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J.E.A. Macleod fonds


Physical Description:
1 m of textual records. -- 50 photographs

John Edward Annan Macleod, 1878-1966, was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia. He received his law degree from Dalhousie University in 1903 and was admitted to the Bar the following year. He moved to Alberta in 1907 and practiced law in Didsbury for two years before joining Lougheed and Bennett in Calgary. He was president of the Law Society of Alberta, 1936-1937, and also vice-president of the Canadian Bar Association. He eventually became senior partner of Macleod, McDermid, Dixon, Burns, Love and Leitch. He and his wife, Ethel Flemming Macleod, ?-1936, who was also from Nova Scotia, had four children, Flora, Phoebe (Stenson), Margaret (Walker) and Paul. He was president of the Ranchmen's Club in Calgary from 1927-1929. Macleod was also an amateur historian, and was recognized as a leading authority on the fur trade and North-West Mounted Police (NWMP) in western Canada. He contributed articles to a variety of historical periodicals. For further information see The Macleod Dixon century, 1912-2012 / David Mittelstadt. - Calgary: Norton Rose, 2012.

Custodial History:
The legal records in this fonds were salvaged from the Hollinsworth Building, owned by Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, before the Bankers Hall renovations were begun. Macleod probably had offices in the building.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of legal files (1917-1958) relating to the Law Society of Alberta, Canadian Bar Association, International Mineral Separator Co., Alberta Gas Trunk Line Co., Canada. Department of Mines and Resources (Alberta geological surveys), Toole Peet Ltd., Strand Oil Co., High River Wheat and Cattle Co., and Bert C. Berry. Also consists of Macleod's articles, notes and correspondence about the fur trade, western personalities and the NWMP, including reference material and photographs he gathered while researching his articles. Includes family photographs.
RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE ALSO IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: Benton Trail, James John "Jimmy Jock" Bird, Bowness, John Cotton, Father Jean de Smet, Fort Walsh, Colin Fraser, John Edward Harriott, Edward Martin Hopkins, Henri Julien, George Clift King, liquor traffic, Joseph MacDonald, Donald "Mad" McKay, Hugh Munro, Peigan Post (Old Bow Fort), poetry, John Peter Pruden, and John Rowand.

Source of Acquisition:
Gifts of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, J.E.A. Macleod, Flora Macleod, Enid McClure, and Macleod-Dixon, 1955-1997.

The material is in English.

Originals and Reproductions:
The legal records (1917-1958) are also available on microfilm.

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

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Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-1510, M-1935, M-2482, M-2596, M-4081, M-4082, M-4526, M-5869, PA-170, PA-617, PB-145, PD-167, NA-576, NA-762, NA-4150, NA-5559, Microfilm-Macleod, J.E.A.

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