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Charles, Etta and Robin Haultain in their dining room,
Regina, Saskatchewan, [ca. 1891-1894]
ND-37-5

Charles and Etta Haultain fonds

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Table of Contents

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Series 1 Correspondence. -- 1870, 1885-1904, 1935
Series 2Personal records. -- 1898- 1945
Series 3Sketches. -- 1883- 1887
Series 4Notebooks. -- 1880- 1901
Series 5Frederick W.G. Haultain. -- 1904- 1942
Series 6North-West Mounted Police (NWMP) related records. -- 1898-1911
Series 7Poetry and newsclippings. -- 1883- 1909
Series 8Etta's memoirs. -- 1938
Series 9Recipes. -- 1840-[ca. 1930s]
Series 10 Photographs. -- [ca. 1887]- 1935

Inventory

Series 1

Correspondence. -- 1870, 1885-1904, 1935

M-8535-1 Correspondence between Charlie and Etta. -- 1885. -- Consists of letters between Charlie Haultain and Etta Dennistoun regarding his brief stint with the North-West Mounted Police in Saskatchewan during the Riel Rebellion, her life in Peterborough, Ontario, and their engagement. View now.
M-8535-2 Correspondence between Charlie and Etta. -- 1886. -- Consists of letters from Charlie Haultain in Toronto, Ontario to his fiancee, Etta Dennistoun, in Peterborough describing his medical studies, patients, medical exams and social life. View now.
M-8535-3 Correspondence between Charlie and Etta. -- 1887. -- Consists of letters from Charlie Haultain to his fiancee, Etta Dennistoun, in Peterborough, Ontario describing his medical studies and social life in London, England, and his subsequent attempts to establish a medical practice in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Link to scanned documents. View now.
M-8535-4 Correspondence between Charlie and Etta. -- 1888. -- Consists of letters from Charlie Haultain to his fiancee, Etta Dennistoun, in Peterborough, Ontario describing his activities as a doctor in Winnipeg, Manitoba, serving as a medical officer with the North-West Mounted Police at Wood Mountain, Saskatchewan during the summer, and his return to Morden, Manitoba. Includes one letter from Etta to Charlie. View now.
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Correspondence between Charlie and Etta. -- January-May 1889. -- Consists of letters between Charlie Haultain and his fiancee, Etta Dennistoun, describing his activities as a medical officer for the North-West Mounted Police at Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, and her social life on an extended visit to Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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M-8535-6 Correspondence between Charlie and Etta. -- June-December 1889. -- Consists of letters from Etta Dennistoun to her fiance, Charlie Haultain (serving as medical officer for the North-West Mounted Police at Maple Creek, Saskatchewan), describing her social life on an extended visit to Winnipeg, Manitoba, and her return to Peterborough, Ontario to prepare for their wedding. Includes one letter from Charlie to Etta. View now.
M-8535-7Correspondence between Charlie and Etta. -- 1890. -- Consists of letters between Charlie and Etta Haultain prior to and after their June wedding, describing his life as medical officer for the North-West Mounted Police at Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, the wedding arrangements, and her life in Winnipeg while waiting to join him. View now.
M-8535-8Correspondence with Charlie's parents, Isabella and Francis Mitchell Haultain. -- 1899-1902
M-8535-9Correspondence with Charlie's brother, T. Arnold Haultain. -- 1897-1901 and nd
M-8535-10Letter from T. Arnold Haultain to Etta. -- 1907- 1908. -- Consists of newsclippings of letters to the editor, written in 1907, which he sent to Etta to read.
M-8535-11Letter to Miss Kirkpatrick via Etta, from T. Arnold Haultain. -- [ca. 1880s]. -- Consists of a riddle.
M-8535-12Miscellaneous letters to Charlie. -- 1890, 1901. -- Consists of congratulations on his marriage (1890), and telegram and part of a letter regarding Pacific Grove trip (1901).
M-8535-13Letters to Etta from friend, "George". -- 1886- 1889
M-8535-14Miscellaneous letters to Etta. -- 1881-1890, 1902- 1904, 1935
M-8535-15Letter to Minnie Haultain from her father. -- 1870
M-8535-16Postcard to Miss H.E. Haultain (Charlie and Etta's daughter). -- 1907
M-8535-17Empty envelopes. -- 1887-1902
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Series 2

Personal records. -- 1898-1945

M-8535-18Will of Charles Selby Haultain. -- 1902
M-8535-19Etta's obituary. -- 1945
M-8535-20A lock of baby Etta's hair [child of Charles and Etta]. -- 1899
M-8535-21A lock of Francis Mitchell Haultain's hair. -- October 1898. -- Taken on his death.
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Series 3

Sketches. -- 1883-1887

M-8535-22Sketch of T.J. Barnardo, British social worker. -- May 18, 1883
M-8535-23Sketch, "Troubled Dreams -- The night after the summons". -- 1885
M-8535-24Sketch of a Red River Cart by CSH [Charles Selby Haultain].-- -- 1885. -- This was to be included in Etta's published memoirs, on page 119. See files 45 and 46.
M-8535-25Sketch of cows, swan and birds. -- 1887. -- This was probably drawn by Charles, who was in England and Germany in 1887.
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Series 4

Notebooks. -- 1880-1901

M-8535-26Notebook -- list of wedding presents. -- June 1890
M-8535-27Notebook -- record of Charles' expenses. -- May 4, 1892-1901
M-8535-28Notebook. -- 1880, 1896. -- One side is Charles' school notebook from 1880, including languages, math, and history. The other side is entitled, "A notebook of thoughts for my boys; commenced Jan 1896".
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Series 5

Frederick W.G. Haultain. -- 1904-1942

M-8535-29Newclippings about Frederick W.G. Haultain. -- 1904-1905
M-8535-30Newsclippings about Frederick W.G. Haultain's death. -- 1942. -- Includes a memorial service program.
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Series 6

North-West Mounted Police (NWMP) related records. -- 1898- 1911

M-8535-31Hicks and Sons catalogue. -- 1901. -- Military, Naval and General Outfitters. Includes a memo to Charles, about booking an order for him.
M-8535-32Poetry and article about North-West Mounted Police Inspector Fitzgerald and three Mounties who died in the north. -- 1911. -- Also includes two copies of the poem, "The Riders of the Plains".
M-8535-33Newsclippings re NWMP. -- 1898, 1911, and nd
M-8535-34Small water colour painting of a Mountie on a horse. -- nd
M-8535-35NWMP letterhead. -- [ca. 1890s]
M-8535-36Plans of quarters for the assistant surgeon, Maple Creek. -- 1890
M-8535-37NWMP daily journal. -- 1891. -- Cover only.
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Series 7

Poetry and newsclippings. -- 1883-1909

M-8535-38Poetry extracts. -- September 23, 1883. -- Inscribed "Etta Dennistoun with love from T. Haultain".
M-8535-39Poetry, from various newspapers, copied into "Daily Journal 1889". -- 1903-1904
M-8535-40Poetry notebook, with poems copied from various newspapers. -- 1903
M-8535-41Loose poetry -- typed and handwritten. -- nd
M-8535-42Newsclippings of poems. -- 1883- 1909
M-8535-43"The North West Canada" by Moira O'Neill. -- nd
M-8535-44Miscellaneous newsclippings regarding topics of interest to the Haultains. -- 1898-1906
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Series 8

Etta's memoirs. -- 1938

M-8535-45"The North West Mounted Police : Memories of a Doctor's Wife, 1890-1904" by Henrietta Haultain. -- 1938. -- This version has 169 pages, and includes a list of illustrations.
M-8535-46"The North West Mounted Police : Memories of a Doctor's Wife, 1890-1904" by Henrietta Haultain. -- 1938. -- This version has 249 pages.
M-8535-47Etta's address book of Mountie contacts. -- [ca. 1930s]. -- Apparently used while writing her memoirs.
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Series 9

Recipes. -- 1840-[ca. 1930s]

M-8535-48Handwritten recipe book. -- 1848. -- Inscribed "Mrs. Dennistoun, Greenlaw, July 25th, 1848". [Etta's grandmother?]
M-8535-49Handwritten recipe book. -- 1840-1885. -- Consists of recipes collected from friends. Many recipes are signed and dated.
M-8535-50Etta's recipe book. -- 1890-1930s. -- Includes handwritten recipes and recipes clipped from newspapers. Extremely fragile.
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Series 10

Photographs. -- [ca. 1887]-1935

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PA-3402-(61-97)Views of Charles, Etta and the children. -- [ca. 1890-1903, 1935]. -- 37 photoprints.
PA-3402-(98-137)Views of Fort Macleod, Battleford and western Canada. -- [ca. 1891-903]. -- 40 photoprints.
PA-3402-138A doctor's convention at Banff, Alberta. -- 1889. -- 1 photoprint. -- Charles is fourth from the left in the second row. -- Scanned. See public computer.
PA-3402-(139-156)Pacific Grove, California. -- 1901. -- 18 photoprints
PA-3402-157W.G. Haultain, Regina, Saskatchewan. -- 1900. -- 1 photoprint. -- Brother of Sir Frederick W.G. Haultain.
PA-3402-158J.H. McIllree, NWMP. -- nd. -- 1 photoprint
PA-3402-159Mrs. Griesbach. -- nd. -- 1 photoprint
PA-3402-(160-161)A.C. Macdonnell. -- [1920s], 1935. -- 2 photoprints
PA-3402-(162-163)Germany views. -- [ca. 1887]. -- 2 photoprints. -- Charles visited Germany briefly while he was studying medicine in Britain.
PA-3402-(164-170)The West and building the railway, British Columbia. -- 1917. -- 7 photoprints
PA-3402-(171-188)Miscellaneous and unidentified views. -- [ca. 1890-1903]. -- 18 photoprints
PB-848-1Christ Church Choir, [Fort] Macleod. -- 1901. -- 1 photoprint. -- Inscribed "To Mrs. Haultain with the compliments of the Rector Canon Hilton, after many years very pleasant associations with Christ Church Parish, Macleod. Oct. 15th 1902. The date of departure for Battleford, Sask.". Charles Haultain, with a beard, is on the rector's left.
PB-848-2Etta Haultain and her family, Fort Macleod. -- 1899. -- 1 photoprint
NA-5558Fort Macleod and western Canadian views. -- [ca. 1890s]. -- 60 negatives. -- Some may be negatives for photographs in PA-3402, but they have not been matched, and are unidentified.
ND-37Views of Etta, Charles, Robin, and their house, Regina. -- [ca. 1891-1894]. -- 29 negatives
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