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William Roper Hull, [ca. 1882-1887]
William Roper Hull, [ca. 1882-1887]

William Roper Hull fonds

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Table of Contents

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Series 1 Personal and business papers. -- 1887-1986
Series 2 Photographs. -- 1879-[early 1920s]


Series 1

Personal and business papers. -- 1887-1986. -- The series consists of miscellaneous records, from a variety of sources, which relate to W.R. Hull, his personal life and his business activities.

M-546 Letters to W.R. Hull from his father, A.W. Hull, and C.W. Harris. -- 1887-1911. -- 6 items. -- Also includes a Chipman Ranch promotional leaflet and various tickets. See NA-453 in Series 2 below for photos of the leaflet.
M-547 W.R. Hull - Miscellany. -- 1900-1916. -- 4 items. -- These records were found in an outbuilding of the W.R. Hull estate at 1202 - 6th Street SW. -- Consists of a pad of 20 blank cheques of "The New Oxley (Canada) Ranche Co. Lte." (190-); engraved invitation to a garden party of the BC Lieutenant-Governor (1916); receipt for two shares in Rocky Mountain Oil Fields Ltd. (1913); and pencil-written list of Mr. Hull's horses.
M-548 Mr. and Mrs. Willian Roper Hull's Christmas card. -- n.d. -- 1 item
M-2679 Letter to J.S. Dennis regarding a conveyance of land, written on Hull Brothers and Company letterhead. -- 1897. -- 1 page
M-3041 Architectural floor plans for the Hull house, Calgary. -- 1955. -- 8 pages
M-4004 Biographical article by George Gooderham. -- 1971. -- 17 pages. -- Consists of article about William Roper Hull's ranching career in British Columbia, establishment of business interests in Calgary, and the building of his home "Langmore". Includes excerpts from brand books.
M-7516 Notes about William Roper Hull by Joyce Hull. -- 1986. -- 1 page
M-7709 Agreement and specifications for the Grain Exchange Building in Calgary. -- 1909 and n.d. -- 1 cm of textual records. -- These items were preserved by Henry D. Mann, the owner of the Grain Exchange Building in the 1950s and 1960s.
M-8554 Partnership agreement between W.R. Hull and F.G. Topp. -- 1889. -- 10 pages

Series 2

Photographs. -- 1879-[early 1920s]. -- 81 photographs. -- The series consists of views of W.R. Hull, his family and home, other Calgary homes, and southern Alberta scenes.

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PA-38 Portraits of William Roper Hull. -- n.d. -- 18 photographs
PA-52 Views of horses and horsemen, found in the carriage house of the Hull estate. -- n.d. -- 7 photographs
PA-2093 W.R. Hull, Emiline; Calgary Club; Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) loop; and Kamloops, BC. -- n.d. -- 6 photographs
PB-6 Southern Alberta views, taken by Boorne and May. -- n.d -- 15 photographs
PB-13 Hull house (Langmore) views. -- n.d. -- 4 photographs
NA-453 View of Chipman Ranch on the Elbow River, Calgary. -- 1887. -- 1 photograph. -- Consists of a photo of a promotional booklet cover. See M-546 above for the original.
NA-514 Portrait of W.R. Hull. -- [ca. 1900-1905]. -- 1 photograph. -- Copied from PB-13-1 above.
NA-1045 W.R. Newbolt's ranch house on the Bow river, near Indus, Alberta. -- [ca. 1887-1889]. -- 1 photograph
NA-1984 Langmore, the Hull's home in Calgary, Alberta. -- [ca. 1910s]. -- 1 photograph. Copied from PB-13-2 above.
NA-2171 Blackfoot tipis (ca. 1887); and Calgary Brewing and Malting Company (ca. 1897). -- 2 photographs. -- Copied from PB-6-9 and PB-6-4 above.
NA-3918 Views of various Calgary houses and businesses; members of the Hull family; and members of the A.E. Banister family. -- 1879-[early 1920s]. -- 30 photographs. -- Includes views of the homes of E.D. Benson, Pat Burns, S.E. Beveridge, O.S. Chapin, W.H. Cushing, Thomas Underwood, J.B. Watson, F.C. Lowes, J.A. Lougheed, and W.R. Hull.
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