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Prince of Wales and George Lane, Pekisko, 1919
NB-16- 149

EP Ranch fonds

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Table of Contents

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Series 1 Minute book - EP Ranch Committee. - 1933-1936
Series 2Operational papers and correspondence. - 1931-1950
Series 3Financial records and inventories. - 1920-1950
Series 4Invoices, receipts and bank books. - 1927-1956
Series 5Oil and mining. - 1920- 1956
Series 6Acquisition and disposal of Ranch. - 1919-1921, 1961-1973
Series 7 Alick Newton correspondence. - 1930-1950
Series 8 Livestock shows and sales catalogues, etc. - 1909-1940
Series 9 Scanned Document Photographs. - 1916-1954

Inventory

Series1

Minute book - EP Ranch Committee. - 1933-1936

M-2398-1Minutes of Committee of EP Ranch. - 1933- 1936. - Also includes inventory of household effects (1931).
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Series 2

Operational papers and correspondence. - 1931-1950

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

Financial records and inventories. - 1920-1950

M-2398-101Financial statements. - 1931-1933
M-2398-102Financial statements. - 1934-1936
M-2398-103Financial statements. - 1937-1939
M-2398-104Financial statements. - 1940-1942. - Also includes inventory March 1942.
M-2398-105Financial statements. - 1943-1950. - Also includes inventories April 1950.
M-2398-os1Ledger. - 1920-1929
M-2398-os2Ledger. - 1930-1937
M-2398-os3Purchase journal. - 1933-1941
M-2398-os4Purchase journal. - 1941-1956
M-2398-os5Ledger. - 1941-1946
M-2398-os6Ledger. - 1946-1951
M-2398-os7Ledger. - 1951-1956
M-2398-os8Ledger. - 1956
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Series 4

Invoices, receipts and bankbooks. - 1927-1956

M-2398-106Invoices and receipts. - 1931- 1932
M-2398-107Invoices and receipts. - 1931- 1932
M-2398-108Invoices and receipts. - 1932
M-2398-109Invoices and receipts. - 1932- 1933
M-2398-110Invoices and receipts. - 1933
M-2398-111Invoices and receipts. - 1933- 1934
M-2398-112Invoices and receipts. - 1934- 1935
M-2398-113Invoices and receipts. - 1935
M-2398-114Invoices and receipts. - 1935- 1936
M-2398-115Invoices and receipts. - 1935
M-2398-116Invoices and receipts. - 1935- 1936
M-2398-117Invoices and receipts. - 1936
M-2398-118Invoices and receipts. - 1936
M-2398-119Invoices and receipts. - 1936- 1937
M-2398-120Invoices and receipts. - 1936- 1937
M-2398-121Invoices and receipts. - 1937
M-2398-122Invoices and receipts. - 1937- 1938
M-2398-123Invoices and receipts. - 1938
M-2398-124Invoices and receipts. - 1939- 1940
M-2398-125Invoices and receipts. - 1940
M-2398-126Invoices and receipts. - 1940- 1941
M-2398-127Invoices and receipts. - 1941
M-2398-128Invoices and receipts. - 1941- 1942
M-2398-129Invoices and receipts. - 1942- 1943
M-2398-130Invoices and receipts. - 1943- 1944
M-2398-131Invoices and receipts. - 1945- 1946
M-2398-132Invoices and receipts. - 1944- 1946
M-2398-133Invoices and receipts. - 1946- 1947
M-2398-134Invoices and receipts. - 1947- 1948
M-2398-135Invoices and receipts. - 1948
M-2398-136Invoices and receipts. - 1948- 1949
M-2398-137Invoices and receipts. - 1949
M-2398-138Invoices and receipts. - 1949- 1950
M-2398-139Invoices and receipts. - 1950
M-2398-140Invoices and receipts. - 1950
M-2398-141Invoices and receipts. - 1951
M-2398-142Invoices and receipts. - 1951
M-2398-143Invoices and receipts. - 1951- 1952
M-2398-144Invoices and receipts. - 1952
M-2398-145Invoices and receipts. - 1952- 1953
M-2398-146Invoices and receipts. - 1956
M-2398-147Invoices and receipts. - 1956
M-2398-148Cancelled cheques. - 1931-1938
M-2398-149Bankbooks. - 1927-1936. - In account with Dominion bank.
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Series 5

Oil and mining. - 1920-1936

M-2398-150Mining lease. - 1930. - Also includes grant of mining rights in farm property.
M-2398-164Assignment of lease. - 1925. - From George Lane and Company to Edward, Prince of Wales.
M-2398-165Mining lease. - 1930. - Between the Department of the Interior and the Prince of Wales.
M-2398-151Geological and petroleum report. - 1945. - Regarding EP Ranch property.
M-2398-152Agreements. - 1951-1956. - Regarding power of attorney, assignment of royalties and options.
M-2398-153Inventory of EP Ranch holdings. - 1953
M-2398-154Aerial photograph of EP Ranch property. - nd
M-2398-155Maps. - 1960. - Regarding ranch property near Aldersyde.
M-2398-156Share register of EP Ranching Company ltd. - 1956-1958
M-2398-160Correspondence. - 1920-1936. - Regarding mineral surface leases, licence for the diversion of water, and sale of a parcel of land to the Prince under irrigation system.
M-2398-161Correspondence. - 1929-1938. - Regarding mining lease payments, and transfer of surface and mineral rights from the Government to the Prince of Wales.
M-2398-157Correspondence and minutes. - 1956-1963. - Regarding EP Ranching Company ltd.
M-2398-158Share certificates of EP Ranching Company ltd. - 1957-1958
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Series 6

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

M-2398-162Agreement for sale and purchase. - 1919. - Consists of agreement for sale and purchase of ranch at Pekisko, from Frank N. Bedingfeld to George Lane. - Note that the name Bedingfeld is incorrectly spelled on these documents.
M-2398-163Assignment of lease. - 1921. - From George Lane and Company to Edward, Prince of Wales.
M-2398-159Correspondence. - 1961-1973. - Regarding sale of ranch and disposal of property and records.
M-2380 Dispersal sale for Welsh ponies - 1961. - Consists of a sale catalogue and list of purchasers for dispersal sale of EP Ranch herd of Welsh ponies.
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Series 7

Alick Newton correspondence. - 1930-1950

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

Series 8

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

Series 9


Photographs. - 1916-1954

Many of the photographs have been scanned. Scanned Document View now.

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

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

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