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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

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)

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

James Sutherland fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 457
  • Fonds
  • 1870-1939

The fonds consists of indentures, conveyances, and other legal documents relating to land transfers in Port Moody and New Westminster, 1870, 1879-1899. Many items deal with the Canadian Pacific Railway. There are also miscellaneous notes and notices relating to the National Silver Mines Limited, 1937-1939.

Sutherland, James J.

David Davies fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 455
  • Fonds
  • 1965-1975

The fonds consists of Davies' working papers and notes for his article "English Bay Branch, C.P.R., Vancouver", and his proposal for a forestry museum "Woodsmoot".

Davies, David L.

Abbott family fonds

  • CA CVAN CVA 256
  • Fonds
  • 1885-[ca. 1901]

The fonds consists of the Abbott family photograph album showing various scenes pertaining to the Canadian Pacific Railway and its official events; various British Columbia scenes and Vancouver streetscapes; and an album prepared by Edwards Brothers showing scenes around British Columbia, primarily views of Vancouver, Rossland and Sandon.

Abbott, Harry (family)

Cates family fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 61
  • Fonds
  • 1877-1958

The fonds consists of a letterbook, ship's papers and photographs concerning the activities of Charles H. Cates and Sons Limited, as well as the autobiography of Captain C.H. Cates and manuscripts on family, maritime and Indian subjects by Captain Charles Warren Cates (1899-1960). The fonds also includes the letters (1877-1883) of Donald Stewart of New Westminster concerning the building of the CPR.

Cates (family)

John Leask fonds : 1886

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 40
  • Fonds
  • [Photocopied 1971]

The fonds consists of Leask's diary.

Leask, John

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