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A. Theresa Forrest's employment records

File contains a 1905 letter of recommendation from John Oliver, Secretary for the Board of Trustees, Delta School; a letter from the Burnaby School Board to acknowledge Miss Forrest's application for a teaching position and acceptance in 1906; a letter advising Miss Forrest of a raise in 1914; and a letter of thanks and appreciation for her service at the time of Miss Forrest's retirement from teaching in 1941. An envelope is also part of the file (1920).

A.E. Fawcett photograph fonds

  • CA DMA CR-125
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1894-1905]

The fonds consists of 37 mounted photographs from an album, as well as 5 loose photographs. The photographs were likely taken by Edward Fawcett between 1894 and 1902 when members of the Fawcett family were establishing themselves in British Columbia. The photographs consist of family members and homes, friends and recreational outings in Victoria, Delta and Vancouver; interior and exterior shots of the Victoria drugstore; and scenes of travelling through the mountains by train. Several photographs show early activities and scenes in Ladner, particularly the winter flood of 1895.

Fawcett, A.E.

Accounts Journal 1883-1897

File contains a journal kept by John and Helen Honeyman in which they kept record of household expenses at the Eden, Manitoba, farm and, beginning January 1, 1896, at the farm in Delta at Gulfside near Port Guichon. The entries list such expenses as groceries, dry goods, hardware, clothing, school supplies, trees and seeds, and entertainment. Farm expenses were kept separately and list equipment and hardware, worker's wages, seed, and threshing wages. The journal also lists revenue from butter sold in 1884.

Administrative records

The series consists of correspondence, receipts, and a War Charities Act registration form for the Ladner Dugout. Records document the handover of the Ladner Dugout's assets to Delta Branch No. 61, Canadian Legion, in 1945.

Ladner Dugout Committee

Annual reports

Series consists of reports submitted to the shareholders at the annual meeting of the British Columbia Packers Association. Included in the annual report is the Directors' Report, the General Manager's Report, and the Auditor's Report. The Director's Report presents the balance sheet for the previous year. The General Manager's Report describes the operations and results of the business of the Association including canneries in operation, market conditions, improvements to plants, condition of its fleet of steamers, comments on fishing strategies and enhancements, and a financial summary.

Brunswick Cannery (Canoe Pass, B.C.)

Atkey family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-3
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1914-1960

Fonds consists of photographs of scenes and people in and around the Ladner/Delta area (from ca. 1918-1923), students and teachers in the Delta Central School and Ladner Elementary School (ca. 1918-1923) and photographs of the Atkey family and friends. Fonds also includes one book, Webster's School and Office Dictionary (1914) and one pen and ink drawing by Ken Atkey.

Atkey (family)

Audiovisual Media

Series consists of materials collected by Martin Keeley, and others, during his time as Executive Director of the Friends of Boundary Bay. The materials were generated from both his home in Point Roberts as well as the offices in Ladner, B.C. and Point Roberts, Washington.

Moving image items include two movies, one regarding shorebirds in the state of New Jersey, and another focused on the B.C. Wetlands. Both were thought to be used by Martin Keeley for research purposes while he was the Executive Director of the Friends of Boundary Bay.

Sound recording items include three audio tapes, one that was unable to be read, a second that features a discussion regarding logging in Point Roberts and Delta, and a third that is labeled as a "Whatcom County Council" meeting.

The series has been arranged into the following items:
2010-29-137; 2010-29-138; 2010-29-139; 2010-29-140; 2010-29-141.

Autograph Album

File contains one autograph book, the album given as an Xmas gift in 1901 with signatures and poems entered from 1902 to 1905. The entries are to "Essie" from friends in Matsqui and Delta.

Awards

Series consists of an award relating to members of the Delta Agricultural Society during it's tenure, specifically included in this series is the Chicago World's Fair award presented to Jubilee Farm in 1893 for their exhibit of 'Black Tartarian Oats.' Accession included in this series is: 2011-014.

Delta Agricultural Society

B.C. Great Blue Heron Society (BCGBHS)

Sub-series consists of materials collected by Martin Keeley, and others, during his time as Executive Director of the Friends of Boundary Bay. The materials were generated from both his home in Point Roberts as well as the offices in Ladner, B.C. and Point Roberts, Washington. Martin Keeley participated and/or supported the B.C. Great Blue Heron Society. The materials correspond to Martin Keeley's time with the Friends of Boundary Bay and their relationship to the B.C. Great Blue Heron Society.

Textual materials include minutes, financials and correspondence generated by the B.C. Great Blue Heron Society.

The sub-series has been arranged into the following files:

  1. B.C. Great Blue Heron Society (BCGBHS) sub-series
    1.1 B.C. Great Blue Heron Society Minutes/Financials file
    1.2 B.C. Great Blue Heron Society Correspondence file

B.C. Great Blue Heron Society Correspondence

File consists of materials collected by Martin Keeley, and others, during his time as Executive Director of the Friends of Boundary Bay. The materials were generated from both his home in Point Roberts as well as the offices in Ladner, B.C. and Point Roberts, Washington. Martin Keeley participated and/or supported the B.C. Great Blue Heron Society. The materials correspond to Martin Keeley's time with the Friends of Boundary Bay and their relationship to the B.C. Great Blue Heron Society.

Textual materials contains documents of correspondence mostly from Eric Giesbrecht, who was the Coordinator for the Surrey/White Rock Chapter of the BC Great Blue Heron Society or the other unit of the Point Roberts Heron Preservation Committee. In total there is 1 folder in this file. Any newspaper articles have been removed from the textual material and placed in the Martin Keeley and Friends of Boundary Bay Newspaper Clippings Binders. These binders can be found on the Reference Library bookshelves.

B.C. Great Blue Heron Society Minutes/Financials

File consists of materials collected by Martin Keeley, and others, during his time as Executive Director of the Friends of Boundary Bay. The materials were generated from both his home in Point Roberts as well as the offices in Ladner, B.C. and Point Roberts, Washington. Martin Keeley participated and/or supported the B.C. Great Blue Heron Society. Thist material reflects Keeley's time with the Friends of Boundary Bay and their relationship to the B.C. Great Blue Heron Society.

Textual materials contains two sheets of paper, one detailing the statement of receipts and disbursements for the year-end of 1990 for the BCGBHS, and another showing the meeting minutes for the BCGBHS on May 21, 1991. Material reflect the period of time after the Point Roberts Heron Preservation Committee had turned into the BC Great Blue Heron Society and Martin Keeley was still a member. In total there is 1 folder in this file. Any newspaper articles have been removed from the textual material and placed in the Martin Keeley and Friends of Boundary Bay Newspaper Clippings Binders. These binders can be found on the Reference Library bookshelves.

B.C. Heritage Conference (Dogwood Conference) series

Series consists of records arising from the 1983 B.C. Heritage Conference (also known as the Dogwood Conference), which was hosted by the Delta Heritage Advisory Commission. Records include pamphlets, notes, schedules, the text of a speech, audiocassette recordings of conference sessions (some with transcriptions), and other materials. The series has been arranged into 3 files levels: 1983 BC Heritage Conference Materials; Welcoming Speech 1983 BC Heritage Conference; Sound Recordings.

Delta Heritage Society

Bates family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-2
  • Fonds
  • 1892-[197-]

The fonds consists largely of reference material, photographs, and memorabilia collected by Frances Bates as a result of her interest in Delta history and her participation in the founding of the Delta Museum. The fonds also contains records from the operation of the Bates' farm, and correspondence dealing with the expropriation of the farm by the provincial government for the Roberts Bank development. The fonds has been arranged in the following series: Frances Bates' history collection, Bates family farm records, and Photographs.

Bates (family)

Beatrice and William Cain fonds

  • CA DMA CR-70
  • Fonds
  • 1965-1980

The fonds consists of written and compiled histories about the people and institutions of Delta, particularly as they were in the 1970s when the Cains created their albums, scrapbook and informally published book on Delta. The scrapbook also contains information about the Cains' community activities.

Cain, Beatrice

Bell family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-4
  • Fonds
  • 1859-[ca. 1979]

The Bell family fonds is arranged in three sous-fonds: Edith Bell sous-fonds, Edward Bell sous-fonds, and Harry Bell sous-fonds. Edith Bell's records include diaries, scrapbooks and photographs of family and community events as well as records pertaining to her membership in various organizations including the Imperial Order Daughter of the Empire. Edward Bell's records consist of business papers, particularly land records and wills. Harry Bell's records are personal records related to the Bell family. Through photographs, cartographic material, and textual records, the records document not only the Bell family, but much of the community of Delta. Edith Bell's records provide insight into Delta social affairs and families, while Edward Bell's business records reveal economic and social change as it is documented in land transactions.

Bell (family)

Berney family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-14
  • Fonds
  • [191-?]-[192-]

The fonds consists of a family photograph album belonging to Gertrude Berney, photographs of the dedication of the cenotaph (1921), and photographs given to Harley Berney by Frank Beadleson.

Berney (family)

Bertha Reynolds fonds

  • CA DMA CR-71
  • Fonds
  • 1882-[ca. 1977]

The fonds consists of photographs and records of Bertha Reynold's family and her activities as teacher, secretary of the British and Foreign Bible Society, and historian for the Delta Museum Society. The fonds contains Delta Pioneer Record Sheets for 93 families in Delta, B.C. They list the names of Delta families and their members. Information includes: dates of births, location of birth, date of marriages, location of marriage, date of burial, location of burial, grandchildren, and reminiscences. Also included are newspaper articles containing additional information on some of the families, and photographs of family and street scenes, mostly in Delta. The fonds also contains miscellaneous records of Ladner families and a notebook of newspaper clippings of the Delta Board of Trade (1934-36). Family activities on the farm are documented in photographs. The fonds also consists of six notebooks containing minutes, clippings and literature pertaining to the British and Foreign Bible Society from 1936-1977.

Reynolds, Bertha, 1903-

Bill Hasting's St. Mungo photograph collection

  • CA DMA CR-123
  • Fonds
  • 1983

The collection consists of slides and photographs of the Glenrose Cannery and St. Mungo Archaeological digs, and staff and drawings of the St. Mungo archaeological site. The material was used as a display at a talk on the archaeological digs given by W. Hastings in 1983.

Biosphere

File consists of materials collected by Martin Keeley, and others, during his time as Executive Director of the Friends of Boundary Bay. The materials were generated from both his home in Point Roberts as well as the offices in Ladner, B.C. and Point Roberts, Washington.

Textual materials include reports and pamphlets that the Friends of Boundary Bay and Martin Keeley were interested in, had researched and photocopied and/or received copies of documents. In total there are 2 folders in this file. Any newspaper articles have been removed from the textual material and placed in the Martin Keeley and Friends of Boundary Bay Newspaper Clippings Binders. These binders can be found on the Reference Library bookshelves.

Board of School Trustees, School District No. 37 (Delta) fonds

  • CA DMA CR-6
  • Fonds
  • 1895-1978

The fonds consists primarily of records created and received by the Secretary-Treasurer of the Board of School Trustees, and therefore are largely related to the functions of this office, which include: keeping records of all meetings; all matters of finance, the operation and maintenance of buildings, the maintenance of furniture and equipment; and all purchases required by the Board, as well as stocks of supplies and merchandise. Records were originally arranged in accordance with these functions, and this order has been maintained or restored. Twenty-two series have been identified, including: Administrative maintenance records; Annuals; Cartographic material; Committee records; Construction records; Correspondence; Directories; Equipment and maintenance records; Examination results records; Financial records; Fire records; Legal documents; Minutes of meetings; Miscellaneous records; Permanent school records; Personnel records; Photographs; Policy records; Referenda; Registers of Pupils; Textbook records; Visitors Books.

School District No. 37 (Delta, B.C.)

Boat and net storage records

Series consists of records that were obtained from the Brunswick Cannery site after is was operated as a fishing camp for the Imperial plant at Steveston (1930-1939). After 1939 the buildings were reopened and used for net and boat storage and local Japanese fishermen and their families resided in some of the buildings along with other fishermen and a caretaker. Records contain information regarding residents and fish tallies between 1941-1942.

Brunswick Cannery (Canoe Pass, B.C.)

Boat log books

Series consists of log books recording the daily operation of tug boats used in the B.C. Packers' oyster operation, mainly the M.V. East Delta, M.V. E.F.N., Togo No. 1, and M.V. Jervis Queen. Major contents include destination and time on each course, weather conditions and nature of work. The boats were largely used to tow scows loaded with oysters tot eh plant in Delta, and to position empty scows over the oyster beds. At low tide the empty scows would land near the beds to which the workers would walk and harvest the oysters. Full scows were then floated back to the plant. The "East Delta" was used by Mr. Christoperhson to travel to other oyster operations, and became a second home for John and Grace after the closure of the plant in Boundary Bay.

Books

Series contains a book titled "Holly berries from the poets," which was published in 1909 and contains poetry and excerpts. Inscription in the front is: "To Mrs. Whitworth, Christmas 1911, S.M. Fisher, Ladner, B.C."

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