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William D. Latimer fonds

  • CA EDM MS-163
  • Fondo
  • 1912

The fonds consists of receipts, invoices, and cancelled cheques belonging to William D. Latimer for the construction of two homes in the Delton neighbourhood in 1912.

The records reflect the local businesses involved in home construction in Edmonton at the time and, when reviewed chronologically, show the construction process and development of home building.

July 1912 McSporran & Co. Sash and Door Factory – lumber, sheets
Aug 1912 Alsip Brick & Supply Co. - brick
12 Aug 1912 Western Homebuilders Ltd - shingles
17 Aug 1912 cancelled cheque to E. Kephart – well
14 Sep 1912 C.F. Stone & Co. Hardware – gallons of stain
14 Sep 1912 cancelled cheque to C.F. Stone - stain
30 Sep 1912 Brake Bros. – varnish, shellac
7 Oct 1912 Alberta Lumber Co. – stair components
9 Oct 1912 C.F. Taylor Lumber - lumber
11 Oct 1912 City Park Lumber Yard – window sashes
14 Oct 1912 Harry Milne, General Tinsmithing – plumbing
15 Oct 1912 receipt from C.F. Stone & Co.
18 Oct 1912 receipt from W.E. Bean - plastering

Latimer, William D.

William J. Nutt fonds

  • CA EDM MS-164
  • Fondo
  • 1952

The fonds consists of a history of the life of John Frances Grant compiled by William J. Nutt. The manuscript covers the time frame of John Grant's life, 1831-1907.

John F. Grant came from a Metis family who were active in the fur trade in Lower Canada and the Northwest from about the 1770s. John was born 7 Jan 1832 to Marie Ann Breland and Richard Grant in Fort des Prairies, later known as Fort Edmonton. His father, Richard "Handsome" Grant, was an employee of the Hudson's Bay Company at the time. John’s mother died when he was a toddler and he was sent to live with his grandmother and aunt in Quebec.

John Grant was educated at Trois-Rivieres, Quebec before joining his father who became chief factor at Fort Hall, Montana. John later worked as a trapper, trader and settler before returning to Canada. He eventually settled in Alberta and died in Edmonton in 1907.

The fonds also consists of photographs of John Francis Grant, his father William, and photographs of paintings of John’s sister Jane Grant Lauranger, and John’s grandmother Marguerite Laframboise Grant.

Nutt, William J.

Gretchen Clink fonds

  • CA EDM MS-165
  • Fondo
  • 1967, 1971

The fonds consists of a letter to Gretchen Clink from Ruth (Matheson) Buck, 17 Aug 1967. The letter includes some reminiscences of their time in Battleford together, as well as the activities of Ruth and her sisters, ‘The Matheson Girls’, to celebrate the 1967 Expo.

There is also a 1971 note and letter from Gretchen to Cam Finlay, the then Director of the City of Edmonton Archives. The note and letter include some information and reminiscences by Gretchen of some noted Edmontonians and Albertans, (Mrs. John T. Robertson, Dr. William M. McKay, J.W. & J.B. Tyrrell, Colin Fraser, Fred Rowland, and Alex Rowland).

Gretchen’s note also includes a pitch promoting Maclean Hunter’s historical map which, at the time, was given complimentary with a McLean’s subscription.

Clink, Kate Gretchen

Howard Stutchbury fonds

  • CA EDM MS-167
  • Fondo
  • 1904 - 1954

The fonds consists of correspondence, certificates, manuscripts, clippings, programmes, and pamphlets from the various aspects of Howard Stutchbury’s work and involvement in the Edmonton community, including the Alberta Returned Soldier Commission, the Alberta Trade Commission, the oil and tar sands industry, the Canadian Manufacturers' Association, the Edmonton Safety Council, the Alberta Music Festival, and the Tuxis Parliament of Alberta.

Stutchbury, Howard Percival

Thomson, McRae Family fonds

  • CA EDM MS-168
  • Fondo
  • 1899 - 1913, 1944, [ca. 1970]

The fonds consists of records pertaining to the Thomson and McCrae families.

File 1
Certificate – Letter of Appointment to Postmastership, Mr. George Thomson, 27 September 1907, at Strathcona.

File 2
Manuscript – John Joseph and Flora Anne McRae, a family history that includes details on their first six children – Alexander, Anne, Jeanette, Catherine, Mary Anne, and Annie. Unknown author, [ca. 1970].

The photographs include George Thomson and his drugstore.

McRae Family

Richard MacDonald fonds

  • CA EDM MS-17
  • Fondo
  • 1919, 1928-1971

The fonds consists of programs and photographs of theatre and other cultural events, in many of which Richard and Inez MacDonald were part of the company, primarily as set designer and make-up artist, respectively. The records also include newspaper clippings, correspondence, and magazines relating to the life and career of Richard MacDonald and to the theatre and radio in Edmonton, notably the Edmonton Little Theatre and radio station CKUA.
The textual material was arranged as follows:

  • Programs (by theatre group)
  • News clippings
  • Reports and letters
  • Periodicals

MacDonald, Richard

George K. Guild fonds

  • CA EDM MS-170
  • Fondo
  • 1928 - 1936, [ca. 1961]

The fonds consists predominantly of records detailing George Guild’s life and business. It includes:

  • a copy of "The Super Calendar" published by The Pusey and Jones Corporation at Wilmington, Delaware, that includes a letter written by George Guild about being a ‘one man’ mill and a photo of the Pioneer Paper Mill, 1928,
  • certificate of Caveat of Patent for George K. Guild, Dominion of Canada, 1936,
  • sample of paper fibre, presumably created by George Guild, [ca. 1936]
  • clipping re Pioneer Paper Mill, from The Pulp and Paper Mills of Canada and Newfoundland, [ca. 1936],
  • a manuscript, ‘History of George Guild, operator and owner of Canada's "One Man" mill’, [ca. 1961], unknown author.

Guild, George K.

William H. Northup fonds

  • CA EDM MS-171
  • Fondo
  • [ca. 1900], 1968

The fonds consists of a photograph of William Henry Northup and Marvin Ransen, likely taken around the time that Northup and Ransen first took homesteads. There is also a biography of William Henry Northup written by his son Clarence.

Northup, William Henry

Frank Oliver fonds

  • CA EDM MS-172
  • Fondo
  • 1880 - 1966

The fonds consists of materials created by Frank Oliver including published and unpublished speeches and newspapers, correspondence, and typescripts of various newspaper articles relating to Frank Oliver.

Oliver, Frank

Mann, Williamson Family fonds

  • CA EDM MS-174
  • Fondo
  • 1905, 1912, 1913

The fonds consists of records belonging to Samuel Williamson and his daughter Margaret Williamson Mann. They include the ceremonial pamphlet for the 1905 Inauguration of Alberta containing congratulatory messages from King Edward VII and Sir Alfred Lyttelton, British Colonial Secretary, as well as the speeches by Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier and Governor General Earl Grey. There is also a metal button for the Children’s Parade of the Inauguration Ceremonies.

The photographs include Samuel and Robert Williamson at the 3rd Annual Alberta-Saskatchewan Excursion to California in 1913.

Mann, Williamson Family

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