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Major Matthews collection Series
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Addresses

Series consists of reproduced copies of such items as certificates of merrit, scrolls, telegrams, letters, advertisements, speeches, addresses, voters lists, etc. Also included are photographs and photocopies of photographs featuring civic gifts ...

B.C. Rifle Association

Series consists of records relating to the general administrative, legal, and fiscal matters of the B.C.R.A. Records also relate to the planning of matches, selection of teams, purchase and disposition of awards, and communication with the Domini...

Collected photographs

Series consists of photographs which were collected by J.S. Matthews when he was the City Archivist. Photographs were collected on a variety of subjects, mostly in Vancouver, but also encompasing the Greater Vancouver area, British Columbia and A...

Correspondence of J.S. Matthews

Series consists of the correspondence of J.S. Matthews, generated primarily through his activities in acquiring archival material, gathering data, and disseminating information relating to the history of Vancouver. The bulk of the records was cre...

Early Canadian militia in British Columbia

Series consists of records relating to the activities of the 6th Regiment D.C.O.R. prior to the First World War, as well as to the training, battles, homecoming, honours, and ongoing association of the 102nd Battalion, C.E.F. and its members. Als...

Matthews, James Skitt, Major

Early water supply, City of Vancouver

Series consists of records relating to the development of a water works system for the City of Vancouver. At the time that the records were created, such matters fell under the jurisdiction of the Vancouver Water Works Department. Records reflec...

First Narrows Bridge

Series consists of records relating to the initial ideas, planning, development, and completion of Vancouver's major construction project of 1937-1938, the First Narrows Bridge (or, Lions' Gate Bridge). Includes news clippings; correspo...

Genealogy of J.S. Matthews

Series consists of records relating to the family history and biographical details of J.S. Matthews. Includes genealogical information written and compiled by Matthews, photographs, correspondence, and news clippings. Series also includes a file...

Major Matthews private papers

Series consists of records created and collected by Matthews in both the private and public spheres of his life. It includes records created early on in Matthews' life in Wales and New Zealand, records created later in Vancouver, during his w...

Maps - convenience copies

Series consists of reproduced copies of maps, plans, charts, and surveys, mainly pertaining to the exploration, history, and development of Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, but also including geographic locations outside of this area. Also in...

Maps, plans, and other historical documents

Series consists of records which are of some historical significance and which are grouped together because of their physical size. Includes maps, plans, drawings, correspondence, newspaper articles, photographs, genealogical documents, and a bap...

Mayors of Vancouver

Series consists of news clippings relating to 11 different mayors of the City of Vancouver during their respective terms in office. Also includes some correspondence and photographs. Arrangement is chronological.

Miscellaneous

Series consists of documents collected by J.S. Matthews from various sources. The documents relate generally to Matthews' activities and to the history of the City of Vancouver but they share no particular activity- or subject-based relation...

Miscellaneous copies of documents

Series consists of reproduced copies of documents and includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, advertisements, telegrams, maps, drawings, poetry, various legal documents such as birth, baptismal, and death certificates, etc. The subject rang...

Newspaper clippings

Series consists of J.S. Matthews' clippings from local and regional newspapers and relating to the history and development of Vancouver and outlying areas, public and private individuals, organizations, governments (municipal, provincial, fed...

Obituaries

Series consists of 2 scrapbooks containing obituaries which J.S. Matthews cut out from various newspapers. Obituaries relate mainly to pioneers of Vancouver.

Publications

Series comprises 153 publications, primarily monographs, pertaining to the Canadian militia. Subjects include military training and tactics, policies and procedures for the Canadian forces, and rifle shooting. Original arrangement by source of ac...

Royals

Series consists of material relating to the British royal family. Includes photographs, prints, news clippings, and excerpts from magazines. Arrangement is by physical format.

Sample business stationery

Series consists of letterheads, envelopes, tickets, blank forms, and a bulletin, all of which serve as examples of business stationery used in Vancouver during the 1880s.

Street and place names, Vancouver and area

Series consists of index cards containing descriptions which relate to the history of street names, place names, and subject categories pertaining to the City of Vancouver, Greater Vancouver, the Fraser Valley, and the B.C. coast. Many of the car...

Topical and categorical files

Series consists of a collection of records and other material relating to various individuals, places, and subjects, most of which are connected with the history of Vancouver and area. These files are the result of J.S. Matthews' continuous ...

Unemployment and relief, City of Vancouver

Series consists of documentary material relating to unemployment and relief in Vancouver during the Great Depression of the 1930s. Comprised primarily of news clippings. Also includes photographs, correspondence, and historical accounts compiled...

William Stark, pioneer aviator, Vancouver

Series comprises material documenting the early history of aviation. Most of the material relates specifically to the first few years of Stark's career as aviator. Includes newsclippings, correspondence, and photographs as well as annotatio...