The collection consists of a letter dated 28 June 1870 to his brother, Tom, in Hull, England. Deighton describes his life and success as the owner of an hotel saloon. He also discusses family and personal matters.
The collection consists of a letter dated 28 June 1870 to his brother, Tom, in Hull, England. Deighton describes his life and success as the owner of an hotel saloon. He also discusses family and personal matters.
The fonds consists of photographs, correspondence, and legal papers relating to W.H. Malkin and Company of Vancouver, as well as scrap books containing material relating to W.H. Malkin's interests, political career and speeches.Fonds includes photographs depicting the Malkin family, W.H. Malkin at various public functions during his term as Mayor, and travel views.
Malkin, William Harold
Fonds consists of records documenting the personal life of Jane Rittenhouse, her family, and her involvement in community affairs in Vancouver.
The fonds contains diaries, correspondence, and other writings of E. Jane Rittenhouse, as well as photos, genealogical information regarding her parents' families, and copies of television programs relating to community planning and development in Kitsilano.
Rittenhouse, Eleanore Jane
The fonds consists of indentures, conveyances, and other legal documents relating to land transfers in Port Moody, New Westminster, Hope, and Vancouver, 1870-1906. Many items deal with the Canadian Pacific Railway. There are also miscellaneous notes and notices relating to the bankruptcy of National Silver Mines Limited in 1937.
Sutherland, James J.
The fonds consists of correspondence sent to Lloyd's mother in England. Lloyd's various travels, business situations and domestic life are described in letters he and his wife sent home (1896-1921) and there is earlier correspondence from other family friends. There is also a typescript of Lloyd's travel journal for the Canadian North trip 1897- 1900, entitled "Wanderings in the Far North," transcribed by Lloyd's grandson, Griffin V. Lloyd
The fonds consists of a company history, 1870-1939; McMicking letterbooks, 1871-1911; financial records of various telephone companies, 1885-1960; engineers' field books, 1912-1966; newspaper clippings, 1891-1907; general records, 1903 -1954; commercial surveys 1929 -1950; and photographs, [ca. 1915] -1954.
The fonds is arranged into 8 series: British Columbia Telephone Company commercial survey, Engineers field books, Financial records of various telephone companies, General records, Historical records, Newspaper clippings, Robert Burns McMicking letterbooks, and photographs.
British Columbia Telephone Company
Fonds consists of the incorporation papers, minutes, constitution and by-laws, application for membership, correspondence, arbitration files, circulars, agreements, publications, statistical data, miscellaneous files, and blueprints. Fonds includes photographs of the presidents of the Exchange, various meetings, and marine vessels.
Vancouver Merchants' Exchange
The fonds consist of 35 diaries written by Henry Mole from 1872 to 1914. These diaries chronicle the activities of Henry Mole as a pioneer, farmer and alderman. The diaries mainly document the descriptions of weather, family life, work was done on the farm, farm expenses, visitors, church involvement, and interaction with other pioneers. Many of the First Nations people were mentioned in the diaries as they were hired by Henry as farm workers. Additional documentation of Henry’s involvement in the Municipality of South Vancouver as an alderman is included in the diaries from 1894 to 1899. Some diaries include Henry’s cash account and balances. The fonds is arranged into files, with each diary comprising one file. The fonds is missing the diaries of 1873-1874, 1897, and 1909-1913.
The fonds consists of business and personal correspondence of Arthur Gordon Smith, his father Marcus Smith and other family members; business records pertaining to Smith's law practice and the Land Registry Office; stock certificates and other records pertaining to Smith's holdings in various companies; and legal documents pertaining to Smith's property and estate. Some of the personal correspondence pertains to Smith's travels to the Yukon during the Klondike gold rush and his participation in action during the Louis Riel rebellion.
Smith, Arthur Gordon
The collection consists of a school letter from Norman Caple to his mother in 1873, a Kitsilano Co-operative Society passbook, 1938-1944 re Edith Caple's transactions in the Co-op, and newsclippings re Caple family, 1934 and 1940.
Fonds consists of the following series: articles and plant material information; client files; correspondence; financial year ends; general office files; landscape architecture associations; landscape architecture drawings; personal files; photographs and standard specifications.
Justice, Webb & Vincent Landscape Architects
The fonds consists primarily of correspondence and an indenture concerning the awarding of Charleson's first land clearing contract with the CPR in 1889. There is also a birth certificate for Charleson and a letter from Alexander Mackenzie.
Charleson, Donald Brims
The fonds consists of correspondence between Murdoch MacLean and Martha Munn, and other members of the MacLean and Munn families; a resume of Lachlan Munn MacLean; and photographs.
MacLean family, Murdoch
The fonds consists of a letterbook of business correspondence, 1876-1889, for the most part connected with the business of the Shuswap Milling Company.
The fonds consists of records of Thomas Chippendale V, Barbara Chippendale, Sheyla Chippendale, and others; correspondence, genealogical material, clipping books, and photographs. Fonds also includes research material and correspondence concerning Thomas Chippendale V by Charles M. Rice.
The fonds include letters written by Godfrey to his wife and family from Atlin and Dawson, 1899-1900; a copy of his marriage certificate, 1889; a list of signatures supporting Godfrey as alderman in 1891; two school report cards of Eva Godfrey, 1901 and 1907; photographs of Godfrey and his family and of a view of St. Paul's Indian Mission Church in North Vancouver; and newspapers The Atlin Claim, 1899-1909, The Klondike Nugget, 1900, and others, 1891-1909.
The fonds consists of a letterbook, ships' papers and photographs concerning the activities of Charles H. Cates and Sons Limited, as well as the autobiography of Captain C.H. Cates and manuscripts on family, maritime and Indian subjects by Captain Charles Warren Cates (1899 1960). The fonds also includes the letters (1877-1883) of Donald Stewart of New Westminster concerning the building of the C.P.R.
The fonds consists of poetry on patriotic, religious, topical and sentimental themes.
The collection consists of a commission from James Dunsmuir, Lieutenant-Governor, appointing Thomas Charles Hilton as Notary Public. Contains a wax impression of the Lieutenant-Governor's seal.
The fonds consists of correspondence and other materials on East Indian immigration, 1912-1916; the Komagata Maru incident, 1914 and 1916; immigration matters other than East Indian, 1912-1925; Vancouver port facilities, 1913-1916; the drug problem in Vancouver, 1921-1922; provincial politics in B.C., 1921-1923; the Grain Inquiry, 1918 and 1923-1924; and the Salmon Fisheries Treaty with the U.S.A., 1929. The fonds also includes clippings, scrapbooks, photographs (showing logging by the Aeroplane Spruce Company and various mills on the B.C. coast), and published items.
Stevens, Henry Herbert
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.
The fonds consists of drafts of plays written for children, two unpublished novels, poetry and correspondence. As well, there are papers, clippings, musical scores, and albums of Payne's uncle, C.F. Abdy Williams.
The fonds consists largely of correspondence, including personal letters written by members of Mrs. Bentley's family and professional letters written to and by Dr. Bentley. Includes Bentley's resignation letter following a report on patient conditions at the provincial Asylum for the Insane. There are also two marriage certificates of Kathleen Violet, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Bentley, 1908 and 1920.
The fonds consists of field notes (1912-1921); maps and blueprints from Bushnell's work, particularly the Lillooet Mining District, 1928-1943; bills and receipts; clippings, correspondence and material related to schooling and military service; records of surveying in the Vancouver area; material relating to the activities of the Corporation of Land Surveyors of the Province of British Columbia; plans of Bushnell residence; and subdivision plan of Shaughnessy Heights; and photographs of his family and friends and of his military life and surveying career, with views of Vancouver homes, harbour and docks.
Also present are the records of other members of the Bushnell family. Including Bushnell's daughter Christina Susan (Susie) Stenersen (nee Bushnell), son James Henry Oakes (Harry) Bushnell, and wife, Christina Frances Bushnell. Also present are records relating to Gunner Stenersen, Christina's husband. These include scrapbooks, correspondence, photographs, school reports, diaries, and postcard albums.
Bushnell, James Henry
The fonds consists of a minute book containing full records of the membership and all the meetings of the Board of the Yale and New Westminster Pilotage Authority, 1879-1904, and of the Vancouver Pilotage Authority, 1904-1920. There are also papers inserted in the book: printed pilotage bylaws, clippings, correspondence, a copy of a memorial to the Governor General, bank statements, printed Notice of Mariners re: B.C. Pilotage (1919, Ottawa), printed Order in Council re: establishment of Pilotage District of B.C. (1919, Ottawa), and a photograph of the Commissioners and Pilot of the Vancouver Pilotage District, 1879-1916.
Yale and New Westminster Pilotage Authority
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
Fonds consists of records relating to the operation of Brock House Society. Record types include correspondence, financial records, agreements and legal documents, certificates, newspaper clippings, reports, agendas, memorandums, newsletters, meeting minutes, and case files attached to specific committees. There are procedural manuals, permits and licenses, invitations, a constitution, application forms for grants and nominees for the B.C. Senior Award, which include resumes or curricula vitae and letters of recommendation.
The fonds has been organized into the following series: Brock minutes and records of the committees, Records of Brock House Restaurant and the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, B.C. Senior Award records, General Correspondence, Photographs and pieces of art work, Facilities maintenance papers, Publications and Brock House history, and Fundraising records.
Brock House Society
The fonds consists of correspondence, financial records, legal records, published items and two scrapbooks containing correspondence, clippings, and photographs.
The collection consists of a photocopy of a four-page letter written by John Blair to a friend shortly after his arrival in B.C. in 1880. The letter, dated July 25, describes the journey of his brother and himself and their life after their arrival, including brief comments on working in a fish cannery, countryside and prices encountered.
The fonds consists of the papers and artworks of James Blomfield, as well as extensive research notes and other papers relating to him; the papers and artworks of Edgar Bloomfield, which include some information relating to the Interior Land Syndicate and the Canada Power Generating Machine Co. Ltd.; records of Joan Bloomfield, including her recollections of her childhood and family life, as well as extensive papers on her work during World War II, and files relating to her postwar search for employment and career, including work on the Kemano project. The fonds also contains extensive research records on James Blomfield compiled by Doris Munroe. The fonds also contains lantern slides depicting family events, Bloomfield at work, and examples of stained glass. The fonds is arranged in 6 series: James Blomfield papers; Emily Caroline "Cara" Tompson collection; Books; Doris Munroe research files; Joan Bloomfield collection and Artworks.
Collection consists of copies of microfilmed assessment records of provincially administered lands: those that were not part of an incorporated municipality.
Records document assessments from the New Westminster Land District (which between 1880 and 1896 included lands which currently make up the City of Vancouver) 1880-1898; the collection includes volumes 1-58 of those assessments. The province created a separate Vancouver Assessment District in 1896; the collection includes volumes 1-23 of those assessments.
More detailed description of the organisation of information in the volumes and reels may be found in the file-level descriptions for the individual reels.
British Columbia. Surveyor of Taxes
The collection consists of correspondence, reports, letterbooks, and photographs of the Price family and of records relating to general merchants in Ashcroft, B.C, including Harvey Bailey and Company, to the planned extension to the Canadian Pacific Railway line, and to Henry J. Cambie.
The fonds consists of records created and received by the St. James' Church. Records include: registers of baptisms, marriages, and burials; newsletters and histories of the church; and records of the St. Luke's Home, such as annual reports, minutes, registers, and accounts. Fonds contains three series: 1) Church registers ; 2) Miscellaneous church records; and 3) St. Luke's Home records.
St. James' Church (Vancouver, B.C.)
The fonds consists of a letterbook of Granville Lodge No. 29. Most of the correspondence deals with payment of dues and insurance claims involving Lodge 29 and the Grand Recorder in the Lodge at Portland, Oregon.
Ancient Order of United Workmen. Granville Lodge, No. 29
The fonds consists of reports written by Will Koop concerning the protection of forest and public drinking water sources of the Greater Vancouver watersheds. These include Greater Vancouver Regional District - GVRD (currently named Metro Vancouver Regional District) records of Water Committee minutes, Water and Waste Committee minutes, reports, legal records, and results of Freedom of Information requests. In addition to records from GVRD, records collected from various archives institutions including Library and Archives of Canada, BC Archives, UBC Special Collection, and the City of Vancouver Archives, are included. Records from other environmental organizations and activists are also represented in the fonds.
The fonds is arranged into the following series: Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD) meeting minutes
(1968-2004), Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD) and Will Koop reports [ca. 1931-2004], Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve files (1983-2003), Correspondence (1991-2004), Logging and water quality files (1915-2000), Mark Wareing files (1984-1996), General files on Greater Vancouver Watersheds and forest of British Columbia (1908-1995), Coquitlam watershed files (1893-2002), Forest Hydrology research files (1955-1998), SPEC Campaign and public input files (1988-2002).
Fonds consists of the following record series relating to the administrative and operational aspects of local policing:
Vancouver (B.C.). Board of Police Commissioners
-Police Commissioners general files, 1903-1937, series 181
-Board of Police Commissioners minutes, 1886-1891, 1904-1968, series 180
-Police Commissioners received correspondence, 1940-1949, series 183
Vancouver (B.C.). Police Department
-Book of occurrences, 1889-1929, series 196
-Fire alarm box zoning map, ca. 1931, series 210
-Grey Cup games records, 1958-1966, series 338
-Information bulletins, 1960, series 201
-Lennie Investigation records, 1928, series 209
-McDonald Investigation records, 1936, series 207
-Photographs, 1894-1970, series 214
-Police Constable's reports, 1935, series 200
-Prisoners' record books, 1898-1917, series 202
-Public information displays, 1886-1970, series 212
-Royal visits records, 1939-1959, series 203
-Scrapbook, 1908-1909, series 204
-Special Constables' time sheets, 1935, series 205
-Stolen Car Bureau register, 1927-1929, series 206
-Subject files, 1929-1939, series 199
-Task Force on Prostitution records, 1986-1990, series 171
-Tucker report, 1936, series 208
-Wife Assault Coordination Project records, 1989-1991, series 172
Vancouver (B.C.). Police Department. Office of the Chief of Police
-General correspondence, 1935, series 197
-License Inspection correspondence, 1920-1936, series 211
Vancouver (B.C.). Police Court
-Health by-laws record book, 1900-1902, series 188
-Police Court court calendars, 1889-1929, series 182
-Police Court court calendars of indictable offences, 1929-1961, series 184
-Police Court court calendars of summary offences, 1929-1949, series 185
-Police Court court calendars of traffic violations, 1926-1950, series 186
-Police Court case files, 1930-1944, series 195
-Police Court charge books, 1897-1900, 1902, series 193
-Police Court drug and other offences register, 1921-1923, series 194
-Police Court maintenance payments registers, 1928-1939, 1945-1947, 1955-1957, series 189
-Police Court notices of appeal, information, summons, and convictions, 1904, 1906-1909, series 187
-Police Court outside summons book, 1937-1956, series 190
-Police Court summons book, 1945-1960, series 191
-Transcripts of Police Court cases, 1903-1923, series 192
Vancouver Police Department
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
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.
The fonds consists of minutes of the Lynn Valley Institute, 1913-31; correspondence, 1917-1948; World War II memorabilia; postcards, 1935-38; certificate, 1883; unemployment insurance card, 1950; income tax return, 1949; hospitalization and insurance claims, 1948-50; membership cards, 1920; and clippings, ca. 1952. The fonds also includes some of Elizabeth Aston's correspondence with her sister in England during World War I.
The collection consists of two letters written by C.J. Randall of Waldo, Oregon, to his children in Moodyville, B.C., on 8 August 1883 and 13 January 1884.
The fonds consists of minutes, 1906-1961; letterbooks 1888-1909; financial records 1883-1917 for membership; annual reports 1897, 1949-1974; and clippings 1923-1925.
New Westminster Board of Trade
The collection consists of an incomplete letter written to "Fanny" by an unidentified correspondent from New Westminster, 11 May 1883, describing May Day and a picnic. (The original pencil has been written over ca. 1940 by the donor.)
The fonds consists of genealogical material on the Williscroft and McKenzie families; the daily journal of Christina Williscroft (1893-1894); correspondence, clippings, certificates, and other papers of Beatrice Williscroft.
Williscroft, Beatrice Rebecca Irene
The fonds includes the undated, typewritten memoirs of Walter E. Graveley (covering the period ca. 1870 to ca. 1901); his real estate price book and business correspondence, 1884-1931; legal records; receipts dating from March 1886 for land bought from the CPR; agreements made with Robert S. Day and Son Ltd. (Insurance) in 1923 and 1931; two scrapbooks containing photographs, clippings, and written materials concerning the Graveley family and yachting; the minute book (1920-1924) of the General Leckie Chapter I.O.D.E. (Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire); and a number of family photographs.
Collection consists of records arising from various legal proceedings regarding land rights and land use on Deadman's Island. Records include proceedings of an appeal case between the federal and provincial governments before the Privy Council regarding Deadman's Island, a volume of maps presented as exhibits in this appeal, and a report of the Lords of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council regarding this appeal. Collection also includes a judgement of the Lords of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council on the appeal of the City of Vancouver vs. the Vancouver Lumber Company (and Theodore Ludgate) and on an appeal from the Court of Appeal of British Columbia. Also included is a receipt for the forwarding of legal documents to the Registrar of the Privy Council in England and correspondence pertaining to the island's lease.
Great Britain. Privy Council
The fonds consists of the ship's log, which includes entries from Liverpool to Panama, Panama to Victoria, Victoria to Burrard's Inlet, and San Juan Island.
Robert Kerr (Ship)
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
The fonds consists of a notebook containing university notes on various subjects, and student teacher notes. There are also examples of examination papers, report cards, and private correspondence.
The fonds includes two typed copies of letters written by W.F. Salsbury [Jr.?] to his wife Sarah describing his experiences on the first train to cross Canada from Montreal to Port Moody; letters to Frederick Salsbury; records pertaining to W.F. Salsbury's appointment as a Justice of the Peace; Masonic certificates; and a scrapbook of letters, invitations and other material relating to the Canadian rowing crew sent to the 1924 Olympic Games (Paris).
The fonds consists of original and photostat versions of a baptismal register, 1885-1918. There is a gap between April 1908 and July 1911.
First Presbyterian Church