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John A. McDougall

  • CA EDM MS-140
  • Fonds
  • 1884-1885

The fonds consists of a photocopy of a stock book for John A. McDougall and Co. The book also includes records of liabilities, notes and bad or doubtful debts.

McDougall, John Alexander

Kenneth McDonald

  • CA EDM MS-120
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1886

The fonds consists of a photocopy of land grant to Kenneth McDonald for 160 acres of River Lot 20, Edmonton Settlement, Jan.21, 1886, Homestead No. 34509 and one envelope addressed from Henareth McDonald to Miss Duncan McLelland. The photographs include Emma (Rowland) McDonald and two children, William McDonald and family, and member of Blackfoot with tipi and horse.

McDonald, Kenneth

Edmonton Electric Light & Power Company

  • CA EDM MS-232
  • Fonds
  • 1891-1902

The fonds consists of the minute books of the Edmonton Electric Light & Power Company Limited, 1891-1902 and other papers relating to the operation of the company.

  1. Minute book, September 23, 1891 – December 12, 1899. Includes minutes of organizational meeting (pp 1-2) and by-laws (pp. 16-28).

  2. Documents extracted from Minute Book (file 1), includes: List of Shareholders (inside front cover), By-law – re: borrowing, January 30, 1894 (pp. 79-80).

  3. Minute book, January 2, 1900 – May 8 1902. Includes list of shareholders 1902 (inside back cover).

  4. Letters and notes 1900-1902, includes: - Jackson& Grierson, proprietors Alberta Hotel to Manager, Electric Light Co., May 5, 1900; notes, re: share values, 1902 (on note pad of St. George Jellett, Secretary-Treasurer).

  5. Letters of Patent for Edmonton Electric Light & Power, Northwest Territories, granted by His Honour Joseph Royal for Queen Victoria, 23 October 1891; granting one thousand shares of ten dollars each ($10,000.00).

Includes names of shareholders: Arsemous Delton Osborne (Postmaster), Richard Secord (Merchants Clerk), Donald Ross (Hotel Keeper), Alexander Taylor (Government Telegraph Operator), John Alexander McDougall (Merchant), William Johnston Walker (Merchant), Stanislas Larve (Merchant), Joseph Henri Picard (Merchant), Alexis Francois Degagne (Carpenter), Herbert Charles Wilson (Physician), Frederick Ross (Merchant), Luke Kelly (Hotel Keeper), Alfred Everard Johnston (Forest Ranger), Daniel Robert Fraser (Lumber Merchant), Sydney Stockton Taylor (Advocate), Xavier St. Jean (Hotel Keeper), Luke Arthur (Carpenter), John Walters (Ferryman), Kenneth Archibald McLeod (Carpenter), Colin Ferrie Strang (Financial Agent), James Ross (Merchant), George Robert Foster Kirkpatrick (Bank Manager), George Thompson (Druggist), Emmanuel Raymer (Jeweler), William Fielders (Implement Agent), Campbell Young (Insurance Agent), Frederick Sache (Merchants Clerk), Nicholas Dominic Beck (Adovcate) and Patrick McNamara (Adovcate), all of Edmonton in the District of Alberta; Henry Goodbridge, of Miners Flats near Edmonton aforesaid; Charles Bremner of Clover Bar near Edmonton aforesaid, and Richard George Hardisty of Sturgeon River near Edmonton aforesaid. (2 o/s pages)

Edmonton Electric Light & Power Company

City of Edmonton. Assessors' Department

  • CA EDM RG-3
  • Fonds
  • 1892 - 1974

This fonds contains the records of the City Assessor’s Department and its predecessor body, the Office of the City Assessor, including correspondence, forms, and tax assessment and tax collector’s rolls.

An order has been imposed on the material, the arrangement includes 2 series: Administrative Records and Assessment Records.

City of Edmonton. Assessors' Department

Assessment Records

The City Assessor’s Department was responsible for raising the funds necessary for basic municipal services through the collection of taxes. The department assessed the value of businesses, land, real estate, and local improvements, maintained the records of tax assessments and payments for individual properties, and initiated action to collect overdue taxes.

This series contains records related to the assessment and collection of various municipal taxes. Aside from property taxes, the City also collected a service tax (essentially a municipal income tax), and a business tax, which was calculated as a percentage of the rental cost of certain business’ commercial space or offices. When property taxes went into arrears, the City had the option of buying the property from the owner, or auctioning them off to collect taxes owed through tax sales.

An order has been imposed on the material. It includes the following three sub-series:
Sub-Series 1 – Property Tax Records
Sub-Series 2 – Business Tax Records
Sub-Series 3 – Service Tax Records
Sub-Series 4 – Arrears and Tax Sales

Gladys Hanson

  • CA EDM MS-124
  • Fonds
  • 1893-1960

This fonds consists of song books and sheet music, ranging from 1893 to 1960. It also includes stationery eraser guides marked “John Underwood & Co.” and three Klondike coins.

The photographs include her father William M. Jones at the Rat Creek incinerator, including an interior of the incinerator.

Hansen, Gladys Lillian (Jones)

Harold Osborne Ross

  • CA EDM MS-123
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1960

This fonds consists of an architectural drawing for the Ross house in Windsor Park, 1913, at 8404 - 118 Street and showing north, west and east elevations, and basement, 1st floor and 2nd floor plans, and photographs taken or collected by Harold Ross. Also includes photographs taken after Harold Ross' death.

Ross, Harold Osborne

Mrs. P.J. Conlin collection

  • CA EDM MS-133
  • Collection
  • 1908-1912

The collection consists of newspapers and a booklet focusing on Edmonton and Athabasca Landing; also includes photographs of Edmonton Meat Market, Chave & Co. in St. Albert and Athabasca Landing.

Items include

  • newspaper reproduction of The Edmonton Bulletin, Vol. 1., No. 15, March 14, 1881
  • newspaper ‘The Northern Light’, Athabasca Landing, Vol. 1, No. 3, Dec 5, 1908
  • booklet ‘Gateway to the Great North Country - The Town of Athabasca, formerly known as Athabasca Landing’, [Athabasca AB]: Athabasca Board of Trade, July 1, 1912

Conlin, Mrs. P.J.

Sophie Bell

  • CA EDM MS-126
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1910-1928

This fonds consists of booklets and programmes related to events, businesses and promotions in Edmonton.

The photographs are of Edmonton and area, including buildings, automobiles, the Edmonton Public Library board and staff, the Edmonton News Boys Band, Mayor Joseph A. Clarke, and the High Level Bridge under construction, ca. 1910 -1927.

File 1. Rules and Regulations – Street Railway Department, City of Edmonton, 1912.
File 2. Promotional Pamphlet: Edmonton’s Creed, 1913. (2 copies, index)
File 3. Programme: “A Personal Message from The Commercial Grads” from an Edmonton Commercial Graduates Basketball Team sponsored tournament, 1928.
File 4. Publication: Edmonton, Capital City of Alberta – Manufacturing and Distributing Centre. City of Edmonton. [ca. 1952]
File 5. Pamphlet: “Facts – Not Fiction – Read It’, Great Northern Oil and Asphalt Company. n.d.

Bell, Sophie

51st Battalion Association fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1916-1975

This fonds consists of records of the 51st Battalion Association, including minutes, membership records, financial records and correspondence. It also includes a copy of the original nominal roll of officers, non-commisioned officers and ment of the 51st Battalion, C.E.F.; the Association gavel and the leater briefcase that held the records.

51st Battalion Association

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