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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 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)

Aitken family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1888, 1900-1954

Fonds consists of personal records of the Aitken family and material related to the employment of Thomas and Isaac Aitken. Includes correspondence to Thomas Aitken related to compensation and pension payments; invoices and receipts for the funeral and burial of Mary A. Greenwell and John B.Greenwell; information circulars from the Workmen's Compensation Board, the Unemployment Insurance Commission and the New Vancouver Coal Mining and Land Company; Thomas Aitken's Sick and Accident fund passbook from the Western Fuel Corporation; Certificates of Competency for Thomas and Isaac Aitken; copies of the Constitution of the International Union of the United Mine Worker's of America, the Wage Agreement between Canadian Collieries and UMWA, District No. 18 and a copy of the I.C.S. Coal Miner's Handbook; a handbill for a union meeting, a medical certificate for Isaac; and a small notebook that records cheques sent and received and various other items. Also included are the eye glasses and cases of Thomas and Mary Aitken.

Aitken (family)

Alice Fiddick fonds

  • CA NCAI 2000 026 M
  • Fonds
  • 1939-1941

The fonds consists of receipts for Normal School tuition (1939) and a certificate of appointment and acknowledgment of resignation as a teacher at North Cedar School.

Fiddick, Alice

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)

Arthur and Alice Leighton fonds

  • CA NCAI 1998 007 A;1993 034 M
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1940

The fonds consists of records of Arthur and Alice Leighton relating primarily to activities and military service in World War I. Fonds includes correspondence and financial records of the Leightons, and military records of Arthur Leighton, created during the war years. Fonds also includes childhood correspondence of Arthur Leighton relating to his schooling and activities as a youth, and some records of activities of the Leightons after the war. Fonds also consists of photographs of the Leightons, the Wright family, Arthur Leighton's service in the Boer War and World War 1, sporting activities including cricket and golf and social activities. Fonds is arranged in seven series: 1) Legal documents and certificates; 2) Personal correspondence; 3) Financial records; 4) Building records; 5) Travel; 6) Military records; and 7) Photographs.

Leighton, Arthur

Bate family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1927-1953

Fonds consists of records related to the estate of Mark Bate including probate papers, statements of estate expenditures and disbursements, bank records, and records relating to the sale and rental of properties owned by Mark Bate. Also includes correspondence among family members, chiefly between the executrix, Ada Elizabeth Hawthornthwaite (Bates' daughter) and other descendants. Fonds is arranged in three series: 1) Probate records; 2) Correspondence and notes and 3) Financial records.

Bate (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

Biggs family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1883-1911

The fonds consists of baptismal certificates for children of Henry and John Biggs and a stock certificate in the Prince Rupert-Nanaimo Collieries Ltd., 1911.

Biggs (family)

Chapel of Flowers, Westwood Hirst Funeral Home fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1947-1951

Fonds consists of a funeral record book and ledger that records death details and funeral arrangements. Categories include name, age, place, cause and date of death, occupation, place of birth, where buried, name of doctor, and information about various costs related to the funeral. Also includes a surname index.

Chapel of Flowers, Westwood Hirst Funeral Home fonds

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

Charles Spence fonds

  • CA NCAI 2001 015 A
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1950

Fonds consists of pay statements from various mines including Nanaimo (Western Fuel Corporation), Wellington Mine (Canadian Collieries, Dunsmuir) and Wellington White Rapids Mine.

Spence, Charles W.

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

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).

Dickinson family fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900]-1991

Fonds consists predominantly of the papers of Reg Dickinson but also includes some records of other family members. Includes photographs (ca.1900-1991), correspondence (1936-1982), certificates and memorabilia (1931-1987). The photographs are predominantly of family members and include views of a store on Comox Road in the winter, Newcastle Island in the 1920s and the CCF Hall on Wharf Street.

Dickinson (family)

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

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 Hodgson School (1934) and a view of the Nanaimo's BC Telephone office staff at the Malaspina Hotel (1947). One of the hotel's murals is visible in the photograph.

Ketchen, Doreen

Emilia Ruuska fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1884, 1909, 1940

Fonds consists of the birth certificate, passport and national registration certificate of Emilia Ruuska.

Ruuska, Emilia

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

Ernie Johnson fonds

  • Fonds
  • Transcribed 1980 (originally created in 1896)

Fonds consists of a manuscript and typed transciption by Ernie Johnson of William Reed Johnson's diary. William Reed, Ernie's father, went to the Yukon in 1896.

Johnson, Ernie

Frank A. and Ethel Ney fonds

  • CA NCAI 1993 008 A
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1947

The fonds consists of certificate of marriage, joint passport, certificate of Canadian citizenship for Ethel Ney, and a will.

Ney, Frank Alphonso, b. 1891

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)

George Dorman fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1915-1971

The fonds consists of Dorman's military documents, paybook, notebook and letters (1915-1919), Vimy Ridge memorabilia (1917, 1965-1967), programmes (1924-1971), correspondence and family memorabilia (1938-1971), postcards and a photograph.

Dorman, George, b. 1893

Gwendolyn Thomas fonds

  • Fonds
  • Copied ca. 1988 (originally created ca. 1940)

Fonds consists of two certificates issued to Thomas: a Roll of Honour Certificate from Quennell School (1915) and a High School Entrance Certificate (1918). Includes reprints of a image of the entrance to Baxter's studio [on Victoria Crescent] and a view of the intersection of Wallace and Commercial Streets showing Spencer's and Safeway stores. Also includes an unidentified class photograph that was left at Baxter's studio.

Thomas, Gwendolyn

Henry H. McFarlane fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1913-1914

The fonds consists of patents from several countries for an envelope and rail track (1913-1914); a collection of handwritten lyrics, some with music; a letter concerning a published lyric; and, a crayon sketch.

McFarlane, Henry H.

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