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Glenbow Archives Posters collection

  • CA ACU GBA C0176
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1845-1968]

The collection consists of posters related to a wide variety of topics including the promotion of immigration to Canada; the sale of Victory bonds and recruitment for the wars; political campaigns; advertisements for rail and steamship travel; and announcements of auction sales, sports meets, and social events.

Glenbow Archives (posters)

Glenbow Archives Oddments collection

  • CA ACU GBA C0212
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1880-1995]

The collection consists of paper artifacts including advertiques (blotters, paper placemats, etc.); transit and railway tickets; savings coupons from breakfast cereals, tea, coffee, etc.; various licences and certificates; soap wrappers; laundry bills; ration books; and other items.

Glenbow Archives (oddments)

Bedaux Expedition fonds

  • CA ACU GBA F0173
  • Fonds
  • Copied 1964 (originally created 1934)

The fonds consists of photographs of the expedition.

Bedaux Expedition

Alexander Begg fonds

  • CA ACU GBA F0176
  • Fonds
  • 1843-1914
  • The fonds consists of correspondence (1854-1905) relating to his newspaper businesses, the Temperance Colonization Society, the crofters' immigration scheme, the Alaskan boundary, and the Dunbow Ranche; legal records; diaries (1842-1904); correspondence, minutes and incorporation documents for the railway company; and certificates, appointments and commissions. Includes Emily's correspondence (1853-1914) and photographs of the Begg family.

Begg, Alexander

Sidney Bellamy fonds

  • CA ACU GBA F0185
  • Fonds
  • Copied 1987 (originally created 1932-1958)

The fonds consists of photographs of train wreck near Alix (1932); and employees, engines, and buildings along the CNR line near Alix and Mirror, Alberta.

Bellamy, Sidney C.

Robert Arthur Brown fonds

  • CA ACU GBA F0292
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1942

The fonds consists of scrapbooks and reports about City of Calgary power, electricity and street railways, and Turner Valley oil; photographs Bowness Park; personal financial records of Mrs. Christina Brown; business records of United Oils and United Electric and Engineering Company.

Brown, Robert Arthur

Boorne and May fonds

  • CA ACU GBA F0225
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1907

The fonds consists of traveller's sample book of photographs of mountain scenes, the British Columbia interior, CPR points and railway bridges, tunnels, trains and workers (1889). Includes photographs of native people and a Blood sun dance (1887); of May, his wife, family and ranch (1885-1907); of Boorne, his Manitoba homestead, and the Calgary studio; and experimental photographs (1883-1884). Includes his article, "With the Savages in the Far West", published in the Canadian Photographic Journal, 1893. Also includes a diary of Boorne's cousin Ernest May (1897).

Boorne and May

Hugh Beynon Biggs family fonds

  • CA ACU GBA F0202
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1965, predominant 1902-1955

The fonds consists of Hugh's diaries and notebooks (1902-1940) and his extensive photographs of the Springfield Ranch. ranch life, his family, trips to the UK and Guernsey, and the construction of the Canadian Northern Railway line through his property. The fonds also consists of agreements with CNR (1913-1932); H.B. Biggs' estate papers (1943-1955); Mabel's business papers and income tax returns (1936-1965); Myrtle's extensive photographs of plants and birds of the area (1933-1948); Rachel's childhood diaries, school records, and photo albums (1930-1935) and family memorabilia including the 1885 diary of Hugh's father T. Hesketh Biggs.

Biggs (family)

Canadian Pacific Railway. Hotel Department fonds

  • CA ACU GBA F0453
  • Fonds
  • 1901-1954, predominant 1926-1930

The fonds consists of architectural plans and drawings of CPR hotels, chalets and camps (1901-1954, mainly 1926-1930); photographs of construction, fire damage and reconstruction of Palliser Hotel, Banff Springs Hotel and Chateau Lake Louise (1911-1953); and specifications of materials and work for Hotel Vancouver addition (ca. 1901).

Canadian Pacific Railway. Hotel Department

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