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Western Fuel Corporation of Canada fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1910-1942

Fonds consists of the administrative and operational records of the Western Fuel Company and its successor companies. The records of its eventual parent company, Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir) Ltd. are described separately. Fonds is arranged in the following series: 1) Annual report; 2) Correspondence; 3) Financial records; 4) Coal record books; and 5) Photographs.

Western Fuel Corporation of Canada

Vancouver Coal Mining and Land Company fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1862-1899

Fonds consists of records which document the operations of the Vancouver Coal Mining and Land Company in the Nanaimo area. Photocopied materials predominate but the fonds also includes some original records. The fonds is arranged in three series 1) Administrative records; 2) Journals and 3) Financial records.

Vancouver Coal Mining and Land Company

Coal Tyee Society fonds

  • CA NCAI 1996 037 A
  • Fonds
  • 1978-1990

Fonds is arranged in six series: 1) Constitution and bylaws; 2) Minutes; 3) Correspondence; 4) Financial Records; 5) Projects; 6) Miscellaneous.

Coal Tyee Society

Nanaimo and Alberni District Assessment Office fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1884-1885

The fonds consists of assessment rolls, which list provincial land assessment for Oyster, South Cranberry, Cedar, Cranberry, Douglas, Nanaimo, Mountain, Wellington, Nanoose, Englishman's River, Qualicum, Lasqueti Island, Gabriola Island, Valdes Island, and Alberni. The rolls are listed by name of individual and include property value, income and other taxable details.

Nanaimo and Alberni District Assessment Office

Ross McLeod collection

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1955]

Collection consists of schedules of Canadian Pacific ships on the west coast and a schedule for the Victoria, Nanaimo, Courtenay dayliner train. Also includes postcards of CP and Blackball line ships and views of downtown Nanaimo including views of the Malaspina Hotel, Georgia Park, the Bastion, Front Street looking south, and the harbour and port.

Magistrate's Office fonds: 1863, 1865

  • Fonds
  • Photocopied ca. 1993

Fonds consists of correspondence from the Colonial Secretary to the Nanaimo Magistrate's office (1863) and an issue of the Government Gazette of Vancouver Island, May 9, 1865.

Vancouver Island (Colony). Nanaimo Magistrate's Office

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

Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir) Ltd. fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1904-1968

Fonds consists of records related to the administration and operations of Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir) Ltd and its successor Canadian Collieries Resources Ltd. Fonds is arranged in the following series: 1) Annual reports; 2) Reports; 3) Letters of agreement; 4) Office vouchers; 5) Maps; 6) Employment records; 7) Union Bay records and 8) Miscellaneous.

Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir)

Dan Radford fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900], 1927-1956

Fonds consists of photographs and certificates that relate to Radford's work as a coal miner and local and provincial labour representative. Photographs include views of a mine rescue team, Radford at a conference in Turkey, a United Mine Workers of America Convention in Calgary, a strike at Imperial Laundry in Nanaimo, and Ladysmith miners. Certificates include a Certificate of Competency (1927) and a receipt for a certificate from the Granby Mine (1928).

Radford, Dan

Ashlar Lodge No. 3 (Nanaimo) collection

  • Fonds
  • 1907, 1937-1953

Collection consists of notices of meetings and installation and investiture programmes (1937-1953), a poster indicating the name and meeting day of all Vancouver Island lodges [ca.1930], a hand coloured certificate of appreciation to Mark Bate (1907) and a mounted photograph of a Masonic Caliper. Also includes memorabilia from other lodges including Concord Lodge No. 79 (Parksville), Hiram Lodge No. 14 (Courtenay), St. John's Lodge No. 21 (Ladysmith), Nanaimo Lodge No. 110 and Chemainus Lodge No. 114.

Mayo Lumber Company collection : 1959-1972

  • Fonds
  • Reprinted ca. 1981

Collection consists of photocopies of newspaper clippings about Mayo Lumber Company, two letters and three information circulars titled "Enterprise and Action", "The Mayo Group--Its History and Potential" and "A Few Facts about Mayo Lumber Company Ltd."

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