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Chu Yet Quai fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1925, 1945-1946

The fonds consists of poll-tax receipt from Campbell River (1925), a liquor purchase permit and records (1945), and a medical identification card from Nanaimo for 1946, relating to medical benefits.

Chu, Yet Quai

City of Nanaimo Corporate Administration fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1875-2001

Fonds consists of records generated in the course of municipal business by the office of the City Clerk. The fonds is arranged in 25 series: 1) Better Housing Scheme; 2) Bylaws; 3) Council Agendas; 4) Correspondence; 5) Reports; 6) Minutes; 7) Disclosures; 8) Election Records; 9) Agreements; 10) Letters Patent; 11) Orders-in-Council; 12) Special Project Files; 13) Undermining Affidavits; 14) Contracts; 15) Secretary's Folders; 16) Leases; 17) Deeds; 18) Property Records; 19) Easements; 20) Restrictive Covenants; 21) Grants Committees; 22) Local Improvement Projects; 23) Petitions; 24) Photographs; and 25) Miscellaneous.

Nanaimo (B.C.). Corporate Administration

City of Nanaimo Pound fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1912-1953

Fonds consists of a record book (1912-1953) which lists each impounded animal, the claimant's name and address, and charges and a notice of impoundment (1915) signed by Pound Keeper, Jack Aitken (1915).

Nanaimo (B.C.). City Pound

Coal Tyee Society fonds

  • CA NCAI 1996 037 A
  • Fonds
  • 1978-1990

Fonds is arranged in six series: 1) Constitution and bylaws; 2) Minutes; 3) Correspondence; 4) Financial Records; 5) Projects; 6) Miscellaneous.

Coal Tyee Society

Committee to Action Nanaimo fonds

  • CA NCAI 2000 026 M
  • Fonds
  • 1975-1982

The fonds consists of scrapbooks containing correspondence, reports, newsletters, photographs and news clippings relating to the Action Nanaimo program and activities.

Committee to Action Nanaimo

Consumers Coal Mines fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1922-1929

The fonds consists of correspondence and reports.

Consumers Coal Mines

Cornelius Bryant collection

  • Fonds
  • Photocopied ca. 1975 (originally created 1880 -1893)

Collection consists of a page from an album that includes a British program for the 1887 Harvest Festival Service led by Cornelius Bryant and a file of photocopied receipts and invoices from Nanaimo businesses, 1880-1893. The receipts may have been collected by M.A. Kenny whose name appeared on the envelope that contained them.

Cottle family collection : 1910

  • Fonds
  • Reprinted ca. 1996

Collection consists of a Cottle-Scholfied family history compiled by Bev Sherry, a funeral programme for Margaret Cottle and two photographs of the Cottle family (1910).

Court Nanaimo Foresters' Home No. 5886 fonds

  • CA NCAI 1995 003 A
  • Fonds
  • 1955-1976

The fonds consists of correspondence, financial statements, proposals, contracts, minutes and proceedings, registers and one photograph. The fonds has been arranged into the following series: 1. Correspondence; 2. Constitution and Bylaws; 3. Finance; 4. Minutes and Annual Reports; 5. Membership; 6. Photographs and Miscellaneous.

Court Nanaimo Foresters' Home No. 5886

Dan Radford fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900], 1927-1956

Fonds consists of photographs and certificates that relate to Radford's work as a coal miner and local and provincial labour representative. Photographs include views of a mine rescue team, Radford at a conference in Turkey, a United Mine Workers of America Convention in Calgary, a strike at Imperial Laundry in Nanaimo, and Ladysmith miners. Certificates include a Certificate of Competency (1927) and a receipt for a certificate from the Granby Mine (1928).

Radford, Dan

David Spearing collection

  • CA NCAI 2004 009 A
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1980]

Collection consists of photographs of downtown Nanaimo taken by Spearing.

David Taylor fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1886-1894

Fonds consists of legal papers related to properties connected to David Taylor. Includes Agreement for Land Sale - David Taylor to James McGregor, Texada Island (1888); Assignment-AB Anderson to David Taylor (1893); Tax Payment Verification on property-S Gough, Tax Collector (1894); Memorandum of Agreement between Samuel M. Robins (Nanaimo) and David Taylor (Gabriola Island) (1887); Indenture- Elijah Bray to Mrs. Emma Richards (1892); Agreement-Syndicate members agreement to sale of lands and division of proceeds (1890); Lein Search-Property of Emma Richards Land Registry (1894) and Land Sale Agreement- Samuel Greer to David Taylor (1886).

Taylor, David

Departure Bay School District fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1939-1942

The fonds consists of accounts and minutes of the Departure Bay Board of School Trustees.

Departure Bay School District

Devlin, Beck family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1892, 1921-1985

Fonds consists predominantly of the historical writings of Rhoda Beck and also includes a notebook that belonged to Samuel Drake and a notebook and scrapbook (related to the Princess Royal Settlers) of historical information compiled by Maria Devlin.

Devlin (family)

Diamond School Parent Teacher Association fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1949-1989

The fonds consists of Parent Teacher Association (P.T.A.) minute books (1949-1957 and 1957-1967); guest books (1961-1989 and 1988,1989); a scrapbook containing newspaper clippings concerning local residents (1964-1971); and three loose pages (two are visitor signatures and one is a letter to parents concerning the school closure).

Diamond School Parent Teacher Association

Dickinson family fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900]-1991

Fonds consists predominantly of the papers of Reg Dickinson but also includes some records of other family members. Includes photographs (ca.1900-1991), correspondence (1936-1982), certificates and memorabilia (1931-1987). The photographs are predominantly of family members and include views of a store on Comox Road in the winter, Newcastle Island in the 1920s and the CCF Hall on Wharf Street.

Dickinson (family)

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

Dominion Express Company (Nanaimo) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1897-1898

Fonds consists of a letterbook which records dates, destinations and delivery charges of the Dominion Express Company in Nanaimo. Some correspondence is included. William McGirr was agent of the Nanaimo office in 1898.

Dominion Express Company (Nanaimo, B.C.)

Doreen Ketchen fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1909, 1933, 1934, 1947

Fonds consists of four photographs. Images include a view of Earl Fletcher and classmates in front of Central School (1909), a view of Doreen Fletcher's class at North Ward School (1933), a view of Doreen Fletcher's class at Thomas Hodgson School (1934) and a view of the Nanaimo's BC Telephone office staff at the Malaspina Hotel (1947). One of the hotel's murals is visible in the photograph.

Ketchen, Doreen

Doreen Mortimer fonds

  • CA NCAI 2000 026 M
  • Fonds
  • 1966-1984

The fonds consists of records relating to Mortimer's teaching qualifications and experience in special education, including: education and professional certificates; appointment letter; teacher evaluation reports; reports authored by Mortimer on the role of learning assistance teachers and on implementation of a special needs program at Mount Benson School; a sample completed psychological test paper (Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children); and correspondence relating to Mortimer's special education teaching methodology. Fonds includes photographs of Mortimer and students at Christopher Robin School and Mount Benson School.

Mortimer, Doreen

Doric Lodge No. 18 fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1892-1999

The fonds consists of records that document the activities, membership and functions of the Doric Lodge. The fonds is arranged in five series: 1) Minutes; 2) Porch books; 3) Dues records; 4) Membership records and ; 5) Miscellaneous.

Freemasons. Doric Lodge No. 18 (Nanaimo, B.C.)

Emilia Ruuska fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1884, 1909, 1940

Fonds consists of the birth certificate, passport and national registration certificate of Emilia Ruuska.

Ruuska, Emilia

Empire Day Celebration Committee fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1926, 1934, 1940-1947

Fonds consists of a cashbook (1940 -1947) and financial statements (1926, 1934).

Empire Day Celebration Committee (Nanaimo, B.C.)

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

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