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Wright family fonds

  • CA NCAI 1998 007 A
  • Fonds
  • 1838?-1900

The fonds consists of correspondence inwards (1859-1900), Wesleyan-Methodist church class books and family photographs. Early correspondence relates to family matters. Later correspondence is addressed primarily to W.R. Wright relating to his career in local politics. Fonds includes church "class books" (1838?-1846), listing many members of the Thomas Wright family. Fonds is arranged in three series: 1) Correspondence; 2) Church class books; 3) Family photographs.

Wright (family)

Woodman family collection

  • Fonds
  • 1897-1913

Collection consists of May Woodman's teaching certificates and William Woodman's certificate of competency as a second-class engineer.

Woodman (family)

Wood family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1925-[ca. 1940]

Fonds consists of Frank Wood's account book for the Western Fuel Corporation's Employees Sick and Accident Fund and family photographs including eight views of a May 24 Parade, a group of people in front of St. Andrew's Manse, a group of people, including Thelma Harwood, in front of an unidentified building and a view of ships arriving at Newcastle Island.

Wood (family : Nanaimo, B.C.)

Wong family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1912-1948

The fonds consists of declaration of partnership (1912), certificates of registration of family members (1913-1948), cancelled cheques (1929-1930), the last will and testament of Wong Kee Soon (1939), photographs and postcard, insurance documents (1940-1941), and receipts and woy contracts in Chinese.

Wong (family)

Willis family fonds

  • CA NCAI 1998 045 A
  • Fonds
  • 1918-1947

Fonds consists of personal papers of the Willis family. Includes two agreements for sale for Section B of Lot 11, Block E, Nanaimo (1918, 1920), insurance papers, stock certificates, receipts from Acme Motors and correspondence related to the estate of Joseph Willis (1947).

Willis (family)

William and Mary Cartwright fonds : 1869-1904

  • Fonds
  • [Photocopied 1991]

The fonds consists of a volume in which are recorded the accounts (1872-1904) of William Cartwright and the personal diary of daily activities (1882-1883) of Mary Cartwright. Volume also includes some poems and recipes. The original use of the volume appears to be the 1869 accounts of a general store, possibly the Horne Store. The accounts record many purchases by Chinese and Indians. Newsclippings (1913-1941) have been pasted over parts of the early 1869 accounts.

Cartwright, William

William Roper collection

  • Fonds
  • 1911-1916

Collection consists of one certificate of competency, 2nd Class, Overman; one certificate of competency, mine rescue work and one certificate of competency, Draeger Oxygen Apparatus (Western Fuel Corporation, Nanaimo).

William Richards fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1917-1946

The fonds consists of World War I paybook, correspondence, and certificates relating to seaman's service, wartime circulars from the Canadian Militia and King George, and certificate for use of the Western Fuel Corporation Employees X-ray machine, 1917.

Richards, William, b. 1886

William McGregor fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1896-1953

Fonds consists a scrapbook containing McGregor and Meakin family souvenirs, including newspaper clippings, audited accounts of the City of Nanaimo, placer mining licenses and a photograph of the Nanaimo gold mining training camp. A transcript of the journal is available in the Pamphlet file.

McGregor, William, 1911-

William McGirr collection

  • Fonds
  • 1903-1935

Collection consists of invitations to William McGirr to dances sponsored by Ashlar Lodge No. 3; Doric Lodge No.18; and the International Brotherhood of Owls Nanaimo Nest No. 1. Also includes the ritual book for the Brotherhood of Owls.

William Lewis fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1898-1963

The fonds consists of legal documents relating to property in Newcastle Townsite purchased by Lewis in 1912; correspondence; and memorabilia, including scrapbooks, guestbook, and two transcripts of interviews with William Barraclough in 1962 and 1963.

Lewis, William

William E. Bray fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1905, 1918, 1940 -1959

Fonds consists of the personal papers of William Bray and includes school certificates, an election advertisement and correspondence. Letters include correspondence to William E. Ireland, then Provincial Archivist, about the formation of a Nanaimo branch of the provincial historical society and information about photographs of the Nanaimo area and letters to his mother from Edmonton that relate to his health and employment hardships.

Bray, William E.

William B. Smith fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1985-1986

Fonds consists of photographs of Wolf Mountain Mine including images of the underground workings, miners, heavy duty equipment, tools and surface views. Also includes an underground workings map.

Smith, William, B., 1954-

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

Wilfred Nicholson fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1980]

The fonds consists of 46 manuscripts on aspects of the social history and personalities of Nanaimo.

Nicholson, Wilfred, 1908-

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

Western Fuel Corporation collection

  • Fonds
  • 1921-1928

Collection consists of a a receipt from E.J. Wilson to Western Fuel Corporation for labour and materials used in the installation of water connection at the Wilson home at 395 Ninth Street, a booklet detailing the agreement between the Corporation and its employees (1927) and a booklet detailing the agreement between corporation employees and Dr. George A.B. Hall (1921). A manuscript annotation on the verso of the booklet reads "Exhibit No. 1 Hall vs. Lane, June 28/22, A. Forrester, Re[g]."

Western Fuel Corporation of Canada

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

Wellington School Board fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1907-1942

The fonds consists of accounts (1907-1934) and minutes (1933-1942). Fonds includes several letters of the Wellington Board of School Trustees.

Wellington School Board

Wellington Parents Action Committee fonds

  • CA NCAI 2000 026 M
  • Fonds
  • 1961-1963

The fonds consists of a minute book of the Committee and a scrapbook containing correspondence, press releases and news clippings relating to the demands of parents for a safer school crossing of the Island Highway in Wellington. Fonds is arranged in two series: 1) minutes; 2) scrapbook.

Wellington Parents Action Committee

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

Welch family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1913-[ca.1925], 1965

Fonds consists of the records of the Welch family. The fonds is arranged in the following series: 1) Photographs; 2) Canadian flag materials and 3) Memorabilia.

Welch (family)

Waterloo Parent-Teacher Association fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1950-1968

The fonds consists of charter, scrapbook with original drawings, minutes (1957-1958), and class photo (1958-1959).

Waterloo Parent-Teacher Association

Walter Meyer zu Erpen fonds

  • CA NCAI 1998 006 A ; 2007 019 A
  • Fonds
  • [198-]

The fonds consists of materials collected by Walter Meyer zu Erpen for his master's degree including research for a case study, "Towards an Understanding of the Municipal Archives of 19th Century British Columbia: A Case Study of the Archives of the Corporation of the City of Nanaimo, 1875-1904" and thesis: "Study of the Archival Record and Its Context: Meaning and Historical Understanding". The research notes are arranged alphabetically on index cards. Also includes photocopies of a report by Judge Eli Harrison on charges against Police Magistrate J.P. Planta, Bureau of Statistics Returns from Nanaimo, Assessment Rolls, 1895 & 1896, correspondence dated Jan 9, 1900, Wellington, from Theo Bryant re: nomination of E & N Railroad Conductor, J. W. Coburn (resident of Victoria) as Mayor of Nanaimo due to absence of any other nominees and correspondence to Col. Hon. James Baker (Provincial Secretary, Bureau of Statistics, Victoria) from R. E. Gosnell, (Secretary, Bureau of Statistics): Report of the Bureau of Statistics for the Municipalities of British Columbia, 1896.

Meyer zu Erpen, Walter J.

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