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Coles, Howell and Company fonds

  • CA CVIC PR 184
  • Fonds
  • 1875-1935

The fonds consists of agreements and correspondence relating to the development and subdivision of the Bradley-Dyne property located at Union Bay in the Saanich Inlet.

Coles, Howell and Company

David Chuen-yan Lai fonds

  • CA CVIC PR 209
  • Fonds
  • 1979-1986

The fonds consists of reports, supporting material to reports and newspaper clippings. Records document Lai's efforts at revitalizing Victoria's Chinatown.

Lai, Chuen-yan David, 1937-

Ainslie James Helmcken fonds

  • CA CVIC PR 252
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1983, predominant 1965-1983

Fonds consists of 11 series of records. Series include book manuscript ([196-?]); material for film (1971-1972); manuscripts ([196-?]); correspondence (1966-1983); Hollywood Cricket Club photographs (1936); research notes ([196-?]); speeches ([196-?]); time line notes ([196-?]); driver education proposal (1965-1966); miscellaneous ([ca. 1975-1982]); and published articles (1966-1968).

Helmcken, Ainslie James

Alexander Roberts fonds : [ca. 1890-1910]

  • CA CVIC PR 52
  • Fonds
  • [Copied 1979]

The fonds consists of photographs showing the Roberts family, various Victoria scenes, and the Nickel Plate Mine at Hedley, B.C.

Roberts, Alexander Cross

Allwood family fonds

  • CA CVIC PR 22
  • Fonds
  • 1921-1925

The fonds consists of photographs showing the construction of the Johnson Street Bridge, 1921-1923 (many taken by Howard Chapman); programs and newspaper articles on Victoria musical revues and performers and one photograph; a poster for the comic opera "The Boy"; and Eileen Allwood's reminiscences of the Pantages Theatre, 1919-1927.

Allwood (family)

Charles Hayward fonds

  • CA CVIC PR 118
  • Fonds
  • 1862

The fonds consists of Charles Hayward's 1862 diary.

Hayward, Charles

Charles Staples fonds

  • CA CVIC PR 194
  • Fonds
  • 1896-1985

The fonds consists of records relating to cycling races held in Victoria and include newspaper clippings, photographs, cycling race programmes, a certificate from the National Radio Institute, reference letter, artifacts, and a scrapbook and postcard apparently from Joe Hancock, a competitive sprint cyclist.

Staples, Charles, d. 1990

Arion Male Voice Choir fonds

  • CA CVIC PR 56
  • Fonds
  • 1892-1993

Fonds consists of the following 24 series: constitution and by-laws (1893-1976); general supplies [19-?]; minutes (1908-1979); record of attendance (1970-1992); accounts (1907-1912); book of revenue (1928-1965); budget (1931-1932); cash book (1930- 1967); current account register sheet (1974-1982); day book (1959-1967); financial statements (1949-1983); records relating to grant applications (1974-1977); concert tickets (1949-1967); correspondence (1927-1979); general operational files (1901-1935); guard books (1899-1973); miscellaneous operational files (1893-1967); photographs [ca.1950]; programmes (1893-1967); records relating to Arion Club- Orpheus Club reunion (1912-1913); records relating to ticket sales (1977-1981); records relating to visit to the United Kingdom (1973); annual general history files (1893-1993); newspaper clippings (1893-1992).

Arion Male Voice Choir

Old Men's Home Committee minutes

Series consists of the minutes of this City Council committee. The volumes, which include the minutes of several other committees, are not indexed.
Arranged chronologically

Victoria (B.C.). City Clerk

Operational files 2

Series consists of records created by the second City Manager. They pertain to virtually all areas of City activity. Earlier Manager's records are described in CRS 22 (predominantly 1950-1963), while later ones are described in CRS 124 (predominantly 1970-1977).
The files are arranged by subject within an overall numeric classification scheme. There are three general sequences of files in this series, with some overlap in dates and variations in the classification scheme: 1963-1965, 1966-1968, and 1969-1971. File classification lists are located at 1 A 1, folder 1

Victoria (B.C.). City Manager

Operational files index

Series consists of an index to the City Manager's operational files 3 (CRS 124).
Arranged chronologically by year and alphabetically by topic or numerically by classification code within each year

Victoria (B.C.). City Manager

Payroll

Series consists of monthly payroll records for the Unemployment Relief Office. Includes name of employee, position, monthly salary, deductions, and some remarks. Each volume includes a list of employees with addresses and telephone numbers at the end

Victoria (B.C.). Unemployment Relief Office

Photographs, news clippings and pamphlets

Series consists primarily of 459 photographs of various Victoria parks. There are also photographs of other parks in Canada and the United States.
Photographs are divided into files based on photographer, type of photograph, or subject matter. The dates listed are only those noted on some photographs and do not cover all the material in each file. The subject matter is varied covering: aerial photos, Beacon Hill Park, boulevard trees, children and playgrounds, parks, Parks Department projects and personnel, Ross Bay Cemetery, scenic views, storm damage scenes, waterfowl, zoo animals.
In addition, there are a few newclippings, postcards, and pamphlets relating to the Parks Department

Victoria (B.C.). Parks and Recreation Department

Pipe fittings inventory

Series consists of a monthly journal of goods and services purchased by the City with yearly summaries of expenditures. Includes vendor, quantity, cost, ledger category, item list, and invoice total.

Victoria (B.C.). Stores Department

Printing purchases journal

Series consists of a journal describing details of printing services and supplies purchased by the City. Each entry describes the supplier, details of the service or product, and the cost.
Arranged by department and, within each departmental section, by date

Victoria (B.C.). Purchasing Department

Public Works, Lighting, Water and Harbour Committee minutes

Series consists of the minutes of this City Council committee. Also includes some agendas originally filed with the City Clerk for information.
For an alphabetical index to the minutes of the Finance Committee, see CRS 137.
See also CRS 28, Public Works Committee records (1926-1962)

Victoria (B.C.). City Clerk

Quotation record book

Series consists of a record of quotations received for materials considered for purchase by the City. Does not include actual prices and suppliers, but rather consists of an index to such documents (see CRS 183, Tenders and quotations and CRS 246, Specifications). Describes the quotation number, date, department, and description of material. Includes an alphabetical list of suppliers ca. 1951-1956.
Arranged alphabetically by type of material, and numerically within each alphabetical group (the numerical order reflects the chronology of receipt, since the quotations were numbered in the chronological order received)

Victoria (B.C.). Purchasing Department

Recreation and Community Services Committee records

This committee was one of the three standing committees reporting directly to City Council (the others being the Group 'A' and Group 'B' Committees). The committee oversaw the management of the Memorial Arena, Crystal Gardens, McPherson Playhouse, and Royal Athletic Park as well as general recreation planning and program development. Earlier, this committee was known as the Parks, Boulevards and Recreation Facilities Committee

Victoria (B.C.). City Clerk

Register of agreements and leases

Series consists of a register of agreements and leases between the City and various parties. Includes registration number, date, name, and nature of agreement.
Part of single volume including CRS 256, 258, and 259; located at pp. 82-99 (agreements 1-380, 1892-1927) and pp. 122-154 (agreements 380-471, 1927-1956)

Victoria (B.C.). Finance Department

Register of tax sale deeds

Series consists of a register of deeds owned by various parties as a result of purchasing tax sale properties from the City. Includes number, date, legal description, certificate number, and remarks.
Part of single volume including CRS 256, 257, and 259; located at pp. 62-81 (numbers 1-346) and pp. 100-112 (numbers 347-667)

Victoria (B.C.). Finance Department

Relief Committee minutes

Series consists of the minutes of this City Council committee. The volume, which includes the minutes of several other committees, is not indexed.
Arranged chronologically

Victoria (B.C.). City Clerk

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