Collection MS-355 - George Lewis Davies collection

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George Lewis Davies collection

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  • Textual record

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  • 1955-1983 (Creation)
    Davies, George Lewis

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30 cm of textual records

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(1900 - n.d.)

Biographical history

George Davies was a native Edmontonian, born in Strathcona in 1900, the son of Arthur Davies, one time mayor of that city. Mr. Davies began a teaching career at the age of 16 at Bragg Creek, near Calgary. He joined the staff of the Edmonton School Board in 1927 and taught at the old Jasper Place School and the Syndicate Avenue School. He was appointed principal in 1929 at Allendale, and later served in that capacity at Riverdale, Highlands and McKernan (1952) schools. He served with the Edmonton Fusiliers and Pacific Command Education Branch in World War II. He retired from McKernan in 1964 after 37 years with the Edmonton Public School Board. George Davies was honored as a "living heritage treasure" in 1993 by the Alberta Museums' Association.

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  • The collection consists of newspaper clippings, mostly relating to politics, immigration, bilingualism, education, sports and Klondike Days between 1970 and 1983, historical booklets, souvenir issues of newspapers and magazines (i.e. Royal Wedding 1982), 2 copies of 1974 editions of the St. Johns Edmonton Report and a 1955 Alberta Jubilee Calendar;
  • Oil paintings: Rabbit Hill Coal Mine when it was deserted and in ruins (at Ellerslie west of Highway 2, Whitemud Valley); Windermere N.W.M.P. barracks on the Columbia River.

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This fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by Mr. George L. Davies in 1983.


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Accession number: A83-82

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City of Edmonton Archives

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