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City of Victoria fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1862-2000

Fonds consists of various series documenting all aspects of City of Victoria services and administration.

Victoria (B.C.)

Margaret E. Johnston fonds

  • CA CVIC PR 55
  • Fonds
  • 1881-1978

The fonds consists of photographs depicting views of Victoria and images of the Edgar Dewdney and Paulus Aemilius Irving families, employers of Robert Winter, Margaret Johnston's father. Fonds includes photographs and postcards of Vancouver, Banff, the Rocky Mountains, and Prairie Indians compiled by the Evans family. Fonds includes an album containing verses, clippings, cards and Winter family notices as well as other albums of clippings and ephemera.

Johnston, Margaret Ellen

Petra Caroline Hansine Amsden fonds

  • CA CVIC PR 262
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1902]-1941, predominant [ca. 1902-1920]

Fonds consists of photographs of Petra Amsden and her family at Cape Scott, berry picking in Gordon Head and teaching in the interior of British Columbia at Doukhobor settlements.

Amsden, Petra Caroline

Victoria, British Columbia, Board of Trade fonds : 1863-1920

  • Fonds
  • Microfilmed 1985

The fonds consists of records of the Victoria Chamber of Commerce documenting its functions and activities in promoting commercial interests in British Columbia. Fonds also includes records created under the earlier name British Columbia Board of Trade. Series include minutes (1879-1920), committee reports and index (1913-1920), annual reports (1879-1920), cashbooks (1864-1921) and newspaper clippings (1895-1907) of the Victoria British Columbia Board of Trade.

Victoria, British Columbia, Board of Trade

Zoning 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

Wynne Shaw fonds

  • CA CVIC PR 250
  • Fonds
  • [193-?]

The fonds consists of photographs of Wynne Shaw and Russian Ballet School students and productions.

Shaw, Wynne, d. 1985

Women's Canadian Club of Victoria fonds

  • CA CVIC PR 266
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1995

Fonds consists of the following 23 series: 1. Incorporation records; 2. Constitution; 3. Membership records; 4. Insurance; 5. Cash book; 6. Financial statements; 7. Cheque summary; 8. Treasurer's reports; 9. Finances - General; 10. Annual reports; 11. Minutes; 12. Returned Soldiers Fund Committee minutes; 13. Conferences; 14. Guest book; 15. Index to summaries; 16. National association records; 17. Projects, correspondence, and reports; 18. Publications and speeches; 19. Regional meetings; 20. Scholarships and awards; 21. Scrapbooks; 22. Certificates; 23. Tour book.

Women's Canadian Club of Victoria

Winnett A. Brand fonds

  • CA CVIC PR 54
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1945

The fonds consists of photographs showing a Grade 3 class at Girls' Central School (Winnett Copeland is a pupil); classes of Chinese students at Kings Road School (some classes taught by Miss Copeland); and the second kindergarten class in Victoria, 1945.

Brand, Winnett A.

Winnifred A. Donaldson fonds

  • CA CVIC PR 147
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1950-1952]

The fonds consists of photographs and postcards. Images depict a Navy Day parade, Beacon Hill Park, Christ Church Cathedral, Douglas Street and Belleville, the Inner Harbour, the Nippon Maru ship, and various other photographs of Victoria streets and buildings.

Donaldson, Winnifred A.

Wilson Billingsley fonds

  • CA CVIC PR 161
  • Fonds
  • 1932

The fonds consists of photographs depicting a storm at Ross Bay and George Straith Jr. standing on the beach at Ross Bay.

Billingsley, Wilson

William Wilson fonds

  • CA CVIC PR 63
  • Fonds
  • 1860-1922, predominant 1880-1922

Fonds consists of the following 38 series: cash book (1906-1921); journal (1909-1922); ledger (1913-[ca. 1922]); reference material (1881-1899); taxes (1887-1908); Belmont Tannery records (1873-1910); Capital City Canning & Packing records (1906-1909); Clayoquot mineral claims records (1905-1917); Graham Island coal lands records (1880-1910); Nicola Mining Co. records (1887-1894); Wilson Bros. estimates (1892-1894); J.W. Williams estate records (1897); Joseph Wilson estate records (1899-1901); loan to W.Q. Arnold (1913-1916); loan to E. Cave (1904-1905); miscellaneous loan records (1878-1913); correspondence (1873-1883); estate records (1895-1918); family history (1860-[19--]); miscellaneous personal records (1874-[ca. 1920]); Pacific Club and Victoria Club records (1895-1899); miscellaneous agreements for sale (1900-1907); real estate purchases memorandum book (1890-1891); real estate sales ledger (1890-1906); Beer property records (1895); Fernwood property records (1890-1891); Halfway River property records (1912-1921); Johnson Street restaurant lease (1904-1909); Lulu Island property records (1898-1911); New Westminster property records (1890-1894); North Saanich property records (1913-1914); Oak Bay Avenue property records (1890-1908); Port Simpson property records (1895-1903); Vancouver property records (1898); Victoria Hotel construction records (1891-1898); Willows property records (1890-1900); reference publications (1846-1920); artifacts.

Wilson, William

William W. Northcott scrapbook

Series consists of news clippings, copies of letters, memoranda, and notes pertaining to the official duties of William W. Northcott, who served the City of Victoria as Assessor, Building Inspector, Purchasing Agent, and Returning Officer

Victoria (B.C.). Assessor

William W. Cook fonds

  • CA CVIC PR 97
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1912-1920]

The fonds consists of an album of postcards taken by the photographer J. Howard Chapman. Album also contains several photographic prints.

Cook, William W.

William Penman fonds

  • CA CVIC PR 19
  • Fonds
  • 1904-1962

The fonds consists of photographs, postcards, diaries, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous printed material. The photographs show views of Manitoba; British Columbia, especially Victoria and Vancouver Island; travels in Banff, California and Boston; and pictures of Canadian military aircrew training during World War I in Ontario and Texas, probably taken by Robert Newton "Newt" Penman. The fonds includes William Penman's diaries and scrapbooks, one compiled during World War I by Alexander Cowie (d. 1930), a pioneer of the Comox Valley. Fonds includes postcards depicting places in Canada, the United States, the British Isles, and Jamaica.

Penman, William

William Grimm fonds

  • CA CVIC PR 156
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1885-1900]

The fonds consists of photographs of the interior and exterior of William Grimm's Carriage Factory.

Grimm, William, d. 1912

William E. John fonds

  • CA CVIC PR 59
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1993, predominant 1966-1971

The majority of the photographs were made during John's career as a photographer for Victoria Press, covering a wide variety of topics relating both to everyday life and to special events mainly in Victoria. They are arranged by subject, primarily in chronological order for envelopes 1 to 107 and in the order of their receipt thereafter. Negatives for images in envelopes 1 to 107 are arranged by strip numbers and stored separately from the remaining negatives, which are arranged by file number. The textual records consist of photocopied newspaper clippings of captioned photographs as published.

John, William E.

William E. Gardner fonds

  • CA CVIC PR 36
  • Fonds
  • 1894-1946

The fonds consists of photographs showing Captain William E. Gardner, George M. Gardner, the ships Princess Victoria and Empress of Japan, and the tugs Bute, Respond, and Edna Grace.

Gardner, William Edward

Wholesale liquor licences journal

Series consists of a journal recording payment of licence fees for wholesale liquor distributors. Includes name of licensee, street, and payment details.
In same bound volumes with CRS 254, Retail Liquor Licences and Billiard Tables Journal (volumes printed tete-beche).
Arranged chronologically

Victoria (B.C.). City Clerk

Water Works cost ledger

Series consists of a special ledger dealing with the Victoria water works. The ledgers contain detailed information on specific water accounts.
Title taken from the front of the ledger

Victoria (B.C.). Finance Department

Water Works ledger

Series consists of a journal recording water works billing accounts. The billing of customers was performed on a bi-monthly basis.
Arranged chronologically

Victoria (B.C.). Finance Department

Water Works workbook

Series consists of a set of technical working journals used for calculations and estimates relating to the water supply. Includes information on rainfall, reservoir capacity, pipes and mains, water usage, and other matters related to the supply and distribution of water

Victoria (B.C.). Water Works

Water Works Esquimalt section ledger

Series consists of a ledger of the Esquimalt section of the Victoria water works. Accounts deal with all aspects of running the Esquimalt area water works.
Title taken from the front of the volume

Victoria (B.C.). Finance Department

Water Works general ledger

Series consists of a general ledger of the Victoria section of the water works. The ledger has accounts numbered 1 through 96 dealing with all aspects of the water works.
There is an index of the accounts at the front of the volume

Victoria (B.C.). Finance Department

Water Works journal

Series consists of a journal recording water works billing accounts. The billing of customers was performed on a bi-monthly basis.
Arranged chronologically

Victoria (B.C.). Finance Department

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