George Zouch Pinder fonds
1907-1964, predominant 1922-1952
3.44 m of textual records. -- 21 photographs
George Zouch Pinder, 1881-1967, was born in England. He came to Canada in 1907 and settled in Edmonton. He was commissioned as an Alberta Land Surveyor in 1913, then served in the 49th Battalion during the First World War. He married Kate Bourchier in 1917, and they had a son, Thomas. When Kate died, however, he returned to England, 1919-1921. From 1921 to 1926 he was engaged in the partnership of Bissett, Pinder and Company in Edmonton. In 1926 he was hired by the provincial government to survey in southern Alberta, primarily around Fort Macleod, Pincher Creek, Cardston and Waterton. He married Anne Valetta Kemmis in 1930 and they lived first in Calgary and later at Springbank. During the 1940s he surveyed for various oil companies and municipalities, but he retired due to poor health in the early 1950s.
Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of surveying correspondence and plans (1922-1953), field notebooks (1926-1952), military papers (1915-1917), some personal correspondence (1907-1964), and photographs of survey parties and camps (1909-1910, 1928-1929).
RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE ALSO IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: W.G. Ainscough, Alberta Land Surveyors Association, L.G. Audy, Albert P.C. Belyea, Nicholas H. Bradley, T.P. Brown, Calgary Power Co., Canada Land and Irrigation Co., Canadian North West Irrigation Co., James A.H. Church, Joseph C. Cline, A. Collins, T.J. Costigan, John W. Cox, Baron Csavossy, East Kootenay Power Co., Edmonton Badminton Club, Glen Fulkeith, Guy Gibson, J.C. Glenday, William Antrobus Griesbach, Robert H.C. Harrison, Robert Vernon Heathcott, James Heslop, J.H. Holloway, H.N. Lash, Christoph Lattman, P. Nowell Johnson, R.P. Lefroy, C.W. Lester, Glen A. Lindsay, M.G. MacKenzie, Gilbert K.R. Nelson, W.R. Sandercock, Bryce J. Saunders, Charles A. Schimpff, Fred A. Schultz, Walter S. Scott, Edward C. Snider, Nathan Eldon Tanner, James Nevin Wallace, and Western Petroleum Operators.
RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING PLACES SURVEYED ARE ALSO IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: Acme, Aetna, Barnwell, Beaver Lake MD, Beazer, Beddington, Bellevue, Benchlands, Blairmore, Blood reserve, Bow Island, Bowness, Bright MD, Bruderheim, Burdett, Burmis, Calgary (Bennett estate, Downey's estate, Killarny, Riley's acres, Rosedale, Rosemont, Tuxedo Park), Carbondale, Cardston, Carmangay, Carstairs, Chin, Claresholm, Coal City, Coleman, Conrad, Coutts, Crowsnest Pass, Crowsnest Lake, Diamond City, Didsbury, Drumheller, East Coulee, Elcan, Fincastle, Fort Macleod, Fort McMurray, Frank, Gap Lake, Grassy Lake, Green Valley, Harmatton, High River, Hillcrest, Judson, Lethbridge, Lundbreck, Lundbreck Falls, Magrath, Maple Leaf, Midnapore, Milk River, Monarch, Morinville, Mountainview, Mundare, Nacmine, Nanton, New Dayton, Nobleford, Nordegg, Onoway, Parkland, Passburg, Peigan reserve, Pincher Creek, Raith, Raymond, St. Albert, St. Lina, Shepard, Skiff, Springbank, Spring Coulee, Sulphur Springs, Taber, Tempest Siding, Turner Valley, Vauxhall, Vegreville, and Woolford.
Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Anne Pinder, 1974.
The material is in English.
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M 973 files 57-582, NA 945 (21-47)