Fonds PR0992 - Harry L. Hollingworth fonds

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Harry L. Hollingworth fonds

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    • 1903-1918 (Creation)

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    0.03 m of textual records

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    Biographical history

    Harry Leaver Hollingworth (1872-1954) and Minnie Buxton (1870-1954) were both born in Derbyshire, England. They were married in 1896, and they, along with their two children Frank (1900-1961) and Sybil (Acheson) (1902-), came to Canada in 1903 with the original Barr Colonists. They homesteaded for nine years, during which time two more children were born, Lillian (Watts)(1910-1979) and Hubert (1912-1988).

    They then moved to Edmonton, Alberta and Harry worked for the Atlas Lumber Company. In 1914, he was chosen to manage the Globe Lumber Company yard in Holden, Alberta, and in 1916 was transferred to the Atlas Lumber Company Yard in Lougheed, Alberta. The family remained in Lougheed until 1927, when they began fur-ranching on the outskirts of Edmonton.

    Harry retired to Edmonton in 1944. He died October 24, 1954, and Minnie died six days later.

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    The fonds includes three manuscript diaries kept by Harry L. Hollingworth, two diaries about the journey to the Lloydminster, Alberta area and the first year there, and one diary of subsequent years after they were more settled, which also includes some accounting information.

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    Hubert Hollingworth, son of Harry L. Hollingworth, deposited the records in the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1977 and 1978.


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        The material is in English.

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        Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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        Hubert Hollingworth also deposited the records in the Hubert A. Hollingworth fonds at the Provincial Archives of Alberta.

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        Information for the biographical sketch is from the records and from Verdant Valleys – In and Around Lougheed, which can be found in the Provincial Archives of Alberta Reference Library, 971.233 W842v.

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        Includes accessions PR1977.0126 and PR1978.0007.

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