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Religious tract written by D.M. Naismith
M-8289-8

Naismith family fonds

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Inventory

Series 1

David Morrison. - 1864-1880. - David Morrison was the maternal grandfather of David Morrison Naismith.

M-8289-1Investment records, Montreal. - 1864-1865, 1877-1880

Series 2

John Naismith, Sr. - 1877-1889. - John Naismith, Sr. was the father of David Morrison Naismith.

M-8289-2Insurance policies, Ontario. - 1877- 1889

Series 3

David Morrison Naismith. - 1877- 1950

M-8289-3Correspondence. - 1877-1919
M-8289-4Correspondence. - 1920-1929
M-8289-5Correspondence. - 1930-1939
M-8289-6Correspondence. - 1940-1950
M-8289-7Correspondence. - n.d.
M-8289-8Published religious tracts and articles. - [ca.1920s-1940s]. - Written by D.M. Naismith, but many are under the pen name Pro Bono Publico.
M-8289-9D.M. Naismith's unpublished religious writings. - [ca.1920s-1940s]
M-8289-10D.M. Naismith's notebooks of religious writings. - [ca.1920s-1940s]. - Note: file is extremely fragile.
M-8289-11Published religious tracts collected by Naismith. - [ca.1907-1930s]
M-8289-12Published religious tracts collected by Naismith. - [ca.1920s-1930s]
M-8289-13Article, "Churches that meet rural needs", Grain Growers' Guide. - January 6, 1926
M-8289-14Account books. - 1907-1913

Series 4

Isabella Naismith. - 1911- 1929

M-8289-15Land matters, old age pension and correspondence. - 1911-1929

Series 5

Joseph James Naismith. - 1918- 1954

M-8289-16Correspondence. - 1918-1954

Series 6

John Darby Naismith. - 1908- 1974

M-8289-17Correspondence. - 1917-1938
M-8289-18Correspondence. - 1940-1949
M-8289-19Correspondence. - 1950-1954
M-8289-20Correspondence. - 1955-1959
M-8289-21Correspondence. - 1960-1961
M-8289-22Correspondence. - 1962-1966
M-8289-23Letters he wrote to himself. - 1952-1963. - Many relate to his inventions.
M-8289-24J.D. Naismith's writings. - [ca.1950s]
M-8289-25Land records. - 1915-1974. - Includes acquisition, assessments and leases.
M-8289-26Water diversion plans for land leased from the Special Areas Board. - 1946
M-8289-27Canadian Wheat Board/Alberta Wheat Pool producer's records. - 1949-1955
M-8289-28Income tax returns. - 1949-1956
M-8289-29Will. - 1918
M-8289-30Sailor's pay book. - 1942
M-8289-31Naismith Construction Company. - 1948- 1951
M-8289-32Youngstown Industries (cloud seeding). - 1951-1954
M-8289-33Zone Therapy. - 1961
M-8289-34All Canadian Party. - 1962
M-8289-35Memberships and licences. - 1954- 1965
M-8289-36Traditional Martinist Order (Rosicrucians). - 1950-1958
M-8289-37Canadian Red Poll Association newsletters. - 1961-1963
M-8289-38Mount Forest High School sciences exercise book. - 1908
M-8289-39Calgary Normal School notebooks. - 1912
M-8289-40Correspondence course on diesel engineering for active servicemen. - 1944
M-8289-41Thomas Gaines Life Mastership and Leaders and Teachers Training courses. - 1960s
M-8289-42J.D. Naismith's sound recordings. - 1959. - Includes; a. Self hypnotism - how to hypnotize and de-hypnotize yourself (speed 3 3/4); b. Instant hypnosis dedicated to highway safety (speed 7 «); c. Auto-conditioning for relaxation (speed 7 «); d. Practise speech regarding wheat and the problems of western agriculture, for meeting of FUA Canda #1102 (speed 1 7/8 and 7 «); e. Life breathing for new life, mental power and energy (speed 1 7/8); f. Disposition and eye colour (begins with part of an economics speech) (speed 1 7/8); g. Rain (perhaps the result of cloud seeding) (speed 3 3/4).

Series 7

David Peter Naismith. - 1917- 1989

M-8289-43Correspondence. - 1917-1929
M-8289-44Correspondence. - 1930-1939
M-8289-45 Correspondence. - 1940-1949. - Includes Matt O'Reilly's songs.
M-8289-46Correspondence. - 1950-1959
M-8289-47Correspondence. - 1960-1964
M-8289-48Correspondence. - 1965-1969
M-8289-49Correspondence. - 1970-1974
M-8289-50Correspondence. - 1975-1979
M-8289-51Correspondence. - 1980-1984
M-8289-52Correspondence. - 1985-1988
M-8289-53Membership cards. - 1956-1989
M-8289-54Medical records. - 1957-1987
M-8289-55Income tax returns. - 1942, 1949-1950, 1955, 1966-1987
M-8289-56Land- acquisition, assessments and leases. - 1921-1929, 1942-1969
M-8289-57Land- assessments and leases. - 1970- 1979
M-8289-58Land- assessments and leases. - 1980- 1988
M-8289-59Livestock sales. - 1943, 1958- 1984
M-8289-60Canadian Wheat Board/Alberta Wheat Pool. - 1925-1987
M-8289-61Sunflowers. - 1965
M-8289-62Miscellaneous accounts. - 1926-1927, 1956- 1957, 1967-1973, 1977
M-8289-63Stoll's Central Garage accounts. - 1963- 1975. - Includes farm vehicle repairs and fuel.
M-8289-64Calgary Indian Friendship Society newsletters. - 1971-1972. - Also includes transcripts of CBC's "Our Native Land".
M-8289-65Ellen and Allen Dick, beekeepers, Swalwell, Alberta. - 1982-1984
M-8289-66Wind power- correspondence, brochures and articles. - 1926-1939 and n.d.
M-8289-67Wind power- correspondence, brochures, and articles. - 1965, 1972-1984
M-8289-68Brace Research Institute, McGill University 1968-1977. - Consists of wind power correspondence and reports.
M-8289-69Alberta Research Council. - 1978-1985. - Consists of wind power correspondence and reports.
M-8289-70Rockwell International Energy Systems Group. - 1977-1984. - Consists of wind power correspondence and reports.
M-8289-71Wind power- D.P. Naismith's notes and sketches. - n.d.
M-8289-72Wind power- published articles and brochures. - 1971-1988
M-8289-73Wind power- news clippings. - 1931, 1972- 1983
M-8289-74Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Wind Energy Conversion Systems. - 1975
M-8289-75Windpower Digest magazine. - 1978-1981
M-8289-76The Homebuilt Wind-generated Electricity Handbook. - 1975
M-8289-77Wind Power : A Bibliography, and Alternative Sources of Energy. - 1974

Series 8

Naismith Family. - [ca.1940s- 1950s]

M-8289-78Unidentified family photographs. - [ca.1940s- 1950s]. - 8 negatives and 73 prints.
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