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Mabel Brinkley fonds


Physical Description:
12.5 cm of textual records. -- 114 photographs

Mabel Brinkley, ?-1959, came to Canada from the USA in 1955. She resided in Banff for several years and collected research material for the writing of a local Banff history which was never published. She was also involved in organizing and promoting the David Thompson Foundation in 1957. However, she was suspected of fraudulent activities. She died in the Oliver Mental Institution.

Custodial History:
Brinkley's effects were taken by the Public Trustees office, Edmonton and later transferred to the Glenbow.

Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of biographical research on Banff pioneers; miscellaneous correspondence regarding the David Thompson Foundation; and Brinkley's poems and excerpts from her manuscript. Includes photographs of Banff personalities, sports and scenery; and of the building of the Big Bend Highway in British Columbia.
RECORDS RELATED TO THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS ARE ALSO IN THIS FONDS: Mr. and Mrs. A.G. Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. John Joseph Armstrong, Arthur C. "Scott" Ashely, Mr. and Mrs. Howard J. Ashley [possibly Ashely], Charles D'Oyley Astley, William Aubin, Bankhead, Mr. and Mrs. John Barnett, George William Barnes, Francis and Mary Beatties, Charles Bell, Mrs. M. M. Bowker, Brewster family, Donald Cameron, Jack Campbell, Pete Campbell, Alfred Capel, Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Chadwick, Walter Childs, James Christie, Ty Cobb, Ethel Cooper, William Craig, Louis S. Crosby, Frederick Day, Mr. and Mrs. Jack M. Dignall, Ethel M. Edwards, Elliott family, S. Prescott Fay, Jessie Finley, Ray Forrest, Arthur Foulds, Catherine Fox, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Frayne, Annie MacIver Fullbrook, Charles Fullbrook, Cyril Cornwell Fuller, Harold Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Fulmer, Sydney Frank Gaffney, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore George, James Glennon, Joshua Glennon, David Grant, Margaret Greenham, James D. Hansen, Mr. and Mrs. George Harrison, G.A. Hawkes, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hayes, Ernie Hoggard, F.W. Howay, Edward Hume, James Hutchins, Mr. and Mrs. William A. Jack, Mr. and Mrs. Sydney James, Jasper, Robert Henry Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Keefer, Archibald William Keith, Thomas C. Kelly, Dr. Ernest Kennedy, James Lamb, Mary Lamb, Mr. and Mrs. John W. Layer, Robert Atkinhead Liggat, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Luxton, Georgia Luxton, William H. McCardell, William McCowan, Alex McDonald, Annie McDougall, Herbert Maley, William Mather, W.L. Matthews, Mr. and Mrs. John G. Mitchell, Warpi Moorhouse, George Waters Murray, Mrs. William Neish, George Noble, Nellie Noble, Tom Parkin, William Peyto, Ann Pickering, Jack Powell, James Raby, Jim Reed, Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Renwick, John Walter Richmond, W.J. Robertson, Harry Robinson, Carl Rungius, Evans and Morgan Scott, John Short, James Simpson, D.M. Soole, Beni Steven, Zaidee Mahood Stewart, George Bain Sutherland, Mrs. Edgar Tabuteau, Jack Thomas, Theresa Trono, Arthur K. Unwin, Ethel Unwin, Thomas James Watts, Jack Watters, James Weatherby, Mrs. M.C. West, and Frank Wheatley.

Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Deputy Public Trustee, 1963-1967.

The material is in English.

No restrictions on access.

Finding Aids:
Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.

View finding aid / scanned documents:

Further Mabel Brinkley papers are in the Archives, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies.

Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-134, PA-668, NA-937, NA-1438, NA-2943

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