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Cyril Geoffrey Wates fonds

  • CA EDM MS-48
  • Fonds
  • 1916 - 1946

This fonds consists of publications, plays, and newspaper articles written by Cyril Wates, as well as assorted correspondence and records relating to the Edmonton chapter of the Alpine Club of Canada. The fonds also contains an article and correspondence of Helen Adela (Burns) Wates, as well as photographs of Helen Adela (Burns) Wates' family, ca. 1870-1880, Cyril Wates' telescope, 1942 and mountain climbing activities, ca. 1924-1938.

Wates, Cyril Geoffrey

Jean Schneider collection

  • CA EDM MS-1195
  • Collection
  • 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

Anthony Graham Shute fonds

  • CA EDM MS-756
  • Fonds
  • 1917 - 1958

The fonds consists of documents and photographs related to Anthony Shute’s police career and activities in the Boxing and Wrestling Commission. .
File List:
File 1: Certificate of military instruction for infantry, non-commissioned officers, for Corporal A.G. Shute, 1917;
File 2: Appointment as Justice of the Peace to Anthony G. Shute, signed by Robert George Brett, Lt. Gov. of Alberta. Sept. 8, 1920 (formerly known as EA-10-3206);
File 3: Citation for Silver Jubilee, Buckingham Palace, May 6, 1935.
File 4: Letter, Anthony G. Shute to Wm. Murphy, Secretary-Treasurer, Edmonton Boxing and Wrestling Commission, January 13, 1958. (Note: given Anthony Shute’s death on January 14, 1958, this is possibly the last letter written by him).
For photograph of Anthony Shute, see EA-10-2784.

Shute, Anthony Graham

Greater Vernon Museum and Archives collection

  • CA EDM MS-410
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1918] - 1939

The collection consists of records transferred from the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives, as better fitting the mandate of the City of Edmonton Archives.

File list:

  1. Sheet music - The Boys of the Great Western Plains, words and music by Pte. W. Watson, 138th Batt., CEF, Edmonton; dedicated to the 49th Canadian CEF Edmonton Alberta Batt'n (Loyal Edmonton Regiment), [ca. 1918].

  2. Postcard - (of Field, BC and Mt. Stephen), addressed to Mrs. Mohr;
    Souvenir Programme - Souvenir to Commemorate the Fortieth Year of the Ministry of Rev. D.G. McQueen, 1927 - annotated with Mrs. Mohr, Vernon.

  3. Souvenir Programme - The Visit of Their Most Gracious Majesties King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to the Province of Alberta, Edmonton, 1939.

Greater Vernon Museum and Archives

Boulanger Family fonds

  • CA EDM MS-747
  • Fonds
  • 1918 - 1942

The fonds consists of records for various members of the Joseph Boulanger family.
File List:
File 1: Dr. Joseph Boulanger

  • a letter confirming post-graduate work by Joseph Boulanger in 1919 at The Society of the Lying-In Hospital, New York NY, April 5, 1937
  • business cards - Dr. Joseph Boulanger, Edmonton, Alberta - annotated on back; P.J.F. Thiel, Archivista, Roma; Dr. Charles Puybaret, Brive
    File 2: Valerie Phaneuf Boulanger
  • a lithographic print of a poem, ‘The Unknown Warrior’, by Valerie Phaneuf-Boulanger, 1922, possibly printed in The Western Warrior.
    File 3: Dr. Jean-Baptiste Boulanger
  • letterhead of Le Petit Jour : Journal de la Jeunesse, published by Jean-Baptiste Boulanger, ca. 1936, (4 pages, blank);
  • programme, souvenir card and news clippings re: award of medaille de vermeil to Jean-Baptiste Boulanger, awarded December 1935, presented 1936;
  • letter, from Jean Iltis [?] in France, requesting assistance in finding a Canadian pen pal, 1939.
    The photographs reflect Dr. Joseph Boulanger’s medical career and Jean-Baptiste Boulanger’s scholastic achievements.

Boulanger Family

Anonymous Donors collection

  • CA EDM MS-763
  • Collection
  • 1919 - 1947

The collection consists of photographs of buildings, street scenes and people of Edmonton.

Anonymous

Emma Davies fonds

  • CA EDM MS-116
  • Fonds
  • 1919 - 1973

This fonds consists of news clippings and a memorial card relating to the deaths of members of the extended family of George W. Davies. Also includes photographs of George W. and Sophia (Armitage) Davies and of Jacob and Rosie Wuetherick, parents of Emma (Wuetherick) Davies.

The records include references to Edward A. Davies, Eunice (Jenkins) Davies, George W. Davies, Sophia (Armitage) Davies, Katherine Pearl (Davies) Graham, William Andrew Graham, Annie (Davies) White, W.H. ‘Nobby’ White and Jacob and Rosie Wuetherick.

Davies, Emma Wuetherick

Gertrude Lake fonds

  • CA EDM MS-134
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1920]-[ca. 1939]

The fonds consists of greeting cards and other memorabilia belonging to Gertrude Lake. There is also a photograph of a 1914 Ladies basketball team, with a basketball lettered “A.G.T. L.D.O” and 2 travel photographs.
File List:

  1. Greetings cards (includes ‘Maple Leaf Forever’; Smile Messenger postcards, and advertisement card ‘Klever Kard’ for Ki-Moids for Indigestion)
  2. Valentine’s Day cards
  3. Easter Cards
  4. Christmas Cards (includes Christmas cards sent by Gertrude Doughty)
  5. New Years Cards
  6. Baby cards (includes a Baby Book from the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company)
  7. Birthday
  8. Calendars (miniature) – 1922, 1926 (with photo of child)
  9. Paper cutouts (used to decorate cards or gifts)
  10. Travel postcards and booklets (Kingston, Ont.; Seattle, Washington; Venice, California) and travel prints (Peace Tower, Ottawa; Bob’s Lake, Ontario; Athabasca Falls,
  11. Booklet – AGT “The Silent Partner” Vol. VIII, No. 4, October 1927; paper print of Aladdin Home ‘The Lockwood’

Lake, Gertrude Doughty

Jean Gamber Halisky collection

  • CA EDM MS-1182
  • Collection
  • 1921

The collection consists of a panorama photograph of the Shriner’s Picnic, 21 Jul 1921 held in Victoria Park, Edmonton.
Note: this panorama has the same three people on both ends of the photograph.

Halisky, Jean Gamber

Rita Stewart fonds

  • CA EDM MS-1160
  • Fonds
  • 1921 - 1922

The fonds consists of photographs of Rita’s and Walter’s graduating classes. It includes the Graduating Class General Hospital 1922, which has a portrait photograph of Rita Efner, and the University of Alberta Pharmacy Class 1920-1921, which has a portrait photograph of W.R. Stewart.

Stewart, Rita Efner

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