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H.B. Richardson by his workshop, Windermere, BC, 1923
H.B. Richardson by his workshop, Windermere, BC, 1923
NA-3078-5

H.B. and H.E. Richardson fonds

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Table of Contents

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Series 1 H.B. Richardson. -- 1897-1953
Series 2 H.E. Richardson - Personal papers. -- 1923-1977
Series 3 H.E. Richardson - Historial writings. -- 1984-1991
Series 4 Photographs. -- 1907-1972

Inventory

Series 1 H.B. Richardson. -- 1897-1953
M-1040-1 Diaries. -- 1914-1925. -- 2 volumes. -- Consists of entries re daily activities in Windermere, BC.
M-1040-2 Reminiscences. -- 1952-1953. -- Consists of his accounts of bear hunting experiences on the Spillimacheen River (ca. 1915); and early days in the Mitford area.
M-1040-3 Miscellaneous papers. -- 1897-1948. -- Consists of excerpts from a ledger, Windermere; receipt and licence from British Columbia Water Rights Branch; assessment notice; poem: "Trappers Cement"; and a receipt for a donation to the Calgary Public Museum.
Series 2 H.E. Richardson - Personal papers. -- 1923-1977
M-4800 Diary. -- 1923-1928. -- 1 volume. - Consists of entries re Edmonton and southern Alberta.
M-1040-4 Diaries. -- 1928, 1931 and 1940-1941. -- Consists of personal entries and entries regarding telephone line work in Calgary and British Columbia.
M-1040-5 Diaries. -- 1927, 1930, 1933-1935 and 1936-1939. -- Consists of personal entries and entries re telephone line work, Calgary and British Columbia.
M-1040-6 Correspondence. -- 1971-1977. -- Primarily with Sheilagh Jameson of the Glenbow Archives regarding his father H.B. Richardson, and historical articles.
M-1040-7 Miscellaneous. -- 1928 and 1940-1943. -- Consists of booklet of notes and records re electrical work; invoices and receipts; membership to Dominion of Canada Rifle Association; and Free Miner's certificate.
M-1040-8 Newspaper clippings. -- 1975 and n.d. -- Consists of articles about Bob Edwards, and Frank Richardson's store in Athalmere, British Columbia.
Series 3 H.E. Richardson - Historical writings. -- 1984-1991
M-8206 Historical writings about the Richardson family, the Windermere area, the development of the electrical system, and erection of power poles and telephone lines. -- 1984-1991. -- 30 cm of textual records (10 binders). -- Consists of historical writings, correspondence, newspaper clippings, etc., put together by Harry Edmind Richardson.
M-7178 Account of the construction of the Banff-Windermere highway. -- 1984. -- 37 pages
M-7234 Biographical article about Arthur M. Chisholm. -- 1985. -- 3 pages
M-7401 Article about work as a graderman on the Banff-Windermere highway from 1932-1935. -- 1985. -- 1 cm of textual records
M-7784 "A look back over years of experiences: Pioneering telephone and electric transmission distribution". -- 1987. -- 40 pages
Series 4 Photographs. -- 1907-1972. -- 582 photographs

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PA-1363 Windermere views. -- 1915, 1927, 1972. -- 5 photographs. -- Consists of views of Windermere School class (1915); J.E. Stoddart's motor launch (1915); H.E. Richardson fishing (1927); and the historic Ed Clarke cabin (taken in 1972).
PA-1684 Personalities and general views of the Windermere area. -- [ca. 1915-1922]. -- 40 photographs
NA-3078 Windermere area; and electrification. -- 1907-1943. -- 44 photographs. -- Consists of views of the Richardsons, hunting, Invermere, Ghost River hydro-electric dam, and setting up power poles in Alberta and Saskatchewan.
PD-277-(1-7) Photograph albums. -- Compiled 1976 (originally taken ca. 1920s-1940s). -- 8 volumes (493 photographs). -- Consists of views of the Richardson family, the Windermere area, the development of the electrical system, the erection of power poles and telephone lines, and activities in which the Richardsons were involved. The albums were put together by H.E. Richardson.
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