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Title:
Cumming, Eaglesham family fonds

Date(s):
1928-1981

Physical Description:
25 cm of textual records. -- 65 photographs

History:
Eva and Margaret Eaglesham, sisters, were born near Clifford, Ontario. Their parents were William Eaglesham, 1866-1948, and Frances Watson Eaglesham, 1865-1935, and they had four siblings, Anne (Becker), Elliott, John and Hugh. The family moved from Ontario to McTaggart, Saskatchewan ca. 1905, then in March 1909 moved to a farm near Cayley, Alberta. The children attended Braeside School. Margaret trained as a teacher and taught at Cayley, Coaldale and Lethbridge. She retired to Lethbridge. Eva Eaglesham, 1894-1982, married Ted Cumming in 1920 and they had six children, Keith, Lloyd, Doreen (Orman), Elaine (Edey), Eldon and Wesley. They farmed near Cayley until retiring to High River in 1965. Edwin "Ted" Cumming, 1894-1970, was born in Devonshire, England and moved to Canada in 1911, first to Ontario, then to the Cayley, Alberta area about 1914. He married Eva Eaglesham and they had six children: Lloyd, Keith, Doreen (Orman), Elaine (Edey), Eldon and Wesley.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of Eva Cumming's diaries (1928, 1964, 1966, 1970-1974, 1976-1979); Margaret Eaglesham's diaries (1941, 1973, 1975, 1980, 1981); correspondence, family history information, newspaper clippings, farm records, photographs, etc of Eaglesham and Cumming families.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Doreen Orman, 2004-2014.

Language:
The material is in English.

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/cummingeaglesham.cfm

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-9131

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