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Title:
Sanders family fonds

Date(s):
1849-1954

Physical Description:
1.25 m of textual records. -- 33 photographs

History:
Gilbert Edward Sanders, 1863-1955, was born at Yale, British Columbia, the son of Edward Howard and Annie Moresby Sanders. He was educated in England and the Royal Military College in Kingston. He received a commission in the North-West Mounted Police (NWMP) in 1884 and served under General Middleton during the Riel Rebellion. In 1884, he married Caroline Augusta Jukes, 1859-1938, daughter of NWMP Senior Surgeon Augustus Jukes. They had two daughters, Phoebe and Constance. He remained in the NWMP until 1911, and at various times was stationed in Saskatchewan at Maple Creek, Battleford and Regina, and in Alberta at Calgary, Fort Macleod and Athabasca Landing. He interrupted his police career to fight in the South African War, during which he commanded "D" Squadron of the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles. In 1911, he was appointed a police magistrate in Calgary. During the First World War, he commanded the 2nd Canadian Pioneers. He resumed his position as police magistrate after the war, until his retirement in 1932. He was president of the Ranchmen's Club in Calgary from 1921 to 1923. For further information see Thomas Thorner and Neil Watson's article, "Keeper of the King's Peace : Colonel G.E. Sanders and the Calgary Police Magistrate's Court, 1911-1932", in Urban History Review. - vol. 12, no. 3 (February 1984), p. 45-55.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of Gilbert Sanders' diaries (1885-1889, 1892, 1894-1898, 1911, 1918-1919, 1926-1931, 1943-1947, 1949-1950), correspondence (1863-1954), certificates, appointments, reports, financial papers, newsclippings and scrapbooks; Caroline Sanders' diary (1927), notebooks, appointment books, and passport; some correspondence and certificates of Edward and Annie Sanders; and miscellaneous diaries and reminiscences of men G.E. Sanders knew in the NWMP, South African War and First World War (Col. G.A. French, Robert Patterson, Sergeant C.H. Connor, and Sergeant Brindle).
RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE ALSO IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: Boy Scouts, British German League, Calgary Golf and Country Club, Canadian Corps of Commissionaires, Distinguished Service Order, Ernest Cashel, Kiwanis Club, Masonic Lodge, Order of St. Michael and St. George, Southern Alberta Pioneers' and Old Timers' Association, Unemployment Relief Commission, and Veterans' Assistance Commission.

Source of Acquisition:
Gifts of Col. G.E. Sanders estate, Phoebe Toole and Mr. and Mrs. William Toole, 1956-1986.

Language:
The material is in English.

Originals and Reproductions:
Also available on microfilm.

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/sanders.cfm

Related:
The papers of Phoebe Sanders are found in the Toole family fonds at Glenbow.

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M 1093, PA 4, PA 148, PB 51, PD 14, NA 140, NA 1266, NA 2788, AC Sanders

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