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A.W. McVittie collection

  • GLEN glen-3939
  • Collection
  • 1883-1920

The collection consists of brief biographies of Barrie, Ontario architects and surveyors, written by Steve Otto (1980), which includes information about McVittie and firms for which he worked, and photographs of McVittie and his log house.

McVittie, Archibald Westmacott

Ted Hills fonds

  • GLEN glen-1193
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1885

The fonds consists of 48 letters written to his family in England, which record Hills' impressions and experiences as he moved west through Canada. Records related to the following subjects are also in this fonds. See inventory for details: John J. Barter, Carlton (Sask.), chinooks, Cree, Oswald A. Critchley, Fish Creek (Alta.), F.L. Foster, F.W. Godsal, George Lane, John Lineham, Little Bow Cattle Co., Mount Head Ranch, North-West Mounted Police (NWMP), Northwest Cattle Co., Quorn Ranch, 1885 Riel Rebellion (North West Rebellion), St. George's Ranch, Sheep Creek Ranch, Walter Skrine, snowshoes, Frederick S. Stimson, John Ware and Edwin John Winterbottom.

Hills, Ted

Trussler family fonds

  • GLEN glen-3256
  • Fonds
  • 1899-1927

The fonds consists of letters written to relatives in Ontario about their homesteading experiences; account of harvest excursion to Alberta (1925); biographical information on Fred Taylor; and letter from J. E. Brown to the Trussler family describing settling near Three Hills, Alberta. Includes photographs of the Trussler and Taylor families in Delisle, Saskatchewan, Lacombe and New Norway in Alberta, plus postcard views of Wetaskiwin and Edmonton regions.

Trussler (family)

Fred and Winifred Harvey fonds

  • GLEN glen-1134
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1961, predominant 1900-1920s

The fonds consists of photographs of Patterson and Harvey families (1900-1921, 1961), surveying in northern Alberta and High River (1909-1910), and army personnel (1914-1919).

Harvey (family)

Gavin N. Houston fonds

  • GLEN glen-1230
  • Fonds
  • Copied 1958-1960 (originally created 1913-1916)

The fonds consists of photographs of the land reclassification survey of the Western Irrigation District.

Houston, Gavin N.

Cameron family fonds

  • GLEN glen-3602
  • Fonds
  • 1829-1848, 1878-1935

The fonds consists primarily of letters from the sons to their mother Isabella in Acton, England until her death in 1913, and then to their sister Isabel. Includes some naval records of James Cameron (1878-1893); South African War (Boer War) letters (1900-1901); letters about homesteading at Last Mountain (1906-1912); and First World War correspondence (1916-1917).

Cameron (family)

Allan McDonald fonds

  • GLEN glen-1594
  • Fonds
  • 1878-1882

The fonds consists of Allan's correspondence regarding Indian Affairs, and Qu'Appelle land syndicate documents.

McDonald, Allan

Cathedral Church of the Redeemer fonds

  • GLEN glen-615
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1976

The fonds consists of photocopies of register of baptisms, marriages and deaths (1883-1926); a lantern slide show (ca.1914) about the work of Anglican missions during the settlement of the Canadian West (ca. 1914), used to raise money in England; 75th anniversary program (1950); program regarding designation as historic site (1975); Proceedings of 51st Meeting of Synod, Diocese of Calgary; and photographs of Anglican clergy and church interiors.
The lantern slide show consists of slides and an accompanying script describing the railway, immigrants, Anglican missions, churches and clergy, settlers' homes, transportation (horses, sleighs, wagons), and activities of the Church in Western Canada (this version has been re-created by Glenbow from a photocopy of the original script and scans of the lantern slides.)

Cathedral Church of the Redeemer

The Bashford collection

  • GLEN glen-3881
  • Collection
  • 1890-1928

The collecton consists of Russian death certificates of Joseph and Anna Vlalaitis (1891); Canadian immigration card (1914); miscellaneouss land titles certificates for properties in Pine Creek, Frank, Stavely, Wetaskiwin, Bawlf and High River in Alberta, and the Kootenay district in British Columbia (1890-1912); fire insurance policies in Calgary and Medicine Hat (1907-1913); company incorporation documents for Jenckes Machine Company, H.F. Sandeman Company, Saskatchewan Savings Society, Alberta Loan and Investment Company, and Western Agencies and Development (1906-1919); bonds for Diamond Coal Company, Consolidated Diamond Collieries and Drumheller Consolidated Collieries (1910-1928); livestock certificates for British Americam Live Stock Association and Percheron Society of America (1904-1914); townsite plan for Kindersley, Saskatchewan (1913); map of petroleum and gas rights in the Turner Valley oilfields, and ad for Big Chief Oil shares (1926); posters for farm auction sales at Jackville, Coaldale, Milk River, Chapman and Airdrie (1917-1919); poster for Percheron stallion (1920); and German-American Colonization Company poster (1914).

Bashford, Christopher

John Nilson fonds

  • GLEN glen-3443
  • Fonds
  • 1935-2007

The fonds consists of two postcards written to John Nilson from his sister in Norway (with translation); his Soldier’s Service Paybook; a portrait assumed to be of him; inventory of his personal effects at the time of his death; and a letter from Claire McMordie explaining the provena

Nilson, John

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