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Miscellaneous photographs

Subseries consists of all photographs which were collected by the Vancouver Museum, excluding all photographs by Philip T. Timms and Erwin R. Gordon. Photographs were collected on a variety of subjects, mostly within the City of Vancouver, but al...

Personal subject files

Subseries consists of files created by Archibald based upon various subjects relevant to his personal life and finances, as well as his work as an instructor at the University of British Columbia. Records include correspondence, insurance records...

Incoming correspondence photographs

Subseries consists of photographs removed from J.S. Matthews' incoming correspondence file and previously uncatalogued lantern slides and oversized prints included in Add. MSS. 54. The subjects of the images are wide ranging and include earl...

Categorical files

Subseries consists of records relating to various categories of subjects associated with Vancouver and with British Columbia in general. Arrangement is alphabetical first by subject category, then by subcategory, then by file title.

Topical files

Subseries consists of records relating to individuals, places, and subjects. Arrangement is alphabetical by name or subject.

Financial records

Subseries consists of financial records created by Archibald for the firm of Bayfield and Archibald. Records include invoices, purchase order, receipts, transaction records, ledgers and ledger sheets, client address books, account books, notebook...


Subseries consists of albums of photographs collected or created by Major James Skitt Matthews. The albums cover a variety of subjects including scenes of early Vancouver, street arches of Vancouver, the construction of the Birks Building, public...

Invoices, early Vancouver

Subseries consists of records relating to the financial aspect of materiel and personnel management for the City of Vancouver. Includes invoices for supplies and services, some of which relate to the city's first election.


Subseries consists of a collection of documents relating to a variety of activities and topics. Includes financial records, a scrapbook, record of correspondence, copy of a diary, and publications.

Philip T. Timms photographs

Subseries consists of photographs collected by the Vancouver Museum which were created by photographer Philip T. Timms, or were otherwise connected to the Timms family. Subseries consists of photograph on a number of subjects, including: buildin...

Timms, Philip T.

Harry Patten Archibald personal photographs

Subseries consists of photographs produced, received, and collected by Harry Patten Archibald in his personal life. Subjects include: friends and family members, recreational outings, various areas around Vancouver and B.C., and various types o...

Bayfield, Henry Arthur

Henry Arthur Bayfield personal photographs

Subseries consists of photographs produced, received, and collected by Henry Arthur Bayfield in his personal life. Subjects include: boats, locomotives, and friends and/or family members. Subseries also includes a photograph of Bayfield himself.

Bayfield, Henry Arthur

Payroll records

Subseries consists of records documenting the payment of salaries and pensions, and aggregate accounting for payroll and other staff related expenses.The records include early company payroll books listing non-refinery staff and their salary payme...

Published materials

Subseries consists of copies of various union newspapers, Typo Times, B.C. Typo Bulletin, Vancouver 226 Typo Bulletin, the Vancouver Typographer, the New World, allied Ocean Roll and On the line bulletin.

Board of Trustees minutes

Subseries consists of records arising from meetings of the Board of Trustees of the Vancouver Museums and Planetarium Association.Series includes minutes and agendas, as well as supplementary materials such as reports, financial statements, budget...

Edgar Bloomfield files and other material

Subseries consists of correspondence and research notes related to the life, career and estate of Edgar Bloomfield, as well as ledgers and journals generated during his career as a lawyer and investor in the Canadian Power Generating Machine Co. L...

Subject files, notes, and newspaper clippings

Subseries consists of files compiled by Archibald on various subjects, as well as notes and newspaper clippings on various topics. Subjects include general topics such as coal and the environment, as well as specific individuals, organizations, p...

Business files

Subseries consists of files compiled by Archibald around specific client companies, associations, and projects. Files include notes, sketches and drawings, photographs, correspondence, receipts, invoices, reference materials, and other records.

Foon and Lillian Wong textual records

Subseries consists of records relating to the personal, educational, and professional activities of Foon and Lillian Ho Wong and their family members, including correspondence, birth and naturalization certificates, and creative writing exercises....

Wong, Lillian Ho


Subseries consists of newspaper and magazine clippings of articles about James Blomfield and his works of art. Also includes a scrapbook showcasing Blomfield's illustrations for the Boston-based publication, "Christian Science Monitor&q...

Business records

Subseries consists of business records of Wing Sang Co. and Yip Sang Co. The records reveal the Yip family members' involvement with the following businesses: Kew Dang with salt herring packing business; Yip Qipeng, Kew Ming, Kew Yacht, and...

Diaries and correspondence

Subseries consists of diaries, notebooks, and correspondence files maintained by H.P. Archibald in relation to his personal life. Records include day planners and diaries, personal expense notebooks, notebooks of calculations, correspondence, a s...

Project photographs

Subseries consists of photographs copied from the personal collections of the individuals interviewed for the book "The Story of Dunbar: Voices of a Vancouver Neighbourhood."The photographs were organized roughly into categories accordin...

Collected publications

Subseries consists of publications collected by H.P. Archibald in connection to his interests as an engineer. Included are: publications of the governments of British Columbia, Canada, and the United States; publications regarding specific engine...

James Blomfield files and other materials

Subseries consists of files of clippings, photographs, research notes and correspondence related to James Blomfield. Subseries includes collected correspondence sent and received by James Blomfield, including extensive correspondence with Ida Sch...


Subseries consists of photographs and negatives documenting both the activities and the staff members of the Health Department. Included are photographs of graphs portraying birth and birth mortality rates.

Provincial Conservative Party records

Subseries consists of constitutions, minutes, convention materials, speeches, notes and other materials created or collected by Ladner. Arranged chronologically.

Invitation cards

This subseries contains invitation cards which are addressed exclusively to Kew Dang and his family for such occasions as wedding celebrations and new baby's one month celebration ceremony.

Engineering photographs

Subseries consists of photographs produced and received in relation to the professional work of Bayfield and Archibald, Engineers. Photograph subjects include: machines (such as pumps, boilers, and rock crushers), machine parts (such as pipes, p...

Bayfield, Henry Arthur

Foon and Lillian Wong photographs

Subseries consists of photographs of Lillian and Foon Wong, Vernon and Paul Yee, Gum May Yee, and the Wongs’ family, friends, and associates in Vancouver, Hong Kong, China, and various cities in Canada and the United States.

Wong, Lillian Ho

Miscellaneous financial records

Subseries includes records such as receipts and invoices, accounts payable ledgers and others types of financial records. These records document the Yip family's involvement with community activities, and some family events such as wedding a...


Subseries consists of incoming letters and copies of outgoing letters regarding the work of the consulting firm Bayfield and Archibald. Subseries also includes some photocopied correspondence previously described as Add. MSS. 425 (Bayfield and Ar...

Older letters in Chinese

Most of the older letters were not opened when the records were acquired. These letters were addressed to Wing Sang Co. to be passed on to a third party. They remained with the Yip family because there was no way of tracing the addressee. Lette...


Subseries consists of miscellaneous notes on heraldry and James Blomfield's biography; poetry, publications, song lyrics and posters. Also includes a small oil painting and a photograph of Marjorie Bloomfield.


Subseries consists of original signed and copies of agreements with newpaper publishers and newspapers including Columbia Co. Ltd., Mitchell Press Limited, Vancouver Printing & Publishing Co.Limited, Vancouver Daily Province, Sun Publishing Co...

Personal financial records

Subseries consists of records created and received by H.P. Archibald in the course of managing his personal financial matters, such as income tax and investment matters. Records include correspondence, investment statements, tax statements, and o...

Erwin R. Gordon photographs

Subseries consists of photographs collected by the Vancouver Museum which were created by amateur photographer Erwin R. Gordon, a druggist by profession. Subseries consists of photographs showing views of Vancouver, Port Hammond, Hammond, Haney, ...

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