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Fred Shearer fonds

  • CA FFG P991.11.1
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1950

The fonds consists of photographic images depicting the historical images of the pioneer lifestyle, clothing; agriculture and economic growth both in construction and the industrial fields.

Shearer, Fred

Otter District Farmers' Institute fonds

  • CA LCM MSS 67
  • Fonds
  • 1922-1973

The fonds consists of minutes of general meetings (1922-1943), minutes of Directors' and Board meetings (1940-1968), and minutes of annual and other meetings (1943-1973) of the Otter District Farmers' Institute, as well as a poster commemorating the institute's 50th Anniversary (1972), which lists the names of founding members, and former secretaries and presidents.

Otter District Farmers' Institute

Len and Isabella Rowlatt fonds

  • CA LCM MSS 255
  • Fonds
  • 1874-1972

Fonds consists of 6 series: announcements series, 1917-1971, which includes birth, marriage, and death announcements; diary series, 1972, which includes a diary of Len Rowlatts daily activities; fiscal records series, 1919-1972, which includes pension records, ration books, Turners Dairy Ltd. milk counts, mortgage records, bank correspondence, a victory bond certificate, savings bonds, Fraser Valley Milk Producers Association annual statements, agricultural subsidy records, and bank books; legal records series, 1874-1972, which include deeds and information regarding property, funeral records, birth certificates, a marriage certificate, and records related to the Rowlatt will; correspondence series, 1913-1972, which includes correspondence from Len s fiance Effie and correspondence sent to both Len and Isabella from family, including family in England, and friends; and ephemeral series, which includes recipes and an airline and rail pass stub from Lens 1969 trip to England.

Rowlatt, Len

Thorndale Hatchery fonds

  • CA LCM MSS 241
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1954

The fonds consists of the correspondence of the Thorndale Hatchery, predominantly between 1941 and 1949, including letters of appreciation, advertising proposals, lists of breeders supplying the hatchery, and breeding schedules and records, as well as a 1945 letter transferring ownership of the Queen Hatchery, A. Woodgate, Manager, to J.H. Mufford, and a 1945 40th Anniversary letter with the history of the hatchery. Fonds also includes the Minutes of the Seventeenth Annual Convention of the Canadian Federation of Hatchery Associations, Western Section, held in Winnipeg, Man., September 21-24, 1954, and minutes of the monthly meetings of the B.C. Baby Chick Cooperative Association, held in Cloverdale, B.C., for October and November, 1950.

Thorndale Hatchery

Fraser Valley North Langley Cooperative Association fonds

  • CA LCM MSS 176
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1933

The fonds consists of audited financial statements (1920-1933) for shareholders in the Fraser Valley North Langley Cooperative Association.

Fraser Valley North Langley Cooperative Association

Hope and Farmer Real Estage Agents fonds

  • CA LCM MSS 160
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1907, 1916

The fonds consists of a promotional brochure regarding land availability in the Langley B.C. area ca. 1907, which includes a sketched birds-eye view of the area showing land plots, scenic photographs, and brief descriptions of local facilities and industries. Fonds also include a booklet listing the Prize Lists Regulations for the Aldergrove Agricultural Association's Patriotic Exhibition, held at Aldergrove, B.C., on September 15th, 1916.

Hope and Farmer Real Estate Agents

Langley Agricultural Association fonds

  • CA LCM MSS 112
  • Fonds
  • 1922-1939

The fonds consists of a minute book (1922-1939) of the Langley Agricultural Association Women's Auxiliary, which supported the activities of the Langley Agricultural Association.

Langley Agricultural Association

Bayliff family fonds : 1845-1968

  • CA BCA MS-1692; 198210-002
  • Fonds
  • [Microfilmed 1981]

The fonds consists of correspondence, ranch diaries (Chilancoh Ranch), business records and personal records including diaries kept by T.L. Bayliff, G.T.L Bayliff and Hugh Peel Lane Bayliff.

Bayliff (family)

Agricultural Commission fonds

  • CA FTST MS 43
  • Series
  • [photocopied 198-?]

Fonds consists of a diary from 1913-[1914]. The diarist is unidentified.

British Columbia. Agricultural Commission

Osoyoos Co-operative Fruit & Vegetable Growers fonds

  • CA OSOY MS 19
  • Fonds
  • 1960 - 1987

Fonds consists of the textual records of the Osoyoos Co-operative Fruit & Vegetable Growers from 1932–1968. Includes correspondence, financial records, legal records, personnel records, lists, notices, regulations, circulars, and publications.

Osoyoos Co-operative Fruit & Vegetable Growers

Lawrence Haugen collection

  • CA LMA MS 17
  • Fonds
  • 1865, 1938, 1959

The collection consists of items collected by Lawrence Haugen. Includes one applebox label for Earlscourt apples; one cattle auction booklet for Earlscourt Farms (1959); and one magazine "Angler and Hunter" (1938). Also includes one photograph of the old Globe Hotel.

John and Elizabeth Jackson Family Fonds

  • CA SAM MS 141
  • Fonds
  • 1914

Title based on the contents of the fonds. The collection is arranged into five series and consists of certificates, correspondence, and photographs.

John and Elizabeth Jackson

Herald Family Fonds

  • CA SAM MS 140
  • Fonds
  • 1870

The title is based on the contents of the fonds. It is divided into 6 series and consists of correspondence, a school book, two pieces of original art, and receipts for running the farm.

Herald, Dr. Dundas

Davie family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-99
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1987

The fonds consists of correspondence relating to Murray Davie's agricultural activities, and copies of records of the Delta Agricultural Society and Delta Co-Operative Breeders Society shares book (1929). The fonds contains photographs of Davie and Savage family members in portraits and participating in farm and community activities, as well as photographs of farms, barns, prize animals, and local scenes.

Davie (family)

George Wallace collection

  • CA DMA CR-96
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1963

The collection consists of a cash book (1945-1963) of the Delta Manor Co-Operative Association, cash book and subscription register (1930) of the B.C. Co-Operative Feed Pool, agreements between farmers and the Pool, and correspondence between shareholders and the Pool and the Egg Co-Operative and the Pool. The collection also includes two programs from the Delta Centennial Banquet (1958).

George William London family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-92
  • Fonds
  • 1891-1954

The fonds consists of financial records belonging to G.W. and Richard London, correspondence belonging to Hazel that is about her wedding in 1934, and photographs of family, friends, school classes and scenes of the local area.

London (family)

Muir family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-81
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1973

The fonds consists of John Muir's legal and business papers, and correspondence, particularly related to renting the Deloraine properties; legal papers and correspondence regarding the probate of John Muir's Estate, particularly between lawyers and Agnes Muir, his daughter; and letters to Agnes from family members. The fonds also includes a collection of papers and memorabilia belonging to Eva Muir, including a collection of songbooks and song sheets. Records that Eva accumulated as an officer in the Ladner Dugout Committee and Red Cross Society are described in these respective fonds. The fonds is arranged into 6 series: John Muir's land deeds; Correspondence and other materials related to rental of properties in Deloraine; Probate records of John Muir's estate; News clippings; Song books and music sheets; and Eva Muir's records and personal collection.

Muir, John, 1849-1939 (family)

Stokes and Cullis Meat Market fonds

  • CA DMA CR-79
  • Fonds
  • 1902-1914

The fonds consists of two order books (1902) of R.J.Stokes for the Delta Meat Market, and two day books (1906-1908, 1912-1914) from the Stokes and Cullis Meat Market.

Stokes and Cullis Meat Market (Delta, B.C.)

Dennison family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-69
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1920-1995]

Fonds consists of photographs, an essay entitled "Memoirs of a Ladner Lad" written by William James Dennison, and a family tree prepared by Bill Dennison. The fonds also includes three ledgers from the Ladner Shoe Store. The photographs document many aspects of the Dennison's family life in Delta such as potato farming, gardening and a variety of social activities.

Dennison (family)

Variety Farm Training Centre fonds

  • CA DMA CR-66
  • Fonds
  • ca. 196--197-

The fonds consists of slides relating to the history of Variety Farm Training Centre including residence, farm work, greenhouse, chicken house, etc.

Variety Farm Training Centre

Thomas E. Ladner and family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-64
  • Fonds
  • 1869-1983

The fonds consists largely of correspondence and financial records that pertain to Thomas Ladner's business ventures in salmon canning and farming. Thomas Ladner's correspondence April 28, 1892 to November 11, 1896 (of which this archives holds photocopies) is made up of letters sent to Robert Paterson Rithet, Ladner's agent and business partner in the Victoria Canning Co. Ltd. The financial records largely concern Thomas' farming operation, of which the ledger of 1919-1924 provides the most complete documentation. Also included in the fonds are historical notes written by Leon Ladner and Yvonne Killam about the Thomas Ladner family, and photographs of Thomas Ladner, his immediate family and descendants, his farm, and Ladner family friends and activities.

Ladner, Thomas Ellis

T. Ellis Ladner fonds

  • CA DMA CR-63
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1868]-1990

Fonds consists of records relating to the publication of the book, "Above the Sand Heads". Records include T. Ellis Ladner's research notes and extracts from book reviews, materials collected and edited by T. Ellis Ladner's daughter, Edna Ladner, and shorthand notes for T. Ellis' father, Thomas Ladner. Records in this fonds document the early history of Delta. Fonds also includes an unpublished work of T. Ellis Ladner, "On and By the River: Early Days in British Columbia."

Ladner, T. Ellis

Smith Wright fonds

  • CA DMA CR-61
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1910-ca. 1930

The fonds consists of photographs taken or acquired by Smith Wright, a farmer in Delta, mainly between 1900 and 1920. Many of the images document the farming operations of Smith and his brother William in the area south of 28th Avenue and west of 56th Street in west Delta. The images include May Day parades and celebrations, Lord Byng's visit to Delta in 1922, and scenes having to do with Smith Wright's activities in the community with his family. These include photographs of All Saints Anglican Church, school classes, beach scenes, and Ladner. The 230 prints and negatives consist of 107 unique images, because of overlap in loans made by the donor for copying.

Wright, Smith

Martha Taylor collection

  • CA DMA CR-56
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1915-1920]

The fonds consists of photographs of friends, family, farm scenes, cows, ferries, horses, parades, hunting scenes, an old motorcycle with children on it, etc. Most of the photographs are unidentified in terms of people and places.

Nelson family fonds

  • CA DMA CR-55
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1958

Consists of photographs of Ladner scenes such as the old municipal hall (now the Delta Museum and Archives), farm threshing scenes, cenotaph, ferry, Tsawwassen and Vancouver scenes. Includes an army photograph with David Nelson in it and a map of coast of British Columbia. Textual materials include a poem, monthly time book, receipt and a CPR marconigram.

Nelson (family)

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