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North Cedar School Board fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1936-1943

The fonds consists of accounts and minutes of the North Cedar Board of School Trustees.

North Cedar School Board

McGill, Cunningham family fonds

  • Fonds
  • [190-]-1967, 1995

Fonds consists of the personal papers of the McGill and Cunningham families. Fonds is arranged in the following series: 1) Photographs; 2) Certificates; 3) Correspondence; 4) Sketch book and art work; 5) Diaries and 6) Miscellaneous.

McGill (family)

Malaspina Hotel collection

  • Fonds
  • 1926-1935

Collection consists of a prospectus for the proposed hotel, and four special occasion menus.

Methodist Church Sunday School fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1872-1876

The fonds consists of pre-printed Sunday School teachers classbooks, and plain notebooks, filled in for girls and boys classes, noting attendance and number of lessons cited.

Chapel Street Methodist Sunday School

Mildred Bryce fonds

  • Fonds
  • [192-]

Fonds consists of fourteen notebooks of the work accomplished by Mildred Knowles in Harewood High School, including such subjects as Latin, French, Math, Physics, History, and English; revealing the prevailing curriculum requirements of early twentieth century British Columbia.

Bryce, Mildred, 1912-

Mountain View Parent-Teacher Association fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1950-1976

The fonds consists of minutes (1950-1961, 1964-1976) and a guest register (1965-1975) for the Mountain View PTA.

Mountain View Parent-Teacher Association

Englefield Studio fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1948-1979, predominant 1970-1979

The fonds consists of photograph negatives and prints of the Nanaimo region as well as personal records of Leslie Englefield.

Englefield Studio

Dolly Egdell fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1890-1965]

Fonds consists of photographs of Glaholm and McGregor family members and assorted Nanaimo scenes and buildings. The photographs have been annotated by Dolly Egdell.

Egdell, Dolly

Fred Taylor collection

  • Fonds
  • 1995-1997

Collection consists of correspondence and notes, compiled by Fred Taylor, related to the City of Nanaimo's acquisition of an old steam coal mine whistle from Air Chime Manufacturing Company. The coal mine whistle was blown every day in Nanaimo to announce shift changes and other mining related events. Includes a report on chain of title of various local mining companies and council minutes relating to Fred Taylor's role as negotiator of the whistle's return to Nanaimo. Also includes two photographs of Fred Taylor and Mayor Gary Korpan with whistle.

Hooper family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1907, 1909, 1943, 1977

Fonds consists of birth certificates and passports of Aina and Hector Hooper and a copy of their marriage registration.

Hooper (family)

John C. McGuffie fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1894-1904

Fonds consists of six educational certificates of John C. McGuffie.

McGuffie, John C.

John Cass fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1965-1993

Fonds consists of material generated and accumulated by John Cass in his role as unofficial Nanaimo historian. The fonds is arranged in the following series: 1) Correspondence; 2) Manuscripts; 3) Research files and 4) Newspaper Clippings; 5) and Photographs.

Cass, John, 1921-

John Sabiston fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1877-1902

The fonds consists of pilots licences (1877, 1880), a letter to Mrs. Sabiston from the Nanaimo Pilotage Authority offering condolences on her husband's death (1902), and a copy of the Nanaimo Pilotage bylaws (1883).

Sabiston, John, d. 1902

Thomas Bryant fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1870, 1887

Fonds consists of a vaccination certificate and a teaching certificate describing experience and qualifications, and comments by inspectors of the schools at which he taught in England.

Bryant, Thomas

Wagstaff family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1896-1967

Fonds consists predominantly of the personal papers of Fred and Jane Wagstaff but also includes some memorabilia of Cecil Mulholland. Includes birth, marriage, probate, and land records, medical services receipts, insurance policies and memorabilia.

Wagstaff (family)

Welch family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1913-[ca.1925], 1965

Fonds consists of the records of the Welch family. The fonds is arranged in the following series: 1) Photographs; 2) Canadian flag materials and 3) Memorabilia.

Welch (family)

Wilfred Nicholson fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1980]

The fonds consists of 46 manuscripts on aspects of the social history and personalities of Nanaimo.

Nicholson, Wilfred, 1908-

William and Mary Cartwright fonds : 1869-1904

  • Fonds
  • [Photocopied 1991]

The fonds consists of a volume in which are recorded the accounts (1872-1904) of William Cartwright and the personal diary of daily activities (1882-1883) of Mary Cartwright. Volume also includes some poems and recipes. The original use of the volume appears to be the 1869 accounts of a general store, possibly the Horne Store. The accounts record many purchases by Chinese and Indians. Newsclippings (1913-1941) have been pasted over parts of the early 1869 accounts.

Cartwright, William

Union Brewery Company fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1892-1900

The fonds consists of minutes of the Board of Directors meetings.

Union Brewery Company

Neck Point and Piper's Lagoon Parks collection

  • Fonds
  • 1993-1996

Collection consists of a scrapbook about Neck Point compiled by Annie Clark and a folder of photocopied newspaper clippings about Piper's Lagoon collected by Arnold Westaway.

Robert Carruthers fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1921-1968, 1996

Fonds consists of three plans indicating the workings of the Louden-Wakelem slopes and Carruthers slopes of Wellington #9 mine from 1949 until 1964. The latest is incomplete but does include a manuscript schematic drawing of Nanaimo mine locations. Copies of Mr. Carruthers miner's certificates, copies of newspaper articles written about Mr. Carruthers upon his retirement and his textbooks on mining are also included. A number of these are from the International Correspondence School (ICS). Also included are two Special Rules booklets that outline the rules and regulations of Western Fuel Company mines in Nanaimo and descriptions of various mine jobs (shotlighter, bratticemen, loaders etc.).

Carruthers, Robert, b. 1899

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Nanaimo) collection

  • Fonds
  • 1953, 1956, 1981, 1985

Collection consists of correspondence from the national headquarters of the R.C.M.P. to the Museum regarding the history of the detachment (1981); four photographs of various officers (1953, 1956, [1985?]) and a copy of a letter to Corporal Kuchta regarding recognition of his outstanding police service (1985).

Salute to Frank Ney Committee fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1993-1995

Fonds consists of speeches, newpaper clippings and correspondence about the statue project, sculptor Jack Harman, and the members of the committee.

Salute to Frank Ney Committee

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