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Lilly Craigie fonds

1879-1969, predominant 1938-1962

Physical Description:
37.5 cm of textual records. -- 43 photographs

Lillian Bertha Craigie, 1899-1982, was born in Lacombe, Alberta, the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Edward Montrose Sharpe. She taught school at Leedale and other Alberta locations before 1919 when she gave up teaching to keep house for her father and his second wife, Alice. She was very active in the Lacombe branch of the Women's Missionary Society of the United Church, and was an avid gardener. Two years after Dr. Sharpe's death in 1947, she married Will Craigie, ?-1953, a retired farmer in the Lacombe area. After suffering a stroke in 1975 she moved into a nursing home in Red Deer.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of personal correspondence, diaries and journals of trips (1954-1957); scrapbooks regarding history and personalities of the Lacombe area (1911-1960); programs and reports of the Women's Missionary Society (1926-1928, 1948-1949); photographs of the Sharpe family and Lacombe groups and views; and miscellaneous family postcards, greeting cards, programs, poems and autograph books.
RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE ALSO IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: Alberta Horticultural Association, Mrs. T.C. Buchanan, Lila Ann Elizabeth Carter, Walter Carter, Chautauqua, Raymond Leonard Gaetz, Lacombe and District Gardening Club, Nellie McClung, Louise C. McKinney, royal visits (1939), Rev. F.W. Locke, Dr. Edward Montrose Sharpe, and snowstorms.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Bessie Trimble, 1977.

The material is in English.

No restrictions on access.

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

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Other family photos are in the Red Deer and District Museum and Archives.

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-285, M-2801, PA-3006, PB-466, NA-3509

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