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Wallace Street Methodist Church (Nanaimo, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1859-1925

Fonds consists of records from Wallace Street United Church Wallace Street Methodist Church and Nanaimo Wesleyan Methodist Church. Records include Baptismal records (1903-1928), Marriage records (1900-1928), Burial records (1903-1928); Official Board minutes (1912-1925); and Sunday School records (1859-1933).

Wallace Street Methodist Church (Nanaimo. B.C.)

Pharmacy prescription registers collection

  • Fonds
  • 1914-1929

The collection consists of prescription registers for an unidentified pharmacy. Prescriptions are signed by area doctors from Nanaimo and Qualicum Beach, including Dr. W.F. Drysdale and Dr. T.J. McPhee. Personal names of patients are usually noted on the prescriptions.

Ian Baird fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR008
  • Fonds
  • 1957-1987

The fonds consists of correspondence relating to political and personal matters from John G. Diefenbaker to Alex MacLeod Baird, 1966, and to Ian Baird, 1966-1977, with some letters signed by Diefenbaker's secretary on his behalf; clippings regarding Diefenbaker and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, 1959-1972; correspondence to Ian Baird from Lyle Kahl, MLA for Esquimalt (1978) regarding the Save the E and N Railway Committee; Victor A. Stephens, leader of the B.C. Progressive Conservative Party regarding the provincial election campaign (1978-1979), and from other Progressive Conservative politicians.

Baird, Ian, 1947-

Comox-Nanaimo Presbytery fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1959-2014

Fonds consists of the following record series: Comox-Nanaimo Presbytery and Executive meeting minutes (official minutes, 1959-1991 and 1994-1996; 1998-2014); Correspondence of the Presbytery Secretary (1965-1994); Pastoral Relations files of the Presbytery Secretary (1967-1976); and Subject files of the Presbytery Secretary.

United Church of Canada. Comox-Nanaimo Presbytery

Edward White family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1852-1869

Fonds consists of records relating to the Rev. Edward White’s ministry in southern Ontario and British Columbia. Fonds also includes records relating to his son, J.H. White, and his family. Record series include: Diaries (1852-1918); Family correspondence (1862-1932); J.H. White family photographs ([1870?]-[1967]); and Reference materials (1852-1995).

White, Edward (Rev.)

St. Andrew's United Church (Nanaimo, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1925-1967

The fonds consists of three subgroups: Wallace Street Methodist Church (Nanaimo, B.C.) subgroup, including records of the Nanaimo Circuit and of Ebenezer Wesleyan Methodist Church, which continued as Nanaimo Methodist Church and Wallace St. Methodist Church; St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (Nanaimo, B.C.) subgroup; and St. Andrew's United Church (Nanaimo, B.C.) subgroup. Records series of Wallace St. Methodist Church (Nanaimo, B.C.) subgroup consist of Quarterly Official Board minutes (1860-1925); Trustees minutes (1860-1883, 1886-1926); and financial records (1909-1925). Records of the Sunday School (1916-1925) and the Young Ladies' Club (1924-1925) are continued by the United Church and are included in St. Andrew's United Church subgroup. Record series of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (Nanaimo, B.C.) subgroup consist of minutes of congregational meetings (1886-1911), Board of Managers (1886-1897, 1900-1944), session (1892-1911), and Woman's Missionary Society Auxiliary (1924-1925). In all cases, there is a distinct break between these records and similar series for St. Andrew's United Church. Record series of St. Andrew's United Church (Nanaimo, B.C.) include minutes of congregational meetings (1926-1966), Official Board (1925-1966), Session (1925-1934, 1953-1966), and Stewards (1925-1966); records of Sunday School (1925-1952), various women's organizations (1925-1967), and a young people's organization 1935-1943); and scrapbooks of press clippings (1932-1938).

St. Andrew's United Church (Nanaimo, B.C.)

James Hawthornthwaite fonds

  • CA SFL MsC 47
  • Fonds
  • 1901-1911

Fonds consists primarily of incoming correspondence addressed to Hawthornthwaite in his capacity as a Member of the Legislative Assembly from his constituents and other residents of British Columbia. The fonds contains a file consisting of legislative bills, resolutions, and acts tabled during Hawthornthwaite's tenure in the Provincial Parliament and other records that Hawthornthwaite made or received in the course of his service to the people of Nanaimo, as well as published records of the legislative assembly of British Columbia for the years 1909 and 1910. The fonds also contains: a certificate for Hawthornthwaite's share in the Western Socialist Publishing Company which published The Western Clarion, the newspaper of the Socialist Party of British Columbia; a postcard depicting Joseph Mairs, one of Hawthornthwaite's contemporaries in the Socialist Party of Canada; and a copy of a book titled The changing order: A study of democracy, given to Hawthornthwaite by his friend Harry Sibble.

Hawthornthwaite, James

Basil and Edythe Hartley fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1941 - 1944

Fonds consists of audio, video, and visual materials created by Basil and Edythe Hartley. Materials include video footage of the Haisla people, which Hartley shot while working in Kitimaat from 1941-1944, a voiceover for the footage which Hartley’s widow, Edythe McClure, created in ca. 1983, a letter, and three photographs of Kitimaat people and landscapes. The three audio cassettes all contain the same 1983 recording.

Hartley, Reverend Basil Shakespeare Sutherland

United Mine Workers of America Local 7355 (Nanaimo) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1915-1979

Fonds consists of the administrative records of the United Mine Workers of America Local 7355 (Nanaimo) union. Fonds is arranged in ten series: 1) Constitution; 2) Minutes; 3) Financial records; 4) Correspondence; 5) Wage Agreement papers; 6) Membership; 7) Election records; 8) Workman's Compensation records; 9) Reference and 10) Miscellaneous.

United Mine Workers of America. District 18. Local 7355 (Nanaimo, B.C.)

Derek Ellis fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR046
  • Fonds
  • 1946-1997

The fonds consists of monographs, scientific articles, newspaper clippings, letters, slides, photographic prints, moving images, maps and other documents. The records are arranged in 3 series, reflecting Ellis's research and teaching interests: Environmental assessments, 1969-1997; Underwater Photography of salmon, 1957-1963; Arctic Research 1952-1967.

Ellis, Derek

Trinity United Church (Nanaimo, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1926 - 1981

Fonds consists of Marriage records (1926-1962); Board and committee records (1951-1968); Women's group records (1947-1981); Financial records (1950-1960); Guest registers (1951-1952); Annual reports (1959-1966).

Trinity United Church (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)

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.)

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)

Willis family fonds

  • CA NCAI 1998 045 A
  • Fonds
  • 1918-1947

Fonds consists of personal papers of the Willis family. Includes two agreements for sale for Section B of Lot 11, Block E, Nanaimo (1918, 1920), insurance papers, stock certificates, receipts from Acme Motors and correspondence related to the estate of Joseph Willis (1947).

Willis (family)

William Roper collection

  • Fonds
  • 1911-1916

Collection consists of one certificate of competency, 2nd Class, Overman; one certificate of competency, mine rescue work and one certificate of competency, Draeger Oxygen Apparatus (Western Fuel Corporation, Nanaimo).

William McGirr collection

  • Fonds
  • 1903-1935

Collection consists of invitations to William McGirr to dances sponsored by Ashlar Lodge No. 3; Doric Lodge No.18; and the International Brotherhood of Owls Nanaimo Nest No. 1. Also includes the ritual book for the Brotherhood of Owls.

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-

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 B. Smith fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1985-1986

Fonds consists of photographs of Wolf Mountain Mine including images of the underground workings, miners, heavy duty equipment, tools and surface views. Also includes an underground workings map.

Smith, William, B., 1954-

William and Mary Cartwright fonds : 1869-1904

  • Fonds
  • [Photocopied 1991]

The fonds consists of a volume in which are recorded the accounts (1872-1904) of William Cartwright and the personal diary of daily activities (1882-1883) of Mary Cartwright. Volume also includes some poems and recipes. The original use of the volume appears to be the 1869 accounts of a general store, possibly the Horne Store. The accounts record many purchases by Chinese and Indians. Newsclippings (1913-1941) have been pasted over parts of the early 1869 accounts.

Cartwright, William

Wilfred Nicholson fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1980]

The fonds consists of 46 manuscripts on aspects of the social history and personalities of Nanaimo.

Nicholson, Wilfred, 1908-

Western Fuel Corporation collection

  • Fonds
  • 1921-1928

Collection consists of a a receipt from E.J. Wilson to Western Fuel Corporation for labour and materials used in the installation of water connection at the Wilson home at 395 Ninth Street, a booklet detailing the agreement between the Corporation and its employees (1927) and a booklet detailing the agreement between corporation employees and Dr. George A.B. Hall (1921). A manuscript annotation on the verso of the booklet reads "Exhibit No. 1 Hall vs. Lane, June 28/22, A. Forrester, Re[g]."

Western Fuel Corporation of Canada

Welch family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1913-[ca.1925], 1965

Fonds consists of the records of the Welch family. The fonds is arranged in the following series: 1) Photographs; 2) Canadian flag materials and 3) Memorabilia.

Welch (family)

Walter Meyer zu Erpen fonds

  • CA NCAI 1998 006 A ; 2007 019 A
  • Fonds
  • [198-]

The fonds consists of materials collected by Walter Meyer zu Erpen for his master's degree including research for a case study, "Towards an Understanding of the Municipal Archives of 19th Century British Columbia: A Case Study of the Archives of the Corporation of the City of Nanaimo, 1875-1904" and thesis: "Study of the Archival Record and Its Context: Meaning and Historical Understanding". The research notes are arranged alphabetically on index cards. Also includes photocopies of a report by Judge Eli Harrison on charges against Police Magistrate J.P. Planta, Bureau of Statistics Returns from Nanaimo, Assessment Rolls, 1895 & 1896, correspondence dated Jan 9, 1900, Wellington, from Theo Bryant re: nomination of E & N Railroad Conductor, J. W. Coburn (resident of Victoria) as Mayor of Nanaimo due to absence of any other nominees and correspondence to Col. Hon. James Baker (Provincial Secretary, Bureau of Statistics, Victoria) from R. E. Gosnell, (Secretary, Bureau of Statistics): Report of the Bureau of Statistics for the Municipalities of British Columbia, 1896.

Meyer zu Erpen, Walter J.

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