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Thomas E. Riley fonds
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- Riley, Thomas E.
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37.5 cm of textual records. -- 3 photographs
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Name of creator
Riley, Thomas E.
Thomas E. Riley, 1842-1909, was born in Derbyshire, England and came to Canada in 1862. He resided in Montreal, Quebec before coming to Calgary, Alberta in 1887. He was first engaged in the mercantile business before becoming a rancher. He and his sons owned land in the districts now known as Hillhurst and Hounsfield Heights in Calgary. Twice he was a candidate for the North-West Territories Legislature. He was married to Georgina Janes Hounsfield, 1843-1907, and they had ten children, Ezra, Thomas, Frank, Louise (Holmes), Arthur, Alfred, Harold, Maria (Halstead), Edmunde, and Emily (Edmonds).
Scope and content
The fonds consists of diaries pertaining to ranching and family business; miscellaneous personal papers; and photos of the Riley family and their farm.
Immediate source of acquisition
Gifts of Margaret Halstead Beresford and George Edmonds, 1972.
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The originals are restricted due to fragile conditions. Plese use reference photocopies or the online version for research purposes.
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Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.
- General note: Record No. M-1049;PB-590;NA-4402