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Norman Sanson fonds

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Part Of
Norman Sanson fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of papers and photographs resulting from Sanson's life and work. Textual records consist of: I. Correspondence, 1901-1944, 2 cm.; II. Research and professional papers, 1890-1947, 45 cm., includes notebooks and notes pertaining to nature study, meteorological research, Sulphur Mounta…
Date Range
1855-1949
Reference Code
M3 / V246
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Photograph print
Postcard
Textual record
Diary
Map
Private record
Published record
Scrapbook
Part Of
Norman Sanson fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M3
V246
Sous-Fonds
M3
V246
Accession Number
109, 148, 181, 334, 384, 400, 439, 448, 1036, 1148, 1191, 2072. 2484, 2594, 2771, 3028, 6351, 6739, 8096
Reference Code
M3 / V246
GMD
Photograph
Album
Photograph print
Postcard
Textual record
Diary
Map
Private record
Published record
Scrapbook
Date Range
1855-1949
Physical Description
ca.55 cm and 21 v. of textual records. -- 46 photograph albums (ca.7500 prints). -- 1 postcard set (37 prints)
History / Biographical
Norman Bethune Sanson, 1862-1949, was a naturalist, meteorologist and museum curator at Banff, Alberta, Canada. Born in Toronto, Ontario, the son of a prominent clergyman, he developed a life-long interest in natural history as a boy. Sanson came west in 1885 to fight in the Riel Rebellion as a member of the Queen's Own Rifles.
In 1892, Sanson came to Banff as an accountant for the Sanitarium Hotel. He also did book-keeping for other local businesses and handled the town's weather reports. In 1896 he was appointed curator of the Park Museum and also worked as zookeeper for the Banff Zoo. From 1896 until 1931, Sanson was meteorological officer and curator of the Park Museum. In 1903 an observatory was built on Sulphur Mountain on a site chosen by Sanson. During the period 1903-1931, Sanson made one thousand ascents of Sulphur Mountain to collect weather records. In 1948, the Dominion Government acknowledged his many years of service by naming a peak on the mountain for him.
As a nature enthusiast, Sanson was well-known both in Banff and beyond. He was an avid collector of flora and fauna, both privately and through his job as museum curator. Sanson was an active member of the Alpine Club of Canada, the Skyline Hikers of the Canadian Rockies and the Banff Rotary Club. He was a warden of St. George's Anglican Church and a supporter of the Canadian Bible Society. He was active in community events such as the Banff Winter Carnival, for which he organized and led the snowshoeing events. An ardent mountain traveller, he enjoyed both hiking and snowshoeing. Following retirement, Sanson toured extensively on foot throughout Britain and Europe.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of papers and photographs resulting from Sanson's life and work.
Textual records consist of: I. Correspondence, 1901-1944, 2 cm.; II. Research and professional papers, 1890-1947, 45 cm., includes notebooks and notes pertaining to nature study, meteorological research, Sulphur Mountain and maps; III. Travel diary, 1900-1933, 1 cm.; IV. Register books, 1931, 1941, n.d. 2 cm.; IV. Scrapbooks, 1909-1931, n.d., 21 vol, many containing postcards from Great Britain and around the world; VI. Miscellaneous, 1855-1895, n.d., 4 cm.
Photographs consist of: I. Albums, 1880s-1949, 46 v., pertain to Norman Sanson's life and work; document Banff Park Museum, Sulphur Mountain and Sulphur Mountain Observatory; natural history, including mountain flora, collecting trips, weather surveys and snow surveys; Banff events, including Banff Winter Carnival, Banff Indian Days, Highland Gatherings and Banff Regatta; mountain travels and travels throughout Canada, United States, England and Europe; friends, associates and Banff personalities. Detailed identifications provided by Norman Sanson. II. Postcard set, ca.1930.
Name Access
Sanson, Norman
Subject Access
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Science and technology
Access Restrictions
Some restrictions on access to originals
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: arrangement outline
series description and partial file description
reference microfilm copies of photographs albums and some textual materials
Creator
Sanson, Norman
Category
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Science and technology
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
Processing Status
Processed
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Banff Avenue [between 1908 and 1913]

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Part Of
Norman Sanson fonds
Scope & Content
Image of Banff Avenue looking north toward Cascade Mountain - Park Store at left, Mount Royal Hotel at right further down the street - people walking along wooden boardwalk.
Date Range
ca. 1908 - 1913
Reference Code
v246 / 16 / 31 / na66 - 421
Description Level
6 / Item
GMD
Photograph
Negative, copy
Photograph, print
  1 image  
Part Of
Norman Sanson fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Fonds Number
V246
Reference Code
v246 / 16 / 31 / na66 - 421
GMD
Photograph
Negative, copy
Photograph, print
Date Range
ca. 1908 - 1913
Physical Description
1 photography : negative : copy negative
Scope & Content
Image of Banff Avenue looking north toward Cascade Mountain - Park Store at left, Mount Royal Hotel at right further down the street - people walking along wooden boardwalk.
Subject Access
Buildings and memorials
Commerce
Geographic Access
Alberta
British Columbia
Title Source
copy negative envelope
Images
thumbnail
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Banff Springs Hotel Fire

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Part Of
Norman Sanson fonds
Scope & Content
Image of the Banff Springs Hotel after a fire - rubble, fire house and firemen in foreground.
Date Range
April 7, 1926
Reference Code
v246 / 18 / 107 / na66 - 1466
Description Level
6 / Item
GMD
Photograph
Negative, copy
Photograph, print
  1 image  
Part Of
Norman Sanson fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Fonds Number
V246
Reference Code
v246 / 18 / 107 / na66 - 1466
GMD
Photograph
Negative, copy
Photograph, print
Date Range
April 7, 1926
Physical Description
1 photography : negative : copy negative
Scope & Content
Image of the Banff Springs Hotel after a fire - rubble, fire house and firemen in foreground.
Subject Access
Buildings and memorials
Geographic Access
Alberta
British Columbia
Title Source
copy negative envelope
Images
thumbnail
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Belmore Browne at Windy Cabin, September 16, 1926

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Part Of
Norman Sanson fonds
Scope & Content
Image of a man identified as Belmore Brown attending to a horse outside a cabin with a sign reading " RMP Windy" - three additional horses tied to trees.
Date Range
1926
Reference Code
v246 / 7 / 40 / na66 - 290
Description Level
6 / Item
GMD
Photograph
Negative, copy
Photograph, print
  1 image  
Part Of
Norman Sanson fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Fonds Number
V246
Reference Code
v246 / 7 / 40 / na66 - 290
GMD
Photograph
Negative, copy
Photograph, print
Date Range
1926
Physical Description
1 photography : negative : copy negative
Scope & Content
Image of a man identified as Belmore Brown attending to a horse outside a cabin with a sign reading " RMP Windy" - three additional horses tied to trees.
Subject Access
Buildings and memorials
Discovery and Exploration
Arts
Environment and Nature
Sports and Recreation
Transportation
Geographic Access
Alberta
British Columbia
Title Source
copy negative envelope
Images
thumbnail
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[Horses in front of Windy Cabin], September 16, 1926

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Part Of
Norman Sanson fonds
Scope & Content
Image of four horses tied to trees outside of a cabin with a sign reading "RMP Windy"
Date Range
1926
Reference Code
v246 / 7 / 41 / na66 - 291
Description Level
6 / Item
GMD
Photograph
Negative, copy
Photograph, print
  1 image  
Part Of
Norman Sanson fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Fonds Number
V246
Reference Code
v246 / 7 / 41 / na66 - 291
GMD
Photograph
Negative, copy
Photograph, print
Date Range
1926
Physical Description
1 photography : negative : copy negative
Scope & Content
Image of four horses tied to trees outside of a cabin with a sign reading "RMP Windy"
Subject Access
Buildings and memorials
Discovery and Exploration
Arts
Environment and Nature
Sports and Recreation
Transportation
Geographic Access
Alberta
British Columbia
Title Source
copy negative envelope
Images
thumbnail
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Moving a Bankhead house

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Part Of
Norman Sanson fonds
Scope & Content
Image of a team of mules moving a house down a dirt road.
Date Range
ca. 1925
Reference Code
v246 / 3 / 14 / na66 - 1540
Description Level
6 / Item
GMD
Photograph
Negative, copy
Photograph, print
  1 image  
Part Of
Norman Sanson fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Fonds Number
V246
Reference Code
v246 / 3 / 14 / na66 - 1540
GMD
Photograph
Negative, copy
Photograph, print
Date Range
ca. 1925
Physical Description
1 photography : negative : copy negative
Scope & Content
Image of a team of mules moving a house down a dirt road.
Subject Access
Buildings and memorials
Commerce
Industry
Labour
Transportation
Geographic Access
Alberta
British Columbia
Title Source
copy negative envelope
Images
thumbnail
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Old Silver City mining town and Castle Mountain, 18 miles west of Banff

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Part Of
Norman Sanson fonds
Scope & Content
Image of a group of log structures with Castle Mountain in the background.
Reference Code
v246 / 16 / 48 / na66 - 1989
Description Level
6 / Item
GMD
Photograph
Negative, copy
Photograph, print
  1 image  
Part Of
Norman Sanson fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Fonds Number
V246
Reference Code
v246 / 16 / 48 / na66 - 1989
GMD
Photograph
Negative, copy
Photograph, print
Physical Description
1 photography : negative : copy negative
Scope & Content
Image of a group of log structures with Castle Mountain in the background.
Subject Access
Buildings and memorials
Commerce
Industry
Labour
Geographic Access
Alberta
British Columbia
Title Source
copy negative envelope
Images
thumbnail
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Old Swiss Guides ascending the Illecillewaet Glacier, B.C.

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Part Of
Norman Sanson fonds
Scope & Content
Image of five people ascending the Illecillewaet Glacier
Date Range
ca. 1900
Reference Code
v246 / 16 / 46 / na66 - 1464
Description Level
6 / Item
GMD
Photograph
Negative, copy
Photograph, print
  1 image  
Part Of
Norman Sanson fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Fonds Number
V246
Reference Code
v246 / 16 / 46 / na66 - 1464
GMD
Photograph
Negative, copy
Photograph, print
Date Range
ca. 1900
Physical Description
1 photography : negative : copy negative
Scope & Content
Image of five people ascending the Illecillewaet Glacier
Subject Access
Discovery and Exploration
Environment and Nature
Commerce
Industry
Labour
Sports and Recreation
Women
Geographic Access
Alberta
British Columbia
Title Source
copy negative envelope
Images
thumbnail
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Photographs. -- [ca.1880]-1949

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Part Of
Norman Sanson fonds
Scope & Content
Series consists of: A. Albums, 1880s-1949, 46 vol., pertaining to Norman Sanson's life and work; document Banff Park Museum, Sulphur Mountain and Sulphur Mountain Observatory; natural history, including mountain flora, collecting trips, weather surveys and snow surveys; Banff events, including Banf…
Reference Code
V246 / PD / 1 - 51
V246 / PG / 1
Description Level
3 / Series
GMD
Photograph, print
Part Of
Norman Sanson fonds
Description Level
3 / Series
Series
II. Photographs
Reference Code
V246 / PD / 1 - 51
V246 / PG / 1
GMD
Photograph, print
Physical Description
46 photograph albums (ca.7500 prints). -- 1 postcard set (37 prints)
Scope & Content
Series consists of: A. Albums, 1880s-1949, 46 vol., pertaining to Norman Sanson's life and work; document Banff Park Museum, Sulphur Mountain and Sulphur Mountain Observatory; natural history, including mountain flora, collecting trips, weather surveys and snow surveys; Banff events, including Banff Winter Carnival, Banff Indian Days, Highland Gatherings and Banff Regatta; mountain travels and travels throughout Canada, United States, England and Europe; friends, associates and Banff personalities. Detailed identifications provided by Norman Sanson. B. Postcard set, ca.1930.
Finding Aid
Printed inventory available. Microfilm copy of albums available for reference use
Related Material
Constitutes Series II of the Norman B. Sanson fonds
Title Source
Title taken from contents of series
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