Fonds PR0279 - H. Norman Fisher fonds

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H. Norman Fisher fonds

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    • 1921-1963, predominant 1921-1925 (Creation)

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    0.01 m of textual records. – 7 photographs

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    Biographical history

    Born in Ebrington, Gloucestershire in 1883, H. Norman Fisher came to Canada between 1903 and 1904. He joined his brother in Manitoba before moving to Sedalia, Alberta in 1909. Fisher was involved in the military during the Boer War and was given the nickname “Chico” during this time. He was also a supporter of the United Farmers of Alberta. He moved to Sylvan Lake in 1942.

    He married Nora (1891-1983), and together they had three sons: Gerald, Michael and Barry. died in Sylvan Lake in 1978.

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    Fonds consists of records reflecting H. Norman Fisher’s farming activities including correspondence regarding farmers’ debts and agricultural credit, manuscripts written by Fisher regarding hardships endured by farmers, and a certificate from an agricultural fair. Fonds also consists of other personal records including poems written by Fisher under the name Chico, photographs, and ribbons received by Fisher.

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    H. Norman Fisher deposited most of these records in the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1969. In 1995 his son deposited a poem written by H. Norman Fisher, which was filed with accession PR1969.355.


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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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        A taped interview with H. Norman Fisher conducted by the Provincial Archives of Alberta is also located in accession PR1969.355 but is not part of the H. Norman Fisher fonds.

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        Information in the Biographical Sketch was obtained from the transcript of an interview with Fisher and from correspondence sent to the Provincial Archives of Alberta by Barry V. Fisher.

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