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Astley family fonds

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Part Of
Astley family fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of notes, correspondence and articles pertaining to the Astley family and early history of Lake Louise and Lake Minnewanka areas. Fonds includes correspondence between Willoughby Astley and J. A. Jaffary of the Provincial Library, Alberta, 1928-1929, re place names in the Lake Louiseā€¦
Date Range
[ca.1886]-1970
Reference Code
M265 / V394
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Textual record
Private record
Part Of
Astley family fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 265
V 394
Sous-Fonds
M 265
V 394
Accession Number
1420, 1520, 2961, 6353, 6756, 7939
Reference Code
M265 / V394
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Textual record
Private record
Date Range
[ca.1886]-1970
Physical Description
13 textual records. -- ca.40 photographs: prints
History / Biographical
Willoughby John Astley, 1859-1948, came to Banff in 1888 and built the Beach House Hotel at Lake Minnewanka. He moved to Lake Louise in 1889. Brother, Charles D'Oyley Astley, 1849-1937, and Lucy Ann Astley continued to operate the hotel until 1907 when they retired to Banff. The hotel was destroyed as part of power development at Lake Minnewanka, ca.1912.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of notes, correspondence and articles pertaining to the Astley family and early history of Lake Louise and Lake Minnewanka areas. Fonds includes correspondence between Willoughby Astley and J. A. Jaffary of the Provincial Library, Alberta, 1928-1929, re place names in the Lake Louise area; scrapbook of clippings re World War I, including a list of Banff men who enlisted; Beach House Hotel guest register, 1890-1906, recording name and residence of guest, and occasionally record of fish caught; Astley family photographs, ca.1886-1930s. Photographs pertain to fishing and boating on Lake Minnewanka; Beach House Hotel and Lady of the Lake steam launch; Devil's Canyon, Bankhead and Banff; views of avalanche clearing in Roger's Pass by Byron Harmon. Includes one panorama view of group at Lake Minnewanka.
Name Access
Astley, Charles D'Oyley
Astley, Willoughby John
Subject Access
Buildings and facilities
Environment
Family and personal life
Military
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: reference copy of hotel register
Related Material
Hotel register is related to similar item in Rodney Touche fonds (M377)
Creator
Astley, Charles D'Oyley
Astley, Willoughby John
Category
Environment
Family and personal life
Military
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on accession records and contents of fonds
Processing Status
Processed
Less detail
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