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A. Bowen Perry to Pearce

Commissioner Perry responds to Pearce's inquiry, telling him he will look for a map documenting the 1874 N.W.M.P. march to Ft. MacLeod.

Pearce, William

A. Norquay to Pearce

Norquay questions Pearce's description of the Hudson's Bay Company compensation for Indian reserve land.

Norquay, A.

A. Norquay to Pearce

Mr. Norquay returns Pearce's manuscript with comments from Mr. Macdonald concerning telegraph extension from Athabasca to Ft. McMurray, and comments from Cpt. Julian Mills for further information on Northern
Waterways.

Norquay, A.

A.C. Garner to Pearce

Garner tells Pearce he will forward his manuscript to the Premier of Saskatchewan and the Provincial Librarian.

Garner, Col. A. C.

Bedford to Pearce

Bedford provides Pearce with information regarding Postal Routes in the West.

Bedford, Spencer

Beford to Pearce

Bedford provides Peace with information regarding the Postal Service in the West.

Bedford, Spencer

Black to Pearce

Black comments on the reception of Pearce's paper regarding the settlement of the West at a meeting of the Association of Dominion Chartered Accountants.

Black, F. M.

Black to Pearce

Black suggests that Pearce write a historical manuscript and requests Pearce to write a paper for the Association of Dominion Chartered Accountants.

Black, F. M.

Burpee to Pearce

Burpee offers a critique of Pearce's paper "Titles to Land in the Three Prairie Provinces."

Burpee, Lawrence J.

Burpee to Pearce

Burpee informs Pearce the Royal Society cannot afford to publish Pearce's manuscript.

Burpee, Lawrence J.

Burpee to Pearce

Burpee informs Pearce that he expects the Royal Society to print Pearce's manuscript, and agrees to critque Pearce's Manuscript.

Burpee, Lawrence J.

Calgary: Municipal Public Services

Sub-series consists of 21 files documenting the development of public services in Calgary. Topics include bridges, cemetaries, education facilities and resources.

Pearce, William

Campbell Innes to Pearce

Innes tells Pearce he would like to see the Canadian North-West Historical Society publish Pearce's manuscript.

Campbell, Innes

C.F.P. Conybeare, K.C. to Pearce

Conybeare describes for Pearce the Battle of the Belly River, in Southern Alberta on October 25, 1870. It marked the last major conflict between the Cree and the Blackfoot Confederacy, and the last major battle between First Nations on Canadian soil.

Conybeane, K. C.

Chester Martin to Pearce

Chester Martin informs Pearce he has read his manuscript. He commends him for focussing on facts and not adding personal reminiscences.

Martin, Chester

Chester Martin to Pearce

Martin assures Pearce the University of Manitoba Librarian returned his copy of the manuscript

Martin, Chester

Col. A.C. Garner to Pearce

Garner complements Pearce on his manuscript and tells him he is forwarding a copy to the Premier, the Master of Titles, and the Provincial Library

Garner, Col. A. C.

Colley to Pearce

Invitation from Western Canadian Irrigation Association for Pearce to speak on the topic of the North West Saskatchewan Irrigation Project.

Colley, James

Commissioner Courtland Starnes to Pearce

Commissioner Starnes sends Pearce a letter from J.B. Harkin of the Historic Sites and Monuments Board concerning the commemoration of the site of Old Fort Walsh.

Starnes, Courtland

Courtland Starnes to Pearce

Starnes replies to Pearce's inquiry with a list documenting the establishment of Police Posts in Western Canada.

Starnes, Courtland

Courtland Starnes to Pearce

Commissioner Starnes sends Pearce a list of appointments of Commissioners and Assistant Commissioners since inception.

Starnes, Courtland

D.C. Coleman to Pearce

Coleman replied to Pearce concerning allegations of corruption amongst Canadian Dominion government employees.

Pearce, William

Deville to Pearce

Deville thanks Pearce for forwarding him a copy of his article printed in The Morning Albertan regarding the second Riel Rebellion.

Pearce, William

D.H. McDonald to Pearce

McDonald provides Pearce with information regarding the development of telegraph lines in the West.

McDonald, D. H.

Dr. Maclaren to Pearce

Dr. Maclaren thanks Pearce for sending copies of his address to the Military Institute and his report to the Alberta Land Surveyors' Association.

Pearce, William

D.S. Robertson to Pearce

Robertson thanks Pearce for sending his historic photograph collection, tells Pearce his father recognizes Pearce's photo of Riel because Riel placed his father in prison during the 1869 uprising.

Pearce, William

D.S. Robertson to Pearce

D.S. Robertson inquires if he can acquire copies of Pearce's collection of photograph concerning Western Canadian history.

Pearce, William

Dumas to Pearce

Dumas comments on the paper Pearce presented to the Alberta Military Institute regarding land titles in the West.

Dumas, G.

E. Sapir to Pearce

Sapir tells Pearce the Royal Society will not likely publish his manuscript next year.

Sapir, E.

E.Deville to Pearce

E. Deville, former Surveyor General of Canada, informs Pearce when the Dominion government changed the river lot system to "regular system" for surveys of rivers in the Northwest Territories.

Deville, E.

Edmund Pinchbeck to Pearce

Edmund Pinchbeck, Secretary-Treasurer of the Alberta Association of Municipal Districts invites Pearce to give a lecture on the history of Alberta to the Association's annual convention.

Pinchbeck, Edmund

Edmund Taylor to Pearce

Edmund Taylor asks Pearce to supply him with information regarding the development of the West.

Taylor, Edward

Edouard, Deville to Pearce

Denville thanks Pearce for his article published in the Morning Albertan concerning the 1885 North-West Rebellion

Deville, E.

Education

Sub-series consists of correspondence documenting Pearce's involvement in education in Calgary, Alberta and western Canada.

Pearce, William

E.G. White to Pearce

E.G. White tells Pearce he is arranging to have a photographer go West to take photos of significant areas of historic interest.

White , E. G.

F.H. Peters to Pearce

Peters sends Pearce comments on his historical narrative, advises a need for photographs, more personal observation.

Peters, F. H.

F.H. Peters to Pearce

Peters tells Pearce Premier Greenfield of Alberta would like to review a copy of his manuscript

Peters, F. H.

F.H. Peters to Pearce

Peters returns Pearce's manuscript with contemporary and historical photographs, tells Pearce a personal visit would not change the Department's decision not to publish

Peters, F. H.

F.H. Peters to Pearce

Peters explains to Pearce that he cannot obtain free copies of maps from the Topographical Survey of Canada. Peters tells Pearce he has had his manuscript typed and will have it circulated and read by certain members of the Department of the Interior. He will collect opinions on whether these men believe the Department should publish Pearce's work. Peters finally acknowledges receipt of Pearce's photographs, he refrains from commenting on the photos until he learns if the the Department will print his work.

Peters, F. H.

F.H. Peters to Pearce

Peters tells Pearce he has begun the process of publishing his historical narrative through the Department of the Interior.

Peters, F. H.

F.H. Peters to Pearce

Peters tells Pearce the Department of the Interior is not very interested in publishing his manuscript, hopeful the advocacy of Alberta Premier Greenfield will help.

Peters, F. H.

F.H. Peters to Pearce

Peters tells Pearce the Department of the Interior will not print his manuscript, recommends the Board of Historical Publications of the Archives and Dr. Adam Shortt.

Peters, F. H.

F.M. Black to Pearce

Black requests information on land division in the Western Prairie Provinces. Black intends to use the information in a 1917 address to the Association of Dominion Chartered Accountants.

Black, F. M.

F.M. Black to Pearce

Black thanks Pearce for the requested article, promises to find time for the paper's presenation at the Chartered Accountant's Convenvtion in Banff.

Black, F. M.

Frank D. Wilson to Pearce

Frank D. Wilson supplies Pearce with information concerning transportation, predominantly shipping, and the opening of Athabasca Landing and the Athabasca river system for trade.

Wilson, Frank D.

Frank D. Wilson to Pearce

Frank D. Wilson supplies Pearce with more information concerning mid-nineteen century transportion in Northern Alberta.

Wilson, Frank D.

F.W. Godsal to Pearce

Godsal discusses the need to preserve early prairie history before it is lost. He laments the lack of interest in this topic the local and federal governments display.

Godsal, F. W.

F.W. Godsal to Pearce

Godsal talks about the need to begin documenting significant historic locations in western Canada

Godsal, F. W.

F.W. Godsal to Pearce

Godsal talks about the origins of the National Park now called "Head Smashed at Buffalo Jump"

Godsal, F. W.

F.W. Howay to Pearce

Howay tells Pearce he does not see the use in marking an "Indian Wintering Quarter" as an historic site, however, he is interested in Pearce's suggestion of buffalo jumping ponds.

Howay, F. W.

F.W. Howay to Pearce

Judge Howay is inquirying for Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada concerning "Indian wintering quarters"

Howay, F. W.

F.W.C. Cuming to Pearce

Cuming responds to Pearce's request for information concerning the old plan of the survey for lots along the Red River and Assiniboine Rivers authorized by the Hudson's Bay Company and completed by "a Mr.Taylor."

Cuming, F. W. C.

G.A. Bennett to Pearce

Bennett asks Pearce for information concerning Flag Staff Hills and a rumoured Treaty signed in 1885.

Bennett, G. A.

General Correspondence - 1901

General Correspondence – Letters from family and friends, re: various matters; includes a letter from the parent seeking further information about a son killed in South Africa. Handwritten.

Pearce, William

Gilbert Tassie to Pearce

Lasoie offers editorial comments on Pearce's historical manuscript, questions Pearce's depiction of aborignal script.

Tassie, Gilbert C.

Grogan to Pearce

In pursuit of wriiting a history of the causes of the Second Riel Rebellion, Grogan writes to Pearce.

Pearce, William

Grogan to Pearce

Grogan thanks Pearce for supplying information for his research into the North-West Rebellion. He also promises Pearce a copy of his article.

Pearce, William

Grogan to Pearce

Grogan describes his unsuccessful effort to locate Pearce's report

Pearce, William

Grogan to Pearce

Grogan mails Pearce the first three chapters of his proposed book "The Real Riel Rebellion" and asks for Pearce's opinion.

Pearce, William

H. W. Riley to Pearce

Riley asks Pearce for information concerning the navigation of the South Saskatchewan River between Medicine Hat and Lethbridge.

Riley, H. W.

Harry Steadman to Pearce

Harry Steadman, fromer North West Mounted Police Officer, congradulates Pearce on his manuscript and notices that Pearce has not mentioned any personal experiences. He comments that the manuscript should be published.

Pearce, William

Harry Steadman to Pearce

Steadman sends Pearce a list of facts concerning early events in the development of the Canadian West.

Pearce, William

Harry Steadmand to Pearce

Steadman returns Pearce's manuscript and comments that Colonel Denis should assist Pearce in publication

Pearce, William

H.C. Oswald to Pearce

Oswald tells Pearce he will return his copy of Pearce's manuscript and requests to copy some portions.

Oswald, H. C.

Hewitt Bostock to Pearce

Bostock asks permission from Pearce to discuss with Dr. Adam Shortt and Dr. Doughty of the Dominion Archives the possibility of placing a copy of his manuscript in their institution.

Bostock, Hewitte

H.H. Smith to Pearce

Smith comments on the "Wild Land Tax Act." This Act direcly affected the Hudson's Bay Company.

Smith, H. H.

H.H. Smith to Pearce

H.H. Smith, former Commissioner of Dominion Lands and Pearce's superior, critiques Pearce's paper "Titles to Land in the Three Prairie Provinces."

Smith, H. H.

H.H. Smith to William Pearce

The Toronto General Trusts Coroporation asks Pearce to give an estimated value to two properties in and near Calgary.

Smith, H. H.

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