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Toole family fonds


Physical Description:
2.25 m of textual records. -- 1743 photographs. -- 1 audio reel

Edith Phoebe Sanders, 1890-1980, was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, daughter of North-West Mounted Police (NWMP) officer Gilbert E. Sanders and Caroline Jukes Sanders. The family settled in Calgary in 1911 when her father became a police magistrate. She became engaged to Archer John Toole, 1883-1963, in 1913. Toole, an Irish immigrant, arrived in Canada in 1908. The following year, he began work for Toole, Peet and Company Ltd., his older brother's insurance and real estate firm. Phoebe and Archer married in 1915, shortly before Archer left Canada with the 50th Battalion, Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Forces. Phoebe moved to Britain soon after, to be closer to her husband. After the war, they settled in Calgary, and Archer resumed his position with Toole, Peet and Company, becoming president in 1952. In 1927, William John Toole, their only surviving child, was born. He obtained a commerce degree at the University of Alberta in 1949 and in 1951 he married Jean Anderson. He became president of Toole, Peet and Co. in 1973.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of Phoebe Toole's certificates, diaries, school records, memberships, programs, recorded interview, and correspondence (primarily extensive letters from Archer); Archer Toole's will, First World War papers, memberships and some financial records; and William Toole's school notes and exams, correspondence, memberships and programs. Includes extensive photographs of Toole, Jukes, and Sanders families.
RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE ALSO IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: Alberta Military Institute, Calgary and District Beekeepers Association, Elbow Park Residents' Association, Lost Lemon Mine, Montessori School, Peigan Post, Ranchmen's Club, Trinity College School (Port Hope, Ontario), Union Milk Co, and University of Alberta.

Source of Acquisition:
Gifts of Phoebe Toole and Mr and Mrs. William Toole, 1974-1986.

The material is in English.

No restrictions on access.

Finding Aids:
Inventory and interview outline available. Please consult before requesting material.

View finding aid / scanned documents:

The papers of Phoebe Toole's parents are found in the Sanders family fonds at Glenbow.

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-4794, PA-148, PB-51, PC-124, PD-14, PE-3, NA-919, NA-2788, RCT-150

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