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Hope Hargrave Michael fonds

  • CA MED med-510
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1783-2001]; predominantly 1894-2001

The fonds consists of: Eight Series:;1. Hope Michael and her family. -- 1908-[ca. 2001]. -- 65 cm of textual records. -- 9 photograph albums;Series consists of: folders containing information on the Sissons family, Nancy & John Fulton, Lorna & Bob Butler, Mary & Rod Harle, John Hargrave, Hope H. Michael, JH Ranch History, Family Recipes, Royal Antler Ranch, Will Hargrave, various friends, St. John's Presbyterian Church, Harry Hargrave Jr., Harry Hargrave Sr., random family members, and Muriel & Joe Gilchrist; three boxes of family letters, photo albums, and family portraits and photographs. 2. Hope Michael's genealogy and family history research. -- [ca. 1783]-2001. -- 1.23 m of textual records. -- 1 audio cassette;Series consists of: genealogical and family history research on the Marlatts, the Sissons, the Whimsters, and the Hargraves; Medicine Hat Genealogical Society material; family portraits. 3. Literary Club material. -- 1911-1967. -- 39 cm of textual records;Series consists of: various Medicine Hat Literary Club material; literary papers written by Hope H. Michael and Mary W. Hargrave. 4. Hope Michael's Teaching Career. -- 1931-[ca. 1989]. -- 13 cm of textual records;Series consists of: school pictures of Hope H. Michael; various documents regarding Hope's retirement; clippings and various documents regarding Hope's teaching career. 5. Mary Whimster Hargrave. -- 1894-1977. -- 52 cm of textual records;Series consists of: clippings taken by Mary W. Hargrave regarding various family members; negatives and photographs; various appointment books; material from the Banff School of Fine Arts; family letters; documents regarding Mary W. Hargrave's death; mementos saved by Mary W. Hargrave. 6. Medicine Hat Historical Society material. -- [196-?]-1990. -- 13 cm of textual records;Series consists of: Medicine Hat Historical Society material; documents regarding Hope H. Michael's Heritabe Merit Award; documents regarding Hope H. Michael's life membership to the Medicine Hat Historical Society. 7. Bert Hargrave material. -- 1956-[ca. 1990]. -- 13 cm of textual records;Series consists of: folders containing information on Bert's government career, Bert's military career, Bert's ranching career, Bert's Honourary degree, and Bert's death. 8. Photographs. -- [ca. 1880]-1999. -- 383 photographs. -- 541 negatives;Series consists of: various photographs of the Hargraves, the Whimsters, the Marlatts, and other random family members from various locations in North America and Europe. Photographs were taken of scenery, people, buildings, family vacations, holidays, and things regarding family history.

Michael, Hope Hargrave

Vader-Grimm Family fonds

  • CA GPR 0676
  • Fonds
  • 1800-2018

This fonds contains records related to the Grimm, Vader, and Scott families. The material is largely concerned with time spent in Rycroft but this fonds also contains records created in Nebraska, Spirit River, and Calgary. The records consist of approximately 1500 photographs and negatives depicting farm life, school classes, locations, and people; newspaper clippings, pamphlets; posters; 2 family histories; 2 undated and unlabeled photograph albums; account books; and certificates.

The fonds has been arranged into the following series: Vader Family (1800-1980), Grimm family (1800-1980), and Ora and Edith [Vader] Grimm (1908-2008).

Vader-Grimm Family

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)

William Alexander Family fonds

  • CA GPR 0572
  • Fonds
  • 1856-[ca. 2000]

The fonds consists of family photographs, correspondence, and genealogical records of the William Alexander Family. The photographs ([ca. 1966]-1980) show William Alexander, his wife Emilie Dannhauer, and their families, the Alexander children in Strathcona, Rycroft, and Grande Prairie, various boats on the Peace River, the Fort Fitzgerald wood camp, the Art Alexander family in Hudson's Hope, the O'Brien girls, Maggie and Emil Baron and their children, Ed and Bill Alexander in their army uniforms, and the Alexander gravesite and O'Brien Park.

The correspondence (1896, 1915-1986) includes letters from Emilie Alexander to her mother Caroline Dannhauer, Pringle to Bill Alexander, R. B. Leslie to the Alexanders, Bill Alexander to his sisters and father, Ed Alexander to his sister Maggie and father, William to his daughters, Aunt M. F. Wells to Jean and Maggie, Aunt H.(?) A. Alexander to Jean, Aunt Jessie Fairweather to her nieces and nephews, Art and Violet Alexander to his sister Maggie, Harry Newgord to Ed and Bill, cousin Ella F. Lyell to Jean and Maggie, W. J. C. Reed & Sons Solicitors and Notaries Public to Maggie, cousin Jessie (nee Bell) to Jean Pearce, Emil and Maggie Baron to their daughter Jean Pearce, cousin Jessie (nee Bell) to Violet Alexander, cousin Helen Truscott to Jean Pearce, Paul and Caroline Dannhauer to Sidney Truscott, Jean to her sister Maggie, cousin Jim Blacklaws to Maggie, Jean to niece Jean Pearce, cousin Wayne to Jean Pearce, cousin Isabel Besley to Jean Pearce, and the Public Archives of Canada to Jean Pearce.

Other records include German language records of Paul Dannhauer (permission for passport, Certificate of Qualification as Helmsmen 1st Class, Certificate of Baptism, and confirmation of birth), William Alexander's Birth Certificate, Ontario land records of Paul Dannhauer, William and Emilie Alexander's Marriage Certificate, Maggie Alexander's Birth Certificate, William Alexander's Certificate of Registration of Death, Emilie Alexander's Certified Abstract of Registration of Death, Maggie and Emil Baron's Marriage Certificate, obituaries of uncle James Alexander and aunt Maggie Wells, excerpts from the "Centennial History" of St. John Lutheran Church, Petatwawa Ontario, 1867-1967, newspaper articles about Maggie Baron and Jean Alexander, Rycroft homecoming program and newspaper article, and family trees compiled by various family members.

The records were arranged in a series of binders and albums, as assembled by Jean Pearce. They have been selected and rearranged by the Archivist into chronological order. The photographs have been left in the order they were given by Jean; not every photograph in the albums was copied.

Alexander family

Elder family fonds

  • CA MED 780
  • Fonds
  • 1863-1982; predominant 1920-1949

Fonds consists of: Elder Family tree beginning in 1735 (195-?); Birth Certificate for Margaret Lowson Gordon (1868); Birth Certificate for James Elder (1863); Indenture Certificate for James Elder (1878); Letters from George Stephan to George Elder (1885 and 1889); Birth Certificate for George Gordon Elder (1894); James Elder Citizen Certificate (1898); Account ledger for George Fyfe Elder (1890); Cemetery documents from Maggie Elder (1899); Teacher's letter to Mrs. Elder (1922); Marriage certificate for George Elder and Emmeline Zeigler (1925); 50th Anniversary Programme for Medical Arts Clinic (1977); Photocopies of service record for Dr. Elder (198-?); Certificate for leaving RCAF for Dr. Elder (1945); Ration Book issued to G.G. Elder (194-?); Passport for G.G. Elder with vaccination record (1961); Dr. Elder's funeral programme (1962); Notes about tapestry "Naming of Medicine Hat" by Mrs. Elder (1940-194-?); Emmeline Elder's funeral programme (1982); Graduation exercises of Alexandra High School (1947); Donald Elder's baby book (1928-197-?); Festival of Choirs programme (1960); photographs of the Elder family, including views of their home on Second Street (192-? - 196-?)

Elder family fonds

Royal Arch Masons. Grand Chapter of Alberta fonds

  • GLEN glen-2004
  • Fonds
  • 1869, 1892-2014

The fonds consists of bylaws and regulations, minutes, attendance registers, correspondence, membership applications, mark books, financial records, certificates, inventories and photographs of Royal Arch Masons events and personalities.

Royal Arch Masons. Grand Chapter of Alberta

Wood's Christian Home fonds

  • GLEN glen-2475
  • Fonds
  • 1873-2004, predominant 1915-1974

The fonds consists of board minutes and annual reports; records relating to fundraising campaigns; admissions records and personal files of children; attendance registers, yearbooks, etc. for the school run by the Home; records of extra-curricular activities of the children; financial records and tax returns; architectural plans and other records re the construction and maintenance of buildings; personal papers of the Wood family; and extensive photographs of the children, staff and activities of the Home.

Wood's Christian Home

Andrew Carson fonds

  • GLEN glen-3773
  • Fonds
  • 1873-1927

The fonds consists of Knights Templar certificates (1894 and 1927); Masonic jewel certificate (no date); Merritt Lodge, Hamilton, masonic certificate (1873), Royal Arch Mason certificate (1894), 14 Degree masonic certificate (1904), Shrine certificate (1906), Independent Order of Foresters certificate (1894), Memorial certificate for Bertie Carson (1902) and Diploma (Award) Provincial Exhibition, New Westminster, British Columbia (1898) for "Best Display of Saddlery" to Carson & Shore.

Carson, Andrew

Gass Family fonds

  • CA GPR 0631
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1880-2014]

The fonds consists of records relating to the Gass family. They are divided into four series: Ignatz and Katherine Gass, Thomas Gass, Gass family miscellaneous papers and Gass family photographs. There was no discernable order when the records arrived and an order was created by the archivist.

Gass family

Maude and Harold Riley fonds

  • GLEN glen-3320
  • Fonds
  • 1880-1962

The fonds consists of Maude's personal papers, records as president of the Alberta Council on Child and Family Welfare, and records of the many organizations in which she was involved. The fonds also consists of Harold's personal papers, records as secretary of the Southern Alberta Pioneers' and Old Timers' Association, and his speeches, radio broadcasts, writings and photographs related to the history of southern Alberta.

Riley (family)

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