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John Edward Brant fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR018
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1958

The fonds consists of a certificate of service in the Royal Navy, 1912-1922; genealogical records of John Brant and his family, including certificates of birth, marriage and death of Brant and his wife Elsie Reed Brant, and his father John Ojijatekha Brant-Sero, 1914-1958; and a typescript of a family history by Brant-Sero, "Some Descendants of Joseph Brant."

Brant, John Edward

Joseph Badenoch Clearihue fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR032
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1974

The fonds consists of records relating to Clearihue's activities: McGill University, 1910-11; Oxford University, 1912-14; World War 1, 1916-18; Victoria College, 1948-63; Victoria College Development, 1945-56; University Development, 1959-66; University of Victoria, 1964-76; University of Victoria Foundation, 1973-76; Awards, medals and pins; Personal records, 1888-72; Travel ephemera, 1913-20; Photographs, 1908-1919; and microform of correspondence relating to Victoria College and University of Victoria, 1952-62.

Clearihue, Joseph Badenoch

Mercy Ann Coles fonds : 1864

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  • Fonds
  • [Typed 198-?]

The fonds consists of a typescript of Coles' 1864 diary, in which she describes various social activities connected with the conference, her travels to and from Quebec, and meeting people such as John A. MacDonald and Darcy McGee. Also included is a copy of a letter to Mrs. George Coles from Lady Bannerman, wife of Sir Alexander Bannerman, Governor of Prince Edward Island. The front of the manuscript is inscribed, "Mrs. Bruce Marr, Elmira, Ontario."

Coles, Mercy Ann

Henry Drummond Dee fonds

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  • Fonds
  • 1922-1949, 1966

The fonds consists of certificates and diplomas of Provincial Normal School military physical training and University of British Columbia degrees; typescripts of song lyrics and poems presented at a reception held in Victoria in honour of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dee, 1966.

Dee, Henry Drummond

Daniel Marshall Gordon fonds

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  • Fonds
  • 1910-1971

The fonds consists of two notebooks of notes from Gordon's classes at Victoria College (B.C.) on constitutional law and English literature, 1911-1912; diploma and citation for Honourary Doctor of Laws degree awarded to Gordon from the University of Victoria; and scrapbook with oil pastels of outdoor scenes drawn by Gordon.

Gordon, Daniel Marshall

Mary Wallace Hamilton fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR064
  • Fonds
  • 1904-1942

The fonds consists of the following series: academic diplomas, 1907-1914; personal correspondence from Hamilton to her family during a trip to Europe, 1921-1922; and photographs of her European travels; other photographs documenting Hamilton's time at Victoria College, 1909-1950.

Hamilton, Mary Wallace

Byron Johnson fonds

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  • Fonds
  • 1916-1964

The fonds consists of records documenting Johnson's political and business careers, including constitutions and bylaws of political organizations, trade agreements, political cartoons and clippings; business records including correspondence, daily journals, financial records and contracts; personal family correspondence and insurance records, Johnson's army diary, and records relating to Byron's father, Oliver Johnson; photographs of the Johnson family and of Johnson with his cabinet and colleagues; correspondence regarding Johnson's work with the RCAF; publications, including newsletters, magazines, journals, annual reports and copies of speeches, some of which are annotated by Johnson or contain photographs, articles or obituaries about him; records regarding the visit of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip to Victoria, October 1951, including invitations to functions and photograph album of the visit prepared by the Daily Colonist newspaper.

Johnson, Byron Ingemar

Lee Hung fonds

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  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1920-1930]

The fonds consists of Lee Hung's correspondence to his sons, Nai San, Nai Chu, and Nai Yin.

Lee, Hung

Logan family fonds

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  • Fonds
  • 1753-1970

The fonds consists of records of the Logan, Small and Wadsworth families, including photographs of Logan family members; financial records, high school and teachers certificates, autograph book and photographs of members of the Small family; and Wadsworth family records, including diaries, personal and business correspondence, legal documents, marriage settlements, postcards, notebooks, unpublished poems and drawings.

Logan (family)

Mr. and Mrs. James Maxwell fonds

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  • Fonds
  • 1979-1990

The fonds consists of correspondence relating to the adoption of a foster child through the International Association for the Transformation of Man, correspondence to the Maxwells from their foster child in the Philippines, Caroline Ongat, a photograph, and ephemera.

Maxwell, James

Mona Morley fonds

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  • Fonds
  • 1931-1994

The fonds consists of diaries and correspondence. The diaries (personal diaries, travel diaries, "Novice Ruth" diaries) provide an extensive record of her personal reflections on her activities and views from 1931-1950, after which time they become less comprehensive. The correspondence includes some inward correspondence, and transcribed copies of outward correspondence from 1949-1955.

Morley, Mona

Herbert H. Murphy fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR097
  • Fonds
  • 1952-1959

The fonds consists of a diary and correspondence. The personal diary, 1952-1957, discusses weather, family and social activities, and some medical activities, and includes enclosures of programmes, invitations and clippings. The correspondence, 1954-59, is regarding publications and a journalism course.

Murphy, Herbert H.

Bernard James Naylor fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR098
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1984, predominant 1924-1984

The fonds documents Naylor's life and work as organ scholar and composer. The fonds consists of correspondence to associates, friends and family, 1935-1984; miscellaneous programs, scrapbooks, ephemera, newspaper clippings, and photographs; manuscript choral, instrumental and vocal scores of Naylor's work, and others, 1924-1983; sound recordings of folk songs, chamber music, instrumentals and interviews, and recordings of other composers' work.

Naylor, Bernard James

Healey Willan collection

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  • Collection
  • 1937-1981

The collection primarily consists of memorabilia and newspaper clippings, collected by Willan's son, Patrick Willan. Files include correspondence and minutes of the Healey Willan Centennial Celebration Committee, 1978-1980; programmes, 1936-1980; clippings, 1936?-1965; programmes and clippings of Willan's opera, Deirdre; obituaries and memorials, 1968; Church of St. Mary Magdalene, 1979-1980; Willan Centenary, 1980; articles on Willan, 1980-1981; memorabilia, 1968-1979; and photographs of Willan with family and musicians.

Lara Gilbert fonds

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  • Fonds
  • 1981-1995

The fonds consists of records documenting Gilberts thoughts and experiences from childhood to early adulthood. The fonds have been arranged in four series: 1) academic and employment records; 2) correspondence; 3) journals; and 4) unbound prose and poetry.

Gilbert, Lara

Frank and Cecilia Sylvester family fonds

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  • Fonds
  • ca. 1854-1950

The fonds consists of 4 series: the Frank Sylvester series, ca. 1862-1908; the Cecelia Davies Sylvester series, ca. 1854-1928; Family ephemera series, 1867-1918, and Photographs, ca. 1870-1950. The Frank Sylvester series includes: cannery contracts, legal invoices, lecture manuscripts, and a diary. The Cecelia Davies Sylvester series includes: an autograph book, and scrapbooks containing clippings, photographs and ephemera. The Family ephemera series includes: biographical information, documents, pamphlets and publications. The Photographs series includes: photographs, negatives, and glass plate negatives.

Sylvester, Frank and Cecilia (family)

Charles Palmer fonds

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  • Fonds
  • ca. 1895-1997

The fonds consists of the following series: Personal records, 1925-92; Correspondence, 1928-97; Programs and reviews of performances, 1949-87; Photographs, ca.1895-97; Certificates and medals, 1924-95; Instrumental music scores, 1930-92; Secular choral music scores, 1929-93; and Sacred choral music scores, 1932-38.

Palmer, Charles

Donald W. Munro fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR309
  • Fonds
  • 1925-1996, predominant 1972-1993

The fonds documents Munro's activities as a diplomat and Member of Parliament, personal research interests, and ongoing political concerns, and include correspondence, memoranda, manuscripts and research materials. Research subjects include Abortion, the Canada/Alaska Boundary Dispute, the Canadian Constitution, External Affairs, Eugene Forsey, the Middle-East, the National Debt, Sidney, B.C., and South Africa. The fonds consists of the following series: Member of Parliament speeches and other material (1972-1990); External Affairs correspondence, manuscripts and research (1955-1990); correspondence relating to research subjects and political concerns (1961-1996); research materials (1967-1995); manuscripts (1946-1993); and personal correspondence and other materials (1925-1993).

Munro, Donald W.

David Mcrae fonds

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  • Fonds
  • 1781-1800

The fonds consists of promissory notes to David Mcrae (1783-1786); land titles (1781-1782); Account of Antoine Plant, nd; and inventories of goods, property and debts due to the estate of David Mcrae (1800).

Mcrae, David, d. 1800

Barbara Ann Roberts fonds

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  • Fonds
  • 1974-1998

The fonds consists of sixteen series: university employment; 1977-1996; university teaching, 1974-1988; grant applications, 1980-1995; publications, 1975-1997; conference papers, 1978-1991; presentations, 1980-1997; unpublished papers, 1975-1995; Gertrude Richardson research, 1985-1996; Leicester Peace Society research, 1992-1993; women's movement, 1983-1996; peace movement, 1986-1997; miscellaneous correspondence, 1979-1998; family correspondence, 1987-1997; illness and death, 1998; photographs, 1986-1993, and Canadian women peace activists oral history interviews, 1987-1989. The university employment series includes curricula vitae, job applications, and self evaluation files which document Roberts employment history and her publications and committee work, etc. The university teaching series includes course outlines, take home exams, and student handouts which shed light on her approach to teaching. The grant applications and publications series together provide an overview of the range and direction of Roberts' research interests. While most of the series are based on record type, the Gertrude Richardson research and Leicester Peace Society Research series are arranged by subject and contain correspondence and grant applications; the Gertrude Richardson Research series also contains conference papers. The Women's movement and Peace movement series both contain correspondence, although some correspondence pertaining to them will be found in the miscellaneous and family correspondence series. While the miscellaneous and family correspondence series consist almost entirely of inward correspondence, both contain a few printouts of e-mail correspondence or letters from Roberts which shed light on her daily life and research projects. The Canadian Women Peace Activists series contains interviews about and with Canadian women who were peace activists before 1960.

Roberts, Barbara Ann

Andy Bigg fonds

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  • Fonds
  • 1930-1995

The fonds consists of the following series: Correspondence, 1947-1995; Autobiography manuscripts, 1948-1995; Photographs, 1948-1980; Writing, 1940-1996; Subject files; Newspaper subject files; Newspaper reprints; Newspapers, 1958-1978; Scrapbook of B.C. provincial campaign, 1975; Recording of meeting with Andy Bigg and staff of Cowichan Pictorial regarding joining Union, 1973. The Newspapers include: a complete set of the Western Advocate, 1958-1959, and a complete set of front covers of the Cowichan Pictorial, 1966-1978.

Bigg, Andy, 1915-

University Women's Club Oral History Project fonds

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  • Fonds
  • 1999-2001

The fonds consists of case files of each interviewee. Each file contains a tape summary, biographical information, a personal photograph, and an audiocassette tape of the interview. Also included is a file with a sample copy of all the forms used in documenting the project.

University Women's Club of Victoria. Oral History Project

Percy Scott fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR360
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1951

The fonds consists of correspondence and household finances, 1931-1951; Scott's 11 published scores, 1929-1931; Scott's 17 manuscript scores, 1931-1937; records of the Victoria Plectral Orchestra, 1935-1946; music students register, 1930-1949; diaries, 1931, 1934-1951. The diaries include short daily entries about weather, students, appointments and household activities. On occasion, the back page of annual diaries contain a list of items such as orchestra compositions and rents paid. The donation also included a tin sign for Scott's music studio: "Percy Scott Studio: mandolin, guitar etc."

Scott, Percy

Etholine Clearihue fonds

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  • Fonds
  • 1912-1913

The fonds consists postcards written to Etholine from friends, featuring scenes from Victoria. Postcards include: Bridge at the Gorge, Victoria B.C.; C.P.R. Office and Wharves, Victoria Harbor, B.C.; C.P.R. "Princess Victoria", Victoria Harbor, B.C.; Olympian Range and Race Rocks Light House, near Victoria B.C.; Mount Baker, near Victoria B.C.; C.P.R. "Empress Hotel", Victoria B.C.; C.P.R. Docks and Parliament Buildings, Victoria B.C.; Cadboro Bay Summer Resort, near Victoria B.C.

Clearihue, Etholine, d. 1937

Archie H. Wills fonds

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  • Fonds
  • 1890-2004

The fonds consists of records relating to his career as a journalist and to his family life in Victoria. It has been arranged in two series, Autobiography and Writing. The Autobiography series consists of Archies autobiographical works, which document his service in World War I and his family life and career. It has been arranged into three sub-series: All in A Lifetime, My Life in the Army, and Travel. The Writing series consists of his published and unpublished work, and background material for it. The series shows his interest in making new generations of Victoria residents aware of their citys history and aware of World War I history. It has been arranged into two sub-series: Articles and Stories, and Broadcasts. Records include typed manuscripts, clippings of Archies published articles, photographs including photograph albums, diaries, scrapbooks, war medals, and ephemera.

Wills, Archie

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