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Mike Wasylie fonds

  • CA RRM A1995-08;A1993-83
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1942, 1954-1959, 1972

The fonds consists of correspondence, train dispatcher's record, logbooks, train orders, notebooks detailing weather conditions, scrapbook (including newsclippings and writeups on engines). Fonds includes of photographs of various engines, of the Illicillewaet slide (1935), and of a waterfall near Downie Station.

Wasylie, Mike

Willis Mead photograph collection

  • CA RRM A1995-15
  • Fonds
  • 1939

The collection consists of photographs of CPR Engines No. 1310 and 1961, crew of Royal Pilot Train (1939), and a flipped engine.

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.

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)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Penticton Museum and Archives photograph collection

  • Fonds
  • 1868-1993

The collection consists of photographs of the South Okanagan and Similkameen regions pertaining to lake transport, railway construction and workers, rail lines of the Kettle Valley Railway and the Canadian Pacific Railway, pioneers, early buildings, schools, ranching, the fruit industry, logging and sawmills, social activities, the militia and armed forces, sports teams, mining communities and Royal visits.

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.

British Columbia historical postcard and photograph albums collection

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1860-1939], predominant [ca. 1900]-1921

The collection consists of ninety-one albums of postcards and photographs pertaining to views and scenes mainly in British Columbia, but also including Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and the Yukon as well as Europe. The views of British Columbia include views of the Rocky Mountains, Vancouver, Victoria, Mayne Island, and Buttle Lake (pre-1911) as well as those of logging (Capilano Timber Co., 1917-1920), mining (Granby Consolidated Mining, Smelting and Power Co. and Consolidated Cariboo Hydraulic Mining Co.) railways (Canadian Pacific Railway, Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway, and Great Northern Railway) and shipping. In addition, there are postcards and photographs of the Hudson's Bay Company Kamchatka Venture, 1921, U.S. Civil War portraits and New Zealand shipping.

Jack Petley collection

  • Fonds
  • 1881-1972

The collection consists of correspondence, financial records and ephemera. There is correspondence from employees (managers) of the Kettle Valley Railway Co. (K.V.R.) and the Canadian Pacific Railway Co. (C.P.R.) relating to derailment, Chinese labour and housing and the building of railway lines. C.P.R. Superintendent Thomas Daly's letter press book includes outgoing letters from Daly to various C.P.R. employees pertaining to operations in the Nicomin area, east of Lytton in the Fraser Canyon, ca. 1881-1882. In addition, there are journals which describe railway employment and travel in 1910 and 1911. The activity and pay logs, coupon ticket books, pilot house log books and time books relate to certain aspects of the railway industry in Penticton, York, Okanagan Landing, Vancouver, and Victoria.

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

John J. Porter fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1887-1891

Fonds consists of 1 bound volume comprising the personal diary of John J. Porter, a labourer for the Canadian Pacific Railway, working largely between Field and Revelstoke.

Porter, John J.

Kamloops Railway Museum Society fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1891-1985

The fonds consists of minutes, statements of accounts, financial ledgers, correspondence, membership lists, banking records, promotional material, and reference files pertaining to the activities of the Kamloops Railway Museum Society, and a collection of archival material and reference material (including published items) acquired by the society, including records of the Canadian Pacific Railway and the Canadian National Railway and of railway workers' unions. Fonds includes photographs collected by the museum society of trains and railway equipment and of scenes of railroad activity in the Kamloops area.

Kamloops Railway Museum Society

Oliver and District Heritage Society photograph collection

  • Fonds
  • 1887-1992

The collection consists of 1887 to 1992 photographs of Oliver and area, including the two former gold mining towns of Camp McKinney and Fairview These images depict schools and classes, social and sporting activities, rodeos, parades, picnics, dances, ranches, logging, mining, irrigation system and workers of the Southern Okanagan Lands Project, fruit industry, tobacco growing, the Canadian Pacific Railway trains and station, local scenes, and early residents and buildings.

W.A. Wood fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1885-1887

The fonds consists of correspondence sent and received by W.A. Wood with Henry MacLeod and J.M. Trutch while directing work on the B.C. Section of the Canadian Pacific Rail line.

Wood, W.A.

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