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Alberta Railway and Irrigation Company
Alberta Railway and Coal Company officials, Lethbridge
PD-3-1-19

Alberta Railway and Irrigation Company fonds

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Table of Contents

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Series 1 Land patents. -- 1884-1900
Series 2 Land grants. -- 1989-1909
Series 3 Orders-in-Council. -- 1882-1900
Series 4 Town lots, Milk River. -1909-1912
Series 5 Alberta and CPR agreements. -- 1906-1910, 1934
Series 6 Land and water registers. -- 1885-1944
Series 7 Miscellany. -- 1893-1946
Series 8 Photographs. -- 1898

Inventory

Series 1 Land patents. -- 1884-1900
M-2431-1 Land patents, items 1-57. -- 1884-1887. -- Consists of applications for patents to land, corresponding maps and lists, most correspondence between the Ministry of the Interior and C.A. Magrath, land agent for the North Western Coal and Navigation Company.
M-2431-2 Land patents, items 58-114. -- 1887-1888. -- Consists of applications for patents between the Ministry of the Interior and the company.
M-2431-3 Land patents, items 115-157. -- Consists of applications for patents between the Ministry of the Interior and the company.
M-2431-4 Land patents. -- 1890-1893. -- Consists of applications for patents between the Ministry of the Interior and the company. Includes maps and sketches.
M-2431-5 Land patents. -- 1894-1901. -- Consists of applications for patents between the Ministry of the Interior and the company. Includes maps and sketches.
M-2431-6 Land patents. -- 1901-1904. -- Consists of applications for patents between the Ministry of the Interior and the company.
Series 2 Land grants. -- 1898-1909
M-2431-7 Lands granted. -- 1898-1899. -- Consists of descriptions of lands considered by, and granted to, the company. Includes relevant correspondence. 66 pages of lists.
M-2431-8 Lands granted. -- March 16, 1900. -- Consists of descriptions of lands considered by, and granted to, the company. Includes relevant correspondence. 66 pages of lists. 70 pages of lists.
M-2431-9 Land grants correspondence. -- 1890-1893
M-2431-10 Land grants correspondence. -- 1890-1897
M-2431-11 Land grants correspondence. -- 1890-1900
M-2431-12 Land grants correspondence. -- 1898
M-2431-13 Land grants correspondence. -- 1899
M-2431-14 Land grants correspondence. -- 1900
M-2431-15 Land grants correspondence. -- 1901
M-2431-16 Land grants correspondence. -- 1901-1903
M-2431-17 Land grants correspondence. -- 1904
M-2431-18 Land grants correspondence. -- 1905
M-2431-19 Land grants correspondence. -- 1906
M-2431-20 Land grants correspondence. -- 1907
M-2431-21 Land grants correspondence. -- 1908-1909
Series 3 Orders-in-Council. -- 1882-1900
M-2431-22

Orders-in-Council (and several cover letters). -- 1882-1900. -- Consists of:

1882: June 30

1883: October 18

1884: September 27, October 21

1885: January 17, March 16, May 26, May 29, October 19

1886: March 3, March 13, April 19

1887: October 8, November 8

1888: January 30, May 31, December 17

1889: January 18, Feburary 8, Feburary 28

1890: February 28, May 6, December 23

1891: June 1

1893: January 28, January 30

1894: January 23, March 16, May 2, June 27, August 24, September 17

1895: March 25

1896: January 8, January 18

1897: March 8, September 21

1898: January 6, November 5, November 26

1899: January 19, February 10, May 22, June 5

1900: March 2, August 17, August 25

M-2431-23 Orders-in-Council, North Western Coal and Navigation Company, Alberta Railway and Irrigarion Company. -- October 19, 1883-June 10, 1907. -- Consists of orders which refer to applications to construct railway lines, improvements, land grants for railways, coal lands, telegraph lines, timber and irrigation. Pertains primarily to the Dunmore and Lethbridge areas, especially townships 7-12, ranges 16-23, west of the 4th meridian.
Series 4 Town lots, Milk River. -- 1909-1912
M-2431-24 Town lots, Milk River. -- 1909-1912. -- Shows purchaser, address, date of sale, price and agreement for blocks 1-15.
Series 5 Province of Alberta and Canadian Pacific Railway Company Agreements - Irrigation Belt. -- 1906-1910, 1934. -- Note: pages 1-165 of Schedule A are absent.
M-2431-25 Schedule A, pages 166-328. -- 1910. -- Shows local improvement taxes paid 1902-1909, and educational taxes from 1907-1909
M-2431-26 Schedule B, pages 1-273. -- 1910. -- Shows area, purchaser, address, and date of sale for land marked on map. Dates of sale from 1903-1909.
M-2431-27

Schedule C, pages 1-4. -- 1910. -- Consists of agreements in respect to the lands surrendered to the company, and lands still held by the company. Gives description, name, address, date of sale, and date of surrendered. Dates from 1906-1909.

Schedule D, pages 1-27. -- 1906-1909. -- Regarding lands set out in Schedule A that have been under lease from time to time. Shows description, name, address, date of lease, and date of termination.

M-2431-vol.1 Agreement between the Canadian Pacific Railway Company and the Province of Alberta. -- March 27, 1934. -- Regarding division of responsibilty for construction, reconstruction and maintenance of bridges and culverts over canals, drainage canals, or spillways which are part of the irrigation section of the Lethbridge section of the irrigated lands. Includes a copy of the irrigation agreements and maps and correspondence.
Series 6 Land and water registers. -- 1885-1944
M-2431-vol.2 Water Agreement Register, Canadian North-West Irrigation Company. -- [ca. 1907]. -- Consists of water sales records for water agreements numbered 1-520. Shows name, area, quantity of water in cubic feet, amount, arrears, and paid from 1902-1907. Alphabetical list of names inside front cover.
M-2431-vol.3 Alberta Railway and Irrigation Company land grant register. -- [ca. 1908]. -- Consists of a register covering subsidies to the North Western Coal and Navigation Company and the Alberta Railway and Coal Company, and exchanges with Alberta Railway and Irrigation Company. Shows area, patent, date of patent and survey account from 1887-1908.
M-2431-vol.4 Water Agreement Record, Western Section, Hudson Bay and Alberta Railway and Irrigation Company. -- [ca. 1944]. -- Consists of a record of interim and final water agreements, contract number, I.W.A. numer, F.W.A. number, lessee, and description from 1907-1944.
M-2431-vol.5 North Western Coal and Navigation Company land sales register. -- 1885-1901. -- Shows purchaser, number of lot, block, instalments, payment, deed, and number of sale.
Series 7 Miscellany. -- 1893-1956
M-2533 Alberta Railway and Coal Company business envelope, Lethbridge. -- n.d.
M-3748 History of the Alberta Railway and Irrigation Company. -- 1893-1946. -- 2 volumes. -- Consists of a history of the company, and abstracts of files from the Water Resources Branch in Edmonton about the company.
M-3749 Department of Lands and Mines doucments related to the Alberta Railway and Irrigation Company. -- 1902-1919. -- 1 volume.
M-3750 Maps relating to Alberta Railway and Irrigation Company irrigation projects. -- 1899-1943. -- 1 volume.
M-7899 Alberta Railway and Coal Company - Telegrams and express ledger from the Raymond Station. -- [ca. 1903-1920]
M-8083 Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada. - 1909. - Hearing into complaint of the Alberta Farmers' Association and the Cardston Board of Trade, respecting freight, passenger, and express rates charged on the Alberta Railway and Irrigation Company to and from Cardston.
M08083 Western Dominion Railway. - 1915. - Plan of the right -of-way from Waterton River (near Stand Off), through Cardston to the United States border.
M-8532 Alberta Railway and Coal Company - Coal mine employee register. -- 1908-1924
Microfilm-ARIC Alberta Railway and Irrigation Company scrapbook. -- 1898-1956. -- 1 microfilm reel. -- Consists of a scrapbook of the Alberta Railway and Irrigation Company (1898-1956) and of the Dominion Reclamation Service (1915-1921), Lethbridge.
Series 8

Photographs. -- 1898

PD-301 Alberta Railway and Coal Company photographs. -- 1898. -- 1 album (19 photographs). -- Consists of views of ARCC works and the Lethbridge area. Scanned Document View now.
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