Fonds MS-148 - John W. Sherwin fonds

J.W. Sherwin with York Boat Replica York Boat Fort Edmonton - 1825 - The Boat Brigade Leaving Fort Edmonton for York Factory.

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John W. Sherwin fonds

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  • Textual record
  • Graphic material - photograph
  • Architectural drawing

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CA EDM MS-148

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  • 1958 - 1960 (Creation)
    Creator
    Sherwin, John W.

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Physical description

1 cm of textual records. - 3 photographs. - 5 blueprints

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Name of creator

(1873-1964)

Biographical history

John Wallis Sherwin was born in 1873 in England. He emigrated to Canada in 1905. In 1906, John married Julia C. Hammond in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
By 1921, John and Julia were settled in Edmonton with their seven children – Julia W., Joan, John D., George H., Frances M., Richard W. and Kenneth.
John W. Sherwin worked as an insurance agent, manager and later was Secretary, then President of the Edmonton Land Company until his retirement.
John was a strong advocate for the preservation of Edmonton’s history with a particular interest in York boats.
John W. Sherwin died 8 Sep 1964 and Julia C. Sherwin died 9 Feb 1979. They are buried at the Mount Pleasant Municipal Cemetery.

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Scope and content

The fonds consists of blueprints, images and research notes on York boats, covering the period 1810-1825, created and collected by Mr. Sherwin.
File List:

  1. Research notes on York boats
  2. Blueprints, some by Canadian Naval Headquarters (CANAVHED)
    • The York Boat – Lines Plan, scale ¾” = 1 foot, Nov. 10, 1953, 45 x 86 cm (CANAVHED Curator Number 82231, NCC Reference No. 260/53);
    • The York Boat – Construction Plan, scale ¾” = 1 foot, Nov. 10, 1953, 64 x 102 cm (CANAVHED Curator Number 82232, NCC Reference No. 261/53);
    • The York Boat – Tentative Rigging Plan, scale ¼” = 1 foot, Dec. 30, 1953, 45 x 83 cm (CANAVHED Curator Number 82233, NCC Reference No. 289/53);
    • Copy of The York Boat – Construction Plan, scale ¾” = 1 foot, traced by Capt. W. Gilding, Curator – Maritime Museum of Canada, Feb. 10, 1958, 31 x 75 cm;
    • Copy of The York Boat – Tentative Rigging Plan, scale ¼” = 1 foot, traced by Capt. W. Gilding, Curator – Maritime Museum of Canada, Feb. 10, 1958, 31 x 75 cm.
  3. Articles on artwork ‘Fort Edmonton, 1825 – The Boat Brigade Leaving Fort Edmonton for York Factory’ for the Confederation Life Collection and the painter, John David Kelly (see EA-799-3).

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The material was arranged according to the filing system of the creator.
The photographs were assigned item numbers with the prefix EA-799.

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  • English

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There are no restrictions on access.

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Copyright may apply.
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No further accruals are expected.

General note

Accession numbers: A58-5, B61-35

General note

This MS was formerly Miss M.E. Thompson fonds - that record (a brochure) has been repatriated to the Clipping files (Alberta Legislature Building).

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City of Edmonton Archives

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Final

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  • Box: MS Room
  • Map cabinet: MS Room
  • Box: Library