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Robert Allan fonds
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1881-1942, predominant 1881-1893 (Creation)
- Allan, Robert Kellock
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5 cm of textual records. -- 7 photographs
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Allan, Robert Kellock
Robert Kellock Allan, 1862-1942, was born in Ontario. He worked for the Inland Revenue Department in Winnipeg as a customs collector, 1881-1885. He served with the 90th Winnipeg Rifles in the 1885 Riel Rebellion (North West Rebellion), and fought at the Battle of Batoche. He subsequently lived in Grafton, Minnesota and Strathcona, Alberta before settling in Ponoka in 1900, where he ran a hardware store. He married Mary Jane Hendry, ?-1920, also from Ontario, and they had four children, Donald Hendry, 1902-?, Fred, Margaret (Thomson) and Elizabeth Kellock, 1899-? (who died in infancy). He moved to Edmonton in 1920.
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The fonds consists of Riel Rebellion diary, postcards to family, letters from family and photograph of 90th Winnipeg Rifles (1885); civil service appointments and certificates (1881-1886); and homestead receipt, invitations and photographs of Allan. Includes a family tree and genealogical correspondence of daughter-in-law (1942).
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Purchased from Mrs. R.F. Allan, 1971.
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- General note: Record No. M-12;PA-1329;NA-2381