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Dr. Victor Ramraj fonds

  • CA ACU ARC F0339
  • Fonds
  • [197-]-2000

Fonds consists of correspondence with authors and colleagues, teaching materials, conference and speaking engagements, drafts of his dissertation, works by the author, and three scrapbooks.

Ramraj, Victor Jammona

Riveredge Foundation collection

  • CA 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.

Southern Alberta Hutterian Brethren collection

  • CA ACU GBA C0045
  • Collection
  • 1527-1971, predominant 1527-1825, 1924-1971

The collection consists of Stand Off colony records: recording of church service (1963) and singing (1971); photographs (1940s-1964); recorded interview with Jacob Walter on early history of colony (1971); sketches of early buildings; ethnological study, recorded observations and films by Dr. Karl Peter on colony life; microfilm of early religious writings (ca. 1550s-1560s), chronicle of Hutterian history (1527-1665, 1947- 1960), and legal agreements with government authorities (1782-ca. 1960) (predominantly in German); articles of association for Stand Off colony (1924-1956); and genealogy of Jacob Walter family (in German). Also consists of records from a number of southern Alberta colonies, especially Red Willow: German songbooks (1800s-1955, and some microfilmed from 1696-1825); medical book (1612, in German); microfilm of religious writings (1696-1875); recorded songs and interviews; and photographs (1961-1964). Includes microfilm of correspondence between Russian Hutterite colonies (1800s).

Hutterian Brethren

Garnet Wolseley fonds

  • CA 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

Hudson's Bay Company Posts fonds

  • CA ACU GBA F0980
  • Fonds
  • 1683-1911, predominant 1683-1888

The fonds consists of journal of daily occurrences at York Factory (1786-1789); McLeod's Lake post journal (1845-1848); Qu'Appelle Lake post journal (1857-1858 [typescript]); Fort St. John post fur account book (1909-1911); minutes of Northern Department council meeting (1883); and diary of Mr. Robinson, secretary of HBC commissioner, Joseph Wrigley, about 1887 trip to Alberta and Saskatchewan HBC posts (photocopy). Includes Fort Vermilion post balance sheet (1888); invoice from York Factory to Swan River District (1852); Fort Dunvegan daily account book (1891-1899 [photocopy]) and line of credit (1888); correspondence with French about claims to Hudson Bay (ca. 1687 [microfilm]); James Keith NWC and HBC papers (1802-1851 [microfilm]); Arthur Dobbs papers about HBC and search for Northwest Passage (1683-1752 [microfilm]); statement of account with Wesleyan Mission (1841-1842); statement of account with Russian American Fur Co. (1843-1844); anonymous diary kept during 1852 flood of Red River; letter from William Hemming Cook (1802), letter from Hugh Inkster (1801), letter from William Smith (1839), John Willes stock sale (1832).

Franklin Expedition and Arctic Exploration collection

  • CA ACU GBA C0033
  • Collection
  • 1758-1967

The collection consists of diaries, letters, memoirs, reports and other records created by these individuals involved in searches for the missing Franklin Expedition, as well as other explorers who were contemporaries of Franklin

Franklin Expedition

Frederick J. Niven fonds

  • CA ACU GBA F1393
  • Fonds
  • 1776-1963, predominant 1900-1944

The fonds consists of correspondence, literary manuscripts (The Three Marys, When I was a Child, His Hour or Two, Mine Inheritance, Triumph, What's Past is Prologue, Family Album, The Staff at Stimsons, A Candle in the Rain, Tales of the Black Flag, Hands Up, Brothers in Arms, Under Which King, Island of Arran, The Transplanted, Once Upon a Time, The Garricks of Renfrew, Dead Men's Bells, The Flying Years, etc.), reviews of books, publication agreements, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings and family photograph albums. Includes Pauline's diaries (1947, 1959, 1961) and correspondence. Also includes material collected by Frederick for research purposes: ration ticket of Cree, Mechawayis of the Sweet Grass band (1885), and newspaper clippings about Sitting Bull, Sioux uprisings, etc. (1890s).

Niven, Frederick John

John D. Higinbotham fonds

  • CA ACU GBA F0937
  • Fonds
  • 1790-1960, predominant 1875-1960

The fonds consists of personal and family correspondence; business correspondence pertaining to his position as postmaster, his affiliation with the Presbyterian Church and Pharmaceutical Association, and his appointment as coroner; correspondence and enquiries relating to his writings; his notes, poems, articles, radio broadcasts and manuscripts, including drafts and reviews of When the West was Young; diaries (1885-1887, 1937-1941) and travel journals; newsclippings and articles on Western history, people and places; indexed scrapbooks and notebooks; and programs, certificates, and greeting cards. Includes family photographs and photographs of his travels, ranching scenes, Alberta personalities, Lethbridge, Fort Macleod, and Waterton. Includes 1876-1887 Fort Whoop-Up bill-heads (some signed by David Akers), collected from the site by Higinbotham; and an article by Nellie McClung set at the Higinbotham home.

Higinbotham, John D.

David Thompson fonds

  • CA ACU GBA F1787
  • Fonds
  • Microfilmed 1958 (originally created 1790-1825)

The fonds consists of diaries of travel and observations in western Canada.

Thompson, David

Geoff Burtonshaw's Metis Genealogy Research collection

  • CA ACU GBA C0138
  • Collection
  • 1794-1994, predominant 1875-1992

The collection consists of photocopies of Metis genealogical research material collected by Burtonshaw from such sources as Library and Archives Canada, various libraries and churches, and personal contacts. Includes a complete run of "The Metis Newsletter" as well as Metis Researcher lists compiled by Burtonshaw. Burtonshaw's personal memoirs "I Remember" are included. Also includes photographs of Manitoba and Geoff's hometown of Valpoy, Barkerville and the Cariboo country of British Columbia, Fort Simpson, Hay River, Nahanni, Batoche, the Fidler family reunion, etc.

Burtonshaw, R. Geoffrey

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