Collection PR2834 - Phillip Tate collection

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Phillip Tate collection

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    • [ca.1885], copied 1997] (Creation)

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    1 photograph. -- 1 negative. -- 1 painting.

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    Biographical history

    Phillip Tate was born in the Red River Settlement (now Manitoba, Canada) in 1827. He joined the Hudson's Bay Company in 1843. He served with Richard Hardisty at Fort Carleton in 1854, building the first home in what is now Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. He retired from the Hudson's Bay Company and moved to Edmonton.

    He married Mary Monkman (1832-1865), and together they had five children: Jane Mary (1854-1870), Charlotte (1856-1877), Eliza (McKay) (1858-1877), Albert (1860-1916), Charles Richard (1864-1870).

    He married Nancy Fraser (1839-1931) in Edmonton in 1870, and together they had six children: Anna Louisa (Monkman) (1872-1939), William Colin (1874-1885), Robert Edward (1874-1875), George (1876-1940), Henry C. (1880-1885), Elsie Jane (1884-1885),

    He died in Edmonton, Northwest Territories in March 1905.

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    Scope and content

    The collection consists of an oil painting created by Phillip Tate in 1885 featuring a scene of the North Saskatchewan River Bank. The collection also includes a photograph and negative that the Provincial Archives of Alberta copied from the painting in 1997.

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    In 1997, Noreen Tate, Phillip Tate's great-granddaughter, donated the material to the Provincial Archives of Alberta.


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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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        Information for the administrative history/biographical sketch sourced from the fonds.

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        Includes accession PR1997.0329.

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