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Date Range From
1200
Date Range To
1750
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STONE
Catalogue Number
P19890042002
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1200
Date Range To
1750
Materials
STONE
No. Pieces
1
Diameter
10.8
Description
GROUND STONE BALL, GRANITIC LITHIC. EVIDENCE OF USE ON ONE SURFACE.
Subjects
FOOD PROCESSING T&E
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
History
NORTHWESTERN PLAINS, LATE PREHISTORIC PERIOD? DONOR FOUND ON FARM IN SOUTHERN SASKATCHEWAN. PROBABLE USE, PULVERIZING BONE OR SINEW. DONOR RETIRED & RESIDING IN LETHBRIDGE. REMAINDER OF DONATION IN EDUCATION COLLECTION.
Catalogue Number
P19890042002
Acquisition Date
1989-06
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1000
Date Range To
1750
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CHERT?
Catalogue Number
P19860130000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1000
Date Range To
1750
Materials
CHERT?
No. Pieces
1
Height
15.0
Length
11.3
Diameter
26.1
Description
BROWN. FLAKED ON 2/3 OF EDGE. SOME INCISING HOLLOW CENTRAL PORTION WITH BEVELLED EDGE MAY HAVE BEEN WORKED. POSSIBLE USE AS A FIRE DRILL STONE? CENTRAL PORTION COULD ALSO BE THE RESULT OF EROSION.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
History
FOUND ON A FARM (SURFACE COLLECTION 1955) N.E. 11-8-9 W OF 3RD M. PROBABLY NORTHERN PLAINS CULTURE ORIGIN, LATE PREHISTORIC PERIOD.
Catalogue Number
P19860130000
Acquisition Date
1986-08
Collection
Museum
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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
1799-1916
Material Type
Manuscript
Accession No.
19861085000
Physical Description
1 item
Scope and Content
20 items. 19861085001- 7 items. Business papers of the Duff family in Scotland, including receipts, correspondence and business agreements, 1799-1884. 19861085002 - 12 items. Business papers of the Duff family in Lethbridge. Papers consist of receipts, land purchase and land sale agreements, purc…
Material Type
Manuscript
Date Range
1799-1916
Physical Description
1 item
Physical Condition
Good
History / Biographical
Scottish - Albertan.
Scope and Content
20 items. 19861085001- 7 items. Business papers of the Duff family in Scotland, including receipts, correspondence and business agreements, 1799-1884. 19861085002 - 12 items. Business papers of the Duff family in Lethbridge. Papers consist of receipts, land purchase and land sale agreements, purchases account sheets from the Hudson's Bay Company, and a stock certificate in Lethbridge oil fields limited, 1886-1916. 19861085003 - Diary and personal expenses notebook of John Duff. The diary tells of journey of Duff family to Lethbridge in 1885, and lists the expenses occurred on the trip, 1885.
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
19861085000
Collection
Archive
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Other Name
ENGLISH TYPE GUN FLINT
Date Range From
1750
Date Range To
1870
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CHALCEDONY
Catalogue Number
P19738044000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ENGLISH TYPE GUN FLINT
Date Range From
1750
Date Range To
1870
Materials
CHALCEDONY
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.9
Length
3.3
Width
3.0
Description
LARGE SPALL OFF STRIKING EDGE. BUFF COLOURED.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
Catalogue Number
P19738044000
Acquisition Date
1973-07
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1000
Date Range To
1750
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SANDSTONE MATERIAL
Catalogue Number
P19860128000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1000
Date Range To
1750
Materials
SANDSTONE MATERIAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
13.6
Length
8.7
Diameter
22.8
Description
FORMATION RINGS ON ONE END. SOME RED PAINT FLECKS. ABRASION MARKS. ROUNDED ONE END. NEAR FLAT OPPOSITE END.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
History
FOUND ON FARM IN S.W. SASKATCHEWAN. SURFACE COLLECTED 1955. N.E. 11-8-9 W OF 3RD M. PROBABLY NORTHERN PLAINS CULTURE OF LATE PREHISTORIC PERIOD.
Catalogue Number
P19860128000
Acquisition Date
1986-08
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1670
Date Range To
1770
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
IRON
Catalogue Number
P19738042000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1670
Date Range To
1770
Materials
IRON
No. Pieces
1
Length
19.7(BLADE)
Width
11.2
Diameter
2.5
Description
SOFT FORGED IRON. HEART SHAPED HOLE STAMPED IN BLADE. HAND FORGED. LEATHER HANDLE. CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
WOODWORKING T&E
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
HUDSON BAY COMPANY. REF: SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO. "BEATEN OUT OF SOFT IRON, THE AXE SHAPED HEAD PLAINLY SHOWS THE IMPRESSIONS OF THE FORGE AND HAS CUT THROUGH THE METAL A HEART SHAPED PATTERN, AND THIS MARK IDENTIFIES THE WEAPON AS BEING OVER 200 YEARS OLD, ACCORDING TO THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, WHICH WAS CONSULTED BY THE OWNER OF THE RELIC, FRED BOTSFORD OF LETHBRIDGE, WELL-KNOWN STUDENT OF INDIAN LORE. THE AMERICAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY EXPLAINS THAT SHORTLY AFTER THE HUDSON BAY COMPANY HAD BEEN FORMED IN 1670, ITS OFFICIALS SHIPPED SUPPLIES OF WEAPONS SUITABLE FOR THE USE OF INDIANS TO BE TRADED FOR THE BEAVER SKINS. AMONG THESE WAS A LOT OF TOMAHAWKS - THE FIRST OF MANY OTHER SHIPMENTS. EACH SHIPMENT BORE ITS OWN DISTINCTIVE MARK, AND THE BLADES WERE INCISED WITH THIS FEATURE. EARLIEST OF ALL WAS THE HEART SHAPED HOLE, FOLLOWED BY A SEQUENCE CONSISTING OF DIAMONDS, CLUBS AND SPADES, TO PLEASE THE GAMBLING INSTINCTS OF ALL TRADERS. AS THE TOMAHAWK IN THE POSSESSION OF MR. BOTSFORD CARRIES THE HEART BRAND, IT IS BELIEVED TO BELONG TO THE INITIAL SHIPMENT OF THESE WEAPONS TO ARRIVE IN CANADA, AND TO BE AT LEAST 200 YEARS OLD".
Catalogue Number
P19738042000
Acquisition Date
1973-07
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1750
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BUFFALO HORN, RAWHIDE, BUCKSKIN
Catalogue Number
P19641148000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1750
Date Range To
1900
Materials
BUFFALO HORN, RAWHIDE, BUCKSKIN
No. Pieces
1
Length
38.0
Diameter
8.9
Description
BUFFALO HORN CONTAINER WITH A RAWHIDE CAP AND BUCKSKIN THONG. CAP SEWN WITH SINEW. HOLES APPEAR MACHINE DRILLED. BASE OF HORN SHOWS CUT MARKS.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
NORTHERN PLAINS INDIGENOUS CULTURE *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON ASKED TWO FORMER MEMBERS OF THE LETHBRIDGE JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, PHIL EDMUNDSON AND PAUL RUSZNAK, ABOUT THE FIRST NATIONS ARTIFACTS THAT THE GROUP DONATED TO THE GALT MUSEUM IN 1964, 1969, AND 1973. NEITHER RECALLED HOW THE JAYCEES CAME INTO OWNERSHIP OF THE ARTIFACTS, AS THEIR ACQUISITION PREDATED BOTH EDMUNDSON AND RUSZNAK’S MEMBERSHIP IN THE CHAMBER. RESEARCH CONDUCTED INTO LETHBRIDGE’S GURNEY MUSEUM FOUND A CONNECTION BETWEEN ITS PROPRIETOR, WALTER GURNEY, AND THE JAYCEES, WHO ACCORDING TO AN ARTICLE FROM THE APRIL 16, 1946 ISSUE OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ADVOCATED ON GURNEY’S BEHALF FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO BE MADE TO THE FORMER BOARD OF TRADE BUILDING WHERE THE MUSEUM WAS HOUSED. AN ARTICLE FROM THE JULY 13, 1948 ISSUE OF THE HERALD DESCRIBES SOME OF THE FIRST NATIONS ARTIFACTS ON DISPLAY IN THE MUSEUM: “TOMAHAWKS, ARROW HEADS, PEACE PIPES, BEAD AND LEATHER WORK, CLOTHING AND WOODCRAFT”. UPON THE CLOSURE OF THE MUSEUM AND SALE OF GURNEY’S COLLECTION TO BELMORE SCHULTZ OF THE ALTAMONT MUSEUM IN COUTTS, MENTION WAS MADE IN A HERALD ARTICLE FROM MAY 16, 1961 OF “HISTORICAL INDIAN RELICS THAT BELONG TO THE JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HAVE BEEN RETAINED IN THE CITY AND WILL BE AVAILABLE WHEN PROPER DISPLAY FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE”. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE ARTIFACTS WERE TRANSFERRED TO THE JAYCEES BY GURNEY DURING THE DISSOLUTION OF HIS MUSEUM, BUT NO FURTHER CONFIRMATION WAS FOUND. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE GURNEY MUSEUM AND ITS COLLECTION, SEE RECORD P19890044001.
UPDATE 16 AUGUST 2017: ON 25 JULY 2017, MUSEUM CURATOR AIMEE BENOIT FOUND EVIDENCE TO CONNECT THE INDIGENOUS COLLECTION DONATED BY THE LETHBRIDGE JAYCEES (AKA. JUNIOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE) WITH FORMER LETHBRIDGE RESIDENTS THE LATE FRED BOTSFORD AND HIS LATE DAUGHTER DOROTHY CLARK. NOTES MADE BY AIMEE ON THE DISCOVERY AS WELL AS RELEVANT CLIPPINGS FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD CAN BE FOUND ATTACHED TO THE PERMANENT FILE OF P19641140000.
Catalogue Number
P19641148000
Acquisition Date
1964-07
Collection
Museum
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Map: Northwest Territorities Of Province Of Canada

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Date Range
1792-1812
Material Type
Manuscript
Accession No.
19821039000
Physical Description
1 item.
Scope and Content
The map is a reproduction of part of an original chart of the region lying between 46 and 60 degrees north latitude, and 84 and 184 degrees west longitude. This reproduction shows the area between 48 and 55 degrees north latitude, and 108 and 124 degrees west longitude. The region includes Nelson…
Material Type
Manuscript
Date Range
1792-1812
Physical Description
1 item.
Physical Condition
Good
History / Biographical
Canadian.
The original map was drawn for the north west company by David Thompson, and based on the work of John Stuart. Mr. Graspointer obtained this copy from an unidentified geologist in Calgary, who owns the original map.
Scope and Content
The map is a reproduction of part of an original chart of the region lying between 46 and 60 degrees north latitude, and 84 and 184 degrees west longitude. This reproduction shows the area between 48 and 55 degrees north latitude, and 108 and 124 degrees west longitude. The region includes Nelson's mountains, and portions of the Saskatchewan, Athabasca, Red Deer, and Bow rivers, as they were known in 1812.
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
19821039000
Collection
Archive
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Other Name
HAMMERSTONE
Date Range From
1700
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STONE
Catalogue Number
P19990035008
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HAMMERSTONE
Date Range From
1700
Date Range To
1900
Materials
STONE
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.0
Length
7.6
Width
6.7
Description
GREY STONE. HAS TWO VERY DISTINCT GROOVES AROUND IT, EACH ABOUT 1.1 CM WIDE. HAS A BLUE PLASTIC TAG STUCK ON IT THAT IS EMBOSSED WITH "1987.467".
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
MULTIPLE USE ARTIFACT
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
History
FIRST NATIONS CULTURE. SEE P19990035001-GA
Catalogue Number
P19990035008
Acquisition Date
2000-06
Collection
Museum
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