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James Lougheed, [ca. 1890s]
James Lougheed, [ca. 1890s]

James Lougheed family fonds

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Table of Contents

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Series 1 Correspondence, personal papers and memorabilia. -- [ca. 1866]-1925
Series 2 Scanned Document Film of James Lougheed's funeral. -- 1925
Series 3 Photographs. -- 1883-1925


Series 1 Correspondence, personal papers and memorabilia. -- [ca. 1866]-1925. -- 7 cm of textual records. -- The series, donated by William Lougheed, grandson of Sir James, consists of correspondence and certificates concerning honours received (including his knighthood), newspaper clippings and memorabilia from a family scrapbook; and business correspondence and ethnological writing of Lougheed's father-in-law William L. Hardisty.

Correspondence and memorabilia. -- [ca. 1866]-1925. -- The file consists of:

Transcripts of letters conferring Knighthood, 1916. -- [Transcribed ca. 1970]. -- Originals are filed in M-4843-14a

Page from scrapbook containing letter of appointment to the Senate of Canada and obituary from Montreal Gazette. -- 1889, 1925.

Christmas card from Edward, Prince of Wales to Lady Lougheed. -- 1925.

Promissory note from S. A. M. McGraw. -- 1882.

News clipping featuring picture of Mrs. Norman Lougheed. -- 1911.

Page from scrapbook containing letter of congratulations from Calgary "Citizens Committee", business card, and obituaries from various newspapers. -- 1890, 1925.

Page from scrapbook containing picture of Lady Lougheed and Marjorie Lougheed with chauffeur and car in front of their home "Beaulieu", and obituaries from various newspapers. -- [ca. 1911], 1925.- - Picture has been copied as NA-3232-6.

Letter from Donald A. Smith (later Lord Strathcona), Montreal, to William L. Hardisty concerning his account with the Hudson's Bay Company and other business matters. -- 1876.

William L. Hardisty's statements of account with the Hudson's Bay Company. -- 1871-1874.

Fragment of draft of indenture for trusteeship of $40,000 from William L. Hardisty to Donald A. Smith and James Bissett. -- [187-?].

Fragment of letter from Donald A. Smith to William L. Hardisty concerning business and family matters. -- [187- ?].

Letter from Donogh, McCool & Oliver, wholesale dealers in lumber, lath & shingles, Toronto, to Lougheed, concerning business matters. -- 1882.

Fragment of questionnaire from Prof. S. F. Baird, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., concerning Indian ethnology and vocabulary. -- [ca. 1866?].

Memoranda, Donogh, McCool & Oliver, lumber dealers, Winnipeg, listing debts and commenting on creditors' reliability .-- 1882.

Document assigning power of attorney from T. S. McCool, Toronto, to James Lougheed. -- 1882.

Certificate assigning authority to James Lougheed to receive bails, affidavits, and affirmations in Manitoba. -- 1882.

List of Hudson's Bay Co. shares assigned to Factors, Chief Factors, and Inspecting Chief Factors. -- 1876.

Fragment of a draft monograph on the ethnology of the Loucheux people of the Yukon, apparently by William L. Hardisty. -- [ca. 1866].

M-4843-14 Correspondence inward from theatre companies. -- 1905. -- Includes correspondence from Ernest Willis, manager of "The Hottest Coon in Dixie" and William Cranston and G. Tempest, managers of "The Roscians". Lougheed apparently was a financial backer of the companies. Accompanied by a descriptive memo dated 1969.
M-4843-14a Letters conferring knighthood. -- 1916. -- 1 file of textual records. - Includes letter of transmittal from the Chancery of the Order of St. Michael and St. George; decree conferring knighthood signed by King George V; and warrant commanding the Governor-General to invest Lougheed in the Order.
M-4843-14b Order of St. Michael and St. George pamphlets. -- 1906-1917. -- Includes report of the Chapel and of the Chapel Maintenance Fund (for the year 1916, London): Chapel of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George in St. Paul's Cathedral (1917); the form and order of the service for the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George, Cambridge : Cambridge University Press (1906); insert announcing the service on St. George's Day (1917); the statutes of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, London (H.M.S.O., 1911- 1915).
M-4843-14c Dorothy Lougheed's common prayer book. -- n.d.
Series 2 Film of funeral. -- 1925. -- 1 film reel (40 sec.) : 35 mm, b&w, si.
F-123 Funeral of Sir James Lougheed. -- 1925. -- 1 film reel (40 sec.) : 35 mm, b&w, si. -- Consists of a short Pathe newsreel film of the funeral of Senator Lougheed in Calgary, Alberta. Shows Cathedral Church of the Redeemer, funeral procession of cars driving up Union Cemetery hill, and crowds at the grave site. Scanned Document View now.
Series 3 Photographs. -- 1883-1925. --327 photographs. - The series includes of views of James Lougheed, Lady Lougheed, and the Lougheed house.

Some of these photographs have been scanned. View now.
PA-2445-(121-123) Lady Lougheed; Clarence Lougheed as a baby, with his dog; and Lougheed House; and ambroytype ot James Lougheed as a boy with his mother and brother Sam. -- 3 photographs
PD-132-(vol.20-22) Lougheed family, house and activities. -- [ca. 1880s-1920s]. -- 324 photographs. -- Consists of photos which were originally in three family photo albums. The pages are now loose.
NA-3232-(1-22, 25-27, 49-50) Views of James Lougheed, Lady Lougheed, the interior of the Lougheed house, and Jamse Lougheed's funeral. -- 1883-1925. -- 27 photographs. -- Includes views of Richard and William Hardisty.
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