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William J. Nutt fonds

  • CA EDM MS-164
  • Fonds
  • 1952

The fonds consists of a history of the life of John Frances Grant compiled by William J. Nutt. The manuscript covers the time frame of John Grant's life, 1831-1907.

John F. Grant came from a Metis family who were active in the fur trade in Lower Canada and the Northwest from about the 1770s. John was born 7 Jan 1832 to Marie Ann Breland and Richard Grant in Fort des Prairies, later known as Fort Edmonton. His father, Richard "Handsome" Grant, was an employee of the Hudson's Bay Company at the time. John’s mother died when he was a toddler and he was sent to live with his grandmother and aunt in Quebec.

John Grant was educated at Trois-Rivieres, Quebec before joining his father who became chief factor at Fort Hall, Montana. John later worked as a trapper, trader and settler before returning to Canada. He eventually settled in Alberta and died in Edmonton in 1907.

The fonds also consists of photographs of John Francis Grant, his father William, and photographs of paintings of John’s sister Jane Grant Lauranger, and John’s grandmother Marguerite Laframboise Grant.

Nutt, William J.

William H. Northup fonds

  • CA EDM MS-171
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900], 1968

The fonds consists of a photograph of William Henry Northup and Marvin Ransen, likely taken around the time that Northup and Ransen first took homesteads. There is also a biography of William Henry Northup written by his son Clarence.

Northup, William Henry

William D. Latimer fonds

  • CA EDM MS-163
  • Fonds
  • 1912

The fonds consists of receipts, invoices, and cancelled cheques belonging to William D. Latimer for the construction of two homes in the Delton neighbourhood in 1912.

The records reflect the local businesses involved in home construction in Edmonton at the time and, when reviewed chronologically, show the construction process and development of home building.

July 1912 McSporran & Co. Sash and Door Factory – lumber, sheets
Aug 1912 Alsip Brick & Supply Co. - brick
12 Aug 1912 Western Homebuilders Ltd - shingles
17 Aug 1912 cancelled cheque to E. Kephart – well
14 Sep 1912 C.F. Stone & Co. Hardware – gallons of stain
14 Sep 1912 cancelled cheque to C.F. Stone - stain
30 Sep 1912 Brake Bros. – varnish, shellac
7 Oct 1912 Alberta Lumber Co. – stair components
9 Oct 1912 C.F. Taylor Lumber - lumber
11 Oct 1912 City Park Lumber Yard – window sashes
14 Oct 1912 Harry Milne, General Tinsmithing – plumbing
15 Oct 1912 receipt from C.F. Stone & Co.
18 Oct 1912 receipt from W.E. Bean - plastering

Latimer, William D.

William Cunningham Marshall fonds

  • CA EDM MS-54
  • Fonds
  • 1894 - 1957

The fonds consists of accounting and other records created by William C. Marshall. It includes personal and business correspondence, financial records, account books, tax notices, real estate information, programs and photographs.

Business records include the records of Lee and Marshall, Great West Land Co. Ltd., Smith Bros. Ltd., Beaver Securities Co. Ltd. and Jasper Forest Sawmills Company Limited, as well as an investment partnership, H.R. Smith - T.G. Ashbaugh.

Marshall, William Cunningham

William A. Griesbach fonds

  • CA EDM MS-209
  • Fonds
  • 1891 - 1974

The fonds consists of William Griesbach’s political, military, and personal papers, as well as numerous books from his personal library.

Political papers consist of reports, correspondence, contracts, and financial documents concerning the City of Edmonton and the City of Strathcona between 1892 and 1935. There is also a 1912 Edmonton Subdivision map (EAM-178).

Military papers include correspondence, clippings, programs, pamphlets and other materials related to Major-General Griesbach's military career, created between 1919 and ca.1943.

Personal papers include correspondence, financial documents, theatre programmes and other materials relating to Griesbach's personal activities and interests. It includes correspondence on the memorial window in the Cathedral Church of All Saints in Edmonton.

The books reflect the various aspects of Griesbach’s life, career, and interests covering military, political, diplomatic, economic, and historical topics. It should be noted that the books published after Griesbach’s death in 1945 were added by the Western Command HQ Library.

Griesbach, William A.

Wankel, Dornan Family fonds

  • CA EDM MS-515
  • Fonds
  • 1910 - 1996

The fonds consists of records pertaining to the Kellet, Wankel, and Dornan families, St. Anthony's Parish and School, Strathcona, and the Catholic community in Edmonton.

Included in the records are Mary's family scrapbooks and the scrapbook-cum-manuscript, 'The First Fifty Years', covering life in early Strathcona and Edmonton, 1860-1991, predominantly 1890-1955.

The fonds also includes photographs of family, friends, St. Anthony School groups, and neighbours from the Strathcona area, and an album of photographs from the play 'The Lass of Limerick Town' presented by St. Anthony's choir and youth group for the church's 50th anniversary in 1955.

Wankel, Dornan Family

Uncle Ben's Exchange fonds

  • CA EDM MS-214
  • Fonds
  • 1912 - 1970

The fonds consists of photographs, correspondence, journals, financial statements, and account books relating to the operation of Benjamin Leibovitz’s sporting goods store, Uncle Ben’s Exchange, with a range of dates from 1912 to 1970.

Uncle Ben's Exchange

Trudeau Family fonds

  • CA EDM MS-6
  • Fonds
  • 1907 - 1965

The fonds consists of correspondence and business papers of Cadillac Auto Livery Company, Sellick Bros. and Trudeau Auto Company and Trudeau Auto Co.; postcards to Aime Trudeau, a scrapbook created by Alice Trudeau relating to the French community news, French history, French society, French politicians and current events in Canada, and certificates of Denise Trudeau.
The books include Alberta Public School Geography (1925) (910 P c. 2); Arithmetic Book 1 and Book 2 by J. A. Smith (511 S); Dominion School Geography (910 D); Fashions of the Hour by Marshall Field and Co. (746 M); and One Hundred Short Sermons for the People on the Apostles' Creed Volume 1 by L. P. Gravel (252 G).
The photograph is of J.B. Taft, Canadian Government Land Guide, with a party of landseekers starting out for districts northwest of Edmonton [ca. 1905].

Trudeau Family

Thomson, McRae Family fonds

  • CA EDM MS-168
  • Fonds
  • 1899 - 1913, 1944, [ca. 1970]

The fonds consists of records pertaining to the Thomson and McCrae families.

File 1
Certificate – Letter of Appointment to Postmastership, Mr. George Thomson, 27 September 1907, at Strathcona.

File 2
Manuscript – John Joseph and Flora Anne McRae, a family history that includes details on their first six children – Alexander, Anne, Jeanette, Catherine, Mary Anne, and Annie. Unknown author, [ca. 1970].

The photographs include George Thomson and his drugstore.

McRae Family

Sturgeon County fonds

  • CA EDM RG-105
  • Fonds
  • 1906 - 1993

This fonds consists of material related to land titles and related correspondence in the parts of Sturgeon County that were eventually annexed by the City of Edmonton. The records detail changes pertaining to the land such as the sales, recovery of taxes, building permits, and changes of ownership.

Sturgeon County

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