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Arman, Tognini family collection

  • Fonds
  • 1888-[ca. 1930]

Collection consists of birth, marriage, naturalization and other certificates and papers for Steven Arman and Guiseppina Tognini. Some of the documents are in Italian.

Arman (family)

Arthur P. Leynard fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1917, 1928, 1950-1994

The fonds consists of a signed copy of the "Coal Mines of Nanaimo"; a copy of a report on surveys in Nanaimo written by Leynard; a file on Nanaimo's Coat of Arms; drawings of gun carriages and dimensions of Bastion cannons and four photographs including views of the H & W Market, a parade and a meeting of the Native Sons. Also includes Paul Leynard's (Arthur's father) membership card for the X-Ray Association of Employees of Western Fuel Company and certificate for free use of the X-ray machine and a letter to Arthur from Hiram Gough in native "trade language".

Leynard, Arthur P.

B.W. Pearse fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1859

The fonds consists of a field book entitled "Copy of Official Notes: Country Around Nanaimo". It records the surveying expedition of 1859 in the Cedar, Cranberry and Mountain Districts, and includes survey measurements, map sketches, and descriptions of the area, and a journal.

Pearse, Benjamin William

Beatrice Willgress fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1926

Fonds consists of the graduation diploma of Beatrice Willgress. The diploma is signed by Pauline Rose (Director of Nursing), Drs. Drysdale, Ingham and McPhee and hospital directors Alexander Rowan and John Shaw. The photograph includes five unidentified women. Also includes an invitation to the commencement exercises addressed to Willgress' parents.

Willgress, Beatrice Hazel Irene

Addison family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1909-1991, predominant [195-]

Fonds consists of family papers and memorabilia of the Addison family. Includes letters and cards sent for Jane Addison's one-hundredth birthday in 1988, certificates from various fraternal societies and service organizations, materials related to the Queen's 1953 Coronation, photographs predominantly related to George Addison's aldermanic duties. Also includes class lists and other materials related to the John Shaw School reunion organized by Audrey Curtis (nee Addison) in 1991.

Addison (family)

Canadian Pony Club (Nanaimo Branch) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1972-1981

The fonds consist of records relating to the operations and activities of the Nanaimo Pony Club which is part of the B.C. Regional Division. Some of the records pertain specifically to the Nanaimo club, some relate to activities of the B.C. regional division and some to national activities. Includes membership records; correspondence; event programs and schedules; information; rules and regulations and forms for rallies; the Prince Philip Games; as well as individual test/scoring results. A few financial records are also included. Fonds is arranged in three series: 1) Organizational Records; 2) Financial Records; and 3) Horsemanship Records.

Canadian Pony Club. Nanaimo Branch

Charles Dick fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1941-1954

The fonds consists of Dick's school records and memorabilia, including report cards (1941-1954), sports ribbons, high school annuals, programs, invitations, health record, photographs, stamp book, scrapbook, and clippings.

Dick, Charles

Chatwin Engineering Ltd. fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1926-1968

Fonds consists of a photograph album with views of Malaspina Hotel (originally called the Nanaimo Community Hotel) from its construction in 1927 to interior shots from the 1960s and a copy of the original construction specifications. The fonds is arranged in two series: 1) Photographs and 2) Specifications.

Chatwin Engineering Ltd.

City of Nanaimo Pound fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1912-1953

Fonds consists of a record book (1912-1953) which lists each impounded animal, the claimant's name and address, and charges and a notice of impoundment (1915) signed by Pound Keeper, Jack Aitken (1915).

Nanaimo (B.C.). City Pound

Annabel Yates collection

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1939-1940]

Collection consists of a scrapbook, compiled by Annabel Yates, of Nanaimo people and places, and a mimeographed booklet titled "The History of Nanaimo 1852 to 1939". The booklet, compiled by members of Division One, Brechin Superior School, under the supervision of a teacher D.E. Brecenridge, contains illustrated historical articles with hand-drawn advertisements for local businesses.

Canadian Pacific Railway Company Nanaimo Station Agent fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1897-1903

The fonds consists of a volume recording tickets sold at Nanaimo, with Canadian and international embarkations and destinations. Names of the ticket holders were recorded during one period in 1898.

Canadian Pacific Railway Company. Nanaimo Station Agent

Larsen, Norris family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1885-1951

Fonds consists of family papers and photographs of the Larsen, Norris and related families.

Larsen (family)

Lawless family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1893

Fonds consists of letters to her parents in Nanaimo from Mary Preacher, an invoice for funeral expenses of Mary Preacher, and a grocery invoice.

Lawless (family)

Leighton family fonds

  • Fonds
  • [between 1890 and 1910]

Fonds consists of two photograph albums which document the William Leighton family's life. Includes images of the whaling station in Nanaimo, Samuel and Emily Gough, Emily Woodward, Frederick and Russ Leighton, Nanaimo Mandolin Club, the Free Press Building and assorted views of Nanaimo. Most of the photographs are unidentified.

Leighton (family)

Marcia Galloway fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1986-1999

Fonds consists of material created or collected by Marcia Galloway. Fonds is arranged in the following series: 1) Photographs; 2) Correspondence and 3) Memorabilia.

Galloway, Marcia, 1918-

Marshall Bray fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1880-1902

The fonds consists of official commissions as government agent and police magistrate (1909); marriage certificates and childrens' report card and certificates; business correspondence concerning real estate (1892-1899); and letters of administration and estate administration papers for miners who died intestate in an explosion at the Wellington Mine in 1884, including John Lowry, Martin Lowry, Henry Arnold, Barney McGinnes, John Winders, and Domenico Ricono.

Bray, Marshall

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 and Alberni District Assessment Office fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1884-1885

The fonds consists of assessment rolls, which list provincial land assessment for Oyster, South Cranberry, Cedar, Cranberry, Douglas, Nanaimo, Mountain, Wellington, Nanoose, Englishman's River, Qualicum, Lasqueti Island, Gabriola Island, Valdes Island, and Alberni. The rolls are listed by name of individual and include property value, income and other taxable details.

Nanaimo and Alberni District Assessment Office

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