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Title:
Peace River Country Research Project collection

Date(s):
Compiled 1955-1956 (originally created 1837-1956)

Physical Description:
31 cm of textual records. -- 69 photographs

History:
This collection was compiled in 1955 and 1956 by Margaret and Isabel Loggie, Glenbow staff members, who were commissioned to gather information about personalities and the general history of the Peace River country of Alberta and British Columbia, including the towns of Grande Prairie, Beaverlodge, Dunvegan, Peace River, Spirit River, Fort St. John, Fort Vermilion, High Prairie, Valhalla, Hudson Hope's, among others. Margaret later completed an historical novel on the Peace River area as her master's thesis in English: One man in his times / Margaret Loggie, MA thesis, University of Alberta, 1960. D. Isabel Loggie began a master's degree in history at the University of Alberta with a thesis entitled "The establishment of fur trade posts on the Peace River to 1870". It was not completed.

Scope and Content:
The collection consists of typescripts of interviews (1955-1956), reminiscences, diaries (1897-1914), and autobiographies; files of biographical and historical notes; and photographs of pioneers and the area. Includes typescripts of Fort St. John fur trade post journal (1866-1924), and Fort Dunvegan post account book (1837-1864).
RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE ALSO IN THIS COLLECTION. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: W.D. Albright, Kristjan F. Anderson, Athabasca Trail, Dr. Lucy Bagnall, Frank Ward Beatton, John Beatton, Beaver Indians, Bredin and Cornwall, Charles Bremner, Absalom Clark Bury, Mrs. Harry Clifford, Louise Clubine, James Kennedy Cornwall, S.E. Cushway, Henry Fuller "12 Foot" Davis, Ralph Dyer, Edson Trail, Agnes Sorrel Forbes, I.E. Gaudin, H.A. George, Pliny E. Goddard, Bishop Emile J.B.M. Grouard, Peter Gunn, Mrs. Robert Holmes, William Innes, Oliver H. Johnson, George Kennedy, Klondike gold rush, Albert Lawrence, L. Grace Lawrence, Margaret M. Lawrence, Sheridan Lawrence, A.H. McQuarrie, Mrs. Sam McNaught, Metis, Alwexander Monkman, Father Philippot, Mrs. Guy Randall, H.N. Ronning, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Adolphus St. Germaine, St. Joseph's Catholic Church (Grande Prairie), school districts (Kleskun, Wapiti, MacHenry, Halcourt, Lower Beaverlodge), Felix Shaw, William Shaw, Mrs. Thomas B. Sheehan, and Treaty 8.

Language:
The material is in English.

Originals and Reproductions:
Also available on microfilm.

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/peaceriver.cfm

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-4560, M-532, PA-7, PA-8, PA-24, PA-43, PA-45, PA-48, NA-69, NA-1271, NA-1309, NA-1647, NA-2439, NA-3363, Microfilm Peace River Research

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