Archive Finding Aids

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


Colonel Gilbert E. Sanders
at North-West Mounted Police Post
NA-2114-2

Sanders Family fonds

To view brief biography of family and summary of contents click here.

Table of Contents

Scanned Document indicates that the series includes scanned documents.

Series 1 Edward Howard Sanders and Annie Moresby Sanders, 1848-1902
Series 2 Gilbert E. Sanders - Biographical material
Series 3 Gilbert E. Sanders - Police and military records: achievements, appointments and awards
Series 4 Gilbert E. Sanders - Police and military records: diaries and journals, 1883-1910
Series 5 Gilbert E. Sanders - Police and military records: North-West Mounted Police correspondence and reports, 1887-1908
Series 6 Gilbert E. Sanders - Police and military records: Boer War correspondence and reports, 1900-1911
Series 7 Gilbert E. Sanders - Police and military records: Calgary Police Magistrate and coroner papers, 1911- 1932
Series 8 Gilbert E. Sanders - Police and military records: First World War papers, 1911-1918
Series 9 Gilbert E. Sanders - Police and military records: post-retirement official duties, 1934-1944
Series 10 Gilbert E. Sanders - Personal papers: diaries and journals, 1911-1950
Series 11 Gilbert E. Sanders - Personal papers: correspondence, 1863-1944
Series 12 Gilbert E. Sanders - Personal papers: retirement and veterans' association, 1903-1953
Series 13 Gilbert E. Sanders - Personal papers: interests, memberships, etc.
Series 14 Gilbert E. Sanders - Personal papers: financial papers, 1897-1951
Series 15 Gilbert E. Sanders - Personal papers: newsclippings and scrapbooks
Series 16 Caroline Augusta Jukes Sanders
Series 17 Other Sanders family members, 1927-1954
Series 18 Diaries and reminiscences, 1874-1915, of North-West Mounted Police and military friends of Sanders
Series 19 Scanned Document Photographs. - [ca. 1880s-1930s]

Inventory

Series 1 Edward Howard Sanders and Annie Moresby Sanders, 1848-1902
M-1093-1Commission as Ensign in the Leicestershire Regiment of the Old Militia. - 1849.
M-1093-2Commission as Lieutenant in the Second Regiment of Light Dragoons, British German Legion. - 1855.
M-1093-3British German Legion. - 1850-1855, 1898, and nd. - Correspondence and financial papers in German, some include translations.
M-1093-4British German Legion. - 1856-1857. - Correspondence and booklet of enlisted men.
M-1093-5Letters. - 1849-1902 and nd.
M-1093-6Letters from Aunt Caroline Gaitskell. - 1885-1886 and nd.
M-1093-7 Letter and report re E.H. Sanders' death. - 1902. - From Chief Constable's Office, Bath, England.
M-1093-8Miscellaneous notes. - 1880s-1890s.
M-1093-9Investment certificates. - 1879 and 1884.
M-1093-10Sketch book. - 1848.
M-1093-11Letters by Annie Moresby to her father. - 1855- 1856.
M-1093-12Letters to Annie Moresby. - 1874 and n.d.
M-1093-13Lock of son's (Eustace's) hair. - 1874.
M-1093-14Death certificate, Annie Moresby Sanders. - 1877.
Series 2 Gilbert E. Sanders - Biographical records
M-1093-15 Sanders Family Coat of Arms.
M-1093-16Baptismal Certificate. - 1864.
M-1093-17King Alfred's School, Berkshire. - 1877. - Includes Sander's sports accomplishments.
M-1093-18Passport. - 1933. - For Gilbert Edward Sanders and Caroline Augusta Sanders.
M-1093-19Will and Codicil. - 1938 and 1951.
M-1093-20World Biography entry for Gilbert Edward Sanders. - nd. - Includes newsclippings and correspondence.
M-1093-21Canadian Who's Who. - 1936. - Newsclippings and information re Gilbert Edward Sanders' entry.
M-1093-22British Columbia Historical Association. - 1930s. - Correspondence and biographical information re Edward Howard Sanders and Gilbert Edward Sanders.
M-1093-23British Columbia Archives Department. - 1935. - Re family history.
M-1093-24Royal Canadian Mounted Police Quarterly. - 1953. - Correspondence and information re Gilbert Edward Sanders.
Series 3 Gilbert E. Sanders - Police and military records: achievements, appointments and awards
M-1093-25 Royal Military College. - 1882-1884. - Includes Sanders' records; results in sporting events; certificate of discharge; and diploma of graduation.
M-1093-26Appointment as Lieutenant in the Militia. - 1884.
M-1093-27North-West Mounted Police Record. - 1884- 1898.
M-1093-28Appointment as Justice of the Peace, North West Territories. - 1887.
M-1093-29 Articles of Clerkship. - 1894. - Includes related correspondence re Sanders' scholarship.
M-1093-30Appointment as Stipendary Magistrate. - 1897.
M-1093-31Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.). - 1901. - Includes correspondence pressing for distinction for Sanders.
M-1093-32Order of St. Michael and St. George. - 1917.
M-1093-33Medals and honours. - 1917-1937.
M-1093-34Service Record, Department of National Defense. - 1932. - Includes correspondence and biography of Sanders.
M-1093-35Appointment to Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel. - 1940.
Series 4 Gilbert E. Sanders - Police and military records: diaries and journals, 1883-1910
M-1093-36Royal Military College, Cadet roll book. - 1883.
M-1093-37Diaries. - 1885-1889.
M-1093-38Transcript of diary. - 1885.
M-1093-39Transcript of diary. - 1886.
M-1093-40Transcript of diary. - 1887.
M-1093-41Transcript of diary. - 1888.
M-1093-42Diaries. - 1892 and 1894-1898.
M-1093-43Transcript of diary. - 1892.
M-1093-44Transcript of diary. - 1894.
M-1093-45Transcript of diary. - 1895.
M-1093-46Transcript of diary. - 1896.
M-1093-47Transcript of diary. - 1897.
M-1093-48Transcript of diary. - 1898.
M-1093-49North-West Mounted Police order and handbook. -1891- 1895. - Composed by Sanders.
M-1093-50Transcript of North-West Mounted Police order and handbook. - 1891-1895.
M-1093-51Letterbook. - 1897-1902. - Correspondence and reports re North-West Mounted Police business, expenses, and correspondence re Boer War expenses, reports, etc. of "D" squadron, and Canadian Mounted Rifles.
M-1093-52Transcript of Letterbook. - 1897-1902.
M-1093-53Letter Receipt Book. - 1900. - From the Boer War.
M-1093-54Transcript of Letter Receipt Book. - 1900.
M-1093-55Memo book (original and transcript). - 1910. - Re expenses and trip down Athabasca and up Peace River.
Series 5 Gilbert E. Sanders - Police and military records: North-West Mounted Police correspondence and reports, 1887-1908
M-1093-56Fort Assiniboine trip. - June 1887.
M-1093-57Extradition, James Caddy and Moise Racette. - September- November, 1887.
M-1093-58Indian escort across the United States border. - October 1887.
M-1093-59General Duties. - 1891-1904.
M-1093-60Programs, passes and correspondence. - 1901 and 1908. - Re visits of royalty to Canada.
M-1093-61Trail, Fort St. John to the Yukon. - 1906.
Series 6 Gilbert E. Sanders - Police and military records: Boer War correspondence and reports, 1900-1911
M-1093-62General Papers. - 1900. - Includes information re troop transport ship and doctors' certificates re Sander's health.
M-1093-63Orders issued on H.M.S. Lake Erie. - 1900. - Ship transported Boer Prisoners of War from Cape Town to St. Helena; includes lists of prisoners.
M-1093-64Correspondence and Reports. - 1900-1904. - Includes orders re establishment of and recruitment for South African Constabulary.
M-1093-65Papers re Colonel Herchmer. - 1901 and 1911. - The Colonel was relieved of his command in South Africa; includes declaration by Sanders.
M-1093-66Correspondence. - 1908. - Re War Service.
M-1093-67Newsclippings and newspapers. - 1900-1901. - Re Boer War.
Series 7 Gilbert E. Sanders - Police and military records: Calgary Police Magistrate and coroner papers, 1911- 1932
M-1093-68Correspondence. - 1911-1912. - Re retirement from North-West Mounted Police.
M-1093-69Correspondence. - 1911. - Re appointment as police magistrate.
M-1093-70Correspondence and reports. - 1912-1932.
M-1093-71Correspondence. - 1912-1932. - Re salary.
M-1093-72Commission to be a Coroner (1919) and correspondence (1932).
Series 8 Gilbert E. Sanders - Police and mMilitary records: First World War papers, 1911-1918
M-1093-73Reserve forces and recruiting. - 1911-1914.
M-1093-74Correspondence and reports. - 1915-1918.
M-1093-75Christmas cards and letters. - 1916-1917. - To the 2nd Canadian Pioneer Battalion.
M-1093-76Correspondence with Lord Beaverbrook. - 1917.
M-1093-77Correspondence. - 1917-1918. - Includes request to be relieved of command and appointment to Wandsworth Detention Barracks.
M-1093-78Correspondence. - 1918-1920. - Re record of service during First World War; includes certificate of service.
M-1093-79Correspondence. - 1919. - Re court martial.
Series 9 Gilbert E. Sanders - Police and military records: post-retirement official duties, 1934-1944
M-1093-80Unemployment Relief Commission. - 1934.
M-1093-81Veterans' Assistance Commission. - 1936-1942. - Correspondence, circulars and reports.
M-1093-82Corps of Commissionaires. - 1937-1944. - Constitution, bylaws, and correspondence.
Series 10 Gilbert E. Sanders - Personal papers: diaries and journals, 1911-1950
M-1093-83Diaries and Journals. - 1911, 1918, 1919, and 1926- 1929.
M-1093-84Diaries and Journals. - 1930, 1931, 1943-1947, 1949, and 1950.
M-1093-85Pocket Notebooks. - 1905, 1917, 1918-1926, 1934, 1936, and n.d.
Series 11 Gilbert E. Sanders - Personal papers: correspondence, 1863-1944
M-1093-86Letters to Sanders. - 1863-1927.
M-1093-87Letters to Sanders. - 1930-1954.
M-1093-88Correspondence. - 1907. - Re financial involvement with a bankrupt acquaintance.
M-1093-89Correspondence. - 1920, 1924, 1929, and 1932. - Re speeches given by Sanders; also includes copy of speech "Maintaining Police Traditions".
M-1093-90Correspondence and newsclippings. - 1929. - Re Yale, British Columbia.
M-1093-91Correspondence. - 1934-1935. - Re attempts to get cousin appointed to the bench.
M-1093-92Correspondence. - 1938. - Re death of Mrs. Sanders.
M-1093-93Correspondence. - 1944. - With Saskatchewan Historical Society re North-West Mounted Police career.
M-1093-94Letters to Sanders. - undated.
Series 12 Gilbert E. Sanders - Personal papers: retirement and veterans' association, 1903-1953
M-1093-95Superannuation. - 1904 and 1922-1932. - Includes correspondence.
M-1093-96Royal Canadian Mounted Police Pension. - 1903-1904, 1932 and 1935. - Includes copy of Sander's birth certificate and correspondence.
M-1093-97Old Age Pension application. - 1951.
M-1093-98Correspondence re retirement. - 1932. - Includes copy of a scroll presented by city police.
M-1093-99Calgary Highlanders. - 1920-1944.
M-1093-100Royal North-West Mounted Police Veterans' Association. - 1920-1953.
M-1093-101South African Veterans' Association. - 1945.
M-1093-102Lord Strathcona's Horse; Currie Area Officers' Mess. - 1946-1947.
M-1093-103Royal Military College Club. -1952.
M-1093-104Second Canadian Pioneer Battalion Association. - 1953.
Series 13 Gilbert E. Sanders - Personal papers: interests, memberships, etc.
M-1093-105Calgary Golf and Country Club
M-1093-106Christ Church, Elbow Park. Also includes information re the Anglican Forward Movement.
M-1093-107Boy Scouts. - 1953-1954.
M-1093-108Elbow Park Community Association.
M-1093-109Ranchmen's Club.
M-1093-110Kiwanis Club.
M-1093-111The Masons. Includes a copy of The Work - The Mason's Handbook.
M-1093-112Southern Alberta Pioneers and Old Timers Association.
M-1093-113Alberta Kennel Club.
M-1093-114Invitations, membership cards and programs.
M-1093-115Christmas cards.
M-1093-116E.P. Ranch souvenir brochure.
M-1093-117Firearms Registration. - 1954.
M-1093-118Liquor Permits.
Series 14 Gilbert E. Sanders - Personal papers: financial papers, 1897-1951
M-1093-119Financial Statements. - 1912-1914.
M-1093-120Sale of land agreements. - 1911-1922. - Includes correspondence.
M-1093-121Investments.
M-1093-122Income tax returns. - 1932-1939.
M-1093-123Income tax returns. - 1940-1951.
M-1093-124Mortgage and house plans. - 1924.
M-1093-125Household accounts. - 1897.
M-1093-126Household accounts. - 1898-1900.
M-1093-127Household accounts. - 1906-1910.
M-1093-128Expense accounts. - 1947-1951.
M-1093-129Medical papers. Includes correspondence.
M-1093-130Banking.
M-1093-131Correspondence, Gas Company. - 1927.
M-1093-132Miscellaneous papers.
Series 15 Gilbert E. Sanders - Personal papers: newsclippings and scrapbooks
M-1093-133Newsclippings re Sanders. Includes eulogy.
M-1093-134Newsclippings re Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
M-1093-135Newsclippings re early pioneers.
M-1093-136Miscellaneous newsclippings re family, interests, etc.
M-1093-137Miscellaneous newsclippings re family, interests, etc.
M-1093-138Miscellaneous newsclippings re family, interests, etc.
M-1093-139Scrapbook re family and other subjects.
M-1093-140Scrapbook re Second World War, North-West Mounted Police.
Series 16 Caroline Augusta Jukes Sanders
M-1093-141"Birthday Memories". Book containing births, deaths, marriages, etc. of Jukes, Sanders and Toole families.
M-1093-142Appointment books. - 1898-1902 and 1916.
M-1093-143Pocket notebooks and diary. - 1883 and 1927.
M-1093-144Letters to Caroline Sanders. - 1883-1937 and nd. - Also includes letter from Caroline to her father (1891).
M-1093-145Passport and immigration card. - 1916 and 1918.
M-1093-146Certificate of Appreciation from British Red Cross. - 1918.
M-1093-147Investments.
M-1093-148Miscellaneous papers. - Includes "Phrenological Character" analysis of Caroline Jukes (1874).
Series 17 Other Sanders family members, 1927-1954
M-1093-149Letters to other members of the Sanders family. - 1927, 1936, 1952 and 1954.
Series 18 Diaries and reminiscences, 1874-1915, of North-West Mounted Police and military friends of Sanders
M-1093-150Diary of Colonel G.A. French (North-West Mounted Police) re the March West [copy]. - 1874.
M-1093-151Reminiscences of Robert Patterson (North-West Mounted Police). - 1873-1876.
M-1093-152Diary of Sergeant C.H. Connor (North-West Mounted Police). - 1885. - Also includes 1935 correspondence re the diary.
M-1093-153Letterbook of Sergeant Brindle, Canadian Mounted Rifles, South Africa. - 1900.
M-1093-154Letters re First World War I. - 1915. - Unknown writer and recipient.
M-1093-OSDeath certificate of Ernest Cashel. - 1904.
Series 19

Photographs. - [ca. 1880s-1930s]

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

NA-140-1 Parade of mounted North-West Mounted Police riding across prairie to Shaganappi Point, Calgary. - 1901. - 1 photograph
NA-1266-1 Portrait of Colonel G.E. Sanders. - n.d. - 1 photograph
NA-2788-(1-95) Sanders, Jukes and Toole families, social and leisure activities, North-West Mounted Police, Tsuu T'ina (Sarcee), etc. - [ca. 1905]-1916. - 95 photographs
PA-148 North-West Mounted Police views. - 29 photographs
PB-51 North-West Mounte Poice veterans; Colonel Steele. - 2 photographs
PD-14 Sanders, Toole and Jukes families, North-West Mounted Police, etc. - [ca. 1880s-1930s]. - 10 photograph albums
Glenbow
130 9th Ave S.E.
Calgary, AB T2G 0P3

Located in the heart of the Calgary downtown core between Stephen Avenue and the Olympic Plaza
Cultural District.

Location & Directions
Hours & Admissions
Contact Us
Hours
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
09:00am - 5:00pm 09:00am - 5:00pm 09:00am - 5:00pm 09:00am - 5:00pm 11:30am - 7:30pm 09:00am - 5:00pm 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Connect With Us
© Glenbow, 130 - 9th Avenue S.E., Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2G 0P3 - www.glenbow.org