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Emily Murphy fonds

  • CA EDM MS-2
  • Fonds
  • 1903 - 1960

The fonds consists of a series of scrapbooks compiled by Emily Murphy covering all aspects of her varied career and dating from 1906 to 1933. The records include correspondence, reports and other material relating to her work as a magistrate as well as manuscripts of some of her many articles. Some of the material relating to Mrs. Murphy was collected by her daughter, Evelyn Gowan Murphy, after Mrs. Murphy died. Scrapbooks include clippings concerning the death of Arthur Murphy and the lives of Evelyn and her sister, Emily Kenwood.
The photographs include 2 of Emily Murphy and 2 of dust jackets from her books “Janey Canuck In The West” and “Open Trails”.
The material was arranged as follows:

  • Police Magistrate Correspondence
  • Social and Legal Problems
  • Personal Papers
  • Manuscript Articles
  • Published Articles
  • Miscellaneous Papers
  • Emily Murphy Memorial Fund
  • Notebooks
  • Scrapbooks

Murphy, Emily

Trudeau Family fonds

  • CA EDM MS-6
  • Fonds
  • 1907 - 1965

The fonds consists of correspondence and business papers of Cadillac Auto Livery Company, Sellick Bros. and Trudeau Auto Company and Trudeau Auto Co.; postcards to Aime Trudeau, a scrapbook created by Alice Trudeau relating to the French community news, French history, French society, French politicians and current events in Canada, and certificates of Denise Trudeau.
The books include Alberta Public School Geography (1925) (910 P c. 2); Arithmetic Book 1 and Book 2 by J. A. Smith (511 S); Dominion School Geography (910 D); Fashions of the Hour by Marshall Field and Co. (746 M); and One Hundred Short Sermons for the People on the Apostles' Creed Volume 1 by L. P. Gravel (252 G).
The photograph is of J.B. Taft, Canadian Government Land Guide, with a party of landseekers starting out for districts northwest of Edmonton [ca. 1905].

Trudeau Family

Elmer E. Roper fonds

  • CA EDM MS-11
  • Fonds
  • 1959 - 1967

The fonds consists of political papers relating to Dr. Roper's tenure as Mayor of Edmonton from 1959 to 1963.
The photographs are from an album, presented to Elmer Roper by Chief Constable M.F.C. Anthony, commemorating the official opening of Police Headquarters Building, October 16, 1962.
The textual material was arranged as follows:

  • Speeches, includes proclamations, briefings and other statements.
  • General Correspondence, containing invitations and acknowledgements; complaints and compliments, and general commentaries on civic business; also includes files created by his immediate predecessors as mayor, William Hawrelak, mayor until his resignation in September 1959 and F.J. Mitchell, acting mayor until the municipal election in October 1959.
  • Miscellaneous Papers, including new clippings, reports, and incidental documents

Roper, Elmer E.

Annie Froehler fonds

  • CA EDM MS-130
  • Fonds
  • 1931

The fonds consists of two bills for Mrs. A. Froehler at 9252 – 110A Avenue, Edmonton, specifically from the City of Edmonton Electric, Light and Power Department, and the City of Edmonton Waterworks Department. On the verso of the bills are notes and instructions for the homeowner, including promotion of the modern electric refrigerator and advice on changing electrical service when moving.

Froehler, Annie

Jean Gamber Halisky collection

  • CA EDM MS-1182
  • Collection
  • 1921

The collection consists of a panorama photograph of the Shriner’s Picnic, 21 Jul 1921 held in Victoria Park, Edmonton.
Note: this panorama has the same three people on both ends of the photograph.

Halisky, Jean Gamber

James H. Botz fonds

  • CA EDM MS-1200
  • Fonds
  • 1911

The fonds consists of photographs of Edmonton taken by James Botz, including various buildings, river valley scenes, coal mines and possibly James H. Botz with friends or other Botz family members.

Botz, James H.

Latta Family fonds

  • CA EDM MS-60
  • Fonds
  • 1905 - 2001

The fonds consists of a business document from D.G. Latta Ltd., biographical information on David G. Latta and reminiscences by Alexander Latta Jr. and a commemorative medal.
The photographs include the Latta family, home and businesses, as well as Alex Decoteau (Emily Decoteau Latta’s brother) and some Edmonton street scenes and events.

File List:
File 1: invoice pad, D. G. Latta Limited, n.d.
File 2: Biographical information on David G. Latta, by Jessie Darryl Latta Sturrock, 1951, 1968.
File 3: Biographical information on David G. Latta, by Alexander Latta Jr.; includes descriptive note on vicinity of Latta home at Jasper Ave and 92 St, 1977, n.d.
File 4: Writings by Alex Latta, Jr., includes reminiscence “Curly”, of a river bank shack dweller in Edmonton in the 1930s and poem “An Irish Tragedy”, n.d.
File 5: Commemorative medal from the Alex Decouteau Educational Run, 2001.

Latta Family

Dr. Cecil Ulysses Holmes fonds

  • CA EDM MS-32
  • Fonds
  • 1899 - 1952

The fonds consists of records from Dr. Holmes's professional career and personal life.

File 1: Medical career -
~ 2 letters from patients, re payment, 1917
~ fragment of a note, re patients payments, n.d.
~ Bachelor of Medicine degree, University of Toronto, June 9, 1899 (o/s)
~ Certificate of membership, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario Dec. 14, 1903 (o/s)
~ Certificate of Honorary life membership, Edmonton Academy of Medicine, Oct. 1952 (o/s)

File 2: Physician’s Ledger – account book, 1912-1915

File 3: Personal life -
~ fragment of a family tree, David Hoover, 1791-1910
~ tax assessments, City of Edmonton, 1915
~ permits and registrations to carry a gun 1920, 1945, 1947

The fonds also includes photographs though it is not certain how the photographs relate to Dr. Holmes. The photos include group portraits (University of Alberta Drama Club 1922-1923, Canadian Officers Training Corps 1925-1926, University of Alberta Freshman Class 1921-1922), a panorama photograph of the Al Azhar Convention in Calgary, 1913 and a photograph of the visit of Alice of Athlone to the Colonel Mewburn Hospital, 1941.

Holmes, Dr. Cecil Ulysses Holmes

Elizabeth Mason Bicknell collection

  • CA EDM MS-39
  • Collection
  • 1951

The fonds consists of a copy of the speech given by J.W. Neilson on Dr. Arthur Benjamin Mason at the presentation of Honorary Life Membership to Dr. Mason to the Edmonton & District Dental Society on 2 Oct 1951.
The Edmonton & District Dental Society is a professional organization for dental professionals in the Edmonton region which focuses on providing professional education, networking opportunities and promoting dentistry as a profession.
Arthur Benjamin Mason was a highly respected dentist and considered to be one of the earliest dentists in the Edmonton area.

Bicknell, Elizabeth Mason

James Oakland Valleau fonds

  • CA EDM MS-379
  • Fonds
  • [191-?]-1946

The fonds consists of records collected by James Valleau, presumably once living in Edmonton. They relate to different events in Edmonton, often prior to James' own birth or living in Edmonton. As such, his relation to the documents is uncertain. It is assumed that Valleau collected them in pursuit of an interest in the history of the city. The records are divided into three main topics - the Edmonton Industrial Association and its 1914 promotional trip, 'The Edmonton Spirit'; the early theatrical scene in Edmonton; and miscellaneous.

Edmonton Industrial Association
The Edmonton Industrial Association, which operated under the aegis of the Edmonton Board of Trade, was created to promote Edmonton and industrial opportunities to a wider national and international audience. In June 1914, a two week promotional train excursion named 'Edmonton Spirit' was made from Edmonton to Toronto, with stops in Winnipeg, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Chicago, Detroit, Stratford and Guelph. The train journey was interspersed with civic receptions and tours of local facilities. Among the passengers were some of Edmonton's leading businessmen. A twice-daily newsletter was published each day of the journey.

The records include itineraries, notes, articles, newsletters, announcements and accounts of the 'Edmonton Spirit' train excursion. There are also two panorama photographs of the excursion participants, taken in Winnipeg and Milwaukee.

Theatrical Programmes
The theatrical programmes include material that was originally created by Kenneth A. Ross. Mr. Ross came to Edmonton from Ontario around 1913 and appears to have had ambitions of being a concert impresario. He was manager or presenter of some concerts in 1916. Then in 1917, Ross, with the cooperation of the Edmonton Women's Musical Club, arranged the 'Edmonton Concert Series', to be held in the 1917-1918 season, and produced a brochure with biographies of the upcoming performers in order to promote sales.

In 1920, Ross was promoted to manager of the Musical Merchandise Sales Co., who was the Canadian distributor of Brunswick phonographs. However in 1923, Ross was convicted in Calgary of the theft of 133 gramophones from the McLaran Gramophone Corp. of Stratford, Ontario, and sentenced to three years in the Prince Albert penitentiary.

The theatrical records of Kenneth A. Ross include handbills, programmes including the brochure for the 'Edmonton Concert Series' produced by Mr. Ross, photographs and album. The photographs, most of which are in the photo album, are portraits of several of the concert performers, many with salutations addressed to Kenneth A. Ross or his wife. The Ross theatrical records also include a handbill for a play, 'The Temple of Fame', in which both Kenneth Ross and his wife are listed as performers. Accompanying the handbill is a handwritten document, 'Red Cross Nurse', which is likely the script for Mrs. Ross' address in the play.

There are also other theatrical programmes that are likely not associated with Kenneth Ross as they are for concerts either before his arrival in Edmonton, or after his 1923 conviction. It is not known if these programmes were originally used by Valleau, or by someone else and collected by Valleau.

Miscellaneous Material
The miscellaneous material includes a commencement programme for the Misericordia Hospital School of Nursing, an advertisement for Thompson & Dynes women's wear shop in Edmonton, and newspaper clippings.

Valleau, James Oakland

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