Fonds 0009 - Wanham Post Office fonds

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Wanham Post Office fonds

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CA GPR 0009

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  • 1931-1969 (Creation)
    Wanham Post Office

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20 cm of textual records

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Administrative history

Wanham Post Office was opened in 1917 in conjunction with a general store, with Peter Tansem as the first store manager and postmaster. Mr. Tansem ran the Post Office for many years then, for a few years, interim postmasters filled the gap. In 1962, his son Wallace Tansem, became postmaster and remained in that position until the office was closed in 1969.

Custodial history

Records were preserved by Wally Tansem, the last post master and donated to Grande Prairie Regional Archives in 2000.

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Fonds consists of correspondence, circulars from the Post Office Department, registered mail and C.O.D. record ledgers, and a Cash Account Book.

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Records donated by Wallace Tansem, last postmaster.


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10 rubber stamps from the Wanham Post Office were donated with the records and are among the Grande Prairie Museum's artefacts.

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Accession number: 2000.17

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South Peace Regional Archives

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  • English

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