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Fonds AM75 - Union Steamship Company of British Columbia fonds

"Atnarko" River," Stuie Lodge, B.C. "Pelican Lake" from Bella Coola Trail "Sechelt Inn," Sechelt, B.C. "Stuie Lodge," Bella Coola, B.C. "Sunset Inn," Selma Park, B.C. [A Serpentine Path, Bowen Island (B.C.)] [Bay with dock and float] [Beach and cliffs] [Beach] [Country lane] [Falls] [Flume] [Hotel Grounds, Bowen Island (B.C.)] [Hunter with game birds] [Island inlet] [Killarney Lake (B.C.)] [Lake and ducks] [Lake and rustic bridge] [Lookout at Falls] [Seaplane in bay] [Steamship loading at dock] [Tennis Courts] [Tennis] [Waterfront settlement] A Serpentine Path, Bowen Island [B.C.] A Sylvan Walk - Killarney Lake, Bowen Island [B.C.] Aerial view of Alert Bay, B.C. Aerial view of Alert Bay, B.C. Aerial view of Anyox, B.C. Aerial view of Britannia Mines, B.C. Aerial view of Head of Portland Canal Aerial view of Head of Portland Canal Aerial view of new Indian school, Alert Bay, B.C. Aerial view of new Indian school, Alert Bay, B.C. Aerial view of Pender Harbor, B.C. Aerial view of Roberts Creek, B.C. Aerial view of Roberts Creek, B.C. Aerial View of Sechelt, B.C. served by Union Steamships Aerial View, Princess Louisa Inlet, Jervis Inlet, B.C. Aerial View, Stewart, B.C. Aeroplane view of Blubber Bay, B.C. Aeroplane view of Bowen Island, B.C. Aeroplane view of Bowen Island, B.C. Aeroplane view of Butedale, B.C. Aeroplane View of Namu Cannery, B.C. Aeroplane View of Ocean Falls, B.C. Aeroplane View of Ocean Falls, B.C. Aeroplane View of Ocean Falls, B.C. Aeroplane View of Ocean Falls, B.C. Alert Bay, B.C.
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Union Steamship Company of British Columbia fonds

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AM75

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  • 1891-1958 (Creation)
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    Union Steamship Company of British Columbia

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  • 3.5 m of textual records
  • ca. 1,600 photographs
  • 174 postcards

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The Union Steamship Company of British Columbia was organized in Vancouver in 1889 by Captain W. Webster and John Darling, a former director and General Superintendent of the Union Steamship Company of New Zealand. In 1911, control of the company passed to J.H. Welsford and Company of Liverpool, England, and control remained in English hands until 1937, when Vancouver capitalists purchased all shares. The company acquired the Frank Waterhouse Company of Canada in 1939 as a wholly owned subsidiary. The company also owned the Sannie and Howe Sound Ferry Company Limited as well as resort property on Bowen Island, the Sechelt Peninsula and at Whyte Cliff. Although all vessels were sold to Northland Navigation in 1959, the company remained in the land business.

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The fonds consists of minute books, financial records, advertising materials, newspaper clippings, schedules, a typescript history of the company by Jessie M. Van der Burg, postcards, and an extensive photograph collection. Photographs depict Union Steamship Company vessels, personnel, facilities, resort properties, and miscellaneous other subjects.

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Presented by the Union Steamship Company of British Columbia in 1959.

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Photographs in this fonds have been assigned catalogue numbers with the prefix CVA 374.

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Copy negatives of some photographs taken by Jack Lindsay are available in the Jack Lindsay negative collection (CVA 1184); negative numbers are indicated on the back of the prints.

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