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Major Matthews collection

  • AM54
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1860]-1974

The collection consists of Major Matthews' private papers and records gathered by Matthews relating to the history of Vancouver when he was City Archivist. It includes numerous military records; collected photographs, [186-?]-1968; correspon...

Matthews, James Skitt, Major

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 ...

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...

[Crests]

File contains 1 sheet with various items attached: photograph of crest with motto "Patience Passe Science" and a different crest with the same motto; original invitation from the Lord Chamberlain's Office at Windsor Castle (29 Jan....

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...

Diaries

Subseries consists of 10 diaries that contain daily entries of Major Matthews' activities and thoughts. The bulk of the diaries were written between 1946 and 1969; one diary was written in 1931 and records the genesis of the archives in City ...

Diary - 1946-1952

File consists of Major Matthews diary for the years 1946-1952. Contains daily entries of thoughts and activities.

Diary - 1961-1964

File consists of Major Matthews diary for the years 1961-1964. Contains daily entries of thoughts and activities.

Diary - 1964-1965

File consists of Major Matthews diary for the years 1964-1965. Contains daily entries of thoughts and activities.

Diary - 1952-1955

File consists of Major Matthews diary for the years 1952-1955. Contains daily entries of thoughts and activities.

Diary - 1956-1959

File consists of Major Matthews diary for the years 1956-1959. Contains daily entries of thoughts and activities.

Diary - 1959-1961

File consists of Major Matthews diary for the years 1959-1961. Contains daily entries of thoughts and activities.

Financial records

Subseries consists of financial records of Major Matthews, his projects, the City Archives, and those closest to him--including Mrs. Mabel Agnes Willis and Hazel Valentia Abbott. Includes Major Matthews' income tax files, insurance papers, st...

1414 Laburnum Street

File consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence regarding the mortgage of the Laburnum Street property and the deed and mortgage papers.

Income tax - 1969

File consists of J.S. Matthews' income tax records for the 1968 year. Includes his 1968 T1 General Tax Guide, Canada Pension Plan Contribution Tables, Income Tax Deduction at Source booklets, correspondence with his account Barrett-Lennard, a...

Income tax - Dominion - 1958-1964

File consists of J.S. Matthews' income tax records for the years 1958 to 1964. Includes the client copies of his 1958-1964 Income Tax Returns, correspondence, receipts, and expense lists.

Lord Stanley Statue Trust

File consists of documents relating to the Lord Stanley statue and the trust formed by Major Matthews to publicly fund it. Includes correspondence, receipts, the dedication pamphlet and a photo of the statuette.

[City Archives pension fund]

File consists of correspondence and financial papers regarding the pension fund for the employees of the City Archives of Vancouver--Major J.S. Matthews and Mrs. Jean Gibbs.

[Insurance envelope]

File consists of envelope that held insurance policies; inscribed is a note by Major Matthews giving his salaries for 1929 onwards as the reason for cashing in the policies.

City Archives Endowment - Imperial Bank

File consists of records of the Imperial Bank of Canada savings account for the City Archives Endowment. Includes savings booklet, correspondence, receipts, and documents related to a "Centennial Museum for Vancouver".

Income tax - 1965 and 1964

File consists of J.S. Matthews' income tax records for the 1964 and 1965 years. Includes the client copy of his 1964 and 1965 Income Tax Returns, correspondence with his account Barrett-Lennard, expense lists, and receipts for payments to org...

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