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Reed's China and Gift Shop fonds

  • CA EDM MS-243
  • Fonds
  • 1905 - 1955

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

Reed's China and Gift Shop

Edmonton Chamber of Commerce fonds

  • CA EDM MS-1037
  • Fonds
  • 1905-1921

The fonds consists of photographs from the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce's in-house collection. Many of the photographs are by the Byron-May Company, who were commissioned by the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce to create brochures promoting Edmonton as an up and coming city.

The photographs are of early Edmonton and include buildings, street scenes, city and farm scenes, animals, agriculture, people and events.

Edmonton Chamber of Commerce

Humberstone Family fonds

  • CA EDM MS-1201
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900]-1917

The fonds consists of a photograph album created by the William and Beata Humberstone. The photographs include the Humberstone mine, farm, family and friends. There is also a one-page family tree in the back of the album.

Humberstone Family

City of Edmonton. Assessors' Department fonds

  • CA EDM RG-3
  • Fonds
  • 1892 - 1974

This fonds contains the records of the City Assessor's Department and its predecessor body, the Office of the City Assessor, including correspondence, forms, and tax assessment and tax collector's rolls.

An order has been imposed on the material. The arrangement includes 2 series, which are as follows:

  • Series 1: Administrative Records
  • Series 2: Assessment Records

City of Edmonton. City Assessor's Department

Alberta Hotel Association fonds

  • CA EDM MS-91
  • Fonds
  • 1975

The fonds consists of a historical account of the Alberta Hotel Association and a pamphlet relating to the Association's 1975 Scholarship winners.

Alberta Hotel Association

Meadowcroft fonds

  • CA EDM MS-744
  • Fonds
  • 1969 - 2010

This fonds consists of material collected and created by Reg Appleyard, Doug Matheson, Rev. Harry Meadows, Matheson and Company, and the staff of Meadowcroft Seniors’ Residence through their function of running the Meadowcroft corporations and providing quality affordable housing in Edmonton between 1969 and 2010. It contains legal documents, correspondence, reports, committee minutes, pamphlets, photos, plans, audiovisual material and a book, ‘The Meadow’s Story’ (922.77 ROB).
The fonds been arranged into five sous-fonds and various series. The sous-fonds are as follows (with overall dates):
Sous-fonds 1 – Meadowcroft Housing Corporation
Series 1 – Administration (1971-1977)
Series 2 – Financial Statements (1974-2009)
Series 3 – Letterhead (n.d.)
Series 4 – Correspondence (1969- 2001)
Series 5 – Meadowcroft Seniors’ Residence Management and Staff (1972-2004)
Series 6 – Meadowcroft Seniors’ Residence Renovations (1978-2001)
Series 7 – Meadowcroft Seniors’ Residence Mechanical Systems (1980-2007)
Series 8 – Events (1973-2002)
Series 9 – Meadowcroft Tenants’ Association (1973-2005)
Series 10 – Douglas Tower ([ca. 1996])
Series 11 – Matheson and Company (1976-1987)
Sous-fonds 2 – Meadowcroft Holdings
Series 1 – Administration (1974-2007)
Series 2 – Financial Statements (1975-2009)
Series 3 – 11115, 11141 and 11145 – 84 Avenue (1976)
Series 4 – Sherbrooke Townhouses (2008-2009)
Series 5 – Matheson and Company (1974-1985)
Sous-fonds 3 – Meadowcroft Housing Society of Edmonton
Series 1 – Administration (1977)
Series 2 – Financial Statements (1977-2009)
Series 3 – Correspondence relating to Brentwood Homes (1976-1979)
Series 4 – Brentwood Homes Land Acquistion (1976-1977)
Series 5 – Brentwood Homes Renovations (1977-1980)
Series 6 – Appraisal of Brentwood Homes (1980)
Series 7 – Brentwood Homes Phase II (1978-1983)
Series 8 – Mortgage Renewal (1988)
Series 9 – Loans to Other Organizations (2003-2008)
Series 10 – Matheson and Company (1977-1989)
Sous-fonds 4 – Other Material
Series 1 – History (2010)
Series 2 – Conferences on Gerontology (1976-1996)
Series 3 – Research material relating to Seniors (1976-2000)
Sous-fonds 5 – Personal Correspondence
Series 1 – Doug Matheson (1984)

Meadowcroft Housing Corporation

Kathryn Chase Merrett fonds

  • CA EDM MS-589
  • Fonds
  • 1993-2018

The fonds consists of material created through Merrett’s work in compiling local histories of Edmonton. These include research and writings on the Edmonton City Market, the horticultural scene in Edmonton and the Cross Cancer Institute.

The majority of the records deal with research for a book on the Edmonton City Market (A History of the Edmonton City Market, 1900-200: Urban Values and Urban Culture) and political activism relating to a two-year fight to retain a City Market in the downtown. Research undertaken on Edmonton’s gardening history and publications based upon that research is also present. These records include transcripts of interviews conducted by Merrett with vendors and others associated with the Edmonton City Market, and a record of a two-year political process during which the Edmonton City Market building on 97th Street was closed and replaced by an outdoor market on 104th Street. The interviews, most of which are rendered in the voices of the interviewees, cover a variety of subjects relating to life in Edmonton from the 1930s through the 1960s and 1970s. The record of the 2002-2004 period in the City Market’s history includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, a photocopy of a petition presented to City Council, and meeting minutes. There are also photographs of some of the interviewees.

The records of the horticultural scene in Edmonton include Merrett's research on Edmonton's gardening history and articles written by Merrett for the Edmonton Horticultural Society's (EHS) newsletter, The Gardener's Gate. There is also a copy of Merrett's published work on gardening in Edmonton - Why We Grow Here: Essays on Edmonton's Gardening History.

The fonds also includes two publications from Merrett’s work with the Cross Cancer Institute. These items represent the commissioning of Merrett to write a history of the medical centre, as well as a history of the volunteer program there over the first 50 years of its existence.

Merrett, Kathryn Chase

Lily Dalton collection

  • CA EDM MS-63
  • Collection
  • 1910 - 1912

This collection consists of two photographs from Sidney, Eliza, and Lily’s early life in Edmonton. One photograph is of the D.P. Muir Harness Shop, where the family lived while in Strathcona. The other photograph is of a work crew at the Alberta Legislature Building, where Stanley worked – it is likely Sidney France is in the photograph.

The collection also includes a tax notice and redemption receipt relating to tax arrears owed by Bruce Armstrong on Lot 31 Blk 5 SW21, City of Strathcona. It is not known how or why these are with the family photos.

File List:
File 1: 1911 Tax notice and redemption receipt

Dalton, Lily

McCauley Family fonds

  • CA EDM MS-320
  • Fonds
  • 1887-1908, [ca. 1961], 1974, 1977, 1978, [ca.1985]-1992

The fonds consists of personal papers and business records of some members of the McCauley family, including Matthew McCauley, his children Alexander James Henry McCauley and Julia Alberta McCauley Norquay, and his grandson William Alexander McCauley. There are also records of Matthew’s brothers Samuel and Alexander.

The records include family trees and a family history narrative of the McCauley family 1824 to 1965. There are also records from the businesses run by Matthew, Samuel and Alexander.

The photographs include the children of Matthew and Matilda McCauley, as well as photographs showing some of the construction and hauling work done by Samuel McCauley and his crew.

The fonds is arranged in five series:
Series 1: Matthew McCauley Family
Series 2: Alexander J.H. McCauley Family
Series 3: Julia Alberta McCauley Norquay Family
Series 4: Samuel McCauley Family
Series 5: Alexander McCauley Family

McCauley Family

Secord Family fonds

  • CA EDM MS-46
  • Fonds
  • 1884 - 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), Lena Secord McFayden and Isobel Secord (sisters of Richard York), and Richard Calhoun Secord (grandson 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 seven 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 Calhoun Secord

Secord Family

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