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Riveredge Foundation collection

  • ACU GBA C0166
  • Collection
  • 1489-1979

The collection reflects the diverse collecting interests of Eric Harvie and consists of materials from many different sources. Much of the material reflects western Canadian history and military history. It includes many isolated items bearing autographs of statesmen, military leaders, and other famous people. The materials were originally arranged in accession number order by the Riveredge Foundation, but subsequently the order has been lost. Many of the items within the collection have been described separately as fonds or parts of fonds.

The collection includes substantial textual information created by or about the following: Mary Steele, Fred J. Cameron, Alexander Norman Lafferty, Holy Cross Mission (Holy Cross, Alaska), Inuit language, "Peppers" (Guest house, Tyrell Wood, England), Motor Car Supply Company of Canada Ltd., Lloyd J. Edric, J. D. Newton, irrigation, Kathleen Shackleton, Frank Gilbert Roe, William Rodney, G. F. "Hub" Adams, Grant Spratt, Ralph Will, Turner Valley, Canadian Western Natural Gas Co., Alan Edward Rowbotham, Ken Ford, Ernest C. W. Lamarque, the Bedaux Expedition, Frederick Burt-Johns, R. W. Rutherford, Don Woodside, John W. Proctor, G. W. Baird, Alejandro Malaspina, Chief Khalserten Sepass, Brinsley George H. Palmer, George Pocaterra, Upper Thelon River Archaeological Project, Nickle Arts Museum, Rudyard Kipling, Franz Liszt, Jawaharlal Nehru, Florence Nightingale, Emmeline Pankhurst, Jan Christian Smuts, Thomas Chandler Haliburton, George Bancroft, Henry Wheaton, Canadian War Memorial Exhibition (1919), Maximilian I (Holy Roman Emperor), Alfred Lord Tennyson, P. H. Galt, Ramsay MacDonald, Ernest Thompson Seton, Sir Ernest Shackleton, John Hall, Baron Napier of Magdala, Benjamin Disraeli, Captain Kidd, Henry Davis, Crown Lumber Company Ltd., Murray Christman, Austin Deuel, Donald Cameron, Laurandeau family, Carrie Jacobs-Bond, University of Calgary Department of Archaeology, "Wonderful Group" Mining Co., Nehemiah G. Ordway, Alaric B. Chapin, Albert R. Decuyper, John A. O'Farrell, Charles E. Moss, Harry Cohen, Samuel Anthony Tomlinson, Kemp family, Prince Edward Island, Lord Minto, Alfred Patrick, Edward Cox, Henry Hunt, Mungo Martin, Rudolf Cronau, A. C. Leighton, Thomas Allen.

The collection also includes sound recordings by or about the following: Ethel Baker, Cheyenne tribe, Helen Kihn, Kiowa tribe, Mackenzie River Survival Project, Maori, Rocky Boy Plains Cree Tribe, Grant Spratt, Surinam tribes.

The collection also includes films about Jimmy Simpson, Arctic oil exploration, Turner Valley oil exploration, First Nations of North America, Tom Wilson, and grizzly bears.

Riveredge Foundation

Ussher Family fonds

  • ACU GBA F2474
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1600]-1928

The fonds consists of genealogical notes, personal correspondence, legal documents, and business correspondence of the Ussher and Stiff families. Includes a copy of the letters patent (1614) of the Borough of Wicklow, Ireland. Includes several letters and documents which provide insight into family life in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. Includes some letters which document conditions during the Rebellion of 1837 in Upper Canada.

Ussher (family)

Garnet Wolseley fonds

  • ACU GBA F1952
  • Fonds
  • 1640-1968, predominant 1870-1906

The fonds consists of personal correspondence; manuscripts of his memoirs; his military writings; and extensive awards and recognitions (scrolls, addresses, etc.) presented to him.

Wolseley, Garnet Joseph

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.

Coutts family fonds

  • ACU GBA F0591
  • 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 (family)

Jabez Waller fonds

  • ACU GBA F2749
  • Fonds
  • 1808

The fonds consists of Jabez Waller's commission in the British Army. Accompanied by genealogical information on the Waller family.

Waller, Jabez

John W. Proctor fonds

  • ACU GBA F1506
  • Fonds
  • 1823-1973, predominant 1939-1945

The fonds consists of John's autobiography, military papers, newsclippings, album of Second World War photograph, scrapbook and oil company share certificates; family histories of the Proctor and Wright families; and diary kept by Minnie Proctor Northrup (John's aunt) during trip across Canada with Conservative MPs (1902). Includes a letter from Gen. T.B. Strange to Capt. Joshua Wright about the 1885 Riel Rebellion (North West Rebellion).

Proctor, John W.

Cameron family fonds

  • ACU GBA F2934
  • Fonds
  • 1829-1848, 1878-1935

The fonds consists primarily of letters from the sons to their mother Isabella in Acton, England until her death in 1913, and then to their sister Isabel. Includes some naval records of James Cameron (1878-1893); South African War (Boer War) letters (1900-1901); letters about homesteading at Last Mountain (1906-1912); and First World War correspondence (1916-1917).

Cameron (family)

J.H.R. Thomson fonds

  • ACU GBA F2452
  • Fonds
  • 1836-1971

The fonds consists of Thomson's autobiography; a memoir of his war experiences in Palestine in 1918 and topographical maps of Palestine; scrapbooks containing newsclippings, correspondence, legal documents, photographs and memorabilia documenting Thomson's life, his military and musical careers, his family and his wife's family; and an audio travel diary of a trip to Scotland in 1970.

Thomson, John Henry Reginald

Glenbow Archives Posters collection

  • 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)

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