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Slocum Howland fonds


Physical Description:
50 cm of textual records. -- 26 photographs

Slocum Howland, 1870-ca. 1952, was born in Catskill, New York, USA. He was educated at Phillips Exeter Academy, and graduated from the Yale University Sheffield Scientific School in 1895. Around 1910 he travelled to Alberta to invest in coal mining and oil. During his time in Alberta he was the president of both Alberta Associated Oil Fields Ltd. and the Red Deer Valley Coal Company. In approximately 1941 he returned to the USA where he became director of the Catskill National Bank. He died in Pasadena, California.

Custodial History:
The Howland family papers were originally donated by William Howland to the Bronck House Museum. They were transferred to the Vedder Memorial Library in 1965, except the Slocum Howland records which were given to Glenbow by dealer, C.E. Dornbusch.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of family correspondence; and business correspondence pertaining to the Alberta Associated Oil Fields Ltd. and the Red Deer Valley Coal Co., including leases, invoices, receipts, a progress report, newsclippings, financial statements, mine blueprints, and photographs of coal mines.
RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE ALSO IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: Alberta Pacific Consolidated Co., R.B. Bennett, Calgary Petroleum Products, Drumheller, helium, W.S. Herron, Imperial Oil Co., International Coal and Coke Co. Ltd., Lethbridge, N.T. Macleod, Nacmine, and A.P. Patrick.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of C.E. Dornbusch, 1965.

The material is in English.

No restrictions on access.

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

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Other family records are in the Vedder Memorial Library, New York.

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-541, PA-784, PA-905, NA-1142

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