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Yvonne Leach fonds

  • CA EMA V989.22
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900]-1961

The fonds consists of photographs of the Leach and Stockley families and of the Lampson Street School in Esquimalt.

Leach, Yvonne

Writing Lives Memoir Project collection

  • CA VHEC RA036
  • Collection
  • 2016–2018

Collection is comprised of records accumulated as a result of the participation of the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre in a project entitled Writing Lives: The Holocaust Survivor Memoir Project. Writing Lives was a partnership between Langara College’s English and History departments, the Azrieli Foundation and the VHEC. For the project, students at Langara College worked closely with Vancouver-based Holocaust survivors to produce their written memoirs over the course of two semesters. In the first semester, students learned the history of the Holocaust. In the second semester, students interviewed survivors, transcribed the interviews and together with the survivors, completed written memoirs. In this fonds are the memoirs, administrative files and digital photographs produced during the two-year run of the project. Seven survivors participated in the first year of the project, from 2016–2017; five survivors participated in the second year of the project, from 2017 to 2018.

Collection is divided into three series: Memoirs (2017–2018), Administrative files (2016–2018) and Photographs (2017–2018).

Wright family fonds

  • CA NCAI 1998 007 A
  • Fonds
  • 1838?-1900

The fonds consists of correspondence inwards (1859-1900), Wesleyan-Methodist church class books and family photographs. Early correspondence relates to family matters. Later correspondence is addressed primarily to W.R. Wright relating to his career in local politics. Fonds includes church "class books" (1838?-1846), listing many members of the Thomas Wright family. Fonds is arranged in three series: 1) Correspondence; 2) Church class books; 3) Family photographs.

Wright (family)

Woodman family collection

  • Fonds
  • 1897-1913

Collection consists of May Woodman's teaching certificates and William Woodman's certificate of competency as a second-class engineer.

Woodman (family)

Wood family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1925-[ca. 1940]

Fonds consists of Frank Wood's account book for the Western Fuel Corporation's Employees Sick and Accident Fund and family photographs including eight views of a May 24 Parade, a group of people in front of St. Andrew's Manse, a group of people, including Thelma Harwood, in front of an unidentified building and a view of ships arriving at Newcastle Island.

Wood (family : Nanaimo, B.C.)

Wong family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1912-1948

The fonds consists of declaration of partnership (1912), certificates of registration of family members (1913-1948), cancelled cheques (1929-1930), the last will and testament of Wong Kee Soon (1939), photographs and postcard, insurance documents (1940-1941), and receipts and woy contracts in Chinese.

Wong (family)

Women's Institute, Tappen, B.C. fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1916

The fonds is one series and consists of scrapbooks with photographs, newsclippings and postcards.

Women's Institute, Tappen, B.C.

Willis family fonds

  • CA NCAI 1998 045 A
  • Fonds
  • 1918-1947

Fonds consists of personal papers of the Willis family. Includes two agreements for sale for Section B of Lot 11, Block E, Nanaimo (1918, 1920), insurance papers, stock certificates, receipts from Acme Motors and correspondence related to the estate of Joseph Willis (1947).

Willis (family)

William Valentine Tomlinson fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1907-1912

Fonds consists of 5 education certificates from Revelstoke schools.

Tomlinson, William Valentine, b. 1896

William Tansley fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1916-1933

The fonds consists of handwritten and typed manuscripts of short stories [n.d.], a painting of a seascape (1933), and a scrapbook filled with assorted memorabilia gathered between 1916 and 1933.

Tansley, William

William Russell (Boots) Kent fonds

  • CA LMA MS 53
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1956

Fonds consists of one album of photographs taken by Boots Kent. Includes many photos of a mining operation, family pictures, Car wreck at Thompson slide, and Boots and Elsie at Anderson Creek.

Kent, William Russell

William Rose fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1861-1968

Fonds consists of materials documenting the life and career of William Rose, and includes correspondence (1905-1967), diaries (1895-1939), drafts of manuscripts, articles, translations, poetry, lecture notes, published materials (including clippings), offprints, and photographs. Among these are several pieces written under his pseudonym Jan Rozycki. The records are arranged in the following series: Correspondence, Published Works, Reports, Notes, Notebooks, Diaries, Manuscripts, Translations, Reviews, Publications About Rose, Works by Others, Rose Family Records, and Photographs.

Rose, William John

William Roper collection

  • Fonds
  • 1911-1916

Collection consists of one certificate of competency, 2nd Class, Overman; one certificate of competency, mine rescue work and one certificate of competency, Draeger Oxygen Apparatus (Western Fuel Corporation, Nanaimo).

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

William R. Nunn fonds

  • CA EMA 986.23;986.35;V986.13;V987.18;989.4
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900-1945]

The fonds consists of photographs of vessels in Esquimalt Graving Dock; William Robert Nunn and his grandfather Robert Henry Nunn; and his house. Also includes Nunn family documents (copies); a scrapbook and clippings relating to the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II; and notes on his grandfather and the history of his house.

Nunn, William Robert, 1904-

William McGregor fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1896-1953

Fonds consists a scrapbook containing McGregor and Meakin family souvenirs, including newspaper clippings, audited accounts of the City of Nanaimo, placer mining licenses and a photograph of the Nanaimo gold mining training camp. A transcript of the journal is available in the Pamphlet file.

McGregor, William, 1911-

William McFarlane Notman fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1871-1904]

The fonds consists of portraits and photographs depicting ships and scenes of New Westminster, Vancouver, and Victoria.

Notman, William McFarlane

William Lewis fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1898-1963

The fonds consists of legal documents relating to property in Newcastle Townsite purchased by Lewis in 1912; correspondence; and memorabilia, including scrapbooks, guestbook, and two transcripts of interviews with William Barraclough in 1962 and 1963.

Lewis, William

William Kaye Lamb collection

  • Fonds
  • 1904-2006

The collection consists of textual records, including ships plans, timetables, publicity brochures, onboard publications menus and published logs, notebooks, newspaper clippings, travel brochures, periodical articles and some commemorative materials. The collection also includes many post cards and other photographs. In addition, it includes research notes and manuscript materials relating to his publications on ships, correspondence related to marine matters and personal memoirs.;Whenever possible, shipping materials, i.e. plans, photographs, timetables and other ephemera have been interfiled in the existing Photograph and Ephemera files of the VMM. Each item has been identified as from the W. Kaye Lamb donation, and box lists have been created listing the donation at the item level.;The remaining records have been arranged into six series: Personal papers and biographic materials, 1904- 2006; Correspondence, 1936 1988; Research, 1920 1988; Publications, 1967 1986; Miscellaneous, 1907 1990; and The Vancouver Conference, April 23-26, 1992.

William James Turnbull fonds

  • CA WVAN 068
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1961

The fonds consists of records relating to the personal and professional life of William James Turnbull, owner and operator of the West Vancouver Lumber Company Limited. The material consists of newspaper clippings, legal agreements, correspondence, patent documents, promotional material, photographs, postcards, technical drawings, name tag, and patent number labels.

The fonds is arranged in the following series:
Series 1: Personal life
Series 2: West Vancouver Lumber Company Limited
Series 3: Indoor curling game and company

Turnbull, William James

William Harvey Copp fonds

  • CA MMB L776a-c
  • Fonds
  • 1870-1909

The fonds consists of Copp's papers including a Master's Certificate, letter of reference from Park Steamship Company, and Pilotage Certificate from the Marine Board, New South Wales. Fonds includes a photograph of Captain Copp.

Copp, William Harvey, b. 1843

William Hamilton Edge fonds

  • CA LCM MSS 38
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1879-1940]

The fonds consists of receipts from individuals, businesses, and governments issued to William Hamilton Edge.

Edge, William Hamilton

William Greenwood collection

  • CA LMA MS 49
  • Fonds
  • Copied 2000

Collection consists of copied textual records and lazered photographs pertaining to the life of Constable William Greenwood. Includes correspondance, copies of B.C. Archives records of employment, copied family pictures and a taped interview with Mary and Kendall Greenwood about their memories of Constable Greenwood.

William Fisher fonds

  • CA MMB 980.77.1-4
  • Fonds
  • 1845-1856

The fonds consists of a mariner's register ticket and certificates of discharge issued to W. Fisher.

Fisher, William, b. 1828

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