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Andrew L. Parnham fonds

  • CA EDM MS-674
  • Fondo
  • [ca. 1900] - 1976

The fonds consists of a documents, photographs, scrapbooks and news clippings related to Andrew Parnham’s military service and the 51st Battalion, C.E.F.
This fonds also consists of records of the 51st Battalion Association, including minutes, correspondence, membership and financial records and the nominal roll of officers, non-commissioned officers and men of the battalion. It also includes the association gavel and the leather briefcase that held the association records.
The material is arranged into two main sections, Andrew L. Parnham and the 51st Battalion Association.

Parnham, Andrew L.

Alexander McCauley Family

The series consists of the records of Alexander McCauley’s construction and moving business including booklets with the costs and amount of construction material used for various projects and clients. There are also cancelled cheques, most signed by Alex McCauley, but then signed by Alex’s wife, Elizabeth, in the last few months of the business as Alex was ill for a few months before his death in 1908.

Alexander McCauley Family

Correspondence, Office of the Secretary-Treasurer

The office of Secretary-Treasurer was first held by George F. Downes (1899-1906), then H. G. Clarke (1906-1909), and finally C. E. K. Cox (1910-1912).

This series includes correspondence from the office of the Secretary-Treasurer.

The series is divided into four subseries:

  • Subseries 5.1: Letterbook of Outgoing Correspondence (November 1, 1899 -October 6, 1906)
  • Subseries 5.2: Letterbook of Outgoing Correspondence (October 8, 1906 -July 17, 1907)
  • Subseries 5.3: Correspondence (May 1901 -March 15, 1907)
  • Subseries 5.4: Correspondence (March 15, 1907 -March 1912)

Subseries 5.4 also includes two photographs of Sollitt House and Yard: EA-10-2739 and EA-10-2740.

Engineer's Department Records, 1901-1962

This series consists of textual records and photographs created by the Engineer's Department. The series includes the following classes:

Class 1: Administration, 1915-1962
This class contains information relating to the various tasks involved in administering the City Engineer's Department. The department maintained a large fleet of vehicles and equipment and was responsible for a large number of employees. Much of the correspondence in this class refers to these two subjects as well as inspections and testing of products and machinery, safety, and accidents involving the City Engineer's Department. There is also a substantial amount of general correspondence relating to a wide variety of subject matter.

This class has been divided into the following subclasses: Accidents; Safety; Machinery and Equipment; Inspections and Testing; Personnel; General Correspondence.

Class 2: Airports, 1933-1960
This class contains information relating to the development and administration of the Municipal Airport. The correspondence includes information on user groups and maintenance. There is also some material relating to the operation and use of the Cooking Lake Sea Plane Base.

Class 3: Bridges, 1908-1957
This class contains information relating to the construction and maintenance of city bridges, in particular, the High Level, Low Level, Fifth Street, and Groat Road Bridges. There is also information pertaining to the Canadian Pacific, the Canadian National, and the Grand Trunk Pacific Railways, as well as correspondence relating to traffic control on bridges.

Class 4: Civic Departments, 1926-1962
This class contains correspondence with different civic departments on matters relating to the City Engineer's Department. This includes budgets, financial statements, and estimates of expenditure; answers to inquiries from the City Commissioners; health and safety issues; and legal correspondence relating mostly to leases and agreements.

This class has been divided into the following sub-classes: Edmonton Board of Health; City Commissioners; City Solicitor; Finance Department; Parks Department.

Class 5: Civil Defence, 1953-1957
This class contains information relating to the involvement of the City Engineer's Department in preparations for civil defence in the case of war. Interdepartmental correspondence is included as well as provincial and federal newsletters on the subject.

Class 6: Coal Mining, 1923-1933
This class contains correspondence relating to the impact of mining activity and its impact on construction and road development in Edmonton.

Class 7: Garbage Collection, Incinerators & Dumpsites, 1931-1959
This class contains information relating to the collection and disposal of garbage and the use and selection of dumpsites, all of which were the responsibility of the City Engineer's Department. Correspondence relating to the operation and maintenance of City incinerators, and the problems associated with them, is also included.

Class 8: Gravel Pits, 1940-1959
This class contains correspondence with the City Engineer's Department relating to arrangement for the use of City gravel pits.

Class 9: Street Improvements, Alterations & Repairs, 1921-1960
This class contains correspondence relating to the different areas of improvements undertaken by the City Engineer's Department. These include the acquisition of property to allow development; response to complaints about street, lane, and sidewalk conditions; and easements and encroachments.

This class has been divided into the following subclasses: Local Improvements; Easements & Encroachments.

Class 10: Planning & Transportation Development, 1938-1962
This class contains information relating to the City Engineer's Department's involvement in different areas of planning and development, such as the resubdivision and replotting of land to assist in future growth. There is also correspondence from the Technical Planning Board, as well as material relating to different annexation proposals. There is also material relating to the development of improved traffic routes through the city.

Class 11: Railways, 1913-1960
This class contains correspondence with the City Engineer's Department relating to the different railway companies, notably the Canadian Pacific Railway Company and the Canadian National Railway Company. Subject matter includes maintenance agreements in connection with bridges, spur tracks, and the operation of level crossings.

Class 12: Roadways, 1923-1961
The bulk of the correspondence in this class relates to bridge and road improvements during the 1920s and 1930s. These two subjects were interrelated and were filed together by the City Engineer's Department. Correspondence relating to street and lane closures, paving and subways were also included.

This class has been divided into the following subclasses: Road Improvements; Paving; Subways; Street Cleaning and Snow Removal.

Class 13: Sewers & Drainage, 1901-1958
This class contains information relating to the planning, construction, and improvement of sewer and drainage services in Edmonton. Such subject matters as charges and assessment, flooding claims, and sewage treatment plants are also included.

Permits

This series consists of building, sewer, and plumbing permit ledgers for the City of Edmonton from 1902-1976, and 1996-1998, as well as aggregates of building permits issued based on type of building between 1947 and 1973. The City requires a building permit be issued prior to the beginning of construction of any project. The ledgers contain information regarding these permits and the prices paid to attain them.

Emily Murphy fonds

  • CA EDM MS-2
  • Fondo
  • 1903 - 1960

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:

  • Police Magistrate Correspondence
  • Social and Legal Problems
  • Personal Papers
  • Manuscript Articles
  • Published Articles
  • Miscellaneous Papers
  • Emily Murphy Memorial Fund
  • Notebooks
  • Scrapbooks

Murphy, Emily

Payroll

This series contains payroll records for City employees. The payroll ledgers include employee, name, position, rate of pay, deductions, net pay, and notes. The series also includes an employee ledger, which is an alphabetical listing of municipal employees, including name, position, wage, wage increases, date of appointment, and the reason for their departure.

Jasper Place Engineering Department

This series consists of records created and collected by the Jasper Place Engineering Department. It includes project reports, updates, finances, correspondence, police reports on damage to infrastructure, personnel, and blueprints. This series also includes a plaque for the First Street Paving Program.

Town of Jasper Place Engineering Department

Commissioners' Reports (1906-1932)

The files in Sub-series 10.1 consist of an accounts ledger (1909-1920); Commissioner's reports to City Council (1923-1928); City of Edmonton monthly Departmental reports and statistics (1927- April 1932); and City of Edmonton Engineering Department summary of revenue and expenditures (1923, 1925-1927). Note that duplicates of these reports are also found in RG-11 Series 10.2, with the monthly Departmental reports and statistics and Engineering Department summaries often attached as addendum to the Commissioner's reports

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