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Fraser Wetlands Habitat Committee fonds

  • CA DMA CR-34
  • Fonds
  • 1967-1994

The fonds consists of three series: Organization Files, Issues Files, and Administrative Records. The fonds is comprised primarily of subject files containing correspondence, minutes, reports, newspaper clippings, articles, pamphlets, and newsletters documenting the efforts to preserve the wetland habitat in the lower Fraser Valley.

Fraser Wetlands Habitat Committee

Fred Taylor fonds

  • CA DMA CR-35
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1914-1950

The fonds consists of photographs of the following: Ladner Elementary School students in 1915 and 1922, Ladner Baseball Team (oversize), Landner Lacross Team in 1935, Vernon (Ted) Taylor in his harness making shop, snow scene in Delta with Clement, Lambert and Myrtle Grant (McRae), the Hanford and Taylor families on a Sunday afternoon drive with horses and buggy in front of the Hanford home on Stanley Street in 1913, May Day, parade in front of Ladner Meat market, musicians in parade, crowd on the steps of what is now the Delta Museum and Archives building, and Australian Cadets. Also consists of program for the First Annual Banquet an Dance of the Delta Ex-High Club, a Farm Service News brochure and a small handwritten program for the graduating class of 1926 at King George V High School.

Taylor, Fred, 1910-

Freda Hayman fonds

  • CA DMA CR-36
  • Fonds
  • 1897-1972

The fonds consists of four series: research notes made about Delta's history by Freda Hayman while she was a docent at the Delta Museum and Archives; Delta Museum and Archives records such as minutes and agendas from meetings; personally collected papers such as William McKenzie's booklets, music books, etc.; and photographs of students, teachers, family and friends.

Hayman, Freda

Martin Keeley fonds

  • CA DMA CR-37
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1998

Fonds consists of materials collected by Martin Keeley, and others, during his time as founder/director of the Point Roberts Heron Preservation Committe, member of the Fraser for Life Communications Society, executive director of the Friends of Boundary Bay, and executive member of the Boundary Bay Conservation Committee. The materials were generated from both his home in Point Roberts as well as the offices in Ladner, B.C. and Point Roberts, Washington.

Textual materials include Corporation of Delta reports, court case documents, transfer of lease agreements, other reports, notes, correspondence (both to and from), letters, emails, newsletters, publications, studies, proposals, brochures, notices, membership information, financial information, meeting minutes, questionnaires, application forms, workshop brochures, newspaper articles and other various materials that Martin Keeley or others may have thought pertained to a research interest or their organizations. The newspaper articles have been removed from the textual material and placed in the Martin Keeley and Friends of Boundary Bay Newspaper Clippings Binders. These binders can be found on the Reference Library bookshelves.

Audiovisual media materials include VHS, videocassettes for a camera recorder, cassette tapes and reel-to-reel format audio. Photograph materials include photograph negatives, prints, transparencies and contact sheets. The material spans many different topics, such as administrative records, local development, airport development, golf course development, wildlife and wildlife protection, environmental concerns and impacts for the region, local areas of concern (Boundary Bay and Point Roberts), as well as photographs of events relating to, attended by or hosted by the various organizations.

The fonds has been arranged into the following sous fonds/series/sub-series:

  1. Friends of Boundary Bay sous fonds
    1.1 Envrionmental Reserach Topics series
    1.2 Other Environmental Organizations series
    1.2.1 Boundary Bay Conservation committee sub-series
    1.2.2 Fraser Wetlands Commitee (FWC) sub-series
    1.2.3 Delta Naturalists Society (DNS) sub-series
    1.2.4 B.C. Great Blue Heron Society (BCGBHS) sub-series
    1.2.5 Burns Bog Conservation Society (BBCS) sub-series
    1.2.6 The Nature Trust of British Columbia sub-series
    1.3 Friends of Boundary Bay Administrative Records series
    1.4 Friends of Boundary Bay Photograph series
    1.5 Friends of Boundary Bay Audiovisual Media series
  2. Fraser for Life sous fonds
    2.1 Fraser for Life Photograph series
    2.2 Fraser for Life Administrative Records series
  3. Point Roberts Heron Perservation Committee sous fonds
    3.1 Point Roberts Heron Perservation Committee Photograph series
    3.2 Point Roberts Heron Preservation Committee Administrative Records series

Keeley, Martin

Gladys Davis fonds

  • CA DMA CR-38
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1981

Photographs consist of a 1916 postcard of Boundary Bay School students with their teacher Miss E. Mackenzie, a May Day postcard, a 1917 postcard of Westham Island School students, students and teachers of King George School in the 1920's and 1930's, teachers and students of Delta Central School in the 1920's, a 1913 Baptist picnic in Ladner, and five photographs of Delta Choral Society productions. Textual records consist of programs for the 1933 Delta Choral Society production of The Mikado, the 1934 production of The Pirates of Penzance, the 1935 production of The Gondoliers, a 1959 invitation to the opening ceremony of Deas Island Tunnel, and a 1981 program for the centennial banquet of All Saints Anglican Church.

Davis, Gladys, 1915-

Husband family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-39
  • Fonds
  • 1927-1990

The fonds consists of two photographs and a recipe book entitled "The Best of the Husbands" (1990), which includes genealogical charts and family histories written by Rena Husband Trainor Reid.

Husband (family)

Bell family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-4
  • Fonds
  • 1859-[ca. 1979]

The Bell family fonds is arranged in three sous-fonds: Edith Bell sous-fonds, Edward Bell sous-fonds, and Harry Bell sous-fonds. Edith Bell's records include diaries, scrapbooks and photographs of family and community events as well as records pertaining to her membership in various organizations including the Imperial Order Daughter of the Empire. Edward Bell's records consist of business papers, particularly land records and wills. Harry Bell's records are personal records related to the Bell family. Through photographs, cartographic material, and textual records, the records document not only the Bell family, but much of the community of Delta. Edith Bell's records provide insight into Delta social affairs and families, while Edward Bell's business records reveal economic and social change as it is documented in land transactions.

Bell (family)

Ila McCubbin Embree fonds

  • CA DMA CR-40
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1877-1948

The fonds consists of textual and photographic material relating to Ila McCubbin Embree and her family, including members of the Dinsmore, McCubbin, Embree, and Forrest families.

Embree, Ila McCubbin, 1901-

John Dixon and Ruth Honeyman fonds

  • CA DMA CR-41
  • Fonds
  • 1878-1967

The fonds consists of single photographs and photograph albums, and letters, legal documents and ephemera created or collected by the Honeyman and Fisher families.

Honeyman, John Dixon

John and Douglas Honeyman fonds

  • CA DMA CR-42
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1944

The fonds consists of an accounts journal and seventeen daily journals kept by John Honeyman (1845-1926) and his son Douglas Ramsey Honeyman (1886-1968) from 1883 to 1944, which describe farming the Honeyman family farm at Eden, Manitoba, from 1883 to 1895, the farm at Gulfside near Port Guichon from 1896 to 1902, and the East Delta farm from 1903 to 1914 and 1920 to 1944. Entries from 1883 to about 1905 were made by John Honeyman, and from 1906 to 1944 by Douglas Honeyman. John Honeyman's daily entries are more detailed than those made by Douglas and record farm work and family activities, especially those of the Honeyman children. The journals describe visits with family and neighbors, trips to New Westminster and Vancouver, weather observations, illness, entertainment and social activities. Entries about farm work record seasonal activities for tilling, planting and harvesting grains and potatoes; raising livestock; improving and building farm buildings, fences, etc.; and employing workers such as East Indians and Chinese and their wages. Entries also refer to community political events and frictions, and to work done on shared community infrastructure such as dykes, drainage ditches and roads.

Fonds has been arranged in the following series:
Journals
Photographs
Receipts and Shares

Honeyman, John and Douglas

J.H. Perry Department Store fonds

  • CA DMA CR-43
  • Fonds
  • 1926-1952

The fonds consists of 2 series: 1) Financial records and 2) Inventory records relating to the daily operation of the store.

J.H. Perry Department Store

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

Simeon Fisher fonds

  • CA DMA CR-45
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1915

Fonds consists of Simeon Fisher's receipts, personal and business correspondence, post office stubs, indentures, notices of tax assessment, newspaper clippings, insurance agreements, leases, agreements of sale, playbills and assorted ephemera. Includes a land sale agreement between William Charles Smaill, James Samuel Taylor and Alfred Albert King regarding property on Lulu Island. Approximately 59 items.

Fisher, Simeon Whidden

Jean McDiarmid fonds

  • CA DMA CR-46
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1920-1979

The fonds consists of photographs of Miss Jean McDiarmid's students at Inverholme School and at Delta Central School, her home nursing notes and newsclipping from the Delta Optimist of the King George V High School reunion.

McDiarmid, Jean

Jessie Reagh Belcher fonds

  • CA DMA CR-47
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1905-1993

Fonds consists of textual and photographic material related to the Reagh family. The textual material consists of two papers regarding genealogical research conducted on Jessie Belcher's family. The first is entitled "The Wassell Family", was written by Wassell Randolph, with a forward added by Jessie Belcher, as well as a page indicating references to her mother's family. The second, which investigates the life of Elizabeth Wedgwood Hawksworth, Jessie Belcher's great-great-great paternal grandmother, was written by Mrs. Belcher herself and is entitled "Who Are You?". Another manuscript entitled "Reflection of Delta Central School" records Mrs. Belcher's memories of Delta Central School and includes anecdotes about teachers, classmates, and school activities. Mrs. Belcher attended the school in the 1930s. The textual records also contain advertising material including monthly calendars from Fisher's Drug And Book Store (1923), envelopes from Ladner United Sunday School, Mc & Mc Department Stores, the Ladner Studio, and a greeting card from Home Oil Distributors Limited. Another file contains greeting cards, an invitation to the opening of the No. 18 Elementary Flying Training School, Boundary Bay, and a name tag for a Graduate Dance for the Air Force, which Jessie Reagh attended in 1941. The tag is "part of wing of plane which cracked up on Sea Island." The file also contains a "Coronation 1937", a booklet prepared by the Department of Education and presented to elementary and high school children in the province. Jessie Reagh wrote an inscription in the centre of the booklet which includes the names of her teachers and classmates. Also included in the textual material are two books, "The New Canadian Hymnal" (1922), and the "Canadian Reader" (1931). The photographs include seven black and white photographs related to the Reagh family.

Belcher, Jessie Reagh, 1924-

John Christopherson fonds

  • CA DMA CR-48
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1976

The fonds consists of records relating to the functions and activities of John Christopherson, the manager of B.C. Packers Limited oyster operation on Boundary Bay in Delta. The records mainly deal with oyster operations at Boundary Bay and Pendrell Sound, and include daily work diaries, correspondence, invoices, cost estimates, time sheets, boat log books, inventories, newspaper clippings and other reference material. The fonds includes photographs that detail the operations of the Boundary Bay oyster plant. The fonds also includes personal records that belong to John and Grace Christopherson, including correspondence, a travel diary, and memorabilia that relate to their social activities in Delta. The fonds is arranged in seven series: Work diaries; Boundary Bay oyster operation records; Boat log books; Pendrell Sound seed operation records; Reference materials; John and Grace Christopherson personal records; and, Photographs.

Christopherson, John

Kinette Club of Ladner-Tsawwassen fonds

  • CA DMA CR-49
  • Fonds
  • 1956-1992

The fonds consists of a scrapbook containing photographs, newsclippings, programs, president's reports, club budgets and ephemeral items pertaining to the charitable and social activities of the Kinette Club of Ladner-Tsawwassen. Social functions involving the Kinsmen Club of Ladner-Tsawwassen are also documented in this scrapbook. Fonds also includes a copy of the Club's constitution and two loose photographs.

Kinette Club of Ladner-Tsawwassen

Garvey, Dodd family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-5
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900]-[196-?]

The fonds consists of a record book/scrapbook belonging to Mabel Garvey and photographs mostly of the Gray sisters and their families. The photographs are loose or in an album. The photographs are of the B.C. Interior, Ladner, Beach Grove, Washington and California. Several photographs are of early Ladner fishing canneries and of the Delta Hotel.

Garvey (family)

Kinsmen Club of Ladner-Tsawwassen fonds

  • CA DMA CR-50
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1995

The fonds consists of minutes, programs, correspondence, club bulletins, photographs, histories, newsclippings and other textual material related to the community service activities and the administration of the Kinsmen Club of Ladner-Tsawwassen. Fonds includes records pertaining to the planning and construction of Kinsmen House, the Kinsmen Water Park and Mountain View Park playground as well as other records pertaining to other charitable activities. Fonds also includes records pertaining to the administration of the Club and its relationship with other Kinsmen bodies on a provincial and national basis. Included in the fonds are membership rosters of Kinsmen Clubs in British Columbia and the constitution and by-laws of the Association of Kinsmen Clubs. The fonds has been arranged into thirteen series: President's Correspondence; General Correspondence; President's Reports; Club Bulletins; Construction Projects; Minutes; Constitution and By-laws; Programs; Memberships; Publications; Speeches; Publicity; and Histories.

Kinsmen Club of Ladner-Tsawwassen

Ladner District Girl Guide fonds

  • CA DMA CR-51
  • Fonds
  • 1954-1985

This fonds consists of four series: 1. Financial Records (1968-1985), 2. Record Sheets (1970-1983), 3. Scrapbooks (1974-1984), and 4. Miscellaneous (1954).

Girl Guides of Canada. Ladner District

Ladner Lawn Bowling Club fonds

  • CA DMA CR-52
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1986

The fonds consists of records of the Ladner Lawn Bowling Club and the Ladner Ladies Lawn Bowling Club, including minutes, financial and legal papers, miscellaneous papers and photographs.

Ladner Lawn Bowling Club

Ladner May Day Committee fonds

  • CA DMA CR-53
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1957], 1996

Fonds consists of correspondence, financial records, some programmes and minutes of meetings relating to the Ladner May Day Committee from ca 1957-1959. Fonds also includes two photograph albums showing the 100th May Day celebrations in 1996.

Ladner May Day Committee

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)

Nelson family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-55
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1958

Consists of photographs of Ladner scenes such as the old municipal hall (now the Delta Museum and Archives), farm threshing scenes, cenotaph, ferry, Tsawwassen and Vancouver scenes. Includes an army photograph with David Nelson in it and a map of coast of British Columbia. Textual materials include a poem, monthly time book, receipt and a CPR marconigram.

Nelson (family)

Martha Taylor collection

  • CA DMA CR-56
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1915-1920]

The fonds consists of photographs of friends, family, farm scenes, cows, ferries, horses, parades, hunting scenes, an old motorcycle with children on it, etc. Most of the photographs are unidentified in terms of people and places.

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