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Jukes family fonds

1814-1950, predominant 1847-1930

Physical Description:
50 cm of textual records. -- 39 photographs

Augustus Louis Jukes, 1821-1905, was born in India, the son of Andrew and Georgina Jukes. He received his medical degree in Toronto in 1847 and practiced as a physician in St. Catharines, Ontario for over 30 years. He married Phoebe Adams in 1848 and they had seven children, William, Hamilton, Elias, Susan, Andrew, Caroline and Katherine. In 1880 he was appointed Senior Surgeon to the North-West Mounted Police (NWMP). He was originally stationed at Fort Walsh, Saskatchewan and later in Regina. Louis Riel came under his medical care in 1885, and Dr. Jukes was a member of the commission declaring Riel to be sane. He retired from the NWMP in 1893. For further information see R.B. Deane's article, "Augustus Jukes : A Pioneer Surgeon", in Calgary Associate Clinic Historical Bulletin, vol. 2, no. 4 (February 1938), p.1-4. His son, Hamilton Augustus Jukes, was commissioned by the Winnipeg and Hudson Bay Railway and Steamship Company to complete a hydrographical survey of the Nelson River in northern Manitoba during 1882-1883. His youngest daughter, Katherine Jane Jukes, 1864-1941, married George Buchanan Moffatt, 1854-1950, in 1884. Moffatt, born in Ontario, joined the NWMP in 1878. He became an inspector in 1883 and superintendent in 1890. He was retired to pension in 1902 due to poor health.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of Augustus Jukes' diaries (1882-1886), notebooks, correspondence (1847-1905), poetry and miscellaneous writings; William Jukes' correspondence and poetry; Hamilton Jukes papers as surveyor for the Winnipeg and Hudson Bay Railway Co.; miscellaneous papers of Andrew and Georgina Jukes; and George Moffatt's certificates, tax returns and scrapbook. Includes an 1886 interview with Hugh Munro.

Source of Acquisition:
Gifts of A.H. Jukes, Phoebe Toole and J.E.A. Macleod, 1958-1979.

The material is in English.

Originals and Reproductions:
Also available on microfilm.

No restrictions on access.

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

View finding aid / scanned documents:

The papers of Caroline Augusta Jukes are in the Sanders family fonds at Glenbow.

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-607, PA-148, PA-266, PE-3, NA-136, NA-919, Microfilm-Jukes

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