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PE001172 - Diary of Elder Lawrence Earl Talbot

Diary of Elder Lawrence Earl Talbot (LDS) describing his work and activities from the time he left home in December 1909 to fill a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Hilo, Hawaii. Daily record of activities, meetings, and observations.

Talbot, Lawrence Earl

PE001645 - Edmonton/Klondike Postcards

5 postcards addressed to the secretary of the Law Society of Alberta accompanied by transcriptions and details regarding place, date, and delivery. Postcards sent by G.H.S. Wade who was traveling up from Edmonton to the Yukon looking for gold. Postcards were sent from: Lesser Slave Lake, Fort Dunvegan, Fort Resolution, Mackenzie River, and Peace River Crossing. Accompanied by 5 pages of background information by D.W. Thompson and Hugh Delaney.

G.H.S. Wade

PE001105 - Reclaiming the West

The text of an address to a joint meeting of the Canadian Club and the Edmonton Board of Trade. The author advocates measures for the prevention of desertification on the prairies, including water conservation, dam construction and tree planting.

MacTavish, W. L.

PE001109 - Crow's Nest Pass Freight Rates

Text of an address given by J. Prudhomme, City Solicitor for Winnipeg, to the National Club. The author takes a position of defending the Canadian National Railways against accusations of having imposed excessively high freight rates for the transit of agricultural produce through the Crow’s Nest Pass.

Prudhomme, J.

PE001326 - Canadian Council of Agriculture publications

Assorted pamphlets issued by the Canadian Council of Agriculture. The pamphlets concern issues of taxation, economic policy, and tariffs, as they relate to western Canadian agriculture. The pamphlets include:

  • ‘Where Ought the Revenue to Come From?’: No Author, which argues for progressive taxation
  • ‘How to Reduce the Cost of Living’: No Author, which argues for a reduction in customs duties
  • ‘Where the Farmer touches City Labor’: By J. A. Stevenson, which argues against protectionist economic policies
  • ‘Profiteering: Protection Two in One’: By J. A. Stevenson, which argues against tariff protections
  • ‘Protection Does Not Help New Countries’: By J. A. Stevenson, which argues that protectionist economic policy will inhibit immigration to Canada
  • ‘Help Old England With Freer Trade’: By J. A. Stevenson, which argues for free trade with Britain as a means to help the ‘mother country’
  • ‘How Much Does the West Pay?’: By W. J. Healy, which reproduces parts of a prior 1914 speech by James Aikins, in the House of Commons, which refutes suggestions that the western provinces have paid proportionally less in trade duties than the rest of the nation.

Stevenson, J.A.

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