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Correspondence, 7 September 18[58]

Personal correspondence from Alexander McDonald at Little Whale River to his brother Allan McDonald at St. Andrews, C. E [Canada East?].

The letter notes the state of the recipient's livestock, relays news about family and other personal matters, and comments on unsettled debts.

Correspondence, 23 March 18[52]

Private correspondence from an unknown sender to an unknown recipient at Fort Garry.

The letter describes exchanges of goods and letters with other Hudson's Bay Company posts. It also notes the movement of livestock to Red River, news about women named Mrs MacChristie and Mrs Campbell, the storage of a Catholic Bishop's piano, and medical needs. A man named Mr Lockhart is also mentioned.

PE001060 - Saskatchewan Ku Klux Klan Membership Ledger, and associated artifacts

The duotang contains an unused pages Ku Klux Klan membership ledger; at least one page appears to have been torn out. The first page contains a summary membership register, while following pages contain more detailed, individual membership forms, divided alphabetically by tabbed dividers. Each individual form contains field for name, address, account and ‘klavern’ numbers, induction and expulsion information, dates of birth and death, and a ledger to track financial transactions.

The imprint on the stamp reads: “Knights of the Ku Klux Klan • Invisible Empire” “Craik Klan No. 77 Craik, Sask.”

PE001084 - Untitled Photo Album – Qu’Appelle content

Photo album depicting a wide variety of scenes and locales, though subjects often appear to be affiliated with the Anglican Church. No annotations or identifying marks are supplied outside of the images themselves. Of particular note for the Prairie ephemera collection are the images, enclosed loosely, of vehicles of the Sunday School Mission in Qu’Appelle diocese, Saskatchewan. Other photographs depict St. Christopher’s College in Blackheath, London, a women’s training institution for church work.

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.

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.

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.

PE001147 - Elite Cafe Menu

Menu for the Elite Cafe in Banff, Alberta. In addition to food items, the menu also contains a selection of fountain ice cream and soft drink items on the reverse. Some items and prices have been added in either pencil handwriting, or as typed text.

PE001263 - Saskatoon Rodeo Poster

Poster advertising ‘Saskatchewan’s Greatest Rodeo’, to be held at the exhibition grounds in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The poster includes two photographs, taken from the Calgary Stampede, depicting horseback riding and wagon events.

PE001216 - The MacDonald Advertisement

Advertising brochure for the Macdonald Hotel in Edmonton, Alberta. The brochure contains promotional text describing the hotel and available accommodations and amenities within, and also features several photographs of the hotel interior.

PE001223 - Lake Louise Bungalow Camp

Promotional brochure for the Lake Louise Bungalow Camp. Contains descriptions of the area, and of available accommodations and amenities at the camp, as well as a map that indicates the location of the camp in relation to nearby highways. Photographs within depict either scenes in the camp, or images of the surrounding scenery.

PE001320 - Totem Auto-Craftsmen Ltd. Flyer

Advertisement for investment in the Totem Auto-Craftsmen company, promoting the purchase of shares in the company. On the reverse, there is a coupon form to be cut away, allowing the sender to enter into a contest, based on an accompanying number puzzle above.

PE001297 - Pay-Off 70-71

Advertising brochure from the HBC, which contains a catalogue of items intended for fur trappers, including traps, as well as general utility items such as snowshoes and knives.

PE001307 - Little Bros Announcement booklet

Booklet issued by Little Bros. Fur Sales, Ltd., detailing changes made in the business model of the company. The company had decided to sell its wares in conjunction with the Settle Fur Exchange, a move that involved a change of address and name. The booklet argues that this move will benefit fur shippers.

PE001331 - “The Magic Key” Imperial Oil Brochure

Informational and promotional brochure, issued by Imperial Oil, which details the process of oil refining, as well as research efforts by Imperial Oil, and the efficiency of Imperial Oil’s Canadian refineries. When folded out, the reverse side of the brochure displays a flow chart illustration of the refining process, showing the process from the wellhead to the end consumer.

PE001276 - Join the Big Parade

Advertising document from the HBC, which promotes the reader to take up trapping in 'their spare time', and to sell the resulting pelts to the HBC. The flyer include a list of radio play times for the HBC-sponsored Eddy Arnold on Prairie radio stations.

PE001283 - Fur Animals and Fur Skins

An informational booklet supplied by HBC, and meant as an introductory text for novice fur trappers. The booklet provides information on the preparation of skins, as well as commentary on the relative values of different skin types for a variety of animals. The back of the booklet contains promotional material and photographs on the HBC as a whole.

PE001219 - Canadian Rockies Jasper and the Triangle Tour

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, is a color painting by Emily Carr.

PE001322 - Totem Auto-Craftsmen Ltd. Contest Advertisement

Advertising material which highlights promotion contests conducted by Totem Auto-Craftsmen Ltd. At least two contests are advertised in the item: one involving the estimation of the number of wheat grains in a jar, and another based on an included number puzzle. The contests are meant to solicit investment in company stock, as entry in either contest requires the entrant to make an investment in order to be entered into the contest.

PE001285 - Fur Purchasing Agency Letter

An advertising letter from the HBC fur purchasing agency, on HBC letterhead, which encourages the reader to sell their pelts to the Company. Additionally included, in the English language only, is a fur shipping tag, as well as a postal envelope addressed to M. Alphonse Marsolais.

PE001258 - Hudson’s Bay Company Information Booklet

Promotional and informational booklet issued by the Hudson’s Bay Company. Included within are an explanation of the company’s coat of arms, a brief history of the company, including detail on some current exhibits on display there, and a brief listing of the company’s current property holdings. Included alongside the text are several photographs of Lower Fort Garry and the Old Fort Garry gate, as well as an illustration and a map of Lower Fort Garry.

Hiring contract, 18[00]

An unused Hudson's Bay Company hiring contract. The contract has blank spaces to capture the incumbant's name, job title, duties, and wage, as well as blank spaces for the date and the signature of a witness.

Photograph of two men outside of log cabin

Photograph of two men standing outside a log cabin in a forest. Cabin, trees, and ground are covered in snow. Writing on reverse reads "Trappers' Shed; 10 June".

Pocock, Roger

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