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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)

John C. McGuffie fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1894-1904

Fonds consists of six educational certificates of John C. McGuffie.

McGuffie, John C.

John Cass fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1965-1993

Fonds consists of material generated and accumulated by John Cass in his role as unofficial Nanaimo historian. The fonds is arranged in the following series: 1) Correspondence; 2) Manuscripts; 3) Research files and 4) Newspaper Clippings; 5) and Photographs.

Cass, John, 1921-

John Sabiston fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1877-1902

The fonds consists of pilots licences (1877, 1880), a letter to Mrs. Sabiston from the Nanaimo Pilotage Authority offering condolences on her husband's death (1902), and a copy of the Nanaimo Pilotage bylaws (1883).

Sabiston, John, d. 1902

Thomas Bryant fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1870, 1887

Fonds consists of a vaccination certificate and a teaching certificate describing experience and qualifications, and comments by inspectors of the schools at which he taught in England.

Bryant, Thomas

Wagstaff family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1896-1967

Fonds consists predominantly of the personal papers of Fred and Jane Wagstaff but also includes some memorabilia of Cecil Mulholland. Includes birth, marriage, probate, and land records, medical services receipts, insurance policies and memorabilia.

Wagstaff (family)

Waterloo Parent-Teacher Association fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1950-1968

The fonds consists of charter, scrapbook with original drawings, minutes (1957-1958), and class photo (1958-1959).

Waterloo Parent-Teacher Association

Welch family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1913-[ca.1925], 1965

Fonds consists of the records of the Welch family. The fonds is arranged in the following series: 1) Photographs; 2) Canadian flag materials and 3) Memorabilia.

Welch (family)

Western Federation of Miners Enterprise Union fonds

  • Fonds
  • Photocopied ca. 1975 (originally created 1903)

Fonds consists of photocopied minutes of weekly meetings from March 15, 1903 until August 9, 1903.

Western Federation of Miners. Enterprise Union

Western Fuel Corporation of Canada fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1910-1942

Fonds consists of the administrative and operational records of the Western Fuel Company and its successor companies. The records of its eventual parent company, Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir) Ltd. are described separately. Fonds is arranged in the following series: 1) Annual report; 2) Correspondence; 3) Financial records; 4) Coal record books; and 5) Photographs.

Western Fuel Corporation of Canada

Wilfred Nicholson fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1980]

The fonds consists of 46 manuscripts on aspects of the social history and personalities of Nanaimo.

Nicholson, Wilfred, 1908-

William and Mary Cartwright fonds : 1869-1904

  • Fonds
  • [Photocopied 1991]

The fonds consists of a volume in which are recorded the accounts (1872-1904) of William Cartwright and the personal diary of daily activities (1882-1883) of Mary Cartwright. Volume also includes some poems and recipes. The original use of the volume appears to be the 1869 accounts of a general store, possibly the Horne Store. The accounts record many purchases by Chinese and Indians. Newsclippings (1913-1941) have been pasted over parts of the early 1869 accounts.

Cartwright, William

William Richards fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1917-1946

The fonds consists of World War I paybook, correspondence, and certificates relating to seaman's service, wartime circulars from the Canadian Militia and King George, and certificate for use of the Western Fuel Corporation Employees X-ray machine, 1917.

Richards, William, b. 1886

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

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