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Alfred Pepin fonds

  • CA LCM MSS 203
  • Fonds
  • 1961

The fonds consists of a copy of a letter and manuscript relating to T.A. Pepin.

Pepin, Alfred E.

Ellen Pattenden fonds

  • CA LCM MSS 217
  • Fonds
  • 1926-ca. 1929

The fonds consists of one B.C. driver's licence for Ellen Pattenden (1927), one B.C. Electric Railway Company, Westminster Branch, commuter ticket book (ca. 1929), and one municipal tax statement from Langley Municipality, B.C., to Ellen Pattenden (1926).

Pattenden, Ellen

Bush family fonds

  • CA LCM MSS 165
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1918

The fonds consists of a Methodist Sunday School card for Frances Sidney Bush (1916) and a Methodist Sunday School Cradle Roll card for William John Bush (1914), Certificates of Life Membership for Mr. and Mrs. S.J. Bush of Briercrest, Sask., 2 certificates from the Canadian Society of the Red Cross, one from the Manitoba and Saskatchewan auxiliary of the Canadian Bible Society, and one from the Saskatchewan Grain Growers' Association (1917-1918).

Bush (family)

George T. Allan fonds

  • CA LCM MSS 22
  • Fonds
  • 1841

The fonds consists of Allan's correspondence and journals written at Fort Vancouver (Washington State) in 1841.

Allan, George T.

Martin family collection

  • CA LCM MSS 29
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1978

The collection consists of a Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve Service Certificate for Luke John Martin (1920), a programme from the Maple Ridge-Langley Ferry opening (1957), a biography of James Murray Yale (1776-1871) who was the third Chief Factor of Fort Langley, B.C. (1960), a history of Fort Langley, a programme from the 1953 Langley High School Students' Council presentation of "H.M.S. Pinafore", a copy of the Fraser Valley Flood Record produced by the BCER's "Family Post" (1948), a history of Langley written for the township's 50th anniversary in 1923, and copies of extracts from the township of Langley Council Minutes from December 30, 1895, to April 1, 1899 [ca. 1978].

Phoebe Fulton fonds : 1901

  • CA LCM MSS 198
  • Fonds
  • [Photocopied ca. 1990]

The fonds consists of a diary (1901) of Phoebe Fulton describing community events and daily activities in and around the Fernridge District of Langley, B.C., at the turn of the century, and containing genealogical information from 1861 to 1931.

Fulton, Phoebe

Isabella Hutcheon fonds

  • CA LCM MSS 169
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1891

The fonds consists of one diagram book for sewing patterns by Isabella Hutcheon, including handwritten notes and sketches for pieces such as a chemise, a pair of drawers, and a nightdress.

Hutcheon, Isabella

Spence family fonds

  • CA LCM MSS 27
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1939-1945]

The fonds consists of 10 ration books issued to various members of the Spence family of Coghlan, B.C. [ca. 1939-1945].

Spence (family)

Walter Reynolds Hall fonds

  • CA LCM MSS 6
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1917, 1984

The fonds consists of copies made in 1984 of correspondence and land records, including articles of agreement, property conveyances, receipts, mortgages, deeds of land, and assessment notices of W.R. Hall concerning primarily land transactions involving George Henry Pratt, Alex Ritchie, George A. Jacobs, and Charles Reid dating back to 1898-1915, and 1947. There are original records from 1912-1917 documenting payments made by Walter Reynolds Hall to Rev. H.A. Burton and correspondence between Hall and Montgomery Ward & Co. from Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Hall, Walter Reynolds

Township of Langley pioneers collection

  • CA LCM MSS 52
  • Fonds
  • [1977]

The collection consists of personal histories and geneaologies of pioneer settlers in Langley, B.C., including Benjamin Boake, Samuel Edge, William Edge, Thomas Jones, A.L. Lazenby, and Henry West [1977].

Baker family fonds

  • CA LCM MSS 201
  • Fonds
  • 1914, 1931-1932

The fonds consists of a certificate of competence as a master steamer awarded to Alonzo Baker, who crewed on the Beaver between 1905 and 1914, and a Baker marriage licence (1931) and will (1932).

Baker (family : Langley, B.C.)

Isabel Mary Matheson fonds

  • CA LCM MSS 239
  • Fonds
  • 1921, 1922

The fonds consists of The Associated Board of Music and Royal College of Music exam results for Isabel Mary Matheson (1921, 1922), pupil of Miss J.A. Michaud at Langley Prairie, B.C.

Matheson, Isabel Mary

Michaud family fonds

  • CA LCM MSS 179
  • Fonds
  • 19--

The fonds consists of a brief history of the Michaud family's settlement in the Langley, B.C., area, family trees, newspaper clippings, and pictures of family members. Fonds also includes a brief history of the Langley Catholic Parish, which was first held in the Michaud house in the 19th century.

Michaud (family)

Fred Cox fonds

  • CA LCM MSS 230
  • Fonds
  • 1945-1946

The fonds consists of one invitation to Fred Cox to a 1946 Welcome Home for returned soldiers in Langley, B.C., one decal, "Gasoline Ration A", and 3 gasoline and ration coupon books (1945-1946).

Cox, Fred

George Stewart Matheson fonds

  • CA LCM MSS 85
  • Fonds
  • [1935-1945]

The fonds consists of 4 B.C. drivers' licences for George Stewart Matheson (1935-1938), 8 gasoline ration coupon books for George and Caroline Matheson [1939-1945], a Voter's Registration Certificate for Caroline (1940), and a Souvenir Membership for George Matheson from the Langley Agricultural Association for their Golden Jubilee Year (1942).

Matheson, George Stewart

Jason Allard fonds

  • CA LCM MSS 155
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1957

The fonds consists of a scrapbook containing assorted newspaper and journal clippings pertaining to the history of British Columbia and Fort Langley, B.C., letters of condolence regarding the death of Allard's son in battle during World War I, and some articles written by Allard himself.

Allard, Jason Ovid, 1848-1931

John Work collection

  • CA LCM MSS 42
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1969

The collection consists of a 1943 article about John Work of the Hudson's Bay Company from the "California Historical Society Quarterly", and three pieces of correspondence from Mrs. Vernon Starr of Anaheim California, with a Mrs. Umphrey (1969) and W.E. Ireland (1968), Provincial Librarian and Archivist in Victoria, B.C. Mrs. Starr is a descendant of Henry Wark of Langley, B.C., and her correspondence contains much of the geneaology of the Wark family and accounts of their activities in Canada.

Cameron family fonds : 1874, 1890, 1924

  • CA LCM MSS 178
  • Fonds
  • [Photocopied 1977]

The fonds consists of 3 B.C. Public Schools Roll of Honour Certificates awarded to Annie Cameron (1890) and Elizabeth Cameron (1890) of Langley Prairie, B.C., and Magnus Lloyd Smith (1914) of Milner, B.C. Fonds also includes 2 copied newspaper clippings pertaining to Mr. and Mrs. Alex Cameron and the old Langley Post Office (1924), and a handwritten marriage certificate from 1874 for Alex Cameron and Harriet Roberts from East Williams, Ont.

Cameron (family)

Dutcher family fonds

  • CA LCM MSS 34
  • Fonds
  • 1896-1914

The fonds consists of an assortment of stocks belonging to Howard K. Dutcher, Ducane Dutcher, Neoma [?] Dutcher, and Alfred White or Kate White, of various companies in Alberta, B.C., and Washington State.

Dutcher (family)

Shortreed family fonds

  • CA LCM MSS 211;Coll. 221
  • Fonds
  • 1880-1947, predominant 1892-1909

The fonds consists of correspondence (1892-1909), receipts and legal records (including will, deed of land, mortgage, and letter of probate) of the Shortreed family. Fonds also includes Shortreed family photographs (1880-1947) and a scrapbook of music compiled by Laura Shortreed, ca. 1926.

Shortreed (family)

Westover family fonds : [189-]

  • CA LCM MSS 208
  • Fonds
  • [Photocopied 1989]

The fonds consists of 8 pages of Westover family history, including a record of service, family group records and photographs.

Westover (family)

Alfred Trattle fonds

  • CA LCM MSS 229
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1953, predominant 1939-1946

The fonds consists of 3 ration books issued to Alfred and Edna Trattle, and 4 meat tokens issued between 1939-1945. Also included is Alfred Trattle's 1912 baptismal certificate, a 1940 consignment agreement for Trattle and Wolstenholm for tires and tubes, and a 1952-1953 safe driving identification card issued to Alfred Trattle.

Trattle, Alfred

Holding family fonds

  • CA LCM MSS 40
  • Fonds
  • 19--

The fonds consists of stories told to Mrs. Jessie Alice Thompson (nee Holding) by her father relating to his boyhood in Australia and his youth in Fort Langley, B.C.

Holding (family)

Froggatt family fonds

  • CA LCM MSS 166
  • Fonds
  • 1896-ca. 1917

The fonds consists of 4 baptismal certificates from Christ Church Wellington for Harry Christopher Froggatt (1896), William Charles Froggatt (1898), Louisa Maria Froggatt (1899), and Annie Kathlenn Froggatt (1900), and a French postcard from private W. Froggatt to his brother Harry Christopher with an embroidered army badge on the front (ca. 1917).

Froggatt (family)

Hopkins family fonds

  • CA LCM MSS 165;MSS 146
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1917

The fonds consists of 2 land deeds: Crown sale to Charles Hopkins, Township of Bentinck, Province of Canada, 1856; and transfer of land from Levi Hughes to Samual Hopkins, Township of Bentinck, 1872. The fonds also includes 8 B.C. Public Schools Rolls of Honour Certificates awarded to Edith, Herbert, Earl Levi, David and James Hopkins (1890-1909), military exemption record for David Hopkins, and Langley Municipal tax receipt (1898) to Lewis Hopkins.

Hopkins (family)

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