Fonds - Wesley Aikenhead collection

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Wesley Aikenhead collection

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  • Graphic material

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  • [190-?] - [197-?] (Creation)

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Physical description

60 photographs : b&w
15 photographs : col.
14 negatives : b&w

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Name of creator

(1905-2002?)

Biographical history

Wesley Aikenhead was born to Jim Aikenhead and Amanda Aikenhead (Eastman). Wesley worked as an insurance agent. As well, he was a Light Infantry Major in the Reserve Army based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Wesley was foundational in the development in the Melfort and District Museum. His large donations of artifacts made up the bulk of the museum's early collection. Wesley's grandfather, Peter Aikenhead, and his family came to the Melfort area from Ontario in 1982. The following year Peter and two of his sons, including Wesley's father Jim, homesteaded in the area. Jim Aikenhead's homestead was located at the South Quarter of Section 4, Township 45, Range 18.

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Scope and content

The collection includes color and black and white photographs and negatives from Wesley Aikenhead's private collection. Most of the images are of Saskatoon, Melfort and Melfort's surrounding area.

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Immediate source of acquisition

The photographs were donated to the Melfort and District Museum by Wesly Aikenhead.

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English

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Availability of other formats

digitized version in on-site database

Restrictions on access

no restrictions on access

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Copyright: Unknown

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on-site database, accession ledger, source file

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Associated material: other objects available

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further accruals are expected

Alpha-numeric designations

992-026, 994-029, 996-188, 996-326, 997-180, 997-188, 2000-096, 2001-068

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