The series consists of Byron-May Company photographs from the Byron-May album. Many were part of their business, including images commissioned by the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce. The photographs include buildings, sports events, agriculture, exhibitions, street and river valley scenes, and military personnel. At the time, these photographs were used to promote Edmonton as an up-and-coming city.
Other commissioned photographs, such as family or home portraits, show not only the growth of the Byron-May Co. and the booming prosperity of Edmontonians at the time, but also reflect the increasing popularity of photography in the early twentieth century.
The series consists of family and business records of Matthew McCauley and his family. The family records include biographies on Matthew McCauley and his family. There are also family history narratives, family tree sheets, and some photocopies of photographs.
The business records are for Matthew McCauley’s butcher shop and cartage businesses. The ledgers list the daily transactions or general accounts of the businesses, which include the names of many (now well known) Edmonton families and the costs of the material, product or service provided (ex: hay, meat, livery, hauling and cartage).
The photographs include the first train across the North Saskatchewan River, Matthew’s children, and the First Presbyterian Church Choir.
The series consists of records of Alexander J.H. McCauley, predominantly musical programmes, many of which list him as the pianist or accompanist. The other programmes where he is not listed, it is presumed these were concerts or performances that Alexander attended.
The series also includes a musical biography of Alexander’s son, William A. McCauley.
The series consists of narratives and records on the history of the Julia McCauley Norquay family, including a poem written by Marjorie van de Sande. There are also records and photographs of the Elizabeth Norquay and Bernard Aylen family.
The series consists of family and business records for Samuel McCauley and his family.
The family papers include a family tree page and family history narratives.
The business records include booklets with the costs and amount of construction material used for various projects and clients, and photographs of some of the construction and hauling work done by Samuel McCauley and his crew.
The series consists of Richard Henry Secord’s daily journals, including event and financial notes, 1891-1928 (incomplete), and account books relating to various business activities, 1890-1919 (incomplete), and correspondence and other documents relating to his life activities and involvements. Some daily journals contain entries written by Richard’s wife, Annie York Secord
The series consists of daily journals, 1906-1918, 1937-1950, scrapbooks and recipe clipping books, 1945-1962 (one recipe book added to after her death), correspondence and other documents relating to her life, interests and activities.
The series consists of agendas, minutes, correspondence and supporting documentation relating to Richard York Secord’s service on the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, 1959-1968, the Edmonton Archives and Landmarks Committee/Edmonton Historical Board, 1964-1972, the Alberta Heritage Sites Board, 1973-1976, and the Fort Edmonton Foundation, 1970-1975.
There is also personal and business correspondence, including correspondence relating to the Secord family history, as well as research material, correspondence and manuscripts relating to the Richard Henry Secord biography and Richard York Secord memoirs.
The series consists of a note and letters written by Margaret, and greeting cards given to her by her husband or children.
File List File 1: Card - with poem 'Mother' written by Margaret Calder, as a young girl to her mother; on a calling card for her mother, Mrs. D. Calder [ca. 1915], File 2: Travel - Letters ('Bulletins 1-12') written by Margaret Calder Secord, to her son's family (Dick, Delle & Dickie) while touring the United States. The letters include travel itinerary and events. Also includes Visitor Passes for Mrs. R.Y. Secord to the U.S. Senate Chamber and the US House of Representatives May 1956, File 3: Greeting cards - various greeting cards to Margaret Calder Secord from her husband or children [197-?].