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Title:
Robert Allan fonds

Date(s):
1881-1942, predominant 1881-1893

Physical Description:
5 cm of textual records. -- 7 photographs

History:
Robert Kellock Allan, 1862-1942, was born in Ontario. He worked for the Inland Revenue Department in Winnipeg as a customs collector, 1881-1885. He served with the 90th Winnipeg Rifles in the 1885 Riel Rebellion (North West Rebellion), and fought at the Battle of Batoche. He subsequently lived in Grafton, Minnesota and Strathcona, Alberta before settling in Ponoka in 1900, where he ran a hardware store. He married Mary Jane Hendry, ?-1920, also from Ontario, and they had four children, Donald Hendry, 1902-?, Fred, Margaret (Thomson) and Elizabeth Kellock, 1899-? (who died in infancy). He moved to Edmonton in 1920.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of Riel Rebellion diary, postcards to family, letters from family and photograph of 90th Winnipeg Rifles (1885); civil service appointments and certificates (1881-1886); and homestead receipt, invitations and photographs of Allan. Includes a family tree and genealogical correspondence of daughter-in-law (1942).

Source of Acquisition:
Purchased from Mrs. R.F. Allan, 1971.

Language:
The material is in English.

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/allan.cfm

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-12, PA-1329, NA-2381

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