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Bar U round-up crew, Pekisko, [ca. 1900-1905]
Bar U round-up crew, Pekisko, [ca. 1900-1905]
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David Breen's National Archives Ranching collection

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Table of Contents

Series 1 Department of the Interior papers (RG 15). -- 1886-1922
Series 2 Sir John A. Macdonald papers (MG 26). -- 1881-1889
Series 3 North-West Mounted Police papers (RG 18). -- 1891-1905
Series 4 Department of Consumer and Corporate Affairs. -- 1884-1886

Inventory

Series 1 Department of the Interior papers (RG 15). -- 1886-1922
M-3799-1 Petition of Morley, Alberta settlers against Francis White, sheep ranchers. -- February 19, 1886 [RG 15 Bla Vol.114 F. 108068]
M-3799-2 Department correspondence to Charles Drinkwater, secretary of Canadian Pacific Railway re squatters' claims to odd sections of land near Calgary. -- March 25, 1887 [RG 15 Bla Vol.117 f.118211]
M-3799-3

Material from RG 15 Bla Vol.131 f. 142083. -- 1886-1894. -- Consists of the following:

Letter from Moreton Frewen requesting lease of Dakota Company. -- February 18, 1886

Telegram from M. Frewen asking Interior Department if he can bring 80,000 head of cattle into Canada duty free. -- March 5, 1886

Department memo re Frewen and Dakota Stock Grazing Company lease. -- March 9, 1886

Department correspondence to Moreton Frewen re lease application. -- March 18, 1886

Letter from C.F. Kemp, secretary of Dakota Stock and Grazing Company, re obtaining lease in Alberta; includes map showing grazing lands granted, applied for and vacant. -- March 18, 1886

Letter from C. Fitch Kemp re renta rate of leased land. -- May 18, 1886

Letter from Moreton Frewen re lease for Powder River Cattle Company. -- August 19, 1886

Letter from W.G. Oliver re rent due on Powder River Cattle Company lease. -- November 27, 1886

Stock return on Powder River Cattle Company ranch. -- December 15, 1886

Letter from C. Fitch Kemp re order-in-council of lease transfer and application for land on east bank of the Little Bow River. -- February 23, 1887

Letter from C. Fitch Kemp re Frewen lease. -- August 12, 1887 [noted missing in 1979]

Department correpondence to C. Fitch Kemp re Frewen lease. -- September 1, 1887 [noted missing in 1979]

Department correspondence to W.G. Oliver re lease rent. -- September 19, 1887

Special resolutions of the Powder River Cattle Company re liquidation of Powder River Cattle Company. -- September 21, 1887

Letter from Stibbard Gibson and Company re liquidation and lease. -- November 3, 1887

Letter from John Lister Kaye re transferring Powder River Cattle Company leases to Canadian Agricultural, Coal and Colonizaton Company. -- May 22, 1888

Telegraph from Sir Charles Tupper to John A. Macdonald re duty free cattle restricting purchase of Powder River Cattle Company leases. -- June 27, 1888

Letter from Thomas Stone re reducing leasehold on Canadian Agricultural, Coal and Colonization Company. -- May 29, 1890

Department correspondence re relinquishing portion of leasehold of Canadian Agricultural, Coal and Colonizaton Company. -- March 20, 1894

M-3799-4 Letter from Duncan McEachran to Fred White, Controller, North-West Mounted Police re fire on the Walrond Ranch. -- January 27, 1891 [RG 15 Bla Vol.184 f.255938]
M-3799-5 Letter from H.H. Perrith to Edgar Dewdney re land guide for Calgary. -- May 19, 1892
M-3799-6

Material from RG 15 Bla Vol.257 f. 536903. -- 1899. -- Consists of the following:

Letter from Frank Oliver protesting the large tract of land of the New Walrond Ranch Company. -- October 2, 1899

Letter from William Pearce re settlers on old Walrond ranch leasehold re guide for Calgary and Edmonton Railway land. -- October 16, 1899

Letter from A.E. Cox re lists of applicants for homestead entry including list of new settlers in Pincher Creek district in 1899. -- December 15, 1899

M-3799-7

Material from RG 15 B2a Vol.2 f.1687, 2238 and 2244. -- 1882-1885. -- Consists of the following:

Letter from S.R. Hesson re application for lands on Little Red Deer River. -- October 6, 1882

Memo from N. Gibbs to Department re application for grazing lease. -- January 6, 1883

Copy of letter from George W. Burbidge re assignments of grazing leases to British American Ranch Company. -- April 7, 1885

M-3799-8

Materal from RG 15 B2a Vol.3 f.11007. -- 1885 and n.d. -- Consists of the following:

Schedule of leaseholders authorized to import livestock for ranching purposes in Manitoba and North-West Territories. -- n.d.

Statement showing the number of horses, cattle and sheep and importer from June 1880. -- September 1885

Department correspondence to W.G. Parmelee re schedule of leaseholders authorized to import horses, sheep and cattle. -- March 11-April 23, 1885

M-3799-9

Material from RG 15 B2a Vol.4 f.13634 f.14075. -- 1885. -- Consists of the following:

Letter from Thomas Anderson, Crown Timber agent, re Indian situation around Edmonton during Riel Rebellion. -- April 9, 1885

Thomas Anderson correspondence re Indian rising at Bears Hill. -- April 16, 1885

Thomas Anderson correspondence re Indian position near Edmonton during Riel Rebellion and troops coming. -- April 30, 1885 and May 7, 1885

Interior correspondence comments on above situation in Edmonton. -- May 11, 1885

Thomas Anderson correspondence re troops arriving in Edmonton. -- May 20, 1885

Department correspondence to Thomas Anderson acknowledging letter. -- June 1, 1885

Thomas Anderson correspondence re Louis Riel's capture. -- June 4, 1885

Department correspondence acknowledgint letters form Thomas Anderson. -- June 17, 1885 and June 23, 1885

Application for land in Alberta for W.T. Derry. -- August 31, 1885 and n.d.

M-3799-10

Material from RG 15 B2a Vol.5 f.137261 (part 1). -- 1885-1889. -- Consists of the following:

From J.M. Browning, secretary of Cochrane Ranche Company, re arrear payments for rent of lease. -- June 2, 1885

From William Pearce to W.D. Kerfoot re relinquishing part of lease. -- August 8, 1885

Department correspondence to Charles Drinkwater re odd numbered sections for British American Ranch Company. -- September 7, 1885

From William Pearce re British American Ranch Company relinquishing part of their lease. -- May 29, 1886

Newspaper clipping from Calgary Tribune re visit of Hon.Thomas White. -- March 4, 1887

Draft of letter to Hon. M.H. Cochrane re relinquishing part of lease; includes map. -- March 8, 1887

Memo from G.M. Ryley re map of Cochrane Ranche Company lands. -- April 5, 1887

From J.M. Browning re squatters on British American Ranch Company lease; includes extracts from letter addressed to the company from the ranch manager. -- May 26, 1886

Department correspondence to J.M. Browning re the above. -- May 28, 1887

Department correspondence re squatters on British American Ranch Company. -- August 20, 1887

Excerpt from Calgary Herald re squatters on British American Ranch leases. -- August 23, 1887

From M.H. Cochrane re request to transfer part of British American Ranch Company lease to Bow River Horse Ranch Company; includes township map showing these areas and description of lands. -- June 11, 1888

Petition of Calgary residents protesting the large Cochrane lease. -- January 12, 1889

Extract of letter from H.S. Cayley to Hon. Edgar Dewdnew re above petition. -- February 27, 1889

M-3799-11

Material from RG 15 B2a Vol.5 f.137261 (part 2). -- 1889-1893. -- Consists of the following:

Inter-department correspondence re defense of squatters on British American Ranch Company. -- January 26, 1889

From Gilbert Goddard re petition. -- March 15, 1889

From William Pearce re squatters on Bow River Horse Ranch. -- March 28, 1889

From William Pearce re British American Ranch matters. -- March 28, 1889

Inter-department correspondence re settling problem of squatters on British American Ranch. -- April 11, 1889

Inter-department correspondence re British American Ranch Company relinquishing part of their lease. -- June 13, 1889

From John Cowan defending squatters on Bow River Horse Ranch. -- June 18, 1889

From Charles Elliott, president of Bow River Horse Ranch Company re requests concessions to solve squatter question. -- September 14, 1889

Inter-department correspondence re concessions in above letter. -- March 13, 1890

From Charles Elliott re squatter issue solution. -- May 17, 1890

From Gilbert Goddard re squatter question. -- August 25, 1890

Department correspondence to William Pearce re British American Ranch Company relinquishing part of lease. -- August 26, 1890

Letter from Gilbert Goddard complaining of squatters on lease; includes letter from E. Healy, squatter, to Goddard.

From Gilbert Goddard re squatter problem. -- November 6, 1890

Inter-department correspondence re settling squatter problem. -- December 9, 1890

From G. Goddard re settlement of squatter problem. -- November 13, 1891

From G. Goddard re cancellation of Bow River Horse Ranch Company lease. -- March 8, 1892

From G. Goddard complaining of settlement of squatter problem. -- September 24, 1892

From G. Goddard requesting permission to purchase land at $2 an acre. -- March 2, 1893

Memo re sale of extra leased land to Bow River Horse Ranch. -- March 24, 1893

From G. Goddard re additional leased land. -- May 23, 1893

M-3799-12

Material from RG 15 B2a Vol.6 f.137261 (part 3). -- 1897-1902. -- Consists of the following:

From J.R. Sutherland re hay permit for Bow River Horse Ranch. -- October 15, 1897

Department correspondence to Gilbert Goddard re hay permit. -- November 20, 1897

From G. Goddard re hay permit. -- December 13, 1897

From J.R. Sutherland re hay lands. -- March 7, 1899

From G. Goddard complaining about conditions of lease. -- February 25, 1902

M-3799-13

Material from RG 15 B2a Vol.10 f. 142709 (part 1). -- 1880-1894. -- Consists of the following:

Letter from John A. Macdonald to J.H. Pope, Minister of Agriculture, re terms of homestead rated for Cochrance Ranche. -- May 12, 1880

From M.H. Cochrane applying for land. -- November 26, 1880

From M.H. Cochrane to Sir John A. Macdonald, Minister of the Interior, applying for land. -- December 17, 1880

From M.H. Cochrane applying for cattle range lease. -- February 10, 1881

Memo to Privy Council re Senator Cochrane's application for land. -- February 21, 1881

From Mr. Stewart to Colonel Dennis re terms of Cochrane lease. -- March 10, 1881

From M.H. Cochrane re land for ranch. -- May 31, 1881

From A. Ogilvie requesting map showing ranches. -- June 14, 1881

From M.H. Cochrane re selection of land for grazing purposes. -- July 7, 1882

From J.A. Gemmill, solicitory for Cochrane Ranche, re land grant. -- July 31, 1882

From D. McEachran re queries re homestead land. -- August 22, 1882

From J.A. Gemmell re regulations for grazing lands. -- November 21, 1882

From M.H. Cochrane requesting permission to graze sheep. -- March 20, 1883

From M.H. Cochrane re request for grazing land. -- May 1883

Department correspondence from A.M. Burgess to D.L. Macpherson re Cochrane Ranche request to graze sheep. -- June 4, 1883

From M.H. Cochrane t D.L. Macpherson, Minister of the Interior, re settling 5% land question. -- June 7, 1883

Resolution re re-arrangement of ranch leases due to building of the Calgary and Edmonton Railway. -- January 15, 1892

From Philip S. Ross, secretary of the Cochrane Ranche Company, re Department of Interior circular dealing with ranch leases. -- January 18, 1892

Circular from Department of Interior to Cochrane Ranche Company notifying them of termination of certain leases. -- November 122, 1892

Inter-department memos re area of Cochrane lease. -- May 4, 1893

Stock return on Cochrane Ranch. -- September 7, 1893

Copy of letter to William Pearce re Cochrane Ranche land application; includes schedule of land that Cochrane Ranche desires to purchase. -- August 24, 1894

M-3799-14

Material from RG 15 B2a Vol.19 f.174372. -- 1886. -- Consists of the following:

From J.K. Kerr requesting rents for Oxley Ranch, Collingwood Ranch and Watcher lease. -- September 6, 1886

From Kerr, Macdonald, Davidson and Peterson re amounts owing on above ranches. -- September 30, 1886

M-3799-15

Material from RG 15 B2a Vol.19 f.175296. -- 1881-1886. -- Consists of the followng:

From Charles Stimson re application for lease by Winder Ranche Company. -- November 16, 1881

From Charles Stimson re above. -- January 16, 1882

From Charles Stimson enquiring about application for lease. -- May 29, 1882

From George Barry of Winder Ranche Company re thank you for lease. -- August 25, 1882

Letter from W. Winder re squatters on Winder lease. -- March 25, 1885

From Charles Stimson to J.H. Pope re extending time for payment of rent for lease. -- June 23, 1885

From C. Sharples, manager of Winder Ranche, requesting statement of rent due. -- June 4, 1886

M-3799-16

Material from RG 15 B2a Vol. 19 f.177068. -- 1884-1890. -- Consists of the following:

From D. McEachran to Sir David L. Macpherson, Minister of the Interior, requesting lease. -- September 24, 1884

Interior Department correspondence re McEachran's application for lease. -- March 15, 1886

Copy of Privy Council report on McEachran's application for lease. -- March 25, 1886

From D. McEachran requesting hay land. -- December 8, 1890

M-3799-17

Material from RG 15 B2a Vol.20 f.179180. -- 1881-1886. -- Consists of the following:

From J.E. Chipman to Colonel Dennis, Minister of the Interior, re application for lease. -- May 12, 1881

From J.E. Chipman to D.L. Macpherson, acting Minister of the Interior, re application for lease; includes letter from Charles Tupper to Macpherson re application. -- September 1, 1881

Copy of report of committee of the Privy Council re J.E. Chipman lease. -- September 7, 1881

From J.E. Chipman complaining about duty on cattle. -- September 24, 1884

From J.E. Chipman to Charles Tupper re above. -- March 17, 1886

Copy of letter from A.M. Burgess to Charles Tupper. -- March 27, 1886

M-3799-18

Material from RG 15 B2a Vol.23 f.192192. -- 1890-1891. -- Consists of the following:

From William Pearce re lists of stock. -- January 15, 1890

Stock returns from ranches in North-West Territories including non-lease holders in Medicine Hat, Macleod, Calgary and Maple Creek areas. -- January 1890

From William Pearce re modification of original stock count on North-West Territories ranches. -- January 26, 1891

M-3799-19

Material from RG 15 B2a Vol.45 f.304634. -- 1892. -- Consists of the following:

Copy of letter from Department of the Interior to Dominion Lands Board re rates of permits. -- August 22, 1892

From William Pearce re rated of permit to cut hay for Cochrane Ranche. -- Septembre 2, 1892

From George Young, Dominion Lands agent re Cochrane Ranche permit to cut hay. -- October 19, 1892

From George Young re rate for hay permits for Cochrane Ranche Company. -- November 24, 1892

M-3799-20 From James Hargrave to Hon. Clifford Sifton, Minister of the Interior, re ranchers' petition to forbid sheep in cattle country. -- January 14, 1901 and April 9, 1902 [RG 15 B2a Vol.73 f.96831
M-3799-21 Inter-department memo re selling sport areas for sheep grazing. -- March 4, 1902
M-3799-22

Material from RG 15 B2a Vol.140 f.575989 (part 1). -- 1911-1916. -- Consists of the following:

From Maunsell Brothers to Frank Oliver, Minister of the Interior, re cancellation of grazing leases. -- February 15, 1911

Nine memos re the above, dated from February 24, 1911 to December 22, 1915

From W. Stuart Edwards, acting Minister of Justice, re cancellation of Maunsell lease. -- January 14, 1916

Reply to above. -- February 22, 1916

M-3799-23

Material from RG 15 B2a Vol.141 f 575989 (part 3). -- 1925-1926. -- Consists of the following:

Memo re cancellation of Maunsell leases. -- January 30, 1925

Maunsell Brothers vs Rex - case history. -- March 18, 1925

From W. Stuart Edwards re Maunsell vs Rex. -- April 17, 1925

Memo re above. -- April 21, 1925

Copy of letter to W. Stuart Edwards re Maunsell case. -- December 31, 1925

From J.R. Martin, Inspector, Dominion Land Agencies, re Maunsell case. -- December 7, 1926

From R.B. Bennett to Charles Stewart, Minister of the Interior, re Mausell. -- February 22, 1926

Memo re the above. -- March 19, 1926

M-3799-24 Memo re cancellation of Maunsell Brothers grazing leases. -- May 5, 1916 [RG 15 B2a Vol142 f 575989 (part 6)]
M-3799-25

Material from RG 15 B2a Vol.159 f.141376 (part 1). -- 1885-1888. -- Consists of the following:

From William Pearce to H.H. Smith, Commissioner of Dominion Lands, re squatters on bottom lands along rivers preventing stock from reaching water. -- September 10, 1885

Petition of Northwest Stock Association against squatters. -- March 1, 1886

Memos from William Pearce re above petition. -- March 6 and March 10, 1886

Petition against overstocking squatters on bottom lands. -- October 9, 1886

From William E. Cochrane complaining of overstocking. -- October 21, 1886

From William Pearce re complaints about ranching and cattle interests in the northwest. -- November 1, 1886

From C.E.D. Wood, secretary of CNWT Stock Association, re recommendations; includes Pearce's comments. -- December 3, 1886

From D. McEachran re overstocking and reserving of grazing lands. -- August 5, 1887

From F.L. Stimson, manager of the North-West Cattle Company, re American cattle crossig border; includes extracts from reports of Powder River Company agents. -- September 1, 1887

Interior department correspondence re CNWT Stock Association petition. -- January 9, 1887

Report of committee of Privy Council re Stock Association memorial. -- March 19, 1888

M-3799-26

Material from RG 15 B2a Vol.159 f.141376 (part2). -- 1895. -- Consists of the following:

From William Pearce re map showing stock-watering and shelter reserves. -- March 14, 1895

From William Pearce to S. Carter, [Fort] Macleod squatter on J.R. Craig lease. -- April 13, 1895

From W.M. Gunn, Livingstone, Alberta requesting information on behalf of small ranchers. -- April 21, 1895

Petition of ranchers of Livingstone district complaining about order-in-council defining water rights. -- April 27, 1895

From William Pearce re comments on Livingstone district ranchers' complaints. -- June 17, 1895

Copy of letter to William Pearce re water privileges of Pincher Creek settlers. -- June 25, 1895

From D. McEachran to William Pearce re water rights for Walrond Ranch. -- July 23, 1895

From William Pearce to A.M. Nanton of Canada Lands Commission re lands within Quorn Ranche and adjacent lands proposed to be reserved for stock watering and shelter purposes. -- August 17, 1895

M-3799-27

Material from RG 15 B2a Vol.160 f.141376. -- 1896-1898. -- Consists of the following:

Petition of Alberta ranchers submitted to William Pearce requesting specific lands reserved for stock watering. -- January 28, 1896

From William Pearce to Messrs. Osler, Hammond and Nanton re stock watering reservaton for North-West Cattle Company. -- May 7, 1896

From A. Collins to Frank Oliver enquiring about stock watering. -- August 3, 1896

From William E. Cochrane to William Pearce complaining about fencing off of bottom land. -- August 22, 1896

From William Pearce to J. Wilson of the Blood Agencey advising him to leave bottom land open. -- September 15, 1896

From Frank Oliver re resolution of Western Stock Growers' Association re stock watering reserves. -- January 7, 1897

From William Pearce re reserved land for stock watering. -- February 2, 1897

Memo re resolutions of Wester Stock Growers' Association. -- Feburary 19, 1897

From F.L. Stimson to Frank Oliver re stock watering and shelter reserves. -- June 23, 1897

From William Pearce re reserves. -- June 26, 1897

Stock watering reserve for North-West Cattle Company and F.A. Estcourt and R. Gervais homesteads. -- July 6, 1897

From R.G. Mathews to Frank Oliver re Gervais homestead. -- July 29, 1897

From Frank Oliver re Western Stock Growers' Association application for reserved lands. -- August 6, 1897

From James A. Smart to Frank Oliver re Western Stock Growers' Association (WSGA) request for reserved lands. -- August 21, 1897

From D.W. March, secretary of WSGA re reserves for stock watering, shelter and drift-ways. -- November 11, 1897

From William Pearce re reservations. -- June 1, 1898

From D.W. Marsh to Williiam Pearce re WSGA recommendations. -- July 12, 1898

From A.B. Macdonald to William Pearce re stock watering and shelter reserves. -- July 25, 1898

M-3799-28

Matreial from RG 15 B2a Vol.161 f.141376. -- 1901-1905. -- Consists of the following:

Memo from James A. Smart to Dominion Lands Office re E.W. Burley's report on stock watering reservations. -- August 14, 1901

From Frank Oliver to Dominion Lands Commissioner (DLC) re selling water by tender. -- March 26, 1902

From Frank Oliver to DLC re charging $5 per acre for stock watering land. -- April 8, 1902

From W.W. Stuart, Inspector of Ranches, to DLC objecting to tenders for stock watering reserves. -- January 13, 1904

From W.W. Stuart re selling sotck watering reserves by auction. -- March 28, 1904

From R.H. Campbell re above. -- October 3, 1905

From W.W. Stuart re above. -- December 23, 1905

M-3799-29

Material from RG 15 B2a Vol.162 f.141376 (part 6). -- 1906, 1909. -- Consists of the following:

From Interior department to R.H. Campbell re auction sales of cancelled stock watering reserves. -- July 27, 1906

Memo to R.H. Campbell re above. -- August 7, 1906

Memo re above. -- May 11, 1909

From Joseph L. Sloane, Cayley, Alberta, complaining of stock watering reserves. -- November 10, 1909

M-3799-30 Department memo re auction of cancelled stock watering reserves. -- February 6, 1912 [RG 15 B2a Vol.163 f.141376]
M-3799-31

Material from RG 15 B2a Vol.164 f.141376]. -- 1916-1920. -- Consists of the following:

Department memo re auction of cancelled stock watering reserves. -- December 1, 1916

Article on conference on farmer water supply taken from Farmers' Advocate. -- July 11, 1917

Department memo re sales and auctions of cancelled stock watering lands. -- July 30, 1917

Department memos re policy of handling cancelled stock watering reserves. -- May 6 and May 18, 1918

From Commissioner of Dominion Lands (CDL) re cancelled watering reserves. -- June 13, 1918

Department memo re above. -- October 5, 1918

From CDL re policy towards both uncancelled and cancelled stock watering reserves. -- October 22, 1918

Department memo re Reclamation Service Inspection of stock watering reserves. -- May 11, 1920

Department mem re policy towards stock watering reserves. -- May 20, 1920

From J. Cordukes re above. -- May 28, 1920

Department memo re differences between Timber and Grazing Branch and Reclamation Service re cancelled watering reserves. -- June 15, 1920

M-3799-32

Material from RG 15 B2a Vol.170 f.145330 (part 1). -- 1885-1888. -- Consists of the following:

Draft of department letter re release of leased grazing lands. -- September 1885

Copy of Privy Council Committee report re cancellation of grazing land leases. -- September 10, 1885

Draft of department letter re surrendering grazing leases. -- December 4, 1885

Department memo re cancellation of grazing leases. -- December 22, 1885

From George Olds to C. Drinkwater re American companies leasing Canadian land. -- February 26, 1886

From C. Drinkwater re above letter. -- February 26, 1886

Department correspondence re cancellaton of grazing leases. -- May 3, 1886

Department memo re regulations for grazing leases. -- February 13, 1888

M-3799-33

Material from RG 15 B2a Vol.171 f.145330 (part 2). -- 1889-1897. -- Consists of the following:

Extract of letter from William Pearce re settlers on Quorn Ranch lease. -- May 7, 1889

From William Pearce re settlement within grazing leases. -- [?] 1889

Regulations e grazing land and hay lands. -- September 17, 1889

Department correspondence from Mayne Daly, Minister of the Interior, re rental rate of grazing leases. -- April 11, 1893

Department correspondence re above. -- December 1893

Department memo from J.A. Cote re circular on ranching lands. -- March 10, 1894

Department correspondence re ranch companies. -- September 29, 1894

Re Selling Cochrane Ranche the school land in their tract. -- June 13, 1895

Draft of letter from A.M. Burgess to William Pearce re selling school lands to ranches. -- June 1, 1895

From William Pearce re leasing grazing land on Crow Indian reserve, Montana. -- October 22, 1896

Department memo re stockmen using Calgary and Edmonton Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway lands for grazing. -- April 6, 1897

M-3799-34

Material from RG 15 B2a Vol.174 f.145330 (part 3). -- 1897-1904. -- Consists of the following:

Petition of settlers of High River and Sheep Creek districts complaining of large ranchers south of High River driving their cattle north of the town. -- February 1897

From R.A. Wallace, High River, to Frank Oiver complaining about large ranches. -- November 30, 1897

From Frank Oliver re small and large ranches. -- December 21, 1897

From Frank Oliver re petition of High River and Sheep Creek settlers. -- August 24, 1898

From John Kemmis, Livingstone, complaining about taxing leased school lands. -- April 11, 1899

From James Smart, Deputy Minister of the Interior, to E.L. Newcombe, Deputy Minister of Justice, re taxation of leased lands by municipalities. -- April 28, 1899

Petition of residents and ranchers of Assiniboia re amenging lease and ranching regulations. -- Feburary 1901

Department correspondence re R.G. Mathews' suggestions re changes in management of grazing lands. -- May 1, 1901

Department memo re grazing lands. -- August 14, 1901

From W.T. Warner re flooded hay lands of the grazing leases in Moose Mountain district. -- June 30, 1902

From W.T. Warner re tax on grazing lands. -- June 30, 1902

From department to F.H. Peachey, Plume Creek, re petition requesting changes to administration of grazing lands. -- August 6, 1902

From Ernest Peachey complaining of government policy not allowing ranchers to buy, lease ro homestead government land. -- December 4, 1903

From George Lane to J.W. Greenway, Commission or Dominion Lands, re refusal of government to sell large tracts of land for grazing purposes. -- June 1, 1904

From Frank Oliver re above letter. -- June 4, 1904

From department to M. Mackenzie of [Fort] Macleod re George Lane's suggestions. -- June 27, 1904

Department correspondence re fencing off grazing lands. -- August 13, 1904

M-3799-35

Material from RG 15 B2a Vol.172 f.145330 (part 4). -- 1903-1912. -- Consists of the following:

Grazing regulations. -- November 6, 1903

From Clifford Sifton, Minister of the Interior, to Governor-General re regulations for administration of grazing lands. -- December 30, 1904

Department correspondence re new regulations for granting of grazing leases. -- January 17, 1905

Department memo re closed leases of lands for grazing purposes. -- February 27, 1905 and April 17, 1905

Department memo re past policy on issuing grazing leases of Dominion land; includes list of closed leases. -- June 15, 1905

From Minister of the Interior to Governor-General re grazing lease regulations. -- July 27, 1905

From Frank Oliver re applications for grazing lands. -- August 5, 1905

From Frank Oliver to W. Stuart, Inspector of Ranches, re above; includes synopsis of grazing regulations. -- Feburary 9, 1906

Department memo re revising regulations to enable leaseholders to cultivate a portion of lease. -- Feburary 1, 1907

Deparment memo re stock grazing reserves. -- June 1, 1909

Newspaper clipping from Calgary Herald re grazing reserves. -- May 28, 1910

Department correspondence re extending length of leases. -- September 14, 1910

Department correspondence re stock returns including list of ranchers showing number of cattle, horses and sheep. -- December 6, 1910

From D.E. Riley, High River, re grazing reserves. -- December 12, 1910

Department memo re map showing closed leases and those subject to 2 year cancellation. -- March 8, 1912

Department memo re grazing regulations. -- June 24, 1912

From Pincher Creek stockmen re reserving stock grazing areas. -- July 6, 1912

From H. Butcher re above. -- July 8, 1912

From Charles Grayson, Inspector of Ranches, re grazing land. -- July 31, 1912

M-3799-36

Material from RG 15 B2a Vol.172 f.145330 (part 5). -- 1912-1914. -- Consists of the following:

From E.E. Taylor, Inspector of Ranches, re stock declarations. -- October 17 and 22, 1912

From E.E. Taylor re inspection of grazing lands in Moose Jaw area. -- November 8, 1912

From H. Butcher, Secretary of Twin Butte Cattle and Horse Association re grazing reservations. -- December 16, 1912

Petition from farmers against free range district. -- December 30, 1912

From W.A. Lind, secretary-treasurer of Tongue Creek Local 322 re United Farmers of Alberta resolution. -- January 27, 1913

From G. Pope of Ranching and Grazing Investigation Commission re lease application and payment. -- March 15, 1913

Petition of settlers, Rural Municipality of Reno, re setting apart ranching areas. -- March 25, 1913

From C.E. Brown, secretary of Rural Municipality of Reno no. 51 re above. -- March 28, 1913

Petition of small ranchers complaining against large tracts of land for big ranch companies. -- April 4, 1913

From G. Pope re leasee owning stock before application for lease. -- April 7, 1913

Department memos re grazing regulations. -- April 16 and May 8, 1913

From Russell Sexsmith, Assistant Ranch Inspector, re settlers on grazing leases. -- July 14, 1913

From H. Butcher, Secretary of Twin Butte Cattle and Horse Association re settlers on grazing leases. -- July 29, 1913

Department memo re recommendations of the Ranching and Grazing Commissioners. -- September 25, 1913

Privy Council order re grazing regulations. -- Feburary 16, 1914

From W.H. Ogle, proprietor, Wood Mountain Stock Ranch, re changing leases. -- March 3, 1914

From H.A. Noble re grazing regulations. -- March 17, 1914

M-3799-37

Material from RG 15 B2a Vol.173 f.145330 (part 6). -- 1914-1915. -- Consists of the following:

From Department to Agent of Dominion Lands re applications for grazing leases. -- April 8, 1914

Department memo re grazing regulations. -- June 17, 1914

Circular re application for grazing leases. -- June 24, 1914

From Walter Ings re grass files caused from influx of people with oil boom. -- June 29, 1914

Department memo re provincial tax on grazing lands. -- July 7, 1914

From department to Crown Timber agent re application for grazing leases. -- July 10,1914, November 2, 1914 and Feburary 22, 1915

From Department to Inspector of Ranches re homestead regulations. -- March 13, 1915

Department memo re grazing and homestead land. -- April 12, 1915

Department memo re releasing cancelled leases. -- April 20, 1915

From department to George Cloakey, Inspector of Ranches, re stock clause in Land Regulations. -- April 21, 1915

From George Cloakey re stock clause in homestead regulations. -- April 26, 1915

Department memo re cancelled lease lands. -- April 29, 1915

Department correspondence re applications for grazing leases. -- May 12, 1915

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Material from RG 15 B2a Vol.173 f.145330 (part 7). -- 1915-1918. -- Consists of the following:

From John D. Simpson, Secretary-Treasurer of the Saskatchewan Stock Growers' Association, re grazing lease cancellation. -- June 23, 1915

Department memo re grazing land after it is withdrawn from entry or reservation. -- August 20, 1915

Department memo re classification of lands for grazing. -- August 25, 1915

Department memo re lands unfit for farming. -- September 27, 1915

Department memo re grazing and homesteading lands. -- January 18, 1916

From Department to Agent of Dominion Lands, Winnipeg re homesteading and grazing lands. -- February 28, 1916

Department memo re Alberta companies applying for grazing leases. -- January 2, 1917

Department memo re grazing regulations. -- January 26, 1917

From department to Agent of Dominion Lands, Winnipeg re de-barring alien enemies from any rights in the natural resources. -- June 13, 1917

Department memos re increasing stock in southern Alberta foothills. -- November 12 and 19, 1917

From department to G.H. Lydiard, Inspector of Ranches, Moose Jaw, re granting grazing leases. -- November 22, 1917

From department to H.L. Bowyer, Inspector of Ranches, Moose Jaw, re conflicting grazing lease applications. -- December 29, 1917

Department memo re lands for Soldier Settlement scheme. -- March 18, 1918

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Material from RG 15 B2a Vol.174 f.145330 (part 8). -- 1918-1920. -- Consists of the following:

Resolution of Western Stock Growers' Association re grazing in northern Alberta. -- May 9, 1918

From C.R. Mitchell, Acting Premier of Alberta, re difficulty in collecting provincial tax from holders or occupants of grazing leases. -- June 28, 1918

Department memo re common grazing land in Alberta foothills. -- October 8, 1918

Department memo re some Peace River lands covered with brush being leased for grazing. -- October 15, 1918

From E.L. Newcombe, Deputy Minister of Justice, enquiring about grazing regulations. -- October 25, 1918

Department memos re amending grazing regulations. -- October 29, 1918

Newspaper clipping re objections of Buckland municipality to free range. -- November 16, 1918

Department memo re soldier settlement lands. -- January 28, 1919

Order-in-Council re grazing regulations. -- April 4, 1919

Department memo re British subjects acquiring grazing leases; includes extract of letter from Edmund Bristol, M.P. -- April 8, 1919

Department memo re homestead and grazing lands. -- May 7, 1919

Department memo re grazing leases on surveyed land. -- May 9, 1919

From Fred Lemke, Devils Lake, to F.T. Fisher, Edmonton, re applying for lands for ranching. -- May 14, 1919

Department memo re granting grazing leaseholds to non-British subjects. -- June 5, 1919

Department memo re grazing lease regulations. -- June 5, 1919

From F.T. Fisher, secretary of Edmonton Board of Trade, to Brigadier-General W.A. Griesbach, re Western Stock Growers' Association resolution for northern grazing. -- June 10, 1919

From F.T. Fisher to J.A. Calder, Minister of Immigration and Colonization, re same as above. -- June 10, 1919

Department memo re grazing leases on surveyed and unsurveyed lands. -- June 10, 1919

Department memo re grazing lands being those unsuitable for farming. -- June 13, 1919

From W.A. Griesbach re reserving certain areas for ranching. -- June 27, 1919

From F.T. Fisher re northern Alberta grazing lands. -- June 27, 1919

Order-in-Council re northern Alberta grazing lands. -- August 23, 1919

From F.T. Fisher re grazing leases in remote districts. -- September 10, 1919

Laidlaw re grazing regulations not allowing non-British subjects to acquire leases. -- September 17, 1919

From W.A. Griesbach re grazing leases in remote districts. -- March 2, 1920

Department memo re the above. -- March 9, 1920

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Material from RG 15 B2a Vol.175 f.145330 (part 9). -- 1920-1922. -- Consists of the following:

Department memo re amendments to the grazing regulations. -- October 5, 1920

Department memo re Brown Ranch Company's farmer leasehold. -- October 7, 1920

List of lands granted under present regulations. -- September 9, 1921

Department memo re four year cancellation clause. -- September 26, 1921

Order-in-council re grazing regulations. -- October 3, 1921

Department memo re leniency in late lease rental payments. -- October 11, 1921

Department memo re land under grazing lease. -- November 22, 1921

From George Hutton, secretary of Calgary Board of Trade, re resolution. -- January 19, 1922

Department memo re Western Stock Growers' Association request to have renewals of grazing leases on leaseholds. -- February 2, 1922

From United Farmers of Alberta requesting amendments to grazing regulations. -- undated

Department memos re grazing regulations. -- February 8 and 11, 1922

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Material from RG 15 B2a Vol.176 f.145330 (part 10). -- 1922. -- Consists of the following:

From United Farmers of Alberta requesting amendments to grazing regulations. -- February 22, 1922

From C.M. Hamilton re grazing lands. -- February 23, 1922

Synopsis of meeting with ranchmen and grazing leases at Medicine Hat. -- March 4, 1922

Department memo re C.M. Hamilton's above letter. -- March 14, 1922

Precis of communications with suggestions for amending grazing regulations. -- March 15, 1922

Department memo re Western Stock Growers' Association suggestions. -- March 15, 1922

Memo from B.L. York to W.W. Cory, Deputy Minister of the Interior, re suggestions of the Western Stock Growers' Protective Association and the Saskatchewan Stock Growers' Association re grazing leases; includes draft regulations. -- March 15, 1922

Petition frm the Stock Growers' Protective Association re grazing leases. -- March 15, 1922

Memo from E. Drake to B.L. York re amendments to the grazing leases. -- March 17, 1922

Memo from B.L. York to W.W. Cory re the cancellation of grazing leases south of the south boundary of township 16 in Alberta and Saskatchewan. -- March 30, 1922

Memo from W.W. Cory to Mr. Greenway re reserved lands. -- April 4, 1922

Amendments to the grazing regulations. -- April 5, 1922

Memo from W.W. Cory to York re availability of reserved lands. -- April 7, 1922

Letter from B.L. York to H.A. Craig re new grazing regulations. -- April 22, 1922

Circular letter re new grazing regulations. -- April 24, 1922

Memos from B.L. York to W.W. Cory re community grazing regulations. -- April 28 and May 3, 1922

Letter from Douglas Hardwick to Honorable Charles Stewart re new grazing regulations. -- May 5, 1922

Letter from Douglas Harkwick to W.W. Cory re new grazing regulatios. -- May 10, 1922

Memo to W.W. Cory re length of leases. -- May 22, 1922

Covering letter and resolutions from E.G. Hingley to Honorable W.L. Mackenzie King re grazing leases. -- May 30, 1922

Article re history of grazing regulations. -- June 7, 1922

Series 2 Sir John A. Macdonald papers (MG 26). -- 1881-1889
M-3799-42 John A. Macdonald to J.M. Conger re starting ranch. -- December 21, 1881 [MG 26 A1 LB21 p.553
M-3799-43 From George B. Elliott re ranching lease. -- May 8, 1894 [MG 26 A1 LB22]
M-3799-44 From Marquis of Lorne re order prohibiting keeping sheep on ranches. -- April 23, 1882 [MG 26 A1a Vol.82]
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Material from MG 26 A1a Vol.113. -- 1886, 1889. -- Consists of the following:

From William Carter re foreign investment in cattle industry. -- Marcy 2, 1889

From C. Drinkwater re concessions for Sir John Lister Kaye. -- December 18, 1886

M-3799-46 From D. Macpherson re concellation of leases. -- April 20, 1885 [MG 26 A1b Vol.250]
M-3799-47 From G. Guard to H. Langevin, Minister of Public Works, re conflict between ranchers and farmers. -- November 18, 1884 [MG 26 A1b Vol.409]
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Material from MG 26 A1d Vol.249. -- 1883. -- Consists of the following:

From Charles Colby to D.L. Macpherson complaining of sheep and cattle ranges being adjacent. -- March 22, 1883

From D.L. Macpherson to John A. Macdonald re Cochrane Ranch request to pasture sheep. -- March 22, 1883

From M.H. Cochrane to J.H. Pope requesting to breed sheep. -- June 18, 1883

From D.L. Macpherson to C.J. Campbell re consolidation of ranches into one. -- July 13, 1883

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Material from MG 26 A1d Vol. 389. -- 1882. -- Consists of the following:

From Alex Staveley Hill to John A. Macdonald re grazing leases, fencing, timber, import duty on cattle, and Crowsnest Pass. -- November 22, 1882

From T.B. Strange to John A. Macdonald re starting ranch. -- November 24, [1882]

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From J. Evans to John A. Macdonald re English capitalists starting ranch and building railway to ship coal. -- August 20, 1885 and August 28, 1885 [MG 26 A1d Vol. 418]

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Material from MG 26 A1d Vol.420. -- 1885. -- Consists of the following:

From J. Evans to John A. Macdonald re import of cattle from USA. -- October 8, 1885

From Thomas White re import duties. -- November 20, 1885

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Material from MG 26 A1e Vol.575. -- 1883. -- Consists of the following:

From Macdonald to Macpherson re Cochrane Ranche application for sheep grazing privileges. -- June 8, 1883

From ? to Campbell re amalgamating ranches. -- June 23, 1883

Series 3 North-West Mounted Police papers (RG 18). -- 1891-1905
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Materia from RG 18 A1 Vol.56 f.695. -- 1891. -- Consists of the following:

Re ill feelings between settlers and ranch holders around Porcupine Hills. -- 1891

From S.B. Steele, Superintendent commanding Macleod District, to Commissioner re dissatisfied settlers on Waldron, Oxley, Winder, Victor and Glengarry leases. -- October 17, 1891

From Commissioner to Comptroller re above letter. -- october 22, 1891

From Comptroller to John Hall, secretary of the Department of Interior, re above matter. -- October 27, 1891

M-3799-54 From North-West Mounted Police to John Lowe, Deputy Minister of Agriculture, re Conrad Brothers' cattle drifting north. -- August 5, 1893 [RG 18 A1 Vol.85 f.540]
M-3799-55 From Commissioner to Deputy Minister of Agriculture re American cattle drifting into Canda; includes extract from Inspector W.S. Morris' report, Coutts. -- October 14, 1896 [RG 18 A1 Vol.117 f.87]
M-3799-56 From Commissioner to Comptroller re branding mavericks. -- January 23, 1896 [RG 18 A1 Vol.120 f.250]
M-3799-57 From John Harris, General Manager of Benton and St. Louis Cattle Company to W.G. Conrad re branding Conrad cattle in USA and Canada. -- May 18, 1896 [RG 18 A1 Vol.122 f.370]
M-3799-58 From Fred White, Comptroller, to Commanding Officer "K" Division, North-West Mounted Police, re Spencer Brothers lease and Philip Lease. -- April 22, 1901 [RG 18 A1 Vol.214 f.497]
M-3799-59

Material from RG 18 A1 Vol.214, f.497. -- 1902. -- Consists of the following:

Extract from Superintendent Moffatt's report re import of cattle from USA by Conrad Price Cattle Company. -- May 1902

Article from Medicine Hat News re American cattle seizure. -- November 20, 1902

From Richard Burton Deane, Superintendent "A" Division to Commissioner re slander against Mounted Police in above article. -- November 22, 1902

From Commissioner to Comptroller re above. -- November 26, 1902

From Clifford Sifton to Fred White re investigation of above. -- December 4, 1902 and December 18, 1902

From Commissioner to Fred White re above. -- December 12, 1902

"Assistance to Department of Customs" re import of cattle. -- 1902

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Material from RG 18 A1 Vol.242 f.25 (part 1). -- 1902-1903. -- Consists of the following:

From Fred White to Commissioner re seizure of American cattle by Customs official. -- October 4, 1902

From Superintendent Burton Deane to Commissioner re American round-ups. -- October 10, 1902

Memo from Fred White re American cattel on Canadian grazing grounds. -- October 17, 1902

From Commissioner to Fred White re encroachment of American cattle. -- October 18, 1902

From Sergeant Charles Allen to Commanding Officer, Maple Creek, reporting on encroachments by American cattle. -- October 28, 1902

From Constable A. Purves to Commanding Officer, Maple Creek, re American cattle. -- October 30, 1902

From Sergeant D. Paterson to Commanding Officer, Maple Creek, re encroachment of American cattle in Cypress Hills district. -- October 20, 1902

From Sergeant Charles Allen to Commanding Officer, Maple Creek, re W.O. Hall, an American, branding cattle. -- October 27, 1902

From the Commissioner ot the Comptroller re encroachment of American cattle. -- November 13, 1902

From the Commissioner to the Comptroller re protecting Canadian pasturage from the encroachment of American cattle. -- March 10, 1903

M-3799-61

Material from RG 18 A1 Vol.243 f.25 (part 2). -- 1903. -- Consists of the following:

From Fred White to Hon. Clifford Sifton re checking the encroachment of American cattle. -- March 20, 1903

From Hon. Clifford Sifton to Fred White re keeping American cattle off the boundary line. -- March 20, 1903

From J.V. Begin to the Commissioner re sketch of Spencer Brothers lease. -- April 9, 1903

From W.H. Irvine to Commanding Officer Macleod re regulation of cattle on boundary line. -- April 31, 1903

Weekly report by Inspector Arthur W. Duffus to Commanding Officer, Lethbridge. -- July 13, 1903

From the Commissioner to the Comptroller re encroachment of American cattle. -- August 3, 1903

Telegram from Fred White to Major A.B. Perry re American cattle on Canadian side. -- August 7, 1903

Extract from a report of Inspector Duffus re cattle on either side of border. -- August 11, 1903

Report from Arthur W. Duffus to Commanding Officer, Lethbridge. -- October 19, 1903

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Material from RG 18 A1 Vol.261 f.823. -- 1903. -- Consists of the following:

To Hon. Clifford Sifton re fencing international boundary. -- November 10, 1903

Memo re drifting of cattle across boundary line. -- November 30, 1903

M-3799-63

Material from RG 18 A1 Vol.284 f.10. -- 1905. -- Consists of the following:

From Sergeant Major C.C. Raven to Commanding Officer "K" Division re American cattle held on Canadian side of border by American stock riders. -- February 10, 1905

Petition from Battle Creek Association to Walter Scott, MP, re cattle crossing international boundary. -- Mary 13, 1905

From W.W. Cory to Fred White re above petition. -- March 30, 1905

Series 4 Department of Consumer and Corporate Affairs. -- 1884-1886
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Cochrane Ranche Company:

Petition of the Directors of the Cochrane Ranche Company re bylaw re reduction of stock. -- December 22, 1885

Declaration by J.M. Browning re bylaws. -- December 28, 1885

Cochrane Ranche Company bylaws. -- December 22, 1885

Minutes of General meeting of shareholders of the Cochrane Ranche Company. -- December 18, 1885

North-West Cattle Company:

Petition of Directors re incorporation. -- August 30, 1884

List of shareholders of the North-West Cattle Company. -- August 1884

Extract from minutes of directors' meeting. -- August 30, 1884

Mount Royal Ranch Company:

Transfer of lease from Allan P. Patrick to the company. -- May 26, 1884

Mount Head Ranch Company:

Agreement between Thomas Todd Milburne on behalf of the Mount Head Ranch Company and the North-West Cattle Company re sale of former to the latter and amalgamation of the two.

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