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Patterson English manuscript and publication collection

  • CA MRUASC C0007
  • Collection
  • 1687-1954

Collection consists of 17th to 20th century English manuscript records and publications that were collected by Mount Royal University professor Diana Patterson. The collection contains a wide variety of personal, legal, financial, and religious records including: diaries, travel journals, correspondence, wills, commonplace books, transcriptions of philosophical and literature texts, poetry, and sermons. Patterson intended the collection to be used to teach English and History students about paleography, scholarly editing, primary source research methods, and the history of the book.

Diana Patterson

May Family fonds

  • PAA paa-7808
  • Fonds
  • 1886-2014

The fonds includes articles, certificates, correspondence, scrap books, journals, cards, postcards, programs, drafts, publications, magazines, reminisces, booklets, and a screenplay that cover the life of the Mays and individual family members. Subjects of photographs, negatives, slides, and CDs include aviation, the First World War, family life, Vi’s horse riding career, friends, travels, Boy Scouts, ceremonies, and reminisces.

Denny and Margaret May

Gerald S. Anderson fonds

  • PAA paa-3841
  • Fonds
  • 1893-1999

The fonds consists of records that were created and maintained by Gerald S. Anderson which document his careers, interests and hobbies, covering the period of the late 1890’s to 1999. The photographs and negatives cover his travels through Canada, the United States and Europe as well as the Anderson family and Gerald's army training unit.

Gerald S. Anderson

Christina Olsen fonds

  • PAA PR3678
  • Fonds
  • 1953-[2009?]

Fonds consists of records relating to the life and work of Christina Sharon Olsen. The records include a news article from the Calgary Herald published in 2009 detailing Christina’s childhood and experience as a preoperative trans woman living and working in Alberta and overseas; report cards and photographs from Christina’s schooling in Claresholm, Alberta between 1953 and 1965; photographs documenting Christina’s work as a drilling engineer in Africa and Alberta between 1977 and 2000; and photographs of Christina’s cats and visiting wildlife to her acreage west of Calgary taken in the years after her gender reassignment surgery in 2004.

Olsen, Christina Sharon

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)

Esplanade Archives Postcard collection

  • CA MED MED-740
  • Fonds
  • 1880-[200-]

Contains various postcards that pertain to the history of Medicine Hat and its surrounding area.

Esplanade Archives, collector

Brian Hubner Research collection

  • CA MED med-521
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1860]-2007

The fonds consists of two series:;Cypress Hills books. -- 35 cm textual records. -- 1986 - 2007. Series consists of adminsitrative records regarding the project to write both editions; Cypress Hills: The Land and its People and Cypress Hills: An Island by Itself as wells as copies of numerous resources dating from the 1830s to 1990s used in researching the books. Other Projects. -- 27 cm of textual records and other materials. -- 1979 - 2006. Series consists of administrative records and research materials copied and collected for researching various articles, book reviews, and reports regarding late ninteenth and early twentieth century Canadian Plains history.

Hubner, Brian

Gerald M. Hutchinson fonds

  • CA EDM MS-132
  • Fonds
  • 1974

This fonds fragment consists of notes and articles prepared by G.M. Hutchinson relating to the work of Rundle and a photograph of Rev. Robert Terrill and Mary (Wolverson) Rundle.

Robert Rundle was one of a small group of missionaries who were sent to Canada by the Wesleyans (Methodists) in England in 1840. He was the first Protestant missionary to reach the area which is now Alberta. His first headquarters was Fort Edmonton from where he traveled as far as Rocky Mountain House, the Bow River near the future site of Banff, and Beaver Lake. Shortly before he left Canada in 1848 he established a mission at Pigeon Lake, now known as the Rundle Mission.

The material was used in research for Rundle House at Fort Edmonton Park.

Items include:

  • memorandum re: marriages performed by Rundle in Saskatchewan District; includes a list of 7 marriages Rundle performed at Edmonton House 1841-1848, n.d.
  • historical article, “The Rev. Robert Terrill Rundle at Fort Edmonton”, by G.M. Hutchinson, July, 1974
  • address, “The British (Wesleyan) Mission to North America, 1840-1854”, by G.M. Hutchinson, October 2, 1974;

Hutchinson, Gerald M.

Athabasca Archives Hudson's Bay Company collection

  • CA ATH ath-1867
  • Collection
  • 1799-1924 : Copied 1986

The collection consists of newspaper clippings, lists of accounts, letterbooks, personal papers, correspondence, inspection reports, transportation modes and costs, inventories pertaining to the Hudson's Bay Company and its presence in Alberta and Athabasca, where it established a post from 1877-1924. Included are articles from the Beaver magazine: "Skippering a scow" on the Athabasca by N.A.Howland; "The Last of the Brigades" by Guy Blanchet; and "Inland Journey" by J.W.Chalmers (Treaty 8).

Athabasca Archives Hudson's Bay Company collection

Spirit River Settlement Historical Society fonds

  • CA GPR 0486
  • Fonds
  • 1973-1989

The fonds consists of records of the Spirit River Settlement Historical Society including executive records and records of their History Book Committee which consist of planning documents, financial records, minutes and correspondence, and original and/or edited copies of submissions to the Spirit River history book Chepi Sepe. The first sections of the Book Committee records include a history of the general region and the Spirit River Settlement area, the coming of settlers and the growth of agriculture, businesses, industries, municipal governments, the history of veterans of WWI and WWII, schools, churches, medical facilities, and cultural and recreational groups. The second main body of the records contains original and/or edited copies of over 630 family histories arranged in alphabetical order by surname.

Spirit River Settlement Historical Society

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