Archive Finding Aids

Here are detailed file-by-file descriptions of the contents of specific fonds and/or links to scanned documents.

Fort Edmonton, 1861
Fort Edmonton, 1861
NA-1406-111

Charles de Volpi's Illustrated Newspapers collection
(Sketches published in Canadian Illustrated News, Harper's Weekly and other newspapers from 1854 to 1888)

To view brief history of collection and summary of contents click here.

Table of Contents

indicates that the series includes scanned documents.

Series 1 General topics by folder
Series 2 Alberta-related sketches
Series 3 Canadian Pacific Railway sketches
Series 4 Hudson's Bay Company sketches
Series 5 Photographs of the sketches. -- 1856-1888

Inventory

Series 1 General topics by folder
PB-540, folder 1 Riel Rebellion / Red River Insurrection, 1870 (numbers PB-540-1 to PB-540-16)
PB-540, folder 2 Manitoba (numbers PB-540-17 to PB-540-59)
PB-540, folder 3 Manitoba (numbers PB-540-60 to PB-540-116)
PB-540, folder 4 Manitoba (not numbered)
PB-540, folder 5 North-West Mounted Police : Six Months in the Wilds of the North-West, 1875 (numbers PB-540-117 to PB-540-138)
PB-540, folder 6 Miscellaneous (numbers PB-540-139 to PB-540-203)
PB-540, folder 7 Miscellaneous (numbers PB-540-204 to PB-540-267)
PB-540, folder 8 Miscellaneous (not numbered)
PB-540, folder 9 Miscellaneous (not numbered)
PB-540, folder 10 Illustrations of the North-West Territories (numbers PB-540-268 to PB-540-301)
PB-540, folder 11 Illustrations of the North-West Territories (numbers PB-540-302 to PB-540-393)
PB-540, folder 12 To the Great North-West with the Marquis of Lorne, 1881 (not numbered)
PB-540, folder 13 Lake Neepigon [Lake Nipigon] and its scenery / Eastern Canada (numbers PB-540-394 to PB-540-418)
PB-540, folder 14 North-West Mounted Police Expedition to Manitoba, 1874 (numbers PB-540-419 to PB-540-432)
PB-540, folder 15 North-West Mounted Police : In the North-West with the Mounted Police, 1881-1882 (numbers PB-540-433 to PB-540-485)
PB-540, folder 16 Views of the West (numbers PB-540-486 to PB-540-593)
PB-540, folder 17 British Columbia (numbers PB-540-594 to PB-540-686)
PB-540, folder 18 British Columbia (not numbered)
PB-540, folder 19 Visit of the Princess Louise and the Marquis of Lorne to British Columbia, 1882-1883 (not numbered)
PB-540, folder 20 Riel Rebellion, 1885 (numbers PB-540-687 to PB-540-718)
PB-540, folder 21 Riel Rebellion, 1885 (not numbered)
PB-540, folder 22 Indians [First Nations] of North America (numbers PB-540-719 to PB-540-729)
PB-540, folder 23 Red River Expedition, 1870 (numbers PB-540-780 to PB-540-804)
PB-540, folder 24 Photocopies of illustrations with appraised values.
Series 2 Alberta-related sketches
Banff Folder 6 : PB-540-159
Folder 11 : PB-540-386
Blackfoot Crossing Folder 11 : PB-540-368a
Folder 12 : not numbered (page 13, picture 7)
Bow River Folder 7 : PB-540-209
Folder 9 : not numbered
Folder 11 : PB-540-(349, 352, 365, 368b and 371)
Calgary (see also Fort Calgary) Folder 9 : not numbered
Folder 11 : PB-540-(349, 369, 370 and 385)
Folder 16 : PB-540-593
Catholic Mission on Bow River Folder 15 : PB-540-483
Cochrane Ranch Folder 11 : PB-540-(365, 366 and 367)
Fort Brisebois Folder 10 : PB-540-297
Fort Calgary (see also Calgary) Folder 8 : not numbered
Folder 15 : PB-540-(460, 467 and 471)
Fort Edmonton Folder 7 : PB-540-225
Folder 11 : PB-540-347
Folder 16 : PB-540-529
Fort Kipp Folder 15 : PB-540-529
Fort Macleod Folder 10 : PB-540-293
Folder 11 : PB-540-353
Folder 12 : not numbered (page 15, picture 2)
Folder 15 : PB-540-(437, 438 and 474)
High River Folder 11 : PB-540-368b
Folder 15 : PB-540-439
Lake Louise Folder 18 : not numbered
Medicine Hat Folder 6 : PB-540-192
Morleyville / Methodist Mission Folder 11 : PB-540-371
Folder 15 : PB-540-452
Old Man River Folder 12 : not numbered (page 15, picture 2)
Red Deer River Folder 11 : PB-540-(350 and 351)
Rocky Mountains Folder 6 : PB-540-(159 and 162)
Folder 7 : PB-540-(208 and 209)
Folder 9 : not numbered
Folder 11 : PB-540-365
Folder 15 : PB-540-476
St Albert Mission Folder 11 : PB-540-315
Series 3 Canadian Pacific Railway sketches
CPR sketches Folder 6 : PB-540-(159 and 161)
Folder 8 : not numbered
Folder 9 : not numbered
Folder 11 : PB-540-(354, 362, 384, 385 and 386)
Folder 16 : PB-540-(580, 592 and 593)
Folder 17 : PB-540-(678, 679 and 680)
Folder 19 : not numbered
Series 4 Hudson's Bay Company sketches
HBC sketches Folder 1 : PB-540-15
Folder 2 : PB-540-28
Folder 3 : PB-540-93
Folder 6 : PB-540-(187 and 188)
Folder 8 : not numbered
Folder 9 : not numbered
Folder 10 : PB-540-(269, 270, 275, 276, 288, 289, 294 and 296)
Folder 11 : PB-540-314
Folder 16 : PB-540-(493, 494, 531, 532, 533, 534 and 535)
Series 5

NA-1406
Photographs of the sketches. -- 1856-1888. -- 165 photographs

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