Fonds RBSC-ARC-1294 - Mabel E. Jordon fonds

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Mabel E. Jordon fonds

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  • [ca. 1920]-1972 (Creation)
    Jordon, Mabel E., 1908-1993

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32 cm of textual records;363 photographs;2 maps

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Born in Hartest, Suffolk, England, in 1908, Mabel E. Jordon immigrated to Canada in 1922 and arrived in the East Kootenay area in ca. 1937. A great deal of her adult life was spent investigating, reporting and researching topics of historical interest in the East Kootenay area and more generally, British Columbia. She was President of the British Columbia Historical Association for three years. She published articles in the British Columbia Historical Quarterly, the Cranbrook Courier, and the Nelson Daily News.

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The collection consists of typescripts, handwritten notes, clippings, correspondence, maps, and photographs created or accumulated by Mabel E. Jordon between 1955 and 1972 for her article, "Kootenay Reclamation and Colonization Scheme and William Adolph Baillie-Grohman". In addition, the fonds contains information relating to Canal Flats, her presidential addresses to the British Columbia Historical Association and several other articles pertaining to the Kootenay area. Fonds includes typescripts and correspondence of William Adolph Baillie-Grohman and Florence Baillie-Grohman.

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