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Kenneth McDonald

  • CA EDM MS-120
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1886

The fonds consists of a photocopy of land grant to Kenneth McDonald for 160 acres of River Lot 20, Edmonton Settlement, Jan.21, 1886, Homestead No. 34509 and one envelope addressed from Henareth McDonald to Miss Duncan McLelland. The photographs include Emma (Rowland) McDonald and two children, William McDonald and family, and member of Blackfoot with tipi and horse.

McDonald, Kenneth

Rankin family fonds

  • CA MED 772
  • Fonds
  • 1893

Fonds consists of: 1 black and white photographic print of early Maple Creek (1893).

Rankin, Samuel (family)

John William Hope fonds

  • PAA PR3161
  • Fonds
  • 1903

The fonds consists of thirteen letters from John William Hope to his wife, “Louie,” 10 April – 2 August 1903. The letters detail his journey from Britain to Barr Colony, and his struggle to find work in Western Canada. The fonds also includes British Colony and Dominion Lands Branch receipts for homestead land, 30 January and 2 July 1903.

Hope, John William

Rankin family fonds

  • GLEN glen-3804
  • Fonds
  • 1855-1905

The fonds consists of family memorabilia, including poems (some written by "T.R"), recipes (ginger bread, lemonade, etc.), a portrait of Harriet Rankin (1905), a letter from "father" (1883), morse code, and a lock of hair.

Rankin (family)

Readings family Fonds

  • CA MED 798
  • Fonds
  • 1911

Informally published transcribed diary of Tom Readings: "My Canadian Journey"; biographical notes on Tom Readings; 2 black and white photographs relating to Tom Readings and his Canadian Journey.

Readings (family)

Bagnall Family fonds

  • CA GPR 0625
  • Fonds
  • 1912

The fonds consists of two pages of biography written by the Loggie sisters when they interviewed Dr. Lucy Bagnall in 1955; and a copy of the diary kept by Lucy on a daily basis from May 19 to December 15, 1912. It gives an account of their journey north from Calgary to Grande Prairie, and the first months of their life in the Grande Prairie district. Much of the diary is about building the house; everyday activities such as cooking, washing, and getting food; breaking land, threshing, and haying; church services, with topics and attendees; books that Lucy is reading; and visiting with the neighbours. Dr. Bagnall mentions names such as Appleton, Cranston, Braybrook, Lister, Roberts, Canon Smith, Sharpe, Anderson, McLevin, Trimming, Campbell, Lyster, Parker, Higbee, Meade and Grant, Van Schaick, Moxhay, Forbes, Bredin, Powell, Bousfield, South, Perraton, Matheson, Carter, Ray, Patterson, McAusland, Johnson, Blake, Norley, Hunskor, Hendry, Ryley, Ferguson, and Kennedy.

Bagnall family

Emily and William Small fonds

  • CA MED 832
  • Fonds
  • 1914

Fonds consists of: 3 duplicate certificates of title and 1 sales agreements.

Small (family)

Frost family fonds

  • GLEN glen-3797
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1915

The fonds consists of a photo album compiled by Essie Frost and dating from roughly 1913 to 1915. There are 85 images showing the family at the ranch and creamery and also many views of their home on the North Hill, showing the early development of the Rosedale area and Crescent Heights subdivisions.

Frost (family)

Pelluet family fonds

  • CA ATH ath-1955
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1917

The fonds consists of newspaper clippings and material gathered for an article in the local history book "From Out of the Wilderness".

Pelluet

Stanley William Bird fonds

  • CA GPR 0594
  • Fonds
  • 1918

The fonds consists of a photograph of Stanley William Bird, and two letters which he wrote to his sister and father in 1918. The letters describe what was happening in the local area, and what he was doing. He mentions the 1918 murders, attending Sports day, and going hunting.

Bird, Stanley William

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