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Moore family fonds

 

Moore family

(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.

Detailed fonds description - Archives Network of Alberta provincial database

 

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.    

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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.  

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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.  

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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.  

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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.   

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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.   

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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.    

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 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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