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Family and personal life* With digital objects
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British Block collection

  • CA MED 840
  • Collection
  • 1912-1975

Fonds consists of: Topic and family/individual research files on the settlements, homesteads, history, and lifeways of the inhabitants of the British Block Area, including but not limited to Bingville, East Springs, Bray Lake, New Holland, Carlstadt (Alderson), Box Springs, Tilley East area,etc. (some material pertaining to resettled areas such as Buffalo, Medicine Hat, and Redcliff).

Consists of compiled material such as photographs, slides and negatives, interviews, questionnaires, diaries and journals, biographies, family histories, anecdotes, and reminiscences, newspaper clippings, some legal/operational/administrative documents relating to settler's ventures, Ruth Daw's notes, correspondence, and rough drafts, as well as copies of research materials compiled from archives and government sources.

Daw, Ruth

Fern & Edna With Friends

Fern and Edna standing with three others on the hill behind their home. The wagon used for H.O.P. Lake trips is also by the house.

A Gathering of Relatives

A family gathering outside a building in Hythe with the Hythe school in the distance. Dick Gagley who was a WWII cook is wearing an apron that says "Mamma's Little Helper".
Front Row L-R Andy Hudec, Jake Gass, Dick Gagley, Cliff Henderson, Lea Hodgson, Arnold Reid
Women L-R Annie Anton, Kay Hudec, Kay Gagley, Brbara Reid, Sopie Hodgson, Josie Henderson, Marie Gass & ??.

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