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Rowe, Laws family fonds

1865-1952, predominant 1910-1939

Physical Description:
25 cm of textual records. -- 201 photographs

George P. Rowe, 1876-1930, was born in Missouri, USA. In 1904 he married Emma Lavina D. Toellner, 1884-1955?, also of Missouri. They homesteaded near Vulcan, Alberta in 1907, but sold the farm in 1917 so George could be treated at the Mayo Clinic. They returned to Alberta in 1918 and purchased a ranch south of Fort Macleod. After George died, Emma married Luther Laws in 1934. Luther, ?-1937, had homesteaded in the Vulcan area in 1906. He moved to Calgary in 1927, where he worked as a carpenter. Emma remained in Calgary after Luther's death.

Custodial History:
These papers were in the custody of Effie A. Duperrier Munch MacDonald, a close neighbour of the family. They were inherited by her daughter, Audrey Munro, who donated them to the Glenbow.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of Emma's diaries (1911-1952); George's correspondence, homestead records and income tax returns; Luther's correspondence, income tax returns and miscellaneous financial records; and various Rowe/Laws family certificates, newsclippings, programs and postcards. Includes photographs of the family, Vulcan area, and Calgary.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Audrey Munro, 1985.

The material is in English.

No restrictions on access.

Finding Aids:
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Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-7076-(1-25 and o.s.), PA-2705-(1-201)

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