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Alexander Begg fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 181
  • Fonds
  • 1887-1923

The fonds consists of miscellaneous personal papers, 1890-1940; correspondence and writings on the Crofter Immigration Scheme, 1887-1904; papers dealing with the writing of his "History of British Columbia," 1893-1904; miscellaneous business papers, including railway speculations and construction, 1896-1903.

Begg, Alexander

Alexander Godfrey fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 169;CVA 162
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1860]-1928

The fonds consists largely of letters written by Godfrey to his wife and family from Atlin and Dawson, 1899-1900. There is also a copy of his marriage certificate, 1889; a list of signatures supporting Godfrey as alderman in 1891; two school report cards of Eva Godfrey, 1901 and 1907; photographs of Godfrey and his family, including view of St. Paul's Indian Mission church in North Vancouver; newspapers The Atlin Claim, 1899-1909, The Klondike Nugget, 1900, and others, 1891-1909.

Godfrey, Alexander

Alfred D. Long fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 107
  • Fonds
  • 1961

The fonds consists of letters, memoranda and circulars concerning the establishment of the Archives of Aviation.

Long, Alfred D.

Amy Leigh fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1400
  • Fonds
  • 1921, 1938, 1941-1945, [2000 or 2001]

Fonds contains records pertaining to the Women's Ambulance Corps, including photographs, issues of the Corps' newsletter, newsclippings and a WAC broach. Fonds also includes an album of photographs taken on a trail ride to Tweedsmuir Park in 1938, two photographs of Stanley Park (1921), biographical information on Amy Leigh, and other materials.

Leigh, Amy, d. 2001

Ancient Order of United Workmen fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 2
  • Fonds
  • 1881-1888

The fonds consists of a letterbook of Granville Lodge No. 29. Most of the correspondence deals with payment of dues and insurance claims involving Lodge 29 and the Grand Recorder in the Lodge at Portland, Oregon.

Ancient Order of United Workmen. Granville Lodge No. 29

Ann Winkelmans fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 1020
  • Fonds
  • 1989

Fonds consists of the 160 page typescript biography of Dayde Winkelmans, entitled "Dayde's Dance". The biography contains excerpts from Dayde's diary, which document her experiences while performing on tour in Europe and the U.S. It also documents the Vancouver area dance scene during the 1940s and 1950s when Dayde received her initial training in ballet and other various dance forms during her childhood.

Winkelmans, Ann

Anna Purdie fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 490
  • Fonds
  • 1910-[ca. 1940]

The fonds consists of an academic certificate 1910, inspection reports 1920-1923, and photographs ca. 1920-ca. 1940.

Purdie, Anna Grosvenor

Annie McKinnon fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 608
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1959

The fonds consists of eleven certificates, a letter and photographs covering McKinnon's career in education from High School to extension courses and teaching.

McKinnon, Annie McLeod

Beach family fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 20
  • Fonds
  • 1776-1889

The fonds consists of family documents, including various deeds and certificates of the Beach family and associated families of Morris County, New Jersey and Johnston County, Upper Canada. The fonds also contains the minutes of the Crystal Fountain Temple No. 18 of South Gower, Grenville County, Ontario from 1872 to 1875.

Beach (family)

Beatrice Williscroft fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 820
  • Fonds
  • 1893-1990

The fonds consists of genealogical material on the Williscroft and McKenzie families; the daily journal of Christina Williscroft (1893-1894); correspondence, clippings, certificates, and other papers of Beatrice Williscroft.

Williscroft, Beatrice Rebecca Irene, b. 1895

Bernard Leitch Johnson fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 607
  • Fonds
  • 1902-1977

The fonds consists of correspondence, clippings, notes, photographs and pamphlets relating to Johnson's education, career, writings and organizations in which he was involved. Fonds also includes a plan for the Leitch-Johnson log carriers.

Johnson, Bernard Dodds Leitch

Bertram Emery fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 303;CVA 294
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1897]-1971

The fonds consists of personal papers, 1897-1971; pharmaceutical items; narcotics registers, 1937-1971; references to community, especially Kitsilano, business, 1935-1969; photographs of interiors and exteriors of drugstores in Vancouver and Victoria, scenery in Stanley Park, and various civic-related events, including Kitsilano Days; texts of C-FUN City Hall reports, 1963-1965; Parks Board activities, 1948-1950, 1962 1964; City Council minutes, correspondence, special references, 1960-1965. The records have been arranged into two series: Private papers and Civic papers. The Civic papers series is comprised of two subseries: Parks Board and City Council.

Emery, Bertram, b. 1893

Boyd, Burns and Company fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 129
  • Fonds
  • 1902-1904

The fonds consists of a ledger covering the period 1902-1904.

Boyd, Burns and Company

A.W. Phair fonds

  • CA CVAN CVA 10
  • Fonds
  • 1886, 1902

The fonds consists of Phair's photographs of scenery in Lillooet.

Phair, A.W.

Common Good Cooperative Association fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 62
  • Fonds
  • 1932-1940

The fonds consists of a minute book, 1932-1940; organizational correspondence and financial statements, 1932-1940; correspondence, 1932-1939; and clippings.

Common Good Cooperative Association

Crickmay and Bermingham fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 164
  • Fonds
  • 1892-1909

The fonds consists of a ledger listing goods in bonded warehouses, 1892-1909.

Crickmay and Bermingham (Firm)

Daniel Gilbert fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 816
  • Fonds
  • 1934-1936

The fonds consists of correspondence concerning Gilbert's participation in the 1936 Vimy Ridge pilgrimage, and two books.

Gilbert, Daniel R.

Eric Chown fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 422;CVA 471
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1968

The fonds consists of four scrapbooks assembled by Chown. Two of them cover his tenure with the Citizenship Court (1960-1968), another deals with the War Savings Committee (1940-1942), and the last contains certificates of distinction presented to Chown as well as clippings, programs, photographs (of Kiwanis club activities and Barbara Ann Scott) relating to the Chown family, Samuel Dwight Chown, and the United Church.

Chown, Eric Vickers, b. 1897

Excelsior Gold Mining Company fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 25
  • Fonds
  • 1897-1899

The fonds consists of minutes of the meetings of the Directors, 1897-1899.

Excelsior Gold Mining Company

F.C. Innes and Company fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 38
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1899

The fonds consists of business correspondence largely involving real estate transactions and inquiries. There are copies of several mortgages drawn up by the firm, and replies from Eastern Canada, the United States and Britain to various real estate advertisements place by the F.C. Innes Co. There are also deeds dating from the 1880s for property sold by the Company.

F.C. Innes and Company

First Shaughnessy Planning Study Citizens' Working Committee fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 917
  • Fonds
  • 1979-1986

The fonds consists of the papers of the First Shaughnessy Planning Study Citizens' Working Committee. It also includes consultants reports and papers of other planning agencies relating to the development of the First Shaughnessy Plan.

First Shaughnessy Planning Study Citizens' Working Committee

Francis Pilkington fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 879
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1970

The fonds consists of correspondence, pamphlets, working drafts of publications, letters to the editor, manuscripts and biographical data.

Pilkington, Francis C.

Frank Woodside fonds

  • CA CVAN Add. MSS. 133
  • Fonds
  • 1901-1941

The fonds consists of civic legal documents, correspondence, newspapers and reports of mines. There is also a photograph which was probably taken during the building of the 2nd Narrows Bridge.

Woodside, Frank Everett

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