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William John Burchill Family Collection

  • CA DHM 2000.660; 2008.3
  • Collection
  • 1857 - 1994; predominantly 1895 - 1940

The material in this collection belonged to the Burchill/Stoll family. The collection includes photographs, paintings, books, written records, genealogical records, letters, and other documents. The majority of the photographs are of the William J. Burchill family of Brandon, Manitoba. There are many pictures of family and friends, especially of Burchill's daughters in childhood and youth; some are casual photographs and others are formal portraits. Photographs are from family events, weddings, social gatherings, school, and during recreational activities. Also included are photographs of Edith Burchill Stoll's family and friends during her adult life after moving to Illinois. Each photograph is described at the individual level. There are three albums of photographs and the rest are separate. Also included in the collection are portraits of members of the Gibson and McEvoy families. Two of these are oil paintings. There are also prints and needle work. There are books in the collection which belonged to different members of the Burchill Family. These include Bibles, prayer books, a hymn book, an atlas, personal notebooks, and collections of poetry. The collection also contains genealogical records, correspondence, and written histories pertaining to the Burchill family history and to the history of the Canadian Prairies. Other documents include, will and funeral records; birth, marriage and death certificates; letters, postcards, obituaries, and newspaper clippings.

Burchill - Stoll Family

W. McRae Collection

  • CA DHM 340
  • Collection
  • c.1891-1960; predominant 1900-1920

The collection consists of photographic material (photographs, postcards, and negatives) pertaining primarily to the McRae family. Images include the McRae homestead, various farming activities, show horses, and a portrait of Finlay and Martha McRae. Also included are images of Brandon churches, the Minnedosa Fair Grounds, and South Brandon School No. 596. The collection also contains a negative for a photograph of the Great Northern Railway Station in Hayfield, Manitoba.

William Finlay McRae

The Manitoba Museum Collection

  • CA DHM 337
  • Collection
  • c.1881-1899

The collection contains 14 photographs of early Brandon, Manitoba between 1881 and 1899. Photographs include the original Brandon Central School, the First Methodist Church, wheat markets, the Assiniboine River, and Coombs & Stewart Dry Goods Store. Streets pictured include Rosser Avenue, Pacific Avenue and Princess Avenue.

The Manitoba Museum

Shirley Holmes Collection

  • CA DHM 1986.362
  • Collection
  • 1900-1930

The collection consists of three photographs of harvest scenes

Shewan Family Collection

  • CA DHM 2005.17
  • Collection
  • 1852-1932

The collection consists of material created by and belonging to the Shewan and Malcolm families. Materials include one photograph, one certificate, books, handwritten letters, and other handwritten notes. There are multiple cookbooks, a family Bible, a personal notebook, a book of poetry, and other religious texts. The majority of the handwritten letters belonged to Catherine Shewan (nee Malcolm), and discuss the genealogy of the Malcolm family. Other handwritten materials include testimonials to the teaching ability of James Malcolm. Each item is described in detail at the individual level on the Daly House Museum database.

Shewan family

Sergeant Johnston Curry M.M. 865753 Letters

  • CA DHM 2011.30
  • Collection
  • August 29, 1915 to September 17, 1918

Eleven letters written by Sergeant Johnston Curry M.M. 865753 during World War I from his postings in Canada and in Europe

Curry, Sergeant Johnston

S. Pue Collection

  • CA DHM 1986.353
  • Collection
  • 1900-1914

The collection consists of nineteen photographs of a train wreck and photographs of an unidentified woman, Alexander School pupils and Dauphin Train Station

Ruth Harrison Collection

  • CA DHM 1986.366
  • Collection
  • c.1900-1920

The collection consists of photographs showing horse teams hauling logs and a hay rake.

Roy Hickling Collection

  • CA DHM CA DHM 1980.153
  • Collection
  • 1913-1920

1 aerial photograph of downtown Brandon, Manitoba.

Roy Brown Collection

  • CA DHM 83
  • Collection
  • c.1880-1983

The collection consists of photographs, slides and negatives, primarily of Southwestern Manitoba; history books and articles both collected and written by Roy Brown; personal correspondence and documents; research material; and scrapbooks dealing with Roy Brown’s band. Stored separately are some of Roy's inventions and audio recordings. The collection is divided into the following series:

  1. Photographs - 1981.83.0.1
  2. Documents and Publications - 1981.83.0.2
  3. Scrapbooks - 1981.83.0.3

Roy Brown

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