Fonds whyte-598 - Tex Vernon-Wood fonds

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Tex Vernon-Wood fonds

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WHYTE whyte-598

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  • 1874-1972 (Creation)
    Vernon-Wood, Tex

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10 cm of textual records. -- 3 photographs : prints

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Nello "Tex" Vernon-Wood, 1882-1978, was a guide and outfitter, national park warden and writer at Banff, Alberta, Canada and area. He came to Canada, ca.1900, and lived at Medicine Hat, Alberta until 1905. After working a short time on a horse ranch, Vernon-Wood came to Banff to work as a guide for Jim Brewster, for whom he worked for eight summers. After working for the National Park warden service beginning in 1915, Vernon-Wood went into the guiding business for himself, working out of the Lake Louise area. One of his major clients was Charles Walcott, Director of the Smithsonian Institute. Vernon-Wood wrote numerous stories for American sporting magazines, the best-known being the "Pipestone Letters," published in Hunting and Fishing magazine beginning in 1935. Following his guiding career, Vernon-Wood established a boys camp in the Windermere Valley and worked for Kootenay National Park

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Fonds consists of manuscripts and published articles on hunting and fishing, wildlife, life on the trail, etc. for various American outdoors magazines, 1929-1938; correspondence pertaining to guiding and publication of Vernon-Wood's articles, 1928-1940; other textual material, 1972; and photographs of Vernon-Wood with RCMP and firefighters, ca.1915. Includes a letter dated June 20,1874 from Owen Morris, Lieutenant Governor of the North West Territories, to Rev. John McDougall of Morleyville, Bow River, instructing McDougall to advise Indians of arrival and intentions of the North West Mounted Police, boundary commission and aims of the Queen

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Acquired by donation, 1968, 1973


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  • Language is English

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Record No. M77 / V656<br><br>

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