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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

Ramsay's Flowers Ltd. fonds

  • CA EDM MS-117
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1914], 1958

This fonds consists of a copy of Canadian Florist, Aug. 16, 1958, containing an article on Walter Ramsay, “Alberta pioneer florist”, by Rene Hobbins, p. 8.
The photograph is of the Ramsay home and greenhouses, Victoria Ave., between 110 St. and 111 St., Edmonton AB, [ca. 1914].

Ramsay's Flowers Ltd.

John Alexander McDougall fonds

  • CA EDM MS-140
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1974]

The fonds consists of a photocopy of the 1884-1885 ledger (stock book) for John A. McDougall and Co., which includes records of liabilities, notes and bad or doubtful debts.

McDougall, John Alexander

Alberta Hotel collection

  • CA EDM MS-159
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1910]

The collection consists of items from, or advertising, the Alberta Hotel.
File 1:

  • Alberta Hotel advertisement on ribbon featuring a list of hotel rules and schedules as well as advertisements for Edmonton businesses [ca. 1910] (see MS O/S - map cabinet).
  • Alberta Hotel envelope, addressed to ‘Alec Cote, City’.

Alberta Hotel

Dr. David Leonard fonds

  • CA EDM MS-266
  • Fonds
  • 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

Alex Barr fonds

  • CA EDM MS-19
  • Fonds
  • 1894, 1939

The fonds consists of a list of banks in Edmonton from September 1891 to December 1938, including the names of managers and terms of office (Edmonton Clearing House 1939) and a programme from the First Annual Dinner of the Old Timers’ Association, 1894 (which would later become the Northern Alberta Pioneer & Old Timers’ Association).

Barr, Alex

G.D. Clark fonds

  • CA EDM MS-23
  • Fonds
  • [19--]

The fonds consists of a handwritten account by G.D. Clark on the first fireworks display in Edmonton, held 1 July 1893 at the racetrack on the Hudson’s Bay Reserve lands. It includes references to Tommy Lauder and Bill Ibbotson.

Clark, G.D.

James B. Little fonds

  • CA EDM MS-787
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1895]

The fonds consists of photographs of J.B. Little’s brickyard including family members and employees.

Little, James B.

William Hamilton Architect Ltd. fonds

  • CA EDM MS-740
  • Fonds
  • 1983, 1985

This fonds contains documents relating to the dismantling and demolition of the Alberta Hotel, which occupied the northeast corner of Jasper Avenue and 98th Street from 1903 to 1984. The fonds also contains a reconstruction document. Because part of the reconstruction documentation consisted of three binders of photographs, those binders have been photocopied for the fonds. The photocopied binders are cross referenced to the EA collection. The fonds also contains a set of architectural drawings.
File List:
File 1: Proposal to dismantle hotel, 1983.
File 2: Tender documents for dismantling, 1983.
File 3: Specifications for dismantling, 1983.
File 4: Reconstruction document, 1985.
File 5: Dismantling photos (copies), 1983, 1984.
File 6: Dismantling photos (copies), 1984.
File 7: Notes, 1983, 1984.
File 8: Architectural Drawings & Floor Plans, [1985]. (o/s)

William Hamilton Architect Ltd.

John A.L. McDougall Family fonds

  • CA EDM MS-36
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1890] - 1926

The fonds consists of business and family records of John A.L. McDougall. The business records cover their land, lumber and coal business activities including sales made by the company, court actions regarding unpaid debts and lands they owned in the other parts of Alberta, specifically Keephills and Telfordville.

The family records include correspondence between family members (copied from the photographic postcards), medals and a souvenir pamphlet from the inauguration of Alberta, 1905.

The photographs include family members, friends, buildings and events in Edmonton, as well as lumber activities.

John A.L. McDougall Family

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