University of Calgary
UofC Navigation


Search archival collections at the University of Calgary

Collection C0225 - James Wallace's Bowness collection

Identity area

Reference code



James Wallace's Bowness collection


  • 1882-1940 (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

6 cm of textual records

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

James Nevin Wallace, 1870-1941, undertook research on the history of Bowness, Alberta, a town on the Bow River which became part of the City of Calgary in 1963. He compiled this material in the 1920s and 1930s.


Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Gift of B.J. Wallace, 1960.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

The collection consists of 1882 order-in-council giving details of ranching leases in the area; Bowness electors' lists (1934, 1935); Wallace's correspondence regarding early ranchers, including Thomas Stone, John Lister Kaye, T.H.B. Cochrane, William Beresford, and others; plans of the Calgary Hydraulic Company's ditch (1894); and extensive newspaper clippings about Bowness (1920-1940).

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

No restrictions on access.

Conditions governing reproduction

Language of material

Script of material

Language and script notes

The material is in English.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Finding aids

No finding aid.

Allied materials area

Existence and location of originals

Existence and location of copies

Related units of description

Related descriptions

Notes area


Title based on contents of records.

Alternative identifier(s)

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Description control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

Wednesday, November 05, 2014




Accession area

Request archival material »

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related genres

Related places