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Alberni Board of Trade fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1903-1963

The fonds consists of minutes (1908-1914, 1954-1963), charters, membership lists, correspondence files (1949-1963), and reference material of the Alberni Board of Trade.

Alberni Board of Trade

Albert March fonds

  • CA EMA V990.8;990.13;M991.2
  • Fonds
  • 1896, [ca. 1920-1942]

The fonds consists of photographs of the Pioneer Street village (Esquimalt, B.C.) and of the Point Ellice Bridge disaster. Fonds includes a map relating to the expropriation of Esquimalt Village during World War II.

March, Albert

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)

Betty Gregory fonds

  • CA EMA V991.42
  • Fonds
  • 1922-1925

The fonds consists of photographs of Witmer's Esquimalt Road store and Witmer family home, as well as of Shelly's Bakery truck.

Gregory, Betty

A.J. King and Company, Butcher fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1910-1915

The fonds consists of a customer accounts book (1910-1915) for the company, known variously as A.J. King and Company, Butcher and the Hedley Meat Market.

A.J. King and Company, Butcher

Croton Studio fonds

  • CA VPL 78547-80223
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1950-1979]

The fonds consists of photographs depicting people, places and events in the Greater Vancouver and Fraser Valley areas.

Croton Studio

Davies family fonds

  • CA BOW MS 2
  • Fonds
  • 1865, [ca. 1880]-1977

The fonds consists of records of the Davies family, including correspondence, mail contracts and postmaster records, and other business records of William J. Davies, including licences and ledgers of Davies and Company and a cashbook (1909-1911) for Davies Store; correspondence, bills and receipts of William Arthur Edward Davies, including a record book of his taxi service and cashbook of the Bowen Park Store; photographs accumulated by Herbert Lyle Davies depicting members of the Davies family and friends on Bowen Island, and scenes of various aspects of early island life, including logging and ferry service; and, postcards and ephemera of various family members.

Davies (family)

Frank and Cecilia Sylvester family fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR281
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1854-1950

The fonds consists of 4 series: the Frank Sylvester series, ca. 1862-1908; the Cecelia Davies Sylvester series, ca. 1854-1928; Family ephemera series, 1867-1918, and Photographs, ca. 1870-1950. The Frank Sylvester series includes: cannery contracts, legal invoices, lecture manuscripts, and a diary. The Cecelia Davies Sylvester series includes: an autograph book, and scrapbooks containing clippings, photographs and ephemera. The Family ephemera series includes: biographical information, documents, pamphlets and publications. The Photographs series includes: photographs, negatives, and glass plate negatives.

Sylvester, Frank and Cecilia (family)

E.G. Prior and Company fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1886-1913

The fonds consists of an accounts ledger, correspondence, daily journal, and financial records of E.G. Prior and Company.

E.G. Prior and Company (Kamloops, B.C.)

E.J. Hughes fonds: 1951-1987

  • CA UVICARCH AR345
  • Fonds
  • Photocopied 2000

The fonds consists of 696 letters (photocopies only) written by Gallerie Dominion agents (primarily Max Stern) discussing Hughes' artwork. The subjects include plans for paintings and sketching trips, and sales transactions for Hughes' works. The letters document the role of the gallery as sole agent of Hughes' work, and Hughes' artistic development.

Hughes, E.J., 1913-

E.W. Izard fonds

  • CA MMB 984.6.1-8
  • Fonds
  • 1961-[ca. 1965]

The fonds consists of correspondence from J.S. Marshall and Company (private researchers) requesting historical information on Yarrows Ltd., carbon copy replies from Izard and Izard's notes on the topic. Fonds includes draft of manuscript "History Project - Yarrows A", with amendments and annotations by E.W. Izard.

Izard, E.W. (Edward Whittaker), b. 1888

Cliffview Colliery Ltd. fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1953-1957

Fonds consists of minutes (1956, 1957) and financial statements (1953-1956).

Cliffview Colliery

Grand Forks 20,000 Club fonds

  • CA BOU BM 967-008-2-22
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1908

The fonds consists of minutes (1906-1907), cashbook 1906-1908), and correspondence and receipts (1906-1907) of the club.

Grand Forks 20,000 Club

C.B. Hume fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1889-1951

Fonds consists of correspondence, commercial documents, personal documents and insurance documents relating to the private commercial activities of C.B. Hume (as distinct from C.B. Hume and Co. Ltd.).

Hume, Clarence Burpee

Greater Vancouver Real Estate Board fonds

  • CA VPL 50541-52495
  • Fonds
  • 1971

The fonds consists of photographs of houses in Greater Vancouver offered for sale in 1971.

Greater Vancouver Real Estate Board

Myrtle Philip fonds

  • CA WMA 986.1
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1890]-1986

The fonds consists of personal papers of Myrtle Philip, including education documents, journals, diaries, banking records, certificates and passports, legal and property records, and correspondence; photographs depicting the Philip family, people (including guests at Rainbow Lodge), events and scenes of the Whistler area; guest, birthday and recipe books; postcards of the Alta Lake/Whistler area; scrapbooks and reference material. Fonds also includes manuscripts of Alex Philip as well as records relating to his estate. Fonds includes records of Rainbow Lodge including guest registers (1915-1947), cashbook (1928-1952), employee records (1941-1948), and invoices and receipts.

Philip, Myrtle

Naramata Irrigation Company fonds

  • CA NAR 50
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1922

The fonds consists of register showing irrigation rates and accounts (1908-1913), domestic water rates (1919) and electric light rates (1920-1922) for residents of Naramata, B.C.

Naramata Irrigation Company

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

McMahon Hardware fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1921-1961

Fonds consists of records pertaining to the operation of McMahon and Mack Hardware and McMahon Hardware. It includes the B.C. Gazette copy of certificate of incorporation for McMahon and Mack Hardware Ltd. (1925), correspondence with suppliers, price lists, a mailing list, a ledger for income and expenses (1928-1932), a list of guns sold (1924-1961), counter sales receipts, a booklet on fretwork, and a price marking system.

McMahon Hardware

Malaspina Hotel collection

  • Fonds
  • 1926-1935

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

J.A. Clarke fonds

  • CA PMS 976.40;976.88;976.89
  • Fonds
  • 1879-1909

The fonds consists of Clarke's diary (1884-1886), his real estate ledger (1879) recording sales of land in Port Moody, and correspondence and legal documents relating to Clarke's real estate business activities.

Clarke, James Anthony

J.E. Read General Merchant fonds

  • CA TCA 1977-40
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1936

The fonds consists of correspondence inward (1908-1918) dealing primarily with supply orders and complaints to his distributors.

J.E. Read General Merchant

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