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Northern Alberta Pioneers and Old Timers' Association (NAPOTA) fonds

  • CA EDM MS-56
  • Fonds
  • 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The fonds consists of textual records, historical documents, photographs, paintings and maps gathered by NAPOTA in support of the association’s goal of preserving the history of Edmonton.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

Aitken Family fonds

  • CA EDM MS-765
  • Fonds
  • 1925 - 1947

The fonds consists of materials largely related to the life and death of Robert M. Aitken. Although his early life in Edmonton is represented through his yearbooks and clippings regarding his sports activities with local leagues, the majority of the records focus on his military career beginning with the Royal Canadian Airforce (R.C.A.F.) through to his transfer to the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy. Besides material created by Robert in the course of his duties, records created by Marjory Aitken, his mother, are present throughout the fonds, most notably in letters received from correspondents regarding her son’s death. The photographs consist of images taken and collected by Marjory throughout Robert’s life, including of his childhood, military service, and eventual gravesite.

Aitken Family

John D. Ellinger fonds

  • CA EDM MS-1085
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1915], 1919

The fonds consists of military photographs including the Officers of the 66th Overseas Battalion in 1915 and the 49th Battalion’s return to Edmonton in 1919.

Ellinger, John D.

James W. Taylor fonds

  • CA EDM MS-597
  • Fonds
  • 1901 - 1903

The fonds consists of records of James Taylor’s military career:

  • a notice of parade for the Winnipeg Rifles, 90th Regiment, “A” Company, 1900;
  • a Certificate of Discharge from the Winnipeg 90th Rifles, March 2, 1901;
  • a one-page hand written personal account of James W. Taylor's time in South Africa, 1901-1902 (includes place, date and notes).
  • 7 pages of typewritten accounts from James W. Taylor's diary in South Africa from February 24, 1902 to June 1, 1902; Certificate of Discharge from the South African Constabulary, February 21, 1903;
  • a pass from the South African Constabulary, 1903;
    The photographs are also from James Taylor’s military carrier and include Canadian troops in South Africa.

James W. Taylor

William P. Wagner fonds

  • CA EDM MS-244
  • Fonds
  • 1902-[ca.1964]

The fonds consists of textual records and photographs created and collected by the donor. The photographs include street scenes of Jasper Avenue [ca. 1914, 1969], William’s teaching and educational administration career [ca. 1930, 1964], Vera Smith [ca. 1900, 1960] and the students of Queen’s Avenue School, 1909 (it is likely William is in the photo).
File List:
File 1: W.P. Wagner autobiography, includes accounts of childhood, early teaching career, military service and educational administrative career; written for William Wagner’s retirement. [ca. 1899-1964], (photocopy);
File 2: Commemorative Booklet for the Inauguration of the Province of Alberta, September 2, 1905. Includes 'Telegram from His Majesty King Edward VII; Address of His Excellency Earl Grey, Governor General of Canada; Address of the Right Hon. Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Prime Minister of Canada; and Telegram from the Right Hon Alfred Lyttelton, Secretary of State for the Colonies. Note: booklet is annotated 'Dorothea Wagner, Edmonton, Alta, 1905' (nb: Dorothea is William’s sister).
File 3: Certificates for Vera Smith. Include High School Certificates for Vera Eloise Smith, Provincial Examinations sat at Liverpool Station, Nova Scotia, 1902, 1904, 1905 and Certification for Teacher’s Professional Qualification, Nova Scotia, 1911.

Wagner, William P.

Anthony Graham Shute fonds

  • CA EDM MS-756
  • Fonds
  • 1917 - 1958

The fonds consists of documents and photographs related to Anthony Shute’s police career and activities in the Boxing and Wrestling Commission. .
File List:
File 1: Certificate of military instruction for infantry, non-commissioned officers, for Corporal A.G. Shute, 1917;
File 2: Appointment as Justice of the Peace to Anthony G. Shute, signed by Robert George Brett, Lt. Gov. of Alberta. Sept. 8, 1920;
File 3: Citation for Silver Jubilee, Buckingham Palace, May 6, 1935.
File 4: Letter, Anthony G. Shute to Wm. Murphy, Secretary-Treasurer, Edmonton Boxing and Wrestling Commission, January 13, 1958. (Note: given Anthony Shute’s death on January 14, 1958, this is possibly the last letter written by him).
For photograph of Anthony Shute, see EA-10-2784.

Shute, Anthony Graham

Peter Anderson fonds

  • CA EDM MS-218
  • Fonds
  • 1899-1941, predominantly 1914-1916.

This fonds consists of a menu card, a manuscript account of Peter Anderson’s escape from a prisoner-of-war camp in Germany during World War I; a letter written from the Bischofswerda camp to his son, Bert; humorous regimental orders and a uniform button for the 101st Edmonton Fusiliers (9th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force).
The photographs include Peter Anderson and family, Peter Anderson in military uniform and Sandison’s Brickyard.

Anderson, Peter

Richard Scragg fonds

  • CA EDM MS-785
  • Fonds
  • 1916

The fonds consists of a photograph of the 202nd ‘O’ Battalion, Machine Gun Section, Scarcee Camp. Richard Scragg is in the photo, middle row, standing on the right.

Scragg, Richard

Orest Myckan fonds

  • CA EDM MS-767
  • Fonds
  • 1916

The fonds consists of a panorama photograph of the 138th ‘O’ Battalion, C.E.F. Sarcee Camp, taken on 11 Aug 1916.
O.C. Lt. Col. Belcher is seated in the front row, centre.

Myckan, Orest

William A. Griesbach fonds

  • CA EDM MS-209
  • Fonds
  • 1893 - 1943

The fonds consists of political, military, and personal papers.
Political papers consist of reports, correspondence, 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 Mr. Griesbach's military career and created between 1919 and ca.1943.
Personal papers include correspondence, financial documents, programmes and other materials relating to Griesbach's personal life.

Griesbach, William A.

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