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Robertson Hall Receipts

The file consists of receipts for Robertson Hall for 1899:
~ K.A. McLeod (casings, mouldings), May 30,
~ J.T. Blowey (furniture), May 31, September 12,
~ J.L. Johnson (hardware), May 31,
~ Ross Bros. (trader supplies, hardware, stoves), July 31,
~ Edmonton Electric Lighting & Power, Aug 31, Sep 30, Nov 30,
~ Stovel & Strang (hardware), Nov 1, Dec 30
~ K.W. MacKenzie, Nov 1,
~ F.R. Coit, Nov 7,
~ John C.F. Brown (advocate, notary), Dec 28,

Robertson Hall Licenses

The file consists of the licenses for Robertson Hall:
~ Town of Edmonton, License to keep a Public Hall or Opera House (with seating, capacity 400), lots 20 & 21, Block A, River Lot 12, from June 1, 1901 to May 31, 1902, signed June 13, 1901,
~ Town of Edmonton, License to keep a Public Hall or Opera House (with seating, capacity 400), lots 20 & 21, Block A, River Lot 12, from June 1, 1902 to May 31, 1903, signed June 19, 1902,
~ Town of Edmonton, License to keep an Opera House, on 20/21-A-12, from June 10, 1903 to May 31, 1904, signed June 19, 1903,

McDougall & Secord Limited fonds

  • CA EDM MS-594
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1952

This fonds consists of correspondence, ledgers and account books, and land scrip registers from the firm of McDougall & Secord reflecting their business operations as fur traders, general merchants, and land speculators.

Some of the records demonstrate the potential impact of the Metis scrip system created by the Canadian government. The government issued scrip documents to the Metis people living in the West ostensibly to assist with their transition to an agrarian lifestyle but really to effect an exchange for their Indigenous land rights. The scrip was redeemable for either land or money. However, the system was complex, possibly misunderstood or underappreciated by the Metis who did not wish to transition away from their traditional lifestyle, and the government’s tolerance of entrepreneurs acquiring the scrip (essentially rights to land ownership) in turn from the Metis is in itself controversial as potentially an extension of the Government's policy to extinguish Indigenous title to the land.

It is notable that the degree to which land sale documentation was completed is noticeably different depending if the other party in the sale was Indigenous or non-Indigenous.

McDougall & Secord Limited

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.
The books reflect his political activities and the photographs include Richard at various ages in his life, as well as reflect his various businesses and recreational interests.

Secord, Richard Henry

Investment Management

This series contains annual reports from the Sinking Fund Trustees, as well as correspondence relating to agreements with financial institutions about managing City investments, particularly the EDTEL Endowment Fund.

John A.L. McDougall Family fonds

  • CA EDM MS-36
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1890] - 1926

The fonds consists of business and family records of John A.L. McDougall. The business records cover their land, lumber and coal business activities including sales made by the company, court actions regarding unpaid debts and lands they owned in the other parts of Alberta, specifically Keephills and Telfordville.

The family records include correspondence between family members (copied from the photographic postcards), medals and a souvenir pamphlet from the inauguration of Alberta, 1905.

The photographs include family members, friends, buildings and events in Edmonton, as well as lumber activities.

John A.L. McDougall Family

FIC - Found In Clippings collection

  • CA EDM MS-0
  • Collection
  • 1893 - 1967

The collection consists of original material removed from the City of Edmonton Archives Clippings collection.

FIC - Found in clippings collection

Bond Family fonds

  • CA EDM MS-1
  • Fonds
  • 1910 - 1966

The fonds consists of textual and photographic records of Margaret Bond, the Bond-Adams Company and Victor P. Bond.

The records for Margaret Joy Bond include personal correspondence, postcards, a scrapbook and certificate (1948-1966).

The records for the Bond-Adams Company include business correspondence and accounts books dealing with clients, companies, and land deals including the record of sale of Tofield Industrial and University Plateau, land speculation in Victoria, B.C. and documents for Walters vs Bond Adams. There are also insurance forms, pamphlets and advertisements (1910-1915).

The records for Victor P. Bond consist of an accounts book relating to an unknown business of Victor P. Bond, order forms for suits and accounts journals for Victor P. Bond’s tailoring business (1920-1922,1947-1958).

The photographs include images of farming, coal mining in Toefield, construction, construction, firefighting equipment and the offices of the Bond-Adams Company (ca. 1910-1912).

Bond Family

Alexander McCauley Family

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.

Alexander McCauley Family

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