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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.

Abbott family fonds

  • CA CVAN CVA 256
  • Fonds
  • 1885-[ca. 1901]

The fonds consists of the Abbott family photograph album showing various scenes pertaining to the Canadian Pacific Railway and its official events; various British Columbia scenes and Vancouver streetscapes; and an album prepared by Edwards Brothers showing scenes around British Columbia, primarily views of Vancouver, Rossland and Sandon.

Abbott, Harry (family)

Alexander Cassidy fonds

  • CA RRM A1993-95
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1962

The fonds consists of certificates, correspondence, train pass, notebooks, and photographs. Most records relate to Cassidy's work for the CPR.

Cassidy, Alexander

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.

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

Bruno Collia fonds

  • CA RRM A1993-105
  • Fonds
  • 1935-1972

The fonds consists of work-related diaries, correspondence, long service passes, CP credit card, medical card, and union card. Fonds includes photographs of CPR work gangs, plows, and work camps.

Collia, Bruno

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.

Cates family fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 61
  • Fonds
  • 1877-1958

The fonds consists of a letterbook, ship's papers and photographs concerning the activities of Charles H. Cates and Sons Limited, as well as the autobiography of Captain C.H. Cates and manuscripts on family, maritime and Indian subjects by Captain Charles Warren Cates (1899-1960). The fonds also includes the letters (1877-1883) of Donald Stewart of New Westminster concerning the building of the CPR.

Cates (family)

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.

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

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.

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

Douglas Parker fonds

  • CA RRM A1992-08
  • Fonds
  • 1927, [ca. 1949], [ca. 1962-1988]

The fonds consists of railroad operational manuals, work orders, CPR-related correspondence, and seniority lists. Fonds includes retirement letters, newspapers and clippings, and ephemera.

Parker, Douglas

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

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

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.

Fred Rear collection

  • CA RRM A1993-64;A1992-29
  • Fonds
  • 1935-1949

The collection consists of photographs of various steam engines, CPR workers, the Spiral Tunnels, and the Leanchoil Station. Collection includes clearance papers (1948, 1949).

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

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.

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

George Meldrum fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1948-1959

The fonds consists of photographs relating to the Canadian Pacific Railway and the Kettle Valley Railway of derailments, rock and snowslides, and train crewmen.

Meldrum, George

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.

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.

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