Fonds F2059 - William Leigh Bernard fonds

Identity area

Reference code



William Leigh Bernard fonds


  • [ca. 1888-1980s] (Creation)

Level of description


Extent and medium

2 cm of textual records

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

William Leigh Bernard, 1845-1911, was born near Dublin, Ireland and educated at Trinity College. He came to Calgary in 1888 and worked as a lawyer. He first owned the Bonnybrook Ranch southeast of the city, then in 1890 moved to Calgary, Alberta. He was later joined by his son, Michael Charles Bernard in the law firm of Bernard & Bernard. He and his wife, Mary Morton, 1840-1928, had seven children, Barbara Mary (George), 1867-1936, Michael Charles, 1868-1937, Jane Elizabeth (Moore), 1870-1911, Isabel Wilhelmina (Hone), 1872-1961, George Morton, 1874-?, May Kathleen Bole (Hooley), 1875-?, and Edith Anne (Wilson), 1877-?. His law firm later became Howard Mackie.


Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Gift of Nadene Hill, 1995

Content and structure area

Scope and content

The fonds consists of genealogy of the Bernard and George families and photographs of the Bernard homes in and near Calgary.

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

Records related to the George family are also in the Henry George fonds at Glenbow.

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




Accession area