Fonds PR0269 - Sydney Earnest Palmer fonds

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Sydney Earnest Palmer fonds

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    • 1909-1928 (Creation)

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    0.20 m of textual records. – 4 postcards. -- 6 photographs.

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    Biographical history

    Sydney Earnest Palmer was born in Cornwall, England in 1882. He came to Canada in 1909 and settled for a while in Manitoba. He served in France during the First World War. He served with the Royal Canadian Dragoons and achieved the rank of Lance Corporal.

    Upon his return to Canada, he moved to Strathcona, Alberta around 1920 and established a dairy farm, which he operated until he retired in 1951.

    He married his wife Joanna (1899-1986) in 1924, and they had two children: Margaret (Nelson) and Elizabeth (Schmidt). He died in Edmonton in 1969.

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    Fonds consists of records relating to Palmer’s military and farming activities including diaries, correspondence, postcards, receipts and certificates.

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    Immediate source of acquisition

    Joanna Palmer, the wife of Sydney Palmer, deposited these records in the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1969.

    Joanna Palmer, the wife of Sydney Palmer, deposited these records in the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1969. The Provincial Archives received the records comprising Accession PR2005.0001 from Alan Nelson. Alan Nelson worked for Curtis Hoover, and Sydney Palmer was Alan Nelson's father-in-law.


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        The language used in the records is predominantly English, but there are some postcards written in French.

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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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        Further accruals are not expected.

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        Records comprising the Curtis Hoover Fonds are intermingled in the Sydney Palmer Fonds.

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        Includes the following accessions:


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        Some records are fragile.

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