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Date Range
1880
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
19891049322
Scope and Content
Portrait photograph of Nicholas Sheran.
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Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
1880
Physical Condition
Good
History / Biographical
Duplicate of photograph P19861078022-GP.
Custodial History
1989-07
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Scope and Content
Portrait photograph of Nicholas Sheran.
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19891049322
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William Stafford And Nicholas Sheran

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Date Range
1870 -1900
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
19861078022
Physical Description
20.3 x 25.4 cm. 2 Black and white copy prints.
Scope and Content
Portrait of Nicholas Sheran left and William Stafford mounted together on a captioned display mount.
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Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
1870 -1900
Physical Description
20.3 x 25.4 cm. 2 Black and white copy prints.
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
The photos formerly hung in the main hallway of the City Hall, located at 910 4th Avenue South. They were donated together with the set of photos of the mayors (P19861078001-20-GP)
Scope and Content
Portrait of Nicholas Sheran left and William Stafford mounted together on a captioned display mount.
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19861078022
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Portrait Of Mazie Sheran Kenny

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Date Range
1888-1910
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
19991042006
Physical Description
12.6 x 17.7 cm Black and white copy print
Scope and Content
Full length portrait of Mazie Sheran Kenny.
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Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
1888-1910
Description Level
Item
Creator
Photographer Crabb
Physical Description
12.6 x 17.7 cm Black and white copy print
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
Thomas Kevin was a pioneer of Lethbridge. He was born in Lacrosse, Wisconsin in 1863 and came to Lethbridge in 1887. He was the 2nd dispatcher for the Alberta Railway and Irrigation Company rising to the position of Superintendent. He was a promoter of sports games especially lacrosse and baseball in the town. Mr. Kevin was also a charter member of the Chinook Club.
Custodial History
The photograph was in a photo album originally the property of the donor's grandparents Thomas D. Kevin and Albertine (Begin) Kevin.
Scope and Content
Full length portrait of Mazie Sheran Kenny.
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19991042006
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Mazie Sheran Kenny At The Piano

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Date Range
1888-1910
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
19991042007
Physical Description
12.6 x 17.7 cm Black and white copy print
Scope and Content
Photgraph of Mazie Sheran Kenny at the piano.
  1 image  
Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
1888-1910
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
12.6 x 17.7 cm Black and white copy print
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
Thomas Kevin was a pioneer of Lethbridge. He was born in Lacrosse, Wisconsin in 1863 and came to Lethbridge in 1887. He was the 2nd dispatcher for the Alberta Railway and Irrigation Company rising to the position of Superintendent. He was a promoter of sports games especially lacrosse and baseball in the town. Mr. Kevin was also a charter member of the Chinook Club.
Custodial History
The photograph was in a photo album originally the property of the donor's grandparents Thomas D. Kevin and Albertine (Begin) Kevin.
Scope and Content
Photgraph of Mazie Sheran Kenny at the piano.
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Mazie Sheran Kenny At The Piano

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Date Range
1888-1910
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
19991042008
Physical Description
17.7 x 12.6 cm Black and white copy print
Scope and Content
Photgraph of Mazie Sheran Kenny playing the piano.
  1 image  
Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
1888-1910
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
17.7 x 12.6 cm Black and white copy print
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
Thomas Kevin was a pioneer of Lethbridge. He was born in Lacrosse, Wisconsin in 1863 and came to Lethbridge in 1887. He was the 2nd dispatcher for the Alberta Railway and Irrigation Company rising to the position of Superintendent. He was a promoter of sports games especially lacrosse and baseball in the town. Mr. Kevin was also a charter member of the Chinook Club.
Custodial History
The photograph was in a photo album originally the property of the donor's grandparents Thomas D. Kevin and Albertine (Begin) Kevin.
Scope and Content
Photgraph of Mazie Sheran Kenny playing the piano.
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19991042008
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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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The Coal Seam Mined By Nicholas Sheran

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Date Range
1881
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
19861033000
Physical Description
Copy 1 and 2 25.5 x 20.2 cm Copy 3 17.7 x 12.6 cm 3 Black and white copy prints
Scope and Content
View of the exposed coal seam on the west bank of the Belly River below present day Lethbridge. A man is standing in the distance.
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Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
1881
Creator
George Mercer Dawson
Physical Description
Copy 1 and 2 25.5 x 20.2 cm Copy 3 17.7 x 12.6 cm 3 Black and white copy prints
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
Photo was taken just north of the present day 6th Avenue bridge. Copy 2 and copy 3 are drawings taken from the "Geological Survey of Canada Report of Progress, 1882". Copy 1 - copyright Public Archives of Canada.
Scope and Content
View of the exposed coal seam on the west bank of the Belly River below present day Lethbridge. A man is standing in the distance.
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19861033000
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Alex Johnston collection: Marcella Sheran McFarland

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Date Range
1890
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
19891016176
Physical Description
12.7 x 17.8 cm. Black and white photograph
Scope and Content
A drawing of Marcella Sheran McFarland.
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Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
1890
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
12.7 x 17.8 cm. Black and white photograph
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
The drawing was done by M. A. (Peggy) Poynton, niece of the donor, from a photograph in the 18 July 1928 edition of the Lethbridge Herald.
Scope and Content
A drawing of Marcella Sheran McFarland.
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19891016176
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Nicholas Sheran at the Entrance to His Coal Mine

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Date Range
1881
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
19891046021-003
Physical Description
Black and white photograph
Scope and Content
Nicholas Sheran at the entrance to his coal mine.
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Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
1881
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
Black and white photograph
Physical Condition
Very Good
History / Biographical
Nicholas Sheran opened the first commercial coal mine in what became Alberta, in 1874. The mine was on the west side of what is now the Oldman River, about 100 metres north of what is now Whoop Up Drive in Lethbridge, Alberta. He sold coal to the traders moving north and south along the Whoop Up Trail, and to the North West Mounted Police at Fort Macleod.
Scope and Content
Nicholas Sheran at the entrance to his coal mine.
Notes
The photograph is part of photograph album 19891046021.
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19891046021-003
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Nicholas Sheran's Ferry At Coal Banks

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Date Range
1881
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
19760238102
Physical Description
Black and white photograph Negative available
Scope and Content
Photograph of the ferry at Coalbanks. Nicholas Sheran's cabin across river.
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Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
1881
Description Level
Item
Creator
George Mercer Dawson
Physical Description
Black and white photograph Negative available
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
Local.
Scope and Content
Photograph of the ferry at Coalbanks. Nicholas Sheran's cabin across river.
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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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19891016027
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Nicholas Sheran At The Entrance To His Mine At The Coal Banks

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Date Range
1881
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
19640462000
Physical Description
13 x 14 cm Black and white photograph
Scope and Content
Photograph of Nicholas Sheran posed next to the entrance to his coal mine at Lethbridge.
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Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
1881
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
13 x 14 cm Black and white photograph
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
Sheran quarried coal at Lethbridge from 1874 until his death by drowning in 1882. At doctor George Mercer Dawson's suggestion, Sheran constructed a timbered entry (as shown in photo) in 1881 to give some protection from land-slides and roof collapses (information taken from Lethbridge: Its Coal Industry, 1989).
Scope and Content
Photograph of Nicholas Sheran posed next to the entrance to his coal mine at Lethbridge.
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Map Showing Position Of Nicholas Sheran's Coal Limit

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Date Range
1883
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Manuscript
Accession No.
19861028000
Physical Description
1 Color Copy Print.
Scope and Content
Plan showing position of Sheran's coal limit in sections 35 and 36, 008-022. Scale: 4 chains = 1 Inch. Wolfe and McVettie, DLS, Fort Macleod, September 25/83. Sheran's house and coal shed are marked on map
Material Type
Manuscript
Date Range
1883
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 Color Copy Print.
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
Albertan - local.
Scope and Content
Plan showing position of Sheran's coal limit in sections 35 and 36, 008-022. Scale: 4 chains = 1 Inch. Wolfe and McVettie, DLS, Fort Macleod, September 25/83. Sheran's house and coal shed are marked on map
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Nicholas Sheran's Ferry Across the Belly River at The Coal Banks

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Date Range
[1881]
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
19891046021-002
Physical Description
Black and white photograph
Scope and Content
Nicholas Sheran's ferry across the Belly River at The Coal Banks.
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Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
[1881]
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
Black and white photograph
Physical Condition
Very Good
Scope and Content
Nicholas Sheran's ferry across the Belly River at The Coal Banks.
Notes
The photograph is part of photograph album 19891046021.
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19891046021-002
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St. Albert Catholic Mission School

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Date Range
1890 -1900
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
19871196001
Physical Description
17.7 x 12.6 cm Black and white photograph
Scope and Content
Gray Nuns, Oblate Fathers and children in front of Convent.
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Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
1890 -1900
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
17.7 x 12.6 cm Black and white photograph
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
Copyright Provincial Archives of Alberta (E. Brown Collection). Catholic Mission School, St. Albert, near Edmonton, was operated by the Sisters of Charity (Gray Nuns of Alberta). When Nicholas Sheran died his children were sent to St. Albert. It's possible that the boys, Charles and William Sheran are in the photograph.
Scope and Content
Gray Nuns, Oblate Fathers and children in front of Convent.
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19871196001
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St. Albert Catholic Mission School

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Date Range
1890 -1900
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
19871196002
Physical Description
25.5 x 20.5 cm Black and white photograph
Scope and Content
Boys' Band posing on grass in front of Convent, 1898.
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Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
1890 -1900
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
25.5 x 20.5 cm Black and white photograph
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
Copyright Provincial Archives of Alberta (E. Brown Collection). Catholic Mission School, St. Albert, near Edmonton, was operated by the Sisters of Charity (Gray Nuns of Alberta). When Nicholas Sheran died his children were sent to St. Albert. It's possible that the boys, Charles and William Sheran are in the photograph.
Scope and Content
Boys' Band posing on grass in front of Convent, 1898.
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St. Albert Catholic Mission School

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Date Range
1890 -1900
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
19871196003
Physical Description
25.5 x 20.5 cm Black and white photograph
Scope and Content
Boys from Industrial School in fenced field with cows.
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Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
1890 -1900
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
25.5 x 20.5 cm Black and white photograph
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
Copyright Provincial Archives of Alberta (E. Brown Collection). Catholic Mission School, St. Albert, near Edmonton, was operated by the Sisters of Charity (Gray Nuns of Alberta). When Nicholas Sheran died his children were sent to St. Albert. It's possible that the boys, Charles and William Sheran are in the photograph.
Scope and Content
Boys from Industrial School in fenced field with cows.
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19871196003
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St. Albert Catholic Mission School

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Date Range
1890 -1900
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
19871196004
Physical Description
25.7 x 20.5 cm Back and white photograph
Scope and Content
Boys at work at St. Albert Industrial School, 1898.
  1 image  
Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
1890 -1900
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
25.7 x 20.5 cm Back and white photograph
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
Copyright Provincial Archives of Alberta (E. Brown Collection). Catholic Mission School, St. Albert, near Edmonton, was operated by the Sisters of Charity (Gray Nuns of Alberta). When Nicholas Sheran died his children were sent to St. Albert. It's possible that the boys, Charles and William Sheran are in the photograph.
Scope and Content
Boys at work at St. Albert Industrial School, 1898.
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19871196004
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St. Albert Catholic Mission School

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Date Range
1890 -1900
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
19871196005
Physical Description
Copy 1 25.5 x 20.5 cm copy 2 18 x 12.5 cm 2 Black and white photographs
Scope and Content
Gray Nuns of Alberta and children in front of school, Circa 1890.
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Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
1890 -1900
Physical Description
Copy 1 25.5 x 20.5 cm copy 2 18 x 12.5 cm 2 Black and white photographs
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
Copyright Provincial Archives of Alberta (E. Brown Collection). Catholic Mission School, St. Albert, near Edmonton, was operated by the Sisters of Charity (Gray Nuns of Alberta). When Nicholas Sheran died his children were sent to St. Albert. It's possible that the boys, Charles and William Sheran are in the photograph.
Scope and Content
Gray Nuns of Alberta and children in front of school, Circa 1890.
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19871196005
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Date Range
1885
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
19851011000
Physical Description
12.6 x 17.6 cm. Black and white copy print
Scope and Content
Portrait of Herbert W. Savory.
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Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
1885
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
12.6 x 17.6 cm. Black and white copy print
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
Copyright Glenbow Archives, Calgary. Permission for use must be obtained from them. Savory was the only eye witness to the drowning of Nicholas Sheran.
Scope and Content
Portrait of Herbert W. Savory.
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19851011000
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