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McCowan family fonds

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Part Of
McCowan family fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds pertains to the McCowan family, mainly the McCowan brothers and John and Jen (McCowan) Wilson. Content includes Banff personalities and places; activities, including curling, hockey, curling and fishing; events, including floods and fires in the town; Banff personalities and places. Also p…
Date Range
1908-1981, predominant 1908-[ca.1950]
Reference Code
M135 / V407
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Textual record
Private record
Scrapbook
Part Of
McCowan family fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 135
V 407
Series
V407
M135
Sous-Fonds
M 135
V 407
Sub-Series
V407 / I / A : Albums
V407 / I / B : Prints
V407 / I / C : Negatives
V407 / I / D : Transparencies
M135 / II / A : Textual
Accession Number
409
779 1141
7730
Reference Code
M135 / V407
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Textual record
Private record
Scrapbook
Responsibility
Fonds includes photographs by Bill McCowan and Dan McCowan. Negatives are mainly by Dan McCowan. Wilson-McCowan photograph album was assembled by Bill Waterworth
Date Range
1908-1981, predominant 1908-[ca.1950]
Physical Description
80 photographs (40 negatives, 38 prints, 2 transparencies). -- 2 photograph albums (ca.800 prints). -- 1 textual record (1 v.)
History / Biographical
Bill McCowan, 1897-1975, was a government employee at Banff, Alberta, Canada. McCowan came to Banff from Scotland with his family in 1911. His brother, Dan McCowan, was a renowned naturalist and writer. Other siblings were Marie, Jim, Duncan, Rae, Jock and Jennie. Jennie McCowan (1894-1984) married John Clark Wilson (1888-1932), son of Tom and Minnie Wilson. Their daughter, Bernice, married Bill Waterworth.
Scope & Content
Fonds pertains to the McCowan family, mainly the McCowan brothers and John and Jen (McCowan) Wilson. Content includes Banff personalities and places; activities, including curling, hockey, curling and fishing; events, including floods and fires in the town; Banff personalities and places. Also pertains to World War I events and 82nd Battalion; royal visits; Calgary, Alberta places and events; scenic views, Banff and area, Rocky Mountains; Margaret Ashley, Henry and Mrs. Fonda. Textual item is Jock McCowan scrapbook, 1913-1981.
Name Access
McCowan, Bill
McCowan, Dan
McCowan, Duncan
McCowan, Jock
Wilson, Jennie (McCowan)
Wilson, John
Subject Access
Family and personal life
Royal tours
World War I
Access Restrictions
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Related Material
Related by provenance to the Dan and Mary McCowan fonds (M55/V408) and through accn. 7730 to Jack (Dave White Jr.) White fonds (V684)
Creator
McCowan, Bill
McCowan, Dan
Category
Family and personal life
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
Processing Status
Processed
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Banff Springs Hotel fire

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Part Of
McCowan family fonds
Scope & Content
Image of the Banff Springs Hotel fire in 1926 - people, car and fire hoses in foreground.
Date Range
1926
Reference Code
v407 / 3 / na66 - 410
Description Level
6 / Item
GMD
Photograph
Negative, copy
  1 image  
Part Of
McCowan family fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Fonds Number
V407
Reference Code
v407 / 3 / na66 - 410
GMD
Photograph
Negative, copy
Date Range
1926
Physical Description
1 photograph : negative : copy negative
Scope & Content
Image of the Banff Springs Hotel fire in 1926 - people, car and fire hoses in foreground.
Subject Access
Buildings and memorials
Geographic Access
Alberta
British Columbia
Title Source
copy negative envelope
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[Fanny Fowles, wife of George "Ockey" Fowles in costume, Banff - Mrs. Fowles won prizes for her elaborate costumes]

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Part Of
McCowan family fonds
Scope & Content
Image of woman identifed as Fanny Fowles dressed as a cake. See local newspaper Banff Crag and Canyon, March 25, 1916 (page 8) entitled “The Best Masquerade Ball”
Date Range
1916
Reference Code
v407 / 3 / na66 - 1880
Description Level
6 / Item
GMD
Photograph
Negative, copy
  1 image  
Part Of
McCowan family fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Fonds Number
V407
Sous-Fonds
tbd
Accession Number
tbd
Reference Code
v407 / 3 / na66 - 1880
GMD
Photograph
Negative, copy
Date Range
1916
Physical Description
1 photograph : negative : copy negative
Scope & Content
Image of woman identifed as Fanny Fowles dressed as a cake. See local newspaper Banff Crag and Canyon, March 25, 1916 (page 8) entitled “The Best Masquerade Ball”
Subject Access
Women
Public events
Geographic Access
Alberta
British Columbia
Language
English
Creator
Byron Harmon, photographer
Title Source
copy negative envelope
Processing Status
Processed
Images
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Jock McCowan scrapbook

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Part Of
McCowan (family) fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings, brochures, business cards, and advertisements for businesses around Banff and Lake Louise. Includes a mix of magazine and newspaper clippings in both black and white and in colour, postcards, advertising for hotels like the King Edward Hotel, Hom…
Date Range
1913 - 1981
Reference Code
M135 / II / A / 1
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Scrapbook
  1 image     1 Electronic Resource  
Part Of
McCowan (family) fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
V407 / M135
Series
M135 / II - Textual Materials
Sous-Fonds
M135
Sub-Series
V407 / II / A - Scrapbooks
Accession Number
7730
Reference Code
M135 / II / A / 1
GMD
Scrapbook
Date Range
1913 - 1981
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records (26 pages ; 30 x 37 cm)
History / Biographical
See fonds level description.
Scope & Content
File consists of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings, brochures, business cards, and advertisements for businesses around Banff and Lake Louise. Includes a mix of magazine and newspaper clippings in both black and white and in colour, postcards, advertising for hotels like the King Edward Hotel, Homestead Inn, Mount Royal Hotel, Castle Mountain Lodge, and the Chateau Lake Louise, and a cover of the Sky Line Trail Hiker bulletin featuring members of the Royal Family.
Name Access
McCowan, Jock
Subject Access
Advertising
Animals
Architecture
Buildings and facilities
Businesses
Cascade Hotel
Castle Mountain
Chateau Lake Louise
Entertainment
Festival
Leisure
Newspaper
Postcards
Recreation
Royal tours
Skyline Trail Hikers of the Canadian Rockies
Souvenir
The Albertan
Tourist information
Travel
Winter Carnival
Geographic Access
Banff
Lake Louise
Banff National Park
Alberta
Canada
Language
English
Creator
Jock McCowan
Title Source
From accession record
Processing Status
Processed
Electronic Resources

m135_ii_a_1_pdf.pdf

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McCowan family negatives

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Part Of
McCowan (family) fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 40 b&w negatives. The negatives pertain to (na - 1 to 9) the Banff Platoon - 82nd Battalion, (na - 10 to 11) Tom and John Wilson, (na - 12 to 20) Jennie McCowan Wilson feeding deer, (na - 21) portraits of Jim McCowan, Dunc McCowan, Cassie [?], (na - 22 to 31) Jock and Bill McCowan'…
Date Range
ca. 1908 - ca. 1950
Reference Code
V407 / I / C / NA - 1 to 40
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Part Of
McCowan (family) fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
V407 / M135
Series
V407 / I - Visual Materials
Sous-Fonds
V407
Sub-Series
V407 / I / C - Negatives
Accession Number
7730
Reference Code
V407 / I / C / NA - 1 to 40
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Date Range
ca. 1908 - ca. 1950
Physical Description
38 negatives : b&w
Scope & Content
File consists of 40 b&w negatives. The negatives pertain to (na - 1 to 9) the Banff Platoon - 82nd Battalion, (na - 10 to 11) Tom and John Wilson, (na - 12 to 20) Jennie McCowan Wilson feeding deer, (na - 21) portraits of Jim McCowan, Dunc McCowan, Cassie [?], (na - 22 to 31) Jock and Bill McCowan's golf trophies, (na - 32 to 36) Bill McCowan with 10lb trout, (na - 37 to 40) Jock McCowan fishing
Notes
Most negatives relate to photographs in V407 / I / A / PD - 2 - original envelopes with information stored with negatives
Language
English
Related Material
V407 / I / A / PD - 2
Creator
Dan McCowan
Title Source
Created by archivist
Processing Status
Processed
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McCowan family photographic prints

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Part Of
McCowan (family) fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 38 b&w photographs. Photographs (pa - 1 to 3) pertain to the Banff Springs Hotel fire, (pa - 4) Fanny Fowles in cake-dress costume, (pa - 5 to 38) Seniors Banff Hockey Club 1908, D.E. Black Curling Trophy runners-up, Calgary Brewing & Malting Cup Banff, Nordegg Curling, Bill McCow…
Date Range
ca. 1908 - ca. 1950
Reference Code
V407 / I / B / PA - 1 to 38
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Photograph, print
Part Of
McCowan (family) fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
V407 / M135
Series
V407 / I - Visual Materials
Sous-Fonds
V407
Sub-Series
V407 / I / B - Prints
Accession Number
779
1141
7730
Reference Code
V407 / I / B / PA - 1 to 38
GMD
Photograph, print
Date Range
ca. 1908 - ca. 1950
Physical Description
38 photographs : b&w prints
Scope & Content
File consists of 38 b&w photographs. Photographs (pa - 1 to 3) pertain to the Banff Springs Hotel fire, (pa - 4) Fanny Fowles in cake-dress costume, (pa - 5 to 38) Seniors Banff Hockey Club 1908, D.E. Black Curling Trophy runners-up, Calgary Brewing & Malting Cup Banff, Nordegg Curling, Bill McCowan with juvenile red tail hawk, fishing around Banff National Park, Banff Springs Hotel and tipis
Notes
Most prints looks as if they were removed from an album - likely album V407 / I / A / pd - 2
Related Material
V407 / I / A / PD - 2
Creator
Bill McCowan, Dan McCowan
Title Source
Created by archivist
Processing Status
Processed
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McCowan family transparencies

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Part Of
McCowan (family) fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 2 Eastman - Safety - Kodak 5" x 7" colour transparencies. Transparencies pertain to Jock McCowan fishing.
Date Range
ca. 1940 - ca. 1950
Reference Code
V407 / I / D / NS - 1 to 2
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Photograph
Transparency
Part Of
McCowan (family) fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
V407 / M135
Series
V407 / I - Visual Materials
Sous-Fonds
V407
Sub-Series
V407 / I / D - Transparencies
Accession Number
7730
Reference Code
V407 / I / D / NS - 1 to 2
GMD
Photograph
Transparency
Date Range
ca. 1940 - ca. 1950
Physical Description
2 transparencies : colour
Scope & Content
File consists of 2 Eastman - Safety - Kodak 5" x 7" colour transparencies. Transparencies pertain to Jock McCowan fishing.
Language
English
Title Source
Created by archivist
Processing Status
Processed
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McCowan photograph album

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Part Of
McCowan (family) fonds
Scope & Content
Photograph album contains ca. 200 b&w prints. This album pertains to the Banff area between 1913 and ca. 1920. Prints document military camp in Calgary, Calgary fair, Calgary views, Cave and Basin, wildlife, Duke of Connaught visit in 1912, McCowan family, Beattie Block fire in 1915, Alpine Hotel, …
Date Range
1912 - ca. 1920
Reference Code
V407 / I / A / PD - 1
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Photograph
Album
Print
Part Of
McCowan (family) fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
V407 / M135
Series
V407 / I - Visual Materials
Sous-Fonds
V407
Sub-Series
V407 / I / A - Albums
Accession Number
407
Reference Code
V407 / I / A / PD - 1
GMD
Photograph
Album
Print
Date Range
1912 - ca. 1920
Physical Description
1 photograph album : ca. 200 photographs ; b&w
Scope & Content
Photograph album contains ca. 200 b&w prints. This album pertains to the Banff area between 1913 and ca. 1920. Prints document military camp in Calgary, Calgary fair, Calgary views, Cave and Basin, wildlife, Duke of Connaught visit in 1912, McCowan family, Beattie Block fire in 1915, Alpine Hotel, curling, Austrian internees, Castle Mountain Internment Camp, Banff and area people, King Edward Hotel fire, Harmony fire in 1917.
Notes
Album intact and in good condition.
Language
English
Creator
Bill McCowan
Title Source
Created by archivist
Processing Status
Processed
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Wilson - McCowan photograph album

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Part Of
McCowan (family) fonds
Scope & Content
Photograph album contains ca. 200 b&w prints. This album pertains to Banff and area between 1911 and ca. 1950. Prints document McCowan family in Scotland, views of Comrie, Scotland, WWI - 82nd Battalion, portraits of Dunc, Bill and Jock McCowan, wedding of Dunc and Mary McCowan, view of Banff, misc…
Date Range
ca. 1890 - ca. 1950
Reference Code
V407 / I / A / PD - 2
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Photograph
Album
Print
Part Of
McCowan (family) fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
V407 / M135
Series
V407 / I - Visual Materials
Sous-Fonds
V407
Sub-Series
V407 / I / A - Albums
Accession Number
7730
Reference Code
V407 / I / A / PD - 2
GMD
Photograph
Album
Print
Date Range
ca. 1890 - ca. 1950
Physical Description
1 photograph album : ca. 200 photographs ; b&w
Scope & Content
Photograph album contains ca. 200 b&w prints. This album pertains to Banff and area between 1911 and ca. 1950. Prints document McCowan family in Scotland, views of Comrie, Scotland, WWI - 82nd Battalion, portraits of Dunc, Bill and Jock McCowan, wedding of Dunc and Mary McCowan, view of Banff, misc. family photos, wildlife, Banff Winter Carnival, curling, skating, sledding, skiing, fishing, canoeing, Banff Zoo, dog sledding, fires, WWII - 6th Platoon, trail rides, events, Tom Wilson, Charlie Beil Christmas cards, Peter and Catharine Whyte Christmas cards.
Notes
Album covers removed
Language
English
Creator
Bill McCowan
Title Source
From accession record
Processing Status
Processed
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