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North Okanagan Regional District fonds

  • CA VERN MC 1;1990.35
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1981

Fonds consists of the maps and plans produced for, and by, the North Okanagan Regional District from 1919-1981. Includes originals, prints or photographic positives of aeronautical survey maps, land use maps, site plans, city zoning/parking maps and plans, regional census area maps, soil survey maps and contour maps.

North Okanagan Regional District

F.H. Latimer-BCLS map collection

  • CA VERN MC 2;1980.068;1981.87;1984.751;1986.70;1986.122;1987.81;1911.029;1995.59
  • Fonds
  • [between 1892 and 1930]

Collection consists of the maps and plans produced by F.H. Latimer - B.C. Provincial Land Surveyor, from ca.1892-1930. Includes original, prints or copies of the land survey maps, water supply maps, railway surveys, cemetery, building, and orchard plans produced by Latimer for various provincial and municipal organizations.

T.H. Butters fonds

  • CA VERN MS 101;1985.054
  • Fonds
  • [between 1925 and 1940]

Fonds consists of the personal memoirs of T.H. Butters. Written sometime between 1925 and his death in 1940, the memoirs are a chronicle of Butters' life from early childhood in England, his years of travel around the world, and his settlement in the Okanagan Valley. The memoir is entitled "My Reason for Settling in the Okanagan" and was written by Butters in response to an invitation to speak before the Okanagan Historical Society.

Butters, Thomas Herbert

Girouard Irrigation District fonds

  • CA VERN MS 102;1985.114
  • Fonds
  • 1926-1957

Fonds consists of the administrative records of the Girouard Irrigation District from 1926-1957. Includes district by-laws and trustee meeting minutes which chronicle the corporation's administrative history, duties and activities from establishment to disincorporation.

Girouard Irrigation District

Vernon Municipal Airport fonds

  • CA VERN MS 106;1985.192
  • Fonds
  • 1931-1937

Fonds consists of the administrative records of the Vernon Municipal Airport from 1931-1937. Includes the aircraft logbook which tracked all aircraft landing at the airport between 1931 and 1937. Each entry contains the pilot's name, license and signature; the make of aircraft; the aircraft's registration numbers or letters; where the aircraft was flying from and to; the date and time of arrival; and the date and time of departure from the Vernon Airport.

Vernon Municipal Airport

Vernon Transient Aid Society fonds

  • CA VERN MS 108;1985.400
  • Fonds
  • 1972

Fonds consists of the administrative records of the Vernon Transient Aid Society for 1972. Includes reports on the activities of the Society, the society's financial status, and updates on its relations with various government agencies and citizen's groups.

Vernon Transient Aid Society

Robert Hartley Johnson fonds

  • CA VERN MS 109;1985.219
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1940, predominant 1908-1940

Fonds consists of the personal, business and financial records of Robert Hartley Johnson from 1883-1940. Includes personal data documents (1883), incoming correspondence (1910, 1918), outgoing correspondence (1910-1912, 1916-1917), and farming financial records (ca.1919-1940).

Johnson, Robert Hartley, b. 1883

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

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.)

Vernon and District Women's Institute fonds

  • CA VERN MS 111;1955.023;1970.054
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1968

Fonds consists of the administrative records of the Vernon & District Women's Institute from 1917-1968. Includes minutes, financial records and and log books detailing the Institute's activities.

Vernon and District Women's Institute

Vernon Plant Pathology and Entomology Lab fonds

  • CA VERN MS 112;1985.405
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1920

Series consists of the records and documents of the Vernon Plant Pathology & Entomology Lab fonds from ca.1911-1920. Includes correspondence, reports, financial records and miscellaneous research notes detailing the work, projects and studies conducted by the lab and its members.

Vernon Plant Pathology and Entomology Lab

C.W. Morrow fonds

  • CA VERN MS 113;1986.069
  • Fonds
  • 1946-1972

Fonds consists of a series of scrapbooks collected by C.W. Morrow which detail his political career and the activities of the Legislative Assembly of B.C. from 1946-1966. The scrapbooks are chronologically arranged from 1946-1952 and 1963-1966. Either compiled by Morrow or his staff, the scrapbooks contain newspaper articles and clippings, invitations, programs, legislative documents, some correspondence, photographs and financial records pertaining to Morrow and his work. Some of the subjects documented within the scrapbooks include the appointment of Nancy Hodges, the first female Speaker of the B.C. Provincial House (1950), and the gas price wars in 1963-1965. Fonds also includes a four page testimonial (1972), honouring Morrow's retirement from the bench.

Morrow, Charles William

Vernon Legion Cricket Club fonds

  • CA VERN MS 114;1985.447
  • Fonds
  • 1935-1961

Fonds consists of the administrative records of the Vernon Legion Cricket Club from 1935-1961. Includes a softbound minute book containing the monthly and annual meetings of the club. The minutes consist of discussions on the election of club officers, fundraising drives for the purchase of equipment, membership fees, the club's financial status and donations. Also includes some financial records. Four separate bound books contain club scoring records from 1948-1961.

Vernon Legion Cricket Club

Library Action Committee fonds

  • CA VERN MS 115;1985.528
  • Fonds
  • 1968

Fonds consists of a report produced D.A. Ross, chairman of the Committee, on the formation of the Library Action Committee in 1968. The report outline the reasons for the formation of the committee, the appointment of officers, the committee's objectives, statistics, and the task assignments for various committee members.

Library Action Committee (Vernon, B.C.)

Canadian Red Cross Society, Vernon Branch fonds

  • CA VERN MS 116;1985.531
  • Fonds
  • 1917-[ca.1921]

Fonds consists of the administrative records of the Vernon Branch of the Canadian Red Cross Society from 1917-1921. Includes the Society's minutebook containing discussions on the establishment of the local society, the election of officers, Society activities, and lists of local members. Minutes also include some correspondence in regards to the Society's relief fund donations and the establishment of an emergency depot.

Canadian Red Cross Society. Vernon Branch

Dr. D.A. Ross fonds

  • CA VERN MS 117;1985.538
  • Fonds
  • 1959-1960

Fonds consists of the personal records of Dr. Ross from 1959-1960. Includes correspondence regarding his research on Jesuit priests Father Nobili and Father Goetz, as well as the St. Josephs' Mission. Accompanying some of the incoming correspondence are excerpts from journals and diaries which document the Jesuits' work in B.C.

Ross, Douglas Alexander

Great War Veterans Association, Oyama Branch fonds

  • CA VERN MS 118;1986.059
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1922

Fonds consists of the administrative records of the Oyama Branch of the Great War Veterans Association for 1919-1922. Includes a minute book documenting the Association's inception, their objectives, membership lists, election of officers, motions and resolutions, civic activities, financial statements, plans for a war memorial.

Great War Veterans Association of Canada. Oyama Branch

Morris family fonds

  • CA VERN MS 119;1987.021
  • Fonds
  • 1862-1956

Fonds consists of the personal data records and documents of Mr.W.R. Morris and his wife Barbara Isabel Morris from 1862-1956. Includes birth certificates (1862,1876), correspondence (1908, 1919), and a last will and testament (1956).

Morris (family)

W.C. Calhoun fonds

  • CA VERN MS 120;1987.033
  • Fonds
  • 1895-1921

Fonds consists of the personal documents and financial records of W.C. Calhoun from 1895-1921. Includes his marriage certificate (1908) and a personal account ledger (1895-1921) containing detailed accounts of his household income and expenses. Some records pertain to Ethel Jean Brown.

Calhoun, Willifred Colby

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.

Edith Eleanor (Ruth) Lishman fonds

  • CA VERN MS 123;1987.062
  • Fonds
  • 1925

Fonds consists of the personal records of Edith Eleanor (Ruth) Lishman for 1925. Includes a personal journal containing personal diary entries and general financial records. All diary entries are found on the left-hand pages, while her financial income and expenses are on the right. Diary entries contain information on her home life, everyday activities, people she knew, places she went to, and updates on her farm/dairy production.

Lishman, Ruth (Edith Eleanor)

J.P. Burnyeat fonds

  • CA VERN MS 124;1955.032;1978.058;1986.070;1986.122;1987.047;1995.059
  • Fonds
  • 1891-1923

Fonds consists of the personal and professional records of J.P. Burnyeat from 1891-1923. Includes correspondence, legal documents, and the maps and plans produced by Burnyeat throughout his career as land surveyor and civil engineer. Fonds also includes some records of his business partner John Coryell in regards to their company.

Burnyeat, John Purvis

Vernon News Printing and Publishing Co. fonds : 1897-1935

  • CA VERN MS 125;1988.053
  • Fonds
  • [Photocopied 1986]

Fonds consists of photocopies of the records and documents of the Vernon News Printing & Publishing Co. (1897-1935), compiled by Ken Ellison in 1988. All records document the company's formation, reformation, name and ownership changes. Includes legal documents (1897-1935), correspondence (1911), minutes (1914), company officer and shareholder lists (1912-1933), and a company timeline (1897-1935).

Vernon News Printing and Publishing Company

Long Lake Company fonds

  • CA VERN MS 126;1990.130;1992.036
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1985

Fonds consists of the administrative records and documents of the Long Lake Company from 1909-1985. Includes the company's constitution and by-laws, minutes, legal documents, correspondence, financial records, reports and various administrative documents produced by the Company. Fonds also includes records from the Kalamalka Country Club.

Long Lake Company

Vernon Detachment, B.C. Women's Service Corps fonds

  • CA VERN MS 127;1988.127
  • Fonds
  • 1939-1943

Fonds consists of the administrative records of the Vernon Detachment - B.C. Women's Service Corps from 1939-1943. Includes correspondence, rules and regulations, service orders, financial records, training course notes and ephemera which document the local branch's activities and community service.

British Columbia Women's Service Corps. Vernon Detachment

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