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

D.W. Davis, ca. 1890s

D. W. Davis Family fonds

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Scanned Document indicates the presence of scanned documents

Donald Watson Davis
M-304-1 Biographical Sketch. - 1973. - Biographical sketch of D.W. Davis by Eloise Davis.
M-304-2Programs, invitations, etc. - 1887-1908. - Re events in Ottawa and Yukon; also greetings from friends.
M-304-3Evidence. - 1899. - Evidence re commission investigating fire in Dawson, Yukon Territories.
M-304-4Diaries and miscellaneous cash accounts. - 1896, 1898.
M-304-5Correspondence. - 1899, 1902. - Re resignation as collector of customs, etc.
M-304-6Patriotic calendar. - 1901. - Re Boer War.
M-304-7Newsclippings. - nd. - Re D.W. Davis.
M-304-8Scrapbook. - 1883-1973. - Re D.W. Davis, Grier Rider Davis and Norman T. Macleod (photocopy).
M-304-os Commission. - 1896. - As collector of customs for Yukon territory.
M-9067 Macleod Improvement Company. - 1885-1894, 1907. - Consists of prospectus, minutes, letters patent, and lists of shareholders of the Macleod Improvement Company, which was established in Fort Macleod in 1885 for the purpose of building a public hall for entertainment, judicial, and meeting purposes. D.W. Davis was a director of the company. Scanned Document View now.
Mrs. Grier Rider Davis
M-305 Newsclippings and correspondence. - 1900-1927. - Includes newsclippings and correspondence re Colonel S.B. Steele and letter re Blood Indian lands.
Donald Chester Davis
M-7424 Military papers. - 1916-1926 and nd. - Includes military dance program cards from Calgary, Winnipeg, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, and McLeod. Also includes official appointment of Donald Chester Davis to rank of Lieutenant, Land Forces (December 30, 1916).
M-7612 Military papers. - 1914-1951 and nd. - Includes correspondence (W.J. Adams), extensive First World War postcards, newsclippings, and a 191st Battalion Christmas card. Scanned Document View Christmas card now.


Some of the photographs have been scanned. Scanned Document View now.

PA-1808 McDonell family and views of a flood, Fort Macleod. - 1902 and n.d. - 10 photographs
PA-1813 Sir John Thompson and his cabinet ministers, and three portraits. - 1892-1916. - 3 photographs
PA-2859 Military views relating to the service of Donald C. Davis, Lord Strathcona's Horse. - 1909-1917 and n.d. - 77 photographs
PA-3329 Military group. - 1914. - 1 photograph
PB-974 Group at Ottawa experimental farm; Strathcona Challenge Cup winners; 13th Regiment Montreal Rifles. - 1891-1915. - 3 photographs
PE-76 First World War groups. - 1916 and n.d. - 2 panoramic photographs
PE-129 Officers, cavalry class; 52nd Battalion group; military views. - 1915-1917. - 4 panoramic photographs
NA-2863 The Armstrong family. - [ca. 1890s, 1910]. - 3 photographs
NA-5675 D.W. Davis and Members of Parliament. - 1866, [ca. 1887-1896]. - 2 photographs
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