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Series S11 - Major Matthews private papers

[Miss Emily E. Edwardes (Mrs. Emily Matthews) holding Sam Kenworthy] [Mrs. J.S. Matthews] Meliden from Roundwood Christmas Day dinner at the Cameron's (4444 West 8th), 1964 Graig Fawr from Roundwood Sunset, Bowen Island The wedding of Miss Kathleen Helen Scott and Robert Boscawen Matthews, Canadian Memorial Church, ... [Laurie Lyn Walser, 3 days old] [Mark Walser and Laurie Lyn Walser sitting on chair] [Mark Walser with toy at 16 1/2 months] [Neil Raymond Walser] Laurie Lyn, 6 weeks old Laurie, 3 months Laurie, 3 months and Mark, 2 1/2 Mark 2 1/2 yrs. old The Chapel of Camp Artaban [on Gambier Island] [Construction of] 3260 Thompson Crecent, Westmount, West Vancouver Ashley May's 4th birthday, June 11, 1953 Ashley May's 4th birthday, June 11, 1953 Ashley May's 4th birthday, June 11, 1953 Bruce's 1st birthday, Feb. 13, 1956 Bruce, Wendy & Ashley [Abbott] taken on the back veranda against the dining room windows Major Matthews and his granddaughter Hazel, Mrs. Abbott, going to the "Vogue" to see th... Wendy Ann Abbott Wendy Ann Abbott [Woman feeding] Major J.S. Matthews Golden Jubilee bank account cake 1909-1959 Major J.S. Matthews and F.B. Thompson, 2nd manager of the branch, [cut the] Golden Jubilee bank a... [Proof sent for inspection for oil painting of Mrs. Emily Matthews by Sydney March] The late Mrs. J.S. Matthews, obit. 1948 [Gravestone granite sample] [Gravestone granite sample] [Gravestone granite sample] [Gravestone granite sample] [Gravestone granite sample] [Gravestone of W. Roy W. McIntosh] [Lord Stanley statuette in plaster on alternative base] [Lord Stanley statue in clay before bronze casting with Sydney March] [Lord Stanley statue in clay before bronze casting] [Lord Stanley statue in clay before bronze casting] [View of Stanley Park causeway] [School portrait of Evelyn Matthews] [Abbott and Hodges families] taken at Hazel and Richard Abbott's home, 100 King George Terra... [Robin Ann Hodges and Bonnie Lee Hodges, twins born Dec. 27, 1958] [School portrait of Theresa Hodges, 1968] 1414 Laburnum St. 10th Sept. 1960 1414 Laburnum St. 10th Sept. 1960 [and Miss Marjorie or Eileen Willis] 1414 Laburnum St. 10th Sept. 1960 [and Miss Marjorie Willis or Eileen Willis, Mrs. Mabel Agnes Wi... 1414 Laburnum St. 10th Sept. 1960 [and Miss Marjorie Willis, Eileen Willis, and Mrs. Mabel Agnes ... 1414 Laburnum St. 10th Sept. 1960 [and Miss Marjorie Willis, Eileen Willis, and Mrs. Mabel Agnes ... 1414 Laburnum St. 10th Sept. 1960 [and Mrs. Mabel Agnes Willis]
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Major Matthews private papers

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AM54-S11

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  • 1878-1974 (Creation)

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  • 3.8 m of textual records
  • 243 photographs
  • 69 photographic negatives
  • 4 technical drawings
  • 2 cartographic materials
  • 8 architectural plans

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Series consists of records created and collected by Matthews in both the private and public spheres of his life. It includes records created early on in Matthews' life in Wales and New Zealand, records created later in Vancouver, during his war service, and during his long tenure as City Archivist, and a file of newspaper clippings gathered after his death. The bulk of the records are made up of incoming and copies of outgoing correspondence to and from Matthews' many business and personal acquaintances and family members. Matthews created files for each of his correspondents or acquaintances, including files for his wife, Mrs. Emily Eliza Matthews and his sister-in-law and companion, Mrs. Mabel Agnes Willis. Matthews also kept meticulous records of memorials and art that he had a driving force in creating, including the Lord Stanley statue, the Larsen statue, Apodaca Park, portraits of himself and Mrs. Matthews, and historical paintings by John Innes. The series also includes files on properties owned by Matthews and files on the wills and estates he was executor of. Series comprises 4 subseries: financial records, diaries, subject files and personal files.

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Photographs in this seriess have been assigned item numbers with the prefix CVA 371-3013 to CVA 371-3175

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