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Langley Centennial Museum Land, settlement and immigration
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Langley Centennial Museum map collection

  • Fonds
  • 1859-1980

The collection consists of maps and plans primarily of the Langley area and of the Fraser Valley including townsite maps, lot plans (including Hudson's Bay Company farm lots), and other land use maps of Langley, Fort Langley and area, topographic maps, and road and street maps.

Wallsworth Cemetery fonds : 1964

  • CA LCM MSS 101
  • Fonds
  • [Photocopied 1982]

The fonds consists of incomplete history notes on various people buried in Wallsworth Cemetery, Langley, B.C., a letter from Mrs. W.B. Dawkins to the Municipality of Langley regarding locating the cemetery and graves of pioneers in what used to be called Fernridge, B.C., and sketched maps of rural lots in Langley, B.C.

Wallsworth Cemetery

Denys Nelson fonds : 1927

  • CA LCM MSS 110
  • Fonds
  • [Photocopied 1985]

The fonds consists of 3 volumes of ringed binders, containing a copy of Denys Nelson's 1927 manuscript "Place Names of the Lower Fraser Valley", which includes an alphabetical listing of places, a dedication and covering letter to Reverend John C. Goodfellow, a discussion of various native tribes in the Lower Fraser Valley, B.C. area, and local pioneer histories.

Nelson, Denys

Hope and Farmer Real Estage Agents fonds

  • CA LCM MSS 160
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1907, 1916

The fonds consists of a promotional brochure regarding land availability in the Langley B.C. area ca. 1907, which includes a sketched birds-eye view of the area showing land plots, scenic photographs, and brief descriptions of local facilities and industries. Fonds also include a booklet listing the Prize Lists Regulations for the Aldergrove Agricultural Association's Patriotic Exhibition, held at Aldergrove, B.C., on September 15th, 1916.

Hope and Farmer Real Estate Agents

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)

Township of Langley municipal taxation collection

  • CA LCM MSS 2
  • Fonds
  • 1896-1919, predominant 1906-1907

The collection consists primarily of correspondence to John Walter Berry (1868-1943), Municipal Clerk, requesting tax assessments for lots of land in the Township of Langley, B.C. (1905-1906). Collection also includes examples of official tax assessment forms (1907), court cases appealing tax assessments (1906), and assessment rolls from 1896 and 1902.

Peter Chant collection

  • CA LCM MSS 243
  • Fonds
  • 1976

The collection consists of 8 notebooks containing notes from the first land registry for Langley, B.C., including sketched maps of the area and land divisions.

Mary Quirolo fonds

  • CA LCM MSS 260
  • Fonds
  • 1995-1996

Fonds consists of seven series: heritage investigation permit records, 1995-1996; park opening, 1996; shovel tests, 1996; photographs series, 1995-1996, which includes images from the site and of the excavation; excavation units field records; 1995-1996, detailing field units 1-11; background information, 1995-1996, predominantly supplied by the GVRD including drafting information, surveyors reports, traces, historical information, and copies of aerial photographs; and daily notes, 1995-1996 which includes Fort-to-Fort trail construction notes, notes related to work with Ducks Unlimited, general daily notes which also record employee hours, and some plans and location guides.

Quirolo, Mary

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

Langley Centennial Museum written history collection

  • CA LCM MSS 8
  • Fonds
  • 1967-1976

The collection consists of 2 unofficial histories of Langley, B.C., one unidentifed and one by Mrs. A. Boardman (1967), and three letters pertaining to the township's efforts to sponsor a written history (1975-1976).

Township of Langley Municipal Council fonds

  • CA LCM MSS 9
  • Fonds
  • 1895-1979, predominant 1895-1948, 1972-1979

The fonds consists of original minute books of Council meetings (1895-1948), typed minutes (1960-1979), handwritten notes (1953-1973), and typed notes based on newspaper accounts of Council meetings (1873-1914).

Langley (B.C. : Township). Municipal Council