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McQueen family fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 465;CVA 386;CVA 246
  • 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)

Margaret Peterson collection

  • Fonds
  • 1956-2003

The collection provides insight into the life of Margaret Peterson through her own words. The records contained within are mainly correspondence from Peterson to her friends (Ruth Illg and Howard Bern) including during the research trip to Egypt, but also include several photographs of her art and her personal life, as well as a series of Christmas cards designed by the artist.

Emily Carr documents collection

  • Fonds
  • 1924-1951

The collection consists of original correspondence from Emily Carr to A.S. Grisgby, Jock MacDonald, Betty Streatfield and others, photographs of Carr's parents, her will, publishing contracts and letters of agreement, as well as posthumous exhibition records for the period 1946-1951.