Fonds paa-18 - Sydney Earnest Palmer fonds

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Sydney Earnest Palmer fonds

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PAA paa-18

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  • 1909-1928 (Creation)
    Palmer, Sydney Earnest

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0.10 m of textual records. - 4 postcards

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Sydney Earnest Palmer left England and moved to Canada in 1909. He settled for a while in Manitoba before serving in France during the Second World War. He served with the Royal Canadian Dragoons and achieved the rank of Lance Corporal. Upon his return to Canada he moved to Strathcona, Alberta around 1920 and established a dairy farm. He married his wife Joanna in 1924.

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Fonds consists of records relating to Palmer's military and farming activities including diaries, correspondence, postcards, receipts and certificates.

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Some records are fragile.

Immediate source of acquisition

Joanna Palmer, the wife of Sydney Palmer, deposited these records in the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1969.


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  • The language used in the records is predominantly English, but there are some postcards written in French.

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Access Conditions: None. Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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Record No. Fonds consists of the following accessions: PR1969.202<br><br>

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