Fonds MS-126 - Sophie Bell fonds

Board of Management and Staff of Edmonton Public Library 1926-1927 High Level Bridge Under Construction Edmonton Club, Edmonton, Alta. Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alta. King Edward Hotel, Edmonton, Alta. Edmonton News Boys Band Old Hudson's Bay Post, Edmonton, Alta. The First Car In Town - A Maxwell High Level Bridge Under Construction Mayor Joseph A. Clarke
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Sophie Bell fonds

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CA EDM MS-126

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  • [ca. 1911-1952] (Creation)
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    Bell, Sophie Nicholson

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2 cm of textual records. - 11 photographs

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(1887-[ca.1950])

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Sophie Nicholson was born in 1887 to Mary and Gilbert Nicholson in Quebec. Sometime after 1901 the family is in Edmonton. Sophie Nicholson married David T. Bell in 1912 in Edmonton. They had two children, Mary Virginia and Sarah Eileen. David Bell worked as a mechanic for the city. Sophie Bell was a member of the Edmonton Library Board from 1927-1930.
David T. Bell died 27 Sep 1935 in Edmonton and he is buried in the Edmonton Municipal Cemetery. Sophie Nicholson Bell died in Edmonton ca. 1950.

Custodial history

Virginia Botsford was the daughter of Sophie Nicholson and David Bell. She was married to Thomas Botsford, a city policeman. Virginia and Thomas lived in Edmonton in the home originally belonging to Viriginia's parents, Sophie and David, from the 1930s until 1974.

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This fonds consists of booklets and programmes related to events, businesses and promotions in Edmonton. It also includes a booklet, ‘Something about Edmonton and Canada's Richest Mixed Farming District’, by the Edmonton Board of Trade, ca. 1911 (971.233 EDM 1911).
The photographs are of Edmonton and area, including buildings, the Edmonton Public Library board and staff, the Edmonton News Boys Band, Mayor Joseph A. Clarke, the High Level Bridge under construction, and the Bell family with their car.

File List:
File 1. Rules and Regulations – Street Railway Department, City of Edmonton, 1912.
File 2. Promotional Pamphlet: Edmonton’s Creed, 1913. (2 copies, index)
File 3. Programme: “A Personal Message from The Commercial Grads” from an Edmonton Commercial Graduates Basketball Team sponsored tournament, 1928.
File 4. Publication: Edmonton, Capital City of Alberta – Manufacturing and Distributing Centre. City of Edmonton. [ca. 1950]
File 5. Pamphlet: “Facts – Not Fiction – Read It’, Great Northern Oil and Asphalt Company. n.d.

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This fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by Virginia Botsford in 1973 and 1974.

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  • English

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Accession numbers: A73-78, A74-23

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City of Edmonton Archives

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  • Box: MS Room
  • Box: Library