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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

Kitsilano Community Resources Board fonds

  • AM653
  • Fonds
  • 1973-1978

The fonds consists of the minutes of the Integration Task Force and its committees, 1974; election materials, 1974; a directory of services; clippings and newspapers, 1973-1977; information relating to the Kitsilano Community Centre, including a survey of community needs, information relating to Point Grey Road and a survey of services for seniors and reports relating to local planning.

Kitsilano Community Resources Board

Royal Needlework Guild of Vancouver fonds

  • AM654
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1953

The fonds consists of correspondence, 1936-1953; Director's Reports, 1907, 1910; President's addresses; a transcript from an interview with Mrs. G. Shane, 1943; annual reports from the Toronto branch, 1937, and the Montreal branch, 1938; clippings and pamphlets.

Royal Needlework Guild of Vancouver

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.

Walter Donald MacKinnon Sage collection

  • AM664
  • Fonds
  • 1979-1980

The collection consists of two typescript copies of Don Sage's recollections of his early life in the west side of Vancouver. "Memories of Old University Hill" (1979) and "Memories of Old West Point Grey" (1980) both describe the residents, homes and social life in these two areas between 1924 and 1940.

Sage, Walter Donald MacKinnon

Alexander Philip fonds

  • AM665
  • Fonds
  • 1899-1902

The fonds consists primarily of correspondence which reflects Philip's work of a real estate agent and other endeavours.

Philip, Alexander

H.A. Price collection

  • AM358
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1880]-1993

The collection consists of correspondence, reports, letterbooks, and photographs of the Price family and of records relating to general merchants in Ashcroft, B.C, including Harvey Bailey and Company, to the planned extension to the Canadian Pacific Railway line, and to Henry J. Cambie.

Price family

Eburne Ratepayers Association fonds

  • AM64
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1910

The fonds consists of a minutebook of the Eburne Ratepayers Association. It reflects the interests and development of the Eburne District, 1907-1910, such as the dredging of the North Arm to improve navigation, incorporation of the Municipality of Point Grey, and the improvement of telephone and transportation services.

Eburne Ratepayers Association

Homer family fonds

  • AM72
  • Fonds
  • 1868-1964

The fonds consists of family correspondence, 1868-1964; historical notes, photographs and other materials, 1931-1957; and clippings. Correspondence includes copies of letters from Governor Frederick Seymour and Sir John A. Macdonald to Mrs. J.A.R. Homer (509-F-6 file 6).

Homer family

Henry Alan Bulwer fonds

  • AM71
  • Fonds
  • 1887, 1932-1955

The fonds consists of correspondence between Bulwer and his father and between Mr. and Mrs. Bulwer.

Bulwer, Henry Alan

72nd. Battalion Seaforth Highlanders of Canada collection

  • AM84
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1918

The collection consists of clipping books recording the war records of the members of the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada on overseas service with the C.E.F. in 1914-1918.

72nd. Battalion Seaforth Highlanders of Canada

Vancouver Sun collection

  • AM156
  • Item
  • 1924

The collection consists of two identical volumes of letters sent to the Sun by various governmental and public bodies regarding the Sun's project to present a painting to U.S. President Harding speaking in Stanley Park to the National Press Gallery of Washington, D.C. in the United States.

Garfield King collection

  • AM135
  • Fonds
  • 1918-1921

The collection consists of a scrapbook containing clippings, letters and other assorted material on the subject of proportional representation collected between 1918 and 1921.

Louis McDonald fonds

  • AM134
  • Fonds
  • 1933-1935

The fonds consists of a scrapbook of clippings, speeches and letters kept by Alderman McDonald from 1933-1935 concerning the building of the new Vancouver City Hall.

McDonald, Louis Drummond

Privy Council (Canada) collection

  • AM127
  • Fonds
  • 1886-1893

Item is an extract of a report of a Committee of the Privy Council, dated 8 July 1893, regarding foreshore rights in Vancouver of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, with two accompanying maps. One map is in the file; the other one is catalogued as Map 648.

Vancouver Lawn Tennis Club minutes

  • AM130
  • Fonds
  • 1897

The collection consists of the minutes of a meeting held at the Hotel Vancouver on 2 October 1897, which formed the Vancouver Lawn Tennis Club.

Vancouver Lawn Tennis Club

William Pleming fonds

  • AM132
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900] - 1914

The fonds consists of Pleming's memoirs (published by the Mount Pleasant News in 1936); programmes of events Pleming participated in; and photographs of the Amalgamated Society of Carpenters and Joiners Labour Day Parade (ca. 1900), the South Vancouver School Board (1911), and the South Vancouver Float for the Vancouver Historical Pageant (12 June 1914).

Pleming, William

Collingwood Free Library and Bursill Institute collection

  • AM128
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1911-1928

The collection consists of two scrapbooks containing letters, clippings and photographs relating to the Collingwood Free Library and Bursill Institute ca. 1911-1928.

Collingwood Free Library and Bursill Institute

John Bell fonds

  • AM144
  • Fonds
  • 1867-1948

The fonds includes Bell's birth and baptismal certificates together with his timber scaler licence application and his memoirs; there are also pencil sketches and sketch maps to illustrate the memoirs. Included is a photograph of a diary page.

Bell, John Warren

Reverend Robert J. Staines collection

  • AM145
  • Item
  • 1853

The collection consists of a letter written on 7 April 1853 to a clergyman in England, probably the Rev. J. Haldane Stewart. It contains references to the Hudson's Bay Company, to company rule, the land grant, and Oregon.

Canadian Pacific Navigation Company fonds

  • AM138
  • Fonds
  • 1887-1889

The fonds consists of receipts issued by the Canadian Pacific Navigation Company between 1887 and 1889.

Canadian Pacific Navigation Company

Vancouver Arts and Crafts Association fonds

  • AM142
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1901

The fonds consists of a minute book (1900-1901), which includes membership lists; photographs of an exhibition of members' work in O'Brien Hall, 1900; and miscellaneous other material.

Vancouver Arts and Crafts Association

Frank Elmer Hall collection

  • AM141
  • Fonds
  • 1887-1957

The collection consists of legal papers and maps pertaining to the land holdings of Charles and Rebecca Desormier, Samuel Gintzburger and George W. Fuller. The collection also contains legal papers pertaining to Rickard and Frith (G.F. Frith Co. Ltd.) and assorted legal papers. There are also the manuscripts of two stories by "E.O.R." and Leonard I. Bentley's memoir of Saturday night in Vancouver, 1901.

Hall, Frank Elmer

Henry John Painter fonds

  • AM148
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1907]

The fonds consists of a bound volume containing information on the locations, assessed values and ownership of lots in Hastings Townsite.

Painter, John Henry

Vancouver Art Association collection

  • AM154
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1944

The collection consists of a catalogue of the First Annual Exhibition held by the Vancouver Art Association in 1890; an excerpt copied from a newspaper of 1891 advertising art classes; excerpts copied from letters of Mrs. Annie Richards (formerly Mrs. William Webster) dated 1939 and 1944; a 1939 Art Gallery Bulletin containing an editorial "Art in the Gay Nineties"; a pamphlet commemorating the Vancouver City Museum Golden Jubilee, 1944; and a 1944 newspaper clipping "Art Museum Was Success From Start".

Vancouver Art Association

Francis Black fonds

  • AM149
  • Fonds
  • 1892-1910

The fonds includes an article by F.M. Black, published in Scotland in 1893, entitled Down the Selkirks on the Cowcatcher, together with a covering letter by Black to Mr. Cotterell of the C.P.R. The fonds also includes newspaper clippings.

Black, Francis Mollison

J. Wyatt-Vaughan collection

  • AM150
  • Fonds
  • 1911

The collection consists of surveyor notes and map for lot pre-empted by Kenneth McDonald.

Wyatt Vaughan, Josephus

Salsbury family fonds

  • AM140
  • Fonds
  • 1884-1936, 1961

The fonds includes two typed copies of letters written by W.F. Salsbury [Jr.?] to his wife Sarah describing his experiences on the first train to cross Canada from Montreal to Port Moody; letters to Frederick Salsbury; records pertaining to W.F. Salsbury's appointment as a Justice of the Peace; Masonic certificates; and a scrapbook of letters, invitations and other material relating to the Canadian rowing crew sent to the 1924 Olympic Games (Paris).

Salsbury family

Samuel Hallander collection

  • AM167
  • Fonds
  • 1889

The collection consists of a certificate of competency as fourth class engineer which was presented to Samuel Hallander in January 1889, signed by Charles H. Tupper, Minister of Marine and Fisheries.

Hallander, Samuel Fitzof

William Taylor fonds

  • AM159
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1952

The fonds consists of two diaries kept mainly while Taylor was in an Australian military hospital. The majority of the entries are for the year 1917, but there are entries as late as January of 1952. Also included is a chronological table of his war service.

Taylor, William Alfred

Pollay Family fonds

  • AM160
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1931

The fonds consists of correspondence of the Pollay family pertaining to the Vancouver library and the death of George Pollay, and a photograph of Janet Pollay.

Pollay family

William Henry Gallagher collection

  • AM161
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1901

The collection consists of a list of mortgages issued, 1890-1895; a letter to W.H. Gallagher re sewer connection, 1895; and a portion of a letter re the sale of a house, 1901.

Gallager, William Henry

Texas Lake Ice and Cold Storage Company fonds

  • AM162
  • Fonds
  • 1892-1894

The fonds consists of a route book, Route No. 1, for 1892-1894, listing names of customers and amounts of ice purchased.

Texas Lake Ice and Cold Storage Company

Letter

  • AM165
  • Item
  • 1883

The collection consists of an incomplete letter written to "Fanny" by an unidentified correspondent from New Westminster, 11 May 1883, describing May Day and a picnic. (The original pencil has been written over ca. 1940 by the donor.)

Ernest Cleveland fonds

  • AM152
  • Fonds
  • 1898, 1938-1949

The fonds consists of a book of manuscript notes on mining claims in the Thurlow region of Johnstone Strait. There are also two letters written by Cleveland in 1938 and 1949.

Cleveland, Ernest Albert

Lady Vancouver Club fonds

  • AM1401
  • Fonds
  • 1980-2004

Fonds includes constitution and by-laws, membership lists, presidents' reports, minutes of the annual general meetings, newsletters, miscellaneous records and a small trophy, the "Chimo Award to Lady Vancouver Club for outstanding contribution to Greater Vancouver Tourism September 1980", awarded by the Greater Vancouver Convention & Visitor's Bureau.

Lady Vancouver Club

Arthur James Ford collection

  • AM213
  • Fonds
  • 1896

The collection consists of a form (Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages Act) verifying the particulars of marriage. The marriage took place on 14 May 1895. This form was completed and signed by Father Clinton on 10 February 1896.

Miss Alice England collection

  • AM215
  • Fonds
  • 1894-1896

The collection consists of four receipts: Christ Church Building Co. Ltd., 1894; Burnaby Statute Labour Tax receipts, 1895 and 1896; and an inspector's permit to extend sewer line, 1896.

England, Alice

Twigge Family collection

  • AM217
  • Fonds
  • 1853-1891

The collection consists of a letter written by J.T. Twigge as a cadet at Woolwich Barracks to his mother in Ireland, 18 September 1853; a letter written by a business associate in Coleraine to Mrs. Twigge, 27 April 1864; a dance program, in Dublin, which contains the signature of S.K. Twigge, 12 May 1865; a photograph of Zahla Hurst; and a letter to Mrs. S.K. Twigge in London from her aunt Anne Peebles in Ireland, 8 October 1891.

Twigge family

Randall Family collection

  • AM218
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1884

The collection consists of two letters written by C.J. Randall of Waldo, Oregon, to his children in Moodyville, B.C., on 8 August 1883 and 13 January 1884.

Randall family

Lewis Michols collection

  • AM219
  • Fonds
  • 1893

The collection consists of a passport issued to Lewis Michols in London at the Foreign Office on 29 December 1893, signed by the Earl of Rosebery.

Etches Family collection

  • AM227
  • Fonds
  • 1742-1954

The collection consists of historical notes about R.C. Etches and John Etches, and other members of the family, including present-day descendants in New York and in Burnaby.

Etches family

Robert McKay Fripp collection

  • AM228
  • Item
  • 1890

The collection consists of a manuscript account by R.M. Fripp entitled "A Short Expedition in B.C.", detailing the journey to the source of Capilano Creek, 1890.

Fripp, Robert McKay

Sir James Douglas collection

  • AM229
  • Fonds
  • 1858-1859

The collection consists of letters sent to Governor Douglas from the District of Fort Yale - one unsigned dated 19 November 1858, one from P.B. Whannell, J.P., dated 31 December 1858, one from George Perrier, J.P., at Hill's Bar dated 4 January 1859, and an excerpt of a letter from Governor Moody dated 17 January 1859. There are also four letters sent from Governor Douglas to Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton dated 8 January, 20 January, 5 February, and 10 February 1859.

Walter F. Evans collection

  • AM230
  • Fonds
  • 1894-1919

The collection consists of an official program of the Victoria Theater, "The Opera Glass", Victoria, 24 August 1894; a program for the Juvenile Opera Co., Victoria, 21-22 August 1895; an invitation to the Dedicatory Services of the New Methodist Japanese Mission Church at Jackson and Powell, 7 December 1906; and a program for the Men's Musical Club concert at St. Andrew's Church on 5 May 1919.

Evans, Walter F.

The Hon. Denis Murphy collection

  • AM231
  • Item
  • 1946

The collection consists of the manuscript of the Hon. Mr. Justice Murphy's articles, "Judges of Ye Olden Time" written in 1946.

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