The fonds consists records and photographs created or accumulated by the Reed or Clarke families of Reed’s Fine China and Gifts. The photographs include interiors and exteriors of Reed’s stores as well as photos of William Reed, Russell Clarke and some members of their families and staff. Item List:
a blank sales bill with the original store name “Reed’s Tea & Bazaar Store, Phone 1783, 102-104-106-108 Jasper Ave West”
Ledger - Monthly cash book November 1905-December 1908 (with initial note: ‘Edmonton, November 25th, 1905, W.H. Reed this day commences business’).
Article: “A Store at the Gateway of Tomorrow: All About a Well Known Western Gift Store”, Gift Buyer, Vol. 5, No. 2, April 1943 (photocopy).
Article: “How We Brought China and Glass to Alberta in 1905”, Gift Buyer, Vol. 17, No. 11, November 1955 (photocopy). The records include references to Russell Francis Clarke, William Henry Reed, Reed's Fair and Reed's Tea and Bazaar
This fonds consists of minutes, ledgers and financial records, shareholders' notices and correspondence of the company dating from 1866 to 1965. There are also copies of the company's indenture documents, certificates, and the corporate seal.
This fonds consists the December 1983 issue of "The Marker", a newsletter published by the Alberta Pioneer Railway Association. The newsletter includes an article on the consolidation of the Canadian Northern Railway and the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway at Edmonton written by Les Kozma. The records also include sets of blueprints for the Canadian Northern Railway Station in Edmonton (4 sections, 1/8"=1' scale) and the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) Station in Strathcona (3 sections, 1/8"=1' scale), which are reproduced in the article. There is also a book, 'Canadian Pacific's Western Depots: the Country Stations in Western Canada', by Les Kozma and Charles Bohi (385 BOH).
The fonds consists of a series of scrapbooks compiled by Emily Murphy covering all aspects of her varied career and dating from 1906 to 1933. The records include correspondence, reports and other material relating to her work as a magistrate as well as manuscripts of some of her many articles. Some of the material relating to Mrs. Murphy was collected by her daughter, Evelyn Gowan Murphy, after Mrs. Murphy died. Scrapbooks include clippings concerning the death of Arthur Murphy and the lives of Evelyn and her sister, Emily Kenwood. The photographs include 2 of Emily Murphy and 2 of dust jackets from her books “Janey Canuck In The West” and “Open Trails”. The material was arranged as follows:
The fonds consists of three scrapbooks relating to HMCS Nonsuch activities from 1956 to 1962. Additional materials include 2 copies of a brief history of the unit written by the Rev. J.E. McGrane (Chaplain) in 1962 and the programme from the commissioning of the HMCS Nonsuch in September 1975.
The fonds of materials created or collected by Edna Kells, including fiction and non-fiction manuscripts as well as notes and clippings pertaining to these manuscripts. There are numerous short manuscripts and two book size manuscripts; one a source book of early Alberta history and one entitled "Those Wonderful McDougall Women". Most of the material deals with the pioneer history of Alberta.
The fonds consists of records created by Joseph McCallum including correspondence, legal papers, bills and invoices relating to his businesses, particularly McCallum Agencies and McCallum Motors. The records offer a view of commerce during the late 1920s and early 1930s. A great deal of the correspondence reveals the effects of the Great Depression on business, being composed of demands for overdue payment, and letters to and from lawyers and collection agencies concerning outstanding debts.