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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.

Collected items

Series consists of materials which were collected by the Vancouver Museums and Planetarium Association, sometimes through the Vancouver Museum. Items includes newspapers, magazines, newsletters, newspaper clippings, pamphlets and programmes, postcards, unpublished manuscripts, books, notes, letters, certificates and deeds, photographs, sound recordings, posters, maps, and other materials.

Collected publications

Series consists of publications collected by BC Sugar or the BC Sugar Museum in support of various operational activities. The main portion of the collection is made up of various sugar industry publications from Canada and other countries. The collection also includes publications about the history of the sugar industry in Canada and other countries, government reports concerning the sugar industry as well as sugar research serials and publications. The series includes publications of BC Sugar subsidiaries Manitoba Sugar Comapny and Canadian Sugar Factories.

BC Sugar Museum display case materials

Series contains items removed from the display cases at the BC Sugar Museum as they were organized in October of 2011 and other materials intended for display but not on display at time of donation. The display case names imposed by the BC Sugar Museum staff have been maintained as part of the file titles in this series.

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.

Ships' plans collection

This collection consists of ships' plans (linen and paper originals, blue and white print reproductions and some modern photocopied facsimiles) and related manuscript material.


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.

Scrapbooks and memorabilia

Series consists of scrapbooks compiled by Hugh Pickett and other memorabilia primarily documenting the entertainment industry, World War II, the Spitfire Fund and his travels around the world.

Genealogical and personal papers

Series consists of genealogical records pertaining to the Angus, Cherniavsky, DuPuy, Fairweather, Meredith, Richards, Rogers and Woodward families; records, including log books, pertaining to Rogers family yachts; and correspondence, diaries and notebooks, newsclippings and other records produced or collected by the Rogers family and related families.

Family papers

Series consists of personal and business correspondence, legal and financial documents, journals, certificates, memberships, etc.


Series consist of family photos. Some identification has been indicated. Names of subjects include members of the Hill, Whyte, and Graham families; their friends, relatives, and associates; McQueen Memorial Sunday School, St. Columba Presbyterian Church, Athelstan Presbyterian Church, Prince Rupert Waterworks pipeline.

Family letter files

Series consists of correspondence and other records created by and pertaining to the activities of the Taylor, Pierce and Beaton families, arranged chronologically into files by Ted Taylor. The majority of the records pertain to the personal and professional activities of Ted Taylor, and concern his relationships with family members, marriages, friendships, involvement with various associations, and his career as a Hollywood publicist and journalist, including his work at Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures and Universal Pictures studios. The series also includes, to a lesser extent, records of Caroline Little Pierce, Annie Louise Taylor, Winifred Mabel Pierce, Ken Taylor, Octavia Beaton, Mary Beaton and Mary Louise Taylor. In addition to correspondence, the series includes photographs, notes, articles, legal documents, financial records, appointment books, address books, notebooks, newspaper clippings, studio passes, sketches and drawings, journals, newsletters and other publications, scripts, cards, ephemera, newsletters, agreements, objects and programs.
In addition to correspondence, the series includes photographs, notes, legal documents, financial records, agreements, journals, articles, notebooks, appointment books, address books, sketches and drawings, scripts, newspaper clippings, newsletters and other publications, studio passes, programs, cards, ephemera and objects.

Taylor, Theodore Pierce

E. Pauline Johnson collection

Series consists of a collection of materials regarding E. Pauline Johnson. Series includes: a codicil to Pauline Johnson's will; some letters received by Pauline Johnson; correspondence regarding Pauline Johnson and her family, her burial site and monument at Stanley Park, the visit to the monument by individuals from the Six Nations Reserve, and the production of a Pauline Johnson commemorative stamp; photographs of Johnson, her monument, and other related subjects; and writings of Johnson. Series also includes a biography of Johnson by Mrs. W. Garland Foster.

Civic and personal matters

Series consists of correspondence, reports and news clippings relating to William Orson Banfield's participation in various civic organizations including the Rotary Club, B. C. Hospital Association and the Non-Partisan Association. Series also includes Banfield's personal correspondence.

Photographs, portraits and films

Series consists of photographs of Rogers family members, relatives and friends; Rogers family yachts; family gravesites; the Planter's Sugar Refining Co.; the B.C. Sugar Refinery; and the family residence at Shannon. The series also contains a small amount of clippings related to some of the photographs and three film reels containing the Rogers family film "Bastard Love".

Collected photographs

Series consists of photographs which were collected by the Vancouver Museums and Planetarium Association, through the Vancouver Museum. Photograph were collected on a variety of subject, mostly in the City of Vancouver, but also encompassing the Greater Vancouver area, some sites in the Fraser Valley, and other sites in British Columbia. Subjects of photographs include: buildings; streets, roads, highways, and trails; bridges; beaches; waterfront areas; parks; views of Downtown Vancouver from various sites; monument, statues, and fountains; geological phenomena; the Fraser Midden archaeological site; rivers and dams; farms and ranches; logging and lumbering scenes; streetcars and other railway cars and engines; carriages, carts, and automobiles; construction and demolition scenes; and other subjects. The series also includes photograph of people, including; portraits; athletic clubs; Vancouver City staff and officials; military groups; clubs; people involved in recreational activities; people in parades; and other activities.
The series consists almost entirely of photographs. Some accompanying labels and explanatory notes have been retained with their respective photographs. Also, photomechanical reproductions (such as halftone prints) have been retained in the series when they have accompanied other photographs.
Series consists of three subseries: 1) Miscellaneous photographs; 2) Philip T. Timms photographs; and Erwin R. Gordon photographs.

Hendry family

This series is comprised of photographs of John, Adaline, and Aldyen Hendry, including John Hendry's mother, Margaret. The images primarily concentrate between the years 1900-1912, from the time Aldyen was crowned May Queen in 1901 to her presentation at Court in 1911, and her subsequent marriage to Eric W. Hamber in 1912. Photographs of the family residence on Burnaby Street and their mausoleum at Mountain View Cemetery are in this series, as well as a continental tour. The textual records in this series include marriage certificates, news clippings, and other material.

Personal and family papers

Series consists of biographical, genealogical and historical notes and diaries written by Leon Ladner as well as some materials of his father, Thomas Ellis Ladner.


Series consists of Leon Ladner's personal, business and political correspondence. An early file also includes correspondence of his father, Thomas Ellis Ladner.

Harry Patten Archibald personal records

Series consists of records made and received by Harry Patten Archibald in his personal life. Records include: correspondence; diaries; subject files (including correspondence, investment and other financial records, U.B.C. teaching records, and records regarding the Y.M.C.A. and St. Andrews-Wesley United Church); and publications acquired by Archibald.
Series contains four subseries: 1) Diaries and correspondence; 2) Personal financial records; 3) Personal subject files; and 4) Collected publications.

Books and publications

Series consists of design and decoration related reference material in the form of books, publications, and clippings.

Business records

Series consists of records pertaining to the business activities of the Rogers family and various ancestors. Records include correspondence, receipts, legal documents and other records concerning the Oakley Sugar Plantation, the B.C. Sugar Refinery, investments, and other business activities and interests, primarily those of B.T. Rogers. Microfilmed copies of correspondence with Henry Shelton Sanford, a business partner of Samuel Blythe Rogers, are also included.

Osborne J. Pierce business records

Series consists of records relating to Osborne J. Pierce's career as an architect and his position as a Superintendent of Drawing for the City of Chicago Department of Public Instruction. Records include correspondence, letters of recommendation, account books, notebooks and journals, a patent, a report, certificates, a book, a directory, business cards and advertisements.
Additional material intermingled with these records includes poetry and prose by Osborne J. Pierce, including autobiographical prose, family history notes, photographs, watercolours and drawings.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

Family photographs

Series consists of studio portrait and casual photographs of, or taken by, the Pierce and Taylor families, including an album and many loose photographs. Individuals appearing in the photographs include members of the Twitchell family, Osborne J. Pierce, Caroline Little Pierce (Twitchell), Annie Louise Taylor (Pierce), Winifred Mabel Pierce, L.D. Taylor, Theodore Pierce Taylor, Kenneth Osborn Taylor, Mary Louise Taylor and Ruth Wing. Places photographed include Point Defiance Park, Tacoma Washington; Grouse Mountain, British Columbia; River Forest, Illinois; Sawtelle, California; and an architectural firm, possibly in Redlands, California. Some of the photographs were taken by Osborne J. Pierce.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

John Schreiner records re: The Refiners

Series consists of records gathered and notes created by John Schreiner in the course of researching and writing a book on the history of BC Sugar entitled: The Refiners: A century of BC Sugar.

Series includes early drafts, outlines, and edits of the book chapter by chapter, notes used to write the chapters. The series also includes other research materials collected for potential use in the book, including photographs, and a photograph album.

Schreiner, John

Collected photographs

Series consists of photographs which were collected by J.S. Matthews when he was the City Archivist. Photographs were collected on a variety of subjects, mostly in Vancouver, but also encompasing the Greater Vancouver area, British Columbia and Alberta. The collection contains photographs of civic events, scenery, aerial views, clubs, city government, royalty and their visits, World War 1, hotels, parades, First Nations, neighbourhoods, business and industry, monuments, schools, transportation and railways. The collection contains photographs of a number of well-known Vancouver photographers, including W.J. Moore, C.S. Bailey, Bailey and Neelands, William Stark, Norman Caple, C. Bradbury, C. Smith, and R.H. Trueman. The series also contains photographic copies of documents, correspondence, published items, ephemera, drawings and paintings. Accompanying labels and explanatory notes have been retained with their respective photographs.
Series consists of three subseries: 1) Albums; 2) W.J. Moore Cirkut negatives; 3) Incoming correspondence photographs.

Hamber family

This series covers the pre-generation before the birth of Eric W. Hamber, his married life to Aldyen (Hendry) Hamber, her life after 1960, and includes a visual record of the next-generation Hamber nieces and nephews. The oldest photographs in this series date to approximately 1860 and depict Hamber relatives from the Winnipeg, Toronto, and Los Angeles areas. The Hamber album was possibly compiled by Eric W. Hamber's father, Frederick Edmund Marsh Hamber. Most of these early card photographs are unidentified, though the photographer's name is printed on them. More informal photography of relatives from both sides of the family exists in this family rather than the Hendry series. School and travel photos taken by Eric Colquhoun Hamber, son of Harold Bellany Hamber and Norah Elizabeth Colquhoun Hamber Johnson, make up a sizeable sub-series. Aldyen Hendry is pictured in this series after her marriage to Eric W. Hamber in 1912. Many formal portraits of Eric and Aldyen Hamber, separately and together between 1925-1940, dominate this series. Their residences and pets are also described in this section. Mrs. Hamber is shown in the 1960s at the couple's second property, Panabode, in Coquitlam, and not pictured at all in the 1970s or 80s. In this series, Eric W. Hamber is represented only as his life outside of sports, business, and politics show, since the series arrangement for this collection is designed to illustrate distinct aspects of his life. This series is mainly comprised of formal portraiture, with some early wet-processes, sepias, chromotypes, and opaline developing processes, among the photographic types listed in this section.

The textual records in this series include certificates, clippings, correspondence, and other ephemera.

Business files

Series consists of files created and maintained to support the business activities of the Anglo-British Columbia Packing Company. Includes annual reports, advisory board minutes and legal records. Also includes minutes of the Fidalgo Island Packing Company (established by A.B.C. Packing Co.) and its five U.S. subsidiaries; Lopez Island Fishing Company, Orcas Island Fishing Company, Lummi Island Fishing Company, San Juan Fishing Company and Bellingham Bay Fishing Company.

Osborne J. Pierce American Civil War records

Series consists of a diary (1862-1863), two certificates of appointment, a photograph and autobiographical writings relating to Osborne J. Pierce's experiences as a member of Company G of the 24th Regiment of the Maine Militia, the 24th Regiment of Maine Volunteers, and the 7th Maine Battery during the American Civil War.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

Family letter files

Series consists of family correspondence and other records arranged chronologically into files by Ted Taylor. Records creators are Annie Louise Taylor, L.D. Taylor, Osborne J. Pierce, Caroline Little Pierce, Winifred Mabel Pierce, Theodore Pierce Taylor and Kenneth Osborn Taylor. Series includes incoming and outgoing correspondence of L.D. Taylor, relating to his marriage to Annie, his legal troubles in Chicago, his life in Vancouver, B.C., his ownership of the World newspaper and his activities as Mayor. Letters from Annie Taylor to her family between 1899 and 1906 document the Taylors' activities in Vancouver, and Annie s impressions of the city. Correspondence also includes letters from L.D.'s sister Kate Cooley to Annie Louise and Theodore Taylor. In addition to correspondence, the files in this series contain photographs, financial records, including receipts, invoices, cheque books and accounting records, journals and notebooks of Osborne J. Pierce and Winifred Mabel Pierce, legal documents, certificates, drawings, written prose and poetry, notes, pamphlets, programs, ephemera, postcards, newspaper and journal clippings, report cards, school assignments, business cards, invitations and membership cards.

Pierce family, Osborne J.

Topical files

Series consists of a collection of articles, photographs, films newsclippings and other materials relating to various individuals, places, local business and subjects, which are connected with the history of Kerrisdale area. These files were collected not only to fulfill the Society’s mandate of preserving history of Kerrisdale, but also to prepare for the Society’s project of publishing a history book of Kerrisdale.

British Columbia and Ukrainian research documents

Series consists of memoirs, correspondence, narratives and new clippings gathered by Huculak for the writing of the book, Ukrainians in British Columbia and Their Contribution to the Cultural Life of the Province. Series reflects the history, lifestyle, origins and contributions of the early Ukrainian settlers in British Columbia. Series also includes an English translation of this book. Series is arranged by locations and by individuals' names.

Writing files

Series consists of records Yee created in the course of his work as a writer of fiction and non-fiction. The records relating to his fiction work include outlines of plots and characters that he wrote before he began composing short stories and chapters; manuscript drafts and correspondence with editors and publishers; and reviews and book publicity materials. The records relating to Yee's non-fiction work include manuscript drafts and research materials as well as review and publicity materials.

Printed works

The series consists of books, including an attitude dictionary and engineer s pocket book, clippings from books, regulations and legislation relating to surveys, other engineering activities and about Walter Moberly s work.

Library Board minutes and correspondence

Series consists of minute books, correspondence letter books, agenda, annual reports, financial statements and general administration files documenting a wide range of library-related activities. Also included are reminiscences of early library, information on early library history, library by-laws (1929-1956), contracts regarding Carnegie Library, and monthly book reports about lending statistics from 1911 to 1920. Arranged by records form (minutes, correspondence, reports), and chronologically within each division.

Vancouver Public Library

Real Estate Files

Series consists of records detailing the property, real estate and mortgage loans held by Mercantile Mortgage Company and Estates Investment Limited. These include building files for each of the significant Vancouver and New Westminster properties which include deeds, photographs, architectural plans and sketches, correspondence with building trades companies in the respective cities, permits for construction in each building and some lease and tenant information. Many of these files date to the late 19th Century or first decade of the 20th century. In addition, a number of building files detail modern upgrades to the buildings including elevator and sprinkler system installation and general upgrades from the 1950s through the 1970s. Some files contain lease and tenant information as well as operating statements and general property management information. Tax assessments and property valuations from the 1970s and 1980s are related to sale agreements for each of the properties. A number of dockets dating from 1896 to 1921 contain mortgages, agreements of sale, property deeds, real unit property deeds and transfers, and other indentures and contracts related to real estate investments and mortgage loans. Many files include photographs and architectural plans.
Eleven files consist of polaroid photographs only which represent a survey of commercial properties in New Westminster and Downtown Vancouver taken in 1979 and 1980 in anticipation of the sale of Mercantile Mortgage Company Limited property throughout the 1980s. In addition, 2 files of colour slides dating from the 1950s and 1960s exists showing buildings and street scenes in Gastown. One file consists of a slide show, the Townsite Story, compiled by M. Gerald Thomson in ca. 1968 detailing coordinated efforts at development and rejuvination in the Gastown area in the 1960s and presented to various business and investor groups in Vancouver in reaction to the Project 200 urban planning initiatives.


Series consists of records documenting the personal life of jane Rittenhouse.

The series contains photographs, arranged in approximate chronological order.

Church records and personal papers of George Halford Wilson

Series consists of personal papers and church records mainly gathered by George Halford Wilson when he was the rector of St. Michael's Anglican Church in 1903. Church records include financial statements, parochial statistics, correspondence, articles, church publications, reports, notes and texts of sermons relating to the administration, major developments, services, history, preaching and Bible education programs, and religious studies of St. Michael's Anglican Church. Church records also include records of St. Thomas' and St. Andrew's Church. Personal records include notes, correspondence, bills, scrapbooks and article about a wide range of George Halford Wilson's personal matters.

Wilson, George Halford


Series consists of documents collected by J.S. Matthews from various sources. The documents relate generally to Matthews' activities and to the history of the City of Vancouver but they share no particular activity- or subject-based relationship. Series comprises 3 subseries: general; perpetual calendar; and invoices, early Vancouver.

Log books, notebooks and similar records

Series includes log books, engine room logs, watchman's reports, time books and various types of notebooks for a number of vessels. Some of the books are for unidentified ships. Particularly well represented in this series are the King Edward, Fruhling, Canora, Prince George, Canora, Point Pelly and snagboat Samson V.


Series documents the Banfields' family life from Orson Banfield's childhood to middle age, including recreational activities at the family summer home at Orlomah Beach (Indian Arm), student life at King Edward High School and the University of British Columbia, and various family journeys including a world cruise taken in 1911 as well as travels in B.C., Ontario, Washington, Oregon and California. Series also includes photographs of Banfield family members and Banfield's public life as a Rotarian, a civic official and a trustee of Vancouver General Hospital.

Miscellaneous files

Series consists of records kept separately from other series by reason of their miscellaneous nature. Series includes share capital register cards (1935-1967), sample forms, register of deepsea arrivals and departures (1924-1928), list of vessels to arrive (January and February 1970), oaths of inspectors, chemists, etc.

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