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Perry family fonds

[ca. 1880s]-1976

Physical Description:
1.14 m of textual records. -- 369 photographs

Thomas Lionel Perry, 1876-1957, was born in England, and came to the Balzac (Beddington) area of Alberta around 1900. He farmed there for over 40 years. In 1911 he married Annie May Gibson, 1878-1964, who was also born in England. She came to Calgary in 1890, graduated from the Calgary General Hospital School of Nursing in 1907, and practiced as a nurse in British Columbia, California, and at the Calgary General Hospital before her marriage. She then performed midwife services for her neighbours until the 1920s. The Perrys had two children, Jessie (Kerfoot), 1912-2011, and Lionel. Their daughter Jessie attended St. Hilda's School for Girls in Calgary. They retired to Victoria in 1953.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of Thomas' land purchase records, farm diaries (1921-1929, 1934-1942), and marriage certificate (1911); Annie's nursing notebooks, certificates, correspondence, and an album of nursing cartoons (1900-1917); Jessie Perry's scribblers, art sketches, pressed plant album and memorabilia from St. Hilda's School for Girls (1925-1930); a small diary with entries by both Jessie and Lionel Perry as children (1922-1923); photographs of the Perry and Gibson family, nursing, a camping trip to the mountains, and the Balzac area; and various family certificates, greeting cards, programs, postcards and extensive popular and classical sheet music. Includes weather station records kept at Cochrane by Mrs. A.C. Kerfoot (1961-1976).
RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE ALSO IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: Mable Bleakney, Calgary Polo Club, Mary G.H. Dangerfield, Arthur George Hallifax, John Robert Hallifax, and weather.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Jessie Kerfoot, 1973-2001.

The material is in English.

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Finding Aids:
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Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-626, M-6895, M-6896, M-6949, M-7262, M-7285, M-7350, M-7352, M-7432, M-7435, M-7625, M-7664, M-7764, PA-1529, PA-2982, PC-235, PD-216, PD-244, PE-141, NA-2689

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