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Simon John Clarke fonds

Series 1 Biographical sketch. — [ca. 1912]
M-228 Biographical sketch and photograph of Simon John Clarke. — [ca. 1912]. — As published by the Anglo Canadian News Service.

Series 2 North-West Mounted Police diaries. — 1876-1886

Clarke’s handwritten diaries. — 1876-1886. — 2 volumes (121 pages). — Consists of the diaries of Simon John Clarke, who joined the North-West Mounted Police in 1876, and was posted primarily at Fort Macleod, Alberta. This version, written in his own hand, appears to have been transcribed from the original diaries, the location of which is unknown.

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Transcripts of Clarke’s diaries. — 1876-1886. — 106 pages

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Series 3 Unprocessed records (family and business papers). — 1892-1945. — This material has not been catalogued. Please consult with an Archivist before requesting.
M-8868 Unprocessed records. — 1892-1945. — 72.5 cm of textual records and other material. — Includes registers and accounts of the Queen’s Hotel; accounts of S.J. Clarke estate; family scrapbooks and newspaper clippings; family photographs; and records of the Frank and Louise Fairey estate (Louise Fairey was the sister of S.J. Clarke). [accession 2002.053]

Series 4 Photographs. — 1876-1917. — 163 photographs

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PA-539 Views of road construction, power plant, and first electric cable installation in Calgary; and Banff scenes. — 1900-1917. — 29 photographhs
PA-579 Views of Knights of Pythias; arch for visit of Duke and Duchess of Connaught; and Banff Avenue. — 1908-1913. — 4 photographs
PA-3571 Views of Knights of Pythias; Clarke house; Banff scenery; and Castle Mountain Internment Camp. — 1905-1915. — 50 photographs
PB-151 Views of Queen’s Hotel; City Hall picnic; and street cleaning in Calgary. — 1900-1912. — 8 photographs
PE-193 Rocky Mountain panorama. — n.d. — 1 photograph-
NA-644 Views of S.J. Clarke, North-West Mounted Police; Calgary (both residential and business areas); Calgary Board of Commissioners; streetcars; Queen’s Hotel; and the Elbow River. — 1876-[ca. 1913]. — 33 photographs
NA-5640 Views of S.J. Clarke; the Clarke family; Banff National Park; and Calgary. — [ca. 1895-1914]. — 38 photographs