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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

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)

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

Dallas Kamlah fonds

  • CA DMA CR-15
  • Fonds
  • 1858-1984, predominant 1940-1960

The fonds consists of records, reference material and photographs created and accumulated by Dallas Kamlah in her capacities as farmer and member of various organizations. The fonds includes correspondence, agendas, minutes, and ephemera from the Delta Parent Teacher Council, Delta Central PTA, and British Columbia Parent-Teacher Federation, records from the Delta Central PTA dental clinics, and records from the Ladner United Church Women group.

Kamlah, Dallas, ca.1910-1990

Delta Agricultural Society fonds

  • CA DMA CR-16
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1994

Fonds consists of the original constitution and Crown Grant of the Society, minutes, financial and other records of the Society and of related Associations. The fonds is arranged in seven series: Constitution, Legal papers, Minutes of meetings, Financial records, Delta Driving Park Association records, Delta Trotting and Pacing Association records, Photographs, and Programmes.

Delta Agricultural Society

Bates family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-2
  • Fonds
  • 1892-[197-]

The fonds consists largely of reference material, photographs, and memorabilia collected by Frances Bates as a result of her interest in Delta history and her participation in the founding of the Delta Museum. The fonds also contains records from the operation of the Bates' farm, and correspondence dealing with the expropriation of the farm by the provincial government for the Roberts Bank development. The fonds has been arranged in the following series: Frances Bates' history collection, Bates family farm records, and Photographs.

Bates (family)

Delta Manor Exhibition Association fonds

  • CA DMA CR-26
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1939

The fonds consists of a minute book (1930-1939), reports, correspondence, annual programs (1930-1938), and copies of newspaper clippings.

Delta Manor Exhibition Association

F.V. Delta Cooperative Association fonds

  • CA DMA CR-31
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1954

The fonds consists of two series: minute books (1919-1954); and financial records.

Fraser Valley Delta Cooperative Association

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

John and Douglas Honeyman fonds

  • CA DMA CR-42
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1944

The fonds consists of an accounts journal and seventeen daily journals kept by John Honeyman (1845-1926) and his son Douglas Ramsey Honeyman (1886-1968) from 1883 to 1944, which describe farming the Honeyman family farm at Eden, Manitoba, from 1883 to 1895, the farm at Gulfside near Port Guichon from 1896 to 1902, and the East Delta farm from 1903 to 1914 and 1920 to 1944. Entries from 1883 to about 1905 were made by John Honeyman, and from 1906 to 1944 by Douglas Honeyman. John Honeyman's daily entries are more detailed than those made by Douglas and record farm work and family activities, especially those of the Honeyman children. The journals describe visits with family and neighbors, trips to New Westminster and Vancouver, weather observations, illness, entertainment and social activities. Entries about farm work record seasonal activities for tilling, planting and harvesting grains and potatoes; raising livestock; improving and building farm buildings, fences, etc.; and employing workers such as East Indians and Chinese and their wages. Entries also refer to community political events and frictions, and to work done on shared community infrastructure such as dykes, drainage ditches and roads.

Fonds has been arranged in the following series:
Journals
Photographs
Receipts and Shares

Honeyman, John and Douglas

John McKee Allen family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-44
  • Fonds
  • [ca.1920]-1937

The fonds consists of cashbooks of J.M. Allen, a time book, correspondence and photographs of Delta scenes and the Allen family home.

Allen, John McKee

Nelson family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-55
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1958

Consists of photographs of Ladner scenes such as the old municipal hall (now the Delta Museum and Archives), farm threshing scenes, cenotaph, ferry, Tsawwassen and Vancouver scenes. Includes an army photograph with David Nelson in it and a map of coast of British Columbia. Textual materials include a poem, monthly time book, receipt and a CPR marconigram.

Nelson (family)

Martha Taylor collection

  • CA DMA CR-56
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1915-1920]

The fonds consists of photographs of friends, family, farm scenes, cows, ferries, horses, parades, hunting scenes, an old motorcycle with children on it, etc. Most of the photographs are unidentified in terms of people and places.

Smith Wright fonds

  • CA DMA CR-61
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1910-ca. 1930

The fonds consists of photographs taken or acquired by Smith Wright, a farmer in Delta, mainly between 1900 and 1920. Many of the images document the farming operations of Smith and his brother William in the area south of 28th Avenue and west of 56th Street in west Delta. The images include May Day parades and celebrations, Lord Byng's visit to Delta in 1922, and scenes having to do with Smith Wright's activities in the community with his family. These include photographs of All Saints Anglican Church, school classes, beach scenes, and Ladner. The 230 prints and negatives consist of 107 unique images, because of overlap in loans made by the donor for copying.

Wright, Smith

T. Ellis Ladner fonds

  • CA DMA CR-63
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1868]-1990

Fonds consists of records relating to the publication of the book, "Above the Sand Heads". Records include T. Ellis Ladner's research notes and extracts from book reviews, materials collected and edited by T. Ellis Ladner's daughter, Edna Ladner, and shorthand notes for T. Ellis' father, Thomas Ladner. Records in this fonds document the early history of Delta. Fonds also includes an unpublished work of T. Ellis Ladner, "On and By the River: Early Days in British Columbia."

Ladner, T. Ellis

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

Variety Farm Training Centre fonds

  • CA DMA CR-66
  • Fonds
  • ca. 196--197-

The fonds consists of slides relating to the history of Variety Farm Training Centre including residence, farm work, greenhouse, chicken house, etc.

Variety Farm Training Centre

Dennison family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-69
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1920-1995]

Fonds consists of photographs, an essay entitled "Memoirs of a Ladner Lad" written by William James Dennison, and a family tree prepared by Bill Dennison. The fonds also includes three ledgers from the Ladner Shoe Store. The photographs document many aspects of the Dennison's family life in Delta such as potato farming, gardening and a variety of social activities.

Dennison (family)

Stokes and Cullis Meat Market fonds

  • CA DMA CR-79
  • Fonds
  • 1902-1914

The fonds consists of two order books (1902) of R.J.Stokes for the Delta Meat Market, and two day books (1906-1908, 1912-1914) from the Stokes and Cullis Meat Market.

Stokes and Cullis Meat Market (Delta, B.C.)

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)

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)

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).

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)