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Musée Héritage Museum maps and drawings collection

  • Collection
  • 1850 -

This collection consists of maps, surveys, aerials, technical drawings, site plans, and blueprints collected by the museum pertaining predominately to the St. Albert region.

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

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

Enroute to the Homestead

A.M. Bezanson family caboose on the Athabasca River enroute to their homestead in the Peace Country, 525 miles from railway.

Oliver H. Johnson fonds

  • CA GPR 0548
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1909

The fonds consists of the 1908-1909 homestead diary of Oliver H. Johnson. It provides a daily record of his activities as he broke land, built a house, barn, and other structures, interacted with his neighbours, including the Stones, Sinclairs, Fergusons, Bredins, Hardins, Smiths, Germaine, Arnold, Allie Brick, Mead & Grant, members of the Beaver First Nation, and others, and travelled back to Edmonton to join his family. The last few pages of the diary list recipes, drugs, groceries, dry goods, hardware, and accounts, some of which may date from his time as a storekeeper.

Johnson, Oliver H.

Immigration Diary

Diary containing dates and expenses for the emigration of Jean and Pierre Lozeron from Swizerland to Canada.

Bull Outfit

Settlers from the Bull Outfit stopped on the trail to Grande Prairie. Those shown include Mrs. Lossing, Mrs. Drake, Mr. McNaught, Garnet Truax, Clarence Lossing, Mrs. Smith, E. A. Smith, Mr. Gaudin, and R. C. Lossing.

Used in "Edson to Grande Prairie Trail", p. 22.

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