Collection PR0623 - Lawrence Tippie collection

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Lawrence Tippie collection

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    • 1838-1931 (Creation)

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    0.01 m of textual records and other material

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    Biographical history

    Lawrence Tippie was born in Stettler in 1918 to Jesse and and Bessie May Tippie. After attending school locally, he farmed near Stettler, Alberta. He married Elizabeth Bruckel (d. 2007) in 1939.

    Apart from the years 1942 to 1946 when he worked in a machinist in a Portland shipyard, they remained in Stettler until 1964 when he moved to Red Deer, Alberta to open the Red Deer Coin and Stamp Shop.

    Tippie retired in 1988 and died in Red Deer in 2003.

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    Collection consists of various pamphlets regarding the postal system in Canada dating 1914-1931, blank letterhead for Strathcona’s Horse, an advertising newsletter for the dentist Dr. H. Barrie Millican of Calgary, Alberta dated ca. 1919, a contest poster from General Mailstores System Company dated 1929, circulation advertisements for The Nor-West Farmer dating 1918-1926, postal vouchers dated 1925, a notice from the Edmonton Journal circulation department dated 1930, an undated copy of The Canadian Glider Boosters, an undated glass plate negative depicting an unknown man, and an undated photograph depicting Howard Douglas. Fonds also includes a copied map depicting western Canada dated 1790, and various other maps depicting areas in northwestern Canada in the years 1874-1916 such as the North West Mounted Police territory, the Canadian Pacific Railway lines, the Riel Rebellion territory, the Elevators in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, and the Northern and Southern Alberta Disposition of Lands.

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    Some of the maps are torn.

    Immediate source of acquisition

    Mr. Lawrence Tippie deposited these records in the Provincial Archives in four separate accessions, one each in 1967, 1972, 1973, and 1974.


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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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        Associated materials

        Other records regarding Lawrence Tippie can be found in the Lawrence Tippie's Red Deer collection located at the Red Deer and District Archives in Red Deer, Alberta.

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        Information for the biographical sketch was taken from the biographical sketch provided by the Red Deer and District Archives for the Lawrence Tippie’s Red Deer collection.

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        Some of the maps have been encapsulated and reinforced.

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        Fonds also includes 1 negative, 1 photograph, and 10 maps.

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