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Secord Family fonds

  • CA EDM MS-46
  • Fonds
  • 1884 - 1986

The fonds consists predominantly of textual records of Richard Henry and Annie York Secord, and their son Richard York Secord, and to a lesser extent Margaret Calder Secord (wife of Richard York), Lena Secord McFayden and Isobel Secord (sisters of Richard York), and Richard Calhoun Secord (grandson of Richard York).

The photographs consist of family and friends, farming and business activities, events and street scenes of Edmonton.

The fonds has been arranged into seven series:
Series 1 - Richard Henry Secord
Series 2 - Annie York Secord
Series 3 - Richard York Secord
Series 4 - Margaret Calder Secord
Series 5 - Lena Secord McFadyen
Series 6 - Isobel Secord
Series 7 - Richard Calhoun Secord

Secord Family

Lily Dalton collection

  • CA EDM MS-63
  • Collection
  • 1910 - 1912

This collection consists of two photographs from Sidney, Eliza, and Lily’s early life in Edmonton. One photograph is of the D.P. Muir Harness Shop, where the family lived while in Strathcona. The other photograph is of a work crew at the Alberta Legislature Building, where Stanley worked – it is likely Sidney France is in the photograph.

The collection also includes a tax notice and redemption receipt relating to tax arrears owed by Bruce Armstrong on Lot 31 Blk 5 SW21, City of Strathcona. It is not known how or why these are with the family photos.

File List:
File 1: 1911 Tax notice and redemption receipt

Dalton, Lily

Northern Alberta Pioneers and Old Timers' Association (NAPOTA) fonds

  • CA EDM MS-56
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1885]-2009, predominant 1914-2009

The fonds consists of textual records, historical documents, photographs, paintings and maps gathered by NAPOTA in support of the association’s goal of preserving the history of Edmonton. The fonds also includes the records of the association including minutes, membership records, correspondence, financial documents and news clippings.
The fonds is arranged as follows:

  1. Minutes 1914-1989
  2. Correspondence files 1926, 1928-1929
    . a. Alphabetical file series
    . b. Correspondence files
  3. Topical files 1887-2009
    . a. Alphabetical file series
    . b. Correspondence files
  4. Membership records
  5. Newspapers and Clippings
  6. Financial records
  7. Certificates
  8. Ephemera
  9. Maps
  10. Books

Northern Alberta Pioneers and Old Timers' Association

Edmonton Chamber of Commerce fonds

  • CA EDM MS-1037
  • Fonds
  • 1905-1921

The fonds consists of photographs from the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce's in-house collection. Many of the photographs are by the Byron-May Company, who were commissioned by the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce to create brochures promoting Edmonton as an up and coming city.

The photographs are of early Edmonton and include buildings, street scenes, city and farm scenes, animals, agriculture, people and events.

Edmonton Chamber of Commerce

McCauley Family fonds

  • CA EDM MS-320
  • Fonds
  • 1887-1908, [ca. 1961], 1974, 1977, 1978, [ca.1985]-1992

The fonds consists of personal papers and business records of some members of the McCauley family, including Matthew McCauley, his children Alexander James Henry McCauley and Julia Alberta McCauley Norquay, and his grandson William Alexander McCauley. There are also records of Matthew’s brothers Samuel and Alexander.

The records include family trees and a family history narrative of the McCauley family 1824 to 1965. There are also records from the businesses run by Matthew, Samuel and Alexander.

The photographs include the children of Matthew and Matilda McCauley, as well as photographs showing some of the construction and hauling work done by Samuel McCauley and his crew.

The fonds is arranged in five series:
Series 1: Matthew McCauley Family
Series 2: Alexander J.H. McCauley Family
Series 3: Julia Alberta McCauley Norquay Family
Series 4: Samuel McCauley Family
Series 5: Alexander McCauley Family

McCauley Family

Beatrice Dunn fonds

  • CA EDM MS-29
  • Fonds
  • 1851 - 1948

The fonds consists of materials collected by Beatrice Dunn, including cards, hand written financial contracts, insurance policy and coupons. The photographs include farming in High River, most likely her father’s farm, and the family home where Beatrice grew up. There is also a baby photo of Beatrice’s older brother Herbert (1901).

File List:
File 1: Bond – Henry Cressman, Waterloo, Canada West – Jacob Hagey and Isaac Dingy, blacksmiths, Waterloo, Canada West, 7 Apr 1851.
includes record of payments 1 Jan 1852 – 22 Sep 1853.
File 2: Land sale agreement – Henry Cressman, Waterloo, Canada West, and Conrad Ludolph, Waterloo, Canada, 28 Mar 1862.
west half, lot 147, German Company Tract, lower block, Waterloo Township.
File 3: Insurance Policy – British Crown Assurance Corporation Limited and Directors of Alberta College, 6 Oct 1932.
File 4: Christmas note cards, Nettie Burkholder – ‘Miss Gremm’ and ‘Mr. and Mrs. Dunn’, 1925-1948
pen and ink drawings by Nettie Burkholder with notes on reverse of most cards; sketches relate to Alberta College.
File 5: Advertising coupons – Blue Ribbon, Sunlight Soap, Sunny Boy, Nabob, etc. n.d.
File 6: Booklet – The Reward of Life, Robert Louis Stevenson, published by Hayes Lithographing Co., Buffalo, New York, 20pp illustrated. 1911

Dunn, Beatrice Gremm

Homes & Garden Real Estate Ltd. fonds

  • CA EDM MS-502
  • Fonds
  • 1960

The fonds consists of the publication, "About ... Homes and Gardens Magazine" (March/April 1960) which was created and published by the Homes & Garden Real Estate Ltd. of Jasper Place.

Homes & Garden Real Estate Ltd.

Louis Lucas fonds

  • CA EDM MS-400
  • Fonds
  • 1898 - 1966

The fonds consists of records the Alberta Hotel and Queen's Hotel including hotel registers, license and inspection certificates and ledgers of accounts.

Lucas, Louis

James Oakland Valleau fonds

  • CA EDM MS-379
  • Fonds
  • [191-?]-1946

The fonds consists of records collected by James Valleau, presumably once living in Edmonton. They relate to different events in Edmonton, often prior to James' own birth or living in Edmonton. As such, his relation to the documents is uncertain. It is assumed that Valleau collected them in pursuit of an interest in the history of the city. The records are divided into three main topics - the Edmonton Industrial Association and its 1914 promotional trip, 'The Edmonton Spirit'; the early theatrical scene in Edmonton; and miscellaneous.

Edmonton Industrial Association
The Edmonton Industrial Association, which operated under the aegis of the Edmonton Board of Trade, was created to promote Edmonton and industrial opportunities to a wider national and international audience. In June 1914, a two week promotional train excursion named 'Edmonton Spirit' was made from Edmonton to Toronto, with stops in Winnipeg, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Chicago, Detroit, Stratford and Guelph. The train journey was interspersed with civic receptions and tours of local facilities. Among the passengers were some of Edmonton's leading businessmen. A twice-daily newsletter was published each day of the journey.

The records include itineraries, notes, articles, newsletters, announcements and accounts of the 'Edmonton Spirit' train excursion. There are also two panorama photographs of the excursion participants, taken in Winnipeg and Milwaukee.

Theatrical Programmes
The theatrical programmes include material that was originally created by Kenneth A. Ross. Mr. Ross came to Edmonton from Ontario around 1913 and appears to have had ambitions of being a concert impresario. He was manager or presenter of some concerts in 1916. Then in 1917, Ross, with the cooperation of the Edmonton Women's Musical Club, arranged the 'Edmonton Concert Series', to be held in the 1917-1918 season, and produced a brochure with biographies of the upcoming performers in order to promote sales.

In 1920, Ross was promoted to manager of the Musical Merchandise Sales Co., who was the Canadian distributor of Brunswick phonographs. However in 1923, Ross was convicted in Calgary of the theft of 133 gramophones from the McLaran Gramophone Corp. of Stratford, Ontario, and sentenced to three years in the Prince Albert penitentiary.

The theatrical records of Kenneth A. Ross include handbills, programmes including the brochure for the 'Edmonton Concert Series' produced by Mr. Ross, photographs and album. The photographs, most of which are in the photo album, are portraits of several of the concert performers, many with salutations addressed to Kenneth A. Ross or his wife. The Ross theatrical records also include a handbill for a play, 'The Temple of Fame', in which both Kenneth Ross and his wife are listed as performers. Accompanying the handbill is a handwritten document, 'Red Cross Nurse', which is likely the script for Mrs. Ross' address in the play.

There are also other theatrical programmes that are likely not associated with Kenneth Ross as they are for concerts either before his arrival in Edmonton, or after his 1923 conviction. It is not known if these programmes were originally used by Valleau, or by someone else and collected by Valleau.

Miscellaneous Material
The miscellaneous material includes a commencement programme for the Misericordia Hospital School of Nursing, an advertisement for Thompson & Dynes women's wear shop in Edmonton, and newspaper clippings.

Valleau, James Oakland

Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre fonds

  • CA EDM MS-267
  • Fonds
  • 1910 - 1940

The fonds consists of records sent from the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre to the City of Edmonton Archives.
The photographs include various buildings and street scenes in Strathcona (1910) and an aerial view of the University of Alberta area (1920).
File List:
File 1: promotional brochure – Strathcona, Alberta, Canada – The Railway, Industrial and Educational Centre of the Province, by Strathcona and District Board of Trade, 1910.
File 2: air mail envelope – The King Edward Hotel, Edmonton,
File 3: pamphlets – North West Tent & Awning Company Catalogue [ca. 1940], North West Tent & Awning Company Price List, 1940.
File 4: typed manuscript – History Of The Edmonton Airport, n.d. (photocopy), nb – no author identified

Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

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