Fonds PR3180 - McPherson family fonds

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McPherson family fonds

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    • Copied 1981 (originally created circa 1920 - 1930) (Creation)

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    82 photographs

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    Born in Scotland, Samuel McPherson (1890-1972) came to Canada in 1906. He married Winnifred Ann Wooley (1896-1971) in Edmonton, Alberta in 1921, and together they had two children: Leonard (1921-2004) and Robert (1932-2002).

    Samuel served as an Alberta Provincial Police Officer as well as a member of the Northwest Mounted Police (NMWP) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. For part of his career, the McPherson family lived in Andrew, Alberta.

    Samuel died in Edmonton in 1972.

    Custodial history

    In 1981, members of the McPherson family allowed the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village to copy the material.

    Scope and content

    The fonds consists of materials related to the McPherson family and includes of copies of photographs featuring the McPherson family in Andrew; photographs featuring Samuel McPherson serving in his capacity as an Alberta Provincial Police Officer; and photographs featuring families, funerals, and weddings. The images date from the early part of the 20th century.

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    In 1981 and 1986, the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village transferred 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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        Information for the administrative history/biographical sketch sourced from the fonds. The images can be located under the no. UV277 - UV286 in the photographic reference section of the Provincial Archives of Alberta.

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        Includes accessions PR1981.0085 and PR1986.0500.

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