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R.B. McLean Lumber Company fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1922-1982

The fonds consists of records of the R.B. McLean Lumber Company and its operations over a 50-year period and records of the McLean Brothers Timber Company at Qualicum Bay and Union Bay and the McLean and Sons Lumber Company of Cumberland, B.C. The fonds includes the following files relating to the activities of these companies: personnel, administration, equipment, supplies, lumber shipments-sales, sawmilling, logging, real estate, and farming.

R.B. McLean Lumber Company

Maple Ridge Museum photograph collection

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1850-2001]

The collection consists of photographs of scenes, events, industry and people in the Maple Ridge area, including the communities of Whonnock, Hammond, Haney, Port Haney, Yennadon, Websters Corner, Ruskin, Albion, and The Ridge.

Enderby Coal Mines Ltd. fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1904-1942

Fonds consists of records created and retained by the secretary/treasurer of Enderby Coal Mines. Includes the Articles of Association, Memorandums of Agreement, list of shareholders, coal regulations, court warrants, minutes, correspondence, a map showing location of property, reports, financial statements, inventories, and a daily journal.

Enderby Coal Mines

Fred Taylor collection

  • Fonds
  • 1995-1997

Collection consists of correspondence and notes, compiled by Fred Taylor, related to the City of Nanaimo's acquisition of an old steam coal mine whistle from Air Chime Manufacturing Company. The coal mine whistle was blown every day in Nanaimo to announce shift changes and other mining related events. Includes a report on chain of title of various local mining companies and council minutes relating to Fred Taylor's role as negotiator of the whistle's return to Nanaimo. Also includes two photographs of Fred Taylor and Mayor Gary Korpan with whistle.

Frederick Charles Manning fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1925-1942

The fonds consists of Manning's membership cards in fraternal and business associations, correspondence relating to property of Sproat Lake Lumber Company Ltd., list of shareholders of the company, personal share certificates, and income tax records.

Manning, Frederick Charles

John A. Pybus fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1881-1924

The fonds consists of Pybus' accounts (1881-1914) and correspondence (1884-1924), including correspondence relating to his appointments as Medical Health Officer and Coroner for the Alberni Mining District.

Pybus, John A.

Kimberley District Heritage Society historical photograph collection

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1917-1989]

The collection consists of photographs of Kimberley and area, including Marysville, the Sullivan Mine, and Chapman Camp, depicting individuals, families, and community groups; personnel, facilities, and operations of the Sullivan Mine; community events and activities; sports activities in the area (including curling, skiing, and ice hockey); and, general scenes. The collection includes photographs created and accumulated by Cominco's Sullivan Mine (earlier the Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company of Canada) and by local professional photographers Peter Faulkner and Charles Wormington.

Star Shipyard (Mercer's) Ltd. fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1927-1973

The fonds consists of specifications for work on various ships and docks as well as tenders and agreements involving the shipyard. Several financial records, magazines, and manuals as well as a yard plan for the shipyard are also a part of the fonds.

Star Shipyard (Mercer's)

Victoria Sealing Company Ltd. fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1900-1906

The fonds consists of articles of association (1900), annual report, correspondence, and invoices and receipts (1905-1906) of the Victoria Sealing Company.

Victoria Sealing Company

Western Federation of Miners Enterprise Union fonds

  • Fonds
  • Photocopied ca. 1975 (originally created 1903)

Fonds consists of photocopied minutes of weekly meetings from March 15, 1903 until August 9, 1903.

Western Federation of Miners. Enterprise Union

Western Fuel Corporation of Canada fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1910-1942

Fonds consists of the administrative and operational records of the Western Fuel Company and its successor companies. The records of its eventual parent company, Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir) Ltd. are described separately. Fonds is arranged in the following series: 1) Annual report; 2) Correspondence; 3) Financial records; 4) Coal record books; and 5) Photographs.

Western Fuel Corporation of Canada

Vancouver Public Library historical photograph collection

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1860]-1981

The collection consists of photographs depicting scenes and aspects of life in Vancouver and in other locations in British Columbia and the Yukon Territory from ca. 1860. The subjects depicted include forestry, mining, fishing, transportation, shipping, and construction as well as buildings, interiors, landscapes, people and significant events in B.C.'s past.

Revelstoke Museum photograph collection

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1880-ca. 1980]

The collection consists of photographs of Revelstoke area (including Rogers Pass, Big Bend, Glacier, Arrowhead, Three Valley, and the Upper Arrow Lakes) depicting industry, forestry, transportation networks, sports and recreation, community events, individuals, and organizations.

Robert Carruthers fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1921-1968, 1996

Fonds consists of three plans indicating the workings of the Louden-Wakelem slopes and Carruthers slopes of Wellington #9 mine from 1949 until 1964. The latest is incomplete but does include a manuscript schematic drawing of Nanaimo mine locations. Copies of Mr. Carruthers miner's certificates, copies of newspaper articles written about Mr. Carruthers upon his retirement and his textbooks on mining are also included. A number of these are from the International Correspondence School (ICS). Also included are two Special Rules booklets that outline the rules and regulations of Western Fuel Company mines in Nanaimo and descriptions of various mine jobs (shotlighter, bratticemen, loaders etc.).

Carruthers, Robert, b. 1899

Shuswap Nuclear Study Action Group fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1979-1985

The fonds consists of newsletters, correspondence, petition, newspaper clippings and the Secretary Jane Petchs logs. Unfortunately, the fonds contains only one set of minutes dated January, 1981.

Shuswap Nuclear Study Action Group

Wellington Colliery Company Ltd. fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1907-1910

Fonds consists of records related to the Wellington Colliery Company's operations at the Comox Mines, Cumberland. Fonds is arranged in two series 1) Accounts and 2) Invoices.

Wellington Colliery Company

William (Bill) Drummond Loudon fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1880] -[ca. 1980]

Fonds consists of records related to the Loudon family, the Loudon mine, and properties in the Wellington area. The fonds is arranged in series as follows: 1) Photographs; 2) Maps; 3) Loudon mine records; and 4) Personal papers.

Loudon, William Drummond

Trail City Archives photograph collection

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1890]-1990

The collection consists of photographs of individuals, families, social and community events, industries and natural resources of Trail and environs along with panoramic and aerial views of the city and area.

Vancouver Coal Mining and Land Company fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1862-1899

Fonds consists of records which document the operations of the Vancouver Coal Mining and Land Company in the Nanaimo area. Photocopied materials predominate but the fonds also includes some original records. The fonds is arranged in three series 1) Administrative records; 2) Journals and 3) Financial records.

Vancouver Coal Mining and Land Company

Al Addison fonds: 1912-1969

  • Fonds
  • [Photocopied ca. 1969]

Fonds consists of reproduced maps and reports, annotated by Addison, related to the Blue Flame Mine. Includes a copy of a portion of the G.H. Clapp report on gas formations in the Nanaimo Basin (1912), a copy of the Wilkinson report of Morden Mine and area (1920), a copy of a drilling report of the Big Flame Mine, and copies of sketches Addison made in 1969 of the stratigraphy in the area around the Blue Flame Mine.

Addison, Al

Canadian Western Lumber Company Ltd. fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1887-1958

The fonds consists of correspondence (1912-1931), interim statements (1936-1953) and cost statements (1958) of the Canadian Western Lumber Company Ltd. Fonds includes an early letterbook (with financial statements) of the MacLaren Ross Lumber Company and the Buckingham Pulp Company. Fonds also includes records of timber returns, timber cruises, and estimates of the Columbia River Lumber Company Ltd.

Canadian Western Lumber Company

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