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Nicholas Morant fonds

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Nicholas Morant fonds
Scope & Content
The Nicholas Morant fonds consists of Morant's freelance work from his early days with the Winnipeg Free Press to his retirement from the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1981. It is national in scope and also includes some international material. The fonds is comprised of three series: I. Photograp…
Date Range
1892-1995, predominant 1920-1981
Reference Code
M300 / S20 / V500
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Album
Drawing
Film
Government record
Map
Blueprint
Negative
Photograph
Photograph print
Postcard
Poster
Private record
Recording disc
Scrapbook
Sound recording
Textual record
Transparency
Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M300 / S20 / V500
Sous-Fonds
M300 / S20 / V500
Accession Number
122, 182, 1273, 1460, 1612, 1685, 2175, 2265, 2631, 2703, 5117, 7438, 7784, 7672, 7914, 2023.01
Reference Code
M300 / S20 / V500
GMD
Album
Drawing
Film
Government record
Map
Blueprint
Negative
Photograph
Photograph print
Postcard
Poster
Private record
Recording disc
Scrapbook
Sound recording
Textual record
Transparency
Responsibility
Nicholas Morant, Canadian Pacific, various
Date Range
1892-1995, predominant 1920-1981
Physical Description
ca.50,775 photographs: ca.23,795 negatives, ca.18,456 transparencies, ca.8524 prints. -- 11 photograph albums. -- 125 sound recordings
History / Biographical
Nicholas Everard Morant, 1910-1999, was a professional photographer based at Banff, Alberta, Canada. He was a Canadian commercial photographer of international repute and Canada's premier railway photographer of the 20th century.
Morant was born at Kamloops, British Columbia, the son of Francis and Mollie Morant. After attending the University School at Victoria, Morant served as Special Photographer to the CPR from 1929 to 1935 and again from 1944 to 1981. From 1935 to 1939, he was a cameraman for the Winnipeg Free Press, and from 1940 to 1944 worked with the Wartime Information Branch of the federal government (later to be known as the National Film Board Stills Division).
Morant had a prolific career as a freelance commercial, portrait, magazine, landscape and documentary photographer. His work appeared in numerous books and magazines, including Time, Life, Liberty, Saturday Evening Post, (Toronto) Star Weekly, Northern Sportsman, Reader's Digest, Country Guide, The Standard, National Home Monthly, Canadian Photography, Outdoor Canada, National Geographic, the Globe & Mail, Winnipeg Tribune, New York Daily News, and the two Canadian Pacific Railway magazines, The Spanner and Rail News.
Two wartime images were featured on postage stamps, while three landscape views appeared on Canadian $10, $50 and $100 bills. His images were also used for corporate annual reports, postcards, brochures, calendars and advertisements. From the 1950s to 1980s Morant gave public slide shows of his work, two of the most popular being "A Talk Without Words" and "The World At Your Feet".
Morant married Ivy May "Willie" Young in 1936 when he was a photographer with the Winnipeg Free Press. Beginning in 1929, and until the end of her life, Morant's travelling and working companion was his wife, "Willie," 1910-1986.
Scope & Content
The Nicholas Morant fonds consists of Morant's freelance work from his early days with the Winnipeg Free Press to his retirement from the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1981. It is national in scope and also includes some international material. The fonds is comprised of three series: I. Photography; II. Professional records; III. Personal and family records.
I. Photography series consists of: A. Negatives and transparencies, B. Transparencies, C. Prints, D. Other photographs. II. Professional records series consists of: A. Working records, B. Career records, C. Topical files. III. Personal and family records series consists of: A. Nick and Willie Morant, B. Nick Morant funeral and memorial, C. Francis and Mollie Morant, D. Collected material
Notes
Full summary of sub-sub-series levels: I / A : 1) Darkroom Files [ a) Negative Albums b) Black/White Series I and II c) Colour Series I and II d) Leica Negs ] 2) GD Files I / B : 1) Presentations [ a) Topical Files b) Thematic Files ] 2) General Files 3) Other I / C : 1) Print Files I / D : 1) Exhibition and Display Prints 2) Photographs used by John Garden 3) Other Photographs II / A : 1) Log Books 2) Notebooks II / B : 1) Career Binders [ a) Postcards b) Brochures and Advertising c) clippings and articles d) Calendar Photographs ] 2) Scrapbooks [ a) Content 1933 - 1946 b) Content 1940 - 1980 ] II / C : 1) Numbered / Titled Files [ a) Group A b) Group B c) Group C d) Group D e) Group H f) Group P g) Group R ] 2) Other Topical Files [ a) Railway; i) Timetables ii) Publications iii) Other b) Photography; i) Textual Records ii) Print Material c) Travel d) Exhibitions and Galleries e)Personal f) Other ] 3) Postcards, Greeting Cards and Ephemera Collection 4) Published Images and Text 5) Professional Photography 6) Promotional Items, Awards and Correspondence 7) Presentation and Interview Materials III / A : 1) Correspondence 2) Personal Papers [ a) Personal Records b) Notes and Notebooks c) Lists and Card Files d) Awards and Retirement ] 3) Personal Photographs 4) House Records [ a) Construction b) Household Records ] 5) Business, Financial and Legal Papers 6) Interviews, Reminiscences Personal Recordings 7) Other Records (Signs, Cartoons, Drawings, etc.) 8) Personal Correspondence and Notes 9) Travel Documents and Maps III / B : 1) Nick Morant Funeral, Memorial and Estate III / C : 1) Mollie Morant Papers 2) Other Family Papers III / D : 1) Sound Recordings 2) Biographical Material 3) Other Papers and Photographs [ a) Burton Wheatley Family b) Other ] 4) Personal and Family Photography 5) Personal Interest and Gifts
Name Access
Morant, Nicholas
Subject Access
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Transportation
Geographic Access
Alberta
Banff
British Columbia
Peru
Canadian Rocky Mountains
Canada
Manitoba
New Brunswick
Newfoundland and Labrador
Nova Scotia
Ontario
Quebec
Saskatchewan
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: arrangement outline
series and file description
electronic and online finding aids
Creator
Morant, Nicholas
Category
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Transportation
Biographical Source Notes
Brock Silversides; We Live in a Postcard: Banff Family Histories (Banff: Banff History Book Committee, 2005)
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
Processing Status
Processed / Unprocessed
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Nicholas Morant fonds
Scope & Content
Calgary Gun Club Membership certificate.
Reference Code
M300 / O.S. / "B"
Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Accession Number
375
Reference Code
M300 / O.S. / "B"
Scope & Content
Calgary Gun Club Membership certificate.
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Reference Code
M300 / D / 60 / O.S. / "H"
Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Reference Code
M300 / D / 60 / O.S. / "H"
Content Details
Mounted, humorous letter to Edward Milkis from Nicholas Morant, signed "Marantz", includes reply from Edward Milkis taped on the back, July 30, 1976. Held in oversize "H"
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Reference Code
M300 / D / 62 / O.S. / "H"
Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Reference Code
M300 / D / 62 / O.S. / "H"
Content Details
Hotel sign: 'Positively No Admittance Hotel Closed' Held in oversize "H"
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Reference Code
M300 / D / 76 / O.S. / "H"
Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Accession Number
182
Reference Code
M300 / D / 76 / O.S. / "H"
Content Details
CPR Solicitor’s Office Release re death of Burton Wheatley, 1895, 3 p. Held in oversize "H"
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Wapta Lodge brochure photograph

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Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of one photograph depicting Jean Thompson, Ann (Lawrence) Tomlinson, and four unidentified individuals posing inside Wapta Lodge. Photograph was produced by Nicholas Morant for use in a promotional brochure for Wapta Lodge in 1947.
Date Range
1947
Reference Code
V500 / II / C / 5 / PA - 689
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Photograph
Print
Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M300
S20
V500
Series
V500 / II : Professional records
Sous-Fonds
V500
Sub-Series
V500 / II / C / 5 : Professional Photography
Accession Number
8148
Reference Code
V500 / II / C / 5 / PA - 689
GMD
Photograph
Print
Responsibility
Produced by Nicholas Morant
Date Range
1947
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w print ; 25 x 20.5 cm
Scope & Content
File consists of one photograph depicting Jean Thompson, Ann (Lawrence) Tomlinson, and four unidentified individuals posing inside Wapta Lodge. Photograph was produced by Nicholas Morant for use in a promotional brochure for Wapta Lodge in 1947.
Notes
Annotated on front of photograph below image in blue ink: "WAPTA 1947 Jean + Ann are at the piano"
Annotated [by Jean Thompson] in blue and black ink on back of photograph: "This photo was used in Wapta Brochures. I am at the piano + Ann Lawrence (now Tomlinson) is standing by piano."
Photograph includes Nicholas Morant copyright stamp on back
Name Access
Thompson, Jean
Lawrence, Ann
Subject Access
Promo
Advertising
Wapta Lodge
Tourism
Geographic Access
Canada
British Columbia
Language
English
Category
Tourism
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Processing Status
Processed
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Assorted Black and White Prints

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Nicholas Morant fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 47 b&w photographic prints, various sizes. Prints pertain to various topics, including images of wartime manufacturers, individuals working with model trains and ships, fighter planes, two photographs pertaining to a dog show, portraits of several individuals, and three images of S…
Date Range
[ca. 1939 - ca. 1945]
1940 - 1944
[ca. 1950]
Reference Code
V500 / II / C / 5 / PA - 1 to 47
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
  2 images  
Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M300 / S20 / V500
Sous-Fonds
V500
Sub-Series
V500 / II / C / 5 : Professional Photography
Accession Number
7784
Reference Code
V500 / II / C / 5 / PA - 1 to 47
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Responsibility
Produced and printed by Nicholas Morant
Date Range
[ca. 1939 - ca. 1945]
1940 - 1944
[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
47 Photographs: prints; b&w
History / Biographical
Three images within the file are of Sheila Morgan, a model who Nicholas Morant worked with at the Algonquin Resort Hotel in New Brunswick, likely some time in the 1940's. The Algonquin Resort was bought by the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1903 and sold to private owners in 1970.
Scope & Content
File consists of 47 b&w photographic prints, various sizes. Prints pertain to various topics, including images of wartime manufacturers, individuals working with model trains and ships, fighter planes, two photographs pertaining to a dog show, portraits of several individuals, and three images of Sheila Morgan at the Algonquin Resort Hotel (New Brunswick) which were used in advertising.
Storage Range
In file box V500 / II / C / 5 / PA - 1 to V500 / II / C / 5 / PA - 325
Name Access
Sheila Morgan
Subject Access
Model trains
Ship
WWII
Manufacturing
Geographic Access
Canada
Alberta
New Brunswick
Access Restrictions
Photographic prints in this file are not to be accessed or distributed without the explicit permission of their identified copyright owners.
Reproduction Restrictions
Photographic prints in this file are not to be reproduced without the explicit permission of their identified copyright owners.
Language
English
Conservation
Prints with ink or other risky materials attached need to be stored in mylar to protect adjacent prints. File must be stored in appropriate conditions.
Creator
Nicholas Morant
Biographical Source Notes
Retrieved from online article: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/algonquin-resort-back-in-business-after-lengthy-reno-1.2579278
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Processing Status
Processed
Images
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Artist Portraits and Promotional Images, Assorted

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Nicholas Morant fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 40 b&w prints, mainly depicting professional portraits of individuals. Individuals in images include Charlie Beil, Carl Rungius, and several other unnamed artists and trades workers. File also contains images of staged scenes used in advertising by Canadian Pacific.
Date Range
[ca. 1940 - 1950]
[ca. 1935 - 1950]
1954
Reference Code
V500 / II / C / 5 / PA - 48 to 87
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M300 / S20 / V500
Sous-Fonds
V500
Sub-Series
V500 / II / C / 5: Professional Photography
Accession Number
7784
Reference Code
V500 / II / C / 5 / PA - 48 to 87
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Responsibility
Produced by Nicholas Morant
Date Range
[ca. 1940 - 1950]
[ca. 1935 - 1950]
1954
Physical Description
40 Photographs: prints; b&w
History / Biographical
Charlie Beil and Carl Rungius were both famous artists in the Banff area from the first half of the 20th century. Beil (1894-1976) moved to Banff in 1930 and was known for his paintings and bronze sculptures. He married Olive Luxton, the niece of Norman Luxton, in 1940. Rungius (1869-1959) was originally born in Germany and was famous for his landscape and wildlife paintings.
Scope & Content
File consists of 40 b&w prints, mainly depicting professional portraits of individuals. Individuals in images include Charlie Beil, Carl Rungius, and several other unnamed artists and trades workers. File also contains images of staged scenes used in advertising by Canadian Pacific.
Notes
Originally stored in box labelled 'Personalities'
Storage Range
In file box V500 / II / C / 5 / Pa - 1 to V500 / II / C / 5 / Pa - 325
Access Restrictions
Photographic prints in this file are not to be accessed or distributed without the explicit permission of their identified copyright owners.
Reproduction Restrictions
Photographic prints in this file are not to be reproduced without the explicit permission of their identified copyright owners.
Language
English
Conservation
Prints with ink or other risky materials attached need to be stored in mylar to protect adjacent prints. File must be stored in appropriate conditions with other prints.
Creator
Nicholas Morant
Biographical Source Notes
Information retrieved from: https://albertaonrecord.ca/beil-charlie http://www.glenbow.org/collections/art/research/rungius.cfm
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Processing Status
Processed
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Assorted Portraits and Photographs

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Nicholas Morant fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 37 prints (36 b&w and 1 colour), and 1 paper clipping. Consists mostly of portrait images of various individuals, some artists and manufacturers, including one of young Peter and Catharine Whyte which has been reproduced by the Whyte Museum (PA - 112). Most images in this file are …
Date Range
[ca. 1930 - ca. 1935]
1938
[ca. 1935 - ca. 1950]
1974
Reference Code
V500 / II / C / 5 / PA - 88 to 122
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
  3 images  
Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M300 / S20 / V500
Sous-Fonds
V500
Sub-Series
V500 / II / C / 5 : Professional Photography
Accession Number
7784
Reference Code
V500 / II / C / 5 / PA - 88 to 122
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Responsibility
Produced by Nicholas Morant
Date Range
[ca. 1930 - ca. 1935]
1938
[ca. 1935 - ca. 1950]
1974
Physical Description
37 Photographs: prints; b&w and colour. 1 paper clipping.
Scope & Content
File consists of 37 prints (36 b&w and 1 colour), and 1 paper clipping. Consists mostly of portrait images of various individuals, some artists and manufacturers, including one of young Peter and Catharine Whyte which has been reproduced by the Whyte Museum (PA - 112). Most images in this file are annotated by Nicholas Morant.
Notes
One of images produced by Jim Wallace, 1974.
Storage Range
In file box V500 /II / C / 5 / PA - 1 to V500 / II / C / 5 / PA - 325
Name Access
Whyte, Catharine
Whyte, Peter
Geographic Access
Canada
Alberta
Banff
Access Restrictions
Photographic prints in this file are not to be accessed or distributed without the explicit permission of their identified copyright owners.
Reproduction Restrictions
Photographic prints in this file are not to be reproduced without the explicit permission of their identified copyright owners.
Language
English
Conservation
Prints and other items with ink or other risky materials attached need to be stored in mylar to protect adjacent prints. File must be stored in appropriate conditions with other prints.
Creator
Nicholas Morant
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Processing Status
Processed
Images
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Wartime Photographs and Portraits

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Nicholas Morant fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 31 b&w prints and 5 colour prints pertaining to WWII and CPR promotional images. Includes images of soldiers and machinery, aerial shots of planes, and various portraits. Some of images annotated on back side by Nicholas Morant.
Date Range
[ca. 1939 - ca. 1945]
1940 - 1944
Reference Code
V500 / II / C / 5 / PA - 123 to 168
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M300 / S20 / V500
Sous-Fonds
V500
Sub-Series
V500 / II / C / 5 : Professional Photographs
Accession Number
7784
Reference Code
V500 / II / C / 5 / PA - 123 to 168
GMD
Photograph
Photograph print
Responsibility
Produced by Nicholas Morant
Date Range
[ca. 1939 - ca. 1945]
1940 - 1944
Physical Description
36 Photographs: prints; b&w and colour
Scope & Content
File consists of 31 b&w prints and 5 colour prints pertaining to WWII and CPR promotional images. Includes images of soldiers and machinery, aerial shots of planes, and various portraits. Some of images annotated on back side by Nicholas Morant.
Storage Range
In file box V500 / II / C / 5 / PA - 1 to V500 / II / C / 5 / PA - 325
Subject Access
Canadian Pacific Railway
WWII
Airplane
Geographic Access
Canada
Access Restrictions
Photographic prints in this file are not to be accessed or distributed without the explicit permission of their identified copyright owners.
Reproduction Restrictions
Photographic prints are not to be reproduced without the explicit permission of their identified copyright owners.
Language
English
Conservation
Prints with ink or other risky materials attached need to be stored in mylar to protect adjacent prints. File must be stored in appropriate conditions.
Creator
Nicholas Morant
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Processing Status
Processed
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