The fonds consists of personal papers and business records of some members of the McCauley family, including Matthew McCauley, his children Alexander James Henry McCauley and Julia Alberta McCauley Norquay, and his grandson William Alexander McCauley. There are also records of Matthew’s brothers Samuel and Alexander.
The records include family trees and a family history narrative of the McCauley family 1824 to 1965. There are also records from the businesses run by Matthew, Samuel and Alexander.
The photographs include the children of Matthew and Matilda McCauley, as well as photographs showing some of the construction and hauling work done by Samuel McCauley and his crew.
The fonds is arranged in five series: Series 1: Matthew McCauley Family Series 2: Alexander J.H. McCauley Family Series 3: Julia Alberta McCauley Norquay Family Series 4: Samuel McCauley Family Series 5: Alexander McCauley Family
The series consists of family and business records of Matthew McCauley and his family. The family records include biographies on Matthew McCauley and his family. There are also family history narratives, family tree sheets, and some photocopies of photographs.
The business records are for Matthew McCauley’s butcher shop and cartage businesses. The ledgers list the daily transactions or general accounts of the businesses, which include the names of many (now well known) Edmonton families and the costs of the material, product or service provided (ex: hay, meat, livery, hauling and cartage).
The photographs include the first train across the North Saskatchewan River, Matthew’s children, and the First Presbyterian Church Choir.
The series consists of family and business records for Samuel McCauley and his family.
The family papers include a family tree page and family history narratives.
The business records include booklets with the costs and amount of construction material used for various projects and clients, and photographs of some of the construction and hauling work done by Samuel McCauley and his crew.
The series consists of the records of Alexander McCauley’s construction and moving business including booklets with the costs and amount of construction material used for various projects and clients. There are also cancelled cheques, most signed by Alex McCauley, but then signed by Alex’s wife, Elizabeth, in the last few months of the business as Alex was ill for a few months before his death in 1908.