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William Pearce Fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1858 - 1930

The William Pearce Fonds consists of records documenting the three phases of his professional life: federal surveyor and administrator (1874-1884); federal advisor for western development policy (1884-1904); and western consultant for the Canadian Pacific Railway (post-1904). Most of the records in the Pearce fonds were created in the region that was the focus of his career: the territory fomerly known as Rupert's Land and the North-West Territory, later to become the prairie provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. A small portion of the records document Pearce's activites during his retirment

Pearce, William

J.S. Denis to William Pearce

Denis assures Pearce that the Board of Examiners of Surveyors will meet with quorum in Winnipeg to approve his bona fide surveyor's certification.

Dennis, J. S.

Miss Unwin to Pearce

Miss Unwin sends Pearce an unpaid bill Capt. Deane owes to the Ladies Work Reformatory for the purchase of 220 lbs. Of of marmalade.

Unwin, Helen

Steele to Pearce

Steele tells Pearce he is not in contact with Captain Deane and will therefore find it difficult to get payment to the Ladies Work Depository for the cost of marmalade purchased for the NorthWest Mounted Police detachment in Lethbridge, Alberta

Steele, Samuel

Pearce to Unwin

Pearce informs Miss Unwin that he has contatected Capt. Deane, concerning money he owes and assures her Capt. Deane will soon pay.

Pearce, William

Pearce to Steele

Pearce writes to Steele requesting him to resolve the Ladies Work Depository's request for payment of bill for supplying 200lbs of marmalade to the NorthWest Mounted Police detachment in Lethbridge, Alberta.

Steele, Samuel

Pearce to Steele

Pearce congratuates Steele on his appointment to cammond of the military forces in the Yukon an to becoming a Member of Council for the Distrct. Pearce also recommends his friend Billy Jones, soon to be in the region, for any support Steele can offer.

Steele, Samuel

Pearce to Steele

Pearce sends Steele some news concerning inside politics at Ottawa.

Steele, Samuel

Steele to Pearce

Steele asks Pearce to determine if his application for the Red River Expedition Medal has been received and processed by Colonel Wainwright or Griffith.

Steele, Samuel

Steele to Pearce

Steele thanks Pearce for inquiring into the purchase of land in western Canada.

Steele, Samuel

Pearce to Steele

Pearce sends Steele a letter telling him he tried to see him in his hotel in Ottawa but Steele did not appear to wish to see him.

Steele, Samuel

Steele to Pearce

Steele gives Pearce a general report on conditions in South Africa during the conflict between the British and the Boers. He mentions civilian prisoners, fighting, and farming in South Africa.

Steele, Samuel

Steele to Pearce

Three related notes on hotel letterhead documenting Pearce's efforts to meet with Steele during his time in Ottawa.

Steele, Samuel

Pearce to Steele

Pearce sends Steele, Commanding "E" Dvision, of the South Africa Constabulary in Pretoria, a general review of Canadian politics, including harvest news and internal Department of Interior news.

Pearce, William

Pearce to Steele

Pearce sends Steele a letter in South Africa giving him a general report of events in Canada includig the development of railways on the Prairies, crops and irrigation. Investment opportunities in natural resources are also mentinoed.

Steele, Samuel

Steele to Pearce

Steele gives Pearce an overview of his military activities in South Africa.

Steele, Samuel

Pearce to Steele

Pearce sends Steele a letter in South Africa giving him a general report of events in Canada includig the development of railwasys on the Prairies, crops and irrigation, and sporting events

Steele, Samuel

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.

Pearce to Steele

Pearce sends Steele, who is commanding "E" Division of the South Africa Constabulary in South Africa, a general update of news in Canada. Topics include the Frank Slide, land speculation in western Canada, Pearce's desired superannuation, American immigration and the loyalty of British immigrants to the Crown.

Steele, Samuel

Pearce to Steele

Pearces sends Steele a general report on news and events in Canada while Steele is commanding the "n" Division of the North Arfrican Constabulary. Topics include livestock brought from the U.S., immigrant Chinese labour, the Alaska Boundary Dispute, the Canadian labour market, and the health of the crops on the Prairies.

Steele, Samuel

Pearce to Steele

Pearce sents Steele, still commanding "E" Division in Pretoria for the South African Constabulary, general information on events in western Canada. Topics include a harsh spring in Alberta, land speculation in Southern Alberta, and Pearce's desire for superannuation.

Steele, Samuel

Steele to Pearce

Steele describes to Pearce the trouble in South Africa finding labour to work in the mines. He writes that mineowners are considering contracting Asian labourers and asks for Pearce's impression of this solution in light of the Canadian labour experience.

Steele, Samuel

Pearce to Unkown Correspondent

Pearce acknowledges receipt of a letter of introduction from Steele. An unidentified acquaintance of Steele's (most likely his nephew) attempted to visit Pearce in Calgary but he was not home.

Steele, Samuel

Pearce to Steele

Pearce advises Steele on prospective land purchases in Alberta, particularly around Sounding Lake. He notes that they can together make wiser investments in the future.

Steele, Samuel

Steele to Pearce

Steele sends Pearce his general impression of the South African region he is working in. He gives his impressions of the natural environment, the wildlife, and the native peoples.

Steele, Samuel

Steele to Pearce

Steele sends Pearce his perspective on the state of British colonial acitivities in South Africa and Canada with a view to promoting British identity. He also discusses his desire to settle in western Canada.

Steele, Samuel

Steele to Pearce

Steele comments to Pearce on the prospects of settling in western Canada for himself and other military officers in the South African Constabulary.

Steele, Samuel

Steele to Pearce

Steele gives Pearce a general description of his experiences in South Africa. He includes brief comments on the Boers, colonialism, and the natural surroundings.

Steele, Samuel

Steele to Pearce

Steele makes inquiries concerning the seasonal state of farming in western Canada.

Steele, Samuel

Steele to Pearce

Steele asks Pearce many questions about his chances to return to western Canada and purchase a farm. He also informs Pearce on the conditions in Sourth Africa, the climate, and the quality of local labour.

Steele, Samuel

Pearce to Steele

Pearce sends Steele, still serving as a commander in the South African Constabulary in Pretoria, general news and events in Canada. Topics include Pearce's aid in Steele purchasing a farm in Alberta, federal politics, and British-American relations.

Steele, Samuel

Pearce to Steele

Pearce sends Steele a general update on events in Canada. Land speculation has receded and Pearce tells Steele he can help him acquire some land in Alberta. Other events commented on include the Chamberlain crusade on tariff reform and the Alaskan Boundary Dispute.

Pearce, William

Steele to Pearce

Steele asks Pearce to pick out and purchase a nice piece of land for him in western Canada. He wishes to settle down as a farmer when he returns to Canada. Steele also comments on the quality of the men serving in Southern Africa.

Steele, Samuel

Pearce to Steele

Pearce sends Steele a general news letter. His topics include, the Alaskan Boudary decision, Asian immigration, potential war with Russia and Japan, and British politics.

Steele, Samuel

Steele to Pearce

Steele sends Pearce a general description of his life in South Africa as he serves in the "E" Division of the South African Constabulary.

Steele, Samuel

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 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

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

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.

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

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.

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 Grogan

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

Pearce, William

Pearce to D.S. Robertson

Pearce tells D.S. Robertson he will send him his collection of photographs of the historic West, explains he procured them in Winnipeg before 1876.

Pearce, William

Pearce to D.S. Robertson

Pearce sends Robertson a photograph of Poundmaker, Big Bear and Father Lacombe at the Manitoba Penitentiary.

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

Pearce to D.S. Robertson

Pearce acknowledges Robertson's father was emprisoned in Ft. Garry in the 1869 uprising, laments quality of Riel photograph.

Pearce, William

J. Ross Robertson to Pearce

J. Ross Robertson thanks Pearce for sending his photographs, tells Pearce he cannot identify the photograph of Riel and his Council although Riel imprisoned him at Ft. Garry during the 1869 rebellion.

Robertson, J. Ross

Pearce to D.B. Dowling

Pearce asks Dowling of the Geological Survey for a copy of a photograph of Calgary taken by Dr. Dawson in 1881, explains his copy was lost when loaned to "one of the Calgary newspapers."

Pearce, William

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

Pearce to Rothwell

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

Pearce, William

Pearce to John Blue

Pearce explains to Blue, Provincial Librarian of Alberta, that he took evidence of all settlements in Alberta where there were disputed lots, recommends the creation of an Alberta historical society to best deal with the distrbtution and preservation of such evidence.

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 Dr. Roche

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

Pearce, William

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 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 Dr. Rutherford

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

Pearce, William

Roche to Pearce

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

Roche, W. J.

R.W. Macintyre to Pearce

R. W. Macintyre asks Pearce for information on the Frank Slide, Pearce was sent to the disaster as a government representative. Pearce respondes with his first-hand acount of the Frank slide hours following its occurance.

Macintyre, R. W.

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.

Roche to Pearce

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

Roche, W. J.

Pearce to Rothwell

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

Pearce, William

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.

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.

Pearce to Black

Pearce provides more detail about a paper he wrote for Black for the 1917 Association of Chartered Accountants meeting. He also comments on writing a Historical Manuscript documenting the development of the West.

Black, F. M.

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.

Pearce to Nanton

Pearce asks Nanton for a critique of his paper on the Railway Land Grants given by the Dominion Government in the three Prairie Provinces. Pearce reflects on writing a Historical Manuscript.

Pearce, William

Pearce to Dennis

Pearce sends Dennis changes to his paper on "Land Matters in the West."

Pearce, William

Pearce to Naismith

Pearce aks Naismith to forward his paper "Titles to Land in Three Prairie Provinces" to Dr. Rutherford. He also aks Dr. Rutherford to critique the paper.

Pearce, William

Pearce to Coleman

Pearce reflects on Coleman's critique of his paper "Titles to Land in Three Prairie Provinces."

Pearce, William

Pearce to Godfrey

Pearce thanks Godfrey for his comments on the paper he wrote for a meeting of The Association of Dominion Chartered Accountants.

Pearce, William

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.

Pearce to Black

Pearce replies to Black's request for information on Land Division in the Western Prairie Provinces. Pearce ponders if he should write Historical Manuscript.

Black, F. M.

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

O.J. Godfrey to Pearce

Godfrey congradulates Pearce for the material he prepared for F.M. Black of the Public Utilities Commission of Alberta. On request of the Association of Dominion Chartered Accountants Black presented a talk concerning land policies in western Canada. Black requested Pearce write the paper for the presentation and Pearce obliged. The presentation was the seed for Pearce's historical narrative.

Godfrey, O. J.

J.S. Dennis to Pearce

Dennis acknowledges receipt of Pearce's paper, intended for the Dominion Association of Chartered Accountants, and notes its "extreme value."

Dennis, J. S.

Pearce to Nanton

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

Nanton, Augustus M.

Pearce to McCaig

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

Pearce, William

Smith to Pearce

Smith thanks Pearce for a copy of his paper on western settlement and flatters Pearce that there is nothing left to say on the issue.

Smith, H. H.

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 H.H. Smith

Pearce asks Smith to provide him with a copy of the "Wild Land Tax Act." This act directly affected the Hudson's Bay Company.

Smith, H. H.

D.C. Coleman to Pearce

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

Pearce, William

Pearce to A.M. Nanton

Pearce justifies to Nanton the negative comments in his manuscript concerning the Hudson's Bay Comppany's negative influence on western settlement, cites on going water reserves problems in Southern Alberta.

Pearce, William

Pearce to H.H. Smith

Pearce defends his manuscript concerning the case of Chief Justice Wood's decision in the case of Hudson's Bay Company versus Attorney-General.

Smith, H. H.

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.

Pearce to J.S. Denis

Pearce comments on a paper he wrote for Mr. Black, the Chairman of the Association of Dominion Chartered Accountants. Pearce also comments on the Department of the Interior.

Pearce, William

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