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Title Cochrane Family Correspondence, 1900-1902
Author Cochrane, Evelyn Constance Clementine (d.1910); Cochrane, Arthur Fitzgerald (b.1888)
Date 29 Nov 1900 - 29 Oct 1902
Document Type Correspondence
Reference M-6552-2
Library / Archive Glenbow Museum
Collection Name Billy and Evelyn Cochrane Fonds
Description Correspondence to and from members of the Cochrane family. Evelyn to Arthur at school with news about life on the ranch, who she has been to visit, building works and settling sail for London as the bad weather draws closer. Arthur writes to Evelyn about his life at school, his experiments with photography and whether his Father will return to England for the holidays.
Biographical Note / History William Edward "Billy" Cochrane (1858-1929) was born and educated in England. (Note: his nickname was sometimes spelled "Billee"). In 1885, along with Hugh Graham, Ted and Frank Jenkins, and T. B. H. Cochrane, he purchased cattle in Montana and started the Little Bow Cattle Company in the Mosquito Creek area near Cayley, Alberta. It was also known as the CC Ranch because the brand was two C's back to back. The ranch specialised in Galloway cattle. In 1886 the ranch house was built, and in 1887 Billy's wife, Evelyn Constance Clementine Lamb, (d.1910) arrived. They had one son, Arthur Fitzgerald, (b.1888) who was sent to England in 1900 to be educated. The Cochranes travelled to England every fall, returning to Alberta in the spring. In 1909 they sold the ranch to Jack V. Drumheller and moved back to England permanently. For further information see Simon M. Evans' entry, "William Edward Cochrane", in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. XV, online at Reprinted in Canada's Entrepreneurs / edited by J. Andrew Ross and Andrew D. Smith, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011.
Theme(s) Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations
Country (from) Great Britain
Country (to) Canada
Nationality English
Keywords travel, family, leisure, education, travel
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Glenbow Museum catalogue.
Language English
Document(s) linked to Little Bow Cattle Company Stock Records, 1885-1903
Copyright Glenbow Museum