Fonds whyte-421 - Alex McCoubrey fonds

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Alex McCoubrey fonds

General material designation

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

  • Source of title proper: Title based on accession record

Level of description

Fonds

Reference code

WHYTE whyte-421

Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area

Date(s)

  • [ca.1953]-1957 (Creation)
    Creator
    McCoubrey, Alex

Physical description area

Physical description

4 cm of textual records

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator

Biographical history

Alex McCoubrey, b.ca.1916, of Winnipeg, Manitoba was introduced to mountaineering in the Canadian Rockies at the age of eleven by his father, A. A. McCoubrey. Alex McCoubrey was also involved in early ski mountaineering, making his first trip at the age of seventeen.

Custodial history

Scope and content

Fonds consists of untitled manuscript by Alex McCoubrey includes excerpts and elaborations of his mountaineering diaries, 1927-1953. Pertains to early climbing experiences with his father, 1927; climbing trips with various companions, 1932-1938; descriptions of ski and ski mountaineering trips and first ascent of Mount Field, 1934-1938; 1942 season of climbing; ACC ski camps, 1943; ACC summer camps, 1952-1953; account of being lost near Mount Brown, 1953. Provides detailed accounts of travels, climbs, friends and acquaintances, particularly Grahame Cairns, Norman H. Brewster, Ken Jones; also Margaret Fleming, Bob Hind, Roger Neave and Rex Gibson. Geographic areas discussed include: Lake O'Hara, Lake Louise, Yoho, Glacier, Skoki, Jasper and Vancouver Island areas.

Notes area

Physical condition

Condition is fair. Some pages are missing.

Immediate source of acquisition

Acquired by donation, 1992

Arrangement

Language of material

  • Language is English

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

No restrictions on access;Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Finding aids

Associated materials

Related materials

Accruals

General note

Record No. M140<br><br>

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Control area

Description record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules or conventions

Level of detail

Language of description

Script of description

Sources

Accession area