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PE004824 - “The Search for Security” pamphlet by the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool

Pamphlet titled “The Search for Security” that describes “vital points about the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool and its policies.” The document provides an overview as to the way in which the Pool was created and organized, its purposes, and its relationship with farmers and governments, as well as a brief account of its financial records and the industry’s impact on Canadians’ living standards. Published by the Saskatchewan Co-operative Producers Limited. The cover is printed on blue paper and contains an illustration comprised of a farmhouse, a barn, a grain elevator, a boat, a train, and the legislature.

Saskatchewan Co-operative Producers

PE000791 - Early Calgary Department Store share certificate

The share certificate indicates the share amount of the company Price Jones, which was founded in the 1860s in Newton, Wales. It sold locally produced Welsh flannel and eventually expanded and became the first mail-order shop in the world (Queen Victoria was known to be a customer), and issued catalogues in Canada as well. In 1911 the company erected a store in Calgary but it ultimately went out of business in 1916. 

PE001072 - Kindersley (Saskatchewan) Farm Lands Ltd. Stock & Mortgage certificates

Two documents issued by Kindersley (Saskatchewan) Farm Lands Ltd.

  • A signed stock certificate, No. A0297, for ten shares of stock in the company, owned by Liang & Cruickshauk.
  • A signed mortgage debenture certificate, No. B1014, for £100, owned by the Canadian and Empire Investment Trust Ltd., and later resold to Charles James Proud on Dec. 29, 1913. Text on the back refers to the original terms of the debenture; a stamp on the back indicates changes made to the repayment terms.

PE001035 – The short and unhappy life of Queenstown, Alberta

The items included are regarding the formation and ending of the Canadian Pacific Colonization Corporation Ltd (CPCCL) which was formed in 1888 with the intent of founding a town in Alberta.
l) (Prospectus): Dominion of Canada, Province of Alberta. Canadian Pacific Colonization Corporation Limited. To found the town of Queenstown, North-Western Canada. Capital £500,000. Nov, 1888. 8 pages. 23 x 18 cm.
m) Reproduced letter: From Henry Hayman D. D. President of the CPCCL issued Feb. 21 1889. 24 x 19 cm.
n) Share Certificate: 25.5 x 22.5 cm for 10 shares in the CPCCL issued Feb. 21 1889
o) Broadside: 36.5 x 23 cm. Choice Lands in Alberta. Advert to induced people to move out and colonize Queenstown.
p) Transcript: 32.5 x 20 cm. Discusses circumstances of Queenstown which included a prairie fire, which destroyed the hay crop for the coming winter and caused the loss of several hundred head of cattle.
q) Notice: 20 x 25 cm. Notice of a CPCCL meeting to be held on 24 Dec 1890. Issued 15 Dec 1890.
r) 4 Resolutions: 33 x 20.5 cm. Enumerates the four resolutions o be ratified at the Dec. 24th 1890 meeting.
s) Letter from Maddisons: (open: 25 x 40.5 cm, closed: 25 x 20.5cm) dated Dec 19 1890, acting on behalf of 50 shareholders to wind up the corporation.
t) Letter from the CPCCL: 20 x 26.5 cm. Issued Dec. 20 1890. Rebuffs the Letter from Maddisons.
u) Report of Proceedings: 8 pages. 33.5 x 21 cm. Report of the Dec 24th 1890 meeting.
v) The Companies (Winding-up) Act 1890: The winding up act is in four pieces.
a. No. 23/ Notice: 40.5 x 25 cm. A notice that a meeting of the contributories will be held on March 25 1891 which encloses with it two forms: The General (blue paper, 40.5 x 25 cm) and Special Proxies(yellow paper, 40.5 x 25 cm)
b. A summary of the affairs of the company was included (closed: 40.5 x 25 cm)

PE004828 - "A New Route from Europe to the Interior of North America with a Description of Hudson’s Bay and Straights"

Book titled "A New Route from Europe to the Interior of North America with a Description of Hudson’s Bay and Straights," issued by the Nelson Valley Railway and Transportation Company, Montreal. Publishers are John Lovell & Son, Montreal, 1881. The cover is a dark green with gold writing, as well as drawings of plants and bugs. Cover itself is very thin and delicate. Inside is a pull-out map titled "Public Lands, also its Geographical Relation to the British Islands." Book contains 19 pages describing the new route from Europe to the interior of North America. Includes a page which lists the Board of Provisional Directors for the company, as well as its address.

PE000647 - Flyer celebrating “Fifty Years of Progress: 1889 – 1939” in Lethbridge, AB

Flyer titled “Fifty Years of Progress: 1889 – 1939,” telling the story of the creation of the Lethbridge, Alberta, Board of Trade and the board’s role in the development of the local airport, Kenyon Field. The back of the flyer is titled “Autographs” and features the signatures of pilots who flew in the air show celebrating the opening of Kenyon Field: Charles E. Selge, Charles Zmuda, George Starr and Arthur Davis.

PE000458 - Advertisement for Alberta Slim and Alberta Slim RCA Victor Records Circus

Folded paper souvenir featuring six (6) B&W photographs and an advertisement for Alberta Slim’s latest releases. There is no price on it, so it could also be a record insert or advertisement. Each photograph is of a scene at the Alberta Slim RCA Victor Records Circus, including images of a performing elephant, horse, dog, and bear, as well as a portrait of Alberta Slim and the Bar X Cowboys.

PE004720 - Souvenir Royal Alexandra Hotel Guest Book from 1915

Royal Alexandra Hotel Guest Book from 1915.  Blue paper cover with the name of the hotel letter-pressed in gold ink on the front, and an advertisement for Blackwoods Dry Ginger Ale and Blackwoods Aero-distilled Drinking Water printed in black ink on the back cover. Inside the front cover is an advertisement for The Princess candy store.  Inside are forty (40) pages of glossy white paper bordered with a repeating maple leaf pattern printed in pale blue ink.  The left page is usually an advertisement for a local business, with the opposing page giving information and an image for a local Winnipeg attraction.  “This book designed and compiled for and with the approval of the Royal Alexandra Hotel by G. E. Webb” and printed by Sulman Bros. Ltd in Winnipeg.

PE004835 - 1905-1955 After Fifty Years Mendham

Book titled: 1905-1955 After Fifty Years Mendham. Book contains 16 pages detailing the beginnings of Mendham and its progression over 50 years. Contains stories, (including one in German), poems, b&w photographs of life in the village, and advertisements of supporters of the book. Cover is a dark yellow, and contains a small b&w photograph of the village on the front. Inside the front cover is a forward from the Mendham Teachers and Pupils. The inside back cover notes it’s for autographs, though this particular book’s autograph page is blank. Book has been dedicated to the brave pioneers of the prairies.

PE000578 - Great-West Life Assurance Co. notebook

Small, bound notebook with graph paper and a red cover, advertising for the Great-West Life Assurance Co. Front inside cover, centrefold and back cover of the book are stamped with statistics about the company. There are a few handwritten notes inside, including two short love poems.

PE000650 - Holland Extra Prime Binder Twine notebooks

Two small, bound notebooks with graph paper advertising for Holland Extra Prime Binder Twine sold by Harold & Thompson, Regina, Saskatchewan. Both notebooks include four pages of facts and testimonials about Holland Twine. The second book includes hand-written notes on hours worked and tools purchased.

PE004944 - Collection of posters from a picture calendar showing Edmonton, AB

Collection of five (5) posters showing various images related to Edmonton.  All rolled into scrolls but otherwise undamaged.

  • Interior of McNeils Cigar Store 1920,
  • Old CNR (Canadian National Railways) Station showing 101 St. and 104 Ave. 1945,
  • View of Edmonton from the Southwest around 1912,
  • First Social Credit Script passed 1936,
  • Sulky racing around 1912.

PE000635 - Canada Paint advertisement

Brochure advertising for Canada Paint, sold at Alsip Brick, Tile & Lumber Co. of Portage Ave. [Winnipeg, Manitoba]. Includes 32 paint colour samples, suggested exterior painting colour schemes and bright colour illustrations on the front and back cover.

PE000754 - Paint Flyer "Brighten Up Your Home with Duco"

Duco Paint Flyer: "Brighten Up Your Home with Duco." Promotional colour flyer for Duco, a line of paint targeting home redecoration. This is a product of Flint Paint & Varnish, based in Toronto, Ontario. The illustration includes a woman in a maid’s uniform painting a chair, and a man painting a headboard.

PE004890 - Drumheller District Tourist Guide

Drumheller District Tourist Guide put together by the Drumheller Junior Chamber of Commerce. It is divided in six sections and the back side of the document opens into a 45.5 x 29.5 cm map of the area, which marks the regions with their thriving industries. There is also a close-up map of the city of Drumheller. The triptych includes a directory for Drumheller, statistical information, tourist attractions, and historical facts.

PE000859 - Brochure promoting the brand Jack Wood Limited, a “Men’s Head-to-Foot Outfitters”

Brochure promoting the brand Jack Wood Limited, a “Men’s Head-to-Foot Outfitters.” Clothing descriptors include suits, shoes, overalls, gloves, and underwear. On the right side there is a photograph of a young woman, and there is an August 16 calendar on the bottom left corner. The document is framed by ornamental flowers printed in silver ink. Printed by Gerlach-Barklow of Canada, Limited, Toronto, ON.

PE004860 - Alexandra Hotel promotional poster

Poster promoting the Alexandra Hotel. The slogan is written on the top centre, and reads “When in CALGARY stay at the Alexandra Hotel” with the hotel name printed in large type. At the centre of the poster there is a 16 x 12.5 cm b&w photograph of the hotel and a caption that reads “Fire-proof.” Amenities and rates are listed on the bottom. 

PE000915 - "Marquis Wheat - The World’s Best Wheat" leaflet

Leaflet titled: "Marquis Wheat - The World’s Best Wheat." The rest of the ad states: "Seed for sale by F.A. Adams, Macleod, Alberta. Producer of the best bushel; best 100 pounds; best 5 bushels of hard wheat at Alberta Provincial Seed Fair, March, 1912. Also grew and sold to H. Holmes, Raymond, seed from which he produced the best bushel at this Congress. My Marquis Wheat Strain is Right. GET THE BEST. Exhibit Under Grand Stand on Grounds. Price $2.00 a bushel F.O.B. Macleod, Alberta." 

PE004804 - "Across the Atlantic How Canada’s Grand Trunk Railway System (and connections) 'Gets You There' " advertisement

Leaflet titled: "Across the Atlantic How Canada’s Grand Trunk Railway System (and connections) 'Gets You There'.” Below this are two watercolour pictures, one depicting a steamship, and the other depicting a famer and his horses plowing a wheat field. Below the pictures is a caption: "Harvesting Along Canada’s Grand Trunk Pacific Railway." The back of the leaflet is a slogan: "You Need Canada Needs You.” Below this are the addresses for European Traffic Offices, and an advertisement for Canadian Express Money Orders.

PE004746 - "All Expense 'Stop-Over' Tours Canadian Rockies Banff…Lake Louise and Emerald Lake, by Canadian Pacific - World’s Greatest Travel System" tourism brochure

Tourism brochure titled: "All Expense 'Stop-Over' Tours Canadian Rockies Banff…Lake Louise and Emerald Lake, by Canadian Pacific - World’s Greatest Travel System." Brochure opens up to a three page spread depicting the three major hotels the tour stops at - Banff Springs, Lake Louise Chateau, and Emerald Lake Chalet. Has large b&w pictures of all three areas, a list of Canadian Rockies Feature Events for 1940, and a small map of the Canadian Rockies. The back pages contain information on things to see and do in the Canadian Rockies, and information on how to get to the Canadian Rockies, as well as information on an Alaska Cruise with Princess Cruises.

PE001217 - Where to Go – and What to Do While Visiting Calgary

Advertising brochure, issued by the Tea Kettle Inn of Calgary, Alberta, which promotes Calgary as a tourist destination. The brochure includes background on Calgary in general, and detail on particular tourist attractions in the city. A substantial portion of the item, however, concentrates on promoting the Tea Kettle Inn specifically to tourists, including a photo of the Inn’s kitchen and an illustration of the business’ exterior.

PE001218 - Horseback and Camping Trip in the Canadian Rockies

Advertising booklet for a camping trip to the Canadian Rockies being organized by Caroline Hinman of New Jersey. The booklet describes the route and basic itinerary of the planned trip, the qualifications of the organizer, and provides a brief overview of the pricing structure for the trip. The back cover carries a list of previous members of the organizer’s prior trips. The sheet affixed inside the booklet provides a list of suggested personal equipment for those intending to join the trip.

PE001220 - The Canadian Rockies

Promotional booklet on the Canadian Rockies and Jasper, released by Canadian National Railways. The bulk of the booklet provides background and description of major landmarks in the Rockies from the point of view of the prospective tourist, with the remainder of the text being devoted to describing tourist accommodations along the CNR line through the mountains. Also included are a list of available gold courses, an advertisement for Canadian National Railways Hotels, and a list of worldwide agency representatives for the company. Amongst the photographs and illustrations contained in the booklet, depicting area landmarks and accommodations, are color paintings by Emily Carr.

PE001221 - Day by Day, Lake Louise

Promotional booklet on Lake Louise and the Chateau Lake Louise. The booklet provide some brief description of the lake itself, as well as available and suggested activities, including driving and pony trips, for visitors to the Chateau.

PE001224 - Maligne Lake

Promotional booklet which illustrates the Maligne lake region, located in Jasper National Park, south of Jasper. Includes text extolling the natural beauty of the area, and a number of color illustrations of the lake environs. Additionally included is a map of the area, showing the position of the lake relative to Jasper and nearby highways.

PE001259 - The Feeding of Fur-Bearing Animals for Profit

Informational booklet on the feeding of fur-bearing animals such as minks and foxes, although the bulk of the booklet contents promote the products of the booklet’s publisher, Anderson Grain & Feed Co., Ltd. Much of the booklet is taken up by advertisements for animal rations and supplements produced by the company, as well as other sundry farm supplies. The remainder of the content serves to complement the advertisements, by providing information such as user testimonials, or lists of ingredients found within company products; also included are some tips on animal nutrition, and a chart of fox breeding and whelping dates.

PE001261 - Public Auction Sale Poster

Poster advertisement for a public auction of “Cattle, Harness, Farm Machinery and Household Effects”, to be held in Quill Lake, Saskatchewan. A list of the items to be offered for auction is featured on the poster, as are the terms for payment.

PE001284 - Trapping for Profit

An informational booklet supplied by HBC, and meant as an introductory text for novice fur trappers. The booklet provides tips on trapping, both general and specific to various types of animals, as well as information on the preparation of skins. Additionally enclosed is a postal envelope from the HBC, addressed to Ivan Diegel, of Craigmyle, Alberta.

PE001299 - Welcome to Calgary

Advertising brochure from the HBC, which promotes the HBC department store in Calgary, as well of general tourism in Calgary. The brochure contains information on the types of items carried by the Bay department store and recommendations for tourist activities in Calgary, as well as customs' information for American visitors to Canada.

PE000462 - Posters as “Warning to Minors” with sections of the Saskatchewan Liquor Act

Two posters on orange cardstock with the words “Warning to Minors” in bold followed by excerpts from the Saskatchewan Liquor Act. It was issued by the Hotels Association of Saskatchewan and Approved by Saskatchewan Liquor Board. Printed by Davidson Leader Print. Since the text infers that serving beer is legal, but serving women is not, it must have been printed sometime between 1935 and 1960. PE000462

PE000920 - Edmonton Ad Club 1913-1914 Year Book

"Edmonton Ad Club 1913-1914 Year Book." Cover is printed on brown cardstock, and the back cover is blank except for the publisher’s mark. The interior details the operations of the Ad Club. Includes a list of members with phone numbers, plans for the upcoming year, information about memberships and dues, a list of officers currently in office, and quite a few advertisements for businesses in Edmonton. Pamphlet also contains one small 12.8 x 7.8 cm card which can be used to apply for a membership with the Edmonton Ad Club. Within is also a 21.5 x 27.8 cm tri-fold letter bearing the Edmonton Ad Club’s letterhead, and addressed to Mr. Ernest Brown. The letter extends an invitation to the addressee to join the Edmonton Ad Club, and extolls some of the benefits of joining. Printed by Edmonton Printing & Publishing Co., Ltd.

PE004841 - Receipt to International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

Top of receipt reads: "International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers-1200 15th Street N.W. Washington 5, D.C." It has been issued to H. M. Wilson, initiated on October 22, 1919 and last paid in August, 1954. It states it’s for pension and death benefits, and is signed by the international secretary. There is an address stamped on the back, sending the receipt to Mr. A. E. Fearey, Financial Secretary, Lu. #348, P.O. Box 154, Calgary, Alberta.

PE000428 - Regulations for the sale of lands in the C.P.R.'s irrigation block

Document listing the regulations for the sale of irrigable and non-irrigable lands in the western section of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company’s irrigation block and for the supply of water for said irrigation lands. Signed J.S. Dennis, Superintendant of Irrigation. Calgary, Alberta.

One of two documents written by J.S. Dennis of the Irrigation Department of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company. See also PE000459

Dennis, J. S.

PE000780 - Letter and Bulletin from the International Record Collector’s Club to Mr. Abbott. 

Bulletin #100 of the International Record Collector’s Club to Mr. W.J. Abbott at 81 Laurier Av. West, Ottawa, Canada.  This is a two page, typewritten brochure with illustrations of renowned opera figures. It has been folded in a triptych to fit in the 9.6 x 16.5 cm envelope. The envelope includes a three cent U.S. postage and a stamp with the date, time, and location (Dec.3, 1940, 9:30PM, Bridgeport, Conn.). Enclosed is also a typewritten note from the club’s founder to the recipient (dated Dec 2nd), which acknowledges the latter’s partial payment towards two records, as well as an expression of concern over Canada’s ban on “luxuries,” and its impact on the club’s Canadian audience. 

PE000851 - United Grain Growers Notebook

Booklet containing a detailed account of the United Grain Growers, including shareholder information, stock and farm supplies, information on other agricultural agencies, record forms, grain assessment, examples of grain bills, and other factors surrounding the company. It also includes calendars and memoranda where the book owner can make notes, as well as space for addresses. The owner of this booklet made a fair number of notes throughout the latter sections, primarily for grocery lists, addresses, and recipes.

PE000858 - Letter Seeking to Promote a Song

A handwritten letter to the editor of the Edmonton Bulletin from S. K. Larson. The letter requests that the Edmonton Bulletin write a few lines on the publication of Larson's song, "The Rose of My Heart," issued by Dearborn Music Co. of Chicago. It has been published in England, Australia, and the United States. Larson mentions that he was a pioneer of Stony Plain in the Edmonton District, having settled there in 1894 for 15 years, although he now lives in Prince Rupert, B.C. Attached is a short notice announcing the song’s success published by The Evening Empire newspaper, from Prince Rupert, B.C. There is a red, 3 cent Canadian stamp featuring King George V's portrait on the bottom right of the letter.

PE000892 - Harold & Thompson Holland Binder Twine Notebook

Notebook front cover reads: "Harold & Thompson Holland Binder Twine. Manufacture by United Ropeworks Rotterdam-Holland. Our Brands: Queen City-550 ft. Prairie Pride-600 ft. Harold & Thompson Regina-Sask. General Sales Agents." Cover is a mixture of green and white, with red writing on the white background and white writing on the green background. Cover contains a red and black ink drawing of two sheaves of wheat on either side of a roll of binder twine. Back cover contains an advertisement for the company’s new Lattice Cover. Contains the same logo as is found on the front. Inside contains multiple blank graph pages for writing, along with advertisements, useful information such as weight conversions and standard bushels, as well as a 1939-1940 calendar. Owner has put in several personal notes onto the pages.

PE000892 - Plymouth Binder Twine Notebook

Notebook front reads "Plymouth Binder Twine" and shows four (4) rolls of binder twine. Cover is brown, red and black with black writing. Picture on the front is in b&w, except for the tops of the rolls, which are colored red or green. Back covers is mainly red and brown, with black and green writing. Contains an advertisement for Plymouth Green-Top twine. Contains an ink drawing of a sack bound by rope. Interior covers show the same picture: one man hanging a picture with an advertisement on it: Plymouth binder twine on the inside front cover, and  Green Top twine on the inside back cover. Inside are several pages of graph paper for persona, notes. There is also a 1936-1937 calendar, an identification page, and two pages of advertisements. There are some notes on the pages from the owner. One (1) of eight (8) files associated with PE000892. See also Reference Number: F-7-0-0-49 through to F-7-0-0-56.

PE000913 - Documents pertaining to the acquisition and maintenance of a thresher’s license.

Documents pertaining to the acquisition and maintenance of a thresher’s license. Includes the following:

  • 16.7 x 25.4 cm bifold pamphlet titled: "1934 Chapter 28 An Act to amend and consolidate The Threshers’ Lien Act." Document contains the different aspects of the act, including registration of the threshing machine and threshers’ liens. Back page notes the pamphlet was printed in Edmonton by A. Shnitka, King’s Printer.;
  • 17.7 x 14 cm certificate printed on thick paper stock, titled: "Registration Certificate for Threshing Machine 1941 Registration No. 3416." The certificate is printed in green writing, and contains the emblem for the Department of Agriculture in Alberta, as well as the Deputy Minister of Agriculture’s signature.;
  • 14 x 8.6 cm Canada Post card printed on cream colored thick paper stock. One side contains the Department of Agriculture of Alberta’s emblem, and is a blank report card to be filled out by the thresher owner at the close of harvest season. It includes details such as the name and address of the thresher, and how many acres and bushels of various crops were collected at the end of the harvest season. The opposite side shows that the card has postage pre-paid by the Department of Agriculture of Edmonton, Alberta. The top notes: "Canada Post Card," and there is a 1 cent stamp printed on it.;
  • 27.8 x 17.5 cm notice printed on brown card stock. The top of the notice states: "This card must be attached to a prominent part of the threshing machine. The Noxious Weeds Act. Provisions Relating to Threshers." Below this are noted several sections pertaining to the cleaning of threshing machines and grain, as well as extracts from the Act Affecting Threshing Machine Operators.;
  • 24.2 x 16.5 cm brown envelope. The top of the envelope states: "Thresher’s License No. 3416." On the top left corner it states: "Department of Agriculture Government Buildings Edmonton Alberta." The envelope appears to be addressed to S. Bororoski, ? (there is a second name below this, but it is unclear what it says). 

PE000927 - Envelope from Western School Supply Limited - Used

An envelope from Western School Supply Limited addressed to Copp, Clark Company Limited, 495 Wellington St. W., Toronto, 2, Ont. Envelope has a 3 cent Canadian stamp, and includes a b&W ink drawing of a Western School Supply, Limited building. Above this drawing it states: If not called for in ten days return to Western School Supply Limited. Below this drawing it notes: School Equippers 1402 Rose Street Regina, Sask. Canada. There is a small circular postmark on the envelope stating it was received in Regina at 6 pm, November 5, 1931, Sask. The back of the envelope depicts a b&w drawing of a hanging globe. It is captioned: Hanging Globe No 505.

PE004767 - The “Private and Confidential No. 1 Price List” for Massey-Harris Co.

The “Private and Confidential No. 1 Price List” for the Manitoba branch of the Massey-Harris Co., Limited for the year 1906.  Salesmanship suggestions printed on the inside covers.  Terms for sale are followed by prices for farm equipment: binders, mowers, rakes, manure spreaders, drills, cultivators, feed cutters, no.6 diamond harrow, no.11 clip harrow, no.8 lever harrow, disc harrows, cream separators, plows, scuffler, vehicle jack, rollers and packers, wheelbarrows, sleighs, wagons, spring lorries, wagon boxes, and wagon parts.

PE004833 - Brochure celebrating the opening of a second Bank of Toronto branch in Calgary

Brochure titled: Our Second Branch in Calgary. Details the opening of a new Bank of Toronto branch in Calgary, on 8th and 4th.  Lists its services, such as Business Banking, Oil Banking, and Personal Accounts. A small section details the professional profile of the new branch manager, Mr. P. W. Atkinson. When fully opened, brochure contains a large b&w aerial photograph of downtown Calgary from 5000 ft. (Photo taken by Photography Survey Corporation). Front and back covers are light green, with interior pictures detailed in green as well.

PE004906 - Calendar Compliments of F.G. Webber Hardware

Calendar- Compliments of F.G. Webber Hardware. Once flipped open it contains each day of the month and its corresponding weekday, as well as sunrise & sunset times and moon phases. Above the small calendar there is a 20 x 13.5 cm colour photograph of the Rocky Mountains. The calendar and photograph are pasted on a 31.5 x 25.5 cm brown cardboard mat, which has the company’s (F.G. Webber Hardware) contact information. The mat also has a brown string tied at its center top which serves to hang this piece.

PE001081 - Morris Safe & Lock Co. Documents

Documents from, or associated with, the Morris Safe & Lock Co., pertaining to their business affairs with Canadian organizations in Calgary and Saskatchewan. Included amongst the documents are:

  • Correspondence, typed and written, by Norris Safe & Lock Co. employees and by customers of the company on business matters and transactions. Relevant newspaper extracts are attached to two of these.
  • Bills from the City of Calgary, John Jones Alberta Paint Shop, and Tasker Transfer Company
  • Cheques from the Dominion Bank
  • An Alberta Government Telephone notice that payment is in arrears.

PE001099 - New Light on the West Bound Grain Route

Argues for the funding and construction of grain elevator facilities in Edmonton, which the authors suggest, will be necessary for Alberta farmers to take full advantage of a grain transport route to the Pacific, via Vancouver, then under development. Include is an annotated map of this westbound grain route.

PE001115 - Farmers’ Receipt Book

Each receipt includes list of terms and conditions, in addition to tables to record the materials being shipped. Additionally included in the booklet are suggestions to shippers for preparation of goods, as well as a certification form for certifying compliance with the Meat Inspection Act, and advertisements for Dominion Express travellers’ cheques and money orders.

PE001269 - 15 Cents per Bushel--

Poster produced by the Vancouver Sun, protesting the opposition of the Winnipeg Board of Trade to modification of existing rail shipping rates. The poster opines that the present rates unnecessarily discourage Western farmers from shipping their products through the westbound route to Vancouver.

PE001328 - Financial Statements of A. Douglass

Account ledger for A. Douglass. Contains lined sheets, upon which are the handwritten ledger balances, balance sheets and profit and loss statements for the years 1924 – 1928.

Additionally, a balance sheet for the year 1943 is present on the first page in handwriting different from that of the remainder of the material.

Douglass, A.

PE000823 - Orvis Kennedy documents

1. Documents pertaining to Orvis Kennedy:

A) undated newspaper clipping of a 22.5 x 13 cm photograph of Orvis Kennedy standing at a podium behind a ballot counter. The caption reads "Tense Moment Between Ballots."

B) undated Edmonton Journal clipping; headline reads "Tough, folksy ‘backroom boy’ retains role with Socreds." Story written by Bob Bell; it describes then league president Mr. Kennedy’s changing role with the Social Credit Party. Story includes an uncredited photograph of the subject.

C) undated newspaper clipping; headline reads "Hustling Party Organizer in Cross-Country Race." Story describes Mr. Kennedy’s core role with the Social Credit Party; includes a portrait of the subject with the caption "Man in a Hurry."

D) holiday greeting card with a green cover that opens to a colour portrait of Orvis and Gladys Kennedy. Two notes handwritten in blue read "Eph 3:20" and "Loving by, Orvis & Gladys."

E) holiday greeting card with a colour photograph of Orvis and Mary Kennedy on the cover. Handwritten message inside the card reads "Very best wishes to you both; Orvis and Mary."

F) newspaper clipping [Edmonton Journal] dated Thursday, February 7, 1997; headline reads "South Side Merchant Social Credit Nominee." Story outlines food merchants win at the Social Credit nomination for the federal constituency of Edmonton-Strathcona and includes a photograph of Mr. Kennedy (national organizer and president of the Alberta Social Credit League) congratulating Sydney H. Thompson.

G) Edmonton Journal newsprint cover page dated Sept 6, 1972. Includes story on Orvis Kennedy’s retirement and a portrait of the subject.

H) obituary for Gladys Kennedy (1919-Nov 23 1995).

I) obituary for Orvis Kennedy (1908-1997).

J) undated Edmonton Journal column on the death and legacy of Orvis Kennedy. Includes a photograph of the subject with the caption "Kennedy was the organizational czar of the party from 1940 to the 1960s."

PE000823 - Documents regarding the Manning family

  1. Documents Pertaining to Ernest Manning and his family:

A) Two (2) 15 x 10cm pamphlets containing stanzas extolling the virtues of E.C. Manning. The cover contains the title "A Tribute to Hon. E. C. Manning," for his 50th birthday party to take place on Sept 30, 1958 at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium; credit given to Hon. A.J. Hooke. One copy has had the back cover partially ripped off while the second copy has had it completely removed and the cover is detached.

B) Edmonton Journal newsprint page dated Sept 27, 1968, p.85; headline- "New era beginning as premier retires." Fragile condition; ripped top.

C) Edmonton Journal newsprint front page dated Sept 27, 1968. Headline - "Manning Resigns." Includes large photograph of the subject at caucus. Fragile condition, several cut outs throughout the document.

D) Edmonton Journal newsprint dated Feb 25, 1996; A7; headline - "Alberta’s Master builder: Premier Ernest Manning presided over rebuilding of the province." A handwritten note on the top left corner contains funeral information. Commentary is a tribute to Mr. Manning and includes two photographs of him.

E) Duplicate of item D without the handwritten note.

F) Edmonton Journal cut out with a handwritten date as May 28, 1998; headline- "Moshing Manning: Preston’s Son is an alternative rocker." Includes a photograph of David Manning on stage and one of Preston Manning jamming with his son and nephew.

G) Edmonton Journal newsprint cut-out dated Sept 28, 1968; headline: "Manning hints retirement may bring new role solving social problems." Story includes a photograph of Preston Manning with a caption questioning whether he will follow his father’s footprints.

H) Newpaper clipping; headline: "Ernest Manning mourned;" colour photograph below headline depicts Preston Manning and mother Muriel following a service for Ernest Manning in Calgary’s First Alliance Church. Credit for the photograph is given to The Canadian Press. A handwritten note on the top right corner dates the clipping on Feb 24, 1996.

I) Edmonton Journal cut-out dated May 7, 1996; editorial headline- "Manning shows real leadership." Story outlines Preston Manning’s decision-making within the Reform Party.

J) Edmonton Journal cut-out, undated; headline- "The father of modern Alberta." Story outlines the subject’s prolific political career and impact on the province of Alberta; includes a large medium shot of the subject.

K) Edmonton Journal cut-out; undated; headline- "Socred caucus speaking with a younger voice." A photograph with the caption "Premier Manning with Dr. D.D. Bouvier…newly-elected Socred for Lac La Biche." Story elaborates on speculation regarding Preston Manning’s political role.

L) Edmonton Journal newsprint cut-out dated Oct 3, 1968, p18; headline- "She’d do it all over again, but dreams of the future." Includes a large portrait of Mrs. Manning with the following caption: "Mrs. Manning looks forward to retirement…husband’s announcement was happiest moment of her life."

M) Newspaper cut-out; undated; headline- "Suddenly, Social Credit was king: there was new hope in the land," author: Mark Lisak; Canadian Press. Story traces the origins and rise of the Social Credit Party in Alberta and includes a large photograph with the following caption: "Sen. Ernest Manning honors William Aberhart, 1976…in 1935 the whole world wondered at events in Alberta."

N) Edmonton Journal newsprint page dated Feb 20, 1996; A3; section headline- "Manning Remembered." Page contains fragments various columns and information about the late premier.

O) Edmonton Journal clipping; headline: "Ernest Manning mourned." Colour photograph below headline depicts Preston Manning and mother Muriel following a service for Ernest Manning in Calgary’s First Alliance Church. Credit for the photograph is given to The Canadian Press. A handwritten note on the top right corner dates the clipping on Feb 24, 1996.

P) Edmonton Journal clipping dated Oct 26, 1963; headline- "Premier, Mrs. Manning Impressed with Israel’s Great Progress." Includes a portrait of Mrs. Manning and a separate one of Ernest Manning. A handwritten note on the top left corner reads "Nice Picture of Mrs. Manning eh."

Q) 28.5 x 34.5 cm Edmonton Sun full newsprint page dated Feb 24, 1996; headline: "Manning laid to rest." B&W photograph below headline depicts family members, including Muriel Manning and son, Preston Manning, attending the funeral of Ernest Manning at Calgary’s First Alliance Church. Credit for the photograph is given to the Calgary Sun. Article below this is titled: "Tributes flow in for ex-premier," and contains a b&w photograph to the left of the caption showing 6 pallbearers carrying the casket of Ernest Manning.

R) 12 X 18 cm B&W photograph of Preston Manning, credited to the Canadian Press, with the caption: R"eform Leader Preston Manning laughs in response to a comment by Reform MP Deborah Grey during opening speeches Thursday morning." There is a handwritten note dating the picture to June 7, 1996.

S) 14 X 13.5 b&w photograph of Mrs. Manning and Mrs. M. S. Parker credited to Goertz Studios, with the caption: "Another Bouquet-The triumphant victory at the polls, Thursday, when the Social Credit government again swept back to power in Alberta was shared by the wife of Premier Ernest C. Manning. Mrs. Manning, left, is pictured as she received a sheaf of red roses from Mrs. M. S. Parker, secretary of the Alberta Social Credit League at the Social Credit headquarters."

T) 31.5 X 13 cm clipping with the headline: "Manning embodied conservative streak in Canadian character." Article written by Mark Lisac, and concerns the effect Ernest Manning had on Alberta.

U) Two related clippings taken from the Edmonton Journal dated May 29, 1997. One is 30.5 x 10 cm, the other is 19 x 11.2 cm. Headline is: "A stroll down memory lane," and the first clipping contains a photo of Preston and Sandra Manning walking along the High Level bridge in Edmonton. Photo credited to Ian Scott of The Journal.

V) 30.5 x 11.2 cm article from Southam Newspapers in the Calgary Herald titled: "Hundreds pay tribute to Manning." Contains a b&w photograph of Ernest Manning from 1980, credited as a File photo.

W) 7.8 x 10.5 cm clipping titled: "Keith Manning dies in hospital." There is a handwritten note dating the clipping to the summer of 1986.

X) 11.5 x 9.5 cm B&W photograph newspaper clipping depicting Ernest Manning, credited to File photo. Caption reads: "The late Ernest Manning, former Alberta premier, pictured in 1971."

Y) Full-page newspaper article, 10 x 58 cm, from the Edmonton Journal, dated Sept. 28, 1968, titled: "Premier remembers day when $100 bill was rare." Includes two b&w photographs of Premier Manning, one from 1968 and one from the 1940’s. Articles below it contain statements from various politicians regarding Premier Manning, and include two b&w photographs, one of Premier Thatcher with the handwritten note of Murdered his wife, and one of Mike Maccagno.

Z) 12.6x10 cm invitation from The Social Credit Women’s Auxiliaries for a reception in honor of Mrs. Ernest C. Manning.

PE000823 - Social Credit Elections featured in various articles

12. Various articles pertaining to Social Credit Elections:

A) 30 x 60 cm full size newspaper article from the Edmonton Journal dating Dec 4, 1968, titled: "Socreds Set to Decide: Who will be the man to follow these giants?" There are two b&w portraits on both sides of the title, one of Premier Manning on the top left, and one of William Aberhart on the top right. The bottom center of the page contains a photo captioned: "The ‘hot seat’ that six men want, and depicts Premier Manning’s former office." The inside left page contains two b&w pictures of Dr. Walter Buck and Edgar Gerhart, along with their profiles and platforms. The inside right page contains two b&w photos of Alfred J. Hooke and Ray Reierson, along with their profiles and platforms. The back page contains two b&w photos of Harry Strom and Gordon Taylor, along with their profiles and platforms. The paper has been folded twice in the middle, and while it shows some wear and tear around the ages, is in generally good condition;

B) 30 x 60 cm full size newspaper article from the Edmonton Journal dating Dec 4, 1968, titled "Socred D-Day: Strom Still man they must beat," taken from the front page of the paper. Article is one of many on the page, and concerns the upcoming election after Premier Manning’s retirement. Article continues on back portion of the page. Front page contains b&w photo on top left side of 5 people with their faces obstructed by political posters of 5 candidates captioned: "Five of the Six Candidates…Mr. Hooke has no campaign literature." Paper has been folded once in the middle, and then twice more, but is in relatively good condition;

C) 20 x 33 cm newspaper clipping titled "Women Behind Each Candidate for Election," taken from the Edmonton Journal, dated March 12, 1963. Article concerns the work of women during the election campaigns, and their effect on those campaigns. Contains two b&w photos: one on the top right of a woman at a table writing notes on a notepad captioned: "Keeps track of thousands - Mrs. Arksey, secretary to Orivs [sic] Kennedy, Social Credit candidate, makes contact with more than 13,000 members of the Alberta Social Credit League, in preparation for the April federal election." The second photo is on the bottom right of the page, showing a woman painting a man’s face, captioned: "A Final Touch - Don Brinton, Liberal candidate for East Edmonton has a touch-up job by Mrs. Michael Powers, a tireless worker in the party’s committee rooms. Mr. Brinton’s larger-than-life size portrait graces the committee rooms’ main window." Clipping is folded once on the bottom, and is in good condition;

D) 18.5 x 24 cm newspaper clipping titled: "Election Forum." Article concerns the opinions of "Glen Cumming, a Social Credit candidate for Calgary-South." An additional article on the page is titled "4 Candidates In Drumheller," and is concerning the speaking of 4 candidates at a meeting in Drumheller. Clipping contains two b&w photos: one in the bottom left corner depicting a man in a suit with glasses, captioned: "Glen Cumming." The other is located on the top right side of the page, depicting two men shown at a table drinking. This is captioned: "Social Credit Leader Robert Thompson has his right hand bandaged at an election luncheon in Victoria. He injured it in car door while campaigning on Vancouver Island. With him is Dr. Charles Ennals, president of the National Young Social Credit Association." Clipping has a tear up the middle, but is otherwise in good condition;

E) 12.5 x 17 cm clipping titled: "16th Alberta Legislative Assembly," and details the number of candidates elected from each party, as well as the names, constituencies, and political affiliation of candidates who were elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta after the May 23, 1967 election. Clipping appears to have been taken from a magazine of some type, as it is printed on glossy paper. Clipping is in good condition.

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