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1723 Copy of ‘A Life of Mahomet’ Possibly Morant’s (?) and Japanese Stamp Collection

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Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 2 books; one 18th century, one 20th century stamp book. Includes 1723 copy of ‘A Life of Mahomet’ by Humphrey Prideaux; missing front/back covers, replaced with plain brown paper covers. Handwritten title ‘Mahomet’ written on front cover and side binding in different handwritings; …
Date Range
1723
[ca. 1900 - ca. 1920]
[ca. 1920 - ca. 1940]
[ca. 1940 - ca. 1960]
Reference Code
M300 / III / D / 5 / 91 and 95
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Textual record
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M300 / V500 / S20
Sous-Fonds
M300
Sub-Series
M300 / III / D / 5 : Personal Interest and Gifts
Accession Number
Unknown
Reference Code
M300 / III / D / 5 / 91 and 95
GMD
Textual record
Private record
Published record
Responsibility
Nicholas Morant (?), Nicholas Morant
Date Range
1723
[ca. 1900 - ca. 1920]
[ca. 1920 - ca. 1940]
[ca. 1940 - ca. 1960]
Physical Description
2 books (1 published, 1 stamp book)
History / Biographical
Humphrey Prideaux (1648-1724) was born in Cornwall and eventually became a Doctor of Divinity. Prideaux was an author of multiple textual works pertaining to faith and particularly Christianity. He was the Dean of Norwich from 1702 until his death in 1724.
Scope & Content
File consists of 2 books; one 18th century, one 20th century stamp book. Includes 1723 copy of ‘A Life of Mahomet’ by Humphrey Prideaux; missing front/back covers, replaced with plain brown paper covers. Handwritten title ‘Mahomet’ written on front cover and side binding in different handwritings; front believed to be by Nicholas Morant (?), side unknown. Also includes book of Japanese stamps collected by Nicholas Morant; many not dated, various designs and sizes, annotated on covers with Nicholas Morant's personal ink stamp.
Storage Range
In file box M300 / III / D / 5 / 75 to M300 / III / D / 5 / 91
Subject Access
Religion
Biography
Stamps
Postage
Geographic Access
England
Japan
Canada
Access Restrictions
Items in this file are not to be accessed or distributed without the explicit permission of their identified owner(s).
Reproduction Restrictions
Items in this file are not to be reproduced without the explicit permission of their identified owner(s).
Language
English
Conservation
'Mahomet' book must be stored with protective barrier to prevent further damage (i.e. acid-free paper).
Creator
Humphrey Prideaux, Nicholas Morant
Biographical Source Notes
https://www.ccel.org/ccel/prideaux
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Processing Status
Processed
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Early Luxton family holiday cards

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Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of Christmas/holiday greeting cards sent by various friends and family to members of the Luxton family [primarily Norman and Georgina] between ca.1905 and 1940. Includes several unsent holiday cards made by Norman and Georgina Luxton.
Date Range
[ca.1905-1940]
Reference Code
LUX / III / A1 / 20 to 22
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Textual record
Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
LUX
Series
LUX / III / A : Family
Sous-Fonds
LUX / III : Luxton family sous-fonds
Sub-Series
LUX / III / A1 : Correspondence
Accession Number
LUX
Reference Code
LUX / III / A1 / 20 to 22
GMD
Textual record
Date Range
[ca.1905-1940]
Physical Description
8 cm of textual records
Scope & Content
File consists of Christmas/holiday greeting cards sent by various friends and family to members of the Luxton family [primarily Norman and Georgina] between ca.1905 and 1940. Includes several unsent holiday cards made by Norman and Georgina Luxton.
Notes
File may contain duplicates
Items are not arranged by date within file; some items not dated
Material Details
Some items have attached string and/or decorative ribbons
Name Access
Luxton, Norman
Luxton, Eleanor
Luxton, Georgina
Subject Access
Family and personal life
Holidays
Christmas
Correspondence
Geographic Access
Canada
Alberta
Banff
Language
English
Category
Communications
Family and personal life
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Processing Status
Processed
Less detail

Eleanor Luxton early childhood and family album

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Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of one photograph album containing 54 photograph prints and 2 newspaper clippings pertaining to Norman Luxton winning a turkey shooting contest [ca. 1940] and an Old Timers Association event attended by Eleanor Luxton in Calgary in 1964. Photographs pertain to Eleanor Luxton as a baby…
Date Range
[ca. 1904]
[1907 or 1908]
1908
[ca. 1910 - ca. 1912]
[ca. 1917 - ca. 1920]
[ca. 1940]
1964
Reference Code
LUX / II / C / PD - 3
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Album
Photograph
Photograph print
Newspaper clipping
Textual record
Scrapbook
  59 images     1 Electronic Resource  
Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
LUX
Series
LUX / II / C : Personal
Sous-Fonds
LUX / II : Eleanor Luxton
Accession Number
LUX
Reference Code
LUX / II / C / PD - 3
GMD
Album
Photograph
Photograph print
Newspaper clipping
Textual record
Scrapbook
Date Range
[ca. 1904]
[1907 or 1908]
1908
[ca. 1910 - ca. 1912]
[ca. 1917 - ca. 1920]
[ca. 1940]
1964
Physical Description
1 album (54 b&w prints ; 9 x 14 cm or smaller -- 2 newspaper clippings)
Scope & Content
File consists of one photograph album containing 54 photograph prints and 2 newspaper clippings pertaining to Norman Luxton winning a turkey shooting contest [ca. 1940] and an Old Timers Association event attended by Eleanor Luxton in Calgary in 1964. Photographs pertain to Eleanor Luxton as a baby and young child with her parents, posing with chickens and a turkey on a farm, with other small children [unidentified] and standing by the Bow River; portrait photographs of Eleanor as a young girl [roughly ages 5 to 12 years old]; a wedding celebration [possibly that of Norman and Georgina Luxton in 1904]; and images of a pregnant woman and a man on a farm [likely Georgina Luxton and possibly her father, David McDougall, ca. 1908]
Notes
One photograph of Eleanor Luxton as a young child, posing alone and smiling in a dark dress, was moved to its current location from album LUX / III / A3 / PD - 2.
Name Access
Luxton, Eleanor
Luxton, Georgina
Luxton, Norman
McDougall, David
Southern Alberta Pioneers and Old Timers Association
Subject Access
Animals
Children
Birds
Farmland
Property
Community events
Family and personal life
Dogs
Weddings
Geographic Access
Canada
Alberta
Banff National Park
Bow River
Calgary
Reproduction Restrictions
Restrictions may apply
Language
English
Conservation
Item has been interleaved with acid-free paper to protect photographs
Loose images have been placed in mylar
Item secured with unbleached string to prevent loose items from falling out
Category
Family and personal life
Land, settlement and immigration
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Processing Status
Processed
Electronic Resources
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Luxton family fonds

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Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Scope & Content
I. Norman Luxton sous-fonds, [ca.1880]-1962, ca. 7.5 m. of textual records and photographs in four series: A. Correspondence, B. Business, financial and legal, C. Personal, D. Personal and professional, E. Collected materials. II. Eleanor Luxton sous-fonds, [ca.1890]-1995, ca. 15 m. of textual reco…
Date Range
[ca.1860]-1995
Reference Code
LUX
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Framed print
Negative
Photograph print
Sound recording
Cassette
Textual record
Corporate record
Private record
Published record
Scrapbook
  1 Electronic Resource  
Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
LUX
Sous-Fonds
LUX
Accession Number
Lux1 - EL estate, 1996
Lux2 - Whyte Museum, 2000
Lux3 - Glenbow Archives, 2001
Reference Code
LUX
GMD
Photograph
Framed print
Negative
Photograph print
Sound recording
Cassette
Textual record
Corporate record
Private record
Published record
Scrapbook
Other Title Info
Also known as the Eleanor Luxton archives
Date Range
[ca.1860]-1995
Physical Description
ca.47 m of textual records, sound recordings and photographs
History / Biographical
The Norman Luxton family was a prominent family in Banff, Alberta, Canada from 1904 until 1962. Daughter Eleanor Luxton maintained the family's position in the town until her death in 1995.
Publisher and businessman Norman K. Luxton, 1876-1962, was the son of Winnipeg Free Press co-founder William Luxton. After working for the Winnipeg Free Press, Norman Luxton travelled, then joined the Calgary Herald for eight years. In 1901, he journeyed 10,000 miles on the Pacific in the dug-out canoe Tilikum. After becoming ill, Luxton abandoned the trip in Fiji and came to Banff to recuperate. The around-the-world trip was subsequently completed by his sailing partner, Capt. John Voss.
Luxton bought Banff's Crag and Canyon newspaper in 1902 and remained as publisher until 1951. Also in 1902, he established the Sign of the Goat Curio store which specialized in Stoney Indian handicrafts and taxidermy specimens. Other significant Luxton businesses were the King Edward Hotel and Livery, Luxton Bros. insurance (with brother Louis Luxton) and the Lux Block, which included a hotel, the Lux Theatre and retail stores.
In 1904, Norman Luxton married Georgina (Georgie) Elizabeth McDougall, 1870-1965, of the pioneer missionary McDougall family of Morley, Alberta. In addition to her McDougall connections, Georgie Luxton was related by marriage to Senator George Ross. Norman and Georgie Luxton had one child, Eleanor Georgina, born in Banff in 1908.
The Luxtons were important Banff "boosters" with involvement in numerous local organizations and events. Norman Luxton managed the Banff Indian Days from 1909 to 1950, was a founder of Banff Winter Carnival and was involved with native events at the Calgary Stampede for 25 years. In 1953, Norman established a museum to house his native artifacts. The Luxton Museum was built in co-operation with Eric Harvie of the Glenbow Foundation of Calgary. After Luxton's death, the museum continued to be managed by the Glenbow until 1992.
Eleanor Luxton, 1908-1995, was a writer, historian, researcher, engineer, teacher and business woman. After graduating from high school in Banff in 1926, she attended the University of Alberta from 1926 until 1939, receiving degrees in history (BA '30, MA'33), a Diploma in Education (1931) and subsequent education, biology and natural history courses during the summers.
Between 1937 and 1956, Eleanor received further degrees and certificates from studies at Garbutt Business College (Calgary), St. Stephen's College (Edmonton), Ottawa Technical High School, Havergal Ladies College (Ontario), St. George Williams College (Montreal), McGill University (Montreal) and the Banff School of Fine Arts. Subjects studied included office practices, shorthand, machine draughting, English, civil engineering (BSc '46), German, broadcast writing, management, commerce, accounting and commercial law.
Eleanor Luxton's extensive education overlapped and preceded a long and varied professional career. Her teaching career extended from high school teacher in Alberta (Banff and Sexsmith), 1933-1940, to university lecturer in Montreal in the 1950s. During the 1940s, she worked in locomotive design for the CPR in Montreal. Beginning in 1956 and continuing until 1965, when she returned to Banff to care for her mother, Eleanor worked throughout southern Alberta as a field researcher for Calgary's Glenbow Foundation. From 1965 until her death in 1995, Eleanor remained in Banff in her family home and pursued an active career in writing and research.
Scope & Content
I. Norman Luxton sous-fonds, [ca.1880]-1962, ca. 7.5 m. of textual records and photographs in four series: A. Correspondence, B. Business, financial and legal, C. Personal, D. Personal and professional, E. Collected materials.
II. Eleanor Luxton sous-fonds, [ca.1890]-1995, ca. 15 m. of textual records, sound recordings and photographs in five series: A. Correspondence, B. Professional, C. Personal, D. Business, financial and legal, E. Collected materials.
III. Luxton family sous-fonds, 1836-1972, ca.6.5 m. of textual records and photographs in four series: A. Norman Luxton family series, [ca.1900-ca.1970]; B. Georgina Luxton series, [ca.1890]-1967; C. Related family series, [ca.1890]-1972; D. Other material series, 1836-1970; E. Luxton family home records [1996].
Name Access
Luxton, Eleanor
Luxton, Georgina
Luxton, Norman
Subject Access
Arts
Commerce and industry
Education
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
First nations
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: electronic finding aid for processed material
box list for unprocessed material
Creator
Luxton, Norman
Luxton, Georgina
Luxton, Eleanor
Category
Arts
Commerce and industry
Education
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
First nations
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
Processing Status
Processed / Unprocessed
Electronic Resources
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Oversized holiday greeting cards

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Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 10 oversized holiday greeting cards, including one from Annie Whitaker with personal message on the back, one from The Standard Shoe Store in Banff, 6 from Stovel Company Limited and two sent to Eleanor Luxton from "Bill". Cards include lithograph images and printed paper copies of…
Date Range
[1895-1910]
[1925-1930]
[1945-1960]
1946
1956
Reference Code
LUX / III / D / 21
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Textual record
Published record
Photograph print
Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
LUX
Series
LUX / III / D : Other material
Sous-Fonds
LUX / III : Luxton family sous-fonds
Accession Number
LUX
Reference Code
LUX / III / D / 21
GMD
Textual record
Published record
Photograph print
Responsibility
Art used in cards produced by Adrian Hill, Nicholas Hornyansky and Walter J. Phillips
Date Range
[1895-1910]
[1925-1930]
[1945-1960]
1946
1956
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Scope & Content
File consists of 10 oversized holiday greeting cards, including one from Annie Whitaker with personal message on the back, one from The Standard Shoe Store in Banff, 6 from Stovel Company Limited and two sent to Eleanor Luxton from "Bill". Cards include lithograph images and printed paper copies of art depicting Shakespeare's house in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England; landscapes and scenic waterfront views; and holiday-themed art designs. Two items in file are accompanied by original mailing envelopes addressed to Eleanor Luxton, 1956.
Name Access
Luxton, Eleanor
Whitaker, Annie
Subject Access
Art
Artist
Christmas
Businesses
Family and personal life
Holidays
Geographic Access
Canada
Alberta
Banff
Calgary
Manitoba
Winnipeg
Reproduction Restrictions
Restrictions may apply
Language
English
Conservation
Annotated item stored in mylar to prevent possible ink transfer onto other archival materials
Category
Arts
Family and personal life
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Content Details
Item signed by Annie Whitaker has maker's label attached to back, reads "John O'Groats Artcraft Made in England"
Processing Status
Processed
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Sheet music and piano exercise books

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Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of musical study booklets and sheet music belonging to various members of the McDougall and Luxton family, including Georgina McDougall [Luxton], Eleanor Luxton, May and Annie McDougall, and Ruth McDougall, and one book signed “Nina Wynn” of WLC [Wesleyan Ladies’ College]. Some items …
Date Range
[ca.1890-1895]
[ca.1900-1920]
[ca.1920-1940]
Reference Code
LUX / III / D / 10 to 20
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Textual record
Published record
Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
LUX
Series
LUX / III / D : Other material
Sous-Fonds
LUX / III : Luxton family sous-fonds
Accession Number
LUX
Reference Code
LUX / III / D / 10 to 20
GMD
Textual record
Published record
Date Range
[ca.1890-1895]
[ca.1900-1920]
[ca.1920-1940]
Physical Description
6 cm of textual records
Scope & Content
File consists of musical study booklets and sheet music belonging to various members of the McDougall and Luxton family, including Georgina McDougall [Luxton], Eleanor Luxton, May and Annie McDougall, and Ruth McDougall, and one book signed “Nina Wynn” of WLC [Wesleyan Ladies’ College]. Some items belonged to Georgina during her studies at Wesleyan Ladies' College in London, Ontario.
Name Access
Luxton, Georgina
Luxton, Eleanor
McDougall, Annie
McDougall, May
McDougall, Ruth
Wynn, Nina
Subject Access
Academics
Education
Music
Arts
Entertainment
Geographic Access
Canada
Ontario
London
Alberta
Morley
Banff
Language
English
Conservation
Handle with caution as some contents are fragile.
Category
Arts
Education
Family and personal life
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Content Details
Contents organized into two files : LUX / III / D / 10 : Loose sheet music and incomplete books LUX / III / D / 11 to 20 : Complete books
Processing Status
Processed
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Souvenir travel books and guides

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Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 24 textual records including bound books, small booklets and brochures. Content pertains to travel and tourism in the Canadian Rockies, Calgary, Fort Langley, Vancouver, Saskatoon, Montana, and Japan. Includes two "pocket directories" for Vancouver [1899 and 1900] and one for Saska…
Date Range
1899-1900
[1905-1910]
1907
[1912]
1914
1919-1920
[1925-1930]
1935
1953-1954
1957-1958
[1960-1965]
1963
1972-1973
Reference Code
LUX / II / F1 / 15 to 18
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Textual record
Published record
Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
LUX
Series
LUX / II / F : Collected material
Sous-Fonds
LUX / II : Eleanor Luxton sous-fonds
Sub-Series
LUX / II / F1 : Textual
Accession Number
LUX
Reference Code
LUX / II / F1 / 15 to 18
GMD
Textual record
Published record
Date Range
1899-1900
[1905-1910]
1907
[1912]
1914
1919-1920
[1925-1930]
1935
1953-1954
1957-1958
[1960-1965]
1963
1972-1973
Physical Description
9 cm of textual records
Scope & Content
File consists of 24 textual records including bound books, small booklets and brochures. Content pertains to travel and tourism in the Canadian Rockies, Calgary, Fort Langley, Vancouver, Saskatoon, Montana, and Japan. Includes two "pocket directories" for Vancouver [1899 and 1900] and one for Saskatoon [1914]; souvenir booklets for Pincher Creek [1900 - 1905], Turner Valley Oil Field [1915 - 1920] and the Canadian Wax Gallery; booklet "Calgary Alberta: The Land of Plenty"; two copies of a Banff National Park guide book [ca. 1912]; "A Sprig of Mountain Heather" tourist booklet by the Department of the Interior, Canada [1914]; "Hippodrome" souvenir book; “Pocket Guide to Japan”; "Westward Honk!" travel publication by the Brooklyn Daily Eagle (1919) detailing a National Parks road trip across Canada and the United States; two copies of “Pictographs in Southwestern Alberta” information booklet; an information sheet and map of the Rocky Mountains Forest Reserve signed by “E. Wakelyn”; a scrapbook of newspaper clippings from The Albertan [1963] pertaining to Calgary; a brochure on Marble Canyon; and two brochures pertaining to interpretive programming in Banff National Park [1972 and 1973 respectively].
Notes
Contents have been arranged chronologically and divided into four files (see Content Details).
”A Sprig of Mountain Heather” souvenir book contains pressed plant matter
Name Access
Luxton, Eleanor
Subject Access
Advertising
Banff National Park
Camping
Commerce and industry
Commercial products
Ecology
Environment
Flowers
Geography
Government
Guiding
Guide
Hiking
History
Hot Springs
Industry
Leisure
Museums
Natural history
Natural resources
Oil
Photography
Recreation
Tourism
Tourist information
Trail guides
Travel
The Albertan
Geographic Access
Canada
Alberta
Banff National Park
Calgary
Pincher Creek
Turner Valley
British Columbia
Vancouver
Marble Canyon
United States of America
Montana
Japan
Access Restrictions
Restrictions may apply
Reproduction Restrictions
Restrictions may apply
Language
English
Conservation
“Picturesque Calgary” booklet placed in acid-free envelope due to damage and fragile state
”Hippodrome” souvenir book stored in mylar sleeve
”A Sprig of Mountain Heather” souvenir book kept in original envelope in file folder. Consider additional storage measures, and handle with caution as attached pressed plant is fragile and may break apart easily
Category
Sports, recreation and leisure
Natural resources
Government
Exploration, discovery and travel
Environment
Commerce and industry
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Content Details
Folder contents: LUX/II/F1/15: 1899 - 1907 LUX/II/F1/16: 1912 - 1914 LUX/II/F1/17: 1914 - 1935 LUX/II/F1/18: 1953 - 1973
Processing Status
Processed
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