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Delta Museum and Archives Society Ladner
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Atkey family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-3
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1914-1960

Fonds consists of photographs of scenes and people in and around the Ladner/Delta area (from ca. 1918-1923), students and teachers in the Delta Central School and Ladner Elementary School (ca. 1918-1923) and photographs of the Atkey family and friends. Fonds also includes one book, Webster's School and Office Dictionary (1914) and one pen and ink drawing by Ken Atkey.

Atkey (family)

Boy Scouts of Canada, First Ladner Pack fonds

  • CA DMA CR-7
  • Fonds
  • 1916, 1934-1942

The fonds consists of a Boy Scouts "Troop Record Book" in which are recorded the names of the members of two patrols of a Ladner scout troop and its financial records for 1916. Reverend Garbett was its leader. A gap occurs in the book until 1934 when the troop is reconstituted as the 1st Ladner Boy Scout Troop. The Troop Record Book records members' attendance and fees paid until 1942. The fonds also includes receipts for membership and applications for membership, 1938-1939; and records of boys' names and addresses and tests passed, 1935-1938.

Boy Scouts of Canada. Ladner Pack, 1st

British and Foreign Bible Society Ladner Branch fonds

  • CA DMA CR-106
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1978

Fonds consists of minutes of meetings, financial records, annual reports, copies of annual appeal letters, correspondence with the British Columbia Auxiliary and Canadian Bible Society, and notes, pamphlets, and local newpaper clippings relating to the organization's activities.

British and Foreign Bible Society. Ladner Branch

Curtis family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-12
  • Fonds
  • [18--]-1991

The fonds consists mainly of two groups of records. One group was created as a result of Dr. E.J.Curtis' interest in the genealogy of the McKee family. The other is a compilation of material, some of which was arranged in 3 albums (see conservation note), that describes the activities and accomplishments of Edwin Johnson Curtis, his parents, and his children. The fonds includes photographs, correspondence, certificates, research notes, family trees, newspaper clippings and ephemera. The photographs contain many family portraits, scenes of early Ladner and Lowe Inlet, and depictions of family activities and holidays. Dr. Curtis corresponded with archives, genealogical organizations, and family members to obtain records and information about the family of his mother Isabella McKee, compiling this information in detailed handdrawn family trees. Original records include certificates of various family members' birth, death, marriage and accomplishments, and records of Dr. Curtis' war service, education, memberships, and professional competency and appointments.

Curtis (family)

Davie family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-99
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1987

The fonds consists of correspondence relating to Murray Davie's agricultural activities, and copies of records of the Delta Agricultural Society and Delta Co-Operative Breeders Society shares book (1929). The fonds contains photographs of Davie and Savage family members in portraits and participating in farm and community activities, as well as photographs of farms, barns, prize animals, and local scenes.

Davie (family)

Delta Ladner Saddler collection

  • CA DMA CR-25
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1870]-1960

This collection consists of photographs of several generations of the Ladner family.

Dennison family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-69
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1920-1995]

Fonds consists of photographs, an essay entitled "Memoirs of a Ladner Lad" written by William James Dennison, and a family tree prepared by Bill Dennison. The fonds also includes three ledgers from the Ladner Shoe Store. The photographs document many aspects of the Dennison's family life in Delta such as potato farming, gardening and a variety of social activities.

Dennison (family)

Edgar Dunning collection

  • CA DMA MSS DE970-6-169;MSS DE981-34;MSS DE981-77;MSS DE981-81;MSS DE1984-160;MSS DE1985-044;MSS DE1987-006;MSS DE1989-034;MSS DE1987-006
  • Fonds
  • 1902-1982

The collection consists of a wide variety of material relating to Delta. It includes leaflets, tickets, memberships cards, raffle tickets, voters' lists, photographs, programs, and booklets. The photographs depict Delta people and places. Also included are records of the Delta Community Band, some records of the Ladner Optimist and the Delta Centennial Committee.

Esther Paulson collection

  • CA DMA CR-90
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1890]-1911, 1978

The fonds consists of a photograph album and postcards belonging to Martin Paulson. Also included are a list of Swedes who came to Ladner at the turn of the century, as well as historical notes on Martin Paulson and his sea chest compiled by Esther Paulson, Martin's niece.

Ethel Mowat fonds

  • CA DMA CR-100
  • Fonds
  • 1886-1981

The fonds consists of records and photographs that document the activities of Ethel's parents, children and husband, and collections of photographs, taped and transcribed interviews, historical notes, and records accumulated in her function as member of various organizations, author of a memoir "From Dawn to the Twilight Years", and local historian. The fonds contains miscellaneous records of the I.O.D.E. and the Delta Museum and Archives, and photographs of members of the I.O.D.E. and Dugout committee. The fonds holds a collection of Mowat family photographs used in Ethel's memoir; a collection of records and photographs, largely belonging to the McKee family, found at the McKee House prior to its renovation as a Senior Citizen's Centre; and a collection of taped and transcribed interviews with Ethel and Sid Mowat, and others conducted by Ethel with local residents, including Bob Trim and Rosetta Saga.

Mowat, Ethel

Fred Taylor fonds

  • CA DMA CR-35
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1914-1950

The fonds consists of photographs of the following: Ladner Elementary School students in 1915 and 1922, Ladner Baseball Team (oversize), Landner Lacross Team in 1935, Vernon (Ted) Taylor in his harness making shop, snow scene in Delta with Clement, Lambert and Myrtle Grant (McRae), the Hanford and Taylor families on a Sunday afternoon drive with horses and buggy in front of the Hanford home on Stanley Street in 1913, May Day, parade in front of Ladner Meat market, musicians in parade, crowd on the steps of what is now the Delta Museum and Archives building, and Australian Cadets. Also consists of program for the First Annual Banquet an Dance of the Delta Ex-High Club, a Farm Service News brochure and a small handwritten program for the graduating class of 1926 at King George V High School.

Taylor, Fred, 1910-

Garvey, Dodd family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-5
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900]-[196-?]

The fonds consists of a record book/scrapbook belonging to Mabel Garvey and photographs mostly of the Gray sisters and their families. The photographs are loose or in an album. The photographs are of the B.C. Interior, Ladner, Beach Grove, Washington and California. Several photographs are of early Ladner fishing canneries and of the Delta Hotel.

Garvey (family)

Jean McDiarmid fonds

  • CA DMA CR-46
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1920-1979

The fonds consists of photographs of Miss Jean McDiarmid's students at Inverholme School and at Delta Central School, her home nursing notes and newsclipping from the Delta Optimist of the King George V High School reunion.

McDiarmid, Jean

Jessie Reagh Belcher fonds

  • CA DMA CR-47
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1905-1993

Fonds consists of textual and photographic material related to the Reagh family. The textual material consists of two papers regarding genealogical research conducted on Jessie Belcher's family. The first is entitled "The Wassell Family", was written by Wassell Randolph, with a forward added by Jessie Belcher, as well as a page indicating references to her mother's family. The second, which investigates the life of Elizabeth Wedgwood Hawksworth, Jessie Belcher's great-great-great paternal grandmother, was written by Mrs. Belcher herself and is entitled "Who Are You?". Another manuscript entitled "Reflection of Delta Central School" records Mrs. Belcher's memories of Delta Central School and includes anecdotes about teachers, classmates, and school activities. Mrs. Belcher attended the school in the 1930s. The textual records also contain advertising material including monthly calendars from Fisher's Drug And Book Store (1923), envelopes from Ladner United Sunday School, Mc & Mc Department Stores, the Ladner Studio, and a greeting card from Home Oil Distributors Limited. Another file contains greeting cards, an invitation to the opening of the No. 18 Elementary Flying Training School, Boundary Bay, and a name tag for a Graduate Dance for the Air Force, which Jessie Reagh attended in 1941. The tag is "part of wing of plane which cracked up on Sea Island." The file also contains a "Coronation 1937", a booklet prepared by the Department of Education and presented to elementary and high school children in the province. Jessie Reagh wrote an inscription in the centre of the booklet which includes the names of her teachers and classmates. Also included in the textual material are two books, "The New Canadian Hymnal" (1922), and the "Canadian Reader" (1931). The photographs include seven black and white photographs related to the Reagh family.

Belcher, Jessie Reagh, 1924-

Ken Young photograph collection : [ca. 1880]-1947

  • CA DMA CR-102
  • Fonds
  • [Copied 1980]

The collection consists of copy prints and negatives created and assembled by Ken Young as a research project which he did as a student at the University of British Columbia. The collection consists of copies of original photographs taken of the Delta area of British Columbia between 1880 and 1950, including buildings and street scenes in Ladner, Port Guichon, Westham Island, and Annieville, as well as some scenes of Victoria. The collection includes photographs of family homes, barns, businesses, ferries and boats, as well as formal portraits, social scenes, and photographs of people at work fishing, farming, and in the milk and fish canneries. Also included are family trees, correspondence, and clippings.

Kinette Club of Ladner-Tsawwassen fonds

  • CA DMA CR-49
  • Fonds
  • 1956-1992

The fonds consists of a scrapbook containing photographs, newsclippings, programs, president's reports, club budgets and ephemeral items pertaining to the charitable and social activities of the Kinette Club of Ladner-Tsawwassen. Social functions involving the Kinsmen Club of Ladner-Tsawwassen are also documented in this scrapbook. Fonds also includes a copy of the Club's constitution and two loose photographs.

Kinette Club of Ladner-Tsawwassen

Ladner May Day Committee fonds

  • CA DMA CR-53
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1957], 1996

Fonds consists of correspondence, financial records, some programmes and minutes of meetings relating to the Ladner May Day Committee from ca 1957-1959. Fonds also includes two photograph albums showing the 100th May Day celebrations in 1996.

Ladner May Day Committee

Ladner District Girl Guide fonds

  • CA DMA CR-51
  • Fonds
  • 1954-1985

This fonds consists of four series: 1. Financial Records (1968-1985), 2. Record Sheets (1970-1983), 3. Scrapbooks (1974-1984), and 4. Miscellaneous (1954).

Girl Guides of Canada. Ladner District

Ladner Lawn Bowling Club fonds

  • CA DMA CR-52
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1986

The fonds consists of records of the Ladner Lawn Bowling Club and the Ladner Ladies Lawn Bowling Club, including minutes, financial and legal papers, miscellaneous papers and photographs.

Ladner Lawn Bowling Club

Lanning family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-87
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1958, 1984

The fonds consists of school records and exercises belonging to Marjorie and Harold, Gertrude's cash book, some records belonging to Lanning, Fawcett & Wilson, and photographs of members and friends of the Lanning family engaged in picnics, work, school activities, and other social events.

Lanning (family)

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)

Philip S. Quelch fonds

  • CA DMA CR-58
  • Fonds
  • 1922-1927

The fonds consists of black and white copy prints of personnel, equipment and operations at the Ladner Lumber Mill, their outfit and the Savage's outfit. Also contains photographs of Philip Quelch and friends at leisure, many group photos, photographs of Ladner buildings, the ferry, Ladner's Landing, the Ladner War Memorial, and the dance hall at Point Roberts.

Quelch, Philip S.

Robin Hooper collection

  • CA DMA CR-60
  • Fonds
  • 1990-1995

The fonds consists of a 1990 paper for an anthropology class entitled "An Analysis of Artifacts Salvaged from Ladner's Chinatown" and a 1992 report about an archaeological dig of Ladner's Chinatown entitled "Dragon Harvest." Also includes a photograph album titled "A Decade in Ladner (1979-1989)", photographs and montages of Ladner's Chinatown and a sketch of the area by Robin Hooper.

Simeon Fisher fonds

  • CA DMA CR-45
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1915

Fonds consists of Simeon Fisher's receipts, personal and business correspondence, post office stubs, indentures, notices of tax assessment, newspaper clippings, insurance agreements, leases, agreements of sale, playbills and assorted ephemera. Includes a land sale agreement between William Charles Smaill, James Samuel Taylor and Alfred Albert King regarding property on Lulu Island. Approximately 59 items.

Fisher, Simeon Whidden

Thomas E. Ladner and family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-64
  • Fonds
  • 1869-1983

The fonds consists largely of correspondence and financial records that pertain to Thomas Ladner's business ventures in salmon canning and farming. Thomas Ladner's correspondence April 28, 1892 to November 11, 1896 (of which this archives holds photocopies) is made up of letters sent to Robert Paterson Rithet, Ladner's agent and business partner in the Victoria Canning Co. Ltd. The financial records largely concern Thomas' farming operation, of which the ledger of 1919-1924 provides the most complete documentation. Also included in the fonds are historical notes written by Leon Ladner and Yvonne Killam about the Thomas Ladner family, and photographs of Thomas Ladner, his immediate family and descendants, his farm, and Ladner family friends and activities.

Ladner, Thomas Ellis

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