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Part Of
Robert J. McGuinness fonds
Scope & Content
Series consists of: one postcard inside a protective cover (H9 x W14.5 cm) one hand-written note (H14.5 x W15 cm) one 13-page hand-written memoir/family history by Oswald A. McGuinness (H28 x W21.5 cm) one envelope (H40 x W23 cm) Content includes: McGuinness family tree; history of the McGuinness f…
Date Range
1953-1977
Reference Code
M460 / II / 1-4
Description Level
3 / Series
GMD
Postcard
Private record
Textual record
Part Of
Robert J. McGuinness fonds
Description Level
3 / Series
Fonds Number
M460
Series
M460 / II : McGuinness Family
Sous-Fonds
M460
Accession Number
2018.9000
Reference Code
M460 / II / 1-4
GMD
Postcard
Private record
Textual record
Date Range
1953-1977
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records (16 pages ; 23 x 40 cm or smaller)
Scope & Content
Series consists of:
one postcard inside a protective cover (H9 x W14.5 cm)
one hand-written note (H14.5 x W15 cm)
one 13-page hand-written memoir/family history by Oswald A. McGuinness (H28 x W21.5 cm)
one envelope (H40 x W23 cm)
Content includes: McGuinness family tree; history of the McGuinness family and their time in Belleville, Ontario; Robert's role as inspecting engineer in the Banff Springs expansion; Robert's artwork on the CPR postcard depicting the spiral tunnels; and the envelope that was used to gift the above items to the Whyte Museum
Notes
Oswald A. McGuinness is the younger brother of Father Robert McGuinness. Oswald was a surveyor and helped build the road from Invermere to Calgary, and he lived in Invermere
The McGuinness family tree goes back to Oswald and Robert's great-grandparents, from Ireland to England and then to Ontario
In the hand-written note, which is undated and the author is unknown although it is possible that it was written by Flora McGuinness when she gave it to Mark Nightingale, an association between Robert and the building of the Bow River Bridge is made
Mark Nightingale also gifted 3 newspaper clippings located in M460 / I / B / 3-5
M460 / II / 1 : created by the Canadian Pacific Railway
M460 / II / 3 : created by Oswald A. McGuinness
Name Access
McGuinness, Robert J.
McGuinness, Oswald A.
Subject Access
Family and personal life
Banff
Art
Canadian Pacific Railway
Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
Geographic Access
Alberta
Banff
Banff National Park
Canada
Ontario
Language
English
Creator
Canadian Pacific Railway
McGuinness, Oswald A.
Category
Arts
Family and personal life
Religions
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
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