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P.Timms in Mission Bridge Feed Store, 1914
P. Timms in Mission Bridge Feed Store, 1914
NA-5060-7

Percival J. Timms fonds

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Table of Contents

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Series 1 Oil companies and petroleum industry. -- 1913-1965
Series 2 Alberta Provincial Poultry Association. -- 1910-1936
Series 3 Cricket, lawn bowling and checkers. -- 1913-1953
Series 4 Horticultural societies. -- 1928-1965
Series 5 Mission Bridge Feed Store and Central Meat Market. -- 1911-1932
Series 6 Personal papers and miscellany. -- 1903-1956
Series 7 Photographs. -- 1902-1939 and n.d.

Inventory

Series 1 Oil companies and petroleum industry. -- 1913-1965
M-1232-1 Mack and Timms Ltd., brokerage firm, correspondence. -- 1929-1937
M-1232-2 Mack and Timms receipt book. -- 1928
M-1232-3 Calgary Stock Exchange. -- 1932-1942. -- Consists of stock quotations, commission rates, and membership list.
M-1232-4 Map of Turner Valley oil field. -- n.d.
M-1232-5 Petroleum and natural gas leases. -- 1917-1925. -- Also includes correspondence related to leases.
M-1232-6

Oil company prospectuses. -- 1913-1926. -- For the following companies:

Ainsworth Oils, 1926
Allegheny Oils, 1926
The Black Diamond Oil Fields, 1913
Calmont Oils, 1926
Canada Southern Oil and Refining Company, 1917
Elbow Oil Company, 1925
Indian Oil Company, 1914
The Keystone Oil Company, 1914
McLeod Oil Company, 1922
The New Oil Company, 1926
Rainer Oils, 1926
Ranchmen's Gas and Oil Company, 1926
Roberta Oils, 1926
The Sam Drumheller Oil and Gas Company, 1922
Stockmen Oils, 1926

M-1232-7

Oil company share certificates. -- 1914, 1921-1922. -- For the following companies:

Big Four Oil Company
British Canadian Oils
The Canadian Eagle oil Fields
Johnson Oil Company
The Phoenix Oil Company
Sunbeam Oil Company

M-1232-8

Oil companies. -- 1930-1951. -- Consists of the following:

Brock Petroleums, proxy, 1942
Davies Petroleum, merger with East Crest Oil Company, 1942
Elbow Oil Company, royalty ownership, 1934
Fleetwood Petroleum meeting notice, 1951
Gold Coin Oils meeting notice, 1930

M-1232-9 Highwood Northern Oils. -- 1957-1965. -- Consists of report on geophysical exploration by Texaco Exploration Company (1957); Acadia Valley area (1965); drilling and abandonment report for Highwood North Empress (1965).
M-1232-10 Highwood Northern Oils. -- 1964. -- Consists of wildcat drilling test logs.
M-1232-11 Highwood-Sarcee Oils. -- 1930-1949. -- Consists of geological reports; directors' report and financial statemnt (1940); oil lease lists; and structural section chart, Bragg Creek-Sarcee reserve area.
M-1232-12 Hunter Valley Oil Company. -- 1930-1936. -- Consists of photo of MacLaren Well #1c on the Katherine claim, Red Deer River area; progress reports; and 6th annual general meeting (1936).
M-1232-13

Oil companies. -- 1926-1942. -- Consists of the following:

Macleod Oil Company notice of meeting and financial statement, 1927
Mill City Petroleums notice of meeting and financial statement, 1942
The New Valley Oil Company application for shares and pleas for survival, 1926 and 1942.

M-1232-14 Pacalta Royalites. -- 1934-1935. -- Consists of memorandum of agreement between Pacalta Royalites and Myers and Wright re well drilling; and minutes of meetings.
M-1232-15

Oil companies. -- 1914-1952. -- Consists of the following:

Pacific Oil and Refining Company release of shares, 1914
Phillips Petroleum Company electric well log, 1952
Rockland Oil proxy, 1930
Zenith Companies share release, 1922-1923

M-1232-16 Bituminous Sand Extraction Company reports. -- 1928-1930 [tar sands, oil sands]
M-1232-17 Alberta and Saskatchewan oil leases - Geologists' reports. -- 1914-1964
M-1232-18

Oil companies. -- 1926-1944. -- Consits of the following:

Anaconda Oil Company annual report, 1936
Banner Oils oil engineer's report, 1926
Brock Petroleums financial statements, 1941
Calmont Oils report and accounts, 1937 and 1944
McDougall-Segur Exploration Company directors' report, 1929

M-1232-19 Land and oil business in Texas. -- 1920-1927. -- Includes correspondence re share purchase, Deane Oil Corporation (1920).
M-1232-20

Articles re oil. -- n.d. -- Consists of the following:

"Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow ... Gold, Oil and Alberta's Future" by W.M. Davidson

"Plenty Money Available for Drilling if Government Guaranteed Oil Royalty" by M.V. McKinnon

"Calgary High, Low, and Close" [story using oil company names]

Cartoon by "Innes", Calgary Herald

M-1232-os-13 Poster for Calmont Oils. -- n.d.
M-9106 Scrapbook re history of Alberta's petroleum industry. -- [ca. 1913-1957]
Series 2 Alberta Provincial Poultry Association. -- 1910-1936
M-1232-21 Minutes of annual meetings. -- 1916-1918. -- Includes financial statements.
M-1232-22 Minutes, financial statement and correspondence. -- 1919
M-1232-23 Minutes. -- 1920-1921
M-1232-24 Minutes and correspondence. -- 1922
M-1232-25 Minutes and correspondence. -- 1923-1925
M-1232-26 Minutes and correspondence. -- 1926-1927
M-1232-27 Correspondence. -- 1928
M-1232-28 Minutes and correspondence. -- 1929
M-1232-29 Minutes and correspondence. -- 1930
M-1232-30 World's Poultry Congress, London, England - Correspondence. -- 1929-1930
M-1232-31 World's Poultry Congress, London, England - Pamphlets and invitations, etc. -- 1930
M-1232-32 Annual report and correspondence. -- 1931
M-1232-33 Annual report and correspondence. -- 1932
M-1232-34 Correspondence. -- 1933, 1935-1936
M-1232-35 Constitution, bylaws and regulations. -- 1936 and n.d. -- Consists of exhibition regulations for the Calgary Poultry Association (1935); and constitution and bylaws for the Alberta Record of Performance Poultry Breeders' Association (n.d.).
M-1232-36 Cashbook. -- 1910-1932
Bank book. -- 1917-1922
M-1232-37 Poultry directories. -- 1917-1929 [1918, 1920 and 1921 are missing from the sequence].
M-1232-38

Poultry shows - Programs and prize lists. -- 1921-1937. -- Consists of the following:

Calgary Winter Poultry Show, 1922-1932
Cochrane Poultry Show, 1921
Edmonton Poultry Show, 1922-1933
Lethbridge Poultry Show, 1926 and 1929
Lloydminster Poultry Show, 1932
Medicine Hat Poultry Show, 1922, 1930, 1932
Priddis and Millarville Show, 1937
Red Deer Winter Show, 1926, 1929-1932
Vegreville Poultry Show, 1928

Canadian National Exhibition, 1928
Edmonton Exhibition, 1929 and 1934
Royal Winter Fair, 1928-1929, 1936

World's Poultry Congresses, The Hague, 1921 and Ottawa, 1927

M-1232-39

Poultry pamphlets, notebooks, etc. -- 1915-1932. -- Consists of the following:

Mrs. A.E. Rivett, Ardrossan, Alberta - Calling card, n.d.
Calgary Poultry and Pet Stock Association - Constitution and promotional pamphlet, 1915 and n.d.
Judges Blue Book, 1925
Judges record book, n.d.
Alberta Registered and Approved Flock Association price list, 1930 and 1932
Records of Performance Poultry Breeders' Association of B.C. catalogue, 1923
Alberta Records of Performance Poultry Breeders' Association pamphlet, 1928
Poplar Hill Farm, De Winton mating list, 1930
Egg record and account book, n.d.
Alberta Bronze Turkey Breeders' Association, 1928

M-1232-40 Poultry exhibition ribbons and prize cards. -- 1914-1923
M-1232-41 Letterheads. -- n.d.
M-1232-42 Breeding record book. -- n.d.
M-1232-43 Article re new poultry breed, the Partridge Chantecler, developed in Alberta. -- {ca. 1935] Scanned Document View now.
M-1232-os-(11-12)

Plans for a poultry house. -- 1930

Poster - Regulations respecting the grading and marketing of eggs. -- n.d.

Series 3 Cricket, lawn bowling and checkers. -- 1913-1953
M-1232-44 Letters re cricket. -- 1913, 1927, 1938 and 1952
M-1232-45 St. John's Cricket Club. -- 1919-1926. -- Consists of score books for 1919-1921 and 1925-1926; letterhead, card and rule book.
M-1232-46 Calgary and District Cricket Leage. -- 1927-1942 and n.d. -- Consists of constitution, bylaws and schedules.
M-1232-47 Western Canada Cricket Tournament programs. -- 1923, 1924 and 1928
M-1232-48 International cricket tournament programs. -- 1913-1949. -- Includes Australian tours, 1913 and 1932; Marlyebone Cricket Club, 1937 and n.d.; and Dominion Tournament, 1949.
M-1232-49 Menus and programs for cricket dinners. -- 1918-1932
M-1232-50 Riley Park cricket cards and official car. -- n.d.
M-1232-51 Award and cricket cartoon. -- 1920 and 1932
M-1232-52

"Laws of Cricket". -- 1923

"Cricket Odds and Ends". -- 1936

M-1232-53 Alberta Lawn Bowling Association. -- 1944-1945. -- Consists of yearbooks and rule book.
M-1232-54 Alberta Provincial Checker Association correspondence, etc. -- 1932-1942. -- Originally called Alberta Checker Association.
M-1232-55 Alberta Checker Association yearbooks and membership cards. -- 1933 and n.d.
M-1232-56 Calgary Checker Club minutes. -- 1932-1941
M-1232-57 Checkers - Correspondence and tournament papers. -- 1932-1949
M-1232-58 Correspondence with checkers champion William F. Ryan. -- 1934-1953
M-1232-59 Historical sketch re checkers. -- n.d.
M-1232-60

Articles re checkers. -- 1932-1935. -- Consists of the following:

"Principles of Strategy" by Louis C. Ginsberg, 1932
The Draughts Review, 1932 and 1934
The New Checkergram, 1934
The Quarterly Draughts Review, 1935

M-1232-61 Newspaper clippings re checkers. -- 1932-1949
Series 4 Horticultural societies. -- 1928-1965
M-1232-62 Calgary Horticultural Society - Annual reports and correspondence. -- 1935-1942
M-1232-63 Calgary Horticultural Society - Report of the committee on revision of constitution and bylaws. -- n.d.
M-1232-64 Calgary Horticultural Society - Programs and prize lists. -- 1928-1965
M-1232-65 Calgary Horticultural Society - Entry lists for a horticultural exhibition. -- [ca. 1930s]
M-1232-66 Edmonton Horticultural Exhibition prize list. -- 1942
M-1232-67 Ribbons and prize cards, etc. -- 1935-1947
M-1232-68 Membership card. -- 1933
M-1232-69 Newspaper clipings. -- 1939-1940
M-1232-70 Calgary Gladiolus Society correspondence. -- 1943-1940
M-1232-71

Periodicals re gladioli. -- 1934-1945. -- Consists of the following:

The Quarterley of the Canadian Gladiolus Society, January 1934
New England Gladiolus Society bulletin, April 1935
The Gladiolus Supplement, 1938-1943
Calgary Gladiolus Society Yearbook. -- 1938 and 1939
The Gladiolus Magazine, 1945

M-1232-72 George Horn Nursery, Calgary - Price list. -- n.d.
M-1232-73

Articles re flowers. -- n.d. -- Consists of the following:

"Gladiolus Hybriizing" by J.R. Almoy, Winnipeg
"The Care of Roses"

Series 5 Mission Bridge Feed Store and Central Meat Market. -- 1911-1932
M-1232-74 Mission Bridge Feed Store - Correspondence, etc. -- 1916-1932
M-1232-75 Mission Bridge Feed Store - Invoices. -- 1916-1929
M-1232-76 Mission Bridge Feed Store - Receipts and bank books. -- 1914-1922
M-1232-77 Mission Bridge Feed Store - Promotional material. -- 1923-1925 and n.d. -- Consists of advertising pamphlets, business cards and catalogues.
M-1232-78 Mission Bridge Feed Store - Stationery. -- n.d.
M-1232-vol.1 Mission Bridge Feed Store - Ledger. -- 1914
M-1232-vol.2 Ledger. -- 1915
M-1232-vol.3 Ledger. -- 1916
M-1232-vol.4 Ledger. -- 1917
M-1232-vol.5 Ledger. -- 1918-1919
M-1232-vol.6 Ledger. -- 1920
M-1232-vol.7 Ledger. -- 1921
M-1232-vol.8 Ledger. -- 1922
M-1232-vol.9 Ledger. -- 1923
M-1232-vol.10 Ledger. -- 1924
M-1232-vol.11 Ledger. -- 1925-1926
M-1232-vol.12 Ledger. -- 1927
M-1232-vol.13 Mission Bridge Feed Store - Cashbook. -- 1915-1916
M-1232-vol.14 Cashbook. -- 1917-1918
M-1232-oversize Mission Bridge Feed Store calendar. -- 1916
M-1232-79 Central Meat Market. -- 1911-1912. -- Consists of invoices; leaflet stating change of ownership; agreement of sale; and bank book.
M-1232-80 Miscellaneous business papers. -- 1928 and n.d. -- Consists of "Sur-Shot Bot and Worm Remover (leaflet); Shur Stop fire extinguisher sales record; and list of seed potato suppliers.
Series 6 Personal papers and miscellany. -- 1903-1956
M-1232-81

A.F. and A.M. lodges [Ancient Free and Accepted Masons] - Lists of officers and programs of special events. -- 1925-1951. -- Consists of the following:

Ashlar Lodge No. 28, 1942 and 1944
Bow River Lodge No. 1, 1943-1944
Calgary Lodge No. 23, 1942-1944
Cascade Lodge No. 5, 1941
Concord Lodge No. 124, 1942-1944
Crescent Lodge No. 87, 1942-1943
King George Lodge No. 59, 1942-1944
Mount Lebanon Lodge No. 54, 1942-1943
Perfection Lodge No. 9, 1942
Renfrew Lodge No. 134, 1925-1951
St. Mark's Lodge No. 118, 1942, 1944
Zetland Lodge No. 83, 1941-1943

The Central Bureau of Calgary, 1925, 1927, 1950-1951
Calgary Masonic Board of Relief, 1927
District No. 1, GRA, 1943
Grand Lodge Bulletin, Feburary and May, 1942

M-1232-82

Fraternal organization - Lists of officers, pamphlets, etc. -- 1938-1951. -- Consists of the following:

Acacia Chapter No. 56, Order of the Eastern Star, 1948
Edith Cavell Chapter No. 25, Order of the Eastern Star, 1948-1949
Syllabus of Children's Festival, OES, 1940-1941
Home Fund Committee, OES, 1949
Al Azhar Temple membership addenda, 1951
Cyprus Preceptory No. 33, Knights Templar, 1950-1951
Zadok Council No. 3, Cryptic Rite of Freemasonry, 1951

M-1232-83 Letters. -- 1932. -- Re impressions of economic situation and the oil industry.
M-1232-84 Miscellaneous. -- 1908-1930. -- Consists of Timms' appointment as probation officer (1915); land purchase agreement (1924); hay permit notice (n.d.); and Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) tickets (1930).
M-1232-85

Memberhip cards, etc. -- 1917-1956. -- Consists of the following:

Vehicle owner's licence, 1917
Calgary Horticultural Society, 1938 and n.d.
Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), 1920
Victoria Curling Club, 1921-1922
Association des Eleveurs, 1925
Angling permit, 1925
Royal Winter Fair pass, 1925 and 1929
Alberta Checker Association, 1931 and 1937
Calgary Poultry Association, 1932-1933
Calgary Gladiolus Society, 1936
Calgary Checker Club, [ca. 1930s]
St. John Ambulance first aid certificate, 1956
Alberta Provincial Poultry Show pass, 1930

M-1232-86 Ration books, Second World War. -- 1939-1945. -- Consists of ration book 6; and gasoline licence and ration book, category B-1.
M-1232-87

Busniess cards. -- n.d. -- Consits of the following:

Mack & Timms, brokers
Hi Heat Coal Company, Calgary
Kraft the Furrier, Calgary
Monsieur Bomont, hair stylist, Calgary
Swedish Massage Institute, Calgary
Canadian Hatcheries, Burnaby BC
Shirley Rabbitries, Chinchilla breeder, Calgary

M-1232-88 Greeting cards. -- 1910-1914 and n.d.
M-1232-89

Invitations, programs, etc. -- 1908-1946 and n.d. -- Consists of the following:

Tivoli Theatre movie lists, 1937 and 1942
Calgary Stock Exchange annual banquets, 1929-1930
International Music Society presentation, 1908
Church recitals and services, 1908-1927
Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, 1926-1928
Calgary Five-Pin Bowling Association, 1946
Postcards, dance card, etc.

M-1232-90 First World War. -- 1914-1918. -- Consists of Victory Bond advertisement; registration certificate; welcome home cards, etc.
M-1232-91 Election papers. -- 1926, 1939 and n.d. -- Consists of Calgary Liberal Association letter, scrutineers card, etc. for 1926 election; 1939 voters' list; and election cards for Charles E. Carr and A.G. Graves.
M-1232-92 C.H. Douglas - Address to Ottawa Canadian Club. -- April 14, 1934. -- Entitled "A Challenge to Financial Powers".
M-1232-93 Silver fox breeding. -- 1928-1932 and n.d.
M-1232-94

Cartwright family [Percival's wife was Alice Cartwright]. -- 1903-1946. -- Consists of the following:

Lot receipts for CPR lots in Calgary, 1903
"Sunlight Soap" diary, 1904
May Cartwright's Standard V diploma, 1904
Land lease between Elizabeth Cartwright and Riverside Lumber, 1907
Standard VII departmental exams, 1908-1909
William Edward Cartwright's Standard VII diploma, 1909
Ernest Francis Cartwright's Canadian Army pay book, 1918-1919
E.F. Cartwright's Oddfellows certificate, 1922
Alice M. Cartwright's poultry performance records, 1923-1925
C.C.I. Weeper, Central Collegiate Institute paper, 1946
Calgary Citizen's Band annual ball invitation, 1911

M-1232-95

Sheet music. -- 1910-1914. -- Consists of the following:

Alberta for Christ, temperance song by L.L. Henry and I.H. Meredith, 1910
March Calgary by Ernest G. Woodrow, 1914
Our Boys inthe Army by W.G. Knights and Frank Wrigley, 1915
I Wonder if They'll Stop, by W.G. Knights and Ernest G. Woodrow, 1915

M-1232-96 Recipes, etc. -- 1909 and n.d. -- Consists of notebooks, Christ Church recipe book (1909), diet chart, menu, etc.
M-1232-97 Newspaper clippings. -- 1916-1944.
M-1232-os-(1-10, 14-16) Miscellaneous calendars, blueprints for dwelling, posters of British monarches, etc. -- 1906-1937
M-7819-98 Correspondence, booklets, etc. re sport and petroleum. -- 1911-1964
Series 7 Photographs. -- 1902-1939 and n.d.. -- 194 photographs

Some of these photographs have been scanned. View now.

PA-2297-1 Men at Anaconda Oil Company rig. -- 1 photograph
PA-2297-(2-153) Postcard views of Calgary and area. -- 1908-1939. -- 153 photographs
PA-3383 Cricket teams, including Percival Timms. -- 1912-1932. -- 9 photographs
PB-714 Provincial poultry challenge trophies; Calgary Checker Club students adn teachers; Percival Timms. -- 1924-1925 and n.d. -- 7 photographs
PB-843 Cricket teams, including Percival Timms. -- 1918-1926. -- 4 photographs
PE-135-1 31st Battalion at Victoria Park. -- 1915. -- 1 panoramic photograph
PE-135-2 World Poultry Congress, London, England. -- 1930. -- 1 panoramic photograph
NA-5060 Calgary places, people, events and social activities. -- 1902-[ca. 1930s]. -- 15 photographs. -- Includes views of the Mission Bridge Feed Store and the Timms and Cartwright families.
NC-61 Men and woman in garden. -- 1 photograph [found in Timms family desk drawer]
ND-36 Cricket fields from a distance. -- 2 negatives
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