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Charles Bradbury collection

  • AM430
  • Item
  • 1651

The collection consists of a warrant from the "Committee of Plundered Ministers" directing the payment of six pounds [sterling] to Gabriel Wilkinson, minister of the Parish Church at Woobourne, Bucks., dated 23 March 1651.

Charles E. Arnott collection

  • AM458
  • Item
  • 1940-1973

The collection consists of photocopies of a typescript "Collected Poems of C.E. Arnott: 1940-1973".

Daniel Chowne collection

  • AM772
  • Item
  • 1982

The paper "The Case for Police Reform: Vancouver 1982" was researched and written for a University of British Columbia history course.

Diane Louise Matters collection

  • AM406
  • Item
  • 1973

The collection consists of a photocopy of Diane Matters' graduating essay entitled "The Development of Public Welfare Institutions in Vancouver, 1910-1920", submitted for the Honours History Program at the University of Victoria in 1973.

Downtown Eastside Women's Centre collection

  • AM412
  • Item
  • 1979

The collection consists of one paper entitled "An Ordinary Life : Life Histories of Women in the Urban Core", a report by Norma Jean McCallan and Katherine Roback of the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre. "[11] Chinese, Native and Caucasian senior women from Vancouver's urban core were asked to give their life stories on tape. The histories that emerged tell of immigration experiences, hardship of war, poverty, disability, and hard work." Divided into categories such as "historical events", "Immigration", "Work", "Disabilities", "Women's Conditions", "Government", "Perceptions of Downtown Eastside". The paper is an edited compilation of interviews conducted in the summer of 1978.

Downtown Eastside Women's Centre

Eastern Townships Bank collection

  • AM207
  • Item
  • 1910

The collection consists of a petition to establish a branch of the Eastern Townships Bank, a list of some 150 signatures dated 23 May 1910. The Eastern Townships Bank was petitioned and established a branch in Kitsilano in 1910 at 4th Avenue and Yew Street. In 1912 the bank was absorbed by the Canadian Bank of Commerce.

Emily Adams collection

  • AM203
  • Item
  • 1857

The collection consists of a letter written by Thomas Drury of West Essa in Upper Canada to his sister Emily of Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire. It contains comments on economic and social conditions, railway speculation, and personal family matters. It seems that Thomas Drury was a merchant who had business dealings with local farmers.

Adams, Emily

Fraser Mills collection

  • AM312
  • Item
  • 1910

The collection consists of a census book of Fraser Mills dated 1910.

George J. McInnis collection

  • AM456
  • Item
  • 1920-1955

The collection consists of photocopies of a manuscript index to the Canadian Merchant Service Guild annuals, 1920-1955.

George Robertson Gordon collection

  • AM436
  • Item
  • 1862-1905

The collection consists of a diary kept between 1862 and 1905 by an unidentified person, who travelled extensively around the world working at various jobs, including gold mining, prospecting and farming. This person worked in South Africa, California and the Pacific Northwest.

Gray Scrimgeour collection

  • AM476
  • Item
  • ca. 1960

The collection consists of a photocopied roster assembled by Ernie Plant on the streetcars of the British Columbia Electric Railway Company. The roster gives the streetcar number, the builder's name, date of construction and details regarding dimensions, weight and motor type.

James B. Hoffar collection

  • AM233
  • Item
  • 1916-1941

The collection consists of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings, which relate to aviation and to airplanes in Vancouver 1915-1919, 1941.

James Bates collection

  • AM697
  • Item
  • 1979

The collection consists of a leaflet prepared for the 1979 Coal Harbour Reunion by Raincoast Chronicles and Joe Simson. The contents are the reminiscenses of Jim Campbell about his life and work in Coal Harbour.

James B. Thomson collection

  • AM632
  • Item
  • 1913

The collection consists of a police court summons for automobile speeding at 10 m.p.h., 20 September 1913. A photograph of the vehicle is attached.

John Robson collection

  • AM517
  • Item
  • 1865

The collection consists of a copy of a letter re distribution of the "British Columbia" newspaper in the interior from John Robson, 1865.

Jude Fuller collection

  • AM413
  • Item
  • 1966

The collection consists of photocopies of a "List of Shipping Casualties Resulting in Total Loss in British Columbia Coastal Waters since 1897" (to 1966).

Ken Pedlow collection

  • AM856
  • Item
  • 1981

The collection consists of a research paper "The C.P.R. Drake Street Roundhouse and Shops, A Documentary History", prepared for Heritage Conservation Branch by Ken Pedlow. The C.P.R. Drake Street Roundhouse on the north shore of False Creek was begun in 1887 and was added onto several times between then and 1950.

Klondike Steamer collection

  • AM1142
  • Item
  • ca. 19--

Collection consists of a single plan depicting structural details of the vessel.

Letter from J.S. Matthews to Mary Hankey

  • AM1419
  • Item
  • 20 Apr. 1959

Item is a letter thanking Ms. Hankey for a donation to the Archives of records pertaining to the Empress of India. The letter contains Matthew's reminiscences about passenger vessels in British Columbia. Accompanying the letter is a photograph of the Empress of India (a reprint of Bo P8 N20).

Madeline Roedde collection

  • AM460
  • Item
  • 1860-1900

The collection consists of photocopies of the Roedde family register taken from the family Bible.

Margaret Andrews collection

  • AM404
  • Item
  • 1976

The collection consists of Margaret Andrews' essay entitled "Boosterism and Makeshift Government: Vancouver's Public Health Services 1886-1888", which was presented to a graduate history seminar at U.B.C. in April 1976.

Andrews, Margaret

McNair-Fraser Lumber Company collection

  • AM842
  • Item
  • 1976

The collection consists of a manuscript containing a history of the McNair-Fraser Lumber Company, Vancouver, by David M. Rees-Thomas. In 1906, the McNair Timber Company was incorporated in Vancouver. The timber limits were located in what is now the British Properties of West Vancouver. In 1907, a logging railway was begun by the company and during the same year a partnership was entered into with Russell L. Fraser and the new corporation was known as the McNair-Fraser Lumber Company Ltd. By 1918, the company was out of existence. Robert McNair continued to work in the industry as president of Robert McNair Shingle Company Ltd.

Morgan Family collection

  • AM197
  • Item
  • 1946

The collection consists of a portion of "Account of a trip taken by Owen Livingstone, 20 June to 11 August, 1946". The portion covers 27 June to 24 July. Owen Livingstone was a relative of J.R. Morgan, who travelled through B.C. to the Queen Charlotte logging camp of J.R. Morgan.

Mrs. F.E. Scott collection

  • AM481
  • Item
  • 1910

The collection consists of a scrapbook of magazine clippings, mostly images of local Vancouver sites. A few photographs of early Vancouver are included, as are salmon can labels (3 large + 1 narrow in file 4).

Norah Kathleen Bole collection

  • AM472
  • Item
  • 1977

The collection consists of a one-page typescript memoir written in 1977 by Mrs. Bole about her father, John McAllister.

Olof Seaholm collection

  • AM689
  • Item
  • 1977

The collection consists of a typescript entitled "Sweden's Contribution to Canada". The volume is about 100 pages. The writing consists of biographical and historical entries about people, buildings and clubs who were part of the Swedish community in B.C.

Rosemary Phillips collection

  • AM832
  • Item
  • 1983

This collection consists of a research paper by Rosemary Phillips, "Frank Fredrickson (A Biographical Outline)".

Roll of Honour collection

  • AM528
  • Item
  • 1918

The collection consists of a photocopy of a list of people from the Municipality of South Vancouver who served in the armed forces during World War One. Names, rank and military number, where available, are given under the company with whom they served.

Sven (Swain) Sherdahl collection

  • AM532
  • Item
  • 1841-1926

The collection consists of a typescript re Mr. Sherdahl's pioneer days in Kansas and later in Vancouver.

Vancouver Pipers' Society collection

  • AM662
  • Item
  • ca. 1908

The collection consists of a photocopy of a certificate dated 1909 raising the subscription fee for the membership in the society to $3. It was drawn by W. Hutchison.

Vancouver Town (musical score)

  • AM234
  • Item
  • 1913

The collection consists of a song, words and music by Harry L. Stone, published by W.G. Carruthers and Co., Vancouver, copyright 1913.

Victor E. Hall collection

  • AM900
  • Item
  • 1919

The collection consists of certificate of public appreciation issued in 1919 to Private Victor E. Hall by the City of Vancouver for his service in the Canadian Expeditionary Forces in World War I.

Warren Sommer collection

  • AM840
  • Item
  • 1972

The collection consists of a photocopy of "Canadian Memorial Church: An Historical Investigation", a paper by Warren Sommer for Fine Arts 365 in 1972. [Page 8 is missing.] The Canadian Memorial Church, designed by the firm of Twizell and Twizell, was built in 1927-1928 at 1811 West 16th Avenue in memory of those who died in World War I.

Walter Erwin collection

  • AM208
  • Item
  • 1911

The collection consists of a letter dated 21 March 1911 from the Mayor's secretary to Walter Erwin, requesting his attendance at City Council's meeting to receive a Long Service medal; the address, dated 27 March 1911, was signed and delivered by Louis D. Taylor on behalf of the Minister of Marine and Fisheries, at the presentation of the medal.

William Clark collection

  • AM1421
  • Item
  • 1945

Collection consists of completed rent control forms for the Wartime Prices and Trade Board for a property at 2014 East Pender Street. The forms contain details about the dimensions and layout of the house.

Willson E. Wintemote collection

  • AM454
  • Item
  • 1960

The collection consists of a one-page history of the development of the ship chandlery business in Vancouver, 1893-1940.

British Columbia - Shipping Notebook

  • AM482
  • Item
  • 1889-1898

The collection consists of a notebook containing notes on Union Steamship Company vessels 1889-1892, freightage charges for different cargoes, and rates and fare schedules for other steam ship companies operating along the B.C. coast and the Lower Fraser River ca. 1900.

Burrard Drydock Co. Ltd. wartime production list

  • AM507
  • Item
  • 1941-1944

The collection consists of a list of the wartime vessels built by Burrard Drydock Co. Ltd., 1941-1944, including date keel laid, launch, trials for North Sands and Victory ships.

John N. M. Allan collection

  • AM449
  • Item
  • 1930-1939

The collection consists of a scrapbook containing miscellaneous items as diverse as high school club correspondence, 1937; Camp Elphinstone publications, 1930-1939; Campbell River Timber Company payroll slips, 1935; newspaper rate coupons, 1934; and newspaper clippings.

David Gibson collection

  • AM867
  • Item
  • 1977

The collection consists of an analysis of the 1930 Voters' List by ward and poll, compiled by David Gibson.

Robin G. Keirstead collection

  • AM869
  • Item
  • 1984-1985

The collection consists of a research paper by Robin Keirstead entitled "Archives and the City of Vancouver. Major Matthews, City Hall and the Search for a Permanent Home". (Two versions, 1984-1985.)

Jung Boo Sum collection

  • AM871
  • Item
  • 1918-1932

The collection consists of a Chinese immigration certificate issued to Sum Jung Boo by the Immigration Branch, Department of the Interior, 1918, with subsequent stampings to 1932; includes photograph. The control of immigration of Asians into Canada has a long history in British Columbia. This certificate notes that "it is not an admission, that the party to whom it is issued, was ever legally admitted into Canada ...".

Tommy Howard collection

  • AM863
  • Item

The collection consists of a poem written by Tommy Howard (b. 1879, d. 1962) entitled "My Homeland Calling", about Vancouver, ca. 1950.

Robert Baird collection

  • AM865
  • Item

The collection consists of a photocopy of Robert Baird's reminiscences, from 1815 to 1868, including a description of his travels on Vancouver Island and in the Lower Mainland, ca. 1859 (see pages 25-30).

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