Elizabeth Bailey Price fonds
25 cm of textual records
Elizabeth Bailey Price, 1886-1944, was born in Winnipeg. She and her family moved to Medicine Hat, Alberta when she was an infant, and to Calgary in 1893. She trained as a teacher and taught in Olds, Calgary, and Edmonton. She joined the editorial staff of the Calgary Albertan in 1911, and was women's editor for a number of years. There she met and married sports editor, Joe F. Price. They had two children, Frampton and Jo-Anne. She subsequently wrote for the Calgary Herald and freelanced for Canadian Press. Her biographical and historical articles about pioneers, native peoples, railways, sports and North-West Mounted Police (NWMP) appeared in many Canadian publications. She helped organize the Calgary Women's Institute in 1918, and served as secretary and publicity secretary of Women's Institute of Canada for over twenty years. She was prominent in the Canadian Women's Press Club, both locally and nationally (president of the Calgary branch 1914-1916, 1920-1921). In 1932, she moved to Vancouver where she continued her Women's Institute work. For further information see Catherine C. Cole's article, "Elizabeth Bailey Price : A Brilliant and Unusual Woman" in Legacy, vol. 2, no. 2 (May-July 1997), p. 36-37.
Scope and Content:
The fonds consists predominantly of Elizabeth's manuscripts, newspaper columns, and reference materials pertaining to Alberta history and personalities. Includes a small amount of correspondence about her writing.
MANUSCRIPTS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: buffalo, Patrick Burns, Lord Byng, Calgary and Edmonton trail, Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), Christmas, cricket, Crowfoot, curling, Howard Douglas, J.F. Fisher, football, Fort Dunvegan, Fort Edmonton, Gleichen, John D. Lauder, Charles Mair, Eliza Mary May, McDougall family, Florence McHugh, Addison McPherson, NWMP (march west), J. Ormiston, Pincher Creek, Queenstown, R.G. Robinson, Treaty 7, and Col. James Walker.
BRIEF BIOGRAPHICAL ARTICLES ABOUT THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS ARE ALSO IN THIS FONDS. SEE INVENTORY FOR DETAILS: Albert Boyd, Mrs. R.A. Brown, Mrs. George B. Cook, W.H. Cushing, Daniel "Peach" Davis, Robert Dixon, Father Leon Doucet, George Elliott, Justin Deane Freeman, James H. Fullwood, Helen Gough, Mrs. John Graham, Donald Grey, Richard C. Hardisty, Dr. Andrew Henderson, John Herron, Mrs. William Roper Hull, John Irwin, Mrs. George Jacques, Mrs. J.P.J. Jephson, George Hope Johnston, Mrs. A.N. Kennedy, Jesse Kerr, George Clift King, Mrs. George Lane, E.A. Lucas, Norman Luxton, A.E.C. McDonnell, Mrs. David McDougall, Mrs. John McDougall, Alfred S. McKay, Mrs. James Farquharson Macleod, Alex S. McTavish, Robert Macutcheon, H.F. Maunsell, Harry Mullins, Robert Patterson, Mrs. William Pearce, Mrs. George Phipps, Pete Rattlesnake, Dan Riley, William Robertson, Gilbert E. Sanders, Mrs. S.W. Shaw, Andrew Sibbald, James Smart, Catherine Stirrett, R.C. Thomas, Rev. J.W. Tims, Thomas Underwood, Norman Williams, Mrs. T.J. Williams, Mrs. A. Wolley-Dod, A.G. Wolley-Dod.
Source of Acquisition:
Gifts of Mary Pinkham and Calgary Herald, 1960, 1970.
The material is in English.
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View finding aid / scanned documents:
Three articles written by Elizabeth Bailey Price appear in "Calgary : The Gateway to the Woman's West", published in 1913. This issue has been scanned and may be viewed via the link below. The original is in the Glenbow Library (call number 305.409712 C151 pam#).
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)