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Esquimalt Municipal Archives photograph collection

  • Fonds
  • 1887-1994

The collection consists of photographs of Esquimalt and area depicting individuals, families, businesses, community institutions (including schools) and groups, and events. Collection includes photographs of marine-related industry (including shipbuilding) and of naval and other military facilities and activities.

Harwood family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1888-1979

The fonds consists of a diary, correspondence, clippings, certificates and legal records related to the vital statistics of the Harwoods and the military experiences of Fred Harwood during World War I.

Harwood (family)

Audrey Wylie fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1909-1984

Fonds consists of photographs collected by Audrey Wylie that document aspects of the lives of various of her family members, including her father Sam Gilmore, her mother Gertie Gilmore (nee Kidd) and Gertie's sisters, her uncle Les Gilmore and her brother Boyd Gilmore. Photographs include images of her father and uncle during World War 1, and of her brother during World War 2. Also included are images of farming activities, of English School, and of lacrosse games.

Wylie, Audrey

Maurice Smith militaria collection

  • CA VHEC RA032
  • Collection
  • [between 1939 and 1945]

Scope and content: Collection is comprised of memorabilia received or collected by Maurice Smith while performing military service in Italy and the Netherlands. Collection is divided into three series: Artefacts [between 1939 and 1945], Correspondence, photograph (1945) and Publications and ephemera (1944–1945).

Smith, Maurice

Merville Community Records

  • Item
  • 1919-1945

Merville was created as a land settlement scheme for WW I returned soldiers initiated by the provincial government in 1919.
Item 1: Settlement Committee Minute book, 1919-1922. Item 2: Lists of Land Settlement Board settlers and the order in which they drew their allotments, 1919. Item 3: Accounts for community events, 1935-1945. Item 4: Merville Committee minutes, 1936-1937.

Merville committees

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 150 fonds

  • CA BOW MS 36
  • Fonds
  • 1947 - 2000

The fonds consists of administrative, operational, and financial records created and accumulated by the Royal Canadian Legion's Bowen Island Branch, RCL Branch 150. Textual records consist predominantly of minutes (1947-1989) and correspondence (1968-2000), and also include memoranda, reports, the visitor’s register, and various published materials. Photographs are of RLC Branch 150 and Ladies Auxiliary RCL Branch 150 members at various functions.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 150

Eric Parker fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1910-198-?], predominant [ca. 1921-1924]

The fonds consists primarily of material accumulated and/or created by Lt. Col. Parker during the period of his military duties in Tibet and time spent there after his release from the military (1921-1924). This material includes textual records such as correspondence relating to military matters with Sir Charles Bell, and those written to, and received from, Tibetan officers and the 13th Dalai Lama. A few letters written in Tibetan have been recently translated into English and are included in the fonds. Other textual materials includes handwritten speech and other notes, published documents such as an Almanac (written in Tibetan), newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous items such as philatelic materials and handwritten children's rhymes and songs.

The fonds also contains a collection of black and white photographs and negatives, the majority of which were images taken by Lt. Col. Parker, while others, predate Parker’s time in Tibet. The photographs are housed in two albums (Photograph Collections A and B), and show Tibet primarily in the 1920s. The images depict military and domestic scenes in Tibet including photographs of individuals from all social strata, as well as local architecture and landscapes. Some of the places (e.g., monasteries) no longer exist. The albums also contain more recent colour prints of the many Tibetan objects acquired by the Parkers (and now housed in the Ethnology Collection at the Museum of Anthropology). Some duplicates occur within and between albums. The negatives correspond to prints in one album (Photograph Collection A). Only a small number of negatives have not been printed.
The fonds is arranged in the following 3 series:

  1. Correspondence
  2. Photographs
  3. Miscellaneous Materials

Parker, Eric

Jean Dorgan fonds

  • CA NWM IH 2004.43
  • Fonds
  • 1942-1945

Fonds consists of a series photographs and postcards that document her war time experiences.

Dorgan, Jean

Private Seidelman’s war letters and bereavement

This series contains letters written by Private Edward Joseph Seidelman to his family from July 1916 until his death in October 1917. The letters were written when Private Seidelman was stationed in Camp Hughes, Manitoba; Seaford, Sussex, England; and “Somewhere in France”. The series also contains Private Seidelman’s death certificate and letters from the Canadian and British government to his family after his death. Published material includes a published obituary from the “Daily Province”, Vancouver, British Columbia and a Western Universities Battalion newsletter from Camp Hughes, Manitoba, published October 21, 1916.

Other published material

Series consists of a copy of the Victory Edition of the British Columbia, published in 1946, that details the military record of members of the armed forces who lived New Westminster and Fraser Valley. There are two issues of "Fragments on France" by Captain Bruce Bairnsfather. Bairnsfather was the British Army's cartoonist during World War One. There is a copy of the King's Message to the Royal Air Force dated Nov. 11, 1918 and a booklet entitled, The Third Battle of Ypres, containing aerial photos of the battlefield.

Photographs

Series consists of photographs that primarily document Corbould family members time serving in the Canada's military. Many of the photos were taken by Charles Bernard (C.B.) Corbould who served in Egypt and North Africa during World War One.

Corbould family fonds

  • CA NWM IH 1974.11 MSS 247
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1946

The fonds primarily documents the military service of several members of the Corbould family. There number of items pertaining to World War One and World War Two. The fonds consists of four series: photographs, Weekly Chronicle of the 47th Battalion, financial records, and other published material.

Corbould (family)

Stuart Carson collection

  • Collection
  • [194-]

The collection consists 76 negatives and 9 photographs from the 1940s. It includes scenes around Prince Rupert during the Second World War such as gun placements, artillery on boats, soldiers, ship building at the dry dock, Hays Creek, CN Park, downtown views, fish boats, family, and a concert.

Carson, Stuart

Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps (Prince Rupert) fonds

  • CA PRC 989-14;989-15
  • Fonds
  • 1943-1945

The fonds consists of a record book of "firing guns competition" (1943-1945) and the night order book (1945) of the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps in Prince Rupert, B.C.

Canada. Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps (Prince Rupert, B.C.)

William Mills fonds

  • CA DMA CR-68
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1968

Fonds consists of William Mills' First World War military records; Mr. Mills membership and activities in the Rebekah Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF); a three page invoice from Oliver Hardware and Plumbing Ltd.; and letters from the Department of Veteran Affairs advising recipients of War Veterans Allowance of the federal Medicare Plan.

Mills, William

William Kuchma fonds

  • CA DMA CR-124
  • Fonds
  • 1944-1967

The fonds consists of a navigation record and of a map which describe the 1945 Hamburg Bombing Operation.It also includes articles describing the events occurring during the Hamburg Operation as well as congratulatory letters addressed to William Kuchma for his distinguished flying medal. In addition the fonds includes photographs of Kuchma in his RCAF uniform.

Kuchma, William

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.

Ladner Dugout Committee fonds

  • CA DMA CR-78
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1945

The fonds consists of a minute book, correspondence, financial records, guest books, and the War Charities Act registration form for the Ladner Dugout. The fonds is arranged into 3 series: Minutes of meetings, Administrative records, and Guest books.

Ladner Dugout Committee

Military

Series consists of negatives, prints and postcards from J. Lewis Sangster’s time serving in World War I. These include photographs that were taken by J. Lewis Sangster himself, as well as postcards that he had collected and/or sent during his time overseas. There are also photographs of J. Lewis Sangster’s son Ross during WWII.

Sangster, J. Lewis

J. Kenneth Dopson fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1944, 1983

The fonds consists of photographs of the Prince Rupert Drydock. Seven of the photographs were taken during the war and the others were taken later in 1983 when it was demolished.

Dopson, J. Kenneth

Arlene Ashcroft collection

  • Collection
  • 1937- 1945

The collection consists of a photo album that contains photographs of military personnel. Also included are postcards sent to Arlene Russell, newspaper clippings, and military artifacts such as badges, pins, and Second World War artifacts.

Ashcroft, Arlene

J. Lewis Sangster fonds

  • CA NWM IH 2011.30
  • Fonds
  • 1904-1950

This fonds consists of photographs and postcards taken or collected by J. Lewis Sangster during his time spent in New Westminster, during his time traveling and during his time spent overseas during World War I. Sangster developed a large number of the photographs himself, in a small cellar in his home that was converted into a darkroom. The fonds has been divided into three series based on content: Sangster Family, Military, and New Westminster Subjects. Included in the Military series, there is a collection of Canadian Official postcards published by the British newspaper The Daily Mirror, which Sangster collected during his time serving in World War I. The family series consists of photographs taken by Sangster of his family members, as well as pictures that Sangster received from extended family members.

Sangster, J. Lewis

Albert Henry Wheeler fonds

  • CA NWM IH 1978.19
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1919

Fonds consists of records pertaining Albert Wheeler's World War One military service. There is also photo album containing photos of the 104th Regiment. There are photos from training, in Victoria, boarding trains, on ship, in England, and finally in Europe.

Wheeler, Albert Henry

William Dow Ferry material

Series consists of records and photographs relating to Judge William Ferry's life and career. Includes school records from Prince George Public School and the University of British Columbia, military photographs, and records, certificates and photographs relating to his his judicial career.

Ferry, William Dow

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