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Date Range
1877-1984
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
16 cm of textual records. -- ca. 620 photographs.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of Fairfield family records including correspondence and account books of W.H. Fairfield; correspondence, family tree, diary of trip to 1936 Olympics, and newspaper clippings, of Elizabeth Fairfield; and photographs. Includes photographs of W.H. Fairfield as a child, photographs…
Date Range
1877-1984
Fonds
Fairfield family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Fairfield family
Physical Description
16 cm of textual records. -- ca. 620 photographs.
History / Biographical
W.H. Fairfield was born in Titusville, Pennsylvania in 1875. The family moved to Colorado, where he attended the State Agricultural College. He received his BSc in 1894 and, from 1895- 1901, he was assistant professor of agriculture at the University of Wyoming. In 1901, he and his brother moved to Lethbridge to establish a farm. His success led to his appointment as the first superintendent of the Lethbridge Experimental Farm in 1905. He received an honourary degree from the University of Alberta in 1930 and was appointed an officer of The OBE in 1943. He died in 1961, six years after his wife Ida. They had two daughters, Elizabeth and Alice.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of Fairfield family records including correspondence and account books of W.H. Fairfield; correspondence, family tree, diary of trip to 1936 Olympics, and newspaper clippings, of Elizabeth Fairfield; and photographs. Includes photographs of W.H. Fairfield as a child, photographs of his wife and children, images of family and friends, scenes of the Lethbridge Experimental Farm and local scenery, and albums of views from Wyoming and Southern Alberta as well as Elizabeth Fairfield's albums of travel, family and friends.
Notes
Title based on the contents of the fonds.
Finding Aid
File list and image list available.
Category
Agriculture
Family and personal life
Collection
Archive
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Date Range
1918-1981
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
10 cm of textual records.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of records of several generations of the Simmonds family including birth, military, business, bank and estate records of John Arthur Simmonds; birth, student and death records of Earl Armstrong Simmonds; estate documents of James William Simmonds; memorial book of Sadie Simmonds;…
Date Range
1918-1981
Fonds
Simmonds family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Simmonds family
Physical Description
10 cm of textual records.
History / Biographical
Biographical information unavailable.
Custodial History
The records were found in a suitcase purchased at public auction.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of records of several generations of the Simmonds family including birth, military, business, bank and estate records of John Arthur Simmonds; birth, student and death records of Earl Armstrong Simmonds; estate documents of James William Simmonds; memorial book of Sadie Simmonds; and birth, marriage, business, death and estate records of Olga Simmonds.
Notes
Title based on the contents of the fonds.
Finding Aid
File list available.
Category
Family and personal life
Collection
Archive
Less detail