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Matthew McCauley Family

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.

Matthew McCauley Family

Hollingworth Photographs

This series consists of photographs taken by Hubert Hollingworth. The images document life in Edmonton during the first half of the twentieth century, including portraits, street scenes, buildings, events and activities.

John Kenneth Macdonald & Therese Fraser Holland

The series consists of records pertaining to John Kenneth & Therese Fraser Macdonald. They include programmes of early Edmonton theatre productions, correspondence, news clippings and photographs. All of the programmes include John Kenneth Macdonald in the cast.

File List
File 1: Personal papers

  • New Year's card (from Mother), Christmas 1887,
  • playbill 'Confusion', Opera House, May 6-7, ?,
  • programme 'The Edmonton Komikal Koons', Robertson's Hall, May 26, 1896,
  • playbill 'Betsy', La Cigale Comedy Company, n.d.,
  • playbill 'My Friend From India', [Edmonton Amateur Dramatic Club], Ross Hall, Strathcona, [July 12, 1900]
  • play reviews for 'My Friend In India', Alberta Sun, July 9, [sic, 10?] 1900, Edmonton Post, [July 11, 1900], Strathcona Plaindealer, July 13, 1900
  • playbill 'The Wedding March', Robertson Hall, n.d. (John Kenneth Macdonald in cast),
  • List of barristers in Alberta admitted prior to 1905, n.d. (includes John Kenneth Macdonald),
  • newspaper article, 'Through The Yellowhead To The End of Steel and Beyond' by John Kenneth Macdonald, Edmonton Bulletin, Aug. 26, 1911, pp. 9-10. (o/s folder in map cabinet)
  • marriage announcement, Therese Fraser Holland and John Kenneth Macdonald, 1 Jan 1912,
  • retirement as Deputy Attorney General, ca. 1907,
  • typescript story, 'Tige' by J.K.M., n.d.,

Macdonald, Holland Family

Byron-May Company

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.

Byron-May Company

Richard Henry Secord

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

Secord, Richard Henry

Glass Slide Photographs

This series consists of photographs originally created by others or from books, which Hubert Hollingworth re-photographed onto glass slide negatives. These were possibly used by Hollingworth for presentations on glass slides. The images cover a variety of subjects including religion and missionary work, farm animals, medical education, images of the reconstruction of England after WWII, Indigenous people, the Canadian West including Saskatchewan, Vancouver and the Rocky Mountains, and Quebec.

The majority of the religious images belonged to missionary Charles O. Bowen, a Welsh immigrant. The images consist of nature photographs, often mountain scenes with a biblical scripture or hymn transposed on them.
Another contributor of the religious images was Miss Cork, a missionary who worked in Africa.

Some of the medical education images can be attributed to professors from the University of Alberta including Dr. Evan Greene, Dr. Ralph Faust Shaner and Dr. Maxwell Mordecai Cantor.
Dr. Evan Greene (1873-1966), a surgeon and anatomist, was one of Alberta’s earliest doctors. The subject of his slides is anatomy.
Dr. Ralph Faust Shaner (1893-1976) was an anatomist, professor and head of the University of Alberta’s Department of Anatomy. His images represent many of the course that he taught such as histology, embryology and neuroanatomy.
Dr. Maxwell Mordecai Cantor (1903-1981) was the provincial coroner and a biochemist at the University of Alberta. Dr. Cantor’s images are of the pathology of disease.

Percy Byron

This series consists of photographs of the Percy Byron family from the Byron-May photo album. The images include various family members and home scenes.

Byron, Percy

Donald Walter Macdonald

The series consists of writings by Donald Walter Macdonald.

File List
File 1: Personal papers

  • poem, 'Bugaboo, Bogey and I' by Donald Mack, n.d.,
  • newspaper article, 'A Tale of Two Lawyers' by Donald Mack, Edmonton Journal, May 10, 1929, p. 4 (o/s folder in map cabinet).

Macdonald, Donald Walter

Alexander J.H. McCauley Family

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.

Alexander J.H. McCauley Family

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.

Secord, Annie Ada York

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