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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

Hamilton Family fonds

  • CA EDM MS-30
  • Archief
  • 1894 - 1954

The fonds consists of invitations, programmes, pamphlets, greeting cards, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous material relating to Mary Hamilton, her mother Eliza Hamilton and brother Robert Hamilton. The photographs include Mary (Maisie) Hamilton and her family and friends.

Hamilton Family

Edmonton Grads Club fonds

  • CA EDM MS-604
  • Archief
  • 1915-2003

The fonds consists of correspondence, brochures, scrapbooks, photographs, video cassettes, publications and news clippings, and memorabilia relating to the Edmonton Commercial Graduates Basketball Club and its alumnae reunion organization, the Edmonton Grads Club.

Edmonton Grads Club

Cavers, Charters Family fonds

  • CA EDM MS-138
  • Archief
  • 1892 - 1954

The fonds consists of sheet music, and a family album of postcards and greeting cards.

The majority of sheet music belonged to Christina Charters, most of which is annotated, C.J. Cavers, while others are annotated C.J. Charters, or Mrs. E. Charters. Some of the earlier pieces of sheet music are annotated M.B. Cavers, likely Christina's sister Mary Beatrice Cavers. A few pieces of music have other annotations, such as U.Y or Mrs. Young - it is not known who this is, or how related to Christina Cavers Charters.

The album of postcards and greeting cards covers multi-generations of the Cavers - Charters family. The early postcards are predominantly addressed to Everett Charters as a child ('Master Everett') or his parents, Maggie and Charles Charters. The cards are mostly from Charters or Everett relatives back in New Brunswick (Aunt Nell, Aunt Sadie, Grandma, Grandpa, Mother) and presumably sent after the family moved to Saskatchewan. Some postcards have notes or writings from the sender, others are blank. Other cards are addressed to Chrissie Cavers, before her marriage to Everett Charters.

Cards in the middle to later part of the album are addressed to Everett or Chrissie Charters, and later to their children, Kenneth or Marion. The cards are mostly from friends or relatives, and are predominantly greeting cards with some birth or memorial announcements.

It is not known if the creator of the album was a Charters family member, and Christina inherited the album upon her marriage to Everett, and continued it, or if Christina herself created the album and included cards that belonged to her or her husband prior to their marriage, as well as cards received by them once married.

Cavers, Charters Family

Jean Schneider collection

  • CA EDM MS-1195
  • Collectie
  • 1916 - [ca. 1929], 1982

The collection consists of a photograph album and one newspaper clipping originally tucked into the album.

The album consists of photographs predominantly of northern Alberta and into the Northwest Territories, though some are of Cooking Lake and Edmonton Beach, Alberta.
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Newspaper clipping - Freddy L. Fraser (MS-1195, f. 1)
The newspaper clipping is an obituary for Frederick Lawrence (Freddy) Fraser, grandson of Colin Fraser (Jr.), and great grandson of Colin Fraser (Sr.).

Colin Fraser (Sr.) came to Canada originally as a piper for Sir George Simpson, Governor-in-Chief of the Hudson's Bay Company (HBC), for Simpson's 1828 trek across Canada and Rupert's Land reviewing each of the HBC forts. The following year he was assigned to HBC York Factory and over the next 25 years worked at various HBC forts becoming an accomplished fur trader. Colin Fraser (Sr.) married Nancy Beaudry and they had 12 children - Betsy, Isabella, Marguerite, Ann, John, Annabella, Flora, Simon, Colin, J. Henry, Adelaide and Caroline.

Colin Fraser (Jr.), son of Nancy Beaudry and Colin Fraser (Sr.), was also an accomplished fur trader, eventually settling in Fort Chipewyan where he had a store and post office. Colin Fraser (Jr.) married Flora Rowland and they had six children - James, Maria, Lovisa, Colin W. (Roderick), Frederick and Mary Jane.

Freddy Fraser, was born 11 Feb 1911 in Fort Chipewyan, to Eliza Jane Loutit and Colin W. (Roderick) Fraser. Freddy left school at a young age to work with his grandfather (Colin Fraser Jr.) hauling furs and freight in northern Alberta. He later hauled mail and freight by dog teams to Yellowknife from mines in the Canadian north. In World War II, Freddy enlisted in the Seaforth Regiment, CEF, and saw action in Italy and the Mediterranean. After the war, Freddy Fraser joined the Wood Buffalo National Park Service, eventually as warden from 1947 to 1952. Freddy retired in 1971, eventually moving to Edmonton. Frederick L. Fraser died 17 Apr 1982 in Edmonton.
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Photo Album (EB-31)
There is very little information about the photo album and only a few of the photographs are annotated. However, those annotations include Jim Fraser, and Royal Nothwest Mounted (RNWMP) Police officers - Inspector Joy, Inspector Phillips, Corporal Doak, and Corporal Clay.

A group of photographs in the album are of Sinnisiak and Uloqsaq (Uluksak, Uluksuk) at Fort Resolution, most likely after their trial in Edmonton and Calgary in 1917 for the murder of two priests. The photographs include Sinnisiak, Uloqsaq as well as witness Koeha, interpreter Ilavinirk (Iiavinik, Ilavinik), interpreter Patsy Klengenberg, Crown counsel Charles C. McCaul, defense counsel James Wallbridge, Inspector Joy and an unidentified RNWMP officer.

There are also photographs of a RNWMP North Patrol with a dog team en route to Herschel Island, possibly after being at Fort Resolution visiting Sinnisiak and Uloqsaq. These photographs include Inspector Joy, Inspector Phillips, Constable Doak, Constable Clay, Mrs. Clay, Mrs. King, Mrs. Anderson, and 'self' (who may be the original creator/owner of the album).

Some of the other photographs in the album (not annotated) are of unknown people, but likely family members, possibly of the Colin Fraser (Jr.) family. These may include Colin Fraser (Jr.) and his trading post at Fort Chipewyan, his son Jim Fraser, and Jim's dog sled team, as well as possibly Colin's daughter, Mary Jane Fraser.

Mary Jane Fraser married Arthur H.L. Mellor, a RNWMP officer, who was often on northern patrols early in his career.

There is one gentleman common to many of the photographs however his identity is not known. For description purposes and to show the connection between the photographs, he has been described as Mr. X.

It is not known for certain who the album belonged to, however, given the newspaper clipping and the photographs are of activities in the far north (Alberta, NWT and Yukon) including RNWMP, it is possible the album belonged to a Fraser family member, perhaps Mary Jane Fraser Mellor, or Jim Fraser.

Schneider, Jean

Johan A. Siden fonds

  • CA EDM MS-143
  • Archief
  • 1929 - 1946

The fonds consists of family and homesteading records belonging to Johan A. Siden. The family correspondence includes letters to “Dad” (from Tony), “Mom and Dad” (from Nora, includes references to brother Tony and husband Bill), “Mr & Mrs Siden” (from Mary and Carl, with references to Nora and Bill, Fritz and Edmond), and “Sir” (from Edmond).
There is also an invoice from Dr. Peter Farney & Sons, Co., Chicago, and an advertising card for ‘Davis & Lawrence Asparagus Kidney Pills’.
The homesteading documents relate to obtaining entry for homesteading, record of road work in lieu of taxes, requests for information from the Dominion Bureau of Statistics including agricultural surveys (Survey of Crops and Live Stock June 1944; Live Stock and Poultry Survey, December 1944), receipt for medications, record of special grant payment.

Siden, Johan A.

Andrew L. Parnham fonds

  • CA EDM MS-674
  • Archief
  • [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.

Kathryn Chase Merrett fonds

  • CA EDM MS-589
  • Archief
  • 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

Ethel M. Dorin fonds

  • CA EDM MS-310
  • Archief
  • [ca. 1965]-2006

The fonds consists of photographs of various flowers and floral arrangements, a long-time passion of Ethel Dorin. Some capture scenes of Walter Dorin working at Pike Seeds, the Dorin family home and acreage, and Grace Lutheran Church.

Dorin, Ethel M.

Alberta Highland Dancing Association, Edmonton Branch fonds

  • CA EDM CA EDM MS-78
  • Archief
  • 1976

The fonds consists of one history of highland dancing with references to the Alberta Highland Dancing Association, prepared by Sandra Allnutt, the Branch’s publicity chairman, in 1976. The history contains information about the origins of Highland dancing, in addition to details specific to ten individual dances.

Alberta Highland Dancing Association, Edmonton Branch

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