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Stewart Herron fonds

1906-1937, predominant 1925-1936

Physical Description:
1.25 m of textual records. -- 11 audio cassettes. -- 16 photographs

William Stewart Herron, 1870-1939, was born in Gelert, Ontario and was involved in contracting and the timber business in Haileybury, Ontario from 1896 to 1904. In the latter year he married Edith Isobel Sithes and moved to Alberta where he was involved in farming and the petroleum industry. He helped found Calgary Petroleum Products, Okalta Oils, Sanca Mines, and Chinook Oils. He also operated the Herron Cartage Company and Herron Nolan and Company, a brokerage firm. For a detailed biographical sketch see William Stewart Herron, Father of the Petroleum Industry in Alberta / edited by David H. Breen. - Calgary : Alberta Records Publication Board, 1984.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of two alphabetical series of correspondence files covering all of Herron's business, financial and mining activities, one series of invoices for Herron Cartage and one series of general correspondence. Includes photographs of the Herron family and oil drilling activities, and an interview with William Stewart Herron II, recorded by Jack Peach in 1987.

Source of Acquisition:
Gifts of William Herron, Marjorie Herron and Heritage Park, 1981-1995.

The material is in English.

No restrictions on access.

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

View finding aid / scanned documents:

Other Herron records are held by the Provincial Archives of Alberta.
Records of Herron's company, Adanac Oil Company Limited, are in the Adanac Oil Company Limited fonds at Glenbow.

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-6119, M-8160, PA-3267, PB-796, PC-37, NA-4607, NA-4766, RCT-890

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