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Title:
Dowler family fonds

Date(s):
1912-1956

Physical Description:
50 cm of textual records. -- 8 photographs

History:
Frederick Albert Dowler, 1882-1963, was born in Quebec, and moved to a homestead near Wetaskiwin, Alberta with his parents in 1899. In 1900 he moved to Calgary where he worked as a Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) telegrapher and in the grain brokerage business. He and his wife, Ouida Morrison Dowler, ?-1963, had three children, Molly (Pomeroy), Russell and William. In 1941 the Dowlers moved to Red Deer, where Fred was an agent for a real estate and insurance firm and a lumber dealer. In 1959 they retired to Calgary. The Dowlers were devoted members of Calgary's Knox United Church and Gaetz Memorial United Church in Red Deer.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of Fred's diaries (1932-1935), and family scrapbooks about United Church events, and Alberta history and personalities.
RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE ALSO IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: Banff National Park, Central Alberta Pioneers' and Old Timers' Association, Rev. George A. Dickson, Anthony Henday, Warwick Freeman Kelloway, Lake Minnewanka, J.J. McFarland, Lachlin McKinnon, William E. Morrison, royal visits and Joseph Smith.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Molly Pomeroy, 1964.

Language:
The material is in English.

Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.

Finding Aids:
Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.

View finding aid / scanned documents:
http://www.glenbow.org/collections/search/findingAids/archhtm/dowler.cfm

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M 340, PA 680

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