Fonds paa-8216 - Adam G. Donaldson fonds

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Adam G. Donaldson fonds

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PAA paa-8216

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  • Copied 1979 (Creation)
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    Donaldson, Adam G.

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2 negatives. -- 1 photograph

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Adam "Addie" G. Donaldson was born in March 1909 in Lethbridge, Alberta; he was the son of C.S. (Christopher Storrar) and Katherine (Wilson) Donaldson. Chris had come to Alberta from Scotland in 1907, first to Edmonton then to Lethbridge. He was joined by Katherine Wilson in 1908 and they were married in Lethbridge. Chris worked in the mining industry for most of his life. Adam attended the University of Alberta, studying mining geology. He joined his father in mining in 1936. Adam succeeded his father as manager of the Cadillac mine near Shaughnessy, Alberta; his father was manager from 1927 to 1943, and Adam was manager from 1943 until 1947. In 1950, Adam was the superintendent of Lethbridge Collieries Limited's No. 8 mine. From about 1957 to 1964, Adam was president of Phillips Oil Company Limited and then Canalta Petroleum Limited, both in Calgary, Alberta. He returned to Lethbridge in 1964 and resumed work as a mining engineer.

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The fonds consists of images of Cadillac mine buildings, tipple and hoist gear at Cadillac mine, and C.S. Donaldson (instructor) and his class (night school for mine examiner exams) at Westminster School in Lethbridge.

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Adam G. Donaldson donated one photograph to the Provincial Archives of Alberta and allowed two to be copied by the Archives in 1979. Originals of the copied records were returned to Mr. Donaldson

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  • The material is in English.

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Access Conditions: None. Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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An oral history with Adam G. Donaldson is available in PR1979.0192/5. See also the Christopher Storrar Donaldson fonds the Glenbow Archives in Calgary, Alberta.

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Information for the biographical sketch is taken from the transcript of the oral history in PR1979.0192/5, from <em>Lethbridge Herald</em> obituaries and from the records. The images can be located in the A file of the Provincial Archives of Alberta reference prints under the numbers A.3465 through A.3467.<br><br>Record No. Fonds consists of the following accessions: PR1979.0161<br><br>

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