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John Monk fonds

  • AM377
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1961

The fonds consists of daily journals kept at work for the years 1949-1961.

Monk, John L.

Charlesworth family collection

  • AM1673
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1996

Collection consists of a family photograph album, including a small amount of textual records relating to family history, photographs and textual records depicting employment at Spencer's Department Store, and records of Vera Charlesworth as a student at John Norquay and King Edward High School.

Tom Grant fonds

  • AM1659
  • Fonds
  • 1967-1976

Fonds consists of photographs showing primarily views of downtown Vancouver including prominent buildings, aerial views, commercial and residential properties, as well as the Larwill Park area, and the phases of construction for the former Westcoast Transmission building at 1333 West Georgia Street. The fonds also includes a few photographs from over Vancouver locations, including along Broadway and aerial views of different parts of the city.

Sunset Community Association fonds

  • AM68
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1956

The fonds consists of correspondence, legal and financial records, films, clippings and other papers of the Sunset Community Association; minutes (1937-1939) of the South Main Community Club; as well records from a time capsule created in 1949 for the construction of the Sunset Memorial Centre building.

Sunset Community Association

Playhouse Centre of British Columbia fonds

  • AM1032
  • Fonds
  • 1954-2001; (predominant 1967-2001)

The fonds consists of Board of Directors records (minutes and correspondence), 1965-1986; operational records (correspondence outwards, subject files and administration files), 1965-1986; public relations records (general files, invitations, publicity for individual plays) 1962-1989; productions (notes, correspondence and contracts) 1963-1988; production scripts; personnel records, 1955-1975; and publications 1963-1989. Included within the fonds are programs, handbills, posters, scripts, photographs and plans. There is also material from Playhouse Holiday Theatre, the children's wing of the theatre. The records are organized into 29 series and listed alphabetically by series title.

Playhouse Centre of British Columbia

Thomas Sentell fonds

  • AM275
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1993

Fonds consists of incoming correspondence from Thomas Braidwood of B.C. Drugs Limited writing to the overseas Sentell who was serving in the Royal Canadian Engineers (1942-1945) and J.S. Matthews (1938-1964). Also included news clippings (1946-1993), records (1936, 1986), and copies of Sentell's drawings (1937-1938).

Sentell, Thomas Frederick

Aileen Campbell collection

  • AM273
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1972

The collection consists of two photocopies of Aileen Campbell's articles and a typescript of her notes during one of the interviews.

Campbell, Aileen

Sigurdson Millwork Company fonds

  • AM1046
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1963

The fonds consists of 63 sheets of plans for an assortment of finishings for churches in B.C. Vancouver projects include millwork for Holy Rosary Cathedral, Christ Church Cathedral, and First United Church. Also included is 52 sheets of blueprints of architectural millwork for a number of CNR structures around the province, including 11 sheets pertaining to the Hotel Vancouver interior.

Sigurdson Millwork Company

Helen Gregory MacGill collection

  • AM270
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1940-1950

The collection consists of the original copies, with some amendments, of articles written by Helen Gregory MacGill as "Story of Vancouver Social Service"; typescript copy of biographical radio program "Builders of B.C." no. 4, "Helen Gregory MacGill" by Dick Diespecker (C.J.O.R., 20 April 1950). "Story of Vancouver Social Service", in a bound volume, is catalogued in the Archives library, HV110 V2 M2. Another book, "How to Conduct Public Meetings in Canada" is catalogued in the Archives library, JF515 M22.

MacGill, Helen Gregory

Mountaineers' Terpsichorean Club fonds

  • AM264
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1905, 1929

The fonds consists of records produced by the Mountaineers' Terpsichorean Club. Records include programmes of dances, a photo of the Mount Pleasant Quadrille Club, and a minute book of the Mountaineers' Terpsichorean Club. The minutebook contains minutes of Club meetings, lists of members, as well as three reports of the operations of the Fire Department of the City of Vancouver, No. 5 Fire Company.

Mountaineers' Terpsichorean Club

Mrs. M.S. White collection

  • AM261
  • Fonds
  • 1925-1962

The collection consists of the provincial license granted to the Sannie Transportation Co. Ltd. in 1944, the original typescript History of the Sannie Transportation Co. Ltd. 1920-1954 by Mary S. White, and a photograph ca. 1925 of the M.V. "Sannie III".

The Sannie Transportation Co. Ltd. was formed in 1920 by G.H. Brown and Thomas Steele and was taken over in 1922 by "Tommy" White who was president until 1954. The company relinquished its franchise in 1956 when Black Ball Ferries Ltd. took over the Horseshoe Bay-Bowen Island run. In turn, it was taken over by the provincial government in 1962.

H.W. Parr collection

  • AM260
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1971

The collection consists of two copies of "Romance of Vancouver" published in 1936 by the Native Sons of B.C., a typescript copy of "Memories of the Past" by Reuben Hamilton, and a handwritten copy of "My Recollections of Early Vancouver" by Gertrude Gow 1968, copied in 1971 by H.W. Parr.

Parr, H.W.

Mrs. M. Wilkinson collection

  • AM259
  • Fonds
  • 1897-1936

The collection consists of a copy of the Diamond Jubilee edition of the Daily Mail dated 23 June 1897, a coloured lithograph of Queen Victoria, and a poster to celebrate Vancouver's Golden Jubilee, 1936.

Greater Vancouver Regional District fonds

  • AM1257
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1975

Fonds consists of correspondence, reports, plans, and other documentation generated primarily by the above-mentioned predecessor bodies of the Greater Vancouver Regional District. Arranged into the following series:

  • Hospital Advisory Committee minutes and reports
    from the Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District:
  • Annual reports
  • Correspondence and other records
  • Minute books
  • Miscellaneous records
    from the Greater Vancouver Water District:
  • Chief engineer's daily journals
  • Commissioner's reports
  • Commissioner's yearbooks
  • Contracts
  • Correspondence files
  • Correspondence files
  • Engineering files
  • Minute books
  • Minute files
  • Miscellaneous correspondence
  • Miscellaneous publications
  • Miscellaneous reports
  • Reports
  • Reports received by the commissioner
    from the Lower Mainland Regional Planning Board:
    • Clipping files
    • Correspondence files
    • Minute books

The fonds also includes two drawings made for the Greater Vancouver Water District.

Greater Vancouver Regional District

Graham Tudor Architect fonds

  • AM1320
  • Fonds
  • 1987-1988

Fonds consists of architectural drawings of Price Waterhouse Centre Pavilion Place and Franks for the Memory Restaurant, 601 West Cordova Street. There are elevations, sections and floor plans.

Tudor, Graham

Mary Gruchy fonds

  • AM253
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1983

The fonds consists of records created, received, and collected by Mary Gruchy. Fonds includes records pertaining to the Provincial Botanical Office, such as annual reports, notes, newspaper clippings, journals, photographs, a retirement certificate, and other materials. The fonds also includes brochures from the B.C. Mountaineering Club, and a map of Mount Garibaldi.

Gruchy, Mary J.

Vera Noecker collection

  • AM242
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1945

The collection consists of a 1902 Telephone Inspector's Hand Book; a catalogue of the Third Annual Spring Dog Show held by the Terminal City Kennel Club, 1914, together with winner's ribbons, 1914-1917; Coronation 1937 souvenir booklet prepared by the Department of Education, Victoria; Studio Christmas Annual 1938; and a Radio City Music Hall Pictorial ca. 1945.

Kenneth Percy Caple collection

  • AM241
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1945

The collection consists of B.C.E.R. tram tickets, a Second Narrows Bridge ticket and a book of gasoline ration tickets, all ca. 1945.

Caple, Kenneth Percy

District One of the Vancouver Conservative Association fonds

  • AM239
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1931

The fonds consists of correspondence, draft constitutions, by-laws for the 1930 Constitution of the Vancouver Conservative Association (District One), and a list of members of the Association as of October 1929.

Vancouver Conservative Association. District One

Sir George Bury fonds

  • AM979
  • Fonds
  • Photocopied 1987

The fonds consists of correspondence, articles written by Bury, and photographs by Bury pertaining to the Russian Revolution.

Bury, George, Sir

Vancouver General Hospital fonds

  • AM320
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1992

Fonds consists of published annual reports for 1905, 1908 and 1912-1955; minutes of the Board of Directors, 1902-1958; minutes of the Medical Board, 1931-1965; general correspondence files (mainly of the chief administrator) 1906-1980; medical staff minutes, 1888-1920; minutes of various committees, 1902-1975; statistical reports, 1928-1949 and 1971-1975; miscellaneous items of historical interest from the Public Relations Department of the hospital, 1886-1977; and records regarding building and property development, 1937; 1979-1992.

Vancouver General Hospital

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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