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Matilda C. de Lotbiniere Harwood fonds

  • CA FTST MS 54
  • Fonds
  • 1914, 1918, 1920-1921

Fonds consists of the textual records of Matilda C. de Lotbiniere-Harwood from 1914, 1918, and 1920-1921. Includes biography, correspondence, clippings, and sheet music of the following: From the Empire’s Dead, Triumphal March of the Allies, Imperial Anthem, Strathcona March, and Johnny Canuck.

de Lotbiniere Harwood, Matilda C.

Napolean Peter Casorso fonds

  • CA KEL Add. MSS. 50
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1997, predominate 1922-1987

Fonds has been arranged into eight Series. Each series has been broken down by subject and filed chronologically, either by date or alphabetically. The fonds reflect the material kept and collected by Pete Casorso. The records date from 1885 - 1997, but are predominantly from 1922 - 1987, the year after his death. The fonds focuses on the business and financial records kept by Pete Casorso. The files represent his business interests whether it is Mountview Sawmills Ltd. Pioneer Ranch, Casorso Brothers Ltd. and the many properties he owned or co-owned, mining interests (especially Lexington Mines Ltd. and Notre Dames Des Mines). Also included are records relating to insurance and legal indentures, personal records such as correspondence. Many of the records are handwritten and offer a glimpse into the life and times of Pete Casorso, Kelowna pioneer, farmer and businessman. on contents. Fonds has been arranged into 8 series: They include 1) Financial: Bank Statements, Securities, and Income Tax, 1885-1986; 2) Real Estate: sorted by Lot number, 1930-1987; 3) Correspondence: general 1912-1979; 4) Business Records: general, Mountview Sawmills Ltd., Farm Management, Pioneer Ranch, Mining including: Lexington Mines Ltd., Notre Dames Des Mines Ltd. 1907-1987; 5) Legal: Wills, Patent, Indentures 1922-1987; 6) Insurance: Property, Life and Automobile 1926-1981; 7) Personal: Correspondence and Family History, note: some restrictions 1926-1983; 8) Ephemera: Fruit and Vegetable industry, mining, miscellaneous 1919-1982.

Casorso, Napolean Peter, 1888-1987

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)

Walter Reynolds Hall fonds

  • CA LCM MSS 6
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1917, 1984

The fonds consists of copies made in 1984 of correspondence and land records, including articles of agreement, property conveyances, receipts, mortgages, deeds of land, and assessment notices of W.R. Hall concerning primarily land transactions involving George Henry Pratt, Alex Ritchie, George A. Jacobs, and Charles Reid dating back to 1898-1915, and 1947. There are original records from 1912-1917 documenting payments made by Walter Reynolds Hall to Rev. H.A. Burton and correspondence between Hall and Montgomery Ward & Co. from Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Hall, Walter Reynolds

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)

Whitfield Chase fonds

  • CA KMA 70.37
  • Fonds
  • 1865-1908

The fonds consists of correspondence, statements of accounts, and a variety of invoices, receipts, and licences of Whitfield Chase and the Chase family.

Chase, Whitfield, b. 1820

Whitworth family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-112
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1885]-1949

Fonds consists of correspondence and photographs created or received by Whitworth family members Isaac, Christiana, Leonie, Lillian, Fred, William, and Olive. Much of the correspondence is in the form of postcards.

Whitworth (family)

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 Bessie Armstrong fonds

  • CA SID P981.27;982.2-10;983-3;983-23;983-45;983-61;983-67;983-68
  • Fonds
  • 1873-1920

The fonds consists of letters of appointment to William Armstrong as Justice of the Peace, tax assessment notices, invitations and certificates, records relating to church participation, and correspondence written by Jim Armstrong from Europe during World War I. Fonds includes a map of Vancouver Island and an early subdivision plan for North Saanich used by William Armstrong. Fonds includes individual and family portraits of the Armstrongs.

Armstrong, William R.

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 R. Nunn fonds

  • CA EMA 986.23;986.35;V986.13;V987.18;989.4
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900-1945]

The fonds consists of photographs of vessels in Esquimalt Graving Dock; William Robert Nunn and his grandfather Robert Henry Nunn; and his house. Also includes Nunn family documents (copies); a scrapbook and clippings relating to the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II; and notes on his grandfather and the history of his house.

Nunn, William Robert, 1904-

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

William Valentine Tomlinson fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1907-1912

Fonds consists of 5 education certificates from Revelstoke schools.

Tomlinson, William Valentine, b. 1896

Dorothy Huck Whalley fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1916-1927

Fonds consists of two photograph albums containing 479 black and white photographs with captions, dating from 1916 to 1927. Most of the photographs depict family, friends and scenes from Cortes Island, especially the area known as Green Valley; some photographs show school friends and family from Vancouver and Saskatchewan. Titles in quotation marks are Dorothy Huck's photograph captions. Other information used in photograph descriptions comes from the "Green Valley", "Carrington Bay/Coulter Bay" and "Whaletown to 1930" albums created for CIMAS in 1999 by Doreen Huck Thompson, a niece of Dorothy Huck. Unless otherwise noted, the location of all photos is Cortes Island.

Whalley, Dorothy Mary Huck

Township of Langley pioneers collection

  • CA LCM MSS 52
  • Fonds
  • [1977]

The collection consists of personal histories and geneaologies of pioneer settlers in Langley, B.C., including Benjamin Boake, Samuel Edge, William Edge, Thomas Jones, A.L. Lazenby, and Henry West [1977].

Toyo Takata fonds

  • CA EMA V986.16;V989.19
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1905-1942]

The fonds consists of photographs of the Japanese Tea Gardens in Esquimalt, B.C. and of the Takata family.

Takata, Toyo, 1920-

Coral Topping fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1922-1980

The fonds consists of manuscripts of Topping's articles and reports in the fields of sociology and criminology; drafts of his stories and poetry; examples of questionnaires and other material from his research projects; and scrapbooks and other autobiographical materials. The records include manuscripts, correspondence, forms, and clippings and other published materials.

Topping, Coral Wesley, b. 1889

Doreen Walker fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1660-1990, predominant 1920-1985

The fonds consists of hand-written notes as well as published articles relating to artists in Canada between the early 17th century and the late 20th century. The fonds also consists of copies of correspondence between artists, as well as Walkers own correspondence with artists and the artistic world in general, both inside and outside Canada. The fonds consists of the following series and is largely arranged in its original order. 1) Canadian Artists 2) Records relating to Dear Nan: Letters to Emily Carr, Nan Cheney, and Humphrey Toms 3) Photographs.

Walker, Doreen, 1920-

Dorothy Maud Somerset fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1900 - 1991

The fonds consists of correspondence from 1929 to 1990; biographical data/information from 1921 to 1991; literary works from 1938 to 1984; photographs from 1898 to 1984; interviews and talks/speeches given from 1942 to 1984; newspaper clippings from 1920 to 1990; newsletters and theatre souvenirs from 1922 to 1987.

Somerset, Dorothy Maud

Frank F. Wesbrook fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1891 - 1918

The fonds consists of diaries, photographs, articles, speeches and reports, and miscellaneous material, all of which document Frank F. Wesbrook’s personal and professional activities.

Wesbrook, F.F. (Frank Fairchild), 1868-1918

Helen Sonthoff fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1944-2000

Fonds consists of personal correspondence, newspaper clippings and manuscripts; as well as, memorial tributes, cards and letters of sympathy pertaining to the passing of Sonthoff. The fonds is arranged in the following series: Correspondence, Essays and Criticisms and Memorial Tributes.

Sonthoff, Helen

Otis J. Todd fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1915-1962

The fonds consists of copies of Todd's articles (1915-1952), Todd family genealogies and a handwritten travel journal and accompanying photograph album from a trip to Europe, Egypt and Greece (1923).

Todd, O.J. (Otis Johnson)

Warren family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1770-1983

The fonds consists of family papers, genealogical material, manuscripts and correspondence documenting the history of the Warren family in England. Some of the family members represented in the fonds are Reverend Dawson Warren, Falkland G.E. Warren, and Charlotte Jackson. The fonds also includes biographical information about Harry Warren and copies of his publications to 1978.

Warren (family)

William Tansley fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1916-1933

The fonds consists of handwritten and typed manuscripts of short stories [n.d.], a painting of a seascape (1933), and a scrapbook filled with assorted memorabilia gathered between 1916 and 1933.

Tansley, William

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