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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. Travel and events, F. 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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Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Scope & Content
Number "5" on back
Reference Code
LUX III D PC-072
Description Level
6 / Item
GMD
Photograph
  1 image  
Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Reference Code
LUX III D PC-072
GMD
Photograph
Physical Description
1 photograph1 : print, 18x29cm
Scope & Content
Number "5" on back
Notes
Framed size: 19x30cm
Conservation
Physical condition: ec
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[2 unidentified First Nations men enacting a battle]

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Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Scope & Content
Man on horse with tomahawk, man on foot with spear. Number "1" on back
Reference Code
LUX III D PC-054
Description Level
6 / Item
GMD
Photograph
  1 image  
Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Reference Code
LUX III D PC-054
GMD
Photograph
Physical Description
1 photograph1 : col. print, 32x24cm
Scope & Content
Man on horse with tomahawk, man on foot with spear. Number "1" on back
Notes
Framed size 43x35cm
Conservation
Physical condition: ec
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[2unidentified women, Georgina Luxton (far right) and unidentified man in front of unidentified stone building]

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Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Reference Code
LUX III D PC-032
Description Level
6 / Item
GMD
Photograph
  1 image  
Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Reference Code
LUX III D PC-032
GMD
Photograph
Physical Description
1 photograph : print, 17.5x12cm
Notes
Framed size 19.5x14.5cm
Conservation
Physical condition: mc (photo bent)
Images
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[2unidentified women, Georgina Luxton (far right) and unidentified man in front of unidentified stone building]

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/descriptions43031
Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Reference Code
LUX III D PC-036
Description Level
6 / Item
GMD
Photograph
  1 image  
Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Reference Code
LUX III D PC-036
GMD
Photograph
Physical Description
1 photograph : print, 17.5x12cm
Notes
Framed size 19.5x14.5cm. Same image as PC-032. In envelope marked "Eleanor". Stamp from photo lab on back
Conservation
Physical condition: ec
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[3 unidentified men in front of unidentified mountain]

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Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Scope & Content
Photographer's stamp: "Byron Harmon, Banff Canada"
Reference Code
LUX III D PC-048
Description Level
6 / Item
GMD
Photograph
  1 image  
Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Reference Code
LUX III D PC-048
GMD
Photograph
Physical Description
1 photograph1 : print, 20x24.5cm
Scope & Content
Photographer's stamp: "Byron Harmon, Banff Canada"
Notes
Framed size 39x44 cm. Same mountain as PC-046 and 047
Conservation
Physical condition: mc (some staining; signicant damage to back of frame)
Creator
Byron Harmon
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Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Scope & Content
Unidentified men in Stoney First Nations traditional dress
Reference Code
LUX III D PC-030
Description Level
6 / Item
GMD
Photograph
  1 image  
Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Reference Code
LUX III D PC-030
GMD
Photograph
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. print, 17.5x12cm
Scope & Content
Unidentified men in Stoney First Nations traditional dress
Notes
Framed size 18.5x14cm
Conservation
Physical condition: ec
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10,000 miles in the Canoe Tilikum / N. K. Luxton : [bound manuscripts]

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Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of two different presentations of the same manuscript. Longer volume (4 cm) includes photographs. Shorter volume (2 cm) contains annotations attributed to Eleanor Luxton, likely made during her preparation of Luxton's Pacific Crossing
Date Range
1927-1928
Reference Code
LUX / I / B1 - 6, 7
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
I.B. Tilikum voyage
Sous-Fonds
I. Norman Luxton sous-fonds
Reference Code
LUX / I / B1 - 6, 7
Date Range
1927-1928
Physical Description
2 volumes of textual records (6 cm)
Scope & Content
File consists of two different presentations of the same manuscript. Longer volume (4 cm) includes photographs. Shorter volume (2 cm) contains annotations attributed to Eleanor Luxton, likely made during her preparation of Luxton's Pacific Crossing
Access Restrictions
Access to the original volume with photographs is restricted. Photocopy of pages with photographs is available for reference use
Finding Aid
Photocopy includes links to the negatives
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16th Green, Banff Springs Golf course

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Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Scope & Content
3 unidentified golfers
Reference Code
LUX III D PC-061
Description Level
6 / Item
GMD
Photograph
  1 image  
Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Reference Code
LUX III D PC-061
GMD
Photograph
Physical Description
1 photograph1 : print, 32x26cm
Scope & Content
3 unidentified golfers
Notes
Framed size: 54x44cm
Conservation
Physical condition: ec
Creator
Associated Screen News
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01065. Down Bow Valley from Banff Springs Hotel, Alberta

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Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Scope & Content
Mount Rundle and valley
Date Range
1902
Reference Code
LUX III D PC-045
Description Level
6 / Item
GMD
Photograph
  1 image  
Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Reference Code
LUX III D PC-045
GMD
Photograph
Date Range
1902
Physical Description
1 photograph1 : print, 51x23cm
Scope & Content
Mount Rundle and valley
Notes
Framed size 68x39cm
Conservation
Physical condition: mc
Creator
Detroit Photographic Co.
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