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Maxwell family fonds

  • CA CRE 96-6-1
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1908]-1911

The fonds consists of photographs depicting farming in Lister, Creston Valley roads in winter, Canyon Street in 1909, stump blasting, various members of the Craigie and Maxwell families, and scenes of activities of general life in Creston. The fonds also includes a letter (1911) to E.H. Maxwell documenting the sale of the Maxwell property.

Maxwell (family)

Michael Phillipps fonds

  • CA FTST MS 3
  • Fonds
  • 1891-1892, copied [1996]

This fonds consists of the records of Michael Phillipps. Includes a diary, correspondence, financial records, water license, and ephemera.

Phillipps, Michael, 1840-1916

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-

Mona Morley fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR095
  • Fonds
  • 1931-1994

The fonds consists of diaries and correspondence. The diaries (personal diaries, travel diaries, "Novice Ruth" diaries) provide an extensive record of her personal reflections on her activities and views from 1931-1950, after which time they become less comprehensive. The correspondence includes some inward correspondence, and transcribed copies of outward correspondence from 1949-1955.

Morley, Mona

Myrtle Philip fonds

  • CA WMA 986.1
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1890]-1986

The fonds consists of personal papers of Myrtle Philip, including education documents, journals, diaries, banking records, certificates and passports, legal and property records, and correspondence; photographs depicting the Philip family, people (including guests at Rainbow Lodge), events and scenes of the Whistler area; guest, birthday and recipe books; postcards of the Alta Lake/Whistler area; scrapbooks and reference material. Fonds also includes manuscripts of Alex Philip as well as records relating to his estate. Fonds includes records of Rainbow Lodge including guest registers (1915-1947), cashbook (1928-1952), employee records (1941-1948), and invoices and receipts.

Philip, Myrtle

Laughton family fonds

  • Fonds
  • [1910]-[1926]

Fonds consists of 31 photographs documenting the activities of the Laughton family over the indicated dates, including the moving of the Laughton home from Front Street to Mackenzie Avenue and the memorial service for Bella Laughton.

Laughton (family)

Leary family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-54
  • Fonds
  • 1897-[196-?]

Textual records consist of legal records belonging to A.R. Leary including land deeds, mortgage papers, and fire insurance policies. The fonds also includes British Columbia history and geography textbooks, newspaper clippings, a June 3, 1948 issue of the Ladner Optimist, school certificates, a short history of Vancouver, May Day raffle tickets, rules and regulations of the Grand Black Chapter of Ireland, programs, receipts, notebooks, correspondence, etc. It also contains genealogical notes on the Leary family compiled by Mabel MacNamara and Laura Miller. The fonds includes photographs of men during the gold rush, Knickerbocker's Barber Shop, schools and students, Ladner Ferry, World War I tanks, logging, canneries, ferries, etc. as well as photographs of various members of the Leary family.

Leary (family)

Leger family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1913-1981

The fonds consists of guest books, photographs, handbooks and certificates.

Leger (family)

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)

Margaret Jane Sweet Wood fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1885-1889

The fonds consists of transcribed diaries from 1885-1889. The fonds is divided into two series.

Wood, Margaret Jane

Isabel Ford fonds

  • CA FFG 989.15;989.08
  • Fonds
  • 1913, 1931-1935, 1967-1988

The fonds consists of correspondence and notebooks relating to Ford's training as a nurse in Prince Rupert. Fonds includes personal photographs.

Ford, Isabel, 1909-

Isabella Hutcheon fonds

  • CA LCM MSS 169
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1891

The fonds consists of one diagram book for sewing patterns by Isabella Hutcheon, including handwritten notes and sketches for pieces such as a chemise, a pair of drawers, and a nightdress.

Hutcheon, Isabella

John McKee Allen family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-44
  • Fonds
  • [ca.1920]-1937

The fonds consists of cashbooks of J.M. Allen, a time book, correspondence and photographs of Delta scenes and the Allen family home.

Allen, John McKee

James Betson and William Anderson fonds

  • CA MMB 984.49.1-9;P984.32.1-2
  • Fonds
  • 1876-1955

The fonds consists of James Betson Anderson's Masters Certificate and shipping federation papers along with correspondence. Fonds includes William Anderson's Certificate of Discharge from CGS Estevan (1917), logbook notes (1916-1917), programme for Navy Day, 1955, and two photographs of the CGS Estevan.

Anderson, James Betson, b. 1850

James McMahon fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1940

Fonds consists of one typed manuscript written in 1940 by James McMahon. He describes his early years in Ontario, his life on the 200 acre family bush farm in Hinchersbrook, Ontario, the homestead his family built north of Winnipeg, Manitoba, his work in a tie camp for the C.P.R., his experiences during the Riel Rebellion, his work in logging camps near Revelstoke, his work as a blacksmith and garage dealer in Enderby, B.C., and his experiences trapping and prospecting in northern B.C. An addendum describes his trip to southwestern United States in 1939. The manuscript includes a great deal of detail and excellent stories about people and places.

McMahon, James

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-

James Vanslyk fonds

  • CA VAL 999.98
  • Fonds
  • 1942-1961

The fonds consists of personal and business correspondence relating to Vanslyk's mining and art interests, records of mining claims, army records, reference maps of Valemount and area used by Vanslyk, and Vanslyk's drawings depicting scenes, buildings, industry and prospecting activities in the Canoe River area, the Robson Valley, Valemount and area, and Barkerville and area.

Vanslyk, James

Jardine family fonds

  • CA WMA 88.4;88.26;89.10;89.17
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1920-1950]

The fonds consists of photographs of the Betts, Jardine and Neiland families depicting family members, other people, events and scenes in the Alta Lake/Whistler area.

Jardine (family)

Jennie Snowden fonds

  • CA FFG 987.25
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1982

The fonds consists of the personal correspondence of Jennie Snowden as well as memorabilia.

Snowden, Jennie

John C. McGuffie fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1894-1904

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

McGuffie, John C.

John F. Leonard fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1908-1981

The fonds is divided into 9 series and consists of musical scores, a history and a certificate.

Leonard, John F

John P. Dawson fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1947-1964]

The fonds consists of personal papers of Capt. Dawson's including telegrams, telexes, commissioning cards, menus and invitations. Volumes include standing orders for HMCS Skeena, a scrapbook, and night order books for HMCS Swansea. Photographs are of HMCS Skeena and other HMC ships. Fonds includes U.S. Coast Survey charts of the California coast.

Dawson, John P.T.

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

Harris family fonds

  • CA PMM A1983.0004;A1985.0002
  • Fonds
  • 1869-1937

The fonds consists of a memorial records booklet for Mary Jane Harris who died February 12, 1937, a thank you note, also addressed to Mary Jane, for her work in behalf of the school, and a photo album containing unidentified photos. Additionally, there is a Christmas greeting from Ico Icau. Fonds also includes a telephone directory, various journals and papers, the book "Presbyterianism in BC", and a high school diploma and a school certificate in the name of F. Harris.

Harris (family)

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