Fonds PR1398 - John Nichols fonds

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John Nichols fonds

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    • Copied 1983-1984 (Creation)

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    50 negatives

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    Biographical history

    John Alfred Nichols was born January 7, 1894 in London, England. The youngest of seven children, his father, Arthur Nichols, died when John was still young. John, along with his sister Helen, immigrated to Canada in 1910, joining three brothers who were already homesteading near Clyde, Alberta.

    In 1934, John married Annie Lillian Marshall in Edmonton, and together they had two children: Brian and Patricia (Macleod). After their divorce in 1942, John worked throughout the province while his sister raised the children. John later worked for the Department of Agriculture in Manning, Alberta. He retired in 1964, subsequently became an avid photographer, and traveled around the world taking photographs.

    John died November 10, 1981.

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    The fonds consists of images, originally dating 1910 to 1953, including images of John Nichols, Helen Nichols skating and skiing near Clyde, Alberta, the Hudson's Bay Company Land Sale in Edmonton, and berry and vegetable picking; and images, originally dating 1959 to 1968, from John's travels through Alberta, British Columbia and the Northwest Territories, including those from Fort Providence, Rae, Yellowknife, Riverview, Hay River, Great Slave Lake, the Mackenzie River, High Level, Peace River, Meander River, Steen River, Tompkin's Landing, Manning, Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, Lethbridge and Edmonton, of stores, motels, service stations, restaurants, schools, streets, houses, ferries, bridge construction, signs, mines, combines, grain elevators, agricultural machinery, airports and a horse show.

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    Patricia MacLeod, John Nichols' daughter, deposited the records in the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1983 and 1984.


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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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        Newspaper clippings relating to John Nichols were placed in the Provincial Archives of Alberta Reference Library Information files.

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        Information for the biographical sketch is from the records and from the Provincial Archives of Alberta Reference Library Information files. The photographs can be located in the A file of the Provincial Archives of Alberta reference prints under the numbers A.11,038 to A.11,066, A.11,179 to A.11,190 and A.11,890 to A.11,898.

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        Includes accession PR1983.0300 and PR1984.0009.

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