Fonds MS-119 - Egge Family fonds

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Egge Family fonds

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  • Textual record
  • Graphic material - photograph

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CA EDM MS-119

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  • [ca. 1885]-1962 (Creation)
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    Egge Family

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Physical description

0.5 cm of textual records. - 70 photographs

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Name of creator

(1853-1973)

Biographical history

Egge, Budd Newton 1881-1954
Egge, Clara 1883-1973
Egge, Cynthia Nash 1860-1922
Egge, Jessie Cyrus 1889-1931
Egge, Newton 1853-1929

Newton Egge was born in the United States around 1854. He married Cynthia Nash in 1880. They had three children – Budd Newton, Clara Belle and Jesse Cyrus.
The family arrived in the Edmonton area around 1894 to try his hand in coal mining. In 1898, Newton took a homestead and moved the family from Fort Edmonton to Halfway Lake (near Clyde) on the Athabasca Trail.
Between 1898 and 1906, Newton Egge built a stopping house in the area. Stopping houses were farm-houses that took in guests and provided meals. When the railway to Athbasca Landing was completed in 1912, trail traffic greatly reduced and the Egges reverted primarily to farming. Cynthia Nash Egge died in 1922 and Newton Egge died 31 Dec 1929 in Lethbridge. They are buried in the Dungannon Cemetery in Clyde, Alberta. Egge descendants continued to live in the Edmonton area.
The well-known Egge stopping house was moved to Fort Edmonton Park where it was restored.

Custodial history

Les Egge is a descendant of Newton Egge.

Scope and content

The fonds consists of a hand written history of the Egge family, including moving from Edmonton to Halfway Lake on the Athabasca Trail, possibly partly written by Les Egge (the text is in two handwritings).
Photographs include the Egge stopping house and other stopping houses on Athabasca Landing Trail, Egge farm, members of Egge extended family, freighters and other travellers, other individuals associated with the Athabasca Landing Trail district.
The records include references to Edith Benner, Clara Egge, Jessie Egge, Jack Flyn, Percy Hardisty, Albert Kennedy, Karl Kirstin, Jack Lord, Bill Reynolds, Mr. Strutton, Jack Sulley and Ed Williams.

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Immediate source of acquisition

This fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by Les Egge in 1977.

Arrangement

The material was arranged according to the filing system of the creator.
The photographs were arranged in no particular order and assigned item numbers with the prefix EA-74.

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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.
Photographs have been described at the item level and are available in the Reference Room.

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Accession numbers: A77-81

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City of Edmonton Archives

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Final

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  • Box: MS Room
  • Box: Library