Fonds 004 Sandy & Donald Cameron fonds

Sandy & Donald Cameron fonds. — 1912 – 1964. — 3 cm of textual records, 4 postcards.

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Biographical Sketch

Alexander and Donald Cameron came to homestead in the Glen Leslie area in 1912. They were from the Fort William area in the Scottish highlands, their home croft being Glen Nevis. Alexander was born c. 1880, Donald c. 1882. Around 1907 they left Scotland for Winnipeg, working there and in southern Alberta and BC before coming to Glen Leslie, where they lived for the remainder of their lives. Alexander served in the Canadian Armed Forces in W.W.I. The brothers ran a stopping place for travelers on the Edson Trail which ran near their land, and from 1919-1929 ran a feed-grinding outfit. Alexander disappeared on a trip to Edmonton in 1954 and was presumed dead; Donald died at the homestead in 1962.

Custodial History

Sandy and Donald’s estate was settled by George Knight, and these records were retained by the Knight family. They were donated to the museum by Al Knight, son of George Knight, on the request of Violet Knight, George’s widow.

Scope and Content

The fonds consists of two small diaries with a few brief entries, dated 1912-1915, concerning trips on the Edson Trail, lists of supplies and notes on grain and teams; one account book detailing the dates, customers, amounts of feed and prices charged in their feed-grinding business from 1919-1929; letters, telegrams, and notes concerning Donald’s death and the settling of his estate, including the selling of Glen Nevis, 1962-64; 2 blank postcards from Quebec, 1 from Doncaster England, and 1 of a Scottish home, possibly Glen Nevis.