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3.4 Journey with Randle Cecil (1913)

Subseries documents the journey of Pocock and Randle Cecil. Randle Cecil (1889 - 1917) was son of Lord Rupert Ernest William Gascoyne-Cecil, Bishop of Exeter, and in early 1913 Lord Gascoyne-Cecil asked Pocock to act as a guide and chaperon to Randle during an exploration of the Pacific North-West. For the main part of their journey, they traveled mostly by horseback from Calgary, AB, to Red Bluff, CA, over the later half of 1913. Subseries contains photographs and postcards of the locations they visited, and perhaps intended to visit, as well as some people they met (mostly unidentified) along the way. It is arranged into roughly chronologically into three files: Images from unknown locations, Images from Alberta and British Columbia, and Images from Washington to California.

Images from Alberta and British Columbia

Files contains images of locations in Alberta and British Columbia from Pocock and Cecil's journey in 1913. Places are identified on the postcards and photographs either by Pocock's handwriting or by printed description. File is arranged chronologically according to order of location visited.

PE000945 - "Alberta’s Scenic Circle - Complete, Detailed Information: Mapped and Illustrated" brochure and letter to Deer Lodge, Lake Louise

Alberta Motor Association brochure titled: "Alberta’s Scenic Circle - Complete, Detailed Information: Mapped and Illustrated." When unfolded, the front cover expands to a green and white pencil drawing of a mountain scene. It is captioned: "Mt. Athabasca and the Athabasca Glacier." When unfolded initially, the brochure contains information regarding the province of Alberta’s national parks, a small map of the major highways in Alberta, a list of approved conveniences, (hotels, camps, cafes, etc), a listing of prices for entry into the parks, and several images of park scenery, (including Mount Rundle, Athabasca Lookout, and Mount Edith Cavell). The bottom of one interior page notes: "Alberta Motor Association Edmonton-Lethbridge-Calgary-Medicine Hat-Red Deer." The brochure unfolds again to a large map of Alberta and British Columbia. It depicts the major highways, including Alberta’s Scenic Circle, major points of interest and geographical landmarks. The brochure unfolds once more to include a detailed description of the Circle Tour, including miles from destination to destination, directions, and a description of each site.

Inside the brochure is a letter, printed on the back of an advertisement for Deer Lodge. The letter is from Ivan R. Baker, and requests a cabin for three nights at Deer Lodge, Lake Louise. Letter came from San Gabriel, California. The advertisement on the front includes a b&w picture of Deer Lodge, as well as Rates for the 1953 season. It includes rates for meals, directions to the lodge, nearby sites, and bus rates from the train to the hotel. 

PE004775 - Tourism Brochure to See Northern Alberta

Brochure titled, "See Northern Alberta by the Scenic Routes via Valleyview of Lesser Slave Lake. 'Land of the Midnight Twilight' Gateway to the Yukon, Alaska, Yellowknife and the Great Northwest Territories." Brochure opens up into six (6) full-page spreads, each page containing information on a particular area along the route a tourist could take. Contains maps of each region, as well as a full one of Alberta, and suggestions for things to see and do in each area. Includes multiple pictures, in both b&w and colour, of the various areas to visit. Printed by Reliable Printing in Edmonton.

PE004814 - Leaflet titled: "The Oil Industry Works for Alberta."

Leaflet titled: "The Oil Industry Works for Alberta." There is a large b&w photograph of an oil well on the front of the leaflet. Below this picture it notes that it’s  promoted by the Canadian Petroleum Association. The interior pages detail the changes that have happened with Alberta’s oil development. It also attempts to connect agriculture and the oil industry.

PE004844 - "Western Canada - The Granary of the British Empire" book

Book titled: "Western Canada - The Granary of the British Empire." Cover is made from brown paper, with a drawing of a bushel of wheat on the front. The back cover contains an advertisement for the Canadian Pacific Railway and the Pacific Coast Highway. The interior contains maps and illustrations, as well as text. Contains information regarding Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, including crops, fruit, and animals sustainable in each location. Also includes information on land surveying, mineral land regulations, government land offices, settlers’ effects, general information, etc.

PE004829 - "Oil! Buy Oil Shares Now Before the Boom!" pamphlet for purchase of shares in the Nakamun Asphalt & Oil Co Ltd.

Pamphlet titled "Oil! Buy Oil Shares Now Before the Boom!" Pamphlet details the purchase of shares in the Nakamun Asphalt & Oil Co Ltd. Details the history of the company, the availability of asphalt, coal, and the railway as a benefit to the company, quotes from the mayor of Edmonton and the city engineer of Edmonton, as well as the value of shares if purchased. The company existed from 1912 to 1920.  Pamphlet is one sheet folded to create four (4) pages, contains both text and illustrations, (four (4) b&w photos of oil industry workings).

PE004789 - "Alberta Vacation" tourism brochure

Tourism brochure titled "Alberta Vacation." Cover is a large, glossy photograph of a woman sitting by the edge of a lake, with a mountain range in the background. The back cover is another glossy photograph of a woman in a snowy mountain scene. Interior of the brochure contains two fold-out maps of Alberta, photographs of Alberta landscapes, and small articles on what to see and do, where to stay, and other tourism options in Alberta.

PE004865 - Documents related to the Alberta Ultimate Purchasers Act

There are three related documents:

  1. A 15x28cm, 4 page proclamation published by the Alberta Gazette of the Ultimate Purchasers Act, which includes regulations and exceptions to the Act.
  2. A 16x26cm, 4-page publication of Chapter 7 of the Ultimate Purchasers Tax Act Ultimate Purchaser’s Act.
  3. A letter sized typewritten letter written by the Acting Superintendent of Sales Tax, E.M. Gunderson, outlining the recent passing of the Ultimate Purchasers Act, the impact that this has on the recipient, and the necessary steps that the recipient needs to take.

PE000856 - Program for "The Unveiling of the Memorial" on the anniversary of the province of Alberta

Program for ceremony commemorating the inauguration of the province of Alberta. Cover includes title "The Unveiling of the Memorial: Erected by the Government of Canada on the Advice of the Historic Sites and Monuments Board," as well as the event location and time. The ceremony is sponsored by the Historical Society of Alberta. The first page contains a B&W photograph of Sir Wilfrid Laurier speaking at Alberta’s Inauguration Day Ceremonies, dated September 1st, 1905. The opposite page includes the program and event acknowledgements. There is also a slip inside the program containing the lyrics to “O Canada.” The back of the pamphlet contains a photograph of the plaque documenting the creation of the province of Alberta.

PE000919 - Dept. of Educ.- Alberta "Diamond Jubilee of Confederation" instructions

Booklet titled: "Diamond Jubilee of Confederation - June 30, 1927 - 'Let us now praise famous men.'" Below the title it notes: "Department of Education-Alberta." 

The front cover is brown construction paper, on which a red border has been drawn. The top contains the Albertan coat of arms, and the interior has a picture of the fathers of confederation in b&w. The picture looks to have been done in ink, and there is a British flag and globe, along with a stem of maple leaves behind the photo. The back cover contains a photo of the Union Jack and a poem titled: "The Union Jack." The interior contains the details of the programme to be carried out during the school day, including the raising of the flag, the singing of the national anthem, and a pageant for Canada’s 60th birthday. Also contains a music score for The Maple Leaf, and a picture of His Majesty King George V.

PE000849 - Booklet - "Oil and Gas in Alberta: The Real Story"

Booklet titled "Oil and Gas in Alberta: The Real Story" and containing a transcription of an address delivered June 23rd, 1949 at the Annual Meeting of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada. Authored by C. O. Nickle. This includes an overview of the background of the relationship between Alberta and the oil industry, the issues at the time of the address, and the projections for years to come.

PE000111 - Album of Alberta Homestead Postcards

Clear cover report folder (with photographic protector sleeves) containing 44 B&W prints (as postcards), most captioned, depicting people, equipment, buildings, etc. in various scenes of farm life on an early 20th century Alberta homestead. Some feature correspondence on reverse.