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No.: PR2026
TITLE: Lucien Dubuc fonds
CREATOR: Lucien Dubuc
DATE RANGE: 1888-[1979]
EXTENT: 0.25 m of textual records and other material
Also includes 2 photograph albums, 1 scrapbook, 13 negatives and 8 photographs.
HISTORY/BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH: Lucien Dubuc was born November 29, 1877 in Saint-Boniface, Manitoba; he was the son of Joseph Dubuc and Marie-Anne Hénault. Sir Joseph Dubuc was born in Quebec, but had moved to Manitoba in 1870 at the request of Louis Riel; he became a prominent newspaperman, lawyer, politician and judge, and was the Chief Justice of Manitoba from 1903 until his retirement in 1909. Lucien studied at the University of Manitoba, and in 1900 moved to Edmonton, North-West Territories to practice law. He practiced law in Edmonton until 1920 when he was appointed to the Alberta District Court Bench. In 1921, he was appointed a stipendiary magistrate for the Northwest Territories, and over the years was the judge for a number of cases on Herschel Island. He became the first judge in Alberta to allow proceedings in French in 1924. He presided over courts in the Peace River judicial district until 1934, when he was transferred to Edmonton. He was president of the Association canadienne-française de l'Alberta (ACFA) from 1932 to 1934. He received a honourary doctor of laws degree from the Laval University in 1937. In 1944, Lucien was appointed Chief Judge of the District Court of Northern Alberta; he resigned in 1948 because of ill health. He was named King's Counsel in 1952. He and his wife had two sons, Michel and Andre, and one daughter, Jeanne Marguerite (Perrier). Lucien Dubuc died March 5, 1956.
CUSTODIAL HISTORY:Andre Dubuc, son of Lucien Dubuc, donated the records to the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1979.
SCOPE AND CONTENT: The fonds consists of the records of Lucien Dubuc and includes copies of autobiographical information prepared by Sir Joseph Dubuc for his children, including "Recit Autobiographique pour Mes Enfants," "Recit Auto-biographique de 1887 à 1910," "Memoires d'un Manitobain" and "Autobiographie et Lettres;" a photograph album of Lucien Dubuc's trips to Aklarik, Northwest Territories in 1924, Herschel Island, Yukon in 1923 and Providence and MacPherson, Northwest Territories in 1921, and includes images from Fort Providence, Fort Good Hope, Fort Norman, Hay River, Fort Simpson, Fort MacPherson, Fort Chipewyan, Herschel Island, Fort McMurray, Fort Resolution, and Fort Wrigley; a scrapbook containing letters and newspaper clippings and other items, with many of the newspaper clippings about Dubuc's cases in the Northwest Territories; newspaper clippings, various photographs, and images of Lucien. The fonds also includes a photograph album containing over 100 photographs of Inuit, Victoria Island, Herschel Island, ships, dogs, the Klengenberg family, dating from the early 1920s; the album was presented to Lucien by Christian Klengenberg, Danish explorer-trader who lived with the Inuit near Victoria Island
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: Also see the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate Archives, held at the Provincial Archives of Alberta, in accession 1984.0400, files 770 to 782.
GENERAL NOTE: For the French version of this description, click here.
Information for the biographical sketch is taken from Provincial Archives of Alberta Information Files and from the records.
A number of photographs can be located in the A file of the Provincial Archives of Alberta reference prints under the numbers A.3654 through A.3709, A.3719, A.14914 and A.14915.
RELATED FONDS: SL2026 (Fonds Lucien Dubuc)
RELATED FILES: Display FileList
RELATED ITEMS: A14914 (Fort Good Hope, near Hudson's Bay Co. post)
A14915 (Catholic church, Fort Good Hope)
A3654 (Lucien Dubuc and Family)
A3655 (Aklavik Judicial Party)
A3656 (Union Bank, Fort Smith, Northwest Territories)
A3657 (Shipyard, Fort Smith, Northwest Territories)
A3658 (Albert LeBeau and his Wife)
A3659 (Court Room, Fort Providence, Northwest Territories)
A3660 (Fort Providence, Northwest Territories)
A3661 (Judicial Party Banquet, Fort Providence, Northwest Territories)
A3662 (Father Leguen and Judge Dubuc)
A3663 (Judicial Party, MacKenzie District, Northwest Territories)
A3664 (Judical Camp, Fort Providence, Northwest Territories)
A3665 (Judicial Party, Fort Providence, Northwest Territories)
A3666 (Fort Providence, Northwest Territories)
A3667 (Catholic Priests, Northwest Territories)
A3668 (Catholic Church, Wrigley, Northwest Territories)
A3669 (Catholic Church, Fort Norman, Northwest Territories)
A3670 (Père Ducot)
A3671 (Fort McPherson, Northwest Territories)
A3672 (Fort McPherson, Northwest Territories)
A3673 (Northland Trader Orchestra)
A3674 (Aklavik, Northwest Territories)
A3675 (Aklavik, Northwest Territories)
A3676 (Aklavik, Northwest Territories)
A3677 (Aklavik, Northwest Territories)
A3678 (Aklavik, Northwest Territories)
A3679 (Shingle Point)
A3680 (Shingle Point)
A3681 (Herschell Island, Yukon Territory)
A3682 (Herschell Island, Yukon Territory)
A3683 (Herschell Island, Yukon Territory)
A3684 (Herschell Island, Yukon Territory)
A3685 (Herschell Island, Yukon Territory)
A3686 (Shingle Point)
A3687 (Herschell Island, Yukon Territory)
A3688 (Hay River, Northwest Territories)
A3689 (Ice Fishing)
A3690 (Aklavik, Northwest Territories)
A3691 (Tatamigana and Cyril)
A3692 (Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories)
A3693 (Fort Norman, Northwest Territories)
A3694 (Going to School in Fort Providence, Northwest Territories)
A3695 (Fort Mackay, Alberta)
A3696 (Aklavik, Northwest Territories)
A3697 (Court Room, Aklavik, Northwest Territories)
A3698 (Jury Panel Document)
A3699 (Court Room, Aklavik, Northwest Territories)
A3700 (Court Room, Aklavik, Northwest Territories)
A3701 (Ikalupiak)
A3702 (Ko-Ha)
A3703 (Alikomiak)
A3704 (T. L. Cory)
A3705 (Tatamigana)
A3706 (Herschell Island, Yukon Territory)
A3707 (Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories)
A3708 (Fitzgerald to Fort Smith)
A3709 (Aklavik, Northwest Territories)
A3719 (Chief Judge Lucien Dubuc)

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