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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
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Pilcher family fonds

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Pilcher family fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of: I. A selection of photographs by Frederick Pilcher Jr. taken on hikes and climbs, 1940-1947, some in the company of Leonard Leacock (V27/CD-1); II. A selection of photographs by son Frederick Pilcher taken on hikes and climbs, 1964-1997, some in the company of Lance Camp, Dave Mi…
Date Range
1940-1947, 1964-2000
Reference Code
V27
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Machine-readable data file
Part Of
Pilcher family fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
V 27
Sous-Fonds
V 27
Accession Number
7132, 7748
Reference Code
V27
GMD
Photograph
Machine-readable data file
Date Range
1940-1947, 1964-2000
Physical Description
ca.1000 photographs : digital copies, on 6 CD-Rs
History / Biographical
Frederick Pilcher Jr., M.D., d.1954, and his son, Frederick Pilcher, were avid amateur photographers who visited Canada regularly. F. Pilcher Jr. made early use of Kodachrome in backcountry photography.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of: I. A selection of photographs by Frederick Pilcher Jr. taken on hikes and climbs, 1940-1947, some in the company of Leonard Leacock (V27/CD-1); II. A selection of photographs by son Frederick Pilcher taken on hikes and climbs, 1964-1997, some in the company of Lance Camp, Dave Mitchell and Timothy Pilcher (V27/CD-2,3,4). Areas includes Banff, Kootenay and Jasper National Parks and Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park.
Name Access
Camp, Lance
Leacock, Leonard
Mitchell, Dave
Pilcher, Frederick
Pilcher, Timothy
Subject Access
Exploration, discovery and travel
Access Restrictions
Reference use only
Other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: documentation provided by Frederick Pilcher re photographs and use of CD-ROMs
Creator
Pilcher, Frederick Jr.
Category
Exploration, discovery and travel
Title Source
Title based on accession records
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Robert E. Campbell fonds

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Robert E. Campbell fonds
Scope & Content
Photographs include portraits of Tom Wilson, 1930s, and Bob Campbell, ca.1955; Vaux family landscape views, 1902; and Canadian Pacific Railway views, ca.1903. CPR views are four prints incorporated into one large framed item; views are of the Crow's Nest Pass, the Banff Springs Hotel and the Lake …
Date Range
1888-[ca.1955]
Reference Code
M22 / V3
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Framed print
Photograph print
Textual record
Private record
Part Of
Robert E. Campbell fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 22
V 3
Sous-Fonds
M 22
V 3
Accession Number
7048
Reference Code
M22 / V3
GMD
Photograph
Framed print
Photograph print
Textual record
Private record
Date Range
1888-[ca.1955]
Physical Description
3 textual records. -- 14 photographs : prints
History / Biographical
Robert (Bob) E. Campbell, 1871-1965, was a teacher, guide and outfitter, politician and soldier at Banff, Calgary, Peace River and Victoria. Campbell was born in Ontario and taught school in Saskatchewan from 1893 to 1896 before coming to Banff to teach at Tom Wilson's request. Beginning in 1897, he worked summers for Wilson as a trail hand. He then guided major clients, forming Wilson and Campbell in 1902 and buying the business in 1904. Campbell became involved in the Calgary Grain Exchange in 1908 and became the provincial MLA for Rocky Mountain in 1913. After serving in WWI, he ranched, guided and wrote a book of reminiscences, "I Would Do It Again: Reminiscences of the Rockies."
Scope & Content
Photographs include portraits of Tom Wilson, 1930s, and Bob Campbell, ca.1955; Vaux family landscape views, 1902; and Canadian Pacific Railway views, ca.1903. CPR views are four prints incorporated into one large framed item; views are of the Crow's Nest Pass, the Banff Springs Hotel and the Lake Louise Chalet, ca.1903. Textual items are invitation for Calgary Old Timers Association, 1908; and greeting cards, ca.1907.
Name Access
Campbell, Robert E.
Subject Access
Family and personal life
Access Restrictions
No restrictions on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Creator
Campbell, Robert E.
Category
Family and personal life
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
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John D. (Jack) Anderson fonds

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John D. (Jack) Anderson fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of professional work attributed to J. D. Anderson in the areas of commercial, wildlife and ski photography. Commercial work includes portraits, weddings, conventions, groups and advertising. The work is mainly from the Banff area and includes views taken at Mount Norquay and Sunshi…
Date Range
1944-1945
Reference Code
V16
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Part Of
John D. (Jack) Anderson fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
V 16
Sous-Fonds
V 16
Accession Number
7058
Reference Code
V16
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Date Range
1944-1945
Physical Description
588 photographs (89 files) : negatives, b/w
History / Biographical
John D. (Jack) Anderson, 1917-1964, was a businessman at Banff, Alberta, Canada. He was born and raised in Banff and in 1940 entered business with his father, J. D. Anderson Sr., in the J. D. Anderson Store and, in 1941, in the British Woollen Shop. By 1951, Jack Anderson controlled both businesses. Anderson was an avid photographer and an early advocate of natural colour photography. In 1945, this interest brought Jack Anderson into partnership with Bill Gibbons in the Banff-based British Photographic Laboratories of Canada. Anderson was active in numerous community organizations, including the Banff Kinsmen Club, Banff Rotary Club, the Junior and Banff Chambers of Commerce, Banff Indian Days and Banff Ski Runners and helped organize several Canadian and international ski championships. Anderson and his wife, Annabel, raised their family in Banff.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of professional work attributed to J. D. Anderson in the areas of commercial, wildlife and ski photography. Commercial work includes portraits, weddings, conventions, groups and advertising. The work is mainly from the Banff area and includes views taken at Mount Norquay and Sunshine ski areas and along the Banff-Jasper Highway. Accompanied by identifications.
Name Access
Anderson, John D. (Jack)
Subject Access
Commerce and industry
Environment
Sports, recreation and leisure
Access Restrictions
Some restriction/s on access
Public domain (other restrictions may apply)
Language
Language is English
Creator
Anderson, John D. (Jack)
Category
Commerce and industry
Environment
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on accession record
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Rollin T. Chamberlin fonds

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Rollin T. Chamberlin fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of photographs taken on three climbing trips to the mountains of western Canada by Chamberlin. Views pertain to mountain landscapes, camp scenes and Rudolf Aemmer. Includes the following identified groups: 1. Canadian Rockies, 1910, 97 negatives (#1 - 108), many are identified; 2…
Date Range
1910-1927
Reference Code
V22
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Part Of
Rollin T. Chamberlin fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
V 22
Sous-Fonds
V 22
Accession Number
7059
Reference Code
V22
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Date Range
1910-1927
Physical Description
202 photographs : negatives, b/w. -- 1 photograph album (ca.150 prints)
History / Biographical
Rollin Thomas Chamberlin, 1881-1948, was a geologist and mountaineer at Chicago, Illinois. Chamberlin was an eminent Professor of Geology at the University of Chicago who, in 1910, made numerous guided climbs in the Rocky and Selkirk Mountains, including the Lake Louise, Lake O'Hara, Field and Glacier areas. In 1924, Chamberlin, Allen Carpe and A. L. Withers made a number of first ascents in the Cariboo Mountains, including Mount Titan (now Mount Sir Wilfred Laurier) and Mount Challenger.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of photographs taken on three climbing trips to the mountains of western Canada by Chamberlin. Views pertain to mountain landscapes, camp scenes and Rudolf Aemmer. Includes the following identified groups: 1. Canadian Rockies, 1910, 97 negatives (#1 - 108), many are identified; 2. Cariboo negatives, 1924, 63 negatives (#1 - 63), plus copy negative of map; 3. Cariboo Mts., 1927, 38 negatives (not numbered); 4. Photograph album, 1910, 1924, contains ca.150 prints from negatives in 1910 and 1924 groups.
Name Access
Chamberlin, Rollin T.
Subject Access
Sports, recreation and leisure
Access Restrictions
Some restriction/s on access
Public domain (other restrictions may apply)
Language
Language is English
Related Material
List of Chamberlin's climbs can be found in the Alpine Club of Canada fonds (M200/AC346M)
Creator
Chamberlin, Rollin T.
Category
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on accession record
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Ernest Deniston Garner fonds

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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
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Rotary Club of Banff fonds

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Rotary Club of Banff fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consist of two scrapbooks of clippings, photographs, publications and miscellaneous materials relating to the history of the Rotary Club of Banff between 1924 and 1993. Scrapbooks were assembled by Bill Waterworth.
Date Range
[1993]
Reference Code
M30
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Textual record
Organization record
Published record
Scrapbook
Part Of
Rotary Club of Banff fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M30
Sous-Fonds
M30
Accession Number
7074
Reference Code
M30
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Textual record
Organization record
Published record
Scrapbook
Date Range
[1993]
Physical Description
2 v. of textual records
History / Biographical
The Rotary Club of Banff was established in 1924 as part of an international organization of business and professional men. This service club has been involved in a variety of community activities and weekly luncheon addresses.
Scope & Content
Fonds consist of two scrapbooks of clippings, photographs, publications and miscellaneous materials relating to the history of the Rotary Club of Banff between 1924 and 1993. Scrapbooks were assembled by Bill Waterworth.
Name Access
Rotary Club of Banff
Subject Access
Community life
Access Restrictions
No restrictions on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
English
Creator
Rotary Club of Banff
Category
Family and personal life
Title Source
Title based on accession record
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Murray Adaskin fonds

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Part Of
Murray Adaskin fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of adjudication forms for Alberta Music Festival Association competitor David Zweifel, by Murray Adaskin, 1969; musical scores, articles and biographical material by and about Adaskin; portrait of unknown woman, possibly Frances James Adaskin, with two children; also, photograph of u…
Date Range
1925, 1956-1969
Reference Code
M21 / V4
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Textual record
Private record
Part Of
Murray Adaskin fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M21
V4
Sous-Fonds
M21
V4
Accession Number
132, 375, 887, 1949, 2352
Reference Code
M21 / V4
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Textual record
Private record
Date Range
1925, 1956-1969
Physical Description
4 cm of textual records. -- 2 photographs : prints
History / Biographical
Murray Adaskin, 1906-2002, was a musician, composer and professor. He was a violinist on the musical staff of Canadian Pacific, 1930-1941, and leader of a chamber group the Banff Springs Hotel Trio. He and soprano Frances James, 1903-1988, were married in Banff. From the late 1940s onward, Adaskin played, composed and taught extensively before moving to Victoria, British Columbia in 1973.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of adjudication forms for Alberta Music Festival Association competitor David Zweifel, by Murray Adaskin, 1969; musical scores, articles and biographical material by and about Adaskin; portrait of unknown woman, possibly Frances James Adaskin, with two children; also, photograph of unidentified woman at campsite. Scores include Serenade Concertante by Murray Adaskin, dedicated to Peter and Catharine Whyte.
Name Access
Adaskin, Murray
Subject Access
Arts
Access Restrictions
No restrictions on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
English
Creator
Adaskin, Murray
Category
Arts
Biographical Source Notes
Life dates: Cdn Encycl online
Title Source
Title based on accession records
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Banff School District No. 102 fonds

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Part Of
Banff School District No. 102 fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists mainly of textual records in the form of minutes, 1895-1983; miscellaneous administrative files on school operations and local government, 1920-1979; legal and financial records, 1888-1979; assessment and tax rolls, 1901-1972, 19 v.; attendance registers, 1888-1986, 987 v.; an annive…
Date Range
1887-1986
Reference Code
M4 / V44
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Textual record
Government record
Part Of
Banff School District No. 102 fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M4
V44
Sous-Fonds
M4
V44
Accession Number
209, 2193, 2305, 2470, 2561, 2889, 2980, 3178, 3272, 3750, 4026, 5140, 5397, 5536, 7999
Reference Code
M4 / V44
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Textual record
Government record
Date Range
1887-1986
Physical Description
ca.7.5 m of textual records. -- ca.144 photographs : prints
History / Biographical
The Banff School District No.102 provided elementary and secondary education for Banff and area from 1887 until 1994, when it was replaced by the Canadian Rockies Regional Division No.12. During the 1970s and 1980s the district assumed, in the absence of a municipal government, responsibilities for aspects of local government as well as school administration. After 1990, the district's responsibilities strictly pertained to public education.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists mainly of textual records in the form of minutes, 1895-1983; miscellaneous administrative files on school operations and local government, 1920-1979; legal and financial records, 1888-1979; assessment and tax rolls, 1901-1972, 19 v.; attendance registers, 1888-1986, 987 v.; an anniversary issue of the Banff High School by The Cascadian, 1913-1933 containing a brief history of the school and autographs; and Robert D. Townsend trustee and chairman records, 1968-1977. Local government-related bodies referred to include: Banff Joint Committee on Future Townsite Administration, Banff Advisory Council, Banff Townsite Provisional Administration Board and Banff Townsite Options Review Committee. Townsend records consist of school board trustee and chairman files, 1968-1977, and local government information files assembled by Townsend, 1973-1977. Photographs pertain to school classes, faculty, activities and town views; 1887-1970.
Name Access
Banff School District No. 102
Banff Community High School
Subject Access
Education
Government
Access Restrictions
Some restriction/s on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: series and file description
Related Material
Portion of fonds is related to Banff Joint Committee on Future Townsite Administration sound recording (S30) and Banff Townsite Provisional Administration Board fonds (M347)
Creator
Banff School District No. 102
Category
Education
Government
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
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Banff Winter Carnival fonds

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Part Of
Banff Winter Carnival fonds
Scope & Content
Banff Winter Carnival photographs, 1950s, are mainly publicity photographs and order proofs by British Photographic Laboratories (Bill Gibbons); some by Alpine Films. Content includes Carnival Queen contests, parades, activities, including masquerade ball, other. Textual records of the Winter Spor…
Date Range
1945-1959
Reference Code
M13 / V427
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Textual record
Organization record
Part Of
Banff Winter Carnival fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 13
V 427
Sous-Fonds
M 13
V 427
Accession Number
6341, 6357
Reference Code
M13 / V427
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Textual record
Organization record
Date Range
1945-1959
Physical Description
ca.350 photographs : prints. -- 18 textual records
History / Biographical
Banff Winter Carnival, also known as Winter Sports of the Canadian Rockies, was the first post-war winter sports programme held in Banff, Alberta. The organization had Banff directors, Calgary directors and Directors-at-large from Alberta and outside the province. A wide variety of social and sports events took place under the organization's direction.
Scope & Content
Banff Winter Carnival photographs, 1950s, are mainly publicity photographs and order proofs by British Photographic Laboratories (Bill Gibbons); some by Alpine Films. Content includes Carnival Queen contests, parades, activities, including masquerade ball, other.
Textual records of the Winter Sports of the Canadian Rockies organization, 1945-1946, include minutes, reports, letters, news reports, press clippings, pamphlets, programmes, posters and leaflets. These records are in the form of a scrapbook and loose items. Many items pertain to involvement of Ethel "Tillie" Knight.
Name Access
Banff Winter Carnival
Subject Access
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: series and file description
electronic finding aid
Related Material
Related to material in Banff Winter Festival fonds [M171/V458]. Negatives for many of the photographs can be found in the Bill Gibbons fonds [V227].
Creator
Banff Winter Carnival
Category
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on accession record
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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
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Pat Brewster fonds

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Pat Brewster fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of four series: I. Personal, II. Professional, III. Activities, IV. Brewster family. I. Personal series, 1905-1982, 18 cm of textual records, 160 photographs, 2 sound recordings. Includes correspondence, interview and recorded conversation, address/notebook, artwork, other textua…
Date Range
1841-1983
Reference Code
M2 / S21 / V91
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Transparency
Sound recording
Cassette
Textual record
Drawing
Map
Poster
Private record
Part Of
Pat Brewster fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M2 / V91 / S21
Sous-Fonds
V91
Accession Number
12, 13, 80, 93, 110, 145, 340, 380, 899, 1006, 1110, 1179, 1210, 1235, 1398, 1409, 1440, 1505, 1784, 1874, 2176, 2216, 2303, 2361, 2410, 2643, 2791, 2816, 2880, 2903, 2933, 2940, 3051, 3157, 3181, 3393, 3642, 3733, 3734, 3780, 3821, 3921, 3969, 5028, 5336, 6018
Reference Code
M2 / S21 / V91
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Transparency
Sound recording
Cassette
Textual record
Drawing
Map
Poster
Private record
Date Range
1841-1983
Physical Description
ca.80 cm of textual material. -- ca.900 photographs : prints, postcards, transparencies, negatives, copy negatives. -- 1 photograph album (50 prints). -- 3 sound recordings : audio tape cassettes
History / Biographical
Forrest Oliver "Pat" Brewster, 1896-1982, was a trail guide, outfitter and businessman in Banff, Alberta, Canada. Pat was a native and life-long resident of Banff. As a boy, he was an active Boy Scout and, by age seventeen, was a big game guide. After serving in World War I, Brewster established the first permanent camp at Lake O'Hara for the Canadian Pacific Railway. In 1926, he took over the Brewster Transport Company outfitting business from his brothers, Bill and Jim. In the 1930s, he became involved in skiing explorations in the Assiniboine, Skoki and Sunshine areas. Pat Brewster was active in community affairs and, in his later years, was an avid historian of the region. He published three books of reminiscences between 1975 and 1982.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of four series: I. Personal, II. Professional, III. Activities, IV. Brewster family.
I. Personal series, 1905-1982, 18 cm of textual records, 160 photographs, 2 sound recordings. Includes correspondence, interview and recorded conversation, address/notebook, artwork, other textual records, photographs.
II. Professional series, 1892-1982, 47.5 cm of textual records, 266 photographs, 1 sound recording. Includes papers pertaining to various Brewster family and other businesses, writing papers and sound recording, and photographs pertaining to guiding and outfitting, tourism promotion and other.
III. Activities series, 1841-1983, 6.5 cm of textual records, 262 photographs. Pertains to genealogical research, other activities and collected material.
IV. Brewster family series, 1841-1981, 2.5 cm of textual records, 132 photographs. Pertains to Brewster family, Jack Brewster, John Brewster, Pearl Brewster Moore and the Moore family.
Name Access
Brewster, Pat
Subject Access
Commerce and industry
Family and personal life
Sports, recreation and leisure
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
series and file description
electronic finding aid
reference copies and summaries for sound recordings
Creator
Brewster, Pat
Category
Commerce and industry
Family and personal life
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
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Bill de Haan fonds

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Part Of
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
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Lawrence Grassi fonds

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Part Of
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
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Lake O'Hara Trails Club fonds

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Part Of
Lake O'Hara Trails Club fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of club records. Textual records include by-laws, 1979; minutes, 1949-1984; presidents' records, 1974-1983; financial records, membership records and dues receipts; newsletters, 1978-1994; clippings and articles, after 1946; Lake O'Hara region south area map elements and published ve…
Date Range
[1925, 1949-1994]
Reference Code
M50 / V191
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Transparency
Textual record
Organization record
Part Of
Lake O'Hara Trails Club fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 50
V 191
Sous-Fonds
M 50
V 191
Accession Number
5200, 6035, 6701
Reference Code
M50 / V191
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Transparency
Textual record
Organization record
Date Range
[1925, 1949-1994]
Physical Description
ca.34 cm of textual records. -- 630 photographs : transparencies, prints
History / Biographical
The Lake O'Hara Trails Club was established 1948, dissolved in 1962 and reactivated in 1969 to create, improve and maintain a system of trails in the Lake O'Hara region of Yoho National Park, British Columbia. Later work involved providing information on the region to visitors, publishing maps and historical works, and continuing the efforts of founders, George K. K. Link and A. Carson Simpson.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of club records.
Textual records include by-laws, 1979; minutes, 1949-1984; presidents' records, 1974-1983; financial records, membership records and dues receipts; newsletters, 1978-1994; clippings and articles, after 1946; Lake O'Hara region south area map elements and published versions; and correspondence between Dr. George K. K. Link, members and others, 1960-1978.
Photographs consist mainly of Lake O'Hara Trails Club slide library pertaining to landscape, flora and fauna of the region, also portraits of Dr. Link; ca.1950-1981; 625 items. Photographers / contributors to slide library include Lillian Gest, D. M. Hehir, Frank and Ruth Henderson, Jane Hopkinson, John Hutchinson, Richard Turnbull and others. Prints pertain to ascent of Mount Lefroy, 1925, 5 items.
Name Access
Gest, Lillian
Link, George K. K. (Tommy)
Subject Access
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Lake O'Hara Trails Club
Sports, recreation and leisure
Access Restrictions
Access and use restricted
Language
English
Creator
Lake O'Hara Trails Club
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
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Lefroy family fonds

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Part Of
Lefroy family fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds includes: manuscripts by Robert Lefroy titled "Old Timers" and pertaining to early Banff and local personalities, including Nora Drummond-Davies; articles on Lefroy family; plans of Lefroy home; note book of Magistrate Boswell, recording judgements and sentences for petty crimes in Banff, 190…
Date Range
1906-[ca.1965]
Reference Code
M33 / V356
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Textual record
Plan
Private record
Part Of
Lefroy family fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 33
V 356
Sous-Fonds
M 33
V 356
Accession Number
103, 225, 1003, 1264
Reference Code
M33 / V356
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Textual record
Plan
Private record
Date Range
1906-[ca.1965]
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records. -- 8 photographs : prints
History / Biographical
The Lefroy family were early residents of Banff, Alberta, Canada.
Scope & Content
Fonds includes: manuscripts by Robert Lefroy titled "Old Timers" and pertaining to early Banff and local personalities, including Nora Drummond-Davies; articles on Lefroy family; plans of Lefroy home; note book of Magistrate Boswell, recording judgements and sentences for petty crimes in Banff, 1906; photographs pertaining to Lefroy family, school class, dwelling, Banff hotels, ca.1900-ca.1965.
Name Access
Drummond-Davies, Nora
Lefroy, Robert
Subject Access
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
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Creator
Lefroy, Robert
Category
Family and personal life
Title Source
Title based on accession records
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Part Of
Nancy Lyall fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of scrapbook of correspondence and newsclippings compiled by Nancy Lyall regarding her career, the Alpine Club of Canada, mountaineers, Banff personalities, family and friends, 1930-1950s; letter of reminiscences, 1968; and photographs pertaining mainly to Alpine Club activities, als…
Date Range
1903-1968
Reference Code
M49 / V376
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Textual record
Private record
Part Of
Nancy Lyall fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 49
V 376
Sous-Fonds
M 49
V 376
Accession Number
308, 366, 937, 2287
Reference Code
M49 / V376
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Textual record
Private record
Date Range
1903-1968
Physical Description
2 textual records. -- 22 photographs : prints
History / Biographical
Ann Sarah (Nancy) Lyall, 1883-1969, lived at Calgary, Alberta, Canada from 1924 to 1969 and was Alpine Club of Canada clubhouse hostess in Banff, Alberta from 1926 to 1946.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of scrapbook of correspondence and newsclippings compiled by Nancy Lyall regarding her career, the Alpine Club of Canada, mountaineers, Banff personalities, family and friends, 1930-1950s; letter of reminiscences, 1968; and photographs pertaining mainly to Alpine Club activities, also mountain scenic views.
Name Access
Lyall, Nancy
Subject Access
Family and personal life
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
Creator
Lyall, Nancy
Category
Family and personal life
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on accession records
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George McLean fonds

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Part Of
George McLean fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of George McLean papers and photographs. Textual records include personal and business correspondence and financial papers, etc., 1909-1955 (pre-dominant 1909-1927) pertaining to ranching and reserve matters; Indian Association of Alberta minutes and bulletins, 1944-1953; newsclippi…
Date Range
1909-1967
Reference Code
M42 / V422
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Textual record
Private record
Part Of
George McLean fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M42
V422
Sous-Fonds
M42
V422
Accession Number
263, 1130, 1194, 5300
Reference Code
M42 / V422
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Textual record
Private record
Date Range
1909-1967
Physical Description
18 cm of textual records. -- 92 photographs : prints
History / Biographical
George McLean, 1871-1967, also known as Walking Buffalo, was a Stoney Indian, Indian Chief and Moral Rearmament representative at Morley, Alberta, Canada. McLean was educated at Morley and Red Deer, Alberta, Canada and Winnipeg, Manitoba. He received his English name when "adopted" by Rev. John MacLean, who supported his education. A successful rancher, McLean was Chief of the Bearspaw Band, Stoney Indians, from 1920 until 1935. In 1958, he became deeply involved in the Moral Rearmament Movement and made public appearance tours in England, Europe, New Zealand and Africa.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of George McLean papers and photographs. Textual records include personal and business correspondence and financial papers, etc., 1909-1955 (pre-dominant 1909-1927) pertaining to ranching and reserve matters; Indian Association of Alberta minutes and bulletins, 1944-1953; newsclippings, scrapbooks, etc., 1960-1967, mainly concerning Moral Rearmament movement; and miscellaneous material, n.d., 1955, 1960. Photographs, 1924-1966, pertain to George McLean, family and friends; events and activities; Stoney Indians; and Moral Rearmament tours, 1959-1962.
Name Access
McLean, George
Subject Access
Family and personal life
First nations
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
reference copies for fragile material
Related Material
Accompanying artifacts transferred to heritage collections, Whyte Museum
Creator
McLean, George
Category
Family and personal life
First nations
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
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Hollingworth Tully Montgomery fonds

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Part Of
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
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Creator
Montgomery, Hollingworth Tully
Category
Family and personal life
Religions
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
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Part Of
Bill Peyto fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of papers pertaining to Peyto's Boer War service, photography and personal matters and photographs produced and collected by Peyto. Includes resolution of the American Alpine Club commending Peyto for his aid in the rescue of Margaret Stone on July 24, 1921 from Eon Mountain. Mrs. S…
Date Range
1900-1941
Reference Code
M41 / V497
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Framed print
Photograph print
Textual record
Private record
Part Of
Bill Peyto fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 41
V 497
Sous-Fonds
M 41
V 497
Accession Number
6, 266, 7747 (docs)
Reference Code
M41 / V497
GMD
Photograph
Album
Framed print
Photograph print
Textual record
Private record
Date Range
1900-1941
Physical Description
264 photographs : prints, negatives. -- 2 photograph albums (ca.35 prints). -- 3 cm of textual records
History / Biographical
Ebenezer William (Bill) Peyto, 1868-1943, was a guide, outfitter, prospector and national park warden at Banff, Alberta, Canada. Peyto was prominent among the early trail guides of the Rockies, beginning a colourful career ca.1893. He led a number of mountaineers into climbing regions until ca.1910. Peyto served in both the Boer and First World Wars, worked a talc mine on the edge of Banff National Park and was a national park warden for over twenty years, retiring in 1937. Peyto Lake, Peyto Glacier, Peyto Peak and Trapper Peak were named in his honour.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of papers pertaining to Peyto's Boer War service, photography and personal matters and photographs produced and collected by Peyto. Includes resolution of the American Alpine Club commending Peyto for his aid in the rescue of Margaret Stone on July 24, 1921 from Eon Mountain. Mrs. Stone was stranded after the accidental death of Dr. W. E. Stone on July 17, 1921. Photographs pertain to Bill Peyto, clients and trips in the Rocky Mountains; also Banff townsite views and events, wildlife and scenic views, ca.1900-ca.1940. Includes large framed portrait of Bill Peyto.
Name Access
Peyto, Bill
Subject Access
Family and personal life
Access Restrictions
No restrictions on access
Photographs are in the public domain (other restrictions may apply)
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: basic description
Creator
Peyto, Bill
Category
Family and personal life
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds and accession records
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