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Dorothy Jackson fonds

  • CA VERN MS 48;1979.069
  • Fonds
  • 1918-1960

Fonds consists of the personal records and documents of Dorothy Jackson from 1918-1960. Fonds includes the correspondence, personal diaries, and personal writings of Ms. Jackson which document her thoughts, emotions, social activities and daily work from childhood to adulthood.

Jackson, Dorothy, d. 1961

Coldstream Municipality fonds

  • CA VERN MS 38;1972.030;1975.053;1976.069;1977.125;1978.012;1978.085;1979.159;1980.083;1981.097;1983.214;1983.247;1984.427;1985.310;1985.524
  • Fonds
  • 1923, 1930-1985

Fonds consists of the records and documents of the Coldstream Municipality from 1923-1985. Includes correspondence, annual reports and financial records which detail the administrative and financial history of the Coldstream district.

Coldstream (B.C.)

Coldstream Ranch fonds

  • CA VERN MS 4;1956.024
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1916

Fonds consists of a daily meteorological log book documenting the Coldstream Ranch weather station measurements from 1910-1916. Data collected includes the max/min temperatures, hours of sunshine, precipitation, atmosphere, wind and snowfall. Newspaper clippings containing the published version of this information are scattered throughout the journal. Entries also include some family and farming notes, historically notable events, and general remarks. Statistics for Nov.1914 - Mar.1916 are found within a small notebook enclosed within the large weather journal.

Coldstream Ranch

Community Centre Hill Association fonds

  • CA VERN MS 73;1984.068
  • Fonds
  • [ca.1973-1976]

Fonds consists of the administrative records and documents of the Community Centre Hill Association from ca.1973-1976. Includes correspondence, minutes, reports, newsletters and ephemera which detail the Association's race to preserve the Community Centre Hill area as a natural greenbelt area and parkland.

Community Centre Hill Association

Cosens Bay Property Owners Society fonds

  • CA VERN MS 192;2002.037
  • Fonds
  • 1986-1998

Fonds consists of documentation concerning the Cosens Bay Property Owners lawsuit with the Crown regarding road access through Kalamalka Lake Park to their property in Cosens Bay. Includes correspondence, minutes, legal agreements, newsletters, research materials, reports, notes, lists, ephemera, and maps.

Cosens Bay Property Owners' Society

Campbell-Brown family fonds

  • CA VERN MS 94;1984.433;1996.007
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1980

Fonds consists of the personal records and documents of various Campbell-Brown family members, collected from 1915-1980. Includes correspondence, research notes, personal writings, certificates, ephemera and family geneology tables documenting their family history and personal lives. Containing both original, copied and transcribed materials, the series includes a significant amount of information on the 'voice harmonium', an instrument invented by Colin Brown, grandfather of Hugh Campbell-Brown.

Campbell-Brown (family)

Agnes Annie (Twink) Ladner fonds

  • CA VERN MS 52;1979.103;1984.888;1986.038
  • Fonds
  • 1925, 1985

Fonds consists of the personal records and documents of Agnes Annie (Twink) Ladner from ca.1938-1985. Fonds includes correspondence to and from Mrs. Ladner, as well as playscripts and programs collected by Mrs. Ladner during her involvement in community theatre. Fonds also includes legal documents of Mrs. Ladner's mother, Mrs. Agnes Annie Monk, from 1925.

Ladner, Agnes Annie

Alice Butler Barrett Parke fonds

  • CA VERN MS 172;1996.064
  • Fonds
  • 1891-1900, 1912-1915

Fonds consists of the daily journals of Alice Butler Barrett Parke from 1891-1900 and 1912-1915. The series includes 32 notebooks, which Alice periodically sent to relatives in Ontario, containing her daily observations on the area, its settlement, the people she met, and her daily activities. The journals detail Alice's life from the time of her arrival in the Spallumcheen in 1891, through her courtship, marriage and life with Harold Parke, as well as follow the settlement and evolution of the townships of Vernon, Spallumcheen, Armstrong, Coldstream and Enderby.

Parke, Alice Butler Barrett

Associated Growers of B.C. fonds

  • CA VERN MS 175;1984.327;1985.026;1995.039
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1982

Fonds consists of the records and documents of the Associated Growers of B.C. from 1915-1982. Includes general incorporation and administrative records; legal documents; correspondence; minutes; company and industry reports; lists of statistics; employee records; financial records; company share records; and ephemera. The fonds also includes the records of several sous-fonds such as: the Co-operative Growers Packing Houses Ltd.; the B.C. Growers & Shippers Federation; the Naramata Co-operative Growers Exchange; the OK Federated Shippers Association; and the B.C. Fruit Trees Ltd. All records outline the various activities in which the Associated Growers took part.

Associated Growers of British Columbia

B.C. General Development Syndicate Ltd. fonds

  • CA VERN MS 75;1983.188
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1922

Fonds consists of the business records of the B.C. General Development Syndicate Ltd. from 1910-1922. Includes a report (1922) containing all legal and financial documents needed to transfer receivership of the Syndicate's holding to J.T. Mutrie. The report was compiled by Crease & Crease barristers, on behalf of Messrs Hoare, bankers of London and representatives of the syndicate's English shareholders. Anxious to receive repayment on loans and debentures made to the syndicate, the shareholders voted to put the syndicate into receivership. The documents within the report date from 1910-1922, and have been organized, numbered and bound together. Although the majority of the report focuses on the financial status of the Stepney Ranch (the principal holding of the syndicate), the report also contains mortgages, debentures, financial statements, and memos concerning many of their other properties and holdings. Fonds also includes a blueprint of the Stepney Ranch, with possible subdivisions marked in red.

British Columbia General Development Syndicate

Basil Norman D'Arcy fonds

  • CA VERN MS 71;1983.280
  • Fonds
  • 1874-1914

Fonds consists of the personal and business records of Basil Norman D'Arcy from 1874-1914. Includes personal and business correspondence, business records, and personal data documents which detail Mr. D'Arcy's attempt to start a real estate career in Vernon.

D'Arcy, Basil Norman

1992 Centennial Celebrations Committee fonds

  • CA VERN MS 180;1994.066
  • Fonds
  • 1984-1993

Fonds consists of the administrative records of the 1992 [Vernon] Centennial Celebrations Committee from 1984-1993. The records, which document the organization, administration and presentation of Centennial celebrations, include correspondence, minutes, financial records, legal documents, newspaper articles, pamphlets, programs, publications, artifacts, sketches and photographs. The files are arranged alphabetically by the subject or event, and each file contains all records pertaining to the particular subject. Fonds also includes 2 Centennial year guestbooks and 2 scrapbooks containing "Centennial Family Features" from the Morning Star, and Vernon Daily News articles on the Committee's activities.

Vernon (B.C.). 1992 Centennial Celebrations Committee

Adrian W. Moncrieff fonds

  • CA VERN MS 207;2002.073
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1915

Fonds consists of three diaries (1913-1915) with almost daily entries detailing Adrian's arrival in Canada in 1913, his partnership with his brother Norman, and his many social activities.

Moncrieff, Adrian W.

Alexander L. Fortune fonds : [between 1910 and 1915]

  • CA VERN MS 1;1955.027;1985.092
  • Fonds
  • [Transcribed 1955]

Fonds consists of the personal records and documents of A.L. Fortune which detail his life from 1866-1915. Includes the original (ca.1910-1915) and transcript (1955) of his manuscript of reminiscences, as well as some correspondence.

Fortune, Alexander L.

Great War Veterans Association, Oyama Branch fonds

  • CA VERN MS 118;1986.059
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1922

Fonds consists of the administrative records of the Oyama Branch of the Great War Veterans Association for 1919-1922. Includes a minute book documenting the Association's inception, their objectives, membership lists, election of officers, motions and resolutions, civic activities, financial statements, plans for a war memorial.

Great War Veterans Association of Canada. Oyama Branch

H.K. Beairsto fonds

  • CA VERN MS 25;1972.061;1985.392;1985.394
  • Fonds
  • 1924-1960

Fonds consists of the personal and professional records of H.K. Beairsto from 1924-1960. Includes correspondence, minutes, reports, financial records, personal writings, and ephemera either produced or collected by Mr. Beairsto throughout his life and career as a teacher and principal. The majority of the fonds concerns his association with the B.C. Teachers' Federation and the Okanagan Valley Teachers' Association.

Beairsto, Harold King

Doug Kermode fonds

  • CA VERN PH 1
  • Fonds
  • [ca.1928-1992]

The Doug Kermode fonds consists of 1973 photographs and 946 photographic negatives, produced by local photographer Doug Kermode from ca.1928-1992. Includes 2067 b&w, 124 colour and 6 hand-tinted photographs that chronicle the City of Vernon from the early 1930's to the late 1980's, covering every aspect of the community's development. From the fads and fashions of the time, to the people and events that make up the area's history, the fonds includes portraits, commercial documentation, news coverage, and aerial photographs. The portraits, which consist of both individual and group photos, include pictures of civic dignitaries, sports teams, military groups, local business staff, and fraternal organization members. The commercial photos consist of city views, city buildings, street scenes, the agricultural landscape, emerging industries, and institutions such as the Vernon army camp. The news coverage photos capture special events that made the local headlines, such as visits of royalty and heads of state, political events and natural or man-made disasters. They also chronicle many of the everyday community activities such as sporting events, civic functions, theatrical productions and holiday celebrations. Of particular note are the aerial photographs, which document the changing topography throughout the Okanagan, ranging from north of Salmon Arm, east to the Arrow Lakes and south to Osoyoos.

Kermode, Doug, 1913-

Dr. H.J. Phillips fonds

  • CA VERN MS 57;1982.120
  • Fonds
  • 1962-1963

Fonds consists of the personal records of Dr. H.J. Phillips from 1962-1963. Includes correspondence to and from the doctor in regard to the history and construction of the S.S. Sicamous, and his effort to obtain copies of the original blueprints for the re-creation of a scale model.

Phillips, H.J.

Dr. Margaret Ormsby fonds

  • CA VERN MS 185;1997.004
  • Fonds
  • 1928-1996

Fonds consists of correspondence, personal writings, research materials, legal documents, and ephemera. Included in Dr. Ormsby's records are the records of her parents, George and Margaret T. Ormsby, and her brother and sister, Hugh and Catherine Ormsby.

Ormsby, Margaret A.

Edith Eleanor (Ruth) Lishman fonds

  • CA VERN MS 123;1987.062
  • Fonds
  • 1925

Fonds consists of the personal records of Edith Eleanor (Ruth) Lishman for 1925. Includes a personal journal containing personal diary entries and general financial records. All diary entries are found on the left-hand pages, while her financial income and expenses are on the right. Diary entries contain information on her home life, everyday activities, people she knew, places she went to, and updates on her farm/dairy production.

Lishman, Ruth (Edith Eleanor)

Edna Oram fonds

  • CA VERN MS 158;MS 210;1993.015;2004.040
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1997

Fonds consists of the personal records of Edna Oram from 1920-1997. Includes correspondence, financial records, personal writings, research material, personal data documents, ephemera, clippings, and records pertaining to her involvement in the Vernon Senior Housing Society, the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives, the Canadian Mental Health Association, O'Keefe Ranch, the Friends of History, Okanagan Landing Station, and the Chamber of Commerce.

Oram, Edna

Bulmans Ltd. fonds

  • CA VERN MS 51;1979.076;1979.096;1981.090;1982.016
  • Fonds
  • 1926-1974

Fonds consists of the records and documents of the Bulmans Ltd. fruit and vegetable canning company from 1926-1974. Includes the company's general administrative records, correspondence, financial records, legal documents, and ephemera. Also included in the fonds are records from the North Okanagan Growers Farm Labour Committee, and Guardhouse Holdings Ltd.

Bulmans Ltd.

BX Ranch Ltd. fonds

  • CA VERN MS 147;1992.007
  • Fonds
  • 1947-[ca.1950]

Fonds consists of the records and documents of the BX Ranch Ltd. from 1947-ca. 1950. Includes minutes and legal documents which detail the company's overall administration and daily activities.

BX Ranch Ltd.

C.W. Morrow fonds

  • CA VERN MS 113;1986.069
  • Fonds
  • 1946-1972

Fonds consists of a series of scrapbooks collected by C.W. Morrow which detail his political career and the activities of the Legislative Assembly of B.C. from 1946-1966. The scrapbooks are chronologically arranged from 1946-1952 and 1963-1966. Either compiled by Morrow or his staff, the scrapbooks contain newspaper articles and clippings, invitations, programs, legislative documents, some correspondence, photographs and financial records pertaining to Morrow and his work. Some of the subjects documented within the scrapbooks include the appointment of Nancy Hodges, the first female Speaker of the B.C. Provincial House (1950), and the gas price wars in 1963-1965. Fonds also includes a four page testimonial (1972), honouring Morrow's retirement from the bench.

Morrow, Charles William

Canadian Fire Insurance Co. fonds

  • CA VERN MS 63;1981.091
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1923

Fonds consists of the business records of the Canadian Fire Insurance Co. from 1912-1923. Includes a policy register journal containing the listing of policies sold to various individuals and businesses. The register lists the policy number, the name of the policy holder (the assured), policy terms, policy dates (from-to), the amount of insurance being issued, the % rate and premium amounts. In many cases, a tissue copy of the original policy has been glued to the register pages in lieu of handwritten entries.

Canadian Fire Insurance Company

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