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Lillian Gest fonds

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Lillian Gest fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds documents Lillian Gest's visits and travels in the Canadian Rockies and elsewhere. Pertains to mountain travel, particularly pack trips, camps, mountaineering and recreation; Alpine Club of Canada; Sky Line Trail Hikers of the Canadian Rockies; natural and human history; the mountain landsca…
Date Range
1894-1984
Reference Code
M67 / S36 / V225
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Motion picture
Film
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Sound recording
Cassette
Textual record
Diary
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Lillian Gest fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 67
S 36
V 225
Sous-Fonds
M 67
S 36
V 225
Accession Number
431, 699, 737, 1096, 1105, 1274, 1516, 1886, 2120, 2144, 2411, 2613, 2781, 2959, 3436, 5142, 7732 (unproc)
Reference Code
M67 / S36 / V225
GMD
Motion picture
Film
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Sound recording
Cassette
Textual record
Diary
Private record
Published record
Date Range
1894-1984
Physical Description
1.1 m of textual records. -- ca.7400 photographs : transparencies, prints, negatives, published photographs. -- 12 photograph albums (4208 prints). -- 47 motion pictures. -- 7 sound recordings : audio tape cassettes
History / Biographical
Lillian Gest, 1897-1986, of Merion, Pennsylvania visited the Canadian Rockies almost every summer for sixty years, beginning in 1921. She was an active participant in "Off the Beaten Track" trips organized by Caroline Hinman between 1923 and 1933, in which young people camped, hiked, hunted and went horseback riding throughout the region between Mount Assiniboine and Mount Robson. During the 1930s, Gest attended hikes of the Skyline Trail Hikers of the Canadian Rockies and developed mountaineering skills at Alpine Club of Canada annual camps. Christian Hasler Jr. often served as her guide. Gest also belonged to the American Alpine Club, the Philadelphia Trails Club and the Lake O'Hara Trails Club. She spent considerable time in the Lake O'Hara region and wrote "History of Lake O'Hara" (1961), "History of Moraine Lake" (1970), and "History of Mount Assiniboine" (1979).
Scope & Content
Fonds documents Lillian Gest's visits and travels in the Canadian Rockies and elsewhere. Pertains to mountain travel, particularly pack trips, camps, mountaineering and recreation; Alpine Club of Canada; Sky Line Trail Hikers of the Canadian Rockies; natural and human history; the mountain landscape; scenic views; family and friends.
Textual records include: I. Personal papers, 1925-1982, 36 cm., including A. Diaries and trip notes, B. Correspondence, C. Other; II. Activities, 1913- 1984, 50 cm., including: A. Writing (book projects, articles, memoirs and other writing), B. Nature study, C. Photography, D. Travel; III. Clubs and organizations, 1932-1984, n.d., 22.5 cm., including: A. American Alpine Club, B. Alpine Club of Canada C. Other (Skyline Trail Hikers of the Canadian Rockies, Lake O'Hara Trails Club, Philadelphia Trails Club); IV. Other, 1894-1968, n.d., 1.5 cm., including: A. Caroline Hinman papers, B. Miscellaneous papers.
Photographs include: I. Transparencies, 1939-1981, 7153 items; II. Photograph albums, 1919-1958, 12 v. (4208 prints); III. Motion pictures, 1928-1942, 47 reels; IV. Prints and negatives, [ca.1912]-1980, 194 items; V. Published photographs, [ca.1930-ca.1980], n.d., 17 items. Images are well identified.
Accompanied by sound recordings of portions of diaries.
Name Access
Gest, Lillian
Subject Access
Environment
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
series and file description
electronic finding aid
microfilm copies of albums
motion picture summaries and index (for 45 films)
reference video copies for some films
Creator
Gest, Lillian
Category
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
Processing Status
Processed / Unprocessed
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19__ Can R series IV No 2. -- [197-]

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Lillian Gest fonds
Scope & Content
Assembled 197-. Content same as V225 / NS 21. Slides number 38 and 39 are missing. Includes list of numbers and description for each slide (M67/53-56). See also notebooks (M67/51).
Reference Code
V225 / NS 22
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Lillian Gest fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
II.C. Activities / photography
Reference Code
V225 / NS 22
Physical Description
78 transparencies : colour; in carousel.
Scope & Content
Assembled 197-. Content same as V225 / NS 21. Slides number 38 and 39 are missing. Includes list of numbers and description for each slide (M67/53-56). See also notebooks (M67/51).
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20 Real Photographs, Hand-Coloured of Canadian Rocky Mountains, En Route Canadian Pacific Railway. -- [ca.1930]

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Part Of
Lillian Gest fonds
Scope & Content
Published by Camera Products, Vancouver, Canada. Notes on back cover by [Lillian Gest?].
Reference Code
V225 / PG 2
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Lillian Gest fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
II.C. Activities / photography
Reference Code
V225 / PG 2
Physical Description
1 item: postcard set; 20 images
Scope & Content
Published by Camera Products, Vancouver, Canada. Notes on back cover by [Lillian Gest?].
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[1934-1937 Photograph Album]

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Lillian Gest fonds
Scope & Content
File pertains to a photograph album depicting trips taken by Lillian Gest, usually during the summer, from 1934-1937. The 1934 trip was part of the Alpine Club of Canada Annual Camp in northern Jasper National Park - starting in the Eremite Mountain area and working east towards Mount Edith Cavell.…
Date Range
1934-1937
Reference Code
V225 / II / C / ii / b / PD - 10
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Album
Photograph print
  1 image     1 Electronic Resource  
Part Of
Lillian Gest fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M67 / S36 / V225
Series
II.C. Activities / photography
Sous-Fonds
V225
Sub-Series
ii.b. Photographic material / photograph album
Accession Number
5142
Reference Code
V225 / II / C / ii / b / PD - 10
GMD
Album
Photograph print
Date Range
1934-1937
Physical Description
1 album (414 photographs : b&w ; 28.5 x 19 cm or smaller)
History / Biographical
See fonds level description
Scope & Content
File pertains to a photograph album depicting trips taken by Lillian Gest, usually during the summer, from 1934-1937. The 1934 trip was part of the Alpine Club of Canada Annual Camp in northern Jasper National Park - starting in the Eremite Mountain area and working east towards Mount Edith Cavell. Also includes a few photographs of mountains around the Banff town area. The 1935 trip was part of the ACC Annual Camp in the Mt. Assiniboine and East Kootenay areas. Also includes newspaper clippings pertaining to Club activities and greeting cards from Club members. The photographs associated with the Yoho Icefields from Bow Lake trip are most likely from the summer of 1936 based on greeting cards labelled as such, but very few of the photographs themselves are annotated. The remainder of the album is dedicated to the 1937 trips to Mt. Trident, Mt. Bryce, the Columbia Icefield area, Bryce and Zion, Utah, the Boulder Dam, Arizona, and Colorado. Also includes Christmas cards from 1937 from various friends and Club members. Inserts pertain to the overview/advertisements for the summer 1937 and 1938 trips that would have been sent out by Caroline Hinman in advance detailing routes, expectations, and prices ; a small photograph with a written note on the back, a letter addressed to Lillian Gest from the Springfield Television Broadcasting Corp, and a handwritten list of details pertaining to the summer 1934 trip orgainized by Caroline Hinman.
Notes
Blank pages not scanned. Inserts 4 and 5 are photocopies of the originals that were included with the album.
Name Access
Engelhard, Georgia
Wheeler, A. O. (Arthur Oliver)
Wheeler, Arthur Oliver
Feuz, Ernest
Gest, Lillian
Hinman, Caroline
Subject Access
Alpine Club of Canada
Abbot Pass Hut
Activities
Animals
Bighorn Sheep
Buildings
Castles
Camps
Climbing
Exploration
Family and personal life
Glaciers
Huts
Horses
Horse packing
Moose
Mountains
Mountaineering
Mountain Goat
Off the Beaten Track
Portrait
Scenery
Travel
Geographic Access
Jasper National Park
Banff National Park
Yoho National Park
Mount Assiniboine
Lake O'Hara
East Kootenay
Utah
Arizona
Colorado
British Columbia
Alberta
Canada
United States of America
Access Restrictions
Microfilm copy available for reference use by appointment only.
Language
English
Conservation
Removed from plastic sleeve and rehoused in acid-free paper, tied with flat string. Locate original copies of inserts 4 & 5 and return them to PD - 10 Documents file - notes on the backs of the inserts note that the originals were moved to M67 but the documents could not be found.
Creator
Gest, Lillian
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Processing Status
Processed
Electronic Resources
Images
thumbnail
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1935 negatives. -- 1935

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Lillian Gest fonds
Scope & Content
Mainly climbing and summit views, Gest and others; also some packtrips.
Reference Code
V225 / NA 1 - 16
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Lillian Gest fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
II.C. Activities / photography
Reference Code
V225 / NA 1 - 16
Physical Description
16 photographs : negatives; 6.5 x 10.5 cm. or smaller
Scope & Content
Mainly climbing and summit views, Gest and others; also some packtrips.
Access Restrictions
Access by appointment only
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1973 Can R series IV No 1. -- [before 1973]

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Part Of
Lillian Gest fonds
Scope & Content
Canadian Rockies, scenics, wildlife and flora; Lillian Gest, friends and activities. Assembled 1973. -- Includes list of numbers and description for each slide (M67/53-56). See also notebooks (M67/51); slides pulled for show are not indicated as removed in notebook.
Reference Code
V225 / NS 21
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Lillian Gest fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
II.C. Activities / photography
Reference Code
V225 / NS 21
Physical Description
80 transparencies : colour; in carousel.
Scope & Content
Canadian Rockies, scenics, wildlife and flora; Lillian Gest, friends and activities. Assembled 1973. -- Includes list of numbers and description for each slide (M67/53-56). See also notebooks (M67/51); slides pulled for show are not indicated as removed in notebook.
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A1 to A4, '66 Alaska I. -- 1966

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Lillian Gest fonds
Scope & Content
Trip to Alaska; includes aerial views, scenics, native people and activities, Mount McKinley, Fairbanks, friends. Some purchased slides. -- Includes list of numbers and descriptions for each slide. See also notebook SL IV (M67/51).
Reference Code
V225 / NS 19
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Lillian Gest fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
II.C. Activities / photography
Reference Code
V225 / NS 19
Physical Description
80 transparencies : colour; in carousel.
Scope & Content
Trip to Alaska; includes aerial views, scenics, native people and activities, Mount McKinley, Fairbanks, friends. Some purchased slides. -- Includes list of numbers and descriptions for each slide. See also notebook SL IV (M67/51).
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A4 to A5, PP, A6 to A7, 1966 Alaska 2. -- 1966

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Lillian Gest fonds
Scope & Content
Trip to Alaska; includes aerial views, scenics, glaciers, Haines, Alaska, friends and activities. -- Slides marked "PP" are from Polly Prescott, Oct.-Nov. 1966; described in notebook following A11 slides. Slide number 80 missing. Includes list of numbers and descriptions for each slide. For more …
Reference Code
V225 / NS 20
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Lillian Gest fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
II.C. Activities / photography
Reference Code
V225 / NS 20
Physical Description
79 transparencies : colour; in carousel.
Scope & Content
Trip to Alaska; includes aerial views, scenics, glaciers, Haines, Alaska, friends and activities. -- Slides marked "PP" are from Polly Prescott, Oct.-Nov. 1966; described in notebook following A11 slides. Slide number 80 missing. Includes list of numbers and descriptions for each slide. For more information see notebook SL IV (M67/51).
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A25 to A38, A39, K2 to K9. -- 1947, 1971-1976

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Lillian Gest fonds
Scope & Content
Pertain to the Bugaboos; Opabin Lake region; Rocky Creek; Lake of the Hanging Glacier; Schaffer Lake region; Lake Louise and region; Columbia Icefields and chalet; Athabasca Falls; Athabasca River rafting; Jasper National Park and Maligne Canyon; Jasper Park Lodge; Cathedral Lodge; Banff Avenue; Ba…
Reference Code
V225 / NS 10
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Lillian Gest fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
II.C. Activities / photography
Reference Code
V225 / NS 10
Physical Description
518 transparencies : colour.
Scope & Content
Pertain to the Bugaboos; Opabin Lake region; Rocky Creek; Lake of the Hanging Glacier; Schaffer Lake region; Lake Louise and region; Columbia Icefields and chalet; Athabasca Falls; Athabasca River rafting; Jasper National Park and Maligne Canyon; Jasper Park Lodge; Cathedral Lodge; Banff Avenue; Banff Indian Days; Vermilion Lakes; Mount Rundle; Lake Minnewanka; Moraine Lake; ACC camps at Farnham Creek (1971) and Glacier (1947); Mount Assiniboine region; Diana Lake region; Sleeping Poets Pool; Yoho National Park and Natural Bridge; pack trips; helicopters; Toronto; Yellowstone National Park; airplane accident; Skyline Trail Hikers, hikes and camps at Palliser Pass (1975), South Molar Pass (1974) and Owl Lake (1976); Lillian Gest, friends and associates, including Mary Fallis, Marg. Fleming, Polly Prescott, Mary Read, Phyllis Munday, Eric Hopkins, Bill Harrison, George K. K. Link, Wally Joyce, Dorothy Hartley, Pierre and Margaret Trudeau, Harry Ford, Willie and Nick Morant, Caroline Hinman, Bea ____, Cohen family, Harry and Fione Green, Jim and Sue Davies and Geo [?]. -- Also contains: 1. selected transparencies from R123 and R124 (1947); 2. "East by Car, 1947, Caroline Hinman" (9 items); 3. "Fr. Hiene Kingman, Mar 1971" (18 items), re 1947 ACC; 4. "Polly P. fr. plane" (6 items), Canadian Rockies views. -- Dates of slides: 1971 (A26-1 to A29-1), 1972 (A30-2 to A33-9), 1973 (A34-3 to A36- 19), 1974 (A38-4 to A39-32), 1975 (K2-1 to K8). -- Fifty-seven slides from groups A38, K4, K5 and K9 were refiled in this box after being loaned by Lillian Gest and returned from the Skyline Trail Hikers of the Canadian Rockies. All except K9 slides are thought to have originated in this box; the exact location of the K9 slides could not be determined, but as they fit with the rest of the material, they have been inserted here See notebook SL IV (M67/51).
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A.A.C. -- 1939-1983, [n.d.]

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Part Of
Lillian Gest fonds
Scope & Content
Brochures, newsletters, letters, clippings and photograph; 1939-1954 (file 67), 1956-1973 (file 68) and 1974-1983, [n.d.] (file 69).
Reference Code
M67 / 67 - 69
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Lillian Gest fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
III. Clubs and organizations
Reference Code
M67 / 67 - 69
Physical Description
1 file of textual records. (4 cm)
Scope & Content
Brochures, newsletters, letters, clippings and photograph; 1939-1954 (file 67), 1956-1973 (file 68) and 1974-1983, [n.d.] (file 69).
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