Archives and Special Collections
Collection C0180 - Heather Gervais' Edward McCoskrie collection
ACU GBA C0180
Heather Gervais' Edward McCoskrie collection
- 2004 (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
1 cm of textual records
Name of creator
Heather Gervais, of Surrey, British Columbia, is the great great granddaughter of Edward McCoskrie, one of the early professional architects of western Canada. McCoskrie was born in Liverpool, England, became an architect, and immigrated to Canada in 1870. He practiced his profession in London (Ontario), Winnipeg, 1875-1883, Brandon, Regina, Calgary, 1884-1888, Vancouver, and Victoria. He was the first Town Architect and Engineer of Calgary, and designed the original Town Hall, Fire Hall, Elbow River Bridge, Church of the Redeemer (Anglican), and St. Mary’s Cathedral (Roman Catholic). In City of Calgary records, his name was sometimes given as McCroskie.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gift of Heather Gervais, 2004.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
The collection consists of a biographical sketch, and items extracted by Heather Gervais from various genealogical sources, documenting the life and career of Edward McCoskrie, 1822-1893.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
Conditions governing reproduction
Language of material
Script of material
Language and script notes
The material is in English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
No finding aid.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title based on contents of records.