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Mr. Shaw fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-997
  • Fonds
  • 1928, 1930

Fonds consists of scenic views in the Rocky Mountains, mounted, titled and signed. Views are not by Banff photographer Jimmy Shaw.

Shaw, Mr.

W. C. Wonders fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-994
  • Fonds
  • 1973

Fonds pertains to Athabasca Pass and dedication ceremony, Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, September 14, 1973. Some views were printed in "Athabasca Pass: gateway to the Pacific," by W. C. Wonders, Canadian Geographic Journal, February 1974.

Wonders, W. C.

John Woodruff fonds : [ca.1890]

  • WHYTE whyte-989
  • Fonds
  • Copies made in 1980

Fonds consists mainly of views of Banff and area. Includes Bow River, Bow Valley, Banff Springs Hotel and Cave and Basin. Several photographs are rare views of hay raft and log running on Bow River. Also includes portrait of John Woodruff.

Woodruff, John

Sydney Vallance fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-962
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1972

Fonds consists of personal papers, photographs and sound recordings of Sydney Vallance pertaining mainly to the Canadian Rockies and Vallance's mountaineering career. Textual records include manuscripts pertaining to personalities of the Canadian Rockies and to slide presentations on the Banff, Lake Louise, Lake O'Hara and Jasper regions; correspondence files arising from Vallance's positions as Vice President and Hut Committee Chairman of the Alpine Club of Canada, 1945-1946, and as member and President of the Lake O'Hara Trails Club, 1958-1962; miscellaneous correspondence on mountaineering, glacier study, expeditions, packers and outfitters, naming of five peaks in the Mt. Lyell massive after Swiss guides, 1920-1972. Correspondents include Sydney Baker, Eric Brooks, F. V. Longstaff, J. Monroe Thorington and Don Munday. Includes holograph map of the Great Divide region. Photographs are mainly landscape views of the Rocky Mountains by Sydney Vallance. Some views include climbing companions; also Banff scenes, Sunshine ski area, and some prints collected by Vallance. Sound recording contains commentaries for slide shows titled Banff, Lake Louise, Moraine and O'Hara; Banff and Vicinity; and Jasper Highway

Vallance, Sydney

Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-958
  • Fonds
  • 1924-2011

Fonds consists of organizational records including photographs, brochures, correspondence and other documents which are divided into five series [see General Notes]. Content pertains to the Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies, including the organization's history, members and staff, trail rides and other events, publications and advertising, finances, and administration.

Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies

Howard E. Sibbald fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-944
  • Fonds
  • [ca.1905-ca.1930]

Fonds consist of photographs and personal narrative of Howard Sibbald. Photographs pertain mainly to warden activities in Rocky Mountains Park, including Kananaskis area; also to Howard Sibbald and associates, park operations and services, wildlife, landscape and buildings in Rocky Mountains, Kootenay and Waterton National Parks and other parks and regions. Narrative, written 1923, describes the journey of Andrew Sibbald (author's father) and family from Stroud, Ontario to Morley, Alberta in 1875; also Howard Sibbald's life in the west during the 1870s to 1923

Sibbald, Howard E.

Mary Schaffer fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-942
  • Fonds
  • 1893-1928

Fonds consists of three series: I. Personal, literary and research papers, 1907-ca.1935; II. Mary Schaffer photographs, 1893-ca.1920; II. Other, 1895-1928. I. Papers series consists of four sub-series: A. Correspondence, 1908-1922; B. Literary manuscripts (original and published), 1907-ca.1925; C. Maps of Maligne Lake; D. Other, 1905-ca.1935. Literary manuscripts pertain to the Athabasca River, Maligne Lake, Howse, Yellowhead and Athabasca passes; hunting; Dr. Gilbert Atkin and Nurse Fulcher's medical mission to Ya Ha Tinda Ranch; Banff, Revelstoke BC, Saskatchewan River; Stoney Indians; Palliser Expedition; and Mary Schaffer life and activities. II. Photographs series consists of four sub-series: A. Lantern slides; B. Photograph albums; C. Negatives; D. Prints. Lantern slides pertain to Mary Schaffer's trips to Maligne Lake and Yellowhead Pass, mountain scenics, nature subjects (animals, birds, flowers); and includes Mary Schaffer's lantern slide presentations "In the Heart of the Canadian Rockies", accompanied by scripts; Philip Moore's Indian lecture series, mainly copies from books and other graphic sources; and Mary Schaffer's slides of China and Japan. Photograph albums, 1908-ca.1921, pertain mainly to trips in the Canadian Rocky and Selkirk Mountains, especially expeditions to the Yoho and Ptarmigan Valleys, Nakimu Caves, North Saskatchewan River, Wilcox Pass and Maligne Lake. Two albums pertain to travels in Mexico and Asia. Negatives pertain mainly to Schaffer's trips and explorations, Glacier House and environs, alpine flora and fauna, mountain views, portraits, Sampson Beaver family, 1902-1911. III. Other material series consists of diaries of Mollie Adams, 1908, and Mrs. H. H. Sharples, 1911, and original manuscripts and published reports by other writers, 1895-1928.

Schaffer, Mary

Park family fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-938
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1966

Fonds consists mainly of photographs in three sub-series: A. Photograph albums, 1906-1958, 3 items, pertaining to the Park family, friends, activities and travels; Alpine Club of Canada camps, mountain trips and scenic views; world travels; Harry Pollard and his family. Albums were compiled and annotated by Hetty Park. B. Prints, ca.1920-ca.1960, ca.300 items, including William S. Park photographs, Park family photographs and other. Prints pertain mainly to Alpine Club of Canada camps. C. Negatives, ca.1960, ca.150 items, pertaining mainly to Hetty Park's world travels. Textual records include notebook, address book, greeting cards, postcards Mexican hotel brochure, and letters. Letter, 1933, is to a Mrs. Simpson from Mrs. A. L. Onslow of the Society for the Protection of Wild Flowers and Plants (England). Notebook includes addresses and geology and mineralogy notes. Letter is accompanied by three posters and five items of print material, all pertaining to the protection of wild flowers and plants. Accompanied by a calling card engraving plate in the name of Miss Hetty Park (retained in M437)

Park (family)

Ernest C. W. Lamarque fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-933
  • Fonds
  • 1897-1971

Fonds consists of writings, ca.1929-1958; holograph maps, n.d., 1934; Christmas cards, 1937-1970; articles 1928-1965; other papers, 1877-1971; and photographs, 1897-1939. Textual records mainly consist of Lamarque's manuscripts, including two large works: "Memoirs of Ernest C. Lamarque, 1958" and "Travels and exploration in northern British Columbia, 1934," and short fiction and non-fiction works based upon his career in British Columbia and Alberta. Material pertains mainly to the Mackenzie, Peace, Liard, Finlay, and Athabasca River districts, the Bella Coola and Cariboo districts, Rocky and Selkirk Mountains, the Columbia River, and the Bedaux Expedition, with regards to surveying, exploration, prospecting, flora and fauna. Textual records also include a diary and maps from the Bedaux Subarctic Expedition reconnaissance, 1934, and the British Columbia-Alaska highway reconnaissance, 1939. Photographs pertain to the Bedaux expedition, Hudson's Bay Company work in northwestern Canada, and survey work in northern Alberta and British Columbia, 1897-1939. Albums are annotated and include maps and sketches. Accompanied by art works (Gallery Collection)

Lamarque, Ernest C. W.

Lillian Gest fonds

  • WHYTE whyte-929
  • Fonds
  • 1894-1984

Fonds documents Lillian Gest's visits and travels in the Canadian Rockies and elsewhere. Pertains to mountain travel, particularly pack trips, camps, mountaineering and recreation; Alpine Club of Canada; Sky Line Trail Hikers of the Canadian Rockies; natural and human history; the mountain landscape; scenic views; family and friends. Textual records include: I. Personal papers, 1925-1982, 36 cm., including A. Diaries and trip notes, B. Correspondence, C. Other; II. Activities, 1913- 1984, 50 cm., including: A. Writing (book projects, articles, memoirs and other writing), B. Nature study, C. Photography, D. Travel; III. Clubs and organizations, 1932-1984, n.d., 22.5 cm., including: A. American Alpine Club, B. Alpine Club of Canada C. Other (Skyline Trail Hikers of the Canadian Rockies, Lake O'Hara Trails Club, Philadelphia Trails Club); IV. Other, 1894-1968, n.d., 1.5 cm., including: A. Caroline Hinman papers, B. Miscellaneous papers. Photographs include: I. Transparencies, 1939-1981, 7153 items; II. Photograph albums, 1919-1958, 12 v. (4208 prints); III. Motion pictures, 1928-1942, 45 reels; IV. Prints and negatives, [ca.1912]-1980, 194 items; V. Published photographs, [ca.1930-ca.1980], n.d., 17 items. Images are well identified. Accompanied by sound recordings of portions of diaries.

Gest, Lillian

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