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Boose family fonds

1862-1994, predominant 1916-1994

Physical Description:
25 cm of textual records. -- 12 cm of photographs. -- 5 photo albums

Henry Franklin Boose, 1868-1949, his wife, Mary Esther Rinehart, 1874-1974, and their two daughters, Mary Edith (known as Edith), 1900-1994, and Ruth (Hobbs), 1902-?, left Lima, Ohio, USA, in 1909 for Alberta. They settled first at Nanton, then south of Vulcan, where they took up farming. Mary was active in community work and with the Kirkcaldy and Auburn schools throughout her life. In 1946 Henry and Mary retired to Vulcan. Both Edith and Ruth became school teachers. Edith taught at Turner Valley, Calgary and Vulcan from 1918 until 1958, when she retired to Vulcan.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of Edith's poetry, correspondence (including letters from sweetheart who died in the First World War), and teaching certificates; Mary's poetry, and records of birthday celebrations; family histories and early correspondence of the Early and Rinehart families; articles about the Vulcan hospital, Kirkcaldy Women's Institute, and Auburn School; and photographs of the Boose, Early and Rinehart families, Vulcan buildings and events, and various schools.

Source of Acquisition:
Gifts of Edith Boose and Mrs. Hallgrimson, 1967-1994.

The material is in English.

No restrictions on access.

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

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Boose family quilts are held in the cultural history collections at Glenbow.

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-6571, PA-3401, PD-294, NA-1416, NA-1462

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