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Yip family and Yip Sang Ltd. fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1108;CVA 689
  • Fonds
  • 1895-1989

The fonds consists of the records of the Yip family, including those of Yip Sang, and of Yip Sang Ltd. and its predecessor, the Wing Sang Company. The fonds includes financial records (mainly account books, remittance stubs, receipts and invoices), correspondence, published material kept by the family, and Yip family photographs, including views of the business, Chinese organizations, and schools.

Yip (family)

Willis Mead photograph collection

  • CA RRM A1995-15
  • Fonds
  • 1939

The collection consists of photographs of CPR Engines No. 1310 and 1961, crew of Royal Pilot Train (1939), and a flipped engine.

W.A. Wood fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1885-1887

The fonds consists of correspondence sent and received by W.A. Wood with Henry MacLeod and J.M. Trutch while directing work on the B.C. Section of the Canadian Pacific Rail line.

Wood, W.A.

Vernon Denton fonds

  • CA BCA MS-2614
  • Fonds
  • 1806-1808, 1852-1943

The fonds consists of Denton's correspondence relating primarily to Simon Fraser, copies of Simon Fraser's 1806 and 1808 journals, notes on the fur trade, the Gold Rush, the building of the CPR, and other significant historical events.

Denton, Vernon

Thomas O. Kilpatrick fonds : 1893-1965

  • CA BCA MS-0323
  • Fonds
  • [Photocopied 1973]

The fonds consists of appointments, correspondence, subject files and a diary.

Kilpatrick, Thomas O., d. 1939

Sir George Bury fonds : 1917-1965

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 979
  • Fonds
  • [Photocopied 1987]

The fonds consists of correspondence, articles written by Bury, and photographs by Bury pertaining to the Russian Revlution.

Bury, George, Sir

Samuel Greer fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 17
  • Fonds
  • 1886-1893

The fonds consists of miscellaneous court records, 1887-1893, relating to Greer's fight with the CPR over title to some land at Kitsilano including a map showing his house, barn and fences in relation to the CPR right-of-way. Also included is an agreement for sale to Dugal MacKenzie of Port Moody in 1886 of Lot 9, Block 3 of his land south of False Creek.

Greer, Samuel

Revelstoke Railway Museum photograph collection

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1885-1990]

The collection consists of photographs depicting railroad workers, equipment, facilities, and scenes primarily along Canadian Pacific Railway routes. The majority of photographs depict activities in the CPR Revelstoke Division, including images of train engines, stations, tunnels, accidents and derailments, slides, CPR employees and union activities, steamships and various scenes, including those of Revelstoke, Field, Golden, Glacier, Rogers Pass, Leanchoil, Albert Canyon, Kicking Horse Canyon and Stoney Creek.

Reginald Tomlinson fonds

  • CA BCA MS-0946;97811-14
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1910, 1949

The fonds consists of builders specifications (1949) for the SS Princess Marguerite, a description of Princess fleet vessels of the Canadian Pacific Railway, timetables and photographs of Reginald Tomlinson.

Tomlinson, Reginald

Peter Mayert fonds

  • CA RRM A1992-38
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1976

The fonds consists of CPR train orders, waybills, union receipt book, statements of earning, and other railroad-related records.

Mayert, Peter

Penticton Museum and Archives photograph collection

  • Fonds
  • 1868-1993

The collection consists of photographs of the South Okanagan and Similkameen regions pertaining to lake transport, railway construction and workers, rail lines of the Kettle Valley Railway and the Canadian Pacific Railway, pioneers, early buildings, schools, ranching, the fruit industry, logging and sawmills, social activities, the militia and armed forces, sports teams, mining communities and Royal visits.

Patrick O'Farrell fonds

  • CA BCA E/D/Of2
  • Fonds
  • 1900, 1912-1933

The fonds consists of O'Farrell's correspondence relating to his work with the CPR.

O'Farrell, Patrick

Patrick Hind photograph collection

  • CA RRM A1993-39
  • Fonds
  • 1926-1954

The collection consists of photographs of various CPR engines in Calgary, Revelstoke, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Toronto, Medicine Hat and Crowsnest.

Oliver and District Heritage Society photograph collection

  • Fonds
  • 1887-1992

The collection consists of 1887 to 1992 photographs of Oliver and area, including the two former gold mining towns of Camp McKinney and Fairview These images depict schools and classes, social and sporting activities, rodeos, parades, picnics, dances, ranches, logging, mining, irrigation system and workers of the Southern Okanagan Lands Project, fruit industry, tobacco growing, the Canadian Pacific Railway trains and station, local scenes, and early residents and buildings.

Ole Bjork fonds

  • CA RRM A1993-31
  • Fonds
  • 1922-1954

The fonds consists of photographs of CPR scenes and activities including images of Coquihalla Pass, Endiver, Nelson, an experimental diesel engine, Notch Hill and Princeton. Fonds includes a photograph of Ole and Alice Bjork on a velocipede and laser copies of photographic images of Lord Revlestoke, the Royal Train in Revelstoke, and of CPR stations and yards.

Bjork, Ole

Mike Wasylie fonds

  • CA RRM A1995-08;A1993-83
  • Fonds
  • 1929-1942, 1954-1959, 1972

The fonds consists of correspondence, train dispatcher's record, logbooks, train orders, notebooks detailing weather conditions, scrapbook (including newsclippings and writeups on engines). Fonds includes of photographs of various engines, of the Illicillewaet slide (1935), and of a waterfall near Downie Station.

Wasylie, Mike

Michael K. Boberg fonds

  • CA RRM 1996-19
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1960-1995]

The fonds consists of photographs of railway stations and railway scenes across Canada, with information about the various sites where the stations were located.

Boberg, Michael Karl, d. 1996

Marcus Smith fonds : 1815-1903

  • CA BCA MS-0748;MS-1496
  • Fonds
  • [Microfilmed 1969]

The fonds consists of a family register and diary, records (including diaries) relating to Canadian Pacific Railway exploration and construction, a letter book, various memoranda, diary extracts and biographical notes.

Smith, Marcus

Malcolm McLeod fonds

  • CA BCA MS-1249
  • Fonds
  • 1823-1899

The fonds consists of correspondence, manuscripts and notes relating to the Puget's Sound Agricultural Company, the North West Territories and the selection of a route for the Canadian Pacific Railway.

McLeod, Malcolm

Madolyn Fleming photograph collection

  • CA RRM A1993-117
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1940-196-?]

The collection consists of publicity photographs taken by Nicholas Morant for the Canadian Pacific Railway, including those depicting "The Canadian", telegraph poles, Stoney Creek Bridge, and a variety of individuals.

Lionel Wheeler photograph collection

  • CA RRM A1993-56
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 195-?]

The collection consists of photographs of the Baird slide "Illicillewaet" and CPR trainwreck and photographs of a train wreck west of Greeley.

Lew Patrick fonds

  • CA RRM A1994-04
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1911

The fonds consists of photographs of CPR workers and engines and a letter of commendation (1911).

Patrick, Lew

Lawson family fonds

  • CA WVAN 006
  • Fonds
  • [1880-1990]

The fonds consists of material generated and collected by the Lawson family and extended family members. Records include personal correspondence, photographs, journals, school records, and art work, as well as financial and business records pertaining to family businesses, investments and community involvement.

The fonds is arranged into the following sous-fonds and series:
Series 1: Photographs and postcards
Sous-fonds 1: John Lawson sous-fonds
Sous-fonds 2: Gertrude Lawson sous-fonds
Sous-fonds 3: Christina Lawson sous-fonds
Sous-fonds 4: Duncan Lawson sous-fonds
Sous-fonds 5: Harte family sous-fonds
Sous-fonds 6: Elizabeth Lawson sous-fonds

Lawson (family)

L.A. Hamilton fonds

  • CA CVAN 72-422
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1885

The fonds consists of Hamilton's watercolours and drawings of Gastown and the Vancouver townsite prior to development by the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Hamilton, L.A., d. 1941

Kay Anklovitch collection

  • CA RRM A1993-74
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1940]

The collection consists of a photograph of a CPR engine and of railway strikers. Collection includes three postcards (Mt. Stephen, Field) and various photocopies of photographs.

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