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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

Carte reduite des parties septentrionales du globe, situees, entre l'Ansie et l' Amerique, pour fervir a l'histoire generale des voyages

Item is a map engraved by French cartographer M. Bellin showing eastern Asia and the northern part of North America, mainly Canada. Includes notes as to areas of the west coast of North America explored by the Russians in 1728 and 1741, the exploration of the entrance of the Strait of Juan de Fuca in 1592 and 1603, as well as exploration on the east coast of Asia. Map also includes latitudes and longitudes, some place names, major bodies of water and indicates mountainous regions. Printed on the bottom of the map is "Tome XV" and "No. 4."

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.

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

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.

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

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.

A map of the whole continent of America divided into North and South and West Indies

Item is a reproduction of a map which depicts North America, South America and the West Indies. An inset map on the lower left-hand corner shows Baffin Island and Hudson's Bay. The item also includes lists of islands and regions in the Americas belonging to each of Great Britain, France, Spain, Portugal, Denmark and the Dutch, as per the terms of the Treaty of Paris. The item also includes a list of nine relevant articles defined in the 1763 Paris treaty.

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.

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

[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

Top left plate

Part depicts the upper left hand quadrant of the map, and includes a diagram of the solar system, a table of dimensions of bodies in the solar system, a chart of constellations viewable in the northern hemisphere, text on geographical definiations and the cause of the tides, and a map of the northern half of the Americas.

Dunn, Samuel

Scientia terrarum et coelorum

Item is a combination terrestrial and astronomical map, with the earth depicted as the eastern and western hemispheres, with corresponding astronomical hemispheres. The map depicts broders of states, geographical features, cities, routes of prominent voyages. The map is bordered with smaller inset maps of the solar system, the north pole, the south pole, analemma, the moon, and a world map in Mercator's projection.

Dunn, Samuel

Bottom left plate

Part depicts text and accompanying diagram on "the art of dialing by a common globe", a chart of universal scale, a map of the world using Mercator's projection, a map of the southern half of the Americans, descriptions of the various maps and charts, and the left-hand side of a map of the lunar surface viewable from Earth.

Dunn, Samuel

Top right plate

Part depicts a chart of the astronomical latitude & longitude analemma, a table showing values of the place of the sun in the ecliptic & declinatiobn, a chart of the constellations viewable in the southern hemisphere, text on geographical definitions and the cause of the tides, and a map of the northern portion of Africa, Europe and Asia.

Dunn, Samuel

Bottom right plate

Part depicts the right-hand side of a map of the lunar surface viewable from Earth, a chart of the Analemma, a chart and accompanying text entitled "the vicissitude of seasons explained", a chart and accompanying text on "the art of dialing by a common globe", and a map of the southern portion of Africa and Asia, as well as Australia.

Dunn, Samuel

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, 1757-1798, collection

  • AM1062
  • Item
  • 1783

The collection consists of an original parchment of the commission given by Admiral Sir George Brydges Rodney appointing George Vancouver fourth lieutenant of H.M.S. "Fame".

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