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Title:
Robert H. Nichols collection

Date(s):
[1860s]-1967, predominant 1940-1967

Physical Description:
25 cm of textual records. -- 42 photographs

History:
This collection was compiled by Robert H. Nichols of Victoria, a private collector who specialized in North-West Mounted Police (NWMP) and First Nations artifacts.

Custodial History:
Riveredge purchased the collection in 1967 and transferred the archival component to the Archives in 1977.

Scope and Content:
The collection consists of newspaper and journal articles pertaining to former members of the NWMP, native peoples and the fur trade; some correspondence and notes about his research; and photographs of various subjects including Walter Festing Sheppard and the NWMP, Wolf Creek Ranch in the Kootenay River Valley, British Columbia, and Fred Woodward, actor and animal impersonator. Includes a (1917) song about the Royal North-West Mounted Police (RNWMP) composed by Special Constable Gardiner.

Source of Acquisition:
Purchased from R.H. Nichols, 1967.

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/nicholsrh.cfm

Related:
Nichols' collection of NWMP firearms and accoutrements is held by Glenbow Military History Department.

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-4503, PA-3807

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