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Edmonton Building and Investment Company fonds

  • CA EDM MS-50
  • Fonds
  • 1889 - 1897

The fonds consists of original letters patent for the Edmonton Building and Investment Company, August 30,1889, with emendations, 1897 and a letter relating to the emendations, January 5,1897.

Edmonton Building and Investment Company

Robertson Hall Receipts

The file consists of receipts for Robertson Hall for 1899:
~ K.A. McLeod (casings, mouldings), May 30,
~ J.T. Blowey (furniture), May 31, September 12,
~ J.L. Johnson (hardware), May 31,
~ Ross Bros. (trader supplies, hardware, stoves), July 31,
~ Edmonton Electric Lighting & Power, Aug 31, Sep 30, Nov 30,
~ Stovel & Strang (hardware), Nov 1, Dec 30
~ K.W. MacKenzie, Nov 1,
~ F.R. Coit, Nov 7,
~ John C.F. Brown (advocate, notary), Dec 28,

Edmonton Electric Light & Power Company fonds

  • CA EDM MS-232
  • Fonds
  • 1891 - 1902

The fonds consists of the minute books of the Edmonton Electric Light & Power Company Limited, 1891-1902 and other papers relating to the operation of the company.
File List:
File 1: Minute book, September 23, 1891 – December 12, 1899. Includes minutes of organizational meeting (pp 1-2) and by-laws (pp. 16-28).
File 2: Documents extracted from Minute Book (file 1), includes list of shareholders (inside front cover) and By-law – re: borrowing, January 30, 1894 (pp. 79-80).
File 3: Minute book, January 2, 1900 – May 8 1902. Includes list of shareholders 1902 (inside back cover).
File 4: Letters and notes 1900-1902, includes: Jackson& Grierson, proprietors Alberta Hotel to Manager, Electric Light Co., May 5, 1900; and notes, re: share values, 1902 (on note pad of St. George Jellett, Secretary-Treasurer).
File 5: Letters of Patent for Edmonton Electric Light & Power, Northwest Territories, granted by His Honour Joseph Royal for Queen Victoria, 23 October 1891; granting one thousand shares of ten dollars each ($10,000.00).
Includes names of shareholders: Arsemous Delton Osborne (Postmaster), Richard Secord (Merchants Clerk), Donald Ross (Hotel Keeper), Alexander Taylor (Government Telegraph Operator), John Alexander McDougall (Merchant), William Johnston Walker (Merchant), Stanislas Larve (Merchant), Joseph Henri Picard (Merchant), Alexis Francois Degagne (Carpenter), Herbert Charles Wilson (Physician), Frederick Ross (Merchant), Luke Kelly (Hotel Keeper), Alfred Everard Johnston (Forest Ranger), Daniel Robert Fraser (Lumber Merchant), Sydney Stockton Taylor (Advocate), Xavier St. Jean (Hotel Keeper), Luke Arthur (Carpenter), John Walters (Ferryman), Kenneth Archibald McLeod (Carpenter), Colin Ferrie Strang (Financial Agent), James Ross (Merchant), George Robert Foster Kirkpatrick (Bank Manager), George Thompson (Druggist), Emmanuel Raymer (Jeweler), William Fielders (Implement Agent), Campbell Young (Insurance Agent), Frederick Sache (Merchants Clerk), Nicholas Dominic Beck (Adovcate) and Patrick McNamara (Adovcate), all of Edmonton in the District of Alberta; Henry Goodbridge, of Miners Flats near Edmonton aforesaid; Charles Bremner of Clover Bar near Edmonton aforesaid, and Richard George Hardisty of Sturgeon River near Edmonton aforesaid.
(o/s folder in map cabinet)

Edmonton Electric Light & Power Company

Orville Waddell fonds

  • CA EDM MS-1173
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1902]

The fonds consists of a photograph of the mining boat where Orville Waddell worked – the Mongamorie.

Waddell, Orville

Robertson Hall Licenses

The file consists of the licenses for Robertson Hall:
~ Town of Edmonton, License to keep a Public Hall or Opera House (with seating, capacity 400), lots 20 & 21, Block A, River Lot 12, from June 1, 1901 to May 31, 1902, signed June 13, 1901,
~ Town of Edmonton, License to keep a Public Hall or Opera House (with seating, capacity 400), lots 20 & 21, Block A, River Lot 12, from June 1, 1902 to May 31, 1903, signed June 19, 1902,
~ Town of Edmonton, License to keep an Opera House, on 20/21-A-12, from June 10, 1903 to May 31, 1904, signed June 19, 1903,

John Milner fonds

  • CA EDM MS-783
  • Fonds
  • 1897 - 1904

The fonds consists of photographs of John Milner’s early mining career in Edmonton, the Milner mine, as well as photographs of the Milner family and friends.

Milner, John

Walter Scott Robertson fonds

  • CA EDM MS-44
  • Fonds
  • 1899 - 1905

The fonds consists of invoices and receipts from various businesses in account with W.S. Robertson for Robertson Hall.

Robertson Hall, sometimes called Edmonton Opera House, was located on the south side of east Jasper Ave, at approximately 9671 Jasper Avenue, across from the Jasper House Hotel and Mathers’ Photograph Studio. The building was a two-storey frame structure, 45 feet x 65 feet. It had a large cellar, two shops on the main floor with the large hall on the second floor. The hall was entered via a five foot wide stairwell, seated 300 to 350 people, and featured an 18 foot stage with dressing rooms on either side.

Robertson’s Hall was used for a variety of events including town meetings and receptions, dances, musical and dramatic performances, concerts, political debates, charitable events, and variety shows. Robertson himself managed the hall for many years, until Neville White was hired as manager in 1899.

Robertson’s Sheriff office was located in Robertson Hall for many years. Later, Robertson’s son Frederick M. Robertson had a Provisions, Flour and Feed shop in the second office.

Robertson Hall is considered as Edmonton’s first theatre or venue and was in regular use until it burned down on May 23, 1906.

Robertson, Walter Scott

Nicholas D. Beck fonds

  • CA EDM MS-231
  • Fonds
  • 1893 - 1906

The fonds consists of personal papers of Nicholas Beck, including:

  • 8 pages of Beck's account with John Cameron General Wholesale and Retail, from 9 Feb 1893 to 1 Aug1894 (itemized list with the prices each item)
  • 2 pages of Beck's account with John Cameron General Wholesale and Retail for August & September 1894 (itemized list with the prices each item);
  • 2 cancelled cheques, Imperial Bank of Canada, 1906;
  • employment contract between the Town of Edmonton and Nicholas Beck, as Solicitor and Advocate for the Town of Edmonton, dated 28 Feb 1900.

Beck, Nicholas D.

Alexander McCauley Family

The series consists of the records of Alexander McCauley’s construction and moving business including booklets with the costs and amount of construction material used for various projects and clients. There are also cancelled cheques, most signed by Alex McCauley, but then signed by Alex’s wife, Elizabeth, in the last few months of the business as Alex was ill for a few months before his death in 1908.

Alexander McCauley Family

Charles Henry Lane fonds

  • CA EDM MS-1183
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1910]

The fonds consists of two photographs found in the home of Charles Henry Lane. They include horse and carriage team and the wood yard of Mr. A. Friedrich in Edmonton.

Lane, Charles Henry

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