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Gertrude Lake fonds
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- Graphic material - photograph
- Textual record
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[ca. 1920]-[ca. 1939] (Creation)
- Lake, Gertrude Doughty
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5 cm of textual records. - 3 photographs
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Name of creator
Gertrude Doughty, daughter of Charles George Doughty and Elizabeth Maidstone, was born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England in 1898. She immigrated to Canada with her mother and siblings in 1907, arriving in Montreal and living briefly in Ontario.
She lived in Edmonton and worked for Alberta Government Telephones as a telephone operator from 1921 to 1938. Her sister Bessie Doughty also worked as a telephone operator for A.G.T. She married Charles Everett Lake, a clerk with the Post Office, in 1939 or 1940. In 1942, they moved to 11506 – 94 Street, Edmonton.
Charles retired in the late 1940s and died in 1972. Gertrude remained in the house on 94 Street until 1974, when she moved into the McGugan Nursing home.
Gertrude Doughty Lake died in 1988. Charles and Gertrude Lake are buried in the Beechmount Cemetery, Edmonton.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of greeting cards and other memorabilia belonging to Gertrude Lake. There is also a photograph of a 1914 Ladies basketball team, with a basketball lettered “A.G.T. L.D.O” and 2 travel photographs.
- Greetings cards (includes ‘Maple Leaf Forever’; Smile Messenger postcards, and advertisement card ‘Klever Kard’ for Ki-Moids for Indigestion)
- Valentine’s Day cards
- Easter Cards
- Christmas Cards (includes Christmas cards sent by Gertrude Doughty)
- New Years Cards
- Baby cards (includes a Baby Book from the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company)
- Calendars (miniature) – 1922, 1926 (with photo of child)
- Paper cutouts (used to decorate cards or gifts)
- Travel postcards and booklets (Kingston, Ont.; Seattle, Washington; Venice, California) and travel prints (Peace Tower, Ottawa; Bob’s Lake, Ontario; Athabasca Falls,
- Booklet – AGT “The Silent Partner” Vol. VIII, No. 4, October 1927; paper print of Aladdin Home ‘The Lockwood’
Immediate source of acquisition
This fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by Gertrude Lake in 1974.
The material was arranged by the archivist by type of record.
The photographs were assigned item numbers with the prefix EA-216.
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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.
No further accruals are expected.
Accession number: A74-93
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