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Canadian Army Contingent (South African War) fonds

  • AM49
  • Fonds
  • 1899-1902

The fonds includes the militia orders setting quotas for Vancouver recruitment for the Canadian Yeomanry and Canadian Mounted Rifles; medical and other personal records of recruits; official and unofficial correspondence of Lt. Co. Worsnop regarding the Canadian Contingent; requisitions for clothing and equipment for the Canadian Yeomanry; and copies of a bill exempting enlistees from the provisions of the Mineral and Placer Mining Acts.

Canada. Canadian Army. Canadian Contingent (South African War)

Anna Purdie fonds

  • AM490
  • Fonds
  • 1910-[ca. 1940]

The fonds consists of an academic certificate 1910, inspection reports 1920-1923, and photographs ca. 1920-ca. 1940.

Purdie, Anna Grosvenor

John P. Matheson and Son fonds

  • AM491
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1913

The fonds consists of architectural plans of J.P. Matheson and Son for churches, residences, a rooming house and a commercial building.

J.P. Matheson and Son

British Columbia Underwriters' Association fonds

  • AM493
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1963

Fonds consists of operational records of the Association and reference material.

The records include reports on municipal fire prevention in Vancouver and Point Grey, drawings and sketches of building details used in assembling fire insurance plans produced by the B.C. Underwriters' Association, and fire insurance plans for specific sites in Vancouver.

British Columbia Underwriters' Association

Brian Wilson fonds

  • AM494
  • Fonds
  • 1975

The fonds consists of minutes, reports and correspondence relating to the management of the museums-planetarium complex during the year 1975.

Wilson, Brian G.

Sectional Map and Street Directory Company fonds

  • AM495
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1943

The fonds consists of the first seven editions of The Sectional Map and Street Directory of Vancouver (1932-1942), maps, and a notebook from the Sectional Map and Street Directory Company.

Sectional Map and Street Directory Company

Percy Bartlett fonds

  • AM497
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1926

The fonds consists of deeds, mortgage agreements, tax notices and documents relating to real estate transactions in the Vancouver area and in B.C. handled by Bartlett, particularly on behalf of Louis Erichson, a Norwegian businessman. There are also building plans for bungalows drawn up for construction on Point Grey and Kerrisdale sites.

Bartlett, Percy Reginald

Len Cox collection

  • AM498
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1922

The collection consists of a replica of a medal struck in Germany to commemorate the sinking of the Lusitania in 1915, a medal issued by the Greater Vancouver Peace Celebration Committee in 1919, a card from the British Columbia Boys' and Girls' Peace League 1922, and war savings stamps and tickets for crossing the Pattullo Bridge.

Elida Bell collection

  • AM5
  • Fonds
  • 1886-1887

Essays written at the Hastings Sawmill School, 22 November, 1886, and at the Oppenheimer Street School, 26 January, 1887, by Elida Bell, with annotations by Major J.S. Matthews.

Bell, Elida

John Reynolds Tite fonds

  • AM50
  • Fonds
  • 1897-1918

The fonds consists of military diaries (1914-1918), a notebook (1901), a scrapbook (1897-1898), and publications (1903-1904).

Tite, John Reynolds

Teddy Lyons fonds

  • AM500
  • Fonds
  • 1922-1955

The fonds consists of photographs of the observation car and its passengers 1925-1950; streetcar tickets and transfers; safe-driving certificates 1934-1946; posters; and Buzzer and magazine articles on Lyons, and Lyons' conductor badge.

Lyons, Teddy

Western Canadian Writers fonds

  • AM501
  • Fonds
  • 1953-1973

The fonds consists of minutes, 1962-1963; a ledger book, 1951; club newsletters, 1953-1973; and clippings of published articles by club members.

Western Canadian Writers

Annie Chiffence fonds

  • AM503
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1920]-1963

The fonds consists of an annual report of the Alliance Tabernacle in Vancouver, 1957; correspondence, 1962; diary, 1957-1963; a marriage certificate for Annie Chiffence and Neil Kirkbride; postcards (contained within the photograph albums); family photographs, ca. 1920-1959; and other materials.

Chiffence, Annie

Mitchell-Dwelly family fonds

  • AM504
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1960

The fonds consists of minutes of the Lynn Valley Institute, 1913-31; correspondence, 1917-1948; World War II memorabilia; postcards, 1935-38; certificate, 1883; unemployment insurance card, 1950; income tax return, 1949; hospitalization and insurance claims, 1948-50; membership cards, 1920; and clippings, ca. 1952. The fonds also includes some of Elizabeth Aston's correspondence with her sister in England during World War I.

Mitchell-Dwelly family

John Davidson fonds

  • AM505
  • Fonds
  • 1897-1978

The fonds consists of typescripts and notes to public addresses delivered by Davidson on a number of topics, 1912-1951; scientific notes on botany; religious notes on Davidson's work with the Baptist Church, 1934-1945; typescript essays; correspondence; scrapbooks of clippings 1897- 1975; and photographs.

Davidson, John

Anonymous collection (I)

  • AM506
  • Fonds
  • 1958-1975

The collection consists of four scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings on a variety of topics relating to Vancouver, including First Nations, parks, Gastown, the Pacific National Exhibition, etc.

Edward Bulwer-Lytton fonds

  • AM508
  • Fonds
  • 1858

The fonds consists of letters written in 1858 to Sir Bulwer-Lytton from individuals seeking commissions on government appointments in British Columbia.

Bulwer-Lytton, Edward Lytton, Baron

11th Regiment (Irish Fusiliers of Canada) fonds

  • AM51
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1925

The fonds consists of correspondence and orders, 1913-1925; personal records of Private Robert Francis Morrison; and a crime report on Private C. LePoidevin.

Canada. Militia. Irish Fusiliers of Canada, 11th

Captain William Watts fonds

  • AM510
  • Fonds
  • 1892-1939

The fonds consists of a Vancouver Shipyards' ledger, 1892-95. Fonds also includes an account book for ships on Harrison Lake, 1898-1900, including some articles on marine engines.

Watts, William

Reinhard Hoffmeister fonds

  • AM516
  • Fonds
  • 1896-1898

The fonds consists of letters of patent for an electric gold mining machine, including diagrams, 1898, and a combined brake and footrest for bicycles, 1898.

Hoffmeister, Reinhard

Canada, Army Military District Number Eleven collection

  • AM52
  • Fonds
  • 1917

The collection consists of Major-General R.G.E. Leckie's orders for the district for 1917. M.D. No. 11, comprising all of B.C., was created by Militia General Order dated 16 October 1871. The supervision of the militia and the defence of the province has been carried out within the framework of M.D. No. 11 since that time.

Canada. Army Military District Number Eleven

W.J. Goepel collection

  • AM521
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1913

The collection consists of a list of salaries of B.C. government officials, 1910-1913.

Goepel, W.J.

United Church of Canada, Hospital Commission fonds

  • AM524
  • Fonds
  • 1955-1958

The fonds consists of minutes, 1955, 1958 (incomplete); correspondence, 1955-1958, from offices in Toronto and Winnipeg; surveys and briefs; Report of the Commission on Church Hospitals, 1956; and miscellaneous papers re commission activities.

United Church of Canada. Hospital Commission

Charles Broadbridge fonds

  • AM526
  • Fonds
  • 1903-1919

The fonds consists of a transcript of a talk on the Deas Island Tunnel; minutes for the Cedar Cove Volunteer Fire Department 1903 1907; correspondence from T.D. Pattullo regarding construction of the Pattullo Bridge, 1944; address regarding the Pattullo Bridge, 1934; and typescripts of articles on the history of Vancouver.

Broadbridge, Charles

Committee of Progressive Electors fonds

  • AM529
  • Fonds
  • 1976

The fonds consists of the constitution, policy statements, and miscellaneous electioneering materials regarding the 1976 election.

Committee of Progressive Electors

Vancouver Military Rifle Association fonds

  • AM53
  • Fonds
  • 1896-1914

The fonds consists of one volume of minutes, 1896-1907, and two score registers, 1896-1914.

Vancouver Military Rifle Association

Arthur Smith fonds

  • AM530
  • Fonds
  • 1873-1954

The fonds consists of business and personal correspondence of Arthur Gordon Smith, his father Marcus Smith and other family members; business records pertaining to Smith's law practice and the Land Registry Office; stock certificates and other records pertaining to Smith's holdings in various companies; and legal documents pertaining to Smith's property and estate. Some of the personal correspondence pertains to Smith's travels to the Yukon during the Klondike gold rush and his participation in action during the Louis Riel rebellion.

Smith, Arthur Gordon

C.B. Boardman fonds

  • AM531
  • Fonds
  • 1933-1975

The fonds consists of the unpublished poems of H. Bromley Coleman, a member of the Vagabonds Club around 1920; radio script by C.B. Boardman, 1922; miscellaneous papers including the newspaper The Hook, 1923-1924; publications; Prospectus of the Alexandrian Charter School, ca.1930; and The Square, 1922-1924.

Boardman, C. B.

Baha'i Faith Group collection

  • AM534
  • Fonds
  • 1961-1975

The collection consists of a copy of the summary of the beginning of Baha'i faith on the Sunshine Coast, 1975.

Caple family collection

  • AM535
  • Fonds
  • 1873-1940

The collection consists of a school letter from Norman Caple to his mother in 1873, a Kitsilano Co-operative Society passbook, 1938-1944 re Edith Caple's transactions in the Co-op, and newsclippings re Caple family, 1934 and 1940.

Caple family

Dr. Frank C. McTavish collection

  • AM537
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1940

The collection consists of correspondence re condolences on Dr. McTavish's death in 1936; St. John Ambulance Association honourary life membership, 1909; annual reports of the Women's Institute's Hospital Association for Crippled Children, 1925 and 1926; an annual report for the Crippled Children's Hospital, 1939; a postcard; an unpublished biography, 1940; and a copy of the Vancouver Sun dated 30 November 1929 re the Crippled Children's Hospital.

McTavish, Dr. Frank C.

Cpl. W.E. Roonie collection

  • AM539
  • Fonds
  • 1918

The collection consists of a handwritten letter [mechanical?] from King George V re convalescence, an envelope marked "A Message to You from the King", and a fragment from the "Canadian Daily Record" dated 11 October 1918.

W.E. Roonie, Corporal

Major Matthews collection

  • AM54
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1860]-1974

The collection consists of Major Matthews' private papers and records gathered by Matthews relating to the history of Vancouver when he was City Archivist. It includes numerous military records; collected photographs, [186-?]-1968; correspondence and pamphlets relating to Vancouver's water supply; examples of letter-heads, business stationery, tickets, notices and so on used in Vancouver in the 1880s; records of the planning and building of the First Narrows Bridge, Vancouver; an obituary book of clippings from newspapers; correspondence and clippings relating to unemployment and relief in Vancouver, 1931-1939; clippings relating to mayors of Vancouver, 1932-1971; clippings, photographs and menus relating to the visit of H.R.H. Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh, 1951; clippings relating to distinguished visitors to Vancouver 1928-1953; a scrapbook of clippings relating to pioneer Vancouver aviator, William Stark, 1912; genealogical records relating to the family of J.S. Matthews; numerous topical and categorical files relating to a wide variety of subjects; and a series of index cards describing the history of street and place names in Greater Vancouver.

Matthews, James Skitt, Major

Queen Mary's Coronation Hostel fonds

  • AM55
  • Fonds
  • 1903-1954

The fonds consists of early organizational letters, Hostel correspondence, letters of introduction, and monthly reports, 1910-1939; financial statements, 1921-1954; published items, 1913-1932; a registration book, 1912-1936; a voucher journal which records the running expenses of the Hostel, 1912-1928; and 7 photographs, 1903-ca.1947.

Queen Mary's Coronation Hostel

Austin Harris collection

  • AM550
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1954

The collection consists of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings re obituaries ca. 1954.

A. Bryan Williams collection

  • AM551
  • Fonds
  • 1891-1940

The collection consists of a Bank of British Columbia passbook belonging to A. Bryan Williams, 1891-1902, a map of the Yale District, B.C., 1906, six photographs, including three re hunting and fishing, 1910-1940, and three re hydraulic mining, ca. 1900.

Williams, Arthur Bryan

Royal Visit, 1939 [collection]

  • AM553
  • Fonds
  • 1939

The collection consists of correspondence re security at City Hall during the visit, an employee identification and admittance card, 1939, an official guide re travel route, and photographs of the Royal couple. In addition there are photocopies of the Canadian Pacific Railway train order for the Royal Train.

Judge A.S. McMorran collection

  • AM554
  • Fonds
  • 1905-1927

The collection consists of miscellaneous forms of Information and Complaint for an Indictable Offence, and forms of Information or of Complaint on Oath filed in the city of Vancouver 1905-1927; notes re unspecified case in Sapperton, B.C. involving Sadakichi Ogawa and the Oriental Trading Co., and Japanese language newspaper, "The Continental News" dated 24 December 1909, 28 December 1909, and 1 January 1910.

Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire, Valcartier Camp Chapter fonds

  • AM556
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1973

The fonds consists of minutes, 1931-1973; annual report, 1912; general correspondence, 1912-1973; membership lists, 1912-1970; and miscellaneous IODE publications, 1950-1968.

Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire. Valcartier Camp Chapter

Helen Dawe fonds

  • AM557
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1983

The fonds consists of a scrapbook pertaining to the Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service, 1942-45; photograph album of Miss Dawe's naval service, 1943-45; publications relating to the WRCNS, 1943-45; and clippings and notes relating to the history of Sechelt.

Dawe, Helen

Vancouver Metal Trades Council fonds

  • AM558
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1976

The fonds consists of minutes from 1911-1950 and 1960- 1973; collective agreements with Burrard Dry Dock, 1968-1976; and minutes and constitution of the Metal Trades Department of the AFL-CIO, 1966.

Vancouver Metal Trades Council

Alexander Maitland Stephen collection

  • AM56
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1942

The scrapbook contains material relating to A.M. Stephen's literary, political and social activities, 1928-1942. Included are newspaper clippings of reviews of his books and recital tours, from Vancouver to Halifax. There are brochures advertising his works, copies of "Lords of the Air", and three published essays. Christmas cards from his friends as well as A.M. Stephen's own cards are in the scrapbook. There are pamphlets on the Spanish civil war, one by Dr. Norman Bethune, pamphlets and photographs on the war between China and Japan in the 1930s, and pamphlets on fascism in general. A.M. Stephen wrote a pamphlet on the war in China (1939). A report on The Pacific Northwest Embargo Conference held in Vancouver in April 1939 is included. There is a copy of a photograph of The Child Welfare Association of B.C., 1919-1920, showing Stephen as first vice-president. The proceedings of the second annual conference of The Child Welfare Association held in October 1919 are also included. There is a complete copy of an issue of "The Western Tribune", dated 19 October 1929. Material is arranged chronologically in the scrapbook with loose items in an accompanying box.

Stephen, Alexander Maitland

Seagate Manor collection

  • AM560
  • Fonds
  • 1923

The collection consists of three architectural drawings of "Seagate" and six photographs of the exterior. The first two plans, one blueprint and one oilcloth, are identical drawings of the first and second floors of the house. A third item is a hand-drawn and coloured plan of the house and grounds by C.B. Fowler.

Seagate Manor

Donald Gutstein collection

  • AM562
  • Fonds
  • 1977

The collection consists of a letter and photocopied manuscript entitled "Notes Towards a History of the Ward System in Vancouver".

Gutstein, Donald

Knowlton's Drug Store fonds

  • AM563
  • Fonds
  • 1902-1937

The fonds consists of ten volumes of prescription books, 1902-1915, 1931-1937. Each prescription is entered by date and lists the patient, the ingredients and the dosage.

Knowlton's Drug Store

Gastown Merchants' Association fonds

  • AM565
  • Fonds
  • 1973-1975

The fonds consists of minutes, newsletters, notices of meetings, posters and other promotional brochures for the Gastown Merchants' Association; correspondence, mostly between the city government, the United Fruit Growers and Al Bowen; and plans.

Gastown Merchants' Association

Robert Beaven collection

  • AM566
  • Fonds
  • 1878-1886

The collection consists of two scrapbooks entitled "Mark Twain's Adhesive Scrap Book" patented 1873. Both volumes consist of newspaper cuttings from the Victoria newspapers. They are mainly concerned with political disputes and actions relating to land, finance, railways and labour. Many "Letters to the Editor" are included, also long passages quoting speeches from meetings in the House (B.C.) and other places. It is as if Robert Beaven, the collector of these clippings, were keeping a close watch on what the politicians of his day were thinking and doing, also the public as revealed by Letters to the Editor. Some of the matters discussed include The Chinese (in U.S.A., B.C. and Australia), School Costs (not Vancouver), Burrard Inlet and Queen of Vancouver Island.

Beaven, Robert

Phoebe Smith fonds

  • AM57
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1957

The fonds consists of correspondence and papers relating to Smith's career as an actress, director, adjudicator and writer, 1934 -1957; various photographs of productions; scripts; programmes, 1929-1957; clippings; and two audio tapes of Sidney Risk (copies).

Smith, Phoebe

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