Fonds MS-154 - Donald S. McKay fonds

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Donald S. McKay fonds

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  • Textual record

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  • 1894, 1921 (Creation)
    McKay, Donald S.

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1 cm of textual records. - 1 sketch

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Biographical history

Donald S. McKay was born on the Isle of Isla, off the Scottish coast, on November 2, 1840. He immigrated with his family to Canada West, ca. 1846, settling at Owen Sound. Donald McKay initially went into business in Lindsay Ontario, but moved to Winnipeg in 1871 and then to Edmonton NWT in 1881. He subsequently farmed in the Belmont district and Spruce Grove AB. Donald McKay died 10 Nov 1930.

Custodial history

William A. Dandereau is the grandson of Donald S. McKay.

Scope and content

The fonds consists of:

  • draft motion of the Belmont School District no. 23 re: location of school, n.d.;
  • a draft letter of commendation to an unnamed music teacher, signed by Elizabeth Mitchell (on reverse of previous item, includes notations and date, April 4, 1894);
  • tax receipt, Municipal District of Spruce Grove no. 519 to D.S. McKay, November 19, 1921.

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This fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by William A. Dandereau in 1972.


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  • English

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    There are no restrictions on access.

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    Copyright may apply.
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    See Scope and content above.

    Associated materials

    For the material history of Donald S. McKay, please see the City of Edmonton Heritage Collection accession 1972-26.


    Further accruals are expected.

    General note

    Accession numbers: A72-32

    General note

    A sketch of Donald S. McKay (formerly described as EAA-49-1) was deaccessioned in February, 2024, as it was in poor condition and was a duplicate of a much better copy in our collection (MS-1254 File 8).

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    City of Edmonton Archives

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