Fonds paa-8978 - Milward Belmont Davis Marcell fonds

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Milward Belmont Davis Marcell fonds

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PAA paa-8978

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  • 1912 (Creation)
    Marcell, Milward Belmont Davis

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1 photograph

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Milward Belmont Davis Marcell (1869-1939) was born Milward Belmont Davis in Washington, Indiana, USA. In the early 1900s, he began following the rodeo circuit as a photographer in the USA and Canada. Marcell photographed the first Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Alberta in 1912 and the Winnipeg Stampede in 1913. He lived in Portland, Oregon; Calgary, 1912-1914; and Vancouver, Washington. He married Eva May Forbes in 1888, and they had one son Edward Forbes Davis, 1890-. In ca. 1909, he added Marcell to his surname. In 1911, he married his second wife, Anna Alethe Paxton Pierce. They had two children, Natella Davis-Marcell (1911- ?) and Victor Davis-Marcell (1916 - ?). He later married a third and A fourth time. He died in Pasadena, California.

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In 2002, Keith Babb donated the material to the Provincial Archives of Alberta. It is unknown how Keith Babb obtained the photograph.

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The fonds consists of one cirkuit print featuring the original (1874) Royal Northwest Mounted Police troop at the 1912 Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Alberta taken by Milward Belmont Davis Marcell

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  • The material is in English.

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For more material on Milward Belmont Davis Marcell, please see the Milward Belmont Davis Marcell fonds at the Glenbow Archives. For more photographs by Milward Belmont Davis Marcell, please see the Legislative Library and Archives Program collection (PR1974.0001/552) at the Provincial Archives of Alberta.

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Information for the administrative history/biographical sketch sourced from the Milward Belmont Davis Marcell fonds description at the Glenbow Archives. For further information on Milward Belmont Davis Marcell, please see: Robert M. Seiler, "M. B. 'Doc' Marcell: Official Photographer of the First Calgary Stampede", American Review of Canadian Studies (Summer 2003) 219-238.<br><br>Record No. The fonds includes the following accession: PR2002.0071<br><br>

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