Fonds F 574 - Arnold L. Agnew fonds

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Arnold L. Agnew fonds

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F 574

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  • 1884-1971 (Creation)

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1 cm of textual records

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Biographical history

Arnold LePage Agnew was born on January 8, 1891 in Prince Albert, North-West Territories (later known as Saskatchewan) to Thomas James and Ida Mary (Hyslop) Agnew. He worked in the real estate and insurance industry in Prince Albert until his retirement in 1960.
Active in the Prince Albert community, Agnew was a member of the choir of the Cathedral Church of St. Alban the Martyr and served as a lay delegate to the General Synod of the Anglican Church. He was also active in the Prince Albert Historical Society and Prince Albert Little Theatre. A Freemason, Agnew was a Past Master and Life Member of the Kinistino Lodge No. 1 A.F. and A.M. at Prince Albert and an affiliated Past Master of Shellbrook Lodge No. 171 G.R.S. A.F. and A.M.

Agnew died in Prince Albert on August 12, 1982.

Agnew and his wife, Kathleen Dewdney, had five children: Ivan; Daphne; Patricia; Thomas and Arnold.

Custodial history

Arnold L. Agnew donated some of these records to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives in one accession on September 18, 1969. Arnold L. Agnew loaned some of these records for copying to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives in three accessions in 1969 and 1976. The records loaned in 1976 were assigned accession number 722 (R).

Scope and content

This fonds consists of records created, accumulated and used by Arnold L. Agnew of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. The fonds includes a copy of The Gold Dredge Adventure of Roughsedge and Ramsay by Cuthbert Howston Woodhouse with addendum by Agnew in 1971; two letters to the Saskatchewan Archives from Agnew and photocopied documents relating mainly to Thomas James Agnew's business ventures and Lucy M. Montgomery; a booklet compiled by Agnew on the 90th anniversary of Kinistino Lodge A.F. and A.M. No. 381 G.R.C. No. 16 G.R.M. and No. 1 G.R.S. ; and a copy of a letter from H. Trounce to his family re Louis Riel (1885).

No series assignment has been applied to the records in this fonds.

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Records are open for research use.

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Use, publication and/or reproduction of records subject to terms and conditions of the Copyright Act.

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SAFA 479 consists of a fonds level description only and is available in paper format.

Associated materials

Related material: Tape R-959: sound recording of Arnold L. Agnew being interviewed by Berry Richards on early mining activity in Prince Albert and the city's history. Tape R-3051: sound recording of Arnold Agnew being interviewed in 1980 for the Children and Grandparents Project. Tape R-5782 to R-5785: sound recordings of Arnold Agnew being interviewed by Helga Reydon in 1980 re his experiences, family history and history of Prince Albert area.

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No further accruals are expected.

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Other codes: Textual records: R-E11, R-E1613, R-E1653, Pamphlet File - Freemasons

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