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Boorne and May fonds
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- Boorne and May
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ca. 450 photographs. -- 2 cm of textual records
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The fonds consists of traveller's sample book of photographs of mountain scenes, the British Columbia interior, CPR points and railway bridges, tunnels, trains and workers (1889). Includes photographs of native people and a Blood sun dance (1887); of May, his wife, family and ranch (1885-1907); of Boorne, his Manitoba homestead, and the Calgary studio; and experimental photographs (1883-1884). Includes his article, "With the Savages in the Far West", published in the Canadian Photographic Journal, 1893. Also includes a diary of Boorne's cousin Ernest May (1897).
Immediate source of acquisition
Gift of Mrs. Aldon Appleton, Mr. D.C. Coleman and the Toronto Public Library, 1957-2005, and purchased from Tom Williams Books, 2014.
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Location of originals
The original prints of Boorne and May families were held by the Roderick G. May estate, but were destroyed in a house fire, ca. 1965.
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Other Boorne and May records are in the Ernest Brown Collection at the Provincial Archives of Alberta, and the Notman Photographic Archives in the McCord Museum, Montreal. Some Boorne and May photos are also in the Glenbow's online Archives Photographs database.
Call numbers PA-113, PA-3650, PD-5, PD-196, NA-33, NA-261, NA-395, NA-387-(7-9, 11-14, 19-26, 28-35, NA-412, NA-1753, NA-1798, NA-3289, M-2485, M-2871, M-9653
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- Boorne and May (Subject)
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Record updated by Glenbow Archives, April 20, 2015.
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