Fonds MS-164 - John Grant fonds

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John Grant fonds

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  • Textual record

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W. J. Nutt fonds

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  • Source of title proper: Title based on name of creator.

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  • 1973 (Creation)
    Grant, John

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1 cm of textual records

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(1831 - 1907)

Biographical history

W. J. Nutt was a long-time resident of Edmonton and the grand-son of John Grant. John Grant came from a family of fur traders active in Lower Canada from about the 1770s. He was born in Fort des Prairies, later known as Fort Edmonton, in 1831. His father, Richard "Handsome" Grant, was an employee of the Hudson's Bay Company at the time. John Grant was educated at Trois Riviere before joining his father who became chief factor at Fort Hall, Montana. He later worked as a trapper, trader and settler before returning to Canada. He eventually settled in Alberta and died in Edmonton, where he had been born, in 1907.

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Scope and content

The fonds consists of a history of the life of John Grant and the Grant family compiled by W.J. Nutt, grandson of John Grant in 1973.

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Immediate source of acquisition

This fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by Mrs. M. Nutt in 1973.


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  • the material is in english.

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Copyright may apply.

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Further accruals are not expected.

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City of Edmonton Archives

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  • English

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