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Alexander Johnston fonds

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Date Range
1850-1989
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
ca. 3.6 m. of textual records and other material.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of biographical information, diplomas, correspondence, publications, histories, minutes, and research materials of Alexander Johnston pertaining to his activities as a historian and heritage activist. Includes original and photocopied research materials pertaining to irrigation,…
Date Range
1850-1989
Fonds
Alexander Johnston fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Copy Location
Material also found at P19911057000/335.
Creator
Johnston, Alexander, 1920-1989
Physical Description
ca. 3.6 m. of textual records and other material.
Physical Condition
Includes ca. 3.6 m. of textual records, ca. 210 photographs, 11 sound recordings, 2 videorecordings.
History / Biographical
Alexander Johnston was born in Webb, Saskatchewan in 1920. He graduated with a BSA at the University of Saskatchewan in 1941 and received his MS from the University of Montana in 1954. He worked at the Lethbridge Experimental Station from 1946-1961 as the Research Officer before being seconded to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations from 1961-1962. He returned to the Lethbridge Research Station in 1962 to serve as its Research Scientist (Range Management) until his retirement in 1980. He was a member of numerous agricultural associations but also had an abiding interest in the history of Southern Alberta. He was president of the Lethbridge Historical Society, a founding member of the Alberta Museums Association, a member of the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation Board of Governors, and a member of the City of Lethbridge Museum Advisory Committee. He researched and wrote extensively on the history of southern Alberta and, in particular, the City of Lethbridge, including its industries, social life and culture, first nations, ethnic groups, and individual and family life. For his efforts, he received a 1967 Canada Centennial Medal, honourary members and an honourary degree from the University of Lethbridge. He died in 1989.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of biographical information, diplomas, correspondence, publications, histories, minutes, and research materials of Alexander Johnston pertaining to his activities as a historian and heritage activist. Includes original and photocopied research materials pertaining to irrigation, agriculture, natural history, ranching, coal mining, ethnic and religious groups, local medical history, Fort Whoop-Up, as well as Lethbridge individuals, families, events, community organizations and buildings. Also includes oral history interviews with Lethbridge citizens.
Notes
Title based on the contents of the fonds.
Finding Aid
File list available.
Category
Agriculture
Family and personal life
Religions
Exploration, discovery and travel
Name Access
Johnston, Alexander, 1920-1989
Collection
Archive
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Date Range
1799-1942 (primarily 1833-1884, 1910-1942)
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
60 cm of textual records.
Scope and Content
The fonds consist of records of the Duff family. Includes land rental receipts, insurance receipts, business correspondence and agreements of the family distillery in Scotland, tax notices, household correspondence, business investments in local coal and oil companies, personal financial papers, l…
Date Range
1799-1942 (primarily 1833-1884, 1910-1942)
Fonds
Duff family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Duff family
Physical Description
60 cm of textual records.
History / Biographical
The Duff family lived in Scotland, where they farmed and operated a distillery. John Duff moved to Lethbridge in 1885 and took up land near Lethbridge. His son Donald (1879-1946) was a civil engineer who also served as Lethbridge City Clerk.
Scope and Content
The fonds consist of records of the Duff family. Includes land rental receipts, insurance receipts, business correspondence and agreements of the family distillery in Scotland, tax notices, household correspondence, business investments in local coal and oil companies, personal financial papers, land purchase and sale agreements, and other financial records. Includes diary of John Duff describing the move to Lethbridge in 1885.
Notes
Title based on the contents of the fonds.
Finding Aid
File list available.
Category
Land, settlement and immigration
Commerce and industry
Collection
Archive
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Date Range
1877-1984
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
16 cm of textual records. -- ca. 620 photographs.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of Fairfield family records including correspondence and account books of W.H. Fairfield; correspondence, family tree, diary of trip to 1936 Olympics, and newspaper clippings, of Elizabeth Fairfield; and photographs. Includes photographs of W.H. Fairfield as a child, photographs…
Date Range
1877-1984
Fonds
Fairfield family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Fairfield family
Physical Description
16 cm of textual records. -- ca. 620 photographs.
History / Biographical
W.H. Fairfield was born in Titusville, Pennsylvania in 1875. The family moved to Colorado, where he attended the State Agricultural College. He received his BSc in 1894 and, from 1895- 1901, he was assistant professor of agriculture at the University of Wyoming. In 1901, he and his brother moved to Lethbridge to establish a farm. His success led to his appointment as the first superintendent of the Lethbridge Experimental Farm in 1905. He received an honourary degree from the University of Alberta in 1930 and was appointed an officer of The OBE in 1943. He died in 1961, six years after his wife Ida. They had two daughters, Elizabeth and Alice.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of Fairfield family records including correspondence and account books of W.H. Fairfield; correspondence, family tree, diary of trip to 1936 Olympics, and newspaper clippings, of Elizabeth Fairfield; and photographs. Includes photographs of W.H. Fairfield as a child, photographs of his wife and children, images of family and friends, scenes of the Lethbridge Experimental Farm and local scenery, and albums of views from Wyoming and Southern Alberta as well as Elizabeth Fairfield's albums of travel, family and friends.
Notes
Title based on the contents of the fonds.
Finding Aid
File list and image list available.
Category
Agriculture
Family and personal life
Collection
Archive
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Lethbridge Northern Irrigation District fonds

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Date Range
1889-1960
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
ca. 2 m. of textual records. -- ca. 200 cartographic records.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of minutes of annual meetings of the Lethbridge Northern Irrigation District, correspondence, subject files, annual reports, legal opinions, financial records, district electoral records, work reports, and cartographic records. Includes correspondence and plans pertaining to the…
Date Range
1889-1960
Fonds
Lethbridge Northern Irrigation District fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Lethbridge Northern Irrigation District
Physical Description
ca. 2 m. of textual records. -- ca. 200 cartographic records.
History / Biographical
The Lethbridge Northern Irrigation District was established in 1919 following a vote of resident land owners. The purpose of the District was to construct an irrigation system of canals and flumes to provide water to an area near Lethbridge and Macleod. The water distribution system was completed in 1922, with water first entering the canal in 1923. The District also promoted industries within its boundaries, including raising livestock as well as cultivating and processing sugar beets. The District was also responsible for land management, soil surveys, the establishment and management of Park Lake Provincial Park, and the sale of land.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of minutes of annual meetings of the Lethbridge Northern Irrigation District, correspondence, subject files, annual reports, legal opinions, financial records, district electoral records, work reports, and cartographic records. Includes correspondence and plans pertaining to the construction and maintenance of canals, flumes, dams, reservoirs and other irrigation works; correspondence regarding the sugar beet industry in the area; correspondence and reports regarding the creation and maintenance of Park Lake Provincial Park; ledger and annual reports pertaining to colonization efforts; lists, entry forms, sale records of livestock raised by the District; . Includes correspondence of the Superintendents of the District, ca. 1910-1964, pertaining to all matters of administration within the District. Includes maps of local topography, plans of the irrigation works, and plans of District buildings, (1894-1960).
Notes
Title based on the contents of the fonds.
Finding Aid
File list available. Item list of cartographic records available.
Related Material
Other records of the Lethbridge Northern Irrigation District are located at the Glenbow Archives and the Provincial Archives of Alberta.
Category
Agriculture
Collection
Archive
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Susie Bawden's Autograph Book

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Date Range
1886 and 1891
Material Type
Manuscript
Accession No.
19640993000
Physical Description
1 item
Scope and Content
Autograph book belonging to Miss Susie Bawden. Most of the verses and poems were written by friends and school mates in Ontario.
Material Type
Manuscript
Date Range
1886 and 1891
Physical Description
1 item
Physical Condition
Good
History / Biographical
Susie Bawden arrived in Lethbridge in 1910 from Kingston, Ontario. In 1911 she opened a private day school, later confining her work to kindergarten which she continued for 32 years. She died in Lethbridge in 1947 at Age 74.
Scope and Content
Autograph book belonging to Miss Susie Bawden. Most of the verses and poems were written by friends and school mates in Ontario.
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
19640993000
Collection
Archive
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Letter Informing C. F. P. Conybeare Of His Appointment As Marriage License Issue

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Date Range
1886
Material Type
Manuscript
Accession No.
19731497000
Physical Description
1 Item
Scope and Content
Two Pages. Letter addressed to Charles F. P. Conybeare, Lethbridge, from the Northwest Territories Council Chamber informing Conybeare of his appointment as an issuer of marriage licenses for the Northwest Territories. Dated 9 December 1886.
Material Type
Manuscript
Date Range
1886
Physical Description
1 Item
Physical Condition
Excellent
Scope and Content
Two Pages. Letter addressed to Charles F. P. Conybeare, Lethbridge, from the Northwest Territories Council Chamber informing Conybeare of his appointment as an issuer of marriage licenses for the Northwest Territories. Dated 9 December 1886.
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
19731497000
Collection
Archive
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Mr. And Mrs. Irvine's Invitation To Lethbridge Quadrille Club Dance

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Date Range
1887
Material Type
Manuscript
Accession No.
19735072000
Physical Description
1 item
Scope and Content
Lethbridge Quadrille Club requests the pleasure of Mr.and Mrs. R. Irvine at the dance to be Held at the Roller Skating Rink, 13 January 1887.
Material Type
Manuscript
Date Range
1887
Physical Description
1 item
Physical Condition
Excellent
Scope and Content
Lethbridge Quadrille Club requests the pleasure of Mr.and Mrs. R. Irvine at the dance to be Held at the Roller Skating Rink, 13 January 1887.
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
19735072000
Collection
Archive
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Invitation To The Opening Of "News" Printing Office

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Date Range
1887
Material Type
Manuscript
Accession No.
19735076000
Physical Description
1 item
Scope and Content
Invitation addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Craig to attend the opening of the news printing office, 17 March 1887. Dance to follow.
Material Type
Manuscript
Date Range
1887
Physical Description
1 item
Physical Condition
Excellent
Scope and Content
Invitation addressed to Mr. and Mrs. Craig to attend the opening of the news printing office, 17 March 1887. Dance to follow.
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
19735076000
Collection
Archive
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Programs and Newspaper Clippings from Plays Captain Deane Performed In

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Date Range
1880-1891
Material Type
Manuscript
Accession No.
19735085000
Physical Description
6 items
Scope and Content
Programs and newspaper clippings about various amateur theatricals that Captain Richard Burton Deane of the North west Mounted Police (NWMP) performed in.
Material Type
Manuscript
Date Range
1880-1891
Physical Description
6 items
Physical Condition
Good
History / Biographical
Includes plays staged in Lethbridge, Regina and England.
Scope and Content
Programs and newspaper clippings about various amateur theatricals that Captain Richard Burton Deane of the North west Mounted Police (NWMP) performed in.
Notes
Copy negatives of five of the items are available.
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
19735085000
Collection
Archive
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Date Range
1884-1927
Material Type
Manuscript
Accession No.
19694680000
Physical Description
30 Items. 2 Files.
Scope and Content
19694680001 - Pain Killer Almanac. 1884. 19694680002 - Northrop & Lyman Comapny Almanac. 1885. 19694680003 - David & Lawrence Company Almanac. 1886. 19694680004 - Diamond Dye Almanac 1887 19694680005 - Burdock Blood Bitters Almanac 1888 19694680006 - Burdock Blood Bitters Almanac 1889 1969468…
Material Type
Manuscript
Date Range
1884-1927
Physical Description
30 Items. 2 Files.
Physical Condition
Fair
Scope and Content
19694680001 - Pain Killer Almanac. 1884. 19694680002 - Northrop & Lyman Comapny Almanac. 1885. 19694680003 - David & Lawrence Company Almanac. 1886. 19694680004 - Diamond Dye Almanac 1887 19694680005 - Burdock Blood Bitters Almanac 1888 19694680006 - Burdock Blood Bitters Almanac 1889 19694680007 - Ayer's American Almanac 1890 19694680008 - Ayer's American Almanac 1892 19694680009 - Radway's Almanac 1893 19694680010 - Burdock Blood Bitters Almanac 1895 19694680011 - Northrop & Lyman Company Almanac 1896 19694680012 - Northrop & Lyman Company Almanac 1897 19694680013 - Dodd's Almanac 1898 19694680014 - Ayer's American Almanac 1899 19694680015 - Brostp;'s Aomanac 1900 19694680016 - Mother Seigal's Almanac. 1900. 19694680017 - Radway's Almanac. 1901. 19694680018 - Bellman's Almanac. 1904. 19694680019 - Mother Seigal's Almanac 1905 19694680020 - Dr. A.W. Chase's Almanac 1906 19694680021 - I.H.C Almanac 1907 19694680022 - Ayer's American Almanac 1907 19694680023 - Zam-Buk Book Of Prophecies 1908 19694680024 - Pain Killer Almanac 1909 19694680025 - Mother Seigal's Almanac. 1910. 19694680026 - Dodd's Almanac 1910 19694680027 - Sergeant King's Almanac 1911 19694680028 - Dr. Miles's Almanac 1925 19694680029 - Burdock Blood Bitters Almanac 1926 19694680030 - Dr. A.W. Chase's Almanac 1927
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
19694680000
Collection
Archive
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