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Clarence and Jessie Umscheid fonds

  • GLEN glen-2305
  • Fonds
  • 1904-1951

The fonds consists of Clarence's record book of stock breeding, and Jessie's photographs of the Burk and Umscheid families and farm life in the Milo area.

Umscheid, Clarence

Constance Cross fonds

  • GLEN glen-3275
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1920

The fonds consists of correspondence regarding potential land purchases near Calgary; and photographs of the Bradfield Ranch and farm homes in British Columbia.

Cross, Constance

Chritchley family fonds

  • GLEN glen-646
  • Fonds
  • 1879-1990, predominant 1879-1950

The fonds consists of Ernest Chritchley's tax returns (1917-1940, 1949), notes on the history of Crown Lumber Co. (1955), and correspondence (1950); Anna Chritchley's diary of packages sent to Harry F. (1941-1946), correspondence (1938, 1963), scrapbook of menus (1934-1941), recipes, cooking lessons, and newsclippings; Annie Rose Pearce's correspondence (1879-1894) and autograph book (1883); Gwen Chritchley's scrapbook of trip to England and France (1939); and Hornibrook family accounts, certificates and newsclippings (1913-1943). Also consists of Harry F. Chritchley's photographs (with commentary) about life as a student at the University of Alberta (1926-1930); shareholder statements (1936-1950); programs; newsclippings; invitations; correspondence and notes on Calgary streetcar routes, lumber companies and Alberta personalities; a recording describing the 1920s Bronco Custers singing group (1973); correspondence (1963); legal agreement (1951-1952); and Crown Lumber director's report (1956). Also includes photographs of the Chritchley, Ellithorpe and Hornibrook families (1883-1950), of Harry F. with the Calgary Highlanders (1940s), and of Alberta and Calgary.

Chritchley (family)

Chuchla family fonds

  • GLEN glen-647
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1995, predominant 1907-1978

The fonds consists of photographs of the Chuchla family (1926-1942, 1978), Polish personalities in Crowsnest Pass and Calgary (1907-1973), and the Polish Alliance of Calgary picnic (1937); Walter's autobiography (1978); certificates and the 1932 constitution of the Polish Alliance of Calgary; newsclippings and articles about Walter; biographies of Walter and Anne written by Claire; transcript of an interview between Anne and Claire (1995); and correspondence (1975-1991). Includes some biographical information on Polish immigrants, and Claire's interview with Jasia Kaminski about her life in a labour camp.

Chuchla (family)

Coral Etherington fonds

  • GLEN glen-3732
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1930]

The fonds consists of a letter from Nellie McClung (one of the Famous Five [Famous 5]) as a result of a public speaking contest won by Strang.

Etherington, Coral

Coutts family fonds

  • GLEN glen-728
  • Fonds
  • 1795-1968, predominant 1911-1968

The fonds consists of family correspondence (1911-1968); George's historical society correspondence, history articles by various authors (1923-1926), and newsclippings on historical topics (1897-1965); David's diary of boy scout activities (1927); family certificates, memberships, programs, greeting cards and autograph book; and photographs of farm machinery, the Ranchmen's Club and Calgary. RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE ALSO IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: Alberta Military Institute, Bow River, Ephrem A. Brisebois, Leonard W. Brockington, George F. Buchanan, buffalo hunting, Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) construction and land, Chiniquay (Stoney), Fort Calgary, Isaac Cowie, Crowsnest Pass, Insp. Francis J. Dickens, Alexander L. Fortune, fur trade, F.W. Godsal, golf, George H. Gooderham, Hudson's Bay Company (HBC), Fort Livingstone, liquor traffic, Marquess of Lorne, Charles C. McCaul, Archibald McDonald, Joseph McDonald, Metis, William Pearce, Peigan Post, Walter Joseph Phillips, Peter Pond, Prince's Island Tennis Club, Riel Rebellion (1885), Saskatchewan River, Selkirk Settlement, Andrew Sibbald, T.M. Steedman, surveyors, Edmund Taylor, Archdeacon J.W. Tims, University of Alberta, James N. Wallace, and A.R. Wright.

Coutts, George

Eileen Atkinson fonds

  • GLEN glen-3376
  • Fonds
  • 1925-1940

The fonds consists of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings and musical programs compiled by Eileen as a young girl (1934-1940), which includes programs and reviews of her own musical activities as well as those of her contemporaries: Mary Tierney, Noel Cook (later Noel Taylor), Mary Lesingham Shortt, Evelyne Pearson, Kathleen Tierney, Odette de Foras, and orchestra conductors Grigori Garbovitsky and Jascha Galperin. Many of the musical events were held at the Grand Theatre. The fonds also includes a folder of Evelyne Pearson's clippings, programs, letters and photos (1925-1937), which were also in the possession of Eileen Atkinson.

Atkinson, Eileen

Elaine and Dorothie Dudley Smith fonds

  • GLEN glen-859
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1938

The fonds consists of scrapbook and programs regarding Elaine's and Dorothie's musical careers (1923-1938); and photographs of the Dudley Smiths (1907-1930) and Chautauqua circuit (1930).

Dorothie, Langmo

Elaine Catley fonds

  • GLEN glen-3150
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1981

The fonds consists of diaries, one volume per year (1916-1981); and her memoirs written ca. 1967-1971. The 1920 diary describes preparations to emigrate, the voyage to Canada, the train trip across the country to Alberta, and her family's life in Calgary, including setting up house and finding jobs.

Catley, Elaine

Edna Kells fonds

  • GLEN glen-1355
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1928-1935]

The fonds consists of typescript of manuscript of reminiscences of southern Alberta pioneers from Fort Macleod, Pincher Creek, High River and Lethbridge. Pioneers include Thomas Clarke, A.E. Cox, Bertha Crooks, Mr. Dayman, Mrs. de Veber, Mrs. Richard Duthie, A.L. Fairbairn, Walter Fairhorn, Alex Fleming, Hamlin Garland, Clyde Gilmour, Justice W.C. Ives, Mrs. J.P.J. Jephson, Norman MacLeod, Mrs. Jack Murphy (later Mrs. Bunt), Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Newman, G.D. Plunkett, Senator Riley, Caroline Sanders, Abilgail Sexsmith, Mrs. Steadman, Mrs. Alex Thompson, R.A. Wallace, George Webb, Mrs. Alfred Wilson and R.N. Wilson. Topics discussed include remittance men, stopping places, polo, Dominion Day, balls and dances, social life, travelling, Christmas, theatricals, floods, blizzards, wind, prairie fires, loneliness, Charcoal (Blood), houses and furniture, churches cowboys, round-ups, education and schools, branding, round-ups, early settlement, pioneers and homesteading.

Kells, Edna

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