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Wright family fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-972
  • Fonds
  • [ca.1890]-1967

Fonds consists of Andrew "Scotty" Wright papers and photographs, Mary Wright papers and photographs and some Wright family photographs. Textual records include Scotty Wright journals and notebooks, 1922-1942, correspondence, 1932-1937, and other papers, 1932-1967 re employment and personal matters; also miscellaneous personal papers of Mary Wright Burles, 1927-1967. Photographs are mainly prints and albums pertaining to Andrew "Scotty" Wright and family, friends and associates, activities, hunting trips, mountain travels and skiing, ca.1890-1959. Includes two albums and some prints pertaining mainly to Mary Wright and her friends and activities at Banff and Skoki, ca.1925-1940, as well as photographs by Nick Morant and six panorama and large-format views by Charles D. Walcott.

Wright (family)

William O. Field fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-666
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1989, predominant 1902-1989

Fonds consists of records created and collected by William O. Field during to glacier study, research and travels in the Canadian Rockies and area. I. CR files : [Canadian Rockies series], 1919-1989, 110 files and 13 volumes of textual records and ca.275 files of photographs. Textual records include diaries, notebooks and files for 1948, 1949 and 1953. Photographs include ca.5800 prints, ca.325 negatives and 4 photograph albums in annual files for years 1919 to 1927 and 1948, 1949 and 1953. II. Reports, before 1980. III. Resources, 1902-1985, consists of photographs, maps and textual volume collected by Field for research use. IV. Display photographs, 1885-1953.

Field, William O.

William L. Putnam fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-738
  • Fonds
  • 1897-1910, 1951

Fonds consists of research materials collected by Putnam. Textual items are a photocopy of the Glacier House scrapbook, 1897-1910, and a drawing titled "Panorama du Sommet M Sir Donald," by Felix LePrince-Ringuet, from photographs taken by him on July 26, 1899. The Glacier House scrapbook is a register/comment book containing writings of tourists and mountaineers, including accounts of climbs, Swiss guides, Illecillewaet Glacier, Glacier House Hotel and environs. Photographs are views by Putnam at Rogers Pass, 1951, pertaining to remains of railway building and Harvard Mountaineering Club members preparing for a trip.

Putnam, William L.

William J. Ross fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-797
  • Fonds
  • [ca.1940]-1991

Fonds consists of manuscripts by William J. Ross pertaining to George M. Dawson, 6 items; David Thompson, 1 item; and, Jim Boyce, 1 item. Photographs are of nature paintings by George Browne and are annotated by him. Print item is calendar art of painting by George Browne; from Texaco calendar, 1952; accompanied by mailing envelope from Browne to Ross, 1951. Photographs are attributed to George Browne.

Ross, William J.

William H. McCardell fonds : [ca.1920, 1938]

  • WHYTE whyte-403
  • Fonds
  • Copies made 1979, 2005

Fonds consists of manuscript "Reminiscences of a western pioneer: explorations through the Rocky Mountains, the story of a lost mine, the discovery of the Banff hot springs and Cave and Basin, mountain moods and interludes" by William McCardell, 470 p., copy of typescript. The manuscript describes McCardell's trip to western Canada, prospecting, hot springs discoveries, Tom McCardell, Frank McCabe, Jack Healy, Silver City, Stoney Indians, Lost Lemon Mine and other incidents in early Alberta history. Original typescript was prepared by Flt. Lte. W. McCardell, Edmonton (eldest son of Wm. McCardell. Fonds also includes portrait of McCardell, ca.1920, copy.

McCardell, William H.

William D. Hulbert fonds : [1933, 1935]

  • WHYTE whyte-496
  • Fonds
  • Copies made in 1984

Fonds consists primarily of diaries. "The Trail of the Art Trio" is an account of a fourteen day packtrip by Alex Inglis, Roger Kerkham, and Tommy Bewick to Spray Valley, Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park and Kananaskis Lakes. "On foot in the Rockies" is an account by Bill Hulbert of a pack trip to Kananaskis Lakes and the Spray Valley. The parties described in these accounts met each other en route. Accompanied by photographs of these or similar pack trips.

Hulbert, William D.

William C. Taylor fonds : [1973-1974]

  • WHYTE whyte-954
  • Fonds
  • Copies made 1973-1974

Fonds consists of research and literary papers, including manuscript re J. Norman Collie, 4th revision, January 1973; letters, 1973, 1974; and notes, 1973 re Curly Phillips

Taylor, William C.

Wendy Bush fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-1049
  • Fonds
  • 1998-2000

Fonds consists of 72 photographs of Canada Day in Banff, 1998 and 13 photographs of Ken Jones at Skoki Lodge, 2000. The Skoki photographs are accompanied by a list of identifications.

Bush, Wendy

Walter H. Peyto fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-734
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1916

Fonds consists of warden diary, 1914 June 1 to 1916 Dec 31, 1 item, typescript edited and prepared by Dave Peyto; and ranger diary for July 1915, original, 1 item.

Peyto, Walter H.

W. F. O. Fisher fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-222
  • Fonds
  • [ca.1910-ca.1915]

Fonds consists of photographs thought to have been produced and collected by W. F. O. Fisher. Alpine Club of Canada expeditions and camps, including 1912 expedition to Strathcona Park, British Columbia; also scenic views and family and personal photographs, many unidentified. Lantern slides pertain to mountaineering and travel in the Canadian Rockies and in Europe, also church activities in Alberta. Prints, transparencies and negatives match in some cases

Fisher, W. F. O.

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