Series 004 - Audiovisual Materials

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Audiovisual Materials

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CA ETRC P138-004

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  • [1953-1962?] (Creation)
  • [1953-1962?] (Creation)
    Snowdon, James Clifford (1895-1983)

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1 film reel.

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James Clifford "Cliff" Snowdon was born July 15, 1895, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, to James John Wellsteed Snowdon and Mary Brigham (Warminton) Snowdon.

In 1912, he became a clerk at Sun Life Assurance. Before WWI, he joined the 58th Westmount Rifles. In May 1917, at age 21, he joined the Canadian Garrison Artillery. He rose to Acting Sergeant before Armistice Day in November 1918. He was the husband of Lucy Doris (Maffre) Snowdon. They married June 22, 1921, in Montreal. They had three children. From 1921 until his retirement in the 1970s, Cliff was an accountant for the Canadian Export Paper Company, Ltd., which later changed its name to Consolidated Paper Corp., and finally Consolidated-Bathurst Corp. In 1942, Cliff joined the Mount Royal Lodge of Masons. In 1948, he reached the level of Worshipful Master at which point he was asked to join the Scottish Rite. He eventually reached the 32nd level.

From about 1935 to 1971, Doris and Cliff rented and then owned a cottage south of Knowlton, Quebec, on Sally's Pond, Inglis Island. Cliff maintained an avid interest in photography beginning in childhood and documented the family’s life in Montreal and at Sally’s Pond in photos and home movies.

He died November 17, 1983, at age 88 in Montreal.

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The series contains audiovisual materials relating to the Snowdon family's celebrations and daily lives. It consists of one film reel showing scenes from family celebrations and the Snowdon and Mikasen families' daily activities in Montreal, Chicago, and at Sally's Pond near Knowlton.

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      The reel is available in digital format.

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      Please contact the ETRC Archives if you would like a reproduction of any of the materials in this fonds. Reproduction requests may be subject to fees or may be refused at the discretion of the Archivist. Please see the ETRC website for more details.

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