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Dorothy Wardle fonds

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Part Of
Dorothy Wardle fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of two sous-fonds: M521 and V75. M521 consists of four series, 154 cm, ca.1870-2002. Series I: Dorothy Wardle Personal Papers, 69.5 cm, ca.1870-2002 (includes Dorothy's written work and research and notes related to Banff). Series II: Wardle Family, 32.5 cm, 1872-1998 (including cor…
Date Range
ca.1870-2002
Reference Code
M521 / V75
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Transparency
Textual record
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Dorothy Wardle fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M521
V75
Sous-Fonds
M521
V75
Accession Number
5296, 5391, 7504
Reference Code
M521 / V75
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Transparency
Textual record
Private record
Published record
Date Range
ca.1870-2002
Physical Description
154 cm of textual records. -- 1304 photographs (1190 prints, 95 negatives, 19 transparencies). -- 6 photograph albums.
History / Biographical
The Wardle family was comprised of husband and wife, James Morey Wardle (June 26,1888 - May 18,1971) and Maud Leette (Roney) Wardle (May 24,1889 - December 1,1969), and their one child, Dorothy Hope Wardle (May 23,1919 - July 20,2003). James Wardle, born in Chiliwack, British Columbia, was a civil engineer and public servant. He was the Superintendent of Banff National Park from 1918-1921, Chief Engineer for Parks Canada from 1921-1935, and Deputy Minister of the Interior from 1935-1936. He is primarily known as a highway design engineer, particularly for building the Banff-Windermere, Banff-Lake Louise, and Banff-Jasper highways. He was a councillor for the Municipality of Rockcliffe Park in Ontario and he was the President of the Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies in Banff from 1925-1929. Mount Wardle in Vermillion was named after him in 1921. James married Leette on November 4, 1913, with whom he had one child, Dorothy. Born in Calgary, Alberta, Dorothy (also known as Dot and Dorie) grew up in Banff, Alberta and Ottawa, Ontario, due to her father's position with the federal government. She was educated at the Mountain School in Banff and at the Elmwood School in Ottawa. All three family members were graduates of Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. James graduated in 1912 with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Leette graduated with a Bachelor's degree, and in 1942, Dorothy also earned a Bachelor's degree. Dorothy was prominent in student life and active in athletics. In 1941, Dorothy became the first woman elected as President of the Alma Mater Society and during her academic career, Dorothy was a member of the Levana Intercollegiate Debative, University Centenary Committee, and Queen’s War Aid Commission. Dorothy spent her career as a freelance writer however, upon graduation she served as the first Secretary-In-Charge of Records at Carleton College (now Carleton University) from 1942-1944 in Ottawa and in the mid-1950s worked as a secretary for the Glenbow Foundation in Calgary. Dorothy pursued a lifelong interest in traveling, art, and antiques. Although she was fiercely proud and protective of Banff and the Park, and remained a volunteer and patron of the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Dorothy eventually settled in Sidney, British Columbia and shared an apartment with Sheila Iris Ritchie, with whom Dorothy travelled extensively. After her death in 2003, Dorothy, "Dorie," was laid to rest alongside her parents in the Old Banff Cemetery.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of two sous-fonds: M521 and V75.
M521 consists of four series, 154 cm, ca.1870-2002. Series I: Dorothy Wardle Personal Papers, 69.5 cm, ca.1870-2002 (includes Dorothy's written work and research and notes related to Banff). Series II: Wardle Family, 32.5 cm, 1872-1998 (including correspondence with Carl Rungius and Mrs. Helen Brett, and Christmas and other greeting cards from Peter and Catharine Whyte). Series III: Queen's University, 7.5 cm, 1911-1980 (including graduation certificates for each family member and records pertaining to Dorothy's participation on the Alma Mater Society). Series IV: Travel, 44.5 cm, ca.1950-1988 (includes hand-written notebooks meticulously detailing their travels).
V75 consists of two series, 79.5 cm, ca. 1912-2001. Series I: Wardle Family, ca. 1912-1971, 6 albums, 31 cm of photograph prints and negatives (including family trips, trail rides in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, and family gatherings). Series II: Dorothy Wardle, 1972-2001, 34 cm of photograph prints, negatives, and transparencies (including Dorothy's travels in Alberta and British Columbia, overseas, and various outings with friends).
Name Access
Wardle, Dorothy
Wardle, James
Rungius, Carl
Brett, Helen
Keyte, Freeman
Hart, E. J. (Ted)
Harkin, J. B. (James Bernard)
Brewster, Pat
Peyto, Bill
Brett, Robert George
Sanson, Norman
White, Clifford
Drummond-Davies, Nora
Mills, Ike
McLean, George
Walking Buffalo (George McLean)
Kaquitts, Frank
Oxborough, Dorothy
Whyte, Jon
Robinson, Dean
Warren, Mary Schaffer
Simpson, George
Gibbon, John Murray
Whyte, Catharine
Whyte, Peter
Greenham, Margaret
Subject Access
Arts
Environment
Personal and Family Life
Banff
Old Banff Cemetery
Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
Cabins
Travel
Picnics and picnicking
Holidays
Scenery
Christmas
Dogs
Horses
Mountain
Canoes and canoeing
Hiking
Wildlife
War Memorial
Highland Games
Bow River Bridge
Golfing
Anniversary
Horseback riding
Indigenous Peoples
Stoney Nakoda
Education
Snowshoes and snowshoeing
Banff Winter Carnival
Banff Winter Festival
Women
Trails
Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies
Sports and leisure
Skiing
European travel
Beach
Calgary Herald
Geography
Government
Newspaper
Politics
Research
Banff Public Library
National parks and reserves
Park policy
Parks Canada
Wardens
Ya-Ha-Tinda Ranch
Community life
Mines and mineral resources
History
Immigration and homesteading
Settlement
Organizations
World War II
Biographical
Professional and Personal Life
Grizzly Bears
Fire fighters
Sunshine Village
Teahouses
Banff Indian Days
Regalia
Calgary Stampede
Mountain guides
Mountain School
The Albertan
Crag and Canyon newspaper
Homestead Hotel
Banff Centre
Hot Springs
Superintendents
Automobiles
Natural history
Records
Calendar
Finances
Leases
Legal and Financial
Property
Recreation
Geographic Access
Banff
Banff National Park
Canmore
Alberta
Canada
Canadian Rocky Mountains
Castle Mountain
Bankhead
British Columbia
Glacier National Park
Kootenay National Park
Silver City
Victoria
Scotland
Revelstoke
Yoho National Park
Ottawa
Ontario
Prince Edward Island
Plain of Six Glaciers
Lake Agnes
Lake Louise
Lake Minnewanka
Lake O'Hara
Bow River
Calgary
Sidney
San Francisco
United States
Europe
Germany
Switzerland
France
Spain
Monaco
Italy
Denmark
Austria
Quebec
Windermere
New York
Assiniboine
Ghost River
High River
Quebec City
New Brunswick
Maine
Great Divide
Moraine Lake
Maligne Lake
Columbia Icefield
Washington
Philadelphia
Atlantic City
Larch Valley
Cascade Mountain
Panama
Sulphur Mountain
Field
Emerald Lake
Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump
Takkakaw Falls
Jasper National Park
Athabasca Falls
Okanagan
Kananaskis
Hoodoos
Powell River
Montreal
Access Restrictions
Some restriction/s on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Related Material
Dorothy also donated artwork (by Carl Rungius) to Art and Heritage.
James Morey Wardle fonds (Library and Archives Canada)
Creator
Wardle, Dorothy
Wardle, James M.
Wardle, Leette
Category
Arts
Environment
Education
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
First nations
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on accession records and contents of fonds
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Oversized holiday greeting cards

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Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 10 oversized holiday greeting cards, including one from Annie Whitaker with personal message on the back, one from The Standard Shoe Store in Banff, 6 from Stovel Company Limited and two sent to Eleanor Luxton from "Bill". Cards include lithograph images and printed paper copies of…
Date Range
[1895-1910]
[1925-1930]
[1945-1960]
1946
1956
Reference Code
LUX / III / D / 10
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Textual record
Published record
Photograph print
Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
LUX
Series
LUX / III / D : Other material
Sous-Fonds
LUX / III : Luxton family sous-fonds
Accession Number
LUX
Reference Code
LUX / III / D / 10
GMD
Textual record
Published record
Photograph print
Responsibility
Art used in cards produced by Adrian Hill, Nicholas Hornyansky and Walter J. Phillips
Date Range
[1895-1910]
[1925-1930]
[1945-1960]
1946
1956
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Scope & Content
File consists of 10 oversized holiday greeting cards, including one from Annie Whitaker with personal message on the back, one from The Standard Shoe Store in Banff, 6 from Stovel Company Limited and two sent to Eleanor Luxton from "Bill". Cards include lithograph images and printed paper copies of art depicting Shakespeare's house in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England; landscapes and scenic waterfront views; and holiday-themed art designs. Two items in file are accompanied by original mailing envelopes addressed to Eleanor Luxton, 1956.
Name Access
Luxton, Eleanor
Whitaker, Annie
Subject Access
Art
Artist
Christmas
Businesses
Family and personal life
Holidays
Geographic Access
Canada
Alberta
Banff
Calgary
Manitoba
Winnipeg
Reproduction Restrictions
Restrictions may apply
Language
English
Conservation
Annotated item stored in mylar to prevent possible ink transfer onto other archival materials
Category
Arts
Family and personal life
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Content Details
Item signed by Annie Whitaker has maker's label attached to back, reads "John O'Groats Artcraft Made in England"
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Personal correspondence and community events

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Part Of
Kidney family fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 12 Christmas and holiday cards, 4 letters, one postcard and 4 invitations sent to the Kidney family; 1 blank postcard; an inscribed wedding napkin; 2 news clippings and one scanned article from the Crag and Canyon and the Calgary Herald; a pamphlet for Num-Ti-Jah Lodge; two hand-wr…
Date Range
1946
[ca. 1950]
1952
1955
[ca. 1960 - ca. 1965]
1961
1963 - 1965
1967
1968
Reference Code
M74 / IV / C / 1
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Textual record
Published record
Private 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 / C : 1946 - 1970
Accession Number
3109
2016.8581
Reference Code
M74 / IV / C / 1
GMD
Textual record
Published record
Private record
Newspaper clipping
Responsibility
Some items published by the Crag and Canyon and the Calgary Herald
Date Range
1946
[ca. 1950]
1952
1955
[ca. 1960 - ca. 1965]
1961
1963 - 1965
1967
1968
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
Scope & Content
File consists of 12 Christmas and holiday cards, 4 letters, one postcard and 4 invitations sent to the Kidney family; 1 blank postcard; an inscribed wedding napkin; 2 news clippings and one scanned article from the Crag and Canyon and the Calgary Herald; a pamphlet for Num-Ti-Jah Lodge; two hand-written recipes; 8 notes, poems and other writings; and 4 event programmes. Content pertains to family and friends of the Kidneys (including the Hobkirk family, Mona and Gordon Houghton, the Meeker family, Tom Lonsdale, and Catharine Whyte), community events in Banff (including an open house at the Summit Tea House on Sulphur Mountain, the 25th anniversary of the Rundle Memorial Church and the opening of the Mineral Springs Hospital), local marriages, Mac's Sport Shop in Banff, correspondence between Maud Kidney and other former members of the Girls' Sunshine Flower Club, and Canadian centennial celebrations.
Name Access
Kidney, Maude
Kidney, Forest H. (Pop)
Whyte, Catharine
Lonsdale, Tom
Houghton, Mona
Houghton, Gordon
Subject Access
Community events
Community life
Christmas
Anniversary
Rundle Memorial United Church
Mineral Springs Hospital
Girls Flower Club Banff
Newspaper
Geographic Access
Canada
Alberta
Banff
Mount Rundle
Calgary
Reproduction Restrictions
Copyright restrictions may apply
Language
English
Category
Family and personal life
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
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Personal scrapbook, early Banff and Morley

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Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of one scrapbook containing personal photographs, small clippings, wax seals, and blank and annotated postcards. Content pertains to Eleanor Luxton, relatives and friends of the Luxton family. Includes individual and group photographs of numerous unidentified individuals on horseback …
Date Range
1908
1910
[ca. 1910 - ca. 1920]
1911
Reference Code
LUX / II / C / 2
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Album
Photograph
Photograph print
  56 images     1 Electronic Resource  
Part Of
Luxton family fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
LUX
Series
LUX / II / C : Personal
Sous-Fonds
LUX / II : Eleanor Luxton
Accession Number
LUX
Reference Code
LUX / II / C / 2
GMD
Album
Photograph
Photograph print
Date Range
1908
1910
[ca. 1910 - ca. 1920]
1911
Physical Description
1 scrapbook (42 b&w prints ; 10 x 21.5 cm or smaller -- 3 postcards - 0.5 cm of textual records -- 25 wax seals)
Scope & Content
File consists of one scrapbook containing personal photographs, small clippings, wax seals, and blank and annotated postcards. Content pertains to Eleanor Luxton, relatives and friends of the Luxton family. Includes individual and group photographs of numerous unidentified individuals on horseback and on foot, posing by family homes and ranches [likely in and around the Bow Valley]; and unidentified members of an Indigenous community [likely Stoney community members in Morley]. Scrapbook also contains various small clippings and symbols / pictures pertaining to academies, clubs and political groups based in Canada, England and the United States; invitations sent to Mr. and Mrs. McDougall to attend an Old Timers' Association event in 1908, and one in 1910 in Calgary ; four blank postcards depicting attractions in London, England; four annotated Christmas cards mailed to the Luxton family; one annotated postcard sent to Mrs. George H. Ross [May Ross] from Georgina Luxton [?]; and 25 wax seals attached to one scrapbook page.
Name Access
Luxton, Eleanor
Luxton, Georgina
Ross, May
McDougall, David
McDougall, Annie
Southern Alberta Pioneers and Old Timers Association
Subject Access
Community events
Community life
Family and personal life
Indigenous Peoples
Horseback riding
Horses
Ranches
Travel
Tourism
Education
Christmas
Politics and government
Club
Geographic Access
Canada
Alberta
Banff National Park
Calgary
Bow Valley
Morley
England
London
Access Restrictions
Restrictions may apply
Reproduction Restrictions
Restrictions may apply
Language
English
Conservation
Album has been interleaved with acid-free paper to protect photographs from adhesive stains and other risky materials on adjacent pages
Album has been secured with unbleached cotton string to protect damaged binding
Category
Cultural pluralism
First nations
Family and personal life
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Content Details
Blank postcards, Christmas cards, and annotated postcard were previously part of contents from album processed as file LUX / III / B3 / PD - 1 pertaining to David and Anne McDougall
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