Fonds RG-100 - Town of Strathcona fonds

Voters Lists Financial Records Correspondence, Office of the Secretary-Treasurer Sollitt House & Yard Sollitt House

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Town of Strathcona fonds

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  • Textual record
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  • 1894-1912, predominant 1899-1912 (Creation)
    Town of Strathcona

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6 m textual records. - 2 photographs

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Administrative history

The first railway to arrive in the Edmonton area was the Calgary and Edmonton Railway in 1891. It stopped south of the river, and a small hamlet was established at the railhead. This hamlet was incorporated as the Town of Strathcona in 1899, and then as a city in 1907. On February 1, 1912 Strathcona amalgamated with the City of Edmonton and Stathcona’s administrative functions were absorbed by the City of Edmonton.

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Scope and content

This fonds includes council minutes, bylaws, voters lists, financial records, and correspondence from the Town of Strathcona and the City of Strathcona.

An order has been imposed on the material. The arrangement includes 5 series, which are as follows:

  • Series 1: Council Minutes
  • Series 2: Bylaws
  • Series 3: Voters Lists
  • Series 4: Financial Records
  • Series 5: Correspondence, Office of the Secretary-Treasurer

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Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

This material was acquired by the City of Edmonton Archives between 1965 and 1995. Some was sent by the Assessor's Department (A80-32), and some was sent by the Old Strathcona Foundation (A95-192). The acquisition source of the three other accessions is unknown.


The photographs were assigned item numbers with the prefix EA-10-2739 and EA-10-2740. Some documents were assigned item numbers with the prefix GP.

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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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No further accruals are expected.

General note

In 2017 a new order was imposed on the records. While the file numbers and arrangement remained the same, RG-100.1 Class 1 became Series 3, RG-100.1 Class 2 became Series 5.1, RG-100.1 Class 3 became Series 5.2, RG-100.1 Class 4 became Series 5.3, RG-100.1 Class 9 became Series 5.4, and RG-100.1 Classes 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14 became Series 4.

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Accession numbers: A65-251, A80-32, A92-111, A93-72, A95-158, A95-192

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City of Edmonton Archives

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