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Patrick James "Paddy" Nolan, Calgary, Alberta, ca. 1900
Patrick James "Paddy" Nolan, Calgary, Alberta, ca. 1900.
PA-4050-1

Nolan family fonds

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Table of Contents

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Series 1 Patrick James "Paddy" Nolan. -- 1862-1954
Series 2Mary Lee Nolan. -- [ca. 1890s-1940s]
Series 3George and Katie Douglas McCarter. -- 1890-2003
Series 4Doris McCarter Nolan. -- [ca. 1910s-1980]
Series 5Henry Grattan "Harry" Nolan. -- [ca. 1890s-1974]
Series 6Moira Nolan. -- [ca. 1930s-1997]
Series 7Shelagh Nolan. -- 1939, [ca. 1950s], and no date
Series 8Miscellany. -- 1881-2004
Series 9Lee family. -- 1870s-1920s
Series 10Alison, Brian and David Lester. -- 1962-1968
Series 11 Photographs. -- 1867-1997

Inventory

Series 1 Patrick James "Paddy" Nolan. -- 1862-1954. -- 5 cm of textual records. -- 3 oversize items. -- 54 photographs.
M-910 Certificates, liquor permit, biographical article, etc. -- 1881-1909, 1939

Royal University of Ireland Matriculation Examination certificate. -- April 17, 1882
Trinity College, Dublin. University Philosophical Society. Gold Medal for Oratory certificate. -- no date.
North-West Territories Liquor Permit No. 3031. -- September 15, 1891
Law Society of the North-West Territories annual certificate. -- January 27, 1902
Admission ticket to witness the execution of Mah Hong at Fort Macleod. -- January 5, 1909

Biography (article which appeared in Lawyers and Laymen of Western Canada by Roy St. George Stubbs). --1939
M-3091-oversize Law certificate granted by King Edward the Seventh appointing Patrick James Nolan King's Counsel (KC) in Alberta. -- November 16, 1907
M-9761-1Certificates. -- 1862-1892. -- Birth certificate for Paddy [copy issued 1918], marriage certificate of Paddy and Mary.
M-9761-2Correspondence. -- 1879. -- Letter from Justin McCarthy to Paddy and his brothers Michael and W. M.
M-9761-3New Testament. -- 1889. -- Given to Paddy Nolan by T. B. Lafferty.
M-9761-4Letter from mother. -- 1891
M-9761-5Wedding certificate. -- 1892. -- Paddy and Mary Nolan, Calgary.
M-9761-6Address to the jury. -- [ca. 1911]. -- In John Fiske case.
M-9761-7Grant MacEwan. -- 1954. -- Article regarding Paddy Nolan.
M-9761-oversizeLaw Society of Manitoba. -- 1910 -- Call to the Bar.
Trinity College, Dublin. University Philosophical Society. Silver Medal for Oratory certificate. -- no date.
PA-697-(1-2) Photographs. -- [ca. 1899-1900], 1924. -- 2 photographs.
PA-4050-(1-15) Photographs. -- [ca. 1880s-1911]. -- 16 photographs.
NA-1001-1 Father Lacombe. -- no date. -- 1 photograph.
NA-1371-(1-11)Paddy and Mary Nolan and family, also views of Harry Nolan. -- [ca. 1867-1943]. -- 11 photographs.
PD-427-1Nolan family album. -- [ca. 1900-1912]. -- 24 photographs of Ireland, England, Calgary, etc.
Series 2 Mary Lee Nolan. -- [ca. 1890s-1940s]. -- 3 items. -- 18 photographs.
M-9761-8 Correspondence and ration card -- [ca. 1904-1918]. -- Includes letter from son Harry, postcard from friend in Australia, and ration card while on holiday in Ireland and England.
PA-4050-(16-26)Photographs. -- [ca. 1890s-1940s]. -- 18 photographs.
Series 3 George and Katie Douglas McCarter. -- 1890-2003. -- 1 cm of textual records. -- 8 photographs.
M-9761-9Certificate and obituary. -- 1890, 1967. -- Includes admission of George Smith McCarter as solicitor in Ontario; obituary and Calgary crematorium record for Katie McCarter.
M-9761-10Genealogical charts for John Ross/Howard Douglas family. -- no date.
M-9761-11Biography of Howard Douglas from Alberta Past and Present, by John Blue. -- 1924
M-9761-12 Article "George S. McCarter: Early Law Partner of Senator J. A. Lougheed" from Architypes, newsletter of the Legal Archives Society of Alberta. -- 2003
PA-4050-(27-34) Photographs. -- 1910s-1960s. -- 8 photographs.
Series 4 Doris McCarter Nolan. -- [ca. 1910s-1980]. -- 2 cm of textual records. -- 422 photographs.
M-9761-13Bishop Strachan School. -- 1915-1916. -- Includes report card, school magazine.
M-9761-14Correspondence and certificate. -- 1916-1942, 1980. -- Includes letters from family and friends; Alberta 75th anniversary certificate.
M-9761-15Household purchases. -- 1926-1929
PA-4050-(96-124)Photographs. -- 1910s-1950s. -- 37 photographs.
PB-1016-(9-10) Wedding photographs. -- 1928. -- 2 photographs of Doris in her wedding gown.
PD-427-3McCarter family album. -- [ca. 1917-1919]. -- 383 photographs of West Coast, Banff, Calgary, etc.
Series 5 Henry Grattan "Harry" Nolan. -- [ca. 1890s-1974]. -- 30 cm of textual records. -- 4 oversize items. -- 84 photographs.
M-9761-16Correspondence, etc. -- 1903-1956. -- Includes newspaper clippings, wedding invitation, military correspondence and Rhodes Scholar notices.
M-9761-17University of Alberta class list. -- 1913-1914
M-9761-18 The Catholic's Pocket Prayer Book. -- no date. -- Given to Harry by his mother at Christmas 1916.
M-9761-19Invitations to events. -- 1917-1957
M-9761-20 Degree of Utter Barrister of Gray's Inn certificate. -- 1922
M-9761-21Harry and Doris passport. -- 1929
M-9761-22 Legal notes "Psychology and the Law". -- no date.
M-9761-23Legal notes for various cases. -- no date
M-9761-24Supreme Court decisions. -- [ca. 1957]
M-9761-25Notes for speech on Vimy Ridge. -- no date.
M-9761-26Notes for speeches. -- 1946 and no date.
M-9761-27Notes for speeches. -- no date. -- Mostly about legal matters.
M-9761-28Notes for speeches, miscellaneous. -- no date.
M-9761-29Speech delivered by Right Honourable Arthur Meighen to the Study Club. -- January 31, 1934
M-9761-30 Notes for speeches, miscellaneous. -- no date. -- includes "The constitutional validity of section 498A of the Criminal code", "Custom", graduation speech to Rensselaer Polytechnic.
M-9761-31Notes for speeches on history. -- no date.
M-9761-32Notes for speech on the Permanent Court of International Justice. -- no date.
M-9761-33Notes for speech, reply toast. -- no date.
M-9761-34 Notes for speech "The Story of the Law Merchant". -- 1936. -- Given to Young Men's Section of the Calgary Board of Trade business training course.
M-9761-35 Notes for speech "The Medical Profession and the War". -- no date.
M-9761-36Notes for speech on Victory bonds. -- no date.
M-9761-37 Correspondence with P. Waldron of Dublin. -- 1938. -- re newspaper clippings about Paddy Nolan.
M-9761-38Passport and army identification. -- 1943-1948
M-9761-39International Military Tribunal seating plan. -- [ca. 1946-1948]
M-9761-40Department of Veterans Affairs. -- 1948. -- re Order of the British Empire.
M-9761-41Certificate of service. -- 1948
M-9761-42Passport. -- 1954
M-9761-43Appointment to Supreme Court. -- 1956. -- Messages of congratulation.
M-9761-44Letters to Doris. -- 1957
M-9761-45 Correspondence with cousin Desmond O'Dwyer of Dublin. -- 1957
M-9761-46Anniversary dinner notices. -- 1972-1974. -- Invitations to Nolan family to Bennett Jones events.
M-9761-47Souvenir publications of Japan. -- 1904-1930s
M-9761-48List of contributors. -- no date. -- List of prominent Calgarians who contributed for some project or event.
M-9761- oversize Appointment to Active Militia. -- 1917
Certificate from the Council of Legal Education, England. -- 1922
University of Alberta, BA degree diploma. -- 1914
Military Cross and Order of the British Empire. -- 1946
PA-3970-(1-2) Harry Nolan. -- 1894, 1922. -- 2 photographs.
PA-4050-(59-95)Photographs. -- 1890s-1950s. -- 43 photographs.
PA-4050-(170-192) Harry Nolan's service in Japan. -- [ca. 1940s]. -- 23 photographs.
PA-4050-312 Formal framed portrait of Henry Grattan Nolan at Supreme Court. -- [ca. 1956]. -- 1 photograph.
PB-1016-(3-4, 6-8, 12-21) Photographs. -- [ca. 1911-1956]. --15 photographs. -- Includes views of football and soccer teams in Edmonton, Alberta and Oxford, England; Rhodes scholars and students at Oxford University; Oxford street scene; and portrait of Supreme Court Justice Harry Nolan.
Series 6 Moira Nolan. -- [ca. 1930s-1997]. -- 1 cm of textual records. -- 672 photographs.
M-9761-49Baby book. -- 1934
M-9761-50Report cards and greeting card. -- 1941-1945, 1990
M-9761-51 Correspondence re poem "The Monkey". -- 1942
PA-4050-(195-292)Photographs. -- [ca. 1930s-1940s]. -- 106 photographs. -- Moira and Shelagh childhood views.
PB-1016-(1-2) Debutante's ball, Calgary, Alberta. -- [ca. early 1950s]. -- 2 photographs.
PD-427-2Photograph album. -- [ca. 1934-1935]. -- 66 photographs.
PD-427-4 Moira's album. -- [ca. 1959-1997]. -- 498 photographs. -- Primarily relates to her travels in North America and elsewhere.
Series 7 Shelagh Nolan. -- 1939, [ca. 1950s], and no date. -- 3 items. -- 3 photographs.
M-9761-52Letter and article. -- 1939 and no date.
M-9761-53 Ink blotter from Gillender & Company with Derek and Shelagh Lester's wedding photo.
PB-1016-(1-2, 11) Photographs. -- [ca. 1950s]. -- 3 photographs. -- Debutante's ball, Calgary, Alberta; Shelagh Lester in her wedding gown.
Series 8 Miscellany. -- 1891-2004. -- 11 cm of textual records. -- 1 oversize item. -- 145 photographs.
M-9761-54Cards, telegrams, etc. -- [ca. 1917-1933]
M-9761-55New Columbia River Lumber Company Limited stocks. -- 1909
M-9761-56 Speech "Ireland and Her People". -- no date.
M-9761-57Newspaper clippings. -- [ca. 1891-1982]. -- Includes references to various family members.
M-9761-58Newspaper clippings. -- [ca. 1940-1957]
M-9761-59Newspaper clippings. -- [ca. 1941-2004]
M-9761-oversizeDaily Mirror. -- May 8, 1919. -- Surrender of ex-Kaiser.
M-9761-60Calgary School Board high school graduation program. -- 1937
M-9761-61 Letters from Lance Corporal A. C. Martindale to "cousin". -- 1915. -- Some from Martindale home "Garthowen" in Whitby, England.
M-9761-62Notes on trip to England. -- no date -- Apparently talk given to Colonel Macleod chapter of the IODE in Calgary [possibly given by Katie Douglas?].
M-9761-63Postcards. -- [ca. 1936-1970]
PA-4050-(125-131)Southern Alberta scenes. -- 1890s-1910s. -- 7 photographs.
PA-4050-(132-150)Banff scenes. -- 1910s-1950s. -- 22 photographs.
PA-4050-(151-164)Nolan and Lee family homes in Calgary. -- 1910s-1950s. -- 16 photographs.
PA-4050-(165-169)Irish scenes and relatives. -- [ca. 1880s-1910s]. -- 7 photographs.
PA-4050-(293-311)Photographs. -- [ca. 1910s-1920s]. -- 19 photographs of unidentified family and friends.
PA-4050-(313-377)Photographs. -- [ca. 1880s-1950s]. -- 65 unidentified photographs.
PA-4050-(378-385)Photographs. -- [ca. 1890s-1950s]. -- 8 unidentified photographs.
PB-1016-5 Photograph. -- no date. -- 1 photograph of a costume party.
Series 9 Lee family. -- 1870s-1920s. -- 1 item. -- 25 photographs.
M-9761-64The Key of Heaven, a manual of prayer for Catholics. -- Given by Harry Nolan to his grandmother [Margaret Lee?] in 1908.
PA-4050-(35-42)Flora Lee. -- 1890s-1920s. -- 8 photographs.
PA-4050-(43-58)Lee family. -- 1870s-1910s. -- 17 photographs.
Series 10 Alison, Brian and David Lester. -- 1962-1968. -- 3 photographs.
PA-4050-(193-194)Childhood photographs. -- 1962-1968. -- 3 photographs.
Series 11 Photographs. -- [ca. 1867-1997]. -- [ca. 1400 photographs].
PA-697
PA-3970
PA-4050
PB-1016
PD-427
NA-1001
NA-1371
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