Letters about Medicine Hat Detachment buildings : Correspondence; Government document 1882-1890.

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Description: Medicine Hat Detachment buildings. -- Consists of the following: Agreement between the Department of Agriculture, Department of Justice and the NWMP. -- November 5, 1890. -- 1 page. -- Re using immigration shed for court and barracks. Letter by Commissioner A.G. Irvine. -- November 27, 1883. -- 1 page. -- Re location of police building. [sketch mentioned in the letter is not present] Letter by Commissioner A.G. Irvine. -- June 21, 1883. -- 1 page. -- Re material for buildings. Letter by Commissioner A.G. Irvine. -- August 23, 1882. -- 1 page. -- Re site selected as police reserve.
  • This collection was compiled by Eleanor Luxton, a Glenbow Museum staff member, who was hired from 1956 to 1961 to gather information pertaining to southern Alberta pioneers, North-West Mounted Police (NWMP), Presbyterian missionaries, Fort Whoop Up, whiskey traders, Fort Benton, newspaper and newspaper editors, First Nations of Canada of Canada, and southern Alberta history in general. The information came primarily from interviews with pioneers and their descendants, and from articles in Montana and Alberta newspapers. The collection consists of alphabetically arranged biographical files, typescripts of newspaper articles and research notes, and photographs of NWMP, oldtimers and general views of southern Alberta. Consists of these series: Fort Benton and Montana (1867-1956); North-West Mounted Police - General (1872-1947); North-West Mounted Police - Detachments and outposts (1882-1955); North-West Mounted Police - Old timers (1913-1957); Southern Alberta newspapers and editors (1923-1955); Presbyterian Church and ministers (1883-1926; First Nations of Canada of Canada (1877-1954); High River pioneers (compiled 1956-1960); Southern Alberta general history (compiled 1956-1961); and photographs (1870s-1930s).
  • AMDigital Reference: M-4561-182-185.
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Reproduction of: Letters about Medicine Hat Detachment buildings 1882-1890.
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Glenbow Museum
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