Fonds PR3914 - George F. Chipman fonds

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George F. Chipman fonds

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    • 1903 - 1904 (Creation)

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    97 photographs. - 0.05 m of textual records.

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    Biographical history

    George Fisher Chipman was born on 18 January 1882 in Nictaux West, Nova Scotia to F. Miles Chipman and Annie S. Fisher. He attended the Middleton High School and the Nova Scotia Normal School, and in 1900 became a school teacher. In 1903 he moved to Alberta to work as a school teacher and in 1905 Chipman moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba and obtained a job as a reporter for the Manitoba Free Press. He then became the editor of the Grain Growers' Guide, the official organ of the Manitoba Grain Growers' Association, the Saskatchewan Grain Growers' Association and the United Farmers of Alberta, from 1911 to his death in a hunting accident on 26 December 1935.

    Custodial history

    The records of George Fisher Chipman were donated to the Queen's University Archives by Chipman's son, R.A. Chipman.

    Scope and content

    The fonds consists of photographs created by Chipman of the Calmar, Red Deer, Sunnyvale, Penhold, and Edmonton areas as well as memoirs on Chipman's teaching experiences in Alberta.

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    The records were copied by the Queen's University Archives and sent to the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1969.


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        The original records from which these were copied are located in the Queen's University Archives.

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        Permission for use required.

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        Inventory is available.

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        The G. F. Chipman fonds is housed at the Queen's University Archives in Kingston, Ontario.

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        Further accruals are not expected.

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        Includes accession PR1969.0162.

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