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Banff and Canmore Miscellaneous

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Part Of
Dorothy Wardle fonds
Scope & Content
File consists of 90 colour photographs, 15 x 10 cm and 12.5 x 9 cm. File pertains to photographs taken by Dorothy Wardle of places, events, and scenery around Banff and Canmore. For Banff, file documents winter and fall scenery (mountains like Rundle and Cascade, the Bow River, Banff Avenue), wildl…
Date Range
1993-1999
1993
1994
1995
1996
1999
Reference Code
V75 / II / PA - 138 to 228
Description Level
5 / File
GMD
Photograph print
Private record
Part Of
Dorothy Wardle fonds
Description Level
5 / File
Fonds Number
M521 / V75
Series
V75 / II : Dorothy Wardle, 1972-2001
Sous-Fonds
V75
Accession Number
7504
Reference Code
V75 / II / PA - 138 to 228
GMD
Photograph print
Private record
Date Range
1993-1999
1993
1994
1995
1996
1999
Physical Description
90 photographs : col. ; 15 x 10 cm and 12.5 x 9 cm
Scope & Content
File consists of 90 colour photographs, 15 x 10 cm and 12.5 x 9 cm. File pertains to photographs taken by Dorothy Wardle of places, events, and scenery around Banff and Canmore. For Banff, file documents winter and fall scenery (mountains like Rundle and Cascade, the Bow River, Banff Avenue), wildlife (elk and a bear), war memorial, Warren house, Baine house, Louis Trono concert in the park in 1995, and the Old Banff Cemetery. For Canmore, file documents the Highland Games in 1994, winter activities (ice sculptures, dog sled races at the Nordic Centre), St. Michael's Place, and a photograph of the valley. File also documents the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies and the cabins (Bill Peyto, Jack Sinclair, and Mather Family) located on the museum's property.
Notes
Old Banff Cemetery photographs include the headstones of: Wardle family, Stephen family, Mary Schaffer Warren, J. Murray Gibbon, and Peter Whyte and Catharine Robb Whyte.
Name Access
Wardle, Dorothy
Wardle, James M.
Whyte, Peter
Whyte, Catharine
Schaffer, Mary
Gibbon, John Murray
Subject Access
Mountain
Scenery
Wildlife
War Memorial
Highland Games
Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
Cabins
Bow River Bridge
Old Banff Cemetery
Geographic Access
Banff
Banff National Park
Canmore
Alberta
Canada
Canadian Rocky Mountains
Language
English
Creator
Wardle, Dorothy
Category
Exploration, discovery and travel
Sports, recreation and leisure
Family and personal life
Title Source
Title based on contents of file
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Mary (Molly) Wright Adams fonds

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Part Of
Mary (Molly) Wright Adams fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of one textual series: I. Correspondence and 7 sub-series: A: shoebox, C: ziploc, D: purple folder, E: Mrs. Elkin envelope, F: Letters and Diaries, G: yellow folder, H: brown tied folder. Subseries A: shoebox contains correspondence from 2014 between Colleen Skidmore and Marjorie P.…
Date Range
[ca. 1850 - 1909], 1980-1981, 2014
Reference Code
M555 / V777
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Photograph print
Textual record
Diary
Drawing
Postcard
Private record
Part Of
Mary (Molly) Wright Adams fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
V 780
Sous-Fonds
V 780
Accession Number
2018.8685
Reference Code
M555 / V777
GMD
Photograph
Album
Photograph print
Textual record
Diary
Drawing
Postcard
Private record
Date Range
[ca. 1850 - 1909], 1980-1981, 2014
Physical Description
21 cm of textual records including 16 postcards and 3 drawings. 1 photograph album : 107 b&w photographs.
History / Biographical
Mary Wright (Molly) Adams was born on 15 October 1868. in Ridgefield Connecticut. She was the third of five children born to Cornelia Ann Cook (1830-1902) amd Daniel Lucius Adams (1814 - 1899) She died in Kobe, Japan on 23 January 1909 and was buried there.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of one textual series: I. Correspondence and 7 sub-series: A: shoebox, C: ziploc, D: purple folder, E: Mrs. Elkin envelope, F: Letters and Diaries, G: yellow folder, H: brown tied folder. Subseries A: shoebox contains correspondence from 2014 between Colleen Skidmore and Marjorie P. Adams regarding the records. Original and transcribed correspondence from Molly W. Adams to various recipients from [ca. 1891 to 1909]. Subseries C: ziploc contains original correspondence and 6 postcards from Molly W. Adams in 1903. Subseries D: purple folder contains original and transcribed correspondence from Molly W. Adams from 1906 to 1908. Also contains 4 postcards and photocopy of an article about Mary Schaffer from The Cairn, 1980-1981. Subseries E: Mrs. Elkin Envelope contains original and transcribed correspondence from Cornelia Cook Adams and Catharine Cook [ca. 1850 to 1865]. Subseries F: letters and diaries contains transcribed copies of Molly W. Adams letters and diaries, 1904 to 1905. Subseries G: yellow folder contains transcribed correspondence from Molly W. Adams, 1893 to 1906. Subseries H: brown tied folder contains correspondence, 5 small notebooks, as well as 3 drawings and 6 postcards. Fonds consists of one visual series: I: Photographs and 2 sub-series: A: shoebox, and B: 1904 Album. Subseries A: shoebox contains 1 black and white photograph of Mary Wright Adams gravestone, 1909. Subseries B: 1904 Album contains a photograph album with 107 b&w photographs.
Name Access
Adams, Molly
Schaffer, Mary
Subject Access
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
Language
Language is English
Creator
Mary (Molly) Wright Adams fonds
Biographical Source Notes
Searching for Mary Schaffer: Women Wilderness Photography by Colleen Skidmore
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
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Mary Schaffer fonds

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Part Of
Mary Schaffer fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of three series: I. Personal, literary and research papers, 1907-ca.1935; II. Mary Schaffer photographs, 1893-ca.1920; II. Other, 1895-1928. I. Papers series consists of four sub-series: A. Correspondence, 1908-1922; B. Literary manuscripts (original and published), 1907-ca.1925; …
Date Range
1893-[ca.1935]
Reference Code
M79 / V527
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Textual record
Diary
Map
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Mary Schaffer fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 79
V 527
Sous-Fonds
M 79
V 527
Accession Number
275, 439, 573, 2685, 2764, 2933, 2996, 3284, 3302, 5248, 7202, 7731, 7737
Reference Code
M79 / V527
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Textual record
Diary
Map
Private record
Published record
Other Title Info
Also known as Mary Schaffer Warren fonds
Date Range
1893-[ca.1935]
Physical Description
35 cm of textual records. -- ca.2025 photographs (ca.1550 transparencies, ca.400 negatives, 75 prints). -- 7 photograph albums (ca.1760 prints)
History / Biographical
Mary Schaffer, 1861-1939, also known as Mary Schaffer Warren, was an American explorer, photographer and artist who visited the Canadian Rockies and Selkirk Mountains frequently beginning in 1888, finally settling in Banff, Alberta in 1912. Born Mary Townsend Sharples to moderately wealthy Quaker parents at West Chester, Pennsylvania, she first visited the Canadian Rockies and Selkirk Mountains in 1888 with her friend Mary Vaux. She returned the following year with her husband, Dr. Charles Schaffer, and until Charles died in 1903, the Schaffers travelled annually to the mountains to study botany. Using Dr. Schaffer's data and her drawings and photographs, Mary Schaffer and Stewardson Brown completed "Alpine flora of the Canadian Rocky Mountains" in 1907.
Schaffer continued to travel in the Canadian mountains, often through remote regions. In 1908, she reached Maligne Lake in Jasper National Park, Alberta, and returned in 1911 to survey the region. "Old Indian Trails of the Canadian Rockies," 1911, recounts her adventures of 1907 and 1908. Schaffer settled in Banff in 1912 and married her guide, Billy Warren, in 1915.
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of three series: I. Personal, literary and research papers, 1907-ca.1935; II. Mary Schaffer photographs, 1893-ca.1920; II. Other, 1895-1928.
I. Papers series consists of four sub-series: A. Correspondence, 1908-1922; B. Literary manuscripts (original and published), 1907-ca.1925; C. Maps of Maligne Lake; D. Other, 1905-ca.1935. Literary manuscripts pertain to the Athabasca River, Maligne Lake, Howse, Yellowhead and Athabasca passes; hunting; Dr. Gilbert Atkin and Nurse Fulcher's medical mission to Ya Ha Tinda Ranch; Banff, Revelstoke BC, Saskatchewan River; Stoney Indians; Palliser Expedition; and Mary Schaffer life and activities.
II. Photographs series consists of four sub-series: A. Lantern slides; B. Photograph albums; C. Negatives; D. Prints. Lantern slides pertain to Mary Schaffer's trips to Maligne Lake and Yellowhead Pass, mountain scenics, nature subjects (animals, birds, flowers); and includes Mary Schaffer's lantern slide presentations "In the Heart of the Canadian Rockies", accompanied by scripts; Philip Moore's Indian lecture series, mainly copies from books and other graphic sources; and Mary Schaffer's slides of China and Japan. Photograph albums, 1908-ca.1921, pertain mainly to trips in the Canadian Rocky and Selkirk Mountains, especially expeditions to the Yoho and Ptarmigan Valleys, Nakimu Caves, North Saskatchewan River, Wilcox Pass and Maligne Lake. Two albums pertain to travels in Mexico and Asia. Negatives pertain mainly to Schaffer's trips and explorations, Glacier House and environs, alpine flora and fauna, mountain views, portraits, Sampson Beaver family, 1902-1911.
III. Other material series consists of diaries of Molly Adams, 1908, and Mrs. H. H. Sharples, 1911, and original manuscripts and published reports by other writers, 1895-1928.
Name Access
Adams, Molly
Schaffer, Mary
Subject Access
Arts
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
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 and file description for processed material
electronic finding aid
item list for lantern slides
copies of literary manuscripts
modern reference prints for lantern slides
Related Material
Accompanied by books, artifacts and art works
Creator
Schaffer, Mary
Category
Arts
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds and uses name by which creator is most commonly known
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Reggie Holmes fonds

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Part Of
Reggie Holmes fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds pertains to Reggie Holmes and associates, Stoney Indians, pack trips, particularly 1908 Schaffer trip to Maligne Lake.
Date Range
Copies made in 1980
Reference Code
V415
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Part Of
Reggie Holmes fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
V 415
Sous-Fonds
V 415
Accession Number
3323
Reference Code
V415
GMD
Photograph
Negative
Date Range
Copies made in 1980
Physical Description
26 photographs : negatives
History / Biographical
Reggie Holmes, d.1919, was an outfitter and packer in the Rocky Mountains of Canada. Holmes accompanied the Mary Schaffer party to Maligne Lake, Alberta in 1908.
Scope & Content
Fonds pertains to Reggie Holmes and associates, Stoney Indians, pack trips, particularly 1908 Schaffer trip to Maligne Lake.
Name Access
Holmes, Reggie
Schaffer, Mary
Subject Access
Family and personal life
Exploration, discovery and travel
Indigenous Peoples
Maligne Lake
Pack trips
Stoney Nakoda
Access Restrictions
No restrictions on access
Public domain (other restrictions may apply)
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: modern reference prints
Creator
Holmes, Reggie
Category
Family and personal life
Exploration, discovery and travel
Title Source
Title based on accession record
Less detail
Part Of
Vaux family fonds
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of two or more series. Series I. Photography, 1893-1913, is processed. Series II. Textual records are processed and consist of six series. Photography series consists of twenty-four sub-series: A. to O. Travel 1893 to Travel 1907; P. to S. Travel 1909 to Travel 1913; T. Travel ge…
Date Range
[after 1855]
Reference Code
M107 / V653
Description Level
1 / Fonds
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Textual record
Map
Private record
Published record
Part Of
Vaux family fonds
Description Level
1 / Fonds
Fonds Number
M 107
V 653
Sous-Fonds
M 107
V 653
Accession Number
739, 1117, 1118, 1793, 2883, 3236, 3942, 4012, 7202, 7579 (unproc), 7792 (unproc)
Reference Code
M107 / V653
GMD
Photograph
Album
Negative
Photograph print
Transparency
Textual record
Map
Private record
Published record
Date Range
[after 1855]
Physical Description
2924 photographs: 2632 negatives, 167 transparencies, 125 prints. -- 1 photograph album (50 prints). -- ca.2.7 m textual records
History / Biographical
The Vaux family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania were photographers, mountaineers and scientists. Mary M. Vaux, 1860-1940, George Vaux Jr., 1863-1927, and William S. Vaux Jr., 1872-1908, were the children of George Vaux (VIII) of Philadelphia. They were all involved in photography in the early 1880s and were members of the Photographic Society of Philadelphia. All three were taking photographs when the family made its first trip west in 1885. The first Vaux family photographs of the Canadian mountain west were made in 1887 during a summer trip along the Canadian Pacific Railway to Glacier House in the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia in 1887.
The family made frequent visits to the Selkirk and Rocky Mountains over the next two decades to study the Illecillewaet and other glaciers, photograph, paint and climb. George's and Mary's photographic work centred on the mountain landscape, while William's concentrated upon the movement and physical features of glaciers. Due to the size of their large format cameras, the two brothers took most of the photographs during these trips and Mary was responsible for all of the printing. William Vaux died in 1908 and George did not return to the Canadian mountains after 1911; however, Mary Vaux Walcott returned to the region virtually every summer for over forty years. A detailed discussion of their activities is contained in "Legacy In Ice: The Vaux Family and the Canadian Alps," Whyte Foundation, Banff, 1983
Scope & Content
Fonds consists of two or more series. Series I. Photography, 1893-1913, is processed. Series II. Textual records are processed and consist of six series.
Photography series consists of twenty-four sub-series: A. to O. Travel 1893 to Travel 1907; P. to S. Travel 1909 to Travel 1913; T. Travel general, 1894?-1912?; U. Prints, 1899-1907; V. Lantern slides, 1900-1909; W. Photograph album, before 1907; X. Textual records, 1893-1910; Y. Damaged Negatives; Z. Mary Schaffer Negatives. Photographic negatives, arranged chronologically, are prominent in the series. Images pertain to landscape studies and scenic views of the Selkirk and Rocky Mountains, especially the Glacier, Yoho and Lake Louise areas; glaciers in the Selkirk and Rocky Mountains, especially Illecillewaet, Asulkan, Yoho and Bow Glaciers; mountain scenes and panorama views in the Selkirks and Rockies; Canadian Pacific Railway in the Selkirks and CPR hotels; Glacier and Field, B.C. and Banff, Alberta and areas; climbing and other mountain activities; United States and Canadian views on trips to the mountains. Negatives include both glass (962 items) and film negatives (1740 items). Textual records are exposure records, original negative envelopes and publications.
Textual series consists of six series: I. Trip Series, II. Correspondence Series, III. Publications Series, IV. George Vaux: Legal and Finance Management Series, V. Photographic Related Material, VI. Other Series (O.S.). Textual records pertain to glacier study, including research papers, maps and publications; William S. Vaux Jr. papers re travels, engineering and architecture, other; George Vaux Jr. writing and other papers; Mary Vaux correspondence and papers re writing and presentations; and other records, 1877, 1912-1913. Textual records also include family travel papers, 1881-1911; George Vaux, Jr. "Glacier" files; correspondence between George Vaux and the Schäffers, 1899-1926; papers of Dr. Charles Schäffer, Mary Schäffer and Schäffer estate, 1855-1927.
Name Access
Schaffer, Charles
Schaffer, Mary
Vaux, George
Vaux, Mary
Vaux, William
Subject Access
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
Access Restrictions
Some restriction/s on access
Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply
Language
Language is English
Finding Aid
Finding aids and reference tools: arrangement outline
series description
file description for Series I
electronic finding aid for Series I
selected modern reference prints
digital images in Images database and in Alberta InSight database
Related Material
Related by provenance to the Vaux family collection of photographs held by the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Vaux collection of correspondence, documents and graphics held by Special Collections of Haverford College Library, Haverford, Pennsylvania
Creator
Vaux, George
Vaux, Mary
Vaux, William
Category
Environment
Exploration, discovery and travel
Family and personal life
Title Source
Title based on contents of fonds
Less detail
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