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Langley Centennial Museum oral history collection

  • Fonds
  • 1972-1990

The collection consists of sound recordings of interviews with pioneers and long-time residents of the Langley area, transcripts of interviews, genealogies of pioneers, and municipal correspondence concerning the Oral History project.

John B. Sclater fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1913-1977

The John B.Sclater fonds consists of personal papers, correspondence, ledgers, survey reports, specification sheets, vouchers, and duty papers related to his activities as Port Warden and Private Marine Surveyor.

Sclater, John B.

John J. Porter fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1887-1891

Fonds consists of 1 bound volume comprising the personal diary of John J. Porter, a labourer for the Canadian Pacific Railway, working largely between Field and Revelstoke.

Porter, John J.

Joseph Dawson fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1911-1920

The fonds consists of a diary recording daily work hours and location, personal accounts and activities; certificate of competency and dues card from the United Mine Workers of America.

Dawson, Joseph

Muir family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1891-1950, predominant 1900-1930

The fonds consists of receipts from Nanaimo businesses, organizations and taxation authorities (1901-1950), baptismal certificate, memorial card, and memorabilia of the Muir family.

Muir, John, 1849-1939 (family)

Horne family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1865-1980, predominant 1865-1900

The fonds consists of baptismal certificates of children of Adam and Elizabeth Horne (1865-1883), hymn sheets, a deed for sale of land (1885), song lyrics by Herbert L. Horne, son of A.G. Horne, report cards for George Horne (1887), scrapbook of clippings and photographs of the family (compiled by Basil H. Horne ca. 1956), a file of correspondence and research notes by Olga Horne (1978-1980), and a typewritten transcript entitled "Diary of A.G. Horne, 1854-1856, Transcribed June 1953".

Horne (family)

U'mista Cultural Centre video tape collection

  • Fonds
  • 1974-1995

The collection consists of video tapes depicting aspects of the lives of Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwagiulth) peoples on Vancouver Island from Fort Rupert in the north to Comox in the south. Videotapes document community events, cultural activities (including potlatches), and origin myths of Kwakwaka'wakw villages and include interviews pertaining to family histories.

William Lewis fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1898-1963

The fonds consists of legal documents relating to property in Newcastle Townsite purchased by Lewis in 1912; correspondence; and memorabilia, including scrapbooks, guestbook, and two transcripts of interviews with William Barraclough in 1962 and 1963.

Lewis, William

William McGregor fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1896-1953

Fonds consists a scrapbook containing McGregor and Meakin family souvenirs, including newspaper clippings, audited accounts of the City of Nanaimo, placer mining licenses and a photograph of the Nanaimo gold mining training camp. A transcript of the journal is available in the Pamphlet file.

McGregor, William, 1911-

Wong family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1912-1948

The fonds consists of declaration of partnership (1912), certificates of registration of family members (1913-1948), cancelled cheques (1929-1930), the last will and testament of Wong Kee Soon (1939), photographs and postcard, insurance documents (1940-1941), and receipts and woy contracts in Chinese.

Wong (family)

Wood family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1925-[ca. 1940]

Fonds consists of Frank Wood's account book for the Western Fuel Corporation's Employees Sick and Accident Fund and family photographs including eight views of a May 24 Parade, a group of people in front of St. Andrew's Manse, a group of people, including Thelma Harwood, in front of an unidentified building and a view of ships arriving at Newcastle Island.

Wood (family : Nanaimo, B.C.)

Woodman family collection

  • Fonds
  • 1897-1913

Collection consists of May Woodman's teaching certificates and William Woodman's certificate of competency as a second-class engineer.

Woodman (family)

Norman Hacking fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1919-1997

The fonds consists of records created by Norman Hacking during his private life and public life as a writer. The majority of the fonds are textual records, but there are some photographs that document his childhood, family members and friends, and marine vessels. Included in the fonds are correspondence (documenting his activities and relationships with family and friends while stationed overseas during World War II), research notebooks, scrapbooks, and ephemera relating to B.C. history and the maritime history of Vancouver, newspaper articles from the Vancouver Daily Province, and unpublished drafts of manuscripts and short stories.

Hacking, Norman

Sanmiya family fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1905]-1939

The fonds consists of photographs of the Sanmiya family and of Koichiro Sanmiya, including photographs of Japanese-Canadian groups and activities of the Japanese-Canadian community in Vancouver.

Sanmiya (family)

Seiriol Williams fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1904-1986

Fonds consists of material created and accumulated by Seiriol Williams. Records are arranged into series as follows 1) Papers and memorabilia; 2) Talks and writings and 3) Photographs.

Williams, Seiriol Llewlyn

W.C. Mainwaring fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1940-1964

The fonds consists of photographs depicting scenery, towns, and homes in various locations in B.C. as well as portraits of the Mainwaring family.

Mainwaring, W.C.

Quong Jan Yip fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1912, [ca. 1942], 1966

The fonds consists of a Chinese immigration certificate (1912), a certificate of Canadian Citizenship (1966), and a ration card (ca. 1942).

Quong, Jan Yip, b. 1891

Robertson family fonds

  • Fonds
  • [197-]

Fonds consists of a manuscript, in question and answer format, about coal mining written by Thomas Robertson. Fonds also includes copies of clippings from Mrs. Robertson's scrapbook. Clipping topics include: Ripple Rock, mine rescue competitions, and family events.

Robertson (family)

Jack Ratcliffe fonds

  • CA KMA 0.467
  • Fonds
  • 1945-1957

The fonds consists of correspondence, reports, clippings, and speeches resulting from Ratcliffe's activities with the Kamloops and District Board of Trade and the Kamloops and District Boy Scout's Council.

Ratcliffe, Jack, d. 1961

Burns family fonds

  • CA WVAN 001
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1977

The fonds consists of records of Jack Burns and the Burns family, including photographs, an album containing over 400 photographs, three journals of the the West Vancouver Ratepayers Association from 1913 to 1933, miscellaneous real estate documents, family correspondence, and biographical information.

Fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Family records
Series 2: West Vancouver Ratepayers Association records
Series 3: Photographs

Burns (family)

Lawson family fonds

  • CA WVAN 006
  • Fonds
  • [1880-1990]

The fonds consists of material generated and collected by the Lawson family and extended family members. Records include personal correspondence, photographs, journals, school records, and art work, as well as financial and business records pertaining to family businesses, investments and community involvement.

The fonds is arranged into the following sous-fonds and series:
Series 1: Photographs and postcards
Sous-fonds 1: John Lawson sous-fonds
Sous-fonds 2: Gertrude Lawson sous-fonds
Sous-fonds 3: Christina Lawson sous-fonds
Sous-fonds 4: Duncan Lawson sous-fonds
Sous-fonds 5: Harte family sous-fonds
Sous-fonds 6: Elizabeth Lawson sous-fonds

Lawson (family)

Don Corby fonds

  • CA CMX 02.01
  • Fonds
  • [1945-1948]

The fonds consist primarily of correspondence between Don Corby and Hamilton Mack Laing between the years 1954-1979 and Don Corby and Sidney DEsterre (Dusty) between the years 1945-1947. Fonds include a hunting permit for Hamilton Mack Laing and two photographs of Hamilton Mack Laing.

Corby, Don, 1928-

Muriel Holmes fonds

  • CA CMX 02.09
  • Fonds
  • 1850-1980

The fonds contain textual records regarding J.B. Holmes and family. Predominantly the fonds consist of records generated by J.B. Holmes. Photographs are predominantly of members of the Holmes family and early pictures of Comox and area. The textual records consist of correspondence, financial records, legal documents, land leases, real estate documents, newspaper clippings and obituaries. The fonds also contain a mercantile diary of J.B. Holmes during his role as store keeper in Comox.

Holmes, Muriel

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