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Entrance Island Lighthouse fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1879-1881

The fonds consists of a journal, which notes weather and names and dates of ships entering the Nanaimo harbour.

Canada. Entrance Island Lighthouse

Ernie Johnson fonds

  • Fonds
  • Transcribed 1980 (originally created in 1896)

Fonds consists of a manuscript and typed transciption by Ernie Johnson of William Reed Johnson's diary. William Reed, Ernie's father, went to the Yukon in 1896.

Johnson, Ernie

Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway Co. fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1891-1903

The fonds consists of way bills (1891-1893), payroll time book for Wellington Shops (1899-1900), and vouchers (1899-1900).

Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway Company

Estelle Watchorn fonds

  • CA NCAI 2000 026 M
  • Fonds
  • 1925-1928, 1941

The fonds consists of Watchorn's honour roll certificates as a pupil at North Ward Public School, a MacLean Method of Writing certificate, and a poem (1941) entitled "Miss Watchorn", written by one of her students, Shirley King.

Watchorn, Estelle

Extension School Board fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1926-1932

The fonds consists of minutes and accounts of the Extension School Board.

Extension School Board

Farmer's Union Mid Island Local fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1943-1944

The fonds consists of printed circulars including bylaws and constitution, and notices to members.

Farmer's Union. Mid Island Local (Cedar, B.C.)

Francis John fonds

  • Fonds
  • Photocopied 2000 (originally created 1916)

Fonds consists of a certificate of competency for mine rescue work (1916) and a certificate of competency for 2nd class (1916), which allowed Francis John to work as an Overman in British Columbia under the provisions of the Coal Mines Regulations Act.

John, Francis

Frank A. and Ethel Ney fonds

  • CA NCAI 1993 008 A
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1947

The fonds consists of certificate of marriage, joint passport, certificate of Canadian citizenship for Ethel Ney, and a will.

Ney, Frank Alphonso, b. 1891

Frank J. Ney fonds

  • CA NCAI 1993 008 A
  • Fonds
  • 1948-1992

The fonds consists of records documenting Ney's many roles and activities in government (as Mayor of Nanaimo and MLA), in local business, and with local community groups in Nanaimo. Fonds includes Ney's personal appointment books, correspondence (including some as Mayor of Nanaimo and as MLA), legal documents, and speeches; MLA files; records created and accumulated by Ney as Chair of the Nanaimo Centennial Committee, 1967, (including records of the Empire Day Celebration Committee, 1958), as Chair of the Loyal Nanaimo Bathtub Society, as President of Great National Land and Investment Corp., and as President of Nanaimo Realty Ltd.; and, photographs depicting Ney's participation in political and community activities and in land and real estate development. Fonds is arranged in six series: 1) Personal records; 2) MLA records; 3) Nanaimo Centennial Committee; 4) Loyal Nanaimo Bathtub Society; 5) Great National Land and Investment Corporation; and, 6) Photographs.

Ney, Frank J.

Fred Taylor collection

  • Fonds
  • 1995-1997

Collection consists of correspondence and notes, compiled by Fred Taylor, related to the City of Nanaimo's acquisition of an old steam coal mine whistle from Air Chime Manufacturing Company. The coal mine whistle was blown every day in Nanaimo to announce shift changes and other mining related events. Includes a report on chain of title of various local mining companies and council minutes relating to Fred Taylor's role as negotiator of the whistle's return to Nanaimo. Also includes two photographs of Fred Taylor and Mayor Gary Korpan with whistle.

Frederick Williams fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1915-1918

The fonds consists of a diary recording movement, general conditions, and military activity of the Second Canadian Siege Battery during World War I.

Williams, Frederick

Freeman family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1908-1937

Fonds consists of a family photograph album, certificates, mine reports, a letter of recommendation from the British Columbia Chamber of MInes and a copy of a trial regarding the drowning deaths of miners at Beban Mine.

Freeman (family)

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

George Dorman fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1915-1971

The fonds consists of Dorman's military documents, paybook, notebook and letters (1915-1919), Vimy Ridge memorabilia (1917, 1965-1967), programmes (1924-1971), correspondence and family memorabilia (1938-1971), postcards and a photograph.

Dorman, George, b. 1893

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

Global Village fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1976-1995

Fonds consists of constitutions and by-laws, minutes, agendas, reports, clippings files, Global Village newsletters and administrative files related to various programs organized or presented by the organization. The fonds is arranged in 6 series 1) Constitution and bylaws; 2) Director's records; 3) Project files; 4) Sponsorship records 5) Newsletters and 6) Miscellaneous.

Global Village (Nanaimo) International Development Education Association

Gwendolyn Thomas fonds

  • Fonds
  • Copied ca. 1988 (originally created ca. 1940)

Fonds consists of two certificates issued to Thomas: a Roll of Honour Certificate from Quennell School (1915) and a High School Entrance Certificate (1918). Includes reprints of a image of the entrance to Baxter's studio [on Victoria Crescent] and a view of the intersection of Wallace and Commercial Streets showing Spencer's and Safeway stores. Also includes an unidentified class photograph that was left at Baxter's studio.

Thomas, Gwendolyn

Harry Hickling fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1917

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

Hickling, Harry

Henry H. McFarlane fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1913-1914

The fonds consists of patents from several countries for an envelope and rail track (1913-1914); a collection of handwritten lyrics, some with music; a letter concerning a published lyric; and, a crayon sketch.

McFarlane, Henry H.

Hoggan's Store fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1903-1906

The fonds consists of store accounts, listed by name in random order.

Hoggan's Store

Hooper family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1907, 1909, 1943, 1977

Fonds consists of birth certificates and passports of Aina and Hector Hooper and a copy of their marriage registration.

Hooper (family)

Horne family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1865-1980, predominant 1865-1900

The fonds consists of baptismal certificates of children of Adam and Elizabeth Horne (1865-1883), hymn sheets, a deed for sale of land (1885), song lyrics by Herbert L. Horne, son of A.G. Horne, report cards for George Horne (1887), scrapbook of clippings and photographs of the family (compiled by Basil H. Horne ca. 1956), a file of correspondence and research notes by Olga Horne (1978-1980), and a typewritten transcript entitled "Diary of A.G. Horne, 1854-1856, Transcribed June 1953".

Horne (family)

Hudson's Bay Company fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1852-1858

Fonds consists of correspondence (1852); daybooks (1852-1854, 1857-58); a letterbook (1852-53); 24 indentures (1854), and the Nanaimo memoranda (1855-57).

Hudson's Bay Company

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