Fonds PR1788 - Harold Routledge fonds

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Harold Routledge fonds

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    PR1788

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    • Copied 1988 (Creation)

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    55 negatives

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    (1918-2007)

    Biographical history

    Born ca. 1918 in Red Deer, Alberta, Harold Easton Routledge was the son of P.C.F Routledge (1888-1977) and Lillian Routledge (d. 1974). He joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1940 and was posted to Halifax, Nova and several locations in the Northwest Territories, including Port Radium, Fort Smith, and Yellowknife. He was eventually posted to Grande Prairie, retiring in 1965.

    He married Greta Mae Langille (d. 1999) in 1947, and together they had two children: Penny (Stewart) and Kim (Olson).

    He died in Edmonton, Alberta in 2007.

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    The fonds consists of colour images taken by Harold Routledge, originally dating 1948 to 1954, of people and place in and around Fort Chipewyan, Alberta; images include aboriginal peoples, local residents, children, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, priests and nuns, log cabins, buildings, churches, tents, streets, dogs, a hockey game, boats, airplanes, automobiles, ice fishing, hunting and trapping .

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    Harold Routledge allowed the records to be copied by the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1988. At that time, some of the images were being used in an exhibit at the Provincial Museum of Alberta. The originals were returned to him.

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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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        Information for the biographical sketch is taken from Henderson's Edmonton, Alberta city directories and from the records. The images can be located in the A file of the Provincial Archives of Alberta reference prints under the numbers A.17,118 through A.17,171.

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        Includes accession PR1988.0501.

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