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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

NWMP Correspondence - Incoming, Aug. 1898

Correspondence sent to Steele related to his duties in the Yukon from Fred White, Yukon Commissioner James. M. Walsh, A.B. Perry, and William Pearce, Superintendent of Mines; includes a completed Chilkoot Pass duty form and instructions for Steele's transfer to Dawson.

Pearce, William

Steadman to Pearce

Steadman congradulates Pearce on his manuscript. Approves of the Pearce's style of refraining from mentioning personal experiences. Speculates on possible sources of support for publication.

Pearce, William

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

Pearce to A.S. Dawson

Letter sent by Pearce to several government officials requesting data on irrigation and settlement. Pearce collected the information for the purposes of presenting a paper to the Calgary Branch of the Engineering Society on the benefits of irrigation.

Pearce, William

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.

Pearce to F.W. Godsal

Pearce describes his understanding of the origins of the name Kicking Horse River

Pearce, William

F.W. Howay to Pearce

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

Howay, Frederic William

Pearce to F.W. Howay

Pearce describes his understanding of the locations of Indian settlement locations and their social groupings

Howay, Frederic William

F.W. Godsal to Pearce

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

Godsal, F. W.

"Old Times"

Godsal reminisces about coming to the West.T.H. Steedman provides detailed commentary.

Godsal, F. W.

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.W. Godsal to Pearce

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

Godsal, F. W.

Pearce to Starnes

A query on the origins of the town of Livingstone and Ft. Pelly, the establishment of the NWMP in Battleford and the arrival of Hon. David Laird as Lieutenant Governor of the North-West Territories.

Pearce, William

Pearce to Coleman

Pearce sends information regarding the settlement of Livingstone, Department of Indian Affairs, construction of government buildings, C.P.R. lines, and Lt. Governors

Pearce, William

Pearce to Coutts and McCleod

Pearce sends information regarding the settlement of Livingstone to Coutts and McCleod. He also requests additional information on Livingstone.

Pearce, William

Pearce to Coleman

Pearce sends Coleman information regarding the settlement of Livingstone, and an excerpt from his Historical Manuscript.

Pearce, William

Pearce to Naismith

Pearce sends Mr. Naismith a copy of his findings regarding the settlement of Livingstone.

Pearce, William

Pearce to King

Pearce sends Mr. Naismith a copy of his findings regarding the settlement of Livingstone.

Pearce, William

King to Pearce

J.H. King explains why Pearce could not locate information regarding construction of government buildings from the Deparment of Public Works.

King, J. H.

Pearce to King

Pearce apologizes to King for blaming the Department of Pubilc Works for his inability to locate records relating to the construction of Government buildings in Livingstone.

King, J. H.

Pearce to L.J. Reycraft

Pearce sends L.J. Reycraft a copy of his memorandum on the establishment of Ft. Livingstone as the first capital of the North-West Territories. Pearce also attaches a photo of a "monolith" erected by the Saskatchewan Historical Society to commemorate the location of Ft. Livingstone.

Pearce, William

Pearce to McLean

Pearce asks for information regarding Indian Agencies in Livingstone.

Pearce, William

Pearce to Coleman

Coleman provides Pearce with information regarding the selection of the capital of the North-West Territories including the origins of Ft.Livingstone Saskatchewan.

Pearce, William

Pearce to Joseph

Pearce asks for information regarding the development of the North West Territories and the appointment of David Laird.

Pearce, William

Pearce to King

Pearce discusses the development of the North West Territories, the NWMP, and the development of the C.P.R line.

Pearce, William

Pearce to McClean

McClean provides Pearce with information regarding Indian Agencies in the West.

McClean, John D.

Pearce to J.H. King

J.H.King provides Pearce with information regarding the construction of buildings in the West.

King, J. H.

Pope to Pearce

Pope provides Pearce with information regarding the appointment of David Laird, and a history of Lt. Govenor's in the West.

Pope, Joseph

Starnes to Pearce

Starnes provides Pearce with information regarding the settlement of Livingstone and military forts.

Starnes, Courtland

Pearce to L.J. Reycraft, K.C.

Pearce encourages to Reycraft to keep his report concerning settlement of land claims in Calgary and vicinity as long as required to go through it bu it must be returned.

Pearce, William

Memorandum Regarding Settlement of St. Albert

Pearce describes the mid-nineteenth century narrative of European settlement surrounding the region currently known as St. Albert. The manuscript is predominantly a quote of a letter Pearce wrote to A. Walsh, Commissioner of Dominion Lands, describing the Catholic Church's efforts to acquire land in the area known as "Big Lake," an enlargement of the Sturgeon River near contemporary St. Albert

Pearce, William

Navigation of North and South Saskatchewan

Manuscript describes the early navigation of the river systems of the North and South Saskatchewan beginning with the Hudson's Bay Company efforts in 1874. In addition to commerce the vessels listed were used for public purposes such as transporting military resources until the 1885 Riel Rebellion. Rail development supplanted river navigation shortly thereafter.

Pearce, William

Grogan to Pearce

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

Pearce, William

Pearce to P.G. Keyes

Pearce officially applies to the Department of the Interior for a copy of his "Half-Breed Report"

Keyes, P. G.

P.G. Keyes to Pearce

Keyes only locates a few copies of the requested "half-breed" report in French and notifies Pearce.

Keyes, P. G.

Pearce to T.J. Rothwell

Pearces writes to former colleague at the Department of the Interior for a copy of his 1886 North-West Half-Breed Grant report. Also provides brief summary of report.

Pearce, William

Rothwell to Pearce

Rothwell explains he cannot find a copy of Pearce's 1886 report "The North-West Half- Breed Grant."

Pearce, William

Pearce to Grogan

Pearce sends Grogan a copy of his report "The North-West Half-Breed Grant" in French.

Pearce, William

Pearce to Dr. Roche

Pearce asks the Minister of the Interior, Dr. Roche, for copies of his report "The North-West Half-Breed Grant."

Pearce, William

Roche to Pearce

Roche sends Pearce four copies of his report "The North-West Half-Breed Grant."

Roche, W. J.

Rothwell to Pearce

Rothwell explains why he cannot locate Pearce's report "The North-West Half-Breed Grant" in the Department of the Interior.

Pearce, William

Pearce to Rothwell

Pearce aks Rothwell to help him locate his report "The North-West Half-Breed Grant."

Pearce, William

Mr. Dennis

Pearce denies connection between government land distribution policies and Indian rebellion. Pearce also encloses a copy of his 1886 report.

Dennis, J. S.

Pearce to D.C. Coleman

Pearce offers his thoughts on the origins of the 1885 Rebellion and comments on his intention to write a "memorandum" on the causes of the Rebellion.

Pearce, William

Pearce to Dr. Rutherford

Pearce sends his 1886 "North-West Half-Breed Grant" to Dr. Rutherford and comments on its validity.

Pearce, William

Pearce to W.J. Roche

Pearce thanks Roche for sending his Report "The North-West Half-Breed Grant" and asks for additional copies.

Pearce, William

Pearce to Rothwell

Pearce thanks Rothwell for his unsuccessful efforts in locating his 1886 Federal Half-Breed Reportq

Pearce, William

Pinard to Pearce

Pinard informs Pearce he will send him photostat copies of his report "The North-West Half-Breed Grant."

Pinard, A. A.

Roche to Pearce

Roche informs Pearce that he will receive copies of his report "The North-West Half-Breed Grant."

Roche, W. J.

Pearce to Commissioner

Commissioner for National Parks informs Pearce that he will send him copies of his report "The North-West Half-Breed Grant."

Pearce, William

Pearce to Coleman

Pearce informs Coleman that he will send him a copy of his report "The North-West Half-Breed Grant.'

Pearce, William

Pearce to Dr. J.N. Gunn

Pearce comments on the causes of the 1885 Rebellion and proposes to write an exculpatory essay on the opening of the West.

Pearce, William

Pearce to Grogan

Pearce sends Grogan personal observations on the Riel uprising help Grogan write his article. Also comments on the difficuly of locating his 1886 "half-breed" report.

Pearce, William

Pearce to Coleman

Pearce comments on his intention to publish a paper on the settlement of the West.

Pearce, William

Pearce to Lethbridge

Pearce comments on the causes of the 1885 Riel Rebellion, and his intention to publish a narrative on the development of the West. Denies Metis land claims at Batoche inspired 1885 Rebellion and defends his federal government report on the causes of the 1885 Rebellion.

Pearce, William

Ross to Pearce

Mr Ross sends Pearce a copy of the count from the complaint laid against Louis Riel in July 1885.

Ross, George H.

Robson to Pearce

Robson asks Pearce to send him any presentation Pearce makes concerning the Riel trial. He comments on Peter Hourie, the translator for the Riel trial.

Robson, H. A.

Pearce to G.B. Coutts

Pearce thanks Coutts for sending him the government report "The Queen vs. Louis Riel." Pearce notes that he was at the Riel trial and acknowledges the difficulties of translation.

Pearce, William

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

Pearce to MacDonald

Pearce offers a copy of his report "The North-West Half-Breed Grant" to MacDonald.

Macdonald, Hugh

Pearce to F.F.C. Lynch

Pearce asks Mr. Lynch from the Dept. of the Interior for a copy of his 1885 "The North-West Half-Breed Grant."

Pearce, William

Pearce to D.C. Coleman

A rare book dealer in New York sends Coleman a copy of his "half-breed" report in French, and Coleman notifies Pearce. He also asks Pearce where he can locate an English copy.

Pearce, William

Pearce to Dr. Maclaren

Pearce is sending Dr. MacLaren copies of his address before the Alberta Military Institute and the exerpt of his comments on the 1885 North-West Rebellion in the Alberta Land Surveyors' Association Annual Report.

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.

Hugh to MacDonald

MacDonald thanks Pearce for sending a copy of his Alberta Military Institute Paper concerning the 1885 North-West Rebellion

Macdonald, Hugh

Taylor to Pearce

Edward Taylor comments on the address to the Alberta Military Institute published in "The Morning Albertan."

Taylor, Edward

Spry to Pearce

Spry arranges a date for Pearce to give a presentation at the Alberta Military Institute on the topic of the 1885 North-West Rebellion

Spry, D. W. B.

Edmund Taylor to Pearce

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

Taylor, Edward

Pearce to Alberta Military Institute

Pearce sends three copies of his address to the Military Institute, and suggests that two copies be sent to The Press, provided the Press prints the address in its entirety.

Pearce, William

Pearce to T. Shanks

Pearce sends Shanks a copy of his address to the Alberta Mlitary Institue "Reminiscences Concerning Surveys" and comments on the causes of the 1885 Riel Rebellion.

Pearce, William

Pearce to Taylor

Taylor proposes to write a biography of Pearce, and Pearce offers his assitance.

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

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

Edouard, Deville to Pearce

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

Deville, E.

Pearce to Nanton

Pearce sends Nanton a copy of his Alberta Land Surveyors's Asssociaton Reminiscences, andoffers a copy of the schedule from his "North-West Half-Breed Grant" report. He also comments on the causes of the Riel Rebellion.

Pearce, William

Shanks to Pearce

Shanks notifies Pearce that his review in the October 1923 edition of the Dominion Land Surveyors' Journal compliments Pearce's address to the Alberta Military Institute regarding the Second Riel Rebellion.

Shanks, Thomas

Pearce to Shanks

Pearce thanks Shanks for his article endorsing his position in the Dominion Land Surveyors Journal. Pearce comments on the Dominion Land Board's relationship in the Riel Rebellion.

Pearce, William

Pearce Defends Lands Board

Pearce sends Davidson a copy of his1886 Federal Government "North-West Half-Breed Grant" report. He also comments on the Dominion Land Board's role in the North-West Rebellion.

Pearce, William

Lynch, F.C.C. to Pearce

Lynch sends Pearce 12 photostat copies of the "Detailed Report on the North-West Half-Breed Grant" in response to Pearce's request. He also thanks Pearce for sending him a copy the paper he delivered before the Alberta Military Institute.

Lynch, F. C.

Keyes to Pearce

Keyes writes Pearce that he cannot find any copies of his "Detailed Report upon All Claims to Land and Right to Participate in the Northwest Half-Breed Grant" in the Department of the Interior's records.

Keyes, P. G.

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