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Greater Vernon Museum and Archives
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Charles A. Vernon collection : 1873-1877

  • CA VERN MS 141;1987.011;1990.051
  • Fonds
  • [Photocopied 1987, 1990]

Collection consists of photocopies of personal records of Charles A. Vernon from 1873 and 1876-1877. Includes correspondence to and from Charles Vernon and the Provincial Secretary of B.C. dealing with his numerous duties as justice of the peace, deputy returning officer for the polling division of Okanagan, tax collector, collector of statistics, constable and assistant gold commissioner. Of note is the information on the local settlement patterns and mining activities in the Cherry and Mission Creek areas.

Vernon, Charles A.

Charles Mair collection : 1892-1896

  • CA VERN MS 149;1992.051
  • Fonds
  • [Transcribed 1984, Photocopied 1992]

Collection consists of an excerpt from the 1984 guided independent study essay by Mr. Macleod of Vancouver, B.C. Excerpt consists of four letters (1892-1896) written by Charles Mair to his friend, G. Denison of Toronto, during Mair's time in B.C. The letters contain Mair's descriptions and opinions of the Okanagan, Kelowna and Vernon. He writes extensively on the settlers in the valley, the political situations in B.C. and Manitoba, his plans for his business and family, and the growing number of large cattle ranches, fruit orchards and mining interests in the Valley.

Land & Agriculture Company of Canada fonds

  • CA VERN MS 92;1984.833
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1946

Fonds consists of the business records of the Land & Agriculture Company of Canada from 1910-1946. Includes a hardbound sales account book (plus index) of the individual land sales to settlers in the valley. The index book contains the alphabetical listing of the buyer names, plus the page number on the sale is found in the account book. In the sales account book, each page lists the buyer's name, the lot(s) sold, the sale price and interest rate, a schedule of balances payable, and dates of installment payments. Fonds also includes copies of correspondence sent to various purchasers in regard to accounts payable.

Land and Agriculture Company of Canada

Long Lake Company fonds

  • CA VERN MS 126;1990.130;1992.036
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1985

Fonds consists of the administrative records and documents of the Long Lake Company from 1909-1985. Includes the company's constitution and by-laws, minutes, legal documents, correspondence, financial records, reports and various administrative documents produced by the Company. Fonds also includes records from the Kalamalka Country Club.

Long Lake Company

Lt.-Col. Donald R. Cameron fonds

  • CA VERN MS 201;2001.001
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1986

Fonds consists of the personal records of Lt-Col Donald R. Cameron from 1940-1986. Includes correspondence, service records and certificates, medical records, educational material, clippings,and ephemera.

Cameron, Donald R.

M.J. O'Brien fonds

  • CA VERN MS 31;1975.023;1995.041
  • Fonds
  • 1903-1919

Fonds consists of the personal and business records of M.J. O'Brien and his business Revelstoke Wine & Spirits, from 1903-1919. Includes correspondence and financial records which document Mr. O'Brien's activities as Vernon citizen, businessman, alderman, and city mayor.

O'Brien, Martin J.

James Grant fonds

  • CA VERN MS 191;2000.064
  • Fonds
  • [1900]-1988

Fonds consists of the personal and professional reords of local naturalist James Grant from ca. 1900-1988. The records document Mr. Grant's lifelong dedication and love for the environment, his interest in ornithology, botany, and entomology, and his numerous efforts to preserve local wildlife and ecology. Includes correspondence, newsletters, personal writings, daily journals, data, reports, surveys, minutes, meteorological data, maps, ornithology and botany notes, some artwork, and nature photographs.

Grant, James

Hotel Holdings Co. Ltd. fonds

  • CA VERN MS 80;1988.006
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1936

Fonds consists of the financial records of the Hotel Holdings Co. Ltd. from 1932-1936. Includes income tax claims, financial statements (1935-1936), an annual financial report (1932), inventory lists by item and price, and a copy of a shares sale between Patrick Henry Murphy (hotel proprietor) and the partners of Gilbert Gordon Southwell & Charles Arthur Dunsmore.

Hotel Holdings Company

Downtown Improvement Group fonds

  • CA VERN MS 137;1988.130
  • Fonds
  • 1966-1977

Fonds consists of the administrative records of the Downtown Improvement Group from 1966-1977. Includes minutes, correspondence, reports, briefs, financial records, project notes, and a constitution detailing the group's proposed 'Apple Tree Lane' downtown improvement plans.

Downtown Improvement Group (Vernon, B.C.)

E. Peter Venables fonds

  • CA VERN MS 9;1964.043;1967.020;1981.108;1984.561
  • Fonds
  • [ca.1946-1965]

Fonds consists of the personal records and documents of Peter Venables from ca.1946-1965. Includes memoirs of his family's emigration to Canada and settlement in Coldstream, personal writings such as poems and essays, and various personal data items.

Venables, E. Peter

F.G. Vernon fonds

  • CA VERN MS 35;1973.061;1975.062
  • Fonds
  • 1863-1908

Fonds consists of the personal records and documents of F.G. Vernon from 1863-1908. Includes correspondence, legal documents, minutes, and ephemera which detail portions of Vernon's personal life and political career.

Vernon, Forbes George

John Herbert Turner Ellison fonds

  • CA VERN MS 217
  • Fonds
  • 1918-1919, 1936-1954

Fonds contains Herbert Ellison's personal data documents including CEF discharge certificates (1918,1919), American Social Security card and letter of reference (1936), official copy of his 1933 marriage certificate (1953), and final decree of divorce (1954).

Ellison, John Herbert Turner

Kildonnan Pipe Band collection : 1937-1941

  • CA VERN MS 148;1991.104
  • Fonds
  • [Photocopied 1991]

Fonds consists of the administrative records of the Kildonnan Pipe Band for 1937-1941. Consists of photocopies of minutes detailing the band's financial status, engagements, band practice notices, fund-raising campaigns, and the election of members to various executive and band positions.

Kildonnan Pipe Band (Vernon, B.C.)

G.A. Hankey and Co. fonds

  • CA VERN MS 76;1983.188
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1930

Fonds consists of the administrative and financial records of the G.A. Hankey & Co. from 1907-1930. Includes correspondence, financial records, legal documents, and reports detailing the company's ownership, business transactions and financial decline. Fonds also includes records of the Point Grey Land & Investment Company, as collected by the G.A. Hankey & Co., a shareholder.

G.A. Hankey and Company

Greater Vernon Archives collection

  • CA VERN MS 182;1978.148;1989.029;1990.062
  • Fonds
  • 1821-1987

The Greater Vernon Archives collection consists of local and provincial records which contain local statistics documenting the growth of the Vernon area and district from 1832-1982. The collection consists of both original and copied materials and includes provincial, regional and city voters' lists, cemetery and funeral records, directories, census indexes, tax rolls, and lists of local land tax sales.

Guy P. Bagnall fonds

  • CA VERN MS 29;1974.025;1977.065;1976.065;1976.072;1977.033;1977.087;1978.049;1984.042;1985.353
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1976

Fonds consists of the personal and business records of Guy P. Bagnall for 1940-1976. Includes correspondence, personal diaries, personal writings, research articles, research notes, and business financial records produced, compiled or collected by Mr. Bagnall throughout the course of his life. Fonds also includes some personal papers of Mrs. Luta Bagnall.

Bagnall, Guy Pearce

H. Sigalet & Co. Ltd. fonds

  • CA VERN MS 77;1983.188
  • Fonds
  • 1926-1946

Fonds consists of the business records and documents of the H. Sigalet & Co. Ltd. from 1926-1946. Includes correspondence, financial records and legal documents detailing the administration and operation of the company's logging and sawmills operations.

H. Sigalet and Company

Robert Hartley Johnson fonds

  • CA VERN MS 109;1985.219
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1940, predominant 1908-1940

Fonds consists of the personal, business and financial records of Robert Hartley Johnson from 1883-1940. Includes personal data documents (1883), incoming correspondence (1910, 1918), outgoing correspondence (1910-1912, 1916-1917), and farming financial records (ca.1919-1940).

Johnson, Robert Hartley, b. 1883

Vernon and District United Appeal fonds

  • CA VERN MS 66;1982.173
  • Fonds
  • 1960

Fonds consists of the administrative records of the Vernon & District United Appeal organization from 1960. Includes a draft copy of the organization's constitution and by-laws. Typed, with handwritten changes and notations, the constitution outlines the organization's objectives, its area of influence, membership clasification and eligibility, regulations for conducting meetings, rules of voting, and the duties of organization officers. The document is unsigned and unsealed. Fonds also includes an organizational flow chart showing the society's heirarchy.

Vernon and District United Appeal

Vernon and District Women's Institute fonds

  • CA VERN MS 111;1955.023;1970.054
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1968

Fonds consists of the administrative records of the Vernon & District Women's Institute from 1917-1968. Includes minutes, financial records and and log books detailing the Institute's activities.

Vernon and District Women's Institute

Vernon Centennial '71 Committee fonds

  • CA VERN MS 156;1972.033
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1972

Fonds consists of the records of the Vernon Centennial '71 Committee from 1971. Includes a scrapbook compiled by Martin Russ, member of the Committee, documenting the activities and events which occurred throughout Vernon and B.C. in celebration of the 1971 B.C. provincial centennial. Includes postcards, newspaper clippings, artifacts, souvenirs, posters, programs and photos.

Vernon Centennial '71 Committee

Vernon Club fonds

  • CA VERN MS 85;1984.079;1993.040;1997.017
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1980

Fonds consists of the administrative records of the Vernon Club from 1911-1980. Includes minutes, financial records, legal documents, and registers which detail the establishment of, reorganization of, and internal activities of the club and its members.

Vernon Club

Vernon Curling Club fonds

  • CA VERN MS 41;1978.033
  • Fonds
  • 1933-1939

Fonds consists of the records and documents of the Vernon Curling Club from 1933-1939. Includes correspondence, minutes, financial records and membership lists documenting the administration and activities of the Club.

Vernon Curling Club

Vernon Detachment, B.C. Women's Service Corps fonds

  • CA VERN MS 127;1988.127
  • Fonds
  • 1939-1943

Fonds consists of the administrative records of the Vernon Detachment - B.C. Women's Service Corps from 1939-1943. Includes correspondence, rules and regulations, service orders, financial records, training course notes and ephemera which document the local branch's activities and community service.

British Columbia Women's Service Corps. Vernon Detachment

Vernon Drug Co. Ltd fonds

  • CA VERN MS 44;1978.061;1999.009
  • Fonds
  • 1892-1897

Fonds consists of the records of the Vernon Drug Co. Ltd. from 1894-1897. Includes two oversized journals containing the prescription invoices of the dispensing chemists. The first journal contains all prescription invoices filled by owner, druggist and dispensing chemist R.N. Taylor, from Dec.1894 - Jan.1896. The second journal begins in mid Jan.1896, just after S.A. Muir's take-over of the business. Some S.A. Muir & Co. invoices are evident, but R.N. Taylor prescription invoices continue to be used until May 1896. In May 1896, with Muir's buy-out of J.S. Donaldson stock, Donaldson prescription invoices appear in the journal. From the end of 1896 until the end of 1897, when the journal ends, Muir's own prescription invoices are used. In all cases, the prescription invoices contain the customer's name, the prescription being filled, instructions on the medicine's use, the prescribing doctor and the date. The invoices are glued to the journal pages in numeric (prescription #) and chronological (daily/monthly) order. Fonds also includes a small "recipe" book of ingredients for prescriptions dated 1892 and a number of loose J.S. Donaldson prescription invoices, both used and unused.

Vernon Drug Company

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