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Watson family fonds
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- Watson (family)
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32 cm of textual records. -- 12 photographs
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The unnumbered photographs and the 2008 accession were acquired by Mr. Lyle in 2000 at a sale.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of records of the Watson family including diaries of William Salmon Watson (1944-1970), account book of Thomas Watson (1891-1892), tax notices for MD of Cartier and MD of Athabasca, funeral cards, correspondence and 12 family photographs. The family photographs include: James Watson and his wife, Maggie; Agnes Watson, her husband, George Bell and their daughter Cecilia; Thomas Watson Sr. (marked with an X on a tintype photograph) with two of his sons; and the Watson family in June, 1941. There are also 239 unnumbered photographs which were taken [1920s] and include bee hives, farm animals, farm machinery, horticulture, threshing and a motor trip to the mountains.
Immediate source of acquisition
Donated to the Athabasca Archives by the Watson family in 1989; by Stan Lyle in 2008.
Language of material
- The material is in English.
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One photo of Watson cousins is stored with the textual material. Thomas W. Watson died in 1942. Both he and his wife, Cassie, are buried at the old Colinton cemetery.<br><br>Record No. 89.54 (BOX 28), (photos# 6183-6189);08.09 FFC, (photos# 17233-17237)<br><br>
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- Watson (family) (Subject)