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Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1905
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20110012002
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1905
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
74.9
Length
108.8
Width
2.4
Description
BLEACHED COTTON MUSLIN, MACHINE EMBROIDERED IN HEM. STRAIGHT GRAIN FLARED CUT. MACHINE MADE – ASSEMBLY PIN TACKING ON LEGS. SEAMS ARE COVERED WITH AN ADDITIONAL LAYER OR HAND OVERCAST. MACHINE BUTTONHOLES. ORIGINALLY MADE WITH SPLIT CROTCH WHICH HAS BEEN SEWN SHUT AND COVERED WITH PATCH INSIDE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-UNDERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
DRAWERS WERE OWNED AND WORN BY DONOR’S GRANDMOTHER EDNA LOUISE TAYLOR NEE PRINCE BEFORE SHE PASSED AWAY IN 1916. FOR DETAILED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION RELATING TO DONOR'S FAMILY HISTORY, PLEASE SEE TO P20110012001.
Catalogue Number
P20110012002
Acquisition Date
2011-03
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
HAT - BOER WAR 1899
Date Range From
1889
Date Range To
1902
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
FELT, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19694052000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HAT - BOER WAR 1899
Date Range From
1889
Date Range To
1902
Materials
FELT, LEATHER
No. Pieces
1
Height
14.0
Diameter
50.0
Description
SIZE: 7 1/8. LEATHER HAT & SWEAT BAND. "JOHN B. STETSON CO. PHILADELPHIA NO. 1 QUALITY, JOHN B. STETSON COMPANY" MARKED ON INSIDE SWEATBAND. OUTER LEATHER BAND WITH STRAP & LEATHER COVERED BUCKLE; STAINED. FELT, STIFFENED FLAT BLOCKED BRIM. RAWHIDE LEATHER CHINSTRAP KNOTTED.
Subjects
CLOTHING-HEADWEAR
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
MRS. DUPEN, DONOR STATES HAT USED IN SOUTH AFRICAN (BOER) WAR OF 1899-1902. FURTHER INFORMATION OR DOCUMENTATION UNAVAILABLE. *UPDATE* IN 2012 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT DAVID SMITH CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. CONNECTIONS TO EXISTING ARCHIVAL FILES REFERENCED AND AN INTERVIEW WITH KAREN DANFORTH WAS CONDUCTED. IN 1967, AN INTERVIEW WAS CONDUCTED WITH ALFRED DUPEN. THIS INTERVIEW CAN BE FOUND IN THE GALT MUSEUM ARCHIVES 19694050000. ACCORDING TO THE INTERVIEW, “[ALFRED DUPEN] I CAME DOWN HERE [LETHBRIDGE] IN 1903, I WAS ON MY WAY TO REGINA TO COOK AT THE WINDSOR HOTEL. MY BROTHER WAS WORKING FOR FRED ROONEY WHO WAS UNDER THE ARLINGTON, AS SOON AS HE KNEW I WAS A COOK, HE OFFERED THE ADDITIONAL MONEY THAT I COULD GET ANYWHERE AT THAT TIME THEY WERE PAYING COOKS AT THAT PARTICULAR TIME THIRTY-FIVE DOLLARS A MONTH AND AN EXTRA GOOD COOK FIFTY DOLLARS A MONTH. NOW THEY’RE PAYING ABOUT FIVE-HUNDRED A MONTH AND WORKING A THIRD OF THE TIME. I COULD ALWAYS EAT MY OWN COOKING SO THAT HELPED A LOT. I STARTED WASHING POTS AT THE ELEVATOR HOTEL IN CALGARY FOR FIFTEEN DOLLARS A MONTH AND I WORKED FROM 6 O’CLOCK IN THE MORNING TILL 10 O’CLOCK AT NIGHT AND I WENT TO BED CRYING. I WAS ONLY ABOUT FIFTEEN YEARS OLD. THEY DIDN’T PAY GOOD WAGES THERE, BUT THEY FED YOU WELL SO THERE WAS ALWAYS LOTS TO EAT AND ALWAYS PLENTY OF WORK. I STARTED WASHING POTS AND FLOORS AND I WENT FROM A VEGETABLE COOK TO A PASTRY COOK AND MY BROTHER HAPPENED TO BE A CHEF IN THERE AT THAT TIME, HE WAS GETTING SEVENTY-FIVE DOLLARS A MONTH AND THAT WAS BIG MONEY. MY SISTERS WERE COOKS, SO WE WERE ALL LEANING THAT WAY. I DON’T KNOW WEATHER I LIKED THE FOOD MORE OR THE WORK OF A CHEF. I ENLISTED IN THE STRATHCONA HORSE IN 1900. I WAS IN NO.1 B SQUADRON I ENLISTED FROM CALGARY. THERE WERE SIXTY MEN THAT PASSED THE TEST, AND I WAS THE TENTH MAN THAT PASSED ON THE FIRST DAY. WE WENT OVER THERE AND CAME BACK IN 1901. WE WENT ACROSS THERE ON THE OLD MONTEREY BY BOAT FROM ST. JOHN’S IN EASTERN CANADA. THERE WERE SIX-HUNDRED MEN IN THE LORD STRATHCONA, HE ARMED ALL OF HIS MEN WITH EVERYTHING AND TURNED IT OVER TO THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT, AND WE WENT OUT WITH ABOUT SIX-HUNDRED STRONG IN MEN AND WE HAD FOUR-HUNDRED HEAD OF HORSES, ON THE WAY OVER WE HAD TO THROW BETWEEN TWO-HUNDRED AND FIFTY TO THREE-HUNDRED TO THE SHARKS, JUST THREW THEM OVERBOARD. WE LANDED IN CAPE TOWN AND LANDED ON THERE IN CAMP AND TRAINED A LITTLE AND THINGS. IN THOSE DAYS YOU TOLD A MAN TO MOUNT THOSE THINGS AND THEY DIDN’T KNOW IF THEY HAD TO MOUNT OVER THE TAIL OR THE HEAD, IT WAS VERY COMICAL TO WATCH SOME OF THOSE FELLAS. I LIKE I SAY I WAS A PRETTY GOOD BOY AT THAT TIME, I WAS ONLY NINETEEN AND TWO MONTHS. BEFORE I WENT TO THE FRONT, I WAS IN TRAINING FOR ABOUT 30 DAYS. BEFORE I LEFT I WAS OFFERED TO RE-ENLIST AND GO OVER TO CAPE MOUNTED RIFLES. I HAD SENSE ENOUGH NOT TO GO AS MUCH AS I LIKE THE ARMY, BUT I THINK NINE OF ELEVEN IN THE FIRST BATTLE GOT KILLED, AND OF COURSE IT’S ONLY THE GOOD THAT DIE YOUNG WHICH IS WHY I’M HERE! I WENT IN AS A SERGEANT COOK BUT GOT INTO A FIGHT WITH COLONEL SAM STEELS AND HE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A CHAMPION IN A 145 POUND CLASS AND HE WAS FIGHTING, EVERY NIGHT USED TO COME UP ON DECK AND WE’D STAND UP ON THE BRIDGE AND WATCH THE BOXING AND THINGS LIKE THAT. THIS FELLA THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A CHAMPION, HE HIT ME BELOW THE BELT. I WAS TAUGHT TO FIGHT CLEAN RIGHT EVEN AND I TAUGHT MY BOY HAROLD TO FIGHT CLEAN. I SAID WELL, IT’S NO USE NOW THEY’LL TAKE MY STRIPES FROM ME AND SO I RESIGNED FROM MY RANK AND WENT BACK AS GENERAL. IT ONLY TOOK TEN MINUTES TO LICK HIM ANYWAYS AND SO I SAID I CAME OUT HERE TO FIGHT, NOT TO COOK, SO THAT FINISHED MY COOKING GIG.” ON JUNE 6, 2012, GALT STAFF CONDUCTED AN INTERVIEW WITH KAREN DANFORTH, GRANDDAUGHTER TO ALBERT DUPEN. ACCORDING TO DANFORTH, “WHEN I STARTED LOOKING AT HIS AGE AND HOW OLD HE SAID HE WAS WHEN HE SIGNED IN, 22 YEARS AND ONE MONTH AND THIS WAS MAY. I KNEW HE WAS BORN IN 1880 AND HIS BIRTHDAY WAS JULY 18TH AND I’M GOING “HMMM, OKAY.” ALL I REMEMBER HIM SAYING IS THAT BASICALLY TO GET IN HE HAD TO DO A LITTLE FUDGING ON FIGURES AND THAT’S ALL I REMEMBER HIM SAYING REALLY. I KNEW THAT HE WAS SUPPOSEDLY NOT OLD ENOUGH. I THINK THAT THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO BE 21 FOR LORD STRATHCONA’S, BUT THAT’S ALL I KNOW. GRANDPA DIDN’T TALK A WHOLE LOT ABOUT THAT EITHER. I GREW UP NEXT DOOR TO HIM, WE LIVED NEXT DOOR ALL MY LIFE SO WE’RE THE ONES WHO PROBABLY HEARD MOST OF THE STORIES AND HAD THE MOST TO DO WITH HIM. HE WAS BORN ON JULY 18, 1880 IN BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND IS WHERE HE WAS BORN, AND AGAIN IT (THE PAPERWORK) SAYS PORTSMOUTH, BUT MAYBE THAT’S JUST WHERE HE LEFT ENGLAND FROM. I DON’T KNOW. I TOOK IT THAT IT WAS 1898 THAT HE CAME TO CALGARY, BUT THAT I’M NOT SURE OF. I THOUGHT HE CAME IN 1898 TO CALGARY, BUT HE MAY HAVE COME EARLIER. WHEN HE CAME OVER, HE ENDED UP MARRYING GERTRUDE BARNES WHO IS NOT MY GRANDMOTHER. THEY HAD THREE CHILDREN AND THEN SHE DIED AND HE LATER MARRIED MY GRANDMOTHER IN 1916. HER NAME WAS NELLIE GRIMM AND THAT WAS MY GRANDMOTHER, MY MOM’S MOM. I KNOW THEY OPERATED THE MINE, IT WAS ALWAYS CALLED DUPEN’S BOTTOM, THAT IS HOW IT WAS ALWAYS REFERRED TO, NORTH OF PAVAN PARK DOWN AT THE RIVER BEND, AND THEY HAD A COAL MINE DOWN THERE AND THEY SUPPLIED SOME RESIDENTS IN LETHBRIDGE WITH COAL. WE WERE DOWN THERE A LOT WHEN WE WERE KIDS, BUT HAVEN’T BEEN DOWN THERE FOR YEARS BECAUSE IT BELONGS TO SOMEBODY ELSE NOW AND I DON’T KNOW WHO THEY ARE. AS I SAID, WE USED TO GO DOWN THERE A LOT AS I SAID GRANDMA AND GRANDPA LIVED DOWN ON 7TH STREET IN LETHBRIDGE AND I LIVED NEXT DOOR TO THEM. SO AT THAT TIME, ONE OF MOM’S HALF SISTERS AND HER HUSBAND LIVED DOWN THERE, AND LATER HER HALF BROTHER, SO OF COURSE WE WERE BACK AND FORTH VISITING. WE WERE DOWN THERE A LOT. WE JUST CALLED IT DUPEN’S BOTTOM AT THE TIME. YEAH, THEY HAD THAT AND GRANDPA WAS VERY INVOLVED WITH THE HOTELMAN’S ASSOCIATION OF ALBERTA. HE MANAGED THE ALEXANDER AND THE ARLINGTON HOTELS. I BELIEVE HE WAS SECRETARY OF THE ALBERTA HOTELMEN’S ASSOCIATION FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS. IN FACT I THINK HE WAS STILL IN THAT POSITION WHEN HE DIED. HE WAS AT A CONVENTION, AT THE OLD EL RANCHO AS A MATTER OF FACT; AT THE CONVENTION IS WHERE HE DIED. HE ALWAYS SAID HE ONLY HAD A GRADE 3 EDUCATION, BUT HE WAS A VERY, VERY SMART MAN. HE USED TO SPEND HOURS OF THE DAY DOWN AT THE BROKERS, JAMES RICHARDSON’S, WHICH WAS A STOCK BROKER HERE IN LETHBRIDGE. THAT’S HOW HE MADE MOST OF HIS MONEY, WAS WITH STOCKS. HE WAS A VERY, VERY SMART MAN, BUT HE ONLY SAID HE HAD A GRADE THREE EDUCATION. THAT WOULD BE ABOUT RIGHT IF HE CAME OVER IN 89, HE WOULD HAVE BEEN ABOUT 9 YEARS OLD, IN YOUR RECORDS, AND HE WOULD BE GRADE 3-ISH. THAT’S POSSIBLE. HE ALWAYS STRESSED EDUCATION. HE’S SAY “I ONLY HAD GRADE 3 AND I COULD HAVE DONE MORE IF I HAD HAD MORE” BUT, HE DID A LOT MORE WITH HIS LIFE. HE WAS A GREAT COOK, A CHEF! BASICALLY A CHEF. HE WAS A GREAT CHEF. I BELIEVE HE WAS PROBABLY SELF TRAINED. HE WOULD MAKE A LOT OF FANCY THINGS. MOST OF MY STUFF WAS JUST TALKING WITH GRANDMA AND GRANDPA BECAUSE I WAS OVER THERE ALL THE TIME. IT WAS JUST THE STORIES. BUT I REALLY HADN’T READ MUCH ABOUT HIM. [HE DIDN’T REALLY TALK ABOUT HIS EXPERIENCES IN THE WAR] I JUST REMEMBER HIM SAYING AT ONE TIME THAT AFRICA WAS A BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY AND HE ALWAYS SAID THAT WAR WAS A TERRIBLE THING, BUT HE WOULD NEVER REALLY TALKED THAT MUCH ABOUT IT. I JUST REMEMBER HIM SAYING THAT AFRICA WAS A BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY AND THAT WAR WAS A TERRIBLE THING. THAT SURPRISED ME WHEN I WENT INTO THE ARCHIVES, WITH THE MEDICAL AND THE WHOLE THING, AND “22 YEARS AND ONE MONTH, MAY? NO, THAT WASN’T QUITE RIGHT.” I SAW THAT AND THOUGHT “HMM.” I DID FIND THAT IT WAS QUITE INTERESTING AND I DIDN’T REALIZE, BUT I BELIEVE I DID REMEMBER GRANDPA SAYING THAT IT WAS LORD STRATHCONA‘S OWN UNIT, AND I GUESS I DIDN’T UNDERSTAND WHAT IT MEANT BY THAT, AND THEN THAT IT SAID THAT HE FUNDED THE WHOLE UNIT, AND I THOUGHT THAT WAS DIFFERENT AND THEN ABOUT THEIR STETSONS AND THE RCMP DRESSED IN BOOTS RIGHT NOW AND ARE THE EXACT SAME ONE OR REPLICAS OF THOSE DESIGNED FOR THE LORD STRATHCONA HORSE. [I DO] REMEMBER SEEING THE HAT, I THINK I REMEMBER SEEING IT. IT WAS IN A HAT BOX. I REMEMBER, GRANDMA OR GRANDPA HAD IT IN SOME SORT OF HAT BOX. I REMEMBER SEEING IT AND THINKING “OOH WOW IT LOOKS LIKE A COWBOY HAT.” I HADN’T SEEN IT FOR YEARS AND YEARS AND I WOULD’VE SEEN IT JUST WHEN I DON’T KNOW 10 OR 12 YEARS OLD THEN AND I DON’T REMEMBER SEEING IT AFTER THAT. I DO REMEMBER WHERE IT WAS KEPT, THEY HAD A BIG HOUSE AND UPSTAIRS THERE WERE BEDROOMS AND WHATNOT. IT WAS ONE OF THOSE HOUSES THAT HAD AN ATTIC AND YOU WENT UP THESE FLIGHTS OF STAIRS INTO THE ATTIC, AND I REMEMBER IT WAS UP THERE. AND WHETHER US KIDS FOUND IT OR WHETHER MY BROTHER AND I FOUND IT OR WHETHER I WAS UP THERE WITH MY GRANDMA SOMETIME AND SHE SHOWED IT TO ME, I DON’T KNOW. BUT I DO REMEMBER IT WAS UP IN THE ATTIC. IT SEEMED TO ME, AND I COULD BE WRONG, BUT IT MIGHT NOT HAVE BEEN THE BOER WAR THING, BUT IT SEEMED TO ME HE HAD WHAT I WOULD CALL THE GUN HOLSTER THING WITH THE STRAP BUT I DON’T KNOW WHETHER THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN FROM THE BOER WAR. IT SEEMED TO ME THAT THERE WAS SOMETHING THAT HELD A GUN, NOT THAT THE PISTOL WAS THERE BUT JUST THAT IT WAS THERE. I DON’T KNOW IF IT WAS SOMETHING FROM THE BOER WAS OR THAT HE HAD GOT IT FROM SOMEWHERE ELSE. WHICH WOULD HAVE BEEN NEAT IT IF WAS TO HAVE SOMETHING LIKE THAT. MAYBE BY THEN IT HAD ROTTED, I DON’T KNOW. IT SEEMED TO ME THERE WAS SOME SORT OF GUN HOLDER, NOT THE COWBOY KIND, BUT SOMETHING WITH A STRAP. I CAN’T GIVE YOU MANY STORIES ABOUT IT BECAUSE GRANDPA DIDN’T REALLY TALK ABOUT IT, THAT HE HAD BEEN THERE, BUT THAT’S ABOUT IT. IN FACT, I DON’T THINK WE EVEN KNEW ABOUT THAT FOR A LONG TIME, IT WAS JUST NEVER MENTIONED ESPECIALLY WITH US KIDS. BUT I THINK PROBABLY AS WE GOT OLDER, MY BROTHER AND I WOULD ASK HIM IF HE HAD EVER BEEN IN A WAR, YOU KNOW, AS KIDS’DO, THAT IS PROBABLY WHEN HE DID MENTION IT. AND WE PROBABLY WERE A BIT MORE SNOOPY AND PROBABLY ASKED MORE QUESTIONS. I KNOW HE WASN’T IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR. OF COURSE BY THEN HE WOULD’VE BEEN SIXTY YEARS OLD. NO, I KNOW HE WASN’T BECAUSE AT THAT TIME, HIS WIFE HAD ALREADY DIED AND HE ALREADY HAD THREE YOUNG CHILDREN AND VERY LIKELY WHY HE WASN’T, CAUSE SHE WOULD HAVE DIED, I THINK SHE DIED IN 1912 AND THEY WERE MARRIED IN 1902 I THINK. SHE DIED IN 1912, YEAH, AND THEY HAD THREE LITTLE KIDS. SO I’M THINKING VERY LIKELY THAT’S WHY HE WASN’T. HE REMARRIED IN ‘16, MY GRANDMA, IN 1916. SO THAT’S VERY LIKELY I PRESUME THAT’S WHY HE WASN’T AND HE WAS THE ONLY ONE THERE TO RAISE THE KIDS AND TAKE CARE OF WHATEVER IT WAS, THE COALMINE OR THE CATTLE DOWN THERE. BUT I KNOW HE WAS NOT IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR. I’M JUST PRESUMING THAT THAT WOULD BE THE REASON THAT… I’M NOT SURE. [GRANDPA] WAS A TEASER. AND HE HAD THIS THING ABOUT, YOU HAD TO… IT’S VIVID IN MY MIND. YOU HAD TO WALK WITH YOUR HEAD UP. NOW THIS WAS, I MEAN, IF MY BROTHER AND I, AND HE SAW US, WE COULD BE WALKING HOME FROM SCHOOL OR DRESSED UP TO GO, OR DRESSED UP TO GO SOMEWHERE WITH MUM AND DAD, AND IF HE SAW US WALKING ON THE STREET AND WE WERE WALKING WITH OUR HEAD DOWN, IF HE HAPPENED TO BE WATERING HIS FLOWERS WITH A HOSE YOU GOT IT! YOU COULD BE … “STAND UP STRAIGHT!” YOU KNOW, MY MOM USED TO GET QUITE UPSET. US, WE’D JUST BE READY TO GO SOMEWHERE AND WE’D BE WALKING AROUND SLOUCHING LIKE KID’S DO AND YOU GOT SQUIRTED WITH THE HOSE IF NEED BE! NO, HE WAS A GREAT GRANDPA AND HE’S VERY WELL KNOWN AT THE TIME. HE PLAYED SANTA CLAUS AND EVERY CHRISTMAS EVE FROM THE TIME I CAN REMEMBER HE WENT TO ST MICHAEL’S HOSPITAL, CHRISTMAS EVE, AS SANTA CLAUS FOR THE KIDS. HE DID THAT EVERY YEAR; I CAN NEVER REMEMBER HIM NOT DOING IT. HE HAD A SPECIAL SANTA CLAUS OUTFIT AND IT WAS LIKE A REAL AUTHENTIC, AND GRANDPA WAS BUILT FOR A BIG SANTA CLAUS. AND UH, THAT WAS HIS THING. CHRISTMAS EVE HE SPENT AT ST MICHAEL’S HOSPITAL BEING SANTA CLAUS TO THE PATIENTS. AND GRANDMA WAS A NURSE AT ST. MICHAEL’S HOSPITAL. SO UH, YEAH, IT’S ODD GRANDMA WAS A NURSE THERE. AND ACTUALLY SHE TOOK HER TRAINING HERE. SHE’S GOT QUITE A HISTORY. IN 19- I THINK SHE CAME OVER… SHE GRADUATED IN 1916, SHE CAME OVER FROM ENGLAND, THERE WAS UH, ONLY FOUR OR SIX OF THEM WENT AND SHE WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO LASTED AND HER PICTURE IS AT THE HOSPITAL, THE REGIONAL HOSPITAL AS THE ONLY GRADUATE OF 1916 AND SHE CAME OVER FROM ENGLAND HERSELF, SHE MUST’VE HAD QUITE THE TIME INTERPRETING ……. SHE CAME OVER WITH AN OLDER BROTHER AND I THINK SHE WAS LIKE ONLY SIXTEEN WHEN SHE WENT INTO NURSING HERE AND I GUESS IT WAS VERY, VERY RIGOROUS TRAINING HERE. AND SHE STUCK IT OUT. SHE WAS THE ONLY ONE OF THE CLASS WHO GRADUATED THAT YEAR. AND HER PICTURE’S ALL BY ITSELF, RIGHT AT THE END OF THE ROW AT THE REGIONAL HOSPITAL. THEN SHE WENT TO TAKE CARE OF…. WHILE SHE WAS IN TRAINING, BEFORE SHE FINISHED, SHE WAS TAKING CARE OF UM, RICHARD, SOMEHOW, SHE WAS TAKING CARE OF THE KIDS’ GRANDPA PART TIME, AND WHEN SHE GRADUATED THEN THEY GOT MARRIED IN 1916. [MY GRANDPARENTS] LIVED RIGHT NEXT DOOR. WE LIVED RIGHT NEXT DOOR FROM THE TIME I WAS BORN APPARENTLY. MY PARENTS USED TO LIVE IN THE BEDROOMS; A LITTLE APARTMENT, UPSTAIRS WHEN MY BROTHER WAS BORN AND I THINK IT WAS EITHER RIGHT AFTER I WAS BORN OR JUST BEFORE, THEY MOVED TO THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR, AND UH, BOUGHT THE HOUSE. SO I GREW UP NEXT DOOR. NO, UH, THEY WERE REALLY SPECIAL GRANDPARENTS, REALLY GREAT. SPENT A LOT OF TIME WITH THEM. GOT SPOILED BY THEM, BUT THAT’S OKAY TOO. BUT GRANDPA WAS UH. HE DIDN’T SMILE MUCH, GRANDPA, WASN’T-. IN ALL THESE PICTURES, MIND YOU THEY WERE ALL LIKE THAT, EVEN IN THE FAMILY ONES. GRANDPA WASN’T A BIG SMILER, BUT HE HAD A VERY DRY SENSE OF HUMOUR. AND, UH, YOU NEVER KNEW QUITE HOW TO TAKE GRANDPA WHEN HE WOULD. AND IF HE WAS UPSET WITH YOU YOU’D KNOW IT TOO. BUT NO, HE WAS A GOOD GRANDPA. HE’D LET YOU KNOW. AND WE SPENT A LOT-. HE CARRIED ON A LOT OF THE ENGLISH TRADITIONS, LIKE CHRISTMAS DINNER AT MY GRANDMA AND GRANDPA’S HOUSE NEXT DOOR. THE TURKEY WAS ALWAYS BROUGHT IN, SET BEFORE HIM, THE WHOLE TURKEY, AND HE CARVED IT FROM THERE. THE CHRISTMAS PUDDING WAS BROUGHT IN FLAMING WITH BRANDY; YOU KNOW HOW THEY’D LIGHT IN ON FIRE. IT WAS ALWAYS A BIG THING FOR US KIDS WHEN THEY CAME IN WITH THAT. HE KEPT A LOT OF THE ENGLISH TRADITIONS, HE DID. JUST, THAT’S ALL I CAN REALLY TELL YOU ABOUT HIM. HE LIVED QUITE A LIFE I THINK. DID A LOT OF THINGS. AND LIKE I SAY, HE REALLY WAS A SELF-MADE MAN BECAUSE HE DIDN’T HAVE THE EDUCATION, AND HE WORKED, HE WAS A HARD WORKER. HE WORKED HIS WAY UP AND TAUGHT HIMSELF AN AWFUL LOT. I CAN REMEMBER ONCE, CAUSE I WAS WITH GRANDMA AND WE WERE GOING UP TO JAMES RICHARDSON’S WHICH IS YOU KNOW, AT THAT TIME HE’D HAVE ALL THE TICKER TAPES COMING’ THROUGH. AND HE’D SIT THERE FOR HOURS AND HE KNEW STOCKS LIKE YOU WOULDN’T BELIEVE. HE COULD RECITE OFF…. HE BOUGHT A LOT, SOLD A LOT, DID WELL ON I THINK MOST OF THE STUFF. YEAH, THAT’S ABOUT ALL I CAN TELL YOU. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19694052000
Acquisition Date
1969-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19930071004
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1890
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Length
57
Width
76
Description
WHITE COTTON PANTALOONS ARE GATHERED AT THE WAIST AND TIE TOGETHER WITH A WHITE COTTON STRING. IN ADDITION TO THE STRING, THE TWO LEGS ARE JOINED TOGETHER WITH A 7.5CM SEAM IN THE FRONT. THE LEGS ARE FINISHED WITH FLORAL AND SLIT LACE CUFFS. THERE ARE SIX DARTS IN THE FRONT OF THE PANTALOON. MINOR FRAYING OF LACE, AND TWO BROWNISH STAINS ON BACK OF RIGHT LEG.
Subjects
CLOTHING-UNDERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
OWNED BY MRS. MURDOCH; PREVIOUSLY OWNED BY MRS. WILLIAM HENDERSON. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON DEVELOPED THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF THE HENDERSON FAMILY WITH INFORMATION FROM THE BOOK ‘PIONEER PEMMICAN CLUB ROUND-UP, 1885 – 1985’ BY A.P. BAINES, AND THE GALT ARCHIVES. WILLIAM HENDERSON CAME TO CANADA FROM EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND IN 1879, WHEN HE WAS 22. A CARPENTER BY TRADE, HENDERSON MADE HIS WAY WESTWARD, BUILDING THE FIRST HOUSE IN MEDICINE HAT IN 1881, THE BARRACKS OF THE NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE AND THE HUDSON BAY COMPANY STORE IN FORT MACLEOD, AND ENDING UP IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1885 WHERE HE WORKED FOR THE NORTH WEST COAL & NAVIGATION COMPANY. HE WORKED ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF LETHBRIDGE’S FIRST SCHOOL, THE COMPANY HOSPITAL AND COTTAGES, AND LETHBRIDGE HOUSE (LATER KNOWN AS THE LETHBRIDGE HOTEL), WHERE HE REMAINED AS PROPRIETOR. IN 1887 HE MARRIED MARGARET THOMPSON LUNDY, A SCOTTISH WOMAN WHO HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN WIDOWED IN DUNMORE, NWT. THE CEREMONY TOOK PLACE AT THE HOME OF WILLIAM STAFFORD AND WAS PERFORMED BY REVEREND CHARLES MCKILLOP. HENDERSON WAS VERY ACTIVE IN THE GROWING COMMUNITY OF LETHBRIDGE – HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE FIRST TOWN COUNCIL, THE MASONS AND ODDFELLOWS, A FOUNDER OF THE PEMMICAN CLUB, AND MEMBER OF KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. IN 1897 HE BUILT A BRICK DUPLEX AT THE CORNER OF 7 AVE AND 5 ST SOUTH AND THOUGH THE STRUCTURE HAS UNDERGONE RENOVATIONS, IT STILL STANDS IN 2014. WILLIAM AND MARGARET HAD SIX CHILDREN – HAROLD, ETTA, EDNA, WILLIAM, ADELINE AND FRED. ALL SIX RECEIVED THEIR EARLY EDUCATION IN LETHBRIDGE, BUT WERE LATER SENT TO BOARDING SCHOOLS – THE BOYS TO UPPER CANADA COLLEGE IN TORONTO, THE GIRLS TO HAVERGAL COLLEGE IN WINNIPEG. IN 1908 HENDERSON SR. WAS ELECTED MAYOR OF LETHBRIDGE, BUT DIED OF PNEUMONIA IN DECEMBER 1909 WHILE STILL IN OFFICE. HIS THREE SONS ALL SERVED IN WORLD WAR I, AND HAROLD WAS KILLED IN ACTION IN 1917. THE REMAINING SONS AND DAUGHTERS WERE ALL MARRIED AND RAISED FAMILIES. ETTA MARRIED LOCAL FARMER ALBERT ELI IVES, AND HAD THREE CHILDREN, MARGARET, KATHARINE, AND THADDEUS. ADELINE MARRIED JACK KANE AND LIVED IN BARONS. EDNA OBTAINED HER NURSING DEGREE AT QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY, MARRIED DR. ATKINSON, AND SETTLED IN MASSACHUSETTS. MARGARET HENDERSON SR. LIVED IN THE FAMILY HOME BUILT BY HER HUSBAND FOR NEARLY 30 YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH, AND WAS ACTIVE IN THE PEMMICAN CLUB AND I.O.D.E. UNTIL HER DEATH IN 1933. SEE PERMANENT FILE P20140012002 FOR THE OBITUARIES OF WILLIAM AND MARGARET HENDERSON, AND HENDERSON FAMILY HISTORY EXCERPT FROM BAINES’ BOOK. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A SCARF, PETTICOAT, AND BLOUSE DONATED BY JEAN WESTFALL. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. JEAN WESTFALL WAS BORN ANNA JEAN MURDOCH ON AUGUST 31, 1927, THE DAUGHTER OF PERCY MURDOCH AND ANNA MURDOCH (NEE SMITH). ACCORDING TO HER OBITUARY, JEAN “WAS A DESCENDANT OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA PIONEERS. THE SMITHS AND LAYNES, HER MOTHER’S FAMILY, WERE AMONG THE FIRST TO SETTLE CARDSTON AND RAYMOND. ON HER FATHER’S SIDE, THE MURDOCH FAMILY HOMESTEADED NEAR MILK RIVER EARLY IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY AND LATER FARMED IN WARNER AND WILSON SIDING BEFORE MOVING TO LETHBRIDGE. … IN 1947 SHE MOVED TO VALLEJO, CA … [WHERE] SHE MET TOM WESTFALL. THEY WERE MARRIED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1948 … TOM PASSED AWAY IN 1986 AND IN 1987 JEAN RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE … AMONG THOSE RENEWED LCI CONNECTIONS WAS CALE HARRIS, A FAMILY FRIEND SINCE CHILDHOOD AND A SOMETIME BEAU IN THEIR TEEN YEARS. NOT LONG AFTER JEAN RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE, SHE AND CALE BECAME AN ‘ITEM’. AND SHORTLY THEREAFTER IT WAS CLEAR THAT HE WAS THE LOVE OF HER LIFE, HER STRONG RIGHT ARM, AND BEST FRIEND. THEY WERE MARRIED QUIETLY ON JULY 22, 1994. … JEAN’S GENTLE MANNER BELIED A SHARP INTELLECT AND SENSE OF THE COMEDY IN EVERYDAY LIFE … AND SHE COULD BE OUTRAGEOUS ENOUGH TO MAKE GRANDCHILDREN EXCLAIM ‘GRANDMA, I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU SAID THAT!’”. JEAN PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 85 ON DECEMBER 4, 2012. PERCY DONALD MURDOCH WAS BORN ON JULY 20, 1908 IN COURTENAY, ND, THE SON OF GEORGE DONALD AND JESSIE NEILSON MURDOCH (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). IN 1910, THE FAMILY HOMESTEADED IN THE PENDANT D’ORIELLE AREA OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA. IN 1920 PERCY MARRIED ANNA LAYNE SMITH IN WILSON SIDING. THE COUPLE THEN MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 84 ON MARCH 22, 1985. ANNA LAYNE MURDOCH (NEE SMITH) WAS BORN IN 1903 IN RAYMOND, AB TO HENRY SMITH AND EMMA LAYE SMITH (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). ANNA WAS THE GRANDDAUGHTER OF THOMAS SASSON SMITH AND JONATHAN ELLIS LAYNE. A PHOTOGRAPH PUBLISHED DECEMBER 31, 1960 IN THE HERALD SHOWS ANNA WEARING A DRESS THAT WAS WORN IN 1890 BY MRS. WILLIAM HENDERSON. SHE WAS WEARING THE DRESS AS PART OF THE PEMMICAN CLUB’S 75TH ANNIVERSARY BALL. ANNA PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 91 ON MAY 18, 1994. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19930071004
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1880
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
OAK, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19770324000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1880
Materials
OAK, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
114.3
Length
238.7
Width
43.2
Description
LIFTER IS ALL ORIGINAL MATERIAL EXCEPT ONE OF THE HANDLE BARS AND PART OF THE OTHER ONE. DEPTH CONTROL APPARATUS OR "COULTER" PULLY MECHANISM IS MISSING ON FRONT OF MACHINE. A BAR OF STEEL IS ATTACHED TO THE LIFTER AT THE END OF THE BEAM. ALL PARTS MADE OF STEEL ARE CONSIDERABLY RUSTY. HANDLES ON LIFTER ARE BROKEN. THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO BE CURVED. RIGHT HAND HAS A SINGLE BLADE. ALL ORIGINAL WOOD (ONE HANDLE AND BEAM) IS VERY WEATHERED. PRIOR TO THE DISMANTLEMENT OF THE PERMANENT LETHBRIDGE STORY EXHIBIT (YEAR 2000) EXHIBIT TECHNICIAN BRAD BROWN DISCOVERED A CORRODED, RIBBON-SIZED PIECE OF TIN, STAMPED/EMBOSSED “SL-I4059”, AS PART OF HIS DAILY PATROLS OF THE FORMER GALLERY. THE NUMBERED, TIN OBJECT WAS LOCATED IN THE IMMEDIATE VICINITY OF TWO EXHIBITED PLOWS AT THE TIME; P19770324000, SUGAR BEET LIFTER; AND P19770326000, GARDEN CULTIVATOR. NO REFERENCE TO THE NUMBER AS PART OF EITHER ARTIFACTS’ DESCRIPTION EXISTS(ED). AN INSPECTION OF BOTH PLOWS TO DETERMINE IF THE NUMBERED OBJECT HAD BROKEN OFF WAS INCONCLUSIVE. WHILE THE SURFACE OF THE OBJECT BEARS SOME RESEMBLANCE TO THE SURFACE OF THE TWO PLOWS, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE DIS-ASSOCIATED OBJECT CAME TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH THE PLOWS AS A RESULT OF AN EXHIBIT VISITOR TO THE FORMER PERMANENT GALLERY.. THE NUMBERED OBJECT CAN BE FOUND ON FILE WITH ARTIFACT P19770326000.
Subjects
AGRICULTURAL T&E
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
LIFTER USED IN UTAH IN EARLY 1880'S AND BROUGHT TO RAYMOND AREA IN 1903 AND USED UNTIL FIRST SUGAR FACTORY CLOSED. HISTORY SHEET ON FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19770324000
Acquisition Date
1973-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1885
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19651444000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1885
Date Range To
1945
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
2
Description
VARIOUS SIZES. STEEL RODS. .1- "EN" 80.5 CM LONG, .2 "E" 75.7 CMLONG. CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE. BRANDING IRON.
Subjects
ANIMAL HUSBANDRY T&E
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
"E" BRAND USED BY GOVERNMENT POUND KEEPERS TO CANCEL ORIGINAL BRANDS ON LIVESTOCK BEING SOLD OUT OF THE POUND FOR ARREARS ON FINES, POUND FEE ETC. IF THE ORIGINAL OWNER CLAIMED HIS ANIMAL FROM THE POUND WITHIN 30 DAYS, HE THEN PAID THE PURCHASER HIS PRICE PLUS FEES ETC.
Catalogue Number
P19651444000
Acquisition Date
1965-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1885
Date Range To
1895
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19651593000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1885
Date Range To
1895
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Length
111.8
Description
STEEL ROD. "5".
Subjects
ANIMAL HUSBANDRY T&E
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
BELIEVED TO DATE TO ABOUT 1885 & USED UNTIL THE MID 1940'S. **UPDATE 20 SEPTEMBER 2013: FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE VAN HORNE FAMILY, PLEASE SEE THE ELECTRONIC AND PERMANENT FILES OF DONATIONS P19672878000 AND P19651981000. REFERENCED FILES INCLUDE A TRANSCRIPTION OF AN ORAL INTERVIEW CONDUCTED BY THE VAN HORNE’S GRANDDAUGHTER MIRIAM SMITH IN 2012.
Catalogue Number
P19651593000
Acquisition Date
1965-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
PAIR
Date Range From
1875
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19651474000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PAIR
Date Range From
1875
Date Range To
1900
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
2
Length
14.0
Width
6.0
Description
HAND FORGED SET FOR 1 HOOF.
Subjects
ANIMAL HUSBANDRY T&E
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
MADE BY A LOCAL BLACKSMITH, DONOR, MRS. HAGELL UNSURE OF WHO OR DATE. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THE VARIOUS DONATIONS PERTAINING TO EDWARD FREDERICK HAGELL. SEE RECORD P19960053001 FOR AN EXTENDED BIOGRAPHY OF THE ARTIST; SEE PERMANENT FILES P19960053001, P20040009001, P20060027001, P20070008001, AND P20070012001 FOR NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS, DETAILS ON PAST GALT DIRECTOR/CURATOR WILMA WOOD'S BOOK ON THE ARTIST, AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE HAGELL FAMILY.
Catalogue Number
P19651474000
Acquisition Date
1965-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
MATERNITY HALF-SLIP
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON/LINEN
Catalogue Number
P19920058012
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MATERNITY HALF-SLIP
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1890
Materials
COTTON/LINEN
No. Pieces
1
Length
83.0
Width
110.0
Description
WHITE. TOP, FRONT OF SLIP HAS 2 HORIZONTAL STRIPS, ACROSS STOMACH. BELOW THIS, THE REST OF THE SKIRT IS GATHERED INTO TINY PLEATS. AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SKIRT, IT IS ENCIRCLED BY SEVEN BANDS OF FABRIC. THE BANDS ALTERNATE FROM A PATTERN OF RAISED HORIZONTAL LINES, TO A TRANSLUCENT HONEYCOMB PATTERN. BOTTOM EDGE OF SKIRT IS TRIMMED WITH LACE. BACK OF SKIRT HAS A SMALL SLIT AT WAISTLINE. THERE IS ONE TIE ON BACK (OTHER ONE IS MISSING) FOR CLOSING PETTICOAT. MANY OF THE SEAMS ARE LOOSE; HAS YELLOW STAINS ON IT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-UNDERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
INTENT TO DONATE IDENTIFIED THIS AS A MATERNITY SLIP, HOWEVER MATERNITY SLIPS GENERALLY HAVE ELASTIC ACROSS STOMACH SO THEY STRETCH; THIS DOES NOT. SEE P19920058006-GA FOR HISTORY. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING ONE DONATED BY MARJORIE WELCH'S MOTHER, NORA EVERSON. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHERLOCK/MACLEOD FAMILY, SEE RECORDS P19960108000 AND P19740093000.
Catalogue Number
P19920058012
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19738189000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1900
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.2
Length
21.5
Width
2.7
Description
SIZE: .44 W.C.F.. STAMPED ON HANDLE "44 WCF". USED FOR MOULDING SINGLE .44 CAL. LEAD BULLETS. SWING GATE ON TOP OF MOULD HEAD. SURFACE CORRODED.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
LEISURE
History
REF: MONTGOMERY WARD CATALOG 1894, PERHAPS USED EARLY AS 1866
Catalogue Number
P19738189000
Acquisition Date
1973-04
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
ADAMS CAP & BALL 44 CALIBRE
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19640289000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ADAMS CAP & BALL 44 CALIBRE
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Materials
STEEL, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Length
27.3
Width
12.7
Description
S/N 83746 CALIBRE .44 CAP & BALL. 5 SHOT ADAMS REVOLVER. BUTT, FRAME AND TRIGGER GUARD DECORATED WITH INCISED LINES. OCTAGONAL BARREL. PROBABLY SINGLE ACTION. EQUIPPED WITH SIDE LEVER RAM ROD OR LOADING LEVER. WOODEN GRIPS BOTH SPLIT. TRIGGER CAMS AND SPRINGS MISSING. PART OF LOADING LEVER MECHANISM MISSING. CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-FIREARM
Historical Association
MILITARY
SPORTS
History
LIMITED USE IN AMERICAN CIVIL WAR, MOST COMMONLY PRODUCED FOR NON-MILITARY USE. CITY OF LETHBRIDGE INVOICES #3519 & 3874. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS, A PORTION OF WHICH WERE DONATED BY BOB FAULDS. A NOTICE FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ON APRIL 1, 1991 LISTS THE DONOR AS DECEASED. CONTACT INFORMATION FOR NEXT OF KIN WAS NOT FOUND. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19640184000-GA FOR HARDCOPY OF NOTICE. *UPDATE* IN 2019 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT SURVEY THAT INCLUDED A NUMBER OF BARBER-RELATED INSTRUMENTS DONATED BY BOB FAULDS. HIS FULL NAME WAS ROBERT ERNEST FAULDS. ATTEMPTS MADE TO MAKE CONTACT HIS NEXT-OF-KIN WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. AN OBITUARY FOUND IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD FOR FAULDS STATES, “BORN, RAISED AND EDUCATED IN TABER, ALBERTA, BOB SPENT THE MAJORITY OF HIS LIFE IN LETHBRIDGE WHERE HE WORKED AS A BARBER AT WESTBROOKS BARBER SHOP, LATER OWNING HIS OWN BUSINESS CALLED BOB’S BARBER SHOP.” JAMES AND HAROLD WESTBROOK WERE THE ORIGINAL PROPRIETORS OF THE WESTBROOKS BARBER SHOP. IT OPENED IN 1917 IN THE BLENNER-HASSETT BLOCK AT 303 6TH STREET SOUTH (LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD, 21 JULY 1917). FURTHER RESEARCH INTO HIS BARBER CAREER FOUND A RETIREMENT NOTICE PUBLISHED IN THE HERALD WHICH READS “R. E. FAULDS: I WOULD LIKE TO ANNOUNCE THAT AFTER 48 YEARS OF BARBERING, I WILL BE RETIRING, EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 1987.” IN ADDITION TO A SEPTEMBER 6, 1939 PUBLICATION IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD STATES “… SOME TABER YOUNG MEN APPLIED [FOR THE WAR], AMONG THEM ROBT. FAULDS, JR., OLDEST SON OF THE LATE CHIEF FAULDS, WHO WEEKS AGO OPENED A NEW BARBER SHOP IN TOWN.” FAULDS’ OBITUARY STATES HE “MARRIED OLIVE CARDWELL [1916-2005] ON MARCH 4, 1942, AND TOGETHER THEY RESIDED IN LETHBRIDGE UNTIL HIS PASSING.” THEIR CHILDREN WERE ROBERT THOMAS AND PHILLIP RONALD. BOB FAULDS PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 14, 1991 AT THE AGE OF 73 YEARS. REFERENCE TO FAULDS’ DONATIONS TO THE MUSEUM WERE FOUND IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. THERE WAS AN IMAGE PUBLISHED OF MUSEUM OFFICIALS ALONG WITH FAULDS TAKING DOWN HIS BARBER POLE FROM ITS 6TH STREET LOCATION (NOVEMBER 29, 1965). A LINE IN THE MARCH 9, 1964 EDITION OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD READS, “FAULDS TURNED UP [AT THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE MUSEUM] WITH TWO STRAIGHT RAZORS. THE SHAVERS ARE MORE THAN 100 YEARS OLD.” PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19640121000 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, INCLUDING COPIES OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD RESEARCH.
Catalogue Number
P19640289000
Acquisition Date
1964-04
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
SNIDER-ENFIELD MARK 1 (1862)
Date Range From
1866
Date Range To
1875
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, WOOD, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19640185000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SNIDER-ENFIELD MARK 1 (1862)
Date Range From
1866
Date Range To
1875
Materials
STEEL, WOOD, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Length
96.0
Width
12.7
Description
S/N 329E CROWN 6 ON STOCK RING. CALIBRE .577 ENFIELD. "3B17 B CROWN TI" ON BARREL. ROMAN NUMERAL 2 & TWO STARS ON BREECH. "CROWN TI". "14B" TWICE ON BREECH BLOCK. "329", "B.S.A. CO." "E CROWN 28" ON TRIGGER GUARD. "Z CROWN 6", "4"27 "263" ON BUTT PLATE. "DIAMOND OUTLINE WITH DC IN MIDDLE" ON BUTT STOCK. HALF STOCK CARBINE. NO FRONT SIGHT. "ENFIELD 1862" STAMPED ON LOCK PLATE. REFER TO CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-FIREARM
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
ENGLAND. CONVERTED TO A CARBINE & USED BY DOMINION OF CANADA FOR TRAINEES. PURCHASED BY THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE, INVOICES #3874 AND 3519. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS, A PORTION OF WHICH WERE DONATED BY BOB FAULDS. A NOTICE FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ON APRIL 1, 1991 LISTS THE DONOR AS DECEASED. CONTACT INFORMATION FOR NEXT OF KIN WAS NOT FOUND. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19640184000-GA FOR HARDCOPY OF NOTICE. *UPDATE* IN 2019 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT SURVEY THAT INCLUDED A NUMBER OF BARBER-RELATED INSTRUMENTS DONATED BY BOB FAULDS. HIS FULL NAME WAS ROBERT ERNEST FAULDS. ATTEMPTS MADE TO MAKE CONTACT HIS NEXT-OF-KIN WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. AN OBITUARY FOUND IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD FOR FAULDS STATES, “BORN, RAISED AND EDUCATED IN TABER, ALBERTA, BOB SPENT THE MAJORITY OF HIS LIFE IN LETHBRIDGE WHERE HE WORKED AS A BARBER AT WESTBROOKS BARBER SHOP, LATER OWNING HIS OWN BUSINESS CALLED BOB’S BARBER SHOP.” JAMES AND HAROLD WESTBROOK WERE THE ORIGINAL PROPRIETORS OF THE WESTBROOKS BARBER SHOP. IT OPENED IN 1917 IN THE BLENNER-HASSETT BLOCK AT 303 6TH STREET SOUTH (LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD, 21 JULY 1917). FURTHER RESEARCH INTO HIS BARBER CAREER FOUND A RETIREMENT NOTICE PUBLISHED IN THE HERALD WHICH READS “R. E. FAULDS: I WOULD LIKE TO ANNOUNCE THAT AFTER 48 YEARS OF BARBERING, I WILL BE RETIRING, EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 1987.” IN ADDITION TO A SEPTEMBER 6, 1939 PUBLICATION IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD STATES “… SOME TABER YOUNG MEN APPLIED [FOR THE WAR], AMONG THEM ROBT. FAULDS, JR., OLDEST SON OF THE LATE CHIEF FAULDS, WHO WEEKS AGO OPENED A NEW BARBER SHOP IN TOWN.” FAULDS’ OBITUARY STATES HE “MARRIED OLIVE CARDWELL [1916-2005] ON MARCH 4, 1942, AND TOGETHER THEY RESIDED IN LETHBRIDGE UNTIL HIS PASSING.” THEIR CHILDREN WERE ROBERT THOMAS AND PHILLIP RONALD. BOB FAULDS PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 14, 1991 AT THE AGE OF 73 YEARS. REFERENCE TO FAULDS’ DONATIONS TO THE MUSEUM WERE FOUND IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. THERE WAS AN IMAGE PUBLISHED OF MUSEUM OFFICIALS ALONG WITH FAULDS TAKING DOWN HIS BARBER POLE FROM ITS 6TH STREET LOCATION (NOVEMBER 29, 1965). A LINE IN THE MARCH 9, 1964 EDITION OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD READS, “FAULDS TURNED UP [AT THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE MUSEUM] WITH TWO STRAIGHT RAZORS. THE SHAVERS ARE MORE THAN 100 YEARS OLD.” PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19640121000 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, INCLUDING COPIES OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD RESEARCH.
Catalogue Number
P19640185000
Acquisition Date
1964-03
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
BREECH LOADED "ZULU" 12 GAUGE
Date Range From
1875
Date Range To
1885
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19640197000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BREECH LOADED "ZULU" 12 GAUGE
Date Range From
1875
Date Range To
1885
Materials
STEEL, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Length
130.2
Width
11.4
Description
S/N 1680. WON LOCKPLATE "MRE. FMP. ALE DE MUTZIG". CALIBRE - 12 GAUGE - BREECH LOADING. HOLE DRILLED IN RIGHT HAND SIDE OF BUTT STOCK.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-FIREARM
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
EUROPE. "ZULU" SHOTGUN MADE MAINLY FOR AFRICAN TRADE & SOME EXPORT TO OTHER COUNTRIES. CITY OF LETHBRIDGE PURCHASE - INVOICES 3519 & 3874. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS, A PORTION OF WHICH WERE DONATED BY BOB FAULDS. A NOTICE FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ON APRIL 1, 1991 LISTS THE DONOR AS DECEASED. CONTACT INFORMATION FOR NEXT OF KIN WAS NOT FOUND. SEE PERMANENT FILE P19640184000-GA FOR HARDCOPY OF NOTICE. *UPDATE* IN 2019 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT SURVEY THAT INCLUDED A NUMBER OF BARBER-RELATED INSTRUMENTS DONATED BY BOB FAULDS. HIS FULL NAME WAS ROBERT ERNEST FAULDS. ATTEMPTS MADE TO MAKE CONTACT HIS NEXT-OF-KIN WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. AN OBITUARY FOUND IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD FOR FAULDS STATES, “BORN, RAISED AND EDUCATED IN TABER, ALBERTA, BOB SPENT THE MAJORITY OF HIS LIFE IN LETHBRIDGE WHERE HE WORKED AS A BARBER AT WESTBROOKS BARBER SHOP, LATER OWNING HIS OWN BUSINESS CALLED BOB’S BARBER SHOP.” JAMES AND HAROLD WESTBROOK WERE THE ORIGINAL PROPRIETORS OF THE WESTBROOKS BARBER SHOP. IT OPENED IN 1917 IN THE BLENNER-HASSETT BLOCK AT 303 6TH STREET SOUTH (LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD, 21 JULY 1917). FURTHER RESEARCH INTO HIS BARBER CAREER FOUND A RETIREMENT NOTICE PUBLISHED IN THE HERALD WHICH READS “R. E. FAULDS: I WOULD LIKE TO ANNOUNCE THAT AFTER 48 YEARS OF BARBERING, I WILL BE RETIRING, EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 1987.” IN ADDITION TO A SEPTEMBER 6, 1939 PUBLICATION IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD STATES “… SOME TABER YOUNG MEN APPLIED [FOR THE WAR], AMONG THEM ROBT. FAULDS, JR., OLDEST SON OF THE LATE CHIEF FAULDS, WHO WEEKS AGO OPENED A NEW BARBER SHOP IN TOWN.” FAULDS’ OBITUARY STATES HE “MARRIED OLIVE CARDWELL [1916-2005] ON MARCH 4, 1942, AND TOGETHER THEY RESIDED IN LETHBRIDGE UNTIL HIS PASSING.” THEIR CHILDREN WERE ROBERT THOMAS AND PHILLIP RONALD. BOB FAULDS PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 14, 1991 AT THE AGE OF 73 YEARS. REFERENCE TO FAULDS’ DONATIONS TO THE MUSEUM WERE FOUND IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. THERE WAS AN IMAGE PUBLISHED OF MUSEUM OFFICIALS ALONG WITH FAULDS TAKING DOWN HIS BARBER POLE FROM ITS 6TH STREET LOCATION (NOVEMBER 29, 1965). A LINE IN THE MARCH 9, 1964 EDITION OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD READS, “FAULDS TURNED UP [AT THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE MUSEUM] WITH TWO STRAIGHT RAZORS. THE SHAVERS ARE MORE THAN 100 YEARS OLD.” PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19640121000 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, INCLUDING COPIES OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD RESEARCH.
Catalogue Number
P19640197000
Acquisition Date
1964-03
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
OAK, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19640101000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1890
Materials
OAK, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
68.6
Length
127.7
Width
21.6
Description
DOUBLE NECK YOKE. COLLARS HELD IN PLACE BY WOOD RETAINING PIN (ORIGINAL RETAINING PINS MISSING). CENTRE RING LOCKED IN PLACE WITH FIGURE 8 WASHER AND FLAT COTTER PIN.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
CANADA. *UPDATE* IN 2010 NICOLE HEMBROFF, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT, CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF PALLET RACKING. DONOR IS DECEASED, SHE WAS UNABLE TO FIND CONTACT INFORMATION FOR NEXT OF KIN.
Catalogue Number
P19640101000
Acquisition Date
1964-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
BRONC TWISTER OR PERSUADER
Date Range From
1885
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19651448000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BRONC TWISTER OR PERSUADER
Date Range From
1885
Date Range To
1945
Materials
WOOD, LEATHER
No. Pieces
1
Length
28
Diameter
2.5(HANDLE)
Description
WOODEN HANDLE, LEATHER STRAP.
Subjects
ANIMAL HUSBANDRY T&E
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
PROBABLY HANDMADE
Catalogue Number
P19651448000
Acquisition Date
1965-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
HORN
Catalogue Number
P19651475000
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1890
Materials
HORN
No. Pieces
1
Length
26.0
Width
8.0
Description
METAL AXE MARKS ON ANTLER.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
LEATHER, HORN, SHELLWORKING T&E
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
PLAINS INDIGENOUS CULTURE *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ART OBJECTS, INCLUDING THE VARIOUS DONATIONS PERTAINING TO EDWARD FREDERICK HAGELL. SEE RECORD P19960053001 FOR AN EXTENDED BIOGRAPHY OF THE ARTIST; SEE PERMANENT FILES P19960053001, P20040009001, P20060027001, P20070008001, AND P20070012001 FOR NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS, DETAILS ON PAST GALT DIRECTOR/CURATOR WILMA WOOD'S BOOK ON THE ARTIST, AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE HAGELL FAMILY.
Catalogue Number
P19651475000
Acquisition Date
1965-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
STOCKMAN'S OR WESTERN
Date Range From
1870
Date Range To
1880
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19860118000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
STOCKMAN'S OR WESTERN
Date Range From
1870
Date Range To
1880
Materials
LEATHER, STEEL, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
99.0
Length
69.0
Width
29.O
Description
STAMPED ON SADDLE BELOW POMMEL "D.E. WALKER MAKE VISALIA STOCK SADDLE SAN FRANCISCO" OTHER LETTERING CANNOT BE DISTINGUISHED. TOOLED ON REAR OF CANTLE LARGE INITIALS "WDB" DOUBLE BUCKLE CINCH RIGGING. PARTIALLY RAWHIDE WRAPPED STEEL HORN. EACH SKIRT TOOLED LEAF FLOWER PATTERN. FULL COVERED SEAT, WOOD STIRRUPS WITH TIN & RAWHIDE WRAPPED. SHEEPSKIN PAD. CROSS HATCHED PADDED LEATHER SEAT INSERT. SADDLE LEATHER IS SPLIT IN PLACES. HOLE IN SEAT & SOME CUTS. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
ORIGINALLY OWNED BY CURLY WHITNEY OF WHITNEY RANCH. WHITNEY PURCHASED SADDLE ABOUT 1878, PROBABLY AFTER HE MUSTERED OUT OF THE NORTH WEST MOUNTED POLICE IN 1877. RANCHED WITH DALEY, WHO WAS EX-POLICE PARTNER 1877-1882. WHITNEY & DALEY SPLIT & WHITNEY SET UP BLACKSMITH SHOP IN 1882, LATER HENNY & WHITNEY SET UP LIVERY STABLE IN 1885 IN LETHBRIDGE. WHITNEY LEASED STABLES AT DIFFERENT TIMES; TO DONOR'S GRANDFATHER, W.T. MCCAUGHERTY (1887-88) & OTHERS. DONOR'S FATHER WORKED AS A BOY FOR WHITNEY STABLES IN 1898. DONOR NOT SURE IF SADDLE GIVEN OR PURCHASED BY HIS FATHER, BUT FATHER ACQUIRED IT IN 1899-1900. WHITNEY BRAND "X", USED FROM 1877 & THROUGH THE 1880'S. INITIALS ON SADDLE, (WDB) WHITNEY, DAVID B. CURLY WAS DAVID B'S NICKNAME ACCORDING TO DONOR.
Catalogue Number
P19860118000
Acquisition Date
1986-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
IRON, WOOD, ROPE
Catalogue Number
P19880057001
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1890
Materials
IRON, WOOD, ROPE
No. Pieces
1
Length
70.7
Width
14.4
Description
HARPOON OR FISH FORK. 5 TINE, SINGLE BARB EACH. IRON SHAFT FITTED TO WOOD HANDLE; PAINTED BLACK. HANDLE AND SHAFT WIRED TOGETHER. LENGTH OF CORD ATTACHED FOR RETRIEVAL OF FORK. WORN.
Subjects
FISHING & TRAPPING T&E
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
LEISURE
History
OWNER'S UNCLE ACQUIRED AND USED IN CALIFORNIA IN 1880'S (J.R. MILLIGAN). OWNER ACQUIRED IN 1920'S AND USED IT REGULARLY FOR PIKE AND WHITEFISH UNTIL PRACTICE OUTLAWED. USED FROM 1950 TO 1970 TO KEEP IRRIGATION GATES AROUND PARK LAKE CLEAR OF DEBRIS, DEAD FISH.
Catalogue Number
P19880057001
Acquisition Date
1988-08
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
BARB WIRE
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19900011000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BARB WIRE
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1950
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
17
Length
38
Description
17 PIECES OF BARBED WIRE MOUNTED ON A BOARD FOR DISPLAY. 3 PIECES IDENTIFIED AS STAR POINT (1882), FENCE WIRE - ONTARIO (1880) & P.O.W. FENCE WIRE FROM MEDICINE HAT (1943). OTHER 14 UNIDENTIFIED. MOUNT IS WHITE WITH A BLACK BORDER (121.8 CM X 46.5 CM).
Subjects
AGRICULTURAL T&E
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
DONOR COLLECTED WIRE ON HIS TRAVELS ACROSS THE PROVINCE & IN ONTARIO. P.O.W. CAMP WIRE PURCHASED IN ELKWATER AB. FROM PRIVATE COLLECTOR.
Catalogue Number
P19900011000
Acquisition Date
Mar-90
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
MILITARY (PR)
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19920013000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MILITARY (PR)
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1890
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
2
Length
14.3
Width
9.7
Description
STEEL WITH STAR & LEAF (WHEAT SHEAF?) MOTIF ON OUTER SIDE. STAR SPUR WHEEL, DOUBLE CHAIN FASTENER FOR BOOT.
Subjects
LAND TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
OWNED ORIGINALLY BY DONOR'S FATHER-IN-LAW WHO SERVED IN KINGS OWN SCOTTISH REGIMENT DURING THE LATE 1800'S. SERVED IN SOUTH AFRICA (BOER) WAR. DONOR'S HUSBAND USED THEM FOR PLEASURE RIDING. *UPDATE* IN 2012 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT DAVID SMITH CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. HE WAS ABLE TO DISCOVER THAT THE ORIGINAL OWNER OF THE SPURS WAS MAJOR REVEREND GORD MUNBEE BARROW. ACCORDING TO INFORMATION IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, MAJOR REV. GORE MUNBEE BARROW WAS A VETERAN OF BOTH THE BOER WAR AND THE FIRST WORLD WAR. HE ENLISTED IN THE HAMPSHIRE YEOMANRY PREVIOUS TO TAKING HOLY ORDERS, HE WENT TO SOUTH AFRICA AS A PRIVATE IN THE BOER WAR AND LATER OBTAINED A COMMISSION IN THE KING’S OWN SCOTTISH BORDERERS AND WENT TO INDIA WITH HIS REGIMENT. HE THEN ENTERED THE CHURCH, COMING TO CANADA WHERE HE WAS CURATE OF ST. JAMES’ CATHEDRAL, TORONTO. GORE M. BARROW WAS THE RECTOR AT ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH IN LETHBRIDGE FROM 1920-22. BARROW’S ATTESTATION PAPER FROM WWI INDICATES THAT HE WAS BORN IN DINAN, FRANCE ON NOVEMBER 22, 1896. HE DIED IN GRIMSBY, ONTARIO ON JULY 5, 1982. GORE MUBBEE BARROW’S SON BRUCE GORE BARROW FOLLOWED IN HIS FOOTSTEPS AND WAS A CHOIRMASTER AND ORGANIST AT ST. AUGUSTINE’S ANGLICAN CHURCH IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1951. IT IS SUSPECTED THAT THE SPURS ENDED UP IN LETHBRIDGE BECAUSE THEY WERE GIVEN TO BRUCE BARROW FROM HIS FATHER. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING THIS INFANT'S DRESS DONATED BY BRUCE G. BARROW. IN 2018, PUNDYK CONNECTED WITH THE DONOR'S DAUGHTER, JUDITH PAYNE, IN AN ATTEMPT TO OBTAIN FURTHER ARTIFACT-SPECIFIC INFORMATION. NO FURTHER INFORMATION WAS ACQUIRED. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19672526000 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, INCLUDING COPIES OF THE ARCHIVAL RESEARCH. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19920013000
Acquisition Date
1992-03
Collection
Museum
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CARTRIDGE, CENTER-FIRE

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Other Name
SPENT UNKNOWN CALIBRE
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19920021002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SPENT UNKNOWN CALIBRE
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1890
Materials
BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Length
7.0
Diameter
2.0
Description
SPENT BRASS CARTRIDGE, BADLY DAMAGED OPEN END. CALIBRE UNKNOWN. SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-AMMUNITION
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
CARTRIDGE CAME FROM UNDER FORMER HOME OF R.N. WILSON, WHEN BUILDING TORN DOWN. SEE P19920021001-GA FOR HISTORY OF WILSON. DONOR BELIEVES CARTRIDGE DATES TO LATE 19TH CENTURY & IS ATTRIBUTABLE TO WILSON. MOST LIKELY WORLD WAR ONE. *UPDATE* IN 2012 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT DAVID SMITH CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. HE LEARNED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION. ACCORDING TO SOUTHERN ALBERTA PIONEERS AND THEIR DESCENDENTS, “ROBERT WILSON WAS AN EX-CONSTABLE OF THE NWMP, WHO CAME WEST BY RAIL AND ON STEAM SHIP UP THE MISSOURI RIVER. IN 1882 HE WAS STATIONED AT STAND OFF AND FORT MACLEOD, TAKING HIS DISCHARGE IN 1886. HE PURCHASED THE STAND OFF TRADING POST AND WAS THE INDIAN AGENT FOR THE BLOOD AND PEIGAN INDIANS FROM 1898 TO 1911. IN 1921 HE PUBLISHED A MEMORANDUM ABOUT THE BLOOD INDIANS IN WHICH HE GAVE A SUMMARY OF THE TREATIES THAT WERE SIGNED AND THE HISTORY OF THE FARM OPERATIONS WITH THE BLOODS AS WELL AS THE TREATY OBLIGATIONS OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. ROBERT WAS BORN IN 1863 AT BOWMANVILLE, ONTARIO AND DIED IN 1944 AT STAND OFF. HE WAS MARRIED THERE IN 1888 TO LILA HILLIER, WHO WAS BORN IN ONTARIO IN 1868 AND DIED IN 1939.” ROBERT NATHANIEL WILSON’S NAME IS NOT LISTED WITH THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF CANADA AS SERVING IN WWI. FURTHER, THE FORT MACLEOD HISTORY BOOK – OUR COLOURFUL PAST INDICATES THAT AROUND 1886, WILSON BOUGHT A LOG BUILDING IN THE VALLEY OF THE BELLY RIVER ON THE EDGE OF THE BLOOD RESERVE. HE BECAME AND INDIAN AGENT FROM 1898-1911. AFTER WHICH HE RETURNED TO OPERATE THE STAND OFF TRADING COMPANY AND CONTINUED TO DO SO UNTIL THE EARLY 1940S WITH THE EXCEPTION OF FIVE YEARS SPENT IN CALIFORNIA DUE TO HIS WIFE’S HEALTH. FOR THIS REASON IT IS SUSPECTED THAT THE AMMUNITION IS LIKELY UNRELATED TO R.N. WILSON. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19920021002
Acquisition Date
1992-05
Collection
Museum
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