Fonds MS-163 - William D. Latimer fonds

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William D. Latimer fonds

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CA EDM MS-163

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1 cm of textual records

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([18--] - [19--])

Biographical history

Likely attracted by the real estate boom in Edmonton between 1904 and 1912, William D. Latimer was in Edmonton by 1909 and self employed as a contractor. He lived around 107 Avenue and 104 Street in the Central-McDougall area of Edmonton.

In 1912, William was building two homes in the Delton neighbourhood, at the then Lots 13 and 14, Block 15.

By 1915 William D. Latimer had left Edmonton likely due to the bottom dropping out of the city’s real estate market in 1913.

Custodial history

It is not known how Mrs. MacLean acquired the records.

Scope and content

The fonds consists of receipts, invoices, and cancelled cheques belonging to William D. Latimer for the construction of two homes in the Delton neighbourhood in 1912.

The records reflect the local businesses involved in home construction in Edmonton at the time and, when reviewed chronologically, show the construction process and development of home building.

July 1912 McSporran & Co. Sash and Door Factory – lumber, sheets
Aug 1912 Alsip Brick & Supply Co. - brick
12 Aug 1912 Western Homebuilders Ltd - shingles
17 Aug 1912 cancelled cheque to E. Kephart – well
14 Sep 1912 C.F. Stone & Co. Hardware – gallons of stain
14 Sep 1912 cancelled cheque to C.F. Stone - stain
30 Sep 1912 Brake Bros. – varnish, shellac
7 Oct 1912 Alberta Lumber Co. – stair components
9 Oct 1912 C.F. Taylor Lumber - lumber
11 Oct 1912 City Park Lumber Yard – window sashes
14 Oct 1912 Harry Milne, General Tinsmithing – plumbing
15 Oct 1912 receipt from C.F. Stone & Co.
18 Oct 1912 receipt from W.E. Bean - plastering

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This fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by Mrs. E. MacLean via the Northern Alberta Pioneers and Old-Timers’ Association.

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  • English

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Public Domain.

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Accession number: NAPOTA

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Formerly known as W.D. Latimer fonds.

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City of Edmonton Archives

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