Collection med-511 - Esplanade Archives Manuscript collection

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Esplanade Archives Manuscript collection

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CA MED med-511

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  • 1880-[200-] (Creation)
    Esplanade Archives, collector

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At various times throughout the history of the Esplanade Archives there has arisen a need to create a holding for smaller miscellaneous collections that are valuable and pertinent to the institution's mandate, yet at the same time incomplete and therefore not fit for individual fonds status. Previous to this point smaller miscellaneous collections were added to the Medicine Hat Museum and Art Gallery fonds.

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The collection consists of: Dominion Harvester Co. business envelope; Letter from John Amatt from the Canadian Mount Everest Expedition to Joyce Condon and class at Riverside School (1982); postcard of MH (1913); photograph of 1953 Medicine Hat Orioles Women's Baseball Team; a booklet celebrating Alberta's 50th Anniversary entitled "Alberta Holiday" (1905-1955); a T. Eatons Company catalogue (1917); Farmer's Advocate Magazine (1920); a Norwegian Magazine (1917); Share Certificates of the Delta Copper Co. issued to A.J. McCormick (9) (1916-1920); 2 photographs of an early view of Medicine Hat and a group of ranchers at the Calgary Stampede (ca.1885-1912); a book of sketches of England drawn by Paxton Davis (1856); crochet pattern books for decorative items and clothing (7) (various authors) (ca. 1915-1921); "Hockey Souvenir and Memoirs" programs of Medicine Hat Monarchs (2) (1931, 1932); 20 photographs of various and random views of Medicine Hat events ([ca.1920-1939]); a precipitation chart, hand-drawn and matted, entitled "Precipitation at Medicine Hat" (1894-1946); blueprint of C.P.R. Standard House No. 1B (1914); a letter (2 pgs) on Assiniboia Hotel letterhead, addressed to J.C. Miller from Tom Mix (1902); Saskatchewan Map # ? ([ca. 1927]); Bartlett and Grassie's Atlas of Medicine Hat and Environs, containing 78 street surveys of proposed subdivisions of Medicine Hat, (ca.1912-1913); WW2 Canadian Meat Coupon Rationing chart (1943); Certificate of Authority, Hartford Fire Insurance Co., Agent Certificate (1919); a souvenir booklet containing 16 published photographic views of Medicine Hat, Alberta ([ca. 1914]); a ledger for Monarch Amusement Co.- Wholesale Tobacconists, (undated); bound account book for unnamed company (1940-1957); ledger of uncommon stocks for unnamed company (1950-1957); 23 photographs of the Central Garage, views of Medicine Hat, and the Medicine Hat Hockey Club; a Medicine Hat Amateur Operatic Society program for "The Chimes of Normandy" (1915); a letter containing reminiscences of the VanderLinden family, by Elizabeth Peterson (undated); reminiscences (4 pgs) of G.H. Elkink (undated); biography of John Hobbelink (undated); minutes from the New Holland Pure Bred Association (1921-1924); a timetable for Bluebell Bus Ltd., Medicine Hat, containing local advertising (1928); a Purity Flour Cook Book published by Western Canada Flour Mills Co. (1917); Five Roses Cookbook published by Lake of the Woods Milling Co. (1923); an alphabetical name list of burial registrations and numerical plot listings for the original Hillside/Kin Coulee Cemetery, Church of England Section (1884-1947), and the Roman Catholic Section (1890-1919), the new Hillside Cemetery (1886-1994), Chapel Lawn Cemetery (1955-1994), Tilley Bethany Lutheran Cemetery (1933-present?), Craigmyle Cemetery (1915-1982), and the Redcliff Cemetery (1915-1994); a scrapbook of newsclippings re: the Medicine Hat Monarchs Hockey team, players and games (1926-1948); 4 photographs of the Medicine Hat Monarchs, various views of Medicine Hat, the Woodhouse family, and the Medicine Hat Potteries logo (1924-[ca.1950]); Medicine Hat Blue Jays (baseball) programs (1981-1982); Medicine Hat Cubs (hockey) program (1984-1985); Medicine Hat Tigers (hockey) posters (OS) (1988-1989); Envelope and souvenir booklet (with photographic engravings) entitled "The Last of the Buffalo - Comprising a history of the Buffalo herd at the Flathead reservation and an account of the last great Buffalo roundup" , an illustrated account of the transportation of buffalo from the Flathead reservation in Montana to Central Alberta (1909); a Canadian Red Cross knitting instruction booklet titled "No. 2 - Knitted Comforts for Women" (M99.18.1) (Nov. 1940); Lux (Lever Brothers Ltd.) supplemental knitting booklet titled "How to Knit for Soldiers and Sailors" (M99.18.2) (1939); 3 tokens, good for 1 dance - Park Pavillion, Medicine Hat, Alta. (M99.18.3) (undated); "advertique" calendars (7) for the following local Medicine Hat businesses: Art Bull Ltd. (2) (1968-1969), Marshall's Book Store (1) (1971), Mackenzie Drug Co. Ltd. (1) (1974), Merv's Barber Shop (1) (1975), Raber Men's and Ladies Wear (1) (1978), C.E. Adam Jeweller Ltd. (1) (1985); an advertique calendar (monthly pages are missing) for Klemm Electric of South Railway Street ([ca. 1950]); a collection of Canadian, US and British postage stamps (ca. 1906-1969); assorted greeting cards (10) (1943-1944, undated); a souvenir program of Redcliff's Golden Jubilee Celebration (September 1-3, 1962); fundraiser calendar from Leader, Saskatchewan - 2007 Pothole Calendar (2007); cartoons and correspondence regarding Medicine Hat from Ripley's Believe it or Not (2008); 5 greeting cards, 3 business cards, and 1 postcard from Remember When Antiques (undated); first flight air mail from Medicine Hat to Calgary (1930); Research material about the local Metis community conducted by Donny White. Narrative of Harriet Alice Stout Myers (1941); Tams paybook from First Worlad War. Soldier leave of absence form (1946) for Mary Patricia Forster Jones; Honourary membership card for the Overseas Travel Association of Great Britain and Ireland; Mary Patricia Forster Jones Airforce pay stub (1946). A daily Journal documenting a survey of Cypress Hills (1922). "Dedication and Opening of the New Medicine Hat High School" booklet (Nov. 18, 1955). Laminated obituary and prayer from Dr. Campbell's funeral, menu/program from Citizen of the Year reception for Dr. Campbell, certificate from the American College of Surgeons (1980-1987). A letter writtenby J.H. Mallett to J.H. Ross, Esq. of Orillia Ontario, regarding the future purchase of a boat (1913). Toasts for the Farewell Banquest tendered to John Niblock (1899). Canada Post Emergency postcards and Canada Post mailbox decals (2003). First Class Canadian Pacific Railway ticket from Calgary to Shepard (n.d.), business/appointment card for Dr. E. L. McKee (dentist) (n.d.), Finlay and Company Lumber Merchants promotional card (n.d.), 1 blank letter card (n.d.)., programmes from Indoor Rodeo (1976-1979), programs from airshow (1979, 1981), copy of self-published manuscript 'Heinkel Shot Down', copy of Doctoral Research Proposal 'Nursing Student Labour and Patient Care at Two Alberta Hospitals' (2003), autograph book belonging to Varah Armstrong, Junior Red Cross fundraising placard, Alberta SLim advertisement brochure for 45s, Medicine Hat Exhibition and Stampede Raffle tickets, Alberta Pool placard, 'Do Your Bit' placard; various theate and concert programs; Trinity Anglican Church cook book; Readings family history; letter written on American Hotel stationery regarding plans to start a hotel.

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see accession files;M63.1 - gift of William Seymour, August 25, 1963. M68.38-.41 - gift of Meryl Beach, June 1968 and January 1975. M70.120.1-.4 (.2), P267 - gift of Don Grant Jr. via Stu Wallace, October 29, 1970. M83.20 - gift of Mrs. G. Greene, May 12, 1983. M80.19.1-.7 - gift of Miss R.L. Luton, December 16, 1980. P433, M83.40.1 - gift of Harry Maxwell, October 14, 1983. M73.11 - gift of Mr. D. McLean, November 30, 1972. M83.37.1 - gift of Wolla McCormick, October 3, 1983. M87.5.1 - gift of Jim Opp, 1985. M90.12.1-.21 - gift of Doug Pierce, Spring 1990. M83.13.1 - gift of Alfred Schug, March 28, 1983. M89.36.1-.3, P104 - gift of Barbara Scholten, ca. 1989. M82.10.1 - gift of Michael Rae via Joe Marik, July 8, 1982. M83.30.1-.4 - gift of Jeanette Valk, July 18, 1983. M70.121.1 - gift of Clayton Tillotson, June 14, 1968. M75.17.1-.2 - gift of Mrs. Wigley, 1975. M84.8.1, M85.24.1-.2, M95.6.1 - gift of Judy Wasylenko, 1984, 1985, 1995. M94.27.1, P700 - gift of Betty Jane Bowles via Marcy Leigh, ca. 1994. M96.17.1-.6 - gift of Gwen Parks, ca. 1990. M99.3.1 - gift of Steve Nielsen, November 14, 1994. M99.18.1-.3 - gift of Wilma Ratcliffe, June 1995. M99.21.1-.7 - gift of Mrs. Susan Costea, November 3, 1995. M99.22.1 - gift of Ted Boylan, December 8th, 1999. M2001.17.1 - gift of Gilfred Earl McNeil, via Diana McNeil, May 19, 1993. M90.1.1-.10 - gift of Sandra Tilleman, November 29, 1989. M2009.13. - David Stewart


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Medicine Hat Museum & Art Gallery, Medicine Hat Historical Society, other regional historical society fonds.

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Record No. M2006.5;P 0775.1;M63.1;M68.38-.41;M70.120.1-.4 (.2*);P 267;M83.20;M80.19.1-.7;M83.40.1;M73.11;M83.37.1;M87.5.1;M90.12.1-.21;M83.13.1;M89.36.1-.3;M82.10.1;M83.30.1-.4;M70.121.1;M75.17.1-.2;M84.8.1;M85.24.1-.2;M95.6.1;M94.27.1;P 700;M96.17.1-.6;M99.3.1;M99.18.1-.3;M99.21.1-.7;M99.22.1;M2001.17.1;M90.1.1-.10;M2008.10; M2008.18; M2008.26; M2008.28; M2008.30; M2001.18; M71.31; M82.2; M82.14; M84.40; M84.43; M84.436a; M85.4; M89.13; M91.4; M2009.13; M72.71; M2009.28; M78.63;<br><br>

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