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W.L.Carlyle fonds


Physical Description:
12.5 cm of textual records

William Levi Carlyle, 1870-1955, was born near Chesterville, Ontario and attended school and college at Guelph. He later taught in agricultural colleges in several American states, including the University of Idaho, University of Colorado, A & M College, and the University of Wisconsin. He returned to Canada in 1917 to work for George Lane on his ranches in southern Alberta. In 1919 he became manager of the EP Ranch, located at Pekisko and owned by HRH Edward, Prince of Wales. In 1942 he retired from ranching and took over managing the Hillcrest-Mohawk Collieries in the Crowsnest Pass, of which he had been a director since 1922. In 1943 the Carlyles retired to Calgary. He and his wife, Inez, ?-1953, had two daughters, Helen (Yule), 1899-1988, and Kathleen (Kinzer). Helen Yule and her husband, J. Charles, 1888-1958, had two children, David, 1931-2002, and William C., 1929-1975.

Custodial History:
Carlyle's papers passed first to his daughter Helen Yule and then to her son David, and finally to Helen's grandchildren, who donated them to Glenbow.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of correspondence with HRH and others about the operation of the ranch (1920-1944); documents regarding the land title, property values and household effects of the ranch; diary of a livestock trip to Britain (1918); EP Ranch livestock sales catalogues (1923-1938); and miscellaneous published articles, newspaper clippings and a booklet about the ranch.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Linda Achtemichuk, Jo-Ann McCartney, Dawna Sole, Robert Yule, and Bruce Yule, 2004.

The material is in English.

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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 9025

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