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Sam Brighouse fonds

  • AM111
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1926

The fonds consists of copies of drafts of Brighouse's will, as well as correspondence and other documents submitted to the Supreme Court of British Columbia between 1913-1926 in the course of the settlement of conflicting claims of his heirs.

Brighouse, Sam

Sam Kee Company fonds

  • AM571
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1935

The fonds consists of the correspondence and financial records of the Sam Kee Company and of related firms and operations. Fonds includes photographic portraits of Chinese families and individuals, school groups, and the Chang family. The records are organised into six series and organized by title: Account books; Correspondence; Miscellaneous papers and notebooks; Records and account books for related firmes; Wo Fung Company records and Photographs.

Sam Kee Company

Stanley H. Warn fonds

  • AM1029
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1913

Fonds consists of Stanley Warn's 1907 Vancouver Amateur Swimming Club membership card, newsclipping of swim meets, team portrait dated 1913, a report on swim meets held in Port Alberni and Victoria, August 1913 and photographs.

Warn, Stanley H.

Strathcona Property Owners and Tenants Association fonds

  • AM734
  • Fonds
  • 1966, 1968-1979

The fonds consists minutes, correspondence, reports, proposals, legal records, financial records, notes, newsletters, publications, maps, plans, photographs and audio tapes.

Strathcona Property Owners and Tenants Association

Strathcona Residents' Association fonds

  • AM1409
  • Fonds
  • 1992-1996

Fonds consists of correspondence, newsclippings, photographs and a video documenting the Strathcona Front Porch Project.

Strathcona Residents' Association

McGeer family fonds

  • AM958
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1987

The fonds consists of correspondence, certificates, and photographs relating to Gerald Gratton McGeer and his family.

McGeer family

McRoberts family fonds

  • AM26
  • Fonds
  • 1860-[1914]

The fonds consists of family records, including a diary of Hugh McRoberts, 1883, miscellaneous correspondence, and other records, including those of Charles Edward Bunting and Maude E. Bunting, and a floral album of poems and autographs addressed to Jennie (McRoberts) Bunting between 1862-1901.

McRoberts family

Mount Stephen Apartments fonds

  • AM1315
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1922

Fonds contains journal of rental collected and cash paid out January 1915 to September 1922, as kept by the building manager, Ernest Bulmer (1889-1979).

Mount Stephen Apartments

Mrs. B.T. Rogers collection

  • AM198
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1886

The collection consists of the personal reminiscences of Mrs. B.T. Rogers of early Vancouver.

Rogers, Mary Isabella

Mrs. George T. Smith collection

  • AM174
  • Fonds
  • 1893-1905

The collection consists of nine cartoons from "The Warder" dated 15 April and 10 June 1893:
1) He is not an Englishman
2) Poor Paddy
3) Faust-up to date
4) Old Mother Hubbard
5) Punctured
6) Robbing the Coach
7) New Partners in an Old Game
8) Mr. Morley hauls down the Union Jack
9) Real Irish Legislators!
There is also a copy of "The Perth Courier" dated 30 June 1905.

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.

Municipal History Society fonds

  • AM715
  • Fonds
  • 1955-1976

The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, notes and published items. There are papers from J.T. Cork relating to Cassiar and Hastings-Sunrise area issues; records from the Lower Mainland Metro Council of Ratepayers; notes and correspondence of Mrs. Alice Mackenzie documenting her protests over property assessment practices; records of the Vancouver Central Council of Ratepayers; and cassette tape recordings of interviews.

Municipal History Society (Vancouver, B.C.)

Marpole Business Association collection

  • AM817
  • Fonds
  • 1983

The collection consists of three letters from entrants to the Marpole Pioneer Days Historical Information Contest: Eleanor Zelma (Clarke) Bunting, Lilace (Churchill) Thompson, and Florence (Hird) Foulkes. The letters contain genealogical and historical information about pioneers and pioneer life.

Marpole Business Association

Neil McPhater collection

  • AM888
  • Fonds
  • 1882-1984

The collection consists of a genealogy and family history of the McPhater/Patton family, compiled by Neil McPhater, and a burial permit for Arch McPhater, 1892. The genealogy traces members of the McPhater family from ca. 1780. The McPhaters, who emigrated to Canada, changed their name to Patton. Donald Patton owned a ships chandlery in Vancouver around 1890. There are other descendants in the Vancouver area. Ronald Reagan also is included in the genealogy.

New Westminster Public Schools collection

  • AM4
  • Fonds
  • 1894

Copies of the midsummer promotion examination of 1894, Senior IV class, in composition, Canadian and English history, anatomy and geography.

Nicholas Russell fonds

  • AM1348
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1969

The fonds consists of Nicholas Russell's photographs of houses and buildings in the West End.

Russell, Nicholas

Nightingale family fonds

  • AM680
  • Fonds
  • 1896-1938

The fonds consists of legal documents, 1909, 1940; an annual report from the British Columbia Amateur Basketball Association, 1933; correspondence, 1938; and a wedding and anniversary scrapbook, 1896 1923; and a Christmas card.

Nightingale family, John P.

O.E. and Dora Ozburn fonds

  • AM815
  • Fonds
  • 1922

The fonds consists of student notebooks of O. E. and Dora Ozburn at the Provincial Normal School, Vancouver, on handwork, drawing, penmanship, nature and weaving.

Ozburn, O.E.

Oppenheimer family fonds

  • AM108
  • Fonds
  • 1880-1915, 1931

The fonds consists of correspondence, financial records, legal records, published items and two scrapbooks containing correspondence, clippings, and photographs.

Oppenheimer family

Pacific National Exhibition fonds

  • AM281
  • Fonds
  • [1900?], 1907-1985

The fonds consists of records created and received by the Pacific National Exhibition (P.N.E.). Records include: minutes of various committee meetings; correspondence; financial records, contracts, and other legal records; public relations and advertising records; records regarding exhibit spaces and parking; administration records; subject files; reports, studies, and surveys; programmes, prize lists, and brochures from fairs; guest books; photographs; and other records.

Pacific National Exhibition

Murrin family fonds

  • AM1202
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1930-1950]

The fonds consists of photographs of "The Gables", the Murrin family home and gardens in Vancouver. The fonds also includes an etching of the Murrin family garden.

Murrin family

Native Sons of British Columbia, Vancouver Post No. 2 fonds

  • AM334
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1981

The fonds consists of minutes, general correspondence, constitutions and by-laws, membership, finance, group photographs of members, subject files, publications, and an extensive file of clippings on B.C. history. Also included is a set of blueprint plans entitled "Maritime Museum and Arctic Circle" submitted in 1957 to the Vancouver Centennial Committee for British Columbia's Centennial.

Native Sons of British Columbia. Post No. 2 (Vancouver, B.C.)

Paul B. Ohannesian fonds

  • AM1383
  • Fonds
  • 1982-1990 ; predominant 1987-1990

Fonds contains files on: the "RS-1 Regulations Review" including follow up (1982-1989); "New Democratic Party caucus correspondence on housing" (1989); and "Georgia Medical Dental Building 1929-1989" (1989-1990). The photographs of housing, 1987, were taken for the resulting reports (10 x 15 cm col. photographs + 35 mm negatives). Also included are news clippings on urban issues (1990).

Ohannesian, Paul B.

Phyllis Ross fonds

  • AM902
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1988

The fonds consists of personal correspondence, speeches and addresses, and working drafts and papers from the Tariff Board and Wartime Prices and Trade Board, 1933-1944, and Government House social and business affairs in Victoria, 1955-1960; papers relating to charitable work and foundations; personal papers of Frank Mackenzie Ross; and over 500 photographs of various members of the family, Government House, and royal visits.

Ross, Phyllis Gregory

Queen Charlotte Apartments fonds

  • AM1390
  • Fonds
  • 1927-1941

Fonds consists of: photocopy of "typical plan . . . Drawing no. 2" (Sept. 1927); a brochure ("Vancouver's finest furnished or unfurnished apartments : 1101 Nicola Street, corner Pendrell Street", includes illustrations, ca. 1930; a contact sheet of 4 frames of photographs by Campbell Studios (exterior and interiors), ca. 1935; a blank rental form, ca. 1940; and an "Interim Receipt" for purchase of the building, 6 Feb. 1941, signed by N. A. Larsen and the agents for the owner, Macaulay, Nicolls, Maitland & Co. City Council passed a by-law to designate 1101 Nicola Street as a heritage property in 1997 (by-law no. 7814). Arranged chronologically.

Queen Charlotte Apartments

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

Quine family fonds : 1861-1885

  • AM245
  • Fonds
  • Photocopied [195-?]

The fonds consists of copies of correspondence between various members of the Quine family, concerning family matters, the Cariboo Gold Rush and local conditions in British Columbia. Fonds also includes a typescript copy of one letter.

Quine family

Robert W. Jackson fonds

  • AM1662
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1970

The fonds consists of photographs by Jackson, depicting his homes in both Vancouver and Victoria, his family, friends and local scenery.

Jackson, Robert W.

Reginald Atherton fonds

  • AM424
  • Fonds
  • 1956-1968

The fonds consists of correspondence, notes, and reports dealing with matters of civic administration and government for the years 1957-1965.

Atherton, Reginald

Richard B. Gilman collection

  • AM713
  • Fonds
  • 1980

The collection consists of two photocopies of typescripts describing the history of Philip Gilman and the building of Brock House.

Gilman, Richard B.

Richard Storer fonds

  • AM486
  • Fonds
  • 1918-1965

The fonds consists of a scrapbook of photographs of Storer's experiences in Europe during World War I. It includes mostly aerial photographs of France in 1918, and photographs of the war dead, fellow pilots and various aircraft. There are also detailed maps of Western Europe from Storer's war years, and certificates and clippings.

Storer, Richard Henry

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

Robert McNair Shingle Company fonds

  • AM593
  • Fonds
  • 1927-1955

The fonds consists of legal documents such as indentures, memoranda of law and statements of fact relating to the operations of the company and a subsequent income tax appeal. There is also a short history of the company.

Robert McNair Shingle Company

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

Edmund Spillman fonds

  • AM3
  • Fonds
  • 1892-1895

The fonds consists of an account, tender and specifications book, 1892-1895, for work done and proposed in various buildings, including the First Presbyterian Church, the Hudson's Bay Company Store, the Bank of B.N.A., the Garden Residence, St. Charles Hotel, Hotel Vancouver, Court House and the YMCA.

Spillman, Edmund

David Mackenzie fonds

  • AM8
  • Fonds
  • 1831-1833

The fonds consists of Mackenzie's account books and a diary of a voyage from Dundee to Quebec 8 August - 28 September[?], 1833.

Mackenzie, David

Gladys Schwesinger fonds

  • AM14
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1960

The fonds consists of an unfinished typescript of an autobiography entitled "Beginnings of Wisdom," typescript essays on her early life in Mount Pleasant, and miscellaneous certificates and pamphlets. The Mount Pleasant essays have been published in a pamphlet entitled "Recollections of Early Vancouver in my Childhood, 1893-1912."

Schwesinger, Gladys C.

Henri Evariste Langis fonds

  • AM16
  • Fonds
  • 1884-1904

The fonds includes daybooks and accounts recording his practice from 1885-1891, 1893-1894, 1900, 1903-1904 (Volumes 1-10) and other miscellaneous records.

Langis, Henri Evariste

Hastings Sawmill Company fonds

  • AM27
  • Fonds
  • 1869-1905

The fonds consists of a letterbook (1870), including invoices, company store accounts receivable, statements of lumber shipped on various vessels and records of lumber sawn at the mill; agreement for sale of the B.C. and Vancouver Island Spar, Lumber and Sawmill Co., May 31, 1869; Journal of Vessels Loading/Foreign Orders, 1899-1905; summaries of tonnage; and a short history of B.C. Mills, Timber and Trading Company.

Hastings Saw Mill Company

Charles F. Smith fonds

  • AM1642
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1908

The fonds consists of Smith's photographs of Vancouver scenery and buildings, including scenes of Bowen Island, Lynn Canyon and Stanley Park.

Smith, Charles F.

Findlay, Durham and Brodie collection

  • AM31
  • Fonds
  • 1882

Collection consists of a letter dated 13 October 1882 and a telegram dated 9 December 1882 from J.L. Raymur of the Burrard Inlet Fishing Company regarding insurance and salt supplies. Access copies in file.

Findlay, Durham and Brodie

Henry John Cambie fonds

  • AM34
  • Fonds
  • 1759-1958, 1971

The fonds consists of field notebooks, survey notebooks, letterbooks, correspondence, and memoirs, as well as diaries and reminiscences of Cambie and of the Tatlow and Cornwall families and photographs of the Tatlow and Cambie families, homes, and friends.

Cambie, Henry John

Canadian Pacific Railway Company fonds

  • AM42
  • Fonds
  • 1880-1969

The fonds includes the following series: Approval books (1910-1959); Assessment districts and records of taxes (1945--1968); Duplicate deeds (1907-1965); Field note books (1885-1887); List of buildings relating to Vancouver Division - Vancouver Terminals (1884-1957); Miscellaneous records (1884-1962); Receipts and receipt books (1886-1969); Record of payments for properties, District Lot 526 (1962-1965); Registers of city lots (1886-1959); Staff registers (1880-1911); and Van Horne correspondence (1885-1887).

Canadian Pacific Railway Company

6th Regiment Duke of Connaught's Own Rifles fonds

  • AM48
  • Fonds
  • 1891-1930

The fonds includes the correspondence of the regiment and its predecessors, 1891-1906 and 1913-1916. There are also bound minute books for the Mess Committee, 1909-1911, Officers Fund Association, 1900-1905, "C" Company, 1900-1914, and Headquarters Company, 1908-1920; financial records, 1896-1914; curricular materials, 1898-1899; an undated set of military lectures; a transcript of a hearing of insubordination against Sgt. Maj. John Turner, 1898; a Record of Officers' Services, 1893-1920 (up-dated to 1930 by Major J.S. Matthews); Regimental Orders, 1903-1908 and 1915-1917; Standing Mess Rules, 1912; and a roll of Regimental Trophy Winners, 1904-1909.

Canada. Militia. Duke of Connaught's Own Rifles, 6th

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)

British Columbia Aviation Council fonds

  • AM70
  • Fonds
  • 1948-1965

The fonds includes minutes, financial records and annual reports of the Council for the period 1948-1965. The fonds also contains a brief concerning the clearing of artificial lakes, two photographs, and aviation maps of air facilities in B.C.

British Columbia Aviation Council

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

Grouse Mountain Highway and Scenic Resort fonds

  • AM76
  • Fonds
  • 1924-1935

The fonds consists of four volumes of survey notes of G.P. Stirrett, 1926-1927; photographs of Grouse Mountain, the chalet and highway, and views of Vancouver, 1925-1926 ; Chinook Days by Tom MacInness, 1926, a book of stories published to mark the opening of the resort; the prospectus, 1925, and publicity materials, 1925-1933; business correspondence, 1924-1935; financial statements, 1925 - 1935; a record of toll-free passes, 1933-1935; and a visitor's book, 1933.

Grouse Mountain Highway and Scenic Resort

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