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Loose item from 1886 scrapbook: letter to mother (11 October 1886)

Letter from R.P. to his mother sent from Prince Alberta, Saskatchewan, dated 11 October 1886. Pocock reports on an epidemic of typhoid in Battleford, Saskatchewan, and lists those who have died from it. He then writes about an incident in which he wrote to his friend, Harry Keenan, about how some of the NWMP officers were drinking hospital-issued alcohol, and how one of those officers read his postcard. Pocock suspected that he would be reprimanded by the commissioner, but that did not happen. Pocock has been promised by Captain Perry to be sent to Regina as soon as possible. Pocock requests that one of his stories be sent to Harper's and then complains about the poor quality of poems that get published. One of his stories was published in The Week and he criticizes it. Pocock responds to the news that Lady MacDonald, John A. MacDonald's wife, is staying with his sister Rose. He hopes to use the connection to secure himself a pension.

Pocock, Roger

Loose item from 1886 scrapbook: letter to mother (14 March 1886)

Letter from Pocock to his mother dated 14 March 1886. Pocock describes his displeasure with 'morning Church parades' as they are compulsory and force the troop to work on a Sunday morning; he participated in a silent protest with the rest of the troop during the sermon. He then describes the seriousness of his recent frost bite and his recovery from that injury. Uncertain whether the last part of this letter is missing.

Pocock, Roger

Loose item from 1886 scrapbook: letter to mother (20 July 1886)

Letter from Pocock to his mother dated 20 July 1886. Pocock describes a recent highway robbery, his debts, and the weather. He also describes an incident of dealing with an intoxicated man who was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct the night before. The man had drunk a concoction of copper sulphate and tartaric acid, which was called 'cider'. The man selling the 'cider' was fined $50; Pocock then writes about how the 'cider' has become a problem in Prince Albert.

Pocock, Roger

Loose item from 1886 scrapbook: letter to mother (June 1886)

Letter from Pocock to his mother dated June 1886. Pocock is sending his mother his diaries. He first describes some of the highlights for each diary covering the years 1883-1886. Pocock the describes an incident of that week where he helped the drunk quarter master back into his building, which he was locked out of. Captain Perry has departed and the troop has been celebrating and drinking the whole week. Pocock writes about the changes within the camp because of Perry's departure. He also describes several other happenings around camp.

Pocock, Roger

Loose item from 1886 scrapbook: letter to mother (September 1886)

Letter from Pocock to his mother sent from Battleford, Saskatchewan, dated September 1886. Pocock describes the area around Battleford and includes a map of the confluence of the North Saskatchewan River and Battle River and the locations of Battleford, the fort, the old town, the government building, and two troop camps. He also includes a sketch of the typical buildings in Battleford and a describes the town, the typical events, and people that live there.

Pocock, Roger

Loose item from 1886 scrapbook: letter to mother ([Spring 1886])

Letter from Pocock to his mother. The letter is undated but according to Pocock's description of the weather it was written in the spring and before May. Pocock has written several stories about Lake Superior that he plans to publish and asks his family to read and review them. Four deserters were captured and sentenced to 12-months imprisonment each. Pocock also describes a sermon on creation, the weather, and local costume.

Pocock, Roger

Loose item from 1886 scrapbook: letter to parents (1886)

A letter from Pocock to parents. The first part of letter missing as there is no greeting or date and the text starts with an incomplete sentence. Pocock writes about a forthcoming dance, how he has helped to prepare for it, and who has been invited to attend. He also talks about the fees associated with retrieving a gift from the post office in Prince Albert.

Pocock, Roger

PE000839 - 1922 Prince Albert Saskatchewan Normal Class

B&W photograph printed on cardboard depicting the 1922 Prince Albert Saskatchewan Normal Class. Contains 46 individual photos of students and staff. Bottom right-hand corner attributes the photo to Cross & Voldeng. Label on the back states: "Frames to fit this picture 1.50 ea. Extra photos 1.00." Below label there is more writing, stating: "The Kiddies Photographers." A handwritten note says: "Austin Carr-my best pal. Agler-the school vamp."

PE001243 - The Northern Saskatchewan Farmer & Labor News

Vol. 1, No. 1 – 3 of the Northern Saskatchewan Farmer & Labor News, published in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, which describes itself as ‘a weekly publication in sympathy with the farmer, labor and C.C.F. movement’. Contains news, articles and editorials, generally from a left-wing perspective. In addition, each issue contains a number of advertisements for local businesses, and classified advertisements.

PE001574 - [Photographs of Grey Owl in Prince Albert and Riding Mountain national parks]

The album's photographs capture the noted Anglo-Canadian conservationist Grey Owl (1888-1938) at work. Born Archibald Belaney in Hastings, England, he came to Canada in 1906, working as a trapper and guide in northern Canada for many years. Over time, Mr. Belaney became passionately committed to the preservation of Canada's wilderness and its wildlife. He also began to take on an entirely new identity as Grey Owl, the son of a Scottish father and Apache mother. Under this fictitious First-Nations persona, Mr. Belaney became a well-known author, writing several successful books on conservation that provided him considerable fame in both Canada and England. In 1931, he became a conservation officer in Riding Mountain National Park in Manitoba. He would later take on a similar role in Prince Albert National Park, where he would remain until his death in 1938. For more information, please see the entry on Grey Owl in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography (available online at http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/belaney_archibald_stansfeld_16E.html [accessed on 10 December 2018]).

The album's photographs document Grey Owl's activities in these national parks. The captions accompanying the images are listed below.
• Grey Owl watching the little beaver, Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan, Canada
• Grey Owl feeding young elk, Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba, Canada
• Grey Owl feeding beaver rice, Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba, Canada
• Grey Owl feeding beaver rice, Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba, Canada
• Grey Owl calling and watching for beaver, Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba, Canada
• Grey Owl feeding beaver rice, Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba, Canada
• Grey Owl feeding whiskey jack, Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan, Canada
• Grey Owl with squirrel climbing up his side, looking for food, Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan, Canada
• Grey Owl in Indian dress, Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan, Canada
• Grey Owl in Indian dress, Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan, Canada
• Grey Owl at beaver dam, Ajawaan Lake, Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan, Canada
• Anahareo and Grey Owl, Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan, Canada
• Anahareo and Grey Owl with tourists, beaver joining in the picnic, Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan, Canada
• Grey Owl with Jelly Roll, Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan, Canada

PE004733 - Land Claim Dispute in Saskatchewan 1901

A Notice to Show Cause from the Dominion Lands Office in Prince Albert dated August 21st, 1901, and addressed to the legal representatives of John McAllister of Melfort. The Dominion Lands agent’s signature appears to be J(im?) MacTaggart.  The case is regarding a homestead at NW 2-45-17 W2. The form is marked “No. 20632, Ref. 25230.” The paper is cream-coloured and watermarked “Crown Linen.” The accompanying envelope bears four (4) postage stamps cancelled with black crayon, various date stamps from Prince Albert, a “Not Called For” stamp, and a “Dominion Lands Office Prince Albert Sept 24, 1901” purple stamp.