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Scrap books

Series consists of newspaper, literary, and historical clippings related to or of interest to the Hill family; greeting cards; programs, invitations, telegrams, University of British Columbia graduates.

Newspapers and clippings

Series consists of newspapers and newspaper clippings published by or pertaining to L.D. Taylor. Includes a partial issue of The Daily World (1901) and several issues of The New Deal (1937). Series also includes a scrap book presented to Taylor by...


Series comprises 153 publications, primarily monographs, pertaining to the Canadian militia. Subjects include military training and tactics, policies and procedures for the Canadian forces, and rifle shooting. Original arrangement by source of ac...

B.C. Rifle Association

Series consists of records relating to the general administrative, legal, and fiscal matters of the B.C.R.A. Records also relate to the planning of matches, selection of teams, purchase and disposition of awards, and communication with the Domini...

Business records

Series consists of deeds, minutes, correspondence, reports, financial records, agreements, payroll and tax returns relating to the business activities of William Orson Banfield including the Banfield, Gunther & Black Limited (renamed Banfield,...

Osborne J. Pierce architectural drawings and plans

Series consists of original Osborne J. Pierce architectural drawings and plans of houses and other types of buildings and monuments, with related notes, and a published photograph of a residence designed by Osborne J. Pierce. Included also is an u...

Pierce family, Osborne J.

Captain Samuel Robinson records

Series includes diaries, navigating officer's notebooks, correspondence, photographs of Captain Robinson and others, financial records and miscellaneous other records pertaining to Robinson's life and career.

Robinson, Samuel, Captain

External publications and reference materials

Series consists of materials collected and used for reference purposes by the Vancouver Board of Trade but which were published or produced external to the Board. The materials reflect the range of interests in which the Board engaged including ...

Major Matthews private papers

Series consists of records created and collected by Matthews in both the private and public spheres of his life. It includes records created early on in Matthews' life in Wales and New Zealand, records created later in Vancouver, during his w...

Photographs - miscellaneous

Series includes photographs of British Columbia, especially of ships, ports, harbours and other marine subjects, as well as indexes to some of the photographs and some miscellaneous newsclippings and other materials. File also includes some photog...

Papers relating to other railways

The series consists of correspondence and writings relating to other railways including the Canadian North, the Grand Trunk Pacific, The Coast Kootney, the A.B.C and the Vancouver.

Sample business stationery

Series consists of letterheads, envelopes, tickets, blank forms, and a bulletin, all of which serve as examples of business stationery used in Vancouver during the 1880s.

Topical and categorical files

Series consists of a collection of records and other material relating to various individuals, places, and subjects, most of which are connected with the history of Vancouver and area. These files are the result of J.S. Matthews' continuous ...

Photographs and pieces of art work

Series consists of photograph albums documenting the "Birthday of the Century" celebrating the 100th Birthday of Evelyn Lett. The photograph albums also document Brock House, social events, and the Brock family. There are also loose phot...

Annie Louise Taylor correspondence

Series consists of correspondence relating to Annie Louise Taylor's divorce from L.D. Taylor, including correspondence with L.D., addresses, and a birthday book.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

Maps and Sketches

The series consists of published, sketched, blueprint maps relating to explorations, surveys, river networks and railways in British Columbia.

Legal files

Series contains correspondence and an assortment of legal documents pertaining to G.H. Cowan's role as lawyer for the City of Vancouver and for private practices.

Newspaper clippings

Series consists of J.S. Matthews' clippings from local and regional newspapers and relating to the history and development of Vancouver and outlying areas, public and private individuals, organizations, governments (municipal, provincial, fed...


Series consists of photographs of Ladner's forbears, Ladner as a child, a young man and in his later years. Shots include him at work and play as well as being presented awards at UBC. Other images include signed portraits of vaious politicians.

Robert Burns McMicking letterbooks

Series includes letters written by Robert Burns McMicking, manager of the Victoria and Esquimalt Telephone Company, relating to the day-today workings of the telephone and telegraph services of the time. Series also offers insights into the operat...

Bayfield and Archibald consulting records

Series consists of records created and received by Harry Patten Archibald in his work with the engineering consulting firm Bayfield and Archibald. Records include correspondence, notes, calculations, invoices and receipts, and other records. Ser...

Bayfield and Archibald, Consulting Mechanical Engineers

Field note books

Series includes 7 volumes of field notes, which were made by several members of the original survey party and include day-by-day survey notes of location and measurement.

Abbott family photograph collection

The series consists of an Abbott family photograph album showing various scenes pertaining to the Canadian Pacific Railway and its official events, various British Columbia scenes and Vancouver streetscapes; and an album prepared by Edwards Brothe...

Abbott, Harry Braithwaite

City by-laws

Series consists of official signed and sealed by-laws passed by City Council, the legislation of the governing body of the City of Vancouver. Series is complete from incorporation in April 1886. Many by-laws include appendices (e.g. financial da...

Vancouver (B.C.). City Council

Elections - record of elections

Series consists of handwritten, typed, and otherwise reproduced, signed originals of poll by poll and final tallies for general elections and a variety of by-law and other plebiscites. General elections were held for mayors (from 1886), aldermen ...

Vancouver (B.C.). Office of the City Clerk

Elections - voters' lists

Series consists of unsigned printed voters' lists 1886-1953 and, as of 1954, officially signed and sealed bound lists arranged by polling district. These relate to the gathering of the essential information required to document voting eligib...

Vancouver (B.C.). Office of the City Clerk

Board of Works minutes

Series consists of 27 minute books and 9 index books kept by the City Engineer. These are the minutes of the regular weekly and special meetings of the Board of Works, a standing committee of Council. They indicate the date and place of meetings...

Vancouver (B.C.). Board of Works

City Council Standing Committee minutes

Series consists of bound volumes of standing committees of Council minutes, presented in Council minutes style. Bound volumes arranged chronologically by start year.

Vancouver (B.C.). City Council

City Engineer's subject files

Series consists of records relating to a wide variety of subjects which concerned the Office of the City Engineer, inluding infrastructure (roads, bridges, sewer systems and harbour facilities); administrative and personnel matters; industry, espe...

Vancouver (B.C.). Office of the City Engineer

School histories

Series consists of information regarding the establishment and development of various schools. No apparent arrangement.

Vancouver School Board. Office of the Superintendent

Staff Registers

Series consists of two staff registers for employees of the C.P.R., showing name, age, date of entry into service, position, alterations in employment salary, etc. The majority of the entries are for operators and linemen although also include pos...

Public Relations Department files

Series consists of files of the Public Relations Department, mainly created in an attempt to collect and preserve records on the history of the hospital. Files include books of newspaper clippings; hospital publications such as News in General, Mo...

City Accountant's cash books

Series consists of debit and credit journals which recorded "to cash" (accounts payable, e.g. engineering costs, health expenses, administrative expenses of boards and committees, and payroll), and "by cash" (accounts receivabl...

Vancouver (B.C.). Office of the City Accountant

Fire Department administration files

Series consists of general correspondence and subject files from the Administrative Division pertaining to City departments, monthly reports and statistics, minutes of meetings, recruitment, training, safety requirements, fire by-laws and miscella...

Vancouver (B.C.). Fire and Rescue Services

Medical Health Officer's subject files

Series consists of correspondence, memoranda, minutes of meetings, reports, published articles, scrapbooks and photographs which document the wide variety of interests of the office of the Medical Health Officer. In most cases it is not evident fr...

Vancouver (B.C.). Medical Health Officer

Special funds financial records

Series consists of records documenting the financial transactions of various City trust accounts, such as the Sinking Fund, Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund, Property Endowment Fund, Taylor Manor Fund.

Vancouver (B.C.). Office of the City Treasurer

City agreements records

Series contains the City's agreements respecting engineering services, land issues, general maintenance services to City buildings, for prescription drugs (health services), and other matters. Agreements are originals, the earliest of them h...

Vancouver (B.C.). Office of the City Clerk

Receipts and receipt books

Series includes receipts and receipt books for Granville townsite, District Lot 526 and others. The receipts show name of deed holder as well as deed number, legal description, date of deed (on the right side of the receipt), and date of deed deli...

Registers of city lots

Series includes registers for District Lot 526 and others. These list land purchaser, amount of land purchased, terms of payment, date of deed, and date of delivery of deed (the date when the property was registered at the Land Titles Office). Ent...

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