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Thomas E. Ladner and family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-64
  • Fonds
  • 1869-1983

The fonds consists largely of correspondence and financial records that pertain to Thomas Ladner's business ventures in salmon canning and farming. Thomas Ladner's correspondence April 28, 1892 to November 11, 1896 (of which this archives holds photocopies) is made up of letters sent to Robert Paterson Rithet, Ladner's agent and business partner in the Victoria Canning Co. Ltd. The financial records largely concern Thomas' farming operation, of which the ledger of 1919-1924 provides the most complete documentation. Also included in the fonds are historical notes written by Leon Ladner and Yvonne Killam about the Thomas Ladner family, and photographs of Thomas Ladner, his immediate family and descendants, his farm, and Ladner family friends and activities.

Ladner, Thomas Ellis

Terry Brennan collection

  • CA DMA CR-65
  • Fonds
  • 1797-[ca. 1970]

This fonds consists of records collected by Terry Brennan in his efforts to preserve the cultural heritage of Delta, particularly the lives of the pioneering families. Consequently, the records accumulated by Mr. Brennan represent several families, and activities, which contributed to the development of Delta. Three series have been identified according to types of creators -- Private Records and Municipal Records -- and by media -- Photographs and other graphic material. Private records include both business records (British America Cannery), and personal papers (T.E. Ladner, Terry Brennan). Municipal Records include marriage and court records.

Dennison family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-69
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1920-1995]

Fonds consists of photographs, an essay entitled "Memoirs of a Ladner Lad" written by William James Dennison, and a family tree prepared by Bill Dennison. The fonds also includes three ledgers from the Ladner Shoe Store. The photographs document many aspects of the Dennison's family life in Delta such as potato farming, gardening and a variety of social activities.

Dennison (family)

Bertha Reynolds fonds

  • CA DMA CR-71
  • Fonds
  • 1882-[ca. 1977]

The fonds consists of photographs and records of Bertha Reynold's family and her activities as teacher, secretary of the British and Foreign Bible Society, and historian for the Delta Museum Society. The fonds contains Delta Pioneer Record Sheets for 93 families in Delta, B.C. They list the names of Delta families and their members. Information includes: dates of births, location of birth, date of marriages, location of marriage, date of burial, location of burial, grandchildren, and reminiscences. Also included are newspaper articles containing additional information on some of the families, and photographs of family and street scenes, mostly in Delta. The fonds also contains miscellaneous records of Ladner families and a notebook of newspaper clippings of the Delta Board of Trade (1934-36). Family activities on the farm are documented in photographs. The fonds also consists of six notebooks containing minutes, clippings and literature pertaining to the British and Foreign Bible Society from 1936-1977.

Reynolds, Bertha, 1903-

Lord family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-72
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1865-1920]

The fonds consists of two Lord family photograph albums. Photographs include cartes de visite. Also included is an obituary for William Booth and a genealogy of May's descendants.

Lord (family)

Ernie Taylor fonds

  • CA DMA CR-80
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1989

The fonds consists of personal papers related to Ernie Taylor's service in WWII; a history of and records related to the RCAF Station at Boundary Bay; research notes, field books and reports related to his BA and MA theses; reports and notes related to his employment with Canadian Wildlife Service; and photographs of Delta residents and landscapes. The fonds includes Taylor's B.A. Thesis "Winter Food Habits of the Ring Necked Pheasant in the Lower Fraser Valley", his M.A. Thesis "A Study on the Factors Affecting the Reproduction and Survival of the Ring Necked Pheasant in the Lower Fraser Valley", and a review for CWS titled "Wildlife and Recreation in Boundary Bay".

Taylor, Ernie W.

Muir family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-81
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1973

The fonds consists of John Muir's legal and business papers, and correspondence, particularly related to renting the Deloraine properties; legal papers and correspondence regarding the probate of John Muir's Estate, particularly between lawyers and Agnes Muir, his daughter; and letters to Agnes from family members. The fonds also includes a collection of papers and memorabilia belonging to Eva Muir, including a collection of songbooks and song sheets. Records that Eva accumulated as an officer in the Ladner Dugout Committee and Red Cross Society are described in these respective fonds. The fonds is arranged into 6 series: John Muir's land deeds; Correspondence and other materials related to rental of properties in Deloraine; Probate records of John Muir's estate; News clippings; Song books and music sheets; and Eva Muir's records and personal collection.

Muir, John, 1849-1939 (family)

Trevitt family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-82
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1890]-1985

The fonds consists of correspondence, clippings, World War II memorabilia, marriage and baptismal certificates, financial records, and genealogical notes belonging to members of the Trevitt and Gillanders families. The fonds also consists of correspondence related to the establishment of the Trevitt marina at Deas Slough, and minutes (1975-1977), financial records and correspondence of the Delta Historical and Museum Society. The fonds contains photographs of Trevitt and Gillanders family members and friends, local scenes, farms and buildings, and various social activities, as well as photographs and postcards from John Robert Trevitt's time in the service. The fonds is arranged into 6 series: 1) Edna Trevitt's World War II memorabilia; 2) Gay and John Trevitt's personal records; 3) John Trevitt's military service records; 4) Deas Slough marina records; 5) Gay Trevitt's records from the Delta Historical and Museum Society and other community commitments, and; 6) Photographs.

Trevitt (family)

Lanning family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-87
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1958, 1984

The fonds consists of school records and exercises belonging to Marjorie and Harold, Gertrude's cash book, some records belonging to Lanning, Fawcett & Wilson, and photographs of members and friends of the Lanning family engaged in picnics, work, school activities, and other social events.

Lanning (family)

Esther Paulson collection

  • CA DMA CR-90
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1890]-1911, 1978

The fonds consists of a photograph album and postcards belonging to Martin Paulson. Also included are a list of Swedes who came to Ladner at the turn of the century, as well as historical notes on Martin Paulson and his sea chest compiled by Esther Paulson, Martin's niece.

George William London family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-92
  • Fonds
  • 1891-1954

The fonds consists of financial records belonging to G.W. and Richard London, correspondence belonging to Hazel that is about her wedding in 1934, and photographs of family, friends, school classes and scenes of the local area.

London (family)

William and Margaret Tamboline family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-93
  • Fonds
  • [188-] - 1991

The fonds consists of articles, newspaper clippings and miscellaneous historical manuscripts about Tamboline family members and other people and events in the Ladner area. One series of clippings is organized in four scrapbooks. The fonds also includes photographs of family members and friends, and homes and activities of the Tamboline family.

Tamboline (family)

Margaret Wayte collection

  • CA DMA CR-98
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1890-1960

The collection consists of photographs of members of the Whiting, Love, Brandrith, Skinner, Foote and Gunn families. Also includes photographs of Boundary Bay school classes and Skinner's Service Station, as well as one tintype of two boys possibly around 1890. Textual records include a letter from Thomas Gunn to his uncle Hugh Gunn, and a letter by F.J. Brandrith.

Davie family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-99
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1987

The fonds consists of correspondence relating to Murray Davie's agricultural activities, and copies of records of the Delta Agricultural Society and Delta Co-Operative Breeders Society shares book (1929). The fonds contains photographs of Davie and Savage family members in portraits and participating in farm and community activities, as well as photographs of farms, barns, prize animals, and local scenes.

Davie (family)

Rosoman family fonds

  • CA EDM 986-07;986-09;986-14;986-15;987-06;988-19
  • Fonds
  • 1877-1984

The fonds consists of correspondence, agreements, receipts, certificates, personal writings (including descriptions of difficulties in Canada and with the Church of England in Enderby), and reference material and ephemera. Fonds includes photographs and maps of Enderby and district.

Rosoman (family)

Driver family fonds

  • CA EMA 985.17
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1921

The fonds consists of photographs of the Driver family, depicting family members, the family home, and scenes of Esquimalt.

Driver (family)

Gwylm Baugh-Allen fonds

  • CA EMA 985.34;985.35;986.22
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900-1980]

The fonds consists of correspondence, greeting cards, scrapbook, 50-year certificate of service in law, and photographs of Gwylm Baugh-Allen.

Baugh-Allen, Gwylm Wilmot, 1890-1980

James Robert Findlay fonds

  • CA EMA 985.42;986.24;989.33;V986.12;V989.20;988.12;V988.25;V989.13;V989.33;990.10;V990.12;991.8
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900]-1972

The fonds consists of photographs of the Findlay family, Esquimalt scenes and residents; newspaper clippings; and four yearbooks of Esquimalt High School.

Findlay, James Robert, 1927-

Cramb family fonds

  • CA EMA 985.8;985.9;V985.8;V985.10
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1970

The fonds consists of personal and business correspondence, receipts, financial records, diary (1961), booklet containing ship information kept by George Cramb as an employee of Yarrows Ltd., photographs of the Cramb family and of repairs to various ships, blueprints and drawings. Fonds includes certificates and miscellaneous papers of Lillian Mary Cramb.

Cramb (family)

William R. Nunn fonds

  • CA EMA 986.23;986.35;V986.13;V987.18;989.4
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900-1945]

The fonds consists of photographs of vessels in Esquimalt Graving Dock; William Robert Nunn and his grandfather Robert Henry Nunn; and his house. Also includes Nunn family documents (copies); a scrapbook and clippings relating to the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II; and notes on his grandfather and the history of his house.

Nunn, William Robert, 1904-

Alfred Charles Wurtele fonds

  • CA EMA 986.25;986.4;987.2;V989.22
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1946]-1986

The fonds consists of photographs of Commander Wurtele, scenes of Esquimalt and staff of the Esquimalt municipal government; text of a radio speech; and written and taped reminiscences..

Wurtele, Alfred Charles

Alexander Lockley fonds

  • CA EMA 987.10;V989.27
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1910]-1942

The fonds consists of correspondence, certificates, invitations and ephemera of Alexander Lockley and photographs of Esquimalt events and of Mr. and Mrs. Lockley.

Lockley, Alexander

Emery family fonds

  • CA EMA 989-20;994-45-1;V989-34
  • Fonds
  • 1770-[ca. 1980]

The fonds consists of family photographs and certificates and records of Samuel Emery and William A. Emery. Fonds includes copies of Common Prayer Book containing Emery family history and the diary of Samuel Emery's trip (1893) across the Atlantic and by train across Canada and settlement in the Port Renfrew area.

Emery (family)

Dunlop family fonds

  • CA EMA 989.5;V985.3;V988.21;V987.1;V988.8;V989.14;V989.15;V990.38;987.3;986.15
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1914-1924]

The fonds consists of correspondence, newsclippings, and family history of the Dunlop family along with family photographs, including those depicting scenes and people in Esquimalt.

Dunlop (family)

John Bowden fonds

  • CA EMA 989.8
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1969

The fonds consists of household repair and operations receipts and property tax statements of Captain John Bowden.

Bowden, John

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