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David Westly collection : 1908-1974

  • CA VERN MS 122;1986.164
  • Fonds
  • [Photocopied 1986]

Collection consists of a series of photocopied documents collected by David Westley in 1986 for a research paper on the acquisition of land for Polson Park. The documents, which date from 1908-1974, consist of land deeds, land transfers from owner to owner, surveys, assessments, and tax receipts. Collection also includes a cover letter (1986) from Rob MacIntosh of the Land Title Office.

Dellview Hospital fonds

  • CA VERN MS 65;1983.026
  • Fonds
  • 1948-1982

Fonds consists of the administrative records of the Dellview Hospital from 1948-1982. Includes three patient admission registers, listing the patient's name, sex, age, registration number, marital status, date of admission, country of birth, present residence, occupation, religion, degree of education and general staff remarks. Register 1 includes admissions from 1948-1963, register 2 is from 1963-1976, and register 3 includes 1976-1982.

Dellview Hospital

Anna Cail fonds

  • CA VERN MS 221;2003.043;1997.017
  • Fonds
  • [1940]-1984

Fonds consists of the personal records of Anna Cail from [1940]- 1984. Includes correspondence, legal agreements, financial records, a radio playscript, a thesis, and ephemera.

Cail, Anna, 1911-

B.C. Dragoons fonds

  • CA VERN MS 190;1999.054;2001.059
  • Fonds
  • 1914-2000, predominant 1940-1980

Fonds consists of the records of the BC Dragoons from 1914-2000. Includes war diaries from WWI and WWII, minutes, general administrative records, correspondence, financial and legal documents, personnel records, reports, information about various military exercises and social events, newsletters and circulars, training and technical manuals, maps and architectural drawings, ephemera and photographs. Also included in the fonds are records of the various squadron messes, the Whizzbang Association, the Unit Fund Committee, and the BCD Historical Society. The records document the evolution of the BC Dragoons from a small cavalry unit in World War I, their stint as the 9th Armoured regiment during World War II, to their present position of reserve militia for the Canadian Armed Forces. The records also document the Canadian war efforts both in Canada and overseas, as well as the regiment's activities (military exercises, community activities, the establishment of a museum) during the ensuing years of peace.

Canada. Canadian Army. British Columbia Dragoons

B.C. Fruit Shippers Ltd fonds

  • CA VERN MS 144;1988.132
  • Fonds
  • 1927-1949

Fonds consists of the administrative and financial records of J.E. Montague's business, B.C. Fruit Shippers Ltd, from 1927-1949. Includes personal and business correspondence, legal documents, financial records, company statistics, informational pamphlets, brochures and circulars from various fruit associations and organizations, and various pieces of ephemera which document the internal workings and activities of the fruit packing and shipping business.

British Columbia Fruit Shippers Ltd.

Beairsto Elementary School fonds

  • CA VERN MS 202;2002.053
  • Fonds
  • 1926-1950, predominant 1948-1949

Fonds consists of the administrative records of Beairsto Elementary School from 1926-1950, with the majority of the records dated 1948-1949. Includes accident reports, annual reports, job applications, attendance records, BCTF information, film rentals, board & room availability, cafeteria, correspondence, Dept. of Education, drama festival, education week, entertainment, equipment, forestry program, textbook orders, film orders, information on handedness, health, income tax, school inspectors, IQ test results, juvenile delinquency, school library, student teachers, Okanagan Valley Teachers' Association, parents' letters, PTA, student records, memberships, psychology, Red Cross, scholarships, school plans, school publications, sound equipment, special classes, staff, summer school, superannuation, tests, and writing lessons. Records are arranged alphabetically by subject or event.

Beairsto Elementary School

1992 Centennial School Reunion Committee fonds

  • CA VERN MS 179;1993.044
  • Fonds
  • 1992

Fonds consists of the administrative records and documents of the Vernon High School 1992 Centennial School Reunion Committee. The records, which detail the reunion's organization process, include reports, lists of VHS graduates, programs, pamphlets, flyers, newspaper articles, souvenir ephemera, and correspondence.

Vernon High School. 1992 Centennial School Reunion Committee

Boy Scouts of Canada, North Okanagan Division fonds

  • CA VERN MS 47;1976.050;1979.023;1981.104;1985.458
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1970

Fonds consists of the records and documents of the Boy Scouts of Canada, North Okanagan Division from 1913-1970. Includes correspondence, minutes, newspaper articles, photographs, and ephemera which document the establishment, administration and activities of the 1st Vernon Troop, the 2nd Vernon Troop, the Vernon Rover Scouts and the North Okanagan Boy Scouts Association.

Boy Scouts of Canada. North Okanagan Division

C.B. Lefroy fonds

  • CA VERN MS 12;1966.057;1978.063
  • Fonds
  • 1895-1924

Fonds consists of the personal and business records of C.B.Lefroy from 1895-1924. Includes Lefroy's personal diaries and the business correspondence written by Lefroy, as secretary, for the Vernon Farmer's Association and the Globe Savings and Loan Company of the Okanagan.

Lefroy, Christopher Benjamin

C.F. Costerton fonds

  • CA VERN MS 6;1959.033;2001.016
  • Fonds
  • 1892-1931

Fonds consists of the personal and business records of C.F. Costerton for 1892-1931. The records, which pertain to all three of his real estate, notary public and insurance businesses, include a letterbook of correspondence, and financial ledgers containing both business and personal accounts.

Costerton, Clement Fisher

Mrs. J. Seaton fonds : 1915-1916

  • CA VERN MS 160;1994.009
  • Fonds
  • [Photocopied 1993]

Fonds consists of copies of the personal records of Mrs. J.Seaton from 1915-1916. Includes transcribed excerpts of letters written to Mrs.Seaton from her son, Donald Alexander Seaton, while he was fighting on the Belgian front between 1915-1916. Also included are copies of the official telegram announcing his death in April 1916, the Vernon News obituary and article, a letter from the army chaplain and the official registration of Donald Seaton's final resting place.

Seaton, J., Mrs.

Myra King DeBeck fonds

  • CA VERN MS 214;1979.038;1985.096;1979.056
  • Fonds
  • 1905-1975

Fonds documents the life of Myra DeBeck from 1956-1961. Includes correspondence, personal writings and personal data documents.

DeBeck, Myra King

LeBlond Studios collection

  • CA VERN PH 4
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1979

The LeBlond Studios collection consists of 144 photographs produced between 1909-1979 by local photographers, Bernard LeBlond and his son Cameron LeBlond. Consisting of 1 hand-tinted, 114 b&w, and 29 col. photographs, the collection includes individual portraits, group photos (sports teams, organizations, business staffs, civil personnel, military troops), aerials of Vernon and the military camp, local civic events, city buildings, and city council activities.

Lord Aberdeen fonds

  • CA VERN MS 10;1980.068
  • Fonds
  • 1893

Fonds consists of the legal records of Lord Aberdeen from 1893. Includes two copies (draft and final) of Lord Aberdeen's application for a water license, 1893.

Aberdeen, John Campbell Gordon, Marquess, 1847-1934

Price Ellison fonds : 1868-1929

  • CA VERN MS 211;1985.099;1985.232;1993.009;1985.013;1985.535;1984.291;1983.226;1980.068;1985.097;1975.061;1989.026;1972.109;2003.006
  • Fonds
  • [Photocopied 1985]

Fonds documents the personal and business life of Price Ellison from 1868-1929. Includes correspondence, legal documents, financial records, an interview transcript, and ephemera which documents both the family and public life of Mr. Ellison.

Ellison, Price

R.H. MacDonald & Sons Ltd. fonds

  • CA VERN MS 169;1996.015;1996.066
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1958, 1976

Fonds consists of the financial records of the R.H. MacDonald & Sons Ltd. fruit and vegetable packing house from 1936-1958 and 1976. Includes 3 general accounts payable and receivable ledgers (1936-1941, 1941-1958, 1950-1956), customer and supplier account ledgers (ca.1938-1954), and a company appraisal (1976). The appraisal, which was produced for the company by Philip E. Locke, Real Estate Appraiser for Mountain Appraisals Ltd., includes monthly financial statements, correspondence, reports, photocopied photographs, site analyses, assessments, estimates of value, cost estimates and various maps and plans of the company's cold storage centre.

R.H. MacDonald and Sons Ltd.

Rev. Augustine Mackie fonds

  • CA VERN MS 97;1984.739;1985.092
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1937

Fonds consists of the personal records of the Rev. Augustine Mackie from 1929-1937 documenting his interest in nature and animals. Includes general notes (1929-1932) on the tracking of various migratory bird species and the dates they were spotted, as well as correspondence (1937) from the Natural History Museum in California regarding the identification of snake species.

Mackie, Augustine

Rev. James A. Wood fonds : 1890-1916

  • CA VERN MS 167;1995.044
  • Fonds
  • [Photocopied 1995]

Fonds consists of photocopies of the personal records of Reverend James A. Wood from 1890-1916. Includes copies of his personal diaries, financial records, and correspondence. Of particular note are the records from 1893, when the reverend spent time in Vernon and area working with the natives and community members.

Wood, James Alexander

Simon Dodd Ord fonds

  • CA VERN MS 69;1983.106
  • Fonds
  • 1895

Fonds consists of the personal records of Simon Dodd Ord for 1895. Includes personal correspondence from family and friends during his time as ranch hand at the Coldstream Ranch. The letters from his cousin Tibbie, sister Katherine, and uncle Nicholas all contain news and gossip of family and friends in England and South Wales. Some concern over his lack of communication, an accident he suffered on the job, and his dismissal from his job are expressed. Accompanying his uncle's letter is a bank draft from the Bank of New South Wales. Fonds also includes love letters to Simon from a young woman named Loosie, who lived at the Guisachan Ranch in the Mission area. Of particular note is that they were conducting their 'long distance' courtship in secret.

Ord, Simon Dodd

North Okanagan Community Concerts Association fonds

  • CA VERN MS 60;1980.102
  • Fonds
  • 1954-1964, predominant 1954-1955

Fonds consists of the records of the North Okanagan Community Concerts Association from 1954-1964. Includes correspondence (1954-1955), newsletters (1954), donation lists (1954-1955) and a report (1964) written by J.R. Kidston in regards to the process of the purchase of a Steinway full concert grand piano.

North Okanagan Community Concerts Association

Okanagan Farmers' Institute fonds

  • CA VERN MS 16;1968.010
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1920

Fonds consists of the business records of the Okanagan Farmers' Institute, documenting their formation, financial situation, and the projects the institute worked on. Fonds includes minutes, reports, correspondence, financial records, newspaper clippings, and membership lists.

Okanagan Farmers' Institute

Okanagan Stationery & Book Co. Ltd fonds

  • CA VERN MS 81;1988.006
  • Fonds
  • 1934-1937

Fonds consists of the financial records of the Okanagan Stationery & Book Co. Ltd. from 1934-1937. Includes financial statements and balance sheets documenting all revenue and expenditures, assets, liabilities, inventory on hand, and cash on hand. Fonds also includes some correspondence to and from the company in regard to their financial situation.

Okanagan Stationery and Book Company

Oldtimers Association fonds

  • CA VERN MS 110;1985.270
  • Fonds
  • 1941

Fonds consists of the administrative records of the Oldtimers Association for 1941. Includes the Association's record book containing the names of Vernon and District Oldtimers, as well as the Association's minutes from Feb.- July of 1941. The minutes document the Association's objectives, guidelines for membership, and activities. Some of the more prominent projects the Association was involved in include the establishment of an outdoor checkerboard play area, the proper storage of oldtimer relics, picnics, banquets and the documentation of Oldtimer names, birthplaces, and dates of arrival in the Okanagan.

Oldtimers Association (Vernon, B.C.)

Mabel Grayston Ellison fonds

  • CA VERN MS 219
  • Fonds
  • 1985-1994

Fonds documents Mabel Grayston Ellison's life from 1985-1994. Business and personal records include correspondence, financial and legal records, personal data documents, and lists of possessions.

Ellison, Mabel Grayston

McIntosh Girls' Pipe Band fonds

  • CA VERN MS 151;1991.095;2004.062
  • Fonds
  • 1944-1960

Fonds consists of records and documents of the McIntosh Girls' Pipe Band from 1944-1960. Includes three scrapbooks containing newspaper articles, souvenirs, programs, ephemera, correspondence and photos. Items document the various appearances made by the band, awards received, and the various cities the band travelled through.

McIntosh Girls' Pipe Band (Vernon, B.C.)

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