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Title:
Joseph Begin fonds

Date(s):
1882-1969, predominant 1882-1920

Physical Description:
12.5 cm of textual records. -- 292 photographs

History:
Joseph Victor Begin, 1856-1932, was born in Quebec and early in life worked on steamboats on the St. Lawrence River. He served in the militia for over three years and because of this training was appointed an inspector on joining the North-West Mounted Police (NWMP) in 1885. He was subsequently stationed at Regina, Prince Albert, Maple Creek, and Battleford, Saskatchewan, Fort Macleod, Alberta and Lake Winnipeg, Manitoba. From 1900 to 1902 he served in South Africa, and on returning to Canada was posted to Lethbridge, Prince Albert and Maple Creek. Begin married Alexina Charland in 1891 and they had two children, Jean Berchmans, 1897-1971, and Renalde (Reginalde) Francoise (Capdevielle), 1892-1956. He served in First World War, and in 1929 moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where he died.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of Joseph's military and other records, Begin family photographs, some of Jean's military records, and scrapbooks and memorabilia relating to Renalde's social activities.
RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE ALSO IN THIS FONDS: Alexina Begin, Mrs. George H.V. Bulyea, Duncan J. Campbell, Thomas Francis Ennis, Col. T.D.B. Evans, Amedee Emmanuel Forget, Sgt. W.S. Loggin, F. Xavier Mercier, Commissioner Aylesworth Bowen Perry, Fred White, William Whyte, and Winnipeg.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Helena Neiswander, 1974-1989.

Language:
The material is in English.

Originals and Reproductions:
Also available on microfilm.

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/begin.cfm

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-75, NA-3034, PA-1816, PC-260, PD-239, Microfilm Begin

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