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Title:
Robert Weir fonds

Date(s):
1889-1970

Physical Description:
8 cm of textual records. -- 212 photographs

History:
Robert Henry Weir, 1882-1943, was born in Cardinal, Ontario. As a young adult he worked in railways but in 1910 he came to Calgary, Alberta to form a real estate and insurance agency, Tavender and Weir. He married Stella Blanch McLean, ?-1970, of Calgary and they had four children, Mary (Layman), 1924-2011, Gwendolyn Beatrice (Thorssen), 1917-2013, Phyllis (Bernez) and Harold. Weir was elected to Calgary city council in 1930 and continued in office until his death. He was active in many Calgary organizations and Grace Presbyterian Church.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of marriage certificate and passport, programs from dedication ceremonies for Weir memorials, newsclippings, and photographs regarding Calgary buildings and his political career. Includes certificates and school papers of Stella B. Weir and Phyllis Weir Bernez.

Source of Acquisition:
Gifts of Phyllis Bernez and Gwen Thorssen, 1977, 1990.

Language:
The material is in English.

Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.

Finding Aids:
Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.

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Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-1294, PA-3247, NA-3533, NA-5387, PD-143

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