File pertains to 115 letters written by Catharine Robb Whyte to her mother, Edith Morse Robb from January 4 to December 29, 1946. Topics include New Years activities, day to day life, Banff events, visits from friends, weather, hockey games [on the radio and live], curling, skiing, cameras and phot…
2 cm of textual records (139 pages ; 21.4 x 27.5 cm or smaller)
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File pertains to 115 letters written by Catharine Robb Whyte to her mother, Edith Morse Robb from January 4 to December 29, 1946. Topics include New Years activities, day to day life, Banff events, visits from friends, weather, hockey games [on the radio and live], curling, skiing, cameras and photography, events and people in Concord, world news, radio programs, the Winter Carnival, cleaning and household chores, Catharine working with the Red Cross and instructing a weekly art class, skiing on Sulphur between the Upper Hot Springs and the river, Pete making posters for various organizations, community events and programs, painting, gardening and yard word, errand trips to Calgary, judging an art show at the Auditorium sposored by the Horner Co. in June, Catharine's brother Russ and his family coming to visit in late June-late July [included stays at Skoki, Bow Lake, Lake O'Hara, and Temple], the Governor General touring Banff in July, Banff Indian Days, driving up to Sunshine Lodge and beyond to the edge of Porcupine Valley as part of a survey crew with Fern Brewster, the Calgary Stampede, day trips around Banff National Park for sketching and picnics, trips to Bow Lake and Temple Mountain [usually for a week at a time], matters pertaining to the store, moving a shed from behind Annie White's house closer to the river [used to store cars and later a stagecoach], Catharine going to Concord for a month [mid-November to mid-December], making the annual Christmas card, and various Christmas/holiday activities and parties [including Pete and Catharine's first Christmas tree since before the war].
Please note: language pertaining to Indigenous Peoplesand people of colour (especially black people) used throughout is outdated and offensive.
Letters are mostly typed, some hand-written. Many typed letters have hand-written notes and post scripts added throughout. Some letters written on lodge letterhead.
Some letters are marked with a small x in pencil, indicating where Jon Whyte made notes for use in his project "Catharine Robb Whyte, Peter Whyte: Commemorative Portfolio," originally published in 1981.