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Banff Girls' Sunshine Flower Club

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Part Of
Kidney family fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of a white ribbon, and a club logo for the Girls' Sunshine Flower Club of Banff drawn in pencil on white linen fabric [n.d. and 1922]; three news clippings from 1935, and one from ca. 1941; two unsigned tags/labels for the club; a letter sent to The Girls' Sunshine Flower Club of Banf…
Date Range
1922
1933 - 1949
Reference Code
M74 / IV / B / 1
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Textual record
Organization record
Private record
Published record
Newspaper clipping
Part Of
Kidney family fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M74 / V324
Series
M74 / IV : Family, friends and community records
Sous-Fonds
M74
Sub-Series
M74 / IV / B : 1921 - 1945
Accession Number
3109
Reference Code
M74 / IV / B / 1
GMD
Textual record
Organization record
Private record
Published record
Newspaper clipping
Date Range
1922
1933 - 1949
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records (7 items ; 21.5 x 28 cm or smaller -- 2 minute books ; 21 x 34.5 cm and 18 x 23 cm)
History / Biographical
The Dionne Quintuplets [Annette, Emilie, Yvonne, Cecile and Marie Dionne] were born on May 28, 1934 to Oliva and Elzire Dionne in Corbeil, Ontario. The five identical sisters were kept in The Dafoe Hospital for the Dionne Quintuplets from 1935, under the care of Dr. Allan Roy Defoe. As children, the quintuplets became a massively popular tourist attraction and were used as poster children for a variety of brands and products. A public tourist site, "Quintland", was constructed near their birthplace, and for years the quintuplets were observed by visitors through one-way glass windows. One of the quintuplets, Emilie, died from a seizure at the age of 20. As of May 2019, two of the sisters are still alive: Annette and Cecile.
Scope & Content
File consists of a white ribbon, and a club logo for the Girls' Sunshine Flower Club of Banff drawn in pencil on white linen fabric [n.d. and 1922]; three news clippings from 1935, and one from ca. 1941; two unsigned tags/labels for the club; a letter sent to The Girls' Sunshine Flower Club of Banff from The Dafoe Hospital for the Dionne Quintuplets in 1935; and two books of meeting minutes or the club. Clippings pertain to fundraising by the Girls' Sunshine Flower Club towards cancer research held during Silver Jubilee celebrations [for King George V] in Banff, and an annual Halloween tea event. Letter expresses thanks for a gift for the Dionne Quintuplets sent by the Flower Club, signed by Dr. Allan Roy Dafoe. One book of meeting minutes, dated 1940-1941, also contains meeting attendance logs at back for years 1940 - 1949. Second, larger meeting minutes book contains notes for years 1933 - 1940, as well as list of secretaries of the club for each respective year inside the cover.
Notes
Minutes book with entries from 1940 - 1949 has been placed in subseries B: 1921 - 1945 [and not subseries C: 1946 - 1970] as the vast majority of content in the minutes book is from 1940 - 1941.
Maud Kidney listed as President of the Girls' Sunshine Flower Club in records for 15 consecutive years [1933 - 1947]
Two minutes books are kept in separate file folder from rest of items for conservation reasons
Name Access
Dafoe, Allan Roy
Kidney, Maude
Waterworth, Florence
Armstrong, Dorothy
Moore, Josephine
Wilson, Bernice
Dionne Qunituplets
Subject Access
Club
Girls Flower Club Banff
Community events
Administration
Fundraising
Geographic Access
Canada
Alberta
Banff
Ontario
Callander
Language
English
Conservation
Letter from A. R. Dafoe separated with acid-free barrier to prevent cross-contamination of dark coloured cover pages of minute books
Related Material
A 1963 news clipping pertaining to a reunion of the Girls' Sunshine Flower Club in Banff and 5 pages of notes/correspondence pertaining to the club, ca. 1960 - 1965, located in file M74 / IV / C / 1 and 2
Category
Family and personal life
Biographical Source Notes
https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/dionne-quintuplets
https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/as-they-turn-85-dionne-sisters-caution-about-the-perils-of-childhood-celebrity-1.4439043
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
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Banff Highland Gathering event and song booklets

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Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 13 booklets pertaining to Banff Highland Gathering events held at the Banff Springs Hotel between 1927 and 1931. Includes 5 information booklets, 2 song books titled "Old Time Indian Songs and Dances" and 6 programmes for Scottish music concerts.
Date Range
1927-1928
1930 - 1931
Reference Code
LUX / II /F1 / 19
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 / 19
GMD
Textual record
Published record
Date Range
1927-1928
1930 - 1931
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
Scope & Content
File consists of 13 booklets pertaining to Banff Highland Gathering events held at the Banff Springs Hotel between 1927 and 1931. Includes 5 information booklets, 2 song books titled "Old Time Indian Songs and Dances" and 6 programmes for Scottish music concerts.
Notes
Some items in file are duplicates.
Subject Access
Banff Springs Hotel
Music
Musicians
Recreation
Tourism
Activities
Concert
Community events
Geographic Access
Canada
Alberta
Banff
Language
English
Category
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
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Banff Highland Gathering Lithograph Poster

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Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Scope & Content
Poster with lithograph colour image of art by Louis Moen (Scotsman playing bagpipes in kilt, with Banff Springs Hotel in the background), promoting the 1931 Banff Highland Gathering. Includes text describing event and date.
Date Range
ca. 1931
Reference Code
M300 / III / D / 5 / 92 O.S.
Description Level
6 / Item
GMD
Textual record
Poster
Part Of
Nicholas Morant fonds
Description Level
6 / Item
Fonds Number
M300 / S20 / V500
Sous-Fonds
M300
Sub-Series
M300 / III / D / 5 : Personal Interest and Gifts
Accession Number
7784
Reference Code
M300 / III / D / 5 / 92 O.S.
GMD
Textual record
Poster
Responsibility
Nicholas Morant
Date Range
ca. 1931
Physical Description
Poster: lithograph; colour
History / Biographical
The Banff Highland Gathering (September 3-5, 1931) was part of a series of cultural events which were directed by John Murray Gibbon between 1927 - 1931 and held across Canada. Gibbon was a publicist for the CPR for thirty years, and coined the concept of Canadian culture as a 'mosaic'.
Scope & Content
Poster with lithograph colour image of art by Louis Moen (Scotsman playing bagpipes in kilt, with Banff Springs Hotel in the background), promoting the 1931 Banff Highland Gathering. Includes text describing event and date.
Notes
Poster was stored in poster tube titled "BANFF HIGHLAND GAMES POSTER" Shipping label: "648 MEETING PLACE SANDWICH BOX 55 BANFF ALTA T0L0C0" Also has red stamp on white sticker: " TORONTO ONT. 8 IV '83 "
Subject Access
Highland games
tourism
Banff Springs Hotel
Banff Highland Gathering
Geographic Access
Canada
Alberta
Banff
Access Restrictions
Items in this file are not to be accessed or distributed without the explicit permission of their identified copyright owners.
Reproduction Restrictions
Items in this file are not to be reproduced without the explicit permission of their identified copyright owners.
Language
English
Conservation
Item must be stored in acid-free barrier to prevent further damage, and to protect adjacent items as this poster has adhesives/ink stains
Creator
Louis Moen, Canadian Pacific (?)
Biographical Source Notes
https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/cpr-festivals-emc https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/article/john-murray-gibbon-emc
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
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Banff Indian Days assorted documents

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/descriptions54714
Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of various documents including entry tickets, advertisements, event programs, newspaper articles and other documents pertaining to Banff Indian Days celebrations in Banff between 1924 and 1973 [some items not dated].
Date Range
1924
1927
1930-1942
1946-1956
1958
1973
Reference Code
LUX / II / F1 / 20
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 / 20
GMD
Textual record
Published record
Date Range
1924
1927
1930-1942
1946-1956
1958
1973
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
Scope & Content
File consists of various documents including entry tickets, advertisements, event programs, newspaper articles and other documents pertaining to Banff Indian Days celebrations in Banff between 1924 and 1973 [some items not dated].
Notes
File contains numerous duplicates. Additional duplicates of items with more than two copies have been moved to a separate box or potential de-accession.
Items have been arranged in file by date [if known].
Name Access
Luxton, Norman
Subject Access
Advertising
Banff Indian Days
Banff Indian Grounds
Community events
Cultural pluralism
Indigenous Peoples
Music
Geographic Access
Canada
Alberta
Banff
Access Restrictions
Restrictions may apply
Reproduction Restrictions
Restrictions may apply
Language
English
Conservation
Some folded items placed in mylar
Category
Cultural pluralism
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
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Banff Indian Days, Calgary Stampede scrapbook

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Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Scope & Content
Scrapbook consists of newspaper clippings related to Banff Indian Days and the Calgary Stampede; various other newspaper clippings related to local and international news, including the opening of a new school in Morley and the Luxton Museum [now the Buffalo Nations Museum] in Banff, a fire at Jasp…
Date Range
[1947 - 1952]
Reference Code
LUX / III / B4 - 6
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Textual record
Scrapbook
Newspaper clipping
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Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
LUX
Series
III.B.4. Georgina Luxton : Collected Material : Textual Records
Sous-Fonds
III. Luxton Family sous-fonds
Accession Number
LUX
Reference Code
LUX / III / B4 - 6
GMD
Textual record
Scrapbook
Newspaper clipping
Date Range
[1947 - 1952]
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Scope & Content
Scrapbook consists of newspaper clippings related to Banff Indian Days and the Calgary Stampede; various other newspaper clippings related to local and international news, including the opening of a new school in Morley and the Luxton Museum [now the Buffalo Nations Museum] in Banff, a fire at Jasper Park Lodge, and Canadian and international politics.
Name Access
Luxton, Norman
Luxton, Georgina
MacKinnon, Rev. Robert H.
Crowchild, Chief David
Bearspaw, David
Hunter, Eva
Rider, Eli
Rider, Diane
Bearspaw, Rosie
Bearspaw, Harold
Subject Access
Activities
Advertising
Animals
Banff Indian Days
Luxton Museum
Calgary Herald
Calgary Stampede
Children
Commerce and industry
Community events
Community life
Cultural pluralism
Construction
Education
Fire
Government
Hotel
Indigenous Peoples
Horseback riding
Horses
Museums
Multiculturalism
Newspaper
Parade
Politics
Public events
Recreation
Music
Sanitarium Hotel
School
Stoney Nakoda
Taxidermy
Winnipeg Free Press
Geographic Access
Canada
Alberta
Banff
Canmore
Calgary
Jasper National Park
Morley
Access Restrictions
Restrictions may apply
Reproduction Restrictions
Restrictions may apply
Language
English
Category
Cultural pluralism
Education
Politics
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on contents of item
Electronic Resources
Images
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Banff Winter Carnival

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Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of advertisements, programs, itineraries, information booklets and brochures pertaining to Banff Winter Carnival events held between 1921 and 1958, and an affiliated "Grand Prix" dig racing event in 1923. File also includes an invitation to a Banff Winter Carnival Homecoming Reunion e…
Date Range
1921
1923
1925-1931
1933-1934
1939-1942
1945
1948-1949
1952-1955
1957-1958
1980
Reference Code
LUX / II / F1 / 21
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 / 21
GMD
Textual record
Published record
Date Range
1921
1923
1925-1931
1933-1934
1939-1942
1945
1948-1949
1952-1955
1957-1958
1980
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Scope & Content
File consists of advertisements, programs, itineraries, information booklets and brochures pertaining to Banff Winter Carnival events held between 1921 and 1958, and an affiliated "Grand Prix" dig racing event in 1923. File also includes an invitation to a Banff Winter Carnival Homecoming Reunion event [1980].
Notes
Items in file are arranged chronologically
File contains numerous duplicates, some of which have been temporarily removed from file and may be de-accessioned in the future
Name Access
Luxton, Norman
Moore, Pearl
Brewster, Fern
Simpson, Margaret
Simpson, Mary (Hallock)
Subject Access
Advertising
Banff Winter Carnival
Community events
Dogs
Events
Winter sports
Sports and recreation
Tourism
Snowshoes and snowshoeing
Skiing
Ski racing
Ski jumping
Ice sculpture
Skating
Hunting
Geographic Access
Canada
Alberta
Banff
Reproduction Restrictions
Restrictions may apply
Language
English
Conservation
Some items in file have been placed in mylar
Category
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Less detail
Part Of
Dorothy Wardle fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 139 pages of handwritten research notes, correspondence, and newspaper clippings, H35 x W30 cm or smaller. File pertains to Dorothy's research on Banff and surrounding area, Parks Canada, Department of the Interior, and the history of the Canadian Rocky Mountains in general. Record…
Date Range
ca. 1870 - ca. 1998
1870s-1880s
ca.1918 - ca. 1960s
1986-1998
1986
1990
1993
1995
1997-1998
Reference Code
M521 / I / A / 3-4
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Newspaper clipping
Private record
Textual record
Part Of
Dorothy Wardle fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M521 / V75
Series
M521 / I : Dorothy Wardle Personal Papers
Sous-Fonds
M521
Sub-Series
M521 / I / A : Research and Writing
Accession Number
7504
Reference Code
M521 / I / A / 3-4
GMD
Newspaper clipping
Private record
Textual record
Date Range
ca. 1870 - ca. 1998
1870s-1880s
ca.1918 - ca. 1960s
1986-1998
1986
1990
1993
1995
1997-1998
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records (139 pages ; 30 x 35 cm or smaller)
Scope & Content
File consists of 139 pages of handwritten research notes, correspondence, and newspaper clippings, H35 x W30 cm or smaller. File pertains to Dorothy's research on Banff and surrounding area, Parks Canada, Department of the Interior, and the history of the Canadian Rocky Mountains in general. Records were filed in an envelope that was titled "Book Notes." Notable people include James Wardle, J.B. Harkin, Pat Brewster, Arthur Unwin, Dr. Brett, Norman Sanson, and Bill Peyto, among others. Notable places and topics include the organization of the Department of the Interior, the Banff-Windemere Highway, Rocky Mountain Park and Park Wardens, Kootenay National Park fires, coal and precious metal mines (e.g. Bankhead, Silver City), trail riding and hiking, research about James Wardle and his accomplishments, Ya-Ha-Tinda, and various parks (e.g. Glacier, Revelstoke, Elk Island, Kootenay, and Yoho). Other records include a handwritten letter to the Auld family in Scotland (cousins of Sheila Ritchie) with a story about Glenbow and a highland cow from Oban, Scotland; personal reflections on the Banff area and mountains in general; notes that Dorothy took while doing research at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies and the Banff Public Library; and a variety of newspaper clippings.
Notes
Includes request slips and stationary from the archives at the Whyte Museum.
Potentially includes a handwritten list of Dorothy's written works.
Newspaper clippings primarily from the Times Colonist, which is published in Victoria, British Columbia.
Name Access
Wardle, Dorothy
Wardle, James M.
Harkin, J. B. (James Bernard)
Brewster, Pat
Peyto, Bill
Brett, Robert George
Sanson, Norman
Subject Access
Banff
Banff National Park
Banff Public Library
National parks and reserves
Newspaper
Parks Canada
Park policy
Research
Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies
Wardens
Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
Ya-Ha-Tinda Ranch
Hiking
Community life
History
Mines and mineral resources
Geographic Access
Alberta
Banff
Banff National Park
Bankhead
British Columbia
Canada
Canadian Rocky Mountains
Castle Mountain
Glacier National Park
Kootenay National Park
Silver City
Victoria
Yoho National Park
Scotland
Revelstoke
Language
English
Conservation
Some of the slips of paper are taped together. Was unable to remove them without damaging the materials. May present conservation issues in the future.
Creator
Wardle, Dorothy
Category
Sports, recreation and leisure
Transportation
Politics
Natural resources
Family and personal life
Exploration, discovery and travel
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Title was written on an envelope containing these materials.
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Carl Rungius Letters

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/descriptions54641
Part Of
Dorothy Wardle fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 5 cm of handwritten and typed correspondence, 23 x 34 cm or smaller. File pertains to correspondence between Carl Rungius and the Wardle family, as well as correspondence between Dorothy and Jon Whyte regarding gifting copies to the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies. File docume…
Date Range
1940-1983
1940-1956
1983
Reference Code
M521 / II / B / 1-3
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Private record
Published record
Textual record
Postcard
Part Of
Dorothy Wardle fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M521 / V75
Series
M521 / II : Wardle Family
Sous-Fonds
M521
Sub-Series
M521 / II / B : Correspondence
Accession Number
7504
Reference Code
M521 / II / B / 1-3
GMD
Private record
Published record
Textual record
Postcard
Date Range
1940-1983
1940-1956
1983
Physical Description
5 cm of textual records (23 x 34 cm or smaller)
Scope & Content
File consists of 5 cm of handwritten and typed correspondence, 23 x 34 cm or smaller. File pertains to correspondence between Carl Rungius and the Wardle family, as well as correspondence between Dorothy and Jon Whyte regarding gifting copies to the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies. File documents, among other things, the death of Louise (Carl's wife) in 1940; exhibiting Carl's work in the National Gallery of Canada, 1942 and 1956; and Carl's visits to the Wardle family home in Ottawa. Records also include a postcard and two Mayfair articles from 1943.
Notes
In 1983, Dorothy gifted photocopies of Carl's correspondence with her family. In 2003, the originals were donated as part of Dorothy's estate. The photocopies (accn. 5296) were discarded.
Carl Rungius was a wildlife and landscape painter who frequented and had a studio in Banff. The Wardle family was good friends with Rungius.
Name Access
Wardle, Dorothy
Wardle, James M.
Rungius, Carl
Whyte, Jon
Subject Access
Art
Artist
Banff
Community life
Personal and Family Life
Personal and Professional Life
Geographic Access
Alberta
Banff
Banff National Park
Ottawa
Ontario
Canada
Language
English
Conservation
Some tape leftover on some of the pages, may present issues in the future.
Creator
Rungius, Carl
Wardle, James M.
Wardle, Dorothy
Category
Arts
Communications
Family and personal life
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
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Castle Mountain Battle

https://archives.whyte.org/en/permalink/descriptions54606
Part Of
Dorothy Wardle fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 127 pages of compiled research, correspondence, and newspaper clippings, H28 cm x W21.5 cm or smaller. File pertains to the renaming of Castle Mountain to Mt. Eisenhower in 1946 under the William Lyon Mackenzie King administration and the restoration of the Castle name in 1975-1976…
Date Range
ca.1946 - 1987
1946
1975
1987
Reference Code
M521 / I / A / 1-2
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Textual record
Private record
Newspaper clipping
Government record
Part Of
Dorothy Wardle fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M521 / V75
Series
M521 / I : Dorothy Wardle Personal Papers
Sous-Fonds
M521
Sub-Series
M521 / I / A : Research and Writing
Accession Number
5391
7504
Reference Code
M521 / I / A / 1-2
GMD
Textual record
Private record
Newspaper clipping
Government record
Date Range
ca.1946 - 1987
1946
1975
1987
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records (127 pages ; 21.5 x 28 cm or smaller)
History / Biographical
Freeman Keyte was a scientist originally from Ontario who was living in Calgary at the time when Castle Mountain was renamed to Mt. Eisenhower. He argued for the Castle name to be reinstated and communicated with the Geographic Board of Alberta, Members of Parliament, and the Canadian Permanent Committee on Geographical Names.
Scope & Content
File consists of 127 pages of compiled research, correspondence, and newspaper clippings, H28 cm x W21.5 cm or smaller. File pertains to the renaming of Castle Mountain to Mt. Eisenhower in 1946 under the William Lyon Mackenzie King administration and the restoration of the Castle name in 1975-1976. File includes photocopies of government records, newspaper clippings, and other research compiled by Freeman Keyte. It also includes handwritten correspondence between Dorothy and Freeman, Dorothy and Ted Hart, and newspaper clippings that were collected by Dorothy.
Notes
On March 12, 1980, Freeman sent a copy of his findings in a 113-page binder to Dorothy, who then gifted it to the Whyte Museum in 1987.
Included a photocopy of the letter from Dorothy to Ted Hart. The photocopy was discarded. Dorothy filed the original with Freeman's compilation of research as represented in this file.
Records from accn.7504 were filed in an envelope titled, "The Castle Mountain Battle (from Castle to Eisenhower & back to Castle."
Name Access
Wardle, Dorothy
Keyte, Freeman
Hart, E. J. (Ted)
Subject Access
Banff
Banff National Park
Calgary Herald
Geography
Government
Mountains
Newspaper
Politics
Research
Geographic Access
Banff
Banff National Park
Alberta
Canada
Canadian Rocky Mountains
Castle Mountain
Language
English
Creator
Wardle, Dorothy
Keyte, Freeman
Category
Government
Natural resources
Politics
Biographical Source Notes
Rayburn, Alan. Naming Canada: Stories About Place Names from Canadian Geographic. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1994.
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Title was written on an envelope containing these materials
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Charles Reid fonds

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Part Of
Charles Reid fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of two sous-fonds: M413 (textual) and V487 (photographs). M413 consists of two series, 3.5 cm, ca. 1920-1939. Series I: Correspondence, 2.5 cm, 1929-1939 (particularly with Mary Schaffer Warren and an assortment of postcards). Series II: Newspaper Clippings, 1 cm, ca.1920-1939 (mai…
Date Range
ca.1900 to ca. 1939
1922-1927
1929
1931
1935-1936
1938-1939
Reference Code
M413 / V487
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Textual record
Private record
Part Of
Charles Reid fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M413/V487
Sous-Fonds
M413
V487
Accession Number
3295
3303
5248
2014.8273
5727
Reference Code
M413 / V487
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Textual record
Private record
Date Range
ca.1900 to ca. 1939
1922-1927
1929
1931
1935-1936
1938-1939
Physical Description
3.5 cm textual records. -- 175 photographs (31 negatives, 144 prints). -- 1 album (183 prints).
History / Biographical
Charles "Charlie" Clifford Carmichael Reid (1904-1984) was born near Suffield, Alberta, Canada. Charlie went to high school in Medicine Hat, Alberta and arrived in Banff in 1922 to serve his three-year pharmacy apprenticeship with Gourlay's Drug Store. After completing his apprenticeship, Charlie studied to be a pharmacist at the University of Alberta from 1926-1928. While at university, Charlie joined the Pharmacy Club and the Track Team. Charlie had dreams of opening his own pharmacy in Banff, which he did in 1936 on Banff Avenue and named it Banff Pharmacy Limited. He operated the Banff Pharmacy until his retirement in February 1977. He was known as a good employer that paid well, and known for selling French perfumes. A true entrepreneur, Charlie opened a branch store that sold general merchandise in the Banff Springs Hotel, a Curio and Gift shop across from the pharmacy, and a fur store. It is also noted that Charlie found an opportunity to sell coal to the Banff Springs Hotel, which is where he made a significant amount money. He remained in Banff until his death. He was described as a "go getter" and was known for dressing meticulously, particularly with his trademark bowtie. He was a keen and skilled golfer at the Banff Springs Golf Course (he was a member), and won the Prince of Wales trophy in the 1930's. He was an accomplished track and field athlete, captain of the canoe team, participated in water sports, and enjoyed hiking and hunting. He was good friends with George Noble (photographer), Dr. Ernest Kennedy (dentist), and Carl Rungius (artist). Charlie was a prominent Banff citizen: he served as the Registrar for births, deaths, and marriages; he served on the Banff Advisory Council; was a Charter Member of the Kinsman Club of Banff; he was a member of the Banff Curling Club; and he was a volunteer firefighter with fire brigade. When a fire broke out at the Banff Springs Hotel in the late 1920's, Charlie was one of the firefighters who helped put it out. Charlie was a bachelor until his mother died, although during this period he courted Edmee Moore, daughter of Col. Philip and Pearl (Brewster) Moore, whom he married in 1942. Charlie and Edmee Reid were friends of Mary Schaffer Warren and lived in the Warren home after Billy Warren's death. After Edmee died in 1971, Charles remarried a friend from Vancouver, Gladys McQueen, until his death on February 8th, 1984.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of two sous-fonds: M413 (textual) and V487 (photographs).
M413 consists of two series, 3.5 cm, ca. 1920-1939. Series I: Correspondence, 2.5 cm, 1929-1939 (particularly with Mary Schaffer Warren and an assortment of postcards). Series II: Newspaper Clippings, 1 cm, ca.1920-1939 (mainly related to Reid's sports activities).
V487 consists of three series, 9 cm, ca. 1900-ca. 1939. Series I: Albums (depicting sports and community events in and around Banff, including the Banff Winter Carnival and the Banff Indian Days). Series II: Prints, consisting two sub-series: A. Community Life and Banff Area (family and friends, community events including Banff Winter Carnival and Banff Indian Days, and scenery; includes Reid's pharmacy) and B. Sports and Recreation (summer and winter sports, mainly golf). Series III: Negatives (primarily depicting Reid with friends and family and sports activities).
Notes
Grant Buchanan was a good friend of Charles Reid. His son, Doug Buchanan, gifted additional records in 2014 (accn.2014.8273), these were found in his garage after his father passed away.
Items from accn. 5727 were placed in the Charles Reid biofile.
1 loan for copy print of Carl Rungius working on painting, ca. 1950. -- put in Mary Schaffer V527
Name Access
Reid, Charles
Moore, Edmee
Moore, Phil
Subject Access
Family and personal life
Sports, recreation and leisure
Banff
Community life
Community events
Banff National Park
Geographic Access
Alberta
Banff
Banff National Park
Canada
Medicine Hat
Calgary
Access Restrictions
Some restriction/s on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Related Material
Charles C. Reid biofile
Creator
Reid, Charles
Category
Family and personal life
Sports, recreation and leisure
Biographical Source Notes
Charles C.C. Reid biofile
Some information based on contents within the fonds
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
Less detail

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