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Emilia Ruuska fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1884, 1909, 1940

Fonds consists of the birth certificate, passport and national registration certificate of Emilia Ruuska.

Ruuska, Emilia

Empire Day Celebration Committee fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1926, 1934, 1940-1947

Fonds consists of a cashbook (1940 -1947) and financial statements (1926, 1934).

Empire Day Celebration Committee (Nanaimo, B.C.)

Entrance Island Lighthouse fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1879-1881

The fonds consists of a journal, which notes weather and names and dates of ships entering the Nanaimo harbour.

Canada. Entrance Island Lighthouse

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

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

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 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

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

Dominion Express Company (Nanaimo) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1897-1898

Fonds consists of a letterbook which records dates, destinations and delivery charges of the Dominion Express Company in Nanaimo. Some correspondence is included. William McGirr was agent of the Nanaimo office in 1898.

Dominion Express Company (Nanaimo, B.C.)

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

Consumers Coal Mines fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1922-1929

The fonds consists of correspondence and reports.

Consumers Coal Mines

Cornelius Bryant collection

  • Fonds
  • Photocopied ca. 1975 (originally created 1880 -1893)

Collection consists of a page from an album that includes a British program for the 1887 Harvest Festival Service led by Cornelius Bryant and a file of photocopied receipts and invoices from Nanaimo businesses, 1880-1893. The receipts may have been collected by M.A. Kenny whose name appeared on the envelope that contained them.

Bond's Fish & Chips Restaurant fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1952

Fonds consists of newspaper clippings and interior and exterior photographs of the Bond's restaurant location at 449 Nicol Street. Also includes images of Warner and Laurie Bond.

Bond's Fish & Chips Restaurant

Britannia Hotel fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1903-1913

Fonds consists of a ledger recording the monthly receipts and expenditures of the hotel. Each double page covers one month. The daily total of receipts is entered on the left hand leaf and the right hand folio has the specific expenditures of each day.

Britannia Hotel (Nanaimo, B.C.)

A.E. Planta fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1903-1911

The fonds consists of business correspondence (1903-1908), Fire Insurance applications and policy reports (1908-1909), and a receipt book (1911).

Planta, A.E., b. 1868

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)

City of Nanaimo Corporate Administration fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1875-2001

Fonds consists of records generated in the course of municipal business by the office of the City Clerk. The fonds is arranged in 25 series: 1) Better Housing Scheme; 2) Bylaws; 3) Council Agendas; 4) Correspondence; 5) Reports; 6) Minutes; 7) Disclosures; 8) Election Records; 9) Agreements; 10) Letters Patent; 11) Orders-in-Council; 12) Special Project Files; 13) Undermining Affidavits; 14) Contracts; 15) Secretary's Folders; 16) Leases; 17) Deeds; 18) Property Records; 19) Easements; 20) Restrictive Covenants; 21) Grants Committees; 22) Local Improvement Projects; 23) Petitions; 24) Photographs; and 25) Miscellaneous.

Nanaimo (B.C.). Corporate Administration

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)

Alfred G. King fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1930-1943

The fonds consists of correspondence from 1930 with provincial government officials concerning survey work undertaken by King, as well as miscellaneous correspondence concerning real estate and survey work.

King, Alfred G.

Ancient Order of Foresters, No. 9621 (Nanaimo) collection

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1917] - 1924

Collection consists of the bylaws of Ancient Order of Foresters, Court 9621 (Nanaimo) and certificates of membership for E.G. Wilson, Elizabeth Sutton and M. McMillan. This court appears to have been a women's organization.

Ancient Order of Foresters. No. 9621 (Nanaimo)

7-10 Club Society fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1983-1996

Fonds consists of records that document the functions and activities of the Society including minutes, correspondence, financial statements, and clippings about the Society that appeared in the Nanaimo media. Fonds is arranged in six series: 1) Constitution and by-laws; 2) Minutes; 3)Correspondence; 4) Attendance records; 5) Financial records; and 6) Miscellaneous.

7-10 Club Society

Global Village fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1976-1995

Fonds consists of constitutions and by-laws, minutes, agendas, reports, clippings files, Global Village newsletters and administrative files related to various programs organized or presented by the organization. The fonds is arranged in 6 series 1) Constitution and bylaws; 2) Director's records; 3) Project files; 4) Sponsorship records 5) Newsletters and 6) Miscellaneous.

Global Village (Nanaimo) International Development Education Association

Gwendolyn Thomas fonds

  • Fonds
  • Copied ca. 1988 (originally created ca. 1940)

Fonds consists of two certificates issued to Thomas: a Roll of Honour Certificate from Quennell School (1915) and a High School Entrance Certificate (1918). Includes reprints of a image of the entrance to Baxter's studio [on Victoria Crescent] and a view of the intersection of Wallace and Commercial Streets showing Spencer's and Safeway stores. Also includes an unidentified class photograph that was left at Baxter's studio.

Thomas, Gwendolyn

Dickinson family fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900]-1991

Fonds consists predominantly of the papers of Reg Dickinson but also includes some records of other family members. Includes photographs (ca.1900-1991), correspondence (1936-1982), certificates and memorabilia (1931-1987). The photographs are predominantly of family members and include views of a store on Comox Road in the winter, Newcastle Island in the 1920s and the CCF Hall on Wharf Street.

Dickinson (family)

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