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Poster portrait of Queen Victoria from first CPR train

  • : 1980-252.1
  • Item
  • 1887

Item consists of the portrait which adorned the headlight of C.P.R. 374, a 44 x 57 cm coloured poster of Queen Victoria, bordered with scenes depicting aspects of her reign. On May 23, 1887 - the eve of Queen Victoria's birthday in the Golden Jubilee year of her reign - the first trans-Canada passenger train from Montreal made its entrance into Vancouver. The locomotive - C.P.R. 374 - was decorated with flowers, legends and this portrait of Queen Victoria.

Bell-Irving family collection

  • AM1
  • Fonds
  • 1861-1980, 1861-1968 predominant

The fonds consists of primarily of the records of Henry Ogle Bell-Irving, including his diaries (1889-1930), a deed book (1887-1894), address books, scrapbooks (1903-1931), a file of loose clippings which includes a copy of schedule of sundry personal assets and property of H. Bell-Irving (1930), letter-books (1861-1930), and business records of various Bell-Irving firms, including audited accounts and annual reports, A.B.C. Packing Co. Ltd. Vancouver and London (1891-1911), minute books and annual financial reports of the Bell-Irving Insurance Agencies Ltd., (1920-1973), clippings (1920-1931), and the Pacific Fisherman Yearbook (1935).

Also included are three scrapbooks of salmon can labels, summary statistics on company canneries and on the B.C. salmon canning industry, and an H. Bell-Irving and Co. Private Cipher Code (1912) and annual financial reports. There is also material relating to the management of the estate of Henry Bell Irving in Scotland. This includes document copy books, financial reports, a journal, a ledger and a cash book. Also included is a family tree compiled in ca. 1980 and a logbook dated 1907-1909 from the "Beatrice". Photographs depict workers and a group portrait of industry businessmen. Other photographs pertain primarily to Duncan Bell-Irving's aviation career during World War 1 and to the wartime experiences of his brothers Malcolm (Mick), Roderick and Richard who were also officers, and sister Isabel, a volunteer nurse in a London military hospital.

Bell-Irving family

Cannery returns, Anglo British Columbia Packing Co.

File contains annual reports submitted by managers of individual Anglo British Columbian Packing Company and Fidalgo Island Packing Company canneries along the B.C. coast. Statistics record the amounts of fish canned by can size and type of fish, number of employees and ethnic background, number of boats, cost of raw fish, and work in the reduction plant.

Anglo-British Columbia Packing Company

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