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Alfred Charles Wurtele fonds

  • CA EMA 986.25;986.4;987.2;V989.22
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1946]-1986

The fonds consists of photographs of Commander Wurtele, scenes of Esquimalt and staff of the Esquimalt municipal government; text of a radio speech; and written and taped reminiscences..

Wurtele, Alfred Charles

Alfred Pepin fonds

  • CA LCM MSS 203
  • Fonds
  • 1961

The fonds consists of a copy of a letter and manuscript relating to T.A. Pepin.

Pepin, Alfred E.

Archie H. Wills fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR394
  • Fonds
  • 1890-2004

The fonds consists of records relating to his career as a journalist and to his family life in Victoria. It has been arranged in two series, Autobiography and Writing. The Autobiography series consists of Archies autobiographical works, which document his service in World War I and his family life and career. It has been arranged into three sub-series: All in A Lifetime, My Life in the Army, and Travel. The Writing series consists of his published and unpublished work, and background material for it. The series shows his interest in making new generations of Victoria residents aware of their citys history and aware of World War I history. It has been arranged into two sub-series: Articles and Stories, and Broadcasts. Records include typed manuscripts, clippings of Archies published articles, photographs including photograph albums, diaries, scrapbooks, war medals, and ephemera.

Wills, Archie

Arthur and Harry Livesley fonds

  • CA KIM KM 987.75.34
  • Fonds
  • 1905-1955

The fonds consists of assessment and tax records, land and mineral claims, correspondence, and legal papers of Arthur and Harry Livesley.

Livesley, Arthur G.

Augusta Emily Williams fonds

  • CA SUM 991-82
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1914

The fonds consists of a diary and an account book.

Williams, Augusta Emily

Ball family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1920-1997

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

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

Barbara Brophy fonds

  • CA LMA MS 25
  • Fonds
  • 1904-1941

The fonds consists of photographs of the Postmaster Conventions in 1930, 1933, and 1941. Includes Mrs. B. Brophy, who was Lytton Postmistress from 1904 to 1948. Also includes a family portrait taken in 1904.

Brophy, Barbara

Bayliff family fonds : 1845-1968

  • CA BCA MS-1692; 198210-002
  • Fonds
  • [Microfilmed 1981]

The fonds consists of correspondence, ranch diaries (Chilancoh Ranch), business records and personal records including diaries kept by T.L. Bayliff, G.T.L Bayliff and Hugh Peel Lane Bayliff.

Bayliff (family)

Bernard James Naylor fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR098
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1984, predominant 1924-1984

The fonds documents Naylor's life and work as organ scholar and composer. The fonds consists of correspondence to associates, friends and family, 1935-1984; miscellaneous programs, scrapbooks, ephemera, newspaper clippings, and photographs; manuscript choral, instrumental and vocal scores of Naylor's work, and others, 1924-1983; sound recordings of folk songs, chamber music, instrumentals and interviews, and recordings of other composers' work.

Naylor, Bernard James

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, a history of the Young Ranger Bands, a description of Betty's trip with family from England to Oyama in 1914, a description of two camping holidays in 1944 in Mara and Mabel Lake, a description of a trip down the Shuswap River in a row boat in 1919, and a description of the natural geography of the North Okanagan. It includes a few notes and several lengthy letters to her parents describing in detail experiences during a cruise on the 'Aurania' from Montreal to the Caribbean and around South America to San Francisco and Vancouver in 1940. Fonds also includes certificates from Enderby High School and Provincial Normal School (1922, 1925), a list of settlers' effects (1947) and an autograph album with original drawing and paintings and notes from friends in 1925-1931.

Burton, Betty

Betty Gregory fonds

  • CA EMA V991.42
  • Fonds
  • 1922-1925

The fonds consists of photographs of Witmer's Esquimalt Road store and Witmer family home, as well as of Shelly's Bakery truck.

Gregory, 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 Alberni and Port Alberni; business records of George Bird including monthly timebooks (1899-1913) and records of customer orders (1910-1915) for Bird's sawmill operations. Fonds includes school certificates of Doris and Florence Bird and Doris Bird's historical accounts of sawmills in the Alberni area.

Bird (family)

A.R. Waldie fonds

  • CA TCA 80-8
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1965

The fonds consists of correspondence pertaining to Waldie's appointment as notary public, his exemption from military service, investments, and the Knox Presbyterian Church. Fonds also includes correspondence of J.D. Anderson, correspondence and reports of W.K. Esling, Member of Parliament, and financial records of Esling's estate.

Waldie, Andrew R.

A.T. Garland fonds

  • CA KLA 990.12;988.70
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1892-1920]

The fonds consists of photographs taken by A.T. Garland of the Garland family and scenes and events in Kaslo and the Kootenay Lake area. Fonds includes various receipts relating to Garland's merchant business as well as correspondence to his son.

Garland, Alexander T.

Coral Topping fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1922-1980

The fonds consists of manuscripts of Topping's articles and reports in the fields of sociology and criminology; drafts of his stories and poetry; examples of questionnaires and other material from his research projects; and scrapbooks and other autobiographical materials. The records include manuscripts, correspondence, forms, and clippings and other published materials.

Topping, Coral Wesley, b. 1889

Dan Frankham fonds

  • CA MMB P979.104-110
  • Fonds
  • 1923, 1979

The fonds consists of photographs of the crossing the line ceremony on the S.F. Tolmie under heavy seas, and other crew in general. Fonds includes certificate to Frankham in the ceremony and a sound recording of an interview with Frankham describing the voyage to Sidney, Australia, in 1922 aboard the S.F. Tolmie.

Frankham, Dan

David P. Heidebrecht fonds

  • CA MEN 987.2
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1940]-1966, predominant 1964-1966

The fonds consists of manuscripts and notes relating to Heidebrecht's writings. The fonds also contains Heidebrecht's correspondence with and research notes about Russian Mennonites who fought in World War I.

Heidebrecht, David P.

Davies family fonds

  • CA BOW MS 2
  • Fonds
  • 1865, [ca. 1880]-1977

The fonds consists of records of the Davies family, including correspondence, mail contracts and postmaster records, and other business records of William J. Davies, including licences and ledgers of Davies and Company and a cashbook (1909-1911) for Davies Store; correspondence, bills and receipts of William Arthur Edward Davies, including a record book of his taxi service and cashbook of the Bowen Park Store; photographs accumulated by Herbert Lyle Davies depicting members of the Davies family and friends on Bowen Island, and scenes of various aspects of early island life, including logging and ferry service; and, postcards and ephemera of various family members.

Davies (family)

Delta Ladner Saddler collection

  • CA DMA CR-25
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1870]-1960

This collection consists of photographs of several generations of the Ladner family.

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

Eric Leslie Hammer fonds

  • CA MMB 988.179.2-3;988.180
  • Fonds
  • 1937-1977

The fonds consists of certificates of discharge, certificate of marriage, awards, television script ("Empress Incident"), photographs of ships and people, video recording of film footage (1939-1941) from the Empress of Russia troop carrier with views of New Zealand, Australia and India, and ephemera relating to Empress liners.

Hammer, Eric Leslie, 1917-

Ernest Doe family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1948-1991

The fonds consists of correspondence, a speech and report by Marg Doe, articles by E. Doe, plans for a park and a memorial written about E. Doe by Roland Jamieson.

Doe (family)

Ernest W. Goodall fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1912-1934

The fonds consists of real estate papers of Ernest Goodall, including bank letter, land registry form, articles of agreement, and certificate of title.

Goodall, Ernest W.

Ernie Taylor fonds

  • CA DMA CR-80
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1989

The fonds consists of personal papers related to Ernie Taylor's service in WWII; a history of and records related to the RCAF Station at Boundary Bay; research notes, field books and reports related to his BA and MA theses; reports and notes related to his employment with Canadian Wildlife Service; and photographs of Delta residents and landscapes. The fonds includes Taylor's B.A. Thesis "Winter Food Habits of the Ring Necked Pheasant in the Lower Fraser Valley", his M.A. Thesis "A Study on the Factors Affecting the Reproduction and Survival of the Ring Necked Pheasant in the Lower Fraser Valley", and a review for CWS titled "Wildlife and Recreation in Boundary Bay".

Taylor, Ernie W.

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