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Donald E. Waite fonds

  • CA LCM MSS 261
  • Fonds
  • 1975-1977

Fonds consists of records related to the preparation of Donald E. Waites book entitled The Langley Story. Within the fonds there are versions of the manuscript; various essays written by Donald Waite about British Columbian history; photocopies of photographs of persons connected to Langley; a bound copy of the 1937 thesis by John Edgar Gibbard entitled Early History of the Lower Fraser Valley; and research notes which include transcriptions of vital records from parish registers, genealogies for families connected to Langley, and correspondence to and from Donald Waite regarding the research and writing of The Langley Story. Note: within the research notes, there are three bound copies that are indexed by Donald Waite.

Waite, Donald E., 1944-

Fort Langley Women's Institute fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1923-1959

Fonds consists of four series: minutes of meetings series from the Fort Langley Womens Institute, from the Flower Show Committee of the Fort Langley Womens Institute, 1923-1928, and from the South Fraser District Board of Womens Institutes of which the Fort Langley Womens Institute was a part of, 1923-1944; correspondence, 1929-1959, between members of the Institute, the Institute with other Womens Institutes, and with the general public; ephemeral series which includes an handbook and poems; and the activities series, 1940-1944, which includes records that document the Fort Langley Womens Institutes participation in agricultural training programmes and V Bundles (also known as British Bundles).

Fort Langley Women's Institute

Hopeline District Women's Institute fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1940-1998

Fonds consists of records created by the Hopeline District Womens Institute including minutes of meetings for the Hopeline District Womens Institute and earlier coalitions 1953-1997, cash books for 1960-1998, 1992-1997 conference registration information, 11972-1985 membership lists, 1987 declaration of Womens Institute Week by the Hopeline District Womens Institute, slides, 2 audio cassettes containing interviews done in 1985 with Stella Welch, and the 1964 constitution and certificate of incorporation. There are materials related to the Womens Institute Heritage Club such as a 1941-1942 scrapbook entitled Womens Institute scrapbook vol. III, a Womens Institute Heritage Club scrapbook/album 1963-1987, and essays and newspaper clippings 1940-1960 detailing the history of the Institute, particularly in the Fraser valley area. There are minutes of meetings of the Douglas District Womens Institute 1984-1997 along with a roll call for Douglas District 1954-1986, and cash books for the Douglas District 1953-1976 and1986-1998. There is also a minute book, 1931-1932, from the Coghlau Womens Institute.

Hopeline District Women's Institute

Langley Centennial Museum historical collection

  • CA LCM MSS 97
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1956]

The collection consists of an essay (missing the title page and the first 11 pages) on the history of Langley, B.C., including topics Beaver Women's Institute, County Line Community Association, a map of a portion of the township, a list of pioneers, brief histories of Aldergrove, the Mennonites, important local families, churches, and schools, and comments on municipal libraries and industries.

Langley Centennial Museum written history collection

  • CA LCM MSS 8
  • Fonds
  • 1967-1976

The collection consists of 2 unofficial histories of Langley, B.C., one unidentifed and one by Mrs. A. Boardman (1967), and three letters pertaining to the township's efforts to sponsor a written history (1975-1976).

Langley Centennial Museum photograph collection

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1880-1980]

The collection consists of photographs of Langley, Fort Langley and area depicting individuals and families (including pioneers), schools, churches, railroad stations and other buildings, businesses, industry (particularly farming), and community groups and events.

Langley Centennial Museum oral history collection

  • Fonds
  • 1972-1990

The collection consists of sound recordings of interviews with pioneers and long-time residents of the Langley area, transcripts of interviews, genealogies of pioneers, and municipal correspondence concerning the Oral History project.

Percy Worrall fonds

  • CA LCM MSS 174
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1950-1965]

The fonds consists of a ring-bound book and loose notes of historical interest on topics including roads in Fort Langley, B.C., and people living in and around the Fort Langley and Salmon River Flats, B.C., areas during 1919 and 1920, an assortment of original poetry by Percy Worrall, a personal letter to Mr. Herbert Morgan (1967), and a photocopy of the Worrall family tree from 1835-1966.

Worrall, Percy

Phoebe Fulton fonds : 1901

  • CA LCM MSS 198
  • Fonds
  • [Photocopied ca. 1990]

The fonds consists of a diary (1901) of Phoebe Fulton describing community events and daily activities in and around the Fernridge District of Langley, B.C., at the turn of the century, and containing genealogical information from 1861 to 1931.

Fulton, Phoebe

Township of Langley cemeteries collection : 1895-1930

  • CA LCM MSS 11
  • Fonds
  • [Photocopied ca. 1976]

The collection consists primarily of municipal cemetery regulations and correspondence to Fort Langley Cemetary regarding burial plots (1895-1930), and lists of people, including birth and death dates, interred in Langley, Murrayville, Fort Langley and Aberdeen cemeteries.

Wallsworth Cemetery fonds : 1964

  • CA LCM MSS 101
  • Fonds
  • [Photocopied 1982]

The fonds consists of incomplete history notes on various people buried in Wallsworth Cemetery, Langley, B.C., a letter from Mrs. W.B. Dawkins to the Municipality of Langley regarding locating the cemetery and graves of pioneers in what used to be called Fernridge, B.C., and sketched maps of rural lots in Langley, B.C.

Wallsworth Cemetery

West Langley Community Hall Association fonds

  • CA LCM MSS 95
  • Fonds
  • 1947-1997

The fonds consists of an essay, "History of West Langley Community Hall, 1934-1980" by Mrs. Bessie Tregunna (1981), the Hall's membership book (1948-1996), certificates of the Association's incorporation (1947) and dissolution (1997), a guest book from the opening of the new hall (1977), re-registration documents of the Association and its By-laws and amended Constitution (1982), receipt books (1992-1996), a plan of the site for the new Hall (1976), and the official seal of the West Langley Community Hall.

West Langley Community Hall Association