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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

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.

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

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

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

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

John W. Sherwin fonds

  • CA EDM MS-148
  • Archief
  • 1958 - 1960

The fonds consists of blueprints, images and research notes on York boats, covering the period 1810-1825, created and collected by Mr. Sherwin.
File List:

  1. Research notes on York boats
  2. Blueprints, some by Canadian Naval Headquarters (CANAVHED)
    • The York Boat – Lines Plan, scale ¾” = 1 foot, Nov. 10, 1953, 45 x 86 cm (CANAVHED Curator Number 82231, NCC Reference No. 260/53);
    • The York Boat – Construction Plan, scale ¾” = 1 foot, Nov. 10, 1953, 64 x 102 cm (CANAVHED Curator Number 82232, NCC Reference No. 261/53);
    • The York Boat – Tentative Rigging Plan, scale ¼” = 1 foot, Dec. 30, 1953, 45 x 83 cm (CANAVHED Curator Number 82233, NCC Reference No. 289/53);
    • Copy of The York Boat – Construction Plan, scale ¾” = 1 foot, traced by Capt. W. Gilding, Curator – Maritime Museum of Canada, Feb. 10, 1958, 31 x 75 cm;
    • Copy of The York Boat – Tentative Rigging Plan, scale ¼” = 1 foot, traced by Capt. W. Gilding, Curator – Maritime Museum of Canada, Feb. 10, 1958, 31 x 75 cm.
  3. Articles on artwork ‘Fort Edmonton, 1825 – The Boat Brigade Leaving Fort Edmonton for York Factory’ for the Confederation Life Collection and the painter, John David Kelly (see EA-799-3).

Sherwin, John W.

Myroniuk Family fonds

  • CA EDM MS-149
  • Archief
  • 1930

The fonds consists of the license and marriage certificates for Peter Myroniuk (38 yrs) and Annie Zayda (21 yrs), married in Edmonton, Alberta on 12 April 1930. They were married by Marriage Commissioner Arthur Packford, with witnesses Fred Freby of Beverly, Alberta and John Sorochan of Calder, Alberta.
Items include:

  • Marriage license, Province of Alberta, No. 22604, 12 April 1930
  • Marriage Certificate, signed by Arthur Packford, 12 April 1930
  • Letter enclosed with certificate of marriage, from Donald MacKie, Deputy Registrar General, 15 April 1930
  • Certificate of Marriage, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Province of Alberta, 15 April 1930

Myroniuk Family

George Stout fonds

  • CA EDM MS-15
  • Archief
  • 1901-[ca. 1920], 1970, 1987

The fonds consists of programmes for the school openings of L.Y. Cairns Vocation School and M.E. LaZerte Composite High School, and miscellaneous receipts in the name of Euclid N. Paradis, L’Amoureux, AB and Joseph Paradis, of St. Boniface, MB, and of Edmonton, AB.
The photographs include the ceremony for the Honourary Chief Factors of Fort Edmonton Park, 1974, honoring Christina McKnight, Richard Y. Secord and Merrill Wolf. There are also images of George as a young child to an adult and as Honorary Chief Factor at Fort Edmonton Park, hosting the Duke and Duchess of York.
File List:
File 1: Receipts for Euclid N. Paradis, L’Amoureux, AB and Joseph Paradis, St. Boniface MB and Edmonton, AB, including receipts for: Edmonton Bulletin (1901), Bank of Montreal (1903), Daly’s Tea Co. (1907), Department of Interior – Dominion Lands (1908), unknown for twine (1908), City of Edmonton Taxes (1913) and General Hospital – Edmonton (1924).
File 2: Programme for Official Opening of L.Y. Cairns Vocational School, March 20, 1970. (2 copies).
File 3: Programme for Official Opening of M.E. LaZerte Composite High School, November 27, 1970

Stout, George

Thoman McMinn collection

  • CA EDM MS-150
  • Collectie
  • 1926 - 1927, [ca. 1940]

The collection consists of materials collected by Thomas McMinn, including:

  • programme: The Women’s Musical Club of Edmonton - Song Recital by Amelita Galli-Curci, Empire Theatre, October 19th, 1926.
  • programme: Organ Recital by Monsieur Louis Vierne, Titular Organist of Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris (North American Tour), First Presbyterian Church, March 10th, 1927 (2 copies).
  • programme: Nation Council of Education, Programme of Concert to be given by The Gentlemen of His Majesty’s Free Chapel of St. George in Windsor Castle and the Choristers of Westminster Abbey, n.d.
  • programme: International Basketball Championship, Chicago “Taylor-Trunks” vs “The Grads”, Edmonton Arena, Oct 25th and 27th, 1927.
  • 1 Canadian meat ration token, WWII, [ca. 1938].

McMinn, Thomas

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