Fonds MS-86 - Citizens' Cenotaph Committee fonds

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Citizens' Cenotaph Committee fonds

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  • 1935-1936, 1949 (Creation)
    Citizens' Cenotaph Committee

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1.5 cm of textual records

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The Citizens Cenotaph Committee was created in 1935 to complete the project to erect a cenotaph to honour the war dead of World War I that had been initiated by an earlier committee ca. 1929. It raised funds by public subscription and the cenotaph was unveiled by Lord Tweedsmuir, Governor-General of Canada, at a ceremony on Aug. 13, 1936. It was re-dedicated by Viscount Alexander of Tunis, Governor-General of Canada, on Aug. 26, 1946, to honour the war dead of World War II.

Custodial history

Alberta Evelyn Nightingale was chairman of the Citizens’ Cenotaph Committee. Neil Primrose provided a copy of the re-dedication programme.

Scope and content

This fonds consists of a bank book and deposit slips documenting the fund-raising for the Edmonton Cenotaph and copies of the programmes for the unveiling and re-dedication of the cenotaph.
File List:
File 1: Bank book and deposit slips
File 2: Programmes - Unveiling of the Edmonton Cenotaph, August 13, 1936 (3 c.); Re-dedication of the Edmonton Cenotaph, August 26, 1946 (3 c.)

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This fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by Albert Evelyn Nightingale in 1966, Neil Primrose in 1977 and Robert Gilmore Davies in 1997.


The material was arranged by the archivist in chronological order.

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  • English

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Accession numbers: A66-440, A77-85, A97-110

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City of Edmonton Archives

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  • Box: MS Room