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Ray and Myrtle Cote fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1910-1970]

Fonds consists predominantly of photographs of the Cotes, relatives and Nanaimo buildings. Also includes two letters.

Cote, Ray

McGill, Cunningham family fonds

  • Fonds
  • [190-]-1967, 1995

Fonds consists of the personal papers of the McGill and Cunningham families. Fonds is arranged in the following series: 1) Photographs; 2) Certificates; 3) Correspondence; 4) Sketch book and art work; 5) Diaries and 6) Miscellaneous.

McGill (family)

Mildred Bryce fonds

  • Fonds
  • [192-]

Fonds consists of fourteen notebooks of the work accomplished by Mildred Knowles in Harewood High School, including such subjects as Latin, French, Math, Physics, History, and English; revealing the prevailing curriculum requirements of early twentieth century British Columbia.

Bryce, Mildred, 1912-

Englefield Studio fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1948-1979, predominant 1970-1979

The fonds consists of photograph negatives and prints of the Nanaimo region as well as personal records of Leslie Englefield.

Englefield Studio

Dolly Egdell fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1890-1965]

Fonds consists of photographs of Glaholm and McGregor family members and assorted Nanaimo scenes and buildings. The photographs have been annotated by Dolly Egdell.

Egdell, Dolly

Hooper family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1907, 1909, 1943, 1977

Fonds consists of birth certificates and passports of Aina and Hector Hooper and a copy of their marriage registration.

Hooper (family)

John C. McGuffie fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1894-1904

Fonds consists of six educational certificates of John C. McGuffie.

McGuffie, John C.

John Sabiston fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1877-1902

The fonds consists of pilots licences (1877, 1880), a letter to Mrs. Sabiston from the Nanaimo Pilotage Authority offering condolences on her husband's death (1902), and a copy of the Nanaimo Pilotage bylaws (1883).

Sabiston, John, d. 1902

Wagstaff family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1896-1967

Fonds consists predominantly of the personal papers of Fred and Jane Wagstaff but also includes some memorabilia of Cecil Mulholland. Includes birth, marriage, probate, and land records, medical services receipts, insurance policies and memorabilia.

Wagstaff (family)

Welch family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1913-[ca.1925], 1965

Fonds consists of the records of the Welch family. The fonds is arranged in the following series: 1) Photographs; 2) Canadian flag materials and 3) Memorabilia.

Welch (family)

Wilfred Nicholson fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1980]

The fonds consists of 46 manuscripts on aspects of the social history and personalities of Nanaimo.

Nicholson, Wilfred, 1908-

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

William Richards fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1917-1946

The fonds consists of World War I paybook, correspondence, and certificates relating to seaman's service, wartime circulars from the Canadian Militia and King George, and certificate for use of the Western Fuel Corporation Employees X-ray machine, 1917.

Richards, William, b. 1886

Robert Carruthers fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1921-1968, 1996

Fonds consists of three plans indicating the workings of the Louden-Wakelem slopes and Carruthers slopes of Wellington #9 mine from 1949 until 1964. The latest is incomplete but does include a manuscript schematic drawing of Nanaimo mine locations. Copies of Mr. Carruthers miner's certificates, copies of newspaper articles written about Mr. Carruthers upon his retirement and his textbooks on mining are also included. A number of these are from the International Correspondence School (ICS). Also included are two Special Rules booklets that outline the rules and regulations of Western Fuel Company mines in Nanaimo and descriptions of various mine jobs (shotlighter, bratticemen, loaders etc.).

Carruthers, Robert, b. 1899

T.L. Browne fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1879-1913

The fonds consists of religious and practical booklets, diary of expenses for 1908, memorial card, and letter.

Browne, Thomas L.

Thomas Nicholson fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1936

Fonds consists of insurance and driving permit papers of Thomas Nicholson.

Nicholson, Thomas

William (Bill) Drummond Loudon fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1880] -[ca. 1980]

Fonds consists of records related to the Loudon family, the Loudon mine, and properties in the Wellington area. The fonds is arranged in series as follows: 1) Photographs; 2) Maps; 3) Loudon mine records; and 4) Personal papers.

Loudon, William Drummond

Cottle family collection : 1910

  • Fonds
  • Reprinted ca. 1996

Collection consists of a Cottle-Scholfied family history compiled by Bev Sherry, a funeral programme for Margaret Cottle and two photographs of the Cottle family (1910).

Arman, Tognini family collection

  • Fonds
  • 1888-[ca. 1930]

Collection consists of birth, marriage, naturalization and other certificates and papers for Steven Arman and Guiseppina Tognini. Some of the documents are in Italian.

Arman (family)

Beatrice Willgress fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1926

Fonds consists of the graduation diploma of Beatrice Willgress. The diploma is signed by Pauline Rose (Director of Nursing), Drs. Drysdale, Ingham and McPhee and hospital directors Alexander Rowan and John Shaw. The photograph includes five unidentified women. Also includes an invitation to the commencement exercises addressed to Willgress' parents.

Willgress, Beatrice Hazel Irene

Addison family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1909-1991, predominant [195-]

Fonds consists of family papers and memorabilia of the Addison family. Includes letters and cards sent for Jane Addison's one-hundredth birthday in 1988, certificates from various fraternal societies and service organizations, materials related to the Queen's 1953 Coronation, photographs predominantly related to George Addison's aldermanic duties. Also includes class lists and other materials related to the John Shaw School reunion organized by Audrey Curtis (nee Addison) in 1991.

Addison (family)

Charles Dick fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1941-1954

The fonds consists of Dick's school records and memorabilia, including report cards (1941-1954), sports ribbons, high school annuals, programs, invitations, health record, photographs, stamp book, scrapbook, and clippings.

Dick, Charles

Larsen, Norris family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1885-1951

Fonds consists of family papers and photographs of the Larsen, Norris and related families.

Larsen (family)

Lawless family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1893

Fonds consists of letters to her parents in Nanaimo from Mary Preacher, an invoice for funeral expenses of Mary Preacher, and a grocery invoice.

Lawless (family)

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