Fonds 11-2004 - James Buckley fonds

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James Buckley fonds

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CA MCK 11-2004

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  • 1906-1939, predominant 1918-1939 (Creation)

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3.5 cm textual records
one postcard
one key

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James Buckley was born in Arnprior, Ontario in 1877. He moved to Manitoba in 1904. In 1906 he settled in Brandon, Manitoba where he was employed as a Canadian Pacific Railway conductor for thirty-six years. In the same year he married Helenea Stavenaw. They had two daughters Ruth and Margaret. James buckley was a member of the Brotherhood of railway Conductors and the Knights of Columbus. He passed away in Brandon, Manitoba Sunday, December 8, 1957.

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Fonds passed into the hands of Mr. Buckley's daughter Margaret following the death of Mrs. Buckley in 1959. Following Margaret's death the fonds was retained byLesley Liversidge who donated the fonds to the Daly House Museum in 2004. The Museum donated the fonds to the McKee Archives

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Fonds includes Conductors' Local Passenger tariff No. C 6 Brandon to Moose Jaw in effect June 23, 1918; Constitution of Railway Conductors of America revised and adopted May 4, 1925; CPR Rules for Heating, Ventilating, Lighting and for operation of water rising system on passenger equipment, revised January 1924; Souvenir, Canada's Great Inland Port Fort William and Port Arthur [n.d.] 127 illustrations; poster The Spirit of 1918: Sticking To It, supplement to The Graphic, The Railway Conductor, July, 1939 Royal Visit Edition; Wonderland of Canada, The Rocky Mountains Specially Selected Views of the Canadian Rockies on the Canadian Pacific Line , photographs by WM Notman & Son. Valentine & Sons, Publishing Company, Montreal and Toronto[n.d.]; Over the Kettle Valley Route British Columbia published for Canadian Pacific Railway News Service 20 pp. [n.d.]; postcard with steam engine traveling through a flooded rail-line and CNR key.

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  • English

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