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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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U. S. government survey maps showing the Whoop-Up trail route : later known as the Macleod - Benton Road

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Date Range
1871-1929
Material Type
Map
Accession No.
19720034000
Physical Description
27 maps : photocopy; 28 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
Maps are bound together into one volume Map 1: The Whoop-Up Trail Ft. Benton to Hamilton, at Whoop-Up 210 miles - Part 2 (Copy from Harry Stanford, Kalispell, Montana 1929) Boundaries: Great Falls, Montana to the International Boundary and from Split Rock in the west to Fort Benton in the east Map…
Material Type
Map
Date Range
1871-1929
Physical Description
27 maps : photocopy; 28 x 25 cm
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
The copies were taken from original survey maps located in Washington, D.C.
Scope and Content
Maps are bound together into one volume Map 1: The Whoop-Up Trail Ft. Benton to Hamilton, at Whoop-Up 210 miles - Part 2 (Copy from Harry Stanford, Kalispell, Montana 1929) Boundaries: Great Falls, Montana to the International Boundary and from Split Rock in the west to Fort Benton in the east Map 2: The Whoop-Up Trail Ft. Benton to Hamilton, at Whoop-Up 210 miles - Part 1 (Copy from Harry Stanford, Kalispell, Montana 1929) Boundaries: Big Alkali Flats to Calgary and Split Rock to East Butte Map 3: Township No. 24 North Range No. 8 East of the Principal Meridian Montana Map 4: Township No. 24 North Range No. 7 East of the Principal Meridian Montana Map 5: Township No. 24 North Range No. 6 East of the Principal Meridian Montana Map 6: Township No. 24 North Range No. 5 East of the Principal Meridian Montana Map 7: Township No. 25 North Range No. 5 East of the Principal Meridian Montana Map 8: Township No. 25 North Range No. 4 East of the Principal Meridian Montana Map 9: Township No. 26 North Range No. 4 East of the Principal Meridian Montana Map 10: Township No. 26 North Range No. 3 East of the Principal Meridian Montana Map 11: Township No. 27 North Range No. 3 East of the Principal Meridian Montana Map 12: Township No. 27 North Range No. 2 East of the Principal Meridian Montana Map 13: Township No. 28 North Range No. 2 East of the Principal Meridian Montana Map 14: Township No. 28 North Range No. 1 East of the Principal Meridian Montana Map 15: Township No. 29 North Range No. 1 East of the Principal Meridian Montana Map 16: Township No. 29 North Range No. 1 West of the Principal Meridian Montana Map 17: Township No. 30 North Range No. 1 West of the Principal Meridian Montana Map 18: Township No. 31 North Range No. 1 West of the Principal Meridian Montana Map 19: Township No. 32 North Range No. 1 West of the Principal Meridian Montana Map 20: Township No. 32 North Range No. 2 West of the Principal Meridian Montana Map 21: Township No. 33 North Range No. 2 West of the Principal Meridian Montana Map 22: Township No. 33 North Range No. 3 West of the Principal Meridian Montana Map 23: Township No. 34 North Range No. 3 West of the Principal Meridian Montana Map 24: Township No. 34 North Range No. 4 West of the Principal Meridian Montana Map 25: Township No. 35 North Range No. 4 West of the Principal Meridian Montana Map 26: Township No. 36 North Range No. 4 West of the Principal Meridian Montana Map 27: Township No. 37 North Range No. 4 West of the Principal Meridian Montana Areas in acres are marked on all township maps Signed by personnel in Surveyor General's Office, Helena Montana
Notes
Scale range from 40 chains to an inch to 60 chains to an inch Legend on township maps include: Surveys Designated, By Whom Surveyed, Date of Contract, Amount of Surveys, When Surveyed and Total Number of Acres Bound item donated by the Nu Ooh Ska District North Central Council of the Boy Scouts of America
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
19720034000
Collection
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Letter To Deputy Minister Of Justice Re: Approve Naming Of Calgary

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Date Range
1876
Material Type
Manuscript
Accession No.
19735201002
Physical Description
1 item
Scope and Content
Photograph of original letter. Letter written by A.G. Irvine to Bernard, Deputy Minister of Justice, about naming the post/fort located on the Bow River, Calgary. Letter was written at Fort Macleod, 29 February 1876.
Material Type
Manuscript
Date Range
1876
Physical Description
1 item
Physical Condition
Good
Scope and Content
Photograph of original letter. Letter written by A.G. Irvine to Bernard, Deputy Minister of Justice, about naming the post/fort located on the Bow River, Calgary. Letter was written at Fort Macleod, 29 February 1876.
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Public Access
Accession No.
19735201002
Collection
Archive
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Sketch Depicting Fort Brisebois, And Deparment Of Justice Order Re Naming Calgary

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Date Range
1876
Material Type
Manuscript
Accession No.
19735201009
Scope and Content
2 Items (photocopies). 1 File. Sketch depicting Fort Brisebois on the Bow River. On the reverse side is a Department of Justice Mounted Police Order Re: Renaming Fort Brisebois, Calgary.
Material Type
Manuscript
Date Range
1876
Physical Condition
Good
Scope and Content
2 Items (photocopies). 1 File. Sketch depicting Fort Brisebois on the Bow River. On the reverse side is a Department of Justice Mounted Police Order Re: Renaming Fort Brisebois, Calgary.
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Accession No.
19735201009
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Duff Family Papers: 19th Century

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Date Range
1845-1883
Material Type
Manuscript
Accession No.
19737500000
Scope and Content
62 items. Duff Family Papers: 19th Century. The first part of the Duff Family Papers consists primarily of rent receipts issued by the agent of the Duke of Athole to Charles and John Duff, for property rented to the latter parties. There is also a rental agreement for property signed by Athole a…
Material Type
Manuscript
Date Range
1845-1883
Physical Condition
Good
History / Biographical
Scottish.
Scope and Content
62 items. Duff Family Papers: 19th Century. The first part of the Duff Family Papers consists primarily of rent receipts issued by the agent of the Duke of Athole to Charles and John Duff, for property rented to the latter parties. There is also a rental agreement for property signed by Athole and the Duffs, dated 1854. Contained in file 1.
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19737500000
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Duff Family Papers: 19th Century

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Date Range
1845-1881
Material Type
Manuscript
Accession No.
19737501000
Scope and Content
24 items. Duff Family Papers: 19th Century. The second part of the Duff Family Papers consist of insurance receipts issued to Charles, and later John Duff, by the Caledonian Insurance Office. Contained in file 2.
Material Type
Manuscript
Date Range
1845-1881
Physical Condition
Good
History / Biographical
Scottish.
Scope and Content
24 items. Duff Family Papers: 19th Century. The second part of the Duff Family Papers consist of insurance receipts issued to Charles, and later John Duff, by the Caledonian Insurance Office. Contained in file 2.
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Accession No.
19737501000
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Duff Family Papers: 19th Century

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Date Range
1833-1880
Material Type
Manuscript
Accession No.
19737502000
Scope and Content
48 items. Duff Family Papers: 19th Century. The third segment of the Duff Family Papers comprise the business papers of Charles and his son John, who were farmers as well as operating a distillery. The papers are mostly connected to the distillery and include customers' orders, bills for necessa…
Material Type
Manuscript
Date Range
1833-1880
Physical Condition
Good
History / Biographical
Scottish.
Scope and Content
48 items. Duff Family Papers: 19th Century. The third segment of the Duff Family Papers comprise the business papers of Charles and his son John, who were farmers as well as operating a distillery. The papers are mostly connected to the distillery and include customers' orders, bills for necessary supplies, bank drafts and cheques, legal papers surrounding loans made to the duffs, and notices of the closing of the business. Other papers included. Contained in file 3.
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19737502000
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Duff Family Papers: 19th Century

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Date Range
1834-1882
Material Type
Manuscript
Accession No.
19737503000
Scope and Content
23 items. Duff Family Papers: 19th Century. The fourth part of the Duff Family Papers is made up of tax notices, the taxes ranging from those for school, to highway maintenance, to a fee for a carriage license, as well as poor taxes, and death taxes. There are also certificates issued to the Duf…
Material Type
Manuscript
Date Range
1834-1882
Physical Condition
Good
History / Biographical
Scottish.
Scope and Content
23 items. Duff Family Papers: 19th Century. The fourth part of the Duff Family Papers is made up of tax notices, the taxes ranging from those for school, to highway maintenance, to a fee for a carriage license, as well as poor taxes, and death taxes. There are also certificates issued to the Duffs that they might move casks of whiskey out of the duty free sheds for delivery contained in file 4.
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Accession No.
19737503000
Collection
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