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Frank J. Ney fonds

  • CA NCAI 1993 008 A
  • Fonds
  • 1948-1992

The fonds consists of records documenting Ney's many roles and activities in government (as Mayor of Nanaimo and MLA), in local business, and with local community groups in Nanaimo. Fonds includes Ney's personal appointment books, correspondence (including some as Mayor of Nanaimo and as MLA), legal documents, and speeches; MLA files; records created and accumulated by Ney as Chair of the Nanaimo Centennial Committee, 1967, (including records of the Empire Day Celebration Committee, 1958), as Chair of the Loyal Nanaimo Bathtub Society, as President of Great National Land and Investment Corp., and as President of Nanaimo Realty Ltd.; and, photographs depicting Ney's participation in political and community activities and in land and real estate development. Fonds is arranged in six series: 1) Personal records; 2) MLA records; 3) Nanaimo Centennial Committee; 4) Loyal Nanaimo Bathtub Society; 5) Great National Land and Investment Corporation; and, 6) Photographs.

Ney, Frank J.

Lantzville Hotel and Garage fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1928-1980, predominant 1945-1960

The fonds consists of records of the the Lantzville Hotel and Garage and Caillet Holdings. The hotel records include certificates (1928, 1946), correspondence (1945-1976), financial records (1928-1957), hotel registers (1943-1952), liquor licences (1956,1980), photographs, and miscellaneous items. The Caillet Holdings records include a receipt book (1947-1953), and registered plans (1919, 1947-1950).

Lantzville Hotel and Garage

Leo F. LePas fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1932, 1933

Fonds consists of records related to LePas's insurance agency and includes correspondence and sketches of the Union Hotel area in Cumberland and the City Works yard on Prideaux Street in Nanaimo.

LePas, Leo F., d. 1980

Malaspina Hotel collection

  • Fonds
  • 1926-1935

Collection consists of a prospectus for the proposed hotel, and four special occasion menus.

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

Union Brewery Company fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1892-1900

The fonds consists of minutes of the Board of Directors meetings.

Union Brewery Company

Albert A. Davis fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1925-1941

Fonds consists of ten cigar manufacturer licenses issued to Albert Davis by the Canada Excise and Inland Revenue agency.

Davis, Albert A.

Chatwin Engineering Ltd. fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1926-1968

Fonds consists of a photograph album with views of Malaspina Hotel (originally called the Nanaimo Community Hotel) from its construction in 1927 to interior shots from the 1960s and a copy of the original construction specifications. The fonds is arranged in two series: 1) Photographs and 2) Specifications.

Chatwin Engineering Ltd.

Marshall Bray fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1880-1902

The fonds consists of official commissions as government agent and police magistrate (1909); marriage certificates and childrens' report card and certificates; business correspondence concerning real estate (1892-1899); and letters of administration and estate administration papers for miners who died intestate in an explosion at the Wellington Mine in 1884, including John Lowry, Martin Lowry, Henry Arnold, Barney McGinnes, John Winders, and Domenico Ricono.

Bray, Marshall

Nanaimo Daily News fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1960-1998]

Fonds consists of published and unpublished photographs taken by staff and outside photographers of events, individuals, buildings, and community groups in the Nanaimo region. Many of the photographs were taken by Englefield Studios. Also includes material related to the Nanaimo Commonwealth Holdings Society Bingo scandal.;The fonds is arranged in three series: 1) Prints 2) Negatives and 3) Bingo scandal materials.

Nanaimo Daily News

Nanaimo Electric Light, Power and Heating Company fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1898-1930

The fonds consists of an account book listing names of customers and monthly accounts (1898-1904), rough journals of work, including newsclippings and notes about events, weather and electrical services (1904-1908), and correspondence, notes and service pamphlet (1918-1930).

Nanaimo Electric Light, Power and Heating Company

Nanaimo Foundry fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1930-1979

Fonds consists of the business records of the Nanaimo Foundry. Fonds is arranged in four series: 1) Plans, Quotes and Technical Drawings; 2) Photographs; 3) Work Orders and 4) Pattern Book.

Nanaimo Foundry

Nanaimo Tourist Bureau fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1955-1971

The fonds consists of a visitors register, and an information scrapbook of the Nanaimo Tourist Bureau.

Nanaimo Tourist Bureau

Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1893, 1903, 1934, 1948-1977

Fonds consists of act of incorporation and bylaws (rev. 1903), programs, membership roll (1948 -1951); notebook; cashbook (1952-56); an annual report and financial statements, 1959; annual reports and tourism pamphlets (1970); and promotional material produced by the Chamber (1950-1977).

Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce

Nanaimo Harbourside Arts and Conference Society fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1981-1987

Fonds consists of building proposals, a feasibility study, minutes, reports and notes related to the development of an arts and conference centre.

Nanaimo Harbourside Arts and Conference Society

Norman Barrass fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1927-1993

Fonds consists of Malaspina Hotel menus dating from Barrass' tenure as chef, as well as photographs by Barrass. Fonds is arranged in two series: 1) Malaspina Hotel menus; and 2) Photographs.

Barrass, Norman, 1914-

Hoggan's Store fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1903-1906

The fonds consists of store accounts, listed by name in random order.

Hoggan's Store

Kneen's Builder's Supplies fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1933, 1950

Fonds consists of an official copy of an Order-in-Council issued by the federal Department of Public Works approving an application by Kneen's Builder's Supplies to build a wharf in Commercial Inlet (1950). Also includes correspondence from the Public Works Department (1933) and a hand drawn sketch of the subject area.

Kneen's Builder's Supplies

Laurence Manson fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1878-1905, [194-]

Fonds consists predominantly of the business and personal records of Laurence Manson but also includes some records of other family members. The fonds is arranged in two series: 1) Business records and 2) Personal records.

Manson, Laurence

Dominion Express Company (Nanaimo) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1897-1898

Fonds consists of a letterbook which records dates, destinations and delivery charges of the Dominion Express Company in Nanaimo. Some correspondence is included. William McGirr was agent of the Nanaimo office in 1898.

Dominion Express Company (Nanaimo, B.C.)

Cornelius Bryant collection

  • Fonds
  • Photocopied ca. 1975 (originally created 1880 -1893)

Collection consists of a page from an album that includes a British program for the 1887 Harvest Festival Service led by Cornelius Bryant and a file of photocopied receipts and invoices from Nanaimo businesses, 1880-1893. The receipts may have been collected by M.A. Kenny whose name appeared on the envelope that contained them.

Bond's Fish & Chips Restaurant fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1952

Fonds consists of newspaper clippings and interior and exterior photographs of the Bond's restaurant location at 449 Nicol Street. Also includes images of Warner and Laurie Bond.

Bond's Fish & Chips Restaurant

Britannia Hotel fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1903-1913

Fonds consists of a ledger recording the monthly receipts and expenditures of the hotel. Each double page covers one month. The daily total of receipts is entered on the left hand leaf and the right hand folio has the specific expenditures of each day.

Britannia Hotel (Nanaimo, B.C.)

A.E. Planta fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1903-1911

The fonds consists of business correspondence (1903-1908), Fire Insurance applications and policy reports (1908-1909), and a receipt book (1911).

Planta, A.E., b. 1868

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