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Myrtle Bradley fonds

  • CA EDM MS-147
  • Archief
  • 1921-1922, n.d.

The fonds consists of two programmes and one news clipping of the Empire Theatre which opened in 1920 on 103 Street just north of Jasper Avenue. It operated as Edmonton's premier theatre until it was converted into offices during the Second World War. Its lifespan was roughly coincidental with the golden age of drama, opera, and vaudeville. Stars such as Harry Lauder, Charlie Chaplin, and Will Rogers were among the performers. The building was used not only as a playhouse but also for political gatherings, sports broadcasts, and city theatrical productions.
Note: both programmes include a variety of advertisements of local businesses of the time, including full page ads for Swift’s on the inside front covers.
Item List:

  • Programme – “The Victorian Maid – A Musical Comedy”, New Empire Theatre, Feb. 10th, 11th & 12th, 1921;
  • Programme – “The Girl Of My Dreams – A Musical Comedy”, New Empire Theatre, Feb. 23rd, 24th & 25th 1922;
  • Newspaper clipping – “’The Three Twins’ Goes With Eclat From Rise to Drop of the Curtain at Empire Theatre”, unknown paper, n.d.

Bradley, Myrtle

Marie Dorsey fonds

  • CA EDM MS-146
  • Archief
  • [ca. 1940]

The fonds consists of material created or collected by Marie Dorsey and reflect her various interests.

The photographs include images of the Provincial Courthouse just prior to demolition (1972), art details on the Quesnel Bridge (1970), Rocky R. Jewellry store (1968), interiors of grocery store in Agassi B.C. (1908), round barn in Henderson (1972), New Edmonton Hotel ([ca. 1940]), street scene of 100 St. and 102 Ave during snowstorm [ca. 1925] and the portrait of Marie Dorsey used for EHB award (1998).
The fonds also includes a map of Edmonton featuring Jasper Place and Beverly [194?] (EAM-379).

File List:
File 1: Canadian National Philatelic Exhibition CANPEX ’64 Catalogue (1964), Edmonton Stamp Club Directory (1971);
File 2: memorial tribute booklet by Edmonton Film Society ‘H.P. Brown, 1886-1965’ (1966) – includes list of EFS Presidents 1936-1966; programme “The Edmonton Film Society – Main Series” (28 March 1966);
File 3: Edmonton Transit System - Condensed History of Events (1908-1966), author unknown, includes list of Superintendents 1909-1951;
File 4: artwork – 2 sketches by Marie Dorsey – 1 multi sketch of trains [ca. 1970], 1 colour sketch of grain elevators (1995).

Dorsey, Marie Dezall

Haydak Family fonds

  • CA EDM MS-145
  • Archief
  • 1910 - 1936

The fonds consists of personal papers of Michael Haydak and his wife Maria Furjak, as well as some documents for their farm and business.
Item List:

  • Birth certificate for Michael Haydak, 29 September 1885;
  • Certified translation of birth certificate for Maria Furjak, born 21 October 1887, certified 25 May 1937;
  • Certificate of Naturalization, Dominion of Canada for Michael Haydak, 29 August 1913;
  • 5 purchase payments to Cockshut Plow Company, 1911-1914;
  • note from Baldwin & McLaren, Solicitors referring to transfer of title from Joe Swedzinski to Mike Haydak, certificate title no. 242-F-43, 23 April 1918;
  • Resident Farmer's Big Game License, Department of Agriculture, Province of Albert, 1920;
  • 5 loan documents - Bank of Commerce and Merchant Bank of Canada, 1923-1933;
  • building contract between Mike Hayduk and Lukas Mras, 3 July 1936.

Haydak Family

Graham Family fonds

  • CA EDM MS-144
  • Archief
  • 1906 - 1940

The fonds consists of personal and business documents of George and Eva Graham.
File List:
File 1: cancelled cheque from Geo. L. Graham to George S. Hill, 1906; invoice, Graham and Reid, home furnishers, Edmonton AB, 1918
File 2: ticket to Walsingham Fall Fair (Ontario), 1913; letters 1932-1940; Christmas Card, n.d
File 3: Merchants Bank of Canada cheque book, 1913; birthdate and address book, ca. 1934.

Graham Family

Mabel Gertrude Ragan fonds

  • CA EDM MS-142
  • Archief
  • 1909 - 1975

The fonds consists of records collected by Gertrude Ragain or used by her family, including:

  • an Edmonton Bulletin carrier's regular customer record book for Henry Ragan (son of Gertrude), October – December 1937;
  • booklet 'Rundle in Alberta 1840-1848', by The United Church of Canada; annual report, United Services Y.M.C.A. Club, March 17, 1943;
  • invitation, unveiling of Rundle's Mission plaque, September 12, 1965;
  • booklet 'The Rundle Adventure Story', by John Travis, 1968.
    The photographs include Earl Grey’s visit to Edmonton in 1909 and a portrait of Gertrude Ragan, ca. 1975, used for an Edmonton Historical Board award (1976).

Ragan, Mabel Gertrude Payne

Companion Court Maple Leaf No. 842, Independent Order of Foresters fonds

  • CA EDM MS-141
  • Archief
  • 1904 - 1905

The fonds consists of one record book of Companion Court Maple Leaf no. 842, Independent Order of Foresters, containing by-laws (inside front cover), record of attendance and roll of officers, and minutes.
It includes references to: Miss Bassill, Miss Burgess, Miss A. Dunn, Miss Fisher, Miss C. Grant, Miss J.M. Harrison, Dr. Hotson, Misss. M.A. Jamieson, Miss E. McKernan, Mrs. A.E. McLean, Miss F. Martin, Mrs. R. Peterson, Mrs. Pyper, Mrs. Annie M. Scarborough, Mrs. Shackleloi, Mrs. Sheppard, Mrs. E.M. Shields, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Wallace, and the Independent Order of Foresters (Strathcona Branch).

Companion Court Maple Leaf No. 842, Independent Order of Foresters

Alfred Henry Haines collection

  • CA EDM MS-136
  • Collectie
  • 1889-1903, 1970

The collection consists of a copy of the Edmonton Bulletin, No. 1, November 2, 1889 and 1970 newspaper clipping from the Sarnia Observer noting the Edmonton Bulletin, first issued December 6, 1880, as the first newspaper in Alberta.

The photographs include images of Indigenous peoples and one image of the Daily (Edmonton) Bulletin building.

Haines, Alfred Henry

Mrs. P.J. Conlin collection

  • CA EDM MS-133
  • Collectie
  • 1908 - 1912

The collection consists of newspapers and a booklet focusing on Edmonton and Athabasca Landing. There are also photographs of the Edmonton Meat Market, Chave & Co. in St. Albert and Athabasca Landing.
Item List:

  • newspaper reproduction of The Edmonton Bulletin, Vol. 1., No. 15, March 14, 1881
  • newspaper ‘The Northern Light’, Athabasca Landing, Vol. 1, No. 3, Dec 5, 1908
  • booklet ‘Gateway to the Great North Country - The Town of Athabasca, formerly known as Athabasca Landing’, [Athabasca AB]: Athabasca Board of Trade, July 1, 1912

Conlin, Mrs. P.J.

Gerald M. Hutchinson fonds

  • CA EDM MS-132
  • Archief
  • 1974

This fonds consists of notes and articles prepared by G.M. Hutchinson relating to the work of Robert Rundle, who was one of a small group of missionaries who were sent to Canada by the Wesleyans (Methodists) in England in 1840. Rundle was the first Protestant missionary to reach the area which is now Alberta. His first headquarters was Fort Edmonton from where he traveled as far as Rocky Mountain House, the Bow River near the future site of Banff, and Beaver Lake. Shortly before he left Canada in 1848 he established a mission at Pigeon Lake, now known as the Rundle Mission.
The material was used in research for Rundle House at Fort Edmonton Park.
The fonds also includes a photograph of Rev. Robert Rundle and his bride, Mary Wolverson.
Item List:

  • memorandum re: marriages performed by Rundle in Saskatchewan District; includes a list of 7 marriages Rundle performed at Edmonton House 1841-1848, n.d.
  • historical article, “The Rev. Robert Terrill Rundle at Fort Edmonton”, by G.M. Hutchinson, July, 1974
  • address, “The British (Wesleyan) Mission to North America, 1840-1854”, by G.M. Hutchinson, October 2, 1974.
    The records include references to: Phroisine Brabon, Ephriam Evans, Hugh Frazer, Antione Gouin, Francoise Gouin, Margaret Harriott, Paul Kane, Paul Kane Jr., Rev. William Mason, Peter Ogden, Antione Osee, Judie Osee, Jean Baptiste Pauldit, Jean Baptiste Raymond, John Rowand, John Rowand. Mary Wolverson Rundle, Rev. Robert Terrill Rundle, See-Seel, Sir George Simpson, Angelique Tessier, Father Thybeault, Elizabeth Ward, George Ward and the Wesleyan Missionary Society.

Hutchinson, Gerald M.

Margaret McFarlane fonds

  • CA EDM MS-137
  • Archief
  • 1890 - 1892

The fonds consists of Margaret McFarlane’s red leather cover autograph album 1890-1892, inscribed “Miss Margeurite McFarlane”, and includes various quotes, sayings and signatures by Margaret’s family, friends and acquaintances. The album shows a variety of styles of handwriting and calligraphy, as well as Margaret’s travels throughout northern and central Ontario, including Lion’s Head, Singhampton, Pinkerton, Walkerton, Blyth, Clinton and Fairview.
The back cover of the album is annotated ‘Jessie Armstrong 10 years, 1916’. So it is possible Jessie Armstrong also used the album.
The album has references to and/or signatures from:
Jessie Armstrong, James S. Breeborn (MD), W.F. Brownlee, Alex Cameron, Laura Campbell, J.W. Churchill, Mrs. Churchill, J. Huntley Cooperwaite, Jennie Cooperwaite, Lizzie Cooperwaite, Peter Currie, Bessie Durham, A.A. Fleming, Ettle Freeborn, Chas. Gough, Nellie Hay, Lilly Hemley, Mrs. F. Hooper, H.B. Ingram, Geo. W. Johnson, A. Liger,J. Lister,Alma McCormick, Annie McFarlane?, Lizzie McFarlane?, J. McFarlane?,Jessie McIntrye, Anne Moffat, Clara Moffat, A.E. Neilly, W.G. Night, R.E. Moore, Mrs. R.E. Moore, Annie Pickard, J.W. Somers and Neil Spence.

McFarlane, Margaret

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