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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.

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.

Osborne J. Pierce American Civil War records

Series consists of a diary (1862-1863), two certificates of appointment, a photograph and autobiographical writings relating to Osborne J. Pierce's experiences as a member of Company G of the 24th Regiment of the Maine Militia, the 24th Regiment of Maine Volunteers, and the 7th Maine Battery during the American Civil War.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

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 unrelated essay by Pierce relating to statistics.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

Cancelled cheques

Series consists of 65 cheques signed by D. Oppenheimer, G. F. Baldwin, F. Cope, or R. A. Anderson. Arranged chronologically.

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

South Vancouver tax rolls

Series consists of two bound volumes of land and property tax rolls for the years 1895 and 1896.

South Vancouver (B.C.). Office of the Collector

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 receivable, e.g. business license fees, water fees, Police Court fines, the poll tax, dog [license?] fees, cemetery fees, etc.). Dates not represented are 17 Feb. to 31 Dec. 1888 and 1 Jan. 1892 to 31 Mar. 1896 (i.e. these cash books must have gone missing). Arranged chronologically.

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

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 Brothers showing scenes around British Columbia, primarily views of Vancouver, Rossland and Sandon.

Abbott, Harry Braithwaite

Health by-laws record book

Series consists of a single bound volume listing infractions against the City's Health by-laws. The contents of the volume are as follows: police court cases (p.1-30); journal of work, 1900 (p.50-66); journal of work, 1901 (67-77); journal of work, 1902 (p.78-86, 88); list of persons vaccinated at Sechelt (p.81); letter to City Clerk regarding smallpox accounts (p.85-87); and a list of plans received for plumbing permits (p.150-210).

Vancouver (B.C.). Police Court

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 handwritten. Arranged chronologically.

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

Annie Louise Taylor photograph albums

Series consists of two photograph albums assembled by Annie Louise Taylor. Includes baby and childhood photographs of Theodore Pierce and Kenneth Osborn Taylor, Taylor family group photographs, individual photographs of Annie and L.D. Taylor and Caroline Little Pierce, and interior and exterior photographs of the Taylor's Fairview home.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

Newspaper clippings

Series consists of newspaper clippings relating to the major events of the B.C. Telephone Company. These events include the development of the company, advertisements, disputes between the company and the city of Vancouver Government, strikes of the employees, and public opinion towards the company. Series also includes information about the company's major competitor, Bell Telephone Company of Canada.

Osborne J. Pierce business records

Series consists of records relating to Osborne J. Pierce's career as an architect and his position as a Superintendent of Drawing for the City of Chicago Department of Public Instruction. Records include correspondence, letters of recommendation, account books, notebooks and journals, a patent, a report, certificates, a book, a directory, business cards and advertisements.
Additional material intermingled with these records includes poetry and prose by Osborne J. Pierce, including autobiographical prose, family history notes, photographs, watercolours and drawings.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

Miscellaneous church records

Series consists of copies of the newsletter entitled "The Church Record," records regarding the consecration of the church, histories of the church, and other printed materials.

Osborne J. Pierce photographs

Series consists of photographs taken by Osborne J. Pierce. Includes some self-portraits and a photograph album containing scenic cyanotype and silver gelatin photographs taken in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Niagara Falls and Chicago, Illinois. Includes photographs of the Pierce family homestead in Albion, Maine.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

Board of Works meeting files

Series consists of incoming letters from private companies or individuals brought before the Board of Works relating to the construction and maintenance of road, sewer, and water systems kept by the City Engineer. Arranged chronologically by Board of Works meeting dates.

Vancouver (B.C.). Board of Works

Water application record books

Series consists of a record of applications for water service, in chronological order by date of application. Entries are numbered consecutively and the applicant's name, address, and city lot number are recorded. The earlier volume was begun by the Vancouver Water Works Company, a private utility which supplied the city's water before the City took it over.

Vancouver (B.C.). Water Works Department

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 operation of the Victoria City Council, B.C. Government, Bell Telephone Company of Canada, and other organizations.

Board of Works subject files

Series consists of subject files kept on behalf of the Board of Works relating to liaison with City offices and to issues of the period dealt with by the Board. Arranged by year.

Vancouver (B.C.). Board of Works

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 positions of clerks, messengers, janitors etc. These books appear to be for the Telegraph Department. Registers are marked as Vol. 1, 1886-1907, and Vol. 2,1907-1912, were continuously used over those years. Note that dates of service for individual employees also show earlier years in the 1880s.

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.

Point Grey Police Court court calendar

Series consists of one bound journal containing reports of cases brought before the Police court, summarizing the proceedings and indicating the verdict rendered by the Police Magistrate.

Point Grey (B.C.). Police Court

Point Grey elections - voters' lists

Series consists of two published voters' lists (1910, 1913), indicating the names and addresses of eligible voters in the municipality of Point Grey. Arranged chronologically.

Point Grey (B.C.). Office of the Municipal Clerk

Legislation Committee minutes

Series includes minutes of the Legislation Committee of the Vancouver Board of Trade as well as minutes of the Land Settlement Committee (May 15, 1912-Nov. 8, 1912), the Civic Committee (Nov. 11, 1902), and the Legal Committee (Jan. 15, 1913-Feb. 3, 1913).

Water Works Department plumbing record

Series consists of a record of plumbing work done on houses and buildings in the city, as well as existing plumbing fixtures at each location. Entries list the city lot number, street name, date, owner, number and type of fixtures at that location, the plumber's name, remarks, and cost. Arranged according to location by district lot number.

Vancouver (B.C.). Water Works Department

Winifred Mabel Pierce journal

Series consists of a journal kept by Winifred Mabel Pierce detailing her daily activites and, to a lesser extent, the activities of Annie Louise, Kenneth and Theodore Taylor, and Caroline Little Pierce.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

Printed works

The series consists of books, including an attitude dictionary and engineer s pocket book, clippings from books, regulations and legislation relating to surveys, other engineering activities and about Walter Moberly s work.

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