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Tsawwassen United Church (Delta, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1982-2000

Fonds consists of Board and committee records (1983-2000); Annual reports (1982-2000); and Newsletters (1990-1997).

Tsawwassen United Church (Delta, B.C.)

Fraser Presbytery fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1958-2008

Fonds consists of the following record series: Fraser Presbytery and Executive meeting minutes (1959-2006); Correspondence of the Presbytery Secretary (1963-2003); Subject files of the Presbytery Secretary (1958-2004); Presbytery Secretary - church closures and mergers (1984-1996); Division and committee records (1958-1963 ; 1991-2002); and Financial records (1972-1983).

United Church of Canada. Fraser Presbytery

T. Ellis Ladner fonds

  • CA DMA CR-63
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1868]-1990

Fonds consists of records relating to the publication of the book, "Above the Sand Heads". Records include T. Ellis Ladner's research notes and extracts from book reviews, materials collected and edited by T. Ellis Ladner's daughter, Edna Ladner, and shorthand notes for T. Ellis' father, Thomas Ladner. Records in this fonds document the early history of Delta. Fonds also includes an unpublished work of T. Ellis Ladner, "On and By the River: Early Days in British Columbia."

Ladner, T. Ellis

Delta Shingle Mill collection

  • CA DMA CR-133
  • Collection
  • 1910-1916

The collection consists of 22 photographs that show in a variety of detail the operation and structures of a shingle mill and logging railroad in North Delta in the early part of the 1900's. The collection includes photographs of the owner, Wesley Thompson, his family, and mill workers. The donor also provided photocopies of clippings and genealogical information about the Thompson family, which are located in the Archives Reference files under Wesley Thompson.

Delta Shingle Mill

Gladys Davis fonds

  • CA DMA CR-38
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1981

Photographs consist of a 1916 postcard of Boundary Bay School students with their teacher Miss E. Mackenzie, a May Day postcard, a 1917 postcard of Westham Island School students, students and teachers of King George School in the 1920's and 1930's, teachers and students of Delta Central School in the 1920's, a 1913 Baptist picnic in Ladner, and five photographs of Delta Choral Society productions. Textual records consist of programs for the 1933 Delta Choral Society production of The Mikado, the 1934 production of The Pirates of Penzance, the 1935 production of The Gondoliers, a 1959 invitation to the opening ceremony of Deas Island Tunnel, and a 1981 program for the centennial banquet of All Saints Anglican Church.

Davis, Gladys, 1915-

Ila McCubbin Embree fonds

  • CA DMA CR-40
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1877-1948

The fonds consists of textual and photographic material relating to Ila McCubbin Embree and her family, including members of the Dinsmore, McCubbin, Embree, and Forrest families.

Embree, Ila McCubbin, 1901-

John and Douglas Honeyman fonds

  • CA DMA CR-42
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1944

The fonds consists of an accounts journal and seventeen daily journals kept by John Honeyman (1845-1926) and his son Douglas Ramsey Honeyman (1886-1968) from 1883 to 1944, which describe farming the Honeyman family farm at Eden, Manitoba, from 1883 to 1895, the farm at Gulfside near Port Guichon from 1896 to 1902, and the East Delta farm from 1903 to 1914 and 1920 to 1944. Entries from 1883 to about 1905 were made by John Honeyman, and from 1906 to 1944 by Douglas Honeyman. John Honeyman's daily entries are more detailed than those made by Douglas and record farm work and family activities, especially those of the Honeyman children. The journals describe visits with family and neighbors, trips to New Westminster and Vancouver, weather observations, illness, entertainment and social activities. Entries about farm work record seasonal activities for tilling, planting and harvesting grains and potatoes; raising livestock; improving and building farm buildings, fences, etc.; and employing workers such as East Indians and Chinese and their wages. Entries also refer to community political events and frictions, and to work done on shared community infrastructure such as dykes, drainage ditches and roads.

Fonds has been arranged in the following series:
Journals
Photographs
Receipts and Shares

Honeyman, John and Douglas

John Dixon and Ruth Honeyman fonds

  • CA DMA CR-41
  • Fonds
  • 1878-1967

The fonds consists of single photographs and photograph albums, and letters, legal documents and ephemera created or collected by the Honeyman and Fisher families.

Honeyman, John Dixon

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)

Currie, McWilliams and Company fonds

  • CA DMA CR-76
  • Fonds
  • 1896-1905

The fonds consists of records of the Currie McWilliams Cannery and the Currie McWilliams import business. The majority of the papers are receipts for goods, materials, and machinery necessary for the operation of the businesses. As well, there are legal documents, correspondence, and memos.

Currie, McWilliams and Company

Fisher's Drug and Bookstore fonds

  • CA DMA CR-33
  • Fonds
  • 1902-1950

The fonds consists of records created by Simeon Fisher during the course of owning and operating Fisher's Drug and Book Store. There are several wholesale invoices as well as nine large prescription invoice ledgers and correspondence between Mr. Fisher, local residents and National Drug Co. where he purchased wholesale drugs for his pharmacy. These records cover the years between 1902 and 1948 when his business was in operation. The fonds is arranged in three series: Correspondence; Prescription Invoices; Drug Invoices.

Fisher's Drug and Bookstore (Delta, B.C.)

Edgar Dunning fonds

  • CA DMA CR-115
  • Fonds
  • 1830-1983, predominant 1930-1980

The fonds consists of Mr. Dunning's family and business records; records accumulated as a member of various community organizations; and documents, manuscripts, and photographs resulting from Edgar's work for the Delta newspaper, the Optimist, and his interest in Delta community events and history. Family records include correspondence and legal records regarding the property on 48th Avenue and Delta Street, as well as financial and educational certificates. A large series of memorabilia includes invitations and other ephemera, which Edgar accumulated as publisher and reporter for the Optimist and as active community member. Business records are largely from the Optimist printing business, and include examples of print products such as invitations, programs, letterheads, tickets, municipal reports, etc., which were printed for local people and businesses of Delta. A small series of Optimist newspaper records include lists of subscribers from the 1940s. The fonds includes a sample of Edgar's writings for the Optimist on historical topics, plus a larger group of manuscripts that have been edited by him in his capacity as editor of the Optimist and as an interested and knowledgeable local historian. The fonds also consists of minutes of meetings, correspondence, reports, etc. accumulated by Edgar as a member of the Delta Community Band, various centennial committees, the Delta Historical and Museum Society, and other organizations. Edgar is a talented amateur photographer, and his photograph collection reflects his work as a reporter and his interest in the people and events of Delta. The fonds has been arranged in the following series: Centennial committees records; Delta Community Band records; Other society and committee records; Family papers; Manuscripts; Memorabilia; The Optimist (newspaper) records; The Optimist (printers) records; Photographs; Reference files.

Dunning, Edgar, 1910-2010

William and Margaret Tamboline family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-93
  • Fonds
  • [188-] - 1991

The fonds consists of articles, newspaper clippings and miscellaneous historical manuscripts about Tamboline family members and other people and events in the Ladner area. One series of clippings is organized in four scrapbooks. The fonds also includes photographs of family members and friends, and homes and activities of the Tamboline family.

Tamboline (family)

St. Mungo Cannery fonds

  • CA DMA CR-91
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1978, predominant 1933-1957

The fonds consists of 30 ledgers and 2.4 m of other textual records, including financial records, personnel records, legal records, fishermens' records and seine boat records.

St. Mungo Cannery (Delta, B.C.)

Trevitt family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-82
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1890]-1985

The fonds consists of correspondence, clippings, World War II memorabilia, marriage and baptismal certificates, financial records, and genealogical notes belonging to members of the Trevitt and Gillanders families. The fonds also consists of correspondence related to the establishment of the Trevitt marina at Deas Slough, and minutes (1975-1977), financial records and correspondence of the Delta Historical and Museum Society. The fonds contains photographs of Trevitt and Gillanders family members and friends, local scenes, farms and buildings, and various social activities, as well as photographs and postcards from John Robert Trevitt's time in the service. The fonds is arranged into 6 series: 1) Edna Trevitt's World War II memorabilia; 2) Gay and John Trevitt's personal records; 3) John Trevitt's military service records; 4) Deas Slough marina records; 5) Gay Trevitt's records from the Delta Historical and Museum Society and other community commitments, and; 6) Photographs.

Trevitt (family)

Smith Wright fonds

  • CA DMA CR-61
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1910-ca. 1930

The fonds consists of photographs taken or acquired by Smith Wright, a farmer in Delta, mainly between 1900 and 1920. Many of the images document the farming operations of Smith and his brother William in the area south of 28th Avenue and west of 56th Street in west Delta. The images include May Day parades and celebrations, Lord Byng's visit to Delta in 1922, and scenes having to do with Smith Wright's activities in the community with his family. These include photographs of All Saints Anglican Church, school classes, beach scenes, and Ladner. The 230 prints and negatives consist of 107 unique images, because of overlap in loans made by the donor for copying.

Wright, Smith

John Christopherson fonds

  • CA DMA CR-48
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1976

The fonds consists of records relating to the functions and activities of John Christopherson, the manager of B.C. Packers Limited oyster operation on Boundary Bay in Delta. The records mainly deal with oyster operations at Boundary Bay and Pendrell Sound, and include daily work diaries, correspondence, invoices, cost estimates, time sheets, boat log books, inventories, newspaper clippings and other reference material. The fonds includes photographs that detail the operations of the Boundary Bay oyster plant. The fonds also includes personal records that belong to John and Grace Christopherson, including correspondence, a travel diary, and memorabilia that relate to their social activities in Delta. The fonds is arranged in seven series: Work diaries; Boundary Bay oyster operation records; Boat log books; Pendrell Sound seed operation records; Reference materials; John and Grace Christopherson personal records; and, Photographs.

Christopherson, John

Freda Hayman fonds

  • CA DMA CR-36
  • Fonds
  • 1897-1972

The fonds consists of four series: research notes made about Delta's history by Freda Hayman while she was a docent at the Delta Museum and Archives; Delta Museum and Archives records such as minutes and agendas from meetings; personally collected papers such as William McKenzie's booklets, music books, etc.; and photographs of students, teachers, family and friends.

Hayman, Freda

Delta Hospital Auxiliary fonds

  • CA DMA CR-23
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1987

The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, reports, copies of Auxiliary constitution and by-laws, newsletters, financial records, scrapbooks, and newspaper clippings.

Delta Hospital Auxiliary

Delta Heritage Advisory Committee fonds

  • CA DMA CR-21
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1992, predominant 1979-1985

The fonds consists of records arising from various activities of the Committee, especially the Delta Heritage Inventory Project, a heritage structures inventory. Also included are records arising from the Committee's hosting of the B.C. Heritage Conference (Dogwood Conference) in 1983, and reference materials compiled to support Committee objectives. Records include minutes, correspondence, reports, pamphlets and brochures, notes, articles, publications, heritage inventory case files, and other materials.

Delta (B.C.). Heritage Advisory Committee

Delta Golden Rods and Reels Society fonds

  • CA DMA CR-20
  • Fonds
  • 1977-1996, predominant 1990-1996

The fonds consists of 6 series: 1) Incorporation and constitution; 2) Minutes; 3) Membership; 4) Correspondence and program files; 5) New horizons - inventory and correspondence; and 6) Reference files.

Delta Golden Rods and Reels Society

Delta Chamber of Commerce fonds

  • CA DMA CR-17
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1997

Fonds consists of four minute books of the Delta Board of Trade and Delta Chamber of Commerce from 1910 to 1971. Fonds also consists of more than 50 publications and photographs created by the Chamber, local governments and other civic associations. These publications and photographs are all related to Delta's economic and social development.

Delta Chamber of Commerce

Delta Agricultural Society fonds

  • CA DMA CR-16
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1994

Fonds consists of the original constitution and Crown Grant of the Society, minutes, financial and other records of the Society and of related Associations. The fonds is arranged in seven series: Constitution, Legal papers, Minutes of meetings, Financial records, Delta Driving Park Association records, Delta Trotting and Pacing Association records, Photographs, and Programmes.

Delta Agricultural Society

Friends of Boundary Bay sous fonds

The fonds consists of records assembled by the Friends of Boundary Bay through their office and research centre. Records include some administrative records of the Friends of Bounday Bay; some administrative records (such as minutes and membership lists) of the Boundary Bay Conservation Committee (a separate organization working in the same area); newsletter, brochures, and other published materials from various other environmental groups; reports to Delta Council and excerpts from Delta Council meeting minutes on various environmental issues; bulletins and copies of letters to various politicians regarding environmental issues; and artiles, reports, and newspaper clippings on various environmental issues, such as golf courses (especially the Boundary Shores golf course), landfill sites (especially Burns Bog), the Boundary Bay Airport, the Vancouver International Airport, road construction, bird populations in the Boundary Bay area, and other environmental issues.

Friends of Boundary Bay

St. John's Strawberry Hill United Church (Delta, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1921-2009

Fonds consists of records from St. John's Strawberry Hill United Church. Records include Baptism, marriage, and burial records (1934-2009); Membership records (1934-2009); Board and committee records (1921-2009); Legal / Property records (1922-2005); Women's group records (1940-1995); Annual reports (1957-2009); Communications (1984-2009); and Church history (1944-2009).

St. John's Strawberry Hill United Church (Delta, B.C.)

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