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Blueprints of Connaught Tunnel and Map of Deutchman Cave

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Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 2 printed paper copies of older hand-illustrated works. Pertains to a copied 1947 blueprint of Connaught Tunnel depicting burn damage on tracks from an accident that year; and a copied hand-drawn map of Deutchman Cave from 1902, with annotations bottom right (copied from the origin…
Date Range
[ca. 1950 - ca. 1970]
Reference Code
V500 / III / D / 5 / PA - 73 to 74 O.S.
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Drawing
Map
Blueprint
Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M300 / S20 / V500
Sous-Fonds
V500
Sub-Series
V500 / III / D / 5 : Personal Interest and Gifts
Accession Number
7784
Reference Code
V500 / III / D / 5 / PA - 73 to 74 O.S.
GMD
Drawing
Map
Blueprint
Responsibility
Nicholas Morant
Date Range
[ca. 1950 - ca. 1970]
Physical Description
2 paper copies: 1 blueprint, 1 map
Scope & Content
File consists of 2 printed paper copies of older hand-illustrated works. Pertains to a copied 1947 blueprint of Connaught Tunnel depicting burn damage on tracks from an accident that year; and a copied hand-drawn map of Deutchman Cave from 1902, with annotations bottom right (copied from the original).
Notes
Items were stored together in a poster tube labelled: "Canadian Pacific Blueprints - CPR Passenger Train in Connaught Tunnel - Nakimu Caves at Glacier"
Subject Access
Geography
Connaught Tunnel
Canadian Pacific Railway
Train
Transportation
Geographic Access
Canada
British Columbia
Canadian Rocky Mountains
Access Restrictions
Items in this file are not to be accessed or distributed without the explicit permission of their identified copyright owners.
Reproduction Restrictions
Items in this file are not to be reproduced without the explicit permission of their identified copyright owners.
Language
English
Conservation
Items must be stored flat with similar materials
Creator
Nicholas Morant
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
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Brewster Transport Company Ltd. fonds

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Part Of
Brewster Transport Company Ltd. fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of textual and photographic records pertaining to Brewster Transport and its predecessor and subsidiary companies. Series are: I. James I. Brewster, 1892-1962; II. Brewster Brothers, 1905-1909; III. Brewster Transfer Company Ltd., 1909-1916; IV. Brewster Trading Co. Ltd., 1907-1926;…
Date Range
1892-1996
Reference Code
M82 / S12 / V92
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Motion picture
Film
Video
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Sound recording
Cassette
Textual record
Corporate record
Blueprint
Map
Plan
Part Of
Brewster Transport Company Ltd. fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 82
S 12
V 92
Sous-Fonds
M 82
S 12
V 92
Accession Number
344, 898, 2126, 3370, 3509, 5001, 5490, 5601, 5956, 7046
Reference Code
M82 / S12 / V92
GMD
Motion picture
Film
Video
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Sound recording
Cassette
Textual record
Corporate record
Blueprint
Map
Plan
Date Range
1892-1996
Physical Description
ca.5 m of textual records : includes ca.50 v. -- ca.1280 photographs : prints, negatives, transparencies, proof sheets. -- 2 photograph albums. -- ca.100 sets of cartographic records : plans, blueprints. -- 11 motion pictures (10 videocassettes, 1 film reel). -- 11 sound recordings : audio cassettes
History / Biographical
Brewster Transport Company is a transportation company based at Banff, Alberta. Formally organized in 1900 as W. & J. Brewster, Guides and Packers, the company expanded in 1904 into commercial development in Banff and acquired the Canadian Pacific Railway livery concession at Banff in 1905. From 1909 until his death in 1947, Jim Brewster guided the company, with Lou Crosby handling finance. Beginning in 1917, Brewster Transport entered the motorized era with touring cars, later replaced with a succession of buses. From 1920 to 1933, Bill Brewster was general manager and during this period the company acquired Royal Hawaiian Transport and the Sunshine Ski development. The company amalgamated its transportation interests with Rocky Mountain Tours in 1957, and in 1965 the company passed out of the Brewster family's hands, being sold to Greyhound Lines of Canada. Brewster Transport continues to operate as Brewster Transportation and Tours, a diversified transportation and accommodation company in the Rocky Mountains.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of textual and photographic records pertaining to Brewster Transport and its predecessor and subsidiary companies. Series are: I. James I. Brewster, 1892-1962; II. Brewster Brothers, 1905-1909; III. Brewster Transfer Company Ltd., 1909-1916; IV. Brewster Trading Co. Ltd., 1907-1926; V. Brewster Hotel Company Ltd., 1909-1926; VI. Brewster Transport Company / Brewster-Rocky Mountain Grayline, ca.1900-1988; VII. Brewster Transportation and Tours Co. records, 1930s-1996; VIII. Other, 1956-1972.
Series VI is the major series, consisting of 146.5 cm of textual records (and ca.50 col), ca.700 photographs, and ca.100 sets of plans and blueprints. The series includes: Agreements, 1915-1974; Minutes, 1915-1963; Financial papers, 1915-1966; Operating, ca.1900-1988; Properties, 1906-1974; Subsidiaries, 1924-1962; Other, 1943-1977. Photographs, ca.1900-ca.1970, are mainly publicity photographs relating to Brewster Transport vehicles, tours, facilities, Sunshine Ski Lodge and area, Canadian Rockies hotels and scenic views, also Brewster family and Banff personalities; include 2 albums. Plans pertain to properties and facilities.
Name Access
Brewster Transport Company Ltd.
Subject Access
Commerce and industry
Transportation
Access Restrictions
Access and use restricted for portion
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 for series I - VI, VIII
electronic finding aid
Related Material
Additional Brewster Transport material can be found in the Crosby family fonds (M486/V152).
Creator
Brewster Transport Company Ltd.
Category
Commerce and industry
Transportation
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
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CPR Advertising Posters and Glacier House Blueprints

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Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 3 printed posters and 2 pages with blueprints/illustrations. Content pertains to colour advertisements for the Canadian Pacific Railroad (one promoting a new route to Thunder Bay via Winnipeg on the CPR, one advertising 'The Red Letter Day' in 1986 as the CPR opened up a direct lin…
Date Range
[ca. 1900 to ca. 1925]
1926
[ca. 1940 to ca. 1970]
[ca. 1980 to ca. 1990]
1986
Reference Code
V500 / II / C / 6 / PA - 9 to 13 O.S.
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Textual record
Blueprint
Poster
Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M300 / S20 / V500
Sous-Fonds
V500
Sub-Series
V500 / II / C / 6 : Promotional Items, Awards and Correspondence
Accession Number
7784
Reference Code
V500 / II / C / 6 / PA - 9 to 13 O.S.
GMD
Textual record
Blueprint
Poster
Responsibility
Nichols Morant
Date Range
[ca. 1900 to ca. 1925]
1926
[ca. 1940 to ca. 1970]
[ca. 1980 to ca. 1990]
1986
Physical Description
6 Prints: posters and blueprints/illustrations; colour and b&w
History / Biographical
The Glacier House was originally built in 1886 to remove the burden of heavy dining cars by acting as one of multiple attractive pit stops for CPR passengers to take their meals. The building was expanded multiple times over the following 3 decades to accommodate a growing demand for overnight accommodation and increased railway traffic. Glacier House became less marketable by the 20's as dining service improved onboard trains, and the building closed in 1925. Plans were made for new extensions in 1926, but these were never realized.
Scope & Content
File consists of 3 printed posters and 2 pages with blueprints/illustrations. Content pertains to colour advertisements for the Canadian Pacific Railroad (one promoting a new route to Thunder Bay via Winnipeg on the CPR, one advertising 'The Red Letter Day' in 1986 as the CPR opened up a direct line from the Atlantic to Pacific coasts, and one reprint of a poster, date unknown, which originally promoted the CPR in the early 20th century). Also consists of a blueprint design for a proposed extension to the original Glacier House building in the Selkirks (dated 1926) and one print copy of a painted illustration depicting another proposed building design for the Glacier House, date unknown. The blueprint and illustration are possibly more recent copies of older items, and therefore a later date range of [ca. 1940 to ca. 1970] has been added to this file description.
Storage Range
In oversize storage as V500 / II / C / 6 / PA - 9 O.S. to V500 / II / C / 6 / PA - 13 O.S.
Subject Access
Travel
tourism
Hotels
Canadian Pacific Railway
Glacier House
Geographic Access
Canada
Canadian Rocky Mountains
British Columbia
Selkirks
Access Restrictions
Items in this file are not to be accessed or distributed without the explicit permission of their identified copyright owners.
Reproduction Restrictions
Items in this file are not to be reproduced without the explicit permission of their identified copyright owners.
Language
English
Conservation
Items in this file must be stored in mylar to prevent further surface damage while in storage.
Creator
Nicholas Morant
Biographical Source Notes
https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/bc/rogers/decouvrir-discover/natcul6.aspx http://www.geog.uvic.ca/dept2/faculty/smithd/477/2010/2010_05_paper.pdf http://doug56.net/CPRMS1887/glacier-house.html
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
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Crosby family manuscripts and visual materials inventory

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Part Of
Crosby family fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of textual & visual records of several members of the Crosby family.
Date Range
ca.1895-1975
Reference Code
M486 / V152 / Blueprints
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Textual record
Blueprint
Part Of
Crosby family fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 486
V152
Series
Inventory listing only
Sous-Fonds
M486
V152
Accession Number
n/a
Reference Code
M486 / V152 / Blueprints
GMD
Textual record
Blueprint
Date Range
ca.1895-1975
Physical Description
1 Box
History / Biographical
The Crosby family of Banff and Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada was involved with the development and operation of businesses at Lake Louise from 1923, when Louis S. and Gertrude Crosby built the Lake Louise Trading Company, a general store and dining room. Over the years they acquired Deer Lodge (1924); Triangle Inn, the YWCA and Inglenook Lodge (1941); and operated a gas station (1926). Deer Lodge was expanded in 1925, 1931, 1939, 1941 and staff quarters were added. Gertrude Crosby managed the businesses, while Lou Crosby was involved with Brewster Transport Company from 1907 to 1964. From 1947 until his death in 1964, Crosby was President of Brewster's and prior to that had handled the financial operations for the firm. The Crosby family was actively involved with the Banff Winter Carnival.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of textual & visual records of several members of the Crosby family.
Name Access
Crosby, Gertrude
Crosby, Lou
Subject Access
Family
commercial
Education
sports & leisure
tourism
Mountaineering
Travel
Language
English
Creator
Crosby, Louis S.
Crosby, Gertrude
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
Content Details
Inventory listing: Blueprints: Blueprints for garage and conservatory (rolled) A4 envelope w blueprints of garage and extension Blueprint of Dennyplane Junior (damaged) Blueprint of Banff cemetry
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David McDougall fonds

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Part Of
David McDougall fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of six series: 1. Business Correspondence; 2. Cheques, Receipts, Invoices; 3. Personal Documents; 4. Miscellaneous; 5. Blueprints; 6. Painting. Series 1 consists of business related correspondence to various companies, individuals, and two branches of the Canadian Government. Govern…
Date Range
1845-1947
Reference Code
M557 / V779
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Painting
Textual record
Blueprint
Private record
Published record
Part Of
David McDougall fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 557
V 779
Sous-Fonds
M557
V779
Accession Number
2017.8667
Reference Code
M557 / V779
GMD
Painting
Textual record
Blueprint
Private record
Published record
Date Range
1845-1947
Physical Description
39cm of textual records. – 1 painting
History / Biographical
David McDougall, son of George Millward McDougall and Elizabeth Chantler McDougall, was born on May 14, 1845 in Owen Sound, Ontario. David had four siblings: John, Eliza, Lubby, and Nellie. David married Annie McKenzie in 1871 in Manitoba. Together, they had six children, including their daughter named Georgina (Georgie) Elizabeth McDougall (1872-1965). Georgina was the wife of Norman Luxton and an active member in Banff and the mother of Eleanor Georgina Luxton (1908-1995). David was an early pioneer of Calgary and Banff, who helped build both community life and their economies. While David’s father and brother were both members of the clergy and did missionary work in Morley, Alberta, David become a successful businessman. He established a general merchant store in Morley where he was a dealer in cattle, horses, furs, and curios. In addition to managing his own business block in Calgary, David also owned properties in Edmonton and Calgary. In Banff, David and Annie owned the Mount Royal Hotel for six years until they sold it to Jim Brewster in August 14, 1913. David died in December 6, 1927 and Annie died in 1939.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of six series: 1. Business Correspondence; 2. Cheques, Receipts, Invoices; 3. Personal Documents; 4. Miscellaneous; 5. Blueprints; 6. Painting. Series 1 consists of business related correspondence to various companies, individuals, and two branches of the Canadian Government. Government correspondence pertains to taxes and by-laws for McDougall’s properties. Series 2 contains invoices, receipts, cheques, and bank statements pertaining to McDougall’s business and properties. Series 3 contains personal letters and legal documents. Materials includes handwritten letters, property transactions and proof of ownership on properties. Series 4 contains cheque books, Dominion Travellers’ Hotel Guide, event program featuring Commissioner Coombs and “Safety First Guarantee” slip. Series 5 contains blueprints of Mount Royal Hotel and McDougall business block, Calgary 1911. The last series consist of a painting of George Noble photograph of Banff Ave, 1929.
Name Access
McDougall, David
Subject Access
Buildings and facilities
Commerce and industry
Communications
Family and personal life
Government
Labour
Land, settlement and immigration
Law and justice
Access Restrictions
No restriction on access. Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply.
Language
Language is English
Related Material
See Luxton Family fonds
Creator
McDougall, David
Biographical Source Notes
Luxton, Eleanor G. Latch String Out. Banff: Summerthought Publishing, 2015. “The Morleyville Story.” McDougall Stoney Mission Society. http://www.mcdougallstoneymission.com/docs/The_Morleyvillle_Story.pdf
Title Source
Title based on provenance of fonds
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Jimmy Simpson family fonds

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Part Of
Jimmy Simpson family fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of papers, photographs and sound recording produced by and pertaining to Jimmy Simpson and the Simpson family. Material is arranged in seven series. I. Jimmy Simpson Sr. papers and photographs, ca.1901-1972, ca.74 cm of textual records, 23 photograph albums (ca.2875 prints), 425 tra…
Date Range
[ca.1900]-1995
Reference Code
M78 / S16 / V577
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Sound recording
Recording disc
Textual record
Blueprint
Drawing
Painting
Poster
Private record
Published record
Scrapbook
Part Of
Jimmy Simpson family fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 78
S 16
V 577
Sous-Fonds
M 78
S 16
V 577
Accession Number
256, 492, 1035, 1160, 1422, 1467, 1484, 1625, 1655, 1668, 1869, 2930, 3006, 5302, 6356, 6599, 6771, 6914, 7217, 7337 (unproc o.s.), 7768 (unproc)
Reference Code
M78 / S16 / V577
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Sound recording
Recording disc
Textual record
Blueprint
Drawing
Painting
Poster
Private record
Published record
Scrapbook
Other Title Info
Also known as Jimmy Simpson fonds
Date Range
[ca.1900]-1995
Physical Description
2.5 m textual records. -- ca.1605 photographs: ca.755 prints, 410 negatives, ca.430 transparencies. -- 29 photograph albums (ca.3000 prints). -- 1 sound recording: audio disc
History / Biographical
Justin James McCarthy (Jimmy) Simpson, 1877-1972, was a trapper, guide and outfitter and lodge owner at Banff and Bow Lake, Alberta, Canada. Born in Stamford, Lincolnshire, Simpson was sent to Canada by his family in 1896. He worked briefly at Laggan (Lake Louise), Alberta for the Canadian Pacific Railway, travelled extensively and returned to the Rockies to work on the trail and trap. By the early 1900s, he was a successful guide and outfitter with Carl Rungius and the Alpine Club of Canada as clients. Starting in 1920, Simpson began building Num-Ti-Jah Lodge at Bow Lake as a base for hunting and climbing parties. Simpson and Williamina (Billie) Ross Reid, 1891-1968, married in 1916 and had three children. The lodge was run mainly by Billie Simpson and in 1945 the business was turned over to Jimmy Simpson Jr., 1922-2003 . Daughters Margaret Simpson, 1917-1941, and Mary Simpson (Hallock), 1919-2002, were internationally-famous figure skaters.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of papers, photographs and sound recording produced by and pertaining to Jimmy Simpson and the Simpson family. Material is arranged in seven series.
I. Jimmy Simpson Sr. papers and photographs, ca.1901-1972, ca.74 cm of textual records, 23 photograph albums (ca.2875 prints), 425 transparencies. Includes business and personal correspondence, business records and subject files, 1903-1972; literary papers, 1912-1972; and other papers, 1903- 1957. Business records pertain mainly to guiding, outfitting and hunting operations. Correspondents include Carl Rungius, J. Monroe Thorington, L. S. Amery, Louis Agassiz Fuertes, William S. Ladd, C. Hart Merriam, Allan Brooks and others; also federal and provincial government departments, Canadian Pacific Railway, etc., regarding hunting, game regulations, park boundaries, licences, permits, horses, etc. Albums pertain mainly to hunting trips, including those with Carl Rungius, Caroline Hinman and McAleenan family, ca.1901-ca.1920, 23 items. Transparencies pertain to McAleenan family trips.
II. Simpson family papers, photographs and sound recording, ca.1900-1987, ca.1.5 m of textual records, ca.675 photographic prints, 6 photograph albums (ca.460 prints), 410 photographic negatives, 1 sound recording. Textual records include large series of alphabetical files, 1907-1987; correspondence, ca.1910-ca.1985; school records, 1923-1936; Num-Ti-Jah Lodge registers, 1939-1957; other material, 1929-1942. Photographs pertain to Jimmy Simpson and family; friends and guests; lodges and camps, including Num-Ti-Jah Lodge; Banff home and community; pack trips; scenic views; other.
III. Billie Simpson papers, 1913-1968, 6.5 cm of textual records. Includes Billie Simpson correspondence, literary and dramatic papers.
IV. Simpson Sisters professional papers and photographs, 1929-1955, ca.20 cm and 3 v. of textual material, ca.15 cm of print material, 86 photographic prints. Material pertains to the professional skating career of Margaret Simpson and Mary Simpson.
V. Mary Simpson Hallock papers, 1960-1955, 1.5 cm of textual records.
VI. Jimmy Simpson Jr. papers, 1947-1983, 1 cm of textual records.
VII. Other material, before 1970, 1 cm of textual records and art works.
Name Access
Simpson, Billie
Simpson, Jimmy, Jr.
Simpson, Jimmy, Sr.
Simpson, Margaret
Simpson, Mary (Hallock)
Subject Access
Exploration, discovery and travel
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
Language is English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: arrangement outline
sub-series description
electronic finding aid
microfilm copies of albums
Related Material
Accompanied by artifacts (Heritage Collections, Whyte Museum)
Creator
Simpson, Jimmy (family)
Category
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
Less detail
Part Of
John Amatt fonds
Scope & Content
M563/D- Maps - contains: Map of Mount Everest Region 1:100,000
Date Range
1981 - 1986
Reference Code
M563 / D
Description Level
3 / Series
GMD
Textual, map, plan or blueprint
Part Of
John Amatt fonds
Description Level
3 / Series
Fonds Number
M563 / V788 / S57
Sous-Fonds
M563 / D
Accession Number
2017.8659
Reference Code
M563 / D
GMD
Textual, map, plan or blueprint
Date Range
1981 - 1986
Physical Description
0.5 cm of textual records
History / Biographical
John Amatt (May 19, 1945 - ) was an educator, expedition leader, public speaker, and founder of One Step Beyond WorldWide. He was a climber, business manager, spokesman and press liason for the 1982 Canadian Mount Everest Expedition.
Scope & Content
M563/D- Maps - contains:
Map of Mount Everest Region 1:100,000
Name Access
Amatt, John
Everest '82
Subject Access
Alpine Club of Canada
Avalanches
Calgary
Camps
Canada
Climbing
Communications
Daily routines
Education
Winter Sports
Helicopters
India
Mountaineering
Mountaineers
Organizations
Sports
Transportation
Travel
Geographic Access
Alberta
England
Thailand
Nepal
Bangkok
Kathmandu
Language
English
Related Material
Peter Spear fonds
Creator
John Amatt
Category
Exploration, discovery and travel
Science and technology
Transportation
Biographical Source Notes
http://www.adventureattitude.com/bio.htm
Title Source
Title based on contents
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Miscellaneous items from Peter and Catharine Whyte's home

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Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of building plans of the White Block renovations 1965, posters, original and reproductions of art, aluminium press plates from printing cards and letters, blank Banff School District Diploma's, preliminary plans for renovation of Peter and Catharine Whyte's home March 3, 1969.
Date Range
1950 - 1959
Reference Code
M36 / I / C / F / O.S.
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Textual, map, plan or blueprint
Textual, print or ephemera
Textual, private record
Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M36
S37
V683
Series
I / C - Catharine and Peter Whyte Papers, items added in 2017 onward
Sous-Fonds
M36
Sub-Series
M36 / I / C / F - Miscellaneous items from Peter and Catharine Whyte's home
Accession Number
3069
Reference Code
M36 / I / C / F / O.S.
GMD
Textual, map, plan or blueprint
Textual, print or ephemera
Textual, private record
Date Range
1950 - 1959
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Scope & Content
File consists of building plans of the White Block renovations 1965, posters, original and reproductions of art, aluminium press plates from printing cards and letters, blank Banff School District Diploma's, preliminary plans for renovation of Peter and Catharine Whyte's home March 3, 1969.
Name Access
Whyte, Peter
Whyte, Catharine
Geographic Access
Alberta
Language
English
Category
Arts
Family and personal life
Title Source
Title based on contents
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Miscellaneous papers from Catharine Whyte's desk

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Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of blank cards and postcards; two doilies; printed copies of images from the Hispanic Society of America; newspaper clippings; Geographic Maps.
Date Range
1923
1939
1959
[ca.1950 - 1960]
Reference Code
M36 / I / C / B / 1
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Textual, map, plan or blueprint
Textual, print or ephemera
Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M36 / V683 / S37
Series
M36 / I / C: Catharine and Peter Whyte Papers, items accessioned in 2018 onward
Sous-Fonds
M36
Sub-Series
M36 / I / C / B: Miscellaneous papers from Catharine Whyte’s desk
Accession Number
3069
Reference Code
M36 / I / C / B / 1
GMD
Textual, map, plan or blueprint
Textual, print or ephemera
Date Range
1923
1939
1959
[ca.1950 - 1960]
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
Scope & Content
File consists of blank cards and postcards; two doilies; printed copies of images from the Hispanic Society of America; newspaper clippings; Geographic Maps.
Name Access
Whyte, Peter
Whyte, Catharine
Language
English
Title Source
Based on contents
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Nicholas Morant fonds

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Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Scope & Content
The Nicholas Morant fonds consists of Morant's freelance work from his early days with the Winnipeg Free Press to his retirement from the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1981. It is national in scope and also includes some international material. The fonds is comprised of three series: I. Photograp…
Date Range
1892-1995, predominant 1920-1981
Reference Code
M300 / S20 / V500
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Album
Drawing
Film
Government record
Map
Blueprint
Negative
Photograph
Photograph print
Postcard
Poster
Private record
Recording disc
Scrapbook
Sound recording
Textual record
Transparency
Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M300 / S20 / V500
Sous-Fonds
M300 / S20 / V500
Accession Number
122, 182, 1273, 1460, 1612, 1685, 2175, 2265, 2631, 2703, 5117, 7438, 7784, 7672, 7914 (unproc),
Reference Code
M300 / S20 / V500
GMD
Album
Drawing
Film
Government record
Map
Blueprint
Negative
Photograph
Photograph print
Postcard
Poster
Private record
Recording disc
Scrapbook
Sound recording
Textual record
Transparency
Responsibility
Nicholas Morant, Canadian Pacific, various
Date Range
1892-1995, predominant 1920-1981
Physical Description
ca.50,775 photographs: ca.23,795 negatives, ca.18,456 transparencies, ca.8524 prints. -- 11 photograph albums. -- 125 sound recordings
History / Biographical
Nicholas Everard Morant, 1910-1999, was a professional photographer based at Banff, Alberta, Canada. He was a Canadian commercial photographer of international repute and Canada's premier railway photographer of the 20th century.
Morant was born at Kamloops, British Columbia, the son of Francis and Mollie Morant. After attending the University School at Victoria, Morant served as Special Photographer to the CPR from 1929 to 1935 and again from 1944 to 1981. From 1935 to 1939, he was a cameraman for the Winnipeg Free Press, and from 1940 to 1944 worked with the Wartime Information Branch of the federal government (later to be known as the National Film Board Stills Division).
Morant had a prolific career as a freelance commercial, portrait, magazine, landscape and documentary photographer. His work appeared in numerous books and magazines, including Time, Life, Liberty, Saturday Evening Post, (Toronto) Star Weekly, Northern Sportsman, Reader's Digest, Country Guide, The Standard, National Home Monthly, Canadian Photography, Outdoor Canada, National Geographic, the Globe & Mail, Winnipeg Tribune, New York Daily News, and the two Canadian Pacific Railway magazines, The Spanner and Rail News.
Two wartime images were featured on postage stamps, while three landscape views appeared on Canadian $10, $50 and $100 bills. His images were also used for corporate annual reports, postcards, brochures, calendars and advertisements. From the 1950s to 1980s Morant gave public slide shows of his work, two of the most popular being "A Talk Without Words" and "The World At Your Feet".
Morant married Ivy May "Willie" Young in 1936 when he was a photographer with the Winnipeg Free Press. Beginning in 1929, and until the end of her life, Morant's travelling and working companion was his wife, "Willie," 1910-1986.
Scope & Content
The Nicholas Morant fonds consists of Morant's freelance work from his early days with the Winnipeg Free Press to his retirement from the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1981. It is national in scope and also includes some international material. The fonds is comprised of three series: I. Photography; II. Professional records; III. Personal and family records.
I. Photography series consists of: A. Negatives and transparencies, B. Transparencies, C. Prints, D. Other photographs. II. Professional records series consists of: A. Working records, B. Career records, C. Topical files. III. Personal and family records series consists of: A. Nick and Willie Morant, B. Nick Morant funeral and memorial, C. Francis and Mollie Morant, D. Collected material
Notes
Full summary of sub-sub-series levels: I / A : 1) Darkroom Files [ a) Negative Albums b) Black/White Series I and II c) Colour Series I and II d) Leica Negs ] 2) GD Files I / B : 1) Presentations [ a) Topical Files b) Thematic Files ] 2) General Files 3) Other I / C : 1) Print Files I / D : 1) Exhibition and Display Prints 2) Photographs used by John Garden 3) Other Photographs II / A : 1) Log Books 2) Notebooks II / B : 1) Career Binders [ a) Postcards b) Brochures and Advertising c) clippings and articles d) Calendar Photographs ] 2) Scrapbooks [ a) Content 1933 - 1946 b) Content 1940 - 1980 ] II / C : 1) Numbered / Titled Files [ a) Group A b) Group B c) Group C d) Group D e) Group H f) Group P g) Group R ] 2) Other Topical Files [ a) Railway; i) Timetables ii) Publications iii) Other b) Photography; i) Textual Records ii) Print Material c) Travel d) Exhibitions and Galleries e)Personal f) Other ] 3) Postcards, Greeting Cards and Ephemera Collection 4) Published Images and Text 5) Professional Photography 6) Promotional Items, Awards and Correspondence 7) Presentation and Interview Materials III / A : 1) Correspondence 2) Personal Papers [ a) Personal Records b) Notes and Notebooks c) Lists and Card Files d) Awards and Retirement ] 3) Personal Photographs 4) House Records [ a) Construction b) Household Records ] 5) Business, Financial and Legal Papers 6) Interviews, Reminiscences Personal Recordings 7) Other Records (Signs, Cartoons, Drawings, etc.) 8) Personal Correspondence and Notes 9) Travel Documents and Maps III / B : 1) Nick Morant Funeral, Memorial and Estate III / C : 1) Mollie Morant Papers 2) Other Family Papers III / D : 1) Sound Recordings 2) Biographical Material 3) Other Papers and Photographs [ a) Burton Wheatley Family b) Other ] 4) Personal and Family Photography 5) Personal Interest and Gifts
Name Access
Morant, Nicholas
Subject Access
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Transportation
Geographic Access
Alberta
Banff
British Columbia
Peru
Canadian Rocky Mountains
Canada
Manitoba
New Brunswick
Newfoundland and Labrador
Nova Scotia
Ontario
Quebec
Saskatchewan
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
series and file description
electronic and online finding aids
Creator
Morant, Nicholas
Category
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Transportation
Biographical Source Notes
Brock Silversides; We Live in a Postcard: Banff Family Histories (Banff: Banff History Book Committee, 2005)
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
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