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Alexander Johnston Papers: Information About The Sheran Family

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Date Range
1850-1983
Material Type
Manuscript
Accession No.
19891016027
Physical Description
10.1 cm. 7 files.
Scope and Content
19891016027 - Correspondence and 3 drafts of the article "Nicholas and Marcella Sheran: Lethbridge's First Citizens". The article appeared in Alberta History, volume. 31 no. 4, Autumn 1983. 19891016028 - 5 short essays on the life of Nicholas Sheran, his Civil War Service and the controversy over…
Material Type
Manuscript
Date Range
1850-1983
Physical Description
10.1 cm. 7 files.
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
19891016030-31 - Copyright held by the Provincial Archives of Alberta. Permission for reproduction of this matter must be obtained from them.
Scope and Content
19891016027 - Correspondence and 3 drafts of the article "Nicholas and Marcella Sheran: Lethbridge's First Citizens". The article appeared in Alberta History, volume. 31 no. 4, Autumn 1983. 19891016028 - 5 short essays on the life of Nicholas Sheran, his Civil War Service and the controversy over his estate. c. 1963-1983. 19891016029 - Research information and short essay on the Sheran Coal Mine. Included are clippings, copies of primary and secondary sources, correspondence and 2 copies of an illustration from G.M.Dawson's 1882 report for the geological surey of Canada. 1881-1979. 19891016030 - Photocopies of documents pertaining to the lawsuit brought by Marcella Sheran McFarland against James Sheran over the operation o,f and revenues from, the Sheran Coal Mine. 1887-1888. 19891016031 - Photocopies of documents peprtaining to the settlement of the Nicholas Sheran estate, including the coal mine, between Ellen, Charles and William. 1862-1983. 19891016032 - Photocopies of original documents, correspondence and other research information concerning Nicholas Sheran and his sons, Charles and William. 19891016033 - Notes, correspondence and photocopies of original documents pertaining to research done on Nicholas Sheran, his sons Charles and William and Nicholas' sister Marcella. 1850-1983.
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Accession No.
19891016027
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Alex Johnston Collection: Sheran Family

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Date Range
1862-1989
Material Type
Manuscript
Accession No.
19911057260
Physical Description
Approximately 3.5 Cm. 3 Files.
Scope and Content
19911057260 - Four essays about the life of Nicholas Sheran and one about his sons, Charles and William, by Alex Johnston. D/E (Document Estimation) 1966-1989. 19911057261 - Correspondence and contract, plaque to Alberta's Coal Industry located in Galt Gardens. 1923-1983 19911057262 - General rese…
Material Type
Manuscript
Date Range
1862-1989
Physical Description
Approximately 3.5 Cm. 3 Files.
Physical Condition
Excellent
Scope and Content
19911057260 - Four essays about the life of Nicholas Sheran and one about his sons, Charles and William, by Alex Johnston. D/E (Document Estimation) 1966-1989. 19911057261 - Correspondence and contract, plaque to Alberta's Coal Industry located in Galt Gardens. 1923-1983 19911057262 - General research information about the Sheran Family. 1862-1984.
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19911057260
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Other Name
SHILLELAGH
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19950068000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SHILLELAGH
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1890
Materials
WOOD, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Length
91.9
Width
6.1
Description
OAK WALKING STICK HAS NUMEROUS KNOBS ALONG STICK. IS COVERED IN A DARK FINISH. TOP IS SLIGHT "T" SHAPE WITH ONE SIDE BEING LONGER THAN THE OTHER. BOTTOM HAS RED RUBBER SUPPORT THAT READS "DAVOL 2913-5/8" AROUND BOTTOM. ON UNDERSIDE OF BASE HAS HALF CIRCLE DEPRESSIONS THAT READ "17" IN MIDDLE. HAS VERTICAL PARALLEL RAISED LINES ON RUBBER STOPPER. IS WHITE RESIDUE AROUND STOPPER AND BOTTOM KNARLS AND KNOBS. FINISH AND TOP LAYER OF BARK ARE PEELING OFF BOTTOM OF STICK. WOOD IS CRACKED IN PLACES.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BELIEVED THAT ED SHARON (RELATED TO NICHOLAS SHERAN?) BROUGHT THE STICK FROM IRELAND. HE GAVE IT TO PETE ORME WHO DELIVERED WATER TO THE RESIDENTS OF THE NO. 3 AREA OF NORTH LETHBRIDGE. THE ARTIFACT WAS THEN GIVEN TO THE DONOR'S FATHER, JOHN BERTE OWNER OF BERTE'S GROCERY STORE FROM 1907-1942. THE STICK REMAINED IN BERTE'S HOME IN WHICH THE DONOR WAS BORN AND STILL REMAINS. SEE ATTACHED PHOTO OF PETE ORME, NICKNAMED COCA-COLA PETE. SEE COLLECTION REPORT FOR MORE INFORMATION ON MR. ORME. SHILLELAGH WAS TRADITIONALLY A CUDGEL MADE OF BLACK OAK.
Catalogue Number
P19950068000
Acquisition Date
1995-09
Collection
Museum
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Date Range
[1865]
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
19738633000
Physical Description
Copy 1 10.8 x 16.5 cm Copy 2 - 12.5 x 17.8 cm. Copy 3 20 x 25.2-cm. Copy 4 - 12.5 x 17.8-cm. 4 Black and white photographs
Scope and Content
Studio portrait of Nicholas Sheran
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Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
[1865]
Creator
Nicholl and Pleasants
Physical Description
Copy 1 10.8 x 16.5 cm Copy 2 - 12.5 x 17.8 cm. Copy 3 20 x 25.2-cm. Copy 4 - 12.5 x 17.8-cm. 4 Black and white photographs
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
The donor is Nicholas Sheran's niece. Nicholas Sheran was born in New York City about 1841. He served in The American Civil War. In 1865, he came to Montana, became a noted frontiersman, and fought in the Indian troubles of the 1860s. In 1874, he came to Coal Banks (now Lethbridge), and opened the first commercial coal mine in Alberta shipping coal to Fort Macleod and Fort Benton. He lived with a Peigan woman, Awatoyakew, and had two sons, Charles and William. Sheran's cabin was the scene of the first births, first European marriage (of Marcella Sheran to Joseph McFarland), first baptisms, and first Roman Catholic Mass in Lethbridge. Sheran drowned near Monarch 26 May 1882.
Scope and Content
Studio portrait of Nicholas Sheran
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
19738633000
Collection
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