Series 2 - Hector Thompson

Open original Digital object

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Hector Thompson

General material designation

  • Textual record
  • Graphic material - photograph

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

  • Source of title proper: Title based on contents of series.

Level of description


Reference code

CA EDM MS-206-2

Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area


Physical description area

Physical description

95 cm of textual records. - 1 photograph

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator


Biographical history

Hector Harry Thompson was born 5 Aug 1884 to Zelia Taylor and George Thompson in Germania, Ontario. Hector was the third oldest of eight children, and older brother to Winnifred Ross Thompson.

As a young man he worked for his father as a farm labourer and on his own in wood lumber. In summers he would work with horses. Around 1918 he travelled west to join his siblings, Wilfred, Keith, and Winnifred who had established the Ross-Thompson farm in Millet.

Hector also worked the horses for Helen Furlong, another famer in the Millet area. Later, Hector purchased a farm adjacent to the Ross-Thompson farm. He was known to always keep a diary, which was reported as ‘solving many arguments’.

Hector Harry Thompson died 19 Aug 1967 in Millet.

Custodial history

Scope and content

The series consists of Hector’s diaries, documenting his daily life of farming, as well as family and community events. Hector wrote in the diaries every day from 1 Jan 1936 to 11 Jul 1967. The records also include some invoices, receipts, and correspondence.
The photograph is of Hector with horses.

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition


The material was arranged by the archivist by date.
The photograph was assigned an item number with the prefix EA-246.

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

There are no restrictions on access.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Copyright may apply.

Finding aids

File list available online.

Associated materials

Related materials


No further accruals are expected.

General note

Accession number: A77-38

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Control area

Description record identifier

Institution identifier

City of Edmonton Archives

Rules or conventions

Rules for Archival Description (RAD) – fonds description
Archives Society of Alberta Subject Terms – fonds description


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Language of description

Script of description


Digital object (Master) rights area

Digital object (Reference) rights area

Digital object (Thumbnail) rights area

Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related places

Related genres