Fonds 004 Sandy & Donald Cameron fonds

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Summary information

Repository: South Peace Regional Archives
Title: Sandy and Donald Cameron fonds
Reference code: 0004
Date: 1912-1964 (date of creation)
Physical description: 3 cm of textual records

4 postcards

Dates of creation, revision and deletion: Exported from AoR and added to new database Oct. 2021 – SF

Administrative history / Biographical sketch

Alexander (Sandy), 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. Sandy was born circa 1880, Donald circa 1882. Around 1907, they left Scotland for Winnipeg, working there and in southern Alberta and British Columbia before coming to Glen Leslie, where they lived for the remainder of their lives. Alexander served in the Canadian Armed Forces in World War 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. Sandy 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.


Restrictions on access

No access restrictions

Access points

  • Family and personal life* (subject)
  • Land, settlement and immigration* (subject)
  • Agriculture (subject)
  • Alberta (place)