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William R. McKay collection

  • AM555
  • Item
  • 1918

The collection consists of Sgt. Instr. William R. McKay's lecture notes re training infantry in musketry and rifle shooting, 1918. No further information is available on Sgt. Instr. McKay.

John Blair collection

  • AM585
  • Item
  • 1880

The collection consists of a photocopy of a four-page letter written by John Blair to a friend shortly after his arrival in B.C. in 1880. The letter, dated July 25, describes the journey of his brother and himself and their life after their arrival, including brief comments on working in a fish cannery, countryside and prices encountered.

Marjorie C. Moore collection

  • AM587
  • Item
  • 1977

The manuscript is a study of prostitution in Vancouver using primarily the Police Court calendars and Board of Health minutes.

Emily Pauline Johnson collection (I)

  • AM598
  • Item
  • 1908

The collection consists of a four-page letter written to Ellen M. Webber of Ottawa. It describes Johnson's ill-health after a sea voyage and her recent visit with the recipient of the letter. The letter contains an additional note suggesting that the letter was written in April 1908. However, Johnson was in London, England, when she wrote the letter and she was not in London in April 1908.

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.

Eben Naismith Harvie collection

  • AM646
  • Item
  • 1976-1978

The collection consists of a typescript, "The Years that the Locust Hath Eaten -Notes on the Life of E.N. Harvie", published in the Dogwod Bark from 1976 to 1978.

John (Gassy Jack) Deighton collection

  • AM648
  • Item
  • 1870

The collection consists of a letter dated 28 June 1870 to his brother, Tom, in Hull, England. Deighton describes his life and success as the owner of an hotel saloon. He also discusses family and personal matters.

Emily Pauline Johnson collection (II)

  • AM650
  • Item
  • 1912 [copied 19--]

The collection consists of a letter written by Pauline Johnson to a Mr. Fleming on 8 December 1912 from a Bute Street hospital. The letter deals with business matters. There is also an autograph.

Petition for [a] Bill to Incorporate the "City of Vancouver"

  • AM651
  • Item
  • Feb 15, 1886

The item is the original petition addressed to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia asking that the village of Granville be incorporated as the City of Vancouver. There are also accompanying extracts from the Legislative Journal relating to the passage of the Act.

British Columbia. Legislative Assembly

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 Opera House collection

  • AM677
  • Item
  • 1909-1911

The collection consists of a large scrapbook of newspaper clippings relating primarily to the Vancouver Opera House. The clippings are advertisements for shows and theatre sections from various Vancouver papers describing the events held in the Opera House.

William C. McKee collection

  • AM681
  • Item
  • 1976

The collection consists of a photocopy of a thesis entitled "A History of the Vancouver Park System, 1886-1929" submitted to the University of Victoria in 1976.

William Henry Johnson collection

  • AM682
  • Item
  • 1908

The collection consists of the marriage certificate of William Henry Johnson (a partner in the Vancouver law firm of Wismer, McGeer and Johnson) and, Mary Ellen Kennedy (a charter member of the Vancouver Music Society).

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.

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.

John Kirkhope collection

  • AM714
  • Item

The collection consists of a transcript by John Kirkhope, detailing the history of the choir.

Donald Anderson McGregor collection

  • AM737
  • Item
  • 1961

The collection consists of a 24-page typescript of an address given by McGregor to the B.C. Historical Association, Vancouver Branch, in 1961.

Cockfield, Brown and Company Limited collection

  • AM754
  • Item
  • 1934

The collection consists of a report on Traffic and Earnings of Proposed First Narrows Bridge which was prepared in March 1934 and sent to Robinson and Steinman, Consulting Engineers of New York the following month.

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.

Graham Edis collection

  • AM784
  • Item
  • 1981

The collection consists of the manuscript "The Spark & Gasoline Club", a history of the British Columbia Automobile Association.

Joseph A. Byron collection

  • AM795
  • Item
  • 1942

The collection consists of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings concerning Air Raid Precautions (A.R.P.) and other civilian defence activities in British Columbia, October 1 to December 31, 1942.

Mabel Lewis collection

  • AM826
  • Item
  • 1925

The collection consists of a letter and testimonials from the Vancouver City Hall Employees' Association to a fellow employee departing from City Hall employment, 1925.

Rosemary Phillips collection

  • AM832
  • Item
  • 1983

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

Rod Snyder et. al. collection

  • AM838
  • Item
  • 1975

"A Study of Point Grey Municipality [1908-1929]", for U.B.C. History Course 404. Submitted by R. Snyder, M. Killam, G. Ingster, M. Nelson, M. Chamberlain, L. Gordon, B. Koehn. Emphasis on political history, disposal of C.P.R. land grant, architecture, and distribution of houses, Shaughnessy Heights planning and development; and public schools and recreational facilities.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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 ...".

William Bartlett, collector

  • AM894
  • Item
  • 1985

The collection consists of a postal cover dated August 16, 1985, commemorating the first official airmail flight in Canada, 1918, dedicated to Capt. Brian A. Peck.

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.

Thomas Charles Hilton collection

  • AM906
  • Item
  • 1877

The collection consists of a commission from James Dunsmuir, Lieutenant-Governor, appointing Thomas Charles Hilton as Notary Public. Contains a wax impression of the Lieutenant-Governor's seal.

G.P. Bainbridge et al. collection

  • AM923
  • Item
  • 1797

The collection consists of a letter dated October 26, 1797 from Captain George Vancouver at Petersham to James Symes requesting correction of sums paid at the Cape of Good Hope, 1791, and Valparaiso, 1795, to several persons. Captain Vancouver used an incorrect exchange rate.

Michael Levenston collection

  • AM924
  • Item
  • 1985

The collection consists of "A Century in Western Canada", a family history of the Izen, Katz, Koenigsberg and related families, by Michael Levenston. The Izen family moved to Vancouver in 1888 and after great struggles opened a fruit store on Canada Street. Etta Izen married Maurice Koenigsberg. There are several descendants living in the Vancouver area.

Col. Thomas H. Tracy collection

  • AM960
  • Item
  • 1896

The collection consists of a letter of appreciation from the Chinese Merchants' Exchange.

Shelly's Bakery Limited collection

  • AM962
  • Item
  • 1926

The collection consists of "The Romance of British Columbia", an album of advertising material written by Roy A. Hunter and illustrated by John Innes.

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