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Turner's General Store, Kirriemuir, Alberta, [ca. 1910-1915]
Turner's General Store, Kirriemuir, Alberta, [ca. 1910-1915]
NA-5480-3

Lillian Turner fonds

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Table of Contents

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Series 1 Scanned Document Lillian's letters re homesteading. -- 1901, 1906-1917
Series 2 Photographs. -- 1906-1917

Inventory

Series 1 Lillian's letters re homesteading. -- 1901, 1906-1917
M-8244-1 Letter to Nellie Hyde from Brantford. -- 1901
M-8244-2

Letters 1-23. -- March-June 1906. -- 23 letters (78 pages). -- Consists of letters from Lillian Turner to her parents in Ontario, describing her life as a newly-wed on a Saskatchewan homestead with her husband Percy. She describes the train trip across the country, living conditions, livestock (cow and chickens), weather, crops, neighbours, and social and church activities in the area.

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M-8244-3

Letters 24-45. -- July-December 1906. -- 22 letters (84 pages). -- Consists of letters from Lillian Turner to her parents in Ontario, describing pioneer life on a homestead near Wiggins, Saskatchewan. She describes the living conditions, livestock, weather, crops, neighbours, and social and church activities in the area. Also includes letters written during a summer spent in Saskatoon, living in a boarding house and working as a seamstress to earn money.

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M-8244-4

Letters 46-56. -- January-May 1907. -- 11 letters (50 pages). -- Consists of letters from Lillian Turner to her parents in Ontario, describing life on the homestead near Wiggins, Saskatchewan, with her husband Percy. She describes living conditions, livestock, weather, crops, neighbours, and social and church activities in the area.

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M-8244-5 Letters written from Wiggins, Saskatchewan. -- 1911
M-8244-6 Letters written from Glenellen (family farm), Wiggins and Herschel, Saskatchewan.. -- 1912
M-8244-7 Letters written from Herschel, Saskatchewan. -- 1913
M-8244-8 Letters written from Kurriemuir, Alberta. -- 1915-1917
M-8244-9 Typescripts of letters. -- 1906
M-8244-10 Typescripts of letters. -- 1907
Series 2 Photographs. -- 1906-1917. -- 4 photographs View now.
PA-3302 Views of Turner homestead, and tilling field, Herschel. -- 1906 and n.d. -- 2 photographs
PB-814 Views of Kirriemuir and the Turner's general store. -- [ca. 1910-1917]. -- 2 photographs
NA-5449-1 View of Turner homestead, Herschel, Saskatchewan. -- 1906. -- 1 photograph. -- Copied from original print PA-3302-2.
NA-5480 View of Kirriemuir, the Turner's general store, and tilling field at Herschel. -- [ca. 1910-1917] and n.d. -- 3 photographs. -- Copies of original prnits in PB-814 and PA-3302 above.
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