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McGill, Cunningham family fonds

  • Fonds
  • [190-]-1967, 1995

Fonds consists of the personal papers of the McGill and Cunningham families. Fonds is arranged in the following series: 1) Photographs; 2) Certificates; 3) Correspondence; 4) Sketch book and art work; 5) Diaries and 6) Miscellaneous.

McGill (family)

William Richards fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1917-1946

The fonds consists of World War I paybook, correspondence, and certificates relating to seaman's service, wartime circulars from the Canadian Militia and King George, and certificate for use of the Western Fuel Corporation Employees X-ray machine, 1917.

Richards, William, b. 1886

Mary Fallis fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1920-1995

Fonds consists of records relating to the life of Mary Fallis. Documented are aspects of her personal life and interests, club affiliations and environmental campaigns. Types of materials found within this fonds include slides, photographs, postcards, letters, personal diaries, an annual yearbook, and a scrapbook. The fonds is arranged into the following series: Photographic Material, Personal Papers and Correspondence, and Publications.

Fallis, Mary

Philip Timms fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1904-1937

The fonds consists of Timms' photographs of Vancouver and other locations in B.C. depicting individuals and families, scenes and panoramas, businesses, buildings, streets, churches, and various modes of transportation.

Timms, Philip Thomas

Donald Graham fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1885-2003 and [n.d.], predominant 1981-2002

The fonds consists of biographical information, writings, publications, minutes, memorandums, transcripts of interviews, correspondence, newspaper clippings, reports, research notes, reviews, press releases, maps, slides, and photographs. The fonds consists of 8 series: Biographical and Writings; Point Atkinson; Subject Files; Keepers of the Light; Correspondence; Maps; Light Stations; and Photographs and Slides. The records have been organized according to either Grahams original filing system or to its overall contents.

Graham, Donald R.

Walter Anchikoski fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1945-1955

Fonds consists of one typed manuscript (45 pages) written by Walter Anchikoski describing the various logging camps, logging practices, people and places where he worked. It includes excellent descriptions of the places where he worked and the logging practices of the 1950s.

Anchikoski, Walter, 1929-

Edward Crawford Swank fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1821-1962, predominant1916-1958

The fonds consists of textual and graphic records created and received by Edward Swank during his private life and as a prominent member of British Columbias maritime community. Included are photographs, negatives, personal correspondence, certificates, identification cards, service reference letters, letters of appointment, certificates of discharge, notebooks, crew lists, copies of logbook entries, accounts and wages forms, doctors letters for various seamen, and ship repair lists.;The fonds is arranged into two series: Personal papers (1821-1962, predominantly 1916-1962); and Maritime service records (1904-1958, predominantly 1916-1944).

Swank, Edward Crawford, 1890-1992?

Mel Smith fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1968-1995

The fonds consists of both professional and personal documents relating to Mr. Smith's career, and includes position papers, correspondence, briefing papers, books, news clippings, articles, and photographs.

Smith, Melvin Henry

Edwards Brothers fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1888-1900, 1920-1931

The fonds consists of portraits and photographs of early Vancouver (1888-1900) and Victoria as well as portraits and photographs of B.C. towns (1920-1931).

Edwards Brothers

Masao Yoshitake fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1937-1946

The fonds consists of Yoshitake's photographs primarily depicting life in road camps and internment camps in the interior of B.C.

Yoshitake, Masao

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.

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)

Haruko Kobayakawa fonds

  • CA JCN 1995-146
  • Fonds
  • 1922-1989

The fonds consists of records relating to the Redress Committee (1963-1987), and Haruko Kobayakawa's application for redress (1989). Fonds also includes wartime correspondence (1942-1949), financial records (1922-1941 and 1957-1989), as well as scrapbooks and diaries (1929-1985). Photographs depict friends and family.

Kobayakawa, Haruko

James Betson and William Anderson fonds

  • CA MMB 984.49.1-9;P984.32.1-2
  • Fonds
  • 1876-1955

The fonds consists of James Betson Anderson's Masters Certificate and shipping federation papers along with correspondence. Fonds includes William Anderson's Certificate of Discharge from CGS Estevan (1917), logbook notes (1916-1917), programme for Navy Day, 1955, and two photographs of the CGS Estevan.

Anderson, James Betson, b. 1850

David P. Heidebrecht fonds

  • CA MEN 987.2
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1940]-1966, predominant 1964-1966

The fonds consists of manuscripts and notes relating to Heidebrecht's writings. The fonds also contains Heidebrecht's correspondence with and research notes about Russian Mennonites who fought in World War I.

Heidebrecht, David P.

Ida Coop fonds

  • CA FFG 991.07;991.06;991.18
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1921, 1941-1951

The fonds consists of school inspector reports, correspondence, cards and ephemera.

Coop, Ida

Leonard Frank Photo Studio fonds

  • CA JHS A.1985.001
  • Fonds
  • 1880-1983

The fonds consists of records from three distinct sources: the Leonard Frank Photo Studio, the Frank family , and the Landauer family. The records of Leonard Frank Photo Studio constitute those that remained after the closure of the business in 1983. They consist of photographs and textual records. The photographs cover many significant events and developments in British Columbia's history. Their major subject areas include logging, lumbering, mining, fishing and transportation; the construction of bridges and buildings in the Vancouver area; famous people; aboriginal peoples; and scenic views of mountainous, coastal, and urban areas. The photographs were taken by Leonard Frank and Otto Landauer. The textual records consist of photographic FindingAids, business correspondence, financial records, and historical and reference material. The records of the Frank family consist of the personal papers of Leonard and Bernard Frank. The records of the Landauer family consist of the personal papers of Otto Landauer and members of his family.

Leonard Frank Photo Studio

Leary family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-54
  • Fonds
  • 1897-[196-?]

Textual records consist of legal records belonging to A.R. Leary including land deeds, mortgage papers, and fire insurance policies. The fonds also includes British Columbia history and geography textbooks, newspaper clippings, a June 3, 1948 issue of the Ladner Optimist, school certificates, a short history of Vancouver, May Day raffle tickets, rules and regulations of the Grand Black Chapter of Ireland, programs, receipts, notebooks, correspondence, etc. It also contains genealogical notes on the Leary family compiled by Mabel MacNamara and Laura Miller. The fonds includes photographs of men during the gold rush, Knickerbocker's Barber Shop, schools and students, Ladner Ferry, World War I tanks, logging, canneries, ferries, etc. as well as photographs of various members of the Leary family.

Leary (family)

Jim Baker collection

  • CA LMA MS 21
  • Fonds
  • [Copied 1998]

The collection consists of the memories and anecdotes of Jim Baker. Includes 2 copied audio tapes, one report and 7 photographs. Audio tapes are BCPA Landscapes and People, about ranches in the lower Cariboo and Ashcroft area.

Jason Allard fonds

  • CA LCM MSS 155
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1957

The fonds consists of a scrapbook containing assorted newspaper and journal clippings pertaining to the history of British Columbia and Fort Langley, B.C., letters of condolence regarding the death of Allard's son in battle during World War I, and some articles written by Allard himself.

Allard, Jason Ovid, 1848-1931

Edward Peter De Cunha fonds

  • CA MMB P988.138.1
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1940-1970]

The fonds consists of certificates, operator's licences, cards of merchant navy defence courses taken, letters of reference and general correspondence relating to shipping. Two folders include maps of Thames River and Rotterdam Harbour with Port Authority notes. Fonds includes de Cunha's file relating to meteorology, printed material and photographs of Cunha's personal life and marine career.

De Cunha, Edward Peter, 1922-