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Transcript of audio excerpt (edited by Interviewer; concerning the LeMesurier album the associated picture pertains to): "Alright this LeMesurier, Edith LeMesurier-Stanyer family album collection. Edith was a daughter in a large family that settled in Cannington Manor in 1887 in response to Captain Pierce’s advertisements. It’s believed she was 18 or 19 years old in 1887. And she married Arthur LeMesurier who was born in 1877, and came to Cannington in 1885 as a farm pupil. They were married in 1900. The LeMesurier’s farm bordered on the north side of the White Bear Indian Reserve. Their first child was born in 1901, and the last baby, Betty, was born in 1911. Much of the information about these pictures have been supplied from what Betty can recall in 1993. She thinks that her mother had a camera, a Kodak, before they left England. Some of the pictures in the album are believed to have been taken there. She also believes that most of the pictures were taken by her mother, as her father did not take pictures. Some of the pictures were taken in 1902 or 1903, as they are the pictures of the LeMesurier children in them. Other pictures Betty could date with some certainty were 1908, 1912 and 1916. By the sequence in the album, we believe the pictures of the Indians were taken in 1903-1912. ..So that’s the story of that. The first picture is not snapped by her because she is in the picture, but that’s her camera."