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Harold and Christine Herriot fonds

[ca. 1860s]-1978, predominant 1912-1978

Physical Description:
4.7 m of textual records. -- 990 photographs

William Harold Herriot, 1900-1977, moved from Ontario to Calgary, Alberta in 1911. He worked for the United Grain Growers for 48 years. He was very active in many organizations, including the YMCA, Calgary Junior Chamber of Commerce, the Alpine Club of Canada, Calgary Special Constabulary, and Grace Presbyterian Church. He married Christine Mary Nelson, 1903-1975, in 1928, and they had three children, James Harold Herriot, 1941- , William Nelson Herriot, 1941- , and Joanne Christine (Hawkes), 1937-2013. Christine Herriot was accomplished in music and active in CGIT.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of Harold's diaries (1920, 1923, 1953, 1957 and nd), correspondence (1916-1977) and records of organizations to which he belonged; Christine's correspondence (1917-1977); and certificates, programs, family photographs and other family papers.
RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE ALSO IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: Alpine Club of Canada, Boy Scouts of Canada, Bryan family, Calgary Board of Trade, Calgary Chamber of Commerce, Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, Calgary Tourist and Convention Association, Canuck Club, Crescent Park Community Club, J. Fred Driver, Economic Safety League, George Edworthy, Bob Gibson, Lester Glass, James Herriot, Jessie Grierson Herriot, Mathesis Club (Lethbridge), Men's Canadian Club of Calgary, Howard B. Nelson, Sarah Cromwell Nelson, William F. Nelson, Alexa Nettleton, Ramage family, recipes, Dudley H. Seltzer, Social Credit, Stockton Oil and Gas Co. (Drumheller), tennis, Trail Rangers, Tuxis, United Grain Growers, and YMCA.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Jim and Joanne Hawkes, 1990-2013.

The material is in English.

No restrictions on access.

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

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Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-8094, M-9754, PA-3236, PB-785

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