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Barclay family, Meadowbrook, Alberta, 1907
PA-1354-73

Barclay family fonds

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Table of Contents

Series 1 Family correspondence. - 1901- [1980s]
Series 2Elsie Catherine Barclay (Catherine) papers. - 1902-1967 and n.d.
Series 3Mary Belle Barclay papers. - 1912-1983
Series 4Catherine and Mary Barclay awards. - 1912-1983
Series 5George Franklin Barclay (Frank) papers. - 1912-1977
Series 6George Brown Barclay papers. - 1919-1940
Series 7Elsie Ellen Barclay. - papers. - 1981 and n.d.
Series 8News clippings, cards, programmes and shares. - [ca.1904-1982]
Series 9 Scanned Document Photographs and slides. - [ca. 1880s]-1996

Inventory

Series 1

Family correspondence. - 1901-[1980s]

M-7963-1Correspondence. - 1901, 1910 and 1914
M-7963-2Correspondence. - 1915-1919
M-7963-3Correspondence. - 1920-1921
M-7963-4Correspondence. - 1922-1923
M-7963-5Correspondence. - 1924 (January to June)
M-7963-6Correspondence. - 1924 (July to December)
M-7963-7Correspondence. - 1925 (January to June)
M-7963-8Correspondence. - 1925 (July to December)
M-7963-9Correspondence. - 1926-1927
M-7963-10Correspondence. - 1928-1929
M-7963-11Correspondence. - 1930-1932
M-7963-12Correspondence. - 1933-1934
M-7963-13Correspondence. - 1935-1936
M-7963-14Correspondence. - 1937-1939
M-7963-15Correspondence. - [1940s]
M-7963-16Correspondence. - [1950s]
M-7963-17Correspondence. - [1960s]
M-7963-18Correspondence. - [1970s] and [1980s]
M-7963-19Greeting cards. - 1911-1940
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Series 2

Elsie Catherine Barclay (Cathie). - 1902-1967 and n.d.

M-7963-20Birth, citizenship and passport records. - 1902-1969
M-7963-21School report cards and diplomas. - 1912- 1920
M-7963-22University of Alberta. - 1923-1926. - Includes student identification cards, examinations, and convocation programmes.
M-7963-os Degrees and certificate. - 1926-1953. - Includes University of Alberta Bachelor's degree (1926); Columbia University Master's degree (1946); and Universite de Paris Institute de Phonetique certificate (1953).
M-7963-23 International House, Columbia University. - 1936 and 1946. - Includes newsletters, directories, and post cards. (Cathie Barclay studied at the Teachers' College at Columbia).
M-7963-24Teacher's certificates. - 1921-1946
M-7963-25Teaching contracts. - 1921-1935
M-7963-26 School inspectors' reports. - 1923-1927
M-7963-27 Letters of recommendation. - 1925-1957
M-7963-28Teachers' Retirement Fund. - 1939-1956. - Pension records. Includes record of schools in which Cathie Barclay taught.
M-7963-29 Banff School of Fine Arts. - 1934, 1936-1938. - Calendars for summer courses in theatre.
M-7963-30Banff School of Fine Arts. - 1940. - Course material (plays and readings).
M-7963-31News clippings regarding Banff School of Fine Arts drama courses. - 1938-1940
M-7963-32Theatre programmes, Calgary, Banff and Edmonton. - 1934-1945
M-7963-33East Calgary Little Theatre. - 1936 and n.d. - Includes school theatre bulletins, programmes and ticket.
M-7963-34Short story. - n.d.
M-7963-35 Financial records. - 1922-1955. - Includes list of expenses incurred at University of Alberta (1923) and income tax return (1936).
M-7963-36Miscellaneous. - [ca. 1909-1967]. - Includes Expo 67 passport, title cemetery plot, student teacher lesson assignment.
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Series 3

Mary Belle Barclay. - 1912-1983

M-7963-37 School report cards and diplomas. - 1912-1920
M-7963-38Departmental exams, grades 10 to 12. - 1917-1920
M-7963-39University of Toronto. - 1941-1946. - Includes class lists and exam schedules.
M-7963-40Essays, University of Toronto courses. - 1940-1946
M-7963-osUniversity of Toronto Bachelor's degree. - 1946
M-7963-41Teacher's certificate. - 1958
M-7963-42Teaching contract, and school inspector's reports. - 1924-1936
M-7963-43Mary Barclay's Christmas circular letters. - 1954-1978 (incomplete)
M-7963-44Retirement. - 1966. - Includes letters, cards and news clippings.
M-7963-osRetirement card from fellow hostellers and naturalists. - 1966
M-7963-osScrapbooks of trips to Europe and the Middle East. - 1967
M-7963-45Speeches and articles. - [1960s-1980s]. - Primarily regarding youth hostelling.
M-7963-46Honorary degree nomination. - 1980. - Includes biography.
M-7963-47Nicholas Street Youth Hostel opening. - 1977
M-7963-48Banff Youth Hostel opening. - 1983. - Includes address by Mary Barclay.
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Series 4

Catherine and Mary Barclay - Awards. - 1946-1983

M-7963-49Canadian Youth Hostels Association. - 1946. - Includes honorary life memberships.
M-7963-50Alberta Teacher's Association. - 1966. - Includes life membership (Mary Barclay's only).
M-7963-51Centennial Medal certificates. - 1967
M-7963-osCalgary Jaycees-Citizen of the Year award certificates. - 1973
M-7963-52Calgary Jaycees-Citizen of the Year award. - 1973. - Includes news clippings and letters of congratulations.
M-7963-53Alberta Achievement Award certificate (Mary Barclay's only). - 1973
M-7963-54Alberta Achievement Awards. - 1973. - Includes programmes, news clippings, and menus.
M-7963-55Richard Schirrmann Award certificates. - 1975
M-7963-56Richard Schirrmann Award. - 1975. - Includes news clippings, and letters of congratulation.
M-7963-57Queen's 25th Anniversary medals certificates. - 1977. - Includes invitations to Queen's reception.
M-7963-58International Youth Hostel Federation certificates of merit. - 1983
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Series 5

George Franklin Barclay (Frank). - 1912-1977

M-7963-59 School report cards and certificates. - 1912-1919
M-7963-60 University of Alberta dance cards. - 1928-1930
M-7963-61University of Alberta convocation programme. - 1930
M-7963-os Degree and certificates. - 1930-1977. - Includes University of Alberta bachelor's degree (1930); the Certified Public Accountants Association of Ontario certificate (1944); the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario certificate (1962 and 1965); Department of National Revenue retirement certificate (1968); and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta certificate (1977).
M-7963-62 United Nations posting in Manila. - 1970. - Includes diary, notes and photographs.
M-7963-63News clipping from The Financial Post. - 1956
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Series 6

George Brown Barclay. - 1919-1940

M-7963-64Miscellaneous. - 1919-1940. - Includes certificates of title for cemetery plots, plan for a shoe polish stand, registration of death, and an ink sketch of George B. Barclay.
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Series 7

Elsie Ellen Barclay. - 1931 and n.d.

M-7963-65Miscellaneous. - 1931 and n.d. - Includes business card (dressmaking business), and literature regarding her membership in the First Church of Christ, Scientist.
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Series 8

News clippings, cards, programmes and shares. - [ca. 1904-1982]

M-7963-66News clippings. - [ca. 1936-1982]
M-7963-67Sunday school cards. - [ca. 1904-1913]. - Religious picture cards presented to Mary, Catherine and Frank Barclay.
M-7963-68Shares. - 1909-1929. - From the estate of family friend Jetret K. Roe.
M-7963-69Miscellaneous. - [ca. 1910-1932]. - Includes programmes, pamphlets, music and bookmarks.

Series 9


Photographs and slides. - [ca. 1880s]-1996

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

NA-2468-(1-58) Views of Canadian Youth Hostels and hostellers at Morley, Canmore, Bragg Creek and Priddis; Barclay family members; schools, teachers and students. - [1880s]-1963 and n.d. - 58 photographs
PA-1354-(1-187) Barclay family, schools and hostels. - [ca. 1880s]-1970s]. - 187 photographs
PA-3135-(1-3) Ivy Devereux, Catherine Barclay with a class, and Youth Hostel old timers. - 1970, 1983 and n.d. - 3 photographs
PA-3935-(1-3) Portraits of Catherine Barclay. - [ca. 1960]. - 3 photographs
PA-3975-4 Portrait of Mary Barclay, graduation from University of Toronto. - 1946
PA-3935-5 Portrait of Mary Barclay. - [ca. 1960]
PA-3935-6 Mary Barclay and colleagues, retirement from Calgary Board of Education. - 1966
PA-3935-7 Portrait of Mary Barclay. - [ca. 1966]
PA-3935-8 Mary Barclay with her horse Mornington and Mrs. H.G. Scott's horses Star and Skippy. - [ca. 1933]
PA-3935-9 Portrait of Frank Barclay, graduation from University of Alberta. - 1923
PA-3935-10 Mary Barclay with Canadian Hostelling Association Executive at Banff. - [1987]
PA-3935-(11-17) Mary Barclay and friends. - [ca. 1980]
PA-3935-(18-26) Mary Barclay and friends in White rock, Whistler, Cypress Provincial Park, and Vancouver Hostel. - [ca. 1990]
PA-3935-(27-30) Mary Barclay with Daisy Webb and her family. - 1992-1993
PA-3935-(31-42) Mary Barclay being interviewed. - [ca, 1990]
PA-3935-(43-53 Mary Barclay miscellaneous snapshots. - [ca. 1995]
PB-717-(1-2) Calgary Normal School class; and University of Alberta Students' Council. - 1921 and 1929. - 2 photographs
PB-730-1 Mary Barclay and the Campus Cooperative Residence Inc., University of Toronto. - 1946. - 1 photograph
PD-109 Canadian Youth Hostel Association views. - 1933-1939. - 2 photograph albums (233 photographs)
PD-391 Mary Barclay's albums of family, friends, travel, hostelling. - [ca. 1895]-1990. - 3 photograph albums (236 photographs, 1 cloth badge, 2 prints, 1 first day cover). - Includes 2 greeting cards by Annora Brown.
S-181-(1-36) Mary and Catherine Barclay receiving awards and on retirement. - 1966-1975. - 36 slides
S-181-(37-116) Mary Barclay's slide show of Canadian geology, wildlife, and cultural features. - 1996. - 80 slides + script for presentation
S-181-(117-194) Mary Barclay's slide show on Canadian geology. - [ca. 1980]. - 79 slides
S-181-(195-226) Mary Barclay's slide show on landforms of the Canadian Rockies. - [ca. 1980]. - 32 slides
S-181-(227-259) Mary Barclay's slide show on landforms caused by glacial, water, and wind erosion in Canada. - [ca. 1980]. - 73 slides
-181-(260-335) Mary Barclay's slide show on Canadian lichens and wildflowers. - [ca. 1980]. - 75 slides
S-181-(336-346) Mary Barclay's slide show on mammals of the Canadian Rockies. - [ca. 1980. - 11 slides
S-181-(347-367) Mary Barclay's miscellaneous natural history slides. - [ca. 1980] - 21 slides

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