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Betty Burton fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1914-1944

Fonds consists of hand-written original manuscripts by Betty Burton. Includes Betty's story of teaching in a one-room schoolhouse in 1928 in Fort Fraser, a story of Lillian Alling's walk from New York to Dawson in a bid to reach Russia, a history of the Young Ranger Bands, a description of Betty's trip with family from England to Oyama in 1914, a description of two camping holidays in 1944 in Mara and Mabel Lake, a description of a trip down the Shuswap River in a row boat in 1919, and a description of the natural geography of the North Okanagan. It includes a few notes and several lengthy letters to her parents describing in detail experiences during a cruise on the 'Aurania' from Montreal to the Caribbean and around South America to San Francisco and Vancouver in 1940. Fonds also includes certificates from Enderby High School and Provincial Normal School (1922, 1925), a list of settlers' effects (1947) and an autograph album with original drawing and paintings and notes from friends in 1925-1931.

Burton, Betty

Patrick Mowat fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1914-1919

Fonds consists of a thirteen-page typed manuscript written by Patrick Mowat in 1969. It relates his memories of training and serving in World War I as a member of the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles and the 8th Brigade Light Trench Mortar Battery in northern France and Belgium. Fonds also consists of 5 laser print copies of photographs of Patrick Mowat and the 30th B.C. Horse.

Mowat, Patrick

James McMahon fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1940

Fonds consists of one typed manuscript written in 1940 by James McMahon. He describes his early years in Ontario, his life on the 200 acre family bush farm in Hinchersbrook, Ontario, the homestead his family built north of Winnipeg, Manitoba, his work in a tie camp for the C.P.R., his experiences during the Riel Rebellion, his work in logging camps near Revelstoke, his work as a blacksmith and garage dealer in Enderby, B.C., and his experiences trapping and prospecting in northern B.C. An addendum describes his trip to southwestern United States in 1939. The manuscript includes a great deal of detail and excellent stories about people and places.

McMahon, James

Theodore Adams fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1890-1956

Fonds consists of private and business records kept by Theodore Adams in his course of business. Includes certificates, drawings, correspondence, diaries and journals, manuscripts, invoices, financial ledgers, and photographs.

Adams, Theodore

Isobel Simard fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1906-1996

Fonds consists of private records and school records kept by Isobel. Included are diaries of her father J.F. Moore (1895, 1905-1911), an account book and water rights application (1906), correspondence, original manuscripts, list of rural electors (1953, 1971), guest books for the museum, school programs and newsletters, school daybooks and teaching materials, and an album of school photographs.

Simard, Isobel

Walter Anchikoski fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1945-1955

Fonds consists of one typed manuscript (45 pages) written by Walter Anchikoski describing the various logging camps, logging practices, people and places where he worked. It includes excellent descriptions of the places where he worked and the logging practices of the 1950s.

Anchikoski, Walter, 1929-

Mabel V. Beattie fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1904-1953

Fonds consists of Mabel Beattie's journal (1904) with notes for lesson plans and notes from a summer session of Normal School, correspondence to family and a former student (1907, 1948), an article describing forty years in Enderby schools (1953), 2 certificates (1914, 1922) and a calling card.

Beattie, Mabel V.

Henry Harland fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1889-1892

Fonds includes the probate records of Henry Harland, including affidavits by John Harland, Oliver Harvey, and A.L. Fortune, certificates, results of the distribution, and invoices. It also includes the probate records of Thomas Harland, Henry's brother, who died intestate in Enderby, March 28, 1891 while assisting in winding up his brother's estate. Of special interest is an affidavit written by Alexander Leslie Fortune, Henry Harland's partner, who describes their activities and lists the quantity and value of their farm products and implements, their income, expenses and debt.

Harland, Henry

Enderby and District Museum oral history collection

  • Fonds
  • 1986-1993

The collection consists of interviews with long-time residents of the Enderby area and speeches relating to local history and, in particular, the history of logging in the region.

George Williams fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1918-1967

Fonds consists of George Williams' personal papers, including correspondence, a will, a diary, tax assessments and timber marks, receipts, and photo negatives.

Williams, George

Alexander Leslie Fortune fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1906-1911

Fonds includes a speech describing Fortune's first impressions of British Columbia (1906), a speech describing early B.C. when the first Sunday Schools were established (1913), photocopies of reminiscences of the Overland Trek (originals at the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives and Calgary), photocopies of essays titled Earthquake and Rum and Shuswap Indians (originals at B.C. Provincial Archives), correspondence with John Ross and J.G. Burns (1905-1908), receipts (1908), and a program with photograph honouring Mr. and Mrs. Fortune (1911).

Fortune, Alexander L.

Eva Monkhouse fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1953-1959, 2006

Fonds consists of the original manuscripts and notes collected and written by Eva Monkhouse. Also includes the notes, edited manuscripts and final draft for 'Kingfisher Stories' published by the Enderby and District Museum.

Monkhouse, Eva

Rosoman family fonds

  • CA EDM 986-07;986-09;986-14;986-15;987-06;988-19
  • Fonds
  • 1877-1984

The fonds consists of correspondence, agreements, receipts, certificates, personal writings (including descriptions of difficulties in Canada and with the Church of England in Enderby), and reference material and ephemera. Fonds includes photographs and maps of Enderby and district.

Rosoman (family)

Henry Blurton fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1908-1962

Fonds consists of poems, songs and an article on mining possibilities written by Henry Blurton, a biography and a fictionalized biography of Henry Blurton written by his daughter, Edythe March, and poems written by Edythe March. It also includes copies of photographs and accompanying descriptions taken by Henry Blurton, 1908 to 1922, of animals, traps, trappers' cabins and mountain scenery.

Blurton, Henry James