Fonds red-2888 - Ernest R. Wells fonds

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Ernest R. Wells fonds

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RED red-2888

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12 cm of textual records. -- ca. 300 photographs. -- 2 clothing patches

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Ernest Robert Wells, 1906-1952, was born in Toronto, Ontario and moved to Red Deer, Alberta in 1910. In his youth, he was active in the Christian boys' organization Tuxis. He was a sports reporter for the Red Deer Advocate from about 1925 until his death. He was a supporter of amateur tennis, hockey, and baseball, and was coach and general manager of the Amazons, a highly acclaimed women's hockey team. He was an active member of the Alberta Natural History Society and an amateur photographer. He married Marion Stephenson in 1932, and they had three children, Carol, Douglas, and William

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The fonds consists of minutes, photograph, and other records of the Argonauts Tuxis Square, Red Deer, Alberta (1923-1925), correspondence and news clippings concerning Ernie Wells's sports activities (1929-1936), records of the Amazons women's hockey team, baseball score books (1950-1952), records of news stories published (1934-1952), collected photographs of the Red Deer River (ca. 1900), and photographs of urban and rural central Alberta scenes (ca. 1925-1952)

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Donated by Marion Wells, Red Deer, 1980-1988


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Record No. MG 193<br><br>

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