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A. S. Thomson fonds

  • PAA paa-7328
  • Fonds
  • Copied 1973

Fonds consists of copies of photographs taken by A. S. Thomson while working as a surveyor on the Inter-provincial Boundary Commission dating circa (ca.) 1913-1921 and includes rafts, packhorses, mountains, ice fields, surveyors and surveying camps and equipment.

Thomson, A. S.

A.B. Rogers fonds

  • GLEN glen-3231
  • Fonds
  • Microfilmed 1982 (originally created 1857-1889)

The fonds consists of Rogers's diaries (1857-1887) including detailed notes on his railway exploration activities; and his letterbooks containing outward correspondence (1878-1889).

Rogers, A.B.

Abel Weekes fonds

  • PAA paa-8496
  • Fonds
  • 1936

The fonds consists of an unfinished account of Abel Weekes' journey to the Klondike. The account details transportation, diet, disease, climate, encounters with First Nations Peoples, and geography.

Weekes, Abel

Achilles Schmid fonds

  • PAA paa-9123
  • Fonds
  • Copied 1967 (originally created 1912)

The fonds consists of photographs taken during Achilles Schmid's travels down the Athabasca River in 1912. The photographs feature images of Athabasca Landing, limestone, First Nations, rapids, Athabasca Valley, a moose hunt, a portage, boat travel, an oil derrick, Pelican Rapids, tar sands, Fort McMurray, the Athabasca Oil Company, Hudson's Bay Company scows, dog teams, wintery landscapes, Calling Lake, a school house at Lac La Biche, the Northwest Mounted Police Station at Lac La Biche, and settlers of Lac La Biche. The fonds also includes photographs and negatives copied by the Provincial Archives of Alberta for the purpose of displaying the material in the Achilles Schmid fonds.

Schmid, Achilles

Al Burgess fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-181
  • Fonds
  • 1982-1983

Fonds consists of Al Burgess dictation files for "Everest Canada: the ultimate challenge" (by Al Burgess and Jim Palmer, published 1983), and accompanying typewritten transcripts. Recordings have titles and correspond to the organization of the book. One recording is autobiographical.

Burgess, Al

Albert Boyd fonds

  • GLEN glen-306
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1940]

The fonds consists of Albert's letter describing his trip.

Boyd, Albert

Alex McCoubrey fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-421
  • Fonds
  • [ca.1953]-1957

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.

McCoubrey, Alex

Alexander Bryden fonds

  • GLEN glen-370
  • Fonds
  • Photocopied 1983 (originally created 1910)

The fonds consists of travel diary.

Bryden, Alexander

Alexander Johnston fonds

  • LETH leth-1889
  • Fonds
  • 1850-1989

The fonds consists of biographical information, diplomas, correspondence, publications, histories, minutes, and research materials of Alexander Johnston pertaining to his activities as a historian and heritage activist. Includes original and photocopied research materials pertaining to irrigation, agriculture, natural history, ranching, coal mining, ethnic and religious groups, local medical history, Fort Whoop-Up, as well as Lethbridge individuals, families, events, community organizations and buildings. Also includes oral history interviews with Lethbridge citizens.

Johnston, Alexander, 1920-1989

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