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Series1


Minute book – EP Ranch Committee. – 1933-1936

M-2398-1 Minutes of Committee of EP Ranch. – 1933- 1936. – Also includes inventory of household effects (1931).

Series 2


Operational papers and correspondence. – 1931-1950

M-2398-2 Correspondence “A”. – 1933-1936. – Consists of correspondence with E.D. Adams regarding minutes, livestock, exhibits, sheep and financial affairs.
M-2398-3 Correspondence “A”. – 1938-1949. – Consists of Correspondence with Allen and Overy, London regarding statements, inventories and ranch fire.
M-2398-4 Correspondence “A”. – 1945-1949. – Regarding fish, sale of livestock and feed.
M-2398-5 Correspondence “A”. – 1946. – Consists of correspondence with Alberta Poultry Producers ltd.
M-2398-6 Correspondence “A”. – 1934-1936. – Consists of correspondence with Alberta government regarding awards, veterinary work, and health of animals.
M-2398-7 Correspondence “A”. – 1942. – Regarding auto license and rationing gasoline.
M-2398-8 Correspondence “A”. – 1935-1942. – Regarding nutrition of animals, price of livestock, land rentals, taxes on land holdings, telephones, cattle shows, fuel and equipment.
M-2398-9 Correspondence “A”. – 1943-1950. – Consists of correspondence with Alberta government regarding mining leases.
M-2398-10 Correspondence “B”. – 1933-1942. – Regarding livestock, accounts, health of animals, brands, feeds, sale of ranch, friends of W.L. Carlyle, sale of animals, and mining leases.
M-2398-11 Correspondence “B”. – 1942-1944. – Consists of correspondence with Dr. Barnum Brown regarding drilling of well on EP Ranch.
M-2398-12 Correspondence “C”. – 1931-1943. – Consists of correspondence with W.L. Carlyle regarding accounts, budget, prizes and awards, committee meetings, repairs, insurance, career of W.L. Carlyle at the ranch and condition of ranch house.
M-2398-13 Correspondence “C”. – 1935-1943. – Consists of correspondence with Canadian National Livestock Records regarding registration of animals.
M-2398-14 Correspondence “C”. – 1933-1943. – Regarding registration of animals, accounts, visits to ranch, sale of animals, sheep tags, Weadick trial, breeding of animals, exhibitions, and employment.
M-2398-15 Correspondence “C”. – 1932. – Consists of correspondence with EP Ranch Committee regarding suggestions on improvement, budget and expenses.
M-2398-16 Correspondence “C”. – 1933-1935. – Regarding legal actions involving June Cotterell and ranch.
M-2398-17 Correspondence “C”. – 1931-1938. – Consists of correspondence with Duchy of Cornwall office regarding ranch operations, visitors and stock.
M-2398-18 Correspondence “C”. – 1948-1950. – Regarding fire at ranch, petroleum leases and painting.
M-2398-19 Correspondence “D”. – 1942-1943. – Consists of correspondence with Duke of Windsor regarding accounts, future of ranch, insurance, stock and sale of ranch.
M-2398-20 Correspondence “D”. – 1933-1943. – Consists of correspondence with Dominion Bank regarding financial affairs.
M-2398-21 Correspondence “D”. – 1935-1936. – Consists of correspondence with Federal government regarding health of animals.
M-2398-22 Correspondence “D”. – 1935-1942. – Regarding breeding stock, health of animals, sale of stock, employment, taxes, minerals and accounts.
M-2398-23 Correspondence “E”. – 1948-1950. – Regarding oil stock, wages, visitors and employees.
M-2398-24 Correspondence “E”. – 1933-1936. – Regarding budget, committee meetings, statements, expenses, death of George V, sales of bulls, claims against ranch, and future of the ranch.
M-2398-25 Correspondence “E”. – 1940-1941
M-2398-26 Correspondence “E”. – 1944-1949. – Consists of correspondence with William Elliott regarding ranch stock and accounts.
M-2398-27 Correspondence “E”. – 1942-1943. – Consists of correspondence with William Elliott regarding ranch stock and accounts.
M-2398-28 Correspondence “E”. – 1933-1934. – Regarding taxes, insurance, livestock and accounts.
M-2398-29 Statement “E”. – 1931. – Regarding fire loss and recovery.
M-2398-30 Correspondence “E”. – 1935-1937. – Regarding stock, wages, visitors, and mining lease.
M-2398-31 Correspondence “E”. – 1949-1950. – Consists of correspondence with William Elliott regarding stock, accounts, records, and wages.
M-2398-32 Correspondence “F”. – 1934-1941. – Regarding sale of stock, employment, accounts, freight rates, and breeding animals.
M-2398-33 Correspondence “F”. – 1944-1950. – Regarding visitors, accounts, and advertisements.
M-2398-34 Correspondence “F”. – 1948-1949. – Regarding fire and insurance.
M-2398-35 Correspondence “F”. – 1945-1949. – Regarding hay purchased and sold.
M-2398-36 Correspondence “G”. – 1947. – Regarding accounts and employees.
M-2398-37 Correspondence “G”. – 1933-1942. – Regarding stock breeding and sales, legal actions, accounts, seeds, exhibitions, feeds, sheep and lumber.
M-2398-38 Correspondence “H”. – 1944-1948. – Regarding insurance and accounts.
M-2398-39 Correspondence “H”. – 1948. – Regarding legal actions.
M-2398-40 Correspondence “H”. – 1948. – Regarding oil leases and sale of ranch.
M-2398-41 Maps “H”. – nd. – Consists of map of EP Ranch house.
M-2398-42 Correspondence “H”. – 1933-1943. – Regarding livestock, accounts, health of animals, insurance, and leases.
M-2398-43 Notes “H”. – 1941. – Regarding hogs.
M-2398-44 Correspondence “H”. – 1935-1940. – Regarding hay and taxes.
M-2398-45 Correspondence “I”. – 1935-1943. – Regarding photographs of prize animals, livestock, and accounts. Also includes inventories for 1936 and 1939.
M-2398-46 Correspondence “I”. – 1942. – Regarding income tax.
M-2398-47 Correspondence “I”. – 1950. – Regarding income tax.
M-2398-48 Correspondence “I”. – 1944-1945. – Regarding insurance and accounts.
M-2398-49 Inventories “I”. – 1941-1942. – Regarding EP Ranch livestock.
M-2398-50 Correspondence “I” – forms. – 1943-1950. – Regarding income tax and savings plans.
M-2398-51 Correspondence “J”. – 1935-1938. – Regarding sale of stock and lien note.
M-2398-52 Correspondence “K”. – 1936-1942. – Regarding Kingston Mutual telephone company.
M-2398-53 Correspondence “K”. – 1934-1935. – Regarding employment and livestock.
M-2398-54 Correspondence “L”. – Regarding payments and establishing a ranch.
M-2398-55 Correspondence “L”. – 1934-1943. – Regarding livestock, feed, accounts and employment.
M-2398-56 Correspondence “L”. – 1945-1949. – Regarding auto, accounts, employment, livestock, lighting plant, fuel and inventory.
M-2398-57 Correspondence “M”. – 1938. – Regarding oil wells near ranch.
M-2398-58 Correspondence “M”. – 1944. – Regarding account.
M-2398-59 Correspondence “M”. – 1941. – Regarding statement.
M-2398-60 Correspondence “M”. – 1933-1943. – Regarding livestock, accounts, hay, tractor parts and seed.
M-2398-61 Telegram “M”. – 1938. – Regarding stock.
M-2398-62 Correspondence “M”. – 1934-1936. – Consists of correspondence with bank of Montreal regarding account.
M-2398-63 Correspondence “M”. – 1931-1934. – Consists of correspondence wit Major A. H. McCormick regarding statements, accounts, and livestock.
M-2398-64 Pamphlet “M”. – 1929, nd. – Regarding horse breeding.
M-2398-65 Correspondence “Mac-Mc”. – 1935-1942. – regarding breeding and sale if stock, employment, accounts, and inspection of ranch.
M-2398-66 Forms “N”. – 1940-1942. – Regarding national defence tax.
M-2398-67 Correspondence “N”. – 1935-1943. – Regarding employment, breeding of stock, advertising, sale of stock, painting of Prince of wales, and sale of ranch.
M-2398-68 Correspondence “N”. – 1934-1935. – Consists of correspondence with New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency regarding livestock sales and breeding.
M-2398-69 Correspondence “O”. – 1935-1943. – Regarding fence posts, oats, and livestock.
M-2398-70 Correspondence “P”. – 1934-1941. – regarding stock, employment, visit of Prince of Wales, and introduction of friend.
M-2398-71 Payroll record “P”. – 1950
M-2398-72 Payroll record “P”. – 1944-1949
M-2398-73 Payroll record “P”. – 1932-1943
M-2398-os Plan of EP Ranch. – February 1947
M-2398-74 Correspondence “P”. – 1945-1950. – Regarding ponies.
M-2398-75 Correspondence “P”. – 1944, 1949. – Regarding accounts.
M-2398-76 Correspondence “P”. – 1933-1943. – Consists of correspondence with provincial government departments regarding taxes, health of animals, livestock, employment, and enrollment of stallions.
M-2398-77 Correspondence “Q”. – 1946-1947. – Consists of correspondence with Z.M. Hamilton regarding property sale.
M-2398-78 Minutes “R”. – 1933. – Regarding ranch estimates.
M-2398-79 Correspondence “R”. – 1933-1943. – Regarding livestock, collection of notes, sale of stock, breeding, accounts, and registration of animals.
M-2398-80 Correspondence “S”. – 1947-1950. – Regarding order of chickens and sale of ranch.
M-2398-81 Correspondence “S”. – 1943-1949. – Regarding sheep, sales and breeding.
M-2398-82 Correspondence “S”. – 1948. – Regarding inventory of household effects.
M-2398-83 Correspondence “S”. – 1934-1942. – Regarding periodicals, accounts, health of animals, farming competitions, livestock salt, sale of animals, autos, employment, and visitors.
M-2398-84 Statements, correspondence “S”. – 1931- 1936. – Regarding shows, exhibitions and sales.
M-2398-85 Correspondence “S”. – 1942-1943. – Regarding sheep.
M-2398-86 Correspondence “S”. – 1931-1941. – Regarding expenses and receipts.
M-2398-87 Correspondence “S”. – 1933-1940. – Consists of correspondence with Edwin R. Sheldon regarding stock purchases.
M-2398-88 Catalogue “S”. – 1938. – Regarding public dispersal sale of EP ranch shorthorns.
M-2398-89 Programmes, correspondence “S”. – 1934- 1943. – Regarding shows.
M-2398-90 Forms “T”. – 1944-1949. – Regarding taxes.
M-2398-91 Correspondence “T”. – 1933-1938, 1948. – Regarding telephone listsing, livestock, advertising, photos of ranch, and taxes.
M-2398-92 Forms, correspondence “T”. – 1932-1943. – Regarding taxes.
M-2398-93 Correspondence “T”. – 1939-1941. – Regarding sale of land.
M-2398-94 Correspondence “V”. – 1934-1938. – Regarding valuation of ranch property, registration of animals, and premiums from exhibitions.
M-2398-95 Correspondence “V”. – 1931-1932. – Regarding vouchers, notes, and payments.
M-2398-96 Correspondence “W”. – 1933-1941. – Regarding livestock, accounts, registration of animals, nursery stock, committee meetings, and breeding.
M-2398-97 Correspondence “W”. – 1942-1944. – Regarding employment and periodicals.
M-2398-98 Correspondence “W’. – 1943. – Regarding wool.
M-2398-99 Correspondence “W”. – 1944-1947. – Regarding wool.
M 2959 “Will Somers”. – 1924. – Consists of card advertising stallion “Will Somers” for stud service.
M-2398-100 Correspondence “Y”. – 1933. – Regarding account.

Series 3


Financial records and inventories. – 1920-1950

M-2398-101 Financial statements. – 1931-1933
M-2398-102 Financial statements. – 1934-1936
M-2398-103 Financial statements. – 1937-1939
M-2398-104 Financial statements. – 1940-1942. – Also includes inventory March 1942.
M-2398-105 Financial statements. – 1943-1950. – Also includes inventories April 1950.
M-2398-os1 Ledger. – 1920-1929
M-2398-os2 Ledger. – 1930-1937
M-2398-os3 Purchase journal. – 1933-1941
M-2398-os4 Purchase journal. – 1941-1956
M-2398-os5 Ledger. – 1941-1946
M-2398-os6 Ledger. – 1946-1951
M-2398-os7 Ledger. – 1951-1956
M-2398-os8 Ledger. – 1956

Series 4


Invoices, receipts and bankbooks. – 1927-1956

M-2398-106 Invoices and receipts. – 1931- 1932
M-2398-107 Invoices and receipts. – 1931- 1932
M-2398-108 Invoices and receipts. – 1932
M-2398-109 Invoices and receipts. – 1932- 1933
M-2398-110 Invoices and receipts. – 1933
M-2398-111 Invoices and receipts. – 1933- 1934
M-2398-112 Invoices and receipts. – 1934- 1935
M-2398-113 Invoices and receipts. – 1935
M-2398-114 Invoices and receipts. – 1935- 1936
M-2398-115 Invoices and receipts. – 1935
M-2398-116 Invoices and receipts. – 1935- 1936
M-2398-117 Invoices and receipts. – 1936
M-2398-118 Invoices and receipts. – 1936
M-2398-119 Invoices and receipts. – 1936- 1937
M-2398-120 Invoices and receipts. – 1936- 1937
M-2398-121 Invoices and receipts. – 1937
M-2398-122 Invoices and receipts. – 1937- 1938
M-2398-123 Invoices and receipts. – 1938
M-2398-124 Invoices and receipts. – 1939- 1940
M-2398-125 Invoices and receipts. – 1940
M-2398-126 Invoices and receipts. – 1940- 1941
M-2398-127 Invoices and receipts. – 1941
M-2398-128 Invoices and receipts. – 1941- 1942
M-2398-129 Invoices and receipts. – 1942- 1943
M-2398-130 Invoices and receipts. – 1943- 1944
M-2398-131 Invoices and receipts. – 1945- 1946
M-2398-132 Invoices and receipts. – 1944- 1946
M-2398-133 Invoices and receipts. – 1946- 1947
M-2398-134 Invoices and receipts. – 1947- 1948
M-2398-135 Invoices and receipts. – 1948
M-2398-136 Invoices and receipts. – 1948- 1949
M-2398-137 Invoices and receipts. – 1949
M-2398-138 Invoices and receipts. – 1949- 1950
M-2398-139 Invoices and receipts. – 1950
M-2398-140 Invoices and receipts. – 1950
M-2398-141 Invoices and receipts. – 1951
M-2398-142 Invoices and receipts. – 1951
M-2398-143 Invoices and receipts. – 1951- 1952
M-2398-144 Invoices and receipts. – 1952
M-2398-145 Invoices and receipts. – 1952- 1953
M-2398-146 Invoices and receipts. – 1956
M-2398-147 Invoices and receipts. – 1956
M-2398-148 Cancelled cheques. – 1931-1938
M-2398-149 Bankbooks. – 1927-1936. – In account with Dominion bank.

Series 5


Oil and mining. – 1920-1936

M-2398-150 Mining lease. – 1930. – Also includes grant of mining rights in farm property.
M-2398-164 Assignment of lease. – 1925. – From George Lane and Company to Edward, Prince of Wales.
M-2398-165 Mining lease. – 1930. – Between the Department of the Interior and the Prince of Wales.
M-2398-151 Geological and petroleum report. – 1945. – Regarding EP Ranch property.
M-2398-152 Agreements. – 1951-1956. – Regarding power of attorney, assignment of royalties and options.
M-2398-153 Inventory of EP Ranch holdings. – 1953
M-2398-154 Aerial photograph of EP Ranch property. – nd
M-2398-155 Maps. – 1960. – Regarding ranch property near Aldersyde.
M-2398-156 Share register of EP Ranching Company ltd. – 1956-1958
M-2398-160 Correspondence. – 1920-1936. – Regarding mineral surface leases, licence for the diversion of water, and sale of a parcel of land to the Prince under irrigation system.
M-2398-161 Correspondence. – 1929-1938. – Regarding mining lease payments, and transfer of surface and mineral rights from the Government to the Prince of Wales.
M-2398-157 Correspondence and minutes. – 1956-1963. – Regarding EP Ranching Company ltd.
M-2398-158 Share certificates of EP Ranching Company ltd. – 1957-1958

Series 6


Acquisition and disposal of Ranch. – 1919-1921, 1961-1973

M-2398-162 Agreement for sale and purchase. – 1919. – Consists of agreement for sale and purchase of ranch at Pekisko, from Frank N. Bedingfeld to George Lane. – Note that the name Bedingfeld is incorrectly spelled on these documents.
M-2398-163 Assignment of lease. – 1921. – From George Lane and Company to Edward, Prince of Wales.
M-2398-159 Correspondence. – 1961-1973. – Regarding sale of ranch and disposal of property and records.
M-2380 Dispersal sale for Welsh ponies – 1961. – Consists of a sale catalogue and list of purchasers for dispersal sale of EP Ranch herd of Welsh ponies.

Series 7


Alick Newton correspondence. – 1930-1950

M-4843-58 Correspondence. – 1931-1944. – Consists of correspondence to Alick Newton from Duke of Windsor and others.
M-7005 Correspondence. – 1930-1950. – Consists of Alick Newton’s correspondence and news clippings regarding the ranch.


Series 8

Livestock shows and sales catalogues, etc. – 1909-1940
M-9019-1 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, Seattle. – 1909. – Stock show catalogue.
M-9019-2 Will Somers. – 1918. – Horse owned by King George.
M-9019-3 Greeting card. – 1919
M-9019-4 Scotch Shorthorn Cattle sale, Brandon, Manitoba. – 1922
M-9019-5 Pines Farms Shropshires sale, West Point, Indiana. – 1923
M-9019-6 Cattle vaccinations, Home Farm, Cornwall. – 1923
M-9019-7 Cattle milk yields. – 1924-1925
M-9019-8 Cattle sale, Aberdeen, Scotland. – 1927
M-9019-9 Cattle sale, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. – 1929
M-9019-10 Dispersal sale catalogue – Horses. – 1930
M-9019-11 Calgary Fall Livestock sales. – 1930
M-9019-12 Cattle sale, Stoke Climsland herd of Shorthorns. – 1930
M-9019-13 Calgary Exhibition – Prize list. – 1931
M-9019-14 Royal Winter Fair. – 1931
M-9019-15 Dispersal sale, Shorthorns. – 1938
M-9019-16 Mohawk Mines correspondence. – 1938
M-9019-17 Clydesdale Horse Association of Canada – Centennial. – 1940
M-9019-18 Whitewash. – n.d. – Information.
M-9019-19 Stationery. – n.d.


Series 9


Photographs. – 1916-1954


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PA-644 Views of the EP Ranch and Bar U Ranch and noteworthy personalities. – 1920. – 108 photographs
PA-1790 Prince Domino (bull). – [ca. 1935]. – 1 photograph
PA-2445-(154-162) Edward, Prince of Wales and groups at the EP Ranch. – 1923-1924. – 9 photograph
PB-181 Views of the EP Ranch and Hoot Gibson with a movie party. – [ca. 1920s]. – 7 photographs
PB-601-(65, 90-91) Edward, Prince of Wales at the EP Ranch, a group at the ranch, and branding cattle (possibly at the Bar U). – 1919 and n.d. – 3 photographs
PD-48 Photograph album of the Bar U Ranch with explanatory letter by George Lane. – 1916. – 69 photographs
PD-32-(vol.41-46) Six photographs albums of views of the royal family, Edward VII, George V, Edward, Prince of Wales, and the Queen’s doll house, England and EP Ranch. – 1909-1920s. – 252 photographs
PD-132-vol.48 Visits of Edward, Prince of Wales, to Alberta. – 1923, 1925, 1929. – 23 photographs
PE-22 Panoramic photographs of the EP Ranch. – 2 photographs
NA-859-1 George Lane. – [ca. 1920-1925]. – 1 photograph
NA-979-1 “Baron Blackwood”, Clydesdale horse at the EP Ranch. – n.d. – 1 photograph
NA-1076-(1-2) Hoot Gibson and party at the EP Ranch. – 1925. – 2 photographs
NA-2046-(1-14) Horses and cattle at the Bar U Ranch and EP Ranch; haying; hunting party; EP Ranch house. – [ca. 1916]-1924. – 14 photographs
NA-2626-(1-21) Edward, Prince of Wales at the EP Ranch; ranch house views; Flores La Due. – 1923-1927. – 21 photographs
NA-3547-(1-7) Mining lease in the Pekisko area; panoramas of the EP Ranch; Barnum Brown at the ranch; Ecushwa oil well. — 1930-1944. – 7 photographs
NA-4683-(1-2)

Duke and Duchess of Windsor at the EP Ranch (1941); letter from the Duke of Windsor to Alick Newton (1954). – 2 photographs