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LEVEL OF DESCRIPTION: Fonds
No.: PR1559
TITLE: Alice Gee fonds
CREATOR: Gee, Alice
DATE RANGE: 1901-1902
EXTENT: 0.06 m of textual records
The binding is broken and the front cover is partially detached. Both covers are scuffed and have small holes in the marbled paper. Several pages have come loose. The ink is still readily legible and the paper is still in good condition (i.e., little yellowing, very few ripped pages), though the pages have become slightly worn around the edges.
ADMINISTRATIVE
HISTORY/BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH: Alice Gee left her home in England on August 23, 1899, and settled on Freshford Farm, in Strathcona, North-West Territories. Nothing else is known of her at this time.
CUSTODIAL HISTORY:The diary was donated to the Provincial Archives of Alberta in January, 2005, by Mrs. M. Rogers of Sandalwood, Gloucestershire, England, via her nephew John Morley of Oakville, Ontario. According to Mr. Morley, Mrs. Rogers acquired the diary from her late husband’s estate. It is believed that her husband acquired it while living in Bishops-Stortford, England, from a family named Gee, also living in Bishops-Stortford.
SCOPE AND CONTENT: The fonds consists of a single diary, approximately 220 pages in length, handwritten by Alice Gee from January 1, 1901 to August 20, 1902. It provides detail on rural life in the Strathcona area of the North-West Territories in the early 20th century, as well as lists of letters sent and received by the author, newspapers received, attendees at social functions, and dates of frost at the author’s farm.
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