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Secord Family fonds
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- Textual record
- Graphic material - photograph
- Textual record - published
- Architectural drawing
- Cartographic material
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1884 - 1986 (Creation)
- Secord Family
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4.5 m of textual records and other material
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Name of creator
McFadyen, Lena Secord 1895-1993
Secord, Annie York 1868-1951
Secord, Isobel 1902-1993
Secord, Margaret Calder 1905-1980
Secord, Richard Henry 1860-1935
Secord, Richard Calhoun 1955-current
Secord, Richard York 1900-1987
The Secord family in Edmonton can trace its roots to the James Secord family of Ontario (1700's), and earlier to the Ambroise Sicard family in New Rochelle, New York (1600's).
Richard Henry Secord came to Edmonton as a young man from Ontario in 1881. He married Annie York and they had five children - Lillian Laura, Annie Helena (Lena), Imogene (Gene), Richard York, and Isobel.
Lillian Laura died in infancy. Lena Secord married Alexander McFadyen, Gene Secord married George Keltie, and Richard York married Margaret Calder.
Richard York Secord and Margaret Secord had one son, Richard David Secord, and one adopted son, Ken Kirsch Secord.
Richard David Secord married Delle Calhoun and they had seven children - Richard Calhoun, Christopher, David, Dean, Kerry, Laura, and Mark.
Scope and content
The fonds consists predominantly of textual records of Richard Henry and Annie York Secord, and their son Richard York Secord, and to a lesser extent Margaret Calder Secord (wife of Richard York), Lena Secord McFayden and Isobel Secord (sisters of Richard York), and Richard Calhoun Secord (grandson of Richard York).
The photographs consist of family and friends, farming and business activities, events and street scenes of Edmonton.
The fonds has been arranged into seven series:
Series 1 - Richard Henry Secord
Series 2 - Annie York Secord
Series 3 - Richard York Secord
Series 4 - Margaret Calder Secord
Series 5 - Lena Secord McFadyen
Series 6 - Isobel Secord
Series 7 - Richard Calhoun Secord
Immediate source of acquisition
This fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by Richard York Secord in twenty donations made between 1963 and 1986.
The material was arranged by the archivist by creator.
The photographs were assigned the prefix EA-9.
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There are no restrictions on access..
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Copyright may apply.
Photographs have been described at the item level and area available in the Reference Room.
Further accruals are expected.
Accession numbers: A63-110, A64-110, A67-499, A70-14, A72-1, A73-5, A74-10, A74-21, A74-43, A74-50, A75-19, A75-86, A76-120, A77-62, A77-63, A79-22, A81-11, A84-6, A84-71, A85-15.
Includes: 411 photographs, 2 maps, 1 architectural drawing
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