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Union Brewery Company fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1892-1900

The fonds consists of minutes of the Board of Directors meetings.

Union Brewery Company

Neck Point and Piper's Lagoon Parks collection

  • Fonds
  • 1993-1996

Collection consists of a scrapbook about Neck Point compiled by Annie Clark and a folder of photocopied newspaper clippings about Piper's Lagoon collected by Arnold Westaway.

Pharmacy prescription registers collection

  • Fonds
  • 1914-1929

The collection consists of prescription registers for an unidentified pharmacy. Prescriptions are signed by area doctors from Nanaimo and Qualicum Beach, including Dr. W.F. Drysdale and Dr. T.J. McPhee. Personal names of patients are usually noted on the prescriptions.

Robert Carruthers fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1921-1968, 1996

Fonds consists of three plans indicating the workings of the Louden-Wakelem slopes and Carruthers slopes of Wellington #9 mine from 1949 until 1964. The latest is incomplete but does include a manuscript schematic drawing of Nanaimo mine locations. Copies of Mr. Carruthers miner's certificates, copies of newspaper articles written about Mr. Carruthers upon his retirement and his textbooks on mining are also included. A number of these are from the International Correspondence School (ICS). Also included are two Special Rules booklets that outline the rules and regulations of Western Fuel Company mines in Nanaimo and descriptions of various mine jobs (shotlighter, bratticemen, loaders etc.).

Carruthers, Robert, b. 1899

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Nanaimo) collection

  • Fonds
  • 1953, 1956, 1981, 1985

Collection consists of correspondence from the national headquarters of the R.C.M.P. to the Museum regarding the history of the detachment (1981); four photographs of various officers (1953, 1956, [1985?]) and a copy of a letter to Corporal Kuchta regarding recognition of his outstanding police service (1985).

Salute to Frank Ney Committee fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1993-1995

Fonds consists of speeches, newpaper clippings and correspondence about the statue project, sculptor Jack Harman, and the members of the committee.

Salute to Frank Ney Committee

Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes (Nanaimo) fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1930]

Fonds consists of a volume that provides introductory information for new initiates to the Order. The volume includes signatures of the lodge's officers including Tom Dobie, Don Lindsay, Jack Docherty and Gordon Beard. Other signatures are illegible.

Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes. Nanaimo Lodge

T.L. Browne fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1879-1913

The fonds consists of religious and practical booklets, diary of expenses for 1908, memorial card, and letter.

Browne, Thomas L.

Thomas Nicholson fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1936

Fonds consists of insurance and driving permit papers of Thomas Nicholson.

Nicholson, Thomas

Victor B. Harrison fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1917-1918

The fonds consists primarily of applications, affidavits and correspondence regarding granting of crown grants to Nanaimo-area residents. Applications were processed in 1917, but include information about early settlers and the social aspects of their lives.

Harrison, Victor B.

Wallace Street Methodist Church (Nanaimo, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1859-1925

Fonds consists of records from Wallace Street United Church Wallace Street Methodist Church and Nanaimo Wesleyan Methodist Church. Records include Baptismal records (1903-1928), Marriage records (1900-1928), Burial records (1903-1928); Official Board minutes (1912-1925); and Sunday School records (1859-1933).

Wallace Street Methodist Church (Nanaimo. B.C.)

Vancouver Coal Mining and Land Company fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1862-1899

Fonds consists of records which document the operations of the Vancouver Coal Mining and Land Company in the Nanaimo area. Photocopied materials predominate but the fonds also includes some original records. The fonds is arranged in three series 1) Administrative records; 2) Journals and 3) Financial records.

Vancouver Coal Mining and Land Company

Cottle family collection : 1910

  • Fonds
  • Reprinted ca. 1996

Collection consists of a Cottle-Scholfied family history compiled by Bev Sherry, a funeral programme for Margaret Cottle and two photographs of the Cottle family (1910).

Al Addison fonds: 1912-1969

  • Fonds
  • [Photocopied ca. 1969]

Fonds consists of reproduced maps and reports, annotated by Addison, related to the Blue Flame Mine. Includes a copy of a portion of the G.H. Clapp report on gas formations in the Nanaimo Basin (1912), a copy of the Wilkinson report of Morden Mine and area (1920), a copy of a drilling report of the Big Flame Mine, and copies of sketches Addison made in 1969 of the stratigraphy in the area around the Blue Flame Mine.

Addison, Al

Albert A. Davis fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1925-1941

Fonds consists of ten cigar manufacturer licenses issued to Albert Davis by the Canada Excise and Inland Revenue agency.

Davis, Albert A.

Ancient Order of Foresters, No. 9203 (Nanaimo) collection

  • Fonds
  • 1908-1916

Collection consists of five membership certificates to the Ancient Order of Foresters Friendy Society, No. 9203 in Nanaimo, issued to: Elizabeth Sutton, Mary Buckle, Rose Parkin, Louise Mullet and Ethel Reynolds.

Ancient Order of Foresters. No. 9203 (Nanaimo)

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

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