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Sarah Louise Wright fonds

  • CA NCAI 1998 007 A
  • Fonds
  • 1892-1941

The fonds consists of records relating to Louise Wright's schooling in Ontario, her career at Brandon College and Tranquille Sanatorium, and her fruit growing interests in Naramata. Fonds includes personal correspondence; education certificate, college notebook, and autograph book; tax records; business records relating to her Naramata property; pamphlets providing dietary information; and, ephemera. Included in the fonds are two paintings done by Wright in 1894 and 1896. Fonds is arranged in 5 series: 1) Personal correspondence; 2) Educational records; 3) Financial records; 4) Reference material; and, 5) Artwork.

Wright, Sarah Louise

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

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)

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

Syd Moore collection

  • CA NCAI 2001 012 A
  • Fonds
  • 1922-[ca.1980]

Collection consists of photographs related to Syd Moore's family and activities.

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.

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

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

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

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