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Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies fonds

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Part Of
Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of organizational records including photographs, brochures, correspondence and other documents which are divided into five series [listed under Content Details]. Content pertains to the Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies, including the organization's history, members and staff, tra…
Date Range
[ca.1928]-2011
Reference Code
M545 / V635
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Motion picture
Film
Textual record
Organization record
Published record
Part Of
Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M545 / V635
Sous-Fonds
M545
V635
Accession Number
5757
5939
8235
Reference Code
M545 / V635
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Motion picture
Film
Textual record
Organization record
Published record
Responsibility
Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies
Date Range
[ca.1928]-2011
Physical Description
ca.197 cm of textual records. -- 1191 photographs (691 prints, 312 transparencies, 188 negatives). -- 3 photograph albums (343 prints). -- 4 motion pictures
History / Biographical
The Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies is a trail riding organization based at Calgary, Alberta. It was established in 1923 with the support of the Canadian Pacific Railway. The first ride was held in 1924 and annual summer trail rides and pow-wows attracted fifteen hundred members by 1929. Canadian Pacific Railway support officially ended in 1961. The Trail Riders continues to sponsor rides today. LISTING OF TRAIL RIDE LOCATIONS: 1924 : Yoho Valley 1925 : Marble Canyon, Wolverine Plateau, Goodsir Plateau, Lake O'Hara, Lake Wapta, Sun Dance Lodge 1926 : Baker Lake, Shaki, Molar Peak, Bow Lake, Mosquito Creek, Ptarmigan Valley 1927 : Mountain Assiniboine, Brewster Creek, Magag Lake, Sunshine Camp, Simpson Pass; Jasper, Portal Creek, Maccarib Pass, Tonquin Valley, Meadow Creek, Calendone River 1928 : Lake of Hanging Glaciers; Horse Thief Creek, Windermere 1929 : Egypt Lake, Shadow Lake, Twin Lake; Lake Louise, Columbia Icefields 1930 : Red Earth Creek, Hawk Creek, Floe Lake, Wolverine Pass, Marble Canyon 1931 : Bankhead, Cascade River, Stewart Canyon, Stoney Creek, Baker Creek, Sawback Lake 1932 : Mount Assiniboine and Banff Springs Hotel terrace (Pow-wow) 1933 : Mosquito Creek, Bow Lake, Isabella Lake, Pipestone River, Lake Louise 1934 : Leanchoil, Shining Beauty camp, Goodsir mountain, Wolverine Plateau, Marble Canyon 1935 : Windy Camp, Snow Creek Pass, Scotch Cabin, Baker Lake, Ptarmigan Valley, Lake Louise Station (pow-wow) 1936 : Johnston Canyon, Pulsatilla Mountain, Badger Pass, Forty Mile Creek, Hillsdale Meadows 1937 : Mount Assiniboine, Lake Magog, Valley of the Rocks, Simpson Pass, Healy Creek 1938 : Carrot Creek, Lake Minnewanka, Middle Lake, Devil Gap, Ghost River, Mount Aylmer, Aylmer Pass 1939 : Healy Creek, Egypt Lake, Scarab Lake, Shadow Lakes, Twin Lakes, Taylor Lake, Moraine Lake 1940 : Marble Canyon, Helmet Creek, Ottertail River, Lake McArthur, Chateau Lake Louise 1941 : Mount Assiniboine, Canmore, spray Lakes, Valley of Rocks, Simpson Summit, Rock Isle Lake, Healy Creek 1942 : Larix Lake, Egypt Lake, Twin Lakes, Storm Mountain 1943 : Healy Creek warden's cabin, Brewater Creek, Fatigue Pass, Quartz hill, Simpson Summit, Sunshine Lodge, Eohippus lake, Mount Assiniboine 1944 : Healy Creek, Brewster Creek, Quartz Hill, Lake Eohippus, Red Earth Creek 1945 : Baker Lake 1946 : Panther River (Windy Camp), Snow Creek, Harrison Lake, Panther Falls 1947 : Monard Mountain, Healy Creek, Redearth Creek 1948 : Sunshine and Simpson River 1949 : Molar Mountain area 1950 : Palliser Pass 1951 : Goodsirs 1952 : Harvey Pass, Healy Creek, Egypt Lake 1953 : Baker Lakes 1954 : Mount Assiniboine, Magog Lake 1955 : Pulsatilla Pass area 1956 : Pipestone area 1957 : Panther River, Windy Camp, Dormer Pass, Snow Creek 1958 : Mount Assiniboine 1959 : Palliser Pass area [Bunny Robinson paints new teepee designs] 1960 : Pipestone area, north of Lake Louise 1961 : Goodsirs Mountains, McArthur Creek, Wolverine Pass [Volume 102, CPR publication last issue - CPR pulls sponsorship of association] 1962 : Pipestone and Skoki Valley areas 1963 : Simpson Summit, Healy Creek, Harvey Pass, Egypt Lake 1964 : Bryant Creek Meadows, Mount Assiniboine 1965 : Palliser Pass 1966 : Ptarmigan Valley, north of Lake Louise 1967 : Palliser Pass 1968 : Bryant Creek Meadows, Mount Assiniboine 1969 : Pulsatilla Pass 1970 : Egypt Lake area 1971 : Pipestone region 1972 : Shadow Lakes 1973 : Palliser Pass [50th anniversary] 1974 : Pulsatilla Pass area, Johnson Creek Meadows 1975 : Pipestone River area : Molar Glacier, Skoki Lakes, Merlin Lakes, hector Plateau, Fish Lakes 1976 : Cascade Valley region : Elk Lake summit, Stoney Creek, Dormer Pass 1977 : Mount Assiniboine 1978 : Palliser Pass area : Upper Spray River 1979 : Pulsatilla Pass area : Indian Paint Pots, Johnston Creek Meadows 1980 : Panther River region 1981 : Red Deer River region : Divide Creek, Tyrell Creek, Horseshoe Lake, Panther Ridge 1982 : Bryant Creek, Og Pass, Owl and Marvel Lakes, Allenby Pass, Assiniboine Pass, Lake Magog 1983 : Upper Pipestone River region: Red Deer Lake, Skoki Lakes, Hector Plateau, Singing Meadows [60th Anniversary] 1984 : Panther River region 1985 : Palliser Pass : Goat Ridge, Tumble Creek Falls, Spray Lakes, Birdwood Mountain, Leman Lake, White Man Pass 1986 : Johnston Creek, Badger Pass and Pulsatilla Pass; Safari expeditions: Kananaskis Country, Pipestone River , Front Range, Clearwater, Kootenay Plains 1987 : Red Deer River 1988 : Pipestone River 1989 : Panther River 1990 : Palliser Pass 1991 : Red Deer River 1992 : Bryant Creek 1993 : Pipestone River 1994 : Johnston Creek 1995 : Palliser Pass 1996 : Red Deer River 1997 : Bryant Creek 1998 : Panther River 1999 : Pipestone River 2000 : Johnston Creek 2001 : Palliser Pass 2002 : Yamnuska and Ghost Mountain 2003 : Bryant Creek 2004 : Cascade Valley and Mystic Lake 2005 : Sundance and Halfway Lodge 2006 : Waterton Park 2007 : Clearwater River 2008 : Kananaskis 2009 : Johnston Creek 2010 : Stoney Creek and Flint's Valley 2011 : Rock Lake and Solomon Creek 2012 : Kananaskis 2013 : Bryant Creek
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of organizational records including photographs, brochures, correspondence and other documents which are divided into five series [listed under Content Details]. Content pertains to the Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies, including the organization's history, members and staff, trail rides and other events, publications and advertising, finances, and administration.
Notes
Fonds has been reorganized by Processing Archivist Kate Skelton and content from all accessions prior to 2019 has been integrated into new series. Content from accessions 5757 and 5939 renumbered and storage of files adjusted to accommodate 2013 donation [accn. 8235] and accn. 2014.8277
Some files contain personal contact information including full names, home addresses, email addresses and phone numbers [see file-level entries under M545/V635 for specific contents and restrictions]
Name Access
Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies
Subject Access
Exploration, discovery and travel
Sports, recreation and leisure
Administration
Advertising
Organizations
Membership
Businesses
Pack trips
Tourism
Travel
Legal and Financial
Geographic Access
Canada
Alberta
Banff
Calgary
Edmonton
Access Restrictions
Copyright and privacy restrictions may apply
Reproduction Restrictions
Copyright and privacy restrictions may apply
Language
English
Finding Aid
Arrangement outline, series description and file descriptions available. Online file inventory available
Related Material
Fonds was accompanied by print material (transferred to library)
Creator
Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies
Category
Sports, recreation and leisure
Exploration, discovery and travel
Communications
Government
Natural resources
Transportation
Biographical Source Notes
http://trailridevacations.com/history/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw0pfzBRCOARIsANi0g0sZ6TMtMbL992rp2rhrDrJ-NkaD8zp5ceBIf_LJGHjYk3_lg_l4zrIaAs3oEALw_wcB
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
Content Details
Series I - Events and Activities: Records include ride notes and summaries [1968-2009], songs and poems performed during trail rides, documents and images pertaining to the Townsend Trophy photograph competition, and materials related to other events including trail ride anniversary events and round-ups. Series II - Members, Staff, Personal Content : Records include lists of trail ride participants, documents from camp coordinators and other trail ride staff, personal photographs, committee notes, personal correspondence and trail ride surveys from 1958-2009 Series III - Published Records : Records include newsletters, brochures, promotional material, news articles and other published content Series IV - Financial Records : Records include tax records, income statements, expense notes, receipts, payment information for members, budgets, price lists and funding applications Series V - Administrative Records : Records include administrative notes, inventories and checklists, meeting minutes and agendas, legal and administrative forms, and agreements with outfitting and supply companies
Processing Status
Processed
Less detail
Part Of
Sid Unwin fonds
Scope & Content
Consists of two sous-fonds: I. Sid Unwin sous-fonds; II. Unwin family sous-fonds. Sid Unwin sous-fonds pertains to Unwin's activities in the South African (Boer) War, in the Banff area as a guide and citizen, in the First World War, and to his family. It consists of the following series: A. South…
Date Range
1898-1985
Reference Code
M31 / V25
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Photograph print
Textual record
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Sid Unwin fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 31
V 25
Sous-Fonds
M 31
V 25
Accession Number
7102, 7112
Reference Code
M31 / V25
GMD
Photograph
Album
Photograph print
Textual record
Private record
Published record
Date Range
1898-1985
Physical Description
7 cm of textual records. -- 5 photograph albums (ca.375 prints). -- 28 photographs : prints
History / Biographical
Sidney Joseph Unwin, [1880?]-1917, was a guide and outfitter at Banff, Alberta. Born in England, Unwin returned, after serving with the volunteer cavalry in the South African (Boer) War, to his home in London, England for a brief period to work as a surveyor's clerk, and in the fall of 1904 he moved to Banff. Initially, Unwin worked for guides and outfitters Syd Baker and Jimmy Simpson. In the winter of 1905 he began his own trapline. In 1907, Unwin began work for Billy Warren and accompanied Mary Schaffer and Molly Adams on their expeditions to the Maligne Lake, Saskatchewan River areas.
After two years of working for Warren, Unwin began his own guiding outfit and in 1912, with the aid of his sister Ethel and brother Arthur, the Unwins established Unwin's Curios and Souvenirs. In 1914, Sid Unwin enlisted in the Canadian army and took up with the 22nd Battery (Howitzer), 6th Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery 2nd Division. In 1916 he saw his first action in France. He fought in the battle for Vimy Ridge, was injured May 3, 1917 and died on June 29, 1917 at the East Leeds War Hospital.
Scope & Content
Consists of two sous-fonds: I. Sid Unwin sous-fonds; II. Unwin family sous-fonds.
Sid Unwin sous-fonds pertains to Unwin's activities in the South African (Boer) War, in the Banff area as a guide and citizen, in the First World War, and to his family. It consists of the following series: A. South African (Boer) War records,1900-1901; B. Guiding and Banff related records, 1904-1914; C. First World War records, 1914-1919; D. Sid Unwin Memorials, 1917-1946; E. Personal photograph albums, 1898-1912.
Unwin family sous-fonds consists of: A. Personal family records, 1917-1968; B. Alice Fulmer correspondence, 1965-1985.
Name Access
Unwin, Sid
Subject Access
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
Military
World War I
Access Restrictions
Some restrictions on access to originals
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: arrangement outline
file description
reference photocopies
Related Material
Related in part to the Ethel Unwin fonds (M178/V646)
Creator
Unwin, Sid
Category
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
Military
Title Source
Fonds, sous-fonds and series title based on contents
Processing Status
Processed
Less detail

Pilcher family fonds

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Part Of
Pilcher family fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of: I. A selection of photographs by Frederick Pilcher Jr. taken on hikes and climbs, 1940-1947, some in the company of Leonard Leacock (V27/CD-1); II. A selection of photographs by son Frederick Pilcher taken on hikes and climbs, 1964-1997, some in the company of Lance Camp, Dave Mi…
Date Range
1940-1947, 1964-2000
Reference Code
V27
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Machine-readable data file
Part Of
Pilcher family fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
V 27
Sous-Fonds
V 27
Accession Number
7132, 7748
Reference Code
V27
GMD
Photograph
Machine-readable data file
Date Range
1940-1947, 1964-2000
Physical Description
ca.1000 photographs : digital copies, on 6 CD-Rs
History / Biographical
Frederick Pilcher Jr., M.D., d.1954, and his son, Frederick Pilcher, were avid amateur photographers who visited Canada regularly. F. Pilcher Jr. made early use of Kodachrome in backcountry photography.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of: I. A selection of photographs by Frederick Pilcher Jr. taken on hikes and climbs, 1940-1947, some in the company of Leonard Leacock (V27/CD-1); II. A selection of photographs by son Frederick Pilcher taken on hikes and climbs, 1964-1997, some in the company of Lance Camp, Dave Mitchell and Timothy Pilcher (V27/CD-2,3,4). Areas includes Banff, Kootenay and Jasper National Parks and Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park.
Name Access
Camp, Lance
Leacock, Leonard
Mitchell, Dave
Pilcher, Frederick
Pilcher, Timothy
Subject Access
Exploration, discovery and travel
Access Restrictions
Reference use only
Other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: documentation provided by Frederick Pilcher re photographs and use of CD-ROMs
Creator
Pilcher, Frederick Jr.
Category
Exploration, discovery and travel
Title Source
Title based on accession records
Processing Status
Processed
Less detail

Dave Cheesmond fonds

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Part Of
Dave Cheesmond fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of research files in three series: I. Asia series, ca.1982-ca.1985 (A. Karakoram, Pakistan, B. Nepal, C. China, D. India); II. North America series, ca.1978-ca.1985 (A. United States, B. Canada, C. General); III. South America series, ca.1983 (A. Patagonia, B. Andes). Canada sub-s…
Date Range
[ca.1978-ca.1985]
Reference Code
M19
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Textual record
Map
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Dave Cheesmond fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M19
Sous-Fonds
M19
Accession Number
7064
Reference Code
M19
GMD
Textual record
Map
Private record
Published record
Date Range
[ca.1978-ca.1985]
Physical Description
22 cm of textual records
History / Biographical
David Malcolm Cheesmond, 1952-1987, was a mountaineer and engineer at Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Cheesmond's mountaineering achievements span the globe and include all facets of climbing. Included are ascents in South Africa (where he was born), Europe, South America, Canada, United States and Asia. From 1981 until his death, Cheesmond lived in Canada and made many ascents here.
In the Canadian Rockies, Cheesmond led a team of young climbers known as "the Wildboys" and made important climbs on Mount Robson (1981), Mount Assiniboine (1982), Mount Goodsir (1983), Mount Andromeda (1983) and the North Twin (1985). He opened three difficult new routes on Mount Yamnuska during the summer of 1985. During his time in Canada, Cheesmond took part in expeditions to Alaska, Mount Everest (1983, 1986) and K2 (1986). In 1984 he was part of a successful team which climbed Rakaposhi in the Karakoram Mountains of Pakistan, an ascent considered one of the finest achievements by Canadians in the Himalayas.
In addition to organizing and executing the above projects, Cheesmond maintained a professional career in engineering. He was accompanied on many of his travels by his wife, Gillian. The couple had one daughter, Tserin. Dave Cheesmond disappeared in 1987 while attempting the Hummingbird Ridge on Mount Logan.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of research files in three series: I. Asia series, ca.1982-ca.1985 (A. Karakoram, Pakistan, B. Nepal, C. China, D. India); II. North America series, ca.1978-ca.1985 (A. United States, B. Canada, C. General); III. South America series, ca.1983 (A. Patagonia, B. Andes).
Canada sub-series pertains to mountaineering in the Yukon, British Columbia and Baffin Island. Research files primarily contain correspondence, personnel planning and administration records, notes, annotated maps, brochures, photographs and copies of articles from mountaineering journals.
Name Access
Cheesmond, Dave
Subject Access
Exploration, discovery and travel
Sports, recreation and leisure
Access Restrictions
No restrictions on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: arrangement outline
series and file description
electronic finding aid
Creator
Cheesmond, Dave
Category
Exploration, discovery and travel
Sports, recreation and leisure
Biographical Source Notes
Chic Scott - see case file
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
Processing Status
Processed
Less detail

Elizabeth Rummel fonds

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Part Of
Elizabeth Rummel fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consist of papers and photographs pertaining to Lizzie Rummel, her career and her family. Textual records consist mainly of correspondence, 1930-1980, mostly incoming. Also includes personal papers, 1902, 1926-1980, and records pertaining to Mount Assiniboine concerns, Skoki area, ski touring…
Date Range
[ca.1897]-1980
Reference Code
M28 / S9 / V554
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Transparency
Sound recording
Reel to reel
Textual record
Private record
Part Of
Elizabeth Rummel fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 28
S 9
V 554
Sous-Fonds
M 28
S 9
V 554
Accession Number
184, 540, 824, 962, 1159, 1189, 1341, 1379, 1615, 2103, 2569, 2661, 2818, 2836, 3349
Reference Code
M28 / S9 / V554
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Transparency
Sound recording
Reel to reel
Textual record
Private record
Date Range
[ca.1897]-1980
Physical Description
60 cm of textual records. -- ca.2200 photographs : prints, postcards, transparencies, negatives. -- 5 photograph albums (400 prints). -- 2 sound recordings : audio tape reels
History / Biographical
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Rummel, 1897-1980, was a lodge owner and operator at Banff National Park, Alberta and Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada. Rummel was born Elisabeth von Rummel to an aristocratic German family. With her mother and sisters, she ranched near Millarville, Alberta, after being stranded there during the First World War. In 1938, Lizzie moved to the mountains and became involved in early ski and backcountry operations. Her forty-two year career in the mountains included: working at Mount Assiniboine Lodge until 1942; managing Skoki Lodge and, at various times, Temple Chalet and Lake Louise Ski Lodge, ca.1943-1950; owning and operating Sunburst Lake Camp, 1950-1970; and working as assistant and oral history interviewer at the Archives of the Canadian Rockies (now the Archives of the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies) from 1966 to 1980. Lizzie was active in the town affairs of Canmore, Alberta, where she lived, as well as in various conservation and recreation organizations. She became a member of the Order of Canada in 1980.
Scope & Content
Fonds consist of papers and photographs pertaining to Lizzie Rummel, her career and her family.
Textual records consist mainly of correspondence, 1930-1980, mostly incoming. Also includes personal papers, 1902, 1926-1980, and records pertaining to Mount Assiniboine concerns, Skoki area, ski touring, Al Gaetz and Lawrence Grassi. Correspondents include Charlie Hunter, Ernest Lamarque and Erling Strom.
Photographs include four series: I. Professional and trips, 1903-1978, n.d., ca.1400 items; pertaining to Mount Assiniboine Camp and region, Sunburst Lake camp and region, Skoki Lodge and region, and trips and views in the Canadian Rockies and B.C., and including activities such as skiing, mountaineering and backcountry travel. II. Personal, ca.1898-1980, ca.485 items; pertaining to the Rummel Ranch, Rummel family and friends, Lizzie Rummel and friends and associates, other. III. Travels, 1936-1973, ca.145 items; pertaining to travels in Europe, Yukon and N.W.T. and other. IV. Other, 1912-1977, n.d., ca.140 items; pertaining to Indians, John Ware and other. Includes material by numerous photographers, including Arnold Brigden.
Sound recordings are Rummel reading in German and French from the guidebooks of Edward Feuz Jr. and Sr., 1969, and a practice tape by Rummel as an archives interviewer, 197-?
Name Access
Rummel, Elizabeth
Subject Access
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
Sports, recreation and leisure
Access Restrictions
No restrictions on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is mainly English; some German and French
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: arrangement outline and file description of photographs
electronic finding aid
correspondent/subject index
microfilm copy of album/s
Creator
Rummel, Elizabeth
Category
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds and accession records
Processing Status
Processed
Less detail

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
M 3
V 246
Sous-Fonds
M 3
V 246
Accession Number
109, 148, 181, 334, 384, 400, 439, 448, 1036, 1148, 1191, 2072. 2484, 2594, 2771, 3028, 6351, 6739
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
Less detail

Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds

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Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of papers, photographs and sound recordings of Peter and Catharine Whyte and the papers and photographs of their respective families. Consists of three sous-fonds: V683, S37 and M36. M36 and S37 consists of three series. Series I: Peter and Catharine Whyte, Series II: Robb and Morse …
Date Range
1856-1980
Reference Code
M36 / S37 / V683
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Drawing
Motion picture
Film
Photograph
Album
Ambrotype
Cased photograph
Daguerreotype
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Tintype
Transparency
Sound recording
Cassette
Reel to reel
Textual record
Plan
Poster
Private record
Published record
  1 Electronic Resource  
Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M36 / V683 / S37
Sous-Fonds
TBD
Accession Number
3069 and various
Reference Code
M36 / S37 / V683
GMD
Drawing
Motion picture
Film
Photograph
Album
Ambrotype
Cased photograph
Daguerreotype
Negative
Photograph print
Postcard
Tintype
Transparency
Sound recording
Cassette
Reel to reel
Textual record
Plan
Poster
Private record
Published record
Other Title Info
Also known as the Whyte family fonds
Date Range
1856-1980
Physical Description
25 m of textual records. -- ca.46,000 photographs : prints, albums, postcards, cased photographs, transparencies, negatives. -- 178 sound recordings : audio tape reels, audio tape cassettes. -- 6 motion pictures (and film strips)
History / Biographical
Peter and Catharine Whyte were artists, photographers, outdoor enthusiasts, travelers, philanthropists and cultural workers at Banff, Alberta, Canada. Peter Whyte, 1905-1966, was born at Banff in 1905 to pioneer merchant Dave White and Annie (Curren) White. He was an accomplished skier and ski jumper and one of the region's first native-born painters with an intimate knowledge of the mountains and was an active photographer from ca.1920 until the 1950s. Peter Whyte studied art at the Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, 1923-1924, and at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Boston, 1925, where he met Catharine Robb. Catharine Robb Whyte, 1906-1979, was born in 1906 at Concord, Massachusetts and grew up amongst the wealth and creativity of the Robb and Morse families. She studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Boston, 1925-1929.
Following their marriage in 1930, the Whytes pursued a life of painting, photography, hiking, skiing and travelling. Their log home and studio in Banff became a focal point for their artist friends, Stoney Indians and local pioneers. Catharine shared Pete's involvement in skiing and hiking organizations and together they managed Skoki Lodge from 1932-1934. In following years, the Whytes travelled extensively. During the Second World War, Peter served in the reserve army, with the Royal Canadian Air Force as a photographer and, briefly, as an official war artist. Catharine continued to paint and maintain their home and, when possible, accompanied Pete to his military postings. In civilian life, Pete resumed his art career, explored new photographic techniques and sculpted.
Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, the Whytes formulated plans for a foundation to preserve the art and history of the Canadian Rockies. Plans for a building to house an archives, public library and gallery were in preparation when Pete died in 1966. The Peter Whyte Foundation was named in his honour. Catharine immersed herself in the development of what is now the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, in the cultural community, painting, outdoor activity, travel and work with the Stoney First Nations. She became a more active photographer, recording her travels and outdoor pursuits. She served in an official capacity with numerous cultural and charitable organizations, was a patron to individuals studying art and music, and supported numerous causes relating to the Stoney First Nations. Catharine also supported causes related to multiculturalism, regional culture and recreation, and cancer research. Despite her modesty and often anonymous patronage of causes, Catharine was recognized with numerous awards and honours, including the Order of Canada in 1978. She died in Banff in 1979.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of papers, photographs and sound recordings of Peter and Catharine Whyte and the papers and photographs of their respective families. Consists of three sous-fonds: V683, S37 and M36. M36 and S37 consists of three series. Series I: Peter and Catharine Whyte, Series II: Robb and Morse families, Series III: White and Curren families. Within Series I, there are four Sub-series: Series: A. Catharine Robb Whyte papers; B. Peter Whyte papers; C. Peter and Catharine Whyte papers accessioned after 2017; D. Peter and Catharine Whyte sound recordings.
Name Access
Whyte, Peter
Whyte, Catharine
Subject Access
Arts
Communications
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
First nations
Sports, recreation and leisure
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
sous-fonds, series and file description for textual
sub-series and group description for photographs
item description, subject/proper name index, and summaries for sound recordings
reference copies for sound recordings
Creator
Whyte, Peter
Whyte, Catharine
Category
Arts
Communications
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
First nations
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
Processing Status
Processed
Electronic Resources
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Peter and Catharine Whyte collection

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Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte collection
Scope & Content
Fonds consist of two separate series: A. Printed Materials; B. Photograph Albums. Collection includes a variety of items collected by the Whytes. Two albums include views of personalities, places, winter sports and other events, wildlife and scenic views at Banff and area, ca.1915-1925. Most view…
Date Range
1906-1969
Reference Code
M14 / V687
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Photograph print
Textual record
Poster
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Peter and Catharine Whyte collection
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 14
V 687
Sous-Fonds
M 14
V 687
Accession Number
66, 532, 1122, 1550, 2708, 5297
Reference Code
M14 / V687
GMD
Photograph
Album
Photograph print
Textual record
Poster
Private record
Published record
Date Range
1906-1969
Physical Description
3 photograph albums: 241 prints. -- 2 cm of textual records
Scope & Content
Fonds consist of two separate series: A. Printed Materials; B. Photograph Albums. Collection includes a variety of items collected by the Whytes. Two albums include views of personalities, places, winter sports and other events, wildlife and scenic views at Banff and area, ca.1915-1925. Most views were made with Kodak 3A camera and at least some are attributed to Dan McCowan and George Paris. Third album is mainly scenes in Yoho National Park; includes numbered, annotated prints (perhaps postcards). Other items in collection include: manuscript, "The Canadian Rockies" by A. P. Coleman, n.d.; letter, by T. Zouave to R. G. Brett, 1917; Park Hotel account book, Banff, 1906-1907, with records of Canmore house project, 1968-1969; receipt, 1919, and letter, 1966, re piano owned by Norman Luxton and Iva Smith; plan for CPR stop-over log cabin at Sunshine Valley, 1927; signatures of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, n.d..; Canadian Jr. [ski] champions from Alberta [poster], 1962.
Name Access
Whyte, Catharine (collector)
Whyte, Peter (collector)
Subject Access
Exploration, discovery and travel
Sports, recreation and leisure
Access Restrictions
No restrictions on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: basic description
microfilm copy of album/s
Creator
Whyte, Catharine (collector)
Whyte, Peter (collector)
Category
Exploration, discovery and travel
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on accession records
Processing Status
Processed
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Tom Wilson family fonds

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Part Of
Tom Wilson family fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds includes textual records and photographs generated and collected by the Wilson family and pertaining to Tom Wilson, son Ed Wilson, daughter Ada Wilson and other family members. Textual records include: Ed Wilson's scrapbook, 1881-1968, which includes mainly items pertaining to Tom Wilson, Ed …
Date Range
1861-1982
Reference Code
M10 / V701
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Photograph print
Textual record
Diary
Private record
Published record
Scrapbook
Part Of
Tom Wilson family fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 10
V 701
Sous-Fonds
M 10
V 701
Accession Number
551, 981, 1234, 1578, 1634, 2097, 3039, 7750 (unproc)
Reference Code
M10 / V701
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Photograph print
Textual record
Diary
Private record
Published record
Scrapbook
Date Range
1861-1982
Physical Description
2 v. and 2 cm of textual records. -- ca.400 photographs : prints, copy negatives. -- 1 cm of print material
History / Biographical
The Wilson family were guides, outfitters and ranchers at Morley, Kootenay Plains, Banff and Nordegg, Alberta, Canada. Thomas Edmonds (Tom) Wilson, 1859- 1933, and Minnie McDougall Wilson, 1865-1936, had six children, including sons John Clark Wilson, 1888-1932, and Thomas Edmonds (Ed) Wilson, 1892-1973. Daughters were Ada, 1886-1967?, Rene, Bessie and Dora. Tom Wilson is credited with the discovery of Lake Louise in July of 1882, while working as a packer on the Canadian Pacific Railway survey through the mountains. In 1883, Wilson established his own business at Banff, Lake Louise and Field, British Columbia. After selling the business in 1904, Tom Wilson operated a horse ranch at Kootenay Plains. He later retired to Banff. Ed Wilson was born at Morley and raised in Banff. Around 1910 he began working for Brewster Trading Company at Banff and, later, Lake Louise. Just before the First World War, he moved to Nordegg, where he worked for the Bighorn Trading Company for many years.
Scope & Content
Fonds includes textual records and photographs generated and collected by the Wilson family and pertaining to Tom Wilson, son Ed Wilson, daughter Ada Wilson and other family members.
Textual records include: Ed Wilson's scrapbook, 1881-1968, which includes mainly items pertaining to Tom Wilson, Ed Wilson, the Wilson family, and early guiding and exploration in the Canadian Rockies (photocopy in two volumes); miscellaneous papers, 1905-1929, including a holograph speech by D. D. Galletly on the cave at Banff; letter and note re sale of horses to Frank Wellman, 1920; letters to Catharine Whyte from Ada Wilson re personal matters and Wilson family history, 1964-1965; transcripts of manuscripts by Tom Wilson and B. M. (Bess) Wilson re the CPR and tourism and 1916 pack trip Lake Louise to Kootenay Plains; letters of Col. Robert O'Hara to Tom Wilson, 1895- 1914, re Mount Assiniboine and Lake O'Hara; letter by Catharine Robb Whyte to Tom Link, 1965, re Lake O'Hara history based partly upon above material; diary, Trip to ranch by B. M. Wilson; essay, The last of the pathfinders by Dorie (Wilson) Legit; programmes, articles, clippings re Tom Wilson, 1924-1982; Eliza Edmonds certificate, 1845, and later clipping.
Photographs pertain to outfitting and guiding activities of Tom, John and Ed Wilson, including clients, associates and trips throughout the Rocky Mountains; Wilson family, friends and associates; Stoney Indians; Kootenay Plains; Banff people and events; Banff townsite and surrounding area; Canadian Pacific Railway; Nordegg area; 1861-1930. Includes photograph of Tom Wilson at Lake Louise inscribed to A. O. Wheeler, 1932. Many of the early photographs were taken by clients of Tom Wilson. Later, after settling at Kootenay Plains, Wilson was apparently given a camera by Mary Vaux and likely took many of the Stoney Indians views. Ed Wilson was an amateur photographer and likely took most of the views of staff at Lake Louise and of Nordegg.
Name Access
Wilson, Ada
Wilson, Ed
Wilson, Tom
Subject Access
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
First nations
Sports, recreation and leisure
Access Restrictions
No restrictions on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: basic description
modern reference prints
Creator
Wilson, Ed
Wilson, Tom
Category
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
First nations
Sports, recreation and leisure
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
Processing Status
Processed / Unprocessed
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Alberta Rockies Mountaineering Society Alberta 75th anniversary project fonds

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Part Of
Alberta Rockies Mountaineering Society Alberta 75th anniversary project fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of mountain views featuring summits, mountains, climbers and events pertaining to the project. Photographs are by project photographer Craig Richards.
Date Range
1980
Reference Code
V615
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Photograph print
Part Of
Alberta Rockies Mountaineering Society Alberta 75th anniversary project fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
V 615
Sous-Fonds
V615
Accession Number
6481
Reference Code
V615
GMD
Photograph
Album
Photograph print
Date Range
1980
Physical Description
1 photograph album (31 prints)
History / Biographical
Alberta Rockies Mountaineering Society was established in 1980 to celebrate Alberta's 75th anniversary by coordinating climbs of seventy-five Alberta mountains.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of mountain views featuring summits, mountains, climbers and events pertaining to the project. Photographs are by project photographer Craig Richards.
Name Access
Alberta Rockies Mountaineering Society
Subject Access
Exploration, discovery and travel
Access Restrictions
No restrictions on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Related Material
Ascent registers placed by the ARMS in 1980 can be found in First Ascent and Summit Notes Collection (M235)
Creator
Alberta Rockies Mountaineering Society
Category
Exploration, discovery and travel
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
Processing Status
Processed
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