Fonds MS-758 - John Booth fonds

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John Booth fonds

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  • Graphic material - photograph

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  • 1912 - 1951 (Creation)
    Booth, John

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0.5 cm of textual records. - 21 photographs

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([ca. 1890]-1977)

Biographical history

John Booth was born in Scotland, ca. 1890 and immigrated to Canada, ca. 1911, moving to Edmonton in 1913. He joined the Edmonton Fire Department in 1914 and retired in 1955. He was Edmonton’s first Fire Marshal.
John Booth died on 25 Jan 1977.

Custodial history

The records were originally included with Northern Alberta Pioneers and Old Timers Association photographs including one textual document catalogued as a photograph (formerly EA-10-3005).

Scope and content

This fonds consists of a membership certificate, National Fire Protection Association International, for John Booth, May 1940 and various photographs of displays by the fire department.

The photographs also include a panorama of the fire department’s new fleet of motorized fire-fighting equipment that replaced horse-drawn rigs.

The fonds also includes a report from the enquiry into the 1949 fire at the Northern Hardware Building in Edmonton which burned for three days (351.9 WES).

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This fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by John Booth, Superintendent, Edmonton Fire Department via Northern Alberta Pioneers and Old Timers Association (NAPOTA) in 1961 and by the estate of John Booth in 1977.


Photographs were assigned item numbers with the prefix EA-10 and EA-265.

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  • English

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

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Accession numbers: A61-253, A77-27

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City of Edmonton Archives

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Physical storage

  • Map cabinet: MS Room
  • Box: Library
  • Map cabinet: North B
  • Shelf: Library