Fonds PR1880 - Herb Glasgow fonds

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Herb Glasgow fonds

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    • [194-?]-1978 (Creation)

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    0.01 m of textual records. – 5 photographs.

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    Biographical history

    Born in Edmonton in 1908, William Herbert (Herb) Glasgow was a linoleum contractor in Edmonton, Alberta. Herb played with the Mal Meredith Orchestra from 1937 to 1968, except for a short period in the 1940s.

    Herb married Dora Myatt (1909-2001) in Edmonton in 1934, and together they had had two sons, Pat (1939-2019) and Bob, and one daughter, Doreen (Royer). Herb Glasgow died July 21, 1979.

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    The fonds consists of photographs of Mal Meredith and his Orchestra and a brief history of the group by Herb Glasgow. The group, led by Malville (Mal) Meredith, with his wife Isabelle on piano, was known over the years as Meredith’s Music as well as Mal Meredith and his Orchestra, and performed for many years at the Trocadero.

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    Herb Glasgow deposited the records in the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1978.


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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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        Music compositions by Mal Meredith can be found in the Don Messer fonds at Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management (NSARM) in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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        Information for the biographical sketch is taken from Henderson's Edmonton, Alberta city directories, and from the records.

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        Includes accession PR1978.0034.

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