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Moodie family home, Calgary, [ca. 1898]
Moodie family home, Calgary, [ca. 1898]
NC-51-1

Moodie family fonds

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Table of Contents

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Series 1 Frank Moodie papers. -- 1917-1944
Series 2 Scanned Document Rosedale Mine detective reports. -- 1918-1919
Series 3 Marion Moodie papers. -- 1893-1966
Series 4 Unprocessed records. -- [ca. 1900s-1940s]
Series 5 Photographs. -- 1864-1964

Inventory

Series 1 Frank Moodie papers. -- 1917-1944. -- 7.5 cm of textual records. -- 1 audio cassette. -- The series consists primarily of business papers related to his coal and petroleum operations. Includes a 1982 recorded interview with his son Norman Moodie.
M-861-1 Letters from Moodie to Major Fitz Horrigan of the Royal North-West Mounted Police. -- 1918. -- Re Harry Smith, union checkweighman at Rosedale Mine, who possibly robbed a bank at New Hazelton, British Columbia.
M-861-2 Letter of appreciation from Rosedale residents. -- December 25, 1918
M-861-6 Correspondence re Sentinel Oils. -- 1941-1942
M-861-7 Correspondence witht he provincial Department of Lands and Mines re petroleum and natural gas leases. -- 1941-1944
M-861-8 Certificate of title. -- 1919. -- For 174.74 acres of land at 28-19-W4 (near Rosedale).
M-861-9 Sentinel Oils - Minutes and financial statements. -- 1938-1943
M-861-10 Anglo-Indian Oils Corporation - Minutes. -- 1942-1943
M-861-11 Manuscript entitled "Oil Finding", written by Frank Moodie. -- 1940
M-861-12 "Wake Up, Canada!" circular. -- [ca. 1940]. -- Printed by Frank Moodie when he ran as an independent candidate for Calgary in a provincial election.
M-861-13 Articles re coal. -- 1917 and n.d. -- Includes "Something Radically Wrong with the Coal Situation" and "Shortage of 50,000,000 Tons in Nation's Coal Supply". -- 1917 and n.d.
M-861-14 Newspaper clippings. -- 1936 and n.d. -- Re Alberta oil and coal production.
M-861-15 Map of "Rosedale Coal & Clay Product Co's lands". -- n.d.
M-861-16 Extracts from reports. -- 1932. -- Re development of Alberta's oil resources an possible European investments.
M-861-17 Prospectors Guide for Strategic Minerals in Canada. -- 1942. -- Published by the Canadian Department of Mines and Resources.
M-861-18 Newspaper clippings re Frank Moodie. -- 1940, 1943. -- Includes Western Examiner's endorsement of Moodie in the 1940 provincial election; and Moodie's obituary (1943).
RCT-419 Interview with Norman Moodie (son of Frank Moodie). -- March 24, 1982. -- 1 audio cassette. -- Consists of Norman's account of his father's activities as a pioneer in coal and oil in Alberta; and descriptions of his own career as an engineer. Scanned Document View outline.
Series 2 Rosedale Mine detective reports. -- 1918-1919. -- 5 cm of textual records. -- The series consists of daily reports of "Operative #3", a spy from the Pinkerton Detective Agency who was hired by mine owner Frank Moodie to work undercover at the Rosedale Mine in Drumheller. Includes reports on subversive actions of miners, tensions between the English and "foreign" element, strike threats, the Spanish Flu (influenza), union activities, the Winnipeg General Strike and the One Big Union, and his recovery from a mining accident. The miners knew him by the name Schofield.
M-861-3 Pinkerton's National Detective Agency - Correspondence and invoices for the services of an undercover detective. -- 1918-1919
M-861-4a

Rosedale Mine detective reports. -- April 17, 1918-August 30, 1918. -- 140 pages. -- Includes reports on subversive actions of miners, tensions between the English and "foreign" element, strike threats, and union activities.

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M-861-4b

Rosedale Mine detective reports. -- Setpember 1-December 31, 1918. -- 120 pages. -- Includes reports on subversive actions of miners, tensions between the English and "foreign" element, strike threats, union activities, and the Spanish Influenza (flu), which reached Drumheller in October.

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M-861-5a

Rosedale Mine detective reports. -- January 1-April 30, 1919. -- 118 pages. -- 118 pages. -- Includes reports on subversive actions of miners, tensions between the English and "foreign" element, strike threats, union activities, and the One Big Union.

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M-861-5b

Rosedale Mine detective reports. -- May 1-August 31, 1919. -- 115 pages. -- Includes reports on subversive actions of miners, tensions between the English and "foreign" element, strike threats, union activities, the Winnipeg General Strike, and the One Big Union.

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M-861-5c

Rosedale Mine detective reporst. -- September 1-December 10, 1919. -- 101 pages. -- Includes reports on subversive actions of miners, tensions between the English and "foreign" element, strike threats, union activities, and his recovery from a mining accident.

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Series 3 Marion Moodie papers. -- 1893-1966. -- 2 cm of textual records. -- The series consists of miscellaneous items including a letter, botanical notes and sketches, sheet music, poems, a painting, and biographical sketches.
M-860-1 Letter written by Marion Moodie from the Glenbow Ranch. -- 1893. -- 7 pages. -- Consists of letter re health problems such as diphtheria and typhoid fever. There are brief mentions of the family and ranch operations.
M-860-2 "Botanical Notes by Marion E. Moodie". -- n.d. -- Consists of a folder of sketches, notes and dried plants, compiled by Moodie.
M-6251 Sheet music by Marion Moode and Clifford Higgin, Calgary. -- [ca. 1935]. -- 4 tiems. -- Consists of poems by Moodie which were set to music by Higgin, including "A Prairie Flower Song", "Wonderland", "The Call of the Woods", and "The Four Winds".
M-4107 Biographical sketch of Marion Moodie, first nursing graduate of the Calgary General Hospital, written by Mrs. Charles Parks. -- 1966. -- Also includes two of Moodie's poems.
AR-11 Painting of the Bow River by Marion Moodie. -- [ca. 1900]
Series 4 Unprocessed records. -- [ca. 1900s-1940s]. -- This material has not been catalogued. Please consult with an Archivist before requesting.
M-7967 Unprocessed records. -- [ca. 1900s-1940s]. -- 3.3 m of textual records and other material. -- Consists of correspondence and business papers of the Moodie family of Calgary. [accession 1989.015]
Series 5 Photographs. -- 1864-1964. -- 379 photographs. -- The series consists primarily of views of the Moodie family, Rosedale Mine, Drumheller landscapes, and early nursing.

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PA-803 Views of J.F. Moodie, gold mining, and Reverend Daniel Munn. -- [ca. 1917-1930]. -- 8 photographs
PA-1997 Views of North-West Mounted Police groups at Lesser Slave Lake, and Peigan Indian graves. -- [ca. ealry 1900s]. -- 4 photographs
PA-2016 Portraits of Marion E. Moode, Margaret A. Moodie and view of Professor John Macoun. -- 1898-1920. -- 7 photographs
PA-2020 Views of J.F. Moodie, mines and miners. -- [ca. 1912-1925]. -- 21 photographs
PA-3304 Portrait of Janet Elizabeth (Johnson) Moodie (1864); and Miss Margaret Moodie in a horse-drawn wagon (ca. 1900). -- 2 photographs
PA-3579 Moodie family views. -- [ca. 1880s-1940s]. -- 45 photographs
PB-894-1 J.F. Moodie as a child on horseback in Ontario. -- [ca. 1888]. -- 1 photograph
PB-894-2 Hand tinted mouintain camp scene. -- n.d. -- 1 photograph
PB-894-3 Sketch of J.K. Moodie by "G.K.H.". -- 1931
PD-153-1 Rosedale Coal & Clay Products Co. Limited, Rosedale, Alberta. -- [ca. 1912-1914]. -- 1 photograph album (39 photographs). -- Consists of views of the mine and buildings, including the power plant, tipple, screening plant, screen and picking table, main entry, lump coal, grate coal, stove coal, pea coal, slack coal, boiler room, hoist, generator, miners’ hall, accident room, kitchen, bath house and horses. Copies of many of these images are in the Bert and Myrtle Toschach fonds at Glenbow, call number NA-2389-(39-54).
PD-153-2 Rosedale  Coal Mine and badlands. -- n.d. -- 1 photograph album (9 photographs). -- Consists of views of the location of and landscape surrounding the mine; and of the Big Seam and Top Seam. Also includes a plan of the Lower Seam, and map showing the location of the Belly River formation.
PD-153-3 Rosedale area. -- n.d. -- 1 photograph album (10 photographs). -- Consists of views of Horseshow Coulee, chief engineer, Rosedale Ferry, fishing on the Red Deer River, building the Rosedale bridge, and hunters with a dead beaver.
PD-153-4 Big Bend Mica Mine. -- 1907-1908. -- 1 photograph album (63 photographs). -- Consists of views of prospecting, mountainous terrain, canoe on a river, miners, mining camps, etc. related to the Big Bend mine. The album also contains several documents: Memoradum of Association under the Company’s Act, list of shareholders, map of the location of the mine (north of Revelstoke), newspaper clippings, and correspondence re shares.
PD-153-5 Big Bend Mica Mine. -- n.d. -- 1 notebook (11 photographs). -- Consists of a notebook with copies of photographs from vol. 4 above and a map showing the mine location.
PE-191-1 Panorama of Rosedale Coal Mine, Rosedale, Alberta. -- n.d. -- 1 photograph
PE-191-2 Panorama of nurses and veterans at Odgen Home, Calgary. -- 1918. -- 1 photograph
NA-1058 Views of the Moodie family and family home, picnics, Freddie McCall's airplane, and Peigan graves. -- 1889-1919. -- 1 negative
NA-3799 Portraits of Marion Moodie (nurse) and Margaret Moodie; and view of Edelweiss, British Columbia. -- [ca. 1890s-1915]. -- 4 negatives
NA-3840 Views of North-West Mounted Police at Lesser Slave Lake (1902); Professor John Macoun (1913); and Peigan graves (n.d.). -- 5 negatives
NA-5074 Nurse Marion Moodie at Frank Hospital (ca. 1903-1904); and portraits of Marion Moodie (1918 and n.d.). -- 5 negatives
NA-5439 Margaret Moodie and friend in horse-drawn wagon. -- [ca. 19011]. -- 1 photograph
NC-51 Views of the Moodie family, their home, nursing views, etc. -- [ca. 1887-1908]. -- 12 negatives
NC-80 Views of coal mining at Drumheller, Rosedale Mine and a ferry. -- [ca. 1920-1930]. -- 18 glass negatives
S-249 Views of Calgary, Turner Valley oil wells, First Nations, and mountain scenery. -- [ca. 1920-1930]. -- 110 lantern slides (some hand-tinted).
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