Fonds ath-1979 - Alexander Francis Kelsey fonds

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Alexander Francis Kelsey fonds

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CA ATH ath-1979

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35 photographs. -- .1 cm of textual records

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Mr. Kelsey, formerly of Wellington, New Zealand, was superintendent of the Great Northern Oil & Asphalt Company. In 1914 they drilled an exploratory oil well on the House River, which flows into the Athabasca River south of the Grand Rapids. In Edmonton, AB on July 22, 1914 he married Myra Huxham Bailey, formerly of Newington, England. They had a least one child, Myra.

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The fonds consists of 28 original black and white photographs, 7 photographs developed from negatives, and two pages of excerpts from letters written to his fiance. The excerpts are filed with the photographs. The photos include: Athabasca, Grand Rapids and tramway, House River, oil well drilling rigs, Pelican gas wells, and steamboats.

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Brought to Athabasca by Alexander's daughter, Myra Kelsey, Sept. 2001


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Record No. 01.21 (photos# 14460-14494)<br><br>

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