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Herbert Earle fonds


Physical Description:
25 cm of textual records. -- 67 photographs

Herbert Earle, 1884-1975, was born in England. From 1905 to 1910 he apprenticed as an engraver in London, while attending art and design classes at night. He married in 1909, and he and his wife, Adeliza, had six daughters, Ruby (McMullin), Eva (Clapham), Mrs. Curtis, Louise (Sales), Lucy (McGee) and Adela (Anderson). He became a master engraver before serving in Burma during First World War. In 1920 he joined his wife and family, who were already in Canada, and bought the Engraving Company in Calgary. He ran the business until his retirement in 1959. He was very active in the theatrical scene in Calgary and taught classes in theatrical makeup at the Banff School of Fine Arts. He frequently prepared ornamental and illuminated scrolls for presentation to dignitaries.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of correspondence, primarily about engraving and theatrical events (1919-1971); personal papers, including military documents (1915-1963); theatre programs and scripts (1918-1964); scrolls, illunimated addresses and artwork (1921-1968); newspaper clippings, primarily about engraving, scrolls and theatre (1919-1960); and photographs of theatre productions and the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) near Banff (ca. 1905-1950s). Includes minutes of St. Stephen's Junior Musical Club (1926-1927).
RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE ALSO IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: Alberta Dramatic League, Alberta Opera Company, Alberta Society of Artists, Allied Arts Centre, Arts Centre Theatre Company, Banff School of Fine Arts, Hazel Byers, Calgary Civic Theatre, Calgary Community Centres Circuit, Calgary District Young Peoples Council, Calgary Orchestral Society, Calgary Players Society, Calgary Sketch Club, Calgary Theatre Guild, Calgary Theatre Singers, Dominion Drama Festival, Green Room Club of Calgary, Ibsen Players, Kay-Gee Players, Masonic Lodge, Orion Club, Paget Players, Stanford Perrott, poetry, St. Stephen's Anglican Church, Scarboro United Church, Tech Choral Society, Western Canada High School, and Workshop 14.

Source of Acquisition:
Gifts of Herbert Earle and Ardie Anderson, 1970, 1982.

The material is in English.

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Finding Aids:
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Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-349, M-6353, PA-2539, PD-201, NA-4572

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