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Arthur Turner fonds

  • ACU GBA F1821
  • Fonds
  • 1892-1973

The fonds consists of Arthur's notebooks and diaries (1900-1919), correspondence, war papers, memberships and memoirs of his homesteading and war experiences; Florence's certificates and papers re United church activities; newspaper clippings about the family; and photographs of homesteading, the Munson area, Calgary businesses, and the military. Includes photos of the Griffith Parry and Thomas Pierce families of Morrin, and the Henry Barrett family of Beddington. Also includes some documents related to their brother-in-law Walter Smith (who was born in England in 1856 and died in Calgary in 1944).

Turner (family)

B. Rowell's Military collection

  • ACU GBA C0161
  • Collection
  • 1716-1919

The collection consists predominantly of autographs of British military and naval leaders, statesmen, nobility, and other famous people. Many of the autographs are accompanied by portraits. It also includes a collection of British military documents from the Napoleonic Wars: recruiting instructions issued by the commanders of two regiments; an oath of allegiance; a notice of reward for apprehension of a deserter; proceedings of a court-martial; a circular letter from the War Office regarding payment of men; and a pay sheet for officers. Includes photographs of the South African War and the First World War, including some depicting Winston Churchill as a young officer. Includes British First World War propaganda posters, and a poster issued by the Allied occupation forces in Jerusalem.

Rowell, B.

Barker/Trenholm family fonds

  • ACU GBA F3332
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1880s-1940s]

The fonds consists of military and family correspondence, ca. 1920s-1950s, greeting cards, and photographs of farming, Banff and Barker/Trenholm family.

Barker/Trenholm (family)

Barry Davidson fonds

  • ACU GBA F2909
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1920]-1975

The fonds consists of Barry Davidson’s scrapbook containing newsclippings about his wartime experiences and postwar reunions, the telegrams received by his parents informing them of his disappearance and capture, and copies of the British birth certificates of his maternal grandparents, William Vicary and Miss Burrage. Includes photographs of Barry Davidson in a prison camp, William Vicary as stationmaster, and the Canadian Pacific Railway Ogden Yards.

Davidson, Barry

Barter family fonds

  • ACU GBA F2986
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1927-1991]

The fonds consists of a family portrait of George and Ruth Barter with their three oldest children (ca. 1927); a letter from George Jr., stationed in London, to Allister (1942); and a letter from Stanley, stationed overseas, to his mother (1944). Includes explanatory comments by Elizabeth Barter.

Barter (family)

Bea Hester Macleod fonds

  • ACU GBA F2926
  • Fonds
  • Copied 1984 (originally created ca. 1930-1949)

The fonds consists of photographs of personalities and views at the Calgary Aero Club, No.5 Elementary Flight Training School, and Father Ehinenny with aircraft.

Macleod, Bea Hester

Bell family fonds

  • ACU GBA F2970
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1954, 2009, predominant 1916-1918

The fonds consists of correspondence from Aubrey Bell and Raymond Bell to family members during the First World War; correspondence from other relatives and family friends; correspondence concerning Aubrey’s disappearance in action; wartime souvenirs, photographs, and newsclippings; Marion’s history of Millerfield, written as an elementary school project; and Raymond’s photographs of the Wintering Hills ranch, the Hand Hills Stampede, and the Calgary Stampede.

Bell (family)

Bendiksen family fonds

  • ACU GBA F1827
  • Fonds
  • 1916

The fonds consists of photograph album of training at Sarcee Army Camp in Calgary and overseas at Bramshott, England.

Bendiksen family

Bennett family fonds

  • ACU GBA F2658
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1914-2000]

The fonds consists of photographs of military service of Michael and Hugh Bennett; and musical papers of Trevor Bennett.

Bennett (family)

Bernard H.J. Thoms fonds

  • ACU GBA F1789
  • Fonds
  • 1934-1973

The fonds consists of correspondence, certificates, transcript of interview, articles, addresses, and reports, pertaining to his naval and oil engineer careers. Includes study of the Trans Alaska Pipeline System.

Thoms, Bernard H.J.

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