Fonds PR2169 - Leslie Pilcher fonds

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Leslie Pilcher fonds

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    • 1919-1978 (Creation)

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    0.12 m of textual records

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    Biographical history

    Leslie Pilcher was born in Surrey, England in 1893. He married Olive Adelaide Jackson (1886-1961) in Croyden, Surrey in 1917, and together they had a child, Josephine Alice Carew (Cormack) (1928-2001). They emigrated to Canada in 1922, living for a time in Prince George, British Columbia.

    They moved to Edmonton, Alberta in 1926. Leslie worked for Alberta Government Telephones and, after retiring, as a building superintendent. He was involved in the local Boy Scout movement, served on the board of the Edmonton Community Theatre, and was a founder of Circle Eight Theatre group. He also taught stagecraft and adjudicated drama festivals.

    He died in Edmonton in 1961.

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    The fonds consists of programmes, brochures, and printed material concerning theatrical and musical performances in Edmonton dating from 1919-1978.

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    In 1990, Leslie Pilcher’s daughter, Josephine Cormack donated the material to the Provincial Archives of Alberta.


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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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        Includes accession PR1990.0335.

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