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Richard York Secord

The series consists of agendas, minutes, correspondence and supporting documentation relating to Richard York Secord’s service on the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, 1959-1968, the Edmonton Archives and Landmarks Committee/Edmonton Historical Board, 1964-1972, the Alberta Heritage Sites Board, 1973-1976, and the Fort Edmonton Foundation, 1970-1975.

There is also personal and business correspondence, including correspondence relating to the Secord family history, as well as research material, correspondence and manuscripts relating to the Richard Henry Secord biography and Richard York Secord memoirs.

The photographs and books reflect many aspects of Richard Y. Secord’s activities and interests.

Secord, Richard York

Annie York Secord

The series consists of daily journals (diaries), 1906-1918, 1937-1950, scrapbooks and recipe clipping books, 1945-1962 (one recipe book added to after her death), correspondence, books, and other documents relating to her life, interests and activities.

Secord, Annie Ada York

Secord Family fonds

  • CA EDM MS-46
  • Fonds
  • 1877 - 1986

The fonds consists predominantly of textual records of Richard Henry and Annie York Secord, and their son Richard York Secord, and to a lesser extent Margaret Calder Secord (wife of Richard York), Isobel Secord, Lena Secord McFayden and Gene Secord Keltie (sisters of Richard York), and family of Richard David Secord (son of Richard York).

The photographs consist of family and friends, farming and business activities, events and street scenes of Edmonton.

The fonds has been arranged into the following series:
Series 1 - Richard Henry Secord
Series 2 - Annie York Secord
Series 3 - Richard York Secord
Series 4 - Margaret Calder Secord
Series 5 - Lena Secord McFadyen
Series 6 - Isobel Secord
Series 7 - Richard David Secord family
Series 8 - Gene Secord Keltie

Secord Family

Alexander J.H. McCauley Family

The series consists of records of Alexander J.H. McCauley, predominantly musical programmes, many of which list him as the pianist or accompanist. The other programmes where he is not listed, it is presumed these were concerts or performances that Alexander attended.

The series also includes a musical biography of Alexander’s son, William A. McCauley.

Alexander J.H. McCauley Family

Greater Vernon Museum and Archives collection

  • CA EDM MS-401
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1918] - 1939

The collection consists of records transferred from the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives, as better fitting the mandate of the City of Edmonton Archives.

File list:

  1. Sheet music - The Boys of the Great Western Plains, words and music by Pte. W. Watson, 138th Batt., CEF, Edmonton; dedicated to the 49th Canadian CEF Edmonton Alberta Batt'n (Loyal Edmonton Regiment), [ca. 1918].

  2. Postcard - (of Field, BC and Mt. Stephen), addressed to Mrs. Mohr;
    Souvenir Programme - Souvenir to Commemorate the Fortieth Year of the Ministry of Rev. D.G. McQueen, 1927 - annotated with Mrs. Mohr, Vernon.

  3. Souvenir Programme - The Visit of Their Most Gracious Majesties King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to the Province of Alberta, Edmonton, 1939.

Greater Vernon Museum and Archives

Edmonton Burns Club fonds

  • CA EDM MS-761
  • Fonds
  • 1921 - 2016

The fonds consists of records created and collected by the Edmonton Burns Club for their various events and activities.
The fonds has been arranged into 6 series:

  • Series 1 - Membership. This series consists of Edmonton Burns Club membership rosters and lists of Presidents. Also included are the Burns Club constitution as well as obituaries and funeral addresses for members of the Club.
  • Series 2 - Administration. This series consists of minutes and financial statements of the Club. The President's’ Books have also been included in the series.
  • Series 3 - Correspondence. This series consists of letters written in regards to the Club. The letter recipients have been named unless otherwise noted. Due to the nature of the scholarships awarded by the Burns Club, all material related to awards has been included here as well.
  • Series 4 - Events. All major Burns Club events have been listed in chronological order here for ease of access. Events held by other Burns Clubs have also been included.
  • Series 5 - Poetry, Music, and Reference Library. This series consists of the works collected and written by members of the Burns Club. The series includes poems, historical accounts, music sheets, articles, and books.
  • Series 6 - Media. Series 6 is comprised of scrapbooks, media, audio (reel to reel and cassette recordings), ephemera and photographs related to the Club and various events.

Edmonton Burns Club

Edmonton Operatic Society " Trial By Jury"

Plaintiff (in centre): Mrs. A.H. Bennett,
Defendant (top hatted): Mr. T.P. O'Kelly,
Judge: Mr. R. Filtness,
Council for the Plaintiff: Mr. A. Macdonald
Usher: Mr. W.A. Storey
Foreman of the Jury: Mr. Caisley
Among the Bridesmaids: Miss Clare Oliver, Mrs. Vernon Barford, Mrs. C.B. Bowman, Miss Clara Lawder,
Among the Jurymen: Mr. R. Kenneth, Mr. Douglas Mail,
Among the Spectators: Miss Ada Young, Miss K. Candy, Miss Bristowe, Miss D. Stewart,
Lawyer: Mr. J. Prest,
Policeman: Mr. C.B. Bowman.

In the Orchestra
First Violins: Miss Edith Webster, Miss McKay, Mr. J.D. Hyndeman, Mr. C. Park
Second Violins: Mr. Bower, Mr. Kipke
Viola: Mr. R.R. Twiss, Mr. C Jones
Flute: Mr. A.E. Hutton
Clarionette: Mr. H. Gardner
Cornets: Mr. W. Clarke, Mr. L.M. Yorke
Cello: Mr. W.G. Plowright
Trombone: Mr. Wilson
Drum: Mr. G. Watkins
Bass: Mr. Willis
Piano: Mr. W.A. Storey, Mr. Percy Hook

Note: Mrs. A.H. Bennett and Mr. T.P. O'Kelly had also played the leads (Serpelette and Grenicheux) in the Society's first production (Chimes of Normandy) the previous year (1904).

Same as EA-10-2187.

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

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

Theatre for Children

The photographs in this series depict theatrical productions put on by the Recreation Department and the Junior League of Edmonton. The program was called Theatre for Children, and most productions took place at Victoria Composite High School, though a few were also held at the Jubilee Auditorium. In the 1960s the program expanded to include The Playground Players, which offered outdoor theatrical productions in the community. This series includes photographs of most of the productions undertaken from 1954 until 1966, when the Junior League handed the program over to the Junior Arts Council. The series also includes photographs of dance workshops for children and a concert held at Borden Park.

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