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Title:
Freda Graham Bundy fonds

Date(s):
1914-1957

Physical Description:
37.5 cm of textual records. -- 11 photographs

History:
Elfreda Graham Bundy, 1895-1962, was born in Truro, Nova Scotia. She received a diploma from the Nova Scotia Provincial Normal School in 1914, and then began teaching in Lethbridge, Alberta. In 1916 she married Clarence Johnston Bundy, 1892-1963, and they had three children, Jack, Barbara (Coombs) and Clare (Lewin). In 1917 they moved to Cowley where Clarence became the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) station agent. In about 1946 they moved to Pincher Station and Clarence again became the CPR agent. She began to devote time in the 1920s to writing feature articles for various newspapers and magazines and eventually left teaching, although she returned to it in 1956. She acted as correspondent for the Lethbridge Herald, and wrote on pioneer life in the Pincher Creek Echo. As an author, she published many articles, short stories, novels and plays well into the 1950s, and wrote her autobiography, Go West, Young Woman, in 1955 which appeared in the Lethbridge Herald. She was a member of the Canadian Women's Press Club. She and Clarence retired to Pincher Creek.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of drafts of articles, short stories, novels and plays (ca. 1950s); draft of autobiography (1955); transcript of William Gladstone's diary; scrapbooks of published work; correspondence (1952-1953); teaching certificates (1914, 1916); and miscellany. Includes photographs of Pincher Creek pioneers, Freda G. Bundy, and Kootenay Lake.
RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE ALSO IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: Donald and Lachlan Bell, A.E. Cox, John Erskine Davies, Frank Slide, Stuart Graham, William Hill Metzler, Fred Schofield and Capt. E.M. Wilmot.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Freda Graham Bundy and Clare Bundy Lewin, 1959-1964.

Language:
The material is in English.

Originals and Reproductions:
A microfilm copy of William Gladstone's diary as edited by Freda Graham Bundy is held by the Glenbow.

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/bundy.cfm

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-157, PA-177, PA-613, PA-664, Microfilm-Bundy (Gladstone)

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