The series consists of the records of Alexander McCauley’s construction and moving business including booklets with the costs and amount of construction material used for various projects and clients. There are also cancelled cheques, most signed by Alex McCauley, but then signed by Alex’s wife, Elizabeth, in the last few months of the business as Alex was ill for a few months before his death in 1908.
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.
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.
This series includes records related to the financial responsibilities of the Town of Strathcona and City of Strathcona. It includes tax assessment rolls, tax sale ledgers, ledgers of receipts and expenditures, information about utilities, and a general financial ledger.
This series includes all incoming and outgoing correspondence and several administrative registers. The correspondence deals with all matters involving the Town, in particular municipal elections, water and sewer extensions, electric lighting, the street railway system, immigration, the sale of Town debentures, taxation, property alterations, and numerous petitions for extended services. The records have been classified according to subject and provided with an index.
This series contains the following classes:
Class 1: Outgoing correspondence, 1892-1894
Class 2: Outgoing correspondence, 1894-1896
Class 3: Incoming correspondence, 1895-1896
Class 4: Outgoing correspondence and census report, 1896-1899
Class 5: Incoming and outgoing correspondence, 1902-1903
Class 6: Plumbing undertaken for private citizens, 1902-1906
Class 7: Debentures sold, 1893-1906
Class 8: Electric metre recordings and payments, 1903
Class 9: Receipts and disbursements, 1903-1905
Class 10: Incoming and outgoing correspondence, 1904
Class 11: Incoming and outgoing correspondence, 1905
Class 12: Register and index of new buildings, 1905-1911
Class 13: Outgoing correspondence to various school districts, 1905-1907
Class 14: Electric light register, 1905-1906
Class 15: Incoming and outgoing correspondence, 1906
Class 16: Incoming and outgoing correspondence, 1907
Class 17: Debenture register, 1906-1910
Class 18: Electric metre books, 1907
Class 19: Electric metre books, 1908
Class 20: Incoming and outgoing correspondence, 1908
Class 21: Incoming and outgoing correspondence, 1909
Class 22: City Council Finance Committee, recommendations for payment, 1909-1911
Class 23: Disbursements, 1909-1911
Class 24: Incoming and outgoing correspondence, 1910
Class 25: Incoming and outgoing correspondence, 1911-1912