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Enderby and District Museum oral history collection

  • Fonds
  • 1986-1993

The collection consists of interviews with long-time residents of the Enderby area and speeches relating to local history and, in particular, the history of logging in the region.

F. Armour Ford fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1902-1987

The fonds consists of records relating to Ford's establishing his law practice in Alberni; birth, citizenship and marriage certificates; and correspondence and reference material relating to his research on lawyers who practiced in the Alberni district.

Ford, F. Armour

Laurence Manson fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1878-1905, [194-]

Fonds consists predominantly of the business and personal records of Laurence Manson but also includes some records of other family members. The fonds is arranged in two series: 1) Business records and 2) Personal records.

Manson, Laurence

Lydia Christianson fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1941-1959

The fonds consists of correspondence, receipt books, assessment notices and various legal documents.

Christianson, Lydia

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

Kew family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1909-198-

The fonds consists of photographs, postcard correspondence, a message from Prime Minister Trudeau, a birth announcement, and Christmas cards.

Kew (family)

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

George Williams fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1918-1967

Fonds consists of George Williams' personal papers, including correspondence, a will, a diary, tax assessments and timber marks, receipts, and photo negatives.

Williams, George

Gerrard Burke Nagle fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1894-1908

Fonds consists of correspondence relating to activities as a surveyor and timber cruiser in the Revelstoke area.

Nagle, Gerrard Burke

Doreen Ketchen fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1909, 1933, 1934, 1947

Fonds consists of four photographs. Images include a view of Earl Fletcher and classmates in front of Central School (1909), a view of Doreen Fletcher's class at North Ward School (1933), a view of Doreen Fletcher's class at Thomas Hodgson School (1934) and a view of the Nanaimo's BC Telephone office staff at the Malaspina Hotel (1947). One of the hotel's murals is visible in the photograph.

Ketchen, Doreen

Edith Nicholas fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1914-1915

The fonds consists of correspondence to Nicholas while in England relating to management of her property in Alberni.

Nicholas, Edith

D.S. Scotty Mitchell fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1868-1951

The fonds is arranged into three series and consists of 3 maps, 16 black and photographs, a fishery report, log home building plans and copies of correspondence.

Mitchell, David Salmond

Bordessa family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1913-1936

The fonds is divided into two series. The first consists of 25 photographs. The second contains several pieces of correspondence re: Bernards 100th birthday and correspondence between M.F. Painter of the Assoc. of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists and the Okanagan Historical Society.

Bordessa (family)

Bate family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1927-1953

Fonds consists of records related to the estate of Mark Bate including probate papers, statements of estate expenditures and disbursements, bank records, and records relating to the sale and rental of properties owned by Mark Bate. Also includes correspondence among family members, chiefly between the executrix, Ada Elizabeth Hawthornthwaite (Bates' daughter) and other descendants. Fonds is arranged in three series: 1) Probate records; 2) Correspondence and notes and 3) Financial records.

Bate (family)

Biggs family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1883-1911

The fonds consists of baptismal certificates for children of Henry and John Biggs and a stock certificate in the Prince Rupert-Nanaimo Collieries Ltd., 1911.

Biggs (family)

Mel Smith fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1968-1995

The fonds consists of both professional and personal documents relating to Mr. Smith's career, and includes position papers, correspondence, briefing papers, books, news clippings, articles, and photographs.

Smith, Melvin Henry

Edward Crawford Swank fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1821-1962, predominant1916-1958

The fonds consists of textual and graphic records created and received by Edward Swank during his private life and as a prominent member of British Columbias maritime community. Included are photographs, negatives, personal correspondence, certificates, identification cards, service reference letters, letters of appointment, certificates of discharge, notebooks, crew lists, copies of logbook entries, accounts and wages forms, doctors letters for various seamen, and ship repair lists.;The fonds is arranged into two series: Personal papers (1821-1962, predominantly 1916-1962); and Maritime service records (1904-1958, predominantly 1916-1944).

Swank, Edward Crawford, 1890-1992?

William Kaye Lamb collection

  • Fonds
  • 1904-2006

The collection consists of textual records, including ships plans, timetables, publicity brochures, onboard publications menus and published logs, notebooks, newspaper clippings, travel brochures, periodical articles and some commemorative materials. The collection also includes many post cards and other photographs. In addition, it includes research notes and manuscript materials relating to his publications on ships, correspondence related to marine matters and personal memoirs.;Whenever possible, shipping materials, i.e. plans, photographs, timetables and other ephemera have been interfiled in the existing Photograph and Ephemera files of the VMM. Each item has been identified as from the W. Kaye Lamb donation, and box lists have been created listing the donation at the item level.;The remaining records have been arranged into six series: Personal papers and biographic materials, 1904- 2006; Correspondence, 1936 1988; Research, 1920 1988; Publications, 1967 1986; Miscellaneous, 1907 1990; and The Vancouver Conference, April 23-26, 1992.

Groos family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1895-1896, [ca. 1951-1955]

The fonds consists of family photograph album (1895-1896) belonging to Mrs. Groos' mother Mrs. Pooley; plans and photographs of the vessel Elissa; photographs of the vessel Balclutha before and after restoration; correspondence to Commander Groos regarding history of the HMCS Shearwater from G.C. Ethridge; correspondence, documentation and registry records relating to the barque Elissa, purchased by Groos.

Groos (family)

Irina Reid fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1985-1990

The fonds consists of correspondence, programmes, photographs, scrapbooks, and translations into English from Russian for various ballerinas.

Reid, Irina

Brownlow Billiers Layard fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1912-1919

The fonds consists of a diary describing weather and general activities at Deep Cove on the Saanich Peninsula of Vancouver Island.

Layard, Brownlow Billiers

Ford family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1901-1990

The fonds consists of memorabilia, certificates of merit, anniversary tributes, correspondence, Tappen cemetery records, and obituary notices.

Ford (family)

Aitken family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1888, 1900-1954

Fonds consists of personal records of the Aitken family and material related to the employment of Thomas and Isaac Aitken. Includes correspondence to Thomas Aitken related to compensation and pension payments; invoices and receipts for the funeral and burial of Mary A. Greenwell and John B.Greenwell; information circulars from the Workmen's Compensation Board, the Unemployment Insurance Commission and the New Vancouver Coal Mining and Land Company; Thomas Aitken's Sick and Accident fund passbook from the Western Fuel Corporation; Certificates of Competency for Thomas and Isaac Aitken; copies of the Constitution of the International Union of the United Mine Worker's of America, the Wage Agreement between Canadian Collieries and UMWA, District No. 18 and a copy of the I.C.S. Coal Miner's Handbook; a handbill for a union meeting, a medical certificate for Isaac; and a small notebook that records cheques sent and received and various other items. Also included are the eye glasses and cases of Thomas and Mary Aitken.

Aitken (family)

Alex Woods fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1920-[ca. 1960]

The fonds consists of correspondence, bills, tax records, receipts, statements of account, production reports, and ephemera.

Woods, Alex E.

Alexander Leslie Fortune fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1906-1911

Fonds includes a speech describing Fortune's first impressions of British Columbia (1906), a speech describing early B.C. when the first Sunday Schools were established (1913), photocopies of reminiscences of the Overland Trek (originals at the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives and Calgary), photocopies of essays titled Earthquake and Rum and Shuswap Indians (originals at B.C. Provincial Archives), correspondence with John Ross and J.G. Burns (1905-1908), receipts (1908), and a program with photograph honouring Mr. and Mrs. Fortune (1911).

Fortune, Alexander L.

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