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Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, LEATHER, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P20170002000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1890
Materials
COTTON, LEATHER, GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Length
103.2
Width
5
Description
BEADED BELT WITH A GEOMETRIC PATTERN SET AGAINST A GREEN BEADED BACKGROUND. PATTERN ALTERNATES BETWEEN TWO MIRRORED BLACK, YELLOW, BLUE TRIANGLES WITH THEIR BASES AT EITHER WIDTH END OF THE BELT MEETING IN THE CENTER AT THEIR POINTS AND LARGE RED AND BLUE WITH A GREEN CENTERED TRIANGLES WITH THEIR BASE AT ONE WIDTH END AND THEIR POINTS EXTENDED TO THE OPPOSING END. BEADS ARE SEWN INTO A COTTON, CANVAS FABRIC. TWO ANIMAL HIDE TIES (EACH A DIFFERENT LENGTH FROM 6.2 TO 11.8) ON EACH END AT EACH CORNER OF BELT. BACK SIDE IS RAW FABRIC WITH SEAM AT CENTER CONNECTING THE TWO HALVES. ENDS ARE HEMMED WITH TIES SEWN TO THE OUTSIDE. CONDITION: SEVERE DISCOLOURATION TO FABRIC BACKING AND SEVERE WEAR TO ANIMAL HIDE TIES. MANY LOSS THREADS OVER ENTIRE SURFACE OF BACK. BEADS AND BEADING IN EXCELLENT CONDITION OVERALL.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
UPON THE DONATION OF THIS BELT TO THE GALT MUSEUM, THE DONOR – PATRICIA LYNCH-STAUNTON – EXPLAINED THAT THIS BELT BELONGED TO ALFRED HARDWICH LYNCH-STAUNTON, WHO SERVED IN THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE IN FORT MACLEOD. HE RANCHED IN THE LUNDBRECK AREA AND SUPPLIED HORSES TO THE MOUNTIES. THE DONOR SAID THAT SHE HAD “NO KNOWLEDGE OF HOW [ALFRED HARDWICK] CAME INTO POSSESSION OF THE BELT. A NOTE ON THE INITIAL DOCUMENTATION ATTRIBUTES THE DATE OF THIS BELT TO CA. 1880-1890. THE ACTING CURATOR OF THE NATIVE NORTH AMERICAN DEPARTMENT OF THE GLENBOW, JOANNE SCHMIDT, AGREED WITH THE DONOR’S BELIEF THAT THE BELT WAS BLACKFOOT. THROUGH THE COMPARISON OF THE BEADED MOCCASINS AND BELTS IN THE GLENBOW’S COLLECTION WITH THIS BELT, SCHMIDT EXPLAINED THAT THE DESIGN ON THE BELT WAS MOSTLY FOUND ON THOSE FROM SIKSIKA, BUT SHE HAS ALSO SEEN THE DESIGN IN PIIKANI AND KAINAI BEADWORK THOUGH THERE ARE NOT MANY EXAMPLES IN THE COLLECTION. ALSO BY USING THE GLENBOW’S COLLECTION AS A POINT OF REFERENCE, THE CURATOR BELIEVES THAT THE BELT IS SIMILAR TO APPEARANCE TO THOSE OF THE CENTURY TO EARLY 20TH-CENTURY MUSEUM HOLDINGS. SCHMIDT ALSO PROVIDED AN EXPLANATION OF THE DESIGN FROM THE CANADIAN MUSEUM OF HISTORY. IT STATES, “ONE OF THE EARLIEST DESIGNES USED WAS ‘MIISTA-TSIKA-TUKSIIN,’ OR MOUNTAIN DESIGN. OTHER DESIGNS INCLUDED SQUARES, DIAMONDS, BARS, SLOTTED BARS AND STRIPES… TODAY SUCH DESIGNS ARE CALLED ‘MAAH-TOOHM-MOOWA-KA-NA-SKSIN,’ OR FIRST DESIGNS.” IT WAS FURTHER EXPLAINED THAT A COMPLICATING FACTOR IN IDENTIFYING THE BELT’S ORIGINS IS THE FACT THAT THE BLACKFOOT TENDED TO USE WHITE OR BLUE AS THE BACKGROUND COLOUR, NOT GREEN AS IS PRESENTED IN THE LYNCH-STAUNTON DONATION. ON 19 JANUARY 2017, MUSEUM STAFF FURTHER CONSULTED WITH RYAN HEAVY HEAD, FORMER DIRECTOR OF KAINAI STUDIES AT RED CROW COMMUNITY COLLEGE, REGARDING THE BELT’S DESIGN. HE EXPLAINED, “THE GREEN BACKGROUND IS ATYPICAL OF BLACKFOOT BEADWORK, WHICH IS NORMALLY BLUE. THE ‘MOUNTAIN DESIGN’ [DISPLAYED ON THE BELT] IS A COMMON MOTIF IN BLACKFOOT BEADWORK, BUT AGAIN THE COLOURS ARE NOT TYPICAL IN THIS EXAMPLE.” RYAN SPECULATED THAT DURING THE TIME OF DISEASE (WHEN THIS BELT APPEARS TO HAVE ORIGINATED) THERE WAS SOME DISRUPTION IN TRADITIONAL LIFE AND THAT COULD BE REFLECTED IN THE COLOUR CHOICES. ALTERNATIVELY, THE BELT MAY HAVE BEEN MADE BY THE GROS VENTRES FROM NORTHEAST MONTANA. THE DONOR, PATRICIA LYNCH-STAUNTON, IS THE GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER OF ALFRED HARDWICK LYNCH-STAUNTON. THIS BELT WAS PASSED DOWN THROUGH THE FAMILY, FIRST FROM A. H. LYNCH-STAUNTON, THEN TO THE DONOR’S GRANDFATHER, F. C. LYNCH-STAUNTON, THEN TO HER FATHER, A. G. LYNCH-STAUNTON, FINALLY TO THE DONOR WHO BROUGHT IT TO THE MUSEUM. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION COMES FROM THE “A. H. LYNCH-STAUNTON FAMILY HISTORY” WRITTEN FOR THE MUSEUM USING ONLINE SOURCES, THE GLENBOW ARCHIVES, AND THE BOOK TITLED “HISTORY OF THE EARLY DAYS OF PINCHER CREEK AND SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS OF ALBERTA.” “ALFRED HARDWICK LYNCH-STAUNTON (1860-1932) WAS BORN IN HAMILTON, ON AND CAME TO FORT MACLEOD IN 1877 TO JOIN THE NWMP. ACCORDING TO THE PINCHER CREEK HISTORICAL SOCIETY, HE WAS SENT TO ESTABLISH A HORSE BREEDING FARM AT PINCHER CREEK IN 1878. AFTER RETIRING FROM THE NWMP IN 1880, LYNCH-STAUNTON STATED THE FIRST CATTLE RANCH IN THE PINCHER CREEK AREA WITH JAMES BRUNEAU AND ISSAC MAY, AND LATER HOMESTEADED WEST OF TOWN. ALONG WITH HIS RANCH, LYNCH-STAUNTON MARRIED SARAH MARY BLAKE (1864-1933) IN 1890 AND THEY HAVE FIVE CHILDREN: VICTORIA, FRANDA, FRANCIS, JOHN, AND D’ARCY… A.H.’S BROTHER RICHARD LYNCH-STAUNTON (1867-1961) CAME AS FAR WEST AS MEDICINE HAT IN 1883 WITH HIS FATHER, F. H. LYNCH-STAUNTON, WHO WAS IN CHARGE OF THE SURVEY PARTY. RICHARD CAME WEST AGAIN, TO PINCHER CREEK, IN 1885 OR 1886. IN ABOUT 1900, HE ACQUIRED LAND NORTH OF LUNDBRECK, ON TODD CREEEK, WHICH BECAME THE ANTELOPE BUTTE RANCH. RICHARD AND A. H. WERE IN PARTNERSHIP FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS IN CATTLE-RANCHING AND, ACCORDING TO THE DONOR, WITH THE BUTCHER SHOP. IN 1901, RICHARD MARRIED ISABELLE MARY WILSON (1868-1971), AND THEIR SON FRANK LYNCH-STAUNTON (1905-1990), ALBERTA’S 11TH LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR FROM 1979 TO 1985. LYNCH-STAUNTON DESCENDANTS CONTINUE TO RANCH IN THE LUNDBRECK/PINCHER CREEK AREA.” PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING CORRESPONDENCE WITH DONOR AND PEOPLE CITED IN ABOVE HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P20170002000
Acquisition Date
2016-12
Collection
Museum
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Canadian irrigation surveys reservoir sites A and B Jumpingpound Creek

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Date Range
1896
Material Type
Map
Accession No.
19736212001
Physical Description
1 map : photolithograph ; 43 x 56 cm
Scope and Content
Boundaries: Tp. 24, Rge. 7, W.5th M. Shows location of: Location for Dam, Waggon Road, Back Trail, Irrigation Ditch and "Old Buck" Signal. Section numbers are also shown on map. Shows areas entitled: Muskeg Valley, Timbered Bench and Open Reference: Estimated capacity of Site 'A' ... 6400 ac.ft.…
Material Type
Map
Date Range
1896
Physical Description
1 map : photolithograph ; 43 x 56 cm
Physical Condition
Good
History / Biographical
Albertan - Canadian?
Scope and Content
Boundaries: Tp. 24, Rge. 7, W.5th M. Shows location of: Location for Dam, Waggon Road, Back Trail, Irrigation Ditch and "Old Buck" Signal. Section numbers are also shown on map. Shows areas entitled: Muskeg Valley, Timbered Bench and Open Reference: Estimated capacity of Site 'A' ... 6400 ac.ft.; Estimated capacity of Site 'B' ... 1150 ac.ft.; Points where streams were gauged shown by two red circles. Note: Approximate elevations are in feet above sea level - shown in red.
Notes
Includes Scale of Chains From surveys by A.O. Wheeler in 1895 Photo-lithographed at The Lithographic Office of the Department of the Interior This map along with 17 other maps is contained within an envelope entitled: "Rapport Annuel du Departement de L'Interieur pour 1896. Cartes qui accompagnent le Rapport sur les explorations d'irrigation canadiennes, 1895" = "Annual Report of the Department of the Interior for 1896. Maps to accompany Report on Canadian Irrigation Surveys, 1985" (Maps are in English)
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
19736212001
Collection
Archive
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Canadian Irrigation Surveys Division A 1895 : Plan shewing preliminary location Bow River irrigation canal and lands irrigable thereform in Tps. 22, 23, 24, 25, Rgs. 27, 28, 29 W.4th Mer.

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Date Range
1896
Material Type
Map
Accession No.
19736212017
Physical Description
1 map : photolithograph ; 74 x 61 cm
Scope and Content
Boundaries: Township 22-25 and Range 27-29 West of Fourth Meridian Shows location of: Bow River, Banister Ditch, Hull Ditch, Ricardo and Bevan Ditch, Pine Creek, Canadian Pacific Railway, Proposed Reservoirs, Main Canal, Alternate Route and intake locations. Also shows section numbers and benchma…
Material Type
Map
Date Range
1896
Physical Description
1 map : photolithograph ; 74 x 61 cm
Physical Condition
Good
History / Biographical
Albertan - Canadian?
Scope and Content
Boundaries: Township 22-25 and Range 27-29 West of Fourth Meridian Shows location of: Bow River, Banister Ditch, Hull Ditch, Ricardo and Bevan Ditch, Pine Creek, Canadian Pacific Railway, Proposed Reservoirs, Main Canal, Alternate Route and intake locations. Also shows section numbers and benchmark elevations. Irrigable Area is shown shaded in blue hatching.
Notes
Scale 0 Chs.-1 Inch Photo-lithographed at the Lithographic Office of the Department of the Interior Signed by: J.S. Dennis D.L.S March? 26th 1896 This map along with 17 other maps is contained within an envelope entitled: Rapport Annuel du Departement de L'Interieur pour 1896. Cartes qui accompagnent le Rapport sur les explorations d'irrigation canadiennes, 1895 = Annual Report of the Department of the Interior for 1896. Maps to accompany Report on Canadian Irrigation Surveys, 1985 (Maps are in English)
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
19736212017
Collection
Archive
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Date Range
1896-1916
Description Level
Item
Accession No.
20181071
Physical Description
1 cm. textual material
Scope and Content
3 examination booklets from 1896, 1898 (Northwest Territories), and 1916 (Department of Education, Province of Alberta). The examinations from 1896 and 1898 are for teachers. The examination booklet from 1916 is for Grade 8. The student who used the latter booklet was Viva Niven and she wrote th…
Date Range
1896-1916
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 cm. textual material
History / Biographical
Until 1905, Alberta was part of the Northwest Territories.
Scope and Content
3 examination booklets from 1896, 1898 (Northwest Territories), and 1916 (Department of Education, Province of Alberta). The examinations from 1896 and 1898 are for teachers. The examination booklet from 1916 is for Grade 8. The student who used the latter booklet was Viva Niven and she wrote the exam on June 23, 1916.
Accession No.
20181071
Collection
Archive
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Map to illustrate system of Canadian Irrigation Surveys

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Material Type
Map
Accession No.
19736211001
Physical Description
1 map : photocopy ; 45 x 41 cm
Scope and Content
Boundaries: Rocky Mountains to Milk River (Range 8 W5thM to Range 9 W4thM) and U.S. Border to Knee-Hill Creek Shows areas entitled: Blood Indian Reserve; Stony I. R.; Sarcee I.R.; Blackfeet Indian Reserve; Peigan Ind. Reserve; Bow River Coal District Shows location of: Towns, cities, mountains, …
Material Type
Map
Physical Description
1 map : photocopy ; 45 x 41 cm
Physical Condition
Good
History / Biographical
Albertan?
Scope and Content
Boundaries: Rocky Mountains to Milk River (Range 8 W5thM to Range 9 W4thM) and U.S. Border to Knee-Hill Creek Shows areas entitled: Blood Indian Reserve; Stony I. R.; Sarcee I.R.; Blackfeet Indian Reserve; Peigan Ind. Reserve; Bow River Coal District Shows location of: Towns, cities, mountains, passes, hills, coulees, ridges, buttes, railways, lakes, creeks, brooks and rivers (branches included), range numbers, fifth meridian line Land system surveys in black Lines upon which levels are run shown in red Points where streams are cross-sectioned show thus (red circle) Points where permanent Bench Marcks are placed are shewn thus (red diamond) Identical copy of this map at: 19736174000
Notes
This map along with 5 other maps is contained within an envelope entitled: Department of the Interior. Maps to accompany Report on Canadian Irrigation Surveys, 1894 which originally was part of the "Annual Report of the Department of the Interior for the year 1895".
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
19736211001
Collection
Archive
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Sketch showing the proposed method of diverting water from Elbow River into the N. Fork of Fish Creek - Division A

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Material Type
Map
Accession No.
19736211002
Physical Description
1 map : ms. ; 43 x 56 cm
Scope and Content
Boundaries: Range 5-3 W 5th M and Township 22-24 Note includes: "At the point A there is a well defined valley running from Fish Creek to the Elbow River the height of land between the two streams being about 50ft.(Bar) above the Elbow, the fall in the latter stream is about 51ft per mile and a di…
Material Type
Map
Physical Description
1 map : ms. ; 43 x 56 cm
Physical Condition
Good
History / Biographical
Albertan?
Scope and Content
Boundaries: Range 5-3 W 5th M and Township 22-24 Note includes: "At the point A there is a well defined valley running from Fish Creek to the Elbow River the height of land between the two streams being about 50ft.(Bar) above the Elbow, the fall in the latter stream is about 51ft per mile and a ditch from B to A will deliver all surplus water in Fish Creek. The banks between these points are good and there is no serious obstacle to be encountered in constructing such a ditch."
Notes
Scale 1 mile = 1 inch This map along with 5 other maps is contained within an envelope entitled: Department of the Interior. Maps to accompany Report on Canadian Irrigation Surveys, 1894 which originally was part of the "Annual Report of the Department of the Interior for the year 1895".
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
19736211002
Collection
Archive
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Sketch showing the proposed method of diverting the water of the Red Deer rivers into the Rosebud River : Irrigation Surveys Division A

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Material Type
Map
Accession No.
19736211003
Physical Description
1 map : photocopy ; 53 x 43 cm
Scope and Content
Boundaries: Range 1-5 and Township 31-35
Material Type
Map
Physical Description
1 map : photocopy ; 53 x 43 cm
Physical Condition
Good
History / Biographical
Albertan?
Scope and Content
Boundaries: Range 1-5 and Township 31-35
Notes
Scale 2 miles 1 inch Exploration by T.D. Green D.L.S. and R.R. Bruce C.E. Note includes: "The elevations given are from Barometric Readings." and "The datum at Olds is from the C and E. Profile." Watermark reads:"Silverburn Linen" This map along with 5 other maps is contained within an envelope entitled: Department of the Interior. Maps to accompany Report on Canadian Irrigation Surveys, 1894 which originally was part of the "Annual Report of the Department of the Interior for the year 1895".
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
19736211003
Collection
Archive
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Contour Plan : Showing proposed system of irrigation on the southwest portion of SW1/4 13-24-1.W.5

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Material Type
Map
Accession No.
19736211004
Physical Description
1 map : ms., photolithograph ; 57 x 77 cm
Scope and Content
Boundaries: Southwest portion of SW1/4 13-24-1.W.5 Note contains symbols for: Main ditch, primary ditches, secondary ditches and furrows
Material Type
Map
Physical Description
1 map : ms., photolithograph ; 57 x 77 cm
Physical Condition
Good
History / Biographical
Albertan?
Scope and Content
Boundaries: Southwest portion of SW1/4 13-24-1.W.5 Note contains symbols for: Main ditch, primary ditches, secondary ditches and furrows
Notes
Scale 100 ft = 1 inch This map along with 5 other maps is contained within an envelope entitled: Department of the Interior. Maps to accompany Report on Canadian Irrigation Surveys, 1894 which originally was part of the "Annual Report of the Department of the Interior for the year 1895".
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
19736211004
Collection
Archive
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Preliminary map of a portion of the district of Alberta showing canadian irrigation surveys during 1894 : Sheet No. 1

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Date Range
1894
Material Type
Map
Accession No.
19736211005
Physical Description
1 map : ms., photolithograph ; 81 x 62 cm
Scope and Content
Boundaries: High River to Penhold and Rocky Mountain Park to Blackfoot Indian Reserve (Range 8 West of the 5th Meridian to Range 24 West of the 4th Meridian and Township 19 to Township 36) Shows areas entitled: Foot-hill Country (in red ink); Rocky Mt. Park; Stony Indian Reserve; Morleyville Settl…
Material Type
Map
Date Range
1894
Creator
Department of the Interior Topographical Surveys Branch
Physical Description
1 map : ms., photolithograph ; 81 x 62 cm
Physical Condition
Good
History / Biographical
Albertan?
Scope and Content
Boundaries: High River to Penhold and Rocky Mountain Park to Blackfoot Indian Reserve (Range 8 West of the 5th Meridian to Range 24 West of the 4th Meridian and Township 19 to Township 36) Shows areas entitled: Foot-hill Country (in red ink); Rocky Mt. Park; Stony Indian Reserve; Morleyville Settlement; Sarcee Indian Reserve; Blackfoot Indian Reserve Shows location of: Radnor, Millward, Kananaskis, Morley, Mitford, Cochrane, Jumping Pond, Springbank, Priddis, Millarville, Lineham, Tindastoll, Penhold, Innisfail, Bowden, Olds, Didsbury, Carstairs, Crossfield, Airdrie, Beddington, Calgary, Midnapore, Shepard, Pine Creek, Harrisboro, Davisburg, DeWinton, Grierson, Panima, Brice, Dewdney, High River, Edwell, Kneehill Valley, Langdon, Cheadle, Strathmore, Dunbow, Gladys, Namaka, Strangmuir, Agency, railways, coulees, reservoirs, canals, lakes, creeks, brooks and rivers (branches included), township and range numbers, fifth meridian line References includes: Lines levelled over, profiles of which are on record; permanent bench marks; points where streams were gauged; canals and ditches constructed; canals and ditches projected; surveyed puplic (public) highways; trails. Includes bench mark elevations, which are marked in red on map. Contains an indication in red that: Eastern Slope of the Rocky Mountains and foot-hill country to be mapped from future phototopographical Surveys
Notes
Scale 4 miles to an inch Compiled and drawn from Irrigation and Dominion Lands Surveys by Arthur. O. Wheeler. D.L.S assisted by Jas H. Ridgeway Photo-lithographed at the Lithographic Office of the Department of the Interior This map along with 5 other maps is contained within an envelope entitled: Department of the Interior. Maps to accompany Report on Canadian Irrigation Surveys, 1894 which originally was part of the "Annual Report of the Department of the Interior for the year 1895". Similar map at 19736212009
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Public Access
Accession No.
19736211005
Collection
Archive
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Other Name
KNITTING BAG
Date Range From
1870
Date Range To
1999
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CANVAS, FABRIC, THREAD
Catalogue Number
P20160003005
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
KNITTING BAG
Date Range From
1870
Date Range To
1999
Materials
CANVAS, FABRIC, THREAD
No. Pieces
1
Length
41
Width
36
Description
HANDMADE BAG MADE OF 3 SECTIONS OF STRIPS OF ABOUT 5 INCHES (APPROX. 13 CM) EACH. IT IS RED WITH BLUE, YELLOW, GREEN, AND RAW MATERIAL ACCENTS. THE TRIM AT THE TOP OF THE BAG IS BLUE WITH A HANDLE OF THE SAME FABRIC ON EITHER SIDE. THERE IS A STRIP OF RAW, NOT PATTERNED FABRIC AT THE BOTTOM OF THE BAG. BOTH SIDES OF THE BAG HAVE THE SAME ARRANGEMENT OF PATTERNED STRIPS. THERE IS ONE SEAM CONNECTING THE FRONT AND THE BACK OF THE BAG ON BOTH SIDES. THE INSIDE IS UNLINED. GOOD TO VERY GOOD CONDITION. THERE IS SOME STITCHING COMING LOOSE AT VARIOUS POINTS OF THE PATTERNING.
Subjects
CONTAINER
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
THE KONKINS WERE A RUSSIAN-SPEAKING FAMILY FROM THE TOWN OF SHOULDICE, ALBERTA, NEAR CALGARY. THEY AND MANY OTHER RUSSIAN FAMILIES COMPOSED THAT TOWN’S DOUKHOBOR COLONY. IT WAS THERE WILLIAM KONKIN MARRIED ELIZABETH WISHLOW. IN 1928 THEIR DAUGHTER, ELSIE WAS BORN. THEY LATER MOVED TO A FARM IN VAUXHALL, ALBERTA. THE PRECEDING AND FOLLOWING INFORMATION HAS BEEN EXTRACTED FROM A TWO-PART INTERVIEW WITH DONOR ELSIE MORRIS, WHICH WAS CONDUCTED BY COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN ON FEBRUARY 17, 2016. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION COMES FROM FAMILY HISTORIES AND TEXTS PROVIDED BY THE DONOR. A FULL HISTORY OF THE KONKIN FAMILY CAN BE FOUND WITH THE RECORD P20160003001. A STATEMENT WRITTEN BY MORRIS ATTACHED TO THE BAG STATES THAT THE MATERIAL OF THE BAG ORIGINATES FROM THE 1870S. THE STATEMENT READS: “THIS BAG WAS HAND WOVEN IN STRIPS [THAT WERE USED] TO SEW ON THE BOTTOM OF PETTICOATS. THE GIRLS AT THAT TIME HAD TO HAVE A TROUSEUA [SIC] TO LAST A LIFETIME BECAUSE AFTER MARRIAGE THERE WOULD BE NO TIME TO MAKE CLOTHES SO WHAT THEY MADE WAS STURDY. THEY STARTED ON THEIR TROUSEUS [SIC] AS SOON AS THEY COULD HOLD A NEEDLE. WHEN IT WAS HAYING TIME THE GIRLS WENT OUT INTO THE FIELD TO RAKE THE HAY. THEY WORE PETTICOATS OF LINEN TO WHICH THESE BANDS WERE SEWN. THE LONG SKIRTS WERE PICKED UP AT THE SIDES AND TUCKED INTO THE WAISTBANDS SO THAT THE BOTTOMS OF THE PETTICOATS WERE ON DISPLAY.” “THESE BANDS WERE ORIGINALLY MY GREAT GRANDMOTHER’S WHO CAME OUT OF RUSSIA WITH THE DOUKHOBOR SETTLEMENT IN 1899. THEY WERE PASSED ON TO MY MOTHER, ELIZABETH KONKIN, WHO MADE THEM INTO A BAG IN THE 1940S” THE STRIPS THAT MAKE UP THE BAG SERVED A UTILITARIAN PURPOSE WHEN SEWN TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PETTICOATS. IN THE INTERVIEW, MORRIS EXPLAINS: “… THESE STRIPS ARE VERY STRONG. THEY’RE LIKE CANVAS. THEY WERE SEWN ONTO THE BOTTOM OF THE LADY’S PETTICOATS AND THEY WORE A SKIRT ON TOP OF THE PETTICOATS. THESE STRIPS LASTED A LIFETIME, IN FACT MORE THAN ONE LIFETIME BECAUSE I’VE GOT THEM NOW. THEY WOULD TUCK THE SKIRTS INTO THEIR WAISTBAND ON THE SIDE SO THEIR PETTICOATS SHOWED AND THEY WERE TRYING TO PRESERVE THEIR SKIRTS NOT TO GET CAUGHT IN THE GRAIN. THE GIRLS LIKED TO WEAR THEM TO SHOW OFF BECAUSE THE BOYS WERE THERE AND THEY ALWAYS WORE THEIR VERY BEST SUNDAY CLOTHES WHEN THEY WENT CUTTING WHEAT OR GRAIN." “[THE FABRIC] CAME FROM RUSSIA. WITH THE AREA WHERE THEY CAME FROM IS NOW GEORGIA AND THEY LIVED ABOUT SEVEN MILES NORTH OF THE TURKISH BORDER, THE PRESENT DAY TURKISH BORDER… [THE DOUKHOBORS] CAME TO CANADA IN 1897 AND 1899.” MORRIS EXPLAINS THAT SURPLUS FABRIC WOULD HAVE BEEN BROUGHT TO CANADA FROM RUSSIA BY HER MATERNAL GRANDMOTHER FOR FUTURE USE AND TO AID THE GIRLS IN MAKING THEIR TROUSSEAUS: “THE TROUSSEAU THE GIRLS MADE HAD TO LAST THEM A LIFETIME BECAUSE THEY WOULDN’T HAVE TIME BUT RAISING CHILDREN TO SEWING THINGS. SEWING MACHINES WERE UNKNOWN THEN.” THE BANDS OF FABRIC THAT MAKE UP THE BAG WOULD HAVE BEEN REMAINS NEVER USED FROM ELIZABETH KONKIN’S TROUSSEAU. SHE HAND WOVE THE BAG WHILE SHE WAS LIVING IN SHOULDICE. THE BAG WAS USED BY MORRIS’ MOTHER TO STORE HER KNITTING SUPPLIES. WHEN MORRIS ACQUIRED THE BAG IN THE 1990S, IT MAINTAINED A SIMILAR PURPOSE: “WELL I USED TO CARRY MY STUFF FOR THE WEAVER’S GUILD BUT NOW I DON’T USE IT FOR ANYTHING. IT’S VERY HANDY YOU KNOW IT DOESN’T WEAR OUT.” THERE WAS ONLY ONE BAG MADE OUT OF THESE REMNANTS BY MORRIS’ MOTHER. PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION, OBITUARIES, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND FAMILY HISTORIES.
Catalogue Number
P20160003005
Acquisition Date
2016-02
Collection
Museum
Images
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Date Range
1889-2018
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20181070
Scope and Content
2018.1070.001 - James and Elsie McIntosh and family newspaper clippings, letters, photography, marriage license, etc. 2018.1070.002 - Jean Keys (McIntosh) and family newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, etc. 2018.1070.003 - Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen motivational booklets
Date Range
1889-2018
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
McIntosh Family
History / Biographical
James "Jimmy" McIntosh was born in 1888 in Brandon, Manitoba and died on November 10, 1961. He was involved with the Grand Trunk Railway from 1907 before joining the Canadian Northern Railway in 1908 as a member of the audit department and would join the Grand Trunk Railway again in 1910 as a clerk in the superintendent's office in Melville, Saskatchewan. He would join the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1911 in Calgary and was transferred to Lethbridge in 1914. He would work with the CPR for 42 years before retiring in 1956. On December 26, 1914 he married Elsie Van Slyke. Elsie was born in 1889 and passed away in 1963. She was the honourary president of the Handicraft Guild in Lethbridge and a member of the Shrine Auxiliary. They were both survived by their daughter Jean. Jean Keys (McIntosh) was also a member of the Handicraft Guild in Lethbridge. Jean passed away on October 20, 1989 and was survived by her two daughters and one son. Her daughter Margaret Oberg is a third generation member of the Handicraft Guild.
Scope and Content
2018.1070.001 - James and Elsie McIntosh and family newspaper clippings, letters, photography, marriage license, etc. 2018.1070.002 - Jean Keys (McIntosh) and family newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, etc. 2018.1070.003 - Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen motivational booklets
Accession No.
20181070
Collection
Archive
Less detail
Date Range
1897-1957
Description Level
Item
Accession No.
20171113
Physical Description
4 photocopied newspaper clippings 9 cm x 14 cm black and white photographic print
Scope and Content
Two clippings relating to the death of Mrs. Margaret Van Horne in 1955. Two clippings relating to the death of Charles Van Horne in 1957. Black and white photograph of Walter Van Horne, son of Charles and Margaret, taken in 1909. Walter died in 1912.
Date Range
1897-1957
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
4 photocopied newspaper clippings 9 cm x 14 cm black and white photographic print
Scope and Content
Two clippings relating to the death of Mrs. Margaret Van Horne in 1955. Two clippings relating to the death of Charles Van Horne in 1957. Black and white photograph of Walter Van Horne, son of Charles and Margaret, taken in 1909. Walter died in 1912.
Accession No.
20171113
Collection
Archive
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Date Range
1878-1986
Description Level
Item
Accession No.
20171111
Physical Description
1 softcover book. 3 photographs. One 23-page manuscript.
Scope and Content
Publication "Reflections of a community: Twin Butte Community Hall Golden Anniversary 1936-1986". 3 photographs of the Allred Family. Manuscript: "Pioneer Ancestors: Frank Allred & Josie Bailey".
Date Range
1878-1986
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 softcover book. 3 photographs. One 23-page manuscript.
Scope and Content
Publication "Reflections of a community: Twin Butte Community Hall Golden Anniversary 1936-1986". 3 photographs of the Allred Family. Manuscript: "Pioneer Ancestors: Frank Allred & Josie Bailey".
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20171111
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Hans Enoch Nielsen Wight.

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Date Range
1889-1965
Description Level
Item
Accession No.
20181078
Physical Description
2 cm. textual material.
Scope and Content
This file contains a printout of Volume 1 of a four volume manuscript "A Life of Service: Hans Enoch Nielsen Wight, as revealed by his diaries, and by his family". The entire manuscript is contained in 4 pdf files, located at L:\Electronic Records.
Date Range
1889-1965
Description Level
Item
Fonds No.
20181046
Physical Description
2 cm. textual material.
History / Biographical
Detailed biography of Hans Enoch Nielsen Wight located in 20181046.
Custodial History
Manuscript produced by Howard Shafer, grandson, and is based on transcriptions and information contained in Wight's journals (20181046). The donor reserves the copyright.
Scope and Content
This file contains a printout of Volume 1 of a four volume manuscript "A Life of Service: Hans Enoch Nielsen Wight, as revealed by his diaries, and by his family". The entire manuscript is contained in 4 pdf files, located at L:\Electronic Records.
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20181078
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Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Separate Regional Division No. 4 fonds

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Date Range
1889-2017
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20181064
Physical Description
Over 1,000 photographs; 0.8 m of textual records
Scope and Content
001: 25 Portraits of Chairmen part 1 (1889-1989) 002: 9 Portraits of Chairmen part 2 (1989-2007) 003: Newsletters, banquet program, Christmas cards, Coaldale mission statement, and 3 photographs (1934-1994) 004: Junior Red Cross incident book, newsletters, correspondence, certificates and 2 certifi…
Date Range
1889-2017
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Separate Regional Division No. 4
Physical Description
Over 1,000 photographs; 0.8 m of textual records
History / Biographical
The declaration of the Lethbridge Catholic Separate School District No. 9 was established on January 18, 1889. The first Catholic school opened on April 1, 1889 with 33 students in attendance. A second school opened in 1891 which was run by five Sisters, Faithful Companions of Jesus. The Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Separate Regional Division No. 4 runs 13 schools in Lethbridge, Taber, Coaldale, Picture Butte and Pincher Creek. Students in the Holy Spirit Catholic Schools follow the curriculum of Alberta Learning within a Christ-centered environment. Souce: Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Separate Regional Division No. 4 website; "Lethbridge Catholic Separate School District No.9: The First One Hundred Years 1889-1989" by Bosco Baptista.
Scope and Content
001: 25 Portraits of Chairmen part 1 (1889-1989) 002: 9 Portraits of Chairmen part 2 (1989-2007) 003: Newsletters, banquet program, Christmas cards, Coaldale mission statement, and 3 photographs (1934-1994) 004: Junior Red Cross incident book, newsletters, correspondence, certificates and 2 certificates oversize (1947-1975) 005-008: St. Basil School Scrapbooks (1905-1988) 009: 1990-1994 Photo Album 74 photographs of various Board events 010: 1970-1975 Photo Album 54 photographs of various school events at St. Basil School 011: 1958-1990 Photo Album 48 photographs of various Board events 012: 1999-2002 Photo Album 162 photographs of Teresa Grice retirement tea, and hanging of her portrait at St. Basil School 013: St. Joseph’s Coaldale School newspaper clippings (1992-1994) 014: Newspaper clippings (1981-1992) 015-016: 1990-1992 St. Paul School photo album 325 photographs of various school programs 017-019: 1992-1996 St. Paul School photo album 64 negatives and 328 photographs of various school programs 020: 51 Negatives and 52 photographs of Christmas Concerts and a letter by a Japanese student 1989-1994 021: 34 Photographs of a Halloween event and class photographs (1982-1983) 022: 66 Photographs of Christmas concert, education week, and field trips (1986-1987) 023: 80 Photographs of events from Halloween, Christmas and Our School Day (1988) 024: 178 Photographs of various school programs (1989) 025-026: 169 Photographs of various school programs (1990) 027: 75 Photographs of St. Paul School Classes and staff (1992-1994) 028: 76 Negatives and 87 photographs of St. Paul School staff party and various school events (1992-1996) 029: 62 photographs of St. Paul School classes and staff (1989-2000) 030: 381 Student identification cards (1976-1998) 031: Photographs of students (198-) add photos to 35mm sleeves 032: Photographs of students and staff of St. Paul School (1999) add photos to 35mm sleeves 033: 66 Photographs of St Basil School’s classes and staff, and booklet for Ukraine 100 years of Christianity (1972-2001) 034: List of teachers and 43 photographs of various school events (1914-2003) 035: 34 Negatives and 83 photographs of various school programs at various schools (1940-1955) 036: 79 Photographs of various school programs (1954-1960) 037: 105 Photographs of various school programs at St. Basil School (1960-1965) 038: Photographs and negatives of various programs at St. Basil School ()add photos to 35mm sleeves 039: Negatives of ()add photos to 35mm sleeves 040-041: 2 cassettes 042-043: 354 Slides of Outdoor Education programs (1973-1991) 044: 71 Slides of various school programs at St. Basil School (1973-198-) 045: 100 Slides of various school programs, classes and staff of St. Basil School, and 20 plaques of honor roll students (1940-1968) 046: 110 Photographs and negatives of St. Basil School, mass, CCH Drama Center/ old Board office, and (1978-1994) add photos to 35mm sleeves 047: 11 Photographs of three deconstructed posters showing the classes of 1986-1987 (13.5 X 19) and newspaper articles from a deconstructed poster (30 X 25) (1986-1994) 048: Correspondence, newspaper clippings, certificates and 9 photographs of student class pictures, events, and playing (1971-1996) 049: Newspaper clippings, photocopy of photographs of social events, and 91 photographs of students, staff, and Board members (1952-2000) 050: History of St. Paul’s School and information about Robert A. Kimmitt (1980-1987) 051: Portrait of Robert A. Kimmitt oversize (1972) (20 X 16) 052: Poster of staff and class photos at St.Paul’s School oversize (2001-2002) (24.5 X 16.5) 053: Poster with photographs of all honor roll students from the different Catholic schools with their names oversize (1961) (21.5 X 16) 054: Portrait of Emil Stephen (Steve) Vaselenak oversize (1932-1971) (20 X 16) 055: Portrait of Walter Jacob Ruff oversize (1971-1982) (20 X 16) 056: Portrait of Father Leonard Van Tighem (OMI) oversize (21.5 X 16.5) (1889-1890) 057: Portrait of John Aberle oversize (20 X 16) (1959-1988) 058: Portrait of Sister Gertrude Isabelle buss oversize (20 X 16) (1954-1971) 059: Poster of St. Basil’s Separate School Junior Hockey Champions 1946 with a 9 x 7 photograph oversize (21 X 15)(1946) 060: Poster of St. Basil’s Separate School Junior Football Champions 1946 with a 9 x 7 photograph oversize (21 X 15)(1946) 061: Enlarged photograph of a class from 1920 oversize (18 X 12) (1920) 062: Portrait of Teresa Diane Grice oversize (nee Berte) oversize (20 x 16) (1982-1971) 063: Students and staff photograph outside on a field oversize (13 X 10) (2000-2001) 064: St. Paul’s School oversize (14 X 7) (1954) 065: Photograph of students racing oversize (11 X 14) (195-) 066: Assumption School oversize (20 X 10) (1955) 067: Poster with picture of the Lethbridge Catholic Separate School Board oversize (1947-1949) (18 X 17) 068: Portrait of Most Rev. Frederick Henry oversize (1998-2017) (20 X 16.5) 069: Photograph of Board members oversize (1993) (17 X 24) 070: St. Basil School staff photographs with names oversize (200-) (17 X 12) 071: Portrait of Hubert Pyne from Taber oversize (199-) (14 X 11) 072: Photograph of children at St. Patrick’s Church likely during first communion oversize (189-) (13 X 11) 073: Photographs of Taber Board members oversize (1955-1965) (13.5 X 18) 074: Photographs of Taber Board members oversize (1966) (13.5 X 18) 075: Photographs of Board members standing in front of St. Mary’s School oversize (1950-1952) (11 X 14) 076: Portrait of Robert Hagel oversize (197-) (8 X 10) 077: Portrait of Mr. O. Malo Chairman oversize (1957-1964) (10 X 13.5) 078: Portrait of Mr. J. Chomany, Chairman oversize (1955-1964) (10 X 13.5) 079: Photographs of Board members oversize (197-) (20 X 16) 080: Photographs of Board members oversize (198-) (20 X 16) 081: Laminated newspaper article oversize (1977) (15 X 23) 082: Sketch from Jill Quinn “The Other Author, Arthur” oversize (199-?) (9 X12) 083: St. Paul’s School class and staff photos oversize (1993-1994) (19 x 36) 084: St. Paul’s School class and staff photos oversize (1996-1997) (19 x 36) 085: St. Paul’s School class and staff photos oversize (1995-1996) (23.5 x 36) 086: St. Paul’s School class and staff photos oversize (1994-1995) (25 x 10) 087: St. Paul’s School students and staff photograph (2000-2001) (20 X 30) 088: St. Paul’s School class and staff photos oversize (1990-1991) (23.5 x 36) 089: Public education works in Alberta Catholic Schools poster with photographs of students and staff oversize (1995) (31 X 28) 090: St. Paul’s School class and staff photos oversize (1992-1993) (24 X 28) 091: St. Paul’s School class and staff photos oversize (1988-1989) (26 X 27) 092: St. Paul’s School class and staff photos oversize (1987-1988) (26 X 27) 093: St. Basil’s School class and staff photos oversize (1977-1978) (30 X 20)
Accession No.
20181064
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Date Range
1883-1898
Description Level
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Material Type
Map
Accession No.
20171080
Physical Description
55 maps 38x45 cm paper
Scope and Content
001 Township 5, Range 20 1896 Kipp Coulee, McLeod & Benton Trail 002 Township 5, Range 23 1901 St. Mary River, Cardston Trail, St. Mary's River Railway, Pinepound Creek 003 Township 4, Range 24 1899 St. Mary River, telephone line Cardston-Lethbridge 004 Township 5, Range 22 1889 Pot Hole River, spu…
Material Type
Map
Date Range
1883-1898
Description Level
Series
Creator
Department of the Interior Topographical Surveys Branch. Ottawa
Physical Description
55 maps 38x45 cm paper
Physical Condition
Fair
Scope and Content
001 Township 5, Range 20 1896 Kipp Coulee, McLeod & Benton Trail 002 Township 5, Range 23 1901 St. Mary River, Cardston Trail, St. Mary's River Railway, Pinepound Creek 003 Township 4, Range 24 1899 St. Mary River, telephone line Cardston-Lethbridge 004 Township 5, Range 22 1889 Pot Hole River, spur of Milk River Ridge 005 Township 12, Range 5 1919 South Saskatchewan River, CP railway, Medicine Hat station, Dunmore Station 006 Township 12, Range 6 1919 South Saskatchewan River, Sevenpersons River 007 Township 12, Range 7 1919 South Saskatchewan River 008 Township 12, Range 8 1920 South Saskatchewan River 009 Township 11, Range 5 1911 Bullshead Creek, Medicine Hat - Josephburg trail 010 Township 11, Range 6 1911 Sevenpersons River, CPR Crowsnest Branch 011 Township 11, Range 7 1911 Sevenpersons River, CPR Crowsnest Branch, Sevenpersons Station 012 Township 11, Range 8 1920 CPR Crowsnest & Lethbridge Section 013 Township 11, Range 9 1911 CPR Crowsnest Branch, McLead-Medicine Hat Trail, Winnifred Station 014 Township 11, Range 10 1911 CPR Crowsnest Branch 015 Township 11, Range 11 1919 South Saskatchewan River 016 Township 11, Range 12 1926 South Saskatchewan River 017 Township 11, Range 13 1930 South Saskatchewan River, Oldman River, Bow River 018 Township 11, Range 14 1930 Oldman River 019 Township 11, Range 15 1885 Belly River 020 Township 11, Range 16 1915 Oldman River 021 Township 10, Range 7 1911 Sevenpersons River, CPR Crowsnest Branch 022 Township 10, Range 8 1883 NW Coal & Navigation Company River 023 Township 10, Range 10 1913 CPR Crowsnest Branch (revised location line), Medicine Hat Trail, Lethbridge BR. 024 Township 10, Range 11 1914 CPR Crowsnest Branch, McLeod-Medicine Hat Trail, Bow Island Station 025 Township 10, Range 12 1920 CPR Lethbridge & Crowsnest Section, Burdett Station 026 Township 10, Range 13 1914 CPR Lethbridge & Crowsnest Branch, Grassy Lake Station, McLeod-Medicine Hat Trail, Grand Forks Trail 027 Township 10, Range 14 1911 CPR Lethbridge & Crowsnest Branch, Purple Spring Station, Trail to Medicine Hat 028 Township 10, Range 15 1911 CPR Lethbridge & Crowsnest Branch, MacLeod-Medicine Hat Trail 029 Township 10, Range 16 1915 CPR Lethbridge & Crowsnest Section, Belly River 030 Township 10, Range 17 1915 Belly River 031 Township 10, Range 18 1916 Belly River 032 Township 10, Range 19 1920 Oldman River 033 Township 10, Range 20 1918 Oldman River 034 Township 10, Range 21 1920 Oldman River, Piyani Coulee 035 Township 9, Range 8 1914 Branch of Sevenpersons River, Lake No. 1 036 Township 9, Range 11 1914 N/A 037 Township 9, Range 12 1916 Yellow Lake 038 Township 9, Range 13 1914 N/A 039 Township 9, Range 14 1914 N/A 040 Township 9, Range 15 1911 MacLeod-Medicine Hat Trail 041 Township 9, Range 16 1914 MacLeod-Medicine Hat Trail, CPR Lethbridge & Crowsnest Section, Former bed of Horsefly Lake 042 Township 9, Range 17 1921 CPR Lethbridge & Crowsnest Section 043 Township 9, Range 18 1915 CPR Lethbridge & Crowsnest Section, Chin Coulee, MacLeod-Medicine Hat Trail, Chin Coulee Lake, Lake No. 1, Reservoir Lake 044 Township 9, Range 19 1915 Lake No. 2, Lake No. 3, CPR Lethbridge & Crowsnest Abandoned Section, CPR Lethbridge & Crowsnest Revised Location, Reservoir Lake, Lethbridge-Medicine Hat Trail, McLeod-Medicine Hat Trail, Chin Coulee Lake, Chin Station 045 Township 9, Range 20 1916 CPR Lethbridge & Crowsnest to be abandoned Section, Coaldale Station, Revised location line of Crowsnest & Lethbridge CPR 046 Township 9, Range 21 1916 Lethbridge Station, Lethbridge-Crowsnest Section of CPR, Montana Junction, CPR Location line of Weyburn Lethbridge Branch, CPR Revised Lethbridge Location Line, Jail Lake, CPR Crowsnest Abandoned Railway, Raymond-Foremost Section C.P.RY., Oldman River, MacLeod Section of C.P.RY. 047 Township 8, Range 11 1910 Forty Mile Coulee, Burdette Trail 048 Township 8, Range 12 1920 N/A 049 Township 8, Range 13 1920 N/A 050 Township 8, Range 14 1920 N/A 051 Township 8, Range 15 1907 Walsh & MacLeod Trail 052 Township 8, Range 16 1907 N/A 053 Township 8, Range 17 1915 Lake No. 2, Chin Coulee 054 Township 8, Range 18 1915 Lake No. 1, Lake No. 2, CPR Lethbridge-Weyburn Branch Location Line, Chin Coulee 055 Township 8, Range 19 1889 Lethbridge-Medicine Hat Cart Trail, MacLeod-Walsh Cart Trail, MacLeod-Medicine Hat Trail, Walsh-McLeod Trail 056 Township 7, Range 16 1915 CPR Lethbridge-Weyburn Branch Location Line, Chin Coulee 057 Township 7, Range 17 1915 CPR Lethbridge-Weyburn Branch Location Line, Chin Coulee, Lake No. 1 058 Township 7, Range 20 1916 CPR Raymond-Foremost Section, Lethbridge-Stirling Surveyed Trail 059 Township 7, Range 21 1916 Cardston-Lethbridge Surveyed Trail, Blood Indian Reserve No. 148, St. Mary River, MacLeod-Fort Benton Trail 060 Township 6, Range 19 1917 CPR Raymond-Foremost Section, CPR Raymond-Foremost Section Location Line, Stirling Lake, Stirling Station 061 Township 6, Range 20 1917 MacLeod-Fort Benton Trail, Stirling Lake 062 Township 6, Range 21 1910 MacLeod-Benton Trail, Pothole River 063 Township 5, Range 21 1901 N/A, just prairie land 064 Township 5, Range 19 1900 Kipp Creek, Fort Benton Trail, Lake No. 1 065 Township 4, Range 22 1895 Cardston Trail, Pothole Creek 066 Township 5, Range 23 1889 N/A, prairie, unnamed trail
Notes
Scale 40 Chains to an inch Approved and confirmed by E. Deville
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Date Range
1894-1917
Accession No.
20181047058
Physical Description
17" X 22" Black and White laminated photograph
Scope and Content
Bailey Street School was built in 1894. The site as described to be facing Bailey Dtreet (16th Street North) between McKay and Gross Streets (5th and 5th Avenue A North). The school became empty when the extension for Westminister school was completed in 1909. The Board then rented out the school t…
Date Range
1894-1917
Creator
Lethbridge School District No. 51
Physical Description
17" X 22" Black and White laminated photograph
History / Biographical
Lethbridge School District No. 51 is the public school board in Lethbridge. Since 1886, Lethbridge School District No. 51 has offered high quality learning experiences over a broad range of programs to meet the needs of a wide variety of learners. The District educates over 11,000 students within the City of Lethbridge and employs nearly 1,200 staff members. Lethbridge School District No. 51 takes pride in the breadth of its programs, the expertise of its staff, and the quality of its facilities in 22 schools, and a number of outreach facilities throughout the city. Our schools have a grade structure comprised of Kindergarten to Grade 5 students in elementary schools, Grade 6 to Grade 8 students in middle schools and Grade 9 to Grade 12 students in high schools [Source: Lethbridge School District No. 51 website]
Scope and Content
Bailey Street School was built in 1894. The site as described to be facing Bailey Dtreet (16th Street North) between McKay and Gross Streets (5th and 5th Avenue A North). The school became empty when the extension for Westminister school was completed in 1909. The Board then rented out the school to various associations. In 1914 the Board decided that they were no longer going to rent out the school to any society or individual. On December 1917 the Galt Mines library purchased the school from the Board and moved it by horse-drawn drays to a new location. This new location was on Westminister Road, between McBeth and Luckhurst Streets (13th Street North, between 7th and 8th Avenues). The building has taken on a couple additons and changes to its walls but the frame of the original school is still standing strong. In 1934 the city took over the original site of the Bailey Street School. Photograph is a view of the front of the school with children around the school.
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File in grey box flat storage
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First School by Protestant School District No. 51 in 1886

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Date Range
1978
Accession No.
20181047060
Physical Description
11.5” X 19.5” black and white photograph
Scope and Content
Photograph shows the first school built with the students standing in front of the school as well as the two teachers standing at the school doors. photograph printed on board paper
Date Range
1978
Creator
Lethbridge School District No. 51
Physical Description
11.5” X 19.5” black and white photograph
History / Biographical
The first school built by the Lethbridge Protestant School District No. 51 in 1886 was located on the north west corner of Glyn and dufferin (7th Street and 4th Avenue South.) It wa built by Donald Fraser and Enoch Blythe at a cost of $1, 565, under authorization of the first elected Board of Trustees - Wm. Stafford (Chairman), H.F. Greenwood (Secretary - Treasurer) and John Craig. The first teacher hired by the Board was Mr. B.L. Latimer who taught in the cottage rented from the Compnay prior to the building of the first school. In June 1887 a second teacher was hired - Miss. Duff. This picture was presented to the Board of Trustees of Lethbridge School District No.51 in September, 1978, by Mr. George Watson, Senior. Mr. Watson taught in Lethbridge for 31 years. Upon his retirement (June 1961) he turned his interest and endeavours to preserving the history of Southern Alberta. Much Credit is due to him for the gathering of information from oldtimers and their decendants. Mr. Watson has been tireless in his efforts to bring the students of our schcools an interesting and informative background of their city. [Description taken from the caption of the photograph]
Scope and Content
Photograph shows the first school built with the students standing in front of the school as well as the two teachers standing at the school doors. photograph printed on board paper
Notes
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Photograph of Mr. George Bremner McKillop

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Date Range
1896-1982
Accession No.
20181047051
Physical Description
Board 16” X 20” with a 10.5" X 13" black and white photograph
Scope and Content
Mr. George Bremner McKillop was born in 1896 in Lethbridge. He was a prominent Lethbridge figure with many accomplishments. McKillop went overseas during World War I and when he came back he was able to attain a job as a physical education teacher. He later became the Supervisor of Physical Educati…
Date Range
1896-1982
Creator
Lethbridge School District No. 51
Physical Description
Board 16” X 20” with a 10.5" X 13" black and white photograph
History / Biographical
George McKillop Elementary school was on 22 Street North and between 4 and 5 Avenues. It was opened in 1957 and closed in 1982 when Nicholas Sheran School opened on the West side. It became McKillop Curriculum Center then it was purchased by the Society of Christian Education and became Immanuel Christian Elementary School in 2006.
Scope and Content
Mr. George Bremner McKillop was born in 1896 in Lethbridge. He was a prominent Lethbridge figure with many accomplishments. McKillop went overseas during World War I and when he came back he was able to attain a job as a physical education teacher. He later became the Supervisor of Physical Education for Lethbridge School District No. 51 and Chairman of the playgrounds commission. He was also the superintendent of Southminister United Sunday School and leader of a cadet corps for many years. McKillop organized and directed the Canyon Church Camp during the summer breaks. He was also the curator of Sir Alexander Galt museum and chairman of the archives committee of the Lethbridge Historical Society. McKillop died at the age of 77 on February 18, 1974.
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Canadian Irrigation Surveys Division A 1895 : Structures for St Mary Irrigation Canal Sheet No 1

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Date Range
1896
Material Type
Drawing
Accession No.
19736212012
Scope and Content
Includes diagrams for: Headgate elevation, Plan of Drop, Headgate cross-section and Cross-section of Drop Scale 1 Inch - 8 Ft Signed by: J.S. Dennis D.L.S Feby 24th 1896
Material Type
Drawing
Date Range
1896
Physical Condition
Good
History / Biographical
Albertan - Canadian?
Scope and Content
Includes diagrams for: Headgate elevation, Plan of Drop, Headgate cross-section and Cross-section of Drop Scale 1 Inch - 8 Ft Signed by: J.S. Dennis D.L.S Feby 24th 1896
Notes
This item along with 17 other items is contained within an envelope entitled: Rapport Annuel du Departement de L'Interieur pour 1896. Cartes qui accompagnent le Rapport sur les explorations d'irrigation canadiennes, 1895 = Annual Report of the Department of the Interior for 1896. Maps to accompany Report on Canadian Irrigation Surveys, 1985 (Maps are in English)
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19736212012
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