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Corporation of Delta Finance Department fonds

  • CA DMA 1988-047;1990-002;1991-101
  • Fonds
  • 1893-1986

The fonds consists of records created and received by the Finance Department of the Corporation of Delta and its predecessors. Fonds contains records arising from the management of corporation finances, such as the documentation of expenditures and receipts, as well as from the collection of various taxes. Records include ledgers of expenditures for dyking and other purposes, cash books, assessment ledgers for land and water, and collector's rolls. Also included are financial reports, correspondence, memoranda, and other materials.

Delta (B.C.). Finance Dept.

Corporation of Delta Clerk's Department fonds

  • CA DMA 1988-047;1990-002;1991-101
  • Fonds
  • 1898-1989, predominant 1957-1989

The fonds consists of records created and received by the Clerk's Department of the Corporation of Delta. Fonds includes records arising from various functions of the Clerk's Department, such as the registering of bylaws and deeds, the compilation of voters' lists, the providing of support for Council, inter-governmental relations, public and community relations, maintenance of cemetaries documentation, and other activities. Records include correspondence, memoranda, reports, minutes, statistics, lists, notes, bylaws, photographs, and other records.

Delta (B.C.). Clerk's Dept.

Corporation of Delta Human Resources Department fonds

  • CA DMA 1990-002
  • Fonds
  • 1975-1982

The fonds consists of records created and received by the Human Resources Department of the Corporation of Delta and its predecessors. Fonds consists of one series: 1) Delta Family Services Society records.

Delta (B.C.). Human Resources Dept.

Corporation of Delta Parks and Recreation Department fonds

  • CA DMA 1990-002;1991-101
  • Fonds
  • 1967-1987

The fonds consists of records created and received by the Parks and Recreation Department of the Corporation of Delta and its predecessors. Fonds includes records arising from the preparation and delivery of various recreation and community programs. Records include correspondence, memoranda, reports, copies of bylaws, draft schedules, and other materials.

Delta (B.C.). Parks and Recreation Dept.

Corporation of Delta Planning Department fonds

  • CA DMA 1990-002;1991-101
  • Fonds
  • 1956-1988

The fonds consists of records created and received by the Planning Department of the Corporation of Delta and its predecessors. Fonds includes records arising from various planning activities, including general development, industrial development, and land use. Records include correspondence, memoranda, reports, lists, notes, and other materials.

Delta (B.C.). Planning Dept.

Corporation of Delta Fire Department fonds

  • CA DMA 1991-101;1997-001
  • Fonds
  • 1963-1991

The fonds consists of records created and received by the Delta Fire Department of the Corporation of Delta. Records include financial records, fire call records, reports, manuals, and other records.

Delta (B.C.). Fire Dept.

Corporation of Delta Engineering Department fonds

  • CA DMA 1993-22;1990-002;1991-101
  • Fonds
  • 1951-1988

The fonds consists of records created and received by the Engineering Department of the Corporation of Delta, and its predecessors. Fonds contains records arising from various functions of the Engineering Department, such as the construction and/or maintenance of roads, wharves, railways, water lines, sewers, and natural gas lines. Fonds also includes administrative records, records arising from garbage collection activities, and records arising from environmental awareness activities. Records include correspondence, memoranda, reports, bulletins, articles, notes, plans, field work records and other materials.

Delta (B.C.). Engineering Dept.

Richmond-Delta Holstein 4-H Calf Club fonds

  • CA DMA CR-1
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1977

Fonds consists of a Junior Leadership record book, a Secretary's record book for Richmond Delta Holstein 4-H Calf Club (with Hazel Wilson's name on it) and newspaper clippings about the 4-H Club.

Richmond Delta Holstein 4-H Calf Club

Capadouca family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-10
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1930-1946]

This fonds consists of one autograph book belonging to Peter Demosten, and six photographs relating to the Capadouca family's activities on Deas Island.

Capadouca (family)

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

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.

John Landysheff fonds

  • CA DMA CR-104
  • Fonds
  • 1951-1979

The fonds consists of submisions and briefs, correspondence, minutes, landscape plans, and reference material generated by Mr. Landysheff's interest in promoting better community parks and recreation facilities for Delta. The fonds also includes Mr. Landysheff's original registers of meteorological observations taken at Pebble Hill, Tsawwassen, as well as publications from and correspondence with the Meteorological Branch. The fonds also includes memorabilia and writings by Mr. Landysheff on topics related to his work in the sugar beet industry, and to his interests in the history and welfare of his adopted country. The fonds has been arranged in four series: Weather observation materials; Community campaign and project materials; Writings; and Memorabilia.

Landysheff, John Joseph, b. 1893

Delta Branch Canadian Red Cross Society fonds

  • CA DMA CR-105
  • Fonds
  • 1939-1962

The fonds consists of minutes of meetings and miscellaneous other administrative records which document the Delta Branch's most active period during the Second World War, and its subsequent decline post WWII. The fonds also includes a notebook recording the materials used and articles produced by the United Church Work Unit, plus sewing patterns and knitting instructions, published by the Canadian Red Cross, that were used by members of the Work Units.

Canadian Red Cross Society. Delta Branch

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

Delta Women's Institute fonds

  • CA DMA CR-107
  • Fonds
  • 1963-1971

The fonds consists of meeting agendas, member orientation booklets, correspondence, and reference material.

Delta Women's Institute

Brunswick Cannery (Canoe Pass) fonds

  • CA DMA CR-108
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1880]-1942

The fonds consists of records generated by the operation of the Brunswick Cannery on Canoe Pass from 1897 to 1926, under the ownership of the Brunswick Cannery Company, and after 1902, under the ownership of the British Columbia Packers Association and British Columbia Fishing and Packing Company Ltd. The fonds also includes records belonging to the Anglo American Canning Company Ltd. probably because the company's president, Francis Griffin Bell, became the manager of Brunswick Cannery for the Association in 1902. The fonds includes licenses, contracts, financial and fishermen's records generated by daily operations, plant inventories, and correspondence. The records are not complete. The records reflect its operation as a branch of the British Columbia Packers Association and therefore give insight into the operation of the Association. The fonds has been arranged into 9 series: annual reports, correspondence, financial records, fishermen's records, Francis G. Bell family records, legal records, miscellaneous material, personnel records, and plant inventories.

Brunswick Cannery (Canoe Pass, B.C.)

Roy York collection

  • CA DMA CR-109
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1961

Collection consists of an A.R.P. record book; a workbook and information for setting up a Welfare Centre Operation, annotated by W. Roy York; and three pamphlets dealing with the civil defence programme in 1960/61.

Chorlton family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-11
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1910-193-

The fonds consists of 136 photographs, some loose, most mounted in a photo album. The photographs include scenes of farming, travel, family, and livestock.

Chorlton (family)

Holmes family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-110
  • Fonds
  • 1906-[ca. 1955]

The fonds consists of records generated by farming operations on the Holmes farm on Crescent Island, Delta, and by Locke Holmes' later activities after the farm was sold. The farm records are largely from the years 1910 to 1921 and include financial records, correspondence, and reference and miscellaneous material. Locke Holmes' records are few and give a general indication of his activities. The records have been arranged in the following series: financial records; Crescent Island B.C. Hay and Grain Growers' Association records; correspondence; reference and miscellaneous material; and Locke Holmes' material.

Holmes (family)

Margaret MacInnis and family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-111
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1940

Fonds consists of correspondence, financial records, certificates, school workbooks, two small watercolour paintings, and photographs. The material is about MacInnis family events and relationships, and the activities and accomplishments of individual family members. The fonds has been arranged according to the family member responsible for receiving or creating the records: Martin and Margaret MacInnis, Jessie MacInnis, Carlyle MacInnis, and John William Fraser. A fifth series contains an account book of the Brackman-Ker Milling Company.

MacInnis, Margaret Catherine

Whitworth family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-112
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1885]-1949

Fonds consists of correspondence and photographs created or received by Whitworth family members Isaac, Christiana, Leonie, Lillian, Fred, William, and Olive. Much of the correspondence is in the form of postcards.

Whitworth (family)

William H. Ladner fonds

  • CA DMA CR-113
  • Fonds
  • 1870-1887

Fonds consists of a ledger and photocopies of William Ladner's crown grants to land in Delta. The ledger was used for several purposes between 1870 and 1887 which reflect some of the several roles William played in the community: farmer, school district trustee, and police magistrate. The ledger contains copies of minutes of meetings of Trenant School District trustees held in 1874, the earliest existing records for the Delta school district.

Ladner, William Henry

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