Pierre Berton fonds. First accrualGroup A (1974) Boxes l-35
a) The National Dream. (Boxes 1-34)
Detailed notes and plans of Chapters 1-8. Ms by Berton.
First draft. Ts, autograph notes by Berton. Photocopy of same.
Second draft. Ts, autograph notes by Berton.
Second draft. Contains notes and inserts for second draft.
Third draft. Ts, carbon (Copy 1).
Third draft. Ts, carbon (Copy 2).
Final version. Ts, photocopy. Chapters 4- 12 contain autograph notes by Berton.
Final version. Ts, photocopy copy of above. This copy of final ms contains autograph notes by printer.
Edited version of final ms.
Galley proofs (2 sets} and page proofs.
b) The Last Spike (Boxes 1-34)
General plan and outline. Autograph ms by Berton.
Detailed notes on chapter outlines of Chapters 2-9. autograph ms by Berton.
First draft. Ts, autograph notes by Berton.
Second draft. Ts, autograph notes by Berton.
Material inserted after second draft. Third and fourth draft of Chapter 1.Second draft containing more revisions.
Second draft, autograph notes by Michael Bliss.
Third draft. Ts, photocopy, contains footnotes as autograph notes by Berton.
Final draft. Ts, photocopy, Chapters 2- 8 only.
Final draft. Ts, autograph notes by printer.
Ms versions of “Aftermath” Bibliography Acknowledgments
Galley proofs, autograph notes by Berton. Two additional sets of galley proofs are incomplete and also contain autograph notes.
Galley proofs, two incomplete sets.
Galley proofs of notes, index and bibliography, title page and introductory material.
Page proofs, two sets.
The file folders in which Berton. kept ms versions of both books have been retained as one unit. The surface of each folder contains notes to his researchers, lists of books and notes to himself. The mss themselves have been removed from these file folders and acid-free folders used instead. The empty folders are shelved at the end of the manuscript section in transfer case #22.
II RESEARCH MATERIALSItems listed in Sections a-e consist primarily of photocopied materials. These photocopies often represent only portions of the titles or collections from which they have been taken. In several cases it has been impossible to ascertain the source or publication information concerning certain photocopied materials and these particular items will have no location designation or publication statement following them.
Abbreviations used are as follows:
PAC -Public Archives of Canada
PAM -Public Archives of Manitoba
PABC- Public Archives of British Columbia
a) Unpublished Sources
Anon. Ts, “The Good Old Days of Broadview,” PAC.
Anon. Ts, [Contract made between the Government and the Syndicate, 1880] PAC.
Anon. Ts, “The origin of the name ‘Pile o’ Bones’.”
Archiba1d, A. J. Papers. Letter from Joseph Howe. February 6, 1871. PAM.
Armstrong, Harry William Dudley. Papers. PAC.
Campbell, Sir A1exander. Papers. PAC.
Desbarats, L. S. Papers. PAC.
Dewdney, Edgar. Papers. PAC and Glenbow-Alberta Institute Museum.
Duncan, W. H. Letter to Mrs. Austin Bothwell, Legislative Librarian, Regina.
French, John. Letters to mother, 1880-83.
Hickson, Sir Joseph. Papers. PAC.
Hill, J. J. Letter to George Bryce. May 15, 1915.Historical and Scientific Society of Manitoba.
Kingsford Scrapbooks. Toronto Public Library.
Legh, E. C. “The New Northwest Passage.” PAC.
McKellar, John (Reeve of Shuniah). Letter to the House of Commons, March 26, 1874.
McLennan, Roderick. Papers. Toronto Public Library.
Macdonald, Sir John A. Papers. PAC.
Mallaindaine, Edward. [Reminiscences, dictated] PABC.
Moody, Harry. Letter to C.P.R. (Transcript) November 7, 1885.
Mount Stephen, Lord. Letter to “Arthur”, August 18, 1909, CPR Archives, Montreal.
Parsons, John L . Letter to W. Van Horne. October 20, 1856.
Public Archives of Manitoba. Catalogue of the Robert Logan papers.
Rogers, A. B. Letter to Van Horne. January 10, 1883.
Rylatt, Robert M. Photocopy of ms, Leaves From My Diary, PABC.
Salsbury, H. F. Letters to Mrs. Salsbury. July 5, 1886 and July 6, 1886.
Smith, Marcus. Papers. PAC and PABC. See also correspondence files - PABC.
Stephen, George. PAC.
Tilley, Leonard. Letter to Sir John A. Macdonald. June 12, 1884.
Tupper, Sir Charles. Papers. PAC.
Van Buskirk, George. Letters written to mother from Kicking Horse Pass, 1884.
Van Horne, W. C. Letter to Sir John A. Macdonald. February 14, 1884.Transcripts of letters to various people. 1804-1885.
Wilson, Beckles. Letters re Preston book.Letters from Van Horne. (Transcript).
b) Public Documents
Columbia River Exploration, 1865, New Westminster, 1865.
Columbia River Exploration, 1866, Victoria, n.d.
Fleming, Sir Sanford. Canadian Pacific Railway, A Report of Progress on the Explorations and Surveys up to January, 1874. Ottawa, 1874
Instrument No. DB. 21001, Land Titles Office. Regina. Orders in Council (re British Columbia).
Parliamentary Debates, 1871, and Debates of the House of Commons of the Dominion of Canada, 1881-1885 (Hansard).
Reports and Minutes of Evidence Taken Before the Select Committee of the Senate Appointed to Inquire into and Report upon the Purchase of Lands at Fort William for a Terminus to the Canadian Pacific Railway, Ottawa. 1878.
Report of the Canadian Pacific Railway Royal Commission Evidence, Ottawa, 1882, 3 Volumes.
c) Published Sources
Anon. [Article on the C.P.R.] Morning Post November 2, 1885.
Anon. [Article on the C.P.R.] Standard. June 16, 1886.
Anon. The Canadian Pacific Railway. 1887 (Reprint.).
Anon. The Canadian Pacific Railway, “ Quarterly Review” January, 1887.
Anon. The Canadian Pacific Railway. Montreal. Gazette Printing House. 1873.
Anon. “A Canadian tour; a reprint of letters from the special correspondent of the Times.” 1866.
Anon. “The Cree Rebellion of 1884.” Battleford Historical Society.
Anon. “The first sod of the Canadian Pacific Railway turned.” Thunder Bay Historical Society Reports. 1916.
Anon. A history of early Revelstoke. [n.p.] [n.d.]
Anon. The history of the Lake Superior Ring. Toronto, 1874.
Anon. “The Indians liked lemonade,” Regina Leader-Post. September 29, 1936.
Anon. “James Jerome Hill,” Canadian Magazine” 1906.
Anon. The justice and necessity of taxing the American colonies. London, 1766.
Anon. The navvy’s Christmas.” Weekly Sentinel, December 26, 1884.
Anon. “The Northwest Mounted Police.” Pacific Historical Review, 1949.
Anon. Railway and Canals. [n.p.] [n.d..]
Anon. Six years in the Canadian Northwest. Toronto, 1882.
Armstrong. Southern Manitoba and Turtle Mountain.
Arthur, Elizabeth. The landing and the plot.
Begg, Alexander. “Canada and its nationa1 highway.” Journal of the Society of Arts, 1886.
Begg, Alexander. A practical handbook and guide to Manitoba and the Northwest. Toronto,1877.
Bernard, Kenneth. “Lord Strathcona,” Wide World Magazine,1907.
Bonar, James C. Centenary of William Van Horne. 1943.
Bonar, James C. The inauguration of trans Canada transportation. Montreal, 1936.
Bryce, George. “The rea1 Strathcona.” The Canadian Magazine, Ju1y, 1915.
Butler, Sir Williarn Francis, The great lone land. London. 1872.
Butler, Lieutenant William Francis. Report of his journey from Fort Garry to Rocky Mountain House. Ottawa, 1871.
Calvert, M. A. Bureaucracy and engineering; a model for American railroad development.” (ASME Publication).
Cambie, Henry J. “Reminiscences.” The Journal of the Engineering Institute of Canada. October, 1920.
Cambie, Henry J. [Notes copied from verso of photograph]
Canadian Pacific Railway. Annotated timetab1e, 1896.
Canadian Pacific Railway. Confederation and the Canadian Pacific, 1927.
Canadian Pacific Railway. Extract from report of proceedings at the annual meeting of shareholders. May 5, 1937.
Canadian Pacific Railway. A holiday trip, 1888.
Canadian Pacific Railway. CPR Reports, 1881-89.
Canadian Pacific Railway. Letter (of George Stephen) to the Shareholders of the Grand Trunk Railroad, London, April 5, 1883.
Canadian Pacific Railway. Spanner. No.262, 263. Vol.2 No.7, No.8; Vol.7 No.3.
Canadian Pacific Railway. Timetable with notes.
Canadian Transportation. Obituary for Harry William Dudley Armstrong. 1937.
Carmichael-Smyth, Robert. Railway between the Atlantic and Pacific. 1850.
Carter, C. F. “The passing of the Big Hill.” World’s Work, 1910.
Chittenden, Newton H. Chittenden’s Guide, or Travels through British Columbia, Victoria, 1882.
Chodos, Robert. Right-of-way, 1971.
Coleman, D’Alton C. Lord Mount Stephen and the Canadian Pacific Railway. New York, 1945.
Council of the Municipality of Shuniah, Thunder Bay. The question of the Terminus of the Branch of the Pacific Railway on the North Shore of Lake Superior showing the advantage of Thunder Bay over Nepigon Bay or any other point, Ottawa , 1874.
Crawford, Robert. Answer to pamphlet -The Question. ..Ottawa, 1874.
Davis, May E. “I was a pinafore pioneer.” Chatelaine, 1955.
Dawson, S.J. Report of the exploration of the country between Lake Superior and the Red River Settlement and between the latter place and the Assiniboine and Saskatchewan. Toronto, 1859.
Denison, Merill. Canada’s first bank; a history of the Bank of Montreal. Toronto, 1967.
Fitzgibbon, Mary. A trip to Manitoba, or Roughing it on the line, Toronto, 1880.
Gosnell, R. E. Six years of progress, British Columbia. 1913.
Hacking, Norman.“Rootin tootin up the Fraser,” The Vancouver Province B.C. Magazine.
Ham, George H. “In the days of the boom.” Maclean’s Magazine.
Ham, George H. Reminiscences of a Raconteur. Toronto, 1921.
Hamilton, J .C .The prairie provinces. Toronto, 1876.
Hargrave, J. J. Red River, 1871.
Hind, Henry Youle. Canoe route; Fort William-Red River, Toronto, 1858.
Hind, Henry Youle. The climate of Western Canada. Toronto, 1851.
Hind, Henry Youle. Narrative of the Canadian Red River exploring expedition of 1857 and of the Assiniboine and Saskatchewan exploring expedition of 1858. London, 1860.
Hind, Henry You1e.A sketch of an overland route to British Columbia. Toronto, 1862.
Holmes, W. H. “Some memories of the C.P.R. in the Fraser Canyon.” Fraser Canyon Historical Society.
Horetzbey, Charles. The Northwest of Canada, 1873.
Howey, Mrs. W. Reminiscences. Canadian Pacific Staff Bulletin, 1939-40.
Hunter, T. Murray. “Sir George Bury and the Russian revolution.” Canadian Historical Association. Report, 1965.
Hutchison, P. P. “Sir John J. C. Abbott,” Canadian Bar Review, 1948.
An Indian Officer. How I spent my two years leave, 1875.
Innis, Harold A. A history of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Toronto, 1923.
Keefer, Thomas. “Address of the C.P.R. American Society of Civil Engineers.” Transactions, 1888.
Kennedy, George. “When history was a-making.” Kamloops Sentinel. Souvenir Edition, May 26, 1905.
Lewis, H. H. “Sir William C. Van Horne.” Daily World, 1900.
Loudon, J. “Edward Blake.” University of Toronto Monthly, 1912.
Lowe, Merle. Dominion City Manitoba.
MacBeth, R. G. The Romance of the Canadian Pacific Railway, 1924.
Macgillivray, George B.A history of Fort William and Port Arthur newspapers from 1875. Toronto, 1968.
McKellar, Peter. “How Nepigon Bay lost the C.P.R. shipping port on the Great Lakes.” Thunder Bay Historical Society. Report, 1911-12.
MacPhail, A. “Sir Sanford Fleming.” Queen’s Quarterly, 1928.
McLeod, M. Pacific railway routes. (Published in the Montreal Gazette) 1874.
Mallandine, E. “Youngest boy to see ‘Last Spike’ driven still alive.” Revelstoke Review, 1940.
Martin, Chester. “Our kingdom for a horse; the railway land grant system in Western Canada.” Canadian Historical Association. Report, 1935.
Matthews, Major J.C. “One man stands up for C.P.R.” Vancouver Province, September, 1966.
Maxwell, J. A . “Lord Dufferin and the difficulties with British Columbia.” Canadian Historical Review, 1931.
Mills, David. “Railway reform-The Canadian Pacific Railway.” The Canadian Monthly. [n.d.]
Moberly, Walter. Early history of the C.P.R. road.
Newman, Peter C. “The richest Canadian who ever lived.” Maclean’s Magazine.
North-West Transportation Co. Prospectus.
Oliver, Enid. History of the Corporation of the municipality of Paipoonage. 1967.
Ormsby, M. “Prime Minister MacKenzie, the Liberal Party and the bargain with British Columbia.” Canadian Historical Review
Palliser, John. Further papers relative to the exploration of British North America. [n.d.]
Powers, J. W. The history of Regina. Regina, 1887.
Pugsley, Edmund E. “Pioneers of the Steel Trail,” Part 2, “Two Streaks of Rust,” Maclean’s, June 15, 1930; Part 4, “Fighting the Snow Menace,” Maclean’s, August 15, 1930.
Rife, C. “Norman W. Kittson, a fur trader at Pembina.” Minnesota History Bulletin. September, 1925.
Robertson, R. W. W. (ed.) .Sir John A. Builds a Wall, 1970.
Roe, F. G. “An unsolved problem of Canadian history.” Canadian Historical Association. Report, 1936.
Rutledge, J. L. “Binding the west with bands of steel: The eventful story of Michael John Haney.” Maclean’s Magazine, 1920.
Shaw, Charles Aeneas. “A prairie gopher makes a reply.” Vancouver Province, 1934.
Shaw, Charles Aeneas. “Veteran of early surveys tells of pioneering days.” Canadian Pacific Staff Bulletin, February 1, 1936.
Smith, T. T. Vernon. The Pacific Railway terminus. St. John, N.B., 1859.
Spence, Thomas. Manitoba and North west of the Dominion. 1874.
Spry, Irene M. The Palliser expedition. Toronto, 1963.
Stanley, George F. G. “The half-breed rising of 1875.” Canadian Historical Review, 1936.
Stanley, George F. G. Louis Riel. Toronto, 1963.
Stevens, John F. “An engineer’s recollections.” (Reprinted from Engineering News-Record), 1936.
Stobie, Margaret. “The formative years: 1. The struggle for rights.” The Beaver, 1955.
Sulma, Benjamin. A British North American reply to a letter of “Old Settler.” London. 1877.
Synge, M. Henry. Canada in 1848.
Synge, M. Henry. Union of the Dominions of Great Britain, 1852.
Tassie, A. and C. S. Howard. Prairie surveys and a prairie surveyor. Canadian Banker, Vol.60 No.2.
Taylor, E. “Reminiscences of Hudson Bay Co. Pioneers (Hon. Richard Hardisty).”The Beaver, 1924.
Thomas, M. K. “Climatic trends on the Canadian prairies.” (Manuscript copy of a paper prepared for the Symposium on Water and Climate, Saskatoon -November, 1964.)Tolmie, William Fraser. Canadian Pacific Railway Routes. (A selection of letters from The Colonist)Victoria, 1877.
Trow, James. A trip to Manitoba, Quebec, 1875.
Turner, A. R. “Wascana Creek and the ‘Pile of Bones’.” Saskatchewan History, 1966.
Underhill, Frank. “Edward Blake, the Liberal Party and unrestricted reciprocity.”Canadian Historical Association. Report, 1939.
Underhill, Frank. “Laurier and Blake.” Canadian Historical Review.
Vancouver City Archives. Ocean to Ocean - Montreal greets Vancouver, May 23, 1887.
Wade, M. S. Kamloops and Yale.
Wallace, W. S. “The Bystander and Canadian Journalism.” The Canadian Magazine.
Wallace, W. S. “The mystery of Edward Blake.” The Canadian Magazine, 1912.
Ward , J .W. “Who built the C.P.R?” Grain Growers Guide, 1912 .
Warmer, Cy. The man that made the Canadian Pacific. 
Wells, J. J. “History of Fort William.” Thunder Bay Historical Society. Papers, 1912-13.
Wheeler, A. 0. “Rogers Pass at the Summit of the Selkirks.” Canadian Alpine Journal, 1925.
White, J. B. “When legal toils reached out for Andrew Onderdonk.” Vancouver Province, 1936.
Wilson, C .“Across the prairies two centuries ago.” Canadian Historical Association. Report, 1954.
Wilson, T. E. The last of the pathfinders [As dictated to W. E. Round].Windsor, Thomas C.“Hell’s gate conquest -the story of Skuzzy.” B.C. Magazine, 1956.
Unidentified photocopied material (9 folders).
British Columbian. New Westminster, 1882.
Daily British Colonist. Victoria, 1882.
Daily Witness. Montreal, 1880.
Dominion Pacific Herald. New Westminster, 1881.
Free Press. Ottawa, 1880-1881.
Globe. Toronto, 1884.
Leader. Regina, 1892.
Mail. Toronto, 1880-1881.
Manitoulin Expositer. Algoma, 1883.
North Star Supplement. Rat Portage, Keewatin, 1879.
Saturday Night. 1930.
Sun. Winnipeg, 1882.
Weekly Tribune Review. Portage la Prairie, 1888.
(Microfilm, located in box labelled “CARD FILES”) .
The maps which are listed below have been physically separated from the rest of the collection. They are located in the map cabinet in the Division of Archives and Special Collections.
1. C.P.R. East -Lake Superior.
2. Winnipeg & Pembina overland routes. 1870.
3. Colville to Quesnelle Mouth. 1871.
4. Moberley’s Route to Western Approaches of the Yellowhead. 1872.
5. Exploration and surveys of Moberley’s Skeena Expedition.
6. Projected Railway Lines through canyons in Fraser and Thompson. 1872.
7. Exploration and Survey of Marble Canyon. 1873.
8. Projected Lines from Thompson to Bute Inlet. 1873.
9. Exploration and Survey from Skagit to Lachaquer R. 1874.
10. Sketch incl. Quesnelle and Fraser Valley. 1875.
11. Sketch incl. Quesnel1e and Fraser Valley. 1876.
12. Sketch incl. Quesnelle and Fraser Valley. 1877.
13. Explorations incl. Pine Pass. 1877.
14. Projected lines and Terminal from Nicola to Skeena. 1878.
15. Yellowhead -Kamloops Route.
16. Exploration and Survey of Woodland Region from Mattawa to Ft. Garry. 1871. Winter Survey.
17. Exploration and Survey of Woodland Region from Mattawa to Rat Portage. 1872. Winter Survey.
18. Exploration and Survey of Woodland Region from Mattawa to Sandy Lake. 1873. Winter Survey.
19. Exploration and Survey from Parry Sound to Rat Portage. 1874. Winter Survey.
20. Exploration and Survey for Construction from French R. Harbour to Thunder Bay. 1875.
21. Exploration and Survey Comp1etion from Thunder Bay to English R. 1876.
22. Actual and Projected 1ine of Rai1way from Lac Amable Du Fond to Selkirk. 1877.
23. Exploration and Survey and Suggested Rai1way line by Marcus Smith. 1877.
24. Exploration and Survey [The West].
25. Exploration and Survey of the West showing routes travelled from Ft. Edmonton. 1871-72.
26. Projected 1ine of Moberly Route west of McLeod River. 1871.
27. Exploration and Survey of Moberly route from Yellowhead towards Ft. Edmonton. 1872.
28. Exploration and Survey showing Portage and Water routes to Saskatchewan River. 1873.
29. Exploration and Survey from Selkirk across Narrows of Lake Manitoba to Livingstone. 1874.
30. Exploration and Survey from Selkirk to Brazeau River and Root River. 1875.
31. Exploration and Survey of Fort Edmonton East and West.
32. Projected line of Railway in West showing where stations were p1aced and named. 1877.
33. Exploration and Survey showing survey ordered by Government. 1877.
34. Projected lines in West of Peace River and Skeena River outlet. 1877-78.
35. Map showing 7 passes from Eag1e to Peace also Marb1e Canyon, B.C. 1877.
36. Map showing gaps in Rai1way from Nipigon to Lochalsh. 1885.
37. Red River insurrection.
38. Rounding out Confederation.
39. Railways showing dates of Completion and Population of Towns.
40. C.P.R. from Calgary towards Winnipeg, a1so Telegraph lines.
41. Map showing all railway lines from B.C. to Quebec.
42. Rai1way lines affecting Canadian Trade and Shipping Routes. 1791-1867.
43. General Map of the Pacific and East Asia.
44. Map showing Dog lake.
45. Map depicting portion of Western Canada before Prairie Provinces were formed.
46. Birds’ Eye View of Winnipeg.
47. Thunder Bay Silver Area.. Government Survey. 1931.
48. Prairie Province -Plan of the City of Winnipeg. 1876.
49. Geoloqica1 Survey 1929 Showing areas of Pt. Arthur and Ft. William.
50. Geologica1 Survey 1929. Extension showing Thunder Bay and Welcome Islands.
51. The most direct route from Liverpool England through Great Northwest via Quebec and the Grand Trunk Railway and Connections.
52. Route of Expedition from Lake Superior to Red River. 1857.
53. Routes of the Expedition between Red River and the Rocky Mountains, 1857-59.
54. Palliser Expedition. 1857-60.
55. Blakiston’s and Palliser’s routes through the Rocky Mountains in 1858.
56. Palliser’s and Hector’s routes through the Rocky Mountains in 1858 and 1859.
57. Canadian Red River Exploring Expedition of 1857. Pt. 1.
58. Canadian Red River Exploring Expedition of 1857. Pt. 2.
59. Map of the Canadian Pacific Railway (corrected to June 1913).
60. Portion of Map of British Columbia Railway Belt (sheet #1).
61. Portion of Map of British Columbia Railway Belt (sheet #2).
62. Map of British Columbia.
63. World Aeronautical Chart in 5 parts, as follows:1. Fraser River2. Kootenay River3. Skeena River4. Parsnip River5. Athabasca River.
64. CPR route: Regina to Port Moody. (photograph).
65. Golden. British Columbia. Kootenay Land District.
66. The Rockies before the C.P.R.
66A. Revised version of 66.
67. Burrard Inlet: 1884-85.
68. Regina: 1882-83.
69. The Selkirks before the C.P.R.
69A. Revised version of 69.
70. The Onderdonk Contracts.
71. Map of Winnipeg showing:(a) CPR Main Line -present day.(b) CPR, 1881-83.(c) Manitoba South-Western Colonization Railway prior to arrival of CPR.
72. Map of CPR route showing comparative distances.
f) Newspaper Clippings
This section contains photocopies of numerous articles from Canadian newspapers. The articles are of various dates and have been divided into the following subject files:
General articles on C.P.R.
Major Rogers and Rogers Pass
Driving the “last” spike
Articles on Pierre Berton.
1. Railway pass issued to Chief Crowfoot (2 photographs).
2. Railway pass issued to Chief Crowfoot showing Van Hornets signature. (2 photographs).
3. Railway pass # 117.(2 photographs).
4. Hotel Vancouver, 1904.
5. Foot of Granville Street (Vancouver) 1886.
6. Building the C.P.R. at Hastings, B.C. 188-.
7. End of the track, 1887.
8. Ridley’s photograph of Gastown, 1875?
9. Hastings Hotel, 1886.
10-14. Unidentified scenes along C.P.R. track, 1880’s.
15. Wilfred Veith driving the spike -taken by Earle Dickey at Golden Spike Days, 1944.
16. Driving the last spike (autograph notes by Berton.).
17. Nicholas Flood Davin, October. 1884.
18. Joseph Rymal, February, 1875.
19. Henry Starnes, 1871.
20. Builders of C.P.R. -Sir John A. Macdonald, Sir Donald A. Smith, W. C. Van Horne, R. B. Angus, Hon. J. J. C. Abbott, Chas. Drinkwater, Sir George Stephen. June 28, 1886.
21. Walter Moberly.
22. Walter Moberly by Sydney March.
23. Joseph Hickson (photocopy of photograph).
24. Stoney Creek Bridge, 1885 (photocopy).
25. C. Troop. N.W.M.P. Patrol at Fort Macleod. (photocopy) .
h) General Research Files.
The following four sections consist of files set up by Berton and contain research material, “notes to self,” booklists, bibliographies and other material. In most cases, the file name assigned by Berton has been kept. However, certain files have been combined under one heading. The file folders themselves contain many autograph notes by Berton and those not needed when files were combined are to be found in the transfer case labelled “Research Material”.
CPR- Outline of research.
Research done on the “last” spike.
Research on John Wright Sifton.
Research on Sir Frank Smith.
Research on George McMullen.
Research on Sudbury.
Research on moving troops to Fort Garry.
Research on agriculture on the Canadian prairies.
Research on cities and places names. (N. Kelly).
Research on social conditions. (Ann and Pamela).
Booklists and bibliographies.
Requests for photocopying and borrowing.
Quotes from newspapers (on C.P.R.).
General C.P.R. mimeos.
Notebooks (handwritten by Berton.).
Dictation records (by Berton.).
i) Research Files -The National Dream.
Changes to be made in Chapters 1- 4.
Checks to be made on The National Dream.
Memos on research and production schedule.
j) Research Files -The Last Spike.
Typed index to The Last Spike.
k) Research Files -Miscellaneous.
Twenty folders containing “Notes to self.”
III BINDERS AND CARD FILES
Each of the five looseleaf legal-size binders consists of approximately 1000 pages of typed material. The Preface contains an account of the material in these volumes was gathered together and used.
This material is indexed in two card files as follows:
1. Subject index.
2. Author index.
There is a third card file which is a chronological outline of events from 1881 onwards.
IV CORRESPONDENCE (Boxes 1-3)