Fonds PR0232 - Lucas family fonds

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Lucas family fonds

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    PR0232

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    • [187-]-1960 (Creation)

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    0.05 m of textual records. – 26 photographs

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    Biographical history

    The Lucas family were early pioneers in Western Canada. Samuel Brigham Lucas, born July 15, 1844 in Aylmer, Quebec, moved to Western Canada in the late 1870s as a government surveyor. In 1879 he was hired by the Federal Government to be the first Indian Farm Instructor in the Wetaskiwin area. His wife, Amelia Francis (nee Aylwin) and their children joined him in 1881.

    The Lucas family resided in the Edmonton area until 1891 when Samuel was transferred to the Tsuu T'ina First Nation Reserve near Calgary. They moved again to Ponoka in 1897, where the family engaged in farming. Samuel and Amelia, who was also born in Quebec in 1844, married in 1871.

    They were together until Samuel's death in 1907. Amelia died 11 years later in 1918.

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    Fonds consists of photocopies of histories compiled by Daisy Lucas pertaining to the Lucas family, the Nelson family and other homesteading families in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, as well as photographs depicting early scenes around Edmonton and a manuscript about Fort Ethier and the Indian Industrial Farm from 1879 to 1902.

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    The records of the Lucas family fonds were deposited at the Provincial Archives of Alberta in three accessions. The first accession was deposited in 1968 by Miss Diemert, a teacher at the University of Alberta. The records came into her possession through a friend who was a member of the Lucas family. The second accession of records was deposited in 1977 by Daisy M. Lucas. The final accession of records was deposited in 1995 by May Lott, a great granddaughter of Samuel B. Lucas.

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    Arrangement note: Records were maintained in the order in which they were received at each accession.

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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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        File list is available.

        Associated materials

        Other records pertaining to various members of the Lucas family are located at the Glenbow Archives in Calgary, Alberta and at the City of Wetaskiwin Archives in Wetaskiwin, Alberta.

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        Further accruals are not expected.

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        The information in the Biographical sketch was obtained from a biography written in 1990 by May Lott, the great granddaughter of Samuel and Amelia Lucas.

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        Includes the following accessions:

        PR1995.0010
        PR1977.0155
        PR1968.0092

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