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Kenneth McDonald fonds

  • CA EDM MS-120
  • Archief
  • [ca. 1890], [ca. 1969]

The fonds consists of a photocopy of land grant to Kenneth McDonald for 160 acres of River Lot 20, Edmonton Settlement, Jan.21, 1886, Homestead No. 34509 and one envelope addressed from Henareth McDonald to Miss Duncan McLelland. The photographs include Emma (Rowland) McDonald and two children, William McDonald and family, and a photograph postcard of a Blackfoot man with a pony and teepee.

McDonald, Kenneth

Alfred Hutchings fonds

  • CA EDM MS-122
  • Archief
  • 1886

This fonds consists of one letter from H(?) Garneau, Agent of Dominion Lands, Edmonton AB to Alfred Hutchings, Edmonton AB, enclosing Certificate of Recommendation for Homestead Patent for NE-4-54-24-W4, (NE 1/4 of Section 4, Township 54 Range 24 W of the 4th), with information about pre-emption for NW-4-54-24-W4, dated at Edmonton, 17th December 1886.

Hutchings, Alfred

Mr. W.H. Wilkins fonds

  • CA EDM MS-129
  • Archief
  • 1911 - 1913

The fonds consists of consists of tax notices for Lot 20, Block 84, Subdivision Parkdale in the City of Edmonton.

Wilkins, Mr. W.H.

Gerald M. Hutchinson fonds

  • CA EDM MS-132
  • Archief
  • 1974

This fonds consists of notes and articles prepared by G.M. Hutchinson relating to the work of Robert Rundle, who was one of a small group of missionaries who were sent to Canada by the Wesleyans (Methodists) in England in 1840. Rundle was the first Protestant missionary to reach the area which is now Alberta. His first headquarters was Fort Edmonton from where he traveled as far as Rocky Mountain House, the Bow River near the future site of Banff, and Beaver Lake. Shortly before he left Canada in 1848 he established a mission at Pigeon Lake, now known as the Rundle Mission.
The material was used in research for Rundle House at Fort Edmonton Park.
The fonds also includes a photograph of Rev. Robert Rundle and his bride, Mary Wolverson.
Item List:

  • memorandum re: marriages performed by Rundle in Saskatchewan District; includes a list of 7 marriages Rundle performed at Edmonton House 1841-1848, n.d.
  • historical article, “The Rev. Robert Terrill Rundle at Fort Edmonton”, by G.M. Hutchinson, July, 1974
  • address, “The British (Wesleyan) Mission to North America, 1840-1854”, by G.M. Hutchinson, October 2, 1974.
    The records include references to: Phroisine Brabon, Ephriam Evans, Hugh Frazer, Antione Gouin, Francoise Gouin, Margaret Harriott, Paul Kane, Paul Kane Jr., Rev. William Mason, Peter Ogden, Antione Osee, Judie Osee, Jean Baptiste Pauldit, Jean Baptiste Raymond, John Rowand, John Rowand. Mary Wolverson Rundle, Rev. Robert Terrill Rundle, See-Seel, Sir George Simpson, Angelique Tessier, Father Thybeault, Elizabeth Ward, George Ward and the Wesleyan Missionary Society.

Hutchinson, Gerald M.

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

William H. Northup fonds

  • CA EDM MS-171
  • Archief
  • [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

Esther A.J. Clark fonds

  • CA EDM MS-22
  • Archief
  • 1878-[1967?]

The fonds consists of handwritten memoirs of homesteading, farming and life in early Alberta (approx. 1878-1911) written by Esther Clark. The memoirs include references to other family members, relatives and friends: C. Berquist, John P. Levin, Alida Levin Skalin, Lillie Spaulding and Ethel Tooze.
The photographs are of members of Esther’s family, including her husband and parents.

Clark, Esther A.J.

Beatrice Dunn fonds

  • CA EDM MS-29
  • Archief
  • 1851 - 1948

The fonds consists of materials collected by Beatrice Dunn, including cards, hand written financial contracts, insurance policy and coupons. The photographs include farming in High River, most likely her father’s farm, and the family home where Beatrice grew up. There is also a baby photo of Beatrice’s older brother Herbert (1901).
File List:
File 1: Bond – Henry Cressman, Waterloo, Canada West – Jacob Hagey and Isaac Dingy, blacksmiths, Waterloo, Canada West, 7 Apr 1851.
includes record of payments 1 Jan 1852 – 22 Sep 1853.
File 2: Land sale agreement – Henry Cressman, Waterloo, Canada West, and Conrad Ludolph, Waterloo, Canada, 28 Mar 1862.
west half, lot 147, German Company Tract, lower block, Waterloo Township.
File 3: Insurance Policy – British Crown Assurance Corporation Limited and Directors of Alberta College, 6 Oct 1932.
File 4: Christmas note cards, Nettie Burkholder – ‘Miss Gremm’ and ‘Mr. and Mrs. Dunn’, 1925-1948
pen and ink drawings by Nettie Burkholder with notes on reverse of most cards; sketches relate to Alberta College.
File 5: Advertising coupons – Blue Ribbon, Sunlight Soap, Sunny Boy, Nabob, etc. n.d.
File 6: Booklet – The Reward of Life, Robert Louis Stevenson, published by Hayes Lithographing Co., Buffalo, New York, 20pp illustrated. 1911

Dunn, Beatrice Gremm

Wallis Kendall collection

  • CA EDM MS-34
  • Collectie
  • [ca. 1850]-[ca. 1930]

The collection consists of miscellaneous textual and photographic records collected by Wallis Kendall. It is possible some of the records are connected to each other.
Item List:

  • handwritten Bond from Benjamin Walter Smith to George Perry, July 12, 1852, for the sum of 113 pounds,
  • Certificate of Recommendation for Homestead Patent (SE 22-38-38-W4) for William Stewart, August 8, 1903, with cover letter,
  • handwritten poem/manuscript, 'The Chase - A Tale of the Prairie', by E.H., n.d.
  • 3 postcards (one postcard to Miss L.M. Perry, from Etha Vale, 19 Aug [190-?],
  • newspaper clippings of poems.
    The photographs include people, horses, cars, homes and farming activities of the early 1900's.

Kendall, Wallis

Hudson's Bay Company collection

  • CA EDM MS-51
  • Collectie
  • 1879-1884, 1970

The fonds consists of accounting records from Fort Edmonton (1879-1884) and a daily journal from Fort Victoria, now Pakan (1890-1893). There are also records relating to a model-building contest of Fort Edmonton and copies of plans for Fort Edmonton (1970).
Photographs include the official opening of Fort Edmonton Park (1967), the winning Fort Edmonton model and builder (1970), York boats and Red River carts.

Hudson's Bay Company

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