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Maps - convenience copies

Series consists of reproduced copies of maps, plans, charts, and surveys, mainly pertaining to the exploration, history, and development of Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, but also including geographic locations outside of this area. Also included are various early maps of Canada, North America, and the World and several maps featuring local Indian place names.

Clarke, R.G.L.

File consists of newspaper clippings related to R.G.L. Clarke and mention "Bob Clarke retires as Dominion Fruit Inspector."

Lease agreement and Edinburgh Soliders' association articles

File consists of two parchments: one is the Articles of the Society of the Edinburgh City Guards, Soldiers, etc. dated 15 Dec. 1794, and an Indenture for a one-year lease between John Siday and William Purchas [?] with William Godfrey and John Stacye, dated 2nd Feb. 1671.

Miscellaneous copies of documents

Series consists of reproduced copies of documents and includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, advertisements, telegrams, maps, drawings, poetry, various legal documents such as birth, baptismal, and death certificates, etc. The subject range is very broad and includes civic, provincial, and federal political figures; prominent citizens; Indians; various members of the royal family; land and real estate in Vancouver; the Royal Engineers; Captain George Vancouver; the St. Roch and the Maritime Museum; Lord Stanley and Stanley Park, as well as various other parks; the Canadian Pacific Railway and B.C. Electric Railway; the Great Fire, as well as other fires; the shipping industry; the military; clubs and organizations; and Major J. S. Matthews and the Vancouver Archives.

Farr, William, Pioneer 1898

File consists of newspaper clippings related to William Farr, clippings include a re-print (July 19, 1914) of a File consists of newspaper section from Sept. 7, 1769.

Death of General Wolfe (copy)

Item consists of a photographic copy of Benjamin West's painting The Death of general Wolfe, presented to J.S. Matthews by Marjorie Wade.

The Russian discoveries from the map published by the Imperial Academy of St. Petersburg

Item is a map showing the locations of Russian exploration discoveries around the Pacific coast, as well as some discoveries by other explorers such as Juan de Fuca and Sir Francis Drake. Area shown includes Russia, China, Japan, Northern Ocean, Pacific Ocean and North America. Includes a explanation of Russian names on the map.

[Major J.S. Matthews' album of Vancouver Scenes]

File contains photographs of historic boats and ships, beaches, waterfronts, piers and docks, maps, buildings, Hastings Mill, False Creek, Downtown, English Bay, Kitsilano Beach, Jericho Beach, logging, street scenes, churches, schools, pioneers, Victory Square, hospitals, hotels, railway stations, trains, bridges, Stanley Park, North Vancouver ferry dock, north shore mountains

False Creek pictorial

File is a commemorative album compiled to depict the development of False Creek from the earliest days of European settlement to the opening of the Granville Street Bridge in 1954. The album shows waterfront views, houses, industrial development and people engaged in work and leisure activities in the False Creek area. The late 19th and early 20 centuries are well represented. Album contains copy photographs and photographic reproductions of paintings and maps.

Addresses

Series consists of reproduced copies of such items as certificates of merrit, scrolls, telegrams, letters, advertisements, speeches, addresses, voters lists, etc. Also included are photographs and photocopies of photographs featuring civic gifts given or received by the City. Subjects range widely and include the bestowing of civic honours and recognitions, anniversaries, royal visits, visits of dignitaries, etc.

Maps, plans, and other historical documents

Series consists of records which are of some historical significance and which are grouped together because of their physical size. Includes maps, plans, drawings, correspondence, newspaper articles, photographs, genealogical documents, and a baptismal register.

John Matthews

Item is a portrait of John Matthews, the great-grandfather of Major James Skitt Matthews.

Roos, William

Campobello Island

Item is a nautical chart of the seas surrounding Campobello Island, New Brunswick and surrounding islands.

Burrard Inlet sheet II

Item is a copy of a portion of a manuscript map of Burrard Inlet, created during the H.M.S. Plumper survey of the area. Sheet shows the eastern portion of the Inlet, including the southern portion of the North Arm.

United Kingdom. Admiralty

[T. Branson Sands album]

File is album of studio portraits, evidently of members of the Sands family. The photographs were taken in various portrait studios in England.

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