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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 relat...

Addison (family)

Doreen Ketchen fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1909, 1933, 1934, 1947

Fonds consists of four photographs. Images include a view of Earl Fletcher and classmates in front of Central School (1909), a view of Doreen Fletcher's class at North Ward School (1933), a view of Doreen Fletcher's class at Thomas Hodgs...

Ketchen, Doreen

Ball family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1920-1997

The fonds consists of correspondence, personal papers, and miscellaneous items.

Ball (family : Salmon Arm, B.C.)

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, ...

Burton, Betty

Bird family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1899-1941

The fonds consists of personal records of George Bird including correspondence, bills, receipts, Christmas cards, diary (1902), copies of newspaper and magazine article written by Bird, scrapbooks and an historical account by Bird of early life in...

Bird (family)

F. Armour Ford fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1902-1987

The fonds consists of records relating to Ford's establishing his law practice in Alberni; birth, citizenship and marriage certificates; and correspondence and reference material relating to his research on lawyers who practiced in the Albern...

Ford, F. Armour

Freeman family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1908-1937

Fonds consists of a family photograph album, certificates, mine reports, a letter of recommendation from the British Columbia Chamber of MInes and a copy of a trial regarding the drowning deaths of miners at Beban Mine.

Freeman (family)

Eleanor Cook fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1870-1922

The fonds consists of Eleanor Cook's diaries and notebook, poetry, and marriage certificate.

Cook, Eleanor Marion

Chu Yet Quai fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1925, 1945-1946

The fonds consists of poll-tax receipt from Campbell River (1925), a liquor purchase permit and records (1945), and a medical identification card from Nanaimo for 1946, relating to medical benefits.

Chu, Yet Quai

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)

Gerrard Burke Nagle fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1894-1908

Fonds consists of correspondence relating to activities as a surveyor and timber cruiser in the Revelstoke area.

Nagle, Gerrard Burke

McLay family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1894-1928

The fonds consists of family papers, including marriage and birth certificates and photographs, and records of Thomas McLay relating to his tugboat business, including a 1920 log and account book and letters of reference and qualifications.

McLay (family)

Mary and Violet Lane fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1923-1949

Fonds consists of undated report cards and a 1923 high school entrance certificate for Mary Lane, Quennell School; domestic science notebooks of Violet Lane (primarily sewing notebooks); a program for the Nanaimo High School production of "Th...

Lane, Mary

Mary Fallis fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1920-1995

Fonds consists of records relating to the life of Mary Fallis. Documented are aspects of her personal life and interests, club affiliations and environmental campaigns. Types of materials found within this fonds include slides, photographs, postca...

Fallis, Mary

Irina Reid fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1985-1990

The fonds consists of correspondence, programmes, photographs, scrapbooks, and translations into English from Russian for various ballerinas.

Reid, Irina

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...

Simard, Isobel

J.J. Johnston fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1859-1972

The J.J. Johnston fonds consists of records relating to both J.J. Johnstons business and personal activities. The records have been arranged according to the activity by which they were produced. However, in order to maintain the natural record gr...

Johnston, John Joseph

James Andrew Gunn fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1922-1968

The fonds consists of personal and family records including correspondence, certificates, reports, legal records, financial records, travel records, poetry, clippings, and photographs. Fonds includes records relating to Gunn's career in the B...

Gunn, James Andrew

John B. Sclater fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1913-1977

The John B.Sclater fonds consists of personal papers, correspondence, ledgers, survey reports, specification sheets, vouchers, and duty papers related to his activities as Port Warden and Private Marine Surveyor.

Sclater, John B.

Mel Smith fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1968-1995

The fonds consists of both professional and personal documents relating to Mr. Smith's career, and includes position papers, correspondence, briefing papers, books, news clippings, articles, and photographs.

Smith, Melvin Henry

Helen Dawe collection

  • Fonds
  • ca. 1820-1996

The collection consists of documents, etc. concerning Sechelt and District's development and growth, residents' remembrances of early life on the Sunshine Coast and Helen Dawe's family history. The collection consists of 29 series a...

Norman Hacking fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1919-1997

The fonds consists of records created by Norman Hacking during his private life and public life as a writer. The majority of the fonds are textual records, but there are some photographs that document his childhood, family members and friends, and...

Hacking, Norman

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 n...

Mowat, Patrick

Sanmiya family fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1905]-1939

The fonds consists of photographs of the Sanmiya family and of Koichiro Sanmiya, including photographs of Japanese-Canadian groups and activities of the Japanese-Canadian community in Vancouver.

Sanmiya (family)

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