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Farming near Vulcan, Alberta
Farming near Vulcan, Alberta

Rowe, Laws family fonds

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Table of Contents

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Series 1 Emma Toellner / Emma Rowe / Emma Laws - Diaries and personal papers. -- 1899-1952
Series 2 Expense ledgers. -- 1917-1930s
Series 3 George P. Rowe papers. -- 1910-1931
Series 4 Luther Laws papers. -- 1906-1938
Series 5 Miscellaneous. -- 1865-1939
Series 6 Photographs. -- [ca. 1904-1930s]


Series 1

Emma Toellner / Emma Rowe / Emma Laws - Diaries and personal papers. -- 1899-1952

M-7076-22 Emma Toellner's autograph book. -- 1899
M-7076-oversize Emma Lawine Dorothea Toellner's confirmation certificate. -- 1899
M-7076-oversize Marriage certificate for George P. Rowe and Emma L. Toellner. -- 1904
M-7076-1 Emma's diaries. -- 1911-1915. -- Re daily life on the homestead near Vulcan.
M-7076-2 Emma's diaries. -- 1917-1937. -- Re daily life in Vulcan, Ardenville and Calgary. Note: There are no diaries for 1930 through 1934.
M-7076-3 Emma's diaries. -- 1938-1952. -- Re daily life in Calgary. Note: there are no diaries for 1943 through 1947.

Series 2

Expense ledgers. -- 1917-1930s

M-7076-4 Expense ledgers. -- 1917-1930s. -- Consists of accounts kept by Emma Rowe and later she and her second husband Luther Laws. Includes a guest list for Waterton Park.

Series 3

George P. Rowe papers. -- 1910-1931

M-7076-5 Correspondence. -- 1910-1929. -- Re teacher for Reid Hill School District, with diagram of residence on reverse; summons as a witness from Alberta Provincial Police and Hogg and Goodman (solicitors).
M-7076-6 Income tax returns. -- 1919-1924, 1928
M-7076-7 Receipts for grazing leases. -- 1929-1931
M-7076-8 Miscellaneous receipts, statements, etc. -- 1929 and n.d. -- Includes material from Alberta Government Telephones, Alberta Wheat Pool, Southern Alberta Cooperative Association and Pincher Creek Cooperative.
M-7076-9 Homstead records. -- 1905-1910. -- For Harold Munch and George Rowe [photocopies from Provincial Archives of Alberta].
M-7076-10 Brand registrations. -- 1919
M-7076-11 Census form. -- 1931. -- Completed for the Rowe family by Mrs. Emma Rowe, Ardenville.

Series 4

Luther Laws papers. -- 1906-1938

M-7076-12 Correspondence. -- 1930-1937. -- Re Luther and Clara Emily Laws and sale of house; Fort McMurray tar sands [oil sands]; Oddfellows; and gold mines. Includes a map of gold mines in Paridge River area.
M-7076-13 Correspondence and receipts. -- 1913-1931. -- Re investments in Alberta Farmers' Cooperative Elevator Company; Cameron Petroleums Ltd.; and Atlantic Keystone Petroleums Company.
M-7076-14 Letter of administration to Luther Laws re estate of Clara E. Laws.
M-7076-15 Homestead receipt for NE-28-16-23-W4. -- 1906
M-7076-16 Receipts issued to Clara Laws for mortgage payments. -- 1927-1930
M-7076-17 Income tax assessment and return. -- 1918 and 1920
M-7076-18 Miscellaneous fiancial material. -- 1926-1938. -- Includes bank books and cheque stubs.
M-7076-19 Marriage certificate for Luther W. Laws and Emma Lavina Rowe. -- 1934
M-7076-20 Baptist Union of Western Canada church, Vulcan, Alberta. -- 1918-1936. -- Consists of correspondence, receipts, etc.

Series 5

Miscellaneous. -- 1865-1939

M-7076-21 Christopher Tollner's confirmation certificate. -- 1865

Miscellaneous printed material. -- 1910-1931 and n.d. -- Consists of the following:

Luther's Small Catechism
Christmas cards
Calgary Horticultural Society membership card
Renfrew Club bylaws, house rules and membership list, 1930-1931
National Livestock Association banquest program and menu, 1927
Western Stock Growers' Association convention program
Dominion Day celebrations program, Vulcan, 1914
Calgary Horse Show program
Bank of Prosperity certificate, 1910

M-7076-24 Postcards. -- 1900s

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M-7076-25 Newspaper clippings. -- 1928, 1939 and n.d -- Includes a Calgary Herald supplement on Alberta's dairy industry.
M-7076-oversize Electoral Division of Little Bow, Polling Sub-station No. 23 - List of voters. -- n.d.

Series 6

Photographs. -- [ca. 1904-1930s]. -- 201 photographs

A few of the photographs have been scanned. View now.

PA-2705-(1-201) Views of Vulcan area, including agriculture, the town, and activities. -- [ca. 1904-1930s]. -- 201 photographs. -- Note: Most of these are unidentified.

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