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Klondike Steamer collection

  • AM1142
  • Item
  • ca. 19--

Collection consists of a single plan depicting structural details of the vessel.

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

  • AM651
  • Item
  • 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 Adams collection

  • AM203
  • Item
  • 1857

The collection consists of a letter written by Thomas Drury of West Essa in Upper Canada to his sister Emily of Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire. It contains comments on economic and social conditions, railway speculation, and personal family matters. It seems that Thomas Drury was a merchant who had business dealings with local farmers.

Adams, Emily

Gordon Mullins collection

  • AM268
  • Item
  • 1935-1939

The collection consists of an account book showing details of clearing brush and burning under contract to City of Vancouver, June to October 1939, and details of some piece-work, June 1935.

Vancouver Opera House collection

  • AM677
  • Item
  • 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 and Districts Joint Sewerage and Drainage Board

  • AM323
  • Item
  • 1913

Folder contains two versions of the same report; one is typescript and the other a bound published book. The published version is described here. "Vancouver and Districts Joint Sewerage and Drainage Board" [1913] prepared by R. S. Lea, consulting engineer. Contents listed are: Letter of Transmittal; Summary of Statistics and Proposed Works; Topographical; Acreage of Drainage Areas; Meterological; Population; Existing Sewer Areas; Disposal and Collection of Sewage; Studies of Waters in and Around Peninsula; Description of Proposed Works; Estimates; Construction and Control of Works; Representation; Assessment, Interest and Sinking Fund Charges; Duties of Board. Appended maps include: "Burrard Penninsula topographical plan"; "Plan of Burrard Peninsula : Drainage Areas Outfalls & Trunk Sewers".

Vancouver and Districts Joint Sewerage and Drainage Board

Ralph Dorland collection

  • AM266
  • Item
  • 1858

The collection consists of a copy of the certificate of marriage issued 26 October 1858 to Stephen Henry Dorland and Mary Jane Greene of Prince Edward County, Ontario.

Stephen Golder collection

  • AM265
  • Item
  • 1928

The collection consists of a letter written to Stephen Golder by Will Ferris in November 1928 containing information about the S.S. "Beaver".

Mrs. C.T. Major collection

  • AM352
  • Item
  • 1909-1955

The collection consists of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings re Vancouver pioneer families. It includes several articles on individuals connected with the fishing industry - Robert Draney, George Alexander, William Henry Barker, John Rowan and Charles Splan, and a list of B.C. salmon packed, 1897.

Dorothy Burnett collection

  • AM348
  • Item
  • 1905

The collection consists of an Agreeement of Sale for the north half of Lot 1 of Block 5 of District Lot 185.

Emily Pauline Johnson collection (I)

  • AM598
  • Item
  • 1908

The collection consists of a four-page letter written to Ellen M. Webber of Ottawa. It describes Johnson's ill-health after a sea voyage and her recent visit with the recipient of the letter. The letter contains an additional note suggesting that the letter was written in April 1908. However, Johnson was in London, England, when she wrote the letter and she was not in London in April 1908.

Marjorie C. Moore collection

  • AM587
  • Item
  • 1977

The manuscript is a study of prostitution in Vancouver using primarily the Police Court calendars and Board of Health minutes.

John Blair collection

  • AM585
  • Item
  • 1880

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.

William R. McKay collection

  • AM555
  • Item
  • 1918

The collection consists of Sgt. Instr. William R. McKay's lecture notes re training infantry in musketry and rifle shooting, 1918. No further information is available on Sgt. Instr. McKay.

Ross Family collection

  • AM496
  • Item
  • 1935

The collection consists of a list of descendants of Marmaduke A. Ross, born in Westchester, New York, in 1782, and Elizabeth Foster of Gagetown, New Brunswick.

John William Whittaker collection

  • AM389
  • Item
  • 1976

The collection consists of a reminiscence entitled "My Sixty (60) Years in the Forest Industry".

Tempest DeWolf collection

  • AM388
  • Item
  • 1973

The collection consists of a reminiscence composed in 1973 by Tempest DeWolf.

DeWolf, Tempest

The Hon. Denis Murphy collection

  • AM231
  • Item
  • 1946

The collection consists of the manuscript of the Hon. Mr. Justice Murphy's articles, "Judges of Ye Olden Time" written in 1946.

Robert McKay Fripp collection

  • AM228
  • Item
  • 1890

The collection consists of a manuscript account by R.M. Fripp entitled "A Short Expedition in B.C.", detailing the journey to the source of Capilano Creek, 1890.

Fripp, Robert McKay

Letter

  • AM165
  • Item
  • 1883

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.)

Reverend Robert J. Staines collection

  • AM145
  • Item
  • 1853

The collection consists of a letter written on 7 April 1853 to a clergyman in England, probably the Rev. J. Haldane Stewart. It contains references to the Hudson's Bay Company, to company rule, the land grant, and Oregon.

Vancouver Sun collection

  • AM156
  • Item
  • 1924

The collection consists of two identical volumes of letters sent to the Sun by various governmental and public bodies regarding the Sun's project to present a painting to U.S. President Harding speaking in Stanley Park to the National Press Gallery of Washington, D.C. in the United States.

Eben Naismith Harvie collection

  • AM646
  • Item
  • 1976-1978

The collection consists of a typescript, "The Years that the Locust Hath Eaten -Notes on the Life of E.N. Harvie", published in the Dogwod Bark from 1976 to 1978.

John (Gassy Jack) Deighton collection

  • AM648
  • Item
  • 1870

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.

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.

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.

John Kirkhope collection

  • AM714
  • Item

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

Cockfield, Brown and Company Limited collection

  • AM754
  • Item
  • 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
  • Item
  • 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.

Michael Levenston collection

  • AM924
  • Item
  • 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.

William Bartlett, collector

  • AM894
  • Item
  • 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.

Poster portrait of Queen Victoria from first CPR train

  • : 1980-252.1
  • Item
  • 1887

Item consists of the portrait which adorned the headlight of C.P.R. 374, a 44 x 57 cm coloured poster of Queen Victoria, bordered with scenes depicting aspects of her reign. On May 23, 1887 - the eve of Queen Victoria's birthday in the Golden Jubilee year of her reign - the first trans-Canada passenger train from Montreal made its entrance into Vancouver. The locomotive - C.P.R. 374 - was decorated with flowers, legends and this portrait of Queen Victoria.

Rod Snyder et. al. collection

  • AM838
  • Item
  • 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.

Mabel Lewis collection

  • AM826
  • Item
  • 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.

Shelly's Bakery Limited collection

  • AM962
  • Item
  • 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
  • Item
  • 1896

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

Graham Edis collection

  • AM784
  • Item
  • 1981

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

Joseph A. Byron collection

  • AM795
  • Item
  • 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.

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".

Robert Baird collection

  • AM865
  • Item

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
  • Item

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

Jung Boo Sum collection

  • AM871
  • Item
  • 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
  • Item
  • 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.)

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