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Vancouver Museums and Planetarium Association fonds

  • AM336
  • Fonds
  • 1610-1988, 1995-1997; predominant 1920-1970

Fonds consists of records arising from the activities of the Vancouver Museums and Planetarium Association.
Fonds includes constitutions and bylaws; minutes of meetings; financial records such as financial statements, budgets, and membership fee receipts; annual reports; correspondence and memoranda; guest books; records of the President and of the Director, including reports, policy statements, contracts, budgets, correspondence; and items collected by the Association, such as newspapers and clippings, pamphlets, photographs, manuscripts and books, and other materials.
As a result of the close relationship between the Vancouver Museums and Planetarium Association and the Vancouver Museum, some records relating to the Vancouver Museum are contained within this fonds. This is the case especially for records created before 1958, during which time the Vancouver Museums and Planetarium Association was responsible for the everyday management of the Vancouver Museum.
Fonds consists of nine series: 1) Constitutions, agreements, and other legal establishment records; 2) Minutes; 3) Financial records; 4) Annual reports; 5) Correspondence; 6) Guest and scrap books; 7) President's and Director's records; 8) Collected items; and 9) Collected photographs.

Vancouver Museums and Planetarium Association

The British Columbia Sugar Refining Company fonds

  • AM1592
  • Fonds
  • 1657-2011 (predominant 1890-1999)

Fonds consists of records which document a wide range of functions and activities of The British Columbia Sugar Refining Company, Limited, its holding company, BC Sugar Refinery, Limited, and various subsidiaries. The functions and activities include: corporate governance and capitalization; shareholder relations; acquisition, management and oversight of subsidiaries and other investments; liaison with stakeholders, including other sugar manufacturers; research on sugar beet production and sugar refining; international sugar trading; development and maintenance of production facilities; promotion of sugar use by consumers; and financial, human resources, and other administrative activities that supported the operations of the Company.

The records include correspondence, reports, meeting minutes, a variety of types of financial records, laboratory analysis and refining records, photographs of staff and facilities, marketing artwork, publications, and technical and architectural plans of various refineries and mills. Much of the audio visual material documents the sugar industry, with emphasis on refineries and sugar plantations owned by BC Sugar and its subsidiaries.

The British Columbia Sugar Refining Company, Limited

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

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

Vancouver Maritime Museum collection

  • AM335
  • Fonds
  • 1768, copied [19--] - 1987; predominant 1888-1980

The collection contains records pertaining to a wide variety of maritime subjects and includes log books and ships' plans, records pertaining to ships' crews, records pertaining to the Royal Commission on Pilotage held in the 1960s, drawings of harbours, records of the North Vancouver Ferry Company and records of the Point Atkinson Lightstation. The collection also includes records of the Board of Directors of the Maritime Museum from 1974 to 1987.

Vancouver Maritime Museum

Beach family fonds

  • AM20
  • Fonds
  • 1776-1889

The fonds consists of family documents, including various deeds and certificates of the Beach family and associated families of Morris County, New Jersey and Johnston County, Upper Canada. The fonds also contains the minutes of the Crystal Fountain Temple No. 18 of South Gower, Grenville County, Ontario from 1872 to 1875.

Beach family

McQueen family fonds

  • AM465
  • Fonds
  • 1782-1796, 1874-1978

The fonds consists of correspondence, clippings, photographs and personal reminiscences of the McQueen family, including a series of letters from a James McQueen in Edinburgh, Scotland, 1782-1796 re: the French revolution, West Indies slave trade, parliamentary reform, corn laws and a variety of contemporary political and social events, family and personal matters; minutes of the Women's Educational Club, 1913-1919; a Whetham College calendar; miscellaneous papers of the Shaughnessy Heights Property Owners' Association, 1953-1966; a taped CBC interview with Kate McQueen, 1978; copies of the Westminster Hall Magazine and the Westminster Review, 1911-1917; photographs depicting the family, the family home, and Queen's Park fairgrounds; and materials relating to numerous organizations, including the Vancouver Art Gallery and Museum, King Edward High School, the Vancouver Pioneer's Association, and various women's clubs.

McQueen family

George Vancouver collection : 1790-1795

  • AM747
  • Fonds
  • 1790-1795

The collection consists of copies of records held at the British Library, London, England relating to the voyage of Captain George Vancouver's Discovery and the tender Chatham, 1791-1795. Included in the collection are papers, journals and logbooks.

Chatham (Ship)

Captain George Vancouver collection

  • AM649
  • Fonds
  • 1794

The collection consists of a letter dated 2 October 1794, which was written by Vancouver while on board the "Discovery" in Nootka Sound. It was addressed to the father of a midshipman in the crew. The letter deals with business matters, but Vancouver also notes that they were unable to find any northwest passage and therefore they had no reason to remain in the area.

Hubert Lindsay Cadieux fonds

  • AM782
  • Fonds
  • [18--] - 1981

The fonds includes Cadieux's research notes; navigational reference notes; numerous photographs of ships, shipwrecks and light stations as well as towns, harbours and other scenes in British Columbia; correspondence, photographs of family and friends and other personal records; scrapbooks of newspaper clippings; collected publications on maritime topics; and two completed manuscripts, "British Columbia Towboats" and "Manned Lighthouses of British Columbia".

Cadieux, Hubert Lindsay

O.B. Allan Ltd. fonds

  • AM1385
  • Fonds
  • [18-?] - 1965, 1971

The fonds consists of 42 photographs and negatives, mainly of the O.B. Allan store.

Allan, Oscar Bruce

Hugh Pickett fonds

  • AM1674
  • Fonds
  • 1801-2006

Fonds consists of records related to the professional career and personal life of impresario Hugh Pickett, predominantly his role as manager and owner of Famous Artists Ltd.
The fonds contains records (primarily event files and promotional materials) documenting the administration and operations of Famous Artists Ltd., as well as the events and artists that visited Vancouver and Victoria arranged by Famous Artists Ltd. The fonds also includes records which document Pickett's early career, army involvement and life before his tenure with Famous Artists Ltd. The fonds includes publicity materials, news clippings, scrapbooks and photographs that demonstrate his passion for the entertainment industry and his interest in and relationships with celebrities and artists.
The fonds consists of a wide variety of records, such as correspondence, invoices, and financial reports; production records such as travel arrangements, artist requests and fees, stage layout designs and cast photographs; and promotional records, such as press releases, programs and press clippings.

Pickett, Hugh

Rogers family fonds

  • AM1368
  • Fonds
  • 1806-2000

Fonds includes records documenting the business and family life of B.T. Rogers, his descendents and ancestor families.

Records contained in the fonds include: genealogical research done by descendants of B.T. Rogers; personal correspondence, diary excerpts and notebooks of members of the Rogers and related families; log books of the family yachts; photographs of family members, relatives and friends, company businesses; business records; family financial records; and correspondence and drawings pertaining to construction of the family's private residences.

Rogers family

Catherine C. Hodgson fonds

  • AM115
  • Fonds
  • 1811-1962

The fonds consists of photographs; the correspondence of Reverend W. Lashley Hall, F.W. Haggman and Catherine Hodgson; Hodgson's poetry; and miscellaneous pamphlets related to church activities and other matters.

Hodgson, Catherine C.

Vancouver Museum fonds

  • AM1102
  • Fonds
  • 1811-1990; predominant 1975-1990

Fonds consists of records arising from the activities of the Vancouver Museum, such as meetings of the Board of Trustees of the Vancouver Museum Association, and exhibitions staged by the Museum. Fonds also contains general administrative records, as well as materials collected by the Vancouver Museum. Records include minutes of meetings, supplementary material for meetings, reports, correspondence, memoranda, budgets, invitations and brochures, lists, forms, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, photographs, publications, and other records.
Fonds contains five series: 1) Board of Trustees records; 2) Director's records; 3) Education Officer's records; 4) E. Pauline Johnson collection; and 5) Thomas Ainsworth's files

Museum of Vancouver

Goepel family fonds

  • AM23
  • Fonds
  • 1811-1875

The fonds consists of miscellaneous family records relating mostly to land and financial matters.

Goepel family

Hill family fonds

  • AM292
  • Fonds
  • 1821-1972

The fonds consists of miscellaneous personal papers and business correspondence of A. J. and A. E. Hill and other family members, 1821-1972. It includes maps, photographs, scrapbooks, printed materials, and books.

Hill family

City of Vancouver Archives documentary art collection

  • AM1562
  • Fonds
  • 1822 - 2010

The City of Vancouver Archives documentary art collection consists of visual art works relating to the social, political, cultural and artistic history of Vancouver. Items in the collection include original works of art (acrylic, oil, and watercolor paintings; drawings; cartoons; and illuminations), original prints, and sculptures.

The works in the City of Vancouver Archives documentary art collection are differentiated from other categories of art by their emphasis on factual, objective representation rather than conceptual or interpretive representation. Each item in the collection represents a notable person, site, or event.

Vancouver (B.C.). Archives

Alex Black collection

  • AM288
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1825-1862

The collection consists of correspondence of the McGibbon family.

Black, Alex

Charles Busteed Fowler fonds

  • AM214
  • Fonds
  • 1825, 1874-1940

Fonds consists of records created and received by Fowler in his personal and professional life. Records include invitations, correspondence, notes by Fowler on his various experiences, biographical and genealogical notes, Fowler's will and parting letters to his wife, sketches, and other materials.

Fowler, Major Charles Busteed

L.D. Taylor family fonds

  • AM1477
  • Fonds
  • 1827-1932

Fonds consists of records of the Taylor and Pierce families. The fonds has been divided into three sousfonds according to the three dominant creators: L.D. Taylor sousfonds (1873-1946), Ted Taylor sousfonds (1919-1959), and the O.J. Pierce (1831 -1939) sousfonds. The fonds includes records relating to the professional activities of family members, including L.D. Taylor's mayoral career and newspaper and mining business interests; Ted Taylor's career as a journalist and Hollywood press agent; Ken Taylor's career as a journalist and his service in the Second World War; and O.J. Pierce's career as an architect and his American Civil War service. Records also document the relationships between family members, their financial affairs and property ownership, education, and activities in general. Records documenting the civic administration and development of Vancouver, 1896 to 1946, may be found in the L.D. Taylor sousfonds and in the Correspondence series of the Ted Taylor and Osborne J. Pierce sousfonds. Some records in the Ted Taylor sousfonds pertain to Mary Louise Taylor, and the Pierce, Beaton and Werbel families. The O.J. Pierce sousfonds includes some records created by Annie, Winifred and Caroline Pierce. Document types include correspondence, photographs, newspapers and clippings, notebooks, financial and legal records, business records, publications, reports, ephemera, architectural drawings, paintings and sketches, poetic works, book drafts, drama scripts, political cartoons, date books, note books, stock certificates and artifacts.

Taylor family, Louis Denison

William Walker Fraser family fonds

  • AM1375
  • Fonds
  • 1828-1958

Fonds consists of vital records, correspondence, photographs, greeting cards and newspaper clippings of the William Walker Fraser family, including of grandparents who lived in Scotland.

Fraser, William Walker

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

Walter Simson collection

  • AM21
  • Fonds
  • 1832

Collection consists of a Burgess ticket, 2 November 1832, issued by the Magistrates and Council of Inverkeithing, Scotland, to Mr. Simson, a customs official.

William Orson Banfield fonds

  • AM427
  • Fonds
  • 1834-1982

The fonds consists of business records of the Banfield family's insurance companies, papers from Banfield's university days, and papers relating to his volunteer activities, especially with the Vancouver General Hospital. There are also scrapbooks, photographs and clippings. Photographs depict family life, travels and Banfield's public life as a Rotarian, a civic official and a trustee at Vancouver General Hospital.
The fonds is arranged into 8 series: Business records, Certificates and company posters, Civic and personal matters, Photographs, Publications relating to Vancouver General Hospital, Scrapbooks and news clippings, University papers, and Vancouver General Hospital Records.

Banfield, William Orson

Annie Yates (nee Ansell) collection

  • AM116
  • Fonds
  • 1836-1907

Collection consists of three volumes. The first is a diary, "The Newcastle Memorandum-Book and Register of the Northern Counties", 1836, which contains various entries, made later, by William Yates, and referring to his work on the railroad in the U.S. and Canada 1892, 1902. The second volume is a collection of "Rhymes & Sketches to illustrate the Cleveland Dialect" by Mrs. G.M. Tweddell, 1875. The third volume is an "International Official Souvenir, Tenth Biennial Convention, Brotherhood Railway Carmen of America", 1907.

Yates, Annie

John Warden fonds

  • AM58
  • Fonds
  • 1836, 1907 - 1942

The fonds includes personal papers and correspondence covering Warden's war service, the Russian Intervention and his post war activities with the West Coast Lumber Association, veterans groups and the Essex County Gaol; a file of newspaper clippings; five notebooks (1905-1919); an army paybook; rifle range notes; typed manuscripts based on his diary; and a notebook of rules he drew up for the Essex County Gaol. The photographs cover the period ca. 1883- ca. 1920, with the majority documenting his wartime service.

Warden, John Weightman

McCleery family fonds

  • AM114
  • Fonds
  • 1837-1959

The fonds includes a notebook belonging to Robert Wood (his sister Mary married F. McCleery in 1873); business and personal correspondence; clippings; publications; financial records and ledgers; diaries of William Wood, Fitzgerald McCleery, Samuel McCleery and Theodora Logan (daughter of Fitzgerald and Mary McCleery); photographs; mementos and letters of the Wood family; and school records.

McCleery family

Gow Family collection

  • AM195
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1837-1889

The collection consists of a scrapbook of clippings, notes and pictures concerned, for the most part, with Methodism in the United Kingdom, ca. 1837-ca. 1870, which appears to have been compiled by S.A. Redshaw of Bourne, Lincolnshire. There are also two certificates issued by the Guelph Public Schools to Alexander Gow and Walter Gow.

Gow family

Henry Mowatt fonds

  • AM136
  • Fonds
  • 1839-1940

The fonds consists of personal papers, 1846-1940, including family records, a family portrait album, personal letters, private business correspondence and records pertaining to investments and business ventures; extensive records of ship's specifications and tests, material that passed through Captain Mowatt's hands when he worked for the C.P.R., 1900-1918; photographs of C.P.R. steamships; official C.P.R. correspondence, 1892-1924; papers, 1919-1923, relating to Captain Mowatt's duties as Port Warden with the Department of Marine and Fisheries at Vancouver; and printed works, 1839-1911.

Mowatt, Henry

Malkin family fonds

  • AM674
  • Fonds
  • 1840-1979

The fonds consists of family correspondence, notes, diaries, notebooks, legal documents, photographs, and genealogical charts.

Malkin family

Campbell Sweeny fonds

  • AM22
  • Fonds
  • 1841-1938

The fonds consists of miscellaneous personal papers, 1884 1928, including notes concerning his daily activities 1888-1909, together with several printed bills and letters relating to banking and currency reform in the Province of Canada, 1841-1849.

Sweeny, Campbell

Simson family fonds

  • AM170
  • Fonds
  • 1841-1956

The fonds includes private papers of William Chrow; a diary of Calvert Simson's trip from England; retail accounts; photographs; clippings; grocery accounts; published items dealing mainly with Vancouver's history; pilot charts of the oceans; miscellaneous notes relating to ships and shipping in early Vancouver; two logs kept by 3rd Officer R.V.A. Corbetts in 1925 and in 1927 on board SS Port Brisbane; and weather logs kept by Calvert Simson. Photographs depict views of Stanley Park, boats, Thomas Dunn and Company and a group portrait of those elected in Vancouver's first civic election.

Simson family

Sherwood and Evelyn Lett family fonds

  • AM361
  • Fonds
  • 1845, [ca. 1900]-1999

Fonds consists of records of Sherwood Lett including personal papers, 1908-1964, including diaries and correspondence, military papers, 1845, 1914-1965, covering service in World Wars I and II as well as peace-time associations; diplomatic papers, 1947-1955, covering the 1947 Canadian Mission to Japan and the 1954-1955 Canadian participation in the International Commission in Vietnam; judicial papers, 1955-1964, concerning the appointment as Chief Justice to the Supreme Court of B.C. 1955, and as Chief Justice to the B.C. Court of Appeal, 1963; university papers, 1951-1964, including Lett’s election as Chancellor in 1951. In addition, there are scrapbooks, clippings, and a collection of publications, 1916-1965. The fonds also includes photographs depicting the personal, professional, military and academic life of Sherwood Lett.

Fonds also includes records of Evelyn Lett, consisting of a small amount of letters of support for her nomination of the Order of Canada, 1997, a service award, 1998, news clippings and articles, 1975-1976, and a file related to family member Charles Plant.

Lett, Sherwood

James Yale fonds

  • AM205
  • Fonds
  • 1847-1852

Fonds consists of various letters written and received by James Yale. Letters include an acknowledgement of a marriage ceremony witnessed by Yale, as well as various letters received by Yale from James Douglas, regarding conditions at various posts.

Yale, James Murray

Hamber family fonds

  • AM1036
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1850-1987]

The fonds consists of records of the Hamber and Hendry families and of Eric Hamber including photographs, films, manuscripts and fine art. The photographs, 1880-1985, consist primarily of professional studio portraiture and the manuscript material consists primarily of souvenirs or memorabilia. Photographs depict the Hamber and Hendry families and Eric Hamber's life as an international financier, B.C. Lieutenant Governor, industrialist, athlete, and rancher. The films are primarily home movies that depict a range of social activities in which the Hamber family was involved. Two films are newsreel items documenting a polo game for BC Challenge Trophy and the visit of Governor General his excellency the Right Honourable the Earl of Bessborough, PC, GCMC, and her excellency the Countess of Bessborough to the Britannia Mines on board of Eric Hamber's yacht.

Hamber family

William Henry Rowling collection

  • AM146
  • Fonds
  • 1851-1889

The collection consists of a poem written by W.H. Rowling in 1851 and a photocopy of his certificate of discharge. There is also the funeral notice of four young men who were killed on Rowling's farm in 1889.

Rowling, William

James Kennedy fonds

  • AM248
  • Fonds
  • 1852-1853; reproduced 1941

The fonds consists of a typescript copy of a diary kept by James Kennedy during his trip to Australia. The fonds also includes a handwritten copy of a portion of the diary.

Kennedy, James

Leon Ladner fonds

  • AM641
  • Fonds
  • 1852-1978

The fonds consists of records Leon Ladner compiled or collected which document his personal and family life, his political career and interests and his involvement with the University of British Columbia. The records include diaries, correspondence, memos, speeches, newspaper clippings, publications and photographs.

Ladner, Leon Johnson

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

Harry Patten Archibald fonds

  • AM256
  • Fonds
  • 1853-1972; predominant 1904-1972

The fonds consists of records created and received by Harry Patten Archibald in the course of: his work with Bayfield and Archibald consulting engineers; his involvement in the production of weapons for the First World War; and from his personal activities. Records include correspondence, business files, subject files, financial records, diaries, notebooks, newspaper clippings, publications, drawings, photographs, and other records. Fonds contains four series: 1) Bayfield and Archibald consulting records; 2) Weapons manufacturing records; 3) Harry Patten Archibal personal records; and 4) Photographs containing three subseries.

Archibald, Harry Patten

Thomas Wicks fonds

  • AM236
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1854-1947]

The fonds consists of correspondence and personal papers, relating to farming ventures, 1931-1947; a letter concerning the Alert Bay Mission Church, 1913; a letter to Wicks from MacKenzie King, 1946; the manuscript of Wicks autobiography; several photographs of members of the Wicks family and Ned Fregonne.

Wicks, Thomas P.

Cornelius Bryant fonds

  • AM24
  • Fonds
  • 1855-1884

The fonds consists of diaries, 1855-1856 and 1878-1882. The latter includes miscellaneous lists of letters sent 1880-1881 and 1883-1884. Also included is a portion of a letter written to his parents shortly after his arrival in Nanaimo in 1857.

Bryant, Cornelius

Vancouver Typographical Union, Local 226 fonds

  • AM381
  • Fonds
  • 1855-1986

The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, membership and financial records, photographs and publications of the Vancouver Typographical Union (V.T.U.), Local 226; as well as the Victoria, New Westminster, Kamloops and Vernon locals of the International Typographical Union. Records of the V.T.U.'s activities at the Province and Sun Chapel (labour associations of printing-offices), 1928-1958 are included. The fonds also includes some records of the New Westminster Trades and Labour Council for the years 1908-1914.

Vancouver Typographical Union. Local 226

John E. Walker collection

  • AM346
  • Fonds
  • 1858-1966

The collection consists of photocopies of a memoir written by Dr. John E. Walker about J.A.R. Homer and a scrapbook.

Walker, John E.

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

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.

Willson E. Knowlton collection

  • AM350
  • Fonds
  • 1858-1884

The collection consists of miscellaneous papers, primarily agreements and financial papers, relating to the Chinese on the west coast of North America from 1858-1884. The donor also included notes on the collection.

Knowlton, Willson E.

St. John the Divine Church fonds

  • AM447
  • Fonds
  • 1859-1903

The fonds consists of the parish register of St. John the Divine; two original drawings by the church's first rector, William Crickmer; and reproductions of two of Crickmer's other drawings.

St. John the Divine (Anglican) Church (Maple Ridge, B.C.)

Charles Montgomery Tate fonds

  • AM225
  • Fonds
  • [186-?]-1940

Fonds consists of an autobiography of Tate entitled "Life and Missionary Activities of Rev. Charles Montgomery Tate"; an address prepared by J.S. Matthews for the unveiling of a bronze tablet in honour of Rev. Tate at St. Andrews Wesley Church; and an album of photographs produced by Tate, including photographs of sites in England and of Native Indian groups and individuals from the Fraser Valley, the Coast of B.C., and from Vancouver Island.

Tate, Charles Montgomery, Reverend

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