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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.

Canadian Federation of University Women-Delta/South Delta fonds

  • CA DMA DMA 152
  • Fonds
  • 1966-2009

The fonds consists of records created by the C.F.U.W.-Delta/South Delta. The fonds has been arranged into eight series: Constitutions & By-Laws; Membership; Annual Reports; Minutes of Meetings; Financial Reports; Correspondance; Publicity; Scrapbooks and Photographs.

Canadian Federation of University Women-Delta/South Delta

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)

Margaret Wayte collection

  • CA DMA CR-98
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1890-1960

The collection consists of photographs of members of the Whiting, Love, Brandrith, Skinner, Foote and Gunn families. Also includes photographs of Boundary Bay school classes and Skinner's Service Station, as well as one tintype of two boys possibly around 1890. Textual records include a letter from Thomas Gunn to his uncle Hugh Gunn, and a letter by F.J. Brandrith.

Vancouver Wireless Station Parent-Teacher Association fonds

  • CA DMA CR-97
  • Fonds
  • 1950-1962

Fonds consists of two scrapbooks relating to the activities of the Vancouver Wireless Station Elementary School Parent- Teacher Association from 1950 to 1962. The scrapbooks contain photographs of school activities and classes; yearly summaries of PTA officers, projects and activities; financial statements; correspondence; announcements and copies of the newsletter "PTA News"; newspaper clippings and ephemera. The material is contained in two albums, the first containing material from 1950 to 1961 (Photo numbers 11-65) and the second from 1961 to 1962 (Photo numbers 61-73).

Vancouver Wireless Station Parent-Teacher Association

George Wallace collection

  • CA DMA CR-96
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1963

The collection consists of a cash book (1945-1963) of the Delta Manor Co-Operative Association, cash book and subscription register (1930) of the B.C. Co-Operative Feed Pool, agreements between farmers and the Pool, and correspondence between shareholders and the Pool and the Egg Co-Operative and the Pool. The collection also includes two programs from the Delta Centennial Banquet (1958).

Delta Ex-High Club fonds

  • CA DMA CR-95
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1937

Fonds consists of a minute book that records the first meeting held to form a club of alumni of King George V High School on October 25, 1930. The minute book ends with an entry May 29, 1937. The 46 page document is missing pages 24-33, with the minutes written on the following pages.

Delta Ex-High Club

Nick Ardanaz collection

  • CA DMA CR-94
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1981

The collection consists of seven identical blueprints of the municipality of Delta produced by the Corporation of Delta in 1961. The blueprints include all roads in Delta, as well as inserts of Ladner, North Delta, and South Delta. The majority of the collection, however, is concerned with Kennedy School and includes miscellaneous papers, class photographs, and oral records and photographs of Kennedy School's fiftieth anniversary.

William and Margaret Tamboline family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-93
  • Fonds
  • [188-] - 1991

The fonds consists of articles, newspaper clippings and miscellaneous historical manuscripts about Tamboline family members and other people and events in the Ladner area. One series of clippings is organized in four scrapbooks. The fonds also includes photographs of family members and friends, and homes and activities of the Tamboline family.

Tamboline (family)

George William London family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-92
  • Fonds
  • 1891-1954

The fonds consists of financial records belonging to G.W. and Richard London, correspondence belonging to Hazel that is about her wedding in 1934, and photographs of family, friends, school classes and scenes of the local area.

London (family)

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.)

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.

British Columbia Waterfowl Society fonds

  • CA DMA CR-9
  • Fonds
  • 1961-1967

The fonds consists of three files: the first being contracts, plans, pamphlets and loose papers related to the building of the Reifel Bird Sanctuary; the second being the constitutions of the British Columbia Waterfowl Society and the Pacific Flyway Waterfowl Association; and the third being minutes of the B.C. Waterfowl Society from 1962 to 1967.

British Columbia Waterfowl Society

Morley family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-89
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1880]-1971

The fonds consists of records, personal memorabilia, and photographs of the Morley family. Records include farm account books, ledgers, diaries, and correspondence. Personal memorabilia include greeting cards, post cards, school books, and miscellaneous printed material. Photographs are of scenic views, farm activities, family events, family members and friends.

Morley (family)

Lower Fraser River Crossing Improvement Association fonds

  • CA DMA CR-88
  • Fonds
  • 1948-1960

The fonds consists of minutes of meetings (1948-1960), constitution and by-laws, membership lists, financial records, correspondence, reference material, plans for the Deas Island Tunnel Cairn, agendas, announcements, programs, and a speech given by George Massey in 1948 ("Why the Lower Fraser River Crossing Improvement Association was formed").

Lower Fraser River Crossing Improvement Association

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)

J.K. McConnell collection : 1941-1945

  • CA DMA CR-86
  • Fonds
  • [Copied 1983 and 1987]

Collection consists of copy negatives and copy prints of images from Mr. McConnell's album that pertain to his service at R.C.A.F. Station Boundary Bay, and a photocopy of the entire album made in 1983. The album records Mr. McConnell's service in the R.C.A.F. from March 13, 1941 to November 3, 1945. The captioned images document the kind of training men received under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, and some of the action McConnell saw overseas. Included are class photographs, photographs of air crews and aircraft and places visited on leave, aerial views of Boundary Bay Airfield and Delta, and newsclippings that record bombing runs and the fate of friends in the airforce.

Westham Island Gun Club fonds

  • CA DMA CR-85
  • Fonds
  • 1925-1975

The fonds consists of minutes of general annual meetings (1925-1975), correspondence, gun permits, membership lists, and a report on the Westham Island pheasant survey (1966).

Westham Island Gun Club

George Campbell fonds

  • CA DMA CR-84
  • Fonds
  • [ca.1920-1955]

The fonds consists of a poster advertising a dance and photographs depicting Campbell's high school students, teachers, and school buildings.

Campbell, George Henry

Gay Trevitt collection

  • CA DMA CR-83
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1985

The collection consists primarily of 100 colour negatives and b&w copy prints (1988) of the color prints that were placed in the Delta Time Capsule. The collection also contains photographs of Dr. King's garden and house, photographs and resumes of contestants for the Miss Delta title in 1983, and miscellaneous local scenes.

Trevitt family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-82
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1890]-1985

The fonds consists of correspondence, clippings, World War II memorabilia, marriage and baptismal certificates, financial records, and genealogical notes belonging to members of the Trevitt and Gillanders families. The fonds also consists of correspondence related to the establishment of the Trevitt marina at Deas Slough, and minutes (1975-1977), financial records and correspondence of the Delta Historical and Museum Society. The fonds contains photographs of Trevitt and Gillanders family members and friends, local scenes, farms and buildings, and various social activities, as well as photographs and postcards from John Robert Trevitt's time in the service. The fonds is arranged into 6 series: 1) Edna Trevitt's World War II memorabilia; 2) Gay and John Trevitt's personal records; 3) John Trevitt's military service records; 4) Deas Slough marina records; 5) Gay Trevitt's records from the Delta Historical and Museum Society and other community commitments, and; 6) Photographs.

Trevitt (family)

Muir family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-81
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1973

The fonds consists of John Muir's legal and business papers, and correspondence, particularly related to renting the Deloraine properties; legal papers and correspondence regarding the probate of John Muir's Estate, particularly between lawyers and Agnes Muir, his daughter; and letters to Agnes from family members. The fonds also includes a collection of papers and memorabilia belonging to Eva Muir, including a collection of songbooks and song sheets. Records that Eva accumulated as an officer in the Ladner Dugout Committee and Red Cross Society are described in these respective fonds. The fonds is arranged into 6 series: John Muir's land deeds; Correspondence and other materials related to rental of properties in Deloraine; Probate records of John Muir's estate; News clippings; Song books and music sheets; and Eva Muir's records and personal collection.

Muir, John, 1849-1939 (family)

Ernie Taylor fonds

  • CA DMA CR-80
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1989

The fonds consists of personal papers related to Ernie Taylor's service in WWII; a history of and records related to the RCAF Station at Boundary Bay; research notes, field books and reports related to his BA and MA theses; reports and notes related to his employment with Canadian Wildlife Service; and photographs of Delta residents and landscapes. The fonds includes Taylor's B.A. Thesis "Winter Food Habits of the Ring Necked Pheasant in the Lower Fraser Valley", his M.A. Thesis "A Study on the Factors Affecting the Reproduction and Survival of the Ring Necked Pheasant in the Lower Fraser Valley", and a review for CWS titled "Wildlife and Recreation in Boundary Bay".

Taylor, Ernie W.

British Columbia Assessment Authority fonds

  • CA DMA CR-8
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1977

The fonds consists of administrative records from the British Columbia Assessment Authority and the Corporation of Delta. The fonds consists of correspondence, the majority of which is concerned with the confirmation of lease contracts by private citizens, corporations, and the Corporation of Delta. Here the lease contract is summarized and includes location and size of lot, length of lease, and rental cost. Other correspondence includes requests for information on clarification of lease contracts, tax assessment, status of other properties, and land survey reports. Also, there are lists of foreshore leases, survey plans, survey maps, two examination sketches, and copies of lease contracts.

British Columbia Assessment Authority

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