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Narvaez, 1791

Item is a map of the Lower Mainland, with place names as given n Narvaez's exploration maps and locations of First Nations villages, between Boundary Bay and Gambier Island.

Matthews, James Skitt, Major

Narvaez's reconnaissance, Rio Blancho 1791

Item is a map of the coast from Lummi Island, Washington north to Burrard Inlet, showing the route of Narvaez's explorations, modern and Spanish place names, and location of trails.

Matthews, James Skitt, Major

Dried wedding bouquet of Margaret McCleery

Item is a small dried and pressed flower bouquet which has been encased in glass. The flowers were given to Major J.S. Matthews by Mrs. Margaret Mackie (nee McCleery) after her wedding Mar. 17, 1945.

Matthews dried and encased the flowers and added a note: "On 17 March 1945, being Irish, Miss Margaret Elizabeth McCleery, youngest daughter of Fitzgerald McCleery, who, together with his brother Samuel, were the first settlers on the site of Vancouver, 1862, astonished me , near the City Hall, by informing me that I would never see my old friend Miss McCleery again: that early that morning at the Manse she had been married, and presented her husband, Robert Mackie, son. of Thos. Mackie, whose brother, William, pre-empted D.L. 472; i.e. part of Fairview. She graciously gave me her wedding bouquet, primroses and some blue flower, yellow, green and blue the colors, picked from her own, and her late father's garden on the North Arm, Fraser River. J.S. Matthews."

Matthews, James Skitt, Major

Sko-Mish-Oath : the territory of the Squamish Indian People : Indian villages and landmarks : Burrard Inlet and Howe Sound before the whitemans came

Item is a print of a map by Major James Skitt Matthews, City Archivist, showing villages, landmarks and rivers of Howe Sound and Burrard Inlet using their indigenous names. The map also shows elevations and wildlife populating the area. It was compiled between 1931 and 1937, with the assistance of August Jack Haatsalano (Khahtsahlano), whose attestation is included on the map. Notes on the map explain the map's nomenclature.

Matthews, James Skitt, Major

Greer's Beach 1886

Item consists of a map of the area called "Greer's Beach" (Kitsilano Beach) and two perspective drawings of the Greer homestead.

Matthews, James Skitt, Major

Sketch of Greer homestead 1st draft

Item consists of a perspective rendering of the Greer Homestead, including the layout of buildings on the site and a floorplan of the Greer cottage.

Matthews, James Skitt, Major

Greer's Beach 1884

Item consists of a perspective rendering of the Greer Homestead and surrounding area with notations on flora, fauna and water features.

Matthews, James Skitt, Major