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Aitken Family fonds

  • CA EDM MS-765
  • Fonds
  • 1925 - 1947

The fonds consists of materials largely related to the life and death of Robert M. Aitken. Although his early life in Edmonton is represented through his yearbooks and clippings regarding his sports activities with local leagues, the majority of the records focus on his military career beginning with the Royal Canadian Airforce (R.C.A.F.) through to his transfer to the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy. Besides material created by Robert in the course of his duties, records created by Marjory Aitken, his mother, are present throughout the fonds, most notably in letters received from correspondents regarding her son’s death. The photographs consist of images taken and collected by Marjory throughout Robert’s life, including of his childhood, military service, and eventual gravesite.

Aitken Family

Ross, Thompson Family

  • CA EDM MS-206
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1905] - 1967

The fonds consists of textual records and photographs of the Ross and Thompson families, predominantly Harold and Winnifred Ross, and Winnifred's brother Hector Thompson.

Ross, Thompson Family

Webb Family fonds

  • CA EDM MS-49
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900] - 1980

The fonds consists of textual records and photographs of Joseph and Alice Webb, and their daughter Ellen Godwin.

The fonds is arranged into two series:
Series 1: Joseph & Alice Webb
Series 2: Ellen Godwin

Webb Family

Joseph & Alice Webb

The series consists of textual records and photographs of Joseph and Alice Webb. The photographs predominantly reflect Joseph's military career.
File 1:
~ Reserve Certificate, Joseph Webb, indicating transfer from Army Service Corps to Reserve Service, London, 1906,
~ marriage certificate for Joseph Webb and Alice Beatrice Millis, 27 Sep 1910,
~ four embroidered postcards (2 ‘Forget Me Not’, ‘Greetings from the Trenches’, ‘An Happy Christmas’) 1916.

File 2:
~ two National Ration books, Alice Webb, Ellen Webb, 25 Oct 1918,
~ Leave or Duty Ration Book Soldier or Sailor, J. Webb, 1919,
~ two Canadian Pay Book for Use on Active Service, J. Webb, 1919,
~ Canadian Expeditionary Force Discharge Certificate, 1919,
~ two notes re issue of service medals, 1930
~ National Registration Certificate, Joseph Webb, 1940.

Webb, Millis Family

Ross Family

The series consists of textual records and photographs predominantly pertaining to Harold and Winnifred Ross, and to a lesser extent their daughter Jeane. The textual records includes postcards written from Winnie to some of her family and from Harold to Winnie shortly before they were married. Some photographs include other family members of the Ross and Thompson families. The records reflect Harold and Winnie’s life from coming west as young single adults, becoming a family in Edmonton before Harold went off to war, and Winnie’s later life on the farm in Millet.

Ross Family

Northern Alberta Pioneers and Old Timers' Association (NAPOTA) fonds

  • CA EDM MS-56
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1885]-2009, predominant 1914-2009

The fonds consists of textual records, historical documents, photographs, paintings and maps gathered by NAPOTA in support of the association’s goal of preserving the history of Edmonton. The fonds also includes the records of the association including minutes, membership records, correspondence, financial documents and news clippings.
The fonds is arranged as follows:

  1. Minutes 1914-1989
  2. Correspondence files 1926, 1928-1929
    . a. Alphabetical file series
    . b. Correspondence files
  3. Topical files 1887-2009
    . a. Alphabetical file series
    . b. Correspondence files
  4. Membership records
  5. Newspapers and Clippings
  6. Financial records
  7. Certificates
  8. Ephemera
  9. Maps
  10. Books

Northern Alberta Pioneers and Old Timers' Association

Florence Jean Cahill fonds

  • CA EDM MS-114
  • Fonds
  • 1914 - 1941

The fonds consists predominantly of the records of Florence Jean Cahill, including school and teaching records, memorial card and letters from family. There are also photographs of some members of the Cahill and O’Callaghan families, including Cliff Cahill (a cousin from the United States who was killed in action in France, 1918), Everett Cahill (a cousin in the UK Royal Flying Corps in 1917), and Walter O’Callaghan’s parents, Bridget and Edward O’Callaghan.

Cahill, Florence Jean

Anthony Graham Shute fonds

  • CA EDM MS-756
  • Fonds
  • 1917 - 1958

The fonds consists of documents and photographs related to Anthony Shute’s police career and activities in the Boxing and Wrestling Commission. .
File List:
File 1: Certificate of military instruction for infantry, non-commissioned officers, for Corporal A.G. Shute, 1917;
File 2: Appointment as Justice of the Peace to Anthony G. Shute, signed by Robert George Brett, Lt. Gov. of Alberta. Sept. 8, 1920 (formerly known as EA-10-3206);
File 3: Citation for Silver Jubilee, Buckingham Palace, May 6, 1935.
File 4: Letter, Anthony G. Shute to Wm. Murphy, Secretary-Treasurer, Edmonton Boxing and Wrestling Commission, January 13, 1958. (Note: given Anthony Shute’s death on January 14, 1958, this is possibly the last letter written by him).
For photograph of Anthony Shute, see EA-10-2784.

Shute, Anthony Graham

Byron, May Family fonds

  • CA EDM MS-1192
  • Fonds
  • 1903 - 1916

The fonds consists of an album of Byron-May photographs. Many of the photographs were part of their business, including commissioned images.
The album also includes photographs of the Percy Byron and Gustave May families.

Byron, May Family

Peter Anderson fonds

  • CA EDM MS-218
  • Fonds
  • 1899-1941, predominantly 1914-1916.

This fonds consists of a menu card, a manuscript account of Peter Anderson’s escape from a prisoner-of-war camp in Germany during World War I; a letter written from the Bischofswerda camp to his son, Bert; humorous regimental orders and a uniform button for the 101st Edmonton Fusiliers (9th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force).
The photographs include Peter Anderson and family, Peter Anderson in military uniform and Sandison’s Brickyard.

Anderson, Peter

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