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E.J. Lawrence fonds
CA ACU GBA F1121 · Fonds · Photocopied 1981 (originally created 1879)

The fonds consists of E.J.'s diary describing the trip west, as transcribed by his daughter, Susan Lawrence Skinner.

Lawrence, Erastus John "E.J."
Marquess of Lorne fonds
CA ACU GBA F1175 · Fonds · Microfilmed 1966 (originally created 1881-1883)

The fonds consists of a microfilm of newspaper reports, published in The Times and The Scotsman, about Lord Lorne's tour. Includes an 1883 letter from Lord Castletown, describing a trip by CPR from Winnipeg to Calgary. The fonds also consists of photographs of sketches done during the 1881 trip, along with original 1870s sketches of European castles and scenes (possibly done by Princess Louise), which had been glued to the back of these photos. Includes a scrapbook of newspaper clippings written by Reverend James MacGregor who accompanied Lorne.

Lorne, Marquess of
Marcus Smith fonds
CA ACU GBA F1692 · Fonds · Microfilmed 1973 (originally created 1872-1885)

The fonds consists of work diaries of survey parties in British Columbia and the prairies, including the trip by cart and horse west from Winnipeg and across the Yellowhead Pass. Includes some letters and memoranda.

Smith, Marcus
Sir John A. Macdonald fonds
CA ACU GBA F2937 · Fonds · 1885

The fonds consists of a telegram conveying the Queen's congratulations on the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway and letters regarding the publication of same in newspapers; and a newspaper copy of telegram and a telegram to Henry J. Morgan, Under Secretary of State from Donald A. Smith, North Bend, British Columbia, November 8, 1885 regarding the laying of the last rail.

Macdonald, John A. (John Alexander)
John McIntyre fonds
CA ACU GBA F1276 · Fonds · 1879-1888

The fonds consists of supply orders, invoices, and telegrams.

McIntyre, John
CA ACU GBA C0215 · Collection · 1854-1888

The collection consists of magazine illustrations documenting the 1870 and 1885 Riel Rebellions, Manitoba, the Red River Expedition, Lake Neepigon (Nipigon), First Nations, the North-West Mounted Police (NWMP), The North-West Territories (later Alberta and Saskatchewan), British Columbia, the Marquis of Lorne's and Princess Louise's visit to the West, the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), and the Hudson's Bay Company (HBC).

de Volpi, Charles
Gillespie family fonds
CA ACU GBA F3023 · Fonds · [ca. 1883-1890]

The fonds consists of the originals (2022.38) and typescripts of Florence Gillespie's diaries (1887-1890) and photographs of Calgary and along the line of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) which were taken by Cornelius J. Soule, Boorne and May and J. F. Cooke.

Gillespie family
Alexander Aird fonds
CA ACU GBA F2250 · Fonds · [ca. 1889-1897]

The fonds consists of photographs of the Aird ranch, early Canadian Pacific Railway locomotives, and construction crews.

Aird, Alexander
Charles A. Stoess fonds
CA ACU GBA F2081 · Fonds · Copied 1982 (originally created 1885-1897)

The fonds consists of photographs of Stoess, snowsheds, and CPR construction.

Stoess, Charles Anthony