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Title Diary of Evelyn Cochrane, 1903-1907
Author Cochrane, Evelyn Constance Clementine (d.1910)
Date 1 Jan 1903 - 31 Dec 1907
Document Type Personal Account
Reference M-6552-1
Library / Archive Glenbow Museum
Collection Name Billy and Evelyn Cochrane Fonds
Description Consists of the diary of Evelyn Cochrane, an immigrant from England between 1903 and 1907. Describes her Autumn and Winter months spent in England visiting friends and family in Bath, London, Harrogate, Southampton and other locations enjoying leisure activities such as going to lunch, walking into town and hunting. Describes her journeys to Canada each Spring and her life once there gardening and working in the house.
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
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Glenbow Museum catalogue.
Language English
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