|LEVEL OF DESCRIPTION: ||Fonds|
|TITLE: ||Pat Hewitt|
|CREATOR: ||Pat Hewitt|
|DATE RANGE: ||[189-] - 2009|
|EXTENT: ||6.3 m textual records. -- 1761 photographs. -- 106 negatives. -- 1 transparency. -- 1 CD-R disc. -- 8 books.
|HISTORY/BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH: ||Patricia Maude Hewitt (née Morton) was born in Edmonton in 1930, and passed away in Edmonton on November 17, 2009. She had three children: Bryan, Jo-Ann, and Barbara. She became a widow in 1980 when her husband, Bill Hewitt, passed away in Edmonton.
Pat Hewitt was a librarian who started her career in 1948 at the Edmonton Public Library, and later worked for the Alberta Teachers’ Association for 25 years. In addition, she volunteered at the Provincial Archives of Alberta from 1988 to 2000. She had a passion for genealogy that led her to assist families throughout Western Canada by conducting genealogical research on their behalf. In addition, she was involved with the foundation of the Alberta Genealogical Society in 1973.
|CUSTODIAL HISTORY:||The records were held in the donor’s house in Edmonton prior to the donation to the Provincial Archives of Alberta.|
|SCOPE AND CONTENT: ||The fonds consists of correspondence, genealogies, biographies and obituaries, research notes, photographs created or collected by Pat Hewitt and documenting her personal interests and genealogical activities in Alberta.|
The records document the origins, activities and interests of people who settled in Alberta and Western Canada from the 1850s to current days. The records will be of high interest to genealogists and to researchers interested in immigration to Alberta and also in the development of the province. The material will complement genealogical focused records held at the Provincial Archives of Alberta.
|ARRANGEMENT NOTE: ||The material is arranged in roughly alphabetical order according to the original order based on surnames of the families researched by the creator.|
|LANGUAGE NOTE: ||The material is in English.|