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Part Of
Margaret Gold Brine fonds
Scope & Content
One file pertaining to Alpine Club of Canada correspondence and supporting documents, climbing diary 1920, newspaper articles and additional mountaineering documentation.
Date Range
1919-1928, 1984
Reference Code
M147 / 1
Description Level
5 / File
Part Of
Margaret Gold Brine fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Series
Textual Records
Accession Number
7746
Reference Code
M147 / 1
Date Range
1919-1928, 1984
Physical Description
1.5 cm of textual records.
History / Biographical
Margaret Gold Brine, 1898-1985, born in Fort Langley, B.C. was educated at the University of Alberta earning her Master's in languages. She taught at the University of Alberta from 1924 to ca.1928. She married Charles Brine in 1928. Margaret Gold Brine climbed in the Canadian Rockies and the Alps with ascents that included Mount Edmonton, Mount Assiniboine, Mount Robson and Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn.
Scope & Content
One file pertaining to Alpine Club of Canada correspondence and supporting documents, climbing diary 1920, newspaper articles and additional mountaineering documentation.
Subject Access
Alpine Club of Canada
Mount Edmonton
Mount Assiniboine
Mount Robson
Matterhorn
Mountaineering
Quesnel Heights
Content Details
File includes: 1920 climbing diary. Small green, flips open. Written on cover “London: Guarantee and Accident Company, Limited”. Entirety of diary is written in pencil. “Margaret H. Gold” written on cover page. July 20, 1920-August 14, 1920. Diary outlines trip in Calgary, travel and leisure experiences in Banff, climb of Norquay, trip to Sunshine Camp, Quartz Mountain, Mount Edmonton, Naiset, Terrapin, Lake Magog camp, Divine Service from Mr Sanreign from Vancouver, Assiniboine climb, return to Banff and Calgary. Typed transcript of 1920 climbing diary. 3 pages. Manuscript "The Ascent of Mount Edmonton"' Cyril G. Wates, 1920. Typed manuscript in green cover, 3 pages. Description of trip begins July 26, 1920. Detailed description of climb undertaken with Dr. H. E. Bulyea, Miss. M. Gold and Miss H. Glyde. “The Alpine Club of Canada The Gazette December 1922”. Enclosed “Referendum Ballot for Location” for the 1923 camp. Articles include: New Years Greeting from Arthur O. Wheeler, article about the 1923 camp location, article regarding the “Palliser Pass Camp, 1922”, “Annual Meeting, 1922”, “The Club House”, “Minutes of General Meeting, Dec. 9th, 1922”, “Alterations in the Constitution”, “Alterations in the Membership List”, “A Flight Round Mt. Robson and Mt. Sir Alexander”, “Mountain Fellowship”, “The Winthrop Ellsworth Stone Collection of Photographs and Slides”, “General Notes”, “Notes from the Sections”. “The Alpine Club of Canada The Gazette June 1925”. Articles include: “O’Hara Lake Camp”, “Mt. Logan Expedition” written by Arthur O. Wheeler, financial “Contributions to Mt. Logan Expedition”, “Aronragua”, “Human Remains”, “Special Meeting”, “Obituary” for Sir James Outram, Mrs. T. B. Moffat, Rev. C. Travers Melly, Miss K. Keershaw, Christian Hasler, Sr., “Mrs. J. M. Young” obituary, “Invitations”, “Fire”, “Activities of Members”, “General Notes”, “Notes from the Sections”. Handwritten in pencil on the back of the Gazette: “I’m just a little p. fork; But I carry wishes bright; That your future may be happy; And ever clear and bright; That Heaven may smile upon you; Wherever you may be; And grant you cakes and bread and jam; And pickles too- for tea.” Letter from John Murray Gibbon concerning the formation of the Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies, 1924 Alpine Club of Canada Edmonton Section Nineteenth Anniversary Banquet program, menu and Programme of Summer Outings on cardstock. April 1, 1925. Miss Margaret Gold is listed as on the Executive Committee. “Choice of liquid refreshment as below: Tea Tea Tea Tea Tea Tea Tea”. Miss Margaret Gold “Song—‘The Morning Wind’ (Branscombe)” and “The Ascent of Mount Robson”. “Songs of Canadian Climbers” pamphlet “dedicated to the Alpine Club of Canada”. Includes 64 songs and 1 black and white photograph of the 1920 Welcome Home camp at Mt. Assiniboine. “Alpine Club of Canada ‘Song of the Edmonton Section’ Souvenir of the Official Opening of the Alpine Hut at Quesnell Heights February 27th, 1926.” Pamphlet contains two pages of sheet music and lyrics. “Limericks” 1 page typed. Nine four line limericks related to climbing. “Climbing Mt. Everest Kinematograph Lecture” at the Philharmonic Hall in Great Portland St. in December. Program describes the 1922 trip, which did not gain the summit but reached close to 27,000 feet without oxygen and the second party went an additional 250 feet with oxygen, and the Tibetan music. Handwritten receipt from the Alpine Club of Canada for the year of 1919, Nov. 10, 1919 and the fee of $7. Letter from the Secretary Treasurer S. H. Mitchell dated November 10, 1919 regarding Gold’s fault at not being on the ballot for election due to her late entry and assures of her inclusion on the spring ballot. Discussion of the site Mr. Wheeler picked for the Assiniboine Camp. Form letter from the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, June 9, 1921 regarding summer holiday plans and advertising different destinations, including Vancouver, Victoria, Banff, Wapta and Eastern Canada. Written on the back is a response to the ACC regarding her application for a badge. Letter from the Secretary Treasurer S. H. Mitchell dated November 23, 1922 discussing her envy of Gold’s time and travels in Paris and the surrounding areas, requesting an article for the Journal to be submitted before the end of March, regarding indecision on the site for the camp, need for one additional climb before Gold earns her badge and smaller number of individuals voting this year. Letter from the Alpine Club of Canada to Miss M. H. Gold in Paris regarding membership fees due on January 1, 1923. Fee $10. Letter from the Alpine Club of Canada to Miss M. H. Gold in Edmonton regarding membership fees due on January 1, 1923. Fee $10. Group letter inviting mountaineers, members of the Alpine Club of Canada and not, to celebrate Saturn’s day on July 7, 1923 “upon pain of being dropped into a Crevasse”. Letter dated July 1, 1923. Handwritten receipt from the Alpine Club of Canada for the year of 1923 and 1924 and the fee of $15. Letter from the Secretary Treasurer S. H. Mitchell dated May 10, 1924 regarding Gold’s potential attendance of the Camp to the Mt. Robson country, declining her offer to write an article for the Journal, discussion of the unsuitability of the word “hiker”. Form letter from the Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies with “Sir” crossed out and Madam typed beside. May 22, 1924. Letter describes the founding of the Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies, the buttons and letterhead prepared, and inquires about interest in membership. 2 typed pages. Letter from the Alpine Club of Canada to Miss M. H. Gold in Edmonton regarding membership fees due on January 1, 1928. Fee $7.50. Matt photograph of “The Ramparts” printed on card and used as greeting card which on the back reads “All kinds of good wishes Mrs. Brine and Charlie from Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Wates.” Newspaper article pertaining to philanthropy of Margaret Brine, “Arts benefactor Brine is still one classy lady”, by Ron Chalmers. Written in pencil “1984?” Article describes her philanthropic contributions to the arts and gives a brief background of her life and climbs. “Robson Climb Was Veritable Death Gamble” July 31, 1924. In depth description of third successful climb of Robson undertaken by A. O. Wheeler, T. B. Moffat, M. D. Geddes and Harry Pollard and unsuccessfully taken by Dr. Munroe Thorrington and a companion. “Woman Alpinist On Holiday Here” Victoria Daily Times September 1, 1925. Article describes Gold’s education and teaching background, travel, Matterhorn climb and Mount Robson climb. “Edmonton Girl Has Conquered Mount Robson” 1924. Aug. 2. Description of the unveiling of the Alberta-British Columbia monument on the summit of the Robson Pass, third party to make a successful ascent of Mount Robson, Fore-runners of the party included Miss M. H. Gold the third woman to reach Robson’s peak, L. H. Lindsay, S. C. Montgomery. Description of the officers elected, badge awards, and the unveiling ceremony. “The Philosoph. Goes Climbing: Miss Gold Tells of Mountain Climbing in Alps and Rockies”, Summary of talk given by Miss Gold in her address “On Climbing a Mountain” at the Philosophical Society, including a description of climbing as a cult. “Ascent Beckons Edmonton Climbers” large picture of climbers ascending Naisot Peak with paragraph below describing the climb and explaining that the inset photograph features C. G. Wates and Dr. H. E. Bulyea.
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Margaret Gold Brine fonds

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Part Of
Margaret Gold Brine fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of photographs and textual records relating to Margaret Gold Brine's mountaineering activities, 1919-1984. Photographs include 15 (incl. 4 oversize) loose prints, ca.1919-[ca.1930] of Mount Assiniboine, ACC camps, and portraits; 2 photograph albums containing 127 + 14 prints, ca.192…
Date Range
1919-1926, 1984
Reference Code
M147 / V105
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Textual record
Diary
Map
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Margaret Gold Brine fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 147
V 105
Sous-Fonds
M 147
V 105
Accession Number
7746
Reference Code
M147 / V105
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Textual record
Diary
Map
Private record
Published record
Date Range
1919-1926, 1984
Physical Description
2 photograph albums (141 prints). -- 295 photographs: 216 prints, 79 negatives. -- 1.5 cm textual records
History / Biographical
Margaret Gold Brine, 1898-1985, born in Fort Langley, B.C. was educated at the University of Alberta earning her Master's in languages. She taught at the University of Alberta from 1924 to ca.1928. She married Charles Brine in 1928. Margaret Gold Brine climbed in the Canadian Rockies and the Alps with ascents that included Mount Edmonton, Mount Assiniboine, Mount Robson and Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of photographs and textual records relating to Margaret Gold Brine's mountaineering activities, 1919-1984. Photographs include 15 (incl. 4 oversize) loose prints, ca.1919-[ca.1930] of Mount Assiniboine, ACC camps, and portraits; 2 photograph albums containing 127 + 14 prints, ca.1925 pertaining to Mount Assiniboine trip; 188 prints & 79 negatives, ca.1925 pertaining to climbing, Alpine Club of Canada and [Trail Riders?]; 13 prints & 1 hand-drawn map, ca.1925, pertaining to Switzerland. Textual records include1920 climbing diary; newsclippings of 3rd Mount Robson ascent by a woman (1924); Alpine Club of Canada letters, membership fees and publications; poetry and songsheets pertaining to Alpine Club of Canada including song for opening of alpine hut in Quesnel heights; manuscript "The Ascent of Mount Edmonton"' Cyril G. Wates, 1920; letter from John Murray Gibbon concerning the formation of the Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies, 1924; newspaper article pertaining to philanthropy of Margaret Brine, 1981?
Name Access
Brine, Margaret Gold
Subject Access
Alpine Club of Canada
Sports, recreation and leisure
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
Online finding aid
Creator
Brine, Margaret Gold
Category
Sports, recreation and leisure
Biographical Source Notes
Accession record
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
Processing Status
Processed
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