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11th Machine Gun Battalion fonds

  • AM67
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1954

The fonds consists of the bound records, correspondence, orders, photographs and historical documents of the 11th Machine Gun Battalion, as well as maps, papers and correspondence pertaining to the Canadian Machine Gun Corps, C.E.F., and a typescript history of the 11th Machine Gun Battalion written by Lt. Col. Francis Layton in 1954.

Canada. Canadian Army. Machine Gun Battalion, 11th

11th Regiment (Irish Fusiliers of Canada) fonds

  • AM51
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1925

The fonds consists of correspondence and orders, 1913-1925; personal records of Private Robert Francis Morrison; and a crime report on Private C. LePoidevin.

Canada. Militia. Irish Fusiliers of Canada, 11th

29th (Vancouver) Battalion Association fonds

  • AM483
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1919, 1981, 1992

The fonds consists of 29th official war diary, postmaster's register, nominal rolls, personal diaries of Joseph Falconer, Fred Hinchcliffe (P.O.W.) and John F. Frost (stretcher-bearer) and miscellaneous papers and photographs. Also included is a list of 29th Battalion members compiled in 1981.

Canada. Canadian Armed Forces. Battalion, 29th

6th Regiment Duke of Connaught's Own Rifles fonds

  • AM48
  • Fonds
  • 1891-1930

The fonds includes the correspondence of the regiment and its predecessors, 1891-1906 and 1913-1916. There are also bound minute books for the Mess Committee, 1909-1911, Officers Fund Association, 1900-1905, "C" Company, 1900-1914, and Headquarters Company, 1908-1920; financial records, 1896-1914; curricular materials, 1898-1899; an undated set of military lectures; a transcript of a hearing of insubordination against Sgt. Maj. John Turner, 1898; a Record of Officers' Services, 1893-1920 (up-dated to 1930 by Major J.S. Matthews); Regimental Orders, 1903-1908 and 1915-1917; Standing Mess Rules, 1912; and a roll of Regimental Trophy Winners, 1904-1909.

Canada. Militia. Duke of Connaught's Own Rifles, 6th

72nd. Battalion Seaforth Highlanders of Canada collection

  • AM84
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1918

The collection consists of clipping books recording the war records of the members of the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada on overseas service with the C.E.F. in 1914-1918.

72nd. Battalion Seaforth Highlanders of Canada

A. Bryan Williams collection

  • AM551
  • Fonds
  • 1891-1940

The collection consists of a Bank of British Columbia passbook belonging to A. Bryan Williams, 1891-1902, a map of the Yale District, B.C., 1906, six photographs, including three re hunting and fishing, 1910-1940, and three re hydraulic mining, ca. 1900.

Williams, Arthur Bryan

A. Stewart McMorran 29th (Vancouver) Battalion collection

  • AM953
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1985

The collection consists of the papers of James H. Humphries, Frank Hubert Matthews, Henry Seymour Tobin, Charles J. Garrett, Edmund Taylor, and Henry Cecil Royle concerning World War I, the 29th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, and the 29th (Vancouver) Battalion Association: letters, newsletters, nominal rolls, minutes, reports of annual meetings, financial and general records, newsclippings, artifacts, photographs (including group portrait of various companies and views of various events in the Battalion's history) and printed materials.

McMorran, A. Stewart

A.C. Carder collection

  • AM450
  • Fonds
  • 1980

The collection consists of a photocopy of a 25 page typescript entitled "The Cary Fir Story", which examines the development of this local tall tale.

A.J. Ingram collection

  • AM347
  • Fonds
  • 1917

The collection consists of photocopies of two newsclippings and a letter relating to the sinking of the British transport "Cameronia" in the Mediterranean in April 1917.

Ingram, A.J.

A.W. Phair fonds

  • AM1630
  • Fonds
  • 1886, 1902

The fonds consists of Phair's photographs of scenery in Lillooet.

Phair, Arthur William Armit

ARTS Club fonds

  • AM1447
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1993

The fonds consists of a scrapbook containing club memorabilia, composite photographs of club members, and photographs taken at club reunions. Photographs from the 1987 reunion have been arranged in a file entitled 1987 reunion snapshots. All other records have been arranged and described as discrete items.

ARTS Club

Ada May Stevenson fonds

  • AM750
  • Fonds
  • 1942-1967

The fonds consists of clippings and an original letter detailing conveyance of Callister Park to the City. There are also other sundry clippings and personal papers, including an interim and final accounting of the Stevenson Estate.

Stevenson, Ada May

Adelaide Seymour Lewis (Fowler) collection

  • AM796
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1927-1947

The collection consists of two scrapbooks of newspaper clippings (1924-1943) relating to Vancouver pioneers and early Vancouver history. There is also a B.C. Electric Railway Company "Notice" dated 1945 listing streetcar regulations for 1945, and a print of "The Golden Jubilee City Hall", 1936.

Lewis, Adelaide Seymour

Adrian Hamel collection

  • AM844
  • Fonds
  • 1973

The collection consists of selections from the research paper on Vancouver buildings, including the Medical-Dental Building, the old and new Federal Building, the Customs and Excise Warehouse, Holy Rosary Church, Hotel Vancouver and the Winch Building.

Adrien Mansvelt collection

  • AM247
  • Fonds
  • 1973-1975

Collection consists of information acquired by Adrien Mansvelt, the Consul General of the Netherlands stationed in Vancouver in the early 1970s. The records were largely collected on behalf of the City of Vancouver Archives in agreement with the City Archivist at the time, and therefore do not form a personal collection. The records relate to the ancestors of George Vancouver and his family connection to the van Coeverden family of the town of Coevorden in the Netherlands.

The collection consists of photographs, prints, magazine articles, pamphlets, maps and plans. Most of the material has been reproduced from various repositories in Europe.

Advisory Committee on Japanese Properties in Greater Vancouver fonds

  • AM199
  • Fonds
  • 1942-1947

The fonds consists of minutes of the weekly meetings of the Advisory Committee; correspondence, including inquiries regarding properties for sale, individual reactions to the confiscation and copies of correspondence from the secretary of State and from the Department of the Secretary of State; listings of individual properties and the history of their disposal, together with general policies re sales; a copy of the Report of the Advisory Committee on Japanese Properties in Greater Vancouver, June 1945; printed catalogues of unsold property; and clippings.

Canada. Advisory Committee on Japanese Properties in Greater Vancouver

Aileen Campbell collection

  • AM273
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1972

The collection consists of two photocopies of Aileen Campbell's articles and a typescript of her notes during one of the interviews.

Campbell, Aileen

Air Pollution Control Society fonds

  • AM767
  • Fonds
  • 1952-1966

The fonds consists of a constitution, list of directors, notices of meetings, and correspondence.

Air Pollution Control Society

Alan Lever fonds

  • AM768
  • Fonds
  • 1958-1974

The fonds consists of records of Alan Lever including constitutions, reports, minutes, correspondence, and financial records of boards and associations concerned with the development of a city museum, particularly the Vancouver Civic Museum Board; the Vancouver Maritime Museum, the Vancouver Railway Museum Association and the Discovery of Vancouver Society. Also included is a report on museum development by T. A. Heinrich and a study of a proposal to amalgamate Vancouver and Burnaby.

Lever, Alan

Alan Morley fonds

  • AM786
  • Fonds
  • 1940

The fonds consists of clippings of Morley's newspaper column, "Romance of Vancouver," and the accompanying illustrations by Fraser Wilson.

Morley, Alan Palmer

Albert H. Peppar collection

  • AM461
  • Fonds
  • 1937

The collection consists of Peppar's manuscript draft of "The Mysteries of Angling Revealed", which was published in 1937.

Peppar, Albert H.

Alcazar Hotel fonds

  • AM773
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1922

The fonds consists of financial records for the Alcazar Hotel.

Alcazar Hotel

Alex Black collection

  • AM288
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1825-1862

The collection consists of correspondence of the McGibbon family.

Black, Alex

Alexander Begg fonds

  • AM181
  • Fonds
  • 1887-1923

The fonds consists of miscellaneous personal papers, 1890-1940; correspondence and writings on the Crofter Immigration Scheme, 1887-1904; papers dealing with the writing of his History of British Columbia, 1893-1904; miscellaneous business papers pertaining to railway speculations and construction and other matters, 1896-1903; and printed items.

Begg, Alexander

Alexander Godfrey fonds

  • AM169
  • Fonds
  • 1876-1928

The fonds include letters written by Godfrey to his wife and family from Atlin and Dawson, 1899-1900; a copy of his marriage certificate, 1889; a list of signatures supporting Godfrey as alderman in 1891; two school report cards of Eva Godfrey, 1901 and 1907; photographs of Godfrey and his family and of a view of St. Paul's Indian Mission Church in North Vancouver; and newspapers The Atlin Claim, 1899-1909, The Klondike Nugget, 1900, and others, 1891-1909.

Godfrey, Alexander

Alexander J. Stuart collection

  • AM196
  • Fonds
  • 1905

The collection consists of a writ of Summons and two letters concerned with an attempt by Dr. Stuart to collect his fees for medical aid rendered to an injured employee of the Great Northern Railway.

Stuart, Alexander J.

Alexander Lambie fonds

  • AM955
  • Fonds
  • 1905-1944

Fonds consists of photographs, correspondence and a manuscript copy of "One More River: Being a Record of a Cheechacko's Summer in Alaska and Northern B.C.," detailing Lambie's 1905 participation in the Alaska Boundary Survey. Fonds also contains illustrations and correspondence regarding his publication "When Polly Went Away," and copies of his publications "When Polly Went Away," "The Lady of Lodore," and "A Stranger in our Midst."

Lambie, Alexander

Alexander Maitland Stephen collection

  • AM56
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1942

The scrapbook contains material relating to A.M. Stephen's literary, political and social activities, 1928-1942. Included are newspaper clippings of reviews of his books and recital tours, from Vancouver to Halifax. There are brochures advertising his works, copies of "Lords of the Air", and three published essays. Christmas cards from his friends as well as A.M. Stephen's own cards are in the scrapbook. There are pamphlets on the Spanish civil war, one by Dr. Norman Bethune, pamphlets and photographs on the war between China and Japan in the 1930s, and pamphlets on fascism in general. A.M. Stephen wrote a pamphlet on the war in China (1939). A report on The Pacific Northwest Embargo Conference held in Vancouver in April 1939 is included. There is a copy of a photograph of The Child Welfare Association of B.C., 1919-1920, showing Stephen as first vice-president. The proceedings of the second annual conference of The Child Welfare Association held in October 1919 are also included. There is a complete copy of an issue of "The Western Tribune", dated 19 October 1929. Material is arranged chronologically in the scrapbook with loose items in an accompanying box.

Stephen, Alexander Maitland

Alexander Philip fonds

  • AM665
  • Fonds
  • 1899-1902

The fonds consists primarily of correspondence which reflects Philip's work of a real estate agent and other endeavours.

Philip, Alexander

Alexandra Neighbourhood House fonds

  • AM420
  • Fonds
  • 1891-1972

The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, financial statements, and annual reports of the organization, as well as reports and documentation of the agency's recreational programming, social work services, and neighbourhood development projects. There are some case files relating to families that received social service assistance, as well as some clippings, and photographs. Fonds includes records of the Alexandra Non-Sectarian Orphanage and Home for Children, Alexandra Community Activities, and Community Chest and Councils of the Greater Vancouver Area.

Alexandra Neighbourhood House

Alfred Birch collection

  • AM590
  • Fonds
  • 1914

The material consists of photocopies of a certificate of payment, specifications of work and materials to be used, and a plan of the housing showing seven views.

Birch, Alfred

Alfred D. Long fonds

  • AM107
  • Fonds
  • 1961

The fonds consists of letters, memoranda and circulars concerning the establishment of the Art, Historical and Scientific Association Archives of Aviation.

Long, Alfred D.

Alfred Holmes fonds

  • AM810
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1963

The fonds consists of the papers of A. R. C. Holmes, including correspondence, school records, sketchbooks, drawings and cartoons, publications, greeting cards, and photographs of various regions in B.C. Also included are original cartoons by Al Beaton, Ernest Le Messurier, and Thursby.

Holmes, Alfred Robertson Casswell

Alfred Marmaduke Wastell collection

  • AM459
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1952

The collection consists of reminiscences composed by Wastell dealing with 19th century logging in B.C., First Nations peoples of Alert Bay and various place names on Vancouver Island.

Marmaduke Wastell, Alfred

Alpen Holdings Limited fonds

  • AM1116
  • Fonds
  • 1951-1981

The fonds consists of minutes, annual reports, financial statements and correspondence regarding the transfer of shares of Alpen Holdings Limited.

Alpen Holdings Limited

American Woman's Club fonds

  • AM1025
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1989

The fonds consists of minutes, financial accounts, membership lists and historical files. The historical files include photographs, newsclippings, memorabilia, historical sketches and architectural drawings for a proposed clubhouse. The fonds also includes a scrapbook chronicling sixty years of club activity.

American Woman's Club (Vancouver, B.C.)

Amy Edwards collection

  • AM378
  • Fonds
  • 1924-1931

The collection consists of various issues of "Store Topics", the internal employees' publication of David Spencer Limited.

Edwards, Amy

Amy Leigh fonds

  • AM1400
  • Fonds
  • 1921, 1938, 1941-1945, [2000 or 2001]

Fonds contains records pertaining to the Women's Ambulance Corps, including photographs, issues of the Corps' newsletter, newsclippings and a WAC broach. Fonds also includes an album of photographs taken on a trail ride to Tweedsmuir Park in 1938, two photographs of Stanley Park (1921), biographical information on Amy Leigh, and other materials.

Leigh, Amy

Ancient Order of United Workmen fonds

  • AM2
  • Fonds
  • 1881-1888

The fonds consists of a letterbook of Granville Lodge No. 29. Most of the correspondence deals with payment of dues and insurance claims involving Lodge 29 and the Grand Recorder in the Lodge at Portland, Oregon.

Ancient Order of United Workmen. Granville Lodge, No. 29

Andrea B. Smith collection

  • AM405
  • Fonds
  • 1975-1976

The collection consists copies of essays written by Smith on the origins of the Non Partisan Association civic political party, and the history of Mount Pleasant.

Andrew Blackley fonds

  • AM1139
  • Fonds
  • 1922

The fonds consists of drawings of the Old Mill Amusement Pavilion at Hastings Park drawn by Andrew Blackley, specifications for the mill and a building permit for the pavilion.

Blackley, Andrew

Anglo-British Columbia Packing Company fonds

  • AM870
  • Fonds
  • 1861-1972

The fonds consists of business records from the Anglo-British Columbia Packing Company and its American subsidiaries. Most of the records span the time 1891 to 1968. The majority of the records from the ABC Packing Company fall into three series: annual records, Advisory Board minutes and legal records. The records of the Fidalgo Island Packing Company are represented by three minute books covering the period from 1895 to 1964. There is also one bound minute book which documents five U.S. fishing companies which were owned by the Fidalgo Island Packing Company from 1910 to 1927.

Anglo-British Columbia Packing Company

Anna Purdie fonds

  • AM490
  • Fonds
  • 1910-[ca. 1940]

The fonds consists of an academic certificate 1910, inspection reports 1920-1923, and photographs ca. 1920-ca. 1940.

Purdie, Anna Grosvenor

Anne Angus fonds

  • AM351
  • Fonds
  • 1901-1977

The fonds consists of biographical material and notes prepared for the publication "Children's Aid Society of Vancouver, B.C."; files relating to Laura Holland and the Children's Aid Society, the Social Planning Committee of the Community Chest and Council of Greater Vancouver, 1950-1954, and the Canadian Welfare Council, 1950-1954; articles by Henry Forbes Angus; and a photocopy of his "My First Seventy-Five Years".

Angus, Anne Margaret

Anne Winkelmans fonds

  • AM1020
  • Fonds
  • 1989

Fonds consists of the 160 page typescript biography of Dadye Winkelmans, entitled "Dadye's Dance". The biography contains excerpts from Dadye's diary, which document her experiences while performing on tour in Europe and the U.S. It also documents the Vancouver area dance scene during the 1940's and 1950's when Dadye received her initial training in ballet and other various dance forms during her childhood.

Winkelmans, Anne

Annie Chiffence fonds

  • AM503
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1920]-1963

The fonds consists of an annual report of the Alliance Tabernacle in Vancouver, 1957; correspondence, 1962; diary, 1957-1963; a marriage certificate for Annie Chiffence and Neil Kirkbride; postcards (contained within the photograph albums); family photographs, ca. 1920-1959; and other materials.

Chiffence, Annie

Annie McKinnon fonds

  • AM608
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1959

The fonds consists of eleven certificates, a letter and photographs covering McKinnon's career in education from High School to extension courses and teaching.

McKinnon, Annie McLeod

Annie Yates (nee Ansell) collection

  • AM116
  • Fonds
  • 1836-1907

Collection consists of three volumes. The first is a diary, "The Newcastle Memorandum-Book and Register of the Northern Counties", 1836, which contains various entries, made later, by William Yates, and referring to his work on the railroad in the U.S. and Canada 1892, 1902. The second volume is a collection of "Rhymes & Sketches to illustrate the Cleveland Dialect" by Mrs. G.M. Tweddell, 1875. The third volume is an "International Official Souvenir, Tenth Biennial Convention, Brotherhood Railway Carmen of America", 1907.

Yates, Annie

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