Title and statement of responsibility area
James Minns fonds
General material designation
Other title information
Title statements of responsibility
- Source of title proper: Title based on contents of the fonds.
Level of description
CA ATH ath-2029
Edition statement of responsibility
Class of material specific details area
Statement of scale (cartographic)
Statement of projection (cartographic)
Statement of coordinates (cartographic)
Statement of scale (architectural)
Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
- Minns, James
Physical description area
.1 cm of textual records
Publisher's series area
Title proper of publisher's series
Parallel titles of publisher's series
Other title information of publisher's series
Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series
Numbering within publisher's series
Note on publisher's series
Archival description area
Name of creator
James Minns was born in Stouffville, ON in 1867, the son of George and Mary(Carruthers) Minns. In 1889 he married Isobel Harwood and they had two children: James Harwood and Marion Irene. The family moved to Edmonton in 1902 and to Athabasca in 1904. James filed on NE6-66-22-W4 in Nov. 1905. He hauled freight for the Hudson's Bay Co. and Revillon Freres, and in 1911 became the postmaster in Athabasca, a job he held for 25 years until his death in 1936. James was a member of the Masonic Lodge, the Old Timers'Assoc.and the United Church. Isobel died in 1953 aged 84 years.
Name of creator
Scope and content
The fonds consists of an interim homestead receipt for NE6-66-22-W4.
Immediate source of acquisition
Donated by Mrs. Millie Hay (Talpash). This was part of the material that she collected and kept at the Kinnoull Museum.
Language of material
- The material is in English.
Script of material
Location of originals
Availability of other formats
Restrictions on access
There are no restrictions on access.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Record No. 91.42 File 2<br><br>