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Mackid family fonds


Physical Description:
16.5 cm of textual records. -- 110 photographs

Harry Goodsir Mackid, 1858-1916, was born in Goderich, Ontario. He was educated there and received his medical training at the University of Toronto, and in Vienna, Berlin, London, Edinburgh and Glasgow. He began his practice in Lucknow and Seaforth, Ontario before coming to Calgary, Alberta in 1889. He served as chief physician for many years for the western division of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR). He was a member and president of the Canadian Medical Society, a member of the Calgary Medical Society, and he was an Oddfellow and a mason. Dr. Mackid served as a school trustee in 1892-1893. For further information see the article, "Harry Goodsir Mackid", in Alberta's Medical History : Young and Lusty, and Full of Life / Robert Lampard. -- Red Deer County, Robert Lampard, 2008, p. 132-142. He married Matilda Elizabeth Meyer, 1857-1939, in 1881 and they had one son, Ludwig Stewart Mackid, 1882-1975. Stewart was educated as a doctor at McGill, Vienna and Rochester, and began his practice in Calgary in 1906 as CPR physician, a position he held until 1958. He and his wife, Ada Eugina Hammond, had two sons, Benton Stewart, 1912-2010, and John.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists primarily of the records of Harry Mackid and L. Stewart Mackid, including appointment and account books (1906-1920); reminiscences and family tree; medical and masonic certificates (1880-1918); and photographs of the Mackid and Meyer families, Calgary and medical conventions.

Source of Acquisition:
Gifts of Dr. L.S. Mackid and Benton Mackid, 1965-1975 and Court Mackid, 2010-2014.

The material is in English.

No restrictions on access.

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

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There are interviews with Stewart in the Sheilagh Jameson fonds (M-8119-190) and by George Gooderham (M-3972), at Glenbow.

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-760, M-761, M-1933, M-9458, M-9639, PA-765, PA-3885, PA-4000, PB-402, PB-974, PC-115, PD-126a, PD-421, NA-1428, NA-2307

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