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Series 1


Textual records. — 1905-1961, predominant 1919-1961. — 75 cm of textual records. — The series consists W. D. Albright’s writings, primarily about agricultural and historical topics, including articles, a manuscript for a book, radio broadcasts, poetry and letters to the editor. Also consists of historical material, compiled by Albright, about the following communities and individuals: Beaverlodge, Battle River, Fort St. John, Hudson Hope, Fort Vermilion, Grande Prairie, Grouard, High Prairie, Lesser Slave Lake, Pouce Coupe, Rolla, Dawson Creek, Shaftesbury, Dunvegan, Spirit River, Wanham, Sheridan Lawrence, Alex Monkman, and Robert Jones. Includes meteorological records and extensive newspaper clippings.


M-8-1

Unpublished articles written by W.D. Albright. — n.d. — Consists of:


1. Improving the Oats Ration for Hogs


2. A Handy Gothic-roofed Barn


3. The Champion Grain District of the World


4. Reward Wheat


5. A Sane Land Settlement Policy   View now.


6. Settlement Problem in the Peace   View now.


7. Peace River’s Testing Time


8. What Meteorology Means to the Farmer


9. An Economic Land Settlement Policy


10. Lecture Services


11. Demonstration under farm conditions


12. Gardens of the MacKenzie District


13. The Natural Hot House of the Peace


14. Do we want a Farmer’s Party?


15. The Triumph of Protectionism


16. Western Farms and Farm Homes


17. Breeding a Wheat for the North


18. An Expert Gardener in the Peace


19. Bacon-Hog Production stressed in lectures


20. Peace River Cattle on Self Feed


21. Wireworms and their Contro


22. Frontier Horticulture


23. Garnet Admixture – Further Complications Through Natural Crossing


24. Good Farming is Clean Farming


25. Pig Paralysis – and Vitamins


26. A Quarter Century of Experimentation


27. Vitamin “A” in a Swine Feeding. — June 15, 1942


28. A Garden in the Wilderness. — October 6, 1942


29. Danger of Alfalfa Bloat. — May 24, 1943


M-8-2

Published articles written by W.D. Albright. — 1919-1943 and n.d. — Consists of:


1. Road map Edmonton to Peace River District (Transferred to Glenbow Library)


2. “Racing against time over Peace River Trails”


3. “A pen picture of the Peace Plateau”


4. “Agriculture in the North”, The Canadian Countryman


5. “History of the Athabaska and Peace”, Edmonton Journal. — June 12, 1926


6. “What Pioneering Means”, The Beaver. — February 8, 1919


7. “The Province on the Peace”, Grande Prairie Board of Trade Gazette. — March 31, 1921


8. “A Prince of the Frontier” (Robert Jones), The Family Herald and Weekly Star, Montreal. — December 17, 1924


9. “The Province on the Peace”, The Nor-West Farmer. — December 5, 1922


10. “Harrow to Clear New Land”, The Family Herald and Weekly Star, Montreal. — November 9, 1932


11. “Lifting the Burden”, The Family Herald and Weekly Star, Montreal. — December 26, 1923


12. “Canada’s Century”, The Farmer’s Advocate. — December 13, 1923. — “Canada’s Century”


13. “Pioneering the Last Great West”, The Nor-West Farmer. — December 5, 1925


14. “Through the MacKenzie Basin by Air”, The Farmer’s Advocate. — December 11, 1930


15. “Alberta Acquires Control of the rich Peace River Lands”, Edmonton Journal. — October 15, 1930


16. “Hands Across the Boundary”, Peace River Block News, Christmas number. — December, 1932


17. “Homes of The Peace”, The Family Herald and Weekly Star. — December 6, 1932


18. “Ice-Jam Irrigation on the Lower MacKenzie”, The Family Herald and Weekly Star. — November 10, 1933


19. “Racing Winter on the Peace”, submitted to Toronto Saturday Night. — October 31, 1933


20. Production on the Lower Peace. — Submitted September 19 to The Family Herald and Weekly Star



21. “Past, Present and Future of the Peace”. — June, 1937


22. “The Sunshine Trail Through the Peace”, Edmonton Journal. — May 25, 1935


23. “Construction of New Highway Draws Attention to North Crops”, Edmonton Journal. — June 5, 1943


24. “Where is the North”, Edmonton Journal. — May 6, 1943


25. “The 70,000.000 Acres of the Peace”, The Country Guide. — February 1, 1929


26. “The Seventy Million Acres of the Peace”, submitted to The Country Guide. — November, 1928


27. Peace River from the Air”, The Nor’West Farmer. — December 5, 1929


M-8-3

Biographical material about W.D. Albright. — 1928-1955 and n.d. — Consists of:


1. The Dominion Experimental Sub Station


2. Biographical notes – W. D. Albright for “Who’s Who in American Education”


3. Photograph of W. D. Albright (Transferred to photo files No. PA-450-1)


4. Newspaper clipping – Edmonton Journal. — December 29, 1945. — re Honorary Degree conferred upon W. D. Albright.


5. In Memory of W. D. Albright – by R. J. Deachman


6. Copy of Citation of the Historical Sites Committee, regarding the erection of a tablet and cairn in honour of W. D. Albright. — September 15, 1954


7. Souvenir Programme re unveiling of cairn


8. Copy of letter to Mrs. J. M. Sherk of Wembley. — January 21, 1928. — from W. D. Albright.


9. W. D. Albright – “Notes as at March 31, 1945”


10. W. D. Albright – Scientific Agriculturist – By E. C. Stacey, Superintendent, Beaverlodge, Alberta.  Read at unveiling of cairn. — July 15, 1954


11. Newspaper clipping re fiftieth anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Albright


12. Christmas card and letter from Ruth, Gordon and family


13. Letter from Eileen – New Westminster, B.C. — December 7, 1955


14. Family history of W. D. Albright


15. Genealogical Notes – W. D. Albright


16. Family history of W. D. Albright


17. Newspaper clipping re Pte. F. S. Albright – killed in first flight


18. Family Register


19. Sample of Grandfather’s handwriting


20. Article intialled “C.R.A.!”


21. “The Pioneer of Dunn Township in Haldimand Country” – Written for the Women’s Institute by Mrs. N. Bowden. — February 24, 1928


22. Christmas card and letter from Marion and Mary Prentiss


M-8-4

Manuscript for book on Peace River by W.E. Albright, edited and compiled in part by Mrs. Albright. — 1937-1959 and n.d. — Consists of:


1. Introduction or Preface


2. What Pioneering Means


3. Pioneering in the Peace


4. Robert Jones – A Prince of the North Frontier


5. Dunvegan


6. The Lawrence Family


7. List of historical events by Dates – 16 pages


8. 70,000,000 acres of the Peace


9. Notes compiled for history of the Peace


10. Fort Vermilion


11. Fort Vermilion. — May 31, 1951. — John Bourassa – Passing of Sheridan Lawrence


12. Fort Vermilion. — February 16-18. — The Hay Lakes Residential School


13. Notes re Fort Vermilion


14. Notes re first flight of Peace River weekly air mail service. — March 13, 1937


15. Letter to Mrs. Albright dated. — December 23, 1959. — From Mr. and Mrs. Peter Chomiak of Rocky Lane, Alberta


16. Letter to Maud and Garnet from Mrs. Albright. — December 23, 1959


17. Pencilled notes re pioneers


18. Letter to Mrs. Albright. — September 30, 1959. — From Right Rev. A. H. Sovereign D. D. Vernon.


19. Letter addressed to Mrs. Sheridan Lawrence but not delivered


M-8-5

Pamphlets and periodicals. — 1923-1934 and n.d. — Consists of:


1. House of Common Debates – Official Report – Unrevised Edition Vol. LXIV, No. 80. — Tuesday, June 11, 1929


2. Newspaper clipping – “North Country Represented in Alberta Cabinet” – Hon. Hugh W. Allen


3. Production in the Peace – by W. D. Albright


4. Hold the Snow – by W. D. Albright, Superintendent, Dominion Experimental Substation, Beaverlodge, Alberta


5. Crop Growth in High Latitudes – by W. D. Albright – Reprinted from The Geographical Review. — October, 1933 (2 copies)


6. In the Trough of the Wave – by:  W. D. Albright Dominion of Canada Department of Agriculture Pamphlet No. 36, 1923


7. Newspaper – “Witness and Canadian Homestead” – Life of John Redpath Dougall, born. — August 17, 1841, died September 18, 1934.

M-8-6

Biographical and family material. — 1943-1946. — Consists of:


1. “Apostle of the Peace”, The Country Guide. — January, 1943 by H. S. Fry


2. “W.D Albright Passes”, Edmonton Journal


3. “Noted Farm Expert W. D. Albright Dies”, clipping from newspaper. — May 2, 1946


4. Souvenir Programme – William Donald Albright, L. L.D. — 1881-1946. — Unveiling of the Tablet and Cairn erected by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada at the Experimental Station, Beaverlodge, Alberta, in honour of William Donald Albright, First Superintendent on. — Wednesday, September 15, 1954, at 2: 30 o’clock p.m.1. “Apostle of the Peace”, The Country Guide. — January, 1943 by H. S. Fry

M-8-7

Notes and rough handwritten manuscript for an article on the history of Grande Prairie agriculture. — n.d.

M-8-8

Articles by A.H. McQuarrie. — 1956-1959 and n.d. — Consists of:


1. Copy of letter to J. G. MacGregor. — 1956


2. Now it can be told — A Series of stories of events n the early years of Settlement in the Peace Rive District of Alberta


3. The Peace River Country in. — 1959


4. Our Changing Times


5. On the Old Trails

M-8-9

Addresses and radio broadcasts by W.D. Albright. — 1942-1945. — Consists of:


1. Trials of the Pioneer – Address to Sudenten Settlers at Tupper, B.C. — October 14, 1941


2. The Cost of Victory – Radio talk over CFGP. — March 6, 1942


3. How much can be lend for Victoria – address on behalf of Third Victory Loan, Ceremonial Day. — October 18, 1942


4. Making it Practical – radio talk over CFGP. — May 3, 1943. — in connection with the Fourth Victory Loan


5. Put Victory Fist – address over CFGP. — April 26, 1944


6. Victory Bonds and Farm planning – radio talk. — February 1945


M-8-10

Poetry by W.D. Albright. — 1942-1943 and n.d. — Consists of:


1. Poems of W. D. Albright. — n.d.


2. Poems of W. D. Albright, Christmas Roses. — 1942


3. Poems of W. D. Albright, Song of September. — 1943


4. The Dunvegan Cannon Ball – Author unknown

M-8-11

Letters to the editor and miscellaneous correspondence. — 1905-1945, 1960-1961. — Consists of:


1. Copy of letter to the Editor, of the Grande Prairie Herald. — June 7, 1935. — Signed by Beaverlodge Board of Trade


2. “The Confessions of a Bachelor”, Farmer’s Advocate. — November 16, 1905


3. Copy of letter to Editor, “Our Dumb Animals”. — November 21, 1921


4. Memoranda of conversation with George Fowler, Lake Saskatoon. — April 21, 1921


5. Copy of letter of Dr. Francis H. Rowley, American Humane Education Society. — December 7, 1921


6. Copy of letter to Editor, Edmonton Journal. — June 1, 1931


7. Copy of letter to Editor, Edmonton Journal. — September 1, 1932


8. Copy of letter to W. D. Albright. — April 15, 1921. — from J. K. Cornwall, Edmonton


9. Copy of letter to Director, Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa. — June 7, 1934


10. Copy of letter to W. H. Porter, Managing Editor, Farmer’s Advocate and Home Magazine. — August 23, 1939


11. Copy of letter to Editor, Canadian Countryman, Toronto. — October 17, 1942


12. Copy of letter to Robert S. Gard, Department of Extension, University of Alberta, Edmonton. — March 3, 1944


13. Copy of letter to Gordon L. Smith, Editor, Financial Post, Toronto. — June 16, 1944


14. Copy of letter to “Ray and Jean”. — May 11, 1945


15. Copy of article to the Editor – re Funerals – dated ?


16. Letter to Mrs. Eva B. Albright from V. A. Pope, Editor, The Family Herald. — January 13, 1960


17. Letter to Mrs. Eva B. Albright from L. J. Trickett. — June 1, 1961


M-8-12

General articles by W.D. Albright. — 1914-1942. — Consists of:


1. “The Poetry of Achievement”, published in the Farmers’ Magazine, Toronto. — December 1914


2. Newspaper clipping “An Ideal of Womanhood”, Grande Prairie Herald. — July 26, 1932. — An address delivered at the Annual Constituency Conference of Women’s Institutes, held at Wembley on Monday, July 18th


3. “The Trials of the Stage Driver or Feminine Indecision or Feminine Logic”


4. “Shock Troops of the North Frontier or Reality in Literature”


5. “Saskatoon-Mountain Park Trail Improved” – Beaverlodge, Alberta. — August 24


6. “Education no Substitute for Religion”


7. “The Pleasures we take for granted”


8. Qualifications desirable in an Agricultural Editor reporting for the Agricultural Press


9. Handwritten notes re debate


10. Newspaper clipping. — September 3, 1939. — Includes typewritten copy. Open letter addressed to public through Peace River weeklies and the Edmonton Journal – “Behooves Everyone to do his best in Country’s cause”


11. Newspaper clipping – Athabasca Echo. — December 22, 1939. — “War for Peace”


12. Copy of letter to Editor, Edmonton Journal. — March 28, 1940. — “Significance of the Provincial Election


13. Why we are at War prepared. — December 15, 1941, as a Christmas Greeting.


14. She Lives to Serve – Article re woman doctor. — 1942


15. To All who want to win the war – re drafting men for war service. — April 13, 1942


16. “I” Must win the war


17. We can Serve by Saving


18. War for Peace


19. Prepare for the Worst


20. War or Peace at Home. — June, 1939


21. Where the Single Tax falls down


22. Newspaper clipping and copy – Reflections in Retirement. — June, 1945


M-8-13

Meetings. — 1929-1933. — Consists of:


1. Account of meeting in Victory Hall, Beaverlodge, Alta. — on November 29 to celebrate the opening of the new school. — 1929.


2. Notes of meeting at home of W.D. Albright, Beaverlodge, Alberta. — April 13, 1933

M-8-14

General interviews by W.D. Albright. — 1933. — Consists of:


1. Early days in Grande Prairie – Inerview with Alex Monkman. — April 2nd and 3rd, 1933


2. Miscellaneous and personal notes of Old Timers – Interview with W. F. Bredin. — June 12, 1933


3. Historical notes of Grande Prairie District – William N. Bernard of Beaverlodge, Alberta. — October 1, 1933

M-8-15

Alex Monkman file. — 1920-1941. — Consists of:


1. Copy of letter to Alex Monkman. — January 16, 1922


2. Copy of letter to Alex Monkman. — February 27, 1922


3. Copy of letter to George Tate, Grande Prairie. — March 15, 1922


4. Copy of letter to Alex Monkman. — March 15, 1922


5. Copy of letter to W.D. Albright from Alex Monkman re First Settlers of Grande Prairie. — February 13th, 1922


6. Notes re Early days in Upper Peace River Country – Interview with Alex Monkman by W.D. Albright. — Winter, 1920-21


7. Livestock in Grande Prairie – Interview with Alex Monkman by W.D. Albright. — April 2 and 3, 1933


8. Newspaper clipping, Grande Prairie Herald re Obituary Mrs. Anne Tate. — April 3, 1931


9. Newspaper clipping, Northern Tribune re Trail Blazers of Monkman Pass getting ready. — May 27, 1937


10. Newspaper clipping, Northern Tribune re Monkman Pass Highway Association hold meeting. — June 3, 1937


11. Newspaper clipping, Northern Tribune re Obituary of Mrs. Alex Monkman. — May 11, 1939


12. Newspaper clipping, Northern Tribune re Obituary George Tate. — January 11, 1940


13. Newspaper clipping,  the Herald Tribune re Obituary Alex Monkman. — October 2, 1941


14. Newspaper clipping, the Herald Tribune re Obituary Alex Monkman. — October 4, 1941

M-8-16

Beaverlodge Station historical notes. — 1932-1944 and n.d. — Consists of:


1. Copy of letter sent to General Secretary, Institute International D’Agriculture, Rome, Italy. — May 15, 1932


2. Copy item in Peace River Block News, Dawson Creek, B.C. — June 7, 1935 – “The Greatest Good to the Greatest Number”, “Let people decide”


3. Article re William Donald Albright


4. “Wide Field is Served by Beaverlodge Station”, Edmonton Journal by W.D. Albright. — May, 1942


5. Beaverlodge has been given name of The Garden of Eden”, Edmonton Journal. — March 14, 1942


6. Station property acquired by Government


7. “Timely Hints from the Beaverlodge Station” by W. D. Albright. — September 1, 1944


8. “Timely Hints from the Beaverlodge Station” by W. D. Albright – Au Revoir – A Personal Message. — September 8, 1944


9. “Timely Hints from the Beaverlodge Station” by W. D. Albright – A Christmas Message


M-8-17

Battle River District historical notes. — 1929-1935. — Consists of:


1. Letter from E. Dierig, Red Star, Alta. — July 28, 1929


2. Item from Peace River Record, re Otto H. Bieraugel, Pioneer of Notikewin Died Friday last. — March 16, 1934

3. Item from Northern Gazette re Battle River Grain Leading Again. — October 25, 1935
M-8-18

Fort St. John and Hudson Hope historical notes. — 1920-1936 and n.d.. — Consists of:


1. Copy of letter to Superintendent, Dominion Experimental Substation, Beaverlodge, signed by H. A. Cadenhead dated. — February 20, 1922


2. Copy of letter to H. A. Cadenhead, Half Way River, B.C. signed by F. W. Beatton dated. — March 4, 1922


3. Copy of letter to W. D. Albright from H. A. Cadenhead dated. — March 6, 1922


4. Copy of letter to W. D. Albright from R. J. Ogilvie, Fort St. John, B.C. dated. -March 7, 1922


5. Copy of letter to W. D. Albright from H. A. Cadenhead dated. — March 20, 1922


6. Copy of letter to W. D Albright from Robert McDermott, Edwin, Man. dated. -March 14, 1928


7. Interview with S. E. Cushway, Fort St. John , B.C. — February 1, 1929


8. Hudson’s Hope – by George Pendleton, Mackenzie River – Athabasca Districts (Item from “The Beaver” Hudson’s Bay Company. — September 1931)


9. New Flour Mill at Fort St. John opened Saturday (Item from Peace River Block News, Rolla, B.C. — November 10, 1931)


10. Early Days at Fort St. John, B.C.


11. The Peace River Canyon


12. The British Columbian Peace – Souvenir. — 1936


13. Early Days at Fort St. John, B.C. — re Nigger Dan [Black settler]


14. “Hudson Hope ‘The Head of Navigation on Peace’”, Peace River Block News, Rolla, B.C. — December 16, 1930


15. “Fort St. John ‘Centre of the Peace River Block’”, Peace River Block News, Rolla, B.C. — December 16, 1920


16. Power Project Holds Promise for future City at “The Hope”


M-8-19

Fort Vermilion, Sheridan Lawrence and Robert Jones historical notes. — 1922-1960 and n.d. — Consists of:


1. Copy of letter to W. D. Albright from the Edmonton Board of Trade, signed by John Blue, Secretary dated. — February 24, 1922


2. Distances on Peace River (Per Capt. Cowley)


3. Anglican Church History in the North – Proceedings of the Twelfth Synod of the Diocese of Athabasca – held at High Prairie. — June 18 and 19, 1924


4. Anglican Mission Efforts in the Peace River Country – based on interview with Bishop Robins. — July 1924


5. Copy of letter from R. J. Wynee, Fort Vermilion, Alberta – December 2, 1924


6. “The Way of Pioneers”, Grain Growers Guide re Sheridan Lawrence – March 3, 1926


7. Extracts from “The Wintering Partners on Peace River” by J. N. Wallace re Fort Vermilion printed. — 1929


8. Interview with Sheridan Lawrence (On M. B. “Weenusk” en route Fort Vermilion to Peace River. — June 1932


9. Marriage of Popular Couple at N. Vermilion – From the Northern Gazette. — September 16, 1932. — As slightly revised by the Lawrence Family of Fort Vermilion


10. Old timer of Fort Vermilion died suddenly Saturday – (Item from the Northern Gazette. — October 28, 1932.  Verified by Albert Lawrence, Fort Vermilion, under date of. — December 13, 1932)


11. Robert Jones. — Not dated


12. Anglican Missionary in Diocese. — 1894-1933. Died in Edmonton. From typed report of Social Survey of the Peace River Country by Dr. G. A. Dawson and Associates. — June 1933. (Successive States of the Settlement Process)


13. Copy of item in Peace River Block News, entitled “George Tate and party pay visit to P. R. Block”. — September 12, 1933


14. Racing winter on the Peace – by W. D. Albright


15. History – Fort Vermilion area – St. Luke’s Mission


16. Mercy Flight to Fort Vermilion – “Pilots of the Purple Twilight” by Philip H. Godsell, former inspecting officer for the Hudson’s Bay Company


17. Mrs. M. M. Lawrence died in Saskatchewan – (Unverified clipping from Peace River Record. — November 3, 1933)


18. Copy of item from “Cap and Gown”. — December, 1934, Wycliffe College, University of Toronto, sent by Rev. Principal McElheran – The Passing of a Great Pilgrim


19. Guide of ’98 died last week at Dixonville – Item in Peace River Record and Northern Gazette. — December 14, 1940 – Re Henry Thomas


20. Extracts from “The Land of the Muskeg”


21. A Short Appraisal of the Potential Agricultural Resources of Fort Vermilion by B. K. Acton. — October, 1942 – with pictures


22. The Mighty Peace by Oliver Scott – Appeared in The Peace River Record. — in 1951


23. Letter to Mrs. E. Albright from C. H. Anderson, Superintendent, Experimental Farm Fort Vermilion. — January 19, 1960


24. Rough notes – Pioneering in the Peace


25. “Canada’s Choice Grain at Chicago”, The Family Herald. — December 17, 1934


26. “A Prince of the Frontier” [Robert Jones] by W. D. Albright, The Family Herald and Weekly Star. — December 24, 1934


27. “Margaret Lawrence, Thrice a Pioneer”, The Country Guide. — October, 1930


28. “Famed Garden of Peace River”, Edmonton Journal. — December 30, 1933


29. “Travelled this North Country 40 years ago”, The Peace River Record. — December 7, 1934


30. “Mr. and Mrs. S. Lawrence have been in North 50 years”, The Peace River Record. — July 31, 1936


31. “Historic Fort Vermilion”, address by W.D. Albright, The Northern Tribune. — September 8, 1938


32. “First Fair at Fort Vermilion” by W. D. Albright, The Family Herald and Weekly Star. — October 5, 1938


33. Newspaper clipping, Sheridan Lawrence – Obituary


34. “Peering Back at Prairie Farming”, by Prof. J.W.G. [Grant] MacEwan, The Family Herald and Weekly Star. — April 10, 1940


35. “Lawrence Clan Gathers in force at Peace River for big Family Reunion”, The Herald Tribune. — June 22, 1940


M-8-20

Grande Prairie and district historical notes. — 1921-1934 and n.d.. — Consists of:


1. Copy of letter addressed to R. Cochrane, Grande Prairie from Louie Callihoo, Bezanson, Alberta, under date of. — February 25, 1939


2. Interview with Louis Callihoo by William J. Moody, Moody’s Crossing Bezanson, Alberta. — April, 1933


3. Copy of letter written by Adam Callihoo dated. — 1st February


4. Copy of letter written to W.D. Albright by D. Sexsmith dated. — March 12, 1921


5. Copy of letter written to W.D. Albright by D. Sexsmith dated. — November, 1925


6. Historical notes re Norman Talbot, Sexsmith, Alberta (Copy of letter received from Norman Talbot. — September 1, 1933


7. Malcolm Campbell, Grande Prairie – Interview. — March 10, 1921


8. Interview with George Yeomans, Hythe, “Baldy Red”. — June 23, 1930


9. Historical notes re Swan G. Anderson, Sexsmith, Alberta, as supplied by Mrs. R. N. Shaw, Sexsmith, Alberta under date of. — September 15, 1933


10. Historical notes re Walter Graham MacFarlane, B.A., B.A.Sc., Buffalo Lake, Alta. as supplied by him under date of. — December, 1933


11. Capt. Gilbert Blake, Bad Heart, Alberta (Information supplied by Capt. Gilbert Blake. — September 25, 1933)


12. Historical notes re S. J. Webb, 126 Belmont Ave., Ottawa, supplied by him under date of. — November 6, 1933


13. Historical notes supplied by Mr. J. J. Haan, Grande Prairie, Alta. on. — May 10, 1934


14. Copy of letter dated. — April 18, 1934. — received from Wm. Innes, Manager Hillhurst branch, The Royal Bank of Canada, Calgary, Alberta, re Mr. W. H. Smith


15. Historical notes supplied by Wm. Innes, Hillhurst Branch, Royal Bank, Calgary, Alberta, formerly Bank Manager in Grande Prairie. — April, 1934


16. Historical notes re Neil McNab, supplied by him under date of. — April 4, 1934. — Sexsmith, Alberta


17. Copy of letter from Frank Guthrie, Grande Prairie dated. — November 28, 1933


18. Beloved Pioneer of Teepee Creek District Laid to Rest (Item in Northern Tribune. — March 22, 1934). — Mrs. Cary Mildred Kirt


19. Historical notes supplied by F. a. Johnston, Dimsdale, Alta. under date of. — May 30, 1934


20. Copy of letter to Mr. Albright from E. Hawkinson dated. — February 26, 1921


21. Copy of letter to W. D. Albright from Tom Kerr, Calais, P.O. Alberta dated. -August 1, 1927 with clipping from Grande Prairie Herald


22. Copy of letter to Mr. Albright from C. F. Hopkins, Lake Saskatoon, Alta. dated. — March 5, 1921


23. Historical notes re Francois Adam, Hythe, Alberta supplied by him under date of. — February 16, 1934


24. Historical notes F. C. Fletcher, Hythe, Alberta supplied by him in. — 1934


25. Interview with George Harris


26. Historical note re George J. (Kelly) Sunderman, Hythe, Alberta, as supplied by him under date of . — November, 1933


27. Historical notes re Theodore Cleland, Halcourt, Alta., as supplied by Roy Cleland, Halcourt, Alta. — December, 1933


28. Obituary – The late Rede Stone.  Obituary notes supplemented by information obtained. — March 12, 1934 in an interview with George Stone.


29. Historical notes re M. S. White, 148 Scarborough Road, Toronto 8, Ont. As supplied by him under date of. — October 13, 1933


30. Miss Mary Roberts


31. Historical note – Grande Prairie (From Grande Prairie Herald. — December 20, 1933). — Re Death Ellsworth Foy


32. Historical note – The late William H. Crabbe


33. Historical note – Obituary – Mrs. Robert C. Lossing


34. Historical note – Obituary – Paul Flint


35. For article on History of Agriculture in Grande Prairie – Beginning of the Valhalla settlement


36. Interview with Alex Craig, Wembley. — October 7, 1933


37. Historical notes re Alex Craig, Wembley, Alberta supplied by him under date of. — November 20, 1933


38. United Farmers of Alberta (UFA) organization, Beaverlodge – Meetings. — September 11, 1911 to July 13, 1914


39. Agricultural Societies (Verified by Mr. W. H. Watts)


40. First Automobiles in the Peace


41. Copy of letter from William Grant, Wembley, Alberta. — March 17, 1933


42. Copy of letter from William Grant, Wembley, Alberta. — April 13, 1933


M-8-21

Grouard and High Prairie historical notes. — 1921-1940 and n.d. — Consists of:


1. List of clippings – Grouard – High Prairie


2. Crop Report. — 1921. — Copy in G.S.


3. Copy of letter to W. D. Albright from J. Calais. — March 3, 1921


4. Early settlement in High Prairie – notes obtained by W. D. Albright. — About 1922


5. Early days in High Prairie


6. Copy of clipping from The Peace River Record. — April 17, 1931. — sent to W. D. Albright by Mrs. William McCue


7. “Richard H. Waite of High Prairie Claimed by Death, The Northern Tribune. — September 29, 1935


8. “Tom Chisholm, Old Yukoner, Passes to Rest after 92 Years”, The Peace River Record. — May 29, 1936


9. “Highly Respected Old Timer Woman of High Prairie Dies” [Mrs. Mary Ireland], The Northern Tribune. — April 2, 1938


10. “High Prairie Hospital Opens New Wing”, The Northern Tribune. — November 10, 1938


11. “Death Claims First White Woman in High Prairie District’ [Mrs. Sovernie Fewang], Herald Tribune. — January 4, 1940

M-8-22

Lesser Slave Lake historical notes. — 1924-1941. — Consists of:


1. Falher Creamery Limited. — August or September, 1924


2. Copy of letter rom C. Falher of Grouard. — December 10, 1925


3. Copy of letter from H. C. A. Bell dated. — May 8, 1930


4. “LAC Edward Helmer, Resident of Kinuso, killed”, The Peace River Record. — July 4, 1941


M-8-23

Pouce Coupe, Rolla and Dawson Creek, British Columbia historical notes. — 1922-1943 and n.d. — Consists of:


1. Copy of letter to Mrs. Tremblay – later Mrs. Gauthier dated. — January 14, 1922 from W. D. Albright.


2. Copy of letter to W. D. Albright from E. A. Corbett, Secretary, University of Alberta Department of Extension, dated. — January 31, 1922


3. Copy of letter to W. D. Albright from Colin G. Groff, Publicity Commissioner, Department of Agriculture, Edmonton, dated. — February 6, 1922


4. Copy of letter to W. D. Albright from George Goodman, dated. — February 24, 1922.


5. Old Settler Meets Accidental Death – Unverified item from Peace River Block News. — September 26, 1933


6. “An Old Timer Reviews Sunset Prairie History”, Peace River Block News. — December 19, 1933


7. “Impressive funeral service of the late Louis P. Codona”, Peace River Block News. — October 1, 1937


8. “New Government Building at Pouce Coupe near completion”, extract from item in Peace River Block News. — May 23, 1940


9. Historical notes – William Stuart-Simpson


10. Early Settlement in Pouce Coupe – G. F. Hart and George Goodman


11. A Short history of Rolla and District


12. Life of the People of Peace River Block – The Call of the Frontier


13. “When Elevators complete Dawson Creek will Present most impressive Sky Line”, Grande Prairie Herald. — October 10, 1930


14. “Pouce Coupe the Gateway to the Block”. Peace River News, Rolla, B.C. — December 16, 1930


15. “The Granary of the Peace”, Peace River News, Rolla, B.C. — December 16, 1930


16. ” Dawson Creek, The Railway Terminus”, Peace River News, Rolla, B.C. — December 16, 1930


17. “Pouce Coupe, Gateway to the famous Peace River Block”, Grande Prairie Herald. — December 19, 1930


18. ” Announcement Causes Village to Experience ‘That Grand and Glorious Feeling'”, Grand Prairie Herald. — May 9, 1930


19. “Pouce Coupe, Dawson Creek, Celebrate over Rail Line completion with Outside”, Alberta Farm Journal. — January 21, 1931


20. “Opening of High Level Bridge Marks Development of Districts”, Peace River Block News. — September 12, 1933


21. “Two hundred People attend Ceremony on Wednesday last” [hospital opened], Peace River Block News. — December 6, 1932


22. “Cherry Pont – 135 miles from Grande Prairie”, Grande Prairie Herald. — January 10, 1933


23. Newspaper clipping re death of Mrs. R. C. Lossing, mother of Mrs. Albright. — December 7, 1934


24. “Many attend last rites of Frank Haskins”, Peace River Block News. — September 17, 1937


25. “Seed Growers take over Dawson Creek Mill and Propety”, Northern Tribune. — January 13, 1938


26. ” Drilling Equipment that went West over N.A.R. [Northern Alberta Railway] Wednesday morning Arouses Speculation”, Northern Tribune. — April 21, 1938


27. “Finding of Shirt and Two pieces of bones near Brainard by R.C.M.P. clears up mysterious disappearance Bay Tree boy”, Northern Tribune. — May 19, 1938


28. “Showing of Oil and Gas struck in the Bonanza Well”, Northern Tribune. — July 7, 1938


29. “Great Interest Shown in Pouce Coupe Oil Fields”, Grande Prairie Herald. — July 7, 1938


30. “Local Effort in Drilling for Oil at Bonanza Receiving Hearty Financial Support”, Northern Tribune. — October 6, 1938


31. “Well-Known Old Timer Passed Away at Dawson Creek” [Ernie Knudson], Northern Tribune. — January 5, 1939


32. “Last of the Sudeten Settlers arrived on Friday, August 11”, The Herald Tribune. — August 17, 1939


33. “Hundreds attend funeral of George Hart, Pouce Coupe”, The Herald Tribune. — July 9, 1942


34. “Many attend funeral of late George Hart”, Peace River Block News. — July 9, 1942


35. “Respected North Rolla Resident Passes”, Peace River Block News. — October 1, 1942 – Jacob Reinertson


36. “Old Timer Passes Away at Pouce Coupe” [John Alexander Suffern], Peace River Block News. — April 8, 1943


37. Newspaper clipping, George Tate and Party pay Visit to Peace River Block


M-8-24

Shaftesbury and Dunvegan and north of Peace historical notes. — 1922-1943 and n.d. — Consists of:


1. Interview by W. D. Albright with Capt. A. L. Brick. — October 15, 1934


2. Early Settlement in the North Country – Interview with Frank A. Hoffman by W. D. Albright. — September, 1924


3. Newspaper clipping, Peace River Record. — October 3, 1930


4. Newspaper clipping, Family Herald and Weekly Star. — January 13, 1932


5. Newspaper clipping, Peace River Record. — September 16, 1943


6. Copy of letter to W. D. Albright by J. B. Early. — November, 1931


7. Notes on the life of J. B. Early


8. Early Days in the Peace River Country – Notes obtained. — July, 1924. — by W. D. Albright and verified by John Lamont


9. North of the Peace Historical Notes – re D. H. Koelin, Brownvale


10. Interview with Capt. A. L. Brick by W. D. Albright. — About 1922 or 1923


11. Family history of Rev. J. Gough Brick – Information obtained principally from Capt. A. L. Brick in two letters dated. — March 12, 1945 and April 18, 1945. — the latter drawing upon a copy of the family records obtained from his sister, who copied it from the family Bible (3 copies)


12. Interview by W. D. Albright with Capt. A. L. Brick. — October 15, 1934


13. Nine-foot Davis – Item from Northern Gazette dated. — December 9, 1938


14. In Memory of Louis Bourassa, O.B.E. (Order of the British Empire).  Item from Peace River Record. — December 9, 1938


15. Will seek public support north of Peace Highway – Item from Peace River Record. — December 23, 1938


16. Early days in the Peace Rive – Interview. — September, 1922 with the late George McLeod, then Sheriff of Peace River, by W. D. Albright


17. Notes on St. Augustine Mission – By Rev. Father S. Lajoie, O.M.I. Director of St. Augustine Mission, Peace River. — August 13, 1937


18. Golden wedding of Erin Lodge Couple – quoted from the Northern Review, Fairview, Alta. and verified by M. W. Paul


19. “Erin Lodge couple celebrate their Golden Wedding”, Peace River Record. — September 16, 1932


20. “Ice ‘Goes out’ but Peace is still frozen over, Peace River Record. — April 20, 1934)


21. “J. L. Waller, well known resident of Berwyn passes”, Peace River Record. — March 16, 1934


22. “Popular Veteran Died at Saskatoon After Long Illness” [Howard Fincham], Peace River Record. — February 3, 1933


23. “Mrs. Nagle, beloved character of early days passes on”, Peace River Record. — June 29, 1934


24. Interview with Duncan McDonald, Dunvegan, Alta. — February 10, 1927 by W. D. Albright


25. Copy of clipping from Peace River Record. — November18, 1926. — Re Mrs. Eliza M. Ostrander


26. Copy of clipping from Peace River Record. — February 25, 1926. — Re Donald Stewart


27. Copy of clipping from Peace River Record. — August 25, 1927. — Re Major P. A. Beveridge


28. Copy of clipping from Peace River Record. — May 5, 1927 – Mrs. Keith passed away last Monday

M-8-25

Spirit River historical notes. — 1921-1934 and n.d. — Consists of:


1. Early Days in Spirit River – Interview. — July, 1924


2. Interview with Mrs. B. D. Brooks, Spirit River. — August 1925


. Interview by W. D. Albright


3. Re Late John William Anderson – from Rycroft News, Grande Prairie Herald. — December 20, 1932


4. “Mrs. R. C. Fitton of Spirit River”, Northern Tribune. — January 25, 1934


5. Early Days in the Peace River – Interview. — September, 1922 with the late George McLeod, then Sheriff of Peace River by W. D. Albright


6. Record of Settlement in the Whiteburn District


7. Spirit River District – Confidential notes obtained in. — 1924. — from Mr. Maloney by W. D. Albright


8. Historical notes – C. P. District – Copy of a letter received from William English, Rycroft, Alta. under date of. — May 21, 1934


9. Copy of letter to W. D. Albright from W. S. O. English. — March 14, 1921


10. Copy of letter to Mr. W. S. O. English. — November 5, 1925


11. Copy of letter to W. D. Albright by W. S. O. English. — 1926


12. Notes re William English


13. Newspaper article re death of W.S.O. English, The Northern Tribune. — November 17, 1938
M-8-26

Wanham district historical notes. — 1930-1940. — Consists of:


1. “Old Timer Wanham District Passes on” [E.D. Prevost], Grande Prairie Herald and Peace River Record. — July or August, 1930


2. Notes re Sheep by Capt. Gilbert Blake, under date of. — September 15, 1933


3. “Highly Respected Woman, Wanham Passes on Augsut 2nd” [Mrs. Gena  Wrolson], Herald Tribune. — August 10, 1939


4. “William McLean, Pioneer of Heat Valley Passes”, Herald Tribune. — March 21, 1940


M-8-27

General papers. — 1926-1942 and n.d. — Consists of:


1. A Journey from Edmonton to Beaverlodge. — 1909


2. Resolution Beaverlodge Local of the United Farmers of Alberta (UFA). — January 7, 1928


3. Beaverlodge. — October 2, 1929. — Item re Forestry Service Airplane


4. Letter selected from Dr. Percy Jackson’s letters written from Notikewin. — April 11, 1930


5. List of members of the original Bull outfit who left Edmonton. — 1909.  Memo as at. — November 30, 1934


6. “Bee Keeping in the Peace River Region”, newspaper article by W. D. Albright, Peace River Record. — July 22, 1926


7. “Beginning with Bees in the Peace” by W. D. Albright, American Bee Journal. — November, 1927


8. “Sweetness from the Northern Plains”. — February 6, 1934. — Article sent to American Bee Journal.


9. From Letter by Georges Bugnet, Lake Majeau, Alta. — October 21, 1930


10. Minutes of First Annual Meeting of the General Council of Associated Peace River Boards of Trade Held at Dominion Experimental sub-station Beaverlodge. — June 25, 1932


11. Address by Chairman W. D. Albright to first Annual Meeting of the General Council Associated Peace River Boards of Trade, Beaverlodge. — June 25, 1932


12. Experiences of W. D. Savage on Trail from McConnell Creek Mining Field to his home at Lymburn, Alberta, from Edmonton Journal. — October 15, 1932


13.”Root Harrow with Plank Frame”, submitted to The Family Herald and Weekly Star. — October 21, 1932


14. “J.W. Frame dies at Northern Home”, Edmonton Journal. — December 9, 1932


15. “Heart Valley loses one of Earliest Pioneers” [Alexander MacDonald], Northern Tribune. — January 12, 1933


16. Address of Chairman, W.D. Albright, to second annual meeting of the General council Associated Peace River Boards of Trade, High Prairie, Alta. — June 8, 1933


17. Minutes of the Second Annual Meeting of the General Council of Associated Peace River Boards of Trade – High Prairie. — June 8, 1933


18. News item – Beaverlodge remembered in Washington


19. Miscellaneous notes. — June 16, 1933


20. A few Historical notes about Tom Kerr, Calais, P.O. Alta. — September 22, 1933


21. Copy of letter from Jno. W. Brant, Director, Canadian Natinal Livestock Reocrds, Ottawa, Ont. Dated. — December 8, 1933


22. Cereals and Forage Crops in the North by M. Godrey B.S.A. — March 29, 1935


23. Elevators in peace River country. — 1936


24. The Budget – Address by R. J. Deachman – from Handsard. — May 11, 1936


25. More Fragments by R. J. Deachman


26. Motion re Livestock shipping passed unanimously by Beaverlodge Local U.F.A. — June 13, 1936


27. The Monkman Pass Highway – Radio talk by Arthur M. Smith, Wembley, Alta. over CFGP. — November 2, 1937


28. Notes from radio talk by W.D. Albright. — August 24, 1938


29. Elevators in Peace River Country, 1938


30. Possibly the first Beekeeper in Alberta. — August 9, 1940


31. Over a quarter ton of apples and crabs at Beaverlodge. — October 3, 1940


32. Extract from letter dated. — April, 1941. — from W. J. Raison, Edmonton


33. Pioneer Physician, Dr. Maclean Dies – from Edmonton Journal. — November 26, 1941


34. Mouse-Proof Granaries. — December 22, 1941. — Issued by Department of Agriculture, Ottawa


35. Animal Cycles – Replies. — January 26, 1942. — by W. D. Albright, to Questionnaire by Prof. Wm. Rowen


36. Grande Prairie Apples; Peace River Oranges


37. Prescription for Horse Tonic


38. Home Improvement Always Worthwhile – by W. D. Albright


39. Handwritten notes re Elmworth District.  Handwritten notes re Pioneers.


40. Timely Hints from the Beaverlodge Station – by W. D. Albright


41. Handwritten notes re Grain Exhibitions


42. Newspaper clipping, “Early Repairing Tillage Machines is Recommended” by G. N. Denike


43. “Bravo, Mr. Dechman”, Macleans Magazine. — July 1, 1936


44. “Time Marches On” by Madge Truce, Northern Tribune. — October 20, 1938


45. “Dr. Sproule, dentist, dies at Edmonton”, The Herald Tribune. — May 1, 1941

M-8-28

Dominion Experimental Station, Beaverlodge. — 1936-1937. — Consists of:


1. Letter from Director, Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa. — July 24, 1936. — Re sales tax.


2. Letter from Director, Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa. — November 5, 1936. -Re suppliers.


3. Article re Actives of Cereal Division during month of January, 1937


4. Statement of Sales at Beaverlodge – week ending February 20, 1937


5. Statement of Expenditures for month ending February 27, 1937


6. Statement of Sales at Beaverlodge week ending March 13, 1937


7. Statement of Sales at Beaverlodge week ending March 20, 1937


8. Letter from Director, Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa dated February 27, 1937, and reply of March 8, 1937 re purchases.


9. Letter from Director, Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa. — March 11, 1937. — Re stationery supplies.


10. Letter from Director, Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa. — March 12, 1937. — Re accounts.


11. Letter from Director, Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa dated March 23, 1937 and reply dated April 5, 1937. — Re employees.


12. Letter from Director, Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa dated March 22, 1937 and reply dated April 5, 1937. — Re employees.


13. Letter from Director, Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa dated March 27, 1937 and reply dated April 8, 1937. — Re stationery.


14. Copy of Farm News Letter, “A Cereal Treat for the Farmer”. — May, 1937


15. Statement of Expenditure at Beaverlodge for month ending June 30, 1937. — With payroll, etc.


16. Statement of Bank account


17. Sundry accounts


M-8-29

Fort Vermilion Experimental Station. — 1957-1960. — Consists of:


1. Agricultural Settlement in the Lower Peace River Region – Issued by Experimental Farm, Vermilion, Alberta


2. Agricultural Settlement in the Lower Peace River Region – Issued by Experimental Farm, Vermilion, Alberta. — January, 1957


3. Research Findings. — 1957. — Experimental Farm, Fort Vermilion, Alberta


4. Cereal Variety Trials – Experimental Farm, Research Branch, Fort Vermilion, Alberta. — 1959


5. Recommended Annual Flowers – Experimental Farm, Fort Vermilion, Alberta. — December, 1959


6. Recommended Vegetable Varieties for the Lower Peace River Region, Experimental Farm Research Branch, Fort Vermilion, Alberta. — December, 1959


7. Recommended Tree Fruits Small Fruits and Ornamental shrubs for the Lower Peace River Region, Experimental Farm, Research Branch, Fort Vermilion, Alberta. — December, 1959


8. Experimental Farm News, Fort Vermilion, Alberta. — 1958


9. Letter to Mrs. E. Albright, Department of Agriculture, Experimental Farms Service Fort Vermilion. — February 5, 1960

M-8-30

Agriculture and horticulture notes. — 1910-1938. — Consists of:


1. Historical notes from Gordon Sherk’s Diary. — 1910-1919


2. History of crop conditions in Peace River District. — 1916-1932


3. Copy of letter to John W. Brant, National Livestock Records, Ottawa, dated. — July 22, 1924


4. Copy of letter to W. D. Albright from J. W. Brant, Ottawa. — October 21, 1924


5. Alex Craig Ripens Sapa Plums. — 1932. — And notes re Alex Craig.


6. “First White Woman in Goodfare district.  Died” [Ellen Jane Hall], Grande Prairie Herald. — April 12, 1932


7. Interview with Mr. John Watson, Flying Shot Lake, Alberta by W. D. Albright. — September 14, 1933


8. Notes re Sheep by Mitchell Willis, Sexsmith, Alberta under date of September 18, 1933


9. John Sutherland, R.R. 1, Wembley, Alberta – Information supplied by John Sutherland. — September 19, 1933


10. Information about Holstein Cattle supplied by I. V. Macklin, Grande Prairie, under date of December 16, 1933


11. Historical notes supplied by Mr. C. M. Clarke, Sexsmith, Alberta under date of February 12, 1934


12. Re sheep in Peace River. — August 22, 1934


13. Copy of letter from John B. Thompson to W. D. Albright dated. — November 1, 1924


14. Newspaper clipping, G. S. Moyer, Former Oats King Dies


15. “The Agriculture Frontier” by W. D. Albright as printed in the Farmer’s Advocate. — June 20, 1927


16. “Northward Ho!” by W. D. Albright, as printed in Ontario Farmer. — December, 1929


17. “Gardening in the Peace”, Farm & Home. — April 1, 1930


18. “Clairmont Still Holds Place as Important Grain Center”, Grande Prairie Herald. — December 19, 1930


19. “Hythe has Experienced Rapid Development in Two years”, Grande Prairie Herald. — December 19, 1930


20. “Wembley – the District that made Peace River Famous”, Grande Prairie Herald. — December 19, 1930


21. “A Unique Prize Winner at World’s Grain Show” [C. Pursell], The Northern Tribune. — August 31, 1933


22. “Legacy of Oats in the Peace River District”, Peace River Record. — February 19, 1937


23. “Timely Hints from the Beaverlodge sub-Station” by W. D. Albright, The Northern Tribune. — May 27, 1937


24.”Lloyd Captures Wheat Title, Justyn annexes Oat Title; Trelle is Second in Wheat”, The Northern Tribune. — December 1, 1938


25. “Reducing a Six-Cent Spread in Marketing”, Farm and Ranch Review. — December, 1938


M-8-31

Meteorolgical records. — 1932-1934, 1937. — Consists of:


1. Long-Term Monthly Precipitation at Lethbridge, Alberta. — 1902-1932


2. Table of Extreme High and Low Temperatures Registered at Lethbridge, Alberta. — 1902-1932


3. Long-Term Average Monthly Temperatures at Lethbridge, Alberta. — 1902-1932


4. Long-Term Monthly hours of Sunshine, Lacombe, Alberta. — 1908-1932


5. Long-Term Mean Monthly Temperatures at Lacombe, Alberta. — 1908-1932


6. Long-Term Monthly Precipitation at Lacombe, Alberta. — 1908-1932


7. Long-Term Monthly Sunshine at Fort Vermilion, Alberta. — 1908-1932


8. Long-Term Monthly mean maximum temperatures at Fort Vermilion. — 1909-1932


9. Long-Term Monthly Mean Temperatures (Minimum) at Fort Vermilion, 1909-1932


10. Long-Term Monthly average temperatures at Fort Vermilion, Alberta. — 1909-1934


11. Table of Extreme high and low temperatures registered at Fort Vermilion, Alberta. — 1909-1934


12. Long-Term Average Monthly Temperatures at Ottawa, Ontario. — 1890-1932


13. Long-Term monthly precipitation at Ottawa, Ontario. — 1890-1932


14. Long-Term monthly evaporation from a free-water surface at Lethbridge, Alberta. — 1922-1932


15. Cropping Data, Kapuskasing, Ontario. — 1918-1932


16. Comparison of monthly average minimum temperatures at Beaverlodge (hill and slough) with Lacombe and Lethbridge, average for three years. — 1930-1931 and 1932


17. Marquis Wheat – Data taken in connection with the “Influence of Environment Plots” projects under supervision Division of Chemistry, Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa. — 1924-1932


18. Long-Term monthly evaporation at Lacombe, Alberta, Ecological study. — 1923-1932


19. Date of Seeding and date of ripening of Wheat, Oats, Barley and Peas at Fort Vermilion, Alberta. — 1924-1932


20. Days Maturing & Yields (pounds per acre) for Wheat, Oats, Barley and Peas at Vermilion, Alberta. — 1924-1932


21. Days Maturing & Yields (pounds per acre) for Wheat, Oats, Barley and Peas at Vermilion, Alberta. — 1924-1932


22. Date of Seeding and date of ripening of Wheat, Oats, Barley and Peas at Vermilion, Alberta. — 1924-1932


23. Days Maturing and Yields (pounds per acre) for Wheat, Oats, Barley and Peas at Edmonton. — 1924-1932


24. Dates of seeding and dates of ripening for Wheat, Oats, Barley and Peas at Edmonton. — 1924-1932


25. Dates of Maturing and Yields (pounds per acre) for Wheat, Oats, Barley and Peas at Lacombe, Alberta. — 1924-1932


26. Dates of seeding and dates of ripening for Wheat, Oats, Barley and Peas at Beaverlodge, Alberta. — 1934-1932


27. Dates of seeding and dates of ripening for Wheat, Oats, Barley and Pease at Lethbridge (Irrigated). — 1924-1932


28. Dates of Maturing and Yields per acre for Wheat, Oats, Barley and Peas at Lethbridge (Irrigated). -1924-1932


29. Dates of seeding and dates of ripening for Wheat, Oats, Barley and Peas at Lethbridge (Dry land). — 1924-1932


30. Dates of seeding and dates of ripening for Wheat, Oats, Barley and Peas at Lethbridge (non irrigated). — 1924-1932


31. Dates of Maturing and Yields (Pounds per acre) for Wheat, Oats, Barley and Peas at the Points indicated (average eight years. — 1924-1931)


32. Comparison of Monthly Average Minimum Temperatures at Beaverlodge (Hill and Slough) for years. — 1930, 1931 and 1932


33. Days of Maturing and Yields (Pounds per acre) for Wheat, Oats, Barley and Peas at the Points indicated (Average eight years. — 1924-1931)


34. Table of averages of monthly totals of sunshine at the points indicated. — 1897-1932


35. Table of average precipitation at the points indicated. — 1890-1932


36. Miscellaneous Meteorological Records at Kapuskasing, Ontario. — 1918-1932


37. Miscellaneous Meteorological Records, Ottawa, Ontario to. — 1932


38. J. Patterson, Meteorological Service, Toronto explains the occurrence of a semi-blizzard in the Peace on. — April 3rd


39. Table of Latitude, Longitude, Elevation, etc. on MacKenzie Basin and other Canadian points


40. An eight year average of Yields and days maturing of various cereals. — 1925-1932 inc.


41. Points gleaned from “A short course in elementary meteorology” by W. H. Pick, loaned to Dominion Experimental Station, Beaverlodge. — 1926


42. Table showing longest Frost-free period for Beaverlodge (Hill and Slough), Lacombe and Lethbridge for year. — 1930-1931 and 1932


43. Protein Ferments of Winter Cereals and their cold resistance – R. H. Kling, abstract from Journal of Agricultural Science. — 1931


44. List of Publications – Ecological Study


45. From letter by Dr A. S. Hopkins. — March 8, 1932. — to Dr. Stefansson


46. Climate of the MacKenzie Basin in relation to Agriculture – By W. D. Albright. — April, 1933


47. Re Blizzard and Chinook – From letter dated. — April 11, 1933. — from J. Patterson Meteorological Service of Canada, Toronto


48. Temperature changes with Altitude and Latitude – From letter by John Patterson, to W. D. Albright, dated. — April 28, 1933


49. Copy of Summary of “Comparative Responses of a Spring and Winter Wheat to Day Length and Temperature” by a. M. Hurd-Karrer. — May 15, 1933


50. Extract from “Comparative Responses of a Spring and Winter Wheat to Day Length and temperature” by Annie M. Hurd-Karrer. — May 15, 1933


51. Normal Precipitation for Seven Canadian Points as per letter by J. Patterson, Toronto dated. — May 23, 1933


52. Copy of letter from John M. Arthur, Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, Inc. Yonkers, N.Y. — July 11, 1933


53. Copy of letter from W. W. Garner, Principal Physiologist in Charge, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, dated. — July 12, 1933


54. Copy of letter from H. C. Thompson, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. dated. — July 22, 1933


55. Copy of letter from J. Patterson, Toronto to W. D. Albright, dated. — September 11, 1933


56. Copy of letter received from Dr. O. S. Aamodt, University of Alberta, Edmonton, under date of. — January 13, 1934


57. Extract from letter written by Dr. Vihjalmur Stefansson to Professor W. A. Mackintosh, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ont. under date of. — May 16, 1934


58. Effect of Day Length on flowering of Timothy – Correspondence from Dr. H. A. Allard, Department of Agriculture, Washington. — October 30, 1934


59. Copy of letter from John M. Arthur, Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, Inc. Yonkers, N.Y. dated. — January 27, 1937


M-8-32

Agriculture and Horticulture report. — 1936. — Consists of:


1. Agriculture and Horticulture in Canada’s Western Arctic, by W. D. Albright, Superintendent, Dominion Experimental Sub-Station, Beaverlodge, Alberta. — March 25, 1936


2. Agriculture and Horticulture in Canada’s Western Arctic, by W. D. Albright, Superintendent, Dominion Experimental Sub-Station, Beaverlodge, Alberta. — April 9, 1936


3. Agriculture and Horticulture by W. D. Albright. — May 15, 1936

M-8-33 Newspaper clippings – General
M-8-34 Newspaper clippings – Railways
M-8-35 Newspaper clippings – Coast outlet
M-8-36 Newspaper clippings – Boards of Trade
M-8-37 Newspaper clippings – Peace River country
M-8-38 Newspaper clippings – Monkman Pass Highway
M-8-39 Newspaper clippings – Historical
M-8-40 Newspaper clippings – Settlers
M-8-41 Newspaper clippings – Obituaries
M-8-42 Newspaper clippings – H.J. Moberly serial
M-8-43 Newspaper clippings – Economical and political
M-8-44 Newspaper clippings – Prize-winning exhibitions
M-8-45 Newspaper clippings – Horticulture
M-8-46 Newspaper clippings – Beaverlodge Experimental Station
M-8-47 Newspaper clippings – Articles by W.D. Albright
M-3862 Biography and reminiscences of W.D. Albright. — 1944-1945
M-3863 Biographical sketches of Peace River country pioneers, written by Mrs. W.D. Albright. — [ca. 1950s]. — Consists of sketches of Walter Furnell, Frank Johnston, Mrs. Avery kenny, Mrs. Norman Talbot, and Mary Thompson.
M-3893 Interview with Franklin T. Brewer, conducted by Mrs. W.D. Albright. — 1959. — Consists of an interview about his life and the Elmworth district.


Series 2


Photographs. — 1904-1944. — 210 photographs. — The series consists of views of the Lossing and Albright families, Beaverlodge, the Dominion Experimental Station, and agricultural machines, buildings and crops.



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PA-450 W.D. Albright and apples. — 1929, 1940-1942. — 6 photographs. — Consists of a photo of W.D. Albright holding a sample of the first apple crop of the region (1929); and views of different varieties of apples, including Hibernal, Simbrisk, Red Siberian, Rosthern, crabapples, and may others.
PA-543 Beaverlodge views. — 1920-1940. — 40 photographs. — Consists of views of Beaverlodge school, railway, grain elevators, Dominion Experimental Station, picnic day at the Station, W.D. Albright’s house, swarm of bees, farming machinery and buildings, deserted log homestead shacks, and the Peace River ferry. Includes miscellaneous views of Fort Simpson, Fort Vermilion, Fort Smith and Aklavik.
PD-28 “Peace River Souvenir Pictures of historical interest and development 1907 [sic] to 1932. The heart of an inland empire, the beauty spot of Western Canada”. — 1904-1932. — 1 album (81 photographs). — The album belonged to Eva Albright.
PD-47-(1-3) “Through the Mackenzie Basin by Air”. — July 1930. — 3 albums (70 photographs). — Consists of photographs taken by W. D. Albright during a trip to the north. Includes views of Fort McMurray, Fort Fitzgerald, Fort Smith, and Aklavik. Includes views of settlements and buildings, northen gardens, vegetables, flowering plants, planes, and steamboats on the Mackenzie River. The three albums contain similar, and sometimes the same, views of the trip.
NA-493 Beaverlodge and Peace River. — [1890s], 1909-1929. — 18 photographs. — Consists of views of the Peace River and Grande Prairie regions, Beaverlodge, the Dominion Experimental Station at Beaverlodge, and the Albright family.
ND-7 Apples. — 1944. — 2 nitrate negatives. — Consists of views of apples produced at the Dominion Experimental Farm at Beaverlodge.
NB-15 Grouard-Peace River Trail and Beaverlodge. — 1911-1928 and n.d. — 63 nitrate negatives. — Consists of views and stopping places along the Grouard-Peace River Trail, buildings and events at Beaverlodge, etc. Many were taken on the trip taken by R.C. Lossing and his daughter Eva Lossing (later Eva Albright), on the trip to their homestead.