MB: living and writing the early days of parks canada

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Explore the items in the MB Williams collection. Ranging from audio interviews, to photos, to personal correspondence.

  • This 1928 guidebook about the Saskatchewan park includes a foreword credited to Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King - but written by MB Williams. Her name would be removed entirely from the 1935 edition.

    Published Works

  • This guidebook from around 1930 offers a more concise exploration of Jasper National Park.

    Published Works

  • The scenic trail between Lake Louise, Alberta and Golden, British Columbia is the jumping-off point for a fawning tribute to the automobile. This is the 1930 edition of a guidebook first published in 1927.

    Published Works

  • Focusing on the southern Alberta park that shares a border with Montana's Glacier National Park, this travel guide is from around 1927.

    Published Works

  • A compact, beautifully-photographed guide to the new highway that vastly improved automobile travel in the Rocky Mountain parks.

    Published Works

  • Salem Mass. May 10, ‘55 (On a visit here) Dear Miss. Williams, Your letter gave me a nice surprise after a prolonged silence. I often think of you, especially at the time when J.B. Harkin passed away. This brought back to my memory the…

    Correspondence

  • [Written across the top of the letter]They had a good guessing competition the other night. Advertisement well known like Pears’ soap, Sophie [?] etc, cut out of magazines and just the name covered. It would be very easy to arrangeThurs,…

    Correspondence

  • Sunday afternoon. Ottawa October 11, 1928 [Written vertically at the top of the page:] Feeling fine & quite rested after my trip. Dear People Here I am back in to old routine of life and all is as if it had not been, except for happy…

    Correspondence

  • 1930 Sunday Oct. 10. [Written vertically across the top of the letter:]Ever so many thanks for the book & daisy & the lovely scarf Mother. Have you any hints about Guy Fawkes?A perfectly divine day with the leaves turning red & gold…

    Correspondence

  • [Cunard Line stationary][On board] FranconiaWednesday noon& All's Well Dear People, We are now about half way over & feeling as fit as can be. Whether it’s the bella donna or what, can’t say, but as yet we haven’t…

    Correspondence

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