Fonds MS-156 - Samuel Archibald Dickson fonds

Inuk woman Esquimaux Man and Family Esquimaux Man and Family Esquimaux in Their Kayaks Trading With the Esquimaux Fort McPherson, The Most Northerly Post of the H.B. Co. Skin Lodges of the Dog Ribb Indians in Front of the H.B. Co.'s Fort, Great Slave Lake Indians Packing Goods up from the Shore of Great Slave Lake at Resolution A Group of Dog Rib Indian Boys. Great Slave Lake Indians Landing at Great Slave Lake with Birch Bark Canoes, Coming to Trade at Resolution
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Samuel Archibald Dickson fonds

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CA EDM MS-156

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  • 1938 - 1982 (Creation)
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    Dickson, Samuel Archibald

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12 cm of textual records. - 56 photographs

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(1876-1971)

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Samuel Dickson was born in Seaforth, Ontario on 19 Feb 1876. He graduated in Arts from the University of Toronto in 1899 and in Law from Osgoode Hall in Toronto in 1902. Samuel came west in October 1902 and practiced law in Fort Saskatchewan (1902-1909) and in Edmonton (1909-1970). He was appointed King's Council in 1928. He founded the Rotary Club in Edmonton in 1916.
He served as a member of the Edmonton Public School Board, and the City of Edmonton Archives and Landmarks Committee, as well as the Northern Alberta Pioneers and Old-timers' Association (President, 1949-1950), and the Historical Society of Alberta (President, 1958-1959).
A vigorous supporter of historical preservation, Samuel was a leader in the campaign to establish Fort Edmonton Park. In 1971 he was appointed Honorary Mayor of the Park. He married Evelyn Hannah Ward in December 1907, who died in 1949, and they had one son and two daughters. Evelyn Ward Dickson died in 1949. Samuel Archibald Dickson died in November 1971.

Custodial history

Archibald Hadley Dickson is the son of the Samuel Archibald Dickson. It is not known how portions of the fonds became associated with the Northern Alberta Pioneers and Old Timers Association.

Scope and content

This fonds consists of correspondence, minutes and reports relating to the historical interests of Samuel Archibald Dickson, particularly his involvement in the campaign to restore/replicate Fort Edmonton in association with the Northern Alberta Pioneers and Old Timers Association (for which he also served as legal counsel), the Historical Society of Alberta, the Edmonton Museum Committee and the Edmonton Archives and Landmarks Committee.

The photographs include Indigenous men, women and children as well as some scenes of Edmonton such as the official opening of Fort Edmonton Park in 1967, minstrel shows ca. 1921 and the demolition of the Tegler building in 1982.

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This fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by Archibald Hadley Dickson in 1973 and 1986, and also by the Northern Alberta Pioneers and Old Timers Association.

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The photographs were assigned item numbers with the prefix EA-178 and EB-12.

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  • English

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Accession numbers: A73-23, A77-120, A84-34, A86-60

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City of Edmonton Archives

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