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Frederick J. Marshall fonds

  • CA EDM MS-180
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1965

The fonds consists of material created or collected by Frederick Marshall, including records on McDougall Church, Rev. Rundle’s Mission in Alberta, patient newsletters from the Royal Alexandria Hospital, some promotional material for Edmonton and Fort Saskatchewan, and handwritten reminiscences by Frederick Marshall.

The photographs include several photos of Indigenous men, women and children, including Chief Full Moon, Chief Duck and Chief Hector Crawler, and a photograph of George T. Montgomery, Mayor of Fort Saskatchewan.

The fonds also includes books and periodicals: St. Paul’s United Church Edmonton (287.9 PAU 1956), Canadian Born and Other Western Verse (819 AND 1913), Mission Among the Buffalo: The Labours of the Reverends George M. and John C. McDougall in the Canadian Northwest 1860-1876 (266.71 NIX) and Moccasin Telegraph: Magazine for HBC Fur Traders (1949 December, 1951 Winter, 1952 December).

Marshall, Frederick J.

William H. Northup fonds

  • CA EDM MS-171
  • Fonds
  • [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

Reginald Horner fonds

  • CA EDM MS-160
  • Fonds
  • 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

Newton Mills fonds

  • CA EDM MS-158
  • Fonds
  • 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

Edward Bell fonds

  • CA EDM MS-155
  • Fonds
  • 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

Reginald Turner fonds

  • CA EDM MS-152
  • Fonds
  • 2003 - 2011

The fonds consists of hand painted cards with street scenes of Edmonton painted by Reg and sent to friends and family at Christmas. It also includes the notes sent with the card outlining details of the scenes and Reg’s memories of Edmonton.
Cards and accompanying notes include:

  • 98 St. Looking East Down Jasper Avenue (EAA-25-1),
  • Jasper Avenue Looking North and East, including Brighton Block, Kenmo Lodge, The Hub Hotel, Gem and Georgia Baths (EAA-25-2),
  • Jasper Avenue with the Hub Hotel and Georgia Baths (EA-25-3),
  • 97th Street and Jasper Avenue, including Dreamland Theatre and Mite Block (EAA-25-4),
  • Edmonton’s 5 Way Intersection, including Alex Taylor school and the Checker Lunch (EAA-25-5),
  • Winter Snowfall 1942 (EAA-25-6),
  • C. Woodward Ltd. Building (EAA-25-7),
  • The Tegler Building (EAA-25-8),
  • The Gibson Block (EAA-25-9),
  • Metropolitan Stores (EAA-25-10)
    The accompanying notes are in MS-152, f. 1.

Turner, Reginald

Myroniuk Family fonds

  • CA EDM MS-149
  • Fonds
  • 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

John W. Sherwin fonds

  • CA EDM MS-148
  • Fonds
  • 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.

Myrtle Bradley fonds

  • CA EDM MS-147
  • Fonds
  • 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
  • Fonds
  • [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

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