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Littler and Sons fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 158
  • Fonds
  • 1932

The fonds consists of a volume of accounts, 1932.

Littler and Sons

William Taylor fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 159
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1952

The fonds consists of two diaries kept while Taylor was in the Australian military hospital. The majority of the entries are for the year 1917, but there are entries as late as January of 1952. Also included is a chronological table of his war service.

Taylor, William Alfred, fl. 1915-1952

Henry Langis fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 16
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1904

The fonds includes daybooks and accounts recording his practice from 1885-1891, 1893-1894, 1900, 1903-1904 (Volumes 1-10) and other miscellaneous records.

Langis, Henry Evariste

Pollay family fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 160
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1931

The fonds consists of correspondence of the Pollay family, pertaining to the Vancouver library and the death of George Pollay, and a photograph of Janet Pollay.

Pollay (family)

Texas Lake Ice and Cold Storage Company fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 162
  • Fonds
  • 1892-1894

The fonds consists of a route book, Route No. 1, for 1892-1894, listing names of customers and amounts of ice purchased.

Texas Lake Ice and Cold Storage Company

William Curtis Shelley fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 163
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1928

The fonds consists of correspondence, photographs, advertising material, certificates, and clippings of Shelley, detailing his business and political life.

Shelley, William Curtis

Crickmay and Bermingham fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 164
  • Fonds
  • 1892-1909

The fonds consists of a ledger listing goods in bonded warehouses, 1892-1909.

Crickmay and Bermingham (Firm)

Robert Twizell fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 166
  • Fonds
  • 1897-1956

The fonds consists of notebooks, photographs, blueprints, Indian ink drawings, pencil sketches and certificates, relating to his career and work.

Twizell, Robert Percival Sterling

B.C. Art League fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 168
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1931

The fonds consists of minutes, 1920-1931; visitors register, 1926-1931; a scrapbook of clippings, 1921-1930; and a book of reproductions of woodcuts.

British Columbia Art League

Alexander Godfrey fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 169;CVA 162
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1860]-1928

The fonds consists largely of letters written by Godfrey to his wife and family from Atlin and Dawson, 1899-1900. There is also a copy of his marriage certificate, 1889; a list of signatures supporting Godfrey as alderman in 1891; two school report cards of Eva Godfrey, 1901 and 1907; photographs of Godfrey and his family, including view of St. Paul's Indian Mission church in North Vancouver; newspapers The Atlin Claim, 1899-1909, The Klondike Nugget, 1900, and others, 1891-1909.

Godfrey, Alexander

Samuel Greer fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 17
  • Fonds
  • 1886-1893

The fonds consists of miscellaneous court records, 1887-1893, relating to Greer's fight with the CPR over title to some land at Kitsilano including a map showing his house, barn and fences in relation to the CPR right-of-way. Also included is an agreement for sale to Dugal MacKenzie of Port Moody in 1886 of Lot 9, Block 3 of his land south of False Creek.

Greer, Samuel

Simson family fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 170;CVA 372
  • Fonds
  • 1841-1956

The fonds includes private papers of William Chrow; a diary of Calvert Simson's trip from England; retail accounts; photographs; clippings; grocery accounts; published items dealing mainly with Vancouver's history; pilot charts of the oceans; miscellaneous notes relating to ships and shipping in early Vancouver; two logs kept by 3rd Officer R.V.A. Corbetts in 1925 and in 1927 on board SS Port Brisbane; and weather logs kept by Calvert Simson. Photographs depict views of Stanley Park, boats, Thomas Dunn and Company and a group portrait of those elected in Vancouver's first civic election.

Simson (family)

British Columbia Society of Artists fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 171
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1968

The fonds consists of the records of the British Columbia Society of Fine Arts including a minute book, 1917-1941, a list of visitors to the 1925 exhibition, business, correspondence, 1939-1949, general correspondence, 1930-1949, and programmes of exhibitions, 1929-1967. and records of the British Columbia Society of Artists including three minute books, 1947-1967, lists of exhibitors, 1919-1930, membership lists and expense accounts, 1955-1967, records of membership dues, 1957-1960, and correspondence, 1950-1967. There are also several histories of the society, clippings, letters and official notices for the Federation of Canadian Artists, and registration lists of attendance at art shows and public lectures.

British Columbia Society of Artists

Vancouver Golden Jubilee Society fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 177
  • Fonds
  • 1934-1938

The fonds consists of minutes, 1934-1936; correspondence, 1935-1937; newspaper clippings; an album of photographs; and a bound volume of minutes for the City Council Meeting of August 20, 1936. Included also are the records of the Women's Division of the Jubilee Committee.

Vancouver Golden Jubilee Society

British Columbia Centennial Committee fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 178
  • Fonds
  • 1955-1959

The fonds consists of correspondence regarding the visit of H.R.H. Princess Margaret; correspondence and lists relating to pioneers; organizing correspondence for the visit of The Navies of the World and for ski jumping; certificates of incorporation of the Committee; and correspondence relating to the Centennial Museum and St. Roch project, and to the dedication of the Centennial Totem. There are also examples of the publicity material published by the Centennial Committee.

British Columbia Centennial Committee

Kenneth Waites fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 180
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1954

The fonds consists of a pamphlet on the history of Vancouver compiled by the Archivists Club, notes relating to "Fifty Years of Secondary Education in Vancouver" and letters relating to research on early Vancouver schools. There is also a radio script written by Waites.

Waites, Kenneth A., fl. ca. 1900-1972

Alexander Begg fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 181
  • Fonds
  • 1887-1923

The fonds consists of miscellaneous personal papers, 1890-1940; correspondence and writings on the Crofter Immigration Scheme, 1887-1904; papers dealing with the writing of his "History of British Columbia," 1893-1904; miscellaneous business papers, including railway speculations and construction, 1896-1903.

Begg, Alexander

Voight family fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 183
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1905

The fonds consists of legal papers and a tracing paper map submitted to the courts as evidence to support the claim of Emil F. Voight and his wife Mary to certain mineral lands on Copper Mountain in the Similkameen.

Voight (family)

Henry Hudson School Parent Teacher Association fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 185
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1931

The fonds consists of the Association's minutebook from its first meeting in 1919 up to June 1924; committee reports; and a handbook outlining the constitution of the Parent Teacher Federation and Parent Teacher Association.

Henry Hudson School Parent Teacher Association

Lewis Popham fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 189
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1960

The fonds consists of papers, memoranda, and photographs relating largely to Ioco Townsite and its development ca. 1917-1925. Included are records concerning Ioco and the provision of houses for workers, 1919-1920; records concerning Ioco Athletic Club and athletic activities; miscellaneous draft agreements drawn by Popham as a Justice of the Peace; a brief history he prepared on Standard Oil of N.J.; miscellaneous publications and copies of the Ioco Times, which he edited for a time; and several photographs including one of the Ioco Baseball Club ca. 1922 and tennis matches ca. 1917.

Popham, Lewis G., 1885 or 1886-1974

Elizabeth Flaherty fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 18;Add. MSS. 691;CVA 627
  • Fonds
  • 1931-1940, [ca.1960]

The fonds consists of miscellaneous records and pamphlets, including pilot's licence and an Air Pilotage Work Book. Fonds includes photographs of Flaherty.

Flaherty, Elizabeth

Robertson and Company fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 19
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1895

The fonds consists of real estate listings, 1890-1895, of lots for sale, rentals and farmlands for sale.

Robertson and Company

Edward Odlum fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 190
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1910

The fonds consists of minute books of the Imperial Steamship Company Limited, 1890-1895, and the Grandview Progress Association, 1907-1910; correspondence; photographs; and maps.

Odlum, Edward

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