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Wright family wedding, Calgary, Alberta, ca. 1912
Wright family wedding, Calgary, Alberta, ca. 1912
PB-1015-2

Frederick Wright family fonds

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Table of Contents

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Series 1 Frederick Senior and Mary "Mollie" Wright. - 1904-1995
Series 2 Frederick Wright Junior. - 1927-1972
Series 3 Kathleen Wright. - 1918-2008
Series 4 Albert V. and Edith Wright. -1930-1977
Series 5 Marjorie Wright. - 1982-1985
Series 6 Photographs. - ca. 1900-2000

Inventory

Series 1 Frederick and Mary "Mollie" Wright. - 1904-1995. - The series consists of business records, personal correspondence, financial records and correspondence with employers. Mary Wright's nickname is also spelled as Molly in some letters.
M-9735-1 Lancashire Fusiliers. - 1904-1906. - Letters to Fred.
M-9735-2 Notebook. - 1908. - Fred's CPR schedule.
M-9735-3 Fred and Mary incoming correspondence (general). - 1908-1913.
M-9735-4 Mary McCall. - no date. - Certificate of merit in Forget-me-Not beauty contest.
M-9735-5 Marriage certificate. - 1911.
M-9735-6 Death notice. - 1915. - For William Wright.
M-9735-7 Investments. - 1912-1938.
M-9735-8 Investments. - 1936-1952.
M-9735-9 Wright Brothers. - ca. 1913-1914. - Financial notebook and papers.
M-9735-10 Calgary Bookbinding Company Ltd. - 1913-1919. - Financial statements.
M-9735-11 Star Printing Works. - 1911-1919. - Financial statements.
M-9735-12 Land sale contract. - 1914. - Calgary lots, Fred to Arthur Bennett.
M-9735-13 Financial papers. - 1914-1947. - Miscellany.
M-9735-14 Fred. - 1916. - Letters to Mary and Fred Jr.
M-9735-15 Taxes. - 1914-1962.
M-9735-oversize box Taxes. - 1912-1930.
M-9735-16 Business receipts and papers. - 1928-1955.
M-9735-17 Fred and Mary incoming correspondence (general). - 1918-1924.
M-9735-18 Fred and Mary incoming correspondence (general). - no date. - Likely between 1918 and 1920.
M-9735-19 Fred. - 1923. - Drafts of outgoing letters re Canadian Pacific Railway service.
M-9735-20 Fred. - 1923. - Dispute.
M-9735-21 Fred. - 1925-1931. - Canadian Pacific Railway passes.
M-9735-oversize box Mary. - 1926. - Certificate in hair dressing from Jean Carroll School of Beauty Culture.
M-9735-22 Fred. - 1930-1933. - Subscription cards for Canadian Pacific Railway Emkployees' Sick, Accident and Death Benefit Society.
M-9735-23 Fred. - 1931-1932. - Statement from Garbutt's Business College.
M-9735-oversize box Fred. - 1932. - Certificates earned at Garbutt Business College. - Certificate of proficiency in filing; Business writing.
M-9735-24 St. Joseph's convent. - ca. 1935. - Brochure of school Kathleen attended.
M-9735-25 Fred and Mary (incoming). - 1935-1937. - Letters from Kathleen at St. Joseph's Convent, Red Deer.
M-9735-26 Fred and Mary (incoming). - 1947. - Letters from Kathleen in Toronto.
M-9735-27 Fred and Mary (incoming). - 1935-1938. - Letters from Fred Jr. in Toronto.
M-9735-28 Fred and Mary (incoming). - 1940-1942. - Letters from Fred Jr. at Glacier, British Columbia.
M-9735-29 Fred and Mary (incoming). - 1943-1949. - Letters from Fred Jr. in Montreal, Edmonton, , Blairmore, and Lytton,
M-9735-30 Fred and Mary (incoming, general). - 1931-1938.
M-9735-31 Fred and Mary (incoming, general). - 1941-1949.
M-9735-32 Fred and Mary (incoming, general). - no date. - Likely 1930s to 1940s.
M-9735-33 Fred (incoming, general). - 1951-1954.
M-9735-34 Mary. - 1940-1945. - Includes National registration card and membership card for Catholic Women's League.
M-9735-35 Radio receiving station license. - 1943. - Fred.
M-9735-36 Fred (outgoing). - 1945. - Draft of telegram re CPR long service pass.
M-9735-37 United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners local 1779. - 1947-1953. - Union dues record for Fred. - Includes Trade Rules and By-Laws for Local 1779, Calgary, 1930.
M-9735-38 Mary. - no date. - Entitled "household accounts" but contains drawings, poems, accounts, etc.
M-9735-39 Death of Mary Wright. - 1947.
M-9735-40 Death of Fred Wright Sr. - 1957.
M-9735-41 Weddings, funeral, and other notices. - 1945-1995.
M-9735-42 Catholic charities. - 1945-1947.
M-9735-43 Clippings. - ca. 1915-1979.
M-9735-44 Scrapbook. - ca. 1935. - Includes clippings re royalty, celebrities, etc. - Pasted into a Fred Wright Jr. High School notebook.
M-9735-45 Mary's recipes. - no date.
M-9735-46 Catholic publications and cards.
Series 2 Frederick Junior. - 1927-1972. - The series consists of school records and notebooks, personal correspondence, Canadian Pacific Railway training materials, financial records.
M-9735-47 High school report. - 1927. - Grade 10.
M-9735-48 High School diploma. - 1930.
M-9735-49 University of Toronto. - 1935-1938. - General. - Includes exams, sports programs, Toronto Maple Leafs programs.
M-9735-50 University of Toronto notes. - 1935. - Mathematics and physics.
M-9735-51 University of Toronto notes. - 1935. - Physics.
M-9735-52 University of Toronto notes. - 1936 - Physics
M-9735-53 University of Toronto notes. - 1936 - Physics labs.
M-9735-54 University of Toronto notes. - 1936-1937. - Mathematics.
M-9735-55 University of Toronto notes. - 1937. - Physics.
M-9735-56 University of Toronto notes. - 1937. - Mathematics.
M-9735-57 University of Toronto notes. - 1938. - Mathematics.
M-9735-58 University of Toronto notes. - no date. - Miscellany, physics, English, mathematics
M-9735-59 University of Toronto Alumni newsletter. - 1940.
M-9735-60 Canadian Pacific Railway signals course notes. - no date. - Class A5.
M-9735-61 Canadian Pacific Railway interlocking circuits course notes. - no date.
M-9735-62 Canadian Pacific Railway absolute permissive system course notes. - no date.
M-9735-63 Canadian Pacific Railway signals notes. - no date.
M-9735-64 Canadian Pacific Railway track circuits notes. - 1941.
M-9735-65 Canadian Pacific Railway circuit problems notes. - 1943.
M-9735-66 Fred Jr. (incoming). - 1940. - Letters from Marie to Fred.
M-9735-67 Fred Jr. (incoming). - 1941. - Letters from Marie to Fred.
M-9735-68 Fred Jr. (incoming) . - 1942. - Letters from Marie to Fred.
M-9735-69 Fred Jr. (incoming). - 1940-1942, 1946. - Letters from Fred Sr. and Mary to Fred.
M-9735-70 Fred Jr. (incoming) . - 1940-1942. - Letters from Kathleen to Fred.
M-8735-71 Fred Jr. (incoming). - 1942-1945. - Letters from Kathleen to Fred.
M-9735-72 Fred Jr. (incoming) . - 1937- 1942. - Letters from various correspondents.
M-9735-73 Fred Jr. (incoming). - 1943. - Letters from various correspondents.
M-9735-74 Fred Jr. (incoming). - 1944. - Letters from various correspondents.
M-9735-75 Fred Jr. (incoming). - 1944. - Letters from various correspondents.
M-9735-76 Military service. - 1942. - Correspondence and forms.
M-9735-77 Canadian Pacific Railway. - 1939-1942. - Letters to Fred.
M-9735-78 Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen. - 1940-1942. - Letters to Fred from Foothills local 125.
M-9735-79 Taxes. - 1940.
M-9735-80 Victory loan. - no date.
M-9735-81 Garbutt's Business college notebooks. - no date.
M-9735-82 Union membership cards. - 1941-1942.
M-9735-83 Wedding invitation. - 1946.
M-9735-84 Canadian Pacific Railway passes. - 1953-1972.
M-9735-85 Canadian Pacific Railway pension plan booklets. - 1953-1963.
Series 3 Kathleen Wright. - 1918-2008. - The series consists of school records and notes, personal correspondence, Catholic church publications and charity records, music education and teaching materials, school teaching correspondence, financial records, autograph books, etc.
M-9735-86 Birth certificate. - 1918.
M-9735-87 Report cards. - ca. 1928-1935.
M-9735-88 High School Diploma. - 1933.
M-9735-89 Incoming correspondence. - 1920s-1930s.
M-9735-90 Incoming correspondence. - 1930s
M-9735-91 Incoming correspondence from brother Fred. - 1935-1937.
M-9735-92 Incoming correspondence. - 1940s.
M-9735-93 Incoming correspondence. - 1940-1941.
M-9735-94 Incoming correspondence. - 1942-1943.
M-9735-95 Incoming correspondence. - 1944-1945.
M-9735-96 Incoming correspondence. - 1946.
M-9735-97 Incoming correspondence. - 1947-1949.
M-9735-98 Incoming correspondence. - 1950s.
M-9735-99 Incoming correspondence. - 1960s.
M-9735-100 Incoming correspondence. - 1960s-1970s.
M-9735-101 Incoming correspondence. - 1970s.
M-9735-102 Incoming correspondence. - 1980s-2000s.
M-9735-103 Incoming correspondence. - 1990s-2000s.
M-9735-104 Incoming correspondence. - no date.
M-9735-105 Outgoing correspondence. - 1930s-1950s.
M-9735-106 Canadian Youth Commission conference. - 1944. - Brief by Calgary Catholic Youth.
M-9735-107 Catholic charities. - 1930s-1950s.
M-9735-108 Catholic prayers and booklets. etc. - no date.
M-9735-109 Saint Francis retreat, Cochrane. - 1960 and no date.
M-9735-110 Church missions. - ca. 1941-1972.
M-9735-111 Church, general. - ca. 1940s-1950s.
M-9735-112 Musical education. - ca. 1943-1949.
M-9735-113 Programs for musical events in Calgary. - ca. 1940s-1950s.
M-9735-114 Music teacher at Ursuline School of Music. - ca. 1944-1951.
M-9735-115 Music teacher, notebooks. - ca. 1945.
M-9735-116 Toronto Conservatory of Music. - 1946-1947.
M-9735-117 Programs, booklets, etc re musical events in Toronto. - 1946-1947.
M-9735-118 Music notebook. - no date. - Possibly used at Toronto Conservatory.
M-9735-119 Music teaching. - ca. 1956. - Notes about students.
M-9735-120 University correspondence. - 1959-1971.
M-9735-121 Teaching career. - ca. 1965-1973.
M-9735-122 Calgary Separate Schools Historical Pageant. - 1967.
M-9735-123 Letter to Alberta Human Rights Commission. - 1975.
M-9735-124 Invitations. - ca. 1932-1978. - To weddings, funerals, etc.
M-9735-125 Newsclippings. - ca. 1930s-1950s. - Re Catholic church, Calgary, etc.
M-9735-126 Edith Wright. - ca. 1968-1977. - Accounts of caregiving for Kathleen's aunt.
M-9735-127 Franciscan Pilgrimage to Europe. - 1958.
M-9735-128 Travel notebook. - 1988.
M-9735-129 Autograph books.- ca. 1929-1932 and no date.
M-9735-130 Autograph books. - no date.
M-9735-131 National Registration Certificate. - 1940.
M-9735-132 Passport. - 1958.
M-9735-133 Financial records. - 1950s.
M-9735-134 Bank books and address books. - ca. 1950s.
M-9735-135 Investments. - ca. 1966-1968.
M-9735-136 Income tax. - 1955-1958.
M-9735-137 Leaf & Bean, Telefoods catalogue. - 1969-1970.
M-9735-138 Calendars. - 1973-1975.
M-9375-139 Hugh Farthing campaign literature. - no date.
M-9735-140 Sketches. - no date.
M-9735-141 90th Birthday celebration. - 2008.
M-9735-oversize box Photo display prepared for 90th birthday and other events. - ca. 2008 and no date.
Series 4 Albert V. and Edith Wright. - 1930-1977. - The series consists of personal correspondence and miscellany.
M-9735-142 Family correspondence (incoming). - 1930-1977.
M-9735-143 Calendars.- 1973-1975.
Series 5 Marjorie Wright. - 1982-1985. - The series consists of estate file.
M-9735-144 Estates of Gordon and Margaret S. Cochrane. - 1982-1985.
Series 6 Photographs. - ca. 20th century. - ca. 500 photographs.

Some of these photographs have been scanned. View now.

PA-4048 Photographs. - ca. 200 photographs.
PB-1015-(1-6) Photographs. - ca. 1910s-1930s. - 6 photographs. - Family and school photographs.
PD-426-(1-6) Photograph album. - 6 photographs.
PE-232-1 Canadian Pacific Veterans and Women's Auxiliary annual picnic, Stanley Park, Vancouver, Sunday's Photographs. - 1946. - 1 photograph.
NA-5737 Negatives. - ca. 200 photographs.
S-257-(1-88) Slides. - 88 photographs.
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