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Major Matthews collection Burnaby (B.C.)
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Central Park Progressive Association

Group portrait showing (standing): Mr. Todrick, Charlie Hodson, Mr. Thompson, Ralph Latta, Jack Cleveland, Mr. Bursill, Dr. Bingy, Mr. Shindler, Mr. Randall, Mr. Rumble, Charlie Dickinson, Tom Winters, Mr. Alcock, Mr. A.E. Almas, Tom Prentice and others; (seated): W.J. Battison, Charlie Rose, Reverend Murton Smith, Dad Cairns, Mr. Weart, unidentified and Mr. Flack

Howe Sound - Burrard Inlet

Item is a topographical map of the municipalities surrounding Howe Sound and Burrard Inlet. Municipal boundaries, roads and other transportation infrastructure, and radio stations are also included. The Greater Vancouver water supply areas and waterways are shown along with pipe lines, power lines and telegraph lines.

Map of portion New Westminster District

Item is an annotated tracing of a map showing the future sites of Vancouver, Burnaby and the North Shore from an area bordering on English Bay to an area bordering on North Arm. Traced over by J.S. Matthews in 1954, it illustrates intended land settlement and subdivision in 1877. Also shown are bodies of water, Hastings & Granville Road, and the settlements of Hastings and Granville. Annotations are an introductory note by Matthews in August 1954 titled "Before Greater Vancouver." Enclosed with the map are four letters between J.S. Matthews and W.H. Hutchinson, Chief of the Geographic Division of the B.C. Survey and Mapping Branch of the Department of Lands and Forests, in 1954 concerning the map's provenance and Matthew's efforts to increase the legibility of copies of the original map.

Mark 2 1/2 yrs. old

Snapshot of Mark Walser, son of Don and Evelyn Walser nee Matthews, on a rocking horse in front of the Christmas tree.

[Aerial view of Burrard Inlet, Hastings-Sunrise, Burnaby and the District of North Vancouver]

Photograph shows Exhibition Park and P.N.E. Golf Course, Second Narrows Bridge, New Brighton Park, Callister Park, Burrard Inlet, Lynn Creek, Lynn Park, Seymour Creek, Vancouver Harbour Commissioners Railway, Inspected Shingles Ltd., Cascade Rock and Gravel Co. Ltd., Canadian Shingle Co. Ltd. (Capilano Timber Co. Ltd.), Alberta Pool Elevator, Columbia Grain Elevator Co. Ltd., Canadian Pacific Railway, Girls Industrial School and Old Peoples Home sites.

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