Showing 10 results

Archival description
Macdonald, Clifton Family fonds Family and personal life English
Advanced search options
Print preview View:

2 results with digital objects Show results with digital objects

Macdonald, Clifton Family fonds

  • CA EDM MS-690
  • Fonds
  • 1875 - 1996

The fonds consists predominantly of material relating to Mickey Macdonald's acting career, Alan Fraser Macdonald's legal and military career, and his involvement in community organizations, as well as their family life. The records include theatre programmes, correspondence, personal notes and writings, news clippings, and photographs.

To a lesser extent there are also records relating to other members of the extended Macdonald-Clifton families, particularly John Kenneth Macdonald and Therese Fraser Holland (Alan's parents), Henry Frances Holland and Selina Fraser (Alan's maternal grandparents), Faith Clifton (Mickey's mother), Bruce Fraser Macdonald (Alan's brother), Vernis McCuaig (Mickey's sister), and Brian Macdonald (Mickey and Alan's son).

The fonds has been arranged into series:
Series 1 – John Kenneth Macdonald & Therese Fraser Holland
Series 2 – Donald Walter Macdonald
Series 3 – Henry Francis Holland & Selina Fraser
Series 4 – Faith Clifton
Series 5 – Mickey Macdonald
Series 6 – Alan Macdonald
Series 7 – Bruce Fraser Macdonald
Series 8 – Vernis Clifton McCuaig
Series 9 – Brian Macdonald
Series 10 – General Theatre

Macdonald, Clifton Family

John Kenneth Macdonald & Therese Fraser Holland

The series consists of records pertaining to John Kenneth & Therese Fraser Macdonald. They include programmes of early Edmonton theatre productions, correspondence, news clippings and photographs. All of the programmes include John Kenneth Macdonald in the cast.

File List
File 1: Personal papers

  • New Year's card (from Mother), Christmas 1887,
  • playbill 'Confusion', Opera House, May 6-7, ?,
  • programme 'The Edmonton Komikal Koons', Robertson's Hall, May 26, 1896,
  • playbill 'Betsy', La Cigale Comedy Company, n.d.,
  • playbill 'My Friend From India', [Edmonton Amateur Dramatic Club], Ross Hall, Strathcona, [July 12, 1900]
  • play reviews for 'My Friend In India', Alberta Sun, July 9, [sic, 10?] 1900, Edmonton Post, [July 11, 1900], Strathcona Plaindealer, July 13, 1900
  • playbill 'The Wedding March', Robertson Hall, n.d. (John Kenneth Macdonald in cast),
  • List of barristers in Alberta admitted prior to 1905, n.d. (includes John Kenneth Macdonald),
  • newspaper article, 'Through The Yellowhead To The End of Steel and Beyond' by John Kenneth Macdonald, Edmonton Bulletin, Aug. 26, 1911, pp. 9-10. (o/s folder in map cabinet)
  • marriage announcement, Therese Fraser Holland and John Kenneth Macdonald, 1 Jan 1912,
  • retirement as Deputy Attorney General, ca. 1907,
  • typescript story, 'Tige' by J.K.M., n.d.,

Macdonald, Holland Family

Donald Walter Macdonald

The series consists of writings by Donald Walter Macdonald.

File List
File 1: Personal papers

  • poem, 'Bugaboo, Bogey and I' by Donald Mack, n.d.,
  • newspaper article, 'A Tale of Two Lawyers' by Donald Mack, Edmonton Journal, May 10, 1929, p. 4 (o/s folder in map cabinet).

Macdonald, Donald Walter

Henry Francis Holland & Selina Fraser

The series consists of documentation of Henry F. Holland’s call to the Ontario Bar, and a photograph of Henry and Selina’s daughter, Therese Fraser Holland, on her wedding day and sent to her mother.

File List
File 1: Certificate of Admission, Court of Chancery for Ontario, Osgoode Hall, to Henry F. Holland as solicitor, Nov. 15, 1875.

Holland, Fraser Family

Faith Clifton

The series consists of records pertaining to Faith Howay Clifton.

File List
File 1: Theatre (1943-1948, n.d.):
~ newsletters 'Role Call', Apr. 1944 (vol. 7, no. 4), Nov. 1, 1944 (vol. 8, no. 1), Dec. 1944 (vol. 8, no. 2 - 2 copies), May 1945 (vo.l 8, no. 4), includes articles by or about Faith Clifton,
~ programme, 'Arsenic and Old Lace', Edmonton Little Theatre, Apr. 28-30, 1943 (assistant director and costumes),
~ programme, 'The Skin of Our Teeth', Edmonton Little Theatre, Mar. 9-10, 1945 (R.B. Clifton as Professor, back page annotated by Faith Clifton, “I sold all this ruddy advertizing”[sic]),
~ programme, news clipping, 'Life With Father', Nov. 15-17, 1948 (director).

File 2: News clippings (1945-1959, n.d.):
~ Edmonton Little/Community Theatre,
~ drama festivals,
~ Canadian National Institute for the Blind,
~ Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire,
~ Alberta Progressive Conservative Association,
~ Circle 8 Theatre,
~ Edmonton Allied Arts Council,
~ obituary, published Edmonton Journal, 23 Apr 1959

Clifton, Faith Howay

Mickey Macdonald

The series consists of records predominantly reflecting Mickey’s acting career, including programmes, correspondence, news clippings and photographs. There are also records pertaining to family and Mickey’s foray into creative writing.

Macdonald, Marguerite Irene Clifton

Alan Macdonald

The series consists of records pertaining to Alan’s military and legal careers, with a lesser extent to his acting and community involvement activities. The records include programmes, correspondence, writings by Alan, news clippings and photographs.

Macdonald, Alan Fraser

Bruce Macdonald

The series consists of records pertaining to Bruce’s military career and family.

File List
File 1: Correspondence, news clippings - includes:

  • news clippings, family life and military career, 1948-1985
  • address, 'Canada's Chemical Industry : A Pattern of Challenge and Concern', by Bruce Fraser Macdonald, President, Canadian Chemical Producers Association, Nov. 19, 1971,
  • news clipping, obituary for Bruce Fraser Macdonald, Feb. 21, 1985
  • photocopies of telegrams of condolence, Feb. 1985,
  • Scrapbook pages - includes clippings and photographs of Bruce Fraser Macdonald in uniform. (O/S Box 1)

Macdonald, Bruce Fraser

Vernis McCuaig

File List
File 1: Personal records - includes:

  • programme, 'Death Of A Salesman', Citadel Theatre, Mar. 23 – Apr. 12, 1966, (role - The Woman)
  • news clipping of article on fashion, with photo of Vernis’s daughter, Cathie Christie, modeling
  • Scrapbook pages - includes news clippings re: Vernis and daughters Sharon, Ann, and Kathy modeling in newspaper advertisements. (O/S Box 1)

McCuaig, Vernis Clifton Christie

Brian Macdonald

The series consists of news clippings pertaining to Brian’s advocacy and fundraising for a cure for empidermolysis bullosa

File List
File 1: News clippings - re epidermolysis bullosa (1980-1982)

  • articles on people afflicted with the disease (including Michael Hammond, Linda Pasula, Jennifer Collins, Cathy Miller), the search for treatment, and Brian Macdonald’s fundraising and advocacy,
  • announcement, recipient of Realtor of the Year award, 1981.

Macdonald, Brian