Fred Moses fonds
1874-1955, predominant 1906-1950s
57.5 cm of textual records. -- 68 photographs
Fred George Moses, 1885-1959, was born in Monmouthshire, Wales, and emigrated to Ottawa, Ontario in 1903. In 1905 he joined the North-West Mounted Police (NWMP) at Regina and served at Grenfell, Saskatchewan before being posted to Pincher Creek, Alberta in 1908. He was discharged in 1911. He married Edna May in 1913, and they had six children, Roderick, Clifford, Owen, David, Ralph and Olwen (Smythe). In 1917 Fred joined the Alberta Provincial Police, which had been established that year to assume the duties of the Royal North-West Mounted Police (RNWMP) in Alberta. Fred was put in charge of the Lac La Biche detachment, and in 1923 he was transferred to Wainwright. He was promoted to corporal in 1924. In 1927 he was transferred to Stony Plain and in 1930 he took over the Athabasca detachment. After the APP disbanded in 1932, Fred rejoined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). He retired in 1934, returning to Fort Macleod, where he took up sign painting and established a real estate and fire insurance agency.
Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of reminiscences and articles (predominantly written by Fred) regarding the NWMP, Fort Macleod pioneers, and Blood and Blackfoot (Siksika) peoples (1930s-1950s); correspondence with newspapers regarding submitted articles (1930s-1950s); ground plan of Fort Macleod in 1880; genealogical notes; photocopies of scrapbooks; and newsclippings. Also consists of photocopies of detachment diaries from NWMP detachments at Grenfell (1906-1908) and Pincher Creek (1908-1909); and APP detachments at Lac La Biche (1917-1923), Wainwright (1923-1927), Stony Plain (1927-1930) and Athabasca (1930-1932). Includes photographs of NWMP, APP, Fort Macleod and native people (1874-1950s).
Source of Acquisition:
Gifts of Edna Moses and Lois Appleton, 1972-1974.
The material is in English.
Originals and Reproductions:
The original diaries and scrapbooks are held by Edna Moses.
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Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.
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(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-871, M-872, M-4741, PA-1673, NA-2928, NA-3051