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Title Claude Gardiner's Wineglass Ranch Photograph Album, c.1896-1908
Author Gardiner, Claude (1872-1956)
Date c.1896-1908
Document Type Photograph
Reference PD-225
Library / Archive Glenbow Museum
Collection Name Edwards, Gardiner Family Fonds
Description Consists of views of the ranch, ranch activities, livestock, Alice and Claude, Bloods on the reserve and various people wearing costumes.
Series Description From Series 13 – Photographs and artworks, 1839-1977. 781 photographs, four miniature paintings, one sketch. The series consists of photograph albums kept by Henrietta Muir Edwards, Alice Gardiner, Claudia Gardiner, and Claude Gardiner; extensive loose photographs of family members and their activities; and photographs taken or collected by the family which relate to ranching, First Nations, Calgary, various personalities, and northern Canada.
Biographical Note / History Oliver Cromwell Edwards (1850-1915) a medical doctor from Ontario, came to the Qu'Appelle area of Saskatchewan in 1882 as an employee of the Indian Department. He travelled to Fort Resolution in both 1900 and 1901 as part of the Treaty Eight Commission. In 1901 he was appointed the physician for the Blood and Peigan Reserves near Fort Macleod, Alberta, and he moved to Stand Off, Alberta where he resided until his death. His wife, Henrietta Muir Edwards (1849-1931) was prominent in the women's rights movement. She was convener of laws of the National Council of Women for 38 years. She was one of Alberta's "Famous Five" who fought to have Canadian women recognized as "persons". For further information see Patricia Roome's "Henrietta Muir Edwards: The Journey of a Canadian Feminist", PhD thesis, Simon Fraser University, 1996. Henrietta's sister, Amelia Muir (1848-1938) came to Alberta in 1907 to live with the Edwards. The Edwards had three children, William Muir (1879-1918), Alice (Gardiner) (1878-1964), and Margaret (Stewart) (1888-1913). Alice married Claude Gardiner (1870-1942), an Englishman who came to Alberta in 1894. They ran the Wineglass Ranch near Fort Macleod until 1930 when they travelled, then retired to Victoria, British Columbia. Claude's mother, Laura Gardiner (1846-1932), and his sister, Barbara Gardiner (1874-1964), came to Alberta in 1896 to visit, and subsequently lived in Fort Macleod until returning permanently to England in 1914. The Gardiners had two children, "Gard" Gardiner (1910-1996), and Claudia (Whipple) (1907-2000). Claudia and her husband Clifford N. Whipple (1906-1977), had five daughters, Peggy (Bowcott), Mary Elizabeth (Lacerte), Bonnie (Muir), Nicki (Edwards) and Louise (Wymore).
Theme(s) Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations
Places Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada
Nationality English
People Gardiner, Claude
Keywords agriculture, living conditions, family
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Glenbow Museum catalogue.
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