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Edward Bell fonds

  • CA EDM MS-155
  • Archief
  • 1912, 1963

The fonds consists of Edward Bell’s account of becoming a teacher and then principal of Bennett School, including teaching in the school’s temporary accommodations on the second floor of a house in 1912 while awaiting construction of the school building. The Bennett School moved into their new building on Gallagher flats in the spring of 1913.
The photograph is of the temporary classroom that was used before the Bennett School building was opened.

Bell, Edward

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

J. Gordon Sinclair fonds

  • CA EDM MS-16
  • Archief
  • 1930, 1946

The fonds consists of a copy of "Sixty Years Young - The Story of McKay Avenue School", compiled by Mr. Sinclair. The manuscript relates the development of the Edmonton School District No. 7, McKay Avenue School, and the general area. One newspaper clipping is also included. The oil painting by J. Gordon Sinclair, titled "Gold Washing", depicts three miners working a grizzley on the river (gold mining).

Sinclair, J. Gordon

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

John Grant fonds

  • CA EDM MS-164
  • Archief
  • 1973

The fonds consists of a history of the life of John Grant and the Grant family compiled by W.J. Nutt, grandson of John Grant in 1973.

Grant, John

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

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

John Sutherland Wright fonds

  • CA EDM MS-175
  • Archief
  • 1910 - 1939

The fonds consists of correspondence, particularly relating to legal affairs, invoices and bank records of Dr. John Sutherland Wright. The records also include references to Ashael Wright, Abel Wright and Marion Georgina Weatherston.

Wright, John Sutherland

Anderson Family fonds

  • CA EDM MS-18
  • Archief
  • 1905-1932

The fonds consists of a diary belonging to Robert’s second wife, Margaret ‘Greta’ McPherson (Grant) Anderson and papers relating to the birth registration of their son Malcolm Robert Anderson (b 19 Apr 1920). There is also a poem written by Robert Thompson Anderson, Our Capital Town, about the city of Edmonton and apparently read at annual events in the fire department.

The photographs include the Anderson home and family members, Edmonton street scenes and events, and the Edmonton Fire Department and Health Department.

The fonds also includes Robert’s published works, The Old Timer and Other Poems (819 AND), Canadian Born and other Western Verse (819 AND 1913 c.3) and Troopers in France (819 AND 1932).

File List:
File 1. Schoolwork dairy of Margaret ‘Greta’ McPherson Grant, 29 Aug 1905 to 24 Oct. 1905,
File 2. Birth records for Malcolm Robert Anderson – includes birth tag (name, weight, date, doctor’s name) 19 Apr 1920; abstract of birth with covering letter and receipt, 21 Apr 1920; notice of registration and birth certificate 11 May 1920; doctor’s receipt 13 May 1920,
File 3. Poem – Our Capital Town, by Robert Thompson Anderson, n.d.

Anderson Family

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