Archive Finding Aids

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

Aubrey Bell in uniform, 1915
Aubrey Bell in uniform, 1915
M-9377-19

Bell family fonds

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Table of Contents

indicates that the series includes scanned documents and/or photographs.

Series 1 Scanned Document First World War letters and memorabilia. -- 1915-1919
Series 2 Raymond C. Bell’s photographs. -- 1916-1928

Inventory

Series 1 First World War letters and memorabilia. -- 1915-1919. --18 cm of textual records. -- There are transcripts for many of the original letters.
M-9377-1 Raymond Bell - Letters written to his family while serving in the First World War. -- May-December 1916 Scanned Document View transcripts.
M-9377-2 Raymond Bell - War letters to his family. -- January-June 1917 Scanned Document View transcripts.
M-9377-3 Raymond Bell - War letters to his family. -- July-December 1917 Scanned Document View transcripts.
M-9377-4 Raymond Bell - War letters to his family. -- January-June 1918 Scanned Document View transcripts.
M-9377-5 Raymond Bell - War letters to his family. -- July-December 1918 Scanned Document View transcripts.
M-9377-6 Aubrey Bell - Letters written to his family while serving in the First World War. -- 1916 Scanned Document View transcripts.
M-9377-7 Aubrey Bell - War letters to his family. -- 1917 Scanned Document View transcripts.
M-9377-8 Correspondence to the Bell family re Aubrey Bell reported missing in action, and confirming his death. -- 1917-1918. -- Includes a photograph of Aubrey. Scanned Document View originals.
M-9377-9 Sympathy letters ot the Bell family after Aubrey's death. -- 1917
M-9377-10 Aubrey Bell's service records. -- 1916. -- Includes an earlier cadet certificate.
M-9377-11 Leslie Ray [brother of Emma Bell] - Letters written to the Bell family while serving in the First World War. -- 1917-1918
M-9377-12 Cyril Jones [friend] - Letters written to the Bell family while serving in the First World War. -- 1916-1919
M-9377-13 George Bateson [friend] - Letters written to the Bell family while serving in the First World War. -- 1915-1918. -- Includes a photograph of George.
M-9377-14 Alf Thompson [prisoner of war]. -- Letters written to the Bell family.
M-9377-15 Miscellaneous war letters. -- 1915-1917. -- Consists of thank you letters from soldiers for cigarettes' letters from people in England who met the Bell boys, etc.
M-9377-16 Sarah Ray - Letters written to her daughter Emma Bell during the war. -- 1916-1918
M-9377-17 Postwar letter from Ray Bell to his sister Marjorie. -- 1922
M-9377-18 Marion's local history. -- [ca. 1919]. -- Consists of a hand-written booklet about the history of Millerfield, which was likely a school project.
M-9377-19 Newsclippings. -- [ca. 1912]-1933. -- Includes articles about Raymond Bell, Aubrey Bell and the war.
M-9377-20 Ephemera. -- [1916]-1954. -- Includes 5 photographs, greeting to returned soldiers, ticket, membership card, magazine clipping, program for memorial service (1927), program for dedication of memorial church window (1954)..
M-9377-21 Aubrey W. Bell. -- 2009. -- Consists of notes by descendant of the Bell family about the people mentioned in the war letters above.
Series 2 Raymond C. Bell’s photographs. -- 1916-1928. -- 11 photographs
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NA-865Group of cowboys at the Hand Hills Stampede. -- 1917. -- 1 photonegative.
NA-942Portrait of Tom Lawson, ranching and farming in the Wintering Hills, Rosedale picnic, and Calgary Stampede. -- 1916-1928. -- 5 photonegatives.
NA-953Saddle bronc riding at Calgary Stampede / W.J. Oliver. -- 1923. -- 5 photonegatives.

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