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Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip at the Calgary Stampede, 1951
Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip at the Calgary Stampede, 1951
NA-4325-14

Etta Mather fonds

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Table of Contents

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Series 1 Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire. -- 1936-1942
Series 2 Royal family - Scrapbooks and newspaper clippings. -- 1933-1972
Series 3 Miscellaneous scrapbooks and records. -- 1934-1955
Series 4 Photographs of Royal visits. -- 1939 and 1951

Inventory

Series 1 Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire. -- 1936-1942. -- 5 cm of textual records. -- The series consists of IODE records compiled by Etta Mather as a member of the organization.
M-1647-5 Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire. -- 1936-1942. -- Re Etta Mather's IODE activities. Includes programs, annual reports, a history of the IODE, lists of members of Alberta chapters, workd for the blind, details of educational programs, etc.
M-1647-4 Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire - Scrapbook. -- 1936-1942. -- Consists of newspaper clippings, memorabilia, etc. re IODE activities and the Royal family during the Second World War.
Series 2 Royal family - Scrapbooks and newspaper clippings.-- 1933-1972. - 1.6 m of textual records. -- The series consists of newspaper articles and memorabilia about the Royal Family which Etta Mathe, an avid monarchist, compiled over the years.
M-1647-7 Monarchs of England scrapbook. -- n.d.
M-827-1 George V newspaper clippings. -- 1933-1936. -- Re death of King George V, accession and abdication of Edward VIII. Includes programs of memorial services at Central United Church in Calgary.
M-827-vol.1 George V scrapbook. -- 1935-1936. -- Re Silver Jubilee and death. Includes programs for memorial services at Central United Church and Victoria Arena in Calgary.
M-827-vol.2 George V newspaper clippings. -- 1936. -- Re death of King George V.
M-827-oversize Hand-lettered copy of the last Empire radio broadcast of George V.
M-827-vol.3 Queen Mary scrapbook. -- 1936-1953
M-827-2 Edward VIII scrapbook. -- 1930s. -- Re the Prince of Wales.
M-827-oversize

Edward VIII:

Copy of painting of the Prince of Wales. -- 1936

Copy of head and shoulders drawing of Edward VIII

M-827-vol.5 Edward VIII scrapbook. -- 1936. -- Re coronation
M-827-vol.5 Edward VIII scrapbook. -- 1936. -- Re coronation
M-827-vol.6 Edward VIII scrapbook. -- 1936. -- Re coronation
M-827-3 Edward VIII scrapbook. -- 1936-1937. -- Re Duchess of Windsor (Mrs. Wallis Simpson).
M-827-vol.7 Edward VIII scrapbook. -- 1936-1937. -- Re abdication and marriage to Mrs. Wallis Simpson.
M-827-vol.8 Edward VIII scrapbook. -- 1936-1949. -- Re EP Ranch in southern Alberta.
M-827-vol.9 Edward VIII scrapbook. -- 1937-1956. -- Re Duke and Duchess of Windsor.
M-827-4 Edward VIII newspaper clippings. -- 1944-1950. -- Re life story of the Duke of Windsor.
M-827-5 George VI scrapbook. -- 1930s. -- Re coronation of King George VI, etc.
M-827-vol.10 George VI scrapbook. -- 1930s. -- Re Royal family.
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George VI:

Copy of painting of George VI
Coronation poster of George VI and Queen Elizabeth
Coronation supplement to Christian Science Monitor
Copy of photograph of George VI, Queen Elizabeth and Princess Elizabeth

M-827-vol.11 George VI scrapbook. -- 1937. -- Re coronation.
M-827-vol.12 George VI scrapbook. -- 1937. -- Re abdication of Edward VIII and coronation of King George VI.
M-827-6 George VI scrapbook. -- 1935-1941. -- Re Duke and Duchess of York and their daughters, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret Rose.
M-827-7 George VI newspaper clippings. -- 1936-1938. -- Re coronaton of King George VI. Includes souvenir edition of IODE publication Echoes (June 1939).
M-827-8 George VI newspaper clippings. -- 1937. -- Re coronation of King George VI.
M-827-9 George VI memorabilia. -- 1937-1947. -- Consists of programs, souvenirs, pictures, etc. re the coronation (1937), Royal visit to Canada (1939), etc.
M-827-10 George VI newspaper clippings. -- 1939. -- Re Royal visit to Canada. Includes souvenir edition of IODE publication Echoes (Spring 1939).
M-827-vol.13 George VI scrapbook. -- 1939. -- Re Royal tour of Canada.
M-827-vol.14 George VI scrapbook. -- 1939. -- Re Royal visit to Canada.
M-827-vol.15 George VI scrapbook. -- 1939-1940. -- Re activities and the Second World War.
M-827-11 George VI newspaper clippings. -- 1939-1941. -- Re Royal visit, etc.
M-827-vol.15a George VI scrapbook. -- 1942-1947. -- Re wartime activities; engagement and marriage of Princess Elizabeth.
M-827-vol.16 George VI scrapbook. -- 1948-1952. -- Re activities.
M-827-vol.17 Queen Elizabeth scrapbook. -- 1952-1957. -- Re the Queen Mother.
M-827-12 Princess Mary scrapbook. -- [1930s-1950s]. -- Re Lord and Lady Harewood and their sons George and Gerald Lacelles.
M-827-13 Prince Henry scrapbook. -- 1934-1953. -- Re Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and their sons, Princes William and Richard.
M-827-14 Prince George scrapbook. -- 1933-1940. -- Re Duke and Duchess of Kent and their children, Prince Edward and Princess Alexandra.
M-827-vol.18 Prince George scrapbook. -- 1941-1959. -- Re Duke and Duchess of Kent and their children, Prince Edward, Prince Michael, and Princess Alexandra.
M-827-vol.19 Elizabeth II scrapbook. -- 1932-1944. -- Re Princess Elizabeth
M-827-vol.20 Elizabeth II scrapbook. -- 1936-1945. -- Re French dolls given to Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret Rose. Includes postcards.
M-827-vol.21 Elizabeth II scrapbook. -- 1946-1947. -- Re engagement to Prince Philip.
M-827-vol.21a Elizabeth II scrapbook. -- 1946-1947. -- Re engagement to Prince Philip and wedding.
M-827-vol.22 Elizabeth II scrapbook. -- 1947. -- Re wedding.
M-827-vol.23 Elizabeth II scrapbook. -- 1947-1950. -- Re wedding; birth of Prince Charles; and birth of Princess Anne.
M-827-15 Elizabeth II newspaper clippings. -- 1950-1952. -- Re death of George VI, accession of Elizabeth II, visit to Canada of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip.
M-827-vol.24 Elizabeth II scrapbook. -- 1951. -- Re Royal tour to Canada of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip. Includes Calgary and Banff.
M-827-vol.25 Elizabeth II scrapbook. -- 1951. -- Re Royal visit to Canada of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip.
M-827-vol.26 Elizabeth II scrapbook. -- 1951. -- Re Royal tour to Canada of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip. Includes Calgary and Banff.
M-827-vol.27 Elizabeth II scrapbook. -- 1951. -- Re Royal tour to Canada of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip.
M-827-vol.28 Elizabeth II scrapbook. -- 1951-1952. -- Re Royal tour to Canada of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip; and death of George VI.
M-827-16 Elizabeth II newspaper clippings. -- 1951-1952. -- Re visit to Canada of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip, death of King George CI, coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, and life story of Queen Mary.
M-827-vol.29 Elizabeth II scrapbook. -- 1952. -- Re death of King George VI and accession to the throne of Elizabeth II.
M-827-17 Elizabeth II newspaper clippings. -- 1951-1962. -- Re Royal tour (1959), and birth of Prince Andrew/
M-827-vol.30 Elizabeth II scrapbook. -- 1952. -- Re coronation.
M-827-vol.31 Elizabeth II scrapbook. -- 1952-1953. -- Re coronation.
M-827-vol.32 Elizabeth II scrapbook. -- 1952-1954. -- Re coronation.
M-827-18 Elizabeth II newspaper clippings. -- 1953. -- Re coronation. Includes history of the House of Wndsor by Pierre Burton.
M-827-19 Elizabeth II memorabilia. -- 1953. -- Includes calendars, souvenirs, pictures, etc. er coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.
M-827-20 Elizabeth II newspaper clippings. -- 1953. -- Re coronation.
M-827-21 Elizabeth II newspaper clippings. -- 1953-1954. -- Re coronation and Royal tour of Australia.
M-827-22 Elizabeth II newspaper clippings. -- 1954. -- Re Royal family.
M-827-vol.33 Elizabeth II scrapbbok. -- 1954-1957. -- Re Royal tour to Canadian and United States.
M-827-vol.34 Elizabeth II scrapbook. -- 1957-1958. -- Re Royal tour to Canada and United States.
M-827-23 Elizabeth II newspaper clippings. -- 1959. -- Re Royal family.
M-827-24 Elizabeth II newspaper clippings. -- 1959. -- Re Royal tour of Canada.
M-827-25 Elizabeth II newspaper clippings. -- 1959. -- Re Royal tour of Canada.
M-827-26 Elizabeth II newspaper clippings. -- 1959-1972. -- Re Royal tour of Canada, etc. Includes death of the Duke of Windsor.
M-827-27 Princess Margaret scrapbook. -- 1930s-1954
M-827-vol.35 Princess Margaret scrapbook. -- 1955. -- Re Royal visit to western Canada.
M-827-28 Princess Margaret scrapbook. -- 1958-1960. -- Re visit to Banff and Calgary; and marriage to Anthony Armnstrong-Jones.
M-827-29 Princess Margaret newspaper clippings. -- 1960-1967. -- Re wedding, etc.
M-827-vol.36 Prince Charles scrapbook. -- 1951-1957. -- Re the Prince as a child.
M-827-vol.37 Prince Charles scrapbook. -- 1956-1960. -- Re the Prince as a child.
M-827-vol.38 Princess Anne scrapbook. -- 1950-1960. -- Re the Princess as a child.
M-827-vol.39 Prince Andrew scrapbook. -- 1960. -- Re the Prince as a child.
M-827-vol.40 Princess Alice. -- 1940-1959. -- Re the Princess and her husband, the Earl of Athlone (brother of Queen Mary and Governor-General of Canada from 1940 to 1946).
Series 3 Miscellaneous scrapbooks and other records. -- 1934-1955
M-5860-2 Second World War scrapbook. -- 1939-1941
M-1647-6 Second World War, military and flags scrapbook. -- [ca. 1940-1953]
M-1647-9 Ranching and Indians [First Nations] scrapbook. -- n.d.
M-1647-10 Sketches of Indians [First Nations] scrapbook. -- n.d.
M-1647-8 Alberta's Golden Jubilee newspaper clilppings. -- 1955
M-5860-1 Letter from Buckingham Palace to Mrs. Mather. -- July 31, 1939. -- Thanking her for sending a snapshot album to Princess Elizabeth.
M-1647-1 Programs and magazines re radio broadcasts. -- 1934-1945. -- Includes Young Canada Listens (1942-1945) and Broadcast Programs Magazine (1934-1935)/
M-1647-2 Poems, booklets, etc. re clowns, Anne of Green Gables, etc. -- n.d.
M-1647-3 Calendars. -- 1939 and n.d.
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Calendar with photograph of Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt at the Atlantic conference. -- 1944

Flags of the United Nations. -- 1942

Copy of the Magna Carta

Series 4
Photographs of Royal visits. -- 1939 and 1951. -- 157 photographs. -- The series consists of views of two Royal visits to Canada.

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PA-2205 Royal visits to Calgary, Regina and Ontario. -- 1939 and 1951. -- 42 photographs
PD-165 Royal visit to Banff and Edmonton. -- 1939. -- 1 album (115 photographs)
NA-4325 Royal visits. -- 1939 and 1951. -- 15 photographs. -- Note: These are copy negatives made from original prints in PA-2205 and PD-165 above.
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