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University of British Columbia Library Rare Books and Special Collections
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Canadian Pacific Railway photograph collection

  • CA UBCSP BC 1291
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900]

The collection consists of photographs of scenery, hotels, railway bridges, and tunnels pertaining to the Canadian Pacific Railway.

W. Humphreys fonds

  • CA UBCSP BC 1365;BC 1368;BC 1370
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1934]

The fonds consists of Humphrey's photographs of the Bonanza Cache, Standard, and Star Best gold mines in the Lillooet District of B.C.

Humphreys, W.

Slavonic Studies photograph collection

  • CA UBCSP BC 1403-1413
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1950-1960]

The collection consists of photographs depicting Slavonic musicians, cultural and policial figures, scenes of Russian life and scenes from plays.

N.P. Bladgon Phillips fonds

  • CA UBCSP BC 1456/1
  • Fonds
  • 1902-1932

The fonds consists of Phillips' photographs of railway equipment and related scenery in England, France, India and British Columbia.

Phillips, N.P. Blagdon

Thomas Murray fonds

  • CA UBCSP BC 1456/16
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900]

The fonds consists of Murray's photograph album depicting logging operations, loggers, and maps pertaining to a lumber camp on the Bonaventure River near New Carlisle, Gaspe Peninsula, Quebec.

Murray, Thomas

LaRoche Studio fonds

  • CA UBCSP BC 1456/3
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1892-1900]

The fonds consists of a promotional photograph album of LaRoche Studio depicting Alaskan scenes, including glaciers, Sitka, and aboriginal villages.

LaRoche Studio

Capilano Timber Company fonds

  • CA UBCSP BC 1456/33
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1920

The fonds consists of a photograph album depicting Capilano Timber Company operations, including loggers, logging camps, and views of the Capilano Valley and the Capilano Suspension Bridge.

Capilano Timber Company

Cyril Littlebury fonds

  • CA UBCSP BC 1456/4;BC 1456/18-22
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1923

The fonds consists of Littlebury's photograph albums, containing views of ships, locomotives, railway stations and parks and gardens.

Littlebury, Cyril

Consolidated Cariboo Hydraulic Mining Company fonds

  • CA UBCSP BC 1456/6
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1910]

The fonds consists of a photograph album depicting the Company's operations at Bullion, and views of the Quesnel River, pipes, gravel-washing processes, and reservoirs.

Consolidated Cariboo Hydraulic Mining Company

W.O. Williams fonds

  • CA UBCSP BC 1456/7
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1918]

The fonds consists of Williams' photograph album depicting the pipeline, powerhouse, and smelting machinery at the Anyox facility of the Granby Consolidated Mining, Smelting and Power Company.

Williams, W.O.

E.A. Bennett fonds

  • CA UBCSP BC 1456/84
  • Fonds
  • 1880-1890

The fonds consists of Bennett's photographs of Vancouver, Rossland, Victoria, Rogers Pass, Banff, Washington State and the ships Tartar and the Empress of Japan.

Bennett, E.A.

Kidd family fonds

  • CA UBCSP BC 1456/86-90
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1936

The fonds consists of the Kidd family photograph albums, containing images of B.C. mountains, the UBC Player's Club, Central America, the Great UBC trek of 1922, G.K. Chesterton, family and friends.

Kidd (family)

John Steelquist fonds

  • CA UBCSP BC 1489
  • Fonds
  • 1972-1978

The fonds consists of Steelquist's aerial views of Nootka Sound and Friendly Cove, as well as a map of the area, pertaining to Captain James Cook's voyage there.

Steelquist, John

Al Knight fonds

  • CA UBCSP BC 1526
  • Fonds
  • 1928-1954

The fonds consists of Knight's photographs of prospecting, placer mining, harvesting, riding the rails, logging and mining camps throughout B.C.

Knight, Al

Margaret and William Tolin fonds

  • CA UBCSP BC 1530
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1940

The fonds consists of Tolin's photographs of B.C., Alaska, Alberta, and the Yukon, depicting mining activities.

Tolin, Margaret

B.W.W. McDougall fonds

  • CA UBCSP BC 1607
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1959

The fonds consists of photographs by McDougall of mining operations in Canada and the western United States as well as images of the construction of the Lion's Gate Bridge in Vancouver.

McDougall, B.W.W.

William Templeton collection

  • CA UBCSP BC 1770
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1963

The collection consists of material relating to Malcolm Lowry. Included are six letters, typed manuscripts pertaining to "Under the Volcano" and "Lunar Caustic", pencil sketches, newspaper clippings of articles about Lowry (1960-1963), photographs of Lowry and his wife, Margerie Bonner and memorabilia.

Orson Banfield fonds

  • CA UBCSP BC 1822
  • Fonds
  • 1922-1926

The fonds consists of Banfield's photographs of Point Grey, Britannia Beach, friends, Vancouver scenery and ships in Vancouver harbour.

Banfield, William Orson, 1897-1983

Haweis family fonds

  • CA UBCSP BC 1903
  • Fonds
  • 1860-1980

The fonds consists of photographs of the Haweis family, including views of family and friends, travel views of England, Germany and Italy, photographs by Hugolin and Stephen Haweis, art phototgraphs of Lionel Haweis, views of tea plantations, and images pertaining to Renee Haweis Chipman's involvement in the Canadian Women's Army Corps.

Haweis (family)

F.W. Trounce fonds

  • CA UBCSP BC 1919
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1920-1930]

The fonds consists of Trounce's photographs and negatives of landscapes. Includes some portraits.

Trounce, F.W.

Bruce Clegg fonds

  • CA UBCSP BC 1926
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1920]

The fonds consists of Clegg's stereographic photographs of glaciers and mountains in B.C. and Alberta.

Clegg, Bruce

Western Miner fonds

  • CA UBCSP BC 1929
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1986

The fonds consists of photographs of mines, mining activities, and mining personnel created and collected for use in the Western Miner and its predecessor publications, The Miner and the British Columbia Miner. Images include aerial views as well as ground level shots of mine sites, buildings, townsites, mining, milling, smelting and other mineral processing operations. The photographs include exteriors and interiors of mines and buildings, crews at work, and a collection of portraits of company executives, staff and Canadian politicians. Mining equipment is featured including excavators, diamond drills, continuous miners, loaders, shuttle cars, muckers, ore conveyors, and drilling rigs.

Western Miner

W. Neale Turner fonds

  • CA UBCSP BC 1936
  • Fonds
  • 1903-1906

The fonds consists of photograph albums depicting Turner's activities as managing director of the Fraser River Gold Dredging Company, including scenes of equipment, placer mining sites, and aspects of life in Lytton, including a native funeral procession. Includes scenes of Turner's voyage to Canada aboard ships and trains.

Turner, W. Neale

Jim Spilsbury fonds

  • CA UBCSP BC 1938
  • Fonds
  • 1870-1991

The fonds consists of family papers including genealogical findings and legal documents concerning land owned by his family in the New Westminster District (Whonnock), 1870-1910; correspondence and newsclippings; records gathered or kept by Spilsbury on Spilsbury and Hepburn Ltd. and its successors in radio communications, 1940-1985; records of Queen Charlotte Airlines Ltd., 1946-1955; and a large collection of ca. 6000 photographs (including cartes-de-visite and cabinet cards) negatives, and slides, mainly taken by Spilsbury. The photographs consist mainly of images relating to Savary Island, Vancouver Island and other area of B.C.'s coast where Spilsbury lived and carried out his activities. As well as images of early native and logging sites and towns and topography of B.C., they also provide a record of Spilsbury's paintings. Photographs also depict Spilsbury's English relatives (1870-1906), friends and family at New Westminster, Whonnock and Savary Island, logging operations at Theodosia Arm in the 1930s, aircraft and personnel of Queen Charlotte Airlines, and equipment and personnel of Spilsbury and Hepburn.

Spilsbury, Jim, 1905-

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