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Mufty Mathewson fonds

  • ATU atu-12
  • Fonds
  • 1943-1981, predominant 1955-1956

The fonds consists of photographs taken of or by Mufty Mathewson on her trip through Europe. Textual records include letters written to and from her family, a yearbook and paperwork from her first job.

Mathewson, Mufty

Margaret Clarke fonds

  • ATU atu-5
  • Fonds
  • 1885-2009, predominant 1974-2006.

The fonds consists of textual records in addition to a few photographs, photocopied photographs, and an audio cassette. All records dated after 2009 are conservation copies. The textual records primarily consist of documents related to the research conducted by Clarke for her Masters thesis in Native History at the University of Alberta entitled "Reconstituting the Fur Trade Community of the Assiniboine Basin, 1793 to 1812". In addition, Clarke has conducted extensive genealogical research regarding the Bray and McKay families as well as the Hudson's Bay Company, especially regarding the men of Brandon House. The textual records include handwritten notes and timelines recorded by Clarke; numerous printouts of internet research regarding Clarke's genealogy work; pamphlets; numerous photocopied journal articles, book reviews, and chapters from various publications and periodicals; email and written correspondence regarding her graduate studies and genealogical work; lecture notes and term papers from various classes attended throughout her undergraduate and graduate studies; original and photocopied newspaper articles, biographies, maps, bibliographies, and diary entries; copied sections of the 1901 Canada Census for the province of Manitoba, districts of Selkirk and Provencher, sub-districts of St. Francois-Xavier, St. Boniface, and St. Boniface Town; several copies of various volumes and issues of the Canada Tree periodical edited by Clarke; several editions of the Neya Powagans Métis Newsletter, The Rupert's Land Newsletter, and Relatively Speaking from the Alberta Genealogical Society 1973-1998; and several volumes of the Dictionary of Canadian Biography spanning 1967-1990. Other textual records pertain to Clarke's contract research for various Parks Canada projects as well as her involvement in community development via Métis L.I.N.K.S. (an early intervention program for youth), the Alberta Aboriginal Healing Foundation, and various projects organized by the Red Deer Local of the Métis Nation of Alberta #84. A significant portion of the photographs depict various plaques and signs situated in the Steele Narrows Historic Site, in addition to one photograph of Edmond Bray McKay and one of the McInnes Island Lighthouse in British Columbia. Also included are several photocopies of photographs depicting various members of the families about which Clarke conducted extensive genealogical research, especially the Bray and McKay families, often photocopied from other archival collections. Also included is an audio cassette entitled Minnesota Massacre, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Clarke, Margaret L

Otto Lahser fonds

  • CA ATH ath-2036
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1899

The fonds consists of Otto's diary dated March 15, 1898 to June 11, 1899. Other members of this expedition were Johnny Block, Mr. & Mrs. Braund, Sid Down, Ed Gautherat, Herman Goermer, Lew Miller, and J.B.Wright. Other people mentioned in the diary include: the Baudette Party, Robert Brown, Mr.Campbell, Billy Clark, Billy Connors, William Dalgliest, Billy Dalztie, Alfred and Frank Davidson, Count DeLainville, Mr.Firth, Mr.Fraser, Mr. Hendricks, William Henry, Mr. Hudson, William Husky, Dr. Lang, Dr. Lyster, James MacDermand, Thomas Moody, Jack Par, Jack Rae, Arthur Reinboden, Savayard (a guide), Captain Shot (Louison Fosseneuve), Charles Smith, Robert Smith, William (Billy) Smith, Mr. Springer, Suzie (a guide), Trotter,N.W.M.P., Frank Van Natta, Mr.Whittaker, and James Wilson.

Lahser, Otto

Norman E. Kagan (Dr.) fonds

  • CA ATH ath-2175
  • Fonds
  • 1984-1995

The fonds consists of an article in the 1991 Minnesota Canoe Association magazine about Albert Faille written by Norman Kagan; an article about Poole Field; an article in the Beaver magazine Winter, 1984 by Kerry Abel entitled "Nahanni Gold"; and correspondence with the Athabasca Archives.

Kagan, Norman E. (Dr.)

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.

John Grant fonds

  • CA EDM edm-1108
  • Fonds
  • 1973

The fonds consists of a history of the life of John Grant and the Grant family compiled by W.J. Nutt, grandson of John Grant in 1973.

Grant, John

Kenneth Wayne Tingley fonds

  • CA EDM edm-1716
  • Fonds
  • 1986-1994

The fonds consists of certificates for Halley's Comet 1986 sighting, a copy of the site profile on the 1908 house in downtown Edmonton later converted into a restaurant called Vi's and information on the Oliver area.

Tingley, Kenneth Wayne

Hudson's Bay Company fonds

  • CA EDM edm-1885
  • Fonds
  • 1879-1970

The fonds consists of accounting records from Fort Edmonton 1879-1884, a daily journal from the trading post at Victoria Settlement (now Pakan), copies of plans for Fort Edmonton, photographs of the official opening of Fort Edmonton Park, 1967, the winning Fort Edmonton model and builder, York boats and Red River carts.

Hudson's Bay Company

Mack Prentiss fonds

  • CA GPR 0123
  • Fonds
  • 1906-[ca. 1988]

The fonds consists of a computer disc containing 86 images of the Prentiss and Sheer family, their farm on the shore of Bear Lake, Mack’s activities as a child on the farm, workers and farm activities throughout the seasons, and a few scenes of Grande Prairie. Most of the photographs on the disc have descriptive captions or accompanying notes identifying the people, places and events. There are also 7 photographs relating to the personal life of the Prentiss Family, including Hermit Lake School students, a photograph of Marion and Mack Prentiss, and an aerial photograph of the farm; and some newspaper clippings, mainly from Grande Prairie papers, relating to the Prentiss family and their activities. Topics include agriculture, family and personal life/biography, curling, education and student activities, Job’s Daughters, Masons, and the Grande Prairie Museum.

Prentiss, Mack

Isabelle Hulet fonds

  • CA GPR 0154
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1950

The fonds consists of copies of photographs of a 1937 trip through the Monkman Pass area, including Kinuso Falls; and copies of photographs of the Wembley main street fire of c. 1950.

Hulet, Isabelle

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