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Wedding portrait of Harold Warnica Price and Irene Elizabeth Gardiner
Calgary, Alberta, June 12, 1930
M-9000-94-1

Gardiner, Price family fonds

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Table of Contents

Series 1Harold Warnica Price. - [ca. 1890s]-1970
Series 2Gardiner Family. - [ca. 1870s-1970s]
Series 3Irene Elizabeth Gardiner (Price). - [ca. 1915-1960s]
Series 4Harold Warnica Price and Irene Gardiner Price family. - 1929-1961
Series 5Mary Elizabeth Price (Burns). - 1939-1959

Inventory

Series1

Harold Warnica Price. - [1890s]-1970. -- 37.5 cm of textual records and photographs. - Harold Warnica Price, 1896-1975, was born to parents Frank DeMille Price, 1866-1937 and Ida Nancy Warnica. They had three other children - Arthur, Frank, and Ida Marion. Harold attended the University of Toronto during 1915-1916; then enlisted with the Royal Air Force. He was sent to the Middle East and served with the (British) Royal Flying Corps in Mesopotamia (Iraq) and Persia (Iran) during the remainder of the First World War. He took many photographs starting with his enlistment and voyage to the Middle East in June, 1917 through his departure in September, 1919 and voyage home. He was also in charge of aerial photography for his unit. After the war, he completed his Batchelor of Arts from the University of Toronto in 1921; and obtained his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland in 1924. He served in the Maryland National Guard in 1926-1927, and then returned to Ontario to take a job as a physician at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children. In 1929, he joined the Calgary Associate Clinic in Calgary, Alberta and became a well-known pediatrician. During the Second World War, he was a medical officer at Currie Barracks. He retired from medical practice in 1961. In addition to his photography, Dr. Price's other hobby was trail riding as a member and official doctor of the Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies. He also enjoyed spending time at his Bar HP ranch in the Ghost River Valley. In 1930, he married Irene Elizabeth Gardiner. - Series consists of textual records and photographs relating to Harold Warnica Price's military service; family, medical practice and personal life.

Military Service

M 9000/1Photographs - First World War. - 1916-1919 and March-May, 1917. - Includes photographic prints of Harold Warnica Price in his Royal Air Force and Royal Flying Corps uniforms; and views taken in Britain prior to being sent to the Middle East.
M 9000/2Photographs - First World War. - June-September 20, 1917. - Includes photographic prints taken by Harold Warnica Price during voyage to Cape Town, South Africa on S.S. "Dunvegan Castle"; and photographs taken during his stay in hospital after arriving in Mesopotamia.
M 9000/3Photographs - First World War. - September 22-December, 1917. - Photographic prints taken by Harold Warnica Price while in Mesopotamia. Includes photograph of General Sir Stanley Frederick Maude's funeral, November 19, 1917.
M 9000/4Photographs - First World War. - January-November, 1918. - Photographic prints taken by Harold Warnica Price while in Mesopotamia. Includes some unidentified and undated photographs.
M 9000/5Photographs - First World War. - 1917-1919. - Negatives for some of the photographs taken by Harold Warnica Price while with the Royal Flying Corps in Mesopotamia.
S 224/Box 1Photographs - First World War. - 1917-1919. - Glass plate negatives for some of the photographs taken by Harold Warnica Price while with the Royal Flying Corps in Mesopotamia.
M 9000/6Photographs - First World War. - 1918-1919. - Photographic prints taken by Harold Warnica Price while in Persia with the Royal Flying Corps. Includes undated photographic prints.
M 9000/7Photographs - First World War. [ca.1918-1919]. - Official photographs, Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force, Baghdad. Includes panoramic prints and negatives.
M 9000/8Photographs - First World War. - January 6, 1919. - Aerial views over Mosul, Mesopotamia.
M 9000/9Photographs - First World War. - July 14-August 31, 1919. - Views taken by Harold Warnica Price recording his return voyage from the Middle East from Baghdad to Cairo to Alexandria and Malta.
M 9000/10Royal Flying Corps. - 1917-1918. - Seditious literature as dropped by Royal Flying Corps over Arabs and Turks in Mesopotamia.
M 9000/11Notes on Aerial Photography Part II. - 1918. - Book issued by The Royal Air Force, Mesopotamia on the interpretation of Aeroplane photographs in Mesopotamia.
M 9000/12Royal Air Force, Canada. - 1918. - Forms used by the Royal Air Force, Canada in 1918 and collected by Lieutenant Arthur V. Price.

Personal and Medical Career

M 9000/13Genealogical and biographical information. - Includes genealogical information on the Price family and biographical information about Harold Warnica Price.
M 9000/14St. John's Ambulance. - 1911-1940. - Certificates and memorabilia.
PB 474St. John's Ambulance. - [ca. 1940s]. - Three photographs of St. John's Ambulance brigade groups.
M 9000/15Diary. - 1919-1964. - Diary written by Harold Warnica Price primarily recording personal and social activities.
M 9000/16Maryland National Guard correspondence. - 1926-1927
M 9000/17Personal correspondence. - 1930-1970. - Miscellaneous personal correspondence sent to Harold Warnica Price.
M 9000/18World War II Memorabilia. - [ca. 1943-1946]. - Gasoline ration cards and instructions; advice and directions of the Food Controller.
M 9000/19Royal Flying Corps Reunions. - 1954, 1959
M 9000/20History of Pediatrics in Calgary. - 1961. - Article written by Dr. Harold Warnica Price.
M 9000/21Retirement. - 1961. - Includes photograph taken at retirement dinner and speeches.
M 9000/22Photographs - Warnica/Price family. - [ca. 1890s-1930s]. - Includes photographic prints of Frank DeMille Price and Ida Nancy Warnica; their children Harold Warnica, Arthur, Frank and Ida Marjory.
S 224/Box 1Photographs - Warnica/Price family. - [ca. 1890s-1930s]. - Glass plate slides and negatives including views of Frank DeMille Price and Ida Nancy Warnica; their children Harold Warnica, Arthur, Frank and Ida Marjory.
M 9000/23Photographs -Education. - [ca. 1921-1928]. Includes photographic prints showing Harold Warnica Price at University of Toronto; Johns Hopkins Hospital; and the Toronto Hospital for Invalid Children.
M 9000/24Photographs - Portraits. - [ca. 1920s-1960s]. - Portraits of Harold Warnica Price.
M 9000/25Photographs - Calgary Associate Clinic. - [1929-1960s]. - Photographs relating to the Calgary Associate Clinic.
M 9000/26Photographs - Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies. - [ca. 1940s-1950s]. -- Photographs taken by Harold Warnica Price and other members of the Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies.
M 9000/os1Certificates. - 1921-1957. - Certificates re university education and medical career of Harold Warnica Price.
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Series 2

Gardiner Family. - [ca. 1870s-1970s]. -- 9 cm of textual records and photographs. - Edward Parker Gardiner, 1862-1939, and his wife Mary Jane Meters Gardiner, 1868-1970, came to Calgary in 1911 with their family: Albert Edward Russell, Irene Elizabeth and Edward St. Claire. Son, Llewellyn Milton was born the following year. Prior to moving to Calgary, Edward Parker Gardiner was associated with music houses and church choirs in London, Ontario for 40 years. In Calgary, he was a member of the Haydon male quartet and leader of the Bible Institute Baptist and other church choirs. Mary Jane Meters Gardiner lived to be 102 years old, writing her memoirs at age 85. She was friends with a number of prominent people including Nellie McClung. - Series consists of genealogical information, clippings, memorabilia and photographs relating to Edward Parker Gardiner, Mary Jane Meters Gardiner and the Meters/Gardiner families.

M 9000/27Edward Parker Gardiner. - 1912-1939. - Genealogical information, advertisements re musical career, obituary, etc.
M 9000/28Mary Jane Meters Gardiner. - 1960s-1970s. - Genealogical information and clippings.
M 9000/29Mary Jane Meters Gardiner. - 1930s-1946. - Cards and letters from Nellie McClung.
M 9000/30Mary Jane Meters Gardiner. - [ca. 1953]. - Reminiscences "Memories of My Bygone Days".
M 9000/31Meters/Gardiner Family photographs. - [ca. 1870s-1941]. - Photograph album.
M 9000/32Gardiner Family photographs. - [1899-1950s]
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Series 3

Irene Elizabeth Gardiner (Price). - [ca. 1915-1960s]. - 72 cm of textual records and photographs. - Irene Elizabeth Gardiner, 1898-1969, came to Calgary with her parents in 1911 and attended Mount Royal Public School, King Edward High School, Central Collegiate Institute and in 1917-1918, Moulton College in Toronto, Ontario. She was a talented pianist who taught in Calgary and country towns prior to joining The Albertan. She became women's editor in the early 1920s; then was women's editor of The Herald from 1928-1930. She was one of the first female members of the Press Club in Calgary. Her brother, Llewellyn M. Gardiner, 1912-1964, with whom she corresponded, was also a journalist in the United States and was editor of the Portland Reporter. In 1930, Irene gave up her newspaper career and married Dr. Harold Warnica Price. From 1930 throughout the 1960s she belonged to a women's book club. - Series consists of memorabilia, clippings, correspondence, articles and photographs relating to education, personal interests and career of Irene Elizabeth Gardiner (Price).

M 9000/33Irene Elizabeth Gardiner (Price). - [ca. 1915-1930s]. - Photographs.
M 9000/os1Piano certificate. - 1916
M 9000/34Moulton College. - 1917-1918. - Scrapbook compiled by Irene Elizabeth Gardiner while attending Moulton College, Toronto, Ontario.
M 9000/35Poetry, etc. - 1922, 1929. - Notebook of poetry; scrapbook "Poetry and Other Things" compiled by Irene Elizabeth Gardiner.
M 9000/36Art work, cards and memorabilia. - 1919-[ca. 1960s]
M 9000/37Programs - Miscellaneous. - [ca. 1920s-1945]. - Programs for various musical performances including some sponsored by the Calgary Women's Musical Club.
M 9000/38Programs - Grand Theatre. - 1923-1950s. - Programs for musical and theatrical performances at the Grand Theatre, Calgary, Alberta.
M 9000/39Programs - Alberta Music Festival. - 1925, 1927, 1928, 1934, 1935.
M 9000/40Canadian Women's Press Club. - 1925-1954. - Correspondence, information and published material re Canadian Women's Press Club.
M 9000/41Overseas Education League. - 1926, 1928. - Correspondence, notes, etc. re trips to Britain under the auspices of the Overseas Education League.
M 9000/42Central Women's Colonization Board. - November 6, 1927. - Minutes of meeting.
M 9000/43Personal correspondence. - 1926-[ca. 1930s]. - Miscellaneous personal correspondence to Irene Elizabeth Gardiner (Price) including letters from Nellie McClung and Ethel Davidson.
M 9000/44Personal correspondence. - 1931-1939. - Correspondence to Irene Elizabeth (Gardiner) Price primarily from her brother Llewellyn M. Gardiner.
M 9000/45Personal correspondence. - 1940-1945. - Correspondence to Irene Elizabeth (Gardiner) Price primarily from her brother Llewellyn M. Gardiner.
M 9000/46Personal correspondence. - 1950-1959. - Correspondence to Irene Elizabeth (Gardiner) Price primarily from her brother Llewellyn M. Gardiner.
M 9000/47Personal correspondence. - 1960-1964. - Correspondence to Irene Elizabeth (Gardiner) Price primarily from her brother Llewellyn M. Gardiner.
M 9000/48Llewellyn M. Gardiner. - [ca. 1950s-1964]. Clippings, photographs, obituary, etc. re Llewellyn M. Gardiner.
M 9000/49Newspaper correspondence. - [ca. 1920s]. - Letters to Irene Elizabeth Gardiner as Women's Editor and other work-related correspondence.
M 9000/50Articles - Drafts. - [ca. 1920s]. - Drafts of articles submitted by Irene Elizabeth Gardiner.
M 9000/51Freelance correspondence. - 1925-1929. - Correspondence re freelance submissions by Irene Elizabeth Gardiner.
M 9000/52Nellie McClung. - 1925-1967. - Correspondence, notes and memoirs re Nellie McClung by Irene Elizabeth Gardiner (Price).
M 9000/53Stenographers notebook. - [ca. 1960s].
M 9000/54Newspaper clippings - Miscellaneous. - [ca. 1920s]. - Scrapbook of miscellaneous newspaper clippings.
M 9000/55Newspaper clippings - Social Events. - [ca. 1920s]. - Scrapbook of newspaper clippings re various social events.
M 9000/56Newspaper clippings - Canadian Women's Press Club. - [ca. 1920s]
M 9000/57Newspaper clippings - Christmas. - [ca. 1920s]
M 9000/58Newspaper clippings - Events (Miscellaneous). - [ca. 1920s]
M 9000/59Newspaper clippings - Events (Royal visits). - [ca. 1920s]
M 9000/60Newspaper clippings - Issues (Miscellaneous). - [ca. 1920s]
M 9000/61Newspaper clippings - Music (Miscellaneous). - [ca. 1920s]
M 9000/62Newspaper clippings - Music (Florence McHugh). - [ca. 1920s]
M 9000/63Newspaper clippings. - Politics. - [ca. 1920s]
M 9000/64Newspaper clippings - Theatre. - [ca. 1920s]
M 9000/65Newspaper clippings - Women (Personalities). - [ca. 1920s]
M 9000/66Newspaper clippings - Women's issues. - [ca. 1920s]
M 9000/67Book club. - [ca. 1930s-1960s]. - Reports, notes, etc. prepared by Irene (Gardiner) Price for discussion at book club.
M 9000/68Book club. - 1931-1964. - Reports, notes, etc. prepared by Irene (Gardiner) Price for discussion at book club.
M 9000/69Book club. - [ca. 1950s-1960s]. - Photograph and information re book club.
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Series 4

Harold Warnica Price and Irene Gardiner Price family. - 1929-1961. -- 97 cm of textual records and photographs. - Harold Warnica Price married Irene Elizabeth Gardiner June 12, 1930. They had four daughters: Irene Elizabeth, 1931-1934; Mary Elizabeth (Burns); Rosemary Ann (Smith); and Nancy Jennifer (Fraser).

M 9000/os2Scrapbook - First Date to Wedding Day. - 1929-1930. - File also includes Marriage Certificate and notebook listing wedding guests.
M 9000/70Newspaper clippings. - [1930-1969]. - Re Irene Gardiner Price, wedding and family.
M 9000/71Personal correspondence. - 1933. - Letters from Irene to her husband Harold Price.
M 9000/72Personal correspondence. - 1933-1942. - Letters to Harold and Irene Price from his mother, Ida Nancy Warnica Price.
M 9000/73Photographs - Gardiner/Price family. - [ca. 1930s-1940s]. Photograph album.
M 9000/74Photographs - Price family. - [ca. 1930s-1940s]. - Photographic prints of Harold and Irene Price and family.
M 9000/75Photographs - Price family. - 1935-1940s. - Four negative albums containing pictures of Price family.
S 224/Box 2Photographs - Price family. - 1938-1940. - Glass slides of Price family.
S 224/Box 3Photographs - Price family. - July, 1952-January, 1955. - Slides of Price family.
S 224/Box 4Photographs - Price family. - 1953-1957. - Stereo slides of Price family.
S 224/Box 5Photographs - Price family. - 1957-1961. - Stereo slides of Price family.
S 224/Box 5Photographs - New York City. - 1956. - Stereo slides of New York City taken by Harold Warnica Price.
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Series 5

Mary Elizabeth Price (Burns). - 1939-1959. - 62.5 cm of textual records. -- Mary Elizabeth Price was born in 1936 to parents Harold Warnica Price and Irene Gardiner Price. Like her mother before her, Mary Price was a reporter for the women's section of both Calgary newspapers during the late 1950s, and also taught music. In 1960, she married Peter Burns. - Series consists of scrapbooks, documents and newspaper clippings relating to education, personal interests and career of Mary Elizabeth Price.

M 9000/76Scrapbook. - 1939-1947. - Scrapbook of clippings and memorabilia re school, drama, music and other interests. Also included in file are two programs for ice carnivals presented by The Glencoe Club.
M 9000/os3Scrapbook. - 1947-1955. - Scrapbook of clippings and memorabilia compiled by Mary Price re school, drama, music and other interests.
M 9000/77Education. - 1945-1960. - Documents re education.
M 9000/78Newspaper clippings - Personal. - [ca. 1950s]
M 9000/79Newspaper clippings - Miscellaneous. -- 1953- October, 1958. - Scrapbook.
M 9000/80Newspaper clippings - The Calgary Herald. - November, 1958-April, 1959. - Scrapbook.
M 9000/81Newspaper clippings - The Albertan. - June, 1959
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