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Thomas A. Walsh fonds

  • CA EDM MS-796
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1895]

The fonds consists of a postcard photograph of a horse and wagon plowing team and a book ‘Incidents in the Life of John S. Sullivan and other Famous People’ by William C. Burns (921.BUR).
The book is the personal reminiscences of William Burns who was a prize fighter but in later years resided at the Selkirk Hotel and was often known to stand on the corner of Jasper Ave and 101 St., telling ‘interesting yarns’ about his prize fighting days. The publishing of the book was funded by donations of William Burns’ friends. It is possible Thomas Walsh contributed to the publishing of the book.

Walsh, Thomas Alphonsus

Thoman McMinn collection

  • CA EDM MS-150
  • Collection
  • 1926 - 1927, [ca. 1940]

The collection consists of materials collected by Thomas McMinn, including:

  • programme: The Women’s Musical Club of Edmonton - Song Recital by Amelita Galli-Curci, Empire Theatre, October 19th, 1926.
  • programme: Organ Recital by Monsieur Louis Vierne, Titular Organist of Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris (North American Tour), First Presbyterian Church, March 10th, 1927 (2 copies).
  • programme: Nation Council of Education, Programme of Concert to be given by The Gentlemen of His Majesty’s Free Chapel of St. George in Windsor Castle and the Choristers of Westminster Abbey, n.d.
  • programme: International Basketball Championship, Chicago “Taylor-Trunks” vs “The Grads”, Edmonton Arena, Oct 25th and 27th, 1927.
  • 1 Canadian meat ration token, WWII, [ca. 1938].

McMinn, Thomas

The Toronto Mail collection

  • CA EDM MS-68
  • Collection
  • 1977

This fonds consists of a photostatic copy of two pages of The Toronto Mail, October 1, 1892, containing an article, "In The North-West: The Town and District of Edmonton, Alberta".

The article includes brief biographies and photographs of:
Antonio Prince MLA,
John D. Harrison,
M.G. Connor,
C. Gallagher,
Edward A. Braithwaite,
James Ross,
Paul Royal,
P.E. Daly,
William Wilson,
N.D. Beck,
A.H. Goodwin,
S.S. Taylor,
Hermon McInnes,
John Cameron,
George Thomson,
Colix F. Strang,
D.R. Fraser,
James McDonald,
Matthew McCauley.

As well as Edmonton businesses:
P. Heiminck and Co.,
Larue and Picard general merchants,
Jasper House,
Gallagher's Meat Store,
George Thomson's Drug Store,
Queen's Hotel.

The Toronto Mail

Sturgeon County fonds

  • CA EDM RG-105
  • Fonds
  • 1906 - 1993

This fonds consists of material related to land titles and related correspondence in the parts of Sturgeon County that were eventually annexed by the City of Edmonton. The records detail changes pertaining to the land such as the sales, recovery of taxes, building permits, and changes of ownership.

Sturgeon County

Sophie Bell fonds

  • CA EDM MS-126
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1911-1952]

This fonds consists of booklets and programmes related to events, businesses and promotions in Edmonton. It also includes a booklet, ‘Something about Edmonton and Canada's Richest Mixed Farming District’, by the Edmonton Board of Trade, ca. 1911 (971.233 EDM 1911).
The photographs are of Edmonton and area, including buildings, the Edmonton Public Library board and staff, the Edmonton News Boys Band, Mayor Joseph A. Clarke, the High Level Bridge under construction, and the Bell family with their car.

File List:
File 1. Rules and Regulations – Street Railway Department, City of Edmonton, 1912.
File 2. Promotional Pamphlet: Edmonton’s Creed, 1913. (2 copies, index)
File 3. Programme: “A Personal Message from The Commercial Grads” from an Edmonton Commercial Graduates Basketball Team sponsored tournament, 1928.
File 4. Publication: Edmonton, Capital City of Alberta – Manufacturing and Distributing Centre. City of Edmonton. [ca. 1950]
File 5. Pamphlet: “Facts – Not Fiction – Read It’, Great Northern Oil and Asphalt Company. n.d.

Bell, Sophie Nicholson

Smith's Ambulance Service fonds

  • CA EDM MS-103
  • Fonds
  • 1976

The fonds consists of a history of Smith's Ambulance Service, a biography of the founder of Smith’s Ambulance Service, Sherman Maxwell Smith, and several photocopied newspaper clippings relating to the company. The photographs include images of ambulances from the 1930s to the 1970s and various staff.

Smith's Ambulance Service

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

Samuel Archibald Dickson fonds

  • CA EDM MS-156
  • Fonds
  • 1938 - 1982

This fonds consists of correspondence, minutes and reports relating to the historical interests of Samuel Archibald Dickson, particularly his involvement in the campaign to restore/replicate Fort Edmonton in association with the Northern Alberta Pioneers and Old Timers Association (for which he also served as legal counsel), the Historical Society of Alberta, the Edmonton Museum Committee and the Edmonton Archives and Landmarks Committee.

The photographs include Indigenous men, women and children as well as some scenes of Edmonton such as the official opening of Fort Edmonton Park in 1967, minstrel shows ca. 1921 and the demolition of the Tegler building in 1982.

Dickson, Samuel Archibald

Royal Over-Seas League, Edmonton Branch fonds

  • CA EDM MS-72
  • Fonds
  • 1976

The fonds consists of four brochures and pamphlets published by the Royal Over-Seas League to spread awareness of its activities and mandate. Two of the brochures outline the aims, activities, and amenities of the League, with the other two focussed on the League House located in London and the Rules and By-laws of the Edmonton Branch. A copy of the League’s history is also present.

Royal Over-Seas League, Edmonton Branch

Roy William Devore fonds

  • CA EDM MS-67
  • Fonds
  • 1807 - 1965

File List:
File 1: Biographical article: “A Builder of the West”, re: John Walter. n.d.
File 2: Note: “River Drivers”, article in Alberta Hysterical [sic] Review, Winter 8:1, pp 21-23. 1960
File 3: Biographical article: “Hormidas Theophile Lamoureux”. Nov. 7, 1961
File 4: Article: “The North Saskatchewan River”. 1963.
File 5: Autobiographical article: “A Lost Cause”. n.d.
File 6: Timeline: Walter Historic Site and Museum. [ca 1965].
File 7: Extract from publication: “90 year old house still an original site”, re: John Walter house; also includes brief articles on McDougall
Methodist Church, Al Rashid Mosque, University of Alberta Campus. n.d.
File 8: Notes: Interview of Roy Devore by B. Jablonski. Sept. 11, 1962.
File 9: Thank-You Notes: from Helga Theophile and members of her school class. Nov 1-2, 1963.

Devore, Roy William

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