Fonds MS-164 - William J. Nutt fonds

Marguerite Fafard dit Laframboise Grant Richard Grant John F. Grant Jane Grant Lauranger
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William J. Nutt fonds

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CA EDM MS-164

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  • 1952 (Creation)
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    Nutt, William J.

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1 cm of textual records.

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(1896 - 1962)

Biographical history

William J. Nutt was born 5 Feb 1896 to Maria Grant and Frank Nutt in Bittern Lake, Alberta. He became a farmer and homesteaded in Waugh, Alberta.

In 1916 he enlisted in Edmonton in the 218th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force and fought in France. William was discharged in 1919 and returned to Alberta. That same year he married Marigold Blakely in Calgary. William and Marigold settled on a farm outside Edmonton. They had four children – William, John, Earl, and Audrey.

William J. Nutt died 7 May 1962 in Edmonton.

As a descendant in the Grant family, through his mother Maria, William is the grandson of John F. Grant, and great grandson Richard Grant.

Custodial history

Marigold Nutt was the wife of William J. Nutt.

Scope and content

The fonds consists of a history of the life of John Frances Grant compiled by William J. Nutt. The manuscript covers the time frame of John Grant's life, 1831-1907.

John F. Grant came from a Metis family who were active in the fur trade in Lower Canada and the Northwest from about the 1770s. John was born 7 Jan 1832 to Marie Ann Breland and Richard Grant in Fort des Prairies, later known as Fort Edmonton. His father, Richard "Handsome" Grant, was an employee of the Hudson's Bay Company at the time. John’s mother died when he was a toddler and he was sent to live with his grandmother and aunt in Quebec.

John Grant was educated at Trois-Rivieres, Quebec before joining his father who became chief factor at Fort Hall, Montana. John later worked as a trapper, trader and settler before returning to Canada. He eventually settled in Alberta and died in Edmonton in 1907.

The fonds also consists of photographs of John Francis Grant, his father William, and photographs of paintings of John’s sister Jane Grant Lauranger, and John’s grandmother Marguerite Laframboise Grant.

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Immediate source of acquisition

This fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by Marigold Nutt in 1973.

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The photographs were assigned item numbers with the prefix EA-177.

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  • English

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Accession number: A73-22

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Formerly known as John Grant fonds.

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City of Edmonton Archives

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