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Ernest S. George fonds
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- Textual record
- Graphic material - photograph
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CA EDM MS-121
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1926 - 1962 (Creation)
- George, Ernest Scudamore
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1 cm of textual records
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Ernest Scudamore George was born in Calgary on 10 Feb 1893. His father was a doctor and the family moved to Red Deer in 1907 where George attended school. Ernest George worked for the Northern Crown Bank (later the Royal Bank of Canada) and he was transferred to Edmonton during the World War I. He later worked as a chartered accountant in private practice and for the provincial government as an auditor and the federal government as an excise tax auditor. His federal territory extended from Lacombe AB to the Peace River country of Alberta and British Columbia.
Ernest George was a member of numerous social and historical groups, including the Northern Alberta Pioneers and Old Timers Association and the Historical Society of Alberta, for which he served as Treasurer and contributed articles to its periodical, the Alberta Historical Review.
Ernest married Marie Beatrice Gertrude MacDonald, a widow, in the 1930s.
Ernest S. George died on 16 Aug 1962 and he is buried at the Westlawn Memorial Gardens cemetery in Edmonton.
Henrietta Parker was a sister of Ernest George. The photocopied letters and articles were sent to Henrietta Parker from another sister, Vivian Gray of Victoria B.C. The membership certificate may have been returned to the Northern Alberta Pioneers and Old-Timers Association after Ernest George's death in 1962.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of photocopied transcripts of letters and articles written by Ernest S. George and the certificate of membership of E.S. George to the Northern Alberta Pioneers and Old-Timers Association, Dec. 31, 1926. It also includes a photocopied transcript of an article by Barbara Mary George, Ernest George's mother. The photograph is a portrait of Ernest George, ca. 1962 that was used for an Edmonton Historical Board award in 1977.
Immediate source of acquisition
This fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by Henrietta Parker in 1977 and the Northern Alberta Pioneers and Old-Timers Association.
The material was arranged by the archivist in chronological order.
The photograph was assigned item number with the prefix EA-317.
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Originals were retained by Vivian Gray, Victoria, BC.
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There are no restrictions on access.
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Copyright may apply.
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Finding aid available online.
Photograph has been described at the item level and is available in the Reference Room.
No further accruals are expected.
Accession Numbers: A77-89, NAPOTA #459
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City of Edmonton Archives
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