Fonds SCM-RG-0016 - Richard Burke fonds

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Richard Burke fonds

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  • ? - 2003-10-29 (Accumulation)
    Burke, Richard
    Parksville (B.C.)

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ca. 15 cm of textual records and other material
Note: Includes an unknown number of photographs

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On 2003 October 29 the records were transferred to the Swift Current Museum.

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The fonds, related to the 16th/22nd Saskatchewan Horse and William W. Cooper, were accumulated by the source. No other information was captured at the time of transfer to the Swift Current Museum.

The content has not been professionally appraised, arranged, or described. The following is a basic listing of the unprocessed contents:
A.2003.10 (William W. Cooper)
Folder #1: address book of customers, c. 1967; shares of the WW Cooper store, issued to W.W. Cooper, 1927; Cooper's Store News issues: March & April 1924; September & October, 1924; Christmas, 1924 (2 copies); January 1925; February 1925 (3 copies); March 1925; June 1925; July 1925; October 1925; January 1926; February 1926; Summer 1933; Christmas 1948 (3 copies); Cooper's Anniversary News, June 1933 (6 copies); document, "The North West Mounted Police - The Winning of the West", 5 pages;

Folder #2 (documents pertaining to W.W. Cooper's visit to Russia in 1931): poster for a talk on Russia given by WW Cooper; booklet, "Intimate Impressions of Russia Discussed in a Lecture by W.W. Cooper" (6 copies); notes for a speech on Russia; newspaper clippings re: Russia, communism; correspondence re: First United Church's 60th Anniversary in 1972, ribbon, list of congregation members, photo #1: members of the First United Church congregation in the church, 1972; City of SC Tax Notice, 1935; speech, to Mrs. W.W. Cooper, from the Women's Missionary Society of the Metropolitan Church, upon her birthday, 1923; employee newsletter, "The Cooperator", November 1948; letters from W.W. Cooper's grandsons (Alfred Cooper's sons) Bill and Peter, 1962; correspondence with W.A. Bingham re: oil burners, 1929

Folder #3: "Honorary Address to Mr. W.W. Cooper // From the Staff on the occasion of the Store's 40th Birthday // June 4 1943", signed by all staff members

Folder #4 (newspapers): Cooper's Anniversary News, June 1933; excerpt from The Sun, February 4 1953 (article on the purchase of the W.W. Cooper store by Pioneer Co-Op); The Sun, October 27 1948 (featuring an article about the death of William Wesley Cooper)

Envelope #1: essay by Phoebe Matthie, "The W.W. Cooper Memorial Scholarship Committee"; grades for Phoebe Matthie from the University of Saskatchewan, 1952; photos #2 - #7: Phoebe Matthie's photographs from the University of Saskatchewan

Envelope #2: personal correspondence addresses to Gordon Cooper, the son of W.W. Cooper, 1933 to 1962, including a marriage announcement for Gordon and Dorothy Wilkins, 1933; postcards from their daughter Colleen in 1962; and various letters from friends and relatives; photographs #8 - #10: unidentified individuals at an outdoor reception, perhaps a wedding; #11: two unidentified women sitting on a couch; #12 - #15: a family at Easter in 1983, Robert, Audrey (mother and father), Carissa Dawn and Christopher Robert (daughter and son) and an older women referred to as "myself"; #16: a family in Christmas of 1982, Robert, "myself", Donald and Gerald; #17 - #19: unidentified individuals; #20: W.W. (William Wesley) Cooper taken October 1923; programs for the 5th annual and the 11th annual W.W. Cooper Co. Banquet

Envelope #3: handwritten document about a Hudson's Bay Trip, August 6 - 11 1947, to Churchill Manitoba, author unknown (likely W.W. Cooper, 10 pg); document, "Canadian National Railways (Western Region) Passenger Traffic Department North of 54" (20 pages); photos #21 - #64, photos and postcards from Northern communities (Flin Flon, Churchill), including people sled dogs, seal hunting; brochure for a CPR holiday that involves travel from Regina to Churchill, MB, and back to Regina; newsletter, "Eskimo" from Churchill, MB, June 1947, published by the Oblate Fathers of the Hudson Bay Vicariate

Volume #1: "Bylaws of Unity Chapter No. 10" Royal Arch Masons
Volume #2: "Constitution of the Grand Chapter of the Royal Arch Masons of Saskatchewan", 1929
Volume #3: "Constitution of the Grand Lodge of Saskatchewan"
Volume #4: "Constitution and By-Laws" for SC Lodge of the Independent Order of Oddfellows
Volume #5: "Swift Current Lodge No. 26 Bylaws", Masons
Volume #6: Financial statement, W.W. Cooper Store, "Report on Accounts For the year ended January 31 1935"
Volume #7: Cooper Store News, 1919 - 1931
Volume #8: Cooper Store News, 1932 - 1952

A.2003.11 (16th/22nd Saskatchewan Horse)

  • Order papers: Dundurn 1938, 7th Calvary Brigade
  • Court Inquiry, Capt. Cooper
  • Order papers: Dundurn July 1939 (camp daily orders)
  • Order papers: Dundurn July 1940 (camp daily orders)
  • Administration instructions, Dundurn, 1939
  • Tactical Exercises, Dundurn 1939
  • Standing orders, Dundurn, 1939
  • Memo on judging efficiency
  • Photos and Correspondence

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  • anglais

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  • latin

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Use, reproduction, and/or publication of records are subject to the Copyright Act and the Terms and Conditions of the Swift Current Museum. Please consult the Swift Current Museum for further information.

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