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Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20141079
Scope and Content
20141079/001 Photo postcards miscellaneous subjects, 18 cards 20141079/002 Embroidered postcards World War One, 2 cards 20141079/003 Postcards of European locations, 79 cards 20141079/004 Postcards of Canadian locations, 70 cards 20141079/005 Postcards of USA locations, 25 cards 20141079/006 Postca…
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Bert (Bertram) Barnes
History / Biographical
The material in this collection is primarily postcards kept by Bert (Bertram) Barnes, the grandfather of the donor Elaine Black Hamilton. Mr. Barnes was born in England and first visited Canada in 1903 but returned to England in 1905. He married in 1908. When hostilities broke out in 1914, he enlisted in the army and served for 278 days. He and Mrs. Barnes moved to Canada permanently in 1920 and had two daughters. Mr. Barnes moved to Waterton and worked on various building projects including the Prince of Wales Hotel. He became a park warden and in 1928 was posted to the remote Belly River warden station. Later he was transferred to another warden station and was said to have been one of the most popular, helpful wardens to ever work in the park. He served as a warden until 1948 when he retired at the age of 60. The couple moved to Abbotsford, British Columbia in August or September, 1949. His career in the park was filled with memorial events including the capture of the notorious poacher Joe Cosley, fighting the 1935 forest fire, fishing successes and thrilling stories of bears. Barnes was an avid collector of oddities and souvenirs. The postcards were but one. He also built an arm chair of ordinary proportions made entirely of elk antlers which he collected while on patrol. It was an object of pride because it took so long to collect the antlers required for making the chair. Among the donated items in this collection is a confession book which served as a source of humor and a way to collect autographs of friends. A description of this book’s purpose is included in the file.
Scope and Content
20141079/001 Photo postcards miscellaneous subjects, 18 cards 20141079/002 Embroidered postcards World War One, 2 cards 20141079/003 Postcards of European locations, 79 cards 20141079/004 Postcards of Canadian locations, 70 cards 20141079/005 Postcards of USA locations, 25 cards 20141079/006 Postcards of assorted places, 25 cards 20141079/007 Advertising postcards, 3 cards 20141079/008 Postcards of Lethbridge, 7 cards 20141079/009 Postcards of agricultural subjects, 25 cards 20141079/010 Postcards of people, 33 cards 20141079/011 Greeting postcards, 4 cards 20141079/012 Postcards of Waterton Lakes National Park, 8 cards 20141079/013 Souvenir packet of photo reproductions, 15 views of Waterton Lakes National Par 20141079/014 Confession book/autographs, various years (1906-1927)
Accession No.
20141079
Collection
Archive
Less detail
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.
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