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Samuel Archibald Dickson fonds

  • CA EDM MS-156
  • Archief
  • 1938 - 1982

This fonds consists of correspondence, minutes and reports relating to the historical interests of Samuel Archibald Dickson, particularly his involvement in the campaign to restore/replicate Fort Edmonton in association with the Northern Alberta Pioneers and Old Timers Association (for which he also served as legal counsel), the Historical Society of Alberta, the Edmonton Museum Committee and the Edmonton Archives and Landmarks Committee.

The photographs include Indigenous men, women and children as well as some scenes of Edmonton such as the official opening of Fort Edmonton Park in 1967, minstrel shows ca. 1921 and the demolition of the Tegler building in 1982.

Dickson, Samuel Archibald

Newton Mills fonds

  • CA EDM MS-158
  • Archief
  • 1980

The fonds consists of a Humberstone family tree (1776-1915) of the two generations previous to William Humberstone (includes Thomas Humberstone, William’s grandfather and Thomas H. Humberstone Jr., William’s father) and an article on the history of Gladstone pottery.
The photographs include William Humberstone with his brothers Simon and Fred, the Humberstone kiln in Ontario and display of pottery produced at the Humberstone kiln.
The records include references to the following:
Ashford, William;
Bauer, Beta (Beata);
Boot, James;
Bruner, Minerva;
Chapman, Nathan;
Fulton, Jay Harold;
Goodwin, William;
Harrison, Anna (1783-1857);
Humberstone, Amelia H. (1814-1890)
Humberstone, Anna (1783-1857);
Humberstone, Catherine H. (1816-?
Humberstone, Elizabeth (1807-1822)
Humberstone, Elizabeth H. (1801-?);
Humberstone, Emily H. (1839-1870);
Humberstone, Frederick Charles (1855-1915);
Humberstone, John Samuel (1848-1907);
Humberstone, Mary Ann (1836-1918);
Humberstone, Mary K. (1803-1832);
Humberstone, Priscilla (1823-1902);
Humberstone, Priscilla Jane (1843-?);
Humberstone, Samuel H. (1809-1881);
Humberstone, Sarah (1810-1887);
Humberstone, Sarah Ann (1805-?);
Humberstone, Sarah Victoria (1853-1889);
Humberstone, Simon Thomas (1846-1915);
Humberstone, Thomas (1776-1849);
Humberstone, Thomas H. (Jr.) (1881-1887);
Humberstone, William H. (1837-?)
Lamareau, Jacob;
Speight, Clara;
Troyer, Christian;
Wilson, Minerva;
Wilson, Sarah (1810-1887);
Zimmeister, Rosa

Mills, Newton

Reginald Horner fonds

  • CA EDM MS-160
  • Archief
  • 1911-[ca. 1979]

The fonds consists of clippings, booklets and correspondence from Reg’s military career and an autobiography.
The photographs are of various groups, including the Rotary Club, Edmonton Historical Board, Northern Alberta Pioneers and Old Timers Association, Northern Alberta Diary Pool Social Club, McKay Avenue School and of the Selkirk Hotel.
The books include Tony Cashman’s “A Moving Story” (388.3 CAS) and “Memories Of A Pioneer Schoolteacher” by Maisie Emery Cook (923 COO).
File List:
File 1:

  • a letter of reference from W.T. Henry, Mayor of Edmonton, June 3, 1916;
  • correspondence from William John Horner, A.H. Skanfield, N.E. Mackenzie and Tena [?], to William Reginald Horner, during his military training, 1916;
  • two military wills, 1916-1917;
  • a programme for the 196th Battalion reunion, Feb. 6, 1920;
  • an Instruction book for Ford Model T cars, 1913 (reprinted 1954);
  • a certificate of meritorious service, City of Edmonton, to W.R. Horner, for his work with the Edmonton Historical Board, May 9, 1973. (o/s – see map cabinets);
  • ‘Rest In Peace’, letter (or speech), opposing the move of the Edmonton Cenotaph, by Reg Horner, Signaler, 5th Battn, 1st Div. C.E.F., & Past President of Canadian Corp Association, September 1977.
    File 2:
  • autobiography, ‘W. Reg. Horner – The First 80 Years – Everything You Wanted to Know About Him but Didn’t Dare Ask’, signed, [ca. 1979].
    Note – file 2 includes genealogical information on the Horner and Wilkinson families; includes copies of some original records in file 1.

Horner, William Reginald

Beatrice Parker-Nordon fonds

  • CA EDM MS-162
  • Archief
  • 1949 - 1952

The fonds consists of assorted material collected, some possibly made, by Beatrice Parker-Nordon. Most of the records are related to the Holden school when Beatrice Parker-Nordon (“Mrs. P-N”) was a teacher at the school.

File 1
Program (Christmas Concert – Holden School) 1947 - annotated,
Program (Christmas Concert – Holden School) 1948 - annotated,
Christmas Program (Sunday School) 1950,
Holden School Christmas Program 1951,
Program – Official Opening of the New Holden High School 1952.

File 2
Newspaper – Holden Herald, June 6, 1950 (with article of Holden Divisional Track Meet, May 27, 1950, includes results of Holden School students),
Newspaper – Holden Herald, April 24, 1951 (with article of Holden High School’s presentation of 3-act comedy play ‘That Perkins Family’).

File 3
Invitation to Holden A.T.A. (Alberta Teachers’ Association) Annual Christmas Banquet, 1951 (includes original drawing used on front of card, possibly done by Beatrice Parker-Nordon),
Draft manuscript of article by Holden A.T.A. for Education Week, with annotations (article likely written or edited by Beatrice Parker-Nordon).

File 4
Greeting cards (Christmas, Valentine, etc) – likely some are from students.

File 5
Programme ‘Just the Two of Us’ – extracts from CJCA broadcasts presented by Burrows Motors, 1951,
Photocopy of article – ‘World’s Smallest Building Faced With Demolition In City’, Edmonton Journal, July 30, 1960 (re: Mite Block in Edmonton),
Booklet: Canada and the Second World War by C. P. Stacey .

Parker-Nordon, Edna Beatrice

Gretchen Clink fonds

  • CA EDM MS-165
  • Archief
  • 1967, 1971

The fonds consists of a letter to Gretchen Clink from Ruth (Matheson) Buck, 17 Aug 1967. The letter includes some reminiscences of their time in Battleford together, as well as the activities of Ruth and her sisters, ‘The Matheson Girls’, to celebrate the 1967 Expo.

There is also a 1971 note and letter from Gretchen to Cam Finlay, the then Director of the City of Edmonton Archives. The note and letter include some information and reminiscences by Gretchen of some noted Edmontonians and Albertans, (Mrs. John T. Robertson, Dr. William M. McKay, J.W. & J.B. Tyrrell, Colin Fraser, Fred Rowland, and Alex Rowland).

Gretchen’s note also includes a pitch promoting Maclean Hunter’s historical map which, at the time, was given complimentary with a McLean’s subscription.

Clink, Kate Gretchen

Howard Stutchbury fonds

  • CA EDM MS-167
  • Archief
  • 1904 - 1954

The fonds consists of correspondence, certificates, manuscripts, clippings, programmes, and pamphlets from the various aspects of Howard Stutchbury’s work and involvement in the Edmonton community, including the Alberta Returned Soldier Commission, the Alberta Trade Commission, the oil and tar sands industry, the Canadian Manufacturers' Association, the Edmonton Safety Council, the Alberta Music Festival, and the Tuxis Parliament of Alberta.

Stutchbury, Howard Percival

Thomson, McRae Family fonds

  • CA EDM MS-168
  • Archief
  • 1899 - 1913, 1944, [ca. 1970]

The fonds consists of records pertaining to the Thomson and McCrae families.

File 1
Certificate – Letter of Appointment to Postmastership, Mr. George Thomson, 27 September 1907, at Strathcona.

File 2
Manuscript – John Joseph and Flora Anne McRae, a family history that includes details on their first six children – Alexander, Anne, Jeanette, Catherine, Mary Anne, and Annie. Unknown author, [ca. 1970].

The photographs include George Thomson and his drugstore.

McRae Family

Richard MacDonald fonds

  • CA EDM MS-17
  • Archief
  • 1919, 1928-1971

The fonds consists of programs and photographs of theatre and other cultural events, in many of which Richard and Inez MacDonald were part of the company, primarily as set designer and make-up artist, respectively. The records also include newspaper clippings, correspondence, and magazines relating to the life and career of Richard MacDonald and to the theatre and radio in Edmonton, notably the Edmonton Little Theatre and radio station CKUA.
The textual material was arranged as follows:

  • Programs (by theatre group)
  • News clippings
  • Reports and letters
  • Periodicals

MacDonald, Richard

George K. Guild fonds

  • CA EDM MS-170
  • Archief
  • 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.

William H. Northup fonds

  • CA EDM MS-171
  • Archief
  • [ca. 1900], 1968

The fonds consists of a photograph of William Henry Northup and Marvin Ransen, likely taken around the time that Northup and Ransen first took homesteads. There is also a biography of William Henry Northup written by his son Clarence.

Northup, William Henry

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