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James H. Botz fonds

  • CA EDM MS-1200
  • Fonds
  • 1911

The fonds consists of photographs of Edmonton taken by James Botz, including various buildings, river valley scenes, coal mines and possibly James H. Botz with friends or other Botz family members.

Botz, James H.

Latta Family fonds

  • CA EDM MS-60
  • Fonds
  • 1905 - 2001

The fonds consists of a business document from D.G. Latta Ltd., biographical information on David G. Latta and reminiscences by Alexander Latta Jr. and a commemorative medal.
The photographs include the Latta family, home and businesses, as well as Alex Decoteau (Emily Decoteau Latta’s brother) and some Edmonton street scenes and events.

File List:
File 1: invoice pad, D. G. Latta Limited, n.d.
File 2: Biographical information on David G. Latta, by Jessie Darryl Latta Sturrock, 1951, 1968.
File 3: Biographical information on David G. Latta, by Alexander Latta Jr.; includes descriptive note on vicinity of Latta home at Jasper Ave and 92 St, 1977, n.d.
File 4: Writings by Alex Latta, Jr., includes reminiscence “Curly”, of a river bank shack dweller in Edmonton in the 1930s and poem “An Irish Tragedy”, n.d.
File 5: Commemorative medal from the Alex Decouteau Educational Run, 2001.

Latta Family

William Lyle fonds

  • CA EDM MS-35
  • Fonds
  • 1926 - 1939

The fonds consists of business licenses issued to William Lyle by the City of Edmonton, 1926, 1930, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, and 1939.

Lyle, William

Adolf Minchau fonds

  • CA EDM MS-336
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1938

The fonds consists of materials created by Adolph Minchau between 1920 and 1938. The fonds consists of correspondence and periodicals related to the blacksmith shop of Minchau. It includes a 1926 ledger and insurance documents for the shop. There are also clippings from Dun's Bulletin relating to machinery.

Minchau, Adolf

George K. Guild fonds

  • CA EDM MS-170
  • Fonds
  • 1928 - 1936, [ca. 1961]

The fonds consists predominantly of records detailing George Guild’s life and business. It includes:

  • a copy of "The Super Calendar" published by The Pusey and Jones Corporation at Wilmington, Delaware, that includes a letter written by George Guild about being a ‘one man’ mill and a photo of the Pioneer Paper Mill, 1928,
  • certificate of Caveat of Patent for George K. Guild, Dominion of Canada, 1936,
  • sample of paper fibre, presumably created by George Guild, [ca. 1936]
  • clipping re Pioneer Paper Mill, from The Pulp and Paper Mills of Canada and Newfoundland, [ca. 1936],
  • a manuscript, ‘History of George Guild, operator and owner of Canada's "One Man" mill’, [ca. 1961], unknown author.

Guild, George K.

James Oakland Valleau fonds

  • CA EDM MS-379
  • Fonds
  • [191-?]-1946

The fonds consists of records collected by James Valleau, presumably once living in Edmonton. They relate to different events in Edmonton, often prior to James' own birth or living in Edmonton. As such, his relation to the documents is uncertain. It is assumed that Valleau collected them in pursuit of an interest in the history of the city. The records are divided into three main topics - the Edmonton Industrial Association and its 1914 promotional trip, 'The Edmonton Spirit'; the early theatrical scene in Edmonton; and miscellaneous.

Edmonton Industrial Association
The Edmonton Industrial Association, which operated under the aegis of the Edmonton Board of Trade, was created to promote Edmonton and industrial opportunities to a wider national and international audience. In June 1914, a two week promotional train excursion named 'Edmonton Spirit' was made from Edmonton to Toronto, with stops in Winnipeg, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Chicago, Detroit, Stratford and Guelph. The train journey was interspersed with civic receptions and tours of local facilities. Among the passengers were some of Edmonton's leading businessmen. A twice-daily newsletter was published each day of the journey.

The records include itineraries, notes, articles, newsletters, announcements and accounts of the 'Edmonton Spirit' train excursion. There are also two panorama photographs of the excursion participants, taken in Winnipeg and Milwaukee.

Theatrical Programmes
The theatrical programmes include material that was originally created by Kenneth A. Ross. Mr. Ross came to Edmonton from Ontario around 1913 and appears to have had ambitions of being a concert impresario. He was manager or presenter of some concerts in 1916. Then in 1917, Ross, with the cooperation of the Edmonton Women's Musical Club, arranged the 'Edmonton Concert Series', to be held in the 1917-1918 season, and produced a brochure with biographies of the upcoming performers in order to promote sales.

In 1920, Ross was promoted to manager of the Musical Merchandise Sales Co., who was the Canadian distributor of Brunswick phonographs. However in 1923, Ross was convicted in Calgary of the theft of 133 gramophones from the McLaran Gramophone Corp. of Stratford, Ontario, and sentenced to three years in the Prince Albert penitentiary.

The theatrical records of Kenneth A. Ross include handbills, programmes including the brochure for the 'Edmonton Concert Series' produced by Mr. Ross, photographs and album. The photographs, most of which are in the photo album, are portraits of several of the concert performers, many with salutations addressed to Kenneth A. Ross or his wife. The Ross theatrical records also include a handbill for a play, 'The Temple of Fame', in which both Kenneth Ross and his wife are listed as performers. Accompanying the handbill is a handwritten document, 'Red Cross Nurse', which is likely the script for Mrs. Ross' address in the play.

There are also other theatrical programmes that are likely not associated with Kenneth Ross as they are for concerts either before his arrival in Edmonton, or after his 1923 conviction. It is not known if these programmes were originally used by Valleau, or by someone else and collected by Valleau.

Miscellaneous Material
The miscellaneous material includes a commencement programme for the Misericordia Hospital School of Nursing, an advertisement for Thompson & Dynes women's wear shop in Edmonton, and newspaper clippings.

Valleau, James Oakland

Joseph Seely McCallum fonds

  • CA EDM MS-14
  • Fonds
  • 1918-1932, predominant 1927-1931

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.

McCallum, Joseph Seely

Bond Family fonds

  • CA EDM MS-1
  • Fonds
  • 1910 - 1966

The fonds consists of textual and photographic records of Margaret Bond, the Bond-Adams Company and Victor P. Bond.

The records for Margaret Joy Bond include personal correspondence, postcards, a scrapbook and certificate (1948-1966).

The records for the Bond-Adams Company include business correspondence and accounts books dealing with clients, companies, and land deals including the record of sale of Tofield Industrial and University Plateau, land speculation in Victoria, B.C. and documents for Walters vs Bond Adams. There are also insurance forms, pamphlets and advertisements (1910-1915).

The records for Victor P. Bond consist of an accounts book relating to an unknown business of Victor P. Bond, order forms for suits and accounts journals for Victor P. Bond’s tailoring business (1920-1922,1947-1958).

The photographs include images of farming, coal mining in Toefield, construction, construction, firefighting equipment and the offices of the Bond-Adams Company (ca. 1910-1912).

Bond Family

Homes & Garden Real Estate Ltd. fonds

  • CA EDM MS-502
  • Fonds
  • 1960

The fonds consists of the publication, "About ... Homes and Gardens Magazine" (March/April 1960) which was created and published by the Homes & Garden Real Estate Ltd. of Jasper Place.

Homes & Garden Real Estate Ltd.

Frederick J. Marshall fonds

  • CA EDM MS-180
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1965

The fonds consists of material created or collected by Frederick Marshall, including records on McDougall Church, Rev. Rundle’s Mission in Alberta, patient newsletters from the Royal Alexandria Hospital, some promotional material for Edmonton and Fort Saskatchewan, and handwritten reminiscences by Frederick Marshall.

The photographs include several photos of Indigenous men, women and children, including Chief Full Moon, Chief Duck and Chief Hector Crawler, and a photograph of George T. Montgomery, Mayor of Fort Saskatchewan.

The fonds also includes books and periodicals: St. Paul’s United Church Edmonton (287.9 PAU 1956), Canadian Born and Other Western Verse (819 AND 1913), Mission Among the Buffalo: The Labours of the Reverends George M. and John C. McDougall in the Canadian Northwest 1860-1876 (266.71 NIX) and Moccasin Telegraph: Magazine for HBC Fur Traders (1949 December, 1951 Winter, 1952 December).

Marshall, Frederick J.

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