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John and Maisie Stokoe with son Jim, Altario, Alberta
John and Maisie Stokoe with son Jim, Altario, Alberta

John Stokoe fonds

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Table of Contents

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Series 1 Scanned Document John Stokoe's letters re homesteading. -- 1903-1912, 1928
Series 2 Photograph of family. -- [ca. 1916]


Series 1 John Stokoe's letters re homesteading. -- 1903-1912. -- Consists of letters written to his parents in Newcastle-on-Tyne, England while farming first at Wood Bay, Manitoba and later in the Altario district of Alberta. The letters are vey descriptive of conditions, crops and neighbours.
M-1189-(1-6) Letters written from Wood Bay, Manitoba. -- 1903-1908

Letters written from Altario, Alberta. -- 1909-1912. -- 19 letters (41 pages). -- Includes both the originals, and a transcript provided by a descendant also named John Stokoe in 1995.

Scanned Document View originals.
Scanned Document View transcripts.

M-1189-10 Christmas cards. -- [ca. 1908]. -- 4 items

Work diary, Wood Bay, Manitoba. -- 1907. -- Consists of entries regarding farm work, such as "working at stable" or "Molly calved twins".

Elevator receipts for deliveries of wheat, Altario, Alberta. -- 1928. -- From Alberta Cooperative Wheat Producers Ltd.

Series 2
Portrait of the family. -- [ca/ 1916]. -- 1 photograph. View now.
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