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Canadian Scottish Regimental Museum maritime collection

  • CA MMB 987.7.1-89;987.8.1-24
  • Fonds
  • 1872-1909

The collection consists of 91 volumes of log books of North Pacific sealing vessels detailing crews, seals taken and hunting area; 9 volumes of Entrance and Clearance logs for Burrard Inlet, Nanaimo and Victoria (1872-1889), and other assorted records relating to maritime activities.

City of Nanaimo Corporate Administration fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1875-2001

Fonds consists of records generated in the course of municipal business by the office of the City Clerk. The fonds is arranged in 25 series: 1) Better Housing Scheme; 2) Bylaws; 3) Council Agendas; 4) Correspondence; 5) Reports; 6) Minutes; 7) Disclosures; 8) Election Records; 9) Agreements; 10) Letters Patent; 11) Orders-in-Council; 12) Special Project Files; 13) Undermining Affidavits; 14) Contracts; 15) Secretary's Folders; 16) Leases; 17) Deeds; 18) Property Records; 19) Easements; 20) Restrictive Covenants; 21) Grants Committees; 22) Local Improvement Projects; 23) Petitions; 24) Photographs; and 25) Miscellaneous.

Nanaimo (B.C.). Corporate Administration

Bate family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1927-1953

Fonds consists of records related to the estate of Mark Bate including probate papers, statements of estate expenditures and disbursements, bank records, and records relating to the sale and rental of properties owned by Mark Bate. Also includes correspondence among family members, chiefly between the executrix, Ada Elizabeth Hawthornthwaite (Bates' daughter) and other descendants. Fonds is arranged in three series: 1) Probate records; 2) Correspondence and notes and 3) Financial records.

Bate (family)

Bond's Fish & Chips Restaurant fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1952

Fonds consists of newspaper clippings and interior and exterior photographs of the Bond's restaurant location at 449 Nicol Street. Also includes images of Warner and Laurie Bond.

Bond's Fish & Chips Restaurant

Britannia Hotel fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1903-1913

Fonds consists of a ledger recording the monthly receipts and expenditures of the hotel. Each double page covers one month. The daily total of receipts is entered on the left hand leaf and the right hand folio has the specific expenditures of each day.

Britannia Hotel (Nanaimo, B.C.)

A.E. Planta fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1903-1911

The fonds consists of business correspondence (1903-1908), Fire Insurance applications and policy reports (1908-1909), and a receipt book (1911).

Planta, A.E., b. 1868

Consumers Coal Mines fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1922-1929

The fonds consists of correspondence and reports.

Consumers Coal Mines

Cornelius Bryant collection

  • Fonds
  • Photocopied ca. 1975 (originally created 1880 -1893)

Collection consists of a page from an album that includes a British program for the 1887 Harvest Festival Service led by Cornelius Bryant and a file of photocopied receipts and invoices from Nanaimo businesses, 1880-1893. The receipts may have been collected by M.A. Kenny whose name appeared on the envelope that contained them.

Empire Day Celebration Committee fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1926, 1934, 1940-1947

Fonds consists of a cashbook (1940 -1947) and financial statements (1926, 1934).

Empire Day Celebration Committee (Nanaimo, B.C.)

Entrance Island Lighthouse fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1879-1881

The fonds consists of a journal, which notes weather and names and dates of ships entering the Nanaimo harbour.

Canada. Entrance Island Lighthouse

John Oliphant collection

  • Fonds
  • Photocopied 1991 (originally created ca. 1930)

Collection consists of research material used by Oliphant for the book "Brother XII; The Incredible Story of Canada's False Prophet and His Doomed Cult of Gold, Sex and Black Magic". Materials include photocopied clippings, photographs and articles about Brother XII. Also includes original photographs of Victor B. Harrison and of a labret.

Oliphant, John collector

John Shaw High School collection

  • Fonds
  • 1925-1952

Collection consists of a John Shaw high school songbook (1925),'The Bastion', a school annual and newspaper for 1938, 1941, 1944 and 1952; a playbill for "Up on Old Smoky".

John Shaw High School

John Thompson fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1951

Fonds consists of correspondence including a letter from Major J.S. Matthews, City of Vancouver Archivist, and an invitation to the opening of the new City Hall in Nanaimo.

Thompson, John, d. 1967

Kneen's Builder's Supplies fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1933, 1950

Fonds consists of an official copy of an Order-in-Council issued by the federal Department of Public Works approving an application by Kneen's Builder's Supplies to build a wharf in Commercial Inlet (1950). Also includes correspondence from the Public Works Department (1933) and a hand drawn sketch of the subject area.

Kneen's Builder's Supplies

Hoggan's Store fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1903-1906

The fonds consists of store accounts, listed by name in random order.

Hoggan's Store

Hudson's Bay Company fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1852-1858

Fonds consists of correspondence (1852); daybooks (1852-1854, 1857-58); a letterbook (1852-53); 24 indentures (1854), and the Nanaimo memoranda (1855-57).

Hudson's Bay Company

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-

Dominion Express Company (Nanaimo) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1897-1898

Fonds consists of a letterbook which records dates, destinations and delivery charges of the Dominion Express Company in Nanaimo. Some correspondence is included. William McGirr was agent of the Nanaimo office in 1898.

Dominion Express Company (Nanaimo, B.C.)

Doreen Ketchen fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1909, 1933, 1934, 1947

Fonds consists of four photographs. Images include a view of Earl Fletcher and classmates in front of Central School (1909), a view of Doreen Fletcher's class at North Ward School (1933), a view of Doreen Fletcher's class at Thomas Hodgson School (1934) and a view of the Nanaimo's BC Telephone office staff at the Malaspina Hotel (1947). One of the hotel's murals is visible in the photograph.

Ketchen, Doreen

Emilia Ruuska fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1884, 1909, 1940

Fonds consists of the birth certificate, passport and national registration certificate of Emilia Ruuska.

Ruuska, Emilia

George Dorman fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1915-1971

The fonds consists of Dorman's military documents, paybook, notebook and letters (1915-1919), Vimy Ridge memorabilia (1917, 1965-1967), programmes (1924-1971), correspondence and family memorabilia (1938-1971), postcards and a photograph.

Dorman, George, b. 1893

Nanaimo Centennial (1966, 1967) Committee fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1964, 1966-1967

Fonds consists of correspondence, guest register inc. photographs, accounts, list of events and Pioneer Medallion Application forms. The applications provide considerable genealogical information.

Nanaimo (B.C.). Centennial (1966, 1967) Committee

Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1893, 1903, 1934, 1948-1977

Fonds consists of act of incorporation and bylaws (rev. 1903), programs, membership roll (1948 -1951); notebook; cashbook (1952-56); an annual report and financial statements, 1959; annual reports and tourism pamphlets (1970); and promotional material produced by the Chamber (1950-1977).

Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce

Nanaimo Civic Arena Commission fonds

  • CA NCAI 2007 036 C
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1958

The fonds consists of minutes and correspondence of the Nanaimo Civic Arena Commission.

Nanaimo (B.C.). Civic Arena Commission

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