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A Seafaring Family The Cates Family in British Columbia Maritime History

This history of the Cates family includes information on the founder Andrew Jackson Cates and his family as well as the families of James Warren Cates, Willard Ernest Cates, John Andrew Cates, George Emery Cates, Charles Henry Cates, John Henry Cates, Charles Warren Cates, James Francis Cates, Francis Abbott Cates and Lucy Lillian Cates

B.C. Environmental Council

The file consists of board of directors lists and minutes, 1970 and 1973, publications including B.C. Environmental News, press releases, correspondence, membership lists 1972 - 73, annual meeting minutes, news-clippings, Pollution and the Law (Vancouver People's Law School) publication and the constitution of the Federated Environmental Associations, Jan. 1973 collected by Irving Stowe who was an early board member.

Bill Price collection

File includes The Matric Annual, King Edward High School, 1924; Souvenir of South Vancouver High School, 1930 and 1932 [South Vancouver High School Yearbooks]; a South Vancouver High School student newsletter, February 2, 1932; and a program from the 19th Annual Inter High School Sports competition held Friday, May 23, 1930, at Brockton Point Grounds.

Bruna Dal Maso Brizzi memoir

The item is a personal memoir of Bruna (Bunny) Brizzi, and documents the experience of immigrating, settling, learning English, raising a family, and establishing commercial enterprises in Vancouver, as well as ties with Vancouver's Italian community.

Brizzi, Bruna Dal Maso

Cambie Street Boulevard Heritage Site

File consists of copies of photographs and news-clippings about the designation on March 25, 1993 as well the citizen efforts to save the boulevard. The Cambie Street Boulevard was designed in 1940 as an elongated park and ceremonial gateway to the City by planning consultant Harland Bartholomew. Preservation and recognition efforts were led by the Citizens for the Preservation of Cambie Street Boulevard. On March 25, 1993, the central boulevard was designated as a heritage landscape.

Cecil Akrigg collection

Postcards depict battle scenes, headquarters, and war materiel in Europe, many of which relate to activities of Canadian and possibly British Columbian regiments. The postcards were produced by the Vancouver firm Crosby & Bissell, 306 Tower Building, Vancouver.

David Ll. Davies collection

Collection consists of research notes compiled by Davies into the history of the meat packing industry and abbattoirs in the Greater Vancouver area, and a photocopy of an article entitled, "Railway Recollections of a B.C. Sheep Rancher, by John (Jack) K. Moilliet, and published in Canadian Rail (May-June 2006).

Deco moderne

Item includes the following chapters: "Art Deco Identifying Characteristics", "Art Moderne Identifying Characteristics", and chapters on Vancouver's local areas which provide detailed information on Vancouver's art deco buildings.

Dorothy Roe collection

Collection consists of 6 photographs of Dorothy Roe and her colleagues at St. Paul's Hospital and residence at 1101 Burrard Street (named and dated), a letter of recommendation for Ms. Roe on St. Paul's letterhead, a very brief memoir written by Ms. Roe on her work at St. Paul's, and an 'end of employment' slip.

Roe, Dorothy

Elizabeth Pastuck collection

Collection consists of recipes and food handling publications, 'from Bea Wright's Kitchen' and miscellaneous similar pamphlets by Mona Brun, produced by Woodward's Limited, and 'Edith Adams' produced by the Vancouver Sun newspaper. Also included is a Vancouver Sun news clipping on the history of the fictional character Edith Adams.

Ernest Cooper journal

Journal is a handwritten account of Ernest Cooper's journey from Liverpool, England, to Vancouver, May 24th to June 10th, 1888. Mr. Cooper crossed the Atlantic aboard the C.P.R. steamship S.S. Vancouver, and crossed the continent via Canadian Pacific Railway. The account documents Mr. Cooper's travels and includes detailed descriptions of conditions aboard ship; observations on differences between "steerage," "intermediate," and "saloon" passenger status; encounters with other passengers; activities of crew and passengers; sightings of wildlife; weather and sea conditions; a brief sight-seeing stop in Montreal; experiences with new currency, observations of "Indians" at rail stations across the prairies; impressions of Winnipeg; descriptions of views and vistas passing the Rockies and Selkirk mountains; comments on the Chinese presence along the Fraser River, and arrival in Vancouver.

Cooper, Ernest

Francis R. Turnley collection

Collection consists of 5 items written by Vancouver Author Francis Turnley on the subject of economics: A Short Essay on Money (1942); Visioneer 'Engineering for the Future' (1943); Explaining the Turnley Plan to Insure Prime Rights ( 1942); Turnley Plan to Insure Prime Rights (1941); and The Alphabet of Wisdom (1928).

Turnley, Francis R.

G.A. Roedde Co. rub book

File consists of a large scrapbook used to document the design and execution of bookbindings by G.A. Roedde Ltd. For various clients across British Columbia. The book contains crayon rubbings made from finished bindings. Approximately 5% of the rubbings have samples of binding cloth and many have other specifications annotated.

G.A. Roedde, Ltd.

Gary E. Kitchen collection

Collection consists of photographs showing the interior of Vancouver Iron and Engineering Works, including the Cleveland Dam gate; news clippings; and a published pamphlet; all concerning Vancouver Iron and Engineering Works and Vancouver Machinery Depot, Ltd.

Jean M. Craig collection

Collection consists of ca. Bea Wright Recipes from Woodward's Food Floors, one photograph of Hart Battery Company at 507 Alexander Street, Vancouver and a letter of recommendation on Woodward Stores Limited letterhead to Mr. Norman Kirk.

John Raven collection

The collection consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, drawings, photographs, and other memorabilia sent to John Raven by his grandfather Charles Busteed Fowler. The material documents Major C. B. Fowler's activities including military, royal visits, Happier Old Age Club, Irish Society, and the Vancouver Walking Club.

Raven, John

Lord Stanley of Preston address

The collection consists of an illuminated address presented to Lord Stanley of Preston, Governor General of Canada, on the occasion of his visit to Vancouver in 1889. Lord Stanley of Preston, Governor General of Canada, and Lady Stanley visited Vancouver in October 1889. It was the first vice-royal visit to the new city. He dedicated Stanley Park on October 29. The address presented a program for the development of Vancouver.

Loretta Woodcock collection

Collection consists of materials related to Loretta Woodcock's involvement with the Coalition of Progressive Electors (COPE) and includes news clippings, correspondence, civic election campaign materials, 'COPE Voice' newsletters, press and media releases, a presentation to Vancouver Board of Parks by Loretta Woodcock regarding whales and dolphins in captivity, platform and policy documents, inauguration programs, budget items, publications featuring articles on Loretta Woodcock, publications of labour organizations, reference and research materials, etc.

Woodcock, Loretta

McConnell family scrapbook

Scrapbook contains press clippings, invitations, telegrams, recital programs, etc, documenting the family's social, political, academic, and recreational invlolvements, including theatre, skating, swimming, music, business, travel, etc., and with the Imperial Order, Daughters of the Empire.

McConnell family

Nancy Chiavario collection

Collection consists of materials related to awards nominations, submissions and recipients, in particular relating to George Wainborn, Vancouver Park Board Commissioner, who served in that position for 33 years between 1956 and 1990. Others mentioned in the file include George Woodcock, Gerald Bane Straley, Joslin Kobylka, and Kay Stavold. The various awards discussed include the Order of Cananda, the Order of British Columbia, the British Columbia Recreation and Parks Award, Freedom of the City, British Columbia Seniors Award, CKNW Top Dog Award, YMCA Women of Distinction Award, and the UBC President's Service Award for Excellence. Collection includes correspondence, award submissions, biographies, greeting cards, newspaper clippings, memorial service programs, obituaries, letters of reference, speeches, photocopies of photographs, etc.

Chiavario, Nancy

Powell Lake

Item is a map of southwestern British Columbia from Bute Inlet to Alta Lake and Chilko Lake to northern Gabriola Island showing Crown granted land, surveyed timber leases and licenses, Indian Reserves, government reserves, land district and park boundaries, nautical distances, municipalities, cities and villages, telegraph and telephone lines, pipelines, railways, government agents' offices, mining and sub-mining recording offices, post offices, lighthouses, roads, and elevations of geographical features.

Rand Brothers collection

Collection consists of share certificates, Granville Club Co. Ltd., 1894; share certificate, Island Mountain Quartz Mining and Milling Co., 1890; share certificate, Nicola Valley Coal and Coke Co. Ltd., 1913; agreement for sale of land, 1884; deeds of land, 1884 and 1885; some correspondence and other related legal documents.

Ruby Evelyn Kluckner collection

Collection consists of materials relating to the creation and development of the Health Centre for Children at Vancouver General Hospital, and of children's health care in general. Included are news and other media clippings, correspondence, brochures and pamphlets, Ms. Kluckner's recollections of the development of the Health Centre, photographs, biographical information on Dr. Donald Paterson and Dr. Geoffrey C. F. Robinson, a book "Sick Children: Diagnosis and Treatment," written by Dr. Donald Paterson, and a collection of Paterson family Christmas cards, designed by the Dr.'s wife, Dorothy Paterson.

Kluckner, Ruby Evelyn

Ruth Enns collection

The collection consists of newsletters from the Vancouver Provincial Normal School, 1947-1948; a Normal School Christmas assembly program, 1947; a Normal School track meet program, 1946; and a handwritten copy of the "Normal School Song," undated.

Enns, Ruth

Sarah Gordon collection

Collection consists of a photocopy of a transcript of a talk given on Good Morning Radio, CBC Vancouver, by Dave Brock, recalling his reminiscences of David Spencer's, entitled 'Look! They're Real!; 2 undated clippings on David Spencer and family; 1 hand-written and 1 typescript draft of a speech on David Spencer and the store (author unknown); 1 set of crib notes, typescript, of the speech; and 1 street map of Vancouver, 1938, issued by David Spencer Limited.

Gordon, Sarah

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