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Crosby family fonds

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Part Of
Crosby family fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists mainly of business records of Deer Lodge, Lake Louise Trading Company, Inglenook restaurant, including lodge receipts, 1931-1941; accounts, 1929-1934; tourist agency accounts, 1936-1943; menus, 1940-1945; rationing records, 1943-1947; Inglenook advertising, 1958-1962; maintenance and…
Date Range
[188-]-1971
Reference Code
M486 / V152
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Motion picture
Film
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Textual record
Corporate record
Map
Plan
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Crosby family fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 486
V 152
Sous-Fonds
M 486
V 152
Accession Number
3117, 3266, 3422, 3933, 4086, 5017, 5069, 5128, 5224, 5450, 5892, 5956, 6748, 6764, 7066, 7212 (unproc)
Reference Code
M486 / V152
GMD
Motion picture
Film
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Textual record
Corporate record
Map
Plan
Private record
Published record
Date Range
[188-]-1971
Physical Description
ca.2 m textual records. -- ca. 3000 photographs: prints, negatives, transparencies. -- 1 photograph album (ca.180 prints); some copies. -- 1 cartographic record: plan. -- 2 motion pictures
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 mainly of business records of Deer Lodge, Lake Louise Trading Company, Inglenook restaurant, including lodge receipts, 1931-1941; accounts, 1929-1934; tourist agency accounts, 1936-1943; menus, 1940-1945; rationing records, 1943-1947; Inglenook advertising, 1958-1962; maintenance and other records. Records were generated during period of ownership by the Crosby family.
Fonds also includes Lou Crosby personal and professional papers and Crosby family papers.
Photographs pertain to Crosby family; Deer Lodge; Banff Winter Carnival; Brewster Transport Company and Jim Brewster; Banff events; winter sports, especially skiing and skating; vacations; scenic views. Photographs taken primarily by Lou Crosby and companions including Byron Harmon, ca. 1910-1950. Photograph album pertains to Lou Crosby's hunting and climbing trips, ca. 1907-1915.
Plan of Anthracite with annotations re status of properties, ca. 1930.
Motion pictures are of Banff Winter Carnival
Name Access
Crosby, Lou
Subject Access
Commerce and industry
Family and personal life
Sports, recreation and leisure
Access Restrictions
Some restriction/s on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: preliminary inventory
accession record copies for unprocessed material
Related Material
Brewster Transport material is related by provenance to Brewster Transport fonds (M82/V92)
Creator
Crosby, Lou
Category
Commerce and industry
Family and personal life
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
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