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Dr. Thomas H. Whitelaw fonds

  • CA EDM MS-523
  • Fonds
  • 1898 - 1899

The fonds consists of five letters written by Dr. Thomas H. Whitelaw and sent to periodicals based in eastern Canada. The narratives describe Whitelaw’s journey across Canada by rail and his perspective of the town during the closing days of the Klondike. Whitelaw also sets himself a vocal proponent of Edmonton by encouraging people to move west and take advantage of the growing community.

Also included in the records is a prescription written on Dr. Whitelaw’s prescription pad dated April 26th, 1899.

The photographs consist of an image of Main Street Edmonton (looking west in August 1898), an image of one of Edmonton’s mines, an image of mine workers, and a composite image of the Edmonton Y.M.C.A Maple Leaf Club membership from 1914 - 1915.

Whitelaw, Thomas H. (Dr.)

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

Alexander Cameron Rutherford fonds

  • CA EDM MS-100
  • Fonds
  • 1896 - 1910

The fonds consists of correspondence relating to his activities as a candidate for the North-West Territories Legislature, service as Secretary-Treasurer of the Town of Strathcona, N.W.T., officer of the Strathcona Liberal Association and Premier of Alberta. There is also one framed photographic collage, first mayor and council, Strathcona, 1899.
Also included are documents relating to Alexander Cameron Rutherford and the Town of Strathcona, possibly acquired by Doug Babcock during his research for his biography, 'Alexander Cameron Rutherford : A Gentleman of Strathcona', 1980.

Rutherford, Alexander Cameron

James McCrie Douglas fonds

  • CA EDM MS-27
  • Fonds
  • 1911

The fonds consists of momentoes relating to events held during the coronation of King George V and Queen Mary in 1911. These include invitations, programmes, passes and cards, and most are inscribed with J.M. Douglas’s name.
The photographs include personal photos of J.M. Douglas, including a photo of his father in front of the J.M. Douglas house in Strathcona.

Douglas, James McCrie

William D. Latimer fonds

  • CA EDM MS-163
  • Fonds
  • 1912

The fonds consists of receipts, invoices, and cancelled cheques belonging to William D. Latimer for the construction of two homes in the Delton neighbourhood in 1912.

The records reflect the local businesses involved in home construction in Edmonton at the time and, when reviewed chronologically, show the construction process and development of home building.

July 1912 McSporran & Co. Sash and Door Factory – lumber, sheets
Aug 1912 Alsip Brick & Supply Co. - brick
12 Aug 1912 Western Homebuilders Ltd - shingles
17 Aug 1912 cancelled cheque to E. Kephart – well
14 Sep 1912 C.F. Stone & Co. Hardware – gallons of stain
14 Sep 1912 cancelled cheque to C.F. Stone - stain
30 Sep 1912 Brake Bros. – varnish, shellac
7 Oct 1912 Alberta Lumber Co. – stair components
9 Oct 1912 C.F. Taylor Lumber - lumber
11 Oct 1912 City Park Lumber Yard – window sashes
14 Oct 1912 Harry Milne, General Tinsmithing – plumbing
15 Oct 1912 receipt from C.F. Stone & Co.
18 Oct 1912 receipt from W.E. Bean - plastering

Latimer, William D.

Mann, Williamson Family fonds

  • CA EDM MS-174
  • Fonds
  • 1905, 1912, 1913

The fonds consists of records belonging to Samuel Williamson and his daughter Margaret Williamson Mann. They include the ceremonial pamphlet for the 1905 Inauguration of Alberta containing congratulatory messages from King Edward VII and Sir Alfred Lyttelton, British Colonial Secretary, as well as the speeches by Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier and Governor General Earl Grey. There is also a metal button for the Children’s Parade of the Inauguration Ceremonies.

The photographs include Samuel and Robert Williamson at the 3rd Annual Alberta-Saskatchewan Excursion to California in 1913.

Mann, Williamson Family

McLean & Company Hardware fonds

  • CA EDM MS-360
  • Fonds
  • 1893 - 1916

The fonds consists of day book receipts, cash books, stock lists, and account ledgers created during the operation of McLean & Company Hardware. Customer names and their purchases are collected in the day book receipts, with some customer accounts reflecting outstanding debits. An unused counter sales book has also been included with the records and bears custom printing with the McLean & Company Hardware name. The McLean & Company Current Ledger and Monthly Statements have been preserved in their original, custom bindings to reflect how the records were used and added to as needed.

The photographs include images of the McLean Family, the McLean house, landmarks around the McLean home, and of the hardware store. There are some notations on the backs of the images, though most are untitled.

McLean & Company Hardware

Jennie Ottewell Smith fonds

  • CA EDM MS-225
  • Fonds
  • 1920-[196-?]

The fonds consists of some records and biographical clippings of Richard Ottewell and the Ottewell family as well as correspondence and records of Jennie (Ottewell) Smith and her husband Bliss Simith.
There are also books in algebra, geometry, mechanics and mechanical drawing from the American School of Correspondence, likely used by Bliss Smith for correspondence courses as well as a garden seed and nursery catalogue:
The photographs are of Richard and Fanny Ottewell and their children, including Richard and Fanny Ottewell on their 50th wedding anniversary (1927), as well as the Clover Bar School.

Smith, Jennie Ottewell

Gladys Edith Muttart fonds

  • CA EDM MS-38
  • Fonds
  • 1919 - 1927

The fonds includes programmes and score cards of the Edmonton Commercial Grads basketball team, programmes of the Edmonton Rotary Minstrel Revue, and an Edmonton Eskimos hockey game, postcards and tickets to an Independent Order of Odd Fellows picnic draw.

Muttart, Gladys Edith

Charlotte Daws fonds

  • CA EDM MS-139
  • Fonds
  • 1928 - 1933

The fonds consists of records relating to Charlotte Daws’ track and field successes, including news clippings, programmes of track and field events (in some of which she competed), and a programme of the first British Empire Games, Hamilton, Ontario, Aug. 16-23, 1930.
The photographs include a portrait of Charlotte with trophies and medals, and photo of the Canadian Men’s Track & Field Team. Both photographs taken at the first British Empire Games, Hamilton, Ontario, Aug. 16-23, 1930. The objects include a British Empire Games pin, numerous track and field medals, and four commemorative Women's Amateur Athletic Association of Canada spoons.

Daws, Charlotte

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