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Lewis Davis Pollard fonds
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- Textual record
- Graphic material - photograph
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- Pollard, L.D.
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36 cm of textual records. - 5 photographs.
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Name of creator
Lewis Davis Pollard was born in 1882 in Wiltshire P.E. I. He came out west with his brother L.S. Pollard, before 1906 and began working as a carpenter and building contractor in Edmonton. He was responsible for the construction of several rural schools throughout Alberta. Mr. Pollard was also active in the labour movement, in particular the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America.
The fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by Dorothy Hopkins in 1970. Mrs. Hopkins may have been a daughter of L.D. Pollard.
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The fonds consists of materials created or collected by L. D. Pollard of Edmonton between 1904 and 1956. The materials include tenders, bills, plans, and building specifications relating to Mr. Pollard's business. There is also correspondence relating to union and labour matters. The fonds also includes personal records (including materials on such diverse topics as the Edmonton Exhibition Association, World War I, the Edmonton Tax Sale of 1920, the Royal Visit of 1939, the Edmonton Labour Temple, utility rates and the birth and schooling of Pollard's son, Stanley and daughter, Blanche, as well as correspondence of the Pollard family. Photographs are catalogued separately.
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Finding aid is available online.
No further accruals are expected.
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