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Part Of
Ray Wardell fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of unpublished report titled "Mount Norquay Memories, 1948- 1956" by Ray Wardell. Report is a chronological history of development at Mount Norquay ski area by George Encil's Banff Chairlift Corporation Ltd. It discusses the Banff Chairlift, rope tows, electrification, passenger an…
Date Range
1993
Reference Code
M252
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Textual record
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Ray Wardell fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 252
Sous-Fonds
M 252
Accession Number
6505
Reference Code
M252
GMD
Textual record
Private record
Published record
Date Range
1993
Physical Description
6 cm of textual records (ca.130 p.)
History / Biographical
Ray Wardell, 1922-1994, was an engineer at Banff, Alberta, Canada from 1948 until 1958, and lived at Oakville, Ontario until his death. Wardell worked on early construction at Mount Norquay ski area and rose to the position of Superintendent of Construction and Maintenance for the Banff Chairlift Corporation.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of unpublished report titled "Mount Norquay Memories, 1948- 1956" by Ray Wardell. Report is a chronological history of development at Mount Norquay ski area by George Encil's Banff Chairlift Corporation Ltd. It discusses the Banff Chairlift, rope tows, electrification, passenger and safety services, Upper Terminal Tea Room and improvements to Mount Norquay Lodge. Contents include technical details, construction photographs and articles from trade journals
Name Access
Wardell, Ray
Subject Access
Chairlifts and gondolas
Mount Norquay Ski Area
Sports, recreation and leisure
Access Restrictions
No restrictions on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Creator
Wardell, Ray
Category
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
Processing Status
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Date
1945 – 1945
Material
stone
Catalogue Number
102.04.0201
Description
A hand-carved, well-made, lidded box carved from soft Rocky Mountain marble. The box has a front and a back. The front has bevelled corners, whereas the back has square corners. The box interior has rounded corners and the lid fits smoothly and flushly into the cutout. Base is felted with green fel…
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Title
Trinket Box
Date
1945 – 1945
Material
stone
Dimensions
4.3 x 5.7 x 9.2 cm
Description
A hand-carved, well-made, lidded box carved from soft Rocky Mountain marble. The box has a front and a back. The front has bevelled corners, whereas the back has square corners. The box interior has rounded corners and the lid fits smoothly and flushly into the cutout. Base is felted with green felt. The marble is black, streaked with white.
Subject
households
decorative
miniatures
Pete Neish
crafts
carving
Credit
Gift of Catharine Robb Whyte, O. C., Banff, 1979
Catalogue Number
102.04.0201
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Machinery's Handbook

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Part Of
Placido Monachello fonds
Scope & Content
Item consists of a book titled "Machinery's Handbook: For Machine Shop and Drafting-Room" by Erik Oberg and F.D. Jones, printed by The Industrial Press in 1943. Throughout the book are slips of paper with various notes written by Placido Monachello - his named is signed twice inside the front cover.
Date Range
1943
Reference Code
M582 / I / 1
Description Level
6 / Item
GMD
Published record
Textual record
Part Of
Placido Monachello fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Fonds Number
M582
Series
I : Books
Sous-Fonds
M582 / V803
Accession Number
2020.25
Reference Code
M582 / I / 1
GMD
Published record
Textual record
Date Range
1943
Physical Description
7 cm of textual records (1 volumes ; 12.0 x 18.2 cm)
History / Biographical
See fonds level description
Scope & Content
Item consists of a book titled "Machinery's Handbook: For Machine Shop and Drafting-Room" by Erik Oberg and F.D. Jones, printed by The Industrial Press in 1943. Throughout the book are slips of paper with various notes written by Placido Monachello - his named is signed twice inside the front cover.
Name Access
Monachello, Placido
Subject Access
Books
Industry
Machinery
Professional and Personal Life
Language
English
Japanese
Title Source
Title based on item
Processing Status
Unprocessed
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Professional records

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Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Scope & Content
Series consists of 7 sub-series: *1. Personal education, [ca.1920]-1973: Records in this sub-series pertain to Eleanor Luxton's personal education and include records relating to her primary and secondary schooling; the University of Alberta, her teacher training at the University of Alberta summ…
Date Range
[ca.1890] - 1993
Reference Code
LUX / II / B
Description Level
3 / Series
GMD
Textual record
Published record
Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Description Level
3 / Series
Fonds Number
LUX
Series
LUX / II / B : Professional Series
Sous-Fonds
LUX / II : Eleanor Luxton sous-fonds
Accession Number
LUX
Reference Code
LUX / II / B
GMD
Textual record
Published record
Date Range
[ca.1890] - 1993
Physical Description
16 m textual records, graphic materials and sound recordings
Scope & Content
Series consists of 7 sub-series:
*1. Personal education, [ca.1920]-1973: Records in this sub-series pertain to Eleanor Luxton's personal education and include records relating to her primary and secondary schooling; the University of Alberta, her teacher training at the University of Alberta summer school; the Provincial Normal School in Edmonton; post-secondary schooling at Sir George Williams College where she studied Commerce, Engineering, and received her Bachelors of Science (B.Sc.). Between 1933 and 1952, Eleanor Luxton participated in numerous other personal education activities, including: drama studies, 1933 (Banff School of Drama? and/or Banff School of Fine Arts?); Garbutt Business College, Calgary (office practices, 1937), St. Stephen's College, Edmonton (1940), Ottawa Technical High School (machine draughting, 1940-1941); German language studies (1951); Banff School of Fine Arts (radio writing and techniques, 1951, 1952); Western Canada Institute, Calgary (literature, before 1952).
*2. Teaching career: Records in this sub-series pertain to Eleanor Luxton's teaching career and include her teaching papers from secondary school and university.
*3. Engineering career, 1935-1946: Records in this sub-series pertain to Eleanor Luxton's work at the Canadian Pacific Railway in Montreal.
*4. Historical research, 1890-[ca.1995]: Records in this sub-series pertain to biographical research files on individuals and families in the High River area and other ranching communities of southern Alberta; research notes, files, and recordings gathered for the High River and southern Alberta ranching research projects; articles, photographs collected for the High River and southern Alberta ranching research projects, and project records relating to the Glenbow-Alberta Institute research projects on High River and southern Alberta ranching. These records include project outlines, monthly and annual reports, expense statements, correspondence, register book, lists and notes. Also included in this sub-series are Canadian and western history research papers; McDougall family research papers; Luxton family research papers.
*5. Literary papers, 1969-1975: Records in this sub-series pertain to Eleanor Luxton's writings on Luxton's Pacific Crossing; Banff, Canada's First National Park; Latch String Out; Stoney Medicine.
*6. Lectures and Speeches, [195-]-1993.
*7. Other, 1936-1979.
Name Access
Luxton, Eleanor
Subject Access
Professional and Personal Life
School
University
Education
Research
Publication
History
Geographic Access
Canada
Alberta
Banff
Edmonton
Quebec
Montreal
Category
Education
Title Source
Title based on contents of series
Processing Status
Processed
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Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Scope & Content
Records in this sub-series consist of family papers and photographs. Sub-series is divided into four sub-sub-series: William Luxton; Sarah Luxton; George Luxton; Louis Luxton: William Fisher Luxton sub-sub-series (C1 - 1 to 9) consists of biographical information on William Luxton; a family tree…
Date Range
1893-1968
Reference Code
LUX / III / C1
Description Level
4 / Sub-series
GMD
Textual record
Published record
Private record
Newspaper clipping
Government record
Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Description Level
4 / Sub-series
Fonds Number
LUX
Series
III.C.1. William Luxton family papers and photographs
Sous-Fonds
III. Luxton Family sous-fonds
Accession Number
LUX
Reference Code
LUX / III / C1
GMD
Textual record
Published record
Private record
Newspaper clipping
Government record
Date Range
1893-1968
Physical Description
0.25 m textual records. -- 1 photograph: print, b&w
Scope & Content
Records in this sub-series consist of family papers and photographs. Sub-series is divided into four sub-sub-series: William Luxton; Sarah Luxton; George Luxton; Louis Luxton:
William Fisher Luxton sub-sub-series (C1 - 1 to 9) consists of biographical information on William Luxton; a family tree; personal papers; and correspondence with the Winnipeg Free Press, Donald Smith, and William C. Van Horne.
Sarah Luxton sub-sub-series (C1 - 10 to 13) consists of correspondence; a memorial service notice for Ada L. Luxton; poetry by J. Luxton (possibly Sarah Jane Luxton, the mother of Norman K. Luxton); a cemetery register; a life insurance policy draft.
George Edwards Luxton sub-sub-series (C1 - 14 to 20) consists of newspaper clippings, literary manuscripts written by George Luxton, letters and receipts relating to the the Lux Theatre in Banff, Alberta, mortgage papers, a press certificate and one photograph accompanying a letter by Harold Malloch Luxton.
Louis Luxton sub-sub-series (C1 - 21 to 26) consists of personal and business correspondence,1905-1948 and includes one b&w photograph of Harold Malloch Luxton. Business correspondence includes letters from the Department of Interior - Rocky Mountain Parks and Insurance Companies. Also includes a court summons from the Government of Alberta, 1948. Both the Sarah Luxton and Louis Luxton sub-sub-series contain records transfered from the Glenbow Museum.
Name Access
Luxton, George
Luxton, Louis
Luxton, William (Fisher)
Luxton, Sarah
Language
English
Title Source
Title based on contents of sub-series
Processing Status
Processed
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Correspondence and publications

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Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of personal correspondence and personal items including a cheque register with cheque stubs and a brass name plate for calling cards [Mrs. George E. Luxton]. Also included is a City of Winnipeg tax receipt made out to Mrs. Geo. E. Luxton, 1907; a magazine cover, Minneapolis Sunday Tr…
Date Range
1901-1953
Reference Code
LUX / III / C1 - 15
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Textual record
Published record
Private record
Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
LUX
Series
LUX / III / C : Extended family
Sous-Fonds
LUX / III : Luxton Family sous-fonds
Sub-Series
LUX / III / C1 : William Luxton family papers and photographs
Accession Number
LUX
Reference Code
LUX / III / C1 - 15
GMD
Textual record
Published record
Private record
Date Range
1901-1953
Physical Description
4.0 cm of textual records
Scope & Content
File consists of personal correspondence and personal items including a cheque register with cheque stubs and a brass name plate for calling cards [Mrs. George E. Luxton]. Also included is a City of Winnipeg tax receipt made out to Mrs. Geo. E. Luxton, 1907; a magazine cover, Minneapolis Sunday Tribune, June 3, 1951 featuring George Luxton; and two newspaper articles pertaining to George and Patricia Luxton's meetings with the Duke and Duchess of Windsor [1941 and ca. 1937-1940 respectively].
Name Access
Luxton, George
Luxton, Ada (Livingston)
Subject Access
Publication
Journalism
Professional and Personal Life
Photography
Royal Visit
Royalty
Geographic Access
United States of America
Illinois
Reproduction Restrictions
Restrictions may apply
Language
English
Conservation
Two torn newspaper clippings placed in mylar
Category
Family and personal life
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Processing Status
Processed
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King George VI and British royal family [ca. 1935 - 1951]

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Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Scope & Content
Scrapbook consists of newspaper clippings pertaining to King George VI's coronation and Queen Elizabeth; newspaper clippings relating to British West Indies, Australia and other Empire colonies as well as related stories. Scrapbook also includes articles relating to King George VI and family. Also …
Date Range
[1935-1940]
1939
1951
Reference Code
LUX / III / B4 - 15
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Textual record
Scrapbook
Postcard
Published record
  1 image     1 Electronic Resource  
Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
LUX
Series
III.B.4. Georgina Luxton : Collected Material : Textual Records
Sous-Fonds
III. Luxton Family sous-fonds
Accession Number
LUX
Reference Code
LUX / III / B4 - 15
GMD
Textual record
Scrapbook
Postcard
Published record
Date Range
[1935-1940]
1939
1951
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Scope & Content
Scrapbook consists of newspaper clippings pertaining to King George VI's coronation and Queen Elizabeth; newspaper clippings relating to British West Indies, Australia and other Empire colonies as well as related stories. Scrapbook also includes articles relating to King George VI and family. Also included are two file folders containing:
four postcards bearing images of the King and Queen's visit to Belfast, troops inspections and two publications titled: "Their Majesties' Canadian Visit, 1939" and a timetable of Pilot train and boats and itinerary of activities [placed in a mylar sleeve and file folder].
booklet and b&w photographs relating to King George VI and Queen Elizabeth's Royal Visit, 1939 [placed in a file folder].
Subject Access
Politics
Public events
Royal tours
Royal Visit
Royalty
Trains
Travel
Newspaper
Publication
Geographic Access
Canada
Alberta
Banff National Park
Jasper
England
London
Access Restrictions
Restrictions may apply
Reproduction Restrictions
Restrictions may apply
Language
English
Conservation
Postcard prints and other inserts have been placed in mylar inside scrapbook
Category
Exploration, discovery and travel
Politics
Transportation
Title Source
Title based on contents of item
Processing Status
Processed
Electronic Resources
Images
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British royal family genealogy and images

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Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Scope & Content
Scrapbook consists of newspaper clippings related to King Edward and Queen Alexandria; the history of the Royal Family; Queen Mary and King George V; broadcast messages; and a magazine containing photographs of Queen Mary, titled "Her Majesty the Queen".
Date Range
1935
[1936-1940]
Reference Code
LUX / III / B4 - 16
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Textual record
Scrapbook
Newspaper clipping
Published record
  1 image     1 Electronic Resource  
Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
LUX
Series
III.B.4. Georgina Luxton : Collected Material : Textual Records
Sous-Fonds
III. Luxton Family sous-fonds
Accession Number
LUX
Reference Code
LUX / III / B4 - 16
GMD
Textual record
Scrapbook
Newspaper clipping
Published record
Date Range
1935
[1936-1940]
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
Scope & Content
Scrapbook consists of newspaper clippings related to King Edward and Queen Alexandria; the history of the Royal Family; Queen Mary and King George V; broadcast messages; and a magazine containing photographs of Queen Mary, titled "Her Majesty the Queen".
Notes
Magazine "Her Majesty the Queen" was removed from scrapbook and placed in file folder in box.
Subject Access
Royalty
Royal tours
Public events
Politics
Military
Family and personal life
Geographic Access
England
London
Canada
Language
English
Conservation
Pages interleaved
Handle scrapbook with caution as some contents are loose
Category
Family and personal life
Military
Politics
Title Source
Title based on contents of item
Processing Status
Processed
Electronic Resources
Images
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Science scrapbook : astronomy, agriculture, biology, etc.

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Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Scope & Content
Scrapbook is titled "Science" on front cover, and consists of educational newspaper and magazine clippings pertaining to various subjects including astronomy, weather patterns, science and technology, food production, and human and marine biology. Scrapbook contains a loose Table of Contents inside…
Date Range
1936
[1939 - 1940]
Reference Code
LUX / III / B4 - 18
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Textual record
Scrapbook
Newspaper clipping
Published record
  1 image     1 Electronic Resource  
Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
LUX
Series
III.B.4. Georgina Luxton : Collected Material : Textual Records
Sous-Fonds
III. Luxton Family sous-fonds
Accession Number
LUX
Reference Code
LUX / III / B4 - 18
GMD
Textual record
Scrapbook
Newspaper clipping
Published record
Date Range
1936
[1939 - 1940]
Physical Description
1.5 cm of textual records
Scope & Content
Scrapbook is titled "Science" on front cover, and consists of educational newspaper and magazine clippings pertaining to various subjects including astronomy, weather patterns, science and technology, food production, and human and marine biology. Scrapbook contains a loose Table of Contents inside front cover listing subjects addressed in clippings [see "Content Details"].
Name Access
Rudaux, Lucien
Subject Access
Science and technology
Research
Medicine
Geology
Experiment
Environment
Education
Ecology
Commerce and industry
Astronomy
Agriculture
Natural resources
Natural history
Neuroscience
Fish
Geographic Access
France
Canada
Alberta
Ontario
Hamilton
Language
English
Conservation
Scrapbook has been interleaved
Handle with caution due to loose contents
Category
Commerce and industry
Education
Environment
Health services
Natural resources
Science and technology
Title Source
Title based on contents of item
Content Details
[Table of Contents] Contents 1939-1940 Other Planets: Artillery in the Skies Other Suns: Uses of different Parts of the Head Synthetic Products: Diamond Iron Salt: Technicolor Television: Man's conquest of the Air: Operations Vitamins: Pasteurization of milk The Five Senses and the Somatic Senses Development of Science; guns etc. Sugar Beets Shortest Day of the Year Sea Fish
Processing Status
Processed
Electronic Resources
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Sid Unwin fonds
Scope & Content
Consists of two sous-fonds: I. Sid Unwin sous-fonds; II. Unwin family sous-fonds. Sid Unwin sous-fonds pertains to Unwin's activities in the South African (Boer) War, in the Banff area as a guide and citizen, in the First World War, and to his family. It consists of the following series: A. South…
Date Range
1898-1985
Reference Code
M31 / V25
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Photograph print
Textual record
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Sid Unwin fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 31
V 25
Sous-Fonds
M 31
V 25
Accession Number
7102, 7112
Reference Code
M31 / V25
GMD
Photograph
Album
Photograph print
Textual record
Private record
Published record
Date Range
1898-1985
Physical Description
7 cm of textual records. -- 5 photograph albums (ca.375 prints). -- 28 photographs : prints
History / Biographical
Sidney Joseph Unwin, [1880?]-1917, was a guide and outfitter at Banff, Alberta. Born in England, Unwin returned, after serving with the volunteer cavalry in the South African (Boer) War, to his home in London, England for a brief period to work as a surveyor's clerk, and in the fall of 1904 he moved to Banff. Initially, Unwin worked for guides and outfitters Syd Baker and Jimmy Simpson. In the winter of 1905 he began his own trapline. In 1907, Unwin began work for Billy Warren and accompanied Mary Schaffer and Molly Adams on their expeditions to the Maligne Lake, Saskatchewan River areas.
After two years of working for Warren, Unwin began his own guiding outfit and in 1912, with the aid of his sister Ethel and brother Arthur, the Unwins established Unwin's Curios and Souvenirs. In 1914, Sid Unwin enlisted in the Canadian army and took up with the 22nd Battery (Howitzer), 6th Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery 2nd Division. In 1916 he saw his first action in France. He fought in the battle for Vimy Ridge, was injured May 3, 1917 and died on June 29, 1917 at the East Leeds War Hospital.
Scope & Content
Consists of two sous-fonds: I. Sid Unwin sous-fonds; II. Unwin family sous-fonds.
Sid Unwin sous-fonds pertains to Unwin's activities in the South African (Boer) War, in the Banff area as a guide and citizen, in the First World War, and to his family. It consists of the following series: A. South African (Boer) War records,1900-1901; B. Guiding and Banff related records, 1904-1914; C. First World War records, 1914-1919; D. Sid Unwin Memorials, 1917-1946; E. Personal photograph albums, 1898-1912.
Unwin family sous-fonds consists of: A. Personal family records, 1917-1968; B. Alice Fulmer correspondence, 1965-1985.
Name Access
Unwin, Sid
Subject Access
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
Military
World War I
Access Restrictions
Some restrictions on access to originals
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: arrangement outline
file description
reference photocopies
Related Material
Related in part to the Ethel Unwin fonds (M178/V646)
Creator
Unwin, Sid
Category
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
Military
Title Source
Fonds, sous-fonds and series title based on contents
Processing Status
Processed
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Ernest Deniston Garner fonds

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Part Of
Ernest Deniston Garner fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists primarily of reminiscences titled Memory Lane, 198-, 1 volume (137 pages). Item includes poetry and account of Garner's journey from England to Canada and life in Canada. Details pertain to life at Canmore from 1928 to 1937, work at Canmore Mines, newspaper business, community even…
Date Range
1914-1989
Reference Code
M26 / V23
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Textual record
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Ernest Deniston Garner fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M26
V23
Sous-Fonds
M26
V23
Accession Number
7069
Reference Code
M26 / V23
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Textual record
Private record
Published record
Date Range
1914-1989
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records. -- 9 photographs : prints
History / Biographical
Ernest Deniston Garner, 1900-1989, was an artist, journalist, poet and miner at Canmore, Alberta, Canada and England. Garner was born and educated in England, coming to Canmore with his niece in 1928, where he resided until 1937. In addition to working at Canmore Mines, he became active in Canmore affairs as correspondent for the Calgary Herald and established the Canmore Times, a mimeographed local newspaper, ca.1931. Garner returned to England in 1937.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists primarily of reminiscences titled Memory Lane, 198-, 1 volume (137 pages). Item includes poetry and account of Garner's journey from England to Canada and life in Canada. Details pertain to life at Canmore from 1928 to 1937, work at Canmore Mines, newspaper business, community events, art tour through southern Alberta and travels in British Columbia. Fonds also includes copies of the Canmore Times, 1932, 1937, 2 items; and photographs, 1914-1989, 9 prints, pertaining to Canmore, Garner family and presentation of Garner painting to the Canmore Museum in 1989.
Name Access
Garner, E. Deniston
Subject Access
Family and personal life
Access Restrictions
No restrictions on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
English
Creator
Garner, Ernest Deniston
Category
Family and personal life
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
Processing Status
Processed
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Brett family fonds

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Part Of
Brett family fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds contains six series: I. Robert G. Brett series, 1873-1926, 36 cm of textual records, consisting of: A. Personal papers, 1873-1926 (1. Correspondence, 2. Financial papers, 3. Other papers); B. Business papers, 1897-1925, (1. Banff businesses, 2. Businesses outside Banff); C. Professional pap…
Date Range
[ca.1860]-1965
Reference Code
M1 / V83
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Textual record
Diary
Private record
Published record
Scrapbook
Part Of
Brett family fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M1 V83
Sous-Fonds
M1 V83
Accession Number
5, 20, 58, 78, 102, 354, 1164, 1532, 5042
Reference Code
M1 / V83
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Textual record
Diary
Private record
Published record
Scrapbook
Date Range
[ca.1860]-1965
Physical Description
73 cm of textual records. -- 11 photograph albums (ca.850 prints). -- ca.350 photographs (ca.320 prints, 28 negatives)
History / Biographical
Robert George Brett, 1851-1929, was a prominent physician, hotel-hospital owner, businessman and politician Banff, Alberta from 1883 until 1929. Brett was born in Strathroy, Ontario, son of James Brett and Catherine Mallon. He was educated as a physician at the University of Toronto (M.D., 1874), and practiced medicine at Arkona, Ontario. He moved to Winnipeg in 1880, where he helped found the Manitoba Medical College.
R. G. Brett moved to Banff in 1886, founding the Banff Sanitarium. In 1909 he established the Brett Hospital. Brett also had numerous other businesses and real estate in Banff (including the National Park Drug Store, the Sanitarium Bottling Co., the Bretton Hall Hotel, Lithia Bottling Co.) and elsewhere.
In 1878, Brett married Louise Theodora Hungerford, 1855-1935, of Waterford, Ontario. Of their five children, only two survived infancy, Reginald H. "Harry", 1879-1925, and Robert Earle, 1887-1912. Earle Brett was survived by Maidie (Stacpole) Brett, whom he married in 1910, and by an infant daughter. Dr. Harry Brett was married to Helen Brett, 1877-1964, who outlived the rest of her family by many years. Associated closely with the Brett family was Dr. Brett's nurse, Annie McLauchlin.
From 1881 to 1901, R. G. Brett was Conservative Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for the North-West Territories, and from 1889 to 1891 he was president of the executive council. He was Lieutenant-Governor of Alberta from 1915 to 1925. He died in Calgary.
Scope & Content
Fonds contains six series:
I. Robert G. Brett series, 1873-1926, 36 cm of textual records, consisting of: A. Personal papers, 1873-1926 (1. Correspondence, 2. Financial papers, 3. Other papers); B. Business papers, 1897-1925, (1. Banff businesses, 2. Businesses outside Banff); C. Professional papers, 1889-1925 (1. Political correspondence, 2. Official correspondence, 3. Other material);
II. Louise H. Brett series, [between1855 and 1935], 10 cm of textual records, consisting of: A. Writing, betw.1885 and 1935; B. Scrapbooks, ca.1900, ca.1910; C. Diaries and letters, 1912-1925; D. Other, ca.1870-1924.
III. Reginald H. "Harry" Brett series, ca.1910-1921, 10.5 cm of textual records, print material and photographs. Consists of: A. Personal papers, ca.1910 (1.Scrapbooks, 2. Ephemera); B. Business papers, 1912-1921.
IV. Helen Brett series, 1925-1965, 4.5 cm of textual records, consisting of: A. Correspondence, 1927-1950; B. R. G. Brett estate papers, 1925-1949; C. Financial and business records, 1936-1962; D. Other, 1935-1965.
V. Brett family series, [ca.1860-ca.1935], consisting of : A. Photographs albums, ca.1860-ca.1910; B. Photographs, ca.1875-ca.1935.
VI. Other material series, [before 1928], 2 cm of textual records, consisting of: A. Annie McLauchlin papers, 1914-1928; B. Other, before 1925.
Name Access
Brett, Helen
Brett, Louise
Brett, Reginald H. (Harry)
Brett, Robert G.
McLauchin, Annie
Subject Access
Family and personal life
Health services
Politics
Access Restrictions
Some restrictions on access to originals
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: arrangement outline
series and file description
electronic finding aid
microfilm copies of albums
Creator
Brett, Robert George and Louise
Brett, Reginald H. (Harry) and Helen
Category
Family and personal life
Health services
Politics
Biographical Source Notes
Earlier version of fonds description.
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
Processing Status
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Sylvia Brewster family fonds

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Sylvia Brewster family fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds includes manuscript titled "Happy memories of the Kananaskis Dude Ranch" by G. E. Turner, n.d.; guest register for Two Medicine Ranch, 1919-1921, O'Hara Camp, 1922, and Kananaskis Ranch, 1923-1945; two annotated maps, one with text of contract between Claude Brewster and Trail Riders of the C…
Date Range
1890-1945
Reference Code
M25
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Textual record
Map
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Sylvia Brewster family fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 25
Sous-Fonds
M 25
Accession Number
157, 900, 1388, 5824
Reference Code
M25
GMD
Textual record
Map
Private record
Published record
Date Range
1890-1945
Physical Description
6 cm of textual records
History / Biographical
The Brewster family were outfitters and dude ranch operators in the Glacier National Park, Montana; Lake O'Hara, British Columbia and Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada areas. Personnel included Sylvia Brewster, hostess, and her son Claude at Kananaskis and daughter Syd (Brewster) Graves at Lake O'Hara. The Brewsters owned and operated the Two Medicine Ranch in Glacier Park, Montana before opening the Kananaskis Ranch near Seebe, Alberta in 1923.
Scope & Content
Fonds includes manuscript titled "Happy memories of the Kananaskis Dude Ranch" by G. E. Turner, n.d.; guest register for Two Medicine Ranch, 1919-1921, O'Hara Camp, 1922, and Kananaskis Ranch, 1923-1945; two annotated maps, one with text of contract between Claude Brewster and Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies on reverse; family bible and ephemera.
Name Access
Brewster, Sylvia
Kananaskis Ranch
Subject Access
Sports, recreation and leisure
Access Restrictions
Some restriction/s on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Creator
Brewster, Sylvia
Category
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on accession records and contents of fonds
Processing Status
Processed / Unprocessed
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Bill de Haan fonds

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Bill de Haan fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds includes textual material in the form of a manuscript, ephemera and photographs made by and collected by Bill de Haan. The manuscript is titled "Photographs to accompany P. M. Sauders report of snow survey in the vicinity of Lake Louise . . . June 14, 1918." Also includes posters and calend…
Date Range
[ca.1895]-1975
Reference Code
M20 / V169
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Transparency
Textual record
Poster
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Bill de Haan fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 20
V 169
Sous-Fonds
M 20
V 169
Accession Number
128, 159, 199, 395, 433, 913, 1037, 2219, 2285, 2395 , 2623 3343, 6355, 6909
Reference Code
M20 / V169
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Transparency
Textual record
Poster
Private record
Published record
Date Range
[ca.1895]-1975
Physical Description
ca.220 photographs : prints, transparencies. -- ca.1 cm of textual records
History / Biographical
Bill de Haan, b.1903, was a hotel worker, labourer and government worker at Banff, Alberta, Canada. De Haan came to Banff in 1944 after working across Canada. From ca.1950 to ca.1968, he worked for Banff National Park at Tunnel Mountain campground, the east park gate and the warden service equipment building. After 1968, de Haan was a volunteer at the government fish hatchery in Banff. An avid photographer, de Haan was a member of the Bow Valley Camera Club. He photographed wildflowers and warden cabins throughout the park.
Scope & Content
Fonds includes textual material in the form of a manuscript, ephemera and photographs made by and collected by Bill de Haan. The manuscript is titled "Photographs to accompany P. M. Sauders report of snow survey in the vicinity of Lake Louise . . . June 14, 1918." Also includes posters and calendar pertaining to Banff National Park and Banff Indian Days. Photographs pertain mainly to cabins, including warden cabins, Banff National Park, 1963-1966; also Brett family, early Banff and area, Bankhead, Canmore cemetery (1975); flooding along Bow River, 1972; and construction of archives and library building, 1967-1968, (now Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies).
Name Access
De Haan, Bill
Subject Access
Buildings and facilities
Family and personal life
Access Restrictions
No restrictions on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: basic description
Creator
De Haan, Bill
Category
Environment
Family and personal life
Title Source
Title based on accession records
Processing Status
Processed
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Lawrence Grassi fonds

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Lawrence Grassi fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consist of papers and photographs produced and collected by Lawrence Grassi. Textual records consist of correspondence, 1918-1979, from family in Italy and organizations and individuals in Canada; personal papers, 1912-1975; publications and ephemera from organizations, including the Alpine C…
Date Range
[ca.1880]-1979
Reference Code
M45 / V240
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Textual record
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Lawrence Grassi fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 45
V 240
Sous-Fonds
M 45
V 240
Accession Number
249, 282, 830, 1626, 1943, 2262, 2826, 3159, 3446, 3985
Reference Code
M45 / V240
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Textual record
Private record
Published record
Date Range
[ca.1880]-1979
Physical Description
ca.25 cm of textual records. -- ca.2300 photographs : prints, transparencies, negatives. -- 1 photograph album (180 prints)
History / Biographical
Lawrence Grassi, 1890-1980, was a miner and mountaineer at Canmore, Alberta, Canada. Grassi was born in Falmenta, Italy and emigrated to Canada in 1912, working first as a section man for the Canadian Pacific Railway and from 1916 to 1945 as a miner for Canmore Mines. Grassi distinguished himself in solo mountain climbing and as an unofficial guide to many other mountaineers. Grassi is best remembered for trail building activities. J. S. Woodsworth led support for legislation to change the name of Twin Lakes in White Man Pass to Grassi Lakes in recognition of this work. As assistant warden at Lake O'Hara, British Columbia, Grassi upgraded and built numerous trails for which he received many honours in later life.
Scope & Content
Fonds consist of papers and photographs produced and collected by Lawrence Grassi.
Textual records consist of correspondence, 1918-1979, from family in Italy and organizations and individuals in Canada; personal papers, 1912-1975; publications and ephemera from organizations, including the Alpine Club of Canada, Canadian Youth Hostels Association, Skyline Trail Hikers of the Canadian Rockies; newsclippings, articles and other material pertaining to Grassi and mountaineering.
Photographs pertain mainly to mountain scenery of Alberta and British Columbia, particularly Banff National Park, Lake O'Hara and region, Jasper National Park, Mount Assiniboine and region, Grotto Mountain and Grassi Lakes, ca.1930-ca.1970. Also includes views of Lawrence Grassi, family and friends, ca.1880-ca.1970, and group of unidentified portraits, ca.1880- ca.1900. Transparencies are mainly unidentified colour mountain scenics. Most views are by Grassi; some are by Richard Rushworth and F. V. Longstaff.
Name Access
Grassi, Lawrence
Subject Access
Alpine Club of Canada
Environment
Family and personal life
Mountaineering
Sky Line Trail Hikers of the Canadian Rockies
Sports, recreation and leisure
Access Restrictions
No restrictions on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is primarily English. Some correspondence is in Italian
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: arrangement outline
file description and index for photographs
electronic finding aid
Creator
Grassi, Lawrence
Category
Environment
Family and personal life
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
Processing Status
Processed
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Hollingworth Tully Montgomery fonds

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Hollingworth Tully Montgomery fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of sermons, correspondence, personal papers, clippings, photographs and ephemera. Textual records pertain to St. George's Church, the 1939 royal visit, Banff residents, etc. Also includes letters collected by Montgomery from artist Norman Rockwell to Barbara Clyne, 1943-1945. Photo…
Date Range
1883-1965
Reference Code
M6 / V436
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Photograph print
Textual record
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Hollingworth Tully Montgomery fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 6
V 436
Sous-Fonds
M 6
V 436
Accession Number
2, 4, 47, 437, 536, 772, 942, 996, 1061, 1196, 1462, 1526, 1528, 1573, 1884, 2168, 2413, 2504
Reference Code
M6 / V436
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Photograph print
Textual record
Private record
Published record
Date Range
1883-1965
Physical Description
4 cm of textual records. -- 288 photographs : prints, negatives
History / Biographical
Rev. Canon Hollingworth Tully Montgomery, 1885-1965, was an Anglican minister at Banff, Alberta, Canada. Montgomery was born in Fredericton, New Brunswick and educated in Atlantic Canada and England. He succeeded his father, Canon Henry Montgomery, as rector of St. George's in the Pines Anglican Church in Banff in 1924, a position which he held until his retirement in 1955. In 1939, he conducted a service for King George VI and Queen Elizabeth during the royal visit to Banff. Montgomery was married to Mary Ruth Montgomery and had two children.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of sermons, correspondence, personal papers, clippings, photographs and ephemera. Textual records pertain to St. George's Church, the 1939 royal visit, Banff residents, etc. Also includes letters collected by Montgomery from artist Norman Rockwell to Barbara Clyne, 1943-1945. Photographs collected by Montgomery pertain to Banff events, people and visitors, church staff and visitors, Rev. Montgomery and family with visiting dignitaries; 1911-1952.
Name Access
Montgomery, Hollingworth Tully
Subject Access
Community life
Religions
Access Restrictions
No restrictions on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: basic description
Creator
Montgomery, Hollingworth Tully
Category
Family and personal life
Religions
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
Processing Status
Processed
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Richard Pike fonds

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Richard Pike fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of letters, reports and articles pertaining to development of skiing in North America and western Canada, 1936-1945; written by, to, or collected by Norman Watson. Also includes a manuscript titled "Take Care, Son" by Richard Pike, 1971, pertaining to early flight into Sunshine by A…
Date Range
1936 - 1945
1971
1947
1992
Reference Code
M34 / V5
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Private record
Published record
Photograph print
Textual record
Part Of
Richard Pike fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 34
V 5
Sous-Fonds
M 34
V 5
Accession Number
6389
Reference Code
M34 / V5
GMD
Photograph
Private record
Published record
Photograph print
Textual record
Date Range
1936 - 1945
1971
1947
1992
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records (45 p.). -- 5 photographic prints
History / Biographical
Richard (Dick) G. Pike was involved in early skiing in the Canadian Rockies. He later moved to Lake Oswego, California
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of letters, reports and articles pertaining to development of skiing in North America and western Canada, 1936-1945; written by, to, or collected by Norman Watson. Also includes a manuscript titled "Take Care, Son" by Richard Pike, 1971, pertaining to early flight into Sunshine by Al Gaetz and Dick Pike, 1947. The flight resulted in a crash landing. Manuscript is accompanied by five photographs by Richard Pike and a letter of explanation from R. G. Pike to R. W. Sandford, 1992
Name Access
Pike, Richard
Subject Access
Skiing
Sports, recreation and leisure
Transportation
Access Restrictions
No restrictions on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Creator
Pike, Richard
Category
Sports, recreation and leisure
Transportation
Title Source
Title based on accession record
Processing Status
Processed
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Norman Sanson fonds

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Norman Sanson fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of papers and photographs resulting from Sanson's life and work. Textual records consist of: I. Correspondence, 1901-1944, 2 cm.; II. Research and professional papers, 1890-1947, 45 cm., includes notebooks and notes pertaining to nature study, meteorological research, Sulphur Mounta…
Date Range
1855-1949
Reference Code
M3 / V246
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Photograph print
Postcard
Textual record
Diary
Map
Private record
Published record
Scrapbook
Part Of
Norman Sanson fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M3
V246
Sous-Fonds
M3
V246
Accession Number
109, 148, 181, 334, 384, 400, 439, 448, 1036, 1148, 1191, 2072. 2484, 2594, 2771, 3028, 6351, 6739, 8096
Reference Code
M3 / V246
GMD
Photograph
Album
Photograph print
Postcard
Textual record
Diary
Map
Private record
Published record
Scrapbook
Date Range
1855-1949
Physical Description
ca.55 cm and 21 v. of textual records. -- 46 photograph albums (ca.7500 prints). -- 1 postcard set (37 prints)
History / Biographical
Norman Bethune Sanson, 1862-1949, was a naturalist, meteorologist and museum curator at Banff, Alberta, Canada. Born in Toronto, Ontario, the son of a prominent clergyman, he developed a life-long interest in natural history as a boy. Sanson came west in 1885 to fight in the Riel Rebellion as a member of the Queen's Own Rifles.
In 1892, Sanson came to Banff as an accountant for the Sanitarium Hotel. He also did book-keeping for other local businesses and handled the town's weather reports. In 1896 he was appointed curator of the Park Museum and also worked as zookeeper for the Banff Zoo. From 1896 until 1931, Sanson was meteorological officer and curator of the Park Museum. In 1903 an observatory was built on Sulphur Mountain on a site chosen by Sanson. During the period 1903-1931, Sanson made one thousand ascents of Sulphur Mountain to collect weather records. In 1948, the Dominion Government acknowledged his many years of service by naming a peak on the mountain for him.
As a nature enthusiast, Sanson was well-known both in Banff and beyond. He was an avid collector of flora and fauna, both privately and through his job as museum curator. Sanson was an active member of the Alpine Club of Canada, the Skyline Hikers of the Canadian Rockies and the Banff Rotary Club. He was a warden of St. George's Anglican Church and a supporter of the Canadian Bible Society. He was active in community events such as the Banff Winter Carnival, for which he organized and led the snowshoeing events. An ardent mountain traveller, he enjoyed both hiking and snowshoeing. Following retirement, Sanson toured extensively on foot throughout Britain and Europe.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of papers and photographs resulting from Sanson's life and work.
Textual records consist of: I. Correspondence, 1901-1944, 2 cm.; II. Research and professional papers, 1890-1947, 45 cm., includes notebooks and notes pertaining to nature study, meteorological research, Sulphur Mountain and maps; III. Travel diary, 1900-1933, 1 cm.; IV. Register books, 1931, 1941, n.d. 2 cm.; IV. Scrapbooks, 1909-1931, n.d., 21 vol, many containing postcards from Great Britain and around the world; VI. Miscellaneous, 1855-1895, n.d., 4 cm.
Photographs consist of: I. Albums, 1880s-1949, 46 v., pertain to Norman Sanson's life and work; document Banff Park Museum, Sulphur Mountain and Sulphur Mountain Observatory; natural history, including mountain flora, collecting trips, weather surveys and snow surveys; Banff events, including Banff Winter Carnival, Banff Indian Days, Highland Gatherings and Banff Regatta; mountain travels and travels throughout Canada, United States, England and Europe; friends, associates and Banff personalities. Detailed identifications provided by Norman Sanson. II. Postcard set, ca.1930.
Name Access
Sanson, Norman
Subject Access
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Science and technology
Access Restrictions
Some restrictions on access to originals
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: arrangement outline
series description and partial file description
reference microfilm copies of photographs albums and some textual materials
Creator
Sanson, Norman
Category
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Science and technology
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
Processing Status
Processed
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Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds

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Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of papers, photographs and sound recordings of Peter and Catharine Whyte and the papers and photographs of their respective families. Consists of three sous-fonds: V683, S37 and M36. M36 and S37 consists of three series. Series I: Peter and Catharine Whyte, Series II: Robb and Morse …
Date Range
1856-1980
Reference Code
M36 / S37 / V683
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Drawing
Motion picture
Film
Photograph
Album
Ambrotype
Cased photograph
Daguerreotype
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Tintype
Transparency
Sound recording
Cassette
Reel to reel
Textual record
Plan
Poster
Private record
Published record
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Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M36 / V683 / S37
Sous-Fonds
TBD
Accession Number
3069 and various
Reference Code
M36 / S37 / V683
GMD
Drawing
Motion picture
Film
Photograph
Album
Ambrotype
Cased photograph
Daguerreotype
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Tintype
Transparency
Sound recording
Cassette
Reel to reel
Textual record
Plan
Poster
Private record
Published record
Other Title Info
Also known as the Whyte family fonds
Date Range
1856-1980
Physical Description
25 m of textual records. -- ca.46,000 photographs : prints, albums, postcards, cased photographs, transparencies, negatives. -- 178 sound recordings : audio tape reels, audio tape cassettes. -- 6 motion pictures (and film strips)
History / Biographical
Peter and Catharine Whyte were artists, photographers, outdoor enthusiasts, travelers, philanthropists and cultural workers at Banff, Alberta, Canada. Peter Whyte, 1905-1966, was born at Banff in 1905 to pioneer merchant Dave White and Annie (Curren) White. He was an accomplished skier and ski jumper and one of the region's first native-born painters with an intimate knowledge of the mountains and was an active photographer from ca.1920 until the 1950s. Peter Whyte studied art at the Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, 1923-1924, and at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Boston, 1925, where he met Catharine Robb. Catharine Robb Whyte, 1906-1979, was born in 1906 at Concord, Massachusetts and grew up amongst the wealth and creativity of the Robb and Morse families. She studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Boston, 1925-1929.
Following their marriage in 1930, the Whytes pursued a life of painting, photography, hiking, skiing and travelling. Their log home and studio in Banff became a focal point for their artist friends, Stoney Indians and local pioneers. Catharine shared Pete's involvement in skiing and hiking organizations and together they managed Skoki Lodge from 1932-1934. In following years, the Whytes travelled extensively. During the Second World War, Peter served in the reserve army, with the Royal Canadian Air Force as a photographer and, briefly, as an official war artist. Catharine continued to paint and maintain their home and, when possible, accompanied Pete to his military postings. In civilian life, Pete resumed his art career, explored new photographic techniques and sculpted.
Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, the Whytes formulated plans for a foundation to preserve the art and history of the Canadian Rockies. Plans for a building to house an archives, public library and gallery were in preparation when Pete died in 1966. The Peter Whyte Foundation was named in his honour. Catharine immersed herself in the development of what is now the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, in the cultural community, painting, outdoor activity, travel and work with the Stoney First Nations. She became a more active photographer, recording her travels and outdoor pursuits. She served in an official capacity with numerous cultural and charitable organizations, was a patron to individuals studying art and music, and supported numerous causes relating to the Stoney First Nations. Catharine also supported causes related to multiculturalism, regional culture and recreation, and cancer research. Despite her modesty and often anonymous patronage of causes, Catharine was recognized with numerous awards and honours, including the Order of Canada in 1978. She died in Banff in 1979.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of papers, photographs and sound recordings of Peter and Catharine Whyte and the papers and photographs of their respective families. Consists of three sous-fonds: V683, S37 and M36. M36 and S37 consists of three series. Series I: Peter and Catharine Whyte, Series II: Robb and Morse families, Series III: White and Curren families. Within Series I, there are four Sub-series: Series: A. Catharine Robb Whyte papers; B. Peter Whyte papers; C. Peter and Catharine Whyte papers accessioned after 2017; D. Peter and Catharine Whyte sound recordings.
Name Access
Whyte, Peter
Whyte, Catharine
Subject Access
Arts
Communications
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
First nations
Sports, recreation and leisure
Access Restrictions
Some restriction/s on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: arrangement outline
sous-fonds, series and file description for textual
sub-series and group description for photographs
item description, subject/proper name index, and summaries for sound recordings
reference copies for sound recordings
Creator
Whyte, Peter
Whyte, Catharine
Category
Arts
Communications
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
First nations
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
Processing Status
Processed
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Peter and Catharine Whyte collection
Scope & Content
Fonds consist of two separate series: A. Printed Materials; B. Photograph Albums. Collection includes a variety of items collected by the Whytes. Two albums include views of personalities, places, winter sports and other events, wildlife and scenic views at Banff and area, ca.1915-1925. Most view…
Date Range
1906-1969
Reference Code
M14 / V687
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Photograph print
Textual record
Poster
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte collection
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 14
V 687
Sous-Fonds
M 14
V 687
Accession Number
66, 532, 1122, 1550, 2708, 5297
Reference Code
M14 / V687
GMD
Photograph
Album
Photograph print
Textual record
Poster
Private record
Published record
Date Range
1906-1969
Physical Description
3 photograph albums: 241 prints. -- 2 cm of textual records
Scope & Content
Fonds consist of two separate series: A. Printed Materials; B. Photograph Albums. Collection includes a variety of items collected by the Whytes. Two albums include views of personalities, places, winter sports and other events, wildlife and scenic views at Banff and area, ca.1915-1925. Most views were made with Kodak 3A camera and at least some are attributed to Dan McCowan and George Paris. Third album is mainly scenes in Yoho National Park; includes numbered, annotated prints (perhaps postcards). Other items in collection include: manuscript, "The Canadian Rockies" by A. P. Coleman, n.d.; letter, by T. Zouave to R. G. Brett, 1917; Park Hotel account book, Banff, 1906-1907, with records of Canmore house project, 1968-1969; receipt, 1919, and letter, 1966, re piano owned by Norman Luxton and Iva Smith; plan for CPR stop-over log cabin at Sunshine Valley, 1927; signatures of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, n.d..; Canadian Jr. [ski] champions from Alberta [poster], 1962.
Name Access
Whyte, Catharine (collector)
Whyte, Peter (collector)
Subject Access
Exploration, discovery and travel
Sports, recreation and leisure
Access Restrictions
No restrictions on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: basic description
microfilm copy of album/s
Creator
Whyte, Catharine (collector)
Whyte, Peter (collector)
Category
Exploration, discovery and travel
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on accession records
Processing Status
Processed
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