Archives & Library, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
Moore family fonds
(Moore family fonds - V439/433pa)
Moore family fonds. -- 1838-1973. -- 1 m of textual records. -- ca.3400 photographs : prints, transparencies, negatives. -- 10 photograph albums (ca.1000 prints). -- ca.25 motion pictures. -- The Moore family were residents of Banff, Alberta and Yoho Valley, British Columbia. Col. Philip A. Moore, 1879-1951, was a guide, soldier, lecturer and publicist. Pearl Brewster Moore, 1889-1973, was a homemaker and tourist lodge operator. Daughter, Edmee Brewster Moore (Reid), 1908-1971, was a homemaker and wife of Charles Reid. -- Fonds consists of seven series: I. Philip Moore, [ca.1882]-1964; II. Pearl Moore, 1890-1973; III. Edmee Moore, 1908-1965; IV. Philip Moore family, 1885-1970; V. Moore / Brown family, 1838-1950; VI. Brewster family, [ca.1880]-1970; VII. Other material, 1885-1970.
I. Philip Moore
Philip Moore series. -- [ca.1882]-1964. -- 34 cm of textual records. -- 732 photographs (406 transparencies,
234 prints, 92 negatives). -- 2 photograph albums. -- 13 motion pictures. -- Series consists of three sub-series:
A. Personal papers and photographs, 1897-1964; B. Professional papers and photographs, 1905-[ca.1950];
C. Volunteer activities, 1935-1945. Personal sub-series pertains to college career, personal life and activities, and estate. Professional sub-series pertains to military career and research, writing and lecturing. Volunteer activities sub-series pertains to involvement with the Jubilee Committee and National War Finance Committee, Victory Loan program. -- Constitutes Series I of the Moore family fonds.
II. Pearl Moore
Pearl Moore series. -- 1890-1973. -- 21.5 cm of textual records. -- 156 photographs : prints. -- Series consists of three sub-series: A. Personal papers and photographs, 1990-1973; B. Legal and financial papers, 1908-1971;
C. Volunteer activities, [1940?]-1942. Personal sub-series consists of photographs, letters, diaries, notes and notebooks, and other material. Volunteer activities sub-series pertain to involvement in the Banff-Jasper Spitfire Fund, the Red Cross and other wartime work. -- Constitutes Series II of the Moore family fonds.
III. Edmee Moore
Edmee Moore series. -- 1908-1965. -- 8 cm of textual records. -- 152 photographs : prints, 4 photograph albums. -- Series consists of six sub-series: A. Photographs, 1908-1965; B. Letters and notes, [ca.1915-ca.1920];
C. Sketchbooks; D. Diaries and scrapbooks, 1926-1938; E. Financial and legal papers, 1935-1965; F. Other, 1919-1953. -- Constitutes Series III of the Moore family fonds.
IV. Philip Moore family
Philip Moore family series. -- 1885-1970. -- 20 cm of textual records. -- 1183 photographs (1075 prints and negatives, 117 transparencies, 51 stereo cards). -- 11 motion pictures. -- Series consists of seven sub-series:
A. Family portraits, 1885-[ca.1970]; B. Home, friends and activities, [ca.1910]-1962; C. Financial papers, 1907-1951; D. Travel, 1931-1936; E. Business papers, bungalow camp operations, 1921-1932; F. Banff / Lake Louise area photographs, 1885-1965; G. Other, [ca.1895-ca.1960]. -- Constitutes Series IV of the Moore family fonds.
V. Moore / Brown family
Moore / Brown family series. -- 1838-1950. -- 8 cm of textual records. -- 156 photographs : prints. -- Series consists of five sub-series: A. Roger Brown Moore, 1890-1931; B. Maria K. Moore estate, 1922-1927; C. William Gordon Moore, Laura Moore and Roger Brown Moore estate, 1930-1939; D. Maria K. Moore and Roger Brown Moore, 1925-1930; E. Other material, 1838-1950. -- Constitutes Series V of the Moore family fonds.
VI. Brewster family
Brewster family series. -- [ca.1880]-1970. -- 6 cm of textual records. -- 289 photographs : prints, 2 photograph albums. -- Series consists of five sub-series: A. John and Isabella Brewster, 1904-1948; B. Fred Brewster, 1909-1953; C. James I. Brewster, 1909-1936; D. Fern Brewster, 1930-1932; E. Brewster family, [ca.1880]-1970;
F. Other material, 1898-1969. -- Constitutes Series VI of the Moore family fonds.
VII. Other material
Other material series. -- 1885-1970. -- 709 photographs : prints. -- Series consists of three sub-series: A. Scenics, 1885-1970; B. People, 1885-1970; C. Other, 1885-1970. -- Constitutes Series VII of the Moore family fonds.
The Moore family fonds was processed with financial support
of the Canadian Council of Archives, 1989-1990.
On-line finding aid funded by the Archives Society of Alberta, 2002-2003
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