Collection 0182 - Charlie Gathercole Map Collection

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Charlie Gathercole Map Collection

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  • Cartographic material
  • Architectural drawing

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CA GPR 0182

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  • 1915-1964 (Creation)
    Gathercole, Charlie

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6 maps
33 blueprints

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Biographical history

Charlie Gathercole first came to Sexsmith as a manager for the Union Bank in the late 1920s. He was transferred to other branches in Alberta but later returned to work for the Grande Prairie Co-op Livestock Marketing Association in Sexsmith. In the 1940s he and his wife "Scottie" opened a Real Estate and Insurance business, which they operated until 1958, when tuberculosis forced both Charlie and Scottie out of the business. Later they were able to return to the business, first in Camrose and then in Gibsons, B.C. During his years in Sexsmith Charlie was active in the United Church, Sexsmith Serenaders Orchestra, Masonic Lodge, the Curling Club and other organizations. He passed away January 16, 1991 in Richmond, B.C.

Custodial history

The records were preserved by the Sexsmith Museum and deposited in Grande Prairie Regional Archives in 2004.

Scope and content

The fonds consists of 30 survey blueprints and town plans of Benville, Sexsmith, Laglace, Valhalla, and Buffalo Lakes; one 1928 Department of the Interior and four 1917-1922 Surveyor General maps of the Peace River District; one Prairie Farm Assistance Act map from 1955; and three blueprints of houses from the 1950s, one of them produced by the Veterans Land Act department. Maps are stamped with C.R. Gathercole, Real Estate & Insurance, Sexsmith, Alberta. Also included are copies of information from a underwriter's manual cover

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  • The material is in English.

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Accession number: 2004.19

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South Peace Regional Archives

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  • English

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