Fonds glen-185 - Albert Edward Banister fonds

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Albert Edward Banister fonds

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GLEN glen-185

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  • 1884-1907, 1914 (Creation)
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    Banister, Albert Edward

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5 cm of textual records. -- 35 photographs.

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Albert Edward Banister, ?-1914, came to Alberta from England in 1884 with his oldest sons, Bertram, Albert, William and Harold. They homesteaded at Davisburg, southeast of Calgary. The family house, the "Grotto", was built in 1887. Later that year A.E.'s wife, Helen Mary Banister, ?-1909, and another eight children, Emmeline (Ellis, later Hull), Jennie (Winterbottom), Florence (Edwards), Margaret "Daisy" (Brown), Eva (Pownall), Ida (Turner), Stephen and Victor joined the family at Davisburg. In 1890 the oldest daughter, Fanny, arrived from England. The family ran a mixed farming operation. In 1907 the Grotto was sold to Mr. Magee and A.E., Mary and Ida moved to Victoria, British Columbia. For further information see "The Banister family farm at Davisburg" in <em>Eye on the Future : Business People in Calgary and the Bow Valley</em>, 1870-1900 / Henry C. Klassen. -- Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2002, p. 185-188.

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The fonds consists of record book containing farm accounts, records of livestock purchases and breeding, weather and crop reports, and recipes; letter written to A.E. Banister from his nephew Albert Banister in England (1914) re death in the family; photographs of A.E. Banister family and "The Grotto" (family home). Includes biographical information re the family tree.

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Gift of Miss I.N. Banister, 1984, and Barbara Coles, 2011.

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  • The material is in English.

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The original record book is restricted due to fragile condition. A transcript is available for research purposes.

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Records of Harold Banister; William Banister's wife, Amelia; and A.E. Banister's son Stephen Weston Banister are also held at Glenbow.

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Record No. M-6874;PA-3902-(18-52)<br><br>

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