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Lawson family fonds

  • CA WVAN 006
  • Fonds
  • [1880-1990]

The fonds consists of material generated and collected by the Lawson family and extended family members. Records include personal correspondence, photographs, journals, school records, and art work, as well as financial and business records pertaining to family businesses, investments and community involvement.

The fonds is arranged into the following sous-fonds and series:
Series 1: Photographs and postcards
Sous-fonds 1: John Lawson sous-fonds
Sous-fonds 2: Gertrude Lawson sous-fonds
Sous-fonds 3: Christina Lawson sous-fonds
Sous-fonds 4: Duncan Lawson sous-fonds
Sous-fonds 5: Harte family sous-fonds
Sous-fonds 6: Elizabeth Lawson sous-fonds

Lawson (family)

Journals and Scrapbooks collection

  • Collection
  • 1895-1973

Collection consists of the journals and scrapbooks of various individuals. Topics include, but are not limited to, the Canadian Pacific Railway, McDonald farm financial transactions, the Girl Guides, the Richmond Junior Soccer League, and the Richmond Parent-Teacher Council.

Cariboo maps collection

  • UVICSP SC277
  • Collection
  • 1887

The collection consists of a plan showing the different routes connecting the Canadian Pacific Railway with the mining district of the Cariboo. Title on map: "Plan Shewing the different routes connecting the CPR with the Mining District of Cariboo by Proposed Railway." [1887]. Scale: 20,000 feet equals 1 inch. Higgins Lith. Co. The Colonist Victoria, B.C.

H.A. Price collection

  • Fonds
  • 1898-1940, 1955

The collection consists of reports, correspondence, financial records, railway maps and profiles, and legal records of or pertaining to various corporate bodies, including the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, the Kettle Valley Railway Company, the Great Northern Railway Company, the Columbia and Western Railway Company, and the Royal Northwest Mounted Police.

Doreen Hewko photograph collection

  • CA RRM A1993-116
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900-195-]

The collection consists of photographs of train wrecks, snowplows, and Canadian Pacific Railway workers.

Doug Parkinson fonds

  • CA RRM A1993-59;A1993-91
  • Fonds
  • 1965-1989

The fonds consists of employee timebooks, cheque stubs, union correspondence, general correspondence, accident reports, CP reports, train consists, ephemera, CP Rail bulletins, work-related diagram books, cartoons, examination certificates, and trainman's trip ticket books.

Parkinson, Doug

E. Gerrard fonds

  • Fonds
  • [19--]

The fonds consists of photographs largely of Canadian Pacific ships and clippings and ephemera relating to Canadian Pacific maritime activities.

Gerrard, E.

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

Farron train explosion collection

  • Fonds
  • 1924-1928

The collection consists of correspondence, legal documents, statements, clippings and an accident report concerning the CPR Farron Train Explosion of 1924, in which Peter Verigin, a prominent Doukhobor leader, was killed.

Dan Koronko collection

  • CA RRM A1993-63;A1993-79
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1921, 1951-1956

The collection consists of various records of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Engineers (Revelstoke), including receipts and notepads, and records of Walter and Dorothy Koronko, J. Waugh, and others including correspondence, and CPR employee cards. Collection also includes slides of various railroad engines, scenery, etc.

Revelstoke Railway Museum photograph collection

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1885-1990]

The collection consists of photographs depicting railroad workers, equipment, facilities, and scenes primarily along Canadian Pacific Railway routes. The majority of photographs depict activities in the CPR Revelstoke Division, including images of train engines, stations, tunnels, accidents and derailments, slides, CPR employees and union activities, steamships and various scenes, including those of Revelstoke, Field, Golden, Glacier, Rogers Pass, Leanchoil, Albert Canyon, Kicking Horse Canyon and Stoney Creek.

Joe Garner fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1920-1961, predominant 1945-1946

The fonds consists of records created and accumulated by ;Joe Garner predominantly in the course of his employment with the Canadian Pacific Railway. There are a few records relating to Mr. Garners interest in the C.P.R., and ephemera from the White Rock area, including the photography studio called Garners Studio where Mr. Garner worked along with two of his sons. Within the fonds there are six series: correspondence, menus, photographs, passes and cards, supply lists, and ephemera.

Garner, Joseph

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

Ida and Ben Peters fonds

  • CA RRM A1992-03
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1930], 1943, 1979

The fonds consists of a dwelling and grazing lease (Glacier, B.C., 1943), two photographs of CPR scenes (ca. 1930), and a photograph (1979) of the Royal Hudson train at Taghum Railway Bridge.

Peters, Ida

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

Canadian Pacific Railway photograph collection

  • CA UBCSP BC 1291
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900]

The collection consists of photographs of scenery, hotels, railway bridges, and tunnels pertaining to the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Gordon Winfield photograph collection

  • CA RRM A1992-9
  • Fonds
  • 1915, [ca. 1970-1989]

The collection consists of photographs of the Big Loop, passenger train at Stoney Creek Bridge, diesel pulling grain train over bridge, and engines used in the Canmore CPR yard. Collection includes postcards of various railroad engines.

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 notices relating to the National Silver Mines Limited, 1937-1939.

Sutherland, James J.

Madolyn Fleming photograph collection

  • CA RRM A1993-117
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1940-196-?]

The collection consists of publicity photographs taken by Nicholas Morant for the Canadian Pacific Railway, including those depicting "The Canadian", telegraph poles, Stoney Creek Bridge, and a variety of individuals.

Michael K. Boberg fonds

  • CA RRM 1996-19
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1960-1995]

The fonds consists of photographs of railway stations and railway scenes across Canada, with information about the various sites where the stations were located.

Boberg, Michael Karl, d. 1996

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

Lionel Wheeler photograph collection

  • CA RRM A1993-56
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 195-?]

The collection consists of photographs of the Baird slide "Illicillewaet" and CPR trainwreck and photographs of a train wreck west of Greeley.

Fred Watson fonds

  • CA RRM A1993-145
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 193-?]-1968

The fonds consists of a trip ticket book, time book, telegram, train orders, memorabilia from the first "Canadian" run. Photographs depict Fred Watson, Arrowhead, and the Field YMCA.

Watson, Fred

Joseph Murphy fonds

  • CA RRM A1992-26
  • Fonds
  • 1953, 1984

The fonds consists of long service passes, CPR train pass, and photographs (including those depicting a CPR crane name plate, a train wreck in the Fraser Canyon, and the "Jam Train").

Murphy, Joseph

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