Fonds PR1248 - Herbert C. Boyd fonds

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Herbert C. Boyd fonds

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    • 1934-1936 (Creation)

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    0.06 m of textual records

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    Biographical history

    Born in Bombay, India in 1868, Herbert Cameron Boyd received his Bachelor of Laws at Glasgow University. He immigrated with his wife and children, Sheila and Owen, to Canada in 1912 and opened a law practice in Edmonton, In 1918, the family moved to Edgerton, Alberta.

    Herbert was also Secretary-Treasurer for the village and for the Edgerton School District No. 2044. Herbert was a dedicated advocate of Major C.H. Douglas' Social Credit theories and was the official delegate of Kerslake's Douglas Credit League of Canada. He was somewhat critical of William Aberhart's interpretation of Social Credit, believing Social Credit was not entirely feasible provincially, but that Alberta Legislature should study and recommend the system to the federal government.

    He married Ethel Waldock in 1899, and together they had three children: Hugh R.C. (1901-1964), Sheila (Kincaid) (1910-1996), and Ewan (1915-1994). Herbert Boyd died in June 11, 1936.

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    The fonds consists of correspondence with William Aberhart, C. H. Douglas, Herbert Bruce Brougham, G.B. O’Connor, G.H. Van Allen and others about Social Credit in Alberta, newspaper clippings, research notes, and a copy of “The Case for Douglas Social Credit,” the brief prepared by Herbert C. Boyd for C.H. Douglas.

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    The records have been damaged by water, mildew and rust.

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    Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hamilton deposited the records in the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1982. Mrs. Hamilton was the granddaughter of Herbert C. Boyd.


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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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        Information for the biographical sketch is from the records and from Winds of Change and from Bible Bill: a Biography of William Aberhart, which are located in the Provincial Archives of Alberta Reference Library, 971.233 Ed36 PAA and 923.27123 EL58 PAA respectively.

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        Includes accession PR1982.0167.

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