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Towers Ranch, Jumping Pound, Alberta, 1945
Towers Ranch (later the Wine Glass Ranch), Jumping Pound, Alberta, 1945
NA-3047-4

Wine Glass Ranch fonds

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Table of Contents

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Series 1 Wearmouth, Towers families - Biographical. -- 1941-2013
Series 2 Hugh Wearmouth - Personal and ranch accounts. -- 1947-2002
Series 3 Vernice Wearmouth - Creamery accounts. -- 1958-1967
Series 4 Towers and Wearmouth Ranch - Miscellaneous. -- 1959-1981
Series 5 Wine Glass Ranch - Cattle sold, income tax, insurance. -- 1980-1984
Series 6 Wine Glass Ranch - Accounts. -- 1980-1985
Series 7 Photographs. -- 1927-1960

Inventory

Series 1 Wearmouth, Towers families - Biographical. -- 1941-2013. -- 2 cm of textual records. -- The series consists of a family history and newspaper clippings about the family.
M-9297-1 "The Wearmouths of Alberta", by Patrick Currey Wearmouth. -- 1996. - Consists of a family history.
M-9297-2 Newspaper clippings re the Towers and Wearmouth families. -- 1941-2013.
Series 2 Hugh Wearmouth's accounts. -- 1947-2002. -- 41 cm of textual records. -- The series consists of scribblers in which Hugh Wearmouth kept personal (household) accounts, and ranch accounts for the Towers and Wearmouth Ranch. The personal accounts include categories for groceries, doctor and medical, hardware, clothes, charities, telephone and car expenses. The ranch accounts include categories for feed grain, veterinarian fees, fertilizer, machinery, gas and oil, hardware, building upkeep, bunk house, wages for hired hands, and livestock bought and sold. The accounts were partially used for the purposes of income tax returns. After he retired in 1980, he continued to keep personal accounts, while the ranch accounts were taken over by his daughter Edith and her husband Lindsay Eklund.
M-9297-3 H. Wearmouth's accounts - Personal. -- 1947-1950
M-9297-4 H. Wearmouth's accounts - Ranch and personal. -- 1951-1952. -- Includes a copy of the "Prairie Famrers Income Tax Guide".
M-9297-5 H. Wearmouth's accounts - Ranch. -- 1953. -- 1 volume
M-9297-6 H. Wearmouth's accounts - Ranch. -- 1954. -- 1 volume
M-9297-7 H. Wearmouth's accounts - Ranch. -- 1955. -- 1 volume
M-9297-8 H. Wearmouth's accounts - Ranch. -- 1956. -- 1 volume
M-9297-9 H. Wearmouth's accounts - Ranch. -- 1957. -- 1 volume
M-9297-10 H. Wearmouth's accounts - Ranch. -- 1958. -- 1 volume
M-9297-11 H. Wearmouth's accounts - Ranch. -- 1959. -- 1 volume
M-9297-12 H. Wearmouth's accounts - Ranch. -- 1960. -- 1 volume
M-9297-13 H. Wearmouth's accounts - Ranch. -- 1961. -- 1 volume
M-9297-14 H. Wearmouth's accounts - Ranch. -- 1962. -- 1 volume
M-9297-15 H. Wearmouth's accounts - Ranch. -- 1963. -- 1 volume
M-9297-16 H. Wearmouth's accounts - Ranch. -- 1964. -- 1 volume
M-9297-17 H. Wearmouth's accounts = Ranch. -- 1965. -- 1 volume
M-9297-18 H. Wearmouth's accounts - Personal. -- 1965-1968. -- 1 volume
M-9297-19 H. Wearmouth's accounts - Ranch and wage book. -- 1966. -- 2 volumes
M-9297-20 H. Wearmouth's accounts - Ranch. -- 1967. -- 1 volume
M-9297-21 H. Wearmouth's accounts - Ranch and wage book. -- 1968. -- 2 volumes
M-9297-22 H. Wearmouth's accounts - Ranch. -- 1969. -- 1 volume
M-9297-23 H. Wearmouth's accounts - Ranch and personal. -- 1970. -- 2 volumes
M-9297-24 H. Wearmouth's accounts - Ranch and personal. -- 1971. -- 2 volumes. -- Note: the personal volume has very few entries.
M-9297-25 H. Wearmouth's accounts - Ranch and personal. -- 1972. -- 2 volumes
M-9297-26 H. Wearmouth's accounts - Ranch. -- 1973. -- 1 volume
M-9297-27 H. Wearmouth's accounts - Ranch. -- 1974 . -- 1 volume
M-9297-28 H. Wearmouth's accounts - Ranch. -- 1975. -- 1 volume
M-9297-29 H. Wearmouth's accounts - Personal. -- 1975-1977. -- 1 volume
M-9297-30 H. Wearmouth's accounts - Ranch. -- 1976. -- 1 volume
M-9297-31 H. Wearmouth's accounts - Ranch. -- 1977. -- 1 volume
M-9297-32 H. Wearmouth's accounts - Ranch and personal. -- 1978. -- 2 volumes
M-9297-33 H. Wearmouth's accounts - Ranch. -- 1979. -- 1 volume
M-9297-34 H. Wearmouth's accounts - Ranch summary. -- 1956-1979. -- 1 volume. -- Consists of the total costs each year for seed, feed, concentrate and satl, veterinarian, fertilizer, machinery bought, hardware, bunk house, gas and oil, electricity, telephone, taxes, building repairs, fencing, machinery repairs, advertising, insurance, trucks, trucking, livestock bought, livestock sold, and wages.
M-9297-35 H. Wearmouth's accounts - Ranch agricultural machinery summary. -- 1960-1976. -- 1 volume. -- Consists of records of year each machine was bought and all subsequent maintenance and repair costs. Includes spreaders, balers, tractors, mowers, combines, trucks, augurs, etc.
M-9297-36 H. Wearmouth's accounts - Personal. -- 1980-1981. -- 1 volume
M-9297-37 H. Wearmouth's accounts - Personal. -- 1982-1983. -- 1 volume
M-9297-38 H. Wearmouth's accounts - Personal. -- 1984. -- 1 volume
M-9297-39 H. Wearmouth's accounts - Personal. -- 1985. -- 1 volume
M-9297-40 H. Wearmouth's accounts - Personal. -- 1986-1987. -- 1 volume
M-9297-41 H. Wearmouth's accounts - Personal. -- 1988-1989. -- 1 volume
M-9297-42 H. Wearmouth's accounts - Personal summary. -- 1980-2002. -- 1 volume. -- Consists of the total costs each year for heating fuel, electricity, telephone, house upkeep, yard buildings, hardware, trucks, cars, recreation vehicles, clothes, taxes, insurance, legal, medical, charitable donations, groceries, skid steer and trailer, truck fuel, stock trailer, quad and income.
Series 3 Vernice Wearmouth's creamery receipts. -- 1958-1967. -- 6 cm of cm of textual records. -- The series consists of stubs from Vernice's milk/cream deliveries to the Cochrane Creamery. The stubs record the date of delivery, grade, weight, butterfat content, rate per pound, and total amount paid to Vernice. Some are stamped "This price includes reduction of one per cent per pound for June Set-Aside Advertising Programme".
M-9297-43 V. Wearmouth's creamery receipts. -- 1958-1961
M-9297-44 V. Wearmouth's creamery receipts. -- 1962-1964, 1967
Series 4 Towers and Wearmouth Ranch - Miscellaneous. -- 1959-1981. -- 4 cm of textual records. -- The series consists of record re ranch taxes, the Leslie Towers estate, and other matters.
M-9297-45 Ranch taxes - Paid to the Municipal District of Rockyview. -- 1962-1964, 1968-1969, 1980
M-9297-46 "Estate of L.H. Towers and Wearmouth". -- 1975-1976. -- Re portion of Leslie Towers estate bequeathed to Hugh and Vernice Wearmouth.
M-9297-47 Towers and Wearmouth - Wage book. -- 1975-1981. -- 1 volume. -- Consists of records of wages paid primarily to Lindsay Eklund and Edith (Wearmouth) Eklund.
M-9297-48 Miscellany. -- 1959-1980. -- Consists of miscellaneous records re brand registration, cattle transport, grazing leases, egg sales, Leslie Towers estate, Cochrane Mutual Telephone Company, Western Stock Growers' Association memberships, etc.
Series 5 Wine Glass Ranch - Cattle sold, income tax, insurance. -- 1980-1984. -- 13 cm of textual records. -- The series consists of receipts for the sale of cattle, primarily via Parslow and Denoon livestock commission (at the Alberta Stockyards), and the Calgary Public Livestock Market; ranch tax returns; and insurance policies which list the ranch's buildings and machinery.
M-9297-49 Cattle sold. -- 1980. -- Consists of receipts which record number of animals, whether bulls or cows, weight of animals, price per pound, and total sale.
M-9297-50 Cattle sold. -- 1981. -- Consists of receipts which record number of animals, whether bulls or cows, weight of animals, price per pound, and total sale.
M-9297-51 Cattle sold. -- 1982. -- Consists of receipts which record number of animals, whether bulls or cows, weight of animals, price per pound, and total sale.
M-9297-52 Cattle sold. -- 1983. -- Consists of receipts which record number of animals, whether bulls or cows, weight of animals, price per pound, and total sale.
M-9297-53 Cattle sold. -- 1984. -- Consists of receipts which record number of animals, whether bulls or cows, weight of animals, price per pound, and total sale.
M-9297-54 Wine Glass Ranch iIncome tax. -- 1980
M-9297-55 Wine Glass Ranch income tax. -- 1981
M-9297-56 Wine Glass Ranch iIncome tax. -- 1982
M-9297-57 Wine Glass Ranch iIncome tax. -- 1983
M-9297-59 Wine Glass Ranch -Income tax. -- 1984
M-9297-59 Prudential Assurance - Wine Glass Ranch insurance policies. -- 1980-1984
Series 6 Wine Glass Ranch - Accounts. -- 1980-1985. -- 36 cm of textual records. -- When Edith and Lindsay Eklund took over running the ranch in 1980, they adopted the nationally-available Canfarm Taxpac system of accounting. They supplied ranch financial information on standard forms to the Calgary Canfarm agent, and received back computer print-outs of their financial standing for the purposes of tax returns and general ranch management. -- The series consists of Canfarm ranch accounts (1980-1984), and a handwritten account book (1985).
M-9297-60 Canfarm - Registration and Beginning Balances. -- January 1980. -- 1 volumes. -- Also includes general coding lists.
M-9297-61 Canfarm - Daily Journal. -- January 1980-January 1984. -- 3 volumes
M-9297-62 Canfarm - Fixed Asset Journal. -- April 1980-July 1983. -- 1 volume
M-9297-63 Canfarm - Farm Reports to December 1980. -- Produced Febuary 1981. -- 1 volume
M-9297-64 Canfarm - Transaction Listings to December 1980. -- Produced January 1981. -- 1 volumes. -- Includes beginnig balances of land, buildings, machines and equipment.
M-9297-65 Canfarm - Farm Reports to December 1981. -- Produced February 1982. -- 1 volume
M-9297-66 Canfarm - Transaction Listings to December 1981. -- Produced February 1982. -- 1 volumes. -- Includes beginning balances.
M-9297-67 Canfarm - Farm Report s to December 1982. -- Produced February 1983. -- 1 volume
M-9297-68 Canfarm - Transaction Listings to December 1982. -- Produced February 1983. -- 1 volume
M-9297-69 Canfarm - Farm Report to December 1983. -- Produced June 1984. -- Loose monthly print-outs.
M-9297-70 Canfarm - Transaction Listings. -- January-July 1983 [incomplete]. -- Loose print-outs.
M-9297-71 Wine Glass Ranch - Account book. -- February 10, 1984 - December 31, 1985. -- 1 handwritten volume.
Series 7

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Photographs. -- 1895, 1927-1960. -- 9 photographs. -- The series consists of views of the Towers and Wearmouth families and the ranch. Includes one photo of the Bostock family of British Columbia.

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