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White Spot Restaurant, Calgary, Alberta, 1935
White Spot Restaurant, Calgary, Alberta, 1935
ND-10-18

Robertson (family) fonds

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Table of Contents

Series 1 William and Nellie Robertson papers. -- 1890-1935
Series 2 Don Robertson - Personal papers. -- 1917-1980
Series 3 Don Robertson - Business records. -- 1899-1986, predominant 1927-1986

Inventory

Series 1 William and Nellie Robertson papers. -- 1890-1935
M-8342-1 Letters of condolence on death of infant son. -- 1892
M-8342-2 Letters of condolence on death of daughter Helen. -- 1906
M-8342-3 Helen Robertson's homework book. -- [before 1906]
M-8342-29 Incorporation of the Calgary Women's Hostel. -- July 22, 1907. -- Re establishment of a boarding house for single, women immigrants, especially those from Britain. It was located at 120-4th Avenue SW, and in the 1920s the Superintendant was Nellie Robertson's sister, Gertrude Markel.
M-8342-30 Nellie's newspaper clippings re the Calgary Women's Hostel. -- 1907, 1914
M-8342-31 May Armitage Smith's article about the Calgary Women's Hostel. -- [ca 1923-1926]
M-8342-32 Newspaper clippings gathered by Nellie Robertson and later her daughter-in-law, Yvonne Robertson (Don's wife). -- 1922-1935. -- Consists of articles about the Calgary Women's Hostel, Samaritan Club, Knox Church, family deaths and marriages, and Reverend Charles W. Gordon (Ralph Connor).
M-8342-4 Miscellaneous correspondence and papers. -- 1890-1930
M-8342-5 William's property and business transactions, etc. -- 1909-1930. -- Includes some papers of James Macdonald Robertson re his farm in southern Alberta.. See M-8342-17 below for the early records of William's business, the Calgary Clothing Company.
M08342-28 William's petroleum investments. -- 1926-1932. -- Includes share certificates for Wellington Oil and Gas, Palliser Oils, and Fidelity Oil and Gas.
Series 2 Don Robertson - Personal papers. -- 1917-1980
M-8342-6 Passport, membership cards, licences, etc. -- 1940-1970s
M-8342-7 High school notebooks - Chemistry, physics, etc. -- 1917 and n.d.
M-8342-33 A. Macdonald Robertson's will. -- 1958
M-8342-8 Family correspondence and other papers. -- 1922--1980. -- Includes letters from children at boarding schools, and some correspondence of wife Yvonne.
Series 3 Don Robertson - Business records. -- 1899-1986, predominant 1927-1986
M-8342-9 Business correspondence - Real estate, restaurants, clothing stores, etc. -- 1927-1935
M-8342-10 Business correspondence - Real estate, restaurants, clothing stores, etc. -- 1936-1939
M-8342-11 Business correspondence - Real estate, restaurants, clothing stores, etc. -- 1940-1949
M-8342-12 Business correspondence - Real estate, restaurants, clothing stores, etc. -- 1950-1959
M-8342-13 Business correspondence - Real estate, restaurants, clothing stores, etc. -- 1960-1965
M-8342-14 Business correspondence - Real estate, restaurants, clothing stores, etc. -- 1966-1969
M-8342-15 Business correspondence - Real estate, restaurants, clothing stores, etc. -- 1970-1979
M-8342-16 Business correspondence - Real estate, restaurants, clothing stores, etc. -- 1980-1986
M-8342-34 Land and properties records. -- 1945-1983
M-8342-17 Calgary Clothing Company / The English Shop - Accounts. -- 1899-1957. -- Includes early records when William Robertson still ran the business.
M-8342-35 Petroleum and mining investments. -- 1914-1969. -- Includes share certificates for Alberta Associated Oil Fields, Cherokee Oil and Refining, Delphi Oils, Home Oil, Ibex Oil, Illinoix-Alberta Oils, Luckridge Phosphate Mines, Oil Drillers Ltd, Wellington Oil and Gas, Western Gold Exploration, and Western Pacific Oil. Don Robertson was president of Wellington Oil and Gas.
M-8342-18 El Oro Gold Mine, Fairfield, Idaho - Correspondence, share certificates, and production records. -- 1932-1938
M-8342-19 El Oro Gold Mine - Payroll. -- May-July 1935
M-8342-20 El Oro Gold Mine - Maps. -- n.d.
M-8342-21 British Guiana mining. -- Proposed venture and correspondence. -- 1950, 1957
M-8342-22 Horizons Ltd., British Guiana - Certificate of Incorporation and minutes. -- 1949-1950
M-8342-23 Gold mines and oil investments - Correspondence. -- 1926-1951
M-8342-24 Gold mines and oil investments - Correspondence. -- 1952-1979
M-8342-36 Leidecker Tools. -- 1959-1960
M-8342-37 Doherty Roadhouse and McCuaig Brothers. -- 1963-1968. -- Consists of statements of Don Robertson's various investments.
M-8342-25 Western Borax Company - Letters and photographs. -- 1970-1971
M-8342-26 Morrow's Music Service, Calgary. -- 1970-1975. -- Re purchase and accounts.
M-8342-27 Iriing Kipnes. -- 1970. -- Re Calgary property.
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