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Reginald Rimmer fonds
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- Textual record
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1895-1944 (predominant: 1898-1941) (Creation)
- Rimmer, Reginald, 1865-1952
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0.300m of textual records
72 photographs : b&w
1 microfilm reel
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Name of creator
Reginald Rimmer was born in Southport, Lancashire, England in 1865 to Edward Johnston Rimmer and Sarah Frances (Boothroyd) Rimmer. He practiced law in England for several years before moving in December 1892 to Regina, North-West Territories, where he entered a law practice with Nicholas Flood Davin.
In 1896 Rimmer was appointed as legal advisor to the Lieutenant Governor of the North-West Territories, an office he held until the formation of the first Executive Council. In 1898 Rimmer went to Ottawa, Ontario where he served as a law clerk for the federal Department of Indian Affairs under Clifford Sifton. He resigned the position in 1904 to return to Regina and joined the law firm of police magistrate William Trant. Rimmer was appointed Saskatchewan district court judge for the Cannington Judicial District (later the Arcola Judicial District) in 1907 and served in that capacity for 33 years. He retired in 1940 and died in Regina on December 13, 1952.
Rimmer was involved with numerous organizations during his lifetime. He was a member of the law societies for the North-West Territories, Manitoba, Alberta and Saskatchewan. He was vice-president of the federal executive of the Red Cross Society; he organized the first council of the Knights of Columbus in Saskatchewan in 1907 and he served as president of the provincial Boy Scouts Association.
Reginald Rimmer married Leona Marchant (1874?-1935) in Montreal in 1893. They had six children: Gilbert, Leonard, Edward, Lucy, Madge and Muriel.
Lucy Rimmer, daughter of Reginald Rimmer, donated these records to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives in three accessions between 1953 and 1957: 104 (R) (1953); 213 (R) (1957); and 286 (Photo R) (1954).
Scope and content
The fonds consists of records created, accumulated and used by Reginald Rimmer during his career as a law clerk in Ottawa, Ontario and as a lawyer, legal advisor and district court judge in Saskatchewan. Personal records and records relating to Rimmer's involvement in local, provincial, and national organizations are also included.
The headings assigned to the textual records described in 2001 are as follows: Canadian Red Cross Society; Canadian Red Cross Society, Saskatchewan Division; Council of District Court Judges; Indian Affairs Department, Ottawa; Civil Rights Act: Limitations; Boy Scouts Association; and Miscellaneous.
The types of records included in the fonds are correspondence, minutes, constitutions and by-laws, reports, and photographs.
No series arrangement has been applied to the fonds.
Records are in good physical condition.
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Records are open for research use.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Use, publication, and/or reproduction of records are subject to terms and conditions of the Copyright Act.
To consult the records, visit or contact the Regina office.
- SAFA 55
- SAFA 55 (old guide GR 539) consists of a fonds description, file listings of textual records and microfilmed materials and item descriptions of photographs. The paper guide consists of a fonds description and file listings of textual records and microfilmed materials.
Related material: A photograph of Reginald Rimmer with judges and lawyers in front of Regina courthouse, ca.1890s is located in the Regina office (R-B7062).
An article concerning Rimmer and a copy of Rimmer's obituary is located in the Regina office (Clippings file - Biographies - Rimmer, Reginald).
Rimmer's recollections of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Parish in Regina (1938) and an address presented to J. J. Smith by Rimmer on behalf of the Knights of Columbus, Regina (1935) are located in the Regina office (R-E3281).
No further accruals are expected.
Location for retrieval: Regina - Hillsdale
Some electronic copies are available in Archival Digital Storage.
Conservation practices in place at the time of processing were applied to the records in this fonds.
Textual records: old guide GR 539 (R-87)
Photographs: R-A18 (1); R-A2169 (2); R-A2397 to R-A2421; R-A2427 to R-A2434; R-A28229; R-B407; R-B653; R-B866a to R-B882; R-B922 to R-B923 and R-D173 to R-D179.
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Rules or conventions
Saskatchewan Archives. Archival Description Manual 2004.
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