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Fonds · 1959-2014

Fonds consists of the following record series: Comox-Nanaimo Presbytery and Executive meeting minutes (official minutes, 1959-1991 and 1994-1996; 1998-2014); Correspondence of the Presbytery Secretary (1965-1994); Pastoral Relations files of the Presbytery Secretary (1967-1976); and Subject files of the Presbytery Secretary.

United Church of Canada. Comox-Nanaimo Presbytery
Rees Rogers Collection
Collection · 1927-1942

The Collection of ephemera consists of itemized bills for construction and renovation materials from Tarbell’s Ltd., W.H. Gage, and Central Builders’ Supply Ltd. Utility bills from City of Courtenay and BC Telephone. E & N Railway tickets. Handbook of Courtenay High School. Poster/invitation to opening of Hurford and Shaw [Motors]. Ration Book Application Card Instructions.

Fonds · 1919 - 2007

The fonds consists of membership application files, Legion Newsletters, 2 scrapbooks, plans of the Legion building on Trunk Road, films on the Legion activities and photographs.

Royal Canadian Legion, Cowichan Branch No. 53
CA CCOQ C4-S2 · Series · 1909-1986
Part of Coquitlam Heritage Society collection

The series consists of records pertaining to various lumber companies and their subsidiaries that operated in the Coquitlam area and in British Columbia. The records include financial journals, timber records, workplace accident ledgers, sales records, accounts journals, financial statements, and the Crown Zellerbach company newsletter from 1957 to 1986.

Collection · 1907 - 1928

The collection consists of copies of correspondence, minutes, memos and reports regarding Cape Lazo station. Operators mentioned include: C. Bradbury, W. Howard, J.D. Creer, S.R. Edmunds, R.G. Emmerson, ? Redford, James Daniel, A.I. Deacon. Extensive correspondence re: closing Cape Lazo Radiotelegraph service and moving it to Powell River (1922-1928).

CA CCOQ F10 · Fonds · 1902 - [ca. 1999]

The fonds consists of correspondence, financial ledgers, manuals, personnel files, photograph prints, and slides relating to the Canadian Western Lumber Company Limited., its predecessor, subsidiary, and successor companies (e.g. Crown Zellerbach and International Forest Products).

Canadian Western Lumber Company Limited
Fonds · 1859-1925

Fonds consists of records from Wallace Street United Church Wallace Street Methodist Church and Nanaimo Wesleyan Methodist Church. Records include Baptismal records (1903-1928), Marriage records (1900-1928), Burial records (1903-1928); Official Board minutes (1912-1925); and Sunday School records (1859-1933).

Wallace Street Methodist Church (Nanaimo. B.C.)
Allan Pritchard Collection
Collection · 1791 - 1950

This collection consists of photocopied documents, mainly from the colonial period, relating to Comox District history. Dr. Pritchard organized the material into ten groupings and prefaced each with an introduction and remarks on the historical value of the documents.
The ten groupings are: 1) Records of Exploration 1791-1860, 2) Naval Records 1846-65, 3) Colonial Government Records 1862-71, 4) Anglican Records 1862-91, 5) Vancouver Island Exploring Expedition: Unpublished Journals 1864, 6) Euclataws, Settlers and the Navy 1863-65, 7) Liquor Traffic 1863-65, 8) Comox Natives: Some Reports and Descriptions 1860-90, 9) Province of British Columbia: Sessional Papers 1871-1910, 1918, 10) H M Laing: Comox Writings 1927-c. 1950.
Copies are from original manuscripts at various institutions including the British Columbia Archives, the British National Archives at Kew, the Hudson Bay Company Archives, and the Library at the University of Toronto.

Phyllis Long fonds
CA CMX 06.18 · Fonds · 1924-1999

The fonds contain photographs and slides of the early Village of Comox buildings and streets, Comox Nautical Days as well as the Comox Post Office. Fonds also contain ephemera regarding service groups such as dEsterre Center, Filberg Festival, Comox Golf Club and Library as well as reference files on Comox history. Fonds also include Green Sheet Newspapers between the years 1960-1980 as well as a collection of the Vancouver Province Womens Section dating from 1924 to 1942.

Long, Phyllis, 1929-
Richard Mackie fonds
CA CMX 03.17 · Fonds · [1901-1985]

The fonds consist of extensive research files on Hamilton Mack Laing, used in writing his book Hamilton Mack Laing: Hunter Naturalist. Included are primary research notes, interviews, correspondence, 1st draft of Laing manuscript. The fonds also consist of photographs taken by Hamilton Mack Laing of nature, his naturalist peers and his home in Comox.

Mackie, Richard, 1957-
CA CMX 02.08 · Fonds · [ca. 1968-2001]

The fonds include administrative records; district minutes, NVI board minutes, membership lists, district reports, delegation and convention reports, resolutions, financial records, correspondence, BC Womens handbook, cashbook, BC Womens Institute newsletters and ephemera.

North Vancouver Island Womens Institute. Lazo branch
Ron Black fonds
CA CMX 03.25 · Fonds · 1965-1991, predominant 1965-1972

The fonds consist of textual records and ephemera relating to Ron Blacks activities with Comox Council, the civic marina and writing for the Comox District Free Press. The material consists of copies of administrative records and correspondence; newspaper clippings; maps; and a scrapbook of newspaper clippings of articles written for the Free Press. The fonds is arranged in six series: 1) Administrative Records; 2) Correspondence; 3) Ephemera; 4) Maps; 5) Scrapbook.

Black, Ron
Merle Bonnick fonds
CA CMX 00.22 · Fonds · [ca. 1913-2002]

The fonds consists primarily of colour slides of Comox, Denman and Hornby Island, Point Holmes, Little River, Sproat Lake, Quadra Island, Royston, Buttle Lake, Campbell River, and flora and fauna of Comox area. There are a few photographs of people. Fonds also include a notebook.

Bonnick, Merle
Rene Harding fonds
Fonds · [ca. 1890-1970]

The contents of the fonds consist of photographs of early pioneer people, buildings and scenery of the Comox area. Fonds also include emphera on local events as well as four scrapbooks containing newspaper articles she wrote and other historical writings of interest.

Harding, Rene
Samuel Jackson Cliffe fonds
Fonds

Item 1: Diary of Sam Cliffe. July 11, 1862 to October 20, 1862. Records part of his time at sea aboard the Silistria.
Item 2: Consists of three sections of song books/poems, late 1800s.
Item 3: Hand-drawn map from Nanaimo River to Nanoose Harbour, late 1800s.

Cliffe, Samuel Jackson
Don Corby fonds
CA CMX 02.01 · Fonds · [1945-1948]

The fonds consist primarily of correspondence between Don Corby and Hamilton Mack Laing between the years 1954-1979 and Don Corby and Sidney DEsterre (Dusty) between the years 1945-1947. Fonds include a hunting permit for Hamilton Mack Laing and two photographs of Hamilton Mack Laing.

Corby, Don, 1928-
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)
Norma Morton fonds
CA CMX 06.01 · Fonds · 1908-1947

The fonds contain maps, blueprints and posters. Maps include B.C Department of Lands, mining, sedimentary and volcanic maps, parks, forestry, climatic forest types, pre-emption maps, topographical maps, railway and Provincial Cadastral Surveys.;Blueprints include Courtenay water supply and pipe routes, city of Courtenay and District. Posters include salt water and food chains, common mosses, BC shellfish and Pacific Salmon. Fonds also includes The Theed Pearse Collection. Pearse was a naturalist, ornithologist and author. The Theed Pearse Collection consists of 209 photographs and 417 slides depicting scenery and natural history of Comox Valley as well as travel photos of California and Europe. Collection includes some Pearse family photographs.

Morton, Norma
Muriel Holmes fonds
CA CMX 02.09 · Fonds · 1850-1980

The fonds contain textual records regarding J.B. Holmes and family. Predominantly the fonds consist of records generated by J.B. Holmes. Photographs are predominantly of members of the Holmes family and early pictures of Comox and area. The textual records consist of correspondence, financial records, legal documents, land leases, real estate documents, newspaper clippings and obituaries. The fonds also contain a mercantile diary of J.B. Holmes during his role as store keeper in Comox.

Holmes, Muriel