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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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Almanacs and recipe books

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Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 7 published paperback booklets. Contents include 3 copies of "Dr. A.W. Chase's Calendar Almanac" dated 1931, 1933 and 1934 respectively; 2 copies of "Dodd's Almanac and Household Hints" dated 1933 and 1934; one copy of "Things Worth Knowing: Reliable Recipes, Valuable Formulas and …
Date Range
[ca. 1895]
1908
1927
1931
1933
1934
Reference Code
LUX / II / F1 / 13
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Textual record
Published record
Calendar
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 / 13
GMD
Textual record
Published record
Calendar
Responsibility
Published by Murray Printing Co. Ltd.; The Dodds Medicine Co. Ltd.; Dr. Williams Medical Co.; and The W.H. Comstock Co. Ltd
Date Range
[ca. 1895]
1908
1927
1931
1933
1934
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
Scope & Content
File consists of 7 published paperback booklets. Contents include 3 copies of "Dr. A.W. Chase's Calendar Almanac" dated 1931, 1933 and 1934 respectively; 2 copies of "Dodd's Almanac and Household Hints" dated 1933 and 1934; one copy of "Things Worth Knowing: Reliable Recipes, Valuable Formulas and Methods of Home Treatment for Common Diseases", annotated on the back cover in blue/purple ink with recipe for a health drink.; and one copy of "Dr. Morse's Indian Root Pills", stamped "D.C. McDougall Morley, AB" on the back cover.
Name Access
McDougall, David
Subject Access
Advertising
Commerce and industry
Medicine
Astronomy
Health services
Geographic Access
Canada
Language
English
Conservation
Last two items in file stored in mylar, due to staining and more fragile condition than other file contents
Category
Commerce and industry
Health services
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
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Banff and area businesses, townsite, scenic views

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Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of photographs pertaining to businesses, tourist attractions and natural views in and around Banff. Includes images of backcountry camps in Banff National Park; the Bow River Boat House; Beaver Lodge and Bampton Cottage [both located on Beaver Street in Banff]; fires at Breton Hall Ho…
Date Range
[ca.1890-1900]
[1896-1898]
1904-1905
[ca.1910-1920]
1912
1914
[ca.1930-1935]
1933
1941
[ca.1950-1960]
Reference Code
LUX / I / D6c / PA - 133 to 182
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
LUX
Series
LUX / I / D : Professional and Personal
Sous-Fonds
LUX / I : Norman Luxton sous-fonds
Sub-Series
LUX / I / D6 : Other activities and interests
Accession Number
LUX
Reference Code
LUX / I / D6c / PA - 133 to 182
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Responsibility
PA-182 produced by Canadian Pacific
Date Range
[ca.1890-1900]
[1896-1898]
1904-1905
[ca.1910-1920]
1912
1914
[ca.1930-1935]
1933
1941
[ca.1950-1960]
Physical Description
50 photographs ; b&w prints ; 25 x 20.5 cm or smaller
Scope & Content
File consists of photographs pertaining to businesses, tourist attractions and natural views in and around Banff. Includes images of backcountry camps in Banff National Park; the Bow River Boat House; Beaver Lodge and Bampton Cottage [both located on Beaver Street in Banff]; fires at Breton Hall Hotel and Banff Springs Hotel; the Park Museum and Information Bureau; early views of Banff Springs Hotel [1904]; Vermillion River Bungalow Camp and the Lake Louise Chalet; Paddy J. Nolan’s home [built by Norman Luxton]; a postcard print titled “Starved Bachelors Retreat Banff Alberta"; swimming at the Cave and Basin[?] and Banff Upper Hot Springs; the Crag and Canyon office [ca.1905]; Skoki Lodge; and the office of photographers Wilson and Fear [1896-1898].
Notes
Photographs LUX/I/D6c/PA-181 and 182 [depicting Wilson and Fear storefront] are copies of the same image but annotated with different dates [ca.1896 and ca.1898]. Based on context and dating of related images in Whyte Museum archives, actual image date may be closer to [ca.1894].
Material Details
LUX/I/D6c/PA-173 has three red sun-shaped stickers attached to back left corner, red ribbon attached to back right corner
Name Access
Wilson, John
Fear, George
Fear, William (Bill)
Nolan, Paddy J.
Luxton, Norman
Smyth, S. A.
Subject Access
Bow River Boat House
Pack trips
Horses
Teepees
Boats
Property
Land use
Hotels
Fire
Banff Springs Hotel
Photography
Businesses
Tourism
Hot Springs
Leisure
Mountain
Newspaper
Organizations
Travel
Geographic Access
Canada
Alberta
Banff
Banff National Park
Vermilion Lakes
Lake Louise
Bow River
Sulphur Mountain
Cave and Basin
Language
English
Related Material
Items LUX/I/D6c/PA-163 to 168 have duplicate negative copies processed as LUX/I/D6c/NA-41 to 46
Category
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
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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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Bow River Boat House records

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Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of an account ledger book with 8 loose pages inserted into front of ledger book and a customer index booklet. Loose pages include a bill of lading from the Canadian Pacific Railway Company to Allan Mather for transport of a Cabin Cruiser from the Alberta Motor Boat Co. Ltd.; Bow Rive…
Date Range
1897-1917, 1923
Reference Code
LUX / I / E1 - 9
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
I.E.1. Collected Material : Business records
Sous-Fonds
I. Norman Luxton sous-fonds
Reference Code
LUX / I / E1 - 9
Date Range
1897-1917, 1923
Physical Description
3.0 cm textual material
Scope & Content
File consists of an account ledger book with 8 loose pages inserted into front of ledger book and a customer index booklet. Loose pages include a bill of lading from the Canadian Pacific Railway Company to Allan Mather for transport of a Cabin Cruiser from the Alberta Motor Boat Co. Ltd.; Bow River Boat House account sheets for Leonard Smith, Gordon Guard, and Mr. Jas. Simpson.
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
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British Royal Family souvenir books

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Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of two souvenir books pertaining to the British Royal Family. Includes one copy of "Souvenir of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee" [1897] pertaining to the 60th anniversary of Queen Victoria's coronation, and one copy of "Berrow's Coronation Souvenir" book pertaining to the coronation of 13…
Date Range
1897
1953
Reference Code
LUX / III / B4 / 39 & 40
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 / 39 & 40
GMD
Textual record
Published record
Date Range
1897
1953
Physical Description
0.5 cm of textual records (2 volumes ; 30.5 x 43 cm and 30 x 42 cm)
Scope & Content
File consists of two souvenir books pertaining to the British Royal Family. Includes one copy of "Souvenir of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee" [1897] pertaining to the 60th anniversary of Queen Victoria's coronation, and one copy of "Berrow's Coronation Souvenir" book pertaining to the coronation of 13 British monarchs between 1690 and 1953, including Queen Elizabeth II.
Subject Access
Royalty
Government
Souvenir
Coronation
Anniversary
Public events
Geographic Access
England
Canada
Reproduction Restrictions
Restrictions may apply
Language
English
Category
Government
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
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Calgary bicycle races, Calgary Stampede events and early Calgary views

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Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 4 loose prints and 4 prints on matboard backings. Content pertains to early events and views in Calgary, including bicycle races in 1896 and [ca.1900], Calgary Stampede event decorations [1912] and parade [postcard print, ca.1920-1930], and a view of Castle Hotel and a nearby gas s…
Date Range
1896
[ca.1900]
1912
[ca.1920-1930]
Reference Code
LUX / I / D6c / PA - 212 to 219
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Postcard
Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
LUX
Series
LUX / I / D : Professional and Personal
Sous-Fonds
LUX / I : Norman Luxton sous-fonds
Sub-Series
LUX / I / D6 : Other activities and interests
Accession Number
LUX
Reference Code
LUX / I / D6c / PA - 212 to 219
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Postcard
Responsibility
Two photographs [PA-214 & 215] produced by Boorne and May Ltd. of Calgary
Date Range
1896
[ca.1900]
1912
[ca.1920-1930]
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w ; 14.5 x 9 cm or smaller -- 4 photographs : b&w prints on matboard ; 17.5 x 24 cm and 18 x 13 cm
Scope & Content
File consists of 4 loose prints and 4 prints on matboard backings. Content pertains to early events and views in Calgary, including bicycle races in 1896 and [ca.1900], Calgary Stampede event decorations [1912] and parade [postcard print, ca.1920-1930], and a view of Castle Hotel and a nearby gas station in Calgary. File also contains scanned paper copies of photographs depicting scenes in Calgary between 1875 and [ca.1915-1920]. Paper copies include early panoramic and “downtown” views of Calgary prior to 1900, the unveiling of a Royal Northwest Mounted Police memorial plaque [1917?], and a parade scene [ca.1915-1920].
Notes
Scanned paper copies of photographs in file do not have individual reference codes; source of images and location of originals unknown.
Subject Access
Buildings
Businesses
Townsite development
Land use
Events
Public events
Parade
Calgary Stampede
Sports
Recreation
Bicycles
Race
Horses
Settlement
Geographic Access
Canada
Alberta
Calgary
Language
English
Conservation
Paper photograph copies stored in separate mylar sheet from photographs
Category
Land, settlement and immigration
Commerce and industry
Sports, recreation and leisure
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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Canadian news publications

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Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 3 full copies of Canadian news publications including The Dominion Illustrated, Montreal Star, and The Montreal Herald, as well as one torn section from a 1937 edition of the Edmonton Bulletin newspaper. Content pertains to business development, agriculture, trade and local history…
Date Range
1890
1901
1927
1937
Reference Code
LUX / II / F1 / 41 to 44
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 / 41 to 44
GMD
Textual record
Published record
Date Range
1890
1901
1927
1937
Physical Description
1.5 cm of textual records (4 volumes ; 28.5 x 41 cm or smaller)
Scope & Content
File consists of 3 full copies of Canadian news publications including The Dominion Illustrated, Montreal Star, and The Montreal Herald, as well as one torn section from a 1937 edition of the Edmonton Bulletin newspaper. Content pertains to business development, agriculture, trade and local history in Calgary; a Royal Visit by the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York to Canada in 1901; Canadian trade, industry and tourism; and political tension between Russia and Japan prior to World War II.
Subject Access
Advertising
Agriculture
Businesses
Commerce
Environment
Finances
Indigenous Peoples
Land, settlement and immigration
Manufacturing
Military
National parks and reserves
Natural resources
Politics
Geography
History
Industry
Government
Royal Visit
Royal tours
Royalty
Sports and recreation
Tourism
Travel
War
Geographic Access
Canada
Alberta
Calgary
Edmonton
Quebec
Montreal
Russia
Japan
Language
English
Conservation
Edmonton Bulletin newspaper has been placed in mylar
All items stored flat in oversize box to prevent further creasing and damage
Category
Commerce and industry
Exploration, discovery and travel
Land, settlement and immigration
Politics
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Content Details
Items are arranged chronologically in file box: LUX / II / F1 / 41 : "The Dominion Illustrated" [1890] LUX / II / F1 / 42 : "The Royal Visit to Canada 1901", Montreal Star LUX / II / F1 / 43 : "The National Number of the Montreal Herald" [1927] LUX / II / F1 / 44 : "Edmonton Bulletin" [1937]
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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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