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John W. Sherwin fonds

  • CA EDM MS-148
  • Archief
  • 1958 - 1960

The fonds consists of blueprints, images and research notes on York boats, covering the period 1810-1825, created and collected by Mr. Sherwin.
File List:

  1. Research notes on York boats
  2. Blueprints, some by Canadian Naval Headquarters (CANAVHED)
    • The York Boat – Lines Plan, scale ¾” = 1 foot, Nov. 10, 1953, 45 x 86 cm (CANAVHED Curator Number 82231, NCC Reference No. 260/53);
    • The York Boat – Construction Plan, scale ¾” = 1 foot, Nov. 10, 1953, 64 x 102 cm (CANAVHED Curator Number 82232, NCC Reference No. 261/53);
    • The York Boat – Tentative Rigging Plan, scale ¼” = 1 foot, Dec. 30, 1953, 45 x 83 cm (CANAVHED Curator Number 82233, NCC Reference No. 289/53);
    • Copy of The York Boat – Construction Plan, scale ¾” = 1 foot, traced by Capt. W. Gilding, Curator – Maritime Museum of Canada, Feb. 10, 1958, 31 x 75 cm;
    • Copy of The York Boat – Tentative Rigging Plan, scale ¼” = 1 foot, traced by Capt. W. Gilding, Curator – Maritime Museum of Canada, Feb. 10, 1958, 31 x 75 cm.
  3. Articles on artwork ‘Fort Edmonton, 1825 – The Boat Brigade Leaving Fort Edmonton for York Factory’ for the Confederation Life Collection and the painter, John David Kelly (see EA-799-3).

Sherwin, John W.

Myrtle Bradley fonds

  • CA EDM MS-147
  • Archief
  • 1921-1922, n.d.

The fonds consists of two programmes and one news clipping of the Empire Theatre which opened in 1920 on 103 Street just north of Jasper Avenue. It operated as Edmonton's premier theatre until it was converted into offices during the Second World War. Its lifespan was roughly coincidental with the golden age of drama, opera, and vaudeville. Stars such as Harry Lauder, Charlie Chaplin, and Will Rogers were among the performers. The building was used not only as a playhouse but also for political gatherings, sports broadcasts, and city theatrical productions.
Note: both programmes include a variety of advertisements of local businesses of the time, including full page ads for Swift’s on the inside front covers.
Item List:

  • Programme – “The Victorian Maid – A Musical Comedy”, New Empire Theatre, Feb. 10th, 11th & 12th, 1921;
  • Programme – “The Girl Of My Dreams – A Musical Comedy”, New Empire Theatre, Feb. 23rd, 24th & 25th 1922;
  • Newspaper clipping – “’The Three Twins’ Goes With Eclat From Rise to Drop of the Curtain at Empire Theatre”, unknown paper, n.d.

Bradley, Myrtle

Marie Dorsey fonds

  • CA EDM MS-146
  • Archief
  • [ca. 1940]

The fonds consists of material created or collected by Marie Dorsey and reflect her various interests.

The photographs include images of the Provincial Courthouse just prior to demolition (1972), art details on the Quesnel Bridge (1970), Rocky R. Jewellry store (1968), interiors of grocery store in Agassi B.C. (1908), round barn in Henderson (1972), New Edmonton Hotel ([ca. 1940]), street scene of 100 St. and 102 Ave during snowstorm [ca. 1925] and the portrait of Marie Dorsey used for EHB award (1998).
The fonds also includes a map of Edmonton featuring Jasper Place and Beverly [194?] (EAM-379).

File List:
File 1: Canadian National Philatelic Exhibition CANPEX ’64 Catalogue (1964), Edmonton Stamp Club Directory (1971);
File 2: memorial tribute booklet by Edmonton Film Society ‘H.P. Brown, 1886-1965’ (1966) – includes list of EFS Presidents 1936-1966; programme “The Edmonton Film Society – Main Series” (28 March 1966);
File 3: Edmonton Transit System - Condensed History of Events (1908-1966), author unknown, includes list of Superintendents 1909-1951;
File 4: artwork – 2 sketches by Marie Dorsey – 1 multi sketch of trains [ca. 1970], 1 colour sketch of grain elevators (1995).

Dorsey, Marie Dezall

Haydak Family fonds

  • CA EDM MS-145
  • Archief
  • 1910 - 1936

The fonds consists of personal papers of Michael Haydak and his wife Maria Furjak, as well as some documents for their farm and business.
Item List:

  • Birth certificate for Michael Haydak, 29 September 1885;
  • Certified translation of birth certificate for Maria Furjak, born 21 October 1887, certified 25 May 1937;
  • Certificate of Naturalization, Dominion of Canada for Michael Haydak, 29 August 1913;
  • 5 purchase payments to Cockshut Plow Company, 1911-1914;
  • note from Baldwin & McLaren, Solicitors referring to transfer of title from Joe Swedzinski to Mike Haydak, certificate title no. 242-F-43, 23 April 1918;
  • Resident Farmer's Big Game License, Department of Agriculture, Province of Albert, 1920;
  • 5 loan documents - Bank of Commerce and Merchant Bank of Canada, 1923-1933;
  • building contract between Mike Hayduk and Lukas Mras, 3 July 1936.

Haydak Family

Graham Family fonds

  • CA EDM MS-144
  • Archief
  • 1906 - 1940

The fonds consists of personal and business documents of George and Eva Graham.
File List:
File 1: cancelled cheque from Geo. L. Graham to George S. Hill, 1906; invoice, Graham and Reid, home furnishers, Edmonton AB, 1918
File 2: ticket to Walsingham Fall Fair (Ontario), 1913; letters 1932-1940; Christmas Card, n.d
File 3: Merchants Bank of Canada cheque book, 1913; birthdate and address book, ca. 1934.

Graham Family

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.

Mabel Gertrude Ragan fonds

  • CA EDM MS-142
  • Archief
  • 1909 - 1975

The fonds consists of records collected by Gertrude Ragain or used by her family, including:

  • an Edmonton Bulletin carrier's regular customer record book for Henry Ragan (son of Gertrude), October – December 1937;
  • booklet 'Rundle in Alberta 1840-1848', by The United Church of Canada; annual report, United Services Y.M.C.A. Club, March 17, 1943;
  • invitation, unveiling of Rundle's Mission plaque, September 12, 1965;
  • booklet 'The Rundle Adventure Story', by John Travis, 1968.
    The photographs include Earl Grey’s visit to Edmonton in 1909 and a portrait of Gertrude Ragan, ca. 1975, used for an Edmonton Historical Board award (1976).

Ragan, Mabel Gertrude Payne

Companion Court Maple Leaf No. 842, Independent Order of Foresters fonds

  • CA EDM MS-141
  • Archief
  • 1904 - 1905

The fonds consists of one record book of Companion Court Maple Leaf no. 842, Independent Order of Foresters, containing by-laws (inside front cover), record of attendance and roll of officers, and minutes.
It includes references to: Miss Bassill, Miss Burgess, Miss A. Dunn, Miss Fisher, Miss C. Grant, Miss J.M. Harrison, Dr. Hotson, Misss. M.A. Jamieson, Miss E. McKernan, Mrs. A.E. McLean, Miss F. Martin, Mrs. R. Peterson, Mrs. Pyper, Mrs. Annie M. Scarborough, Mrs. Shackleloi, Mrs. Sheppard, Mrs. E.M. Shields, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Wallace, and the Independent Order of Foresters (Strathcona Branch).

Companion Court Maple Leaf No. 842, Independent Order of Foresters

John Alexander McDougall fonds

  • CA EDM MS-140
  • Archief
  • [ca. 1974]

The fonds consists of a photocopy of the 1884-1885 ledger (stock book) for John A. McDougall and Co., which includes records of liabilities, notes and bad or doubtful debts.

McDougall, John Alexander

Joseph Seely McCallum fonds

  • CA EDM MS-14
  • Archief
  • 1918-1932, predominant 1927-1931

The fonds consists of records created by Joseph McCallum including correspondence, legal papers, bills and invoices relating to his businesses, particularly McCallum Agencies and McCallum Motors. The records offer a view of commerce during the late 1920s and early 1930s. A great deal of the correspondence reveals the effects of the Great Depression on business, being composed of demands for overdue payment, and letters to and from lawyers and collection agencies concerning outstanding debts.

McCallum, Joseph Seely

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