Fonds MS-117 - Ramsay's Flowers Ltd. fonds

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Ramsay's Flowers Ltd. fonds

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  • Textual record
  • Graphic material - photograph

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Fonds

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CA EDM MS-117

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  • [ca. 1914], 1958 (Creation)
    Creator
    Ramsay's Flowers Ltd.

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Physical description

0.5 cm of textual records. - 1 photograph

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Name of creator

(1905-1983)

Administrative history

Ramsay’s Flowers Ltd. is a successor to the company formed by Walter Ramsay. Walter Ramsay was born near London, Ontario, in 1870. He came to Alberta in 1899 and was principal of McKay Avenue School and then Queen's Avenue School.
In 1905 he left the teaching profession and founded the florist firm of Walter Ramsay Ltd, which operated a large array of greenhouses near the General Hospital in Edmonton AB. He was a pioneer in this field and his business grew to become one of the largest in Canada. Walter Ramsay died in 1958.
Ramsay’s Flowers Ltd. was operated by Walter’s son, Donald McRae Ramsay (1904-1974).

Custodial history

Scope and content

This fonds consists of a copy of Canadian Florist, Aug. 16, 1958, containing an article on Walter Ramsay, “Alberta pioneer florist”, by Rene Hobbins, p. 8.
The photograph is of the Ramsay home and greenhouses, Victoria Ave., between 110 St. and 111 St., Edmonton AB, [ca. 1914].

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Immediate source of acquisition

The fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by Ramsay's Flowers Ltd. in 1975.

Arrangement

The material was arranged according to the filing system of the creator.
The photograph was assigned the prefix EA-262.

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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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See Scope and content above.
Photograph has been described at the item level and is available in the Reference Room

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Accession numbers: A75-120

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City of Edmonton Archives

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Final

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  • Box: MS Room
  • Box: Library