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Louis Riel collection

1869-1946, 1967

Physical Description:
3 cm of textual records. -- 8 photographs

The Glenbow Archives gathered this material for reference and display purposes. It relates to Louis Riel, 1844-1885, Metis leader and founder of Manitoba, and to the Riel Rebellions of 1869-1870 and 1885.

Scope and Content:
The collection consists of scrapbook of broadsides printed by James Ross regarding Red River (1869-1870); essay of stamp attributed to provisional government (1869); Samuel Plunkett's letters and photographs regarding the Rebellion (1885-1946); reproduction of Riel letter (1912); copy of list of rights published by Provisional Government (1869-1870); copy of letter to Dr. R. Fiset regarding Rebellion (1885); copy of notices to inhabitants of Red River and Rupertsland (1869-1870); genealogical data on Riel family (1969); correspondence regarding Riel's coffin (1935); and published collection of documents regarding Riel's life (1967).

Source of Acquisition:
Gifts and purchased from a variety of sources, 1967-1982.

The material is in English.

The scrapbook of broadsides is restricted due to fragile condition. A digital version is available for research purposes.

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-1046, M-1047, M-1947, M-3245, M-3253, M-3548, M-4147, M-6058, M-6076, M-6225, NA-720, NA-2929, NA-4271, NA-4273

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