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Title:
McCormick family fonds

Date(s):
[ca. 1890]-2004

Physical Description:
6.5 cm of textual records. -- 29 photographs

History:
Eneas McCormick, 1878-1956, was born at Deer Park, Glen Arm, Country Antrim, Ireland. He came to Canada about 1890 and worked as a leather craftsman in Peterborough, Sudbury, Port Arthur, New Westminster, and Vancouver before coming to Calgary, Alberta about 1897. He worked at Great West Saddlery and then opened a business briefly in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. In 1901 he joined William James Riley in the firm Riley and McCormick. He was actively involved in the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, and was a Calgary alderman for three terms. He and his first wife, Mary Louise McGannon, ?-1925, had three children, Edward James, 1910-1997, Michael Joseph, 1922-1998, and Mary Isabelle (Guichon), 1924-2010. He later married Mary Veronica "Vern" Curley, ?-1967.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of a scrapbook, newspaper clippings, listing of house contents, map etc. relating to Eneas McCormick and family. Also consists of photographs of the McCormick family, Riley and McCormick business, and the William James Riley family (ca 1890-1930).

Source of Acquisition:
Gfit of Mary Guichon, 1983 and 2014.

Language:
The material is in English.

Originals and Reproductions:
The photographic originals are held by Mary A. McCormick, E. J. McCormick and Mary Guichon.

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/mccormick.cfm

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
NA-3734, NA-3724, NA-5070, M-6640, PA-1974

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