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Jim Brewster family fonds

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Part Of
Jim Brewster family fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of papers and photographs of James Irvine (Jim) Brewster, Fern Brewster, Dell Brewster and the Brewster family. I. James Irvine Brewster papers and photographs, before 1948 and ca.1959, consist mainly of professional papers and photographs relating to guiding and outfitting activitie…
Date Range
[ca.1875-ca.1978]
Reference Code
M436 / V90
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Textual record
Corporate record
Diary
Map
Plan
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Jim Brewster family fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 436
V 90
Sous-Fonds
M 436
V 90
Accession Number
79, 85, 108, 357, 451, 1618, 3350, 3808, 5274, 6019
Reference Code
M436 / V90
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Textual record
Corporate record
Diary
Map
Plan
Private record
Published record
Date Range
[ca.1875-ca.1978]
Physical Description
24 cm of textual records. -- ca.700 photographs : prints, negatives. -- 10 photograph albums (ca.1000 prints). -- 1 motion picture
History / Biographical
James Irvine Brewster, 1882-1947, came to Banff with his parents in 1888. While still boys, he and his brother Bill started guiding fishing parties and later formed an outfitting partnership. With silent partners Fred Hussey and Phil Moore, they established Brewster Brothers in 1904. Jim Brewster and Hussey left the business in 1906. In 1909, Jim returned to guide the business. Under his control, it became a major transportation supplier, Brewster Transport Company. Fern Brewster, 1902-1967, daughter of Jim Brewster and Lade Brewster (d.1915), was a sportswoman, businesswoman and homemaker. She was involved in the operation of Sunshine ski area and was a director of Brewster Transportation after her father's death. Fern Brewster's married names were Clarkson and Dooley. Adele (Dell) Brewster (Sibbald), 1896-1983, Jim Brewster's second wife, was also a director of Brewster Transportation.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of papers and photographs of James Irvine (Jim) Brewster, Fern Brewster, Dell Brewster and the Brewster family.
I. James Irvine Brewster papers and photographs, before 1948 and ca.1959, consist mainly of professional papers and photographs relating to guiding and outfitting activities, and to Brewster Transport Company records, including Sunshine ski area records. Series includes correspondence, diaries, legal papers, Sunshine Lodge addition papers, Brewster house plans and other material. Correspondence is incoming and outgoing letters between Brewster and Hussey, clients, and associates regarding guiding and outfitting, real estate speculation and personal matters, etc. 1906-1907. Diaries pertain to guiding, hunting and horse trips, 1897-1901, 1904-1906; entries mainly record clients, territory covered and game observations and records. Also includes articles and hand-drawn map by Brewster on hunting, 1903-1906. Includes 54 photographs pertaining to Brewster Transport after Jim Brewster period.
II. Fern Brewster papers and photographs, before 1967, includes mainly personal papers, correspondence, recipes, press clippings and photographs regarding friends and family, education, Jim Brewster's death and cooking. Correspondents include Carl Rungius, Les Peters, Charlie Beil and Fern Bedaux.
III. Dell Brewster papers, 1925-1967, pertain mainly to Jim Brewster's death. Dell Brewster photographs pertain to the Sibbald, Grier and McDougall families.
IV. Brewster family papers and photographs pertain to Jack Walker Brewster, and Brewster family and friends.
V. Other material, before 1978, consists of greeting cards.
Name Access
Brewster, Dell
Brewster, Fern
Brewster, Jack Walker
Brewster, Jim
Subject Access
Brewster Transport Company
Family and personal life
Sports, recreation and leisure
Transportation
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: arrangement outline
file description and index
electronic finding aid
microfilm copies of albums
photographic copy of map
video copy of motion picture
Creator
Brewster, Dell
Brewster, Jim
Category
Family and personal life
Sports, recreation and leisure
Transportation
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
Processing Status
Processed
Less detail
Part Of
Kidney family fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of one scrapbook [possibly compiled by Maud Kidney] with ca. 100 newspaper articles and full pages attached inside. Contents pertain to golden wedding anniversaries of Frank and Alice Wheatley and Annie and Ulysses LaCasse; obituary notices for numerous individuals including Norman an…
Date Range
1933
1935 - 1940
1947
1950
1956
1960 - 1965
1968
1969
1974
Reference Code
M74 / IV / C / 1
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Textual record
Published record
Newspaper clipping
  1 image     1 Electronic Resource  
Part Of
Kidney family fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M74 / V324
Series
M74 / IV : Family, friends and community records
Sous-Fonds
M74
Sub-Series
M74 / IV / C : 1946 - 1970
Accession Number
2016.8581
Reference Code
M74 / IV / C / 1
GMD
Textual record
Published record
Newspaper clipping
Responsibility
Articles mainly published by the Crag and Canyon and the Calgary Herald
Date Range
1933
1935 - 1940
1947
1950
1956
1960 - 1965
1968
1969
1974
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records (1 scrapbook : 52 pages ; 31 x 39 cm)
Scope & Content
File consists of one scrapbook [possibly compiled by Maud Kidney] with ca. 100 newspaper articles and full pages attached inside. Contents pertain to golden wedding anniversaries of Frank and Alice Wheatley and Annie and Ulysses LaCasse; obituary notices for numerous individuals including Norman and Georgina Luxton, Jimmy Simpson Sr. and Jim and Fern Brewster; articles on achievements by Jimmy Simpson Sr., Norman Luxton, Norman B. Sanson and others; and other news including opinion articles, sports updates and articles on construction/expansion projects and local events held in Banff.
Notes
Newspaper articles attached to inside of scrapbook cover wide range of dates. Scrapbook has been placed in sub-series M74 / IV / C [1946 - 1970] as a large portion of articles fall within specified dates.
Some articles are loose in scrapbook
Material Details
Most newspaper clippings attached inside with adhesive, some items loose.
Name Access
Wheatley, Alice
Wheatley, Frank
Luxton, Norman
Luxton, Georgina
LaCasse, Annie
LaCasse, Ulysses
Kidney, Forest H. (Pop)
Kidney, Maude
Simpson, Jimmy, Sr.
Sanson, Norman
Brewster, Fern
Brewster, Jim
Harmon, Byron
Brett, Robert G.
Subject Access
Businesses
Calgary Herald
Community events
Commerce and industry
Crag and Canyon newspaper
Family and personal life
Funeral
Hockey
Sports
Travel
Tourism
Townsite development
Skiing
Politics
Photography
Advertising
Industry
Indigenous Peoples
Geographic Access
Canada
Alberta
Banff
Banff National Park
Calgary
Access Restrictions
Physical access may be restricted due to fragile state
Reproduction Restrictions
Copyright restrictions may apply
Language
English
Conservation
Item has been tied with unbleached cotton string to keep contents together and prevent loss or misplacement of loose articles inside
Item stored flat and separately from other materials to prevent further physical damage
Consider digitizing contents of scrapbook and limiting access to the physical copy due to its poor condition and risk of loose contents
Category
Sports, recreation and leisure
Land, settlement and immigration
Commerce and industry
Family and personal life
Environment
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Processing Status
Processed
Electronic Resources
Images
thumbnail
Less detail

Photographs [Scrapbook]

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Part Of
Jim Brewster family fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of a scrapbook containing articles by and about Jim Brewster, some undated.
Date Range
1903-1905
Reference Code
M436 / I / 9
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Scrapbook
  1 image     1 Electronic Resource  
Part Of
Jim Brewster family fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M436 / V90
Series
I. Jim Brewster
Sous-Fonds
M436
Accession Number
3350
Reference Code
M436 / I / 9
GMD
Scrapbook
Date Range
1903-1905
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records (11 pages ; 37 x 23 cm)
History / Biographical
See fonds level description.
Scope & Content
File consists of a scrapbook containing articles by and about Jim Brewster, some undated.
Name Access
Brewster, Jim
Subject Access
Bears
Brewster Brothers
Brewster Mountain Pack Trains
Brewster Transport Company Ltd.
Bighorn Sheep
Family and personal life
Grizzly Bears
Guide
Magazine
Newspaper
Geographic Access
Banff
Lake Louise
Banff National Park
Alberta
Canada
Language
English
Title Source
Title from cover of scrapbook
Processing Status
Processed
Electronic Resources
Images
thumbnail
Less detail
Part Of
Archives General File Collection
Scope & Content
Item consists of a bound green record book, H20 x W13 cm. The record book, with "Records" printed on the cover, is comprised of numbered lined pages and contains meeting minutes and membership lists for the Rocky Mountain Park Liberal Association from March 13th, 1924 to circa 1930. Minutes pertain…
Date Range
1924-c.1930
Reference Code
M8 / 7829 / 1
Description Level
6 / Item
GMD
Organization record
Textual record
Part Of
Archives General File Collection
Description Level
6 / Item
Fonds Number
M8 / V8 / S8
Series
7829 : Accession Number
Sous-Fonds
M8
Accession Number
7829
Reference Code
M8 / 7829 / 1
GMD
Organization record
Textual record
Date Range
1924-c.1930
Physical Description
1.5 cm of textual records (1 volumes ; 13 x 20 cm)
History / Biographical
In the 1920's, Banff experienced a steady increase in tourism. This was based on a number of factors, including the introduction of the automobile in the park, the completion of the Banff-Windermere Highway and other roadways, additional accommodation (e.g. campgrounds), and the Canadian Pacific Railway's "Canadian Pacific Rockies" tourist campaign. Local prominent townspeople began to seek more say in the way their town was governed, and thus created organizations like the Banff Advisory Council and the Rocky Mountain Park Liberal Association. Issues around park boundaries, campgrounds, and park services employees' priorities were particularly important to Banff locals during this decade.
Scope & Content
Item consists of a bound green record book, H20 x W13 cm. The record book, with "Records" printed on the cover, is comprised of numbered lined pages and contains meeting minutes and membership lists for the Rocky Mountain Park Liberal Association from March 13th, 1924 to circa 1930. Minutes pertain to different types of meetings: general and executive. Contents pertain to various topics, including the creation of the Association and membership, provincial Liberal candidates, electing members for the Association's executive committee, concerns about who was being appointed to park services, employment in the park, advocating for the dismissal of Jack Warren (a park warden), and park boundary issues.
Notes
Created by the Rocky Mountain Park Liberal Association.
Dave White originally had the lease for 222 Otter Street and transferred the lease to Sam Armstrong in 1915, who had it until 1927. Sam Armstrong was a member of the Rocky Mountain Liberal Association.
Membership included representatives from Banff, Canmore, Exshaw, and East End. Meetings were generally held at the Mount Royal Hotel in Banff and the Canmore Hotel.
Most of the minutes were taken by W. Alexander and James Smith, who both acted as secretary at some point in the Association's history.
Name Access
Brewster, Jim
Armstrong, Sam
Atkin, Gilbert M.
Crosby, Lou
Alexander, William A. (Bill)
Warren, Jack
Subject Access
Banff
National parks and reserves
Organizations
Park policy
Politics and government
Records
Wardens
Geographic Access
Banff
Alberta
Banff National Park
Calgary
Canadian Rocky Mountains
Canmore
Exshaw
Language
English
Category
Politics
Government
Biographical Source Notes
Based on the contents of the item
Hart, E.J. Banff: a History of the Park and Town. Banff: Summerthought Publishing, 2015.
M317
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Processing Status
Processed
Less detail
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