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Alistair Duffus collection

  • Collection
  • [193-] - [195-]

The collection consists of photographs of the ship "Dinamac," the Duffus family home, Thomas McMeekin & Sons business, Skeena River scenes, parades, and planes at Seal Cove.

Duffus, Alistair

John Keenlysides Congregation Emanu-El collection

  • CA JHS A.2012.017, A.2013.018
  • Fonds
  • 1862-1864

Fonds consists of material documenting early BC Jewish history. Fonds is arranged into two series: Congregation Emanu-El manuscripts; and Letters from Abraham Blackman to his brother Morris, Jewish merchants in colonial British Columbia.

Keenlyside, John

Napolean Peter Casorso fonds

  • CA KEL Add. MSS. 50
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1997, predominate 1922-1987

Fonds has been arranged into eight Series. Each series has been broken down by subject and filed chronologically, either by date or alphabetically. The fonds reflect the material kept and collected by Pete Casorso. The records date from 1885 - 1997, but are predominantly from 1922 - 1987, the year after his death. The fonds focuses on the business and financial records kept by Pete Casorso. The files represent his business interests whether it is Mountview Sawmills Ltd. Pioneer Ranch, Casorso Brothers Ltd. and the many properties he owned or co-owned, mining interests (especially Lexington Mines Ltd. and Notre Dames Des Mines). Also included are records relating to insurance and legal indentures, personal records such as correspondence. Many of the records are handwritten and offer a glimpse into the life and times of Pete Casorso, Kelowna pioneer, farmer and businessman. on contents. Fonds has been arranged into 8 series: They include 1) Financial: Bank Statements, Securities, and Income Tax, 1885-1986; 2) Real Estate: sorted by Lot number, 1930-1987; 3) Correspondence: general 1912-1979; 4) Business Records: general, Mountview Sawmills Ltd., Farm Management, Pioneer Ranch, Mining including: Lexington Mines Ltd., Notre Dames Des Mines Ltd. 1907-1987; 5) Legal: Wills, Patent, Indentures 1922-1987; 6) Insurance: Property, Life and Automobile 1926-1981; 7) Personal: Correspondence and Family History, note: some restrictions 1926-1983; 8) Ephemera: Fruit and Vegetable industry, mining, miscellaneous 1919-1982.

Casorso, Napolean Peter, 1888-1987

William and Margaret Springer Fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1890 - 1944

The fonds consists of two day books with tuning orders and a private radio receiving station licence.

Springer, William and Margaret

Cowell & Wallinger fonds

  • CA FTST MS 45
  • Fonds
  • 1895-1900

Fonds consists of a ledger recording individual East Kootenay assays from 1895-1900.

Cowell & Wallinger (Firm)

Hunter Brothers Ltd. Fonds

  • CA RMDC MS 22
  • Fonds
  • 1895 - 1952

Fonds consist of textual records of the Hunter Brothers Ltd from 1895-1923, 1933, [195-], 1959.

Includes history, correspondence, financial records, legal records, publications, lists, ephemera, and clippings.

Hunter Brothers Ltd.

West Kootenay Power and Light Company fonds

  • CA RMDC MS 43
  • Fonds
  • 1896-2001

Fonds consists of textual and photographic records of the West Kootenay Power and Light Company from 1896-2001. Includes mission statement, correspondence, financial records, stock certificates, legal records, applications, petitions, personnel, annual reports, reports, specifications, publications, certificates, maps, lists, ephemera, photographs, other information, and clippings.

West Kootenay Power and Light Company

Rupert Harrison collection

  • CA WVAN 030
  • Collection
  • 1900-1995

The collection consists of photographs, negatives, slides, and other material relating to West Vancouver that was collected by Rupert Harrison in the course of his work as a historian and archivist for the District of West Vancouver.

The collection is arranged into two series:
Series 1: Photographs
Series 2: Ephemera

Harrison, Rupert, 1914-2007

Fisher's Drug and Bookstore fonds

  • CA DMA CR-33
  • Fonds
  • 1902-1950

The fonds consists of records created by Simeon Fisher during the course of owning and operating Fisher's Drug and Book Store. There are several wholesale invoices as well as nine large prescription invoice ledgers and correspondence between Mr. Fisher, local residents and National Drug Co. where he purchased wholesale drugs for his pharmacy. These records cover the years between 1902 and 1948 when his business was in operation. The fonds is arranged in three series: Correspondence; Prescription Invoices; Drug Invoices.

Fisher's Drug and Bookstore (Delta, B.C.)

Morishita family collection

  • CA JCN 2011.79
  • Collection
  • 1903 - 1990

The collection consists of six series of papers, photographs and artefacts amassed by the Morishita family. The first series consists of papers and artefacts belonging to the patriarch of the family, Teiji Morishita. The second series consists of papers and artefacts belonging to Teiji's wife, Sawa Morishita. The third series consists of papers and artefacts amassed while the Morishitas (with the Ebisuzakis) ran the Ebisuzaki Shoten (store) at 337 Powell Street in Vancouver, BC. The fourth series consists of family photographs and artefacts belonging to the Morishita family. The fifth series consists of papers and artefacts belonging to the Morishita children. And the sixth series consists of papers and artefacts belonging to the Ebisuzaki family.

MacKay and Currie fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1903-1906

The fonds consists of one series that contains correspondence.

MacKay and Currie (Firm)

Peterson Family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1906

The fonds are divided into 229 series and consists of correspondence, Revenue Canada Tax forms, invoices, insurance policies, bulletins, bank statements, a history, estate papers, medical papers, licenses, applications, Tax Appeals, Canada Customs forms, shares, bank records, military paperwork, investment records, certificates, records related to the Salmon Arm Farmers’ Exchange, Shuswap Consumer’s Cooperative, The Vernon Fruit Union, and The BC Fruit Growers Association, memberships, income tax returns, contracts, development plan, permits with the District of Salmon Arm, bonds, notebooks, passports, diaries, address books, a video tape, photographs and slides, maps and ledgers.

Peterson Family

Leask & Johnson Lumber Company fonds

  • CA FTST MS 25
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1912

The fonds consists of textual records of Leask & Johnson Lumber Company. Includes correspondence and a telegraph manifold book and shareholders' register.

Leask & Johnson Lumber Company

Davies and Company fonds

  • CA BOW MS 3
  • Fonds
  • 1908 - 1935

The fonds consists of legal and financial documents from the General Store; correspondence, predominantly legal; records created and received by William Joseph Davies in his capacity as postmaster, and financial records created by William A. Davies, owner of the Ed Davies Taxi Service.

Davies and Company

W.A.C. Bennett fonds

  • CA SFU F-55
  • Fonds
  • 1909 - 1981

The fonds consists of records relating to the life of W.A.C. Bennett. Documented are his personal life, business ventures, community service, club affiliations, and political activities, including his terms as Member of the Legislative Assembly for South Okanagan, and as Premier of British Columbia.

Personal records consist of early correspondence and household records, as well as material which documents W.A.C. Bennett's association with freemasonry and his fundraising activities with organizations such as the Salvation Army.

Business records consist of material relating to Bennett Hardware, Bennett’s Stores, and Calona Wines.

Political records refer to Bennett's tenure as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for South Okanagan, as Premier and as leader of the Opposition. Also relevant are records referring to the passage of a number of Municipal Acts and Bennett’s relationship with Federal politics.

Records include correspondence, advertisements, minutes, annual reports, telegrams, itineraries, schedules, financial statistics, financial statements, petitions, questionnaires, resolutions, reports, speeches, press releases, proposals, maps, plans, charts, file notes, memoranda, newspaper clippings, scrap books, ephemera, photographs, audio recordings, film reels, and video cassettes.

Bennett, W.A.C.

Nemetz family fonds

  • CA JHS A.2008.016, A.2011.018
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1910-2012]

The fonds consists of photographs and textual records from various members of the Nemetz family, including the Dayson family, the Barnett family, and the Fader family.

The fonds is arranged into four series: Nathan Nemetz scrapbooks and photograph albums (photocopies); Textual records; Photographs; Audio/Visual.

Nemetz family

May Ellingsen fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1910-1990

Fonds consists of ten photograph albums compiled and annotated by May Ellingsen. The albums contain both original and reproduced photographs of Cortes Island and nearby islands, including Twin Islands and Hernando Island. They are accompanied by captions and additional textual information such as pre-emption records, reminiscences and newspaper clippings. Most of the photographs date from the early decades of the 20th century, depicting homes and buildings, pioneer families, community activities, schools, wharves, boats, logging and marine activity. Fonds consists of two series: Series 1 (The May Ellingsen Historic Photograph Collection, Vol. 1-9, Accession 2004.002) and Series 2 (The Manson Family Album, Accession 2004.003).

Ellingsen, May

Geoffrey Capes fonds : 1911-1961

  • Fonds
  • 1911-1961

Fonds consists of 56 diaries recording Capes' daily activities. Diaries contain a number of leaflets and programmes of events in the Courtenay area.

Capes, Geoffrey

Ronald Hudson Turner fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1913 - 2013

The fonds consists of personal documents, memberships, correspondence and miscellaneous items. The fonds is divided into six series.

Turner, Ronald Hudson

Newgate Customs House fonds

  • CA FTST MS 44
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1938

Fonds consists of textual records of the Newgate Customs House from 1913-1938. Includes a register of power of attorney and a personnel record.

Canada. Newgate Customs House

Frederick William Kerton fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1915-1916

Fonds consists of two letters from the British Columbia Deputy Provincial Secretary appointing Frederick William Kerton as 1) a Member of the Board of Licence Commissioners for the City of Courtenay, 28th August, 1915 and 2) a Member of the Board of Commissioners of Police for the City of Courtenay, 5th February, 1916.

Kerton, Frederick William

Granite Trading Association

  • Fonds
  • 1915

The fonds is divided into 31 series and consists of minutes, correspondence, leases, plans, photographs, and samples of documentary artifacts related to the running of the co-operative.

Granite Trading Association

William James Turnbull fonds

  • CA WVAN 068
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1961

The fonds consists of records relating to the personal and professional life of William James Turnbull, owner and operator of the West Vancouver Lumber Company Limited. The material consists of newspaper clippings, legal agreements, correspondence, patent documents, promotional material, photographs, postcards, technical drawings, name tag, and patent number labels.

The fonds is arranged in the following series:
Series 1: Personal life
Series 2: West Vancouver Lumber Company Limited
Series 3: Indoor curling game and company

Turnbull, William James

William A. Andrews fonds

  • CA OSOY MS 9
  • Fonds
  • 1919 - 1967

Fonds consists of the textual records of William A. Andrews from 1919-1967. Includes certificate, personal documents, and publications.

Andrews, William A.

Sasaki family collection

  • CA JCN 2011.68
  • Collection
  • 1921 - 2011

The collection consists of two series. The first series consists of family photographs and the second series is an interview of Mitsue Fugeta (nee Sasaki) discussing her life on Powell Street in Vancouver, BC.

Sasaki (family)

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