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Frederic B. Robertson Family fonds

  • CA EDM MS-207
  • Arquivo
  • [ca. 1885] - [ca. 1935]

The fonds consists predominantly of photographs covering three generations and five of the six branches of the W. Scott Robertson family. The photographs include Frederic’s parents (Robert and Isabel Robertson), siblings, as well as aunts, uncles, and cousins.

There are also many unidentified photographs but it is likely these belonged to Frederic’s mother-in-law, Cassie Bain Foley, as ‘C.B.’ is written on the back of the photos.

The textual records consist of one birthday card from Alice J. Wright (Frederic’s maternal grandmother) to Bob, likely Robert Robertson (Frederic’s father) (n.d.) and a calendar card from Isabel Wright Robertson (Frederic’s mother) to ‘Dolly’ (1939).

Frederic B. Robertson Family

Annie Robertson Harrison fonds

  • CA EDM MS-601
  • Arquivo
  • [ca. 1910], [ca. 1962]

The fonds consists of a manuscript “Memoirs of Anna Laura” written by Annie Robertson Harrison recounting her life in Edmonton at the end of the 19th century and one photograph of Annie.

The memoir mentions Annie’s family – parents (W. Scott and Harriet Robertson), siblings (Harry, Nell, Carrie, Fred, Robert, Grace), husband (Dr. John Darely Harrison), as well as her children and grandchildren. It also covers family activities and buildings including her father’s Cooking Lake residence, Spruce Lodge, and her father’s opera house, Robertson Hall, including the night the hall burned down.

It also includes references to various events and people: the 1885 Rebellion, 1897 Klondike Gold Rush, construction of the CPR and EY&P railroads, Strathcona, Fort Edmonton, Long Lake, St. Albert, Herschel Island, Athabasca Landing, Eggies Halfway House, Louis Daniels, Grasshopper, Mrs. Grey, Mary Bobsleigh, Kenny McLeod, Colonel Jamieson, Dr. and Mrs. McKay, Casey family, and Muchias,

The memoir describes a number of "firsts" in Edmonton, such as the first: public school (McKay Avenue School), sheriff, women's hockey team, theatrical hall, and piano. There are also references to many original settler families, such as, the Olivers, Walters, Macauleys, Griesbachs, Mckays and McDougalls.

There is also a photocopy of a newspaper article about Annie Robertson Harrison and her memoir, "'It Was Wonderful To Be Young In Edmonton'... As Mrs. Harrison Recalls Settlement 72 Years Ago", by Ruth Bowen, Edmonton Journal, September 1, 1955.

Harrison, Annie Laurie Robertson

Kenneth McDonald fonds

  • CA EDM MS-120
  • Arquivo
  • [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 to Mrs. Duncan McLelland c/o Henareth [Kenneth?] McDonald. The photographs include William McDonald and family, and a photograph postcard of a Blackfoot man with a pony and teepee.

McDonald, Kenneth

William A. Griesbach fonds

  • CA EDM MS-209
  • Arquivo
  • 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.

Richard Henry Secord

The series consists of Richard Henry Secord’s daily journals, including event and financial notes, 1891-1928 (incomplete), and account books relating to various business activities, 1890-1919 (incomplete), and correspondence and other documents relating to his life activities and involvements. Some daily journals contain entries written by Richard’s wife, Annie York Secord.
The books reflect his political activities and the photographs include Richard at various ages in his life, as well as reflect his various businesses and recreational interests.

Secord, Richard Henry

Secord Family fonds

  • CA EDM MS-46
  • Arquivo
  • 1877 - 1986

The fonds consists predominantly of textual records of Richard Henry and Annie York Secord, and their son Richard York Secord, and to a lesser extent Margaret Calder Secord (wife of Richard York), Isobel Secord, Lena Secord McFayden and Gene Secord Keltie (sisters of Richard York), and family of Richard David Secord (son of Richard York).

The photographs consist of family and friends, farming and business activities, events and street scenes of Edmonton.

The fonds has been arranged into the following series:
Series 1 - Richard Henry Secord
Series 2 - Annie York Secord
Series 3 - Richard York Secord
Series 4 - Margaret Calder Secord
Series 5 - Lena Secord McFadyen
Series 6 - Isobel Secord
Series 7 - Richard David Secord family
Series 8 - Gene Secord Keltie

Secord Family

Frank Oliver fonds

  • CA EDM MS-172
  • Arquivo
  • 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

APEGGA Women's Club fonds

  • CA EDM MS-125
  • Arquivo
  • 1949-2009, predominant 1954-2009

This fonds consists of correspondence and reports relating to the organization of the club, records of officers of the club including the President (1988-2009), First Vice-President/Vice-president (1987-2009), Second Vice-president (1954-1999), Treasurer (1963-2009), Recording Secretary/Secretary (1959-2009), Corresponding Secretary/Newsletter Chairperson (1979-2009), Membership Chairperson (1958-2009), Groups Chairperson (1966-1996), Social Convenor (1975-2009). It also includes records of the Ladies' Afternoon Bridge Club Convenor (1982-2008), Mixed Bridge Club Convenor (1972, 1980-1992), Photography Convenor (1977-1999) and The Painter Group Convenor (n.d.).

There are also photographs of executive members and events and a PowerPoint presentation of Club's history, 2009.

APEGGA Women's Club

Richard David Secord family

The series consists of photographs and correspondence relating to Richard David Secord, his wife Barba4a Delle Calhoun Secord, and their son Richard Calhoun Secord.

The photographs consist of Richard David Secord as a teenager and of Barbara Delle Calhoun on her wedding day to Richard D. Secord.

The textual records consist of a letter to their son, Richard C. Secord, from John G. Diefenbaker (Leader of the Opposition, 1967) with a copy of House of Commons debates, Jan. 11, 1967, commemorating birth of John A. Macdonald, and a mock newspaper, headlined “Richard C. Secord Returns to Winterburn Old Fashion Days” (most text reprinted from a 1917 issue of Calgary Eye Opener), [197?] (o/s folder).

Richard David Secord family

Isobel Secord

The series consists of correspondence, a programme and photographs.
File 1: Correspondence - a Christmas card from Aunt Aggie, and a letter to Isobel and her sister, Gene, from Aunt Wittie, Christmas 1923.
File 2: Programme - Royal Visit Pictorial Review - Commemorating The Alberta Visit of Their Majesties King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, 1939.

The photographs are of Isobel as a child, and young girl, as well as an album with photographs from her time working as a nurse in Cape Town, South Africa.

Secord, Isobel

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