PETER AND CATHARINE WHYTE Fonds :

WHYTE AND CURREN FAMILIES SOUS-FONDS

White and Curren families papers and photographs. -- 1869-1958. -- ca.2 m and 36 oversize textual records. -- ca.3100 photographs : negatives, prints. --  5 photograph albums (ca.400 prints). -- The White and Curren families of Banff, Alberta, Canada were the maternal and fraternal relatives of Peter Whyte.  Dave McIntosh White, 1864- 1940, Peter Whyte's father, came to the Canadian Rockies in 1885 with the Canadian Pacific Railway.  In 1894 he opened a general merchandise business, the Park Store, in Banff.  The success of this business resulted in expansions in 1908-1909 and in 1912-1913.  For a short time, Whyte operated a similar business in Bankhead.  White was a long-time friend of the Stoney Indians.  Annie (Curren) White, 1879-1955, emigrated to Canada from Scotland with her father, John Donaldson Curren, and a brother in 1886.  They settled in Anthracite, east of Banff, where J. D. Curren operated a small coal mining business.  Annie Curren married Dave White in 1901.  Their children, all born in Banff, were Clifford, 1902-1964, Lila, 1903-1961, Peter, 1905-1966, and Dave Jr. (Jackie), 1908-1961.  Clifford and Jack worked for the family business, Dave White and Sons. -- Series consists of the following sub-series: A. Dave White Sr. papers, 1887- 1942; B. Annie White papers, 1875-1955; C. Dave (Jack) White papers, 1911- 1955; D. Clifford White notebook, ca.1915; E. John D. Curren papers, 1886- 1940; F. White-Curren family photographs, 1885-1953. -- Title based on contents of series. -- Constitutes Sous-fonds III of the Peter and Catharine Whyte fonds.

M36 / 2067 - 2099            

 

Dave White Sr. papers. -- 1887-1942. -- 99 cm of textual records. -- Series consists of personal papers, 1891-1937, in the form of diaries, notes and other; correspondence, 1887-1939; financial and legal papers, 1892- 1934; and business records, 1900-1942.  Business records are for Dave White General Merchant and Dave White and Sons, Ltd., 1900-1942; White and Bayne, Bankhead, 1903-1907; and properties, 1914-1935. -- Title based on papers. -- File-level inventory available in computer format; select M36INV. -- Constitutes Series A of Sous-fonds III, White and Curren families papers and photographs. 

 

M36 / 2100 - 2115            

 

Annie White papers. -- 1875-1955. -- 17 cm of textual records. -- Series consists of personal papers, 1875-1954; correspondence, 1903-1954; financial and legal papers, 1912-1954; activities and interests, 1909-1954; sympathy cards, 1955. -- Title based on papers. -- File-level inventory available in computer format; select M36INV. -- Constitutes Series B of Sous-fonds III, White and Curren families papers and photographs.

 

M36 / 2116 - 2147            

 

Dave (Jack) White papers. -- 1911-1955. -- 52 cm of textual records. -- Series consists of: 1. Personal papers, 1919-1938, in the form of notes, articles, poems, school papers, memberships, and annotated books; 2. Correspondence, 1914-1943; 3. Financial and legal papers, 1911-1955, in the form of personal, estate and other papers; 4. Business records, 1929-1948; 5. Activities and interests, 1922-1940. -- Title based on papers. -- File-level inventory available in computer format; select M36INV. -- Constitutes Series C of Sous-fonds III, White and Curren families papers and photographs.

 

M36 / 2148                       

 

Clifford White notebook. -- [ca.1915]. -- 1 textual record (2 cm). -- Title based on item. -- Constitutes Series D of Sous-fonds III, White and Curren families papers and photographs.

 

M36 / 2149 - 2159            

 

John D. Curren papers. -- 1886-1940. -- 24 cm of textual records. -- Series consists of: 1. Personal papers, 1886-1928, in the form of notes and certificates; 2. Correspondence, 1889-1939; 3. Financial and legal papers, 1914-1940; 4. Business activities and interests, 1895-1939, pertaining to coal mining, poetry and other. -- Title based on papers. -- File-level inventory available in computer format; select M36INV. -- Constitutes Series E of Sous-fonds III, White and Curren families papers and photographs.  J. D. Curren negatives are found in White/Curren family photographs (V683 / III.F.) 

 

V683 / III.F.1.a.                

 

White family negatives. -- 1910-1953. -- 1910-1953. -- ca.1650 photographs : negatives. -- Consists of black and white negatives attributed to various members of the White family, including Dave and Annie White and their sons Clifford and Jackie (Dave Jr.) and Annie White's father, John Donaldson Curren.  Includes a wide variety of negative formats ranging from vest pocket (4 x 6cm) to Graflex (4 x 5 inches - 10.5 x 13cm), with the majority of early images being on negatives of approximately 8.5 x 11 cm.  In addition to general scenic views of the Banff-Lake Louise area and numerous portraits and photographs of White/Curren family members and relations, includes material on Banff locations and events, Stoney Indians, family trips and activities, skiing and ski jumping. -- Title based on material. -- Access to photographs requires approval of Head Archivist arranged in advance. -- List of topics available in inventory binder. -- Constitutes S-s-series F.1.a. of Sous-fonds III, White and Curren families papers and photographs. 

 

V683 / III.F.1.b.                

 

J. D. Curren negatives. -- [ca.1885]-1905. -- 112 photographs : negatives; glass. -- Consists of glass plate negatives by John Donaldson Curren pertaining to Curren family and activities, Whyte family and activities, pack trip to Mount Assiniboine, scenes in Bow Valley; also other glass negatives by unknown photographer, concern R. G. Brett family. (3 x 4 inch - 7.5 x 1O cm and 4 x 5 inch - 1O.5 x 13 cm formats) -- Title based on material. -- Access to photographs requires approval of Head Archivist arranged in advance.-- Constitutes S-s-series F.1.b. of Sous-fonds III, White and Curren families papers and photographs. 

 

V683 / III.F.2.                   

 

White / Curren family photographs. -- [ca.1890]-1953. -- ca.1300 photographs : prints; b/w. -- Consists of: i. Black and white prints generated from Whyte family negatives. ii. Black and white prints collected by the White / Curren family. The collected prints consist mainly of portraits and snapshots of family and friends, particularly John Donaldson Curren, Annie Jane (Curren) White, Dave White Sr.  and their children - Clifford, Lila, Dave Jr. (Jackie) and Peter White, and the Campbell family (May Campbell was Dave White Sr.'s sister); also material on Dave White And Sons, the White Block, and winter sports. -- Title based on material. -- Access to photographs requires approval of Head Archivist arranged in advance.-- Constitutes Sub-series F.2. of Sous-fonds III, White and Curren families papers and photographs. 

 

V683 / III.F.3.                   

 

White / Curren family photograph albums. -- 1885-1921. -- 1885-1921. -- 5 photograph albums (ca.400 prints) -- Consists of two volumes of White and Curren family and friends, 1885- 94; one volume of White family in Banff and Vancouver, 1909-19; one volume of Cliff White photographs, Banff and vicinity, includes hiking, ski jumping, winter sports, trips, 1917-21; one volume of White family curling, outdoor rink, ca.1905. -- Title based on material. -- Access to photographs requires approval of Head Archivist arranged in advance.-- Constitutes Sub-series F.3. of Sous-fonds III, White and Curren families papers and photographs. 

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