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John Ware and family, ca. 1896
John Ware and family, ca. 1896
NA-263-1

John Ware, Lewis family fonds

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Table of Contents

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Series 1 Scanned Document John Ware and Lewis family. -- 1887-1917
Series 2 Scanned Document Historical documentation regarding John Ware and Lewis family. -- 1956-2000
Series 3 Scanned Document Amanda Janet Ware (Nettie Ware). -- 1946-1989
Series 4 Mallory family papers regarding Ware family. -- 1984-2002
Series 5 Bob Ware. -- 1980
Series 6 Mildred Ware. -- 1952-1988
Series 7 Arthur Ware. -- 1917
Series 8 Photographs. -- 1867-1980s

Inventory

Series 1

John Ware and Lewis family. -- 1887-1917. -- 4 cm of textual records. -- Consists of miscellaneous papers relating to the Lewis and Ware families.

M-1281-1 Legal papers relating to the Lewis and Ware families. -- 1892-1917. -- The file consists of the following:

Announcement of marriage between John Ware and Mildred Lewis. -- 1892. -- Published in the Calgary Tribune. -- March 2, 1892

Agreement of sale of land to John Ware by John K. Clark. -- 1901. -- Photocopy only.

Daniel V. Lewis' deed of land to the Kootenay Central Railway Company. -- November 21, 1911

Right-of-way agreement between Daniel Vant Lewis and Charlotte Lewis of Calgary. -- 1912

Statutory Declaration made by Charlotte Lewis in application for a military allowance from grandson William James Ware's service in the First World War. -- April 12, 1917

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M-1283-1Correspondence of John and Nettey [also spelled Nettie] Ware re brand registrations. -- 1898-1899. -- Photocopies only. The originals are held by the provincial Brands Office.
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M-2597Daniel Courtney's cattle transfer agreement with John Ware. -- December 27, 1887. -- Photocopy only. Scanned Document View now.
Series 2

Historical documentation regarding John Ware and Lewis family. -- 1956-2000. -- 6 cm of textual records.

M-1281-2 "John Ware, Famous Cowboy, of the Bar U". -- Consists of reminiscences by Slim Marsden of Vulcan, written as a tribute to the Ware family. -- n.d. Scanned Document View now.
M-4215-1"John Ware". -- August 1956. -- Interview with Nettie Ware re life of her father John Ware, conducted by Eleanor Luxton in Vulcan. Scanned Document View now.
M-9677-1"Nettie Ware and the Lewis family". -- [ca. 1970]. -- No author identified for article, possibly Nettie.
M-9677-2 "The Legend of John Ware". -- 1971. -- Consists of a poem by Ray Anderson, V-V Cow Camp.
M-9677-3Notes on Ware brands. -- no date.
M-9677-4"The Ware family of Duchess". -- no date. -- By Nettie Ware [possibly written for a local history?]
M-9677-5"The Cyclone of 1927". -- no date. -- By Nettie Ware.
M-9677-6"John Ware and His Legacy". -- no date. -- No author identified.
M-9677-7Lewis and Ware family. -- no date. -- No author identified, likely Nettie.
M-9677-8"Matoxy Sex Apee Quin, Bad Black White Man". -- no date. -- No author identified, likely a newspaper columnist.
M-9677-9[Ware cattle]. -- no date. -- Incomplete article about John Ware and his cattle.
M-9677-10[Historical notes]. -- no date. -- Possibly by Nettie, random notes regarding family friends and oldtimers in Millarville area.
M-9677-11[Ware family]. -- no date. -- No author identified for article.
M-9677-12[John Ware]. -- September 8, 1969. -- Possibly notes of an interview with Nettie by Mrs. Kendall, Jane Fisher, Mrs. Tosh and Mrs. Blakely of Millarville.
M-9677-13Newsclippings. -- [ca. 1960-2000]. -- Re Ware and Lewis families.
Series 3

Amanda Janet Ware (Nettie Ware). -- 1946-1989. -- 28 cm of textual records.

M-9677-14 Speech. -- 1946. -- "A Well Balanced Diet" prepared for the Kirkcaldy Women's Institute.
M-9677-15 Speech. -- no date. -- To a men's group regarding the Ware and Lewis families.
M-9677-16 Speech. -- [ca. 1960]. -- At dedication of John Ware cabin in Dinosaur Provincial Park.
M-9677-17 [Speeches]. -- no date. -- Consists of speech "Strength and Courage" and speech notes for talk to Historical Society at Drift Willow.
M-9677-18 [Frank Slide]. -- no date. -- Notes by Don Mallory after speaking with Nettie.
M-4215-2Correspondence with Janet "Nettie" Ware re opening of the Ware Cabin at Dinosaur Provincial park. -- 1959-1960. -- 18 pages Scanned Document View now.
M-9677-19 Correspondence. -- 1973-1987
M-9677-20 Honorary doctorate, University of Lethbridge. -- 1981-1982
M-9677-21 SAIT honours Calgary's Distinguished Citizens. -- 1988
M-9677-22 Auction sale record. -- 1982. -- Dispersal of Nettie's property.
M-9677-23 Income tax. -- 1983
M-9677-24 Cemetery plot. -- 1987
M-9677-25 "Chat with the New Arrival". -- no date. -- Poem possibly by Nettie?
M-9677-26 "In Loving Memory of Alberta". -- no date. -- By E. A. L. (Lewis?).
M-9677-27 "I'm fine". -- no date. -- Poem possibly by Nettie?
M-9677-28 Greeting cards. -- no date.
M-9677-29 Travel souvenirs. -- 1977 and no date.
M-9677-30 Funeral program. -- 1974. -- For Agnes Mary Clarke.
M-9677-31 Autograph book. -- [ca. 1960-1965]
M-9677-32 Autograph book. -- [ca. 1965-1966]
M-9677-33 Autograph book. -- [ca. 1966]
M-9677-34 Autograph book. --[ca. 1967-1969]
M-9677-35 Guest book. -- [ca. 1970-1980]
M-9677-36 Guest book. -- [ca. 1980-1982]
M-9677-37 Guest book. -- [ca. 1981-1982]
M-9677-38 Guest book for Nettie's 90th Birthday. -- 1983
M-9677-39 Guest book for special event for Nettie. -- no date.
M-9677-40 Old Time Rangemen's Dinner Programs. -- 1976-1977
M-9677-57 Scrapbook. -- [ca. 1963-1974]. -- Includes clippings, speeches, correspondence, etc.
M-9677-41 Items removed from scrapbook. -- [ca. 1960-1978]. -- Speeches, correspondence, etc.
M-9677-42 Clippings removed from scrapbook. -- [ca. 1953-1972]
M-9677-58 Birthday card. -- [ca. 1980s]. -- From students at John Ware Junior High School.
M-9677-43 Cards, letters, postcards, etc. -- 1989 and no date.
M-9677-44 Funeral service. -- 1989
M-1283-2 Newspaper obituary of Amanda Janet Ware (Nettie Ware). -- March 22, 1989. -- Photocopies only. Published in the High River Times. Scanned Document View now.
Series 4

Mallory family papers regarding Ware family. -- 1984-2002. -- 5 cm of textual records.

M-9677-45 "Nettie" and "Nettie Ware". -- no date. -- Poem and biography of Amanda Janet Ware (Nettie Ware) by Mary Mallory.
M-9677-46 Nettie Ware Estate. -- 1989. -- Don Mallory was executor of Nettie's estate.
M-9677-47 Correspondence. -- 1984-2002. -- Includes letters from Dorothy Russell, Grant MacEwan and Joan Armstrong to Don Mallory re Nettie and history of Ware family, and correspondence re films based on the life of John Ware.
M-9677-48 Correspondence. -- 1995. -- Letter from Dorothy Russell to Asbury Park Press re Ware/Lewis story.
M-9677-49 Newsclippings, etc. -- 1977-2002. -- Collected by Don Mallory re Ware family.
M-9677-50 [Genealogy]. -- [ca. 1975-1996]. -- Nettie and her friend Don Mallory began to research the Ware family history and wrote to various archives and newspapers. Mallory continued on after Nettie's passing. Includes information on the American branches of the Ware and Lewis families.
Series 5

Bob Ware. -- 1980. -- 2 cm of textual records.

M-9677-51 Funeral service. -- 1980
Series 6

Mildred Ware. -- 1952-1988. -- 4 cm of textual records.

M-9677-52 Letter from Arthur Ware. -- September 15, 1952
M-9677-53 Autograph book. -- [ca. 1973-1978]
M-9677-54 Funeral service. -- 1988
Series 7

Arthur Ware. -- 1917. -- 3 cm of textual records.

M-9677-55 New Testament of the Bible. -- 1917. -- Presented during his military service.
M-9677-56 Postcards. -- no date.
Series 8

Photographs. - 1867-1980s. -- ca. 900 photographs (negatives, prints, and albums). -- The series consists of views of the Lewis and Ware families, family documents including marriage certificates, the Ware Ranch, and unveiling of a cairn to the Ware family. -- Note: Several of the albums also contain correspondence and clippings.

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NA-262-(1-7)Daniel Lewis family photos and documents. -- 1867-1940. -- 7 photographs. -- Includes photos of John and Mildred Ware's marriage certificate. -- All of the photos have been digitized.
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NA-263-1John and Mildred Ware and children. -- [ca. 1896]. -- 1 photograph -- The photo has been digitized.
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NA-266-(1-6)Views of the Ware ranch, family, and dog. -- 1896-1901. -- 6 photographs -- All of the photos have been digitized.
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NA-2566-(1-2)John and Mildred Ware (1892) and unveiling of Ware family cairn at Millarville (1970). -- 2 photographs -- The photos have been digitized.
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PA-4011-(1-16)Ware and Lewis family photos. -- [ca. 1880s-1970s]. -- 16 photographs. -- Some of the photos have been digitized.
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PA-4011-(17-20B)Ware family photos. -- [ca. 1880s-1910s]. -- 6 photographs. -- Some of the photos have been digitized.
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PA-4011-(21-27A)Lewis family photos. -- [ca. 1900-1950s]. -- 7 photographs. -- Some of the photos have been digitized.
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PA-4011-(28-31)Russell family photos. -- [ca. 1930s-1950s]. -- 4 photographs.
PA-4011-(32-36)Unidentified photos. -- [ca. 1930s]. -- 5 photographs. -- Loose in photo album 1.
PA-4011-37Bob Ware. -- [ca. 1960s]. -- 1 photograph.
PA-4011-(38-39)Bob Ware. -- [ca. 1930s-1960s] -- 2 photographs. -- Portrait of Bob, headstone of Victoria. -- One of the photos has been digitized.
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PA-4011-(40-50)Ware's in Vulcan. -- April 1963. -- 11 photographs.
PA-4011-51Nettie at John Ware cabin. -- [ca. 1960s]. -- 1 photograph.
PA-4011-(52-54)Nettie receiving honorary doctorate. -- 1982 -- 3 photographs. -- One of the photos has been digitized.
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PA-4011-(55-56)Nettie at Women's Institute. -- [ca. 1950s]. -- 2 photographs.
PA-4011-(57-97)Nettie with family and friends. -- [ca. 1950s-1970s]. -- 41 photographs.
PA-4011-(98-100)Nettie at Peter Dawson lodge. -- [ca. 1980s]. -- 3 photographs.
PA-4011-(101-102)Nettie in western dress. -- [ ca. 1970s]. -- 2 photographs.
PA-4011-103Nettie on trip to Middle East. -- 1977. -- 1 photograph.
PA-4011-(104-114)Family and friends. -- [ ca. 1950s-1970s]. -- 11 photographs.
PA-4011-115Mildred Ware. -- [ca. 1980]. -- 1 photograph.
PA-4011-116Cabin at Blairmore, Alberta. -- [ca. 1970s]. -- 1 photograph.
PA-4011-(117-129)Parades. -- [ca. 1960s-1970s]. -- 13 photographs.
PA-4011-(130-137)John Ware sites and dedication ceremonies. -- [ca. 1960s-1970s]. -- 8 photographs. -- One of the photos has been digitized.
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PA-4011-(138-139)Spencer Lewis, Nettie and Mildred Ware, Kirkcaldy. -- July 1956. -- 2 photographs.
PA-4011-(140-143)Nettie and Mildred birthdays. -- [ca. 1970s-1980s]. -- 4 photographs.
PA-4011-(144-161)Trip around southern Alberta. -- May 1963. -- 18 photographs. -- One of the photos has been digitized.
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PA-4011-(162-170)Trip to Blairmore. -- October 1976. -- 9 photographs.
PA-4011-(171-173)Unidentified views of relatives and friends. -- [ca. 1910s-1930s]. -- 3 photographs.
PA-4011-(174-178)Ware children. -- 1903. -- 4 photographs.
PA-4011-179Ware family picnic. -- [ca. 1917]. -- 1 photograph.
PA-4011-(180-184)Lewis family. -- [ca. 1919-1945]. -- 5 photographs.
PA-4011-(185-200)Trip to Crowsnest Pass. -- [ca. 1964]. -- 16 photographs.
PA-4011-(201-211)Miscellany. -- 1965-1969. -- 11 photographs.
PA-4011-(212-231)Nettie and Mildred. -- [ca. 1950s-1960s]. -- 20 photographs.
PA-4011-(232-233)Mallory and Carnegie store, Kirkcaldy, Alberta. -- no date. -- 2 photographs.
PA-4011-(234-236)Billy Henry. -- [ca. 1964]. -- With Bob, Nettie and Mildred Ware. -- 3 photographs.
PA-4011-(237-239)George and Maxine's ranch. -- 1964. -- 3 photographs.
PA-4011-(240-250)Visit to Japanese gardens, Lethbridge, Alberta. -- no date. -- 11 photographs.
PA-4011-251Giles family. -- 1956. -- 1 photograph.
PA-4011-(252-254)Pets. -- no date. -- 3 photographs.
PA-4011-255Visit to Conrich. -- 1952. -- 1 photograph.
PA-4011-(256-269)Bob and Art Ware. -- [ca. 1961-1968]. -- 14 photographs.
PA-4011-(270-281)Friends and children. -- no date. -- 12 photographs.
PA-4011-(282-286)Kirkcaldy Women's Institute. -- [ca. 1967-1968]. -- 5 photographs.
PA-4011-(287-293)Wares visiting John Ware and James Lougheed schools; giving Centennial speech. -- [ca. 1967-1969]. -- 7 photographs.
PA-4011-(294-295)Visiting Ware cairn, Millarville, Alberta. -- 1969-1977. -- 2 photographs.
PA-4011-(296-297)Mountain views. -- no date. -- 2 photographs.
PA-4011-298John Ware with Bar U wagon. -- [ca. 1883-1884]. -- 1 photograph. -- Copy from Ernest Brown collection, Provincial Archives of Alberta.
PA-4011-299John Quirk ranch. -- [ca. 1890s]. -- 1 photograph.
PA-4011-300Mary Boose. -- 1964. -- 1 photograph.
PA-4011-(301-308)Rowe family. -- [ca. 1915-1956]. -- 8 photographs.
PA-4011-(309-341)Trip to west coast. -- 1969. -- 33 photographs.
PA-4011-(342-360)Trip to badlands. -- [ca. 1961]. -- 19 photographs.
PA-4011-(361-367)Trip to Heritage Park. -- [ca. 1965]. -- 7 photographs.
PA-4011-(368-369)Lewis farm, Kirkcaldy. -- [ca. 1917-1960]. -- 2 photographs.
PA-4011-(370-415)Nettie and Mildred with friends in Vulcan area. -- [ca. 1964-1970]. -- 46 photographs.
PA-4011-(415-416)Horseman's Hall of Fame, Calgary. -- [ca. 1965]. -- John Ware exhibit. -- 2 photographs.
PA-4011-(417-427)Visiting a farm. -- [ca. 1930s]. -- 11 negatives. -- Includes view of Victoria Ware's gravesite.
PD-412-1Photograph album. -- [ca. 1920s-1930s]. -- 36 photographs. -- Unidentified views of Lewis family [?] at Kirkcaldy, possibly Calgary, and other places in Canada.
PD-412-2Photograph album. -- [ca. 1960s]. -- 105 photographs. -- Travels in Alberta, Women's Institute, events in Vulcan, etc. -- A few of the photos have been digitized.
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PD-412-3Photograph album. -- [ca. 1960s-1970s]. -- 53 photographs. -- Travels in Alberta, presentation to Glenbow, events in Vulcan, friends, etc. -- A few of the photos have been digitized.
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PD-412-4Photograph album. -- [ca. 1960s-1970s]. -- 42 photographs. -- Dedication of John Ware park, events in Vulcan, etc. -- A few of the photos have been digitized.
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PD-412-5Photograph album. -- [ca. 1960s-1970s]. -- 51 photographs. -- Events in Vulcan, friends, etc. -- A few of the photos have been digitized.
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PD-412-6Photograph album. -- [ca. 1973]. -- 44 photographs. -- Nettie's 80th birthday.
PD-412-7Photograph album. -- [ca. 1973]. -- 28 photographs. -- Nettie's 80th birthday, friends, etc. -- One of the photos has been digitized.
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PD-412-8Photograph album. -- [ca. 1977]. -- 32 photographs. -- Nettie's trip to the Middle East.
PD-412-9Photograph album. [ca. 1973-1983]. -- 52 photographs. -- Nettie's 90th birthday, etc. -- A few of the photos have been digitized.
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