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Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (IODE) Malaspina Chapter No. 1047

  • Fonds
  • 1923-2002

Fonds consists of records generated in the course of Malaspina Chapter IODE business. The fonds is arranged in six series: 1) Charter, Constitution and Bylaws; 2) Executive Records; 3) Financial Records; 4) Reports; 5) Scrapbooks; and 6) Miscellaneous.

Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (IODE). Malaspina Chapter No. 1047 (Nanaimo)

Independent Order of Good Templars fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1886-1911

The fonds consists of ledgers (1886-1897), listing supplies sold and purchased by lodges throughout B.C., minutes of Onward Lodge No. 2 (1906-1911), quarterly return (1886-1889), listing amount and date received for each quarter.

Independent Order of Good Templars

Independent Order of Oddfellows, Black Diamond Lodge No. 5 fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1879-1901

Fonds consists of records related to property acquired by the Lodge, a memorandum from Samuel Robins of the Vancouver Coal Mining and Land Company regarding harbour infill and three banquet tickets.

Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Black Diamond Lodge No. 5 (Nanaimo, B.C.)

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

Jack E. Work fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1890-1994]

Fonds consists of photographs, memorabilia and reference material predominantly related to Mr. Work's model railroad work. Fonds is arranged in three series: 1) Photographs; 2) Memorabilia and 3) Reference.

Work, Jack Enoch

James Hardy fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1904-1905

Fonds consists of a booklet which is inscribed "James Hardy, Nanaimo B.C." and which contains handwritten notes on steam boilers, pressures, etc. Also includes certificates issued to James Hardy for competency as a third class engineer and steam plant operator.

Hardy, James

Jessie Hill Richmond fonds

  • CA NCAI 2000 026 M
  • Fonds
  • 1953-1974

The fonds consists of a scrapbook created at the time of Jessie Richmond's retirement, including correspondence, certificates and greeting cards. Fonds includes photographs and class lists (1953-1973) for each of Richmond's classes at Diamond School, along with a list of school staff for each of those years.

Richmond, Jessie Hill

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 Hofman collection

  • Fonds
  • 1998

Collection consists of pen and ink drawings of the following: 610 Selby Street (Beck Residence); 755 Terminal Avenue (Wardill Residence); 28 Front Street (Tom Brown's Autobody); detail of 28 Front Street; 102 Fry Street Young Residence); 2 images of the Miner's Cottage known as the Rowbottom Residence (at 100 Cameron Road); St. Paul's Church; 279 Selby Street (Gilbert Residence) detail; 17 Church Street (Great National Land Building) detail; 673 Selby Street (Sullivan Residence) detail; 133 Milton (Wood Residence) detail; an Eagle's Hall detail; a doodle that appears to be a likeness of a petroglyph; and two homes on Cranberry Avenue. The drawings were created by Hofman for the Heritage Commission's publication Columns, Cornices and Coal (1998).

John MacDonald fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1902-1905

The fonds consists of receipts for various goods and services.

Macdonald, John

John Oliphant collection

  • Fonds
  • Photocopied 1991 (originally created ca. 1930)

Collection consists of research material used by Oliphant for the book "Brother XII; The Incredible Story of Canada's False Prophet and His Doomed Cult of Gold, Sex and Black Magic". Materials include photocopied clippings, photographs and articles about Brother XII. Also includes original photographs of Victor B. Harrison and of a labret.

Oliphant, John collector

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

John Shaw High School Student Council fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1939-1941

The fonds consists of minutes and correspondence of the student council, as well as student newspapers.

John Shaw High School. Student Council

John Shaw High School collection

  • Fonds
  • 1925-1952

Collection consists of a John Shaw high school songbook (1925),'The Bastion', a school annual and newspaper for 1938, 1941, 1944 and 1952; a playbill for "Up on Old Smoky".

John Shaw High School

John Thompson fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1951

Fonds consists of correspondence including a letter from Major J.S. Matthews, City of Vancouver Archivist, and an invitation to the opening of the new City Hall in Nanaimo.

Thompson, John, d. 1967

Joseph Dawson fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1911-1920

The fonds consists of a diary recording daily work hours and location, personal accounts and activities; certificate of competency and dues card from the United Mine Workers of America.

Dawson, Joseph

Joseph O. Nicolls fonds

  • Fonds
  • [193-]

Fonds consists of a scrapbook compiled by Nicolls and correspondence and notes related to the Economic Council.

Nicolls, Joseph O.

June and Dick Leahy fonds: 1960

  • Fonds
  • [Reprinted 2001]

Fonds consists of images of the 1960 fire that razed most of Chinatown. June Leahy, who took all the colour slides, used one of the earliest SLR Pentax cameras while Bill Leahy, who took most of the black and white photographs, used a Leica camera. The photographs of the day after the fire were taken by June. The Leahys were friends with RCMP Staff Sergeant Earle Sarsiat who notified Bill Leahy of the fire; the Leahys were on site soon after the fire was reported.

Leahy, June, 1917-

Kin Lee Jung fonds: 1930-1994

  • Fonds
  • [Reprinted 199-]

The fonds consists predominantly of reprinted images of photographs taken in the 1930s and 1940s. Subjects include the Civic Arena, May Day Parade, Roller Rink, locomotives, Central Sports Grounds and Jung at various activities.

Jung, Kin Lee

Kneen's Builder's Supplies fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1933, 1950

Fonds consists of an official copy of an Order-in-Council issued by the federal Department of Public Works approving an application by Kneen's Builder's Supplies to build a wharf in Commercial Inlet (1950). Also includes correspondence from the Public Works Department (1933) and a hand drawn sketch of the subject area.

Kneen's Builder's Supplies

Ladies Lawn Bowling Club fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1930-1941

The fonds consists of minutes of meetings of the Ladies Lawn Bowling Club in Nanaimo.

Ladies Lawn Bowling Club (Nanaimo, B.C.)

Lantzville Hotel and Garage fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1928-1980, predominant 1945-1960

The fonds consists of records of the the Lantzville Hotel and Garage and Caillet Holdings. The hotel records include certificates (1928, 1946), correspondence (1945-1976), financial records (1928-1957), hotel registers (1943-1952), liquor licences (1956,1980), photographs, and miscellaneous items. The Caillet Holdings records include a receipt book (1947-1953), and registered plans (1919, 1947-1950).

Lantzville Hotel and Garage

Larsen, Norris family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1885-1951

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

Larsen (family)

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