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Martha A. Kenny fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1847-1962, predominant 1930 -1962

Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by Martha A. Kenny, including correspondence; family photographs and documents, an autograph album (1886), booklet of favourite quotations, a diary, drafts and manuscripts of historical writings including "Notes on Early Days in Nanaimo", "Some of Nanaimo's Early Buildings" transcripts of Cornelius Bryant's journal and letters, numerous articles written by Beth Greenwood and a catalogue of her collection of Indian artifacts. Fonds also includes six scrapbooks, primarily of clippings of historical events but also including one of seaweed specimens and one of dried flowers.

Kenny, Martha A.

Mary and Violet Lane fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1923-1949

Fonds consists of undated report cards and a 1923 high school entrance certificate for Mary Lane, Quennell School; domestic science notebooks of Violet Lane (primarily sewing notebooks); a program for the Nanaimo High School production of "The Mikado",1927; and a John Shaw High School Graduation Program 1949.

Lane, Mary

Mary Hardy fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1910, 1918, 1943

Fonds consists of a Canada Registration Board card for Mary Hardy (1913), a Victory Bond certificate of sale (1943) and a copy of an undated last will and testament of Peter Woodburn, Hardy's brother.

Hardy, Mary Westmoreland

J.P. Planta fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1886-1903

The fonds consists of Magistrate's records for 1889-1891, including depositions and inquest reports, records relating to the financial affairs of Martha O'Sullivan and J.B. Holmes (1886-1898), for whom Plant acted as agent, miscellaneous business papers (1887-1888), photographs, and four notebooks of spiritual, historical and other notes (ca. 1903).

Planta, Joseph Phrys, b. 1839

Nanaimo Advisory Restructure Committee fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1973-1975

Fonds consists of correspondence, notes, financial statements and reports related to the various improvement districts and the restructure of the City.

Nanaimo (B.C.). Advisory Restructure Committee

Nanaimo Basketball Association fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1927-1932

The fonds consists of a record book of minutes of the North Island and Nanaimo Basketball Associations, scorebooks, correspondence and receipts, and a poster for a game "Nanaimo Seniors vs. Kelowna Hornets".

Nanaimo Basketball Association

Nanaimo Board of Health fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1896-1931

Fonds consists of minutes of the Nanaimo Board of Health. The minutes were typically recorded in this volume but occasionally they were recorded in the City Council Minutes. The annual reports (1895-1897) stipulated in the Act were subsequently published in the Sessional Papers. Other minutes within this volume include the minutes of: the Board of Revision (1949-1969), the Market Committee (1945), the Board of Appeal (1949-1957), the Waterworks Committee (1955), Public Hearings (1955-1956) and the Zoning Board of Appeal (1957-1967).

Nanaimo (B.C.). Board of Health

Nanaimo Centennial (1958) Committee fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1957-1958

Fonds consists of reports, correspondence, promotional materials, and memorabilia. The correspondence is arranged alphabetically by subject.

Nanaimo (B.C.). Centennial (1958) Committee

Nanaimo Daily News fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1960-1998]

Fonds consists of published and unpublished photographs taken by staff and outside photographers of events, individuals, buildings, and community groups in the Nanaimo region. Many of the photographs were taken by Englefield Studios. Also includes material related to the Nanaimo Commonwealth Holdings Society Bingo scandal.;The fonds is arranged in three series: 1) Prints 2) Negatives and 3) Bingo scandal materials.

Nanaimo Daily News

Nanaimo Electric Light, Power and Heating Company fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1898-1930

The fonds consists of an account book listing names of customers and monthly accounts (1898-1904), rough journals of work, including newsclippings and notes about events, weather and electrical services (1904-1908), and correspondence, notes and service pamphlet (1918-1930).

Nanaimo Electric Light, Power and Heating Company

Nanaimo Family Life Association fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1972-2006]

Fonds consists of records related to the concerns, activities and operation of the Nanaimo Family Life Association. The fonds is arranged in 4 series: 1) Annual Reports; 2) Photographs; 3) Scrapbooks; and 4) Miscellaneous.

Nanaimo Family Life Association

Nanaimo Foundry fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1930-1979

Fonds consists of the business records of the Nanaimo Foundry. Fonds is arranged in four series: 1) Plans, Quotes and Technical Drawings; 2) Photographs; 3) Work Orders and 4) Pattern Book.

Nanaimo Foundry

Nanaimo Gaol fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1877-1884

The fonds consists of the register for the Nanaimo Gaol (1877-1884).

Nanaimo Gaol

Nanaimo Tourist Bureau fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1955-1971

The fonds consists of a visitors register, and an information scrapbook of the Nanaimo Tourist Bureau.

Nanaimo Tourist Bureau

Nanaimo Women's Musical Club fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1934-1966

The fonds consists of constitution and reports, minutes of meetings (1934-1943, 1957-1966), general files (1936-1966), programs (1946, 1961-1966), and scrapbooks and newsclippings.

Nanaimo Women's Musical Club

Harry Hickling fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1917

Fonds consists of letters and a certificate related to Hickling's 1917 appointment as Nanaimo's Coroner.

Hickling, Harry

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)

John Shaw High School Student Council fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1939-1941

The fonds consists of minutes and correspondence of the student council, as well as student newspapers.

John Shaw High School. Student Council

George Bryce fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1938, 1964-1976

Fonds consists of soccer association and team records, masonic papers, an annual report of the Vancouver Island Health Unit (1964) and miscellaneous other papers.

Bryce, George

Gertrude Phillips fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1924-1940

The fonds consists of spiritual lessons and letter to C. Filmer (ca. 1935), poems (1937, 1940), astrological charts (1934), and books on Aquarian philosophy.

Phillips, Gertrude

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