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Fred Bagley fonds

Series 1 Diary, memoirs, correspondence and scrapbooks. – 1874-1946

Manuscript: “The ’74 Mounties”. – 1938. – Consists of a personal account by Fred Bagley of the North-West Mounted Police March West of 1874, and the conditions found on arrival in the west. Includes descriptions of NWMP dress, lists of troops participating, mileage covered, and maps.

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M-44 Diary. – Transcribed 1938 (originally created 1874-1884). – Consists of the diary of Fred Bagley, who joined the North-West Mounted Police as trumpeter in 1874, when he was 15 years old. The entries describe the March West, and the early years of his Mounted Police career in western Canada. The location of the original diary is unknown. This version is based on one annotated “Transcribed at Banff, Alberta, 1938”, which may have been created by Bagley himself. View now.
M-2111-1 Correspondence. – 1883-1939. – Consists of correspondence regarding the NWMP Band and band concerts, his North-West Rebellion service, pension, retirement, early Mounted Police, and the Calgary Rifle Association. Includes mentions of W.D. Antrobus, T.S. Belchek, the 1939 Royal Visit, Fred White, and Samuel Taylor Wood.
M-9102 Correspondence and notes regarding his career in the Mounties and military. – [ca. 1870s]-1946
M-8657 NWMP Jubilee Troop scrapbook. – 1897. – Consists of a scrapbook about a troop attending Queen Victoria’s Jubilee in London, England.
M-2111-2 First World War scrapbook. – 1915-1917
M-2111-3 Mounted Police scrapbook. – [1920s-1940s]. – Includes material about Phileas Brunette, Daniel “Peaches” Davis, Fort Macleod, Fort Pelly, Fort Saskatchewan, John Herron, John McDougall, Dr. John McLean, James F. Macleod, Mary Belle Rich, Rocky Mountain House, Nicholas Sheran, Swan River, Treaty 7 and Thomas E. Wilson.
M-2111-4 Colonel John French’s diary (transcript only). – 1874
M-2111-5 Great War Veterans’ Association. – 1920. – Consists of an agreement with the 82nd Battalion Old Comrades Association to borrow some musical instruments.
M-2111-6 Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) poetry. – n.d.
M-2111-7 Southern Alberta Pioneers’ and Old Timers’ Association membership certificate. – 1922
M-2111-8 Newspaper clippings about RCMP history and early Calgary events. – 1909-1946 and n.d. – Includes articles about James H. Fullwood, and P.G. Thomas.

Series 2 Photographs. – 1884-1940. – 28 photographs. – The series consists primarily of views of Mounted Police and bands.

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PA-1054-1 Portrait of Fred Bagley. – n.d. – 1 photograph
PA-1475-(1-3) Wedding photo, parade, and bandmaster. – 1890-1922. – 3 photographs. – Consists of views of Fred Bagley’s wedding to Lucy May Kerr-Francis (June 11, 1890); parade for Hudson’s Bay Company anniversary, Calgary (1920); and Fred Bagley, bandmaster at Elks Carnival, Calgary (1922).
NA-392-1 Mounted Police veterans at Fort Macleod. – July 1924. – 1 photograph
NA-2328-(1-10) Various bands, polo, etc. – 1884-1940. – 10 photographs. – Consists of views of North-West Mounted Police bands, Battleford and Lethbridge; Calgary Citizens’ Band; and polo.
NA-3144-(1-8) Various bands. – 1920-1926. – 8 photographs. – Consists of views of the Calgary Citizens’ Band, Elks’ Band, Banff Citizens’ Band, and 49th Highlanders’ Band.
NC-15-(1-5) Polo, Stampede and NWMP views. – n.d. – 5 photographs. – Consists of views of polo games, Calgary Stampede officials, and a North-West Mounted Police barracks marker.