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Madgen family fonds

1884-1940, predominant 1897-1940

Physical Description:
263 photographs. -- 25 cm of textual records

Robson Madgen, 1870-1936, was born in Nenthead, Cumberland, England. He emigrated to Canada in 1897 and homesteaded at Morningside, Alberta. He returned to England in 1910 to marry Esther Annie Angus, 1873-1924?, also of Nenthead. The couple settled on the Morningside homestead. Their son, Leonard Angus, 1911-1987?, took over the farm upon Robson's death. He later moved to Ponoka, and retired to Calgary.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of Madgen family photographs and views of England and Morningside, land records and agreements, financial records, crop record, farm notebooks, correspondence, and greeting cards.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Leonard A. Madgen, 1977, 1987.

The material is in English.

No restrictions on access.

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-801, PA-2972, PD-241

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