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Jennie Ottewell Smith fonds

  • CA EDM MS-225
  • Fonds
  • 1920-[196-?]

The fonds consists of some records and biographical clippings of Richard Ottewell and the Ottewell family as well as correspondence and records of Jennie (Ottewell) Smith and her husband Bliss Simith.
There are also books in algebra, geometry, mechanics and mechanical drawing from the American School of Correspondence, likely used by Bliss Smith for correspondence courses as well as a garden seed and nursery catalogue:
The photographs are of Richard and Fanny Ottewell and their children, including Richard and Fanny Ottewell on their 50th wedding anniversary (1927), as well as the Clover Bar School.

Smith, Jennie Ottewell

Gilda Rath fonds

  • CA EDM MS-43
  • Fonds
  • 1870 - 1971

The fonds consists of research materials collected or created by Gilda Rath. The records generally relates to three themes: excerpts from the Edmonton Bulletin 1880-1882, and the Saskatchewan Herald, 1879-1882; the story of the Lamoureux family from their origins in Quebec to their settlement in the Edmonton district; and translations of correspondence from the Oblate Archives relating to members of the order and to the history of the Edmonton area.
Also included is information on First Nations, Metis, steamboat transportation on the North Saskatchewan, and notes and excerpts from other sources. The research material appears to have been accumulated for a book on the history of French settlement in North America and the Canadian northwest, focusing on the Lamoureux family. A partial typescript of this work is included in the fonds. Some of the notes are transcripts from tape recordings, but the original tapes are not present.

Rath, Gilda

Stan Williams fonds

  • CA EDM MS-221
  • Fonds
  • 1880 - 1982

The fonds consists of correspondence, manuscripts and newspaper articles written by Stan, as well as articles written about Stan Williams. There are also booklets pertaining to the newspaper industry, pamphlets from various churches in Edmonton, and photographs of Stan and Margaret, and various buildings and scenes around Edmonton.

Williams, Stan

Frank Oliver fonds

  • CA EDM MS-172
  • Fonds
  • 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The fonds consists of materials created by Frank Oliver including published and unpublished speeches and newspapers, correspondence, and typescripts of various newspaper articles relating to Frank Oliver.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

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

MacAllister Family fonds

  • CA EDM MS-101
  • Fonds
  • 1891 - 1970

The fonds consists of programmes, orders of service and booklets relating to the dairy industry, royalty, the Boer War and the First World War and women’s organizations. It also includes photographs of a land scrip certificate, members of the Lauder family, dairy groups and facilities, an Edmonton firehall and an Old Timers’ luncheon group.

MacAllister Family

Independent Order of Odd Fellows fonds

  • CA EDM MS-1206
  • Fonds
  • 1891 - 2007

This fonds consists of minutes, membership lists, financial ledgers, regalia, certificates, and photographs produced by Odd Fellow and Rebekah Lodges throughout Edmonton geographic area and history.

Independent Order of Odd Fellows

William A. Griesbach fonds

  • CA EDM MS-209
  • Fonds
  • 1891 - 1974

The fonds consists of William Griesbach’s political, military, and personal papers, as well as numerous books from his personal library.

Political papers consist of reports, correspondence, contracts, and financial documents concerning the City of Edmonton and the City of Strathcona between 1892 and 1935. There is also a 1912 Edmonton Subdivision map (EAM-178).

Military papers include correspondence, clippings, programs, pamphlets and other materials related to Major-General Griesbach's military career, created between 1919 and ca.1943.

Personal papers include correspondence, financial documents, theatre programmes and other materials relating to Griesbach's personal activities and interests. It includes correspondence on the memorial window in the Cathedral Church of All Saints in Edmonton.

The books reflect the various aspects of Griesbach’s life, career, and interests covering military, political, diplomatic, economic, and historical topics. It should be noted that the books published after Griesbach’s death in 1945 were added by the Western Command HQ Library.

Griesbach, William A.

Cavers, Charters Family fonds

  • CA EDM MS-138
  • Fonds
  • 1892 - 1954

The fonds consists of sheet music, and a family album of postcards and greeting cards.

The majority of sheet music belonged to Christina Charters, most of which is annotated, C.J. Cavers, while others are annotated C.J. Charters, or Mrs. E. Charters. Some of the earlier pieces of sheet music are annotated M.B. Cavers, likely Christina's sister Mary Beatrice Cavers. A few pieces of music have other annotations, such as U.Y or Mrs. Young - it is not known who this is, or how related to Christina Cavers Charters.

The album of postcards and greeting cards covers multi-generations of the Cavers - Charters family. The early postcards are predominantly addressed to Everett Charters as a child ('Master Everett') or his parents, Maggie and Charles Charters. The cards are mostly from Charters or Everett relatives back in New Brunswick (Aunt Nell, Aunt Sadie, Grandma, Grandpa, Mother) and presumably sent after the family moved to Saskatchewan. Some postcards have notes or writings from the sender, others are blank. Other cards are addressed to Chrissie Cavers, before her marriage to Everett Charters.

Cards in the middle to later part of the album are addressed to Everett or Chrissie Charters, and later to their children, Kenneth or Marion. The cards are mostly from friends or relatives, and are predominantly greeting cards with some birth or memorial announcements.

It is not known if the creator of the album was a Charters family member, and Christina inherited the album upon her marriage to Everett, and continued it, or if Christina herself created the album and included cards that belonged to her or her husband prior to their marriage, as well as cards received by them once married.

Cavers, Charters Family

Hamilton Family fonds

  • CA EDM MS-30
  • Fonds
  • 1894 - ?

The fonds consists of invitations, programmes, pamphlets, greeting cards, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous material relating to Mary Hamilton, her mother Eliza Hamilton and brother Robert Hamilton. The photographs include Mary (Maisie) Hamilton and her family and friends.

Hamilton Family

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