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A Seafaring Family The Cates Family in British Columbia Maritime History

This history of the Cates family includes information on the founder Andrew Jackson Cates and his family as well as the families of James Warren Cates, Willard Ernest Cates, John Andrew Cates, George Emery Cates, Charles Henry Cates, John Henry Cates, Charles Warren Cates, James Francis Cates, Francis Abbott Cates and Lucy Lillian Cates

McConnell family scrapbook

Scrapbook contains press clippings, invitations, telegrams, recital programs, etc, documenting the family's social, political, academic, and recreational invlolvements, including theatre, skating, swimming, music, business, travel, etc., and with the Imperial Order, Daughters of the Empire.

McConnell family

[Kiwanis Club membership certificate - Howard Charles Green]

Item is an honorary membership certificate, Kiwanis Club of West Point, made out to "The Honourable Howard Charles Green," 1964. Howard Green was a Vancouver Member of Parliament in 1935 and from 1949-1963. He served as Minister of Public Works, 1951-1959, Acting Minister of Defence Production, 1957-1958, and Secretary of State for External Affairs, 1959.

Ernest Cooper journal

Journal is a handwritten account of Ernest Cooper's journey from Liverpool, England, to Vancouver, May 24th to June 10th, 1888. Mr. Cooper crossed the Atlantic aboard the C.P.R. steamship S.S. Vancouver, and crossed the continent via Canadian Pacific Railway. The account documents Mr. Cooper's travels and includes detailed descriptions of conditions aboard ship; observations on differences between "steerage," "intermediate," and "saloon" passenger status; encounters with other passengers; activities of crew and passengers; sightings of wildlife; weather and sea conditions; a brief sight-seeing stop in Montreal; experiences with new currency, observations of "Indians" at rail stations across the prairies; impressions of Winnipeg; descriptions of views and vistas passing the Rockies and Selkirk mountains; comments on the Chinese presence along the Fraser River, and arrival in Vancouver.

Cooper, Ernest

Vivian Henderson collection

Collection consists of a copy of a one page letter dated March 30, 1959 from J.S. Matthews to Miss Vivian Henderson of 5592 Alma Road in response to a letter that she had written to him. Subjects of the letter include Matthews' days as an office boy, the decoration of Cordova Street after the death of Queen Victoria, and Miss Henderson's donation of an item pertaining to the Homer Street Methodist Church.

Shelly's Bakery Limited collection

  • AM962
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  • 1926

The collection consists of "The Romance of British Columbia", an album of advertising material written by Roy A. Hunter and illustrated by John Innes.

Col. Thomas H. Tracy collection

  • AM960
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  • 1896

The collection consists of a letter of appreciation from the Chinese Merchants' Exchange.

Michael Levenston collection

  • AM924
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  • 1985

The collection consists of "A Century in Western Canada", a family history of the Izen, Katz, Koenigsberg and related families, by Michael Levenston. The Izen family moved to Vancouver in 1888 and after great struggles opened a fruit store on Canada Street. Etta Izen married Maurice Koenigsberg. There are several descendants living in the Vancouver area.

G.P. Bainbridge et al. collection

  • AM923
  • Item
  • 1797

The collection consists of a letter dated October 26, 1797 from Captain George Vancouver at Petersham to James Symes requesting correction of sums paid at the Cape of Good Hope, 1791, and Valparaiso, 1795, to several persons. Captain Vancouver used an incorrect exchange rate.

Thomas Charles Hilton collection

  • AM906
  • Item
  • 1877

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.

Victor E. Hall collection

  • AM900
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  • 1919

The collection consists of certificate of public appreciation issued in 1919 to Private Victor E. Hall by the City of Vancouver for his service in the Canadian Expeditionary Forces in World War I.

William Bartlett, collector

  • AM894
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  • 1985

The collection consists of a postal cover dated August 16, 1985, commemorating the first official airmail flight in Canada, 1918, dedicated to Capt. Brian A. Peck.

Jung Boo Sum collection

  • AM871
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  • 1918-1932

The collection consists of a Chinese immigration certificate issued to Sum Jung Boo by the Immigration Branch, Department of the Interior, 1918, with subsequent stampings to 1932; includes photograph. The control of immigration of Asians into Canada has a long history in British Columbia. This certificate notes that "it is not an admission, that the party to whom it is issued, was ever legally admitted into Canada ...".

Robin G. Keirstead collection

  • AM869
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  • 1984-1985

The collection consists of a research paper by Robin Keirstead entitled "Archives and the City of Vancouver. Major Matthews, City Hall and the Search for a Permanent Home". (Two versions, 1984-1985.)

David Gibson collection

  • AM867
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  • 1977

The collection consists of an analysis of the 1930 Voters' List by ward and poll, compiled by David Gibson.

Robert Baird collection

  • AM865
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The collection consists of a photocopy of Robert Baird's reminiscences, from 1815 to 1868, including a description of his travels on Vancouver Island and in the Lower Mainland, ca. 1859 (see pages 25-30).

Tommy Howard collection

  • AM863
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The collection consists of a poem written by Tommy Howard (b. 1879, d. 1962) entitled "My Homeland Calling", about Vancouver, ca. 1950.

Ken Pedlow collection

  • AM856
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  • 1981

The collection consists of a research paper "The C.P.R. Drake Street Roundhouse and Shops, A Documentary History", prepared for Heritage Conservation Branch by Ken Pedlow. The C.P.R. Drake Street Roundhouse on the north shore of False Creek was begun in 1887 and was added onto several times between then and 1950.

McNair-Fraser Lumber Company collection

  • AM842
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  • 1976

The collection consists of a manuscript containing a history of the McNair-Fraser Lumber Company, Vancouver, by David M. Rees-Thomas. In 1906, the McNair Timber Company was incorporated in Vancouver. The timber limits were located in what is now the British Properties of West Vancouver. In 1907, a logging railway was begun by the company and during the same year a partnership was entered into with Russell L. Fraser and the new corporation was known as the McNair-Fraser Lumber Company Ltd. By 1918, the company was out of existence. Robert McNair continued to work in the industry as president of Robert McNair Shingle Company Ltd.

Warren Sommer collection

  • AM840
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  • 1972

The collection consists of a photocopy of "Canadian Memorial Church: An Historical Investigation", a paper by Warren Sommer for Fine Arts 365 in 1972. [Page 8 is missing.] The Canadian Memorial Church, designed by the firm of Twizell and Twizell, was built in 1927-1928 at 1811 West 16th Avenue in memory of those who died in World War I.

Rod Snyder et. al. collection

  • AM838
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  • 1975

"A Study of Point Grey Municipality [1908-1929]", for U.B.C. History Course 404. Submitted by R. Snyder, M. Killam, G. Ingster, M. Nelson, M. Chamberlain, L. Gordon, B. Koehn. Emphasis on political history, disposal of C.P.R. land grant, architecture, and distribution of houses, Shaughnessy Heights planning and development; and public schools and recreational facilities.

Rosemary Phillips collection

  • AM832
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  • 1983

This collection consists of a research paper by Rosemary Phillips, "Frank Fredrickson (A Biographical Outline)".

Mabel Lewis collection

  • AM826
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  • 1925

The collection consists of a letter and testimonials from the Vancouver City Hall Employees' Association to a fellow employee departing from City Hall employment, 1925.

Joseph A. Byron collection

  • AM795
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  • 1942

The collection consists of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings concerning Air Raid Precautions (A.R.P.) and other civilian defence activities in British Columbia, October 1 to December 31, 1942.

Graham Edis collection

  • AM784
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  • 1981

The collection consists of the manuscript "The Spark & Gasoline Club", a history of the British Columbia Automobile Association.

Spratt's Oilery

  • AM780
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  • 1921-1934

The item is a sketch by Sydney Morgan Eveleigh of Spratt's Oilery, which was located near the foot of Burrard Street in downtown Vancouver.

S.M. Eveleigh, Architect

Daniel Chowne collection

  • AM772
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  • 1982

The paper "The Case for Police Reform: Vancouver 1982" was researched and written for a University of British Columbia history course.

Cockfield, Brown and Company Limited collection

  • AM754
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  • 1934

The collection consists of a report on Traffic and Earnings of Proposed First Narrows Bridge which was prepared in March 1934 and sent to Robinson and Steinman, Consulting Engineers of New York the following month.

Donald Anderson McGregor collection

  • AM737
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  • 1961

The collection consists of a 24-page typescript of an address given by McGregor to the B.C. Historical Association, Vancouver Branch, in 1961.

John Kirkhope collection

  • AM714
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The collection consists of a transcript by John Kirkhope, detailing the history of the choir.

James Bates collection

  • AM697
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  • 1979

The collection consists of a leaflet prepared for the 1979 Coal Harbour Reunion by Raincoast Chronicles and Joe Simson. The contents are the reminiscenses of Jim Campbell about his life and work in Coal Harbour.

Olof Seaholm collection

  • AM689
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  • 1977

The collection consists of a typescript entitled "Sweden's Contribution to Canada". The volume is about 100 pages. The writing consists of biographical and historical entries about people, buildings and clubs who were part of the Swedish community in B.C.

William Henry Johnson collection

  • AM682
  • Item
  • 1908

The collection consists of the marriage certificate of William Henry Johnson (a partner in the Vancouver law firm of Wismer, McGeer and Johnson) and, Mary Ellen Kennedy (a charter member of the Vancouver Music Society).

William C. McKee collection

  • AM681
  • Item
  • 1976

The collection consists of a photocopy of a thesis entitled "A History of the Vancouver Park System, 1886-1929" submitted to the University of Victoria in 1976.

Vancouver Opera House collection

  • AM677
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  • 1909-1911

The collection consists of a large scrapbook of newspaper clippings relating primarily to the Vancouver Opera House. The clippings are advertisements for shows and theatre sections from various Vancouver papers describing the events held in the Opera House.

Vancouver Pipers' Society collection

  • AM662
  • Item
  • ca. 1908

The collection consists of a photocopy of a certificate dated 1909 raising the subscription fee for the membership in the society to $3. It was drawn by W. Hutchison.

Petition for [a] Bill to Incorporate the "City of Vancouver"

  • AM651
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  • Feb 15, 1886

The item is the original petition addressed to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia asking that the village of Granville be incorporated as the City of Vancouver. There are also accompanying extracts from the Legislative Journal relating to the passage of the Act.

British Columbia. Legislative Assembly

Emily Pauline Johnson collection (II)

  • AM650
  • Item
  • 1912 [copied 19--]

The collection consists of a letter written by Pauline Johnson to a Mr. Fleming on 8 December 1912 from a Bute Street hospital. The letter deals with business matters. There is also an autograph.

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