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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
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
Electronic Resources
Images
thumbnail
Less detail
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