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Johan A. Siden fonds

  • CA EDM MS-143
  • Archief
  • 1929 - 1946

The fonds consists of family and homesteading records belonging to Johan A. Siden. The family correspondence includes letters to “Dad” (from Tony), “Mom and Dad” (from Nora, includes references to brother Tony and husband Bill), “Mr & Mrs Siden” (from Mary and Carl, with references to Nora and Bill, Fritz and Edmond), and “Sir” (from Edmond).
There is also an invoice from Dr. Peter Farney & Sons, Co., Chicago, and an advertising card for ‘Davis & Lawrence Asparagus Kidney Pills’.
The homesteading documents relate to obtaining entry for homesteading, record of road work in lieu of taxes, requests for information from the Dominion Bureau of Statistics including agricultural surveys (Survey of Crops and Live Stock June 1944; Live Stock and Poultry Survey, December 1944), receipt for medications, record of special grant payment.

Siden, Johan A.

Cuthbert Clark fonds

  • CA EDM MS-947
  • Archief
  • 1928

The fonds consists of photographs of the Edmonton skyline from various viewpoints.

Clark, Cuthbert

Frank R. Crevier Collection

  • CA EDM MS-1181
  • Collectie
  • [194-]

The collection consists of images taken by Frank Crevier as he passed through Edmonton on his ‘lifetime journey’. The photographs include buildings, street and river valley scenes including bridges.

Crevier, Frank R.

Andrew L. Parnham fonds

  • CA EDM MS-674
  • Archief
  • [ca. 1900] - 1976

The fonds consists of a documents, photographs, scrapbooks and news clippings related to Andrew Parnham’s military service and the 51st Battalion, C.E.F.
This fonds also consists of records of the 51st Battalion Association, including minutes, correspondence, membership and financial records and the nominal roll of officers, non-commissioned officers and men of the battalion. It also includes the association gavel and the leather briefcase that held the association records.
The material is arranged into two main sections, Andrew L. Parnham and the 51st Battalion Association.

Parnham, Andrew L.

Kathryn Chase Merrett fonds

  • CA EDM MS-589
  • Archief
  • 1993-2018

The fonds consists of material created through Merrett’s work in compiling local histories of Edmonton. These include research and writings on the Edmonton City Market, the horticultural scene in Edmonton and the Cross Cancer Institute.

The majority of the records deal with research for a book on the Edmonton City Market (A History of the Edmonton City Market, 1900-200: Urban Values and Urban Culture) and political activism relating to a two-year fight to retain a City Market in the downtown. Research undertaken on Edmonton’s gardening history and publications based upon that research is also present. These records include transcripts of interviews conducted by Merrett with vendors and others associated with the Edmonton City Market, and a record of a two-year political process during which the Edmonton City Market building on 97th Street was closed and replaced by an outdoor market on 104th Street. The interviews, most of which are rendered in the voices of the interviewees, cover a variety of subjects relating to life in Edmonton from the 1930s through the 1960s and 1970s. The record of the 2002-2004 period in the City Market’s history includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, a photocopy of a petition presented to City Council, and meeting minutes. There are also photographs of some of the interviewees.

The records of the horticultural scene in Edmonton include Merrett's research on Edmonton's gardening history and articles written by Merrett for the Edmonton Horticultural Society's (EHS) newsletter, The Gardener's Gate. There is also a copy of Merrett's published work on gardening in Edmonton - Why We Grow Here: Essays on Edmonton's Gardening History.

The fonds also includes two publications from Merrett’s work with the Cross Cancer Institute. These items represent the commissioning of Merrett to write a history of the medical centre, as well as a history of the volunteer program there over the first 50 years of its existence.

Merrett, Kathryn Chase

Ethel M. Dorin fonds

  • CA EDM MS-310
  • Archief
  • [ca. 1965]-2006

The fonds consists of photographs of various flowers and floral arrangements, a long-time passion of Ethel Dorin. Some capture scenes of Walter Dorin working at Pike Seeds, the Dorin family home and acreage, and Grace Lutheran Church.

Dorin, Ethel M.

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

Alberta Highland Dancing Association, Edmonton Branch fonds

  • CA EDM CA EDM MS-78
  • Archief
  • 1976

The fonds consists of one history of highland dancing with references to the Alberta Highland Dancing Association, prepared by Sandra Allnutt, the Branch’s publicity chairman, in 1976. The history contains information about the origins of Highland dancing, in addition to details specific to ten individual dances.

Alberta Highland Dancing Association, Edmonton Branch

Roy William Devore fonds

  • CA EDM MS-67
  • Archief
  • 1807 - 1965

File List:
File 1: Biographical article: “A Builder of the West”, re: John Walter. n.d.
File 2: Note: “River Drivers”, article in Alberta Hysterical [sic] Review, Winter 8:1, pp 21-23. 1960
File 3: Biographical article: “Hormidas Theophile Lamoureux”. Nov. 7, 1961
File 4: Article: “The North Saskatchewan River”. 1963.
File 5: Autobiographical article: “A Lost Cause”. n.d.
File 6: Timeline: Walter Historic Site and Museum. [ca 1965].
File 7: Extract from publication: “90 year old house still an original site”, re: John Walter house; also includes brief articles on McDougall
Methodist Church, Al Rashid Mosque, University of Alberta Campus. n.d.
File 8: Notes: Interview of Roy Devore by B. Jablonski. Sept. 11, 1962.
File 9: Thank-You Notes: from Helga Theophile and members of her school class. Nov 1-2, 1963.

Devore, Roy William

The Toronto Mail collection

  • CA EDM MS-68
  • Collectie
  • 1977

This fonds consists of a photostatic copy of two pages of The Toronto Mail, October 1, 1892, containing an article, "In The North-West: The Town and District of Edmonton, Alberta".

The article includes brief biographies and photographs of:
Antonio Prince MLA,
John D. Harrison,
M.G. Connor,
C. Gallagher,
Edward A. Braithwaite,
James Ross,
Paul Royal,
P.E. Daly,
William Wilson,
N.D. Beck,
A.H. Goodwin,
S.S. Taylor,
Hermon McInnes,
John Cameron,
George Thomson,
Colix F. Strang,
D.R. Fraser,
James McDonald,
Matthew McCauley.

As well as Edmonton businesses:
P. Heiminck and Co.,
Larue and Picard general merchants,
Jasper House,
Gallagher's Meat Store,
George Thomson's Drug Store,
Queen's Hotel.

The Toronto Mail

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