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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.

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

Bill Hasting's St. Mungo photograph collection

  • CA DMA CR-123
  • Fonds
  • 1983

The collection consists of slides and photographs of the Glenrose Cannery and St. Mungo Archaeological digs, and staff and drawings of the St. Mungo archaeological site. The material was used as a display at a talk on the archaeological digs given by W. Hastings in 1983.

Terry Brennan collection

  • CA DMA CR-65
  • Fonds
  • 1797-[ca. 1970]

This fonds consists of records collected by Terry Brennan in his efforts to preserve the cultural heritage of Delta, particularly the lives of the pioneering families. Consequently, the records accumulated by Mr. Brennan represent several families, and activities, which contributed to the development of Delta. Three series have been identified according to types of creators -- Private Records and Municipal Records -- and by media -- Photographs and other graphic material. Private records include both business records (British America Cannery), and personal papers (T.E. Ladner, Terry Brennan). Municipal Records include marriage and court records.

Delta Shingle Mill collection

  • CA DMA CR-133
  • Collection
  • 1910-1916

The collection consists of 22 photographs that show in a variety of detail the operation and structures of a shingle mill and logging railroad in North Delta in the early part of the 1900's. The collection includes photographs of the owner, Wesley Thompson, his family, and mill workers. The donor also provided photocopies of clippings and genealogical information about the Thompson family, which are located in the Archives Reference files under Wesley Thompson.

Delta Shingle Mill

St. Mungo Cannery fonds

  • CA DMA CR-91
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1978, predominant 1933-1957

The fonds consists of 30 ledgers and 2.4 m of other textual records, including financial records, personnel records, legal records, fishermens' records and seine boat records.

St. Mungo Cannery (Delta, B.C.)

John Christopherson fonds

  • CA DMA CR-48
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1976

The fonds consists of records relating to the functions and activities of John Christopherson, the manager of B.C. Packers Limited oyster operation on Boundary Bay in Delta. The records mainly deal with oyster operations at Boundary Bay and Pendrell Sound, and include daily work diaries, correspondence, invoices, cost estimates, time sheets, boat log books, inventories, newspaper clippings and other reference material. The fonds includes photographs that detail the operations of the Boundary Bay oyster plant. The fonds also includes personal records that belong to John and Grace Christopherson, including correspondence, a travel diary, and memorabilia that relate to their social activities in Delta. The fonds is arranged in seven series: Work diaries; Boundary Bay oyster operation records; Boat log books; Pendrell Sound seed operation records; Reference materials; John and Grace Christopherson personal records; and, Photographs.

Christopherson, John

Currie, McWilliams and Company fonds

  • CA DMA CR-76
  • Fonds
  • 1896-1905

The fonds consists of records of the Currie McWilliams Cannery and the Currie McWilliams import business. The majority of the papers are receipts for goods, materials, and machinery necessary for the operation of the businesses. As well, there are legal documents, correspondence, and memos.

Currie, McWilliams and Company

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.)

Frank and Winifred Fisher fonds

  • CA DMA CR-32
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1912-1930

The fonds consists of a diary kept by Frank Fisher. Part of the diary appears to be written at the time he was a bookkeeper at Deas Island in 1912; this section of the diary is written in pen. Other entries written in pencil chronicle the day to day activities of farm life. It is likely, therefore that this section was written after Mr. Fisher returned from the war and started farming Deas Island. The fonds also consists of a letter found in Mr. Fisher's diary, written to him by a relative or friend, Kathleen, living overseas.

Fisher, Frank