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Title:
Earl G. Cook fonds

Date(s):
1918-1947

Physical Description:
25 cm of textual records

History:
Earl Goodwin Cook, 1881-1966, was born in Woodburn, Ontario. He moved to Alberta in 1902 and homesteaded near Pincher Station. He farmed and ranched there for over sixty years. In 1905 he married Margaret Frances Willock, 1885-1966, and they had five children, Wilfred, Alma (Young), Gladys (Gordon), Bert and James. He sat in the Alberta Legislature as the United Farmers of Alberta (UFA) Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Pincher Creek from 1921 to 1930. He was president of the Pincher Coop Association for 14 years and he retired in 1955.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of personal correspondence and correspondence related to agricultural, political, cooperative, and Pincher Creek matters. Includes notes for speeches, patent for "shockers" he invented, diary of farm activities (1927-1932), and newsclippings.
RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE ALSO IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: John E. Brownlee, H. Butcher, E.W. Coffin, George G. Coote, A. Noel Cox, Thomas Craig, Crowsnest Forest Reserve, E. Gardner-Smith, James G. Gardiner, George Hoadley, Daniel Hunka, Hutterites, John Kemmis, liquor traffic, nurses, J.L. Parker, Pincher City, prohibition, Alexander Ross, Capt. Joseph T. Shaw, Tuxis, Waterton Lakes National Park, and Henry Wise Wood.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Earl G. Cook, 1960-1961.

Language:
The material is in English.

Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.

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

View finding aid / scanned documents:
http://www.glenbow.org/collections/search/findingAids/archhtm/cook.cfm

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M 255

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