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Commonwealth Games collection

  • CA EDM RG-78
  • Fonds
  • 1967-1981, predominant 1972-1978

This collection consists of correspondence, blueprints, design proposals, reports, and a wide variety of records generated by the City of Edmonton and the XI Commonwealth Games Canada (1978) Foundation. The Foundation records, which make up over fifty percent of the collection, have been organized according to an existing file index and numbering system.

The collection has been divided into the following four series. Wherever possible this division was done with respect to the original order of the records. The series are as follows:

  • Series 1: City of Edmonton records
  • Series 2: XI Commonwealth Games Canada (1978) Foundation records
  • Series 3: Festival '78 records
  • Series 4: Publications and Manuals

The XI Commonwealth Games Canada (1978) Foundation

Town of Jasper Place fonds

  • CA EDM RG-101
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1972; predominant 1952-1964

This fonds consists of records created and collected by the Town of Jasper Place. It includes the following series:

  • Series 1: Jasper Place Engineering Department
  • Series 2: Jasper Place Recreation Commission
  • Series 4: Jasper Place Fire Department
  • Series 5: Jasper Place Census and Enumeration
  • Series 6: Jasper Place Council Minutes
  • Series 7: Jasper Place Assessors
  • Series 8: Jasper Place Finance Department
  • Series 9: Jasper Place Bylaws

Town of Jasper Place

John W. Sherwin fonds

  • CA EDM MS-148
  • Fonds
  • 1958 - 1960

The fonds consists of blueprints, images and research notes on York boats, covering the period 1810-1825, created and collected by Mr. Sherwin.
File List:

  1. Research notes on York boats
  2. Blueprints, some by Canadian Naval Headquarters (CANAVHED)
    • The York Boat – Lines Plan, scale ¾” = 1 foot, Nov. 10, 1953, 45 x 86 cm (CANAVHED Curator Number 82231, NCC Reference No. 260/53);
    • The York Boat – Construction Plan, scale ¾” = 1 foot, Nov. 10, 1953, 64 x 102 cm (CANAVHED Curator Number 82232, NCC Reference No. 261/53);
    • The York Boat – Tentative Rigging Plan, scale ¼” = 1 foot, Dec. 30, 1953, 45 x 83 cm (CANAVHED Curator Number 82233, NCC Reference No. 289/53);
    • Copy of The York Boat – Construction Plan, scale ¾” = 1 foot, traced by Capt. W. Gilding, Curator – Maritime Museum of Canada, Feb. 10, 1958, 31 x 75 cm;
    • Copy of The York Boat – Tentative Rigging Plan, scale ¼” = 1 foot, traced by Capt. W. Gilding, Curator – Maritime Museum of Canada, Feb. 10, 1958, 31 x 75 cm.
  3. Articles on artwork ‘Fort Edmonton, 1825 – The Boat Brigade Leaving Fort Edmonton for York Factory’ for the Confederation Life Collection and the painter, John David Kelly (see EA-799-3).

Sherwin, John W.

Isabel Perrin collection

  • CA EDM MS-105
  • Collection
  • 1899, 1927

The collection consists of a brochure (2 copies) for the "Patriotic Day Service" for Edmonton schools, held Thursday June 30, 1927 to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the Confederation of Canada.
The collection also includes a set of books – ‘The Principles and Practice of Modern House-Construction (1899) Including Water-Supply and Fittings-Sanitary Fittings and Plumbing-Drainage and Sewage-Disposal-Warming Ventilation-Lighting-Sanitary Aspects of Furniture and Decoration-Climate and Situation Stables-Sanitary Law’ (6 volumes – 690 SUT).

Perrin, Isabel

David Mellec collection

  • CA EDM MS-108
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1910]

The collection consists of two tickets from Edmonton’s first movie theatre, the Bijou Theatre (John Hazza – Manager).
The Bijou Theatre, located at 10134 – 101 Street, opened around 1910. It was remodeled in 1938 with plans designed by the architectural firm Rule, Wynn, Rule and reopened at the Rialto Theatre. The Bijou theatre closed around 1987.

Mellec, David

Emma Davies fonds

  • CA EDM MS-116
  • Fonds
  • 1919 - 1973

This fonds consists of news clippings and a memorial card relating to the deaths of members of the extended family of George W. Davies. Also includes photographs of George W. and Sophia (Armitage) Davies and of Jacob and Rosie Wuetherick, parents of Emma (Wuetherick) Davies.

The records include references to Edward A. Davies, Eunice (Jenkins) Davies, George W. Davies, Sophia (Armitage) Davies, Katherine Pearl (Davies) Graham, William Andrew Graham, Annie (Davies) White, W.H. ‘Nobby’ White and Jacob and Rosie Wuetherick.

Davies, Emma Wuetherick

Egge Family fonds

  • CA EDM MS-119
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1885]-1962

The fonds consists of a hand written history of the Egge family, including moving from Edmonton to Halfway Lake on the Athabasca Trail, possibly partly written by Les Egge (the text is in two handwritings).
Photographs include the Egge stopping house and other stopping houses on Athabasca Landing Trail, Egge farm, members of Egge extended family, freighters and other travellers, other individuals associated with the Athabasca Landing Trail district.
The records include references to Edith Benner, Clara Egge, Jessie Egge, Jack Flyn, Percy Hardisty, Albert Kennedy, Karl Kirstin, Jack Lord, Bill Reynolds, Mr. Strutton, Jack Sulley and Ed Williams.

Egge Family

Kenneth McDonald fonds

  • CA EDM MS-120
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1890], [ca. 1969]

The fonds consists of a photocopy of land grant to Kenneth McDonald for 160 acres of River Lot 20, Edmonton Settlement, Jan.21, 1886, Homestead No. 34509 and one envelope addressed from Henareth McDonald to Miss Duncan McLelland. The photographs include Emma (Rowland) McDonald and two children, William McDonald and family, and a photograph postcard of a Blackfoot man with a pony and teepee.

McDonald, Kenneth

Gladys Hanson fonds

  • CA EDM MS-124
  • Fonds
  • 1893 - 1960

This fonds consists of song books and sheet music, ranging from 1893 to 1960. It also includes stationery eraser guides marked “John Underwood & Co.” and three Klondike coins.

The photographs include her father William M. Jones at the Rat Creek incinerator, including an interior of the incinerator.

Hanson, Gladys Lillian Jones

Sophie Bell fonds

  • CA EDM MS-126
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1911-1952]

This fonds consists of booklets and programmes related to events, businesses and promotions in Edmonton. It also includes a booklet, ‘Something about Edmonton and Canada's Richest Mixed Farming District’, by the Edmonton Board of Trade, ca. 1911 (971.233 EDM 1911).
The photographs are of Edmonton and area, including buildings, the Edmonton Public Library board and staff, the Edmonton News Boys Band, Mayor Joseph A. Clarke, the High Level Bridge under construction, and the Bell family with their car.

File List:
File 1. Rules and Regulations – Street Railway Department, City of Edmonton, 1912.
File 2. Promotional Pamphlet: Edmonton’s Creed, 1913. (2 copies, index)
File 3. Programme: “A Personal Message from The Commercial Grads” from an Edmonton Commercial Graduates Basketball Team sponsored tournament, 1928.
File 4. Publication: Edmonton, Capital City of Alberta – Manufacturing and Distributing Centre. City of Edmonton. [ca. 1950]
File 5. Pamphlet: “Facts – Not Fiction – Read It’, Great Northern Oil and Asphalt Company. n.d.

Bell, Sophie Nicholson

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