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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
Electronic Resources
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Biographical material, Norman Luxton and McDougall family

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Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of biographical records and timelines of events pertaining to the lives of Norman Luxton, Elizabeth Chantler McDougall and George McDougall. Includes an obituary article for George McDougall from 1876 [two separate newspaper clippings]; an account of a buffalo round-up in 1909 by Norm…
Date Range
1876
[1930-1940]
1934
[1955]
1960
Reference Code
LUX / III / D / 9
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 / 9
GMD
Textual record
Published record
Date Range
1876
[1930-1940]
1934
[1955]
1960
Physical Description
0.5 cm of textual records
Scope & Content
File consists of biographical records and timelines of events pertaining to the lives of Norman Luxton, Elizabeth Chantler McDougall and George McDougall. Includes an obituary article for George McDougall from 1876 [two separate newspaper clippings]; an account of a buffalo round-up in 1909 by Norman Luxton; Article "Here's Alberta - People and Places" featuring Norman Luxton; published book "Elizabeth McDougall: Pioneer" by Edna Kells; and a program for an event celebrating the 100th anniversary of George McDougall's appointment as Chairman of the Hudson's Bay Missions, which includes a detailed timeline of the lives of George and Elizabeth McDougall, as well as their son John.
Notes
File also contains one duplicate copy of each item, excluding "Elizabeth McDougall: Pioneer"
Name Access
McDougall, George
Luxton, Norman
McDougall, Elizabeth (Chantler)
Subject Access
Buffalo
Churches
Family
History
Biography
Businesses
Religions
Memorial
Geographic Access
Canada
Alberta
Banff
Pigeon Lake
Calgary
Access Restrictions
Obituary article clippings are fragile, handle with care
Language
English
Conservation
Staples removed from two items in file and replaced with archival clips
Category
Family and personal life
Environment
Land, settlement and immigration
Religions
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
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Canadian and western history research papers : Research

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Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Scope & Content
Sub-series consists of research notes relating to western Canadian history.
Date Range
[1869-1970]
Reference Code
LUX / II / B4 - 269 to 278
Description Level
4 / Sub-series
Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Description Level
4 / Sub-series
Series
II.B.4. Professional : historical research
Sous-Fonds
II. Eleanor Luxton sous-fonds
Reference Code
LUX / II / B4 - 269 to 278
Date Range
[1869-1970]
Physical Description
15 cm textual material
Scope & Content
Sub-series consists of research notes relating to western Canadian history.
Title Source
Title based on contents of sub-series
Content Details
LIST OF FILES (LUX / II / B4 - 269 to 278 ) : * 9 research notebooks, Canadian and western history research * 1 research notebook * 9 articles: "Fort Owen - A Chronology"; "Ukrainians in Canada"; "Esterhazy - Saskatchewan's Fifty-Year Old Magyar Settlement"; "Pioneer Spirit: Kaposvar The Oldest Hungarian Colony, 1886-1926"; Comment on "Pioneer Spirit"; "Steinbach: The First Mennonite Settlement in Western Canada"; "Icelanders in Canada"; "The Church and the Pioneering Life in Scandia"; "Across the Prairies Two Centures Ago." * 1 research notebook * 1 research notebook * 0.7 cm research notes * 1 research notebook * 0.3 cm collected correspondence re Buffalo Hunt [1910-1974] * 3.0 cm collected essays, correspondence and articles[1869-1955]
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Central United Church, Calgary

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Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of historical material on the Central United Church of Calgary.
Date Range
ca.1875-1975
Reference Code
LUX / II / F1 - 1
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
II. F. Collected Material Series : Textual
Sous-Fonds
II. Eleanor Luxton sous-fonds
Reference Code
LUX / II / F1 - 1
Date Range
ca.1875-1975
Physical Description
3 items textual records
Scope & Content
File consists of historical material on the Central United Church of Calgary.
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
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Collected Material Series

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Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Scope & Content
Records in this series consist of three sub-series: 1. Textual: Includes historical material on the Central United Church of Calgary, the Indian Act, Norman Luxton, written plays, poems, sheet music for "Where the Rockies Meet the Sky", collected speeches; 2. Photographs; 3. Oral Histories: Printed…
Date Range
1875-[2004]
Reference Code
LUX / II / F
Description Level
3 / Series
Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Description Level
3 / Series
Series
II. F. Collected Material Series
Sous-Fonds
II. Eleanor Luxton sous-fonds
Reference Code
LUX / II / F
Date Range
1875-[2004]
Physical Description
37.0 cm textual records.-- photographs.-- 0.7 m sound recordings
Scope & Content
Records in this series consist of three sub-series: 1. Textual: Includes historical material on the Central United Church of Calgary, the Indian Act, Norman Luxton, written plays, poems, sheet music for "Where the Rockies Meet the Sky", collected speeches; 2. Photographs; 3. Oral Histories: Printed interview transcripts; transcripts in electronic format written to CD Rom and 3.5" floppy disk; supporting documentation; the recorded interviews on audio cassettes and R120 DAT tapes.
Finding Aid
Electronic finding aid available
Title Source
Title based on contents of series
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Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Scope & Content
Records in this sub-series consist of letters, notecards and postcards. Three photographs are also included in this sub-series as they form part of the correspondence.
Date Range
1888-1963
Reference Code
LUX / III / B1
Description Level
4 / Sub-series
Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Description Level
4 / Sub-series
Series
III.B.1. Georgina Luxton : Correspondence
Sous-Fonds
III. Luxton Family sous-fonds
Reference Code
LUX / III / B1
Date Range
1888-1963
Physical Description
13 cm textual records.-- photographs: 3 prints
Scope & Content
Records in this sub-series consist of letters, notecards and postcards. Three photographs are also included in this sub-series as they form part of the correspondence.
Title Source
Title based on contents of sub-series
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Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Scope & Content
Records in this file consist of letters and postcards addressed to Georgina McDougall Luxton from Norman Luxton, family and friends.
Date Range
1888-1907
Reference Code
LUX / III / B1 - 1
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
III.B.1. Georgina Luxton : Correspondence
Sous-Fonds
III. Luxton Family sous-fonds
Reference Code
LUX / III / B1 - 1
Date Range
1888-1907
Physical Description
3.0 cm textual records.
Scope & Content
Records in this file consist of letters and postcards addressed to Georgina McDougall Luxton from Norman Luxton, family and friends.
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
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Georgina McDougall college books

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Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of study books used by Georgina Luxton during her time as a student at Wesleyan Ladies' College in Hamilton, Ontario. Includes one copy of "The Complete Vest-Pocket Library" [published 1893] with annotations on the first page, and a copy of the book "McBride's All Kinds of Dialogues" …
Date Range
[1880-1890]
1893
Reference Code
LUX / III / B4 / 37
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Textual record
Published record
Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
LUX
Series
LUX / III / B : Georgina Luxton
Sous-Fonds
LUX / III : Luxton Family sous-fonds
Sub-Series
LUX / III / B4 : Collected material
Accession Number
LUX
Reference Code
LUX / III / B4 / 37
GMD
Textual record
Published record
Date Range
[1880-1890]
1893
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records (2 volumes ; 10.5 x 16.5 cm and 7 x 14.5 cm)
Scope & Content
File consists of study books used by Georgina Luxton during her time as a student at Wesleyan Ladies' College in Hamilton, Ontario. Includes one copy of "The Complete Vest-Pocket Library" [published 1893] with annotations on the first page, and a copy of the book "McBride's All Kinds of Dialogues" book of short plays [ca. 1880- 1890].
Notes
First page of vest-pocket library book signed in black ink by Georgina Luxton [see "Content Details"].
Name Access
Luxton, Georgina
Subject Access
Education
Library
School
Research
Geographic Access
Canada
Ontario
Hamilton
Access Restrictions
Handle with caution, materials are fragile
Language
English
Conservation
Book of plays placed in acid free paper due to fragile condition
Category
Education
Family and personal life
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Content Details
Annotation in vest-pocket library book: "G. McDougall W.L. College"
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King James Holy Bible

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Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of one copy of the King James Bible published in London, England [1886 edition], bound in dark red leather, which was owned by Georgina Luxton. Contains several loose inserts, some of which are annotated [see "Content Details"].
Date Range
1886
Reference Code
LUX / III / B4 / 36
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Published record
Textual record
Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
LUX
Series
LUX / III / B : Georgina Luxton
Sous-Fonds
LUX / III : Luxton family sous-fonds
Sub-Series
LUX / III / B4 : Collected material
Accession Number
LUX
Reference Code
LUX / III / B4 / 36
GMD
Published record
Textual record
Date Range
1886
Physical Description
3.5 cm of textual records (1 volume ; 8.7 x 14 cm)
Scope & Content
File consists of one copy of the King James Bible published in London, England [1886 edition], bound in dark red leather, which was owned by Georgina Luxton. Contains several loose inserts, some of which are annotated [see "Content Details"].
Notes
Inside cover is signed "G.E. Luxton W.L. College" [presumably referring to Georgina Luxton and Wesleyan Ladies' College, where she attended school ca. 1890-1895].
Name Access
Luxton, Georgina
Harmon, Aileen
Soole, Violet
Subject Access
Religions
Personal and Family Life
Education
Schools
Geographic Access
Canada
Alberta
England
London
Access Restrictions
Item is very fragile, consult with Archives/Library staff prior to handling
Reproduction Restrictions
Restrictions may apply
Language
English
Category
Religions
Education
Family and personal life
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Content Details
Contains several loose inserts: Annotated business card for "Thwaites Sadler, Whip and Harness Maker, Bishopsgate Without, London" [1850-1870?] between pages 50 and 51; torn paper scrap with handwritten poem/excerpt between pages 552 and 553; annotated business card for "Your Restaurant" [possibly operated in Montreal, Quebec] between pages 606 and 607; 1922 newspaper clipping pertaining to political debate involving William Luxton in 1877; small newspaper clipping pertaining to a meeting with members of the Literary-Dramatic Club in Banff between pages 738 and 739; and a newspaper clipping from 1901 mentioning Norman Luxton and John Voss' global canoe trip aboard the Tilikum.
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Lake Minnewanka scenic framed photographs

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Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of two framed photograph prints pertaining to views of Lake Minnewanka and an unidentified building with mountains in the background [possibly a closer view of the same location]. Frames both include a label on the back attributing the photographs to Boorne & May Photographers of Calg…
Date Range
[ca.1886-1893]
Reference Code
LUX / I / E4 / PC - 1 & 2
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Framed print
Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
LUX
Series
LUX / I / E : Collected material
Sous-Fonds
LUX / I : Norman Luxton sous-fonds
Sub-Series
LUX / I / E4 : Photographs
Accession Number
LUX
Reference Code
LUX / I / E4 / PC - 1 & 2
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Framed print
Responsibility
Photographs produced by Boorne & May Photographers [Calgary, N.W.T.]
Date Range
[ca.1886-1893]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w framed prints ; 20 x 13.5 cm
History / Biographical
The company Boorne & May Photographers operated in Calgary and later Edmonton [then part of the Northwest Territories] between 1886 and 1893. Boorne & May specialized in print photographs depicting views of Western Canada and the Canadian Pacific Railway. Boorne and May sold their business to Jas. E. Miers in 1893.
Scope & Content
File consists of two framed photograph prints pertaining to views of Lake Minnewanka and an unidentified building with mountains in the background [possibly a closer view of the same location]. Frames both include a label on the back attributing the photographs to Boorne & May Photographers of Calgary.
Material Details
Photographs in identical oval frames [brass or gold-painted aluminum?]
Frame has glass front covering photograph print
Black backing of frame [material unknown] with spackled texture
Subject Access
Mountain
Landscape
Land use
Settlement
Boats
Seascapes
Geographic Access
Canada
Alberta
Lake Minnewanka
Language
English
Conservation
Items interleaved with acid-free paper to protect frames, photograph prints do not appear to be at risk in current storage conditions [as of 2020-03-17, KS]
Category
Land, settlement and immigration
Biographical Source Notes
https://albertaonrecord.ca/boorne-and-may-fonds-2
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
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