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City of Edmonton. Land Department fonds

  • CA EDM RG-19
  • Archief
  • 1893-1971, predominant 1945-1969

This fonds consists of correspondence, reports, land sales records, caveat lists, and financial records relating to the business of the Land Department.

An order has been imposed on the material. The arrangement includes 4 series which are as follows:

  • Series 1: Financial Records
  • Series 2: Civic Properties
  • Series 3: Land Transfers
  • Series 4: Rental and Property Management

Land Department

City of Edmonton. Planning Department fonds

  • CA EDM RG-17
  • Archief
  • 1902 - 2017

This fonds contains the records of the Planning Department and its predecessors. An arrangement has been placed on the records. They have been placed into the following series:

  • Series 17.0: Planchecker's Files
  • Series 1: Planning Department Records 1970-1982
  • Series 2: Municipal Planning Commission
  • Series 3: Names Advisory Committee
  • Series 4: Address Coordination Committee
  • Series 5: Permits
  • Series 6: Photographs
  • Series 7: Scrapbooks
  • Series 8: Development Appeal Board
  • Series 9: Heritage Planning
  • Series 10: Town Planning Commission

City of Edmonton. Planning Department

Parkland County fonds

  • CA EDM RG-106
  • Archief
  • 1954 - 1958

This fonds consists of land records and development permits for properties later annexed by the City of Edmonton. Some have correspondence, site plans, or architectural drawings included.

Parkland County

Sturgeon County fonds

  • CA EDM RG-105
  • Archief
  • 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

Village of North Edmonton fonds

  • CA EDM RG-104
  • Archief
  • 1910 - 1912

The fonds consists of materials created by the Village of North Edmonton between 1910 and 1912.

An order has been imposed on the material. The arrangement includes 9 series. The series are as follows:

  • Series 1: Minutes (1910-1912)
  • Series 2: Financial Records (1910-1912)
  • Series 3: Correspondence (1911)

Village of North Edmonton

Village of West Edmonton fonds

  • CA EDM RG-103
  • Archief
  • 1910-1922, predominant 1910-1917

The fonds consists of materials created by the Village of West Edmonton.

The fonds includes the following series:

  • Series 1: Minutes
  • Series 2: Financial Records
  • Series 3: Correspondence

Village of West Edmonton

Gateway Camera Club of Edmonton fonds

  • CA EDM MS-81
  • Archief
  • 1976

This fonds consists of the slide presentation “An Edmonton Story” created by members of the Gateway Camera Club. In this project the club members were attempting to tell the story of Edmonton’s history and growth through photography. The textual records include instructions, presentation outline, slide index with names of providers, script (2 copies), tray lists of the slide presentation. There is also a recorded narration (audiotape) to accompany the slides.
File List:
File 1. An Edmonton Story – notes, general outline, slide tray indexes, slide index (listing photographers).
File 2. An Edmonton Story – script (2 copies) (for slides and narration on audio reel, see ET-11 and EAV-3).

Gateway Camera Club of Edmonton

Christie Murray Small fonds

  • CA EDM MS-79
  • Archief
  • 1912

The fonds consists of two agreements for the sale of land in Crescent Heights, Edmonton (Lots 3 & 4, Block 7 in Sec NW 24 - T 52 - R 24 - W4), between Elmer E. Pointer, a clerk in Pembroke, and Christie M. Small.

Small, Christopher Murray

Daniel T. Ritchie fonds

  • CA EDM MS-776
  • Archief
  • [ca. 1910]-1920

The fonds consists of photographs of buildings, street scenes, construction and bridges in Edmonton, as well as the North Saskatchewan River.

Ritchie, Daniel T.

Annie Robertson Harrison fonds

  • CA EDM MS-601
  • Archief
  • [ca. 1910], [ca. 1962]

The fonds consists of a manuscript “Memoirs of Anna Laura” written by Annie Robertson Harrison recounting her life in Edmonton at the end of the 19th century and one photograph of Annie.

The memoir mentions Annie’s family – parents (W. Scott and Harriet Robertson), siblings (Harry, Nell, Carrie, Fred, Robert, Grace), husband (Dr. John Darely Harrison), as well as her children and grandchildren. It also covers family activities and buildings including her father’s Cooking Lake residence, Spruce Lodge, and her father’s opera house, Robertson Hall, including the night the hall burned down.

It also includes references to various events and people: the 1885 Rebellion, 1897 Klondike Gold Rush, construction of the CPR and EY&P railroads, Strathcona, Fort Edmonton, Long Lake, St. Albert, Herschel Island, Athabasca Landing, Eggies Halfway House, Louis Daniels, Grasshopper, Mrs. Grey, Mary Bobsleigh, Kenny McLeod, Colonel Jamieson, Dr. and Mrs. McKay, Casey family, and Muchias,

The memoir describes a number of "firsts" in Edmonton, such as the first: public school (McKay Avenue School), sheriff, women's hockey team, theatrical hall, and piano. There are also references to many original settler families, such as, the Olivers, Walters, Macauleys, Griesbachs, Mckays and McDougalls.

There is also a photocopy of a newspaper article about Annie Robertson Harrison and her memoir, "'It Was Wonderful To Be Young In Edmonton'... As Mrs. Harrison Recalls Settlement 72 Years Ago", by Ruth Bowen, Edmonton Journal, September 1, 1955.

Harrison, Annie Laurie Robertson

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