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John Sprott fonds

  • AM818
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1888, 1899

The fonds consists of two letterbooks (1885-1888, 1899) of outward letters from Sprott, Road Inspector, concerning road building and maintenance, primarily in the Lower Mainland.

Sprott, John Hardie

John Scott Mitchell collection

  • AM313
  • Fonds
  • 1975

The collection consists of a list of sources on the history of the airport and a chronology of the airport.

Mitchell, John Scott

John William Freeston fonds

  • AM1504
  • Fonds
  • [ca.1917]-1923

The fonds consists of panorama photographs depicting views of Vancouver including Downtown, English Bay, the harbour and waterfront, Vancouver General Hospital (Heather Pavilion), nurses, a May Day celebration, the Swallow family, Fire Department staff and equipment in New Westminster and Victoria, and Victoria Inner Harbour including the Empress Hotel.

Freeston, John William

John William Thomas Smith fonds

  • AM1427
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1934

Fonds consists of incoming letters from Smith's good friend Syd (Sidney Vernon) Harcourt relating primarily to Harcourt's adventures on his scrap gold buying and trading trips throughout Canada. The Harcourt family lived on Gilley Street in Burnaby during the 1920s and early 1930s.

Smith, John William Thomas

Junior League of Greater Vancouver fonds

  • AM1439
  • Fonds
  • [192-]-2003

The fonds consists of administrative and operational records of the Junior League of Greater Vancouver, as well as collected items such as newspaper clippings. The records document the activities of the society from its beginnings until the society closed in 2003. The fonds is arranged in twelve series: Administrative records; Anniversaries, Celebrations and awards; Audiovisual records; Committee records; Community project records; Financial records; Fundraising records; Membership records; Minutes; Photographs; Publications; and Scrapbooks and newspaper clippings.

Junior League of Greater Vancouver

Judge A.S. McMorran collection

  • AM554
  • Fonds
  • 1905-1927

The collection consists of miscellaneous forms of Information and Complaint for an Indictable Offence, and forms of Information or of Complaint on Oath filed in the city of Vancouver 1905-1927; notes re unspecified case in Sapperton, B.C. involving Sadakichi Ogawa and the Oriental Trading Co., and Japanese language newspaper, "The Continental News" dated 24 December 1909, 28 December 1909, and 1 January 1910.

Katherine Ferrie fonds

  • AM223
  • Fonds
  • 1907

Fonds consists of one notebook entitled Visiting List. The volume contains an alphabetical listing of individuals. Some entries also contain notations indicating what appear to be 'at home days,' or the days women chose to remain at home to receive visitors.

Ferrie, Katherine

Kenneth Waites fonds

  • AM180
  • Fonds
  • [19-?] -1954

The fonds includes a pamphlet on the history of Vancouver compiled by the Archivists Club; a draft copy of "50 Years of Secondary Education in Vancouver" and related notes; letters relating to research on early Vancouver schools; a radio script written by Waites; and four lantern slides depicting scenes from early Vancouver schools.

Waites, Kenneth A.

King Edward Alumni Association fonds

  • AM855
  • Fonds
  • 1903-1975

The fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, newspaper clippings, publications, and photographs concerning King Edward High School, the Alumni Association, and the Alumni Committee; Vancouver Community College publications; a history of Vancouver high schools; and a clipping book concerning World War I.

King Edward Alumni Association (Vancouver, B.C.)

Kitsilano Community Forum fonds

  • AM998
  • Fonds
  • 1976-1978

The fonds consists of constitution and bylaws, minutes, reports, mailing lists, and letter of agreement of the Kitsilano Community Forum.

Kitsilano Community Forum

Kitsilano Chamber of Commerce fonds

  • AM756
  • Fonds
  • 1935-1981

The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, membership, and financial records of the Chamber, as well as operational files for the Kitsilano Showboat.
The fonds is arranged into 3 series: Correspondence, Financial records, Minutes, and Operational files.

Kitsilano Chamber of Commerce

Kitsilano War Memorial Community Centre Association fonds

  • AM771
  • Fonds
  • 1946-1983

The fonds consists of a constitution, agreements, minutes, attendance records, annual reports, programs, and other records including photographs.

Kitsilano War Memorial Community Centre Association

Kiwanis Club of Kerrisdale fonds

  • AM1114
  • Fonds
  • 1938-1992

The fonds consists of the records of the Kiwanis Club of Point Grey and the Kiwanis Club of Kerrisdale. The majority of the files are of the Kerrisdale club. They comprise some agenda and minutes, correspondence, scrapbooks, news bulletins, documentation on their dog shows, information relating to their presentations of scholarships, information on their 50th. Anniversary celebration and photographs. Arranged into 11 series by the archivist and listed chronologically.

Kiwanis Club of Kerrisdale

Kitsilano Information Centre Society fonds

  • AM642
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1976

The fonds consists of administrative and information records for various groups associated with the Centre. These include correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, newsletters, agendas, and photographs.

Kitsilano Information Centre Society

Kiwanis Club of West Point fonds

  • AM1291
  • Fonds
  • 1947-1968

Fonds consists of three scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, photographs and programs of the Kiwanis Club of West Point.

Kiwanis Club of West Point

Kuo Kong Silk Company fonds

  • AM369
  • Fonds
  • 1922-1962

The fonds consists of the firm's correspondence, financial records, a catalogue of silk samples, and customer catalogues.
The fonds is arranged into 2 series: Business papers, and Proprietors' papers.

Kuo Kong Silk Company

Knights of Pythias, Mount Pleasant Lodge No. 11 fonds

  • AM760
  • Fonds
  • 1892-1940

The fonds consists of correspondence and the minutes of the meetings of the Knights of Pythias, Mount Pleasant Lodge No. 11 documenting their administrative organization. Included in the minutes are reports from the committees; records of receipts and disbursements; applications to the Lodge; the conferring of ranks; election of officers; reports of communication with other Lodges; and the Roll of Officers.

Knights of Pythias (Masonic order). Mount Pleasant Lodge, No. 11 (Vancouver, B.C.)

Lambert M. Sung fonds

  • AM1070
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1917

The fonds consists of Sung's correspondence and cancelled cheques.

Sung, Lambert M.

Leonard Dobbin fonds

  • AM106
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1937

The fonds consists of correspondence, accounts and legal papers pertaining to Dominion Airways and Yarrows Aircraft Corporation, as well as material on aircraft and aeronautics in general. The fonds also contains the Royal Air Force records of Henry C.W. Dobbin.

Dobbin, Leonard Alexander

Leonard Meyers fonds

  • AM1418
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1930-2000]

Fonds contains correspondence, news clippings, photographes related to the writings of Leonard Meyers.

Leonard Meyers

Leon Ladner fonds

  • AM641
  • Fonds
  • 1852-1978

The fonds consists of records Leon Ladner compiled or collected which document his personal and family life, his political career and interests and his involvement with the University of British Columbia. The records include diaries, correspondence, memos, speeches, newspaper clippings, publications and photographs.

Ladner, Leon Johnson

Lewis Popham fonds

  • AM189
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1960

The fonds consists of papers, memoranda, and photographs relating largely to Ioco Townsite and its development ca. 1917-1925. Included are records concerning Ioco and the provision of houses for workers, 1919-1920; records concerning Ioco Athletic Club and athletic activities; miscellaneous draft agreements drawn by Popham as a Justice of the Peace; a brief history he prepared on Standard Oil of N.J.; miscellaneous publications and copies of the Ioco Times, which he edited for a time; and several photographs, including one of the Ioco Baseball Club ca. 1922 and tennis matches ca. 1917.

Popham, Lewis G.

Little Mountain Area Human Resources Society fonds

  • AM804
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1978; predominant 1976-1978

The fonds consists of minutes, reports, grant reviews, correspondence and miscellaneous papers.

Little Mountain Area Human Resources Society

Lorne Brown fonds

  • AM968
  • Fonds
  • 1921-1974

The fonds consists of correspondence, yearbooks, reports, lectures, articles, printed ephemera, and photographs.

Brown, Lorne Ellis

Lower Kitsilano Ratepayers' Association fonds

  • AM928
  • Fonds
  • 1946-1971

The fonds consists of correspondence, minutes, financial records, reports, newsclippings, plans and photographs.

Lower Kitsilano Ratepayers' Association

Lytton Hotel fonds

  • AM353
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1918

The fonds consists of the guest register of the Lytton Hotel.

Lytton Hotel

Mabel Kirk fonds

  • AM193
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1936

The fonds consists of letters from Charlotte Pedley, 1917-1934, and from her son, Jim Pedley, 1935; copies of letters from Mrs. Kirk regarding the Women's Canadian Club, 1935, and the Victorian Order of Nurses, 1947; and a scroll presented to Mrs. Kirk in 1936 by the Advisory Board and General Committee of Vancouver's Golden Jubilee Committee.

Kirk, Mabel S.

MacLean family fonds

  • AM905
  • Fonds
  • 1875-1946

The fonds consists of correspondence between Murdoch MacLean and Martha Munn, and other members of the MacLean and Munn families; a resume of Lachlan Munn MacLean; and photographs.

MacLean family, Murdoch

Madill Garage Co. fonds

  • AM1457
  • Fonds
  • 1922-1942 ; predominant 1940-1942

The fonds consists of financial records in the form of electricity agreements, tax forms, rent receipts, accounts payable and receivable, balance sheets, bank statements, and ledgers. It also includes a form granting signing authority in August 1942 to W.E. Warren s wife, Edna.

Madill Garage Co.

Madeleine Roedde collection

  • AM675
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1895

The collection consists of two Christmas cards collected by Madeleine Roedde. One card is illustrated with a photograph of a trail in Stanley Park; the other card has a printed image of Cordova Street. The cards were produced around the turn of the century.

MacMillan Bloedel Place fonds

  • AM952
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1986

The fonds consists of records relating to MacMillan Bloedel Place, including correspondence, contracts and agreements, specifications, exhibit material, educational program information, attendance statistics, advertising and promotional literature, publications, photographs and a plan.

MacMillan Bloedel Place

Margaret Mitchell fonds

  • AM1380
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1993

Fonds contains records pertaining to community development and urban living issues in Vancouver.

Mitchell, Margaret A.

Margaret A. Pooley fonds

  • AM1473
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1906-1935]

The fonds consists of two drawing books from Normal School, a scrapbook and a recipe book.

Pooley, Margaret A.

Marpole Business Association collection

  • AM817
  • Fonds
  • 1983

The collection consists of three letters from entrants to the Marpole Pioneer Days Historical Information Contest: Eleanor Zelma (Clarke) Bunting, Lilace (Churchill) Thompson, and Florence (Hird) Foulkes. The letters contain genealogical and historical information about pioneers and pioneer life.

Marpole Business Association

Mary Pack fonds

  • AM1018
  • Fonds
  • 1922-1986

Fonds consists of letters, cards, invitations, awards, photographs, speeches, notes, newsclippings, and other similar material documenting Pack's personal involvements with C.A.R.S. and other related organizations.

Pack, Mary

McCleery family fonds

  • AM114
  • Fonds
  • 1837-1959

The fonds includes a notebook belonging to Robert Wood (his sister Mary married F. McCleery in 1873); business and personal correspondence; clippings; publications; financial records and ledgers; diaries of William Wood, Fitzgerald McCleery, Samuel McCleery and Theodora Logan (daughter of Fitzgerald and Mary McCleery); photographs; mementos and letters of the Wood family; and school records.

McCleery family

McGeer family fonds

  • AM958
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1987

The fonds consists of correspondence, certificates, and photographs relating to Gerald Gratton McGeer and his family.

McGeer family

McQueen family fonds

  • AM465
  • Fonds
  • 1782-1796, 1874-1978

The fonds consists of correspondence, clippings, photographs and personal reminiscences of the McQueen family, including a series of letters from a James McQueen in Edinburgh, Scotland, 1782-1796 re: the French revolution, West Indies slave trade, parliamentary reform, corn laws and a variety of contemporary political and social events, family and personal matters; minutes of the Women's Educational Club, 1913-1919; a Whetham College calendar; miscellaneous papers of the Shaughnessy Heights Property Owners' Association, 1953-1966; a taped CBC interview with Kate McQueen, 1978; copies of the Westminster Hall Magazine and the Westminster Review, 1911-1917; photographs depicting the family, the family home, and Queen's Park fairgrounds; and materials relating to numerous organizations, including the Vancouver Art Gallery and Museum, King Edward High School, the Vancouver Pioneer's Association, and various women's clubs.

McQueen family

Men's Musical Club of Vancouver fonds

  • AM191
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1929

The fonds includes a combined minute book-scrapbook, which also contains financial statements and a membership list. There are also programmes for concerts (1919-1929) and photographs of the members.

Men's Musical Club of Vancouver

Mercantile Mortgage Company fonds

  • AM123
  • Fonds
  • 1869-1988; 1908-1985 predominant

The fonds consists of textual records, including architectural plans and sketches, and photographs relating to the administration and operation of Mercantile Mortgage Company Limited, Estates Investment Limited and the other Thomson family corporate holdings.
Incorporation and capitalization documents and correspondence from 1908 and 1919 exist for both Mercantile Mortgage Company and Estates Investment Limited, respectively. Administrative and operational records include financial statements, operating statements and working papers for both companies, and Argyll House Limited, dating from their inception to the late 1980s, as well as company and Unit Holder audits from the same time period. Unit holder lists, registers, stock certificates and correspondence give investment and investor details from 1908 to 1988. Trustee Company Limited, Mercantile Mortgage Company Limited and Estates Investment Limited Minute Books detail the administration and operation of the companies from their inception in 1908 and 1919 to 1983.
A large number of records detail the property and real estate holdings and mortgage loans held by Mercantile Mortgage Company and Estates Investment Limited. These include building files for each of the significant Vancouver and New Westminster properties which include deeds, photographs, architectural plans and sketches, correspondence with building trades companies in the respective cities, permits for construction in each building and some lease and tenant information. Many of these files date to the late 19th Century or first decade of the 20th century. In addition, a number of building files detail modern upgrades to the buildings including elevator and sprinkler system installation and general upgrades from the 1950s through the 1970s. Some files contain lease and tenant information as well as operating statements and general property management information. Tax assessments and property valuations from the 1970s and 1980s are related to sale agreements for each of the properties. In addition, a number of dockets dating from 1896 to 1921 contain mortgages, agreements of sale, property deeds, real unit property deeds and transfers, and other indentures and contracts related to real estate investments and mortgage loans.
Photographs and colour slides of Gastown and New Westminster buildings and streets detail the development of the buildings and their respective cities and neighbourhoods through the 20th Century.

Mercantile Mortgage Company Limited

Mercer and Mercer Architects fonds

  • AM1431
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1970

Fonds contains photographs and drawings of buildings designed by Mercer & Mercer Architects. Fonds also includes a certificate of registration for Andrew Lamb Mercer from the Architectural Institute of British Columbia.

Mercer and Mercer Architects

Mitchell-Dwelly family fonds

  • AM504
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1960

The fonds consists of minutes of the Lynn Valley Institute, 1913-31; correspondence, 1917-1948; World War II memorabilia; postcards, 1935-38; certificate, 1883; unemployment insurance card, 1950; income tax return, 1949; hospitalization and insurance claims, 1948-50; membership cards, 1920; and clippings, ca. 1952. The fonds also includes some of Elizabeth Aston's correspondence with her sister in England during World War I.

Mitchell-Dwelly family

Mon Alex Club of Vancouver fonds

  • AM1458
  • Fonds
  • 1945-2003

The fonds include the history, by-laws, rules, accounting ledgers, women's auxiliary agendas and registers, correspondence, speeches, bulletins, banquet programs, certificates and stationery, photographs (many unidentified) and a video relating to children's social activities. The materials that comprise the Mon Alex Club of Vancouver fonds were not arranged in any particular order when they arrived at the Archives.

Mon Alex Club of Vancouver

Moses Cotsworth fonds

  • AM882
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1942

The fonds consists of letters, bills, leases, papers, and publications of Moses B. Cotsworth; a photograph of John Oliver; and Vancouver publications.

Cotsworth, Moses Bruine

Mrs. B.T. Rogers collection

  • AM198
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1886

The collection consists of the personal reminiscences of Mrs. B.T. Rogers of early Vancouver.

Rogers, Mary Isabella

Mrs. George T. Smith collection

  • AM174
  • Fonds
  • 1893-1905

The collection consists of nine cartoons from "The Warder" dated 15 April and 10 June 1893:
1) He is not an Englishman
2) Poor Paddy
3) Faust-up to date
4) Old Mother Hubbard
5) Punctured
6) Robbing the Coach
7) New Partners in an Old Game
8) Mr. Morley hauls down the Union Jack
9) Real Irish Legislators!
There is also a copy of "The Perth Courier" dated 30 June 1905.

Municipal History Society fonds

  • AM715
  • Fonds
  • 1955-1976

The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, notes and published items. There are papers from J.T. Cork relating to Cassiar and Hastings-Sunrise area issues; records from the Lower Mainland Metro Council of Ratepayers; notes and correspondence of Mrs. Alice Mackenzie documenting her protests over property assessment practices; records of the Vancouver Central Council of Ratepayers; and cassette tape recordings of interviews.

Municipal History Society (Vancouver, B.C.)

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