Title and statement of responsibility area
Abe Cristall collection
General material designation
Other title information
Title statements of responsibility
- Source of title proper: Title based on contents of the fonds.
Level of description
Edition statement of responsibility
Class of material specific details area
Statement of scale (cartographic)
Statement of projection (cartographic)
Statement of coordinates (cartographic)
Statement of scale (architectural)
Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
1963- 1999 (Creation)
- Cristall, Abe
Physical description area
1 cm of textual records. -- 3 photographs: reproductions
Publisher's series area
Title proper of publisher's series
Parallel titles of publisher's series
Other title information of publisher's series
Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series
Numbering within publisher's series
Note on publisher's series
Archival description area
Name of creator
Born in 1868 in the Russian province of Bessarabia, Abe Cristall immigrated to Canada in 1890. After landing in Montreal, Mr. Cristall traveled west and worked as a farm labourer near Brandon, Manitoba and then Oxbow, Saskatchewan. Soon after arriving in Saskatchewan, Mr. Cristall began working as a peddler, selling bolts of cloth door-to-door in rural Saskatchewan. In the course of visiting a customer, Mr. Cristall met the customer's daughter, Rebecca Leavitt, and they were married in 1893. The newlywed couple planned to move to Seattle, but Mr. Cristall, after visiting and being enticed by the economic possibilities present, elected to settle in the booming frontier town of Edmonton instead. The Cristalls were the first Jewish residents of Edmonton. Abe Cristall opened his own draying business before becoming a prominent member of the city's economic elite through his involvement in the city's active real estate market. In 1909, Mr. Cristall financed and built the Royal George hotel in the city's downtown. The Cristalls had five children; George, Max, Rose, Jessie and Ted. Abe Cristall died in 1944.
Collected by JAHSENA in 1999.
Scope and content
The collection consists of materials related to the life of Abe Cristall and dates from 1963- 1999. The collection consists of a biography of Abe Cristall written by Tony Cashman (1963); an article about Abe Cristall photocopied from the Edmonton Journal (1999); and three reproductions of photographs of Abe Cristall (ca. 1993).
Immediate source of acquisition
Language of material
- The material is in English.
Script of material
Location of originals
Availability of other formats
Restrictions on access
There are no restrictions on access.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Additional material may be found in the First Century of Jewish Life Editorial Committee fonds held by JAHSENA.<br><br>Record No. CRI.99.1<br><br>
Standard number area
Place access points
Name access points
- Cristall, Abe (Subject)