Fonds red-2791 - de Wilton family fonds

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de Wilton family fonds

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CA RED red-2791

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  • [1776?]-1965, predominant 1830-1965 (Creation)
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    de Wilton (family)

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1.8 m. - 371 photographs: 370 b&w; 1 col.

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Some records inherited by Olive de Wilton from her parents. The fonds ended up in the custody of the James Purnell family of Lacombe, Alberta. Inherited by Eve Purnell

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The fonds has been arranged into the following six series: theatrical records, legal records, personal records, family memorabilia, published materials, and photographs and consists of photographs of de Wilton family members in England, India, and Canada which includes a wedding photograph of Olive de Wilton and Herbert Warren Cluff in 1915; a photograph album of W. G. Chadwick as a cadet at Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario (1918-1920); assorted press clippings on the careers of Edith Juliette and Olive de Wilton (1915-1955); assorted playbills (1917-1958); various play scripts and screenplays (1926-1961); business records of mainly Olive de Wilton which includes a letter to Boris Karloff (1916-1960); marriage annulment record of Edith Doreen Cluff (1932); will of Sussex de Wilton (1936); personal correspondence of the de Wilton family including the draft of a letter to Boris Karloff (1908-1965); military certificates of Edith J. de Wilton (1916-1919); Edith J.'s scrapbook of a journey to Quetta via the Suez Canal (1887-1888); a painting of a Canadian winter scene; an academic pencil drawing (ca. 1915-1920); a transatlantic passenger liner dinner menu (1948); and books on dramatics and English drama and music (1776-1951). RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING PERSONS ALSO IN THIS FONDS. SEE FINDING AID FOR DETAILS: Alfred Aldidge, Sedric Barnes, Guy Boulton, W. G. Chadwick, W. M. Charlesworth, A. W. de Wilton, Edith de Wilton, Sussex de Wilton, Brian Doherty, Lady Dufferin, Jack Harp, Robert Henderson, Boris Karloff, Carrie Lamart, S. F. Makepeace, Lady Roberts, Sir Oriel Viveash Tanner, Lady Tanner, the Twinkling Stars, Edward J. Wood. PLAYWRIGHTS: Olive de Wilton, Michael Dyre, Charlotte Haldane, John Latimer, Richard Meadows-White, Molly Marguerite, Florida Scott-Maxwell. OTHER SUBJECTS: Ben Greet Players, Brian Doherty Theatre Productions, Canadian Players, Civic Theatre Association, Lynn Hardings Scala Theatre, Mercury Theatre, Montreal Repertory Theatre, National Film Board of Canada, Northern Repertory Theatre, Red Barn Theatre, Royal Alexandra Theatre, and Sir Frank Benson's Shakespearean Theatre.

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Gift of Eve Purnell to Red Deer and District Archives, 1996

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No restrictions on access;Copyright restrictions may apply

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Record No. MG 21 (includes oversize)<br><br>

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