Fonds whyte-1029 - Edwin W. Mills fonds

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Edwin W. Mills fonds

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WHYTE whyte-1029

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  • [ca.1920-1946] (Creation)
    Mills, Edwin W.

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4 moving images: 4 film reels; 16mm, 1 video; VHS. -- 2 photograph albums (125 prints)

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Edwin W. Mills, 1899-1979 was a resident of Hamilton, Ontario. He attended Ridley College and the Royal Military College, serving overseas from 1917 to 1919 in the Royal Flying Corps and the RAF. Mills was an active member of the Alpine Club of Canada from 1935-1953, attending the ACC Assiniboine Camp in 1935 as well as the first camps at the Columbia Icefields and the Bugaboos. Mills frequently hiked at Lake O'Hara, Emerald Lake, and Bow Lake. In 1937, Mills made several ascents on Ellesmere and Baffin Islands with the Canadian Arctic Foundation.

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Fonds consists of records relating to Edwin Mills activities with the Alpine Club of Canada, 1920-1946. Moving images include 4 reels of 16mm films: Alpine camp, 1935; Grass (2 reels); and Everest. Also included is 1 VHS video: Grass, 1926; Everest, 1924; ACC camps, 1935, 1938, 1946; Arctic, 1937. 1 photograph album contains 98 prints and is titled: With the Alpine Club, 1935. Photograph album relates to ACC camps, Mount Assiniboine area, including Lake Magog, Marvel Lake, as well as Athabaska Glacier, Columbia Icefields Camp, Jasper and historical cairns. A second photograph album contains 27 prints and is titled: Photographs taken by Edwin Mills at Columbia Icefields, July 1938.

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Acquired by donation, 2004;Gift of Ted Mills, grandson of Edwin W. Mills, 2004


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  • Language is English

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Heritage Collection: Ice ax, rucksack and 1 hiking boot;Library: 2 songbooks: Alpine Club of Canada, Calgary Section; Songs of Canadian Climbers, [1921?]

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Record No. M152 / V89<br><br>

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