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Andrew J. Onderdonk fonds

  • CA BCA 98401-6
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1881]

The fonds consists of photographs depicting the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway, Pacific Section, including views of landscapes, tunnels, structures, and portraits of the Onderdonk family, business associates, and friends.

Onderdonk, Andrew J.

Edouard Deville fonds

  • CA BCA 98604-11
  • Fonds
  • 1886

The fonds consists of albumen prints of the CPR line from Port Arthur to Victoria.

Deville, Edouard

George A. Keefer fonds

  • CA BCA E/C/K24
  • Fonds
  • 1881-1884

The fonds consists of copies of outward telegrams of George A. Keefer pertaining to progress reports on railway construction.

Keefer, George A.

A.I. McLean fonds

  • CA BCA E/C/M22
  • Fonds
  • 1877

The fonds consists of McLean's survey book for a survey near Edmonton.

McLean, A.I.

Patrick O'Farrell fonds

  • CA BCA E/D/Of2
  • Fonds
  • 1900, 1912-1933

The fonds consists of O'Farrell's correspondence relating to his work with the CPR.

O'Farrell, Patrick

Edmund Duchesnay fonds

  • CA BCA MS-0051
  • Fonds
  • 1897

The fonds consists of a diary (1897) kept by Duchesnay while examining the Stikine River and the country between Telegraph Creek and Teslin Lake for the proposed Canadian-Yukon railway.

Duchesnay, Edmund, d. 1901

Thomas O. Kilpatrick fonds : 1893-1965

  • CA BCA MS-0323
  • Fonds
  • [Photocopied 1973]

The fonds consists of appointments, correspondence, subject files and a diary.

Kilpatrick, Thomas O., d. 1939

Ashdown Green fonds

  • CA BCA MS-0437
  • Fonds
  • 1865-1874

The fonds consists of Green's diaries relating to survey work for the Canadian Pacific Railway and a survey of Saltspring Island.

Green, Ashdown

George Hargreaves fonds

  • CA BCA MS-0443;MS-2533
  • Fonds
  • 1862-1878

The fonds consists of George Hargreaves' diary, survey notes relating to work for the Canadian Pacific Railway, and a "sketch" sent to friends in England.

Hargreaves, George, d. 1910

Marcus Smith fonds : 1815-1903

  • CA BCA MS-0748;MS-1496
  • Fonds
  • [Microfilmed 1969]

The fonds consists of a family register and diary, records (including diaries) relating to Canadian Pacific Railway exploration and construction, a letter book, various memoranda, diary extracts and biographical notes.

Smith, Marcus

C.H. Gamsby fonds

  • CA BCA MS-0751
  • Fonds
  • 1881

The fonds consists of a diary of Canadian Pacific Railway surveys of Port Moody and Fraser Valley. [Also available on microfilm.]

Gamsby, C.H.

Joseph Hunter fonds

  • CA BCA MS-0767
  • Fonds
  • 1874-1934

The fonds consists of notes and sketches of exploration from Quesnel to Salmon River, a journal, letterbooks, diaries, correspondence regarding Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir), Canadian Pacific Railway and surveys.

Hunter, Joseph

Reginald Tomlinson fonds

  • CA BCA MS-0946;97811-14
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1910, 1949

The fonds consists of builders specifications (1949) for the SS Princess Marguerite, a description of Princess fleet vessels of the Canadian Pacific Railway, timetables and photographs of Reginald Tomlinson.

Tomlinson, Reginald

Malcolm McLeod fonds

  • CA BCA MS-1249
  • Fonds
  • 1823-1899

The fonds consists of correspondence, manuscripts and notes relating to the Puget's Sound Agricultural Company, the North West Territories and the selection of a route for the Canadian Pacific Railway.

McLeod, Malcolm

Daniel Wishart Mainguy fonds

  • CA BCA MS-2057
  • Fonds
  • 1863-1884

The fonds consists of journals describing Daniel Mainguy's travels, his life at Chemainus and his work on the Canadian Pacific Railway. [Also available on microfilm.]

Mainguy, Daniel Wishart

Vernon Denton fonds

  • CA BCA MS-2614
  • Fonds
  • 1806-1808, 1852-1943

The fonds consists of Denton's correspondence relating primarily to Simon Fraser, copies of Simon Fraser's 1806 and 1808 journals, notes on the fur trade, the Gold Rush, the building of the CPR, and other significant historical events.

Denton, Vernon

Harris family fonds

  • CA BCA MS-2789;E/B/H242;E/B/H24;E/D/H24;19009-007;98206-90
  • Fonds
  • 1834-1913

The fonds consists of correspondence of the Harris family, principally that of Martha and Dennis Harris, memoirs, journals, business records of Dennis Harris and family memorabilia. Fonds includes records relating to Sir James Douglas and the diar...

Harris (family)

L.A. Hamilton fonds

  • CA CVAN 72-422
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1885

The fonds consists of Hamilton's watercolours and drawings of Gastown and the Vancouver townsite prior to development by the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Hamilton, L.A., d. 1941

Yip family and Yip Sang Ltd. fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1108;CVA 689
  • Fonds
  • 1895-1989

The fonds consists of the records of the Yip family, including those of Yip Sang, and of Yip Sang Ltd. and its predecessor, the Wing Sang Company. The fonds includes financial records (mainly account books, remittance stubs, receipts and invoices)...

Yip (family)

Samuel Greer fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 17
  • Fonds
  • 1886-1893

The fonds consists of miscellaneous court records, 1887-1893, relating to Greer's fight with the CPR over title to some land at Kitsilano including a map showing his house, barn and fences in relation to the CPR right-of-way. Also included is...

Greer, Samuel

John Leask fonds : 1886

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 40
  • Fonds
  • [Photocopied 1971]

The fonds consists of Leask's diary.

Leask, John

Canadian Pacific Railway Company fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 42;Add. MSS. 729;Add. MSS. 859;CVA 152;CVA 153;CVA 429
  • Fonds
  • 1880-1969

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 Ter...

Canadian Pacific Railway Company

David Davies fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 455
  • Fonds
  • 1965-1975

The fonds consists of Davies' working papers and notes for his article "English Bay Branch, C.P.R., Vancouver", and his proposal for a forestry museum "Woodsmoot".

Davies, David L.

James Sutherland fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 457
  • Fonds
  • 1870-1939

The fonds consists of indentures, conveyances, and other legal documents relating to land transfers in Port Moody and New Westminster, 1870, 1879-1899. Many items deal with the Canadian Pacific Railway. There are also miscellaneous notes and notic...

Sutherland, James J.

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