Fonds PR1702 - William Rossing fonds

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William Rossing fonds

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    • 1922-1968 (Creation)

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    0.08 m of textual records and other material

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    Wilhelm (William) Olausen Rossing was born May 12, 1907 in Norway. He left Norway in 1927. Over the years, he lived at various Alberta locations; he was a chauffeur in Forestburg in 1936 and was a member of Rosewood Social Credit Group in Galahad in 1938.

    Through the 1940s and 1950s, he lived in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, where he was involved in mining. While in Yellowknife, he was a member of the Yellowknife lodge of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. William traveled to Norway in 1956. He left Yellowknife in 1958, spending time in Heisler, Alberta and Camrose, Alberta.

    Through most of the 1960s, he lived in Lacombe, Alberta, where he was a hog farmer

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    The fonds consists of a school certificate, identification card, bank books, tax information, Farm Record Books, United Farmers of Alberta Co-operative Limited certificates, mining agreements and correspondence, records relating to his shares in Slave Lake Copper Mines Limited, assorted membership cards and licenses, personal correspondence and newspaper clippings, a map of Alscope Exploration Limited in Canada and a film of family life in the 1950s. The fonds also includes negatives of Yellowknife, campsites, and airplanes, and photographs of mining, camps, agricultural activities, and airplanes.

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    Mr. M.R. Lynn deposited the records in the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1987. Mr. Lynn's relationship to William Rossing is unknown.


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        The material is in English and Norwegian.

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        Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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        Information for the biographical sketch is taken from the records.

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        Includes accession PR1987.0199.

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        Includes 60 photographs, 28 negatives, 4 photographic postcards, 1 map and 1 film.

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