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Thomas Walker fonds
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- Graphic material - photograph
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- Source of title proper: Title based on contents of fonds.
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CA EDM MS-777
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- Walker, Thomas
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Name of creator
Thomas Walker was born 8 Feb 1881 at Barlieth, Ayrshire, Scotland. He came to Edmonton in 1905 and joined the staff at the City of Edmonton. In 1906 he took the position of Assistant Assessor and then was appointed City Assessor and Tax Collector in 1912. Thomas Walker held this position for 37 years until his retirement in 1949.
He married Margaret Brown in 1905 and then had five children - Jean, James, Margaret, Thomas and Mary.
Thomas Walker died 3 Mar 1970 and is buried in the Edmonton Cemetery.
R.A. Reid was the City Assessor and Tax Collector in 1967. It is possible the photographs were left in the office by Thomas Walker after his retirement in 1949, found by Raymond Reid when he took over the office and subsequently forwarded to the Archives.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of photographs and photo postcards of the flood of the North Saskatchewan River on 29 Jun 1915. As Thomas Walker was a city official at the time of the flood, it potentially explains how the photographer gained such access to the bridge/flood site in order to take the photographs.
It is possible the records were later used in a display on the flood.
Immediate source of acquisition
This fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by Thomas Walker, via R.A. Reid, in 1967.
The photographs were assigned item numbers with the prefix EA-25.
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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.
No further accruals are expected.
Accession numbers: A67-601
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City of Edmonton Archives
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