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Grand Forks 20,000 Club fonds

  • CA BOU BM 967-008-2-22
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1908

The fonds consists of minutes (1906-1907), cashbook 1906-1908), and correspondence and receipts (1906-1907) of the club.

Grand Forks 20,000 Club

Provincial Collector (Penticton) fonds

  • CA BOU BM 993-011
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1958

The fonds consists of records of the Provincial Collector at Penticton relating to tax assessment and sales of property of the Cascade Development Company and Columbia and Western Railway Company in the Kettle River Valley in the Boundary region of B.C.

British Columbia. Provincial Collector (Penticton, B.C.)

Sealeigh Park Strata Development Corporation fonds

  • CA BOW MS 28
  • Fonds
  • 1980 - 1992

The fonds consists of records created and collected by the Sealeigh Park Strata Development Corporation and two subsidiaries: the Adams Road Development Water Utility and the Sealeigh Park Water Users Society. The records contain legal and financial documents, minutes and memoranda, maps, plans, reports and collected reference materials.

Sealeigh Park Strata Development Corporation

Robert Prittie fonds

  • CA BOW MS 48
  • Fonds
  • 1961 - 1975

The fonds consists of materials created and accumulated by Robert Prittie. It include records of cottage rentals on Bowen Island (1961-1963), correspondence and published materials relating to land use, development, and community planning on the Bowen Island (1962-1974), and GVRD electoral district zoning maps (1961-1962).

Prittie, Robert W.

Helen Chambers fonds

  • CA BOW MS 8
  • Fonds
  • 1947 - 1980

The fonds consists of the personal papers of Helen Chambers as well as papers accumulated by her regarding Bowen Island civic societies. Textual materials include legal papers and correspondence relating to land use and taxation (1947-1967), minutes and constitutions of civic societies (1967-1978), and notes from a Bowen Island Historians research project.

Chambers, Helen

Mayer family fonds

  • CA CMX 05.10
  • Fonds
  • 1922-1978

The fonds consist of correspondence to Francis James Mayer as well as Richard James Neville Mayers from Hamilton Mack Laing and Wife Ethel Laing. Fonds include photographs taken by Hamilton Mack Laing documenting his and wife Ethels homesteading adventures in Comox and typed unpublished manuscript BayBrook Lifes Greatest Adventure. Fonds include handwritten and typed natural history articles that were published in various outdoor sport magazines. Copies of magazine articles are also include in fonds. Hamilton Mack Laing was a well known wildlife author, photographer and museum collector, and artist, and made his home in Comox on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Born in 1883 in Ontario, Laing grew up on a Manitoba farm, attended art school in New York, and traveled the American west before becoming a school principal, photographer, writer, naturalist, bird collector, and nut farmer during his 99 years. He was well known in hunting and wildlife circles on Vancouver Island.

Mayer (family)

Corporation of Delta Planning Department fonds

  • CA DMA 1990-002;1991-101
  • Fonds
  • 1956-1988

The fonds consists of records created and received by the Planning Department of the Corporation of Delta and its predecessors. Fonds includes records arising from various planning activities, including general development, industrial development, and land use. Records include correspondence, memoranda, reports, lists, notes, and other materials.

Delta (B.C.). Planning Dept.

Simeon Fisher fonds

  • CA DMA CR-45
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1915

Fonds consists of Simeon Fisher's receipts, personal and business correspondence, post office stubs, indentures, notices of tax assessment, newspaper clippings, insurance agreements, leases, agreements of sale, playbills and assorted ephemera. Includes a land sale agreement between William Charles Smaill, James Samuel Taylor and Alfred Albert King regarding property on Lulu Island. Approximately 59 items.

Fisher, Simeon Whidden

British Columbia Assessment Authority fonds

  • CA DMA CR-8
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1977

The fonds consists of administrative records from the British Columbia Assessment Authority and the Corporation of Delta. The fonds consists of correspondence, the majority of which is concerned with the confirmation of lease contracts by private citizens, corporations, and the Corporation of Delta. Here the lease contract is summarized and includes location and size of lot, length of lease, and rental cost. Other correspondence includes requests for information on clarification of lease contracts, tax assessment, status of other properties, and land survey reports. Also, there are lists of foreshore leases, survey plans, survey maps, two examination sketches, and copies of lease contracts.

British Columbia Assessment Authority

Nick Ardanaz collection

  • CA DMA CR-94
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1981

The collection consists of seven identical blueprints of the municipality of Delta produced by the Corporation of Delta in 1961. The blueprints include all roads in Delta, as well as inserts of Ladner, North Delta, and South Delta. The majority of the collection, however, is concerned with Kennedy School and includes miscellaneous papers, class photographs, and oral records and photographs of Kennedy School's fiftieth anniversary.

Timber and Forestry Branch fonds

  • CA FFG P996.6
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1935

The fonds consists of photographic black and white images chronologically depicting the British Columbia Forest Service practical procedures in road construction, land clearing; reconnaissance; reproduction; settlement; burn over lands and stands; waterways; water power; utilization and waste; types and stands; cut over land and stands; growth and yields; game; grazing; mills: portable; pulp; saw; and shingle.

British Columbia. Timber and Forestry Branch

Robert T. Richardson fonds

  • CA FTST MS 29
  • Fonds
  • [photocopied 197-?]

The fonds consists of textual records of Mr. R.T. Richardson from 1951. Includes correspondence and two histories of Bull River.

Richardson, Robert T., 1881-1952

Verdun Casselman fonds

  • CA FTST MS 39
  • Fonds
  • 1982-1987, photocopied 1987

Fonds consists of the textual records of Verdun Casselman from 1982-1987. Includes correspondence, research material re Bull River, notes, clippings, and photographs.

Casselman, Verdun, 1916-1990

Thomas T. McVittie fonds

  • CA FTST MS 55
  • Fonds
  • 1877-1917

Fonds consists of the textual records of Thomas T. McVittie. Includes field books, index to the field books, notes, and maps.

McVittie, Thomas T., 1855-1918

Galbraith family fonds

  • CA FTST MS 6
  • Fonds
  • 1923, [copied 197-]

Fonds consists of the textual records of the Galbraith family. Includes correspondence and a pre-emption claim.

Galbraith (family)

W.A. Baillie-Grohman fonds

  • CA FTST MS 9
  • Fonds
  • [photocopied 197-]

Fonds consists of the textual records of the Baillie-Grohman family. Includes correspondence from Baillie-Grohman and his wife Florence from their homes in
England and Austria to Guy Constable in BC regarding the dyking of the Kootenay River and the reclamation of the Creston Valley, and an order in council about the Baillie-Grohman canal.

Baillie-Grohman, William Adolph, 1851-1921

Napolean Peter Casorso fonds

  • CA KEL Add. MSS. 50
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1997, predominate 1922-1987

Fonds has been arranged into eight Series. Each series has been broken down by subject and filed chronologically, either by date or alphabetically. The fonds reflect the material kept and collected by Pete Casorso. The records date from 1885 - 1997, but are predominantly from 1922 - 1987, the year after his death. The fonds focuses on the business and financial records kept by Pete Casorso. The files represent his business interests whether it is Mountview Sawmills Ltd. Pioneer Ranch, Casorso Brothers Ltd. and the many properties he owned or co-owned, mining interests (especially Lexington Mines Ltd. and Notre Dames Des Mines). Also included are records relating to insurance and legal indentures, personal records such as correspondence. Many of the records are handwritten and offer a glimpse into the life and times of Pete Casorso, Kelowna pioneer, farmer and businessman. on contents. Fonds has been arranged into 8 series: They include 1) Financial: Bank Statements, Securities, and Income Tax, 1885-1986; 2) Real Estate: sorted by Lot number, 1930-1987; 3) Correspondence: general 1912-1979; 4) Business Records: general, Mountview Sawmills Ltd., Farm Management, Pioneer Ranch, Mining including: Lexington Mines Ltd., Notre Dames Des Mines Ltd. 1907-1987; 5) Legal: Wills, Patent, Indentures 1922-1987; 6) Insurance: Property, Life and Automobile 1926-1981; 7) Personal: Correspondence and Family History, note: some restrictions 1926-1983; 8) Ephemera: Fruit and Vegetable industry, mining, miscellaneous 1919-1982.

Casorso, Napolean Peter, 1888-1987

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.

F.W. Groves fonds

  • CA KLA 988.64
  • Fonds
  • 1893-1897

The fonds consists of diaries relating to Groves' activities as a surveyor.

Groves, F.W.

James Bannerman fonds

  • CA KMA 0.2868
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1925

The fonds consists of a letterbook of Bannerman's business correspondence.

Bannerman, James

Lardeau Townsite Company fonds

  • CA KMA 0.2884
  • Fonds
  • 1893-1894

The fonds consists of a daybook and account book of the Lardeau Townsite Company.

Lardeau Townsite Company

R.H. Lee fonds

  • CA KMA 64.108;65.166
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1932

The fonds consists of correspondence, various legal documents, field notes, surveys and maps relating to Lee's work as a land surveyor.

Lee, Robert Henry

W.E. Oliver fonds

  • CA KSM MG36
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1922

The fonds consists of documents relating to the property owned by W.E. Oliver. The fonds consists of 2 series that include letters, memorandums, lists of real estate and reports.

Oliver, William Edgar

Wallsworth Cemetery fonds : 1964

  • CA LCM MSS 101
  • Fonds
  • [Photocopied 1982]

The fonds consists of incomplete history notes on various people buried in Wallsworth Cemetery, Langley, B.C., a letter from Mrs. W.B. Dawkins to the Municipality of Langley regarding locating the cemetery and graves of pioneers in what used to be called Fernridge, B.C., and sketched maps of rural lots in Langley, B.C.

Wallsworth Cemetery

Denys Nelson fonds : 1927

  • CA LCM MSS 110
  • Fonds
  • [Photocopied 1985]

The fonds consists of 3 volumes of ringed binders, containing a copy of Denys Nelson's 1927 manuscript "Place Names of the Lower Fraser Valley", which includes an alphabetical listing of places, a dedication and covering letter to Reverend John C. Goodfellow, a discussion of various native tribes in the Lower Fraser Valley, B.C. area, and local pioneer histories.

Nelson, Denys

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