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Thomas E. Riley fonds
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Thomas E. Riley fonds
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M 1049;PB 590;NA 4402
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37.5 cm of textual records. -- 3 photographs
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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. The 1901-1907 diaries have been scanned and may be viewed via the link below.
Immediate source of acquisition
Gifts of Margaret Halstead Beresford and George Edmonds, 1972.
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- The material is in English.
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The originals are restricted due to fragile conditions. Photocopies are available for research purposes.
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- General note: Record No. GLEN glen-1958