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,
The series consists of various programmes, newsletters and news clippings pertaining to theatre in Edmonton, collected by various members of the Macdonald and Clifton families. However as several members of the Macdonald and Clifton families were involved in theatre, it is not specifically clear who collected what material, hence attributed to the family in general.
The series consists of Byron-May Company photographs from the Byron-May album. Many were part of their business, including images commissioned by the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce. The photographs include buildings, sports events, agriculture, exhibitions, street and river valley scenes, and military personnel. At the time, these photographs were used to promote Edmonton as an up-and-coming city.
Other commissioned photographs, such as family or home portraits, show not only the growth of the Byron-May Co. and the booming prosperity of Edmontonians at the time, but also reflect the increasing popularity of photography in the early twentieth century.
The series consists of Richard Henry Secord’s daily journals, including event and financial notes, 1891-1928 (incomplete), and account books relating to various business activities, 1890-1919 (incomplete), and correspondence and other documents relating to his life activities and involvements. Some daily journals contain entries written by Richard’s wife, Annie York Secord