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Edmonton Electric Light & Power Company fonds

  • CA EDM MS-232
  • Archief
  • 1891 - 1902

The fonds consists of the minute books of the Edmonton Electric Light & Power Company Limited, 1891-1902 and other papers relating to the operation of the company.
File List:
File 1: Minute book, September 23, 1891 – December 12, 1899. Includes minutes of organizational meeting (pp 1-2) and by-laws (pp. 16-28).
File 2: Documents extracted from Minute Book (file 1), includes list of shareholders (inside front cover) and By-law – re: borrowing, January 30, 1894 (pp. 79-80).
File 3: Minute book, January 2, 1900 – May 8 1902. Includes list of shareholders 1902 (inside back cover).
File 4: Letters and notes 1900-1902, includes: Jackson& Grierson, proprietors Alberta Hotel to Manager, Electric Light Co., May 5, 1900; and notes, re: share values, 1902 (on note pad of St. George Jellett, Secretary-Treasurer).
File 5: Letters of Patent for Edmonton Electric Light & Power, Northwest Territories, granted by His Honour Joseph Royal for Queen Victoria, 23 October 1891; granting one thousand shares of ten dollars each ($10,000.00).
Includes names of shareholders: Arsemous Delton Osborne (Postmaster), Richard Secord (Merchants Clerk), Donald Ross (Hotel Keeper), Alexander Taylor (Government Telegraph Operator), John Alexander McDougall (Merchant), William Johnston Walker (Merchant), Stanislas Larve (Merchant), Joseph Henri Picard (Merchant), Alexis Francois Degagne (Carpenter), Herbert Charles Wilson (Physician), Frederick Ross (Merchant), Luke Kelly (Hotel Keeper), Alfred Everard Johnston (Forest Ranger), Daniel Robert Fraser (Lumber Merchant), Sydney Stockton Taylor (Advocate), Xavier St. Jean (Hotel Keeper), Luke Arthur (Carpenter), John Walters (Ferryman), Kenneth Archibald McLeod (Carpenter), Colin Ferrie Strang (Financial Agent), James Ross (Merchant), George Robert Foster Kirkpatrick (Bank Manager), George Thompson (Druggist), Emmanuel Raymer (Jeweler), William Fielders (Implement Agent), Campbell Young (Insurance Agent), Frederick Sache (Merchants Clerk), Nicholas Dominic Beck (Adovcate) and Patrick McNamara (Adovcate), all of Edmonton in the District of Alberta; Henry Goodbridge, of Miners Flats near Edmonton aforesaid; Charles Bremner of Clover Bar near Edmonton aforesaid, and Richard George Hardisty of Sturgeon River near Edmonton aforesaid.
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Edmonton Electric Light & Power Company

James Albert McCool fonds

  • CA EDM MS-233
  • Archief
  • 1932

This fonds consists of the registrar’s report, Acacia Lodge no. 11, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons (A.F. & A.M.) and a printed poem relating to curling, “Lament of a Slick City Rink”.

McCool, James Albert Johnston

Reed's China and Gift Shop fonds

  • CA EDM MS-243
  • Archief
  • 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

William P. Wagner fonds

  • CA EDM MS-244
  • Archief
  • 1902-[ca.1964]

The fonds consists of textual records and photographs created and collected by the donor. The photographs include street scenes of Jasper Avenue [ca. 1914, 1969], William’s teaching and educational administration career [ca. 1930, 1964], Vera Smith [ca. 1900, 1960] and the students of Queen’s Avenue School, 1909 (it is likely William is in the photo).
File List:
File 1: W.P. Wagner autobiography, includes accounts of childhood, early teaching career, military service and educational administrative career; written for William Wagner’s retirement. [ca. 1899-1964], (photocopy);
File 2: Commemorative Booklet for the Inauguration of the Province of Alberta, September 2, 1905. Includes 'Telegram from His Majesty King Edward VII; Address of His Excellency Earl Grey, Governor General of Canada; Address of the Right Hon. Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Prime Minister of Canada; and Telegram from the Right Hon Alfred Lyttelton, Secretary of State for the Colonies. Note: booklet is annotated 'Dorothea Wagner, Edmonton, Alta, 1905' (nb: Dorothea is William’s sister).
File 3: Certificates for Vera Smith. Include High School Certificates for Vera Eloise Smith, Provincial Examinations sat at Liverpool Station, Nova Scotia, 1902, 1904, 1905 and Certification for Teacher’s Professional Qualification, Nova Scotia, 1911.

Wagner, William P.

Dr. David Leonard fonds

  • CA EDM MS-266
  • Archief
  • 1976-[ca. 1979]

The fonds (or collection) consists of David Leonard’s research, notes and final manuscript of the book on Richard Secord, ‘A Builder of the Northwest: The Life and Times of Richard Secord’ (1981).
The photographs include a photo of the members of the 1886 N.W.T. Legislature and a portrait photograph of David Leonard that was used for an Edmonton Historical Board Award in 1989.
The vinyl LP is ‘Edmonton’s Klondike Days Exposition – The Official Souvenir Album’, includes “The Klondike Saga – In Song & Story”, Pickwick Records of Canada.
File List:
File 1: Correspondence, re: research for book on Richard Secord.
File 2: Research (includes photocopies), notes, drafts and final manuscript for book on Richard Secord, Chapter 2 – An Edmonton Pioneer 1881-1887, [ca.1979].
File 3: Research (includes photocopies), notes, drafts and final manuscript for book on Richard Secord, Chapter 3 – Beginning In The Fur Trade, [ca.1979].
File 4: Research (includes photocopies), notes, drafts and final manuscript for book on Richard Secord, Chapter 4 – A Foothold In The North, [ca.1979].
File 5: Research (includes photocopies), notes, drafts and final manuscript for book on Richard Secord, Chapter 5 – Edmonton’s Premier Fur Dealer, [ca.1979].
File 6: Research (includes photocopies), notes, drafts and final manuscript for book on Richard Secord, Chapter 6 – McDougall & Secord, [ca.1979].
File 7: Research (includes photocopies), notes, drafts and final manuscript for book on Richard Secord, Chapter 7 – Beginning In Politics 1899-1903, [ca.1979].
File 8: Research (includes photocopies), notes, drafts and final manuscript for book on Richard Secord, Chapter 8 – An Edmonton MLA, [ca.1979].
File 9: Research (includes photocopies), notes, drafts and final manuscript for book on Richard Secord, Chapter 9 – A Federal Contestant, [ca.1979].
File 10: Vinyl LP - ‘Edmonton’s Klondike Days Exposition – The Official Souvenir Album’, includes “The Klondike Saga – In Song & Story”, Pickwick Records of Canada, [ca. 1971].

Leonard, David

Mary Capling Hyde fonds

  • CA EDM MS-253
  • Archief
  • 1900 - 1945

The fonds consists of 64 daybooks (diaries) created by Mary Capling Hyde from June 1900 to March 1945. The entries tell the daily activities of the family members, friends and events in the neighbourhood, including the move from Ontario to Edmonton. Occasionally other family members, likely her children, write an entry (noted by the different handwriting).

Upon receiving the news of her husband’s death, Mary went to the daily entry for 26 Sep 1916, crossed out her previous entry of “Matt somewhere in France” and replaced it with “Matt no more”. Mary wrote “Matt no more” in every entry for the rest of her life.
At a later point, Mary re-read some of her diaries and added extra notes on the overall feelings of the family at the time. These notes are mostly in the earlier diaries and are usually written on the side of the original entry. Some diaries also have a brief synopsis or note at the beginning of the daybook.

As Mary was very ill and in hospital the last week of her life, other members of the family wrote the diary entries (noted by the different handwriting). The last entry, following Mary’s death, is a tribute to Mary and her diary, likely written by her daughter Alice.
The photograph is a group portrait of the Hyde family, Matthew, Mary, Alice, David and Robbie, taken shortly before Matthew Hyde went off to war.

Hyde, Mary Capling

Edmonton Cemetery Company fonds

  • CA EDM MS-330
  • Archief
  • 1886 - 1966

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.

Edmonton Cemetery Company

Harold P. Brown fonds

  • CA EDM MS-353
  • Archief
  • 1915 - 1977

The fonds consists of photocopies of news clippings from the scrapbook created by Harold Brown. The news clippings relate to the Crestwood Community League and its predecessors, the 142nd Street and Jasper Place Community Leagues. There are also some early annual reports, newsletters, and correspondence of Harold P. Brown, the secretary of the league for many years and a member of the executive and president of the Federation of Community Leagues in the 1920s.
The photographs (1915-1924) cover events in the community, likely held by the community league (Maypole dancing, parades, children playing in parks, theatrical performances, parks), buildings (Alberta Legislature), roads and bridges, CKUA radio studio and portraits of Harold P. Brown and Cyril Geoffrey Wates.
File List:
File 1: Harold P. Brown, 1919, 1924, 1935, 1960
File 2: Crestwood Community League, 1917-1919
File 3: Crestwood Community League, 1920-1929
File 4: Crestwood Community League, 1930-1939
File 5: Crestwood Community League, 1940-1949
File 6: Crestwood Community League, 1950-1959
File 7: Crestwood Community League, 1960-1969
File 8: Crestwood Community League, 1970-1979

Brown, Harold Percy

Gay and Lesbian Archives of Edmonton fonds (GALA)

  • CA EDM MS-595
  • Archief
  • 1969 - 2010

The Gay and Lesbian Archives captures many aspects of Edmonton’s gay and lesbian population, ca. 1970 to the mid-2000s and the growth of organizations and groups to facilitate and serve them. The primary organizations represented in the fonds, and described as the first four series of the fonds are: the Gay Alliance Toward Equality (GATE), Gay and Lesbian Awareness (GALA), the AIDS Network of Edmonton Society, and the Gay and Lesbian Community Centre of Edmonton (GLCCE). Within each of these organizations, are administrative records including bylaws, constitution, meeting minutes and documents, financial statements, and correspondence, as well as any type of activity or committee records maintained by the said organization.

There is inter-relatedness to many of these organizations, and the boundaries between their activities and mandate can be hard to distinguish from one another. Series 5, as an example, is the Edmonton Pride Festival Society records, which had origins with both GALA and GLCCE but outgrew both organizations to form its own society in 1999, and is concerned with numerous on-going annual pride events organized for Edmonton. Other series in the fonds that have origins in earlier organizations include Series 9: Civil/Human Rights; Series 12: Organizations; and Series 13: Resources and References. Responsibilities for collecting in these series shifted as organizations and their committees closed and reopened under new names and structures, and so the decision was made to organize the records within separate series to better describe them and capture this evolution.

The remaining series in the fonds represents a way to organize the records to reflect what has already been donated, but also allow for expansion as further accruals are received.

Smaller series in the fonds include series 6, the University of Alberta Gay organizations; series 7: Sporting Associations; and Series 10, Youth Related Organizations and Resources. While relatively small yet in extent, there is the potential for growth within each of these series as new University-related groups, sporting organizations, and youth-focused associations relating to Edmonton’s GLBQT population form. Gay cultural and social organizations were also established in Edmonton, and two of the series in the fonds relate directly to these: Series 8 is records of the Vocal Minority Music Society which later became Edmonton Vocal Minority, and Series 11 contains records from some of the clubs and entertainment venues that operated in Edmonton. The connection between series is again obvious, as for example, the gay entertainment clubs often hosted events and activities as fundraisers for the Aids Network of Edmonton. Continued expansion in these series is also likely.

A final series was created to capture those files created by Michael Phair, a well-known Edmontonian and activist for the gay community of Edmonton. His name is connected with many of the groups represented in this fonds, and he was a prime mover behind the gathering and preserving of the Gay and Lesbian archive.

Series are as follows:

  • Series 1 – Gay Alliance Toward Equity (GATE)
  • Series 2 – Gay and Lesbian Awareness (GALA)
  • Series 3 – AIDS Network / HIV Edmonton
  • Series 4 – Gay and Lesbian Community Centre of Edmonton (GLCCE) / Pride Centre of Edmonton
  • Series 5 – Edmonton Pride Festival Society / Pride Events
  • Series 6 – University of Alberta Gay Organizations
  • Series 7 – Sporting Associations
  • Series 8 – The Vocal Minority Music Society / Edmonton Vocal Minority
  • Series 9 – Civil / Human Rights
  • Series 10 – Youth Related Organizations / Resources
  • Series 11 – Clubs / Entertainment Venues
  • Series 12 – Organizations
  • Series 13 – Resources and References
  • Series 14 – Michael Phair records

Gay and Lesbian Archives of Edmonton

City of Edmonton. Business Development Department fonds

  • CA EDM RG-23
  • Archief
  • [ca.1871]-1989, predominant 1946-1989

This fonds consists of agreements, brochures, correspondence, manuals, meeting minutes, newsletters, press clippings, media releases, and promotional material relating to the Business Development Department.

The fonds has been divided into five series. Wherever possible this division was done with respect to the original order of the fonds. These five series are as follows:

  • Series 1: Business and Industrial Records
  • Series 2: Departmental Records
  • Series 3 Government Records
  • Series 4: Media and Public Relations Records
  • Series 5: Photographs

Business Development Department

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