Fonds glen-3159 - Dawson family fonds

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Dawson family fonds

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GLEN glen-3159

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  • 1897, 1983 (Creation)
    Dawson, Campion

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0.5 cm of textual records

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Campion John Goodwin Dawson, 1870-1947, was born in Hitchen, Hertfordshire, England, and was educated in a boarding school. He emigrated to western Canada in 1887 and worked at various jobs, finally acquiring a quarter-section of land near Mountain View, Alberta, and establishing a ranch in 1893. In 1906 he married Lillian Vrooman Perry, 1878-1970, a member of a Mormon family originally from Ontario. They had two children who survived infancy, Campion John Jr. and Margaret Florence (Johnson). The Dawsons were neighbours of English remittance man Richard C. "Dicky" Bright.

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(fl 1890-1960)

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Vivian Dawson was the daughter of Edward C. and Louisa E. Dawson, early pioneers of Calgary, Alberta. For a number of years she worked for the firm of Ellis and Grogan. She later married G. Wollen and then H. Caine.

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The fonds consists of a letter to Campion Dawson Sr. from Dicky Bright (1897); and a transcript of a letter from Campion Dawson Jr. to Hugh Dempsey reminiscing on Dicky Bright and discussing the First Nations outlaw Charcoal (1983).

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Gift of Hugh Dempsey, 1983.


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  • The material is in English.

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Record No. M 6583<br><br>

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