Title and statement of responsibility area
Edna Kells fonds
General material designation
- Textual record
Other title information
Title statements of responsibility
- Source of title proper: Title based on contents of fonds.
Level of description
CA EDM MS-10
Edition statement of responsibility
Class of material specific details area
Statement of scale (cartographic)
Statement of projection (cartographic)
Statement of coordinates (cartographic)
Statement of scale (architectural)
Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
1921-1946, 1967 (Creation)
- Kells, Edna
Physical description area
35 cm of textual records
Publisher's series area
Title proper of publisher's series
Parallel titles of publisher's series
Other title information of publisher's series
Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series
Numbering within publisher's series
Note on publisher's series
Archival description area
Name of creator
Adelaide Edna Kells was born 10 Jan 1880 in Artemesia, Ontario (now known as Markdale) to Mariane Glassford and Thomas Kells.
Edna Kells became one of the foremost women's editors in western Canada. She worked in newspapers in Winnipeg before coming to Edmonton, where she worked as the South Side reporter for the Edmonton Journal. In 1915 she was appointed Women's Editor, a position she held until her retirement in 1929.
She moved to Victoria, B.C. after retiring. Edna Kells died on June 20, 1947 at the age of 67.
Clara Myles was the sister of Edna Kells. It is not certain how Anne Lightfoot acquired the material.
Scope and content
The fonds of materials created or collected by Edna Kells, including fiction and non-fiction manuscripts as well as notes and clippings pertaining to these manuscripts. There are numerous short manuscripts and two book size manuscripts; one a source book of early Alberta history and one entitled "Those Wonderful McDougall Women". Most of the material deals with the pioneer history of Alberta.
Immediate source of acquisition
The main portion of this fonds was purchased by the City of Edmonton Archives and Landmarks Committee from Clara Myles in 1953. Two manuscript articles were donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by Anne G. Lightfoot via the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 2008.
The material was arranged by the archivist by subject.
Language of material
Script of material
Location of originals
Availability of other formats
Restrictions on access
There are no restrictions on access.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Copyright may apply.
Reproduction restrictions may apply.
Finding aid available online.
Generated finding aid
Edna Kells fonds (M-4026) at Glenbow Archives
No further accruals are expected.
Accession numbers: A53-1, A2008-14
Standard number area
Place access points
Name access points
Genre access points
Description record identifier
City of Edmonton Archives
Rules or conventions
Rules for Archival Description (RAD)
Archives Society of Alberta Subject Terms
Level of detail
Dates of creation, revision and deletion
Language of description
Script of description
Digital object metadata