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Title:
Kneeshaw family fonds

Date(s):
1897-1988

Physical Description:
67 cm of textual records. -- ca. 20 posters. -- 20 photographs

History:
Joseph, ?-1950, and Matilda "Tillie" Kneeshaw, ?-1951, emigrated from Sheffield, England in 1902 to Toronto, Ontario where Joseph worked as a Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) machinist. They moved to Edmonton in 1904 and Joseph worked in building construction, but later that year the family moved to Calgary, Alberta where Joseph worked at the CPR west shop. Joseph was an avid figure skater, winning many prizes at carnivals and festivals. He was also a member of numerous fraternal and union organizations. Joseph and Tillie had three daughters, Marion (Mills), 1902- , Elsie, 1905-1988, and Maida (Van Kirk), 1909- . Marion and Elsie both became teachers. Marion resigned from teaching upon her marriage in 1925, but Elsie remained in the school system, becoming principal of Kensington Road School.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of family correspondence and certificates of Joseph and Tillie; Elsie's personal correspondence; miscellaneous correspondence of Marion and Maida; and family photographs. Includes a copy of the sheet music "Calgary" (1925).

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Maida Van Kirk and Elsie Kneeshaw, 1980-1990.

Language:
The material is in English.

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/kneeshaw.cfm

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M 8103, PA 3237, PB 786, NA 4100, NA 5374

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