sorenson fonds

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    • Copied 1976 (Creation)

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    8 negatives

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    Biographical history

    H. Gilbert Sorenson was born in 1887 in Norway and immigrated to Alberta in 1909. He married Hilda Anderson (1893-1993) in 1912 and they lived in Edmonton.

    Sorenson worked from 1924-1944 as an installer for City Phones and then worked as a lineman for Edmonton Transit and a driver for Johnson Brothers Electric during 1949-1951. He retired in 1952.

    He died in Edmonton in 1984.

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    Fonds consists of a photocopied newspaper clipping from the Edmonton Journal dated August 9, 1976 and copied photographs dating ca. 1911-ca. 1919 that depict the construction of the Edmonton Radial Railway, Edmonton Ski Club members, and the Camrose Lutheran College Band.

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    Mr. Gilbert Sorenson deposited these records in the Provincial Archives of Alberta in two separate accessions in 1976.


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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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        Reference prints of photographs from this fonds can be found in A File under location numbers A.4707-A.4713 and A.4835. Information for the biographical sketch was taken from Henderson’s Edmonton City Directory.

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        Includes accessions PR1976.0338 and PR1976.0389.

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