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Poster promoting CACC Company, [ca. 1887-1888]
Poster promoting CACC Company, [ca. 1887-1888]
NA-3682-1

Canadian Agricultural, Coal and Colonization Company,
Stair Ranch letterbook

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Table of Contents

Series 1 Scanned Document Stair Ranch letterbook. -- 1890-1893
Series 2 Poster. -- [1887 or 1888]
Series 3 Miscellaneous company letters. -- 1890, 1896

Inventory

Series 1

Stair Ranch letterbook. -- 1890-1893. -- Consists of a letterbook kept by ranch manager D.H. Andrews, which contains copies of his reports to the company's English management, as well as letters related to everyday ranching business, such as the buying, selling, feeding, butchering and shippng of cattle. He oversaw the operations at the Stair Ranch near Redcliff, as well as the ranges and farms at Crane Lake, Rush Lake, Langdon, Namaka and Dunmore.

Note: Many of the entries are very faint in the letterbook and are difficult to read.

  Stair Ranch letterbook, pages 3-25. -- May 12, 1890 to June 16, 1890
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Note: No pages 1 or 2.
M-2388-p.3 W.H. Cross, Crane Lake. -- May 12, 1890. -- Re breeding stock (horses) and canal plans.
M-2388-p.4 D.J. Wylie, Kincorth. -- May 13, 1890. -- Re sending B.C. mares to Crane Lake.
M-2388-p.5

Riley Thompson, Maple Creek. -- May 13, 1890. -- Re services not required, outfit full.

W.H. Cross, Crane Lake. -- May 13, 1890. -- Re making canal round instead of square.

Note: No pages 6 or 7.
M-2388-p.8 A. Webb. -- May 14, 1890. -- Re acknowledgement of May 12 letter.
M-2388-p.9 L. Mactavish. -- May 22, 1890. -- Re control of sheep so pasture is suitable for steers.
M-2388-p.10 Duncan F. Campbell, [Fort] Macleod. -- May 22, 1890. -- Re unable to defray expense of line riding to protect Porcupine Hills.
M-2388-p.11 A. Middleton, Rush Lake. -- May 22, 1890. -- Re discharging cowboys after removing stock.
M-2388-p.12

L. Mactavish. -- May 25, 1890. -- Re arrangement to give W. Rutherford two cow ponies.

John Ellis. -- May 25, 1890. -- Re arrange to sent two quiet cow ponies to W. Rutherford.

M-2388-p.13 W. Middleton. -- May 26, 1890. -- Re can't help out with horses. Advises Hubbard to to to Langdon on Tuesday to help drive stock to Calgary.
M-2388-p.14 Charles Akers, London, England. -- May 26, 1890. -- Re report to English management on various matters.
M-2388-p.15

J.M. Richardson, Windsor Hotel, Montreal. -- May 26, 1890. -- Re sending copy of report to Akers. Hopes to meet him in Kincorth.

John Clark, Crowfoot. -- May 26, 1890. -- Re stallion not required at present.

M-2388-p.16 G. Anderson, Langdon. -- May 26, 1890. -- Re fencing, delivery of cattle to Calgary.
M-2388-p.17 Plan and list of material for gates at Langdon. -- May 24, 1890.
M-2388-p.18 Henry Wade, Toronto. -- May 27, 1890. -- Re can shorthorns be registered in name of a company must it be in the name of an individual?
M-2388-p.19

Frank Smith, Crane Lake. -- May 27, 1890. -- Re payment of $15 received from S.E. Hambly.

W.H. Cross, Crane Lake. -- May 27, 1890. -- Re get materials for gates from Maple Creek.

M-2388-p.20 J.M. Richardson, Montreal. -- May 29, 1890. -- Re lease of Mosquito Creek Ranch.
M-2388-p.21 Secretary, Department of Interior, Ottawa. -- May 29, 1890. -- Re application to reduce lease of Powder River Cattle Company at Mosquito Creek.
M-2388-p.22 Mr. W.C. Brady. -- May 31, 1890. -- Re wages due him.
M-2388-p.23 D. Cameron. -- May 31, 1890. -- Re wages due him.
M-2388-p.24 Secretary, Dominion Shorthorn Breeders Association, Toronto. -- June 16, 1890. -- Re request to have owner's name changed to Canadian Agricultural, Coal and Colonization Company Ltd.
M-2388-p.25 S.S. Rogers, Langdon. -- June 16, 1890. -- Re offer for cattle.
  Stair Ranch letterbook, pages 26-50. -- June 16, 1890 to August 29, 1890
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M-2388-p.26 D. Cameron, Mosquito Creek. -- June 16, 1890. -- Re asking for monthly report re ranch; witness to wounding of Quorn Ranch cattle.
M-2388-p.27 L.C. Mactavish, Dunmore. -- June 16, 1890. -- Re wagon parts have been ordered.
M-2388-p.28 Expenses of cattle outfits. -- May 1- November 1 (summer)
M-2388-p.29 Expenses of cattle outfiles. -- November 1 to May 1 (winter)
M-2388-p.30 Expenses for year - total $10,870.
M-2388-p.31 H.P. Clinton, Swift Current. -- June 16, 1890. -- Re will not open butcher shop at Swift Current.
M-2388-p.32

W.H. Cross, Crane Lake. -- June 17, 1890. -- Re can't come to Crane Lake for some time.

Messrs. Samson and Harford, Little Bow River. -- June 20, 1890. -- Re what shall I do with your XY cattle?

M-2388-p.33-34 Charles Akers, London, England. -- June 20, 1890. -- Report to English management, giving tally of stock.
M-2388-p.35 Tally of calves branded at farms
M-2388-p.36 Messrs. Clay, Robinson and Company, Chicago. -- June 20, 1890. -- Re prices of cattle at Chicago.
M-2388-p.37 Chas. Akers, London, England. -- June 20, 1890. -- Re marketing of beef in Britain.
M-2388-p.38 Mr. Thomas, Montana. -- June 23, 1890. -- Re disposition of cattle strayed into Montana.
M-2388-p.39 K.P. McCaskell, Moose Jaw. -- July 28, 1890. -- Re brown mare sold at Moose Jaw.
M-2388-p.40 W.H. Cross, Crane Lake. -- July 28, 1890. -- Re delivery of light wagon; orders to move cattle from drying up pasture.
M-2388-p.40-44 Chas. Akers, London, England. -- July 28, 1890. -- Re negotiations to buy herd from S.S. Rodgers; about 800 head.
M-2388-p.45 E.I. Hodder, Lethbridge. -- July 29, 1890. -- Re lost steers
M-2388-p.46 Terms for bull service, $2.50. -- July 29, 1890
M-2388-p.47 John Ellis, Stair. -- August 16, 1890. -- Re stray yearling steer.
M-2388-p.48 Blackburn. -- August 18, 1890. -- Re lost mare.
M-2388-p.49 S.S. Rogers, Langdon. -- August 29, 1890. -- Re will buy your herd; had cable from London.
M-2388-p.50 G. Anderson, Langdon. -- August 29, 1890. -- Re delivery of live veal to Calgary butcher shop.
Note: No page 51.
  Stair Ranch letterbook, pages 52-75. -- August 30, 1890 to September 8, 1890
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M-2388-p.52 S.S. Rogers, Langdon. -- August 30, 1890. -- Re cable of August 29th did not refer to buying your herd; matter stands as it was.
M-2388-p.53 Roy Cowan, Langdon. -- August 30, 1890. -- Re delivery of calves to Calgary butcher.
M-2388-p.54-58 Chas. Akers, London, England. -- August 30, 1890. -- Re tally of cattle on the various farms; decision on Rogers herd; and estimated number and value of 76 Ranch herd.
M-2388-p.59Arthur Webb, Balgonie. -- August 30, 1890. -- Re disposition of Balgonie herd.
M-2388-p.60H.W. Slater, Namaka. -- September 1, 1890. -- Re sale of pony for $20.
M-2388-p.61E. Hodder, Lethbridge. -- September 1, 1890. -- Re letter of introduction for Mr. J. Diamond
M-2388-p.62&64L. Mactavish, Dunmore. -- September 1, 1890. -- Re sale of beef hides and sheep skins, J. Diamond.
M-2388-p.63E. Hodder, Lethbridge. -- September 1, 1890. -- Re sale of hides to J. Diamond.
M-2388-p.65T. Herndon, Mosquito Creek. -- September 1, 1890. -- Re miscellaneous small matters.
M-2388-p.66Morris Jensen, Gull Lake. -- September 1, 1890. -- Re transfer of beef steers to Dunmore.
M-2388-p.67?, Chicago. -- September 1, 1890. -- Re whereabouts of Mr. W. Harvey.
M-2388-p.68A.A. Macdonald, Dunmore. -- September 2, 1890. -- Re request report of stock killed.

L.C. McTavish, Dunmore. -- September 2, 1890. -- Re killing calves for Medicine Hat butcher shop.
M-2388-p.69 W. Rutherford, Medicine Hat. -- September 5, 1890. -- Re employee's wages.

D. McSweeney, Medicine Hat. -- September 1, 1890. -- Re supplying him with veal for his butcher shop.
M-2388-p.70 A.A. McArthur, Gull Lake. -- September 5, 1890. -- Re sending employee's wages
M-2388-p.71N. Jenson, Gull Lake. -- September 8, 1890. -- Re killing coyotes; delivering beef to butcher in Swift Current.
M-2388-p.72-75A.A. McArthur, Gull Lake. -- September 8, 1890. -- Re cattle returns.
  Stair Ranch letterbook, pages 76-100. -- September 9, 1890 to November 10, 1890
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M-2388-p.76W.H. Cross. -- September 9, 1890. -- Re fencing materials.

Superintendent McIlree, North-West Mounted Police. -- September 9, 1890. -- Re stray horses at Langdon.
M-2388-p.77Frank Smith, Stair. -- September 9, 1890. -- Re collect 25 dry cows.
L.Mactavish. -- September 9, 1890. -- Re help collect cattle.
M-2388-p.78G. Anderson, Langdon. -- September 10, 1890. -- Re his team not required.
M-2388-p.79A. Middleton, Rush Lake. -- September 11, 1890. -- Re altering stock list.
M-2388-p.80Chas. Akers, London, England. -- September 11, 1890. -- Re request immediate decision on purchase of M.C.C. herd from S.S. Rodgers.
M-2388-p.81A.A. Macdonald, Dunmore. -- September 13, 1890. -- Re wages.
M-2388-p.82John Ellis, Stair. -- September 13, 1890. -- Re miscellaneous.
M-2388-p.83N.H. Arthur, Balgonie. -- September 13, 1890. -- Re putting up branding corral.
M-2388-p.84A.A. McArthur, Gull Lake. -- September 27, 1890. -- Re wages.
M-2388-p.85N.C. Richards, Bow River. -- September 27, 1890. -- Re bull service.
M-2388-p.86Thomas Clary, Fort Benton. -- September 29, 1890. -- Re sale of stray steers in Montana.
M-2388-p.87-89Chas. Akers, London, England. -- September 29, 1890. -- Report to English management.
M-2388-p.90M. Jenson, Gull Lake. -- November 1, 1890. -- Re round-up and calf branding.
M-2388-p.91H.P. Clinton. -- November 1, 1890. -- Re housing of dairy cows for winter.
M-2388-p.92W.H. Gross. -- November 1, 1890. -- Re weaning and branding of B.C. colts.
M-2388-p.93H.P. Clinton, Swift Current. -- November 3, 1890. -- Re building of stables.
M-2388-p.94-95?, Calgary. -- November 10, 1890. -- Re wire fencing.
M-2388-p.96Frank Hubbard, Namaka. -- November 10, 1890. -- Re help bringing 25 steers for slaughter in Calgary.
M-2388-p.97H.F. ?. -- November 10, 1890. -- Re enquiry on positions and numbers of cattle.
M-2388-p.98John Ellis, Stair. -- November 10, 1890. -- Re stock saddle.
M-2388-p.99A. Middleton, Rush Lake. -- November 10, 1890. -- Re transferring cattle from Batoche.
M-2388-p.100W.H. Cross. -- November 10, 1890. -- Re branding B.C. colts.
  Stair Ranch letterbook, pages 101-125. -- November 13, 1890 to December 8, 1890
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M-2388-p.101-103Charles Akers, London, England. -- November 13, 1890. -- Report of rounding up and branding of cattle on all farms.
M-2388-p.104A. Middleton, Rush Lake. -- November 13, 1890. -- Re cattle reported to be lost. M-2388-p.105

Sun Life Assurance Company, Winnipeg. -- November 13, 1890. -- Re life insurance policy for D.H. Andrews.
M-2388-p.106W.H. Cross. -- November 13, 1890. -- Re ordering windows.
M-2388-p.107H.P. Clinton, Swift Current. -- November 22, 1890. -- Re send whitefish to butcher in Calgary.
M-2388-p.108A.A. MacDonald, Dunmore. -- November 22, 1890. -- Re four STV steers.
M-2388-p.110G. Anderson, Langdon. -- November 22, 1890. -- Re ropes and tools.
M-2388-p.111Ross. -- November 24, 1890. -- Re consent to let wolfer use Mosquito Creek ranch house for winter.
M-2388-p.112G. Anderson. -- November 24, 1890. -- Re use of tools.
M-2388-p.113John Heslop, Dunmore. -- November 24, 1890. -- Re stock saddle.
M-2388-p.114John Ellis, Dunmore. -- November 24, 1890. -- Re saddle and threshing.
M-2388-p.115Tom Herdon, Cyprus Hills [Cypress Hills]. -- November 30, 1890. -- Re moving cattle to winter quarters.
M-2388-p.116G. Anderson, Langdon. -- November 30, 1890. -- Re sending horses into Calgary.
M-2388-p.117A. Webb. -- November 30, 1890. -- Re send tally of calves.
M-2388-p.118H. Cross, Crane Lake. -- December 4, 1890. -- Re building new slaughter house in Calgary; furniture for house at Crane Lake.
M-2388-p.119Clinton. -- December 4, 1890. -- Re wolf killing hounds.
M-2388-p.120A. Webb, Balgonie. -- December 6, 1890. -- Re cattle tally received.
M-2388-p.121James F. Sanderson. -- December 6, 1890. -- Re herding of bulls.
M-2388-p.122Rutherford. -- December 8, 1890. - Re steers lost from Dunmore last year.
M-2388-p.123-124T. Herndon, Cyprus Hills [Cypress Hills] and H. Cross, Crane Lake. -- December 8, 1890. -- Re advising of arrival at Crane Lake.
M-2388-p.125Arthur Webb, Balgonie. -- December 8, 1890. -- Re cattle tally.
  Stair Ranch letterbook, pages 126-150. -- December 10, 1890 to January 27, 1891
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M-2388-p.126Spalding. -- December 10, 1890. -- Re send saddle horse back to Roy Cowan.
M-2388-p.127John Ellis, Stair. -- December 10, 1890. -- Re sending blanket and bridle.
M-2388-p.128Roy Cowan, Langdon. - December 11, 1890. -- Re bring cattle to slaughter house.
M-2388-p.129H.P. Clinton, Swift Current. -- December 24, 1890. -- Re sale of deer and antelope carcasses.
M-2388-p.130John Ellis, Stair. -- December 27, 1890. -- Re sending field glasses.
M-2388-p.131B.N. Dunnet, Pakenham, Ontario. - December 27, 1890. -- Re price of carload of dressed beef.
M-2388-p.132T. Herndon, Gull Lake. -- December 29, 1890. -- Re will be in Gull Lake on January 1.
M-2388-p.133H.P. Clinton, Swift Current. -- December 29, 1890. -- Re venison.
M-2388-p.134-135Fred Stimson, High River. -- December 30, 1890. -- Re killing of his roan stag.
M-2388-p.136H.N. Slater, Dunmore. -- December 30, 1890. -- Re offer for a cow.
M-2388-p.137-141Charles Akers, London, England. -- December 29, 1890. -- Report to English management with these enclosures: number of cattle on farms and ranges by kind, breed, location; changes in herd; those branded, sold, bought and dead.
M-2388-p.142Arthur Webb, Balgonie. -- January 13, 1891. -- Re price of calves.
M-2388-p.143-144Charles Akers, London, England. -- January 14, 1891. -- Re favouring proposal to open up steady, large trade in dressed beef with Vancouver butchers.
M-2388-p.145N. Middleton, Namaka. -- January 14, 1891. -- Re sale of two steers.
M-2388-p.146H.N. Slater, Dunmore. -- January 17, 1891. -- Re sale of milk cow.
M-2388-p.147N. Middleton, Namaka. -- January 26, 1891. -- Re giving Hawkes a job.
M-2388-p.148Frank Smith, Crane Lake. -- January 26, 1891. -- Re miscellaneous small matters.

A.A. MacDonald, Dunmore. - -January 26, 1891. -- Re killing a carload of steers (40 head) at Dunmore.
M-2388-p.149Charles Hales, Crane Lake. -- January 27, 1891. -- Re prospective employee; staghounds.
M-2388-p.150S.S. Rodgers, Cardinal, Ontario. -- January 27, 1891. -- Re lowest prices he will accept for his cattle.
  Stair Ranch letterbook, pages 151-175. -- January 28, 1891 to February 11, 1891
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M-2388-p.151Mrs. Smith, North Bay, Ontario. -- January 27, 1891. -- Re sending wages due to her.

Roy Cowan, Langdon. -- January 28, 1891. -- Re inventory of tools at Mosquito Creek Ranch.
M-2388-p.152Jesse Ward, Owen Sound, Ontario. -- January 28, 1891. -- Re sale of beef.
M-2388-p.153Charles Hales, Crane Lake. -- January 28, 1891. -- Re coal arriving; wheat for pig feed.
M-2388-p.154J. Niblock, Medicine Hat. -- January 29, 1891. -- Re shipping carload of hides to Winnipeg.
M-2388-p.155G. Anderson, Langdon. -- January 30, 1891. -- Re bring 25 steers to Calgary.
M-2388-p.156-157N. Whyte, Winnipeg. -- January 31, 1891. -- Re claim for cattle lost while being shipped.
M-2388-p.159C. Hales, Crane Lake. -- February 2, 1891. -- Re engaging R. Hopkinson and wife for Crane Lake.
M-2388-p.160M. McSweeney, Medicine Hat. -- February 2, 1891, -- Re killing carload of cattle at Dunmore.
M-2388-p.161James Brisenden, Namaka. -- February 2, 1891. -- Re position for man and wife now filled.

A.A. Macdonald, Dunmore. -- Re start killing beeves for shipping.
M-2388-p.162H.N. Slater, Dunmore. -- February 2, 1891. -- Re help in killing cattle.
John Ellis, Stair. -- February 2, 1891. -- Re help in killing cattle.
M-2388-p.163H.R. Clinton, Swift Current. -- February 3, 1891. -- Re selling dry cows next summer, etc.
M-2388-p.164-168Charles Akers, London, England. -- February 3, 1891. -- General report to English management and reply to letter received January 7.
M-2388-p.169S.S. Rogers, Cardinal, Ontario. -- February 5, 1891. -- Re have other offers, must know now.
M-2388-p.170-172 Reports. -- February 1, 1891. -- Re numbers and value of 76 Ranch herd; number and value of ponies; number and value of B.C. horses.
M-2388-p.173I.W. Starte, Rockford, Illinois. -- February 10, 1891. -- Re not in need of employees.
M-2388-p.174S.S. Rogers, Cardinal, Ontario. -- February 10, 1891. -- Re purchases of cattle.
M-2388-p.175Roy Cowan, Langdon. -- February 11, 1891. -- Re bringing 25 steers to slaughter house.
  Stair Ranch letterbook, pages 176-200. -- February 11, 1891 to May 4, 1891
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M-2388-p.176H.N. Slater, Dunmore. -- February 11, 1891. -- Re beef should be packed in ice.
M-2388-p.177D. Kerfoot. -- February 23, 1891. -- Re sale of his cattle.
M-2388-p.178Messrs. Tweed and Evans, Medicine Hat. -- February 23, 1891. -- Re sale of cattle.
M-2388-p.179S.S. Rogers, Cardinal, Ontario. -- February 23, 1891. -- Re sale of cattle.
M-2388-p.180Charles Hales, Crane Lake. -- February 23, 1891. -- Re miscellaneous matters.
M-2388-p.181A. McBean, Calgary. -- February 23, 1891. -- Re terminating employment.

D.J. Wylie, Kincorth. -- February 23, 1891. -- Re sale of cattle.
M-2388-p.182G. Anderson, Langdon. -- February 24, 1891. -- Re request for team.
M-2388-p.183D.J. Wylie, Kincorth. -- March 2, 1891. - Re sale of cattle.

Arthur Webb, Balgonie. -- March 2, 1891. -- Re visit to Balgonie next week.
M-2388-p.184John Heslop, Winnipeg. -- March 2, 1891. -- Re employment at Crane Lake.
M-2388-p.185Mrs. S. Smith, North Bay. -- March 2, 1891. -- Re return receipts for wages.
M-2388-p.186D. Cameron, Langdon. -- March 3, 1891. -- Re wages.
M-2388-p.187-188W.D. Burdis, Vancouver. -- March 3, 1891. -- Re shipment of beef and hides.
M-2388-p.189N. Spalding, Rush Lake. -- March 25, 1891. -- Re sowing flax at Crane Lake.
M-2388-p.190G. Anderson, Langdon. -- March 25, 1891. -- Re request for team.

R.A. McIntyre, Medicine Hat. -- March 25, 1891. -- Re sending $35.00, etc.
M-2388-p.191John Ellis, Stair. -- March 27, 1891. -- Re taking calves from weak cows.

Tom Herndon. -- March 25, 1891. -- Re deposit of $100.00 from H.P. Clinton.
M-2388-p.192Middleton, Dunmore. -- March 27, 1891. -- Re hides and sheep pelts for sale to Diamond.
M-2388-p.193C. Hales. -- Apri 10, 1891. -- Re invoice for seed.
M-2388-p.194-195Charles Akers, London, England. -- Report on very good state of cattle on all farms.
M-2388-p.196-198John Clay Jr., Chicago. -- May 11, 1891. -- Re comments on a published article.
M-2388-p.199C.A. Campbell. -- May 3, 1891. -- Re list of cattle prices.
M-2388-p.200N. Rutherford, Swift Current. -- May 4, 1891. -- Re an employee, McBain.

A. Middleton, Dunmore. -- May 4, 1891. - Re tally of cattle.
  Stair Ranch letterbook, pages 201-226. -- May 4, 1891 to August 15, 1891
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M-2388-p.201N. Middleton, Namaka. -- May 4, 1891. -- Re send to Langdon if steers required for butchering.
M-2388-p.202Tom Herndon, Crane Lake. -- May 20, 1891. -- Re Maple Creek round-up.
M-2388-p.203Poorly reproduced. Cannot read.
M-2388-p.204A. Middleton, Dunmore. -- May 21, 1891. -- Re brands; delivery of cattle.

Hargraves, Medicine Hat. -- May 21, 1891. -- Re sale of stallion colt.
M-2388-p.205Tom Herndon, Crane Lake. -- May 21, 1891. -- Re miscellaneous matters.
M-2388-p.206Charles Hales, Crane Lake. -- May 21, 1891. -- Re branding irons; blacksmiths at Crane Lake.
M-2388-p.207Tom Herndon. -- June 2, 1891. -- Re Maple Creek round-up; disposition of cattle rounded up.
M-2388-p.209G. Anderson, Langdon. -- June 11, 1891. -- Re fixing gates; allowing bulls to run with cattle too soon.
M-2388-p.210T.E. Lee, Calgary. -- June 17, 1891. -- Re sale of cattle in larger lots; prices.
M-2388-p.211-212Charles Hales, Crane Lake. -- June 24, 1891. -- Re plowing of Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) fireguards; and miscellaneous matters.
M-2388-p.213-214L.C. Parsons. -- July 13, 1891. -- Re sale of purebred calves.
M-2388-p.215G.A. Anderson, Langdon. -- July 14, 1891. -- Re selection of pedigreed bull from M.C.C. herd.
M-2388-p.219I.A. Roberts, Gull Lake. -- August 12, 1891. -- Re forwarding wages for R. Cruickshank, E. Williams and G. Rotherham.
M-2388-p.220-223 Reports. -- July 31, 1891. -- Re number of cattle by kind, location, breed; changes in herd since December; number and value of 76 Ranch herd; and valuation of B.C. horse herd, cow ponies.
M-2388-p.224-226Charles Akers, London, England. -- August 15, 1891. -- Report to English management, enclosing the reports above.
  Stair Ranch letterbook, pages 227-250. -- August 15, 1891 to November 12, 1891
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M-2388-p.227Mr. Walsh, Moose Jaw. -- August 15, 1891. -- Re stray horse.
M-2388-p.228John A. Roberts, Gull Lake. -- August 17, 1891. -- Re have no saddle horses to spare.

James H. Bell, Moose Jaw. -- August 17, 1891. -- Re stray mare.
M-2388-p.229Charles Hales, Crane Lake. -- August 17, 1891. -- Re expect me Friday.
M-2388-p.230W. Kirkpatrick, Crane Lake. -- August 27, 1891. -- Re new wagon for Crane Lake; instructions for its care.
M-2388-p.231S.S.Rogers, Langdon. -- August 28, 1891. -- Re am cabling England, should know on Monday.
M-2388-p.232Mr. Tom Henndon, Mosquito Creek. -- September 10, 1891. -- Re wants 500 of 774 Mosquito Creek steers; will arrive on September 22; purchase of the M.C.C. steers and dry cows; need to move cows from Langdon.
M-2388-p.233W.E. Cochrane, Mosquito Creek. -- September 19, 1891. -- Re unsatisfactory bull; offer of another bull; will be there on September 22.
M-2388-p.234T. Henndon, Stair. -- October 12, 1891. -- Re arrival at Stair on October 17; leave dry cows and Bantry milk cows at Dunmore; leave Ellis horses at Stair.
M-2388-p.235W.E. Cochrane, Mosquito Creek. -- October 6, 1891. -- Re dispute over Galloway bull; demand for $300 or two heifers.
M-2388-p.236S. Watson, Pine Creek. -- October 12, 1891. -- Re delivery of heifer and calf at Langdon cow camp.
M-2388-p.237 A. Middleton, Dunmore. -- October 12, 1891. -- Re delivery of Henndon's 100 beef steers and dry cows; upcoming visit; start sheds as soon as possible.
M-2388-p.238H. Ross, High River. -- October 12, 1891. -- Re price of three and four year old steers and delivery later.
M-2388-p.239J.R. Craig, Fort Macleod. -- October 6, 1891. -- Re received wrong number of steers and cows; please return $10.
M-2388-p.240C. Hawkes, Namaka. -- October 13, 1891. -- Re more than 20 runaway steers held by Mr. Sauson; please coral them at Langdon.
M-2388-p.241Roy Cowan, Langdon. -- October 13, 1891. -- Re delivery of cattle for slaughter; hope hay corrals are ready.
M-2388-p.242P. Batters, Colley. -- October 26, 1891. -- Re supplying and price of oats and barley.
M-2388-p.243I.A. Roberts, Gull Lake. -- October 27, 1891. -- Re construction of cattle sheds from used fence rails.
M-2388-p.244W.E. Cochrane, Mosquito Creek. -- October 27, 1891. -- Re dispute over bull (continued from p.235 above); will call in solicitors.
M-2388-p.245-246Charles Akers, London, England. -- October 27, 1891. -- Re does not recommend purchase of herd of Captain Hay of Wyoming; has written off 1245 cattle as dead over winter of 1889-1890.
M-2388-p.247I. Davis, Medicine Hat. -- October 27, 1891. -- Re sorry he is sick; cheque for wages enclosed.
M-2388-p.248A. Middleton, Dunmore. -- October 27, 1891. -- Re construction of cattle sheds from used fence rails.
M-2388-p.249I.A. Roberts. -- November 11, 1891. -- Re cheque for Cyprus Hills [Cypress Hills] account.

Roy Cowan, Langdon. -- November 12, 1891. -- Re bring steers, cows and calves to Calgary.
M-2388-p.250John Ellis, Stair. -- November 12, 1891. -- Re missing Cypress Hills cattle, lost by Henndon; will come soon to brand the calves.
  Stair Ranch letterbook, pages 251-275. -- November 30, 1891 to January 8, 1892
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M-2388-p.251W. Kirkpatrick, Crane Lake. -- November 30, 1891. -- Re expect to arrive on December 7; will bring McNaughton's wages; can't buy Thomas a fur coat as all sold.

John Ellis. -- November 30, 1891. -- Re will be at Stair on Thursday.
M-2388-p.252Roy Cowan, Langdon. -- December 1, 1891. -- Re come to Calgary to receive 85 steers; instructions on what to do with these.
M-2388-p.253D. Anderson, Langdon. -- December 18, 1891. -- Re send word to Cowan to deliver M.C.C. dry cows and steers to Calgary slaughter house.
M-2388-p.254W. Kirkpatrick, Crane Lake. -- December 19, 1891. -- Re delivery of threshing machine and horse power for use at Crane Lake.
M-2388-p.255A. Middleton, Dunmore. -- December 20, 1891. -- Re thanks for getting a boy to help in house; price of beef; Mr. Cave has typhoid.
M-2388-p.256Robert Needhaw, Rush Lake. -- December 20, 1891. -- Re when will threshing outfit arrive?
M-2388-p.257A. Middleton, Namaka. -- December 20, 1891. -- Re change in price of beef; sorry about fire in pasture; will send pair of ponies.
M-2388-p.258Roy Cowan. -- December 20, 1891. -- Re please deliver 60 M.C.C. cattle to Calgary slaughter house; deliver others to Namaka.
M-2388-p.259John Ellis, Stair. -- December 20, 1891. -- Re future price for beef will be 6 cents per pound.
M-2388-p.260T.C. Power and Company, Maple Creek. -- December 24, 1891. -- Re order for 2000 lb. of flour to Crane Lake and 1000 to Cypress Hills.
M-2388-p.260W. Kirkpatrick, Crane Lake. -- December 24, 1891. -- Re preparation for arrival of threshers; samples of oats and barley.
M-2388-p.261 Roy Cowan, Langdon. -- December 24, 1891. -- Re bring in steers and cows; move cattle to west of Langdon; if bad storms feed 76 Ranch cattle all they can eat.
M-2388-p.262A. Middleton, Dunmore. -- December 24, 1891. -- Re boy hired for Crane Lake has left.
M-2388-p.263B. Batter, Calgary. -- December 24, 1891. -- Re sending cheque for two steers.
M-2388-p.264D.J. Wylie, Kincorth. -- December 24, 1891. -- Re settlement of wages due to D. McDonald.
M-2388-p.265Johnson. -- [December 1891 or January 1892]. -- Re proposed settlement of account.
M-2388-p.266A. Middleton, Namaka. -- January 6, 1892. -- Re cook for Namaka as present cook is ill.
M-2388-p.267R. Cruickshank, Crane Lake. -- January 6, 1892. -- Re sending medicine for the bull.
M-2388-p.268First National Bank, Cheyenne, Wyoming. -- January 7, 1892. -- Re enclosing Cheyenne Club coupons for $10.

H. Wild, St. George's Club, London, England. -- January 7, 1892. -- Re sends money or annual subscription to the Ranchmen's Association.
M-2388-p.269 Medicine Hat Hospital. -- January 7, 1892. -- Re sending insurance money for three employees; sending $36 in payment of T. Davis' account.
M-2388-p.270W. Spalding, Rush Lake. -- January 7, 1892. -- Re could you winter 25 head of cattle for Mr. Rutherford?
M-2388-p.271W.E. Holmes, High River. -- January 7, 1892. -- Re will send for two yearlings in a few days.
M-2388-p.272W. Rutherford, Swift Current. -- January 7, 1892. -- Re price of flour; and should not move cattle to Rush Lake.
M-2388-p.273 W. Kirkpatrick, Crane Lake. -- January 7, 1892. -- Re sending carpenter's equipment; Shepherds to have no more sheaf oats from Crane Lake; weather at Rush Lake too bad for men to work.
M-2388-p.274Messrs. Hays and McIntosh, Vancouver. -- January 7, 1892. -- Re mistake in last carload of beef shipped.
M-2388-p.275W. Kirkpatrick, Crane Lake. -- January 8, 1892. -- Re sending articles requested by express; cannot visit for a few days.
  Stair Ranch letterbook, pages 276-300. -- January 25, 1892 to June 4, 1892. -- Note: no letters between January 30 and May 6.
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M-2388-p.276Roy Cowan, Langdon. -- January 25, 1892. -- Re delivery of 70 head of cattle to Calgary, brands specified.

D.J. Wylie, Kincorth. -- January 27, 1892. -- Re deduction of wages from D. McDonald.
M-2388-p.277Mr. Fenton, Swift Current. -- January 25, 1892. -- Re send car to Crane Lake to be loaded with oats for C.A.D. and Company; let R. Needham know number of car.

R. Needham, Crane Lake. -- January 25, 1892. -- Re carload of see oats to be sent to Swift Current.
M-2388-p.278Mr. Graham, Swift Current. -- January 27, 1892. -- Re sends $1.33 for freight.

A. Middleton, Dunmore. -- January 27, 1892. -- Re payment for boy's railway fare; excellent weather in Calgary.
M-2388-p.279-282Charles Akers, London, England. -- January 29, 1892. -- Report to British management, with comments on how cattle had wintered and arrangement to market these. Includes reports of all livestock (5239 head) owned by the Company, including kind, breed and location of each; and changes in the numbers of cattle held.
M-2388-p.283George F. Motion, Langdon. -- January 29, 1892. -- Re marketing of steers dependent on feed available.
M-2388-p.284Robert Needham, Crane Lake. -- January 29, 1892. -- Re send 300 empty sacks to Kincorth by express as Wylie needs them to deliver oats to the North-West Mounted Police at Maple Creek.
M-2388-p.285A. Blayney, Anthracite. -- January 29, 1892. -- Re order for carload of timber for putting up corrals.
M-2388-p.286H. Wade, Toronto. -- January 30, 1892. -- Re sends payment for subscription to Dominion Shorthorn Association.
M-2388-p.287George F. Motion, Langdon. -- January 30, 1892. -- Re do not require more beef in Calgary till February 15; instructions for feeding cattle at Langdon.
M-2388-p.288Raud. -- January 30, 1892. -- Re answer to American who asked about selling cattle in Alberta; quotes of current prices, but state little market for USA cattle here.
Note:No letters between January 30 and May 6.
M-2388-p.289Robert Matchitt, Balgonie. -- May 6, 1892. -- Re will meet in Balgonie and answer questions about yearlings.
M-2388-p.290M. Oxcarart, Maple Creek. -- May 7, 1892. -- Re encloses account for board and services of mare.
M-2388-p.291Robert Needham, Crane Lake. -- May 8, 1892. -- Re H. Johnson leaving without agreement.
M-2388-p.292Mr. Spalding. -- May 11, 1892. -- Re we will gather cattle at Wood Mountain and Buffalo Lake; use of beef.
M-2388-p.293-294Robert Needham, Crane Lake. -- May 11, 1892. -- Re if H. Johnson does not satisfy, pay him off and let him go; plant 10 acres of turnips.
M-2388-p.295S.S. Rogers, M.C.C. Ranche, Langdon. -- May 20, 1892. -- Re will buy 4 or 5 head of veal calves.
M-2388-p.296S.S. Rogers, Langdon. -- May 23, 1892. -- Re purchase agreement for 125 cows and 100 calves; method of delivery.
M-2388-p.297Roy Cowan, Langdon. -- May 24, 1892. -- Re delivery of cattle and calves.
M-2388-p.298W. Middleton, Namaka. -- May 24, 1892. -- Re expect to be at Namaka to brand calves on May 30.

W. Middleton, c/o P. Beaupre, Gleichen. -- June 1, 1892. -- Re tell Cowan to bring 25 cows at once; want more calves Monday.
M-2388-p.299John Ellis, Stair. -- June 1, 1892. -- Re delivery of stallion colts.
M-2388-p.300B. Johnson, Crane Lake. -- June 4, 1892. -- Re buying a carload of oats for immediate delivery in Calgary.
  Stair Ranch letterbook, pages 301-323. -- June 6, 1892 to July 28, 1892
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M-2388-p.301Plan for construction of cattle sheds in Dunmore. -- [ca. 1892]
M-2388-p.302A. Webb, Balgonie. - June 6, 1892. -- Re expect to arrive on Sunday; will put price on yearlings as requested by R. Matchett and P. Johnson.

R. Cruickshank, Crane Lake. -- June 6, 1892. - Re received $100 for colt; hope you got them over the river all right.
M-2388-p.303Robert Matchett, Balgonie. -- June 6, 1892. -- Re will put price on yearlings on arrival at Balgonie on Monday.
M-2388-p.304 P. Johnson, Qu'Appelle. -- June 6, 1892. -- Re will put price on yearlings on arrival at Balgonie on Monday, June 13.
M-2388-p.305Henry Wade, Toronto. -- June 7, 1892. -- Re enclose registration forms for 11 shorthorns bred last year; fees enclosed.
M-2388-p.306Stanley Pinhorn, New Oxley. -- June 20, 1892. -- Re cheque to settle account.
M-2388-p.307Robert Needham, Crane Lake. -- June 20, 1892. -- Re carload of oats for C.A.C. and C. Company, Maple Creek; send particulars to F.G. Farquier.
M-2388-p.308Saul Fletcher, Morley. -- June 21, 1892. -- Re do not require beef.
M-2388-p.309W.E. Cochrane, Mosquito Creek. -- June 22, 1892. -- Re settlement of dispute over bull in person when you come to Calgary.
M-2388-p.310Robert Needham, Crane Lake. -- June 22, 1892. - Re glad you sent oats off; have ordered horseshoe nails.
M-2388-p.311W. Rutherford, Swift Current. -- June 23, 1892. -- Re Herndon has found your cattle; tell him to leave the bull as he will have to go to Rush Lake.
M-2388-p.312 A. Webb, Balgonie. -- June 25, 1892. -- Re if Matchett or Johnson don't take yearlings, don't care to sell them.
M-2388-p.313W.M. Child, Regina. -- June 25, 1892. -- Re can supply you with veal from Balgonie; no yearlings for sale.
M-2388-p.314Jno. Niblock, Medicine Hat. -- July 9, 1892. - Re enclose plans for small stock yard as requested.
M-2388-p.315Robert Needham, Crane Lake. -- July 9, 1892. - Re plowing of fire guard along Canadian Pacific Railway.
M-2388-p.316Andrew Johnson, Pheasant Forks. -- July 11, 1892. -- Re dispute over weight of oats in carload sent to James Bannerman.
M-2388-p.317W. Rutherford, Swift Current. -- July 17, 1892. -- Re number of cattle at Swift Current farm unaccounted for.
M-2388-p.318-319John Ellis, Stair. -- July 17, 1892. -- Re sending supplies, sulfur and insect powder; encloses list of stock at Stair farm, total 1235.
M-2388-p.320-321A. Middleton, Dunmore. -- July 17, 1892. -- Re plan of four cattle sheds and yards at Dunmore.
M-2388-p.322W.E. Cochrane, Mosquito Creek. -- July 27, 1892. -- Re taking bull dispute to court.
M-2388-p.323Robert Needham, Crane Lake. -- July 28, 1892. -- Re have ordered repair parts for mower.

H.W. Slater, Bantry. -- July 28, 1892. -- Re send car of rails to Gull Lake; advise Roberts.
  Stair Ranch letterbook, pages 324-350. -- August 3, 1892 to October 29, 1892
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M-2388-p.324-331Charles Akers. -- London, England. -- August 3, 1892. -- Semi-annual report to English management; discusses stock, dry weather, crop conditions. Encloses reports on number of all stock (5691) by kind, breed and location; changes in herd; value of herd by kind, average individual value and total value ($159,172); changes in British Columbia horse herd; and value of cow ponies and saddle horses.
M-2388-p.332A. Webb, Balgonie. -- August 4, 1892. - Re sell yearling heifers at $17 and steers at $18 as crops turning out so badly.
M-2388-p.333W. Middleton, Namaka. -- August 4, 1892. -- Re expect me tomorrow.

W.E. Cochrane, Mosquito Creek. -- August 6, 1892. -- Re sorry I will not be able to meet you.
M-2388-p.334A. Webb, Balgonie. -- August 8, 1892. -- Re sorry to hear prospects for winter feed are so poor; wait a month before deciding what to do.
M-2388-p.335G.S. Cowlie, Canadian Pacific Railway, Winnipeg. -- August 13, 1892. -- Re overcoat left in Pullman car on August 9.
M-2388-p.336C. Hawkes, Namaka. -- August 15, 1892. -- Re damage caused by our cattle to crop of an Indian farmer.
M-2388-p.337 Roy Cowan, Langdon. -- August 15, 1892. -- Re getting in 100 tons of hay for Langdon; instructions for bringing cattle to Calgary.
M-2388-p.338 Glengarry Ranche Company, New Oxley. -- September 10, 1892. -- Re cattle with 76 Ranch brand rebranded with your brand and sold to P. Burns; please explain.
M-2388-p.339T. Herndon, Gull Lake. -- September 12, 1892. -- Re order for saddle.
Arthur Webb, Balgonie. -- September 12, 1892. -- Re glad to hear things are looking better.
M-2388-p.340C. Hawkes, Namaka. -- September 13, 1892. -- Re please be at Langdon on Saturday to help Roy Cowan move cattle to Calgary.
M-2388-p.341Edward Carlson, Rock Springs, USA. -- September 19, 1892. -- Re we do not ship cattle to Africa.
M-2388-p.342Robert Needham, Crane Lake. -- September 21, 1892. - Re sending samples of oats and potatoes for bit for North-West Mounted police contract; keep similar samples at farm for comparison.
M-2388-p.343Messrs. Tobold and Company, Winnipeg (butchers). -- October 4, 1892. -- Re can offer you 200 to 250 very good dry cows before December 1.
M-2388-p.344Messrs. Sands and Taylor, Choteau, Montana. -- October 4, 1892. -- Re informed that some of our cattle have gone south to your range; please gather and ship them for us where you sell your beef; much obliged and will return favour.
M-2388-p.345Messrs. Gallagher and Sons, Winnipeg. -- October 4, 1892. -- Re offer of 250-300 fat dry cows.
M-2388-p.346Robert Needham, Crane Lake. -- October 5, 1892. -- Re expect me on Saturday.

W. Middleton. -- October 5, 1892. -- Re look after cattle at Langdon in absence of C. Hawkes who is ill in Calgary.
M-2388-p.347Roy Cowan, Langdon. -- October 5, 1892. -- Re C. Hawkes ill; get another man to help you.

John R. Craig, Fort Macleod. -- October 20, 1892. -- Re am not buying any cattle at present; beef business very dull here.
M-2388-p.348A. Webb, Balgonie. -- October 26, 1892. -- Re too late in year to move cattle from Balgonie; why are so many escaping?
M-2388-p.349Inspector F.I. Dood, Maple Creek. -- October 28, 1892. -- Re car of oats and potatoes sent on October 26; delay due to Canadian Pacific Railway.
M-2388-p.350A.M. Nanton, Winnipeg. -- October 29, 1892. -- Re recommendation for E.C. Johnson for employment on ranch.
  Stair Ranch letterbook, pages 351-377. -- November 14, 1892 to December 13, 1892
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M-2388-p.351T. Herndon, Crane Lake. -- November 14, 1892. - Re come to Calgary Sunday as court case comes up on Monday, November 21.
M-2388-p.352John R. Craig, Fort Macleod. -- November 13, 1892. -- Re glad to kill your cattle; no sale for live cattle here now.
M-2388-p.353Robert Needham, Crane Lake. -- November 10, 1892. -- Re T. Herndon's appearance in court.
M-2388-p.354-355A. Webb, Balgonie. -- November 21, 1892. -- Re sales of horses and cattle at Balgonie; instructions for selling.
M-2388-p.356Magnus Begg. -- November 21, 1892. -- Re stack of hay belonging to Indian damaged by cattle; wish to treat man as fairly as possible.
M-2388-p.357Messrs. T.C. Power and Brothers, Maple Creek. -- November 21, 1892. -- Re ordering 1000 pounds of flour for Crane Lake; send invoice.
M-2388-p.358R. Needham, Crane Lake. -- November 21, 1892. - Re have sent supplies requested.
M-2388-p.359Robert Bickerdike, Montreal. -- November 21, 1892. -- Re price of 250 dry cows and 500 steers in Montreal for Christmas delivery/
M-2388-p.360A. Webb, Balgonie. -- November 21, 1892. -- Re sale of 20 head to Munson approved.
M-2388-p.361Roy Cowan. -- November 22, 1892. -- Re please get bull we have had dispute about and take it to Langdon or Namaka; keep the bull safe.
M-2388-p.362Robert Thomson, Langdon. -- November 22, 1892. -- Re sorry you can't get along with Roy Cowan; leave Langdon at end of month; will get cheque for amount due you.
M-2388-p.363R. Needham, Crane Lake. -- November 24, 1892. -- Re have ordered flour for you; I leave for Victoria tonight.
M-2388-p.364Roy Cowan. -- November 24, 1892. -- Re instructions for delivery of 125 cattle for slaughter.
M-2388-p.365Roy Cowan. -- December Langdon. -- December 5, 1892. -- Re delivery of 50 steers; require saddle horse.
M-2388-p.366A. Strange, Strangmuir. -- December 5, 1892. -- Re intend to move our cattle shortly; storm has put us back.
M-2388-p.367Note: poorly copied. Cannot read.
M-2388-p.368George Motion, Langdon. -- December 10, 1892. -- Re ask Cowan to bring in 75 steers instead of 50.
M-2388-p.369Robert Needham, Crane Lake. -- December 10, 1892. -- Re instructions for sending carload of oats to North-West Mounted Police at Maple Creek.
M-2388-p.370Robert Needham, Crane Lake. -- December 12, 1892. -- Re have sent need articles by express.
M-2388-p.371John R. Craig, Fort Macleod. -- December 13, 1892. -- Re offer of 5.5 cents per pound for dressed beef for carload of cattle delivered February 15, 1893.
M-2388-p.371-372Leo Gaetz, Red Deer. -- December 13, 1892. -- Re can offer you 6.25 cents a pound for dressed beef delivered in Calgary on March 15.
M-2388-p.374-377Reports of number of cattle by kind and location; value of cattle by kind and breed; changes in cattle; value of British Columbia horses; value of cow ponies and saddle horses . -- November 30, 1892
  Stair Ranch letterbook, pages 378-401. -- December 27, 1892 to February 15, 1893
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M-2388-p.378C.O. Card, Cardston. - December 27, 1892. -- Re offer 6.25 cents per pound for cattle for spring delivery.
M-2388-p.379S.S. Rogers, Langdon. -- December 30, 1892. - Re will take 80 steers at $35 and 51 tons of hay for $6.
M-2388-p.380Webb, Balgonie. -- December 31, 1892. - Re let me know the number of unbranded calves.
M-2388-p.380W. Middleton, Namaka. -- December 31, 1892. -- Re let me know the number of unbranded calves and what beef you have killed to end of year.
M-2388-p.381W. Spalding, Rush Lake. -- December 31, 1892. - Re let me know the number of unbranded calves and what beef you have killed.

G. Middleton, Dunmore. -- December 31, 1892. - Re let me know the number of unbranded calves and what beef you have killed.
M-2388-p.382W. Bell-Irving, Cochrane. -- December 30, 1892. -- Re agree to pay 6.75 cents a pound for dressed weight for 25 or 30 beef cattle delivered April 15 to our slaughter house in Calgary.
M-2388-p.383W.D. Kerfoot, Cochrane. -- January 20, 1893. -- Re we can take the 70 head of cattle you are feeding.
M-2388-p.384George Motion, Langdon. -- January 20, 1893. -- Re expect me tomorrow.
M-2388-p.385W. Brealey, Calgary. -- January 20, 1893. -- Re agree to pay 6.25 cents per pound for 10 head delivered March 15.
M-2388-p.386C.O. Card, Cardston. -- January 21, 1893. -- Re purchase of two carloads of cattle.
M-2388-p.387A. Webb, Balgonie. -- January 21, 1893. -- Re better to move cattle in spring.
John R. Craig, Fort Macleod. - January 21, 1893. -- Re account for $50.
M-2388-p.388T. Herndon, Maple Creek. -- January 23, 1893. -- Re receipt of monies owing Herndon.
M-2388-p.389H. Fauquier, Vancouver. -- January 23, 1893. -- Re offer of position as foreman in Cyprus Hills [Cypress Hills] at $60 her month as Herndon has been discharged.
M-2388-p.390John Ellis, Stair. -- January 25, 1893. -- Re expect me Friday or Saturday.
M-2388-p.391Robert Needham, Crane Lake. -- February 10, 1893. -- Re shortage of feed.
M-2388-p.392C.O. Card, Cardston. -- February 13, 1893. -- Re do you accept offer?
M-2388-p.394W.D. Kerfoot, Cochrane. -- February 13, 1893. -- Re do you accept offer?
M-2388-p.395E.I.F. Hills [Ted Hills?]. -- February 15, 1893. - Re we are not buying beef at present.
M-2388-p.396W. Spalding, Rush Lake. -- February 15, 1893. -- Re shipment of two carcasses of beef.
M-2388-p.397Robert Needham, Crane Lake. -- February 15, 1893. - Re miscellaneous small matters.
M-2388-p.398Arthur Webb, Balgonie. --February 15, 1893. -- Re send two carcasses of beef to Rush Lake; collect Munson's account of $590.
M-2388-p.399-401I.M. Richardson, London, England. -- February 15, 1893. -- Reports on very severe weather, shortage of feed, numbers of dead cattle.
  Stair Ranch letterbook, pages 402-426. -- February 16, 1893 to March 18, 1893
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M-2388-p.402Spalding, Rush Lake. -- February 16, 1893. -- Re dispute over price of beef carcasses.
M-2388-p.403W. Middleton, Namaka. -- February 18, 1893. -- Re expect me Monday; comments on fine weather.

Robert Needham, Crane Lake. -- March 6, 1893. -- Re sending two carloads of baled hay; have to go into hospital tomorrow.
M-2388-p.404Charles Payton, Medicine Hat. -- March 6, 1893. -- Re we have all the beef we require and cannot make you an offer.
M-2388-p.405W. Cullan [Cullen?], Calgary. -- March 6, 1893. -- Re we can take fat cows on March 21 at 6 cents per pound dressed.
M-2388-p.406Roy Cowan, Langdon. -- March 6, 1893. -- Re bring in the 26 steers on March 16.
M-2388-p.407-408Robert Needham, Crane Lake. -- March 13, 1893. - Re shipment of carload of horses from Maple Creek to Calgary; I am now out of hospital.
M-2388-p.409W. Cullen, Calgary. -- March 13, 1893. -- Re send your cows before March 24.
M-2388-p.410M. Middleton, Namaka. -- March 14, 1893. -- Re let me know how many steers and heifers Wyndham Brothers got.
M-2388-p.411Robert Needham, Crane Lake. -- March 14, 1893. -- Re car of oats being sent from Brandon.
M-2388-p.412-415Reports re number of cattle by kind, breed and location (3653 in total); changes in herd; light horse tally; and number of cow ponies. -- February 28, 1893.
M-2388-p.416-417Charles Akers, London, England. -- March 15, 1893. -- Report to English management, enclosing the reports in 412-415 above; account of effects of severe winter.
M-2388-p.418 Robert Needham, Crane Lake. -- March 15, 1893. -- Re send 100 bushels of seed barley to Namaka.
M-2388-p.419W.W. Cook, Lacombe. -- March 15, 1893. -- Re cannot make you an offer for your steers.
M-2388-p.420A.W. Strange, Gleichen. -- March 18, 1893. -- Re dispute over account; offers bull for sale.
M-2388-p.421L. Palmer, Crane Lake. -- March 18, 1893. -- Re outfit for Palmer.
M-2388-p.422Messrs. Tweed an Eward, Medicine Hat. -- March 18, 1893. -- Re small account for flour, $23.
M-2388-p.423W. Middleton, Namaka. -- March 18, 1893. -- Re dispute over a small account.
M-2388-p.424Robert Needham, Crane Lake. -- March 18, 1893. -- Re shipment of carload of horses to Vancouver; arrival of shipment of oats; weather bad.
M-2388-p.425-426I.M. Richards [Richardson?], London, England. -- March 18, 1893. -- Re outfit for Palmer; cattle bought from Rogers; weather still very bad here.
  Stair Ranch letterbook, pages 427-450. -- March 20, 1893 to April 19, 1893
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M-2388-p.427-429Messrs. Wyndham Brothers, Gleichen. -- March 20, 1893. -- Re bills of sale for geldings and calves.
M-2388-p.430A.S. McKay, Calgary. -- March 20, 1893. -- Re have bought cattle elsewhere.
M-2388-p.431Ronald Greig, Pekisko. -- March 20, 1893. -- Re will buy elsewhere.
M-2388-p.432S.E. Hambry, Cochrane. -- March 19, 1893. -- Re cannot buy your beef at present.
M-2388-p.433Robert Needham, Crane Lake. -- March 20, 1893. - Re will be at Crane Lake shortly.
M-2388-p.434R.E. Tully, Gull Lake. -- March 21, 1893. - Re settlement of account, $138.15,
M-2388-p.435D. Breriton, Gleichen. -- March 31, 1893. -- Re offer of job at $40 per month.

W.R. Abbott, Maple Creek. -- April 1, 1893. -- Re have yearlings for sale at $40 per head.
M-2388-p.436Ronald Greig, Pale Face Ranch. -- April 1, 1893. -- Re at present we have all the cattle we require.
M-2388-p.437W. Harris, Langdon. -- April 1, 1893. -- Re will come to Langdon tonight.
M-2388-p.438Ed Kelly, Vernon, British Columbia. -- April 3, 1893. -- Re suggest you market your steers at the coast.
M-2388-p.439W. Middleton, Namaka. -- April 3, 1893. -- Re employment at Crane Lake.
M-2388-p.440E.F. Brown. -- April 4, 1893. - Re cannot offer employment.
M-2388-p.441Robert Needham, Crane Lake. -- April 3, 1893. -- Re small matters.
M-2388-p.442L. Palmer, Crane Lake. -- April 3, 1893. - Re have ordered you a saddle, bridle, blankets.
M-2388-p.443 W. Harris, Langdon. -- April 10, 1893. -- Re come to Crane Lake.
A.G. Seaman, Gull Lake. -- April 10, 1893. -- Re arrange to pay George Stevens.
M-2388-p.444R. Needham, Crane Lake. -- April 17, 1893. -- Re horses arrived here yesterday.

Jas. P. Mitchell, Medicine Hat. -- April 10, 1893. -- Re fee for service of Hackney stallion, $25.00.
M-2388-p.445W.E.H. Stokes, Langdon. -- April 17, 1893. -- Re sent order of supplies, $4.00.
M-2388-p.446J. Ellis, Stair. -- April 17, 1893. -- Re selecting stallions for Blackfoot Indians.
M-2388-p.447H.H. Farquier, Maple Creek. -- April 18, 1893. -- Re fees for Clyde stallions at Crane Lake, $15.00.
M-2388-p.449R. Cruickshank, Gull Lake. -- April 18, 1893. -- Re sending another saddle horse.
M-2388-p.450Messrs. Cheesman Brothers, Maple Creek. - Apeil 19, 1893. -- Re lowest price for our yearling stallions $100.00.
  Stair Ranch letterbook, pages 451-475. -- April 19, 1893 to July 21, 1893
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M-2388-p.451H. Burton Deane, Lethbridge. -- April 19, 1893. -- Re cattle brought back from USA.
M-2388-p.452J. Ellis, Stair. -- April 19, 1893. -- Re will not be at Stair till Friday.
M-2388-p.453Robert Needham, Crane Lake. -- May 16, 1893. -- Re ticket for Medicine Hat Hospital.

C.H. Daua, West Lebanon, New Hampshire. -- May 16, 1893. -- Re order for ear labels for cattle, $1.50.
M-2388-p.454S.S. Rogers, Calgary. -- May 17, 1893. -- Re cost of feeding cows and calves through the winter.
M-2388-p.455Hawkes, Namaka. -- May 17, 1893. -- Note: poorly printed, unreadable.
M-2388-p.456Roy Cowan, Langdon. -- May 17, 1893. -- Re delivery of cattle to Calgary on June 12.
M-2388-p.457First National Bank, Cheyenne, Wyoming. -- May 17, 1893. -- Re Cheyenne Club bonds.
M-2388-p.458D. Kerfoot, Cochrane. -- May 18, 1893. -- Re venting a brand.

Willow Creek Stock Association, [Fort] Macleod. -- June 2, 1893. -- Re when and where do round ups start?
M-2388-p.459Roy Cowan, Langdon. -- June 2, 1893. -- Re cattle not wanted till June 17.
M-2388-p.460Roy Cowan, Langdon. -- June 3, 1893. -- Re bring calves in on June 12.
A. Webb, Balgonie. -- June 5, 1893. -- Re beef account.
M-2388-p.461-464Reports on number of cattle by kind, breed and location (3553 in total); changes in herd; light horse tally; number of cow ponies. -- May 31, 1893
M-2388-p.465Charles Akers, London, England. -- June 5, 1893. -- Report to English management, enclosing reports in 461-464 above.
M-2388-p.466C.H. Palmer, Swift Current. -- June 26, 1893. -- Re settlement of account balance, $9.55.
M-2388-p.467W. Middleton, Namaka. -- July 10, 1893. -- Re put bulls out with cows at once.
M-2388-p.467-470Middleton. -- July 11, 1893. -- Re enclosing plans of a horse corral.
M-2388-p.471Robert Needham, Crane Lake. -- July 11, 1893. -- Re expect me Saturday.
M-2388-p.472Roy Cowan, Langdon. -- July 12, 1893. -- Re require 5 calves; branding.

W. Middleton, Namaka. -- July 12, 1893. -- Re bull at Langdon for sale, $50.00.
M-2388-p.473F. Craig. -- July 12, 1893. -- Re police report having located 12 head of our cattle.
M-2388-p.474Roy Cowan, Langdon. -- July 20, 1893. -- Re will be at Langdon on August 1 to round up the range as far as Namaka.

W. Rutherford. -- July 20, 1893. -- Re arrangements to meet him in Swift Current.
M-2388-p.475W. Middleton, Namaka. -- July 21, 1893. -- Re lease of A.W. Strange place.
  Stair Ranch letterbook, pages 476-491. -- July 21, 1893 to September 16, 1893 [end of volume]
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M-2388-p.476Short Horn Association, Toronto. -- July 21, 1893. -- Re send 25 forms of entry.
M-2388-p.477A.W. Strange, Strangmuir. -- July 20, 1893. -- Re lease of Strange farm.
M-2388-p.478W. Rutherford, Swift Current. -- July 24, 1893. -- Re will be in Swift Current on July 26.
M-2388-p.479A.W. Strange. -- August 4, 1893. -- Re settlement of small account, $3.50.
M-2388-p.480H.F. Knowell, Kipp, Montana. -- August 4, 1893. -- Re sale of three steers which have strayed to his range, $90.00.
M-2388-p.481Roy Cowan, Langdon. -- [ca. August 4, 1893]. -- Re delivery of steers and calves, 20 in total.
M-2388-p.482W.H. Patrick, [Fort] Macleod. -- August 5, 1893. -- Re stray mare running with Patrick horses.
M-2388-p.483Walrond Ranch Company, [Fort] Macleod. -- August 5, 1893. -- Re we have one of your steers.
M-2388-p.484A. R. Sprigett, New Oxley. -- August 5, 1893. -- Re miscellaneous matters.
M-2388-p.485C. Hawkes, Namaka. -- August 5, 1893. -- Re change places with McKinnon.
M-2388-p.487-490Charles Akers, London, England. -- August 7, 1893. -- Report to English management; reports of changes in herd, light horse tally [unreadable], and number of cow ponies.
M-2388-p.491Henry Wade, Toronto. -- August 7, 1893. -- Re application for registration of 15 short horn yearlings.

Robert Needham, Crane Lake. -- September 16, 1893. -- Re sending shells you ordered.
Series 2 Poster. -- [ca. 1887-1888]
M-3214Poster. -- [ca. 1887 or 1888]. -- Consists of a poster advertising the Canadian Agricultural, Coal and Colonization Company, Balgonie, Saskatchewan.
Series 3 Miscellaneous company letters. -- 1890, 1896
M-2384Letters re company's general business. -- [1890s]. -- 12 pages.
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