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George Smith family fonds
CA WVAN 033 · Fonds · 1871-1994

The fonds consists of material relating to the personal and professional life of B.C. land surveyor George Smith, and his father Darius Smith who was a ferry captain for the West Vancouver Ferry Company. The material includes photographs, newspaper clippings, certificates, memorial information, booklets, postcards, maps, publications, papers, and diaries.

The fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Photographs
Series 2: Personal life
Series 3: Publications and maps
Series 4: Captain Darius Smith

Smith, George (family)
CA DMA CR-108 · Fonds · [ca. 1880]-1942

The fonds consists of records generated by the operation of the Brunswick Cannery on Canoe Pass from 1897 to 1926, under the ownership of the Brunswick Cannery Company, and after 1902, under the ownership of the British Columbia Packers Association and British Columbia Fishing and Packing Company Ltd. The fonds also includes records belonging to the Anglo American Canning Company Ltd. probably because the company's president, Francis Griffin Bell, became the manager of Brunswick Cannery for the Association in 1902. The fonds includes licenses, contracts, financial and fishermen's records generated by daily operations, plant inventories, and correspondence. The records are not complete. The records reflect its operation as a branch of the British Columbia Packers Association and therefore give insight into the operation of the Association. The fonds has been arranged into 9 series: annual reports, correspondence, financial records, fishermen's records, Francis G. Bell family records, legal records, miscellaneous material, personnel records, and plant inventories.

Brunswick Cannery (Canoe Pass, B.C.)
CA RMDC MS 43 · Fonds · 1896-2001

Fonds consists of textual and photographic records of the West Kootenay Power and Light Company from 1896-2001. Includes mission statement, correspondence, financial records, stock certificates, legal records, applications, petitions, personnel, annual reports, reports, specifications, publications, certificates, maps, lists, ephemera, photographs, other information, and clippings.

West Kootenay Power and Light Company
James A. Brown fonds
Fonds · 1903- 1918

The fonds consists of correspondence. Included is a letter from Brown's mother, a cancelled cheque from the North Coast Commercial Co. Ltd., and letters from A.R. Williams Machining Co. Limited and Simon Leiser & Co.

Brown, James A.
CA FTST MS 25 · Fonds · 1907-1912

The fonds consists of textual records of Leask & Johnson Lumber Company. Includes correspondence and a telegraph manifold book and shareholders' register.

Leask & Johnson Lumber Company
William James Turnbull fonds
CA WVAN 068 · Fonds · 1916-1961

The fonds consists of records relating to the personal and professional life of William James Turnbull, owner and operator of the West Vancouver Lumber Company Limited. The material consists of newspaper clippings, legal agreements, correspondence, patent documents, promotional material, photographs, postcards, technical drawings, name tag, and patent number labels.

The fonds is arranged in the following series:
Series 1: Personal life
Series 2: West Vancouver Lumber Company Limited
Series 3: Indoor curling game and company

Turnbull, William James
Goodwin Johnson fonds
CA WVAN 034 · Fonds · 1917-1966

The fonds consists of material generated and collected by Goodwin Johnson during his tenure as managing director of the Capilano Timber Company and president of the B.C. Loggers Association.

The fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series 1: Photographs
Series 2: Capilano Timber Company

Johnson, Goodwin
William H. Brett fonds
Fonds · 1919- 1956

The fonds consists of business and personal documents belonging to William H. Brett. It includes a scrapbook of newspaper clippings (1935- 1951), ephemera (1912-1970), a Pacific Great Eastern Railway timeline (1919- 1946), reports of hotel companies including the Hotel and Restaurant Employees and Bartender's Union (1954- 1956), reports of the Prince Rupert General Hospital and Civic Employees Union (1952- 1953), personal correspondence from 1954, documents (1923, 1939, 1946), business correspondence (1953- 1956) regarding Allied Hotel and Beverage Dispenser's Union, a copy of The History of the Tsimpsean Lodge No. 58 written by Thomas McClymont, and an album containing photographs of family, friends, and some fishing scenes. There is also a photograph of the 1948 Annual Convention of the Trades and Labour Congress of Canada in Victoria.

Brett, William H.
CA SFU F-147 · Fonds · 1923 - 2005

The fonds comprises records made or received in the course of administering the BCHPA's central and divisional organizations and carrying out their functions and programs. Most of the records originated with the Central Executive. Activities documented include board, committee and general members' meetings; correspondence of BCHPA officers; management of Association finances; evolution of the BCHPA constitution, by-laws and organizational structure; advice to governments and intervention in public policy debates relating to apiculture; production of the Association's newsletter; development of beekeeping educational programs and seminars; and participation in markets, exhibits and fairs. Records include constitution and by-laws; meeting agendas, minutes and supporting papers; correspondence; reports and briefs; cash books; grant applications and proposals; copies of the Association newsletter; and course outlines and teaching material.

British Columbia Honey Producers Association
Albert E. Wood family fonds
Fonds · 1925 - 1958

The fonds consists of records from the Albert E. Wood family. It includes personal and business correspondence, three nursing notebooks belonging to Marguerite Wood, certificates, ephemera and photographs of family, scenes in Prince Rupert such as fishing boats, the cold storage plant, 5th Avenue West and 2nd Avenue West in the 1920s, Rebekah Lodge members, Tsimpsian Lodge members, the 1930 graduating class of the Prince Rupert Hospital School of Nursing, Bill Smith and Bill Wilson-Murray of Northern B.C. Power. It also includes records and postcards from Margaret Maddrell, Bert Wood's sister, and her first husband, Thomas Clwydd Williams.

Wood (family : Prince Rupert, B.C.)
Fonds · 1932- 1967

The fonds consists of a charter, cashbooks, a "Sick Benefit Fund" journal book, agreements, correspondence, minutes, and reference files.

British Columbia Deep Sea Fishermen's Union
Denis Marshall fonds
Fonds · 1939-2011

65 cm textual records
1746 Prints, photographic

Marshall, Denis Paul
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
Fonds · 1949- 1976

The fonds consists of textual records from business transactions at BC Packers Sunnyside Cannery between 1949 and 1976. These include receipts, coupon books from BC Packers Ltd., Nelson Bros. Fisheries Ltd., and J.H. Todd & Sons Ltd. Also includes packer sheets, fishermen's weekly statements, journal vouchers, invoices, forms, and correspondence of various fishermen at Sunnyside.

British Columbia Packers
CA UNBC 2000.1 · Fonds · 3 Apr.1952 - 15 Mar. 1993

Fonds consists of textual, photographic, cartographic, electronic and promotional films/video recordings related to the mining operations of Cassiar Asbestos Mining Corporation (CAMC) and creation of Cassiar townsite. CAMC records primarily consist of records related to mining operations including construction, engineering, daily mining operations, administration of CAMC, tallies of extractions, labour and union activities, corporate events and visits by dignitaries. Townsite records are primarily visual representations of townsite construction, including the creation of health, education and community services including Cassiar's private hospital, school, library, as well as townsite images. Photographs include documentation of natural and man-made landscapes within the Cassiar region of Northern BC. Other holdings include a near complete run of Cassiar's community newspaper.

Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd.
Edward B. Harvey fonds
CA UVICARCH AR405 · Fonds · 1960 - 2006

The fonds consists of Dr. Edward B. Harvey's professional reports, proposals, studies, manuals, surveys, transcripts, presentations, books and published articles, written solely or in part by Edward Harvey or by Urban Dimensions Group Inc, under his direct supervision from 1960-2006. The material predominately relates to Harvey’s interest in health care, employment equity, education, and income security issues.

The fonds is arranged into the following series:
Series Professional Work - 1960-2006

The series consists of printed materials, scholarly articles, reports, transcriptions, grant applications, proposals, studies, manuals, surveys, presentations, published articles, books and other related materials.


The series is divided into four sub-series. All files are arranged according to the original filing system of the creator.

Sub-series 1. Urban Dimensions Group Inc. consulting reports
Sub-series 2. Short Published Articles (Originals and Photocopies)
Sub-series 3. Edward B. Harvey Reports, Speeches and Transcriptions
Sub-series 4. Books

Harvey, Edward B.
Gladys Young Blyth fonds
Fonds · 1970- 2000

The fonds consists of photographs, slides, negatives, maps, and textual records created and gathered by Gladys Young Blyth. These contain local scenes such as lighthouses, totem poles, Seafest activities, fish boats, crab traps, North Pacific Cannery, Kwinitsa Station, and the seaplane base at Seal Cove. The maps and sketches are of Kitselas, Port Essington, Union Passage and Tuwartz Inlet, Otter Passage to Bonilla Island, Work Channel, and a copy of the plan of the Kit-Kah-Tla Indian Reserves Coast District, 1891-1892. Her reference notes refer to the Hudson's Bay Company, First Nations, Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, the pictograph at Tyee, and the net building industry.

Blyth, Gladys Young
CA UVICARCH AR055 · Fonds · 1991 - 1993

The fonds consists of files documenting the silviculture issues considered by PASIS, and are arranged under the following series: Biodiversity and Forest Management, BC Reforestation Methods, Clearcutting, Forest Resource Development, Government Implementation of its Laws and Policies, Pesticide/Herbicide Concern, Public Awareness, and Correspondence and Reports.

Public Access Silviculture Information System Committee
Albert Hitchen collection
Fonds · 1940

Collection consists of Albert Hitchen's pay statements for work in the Northfield Mine (Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir) Ltd.). Statements show gross wages less deductions for such items as coal, doctor, hospital fund, income tax, national defence tax and union dues.

Albeta Mines Ltd. fonds
CA KSM MG01 · Fonds · 1961-1979

Fonds consists of 6 series and includes annual reports, financial records, correspondence, mineral claims and mining agreements.

Albeta Mines
Arthur J. Daniels fonds
CA EMA 984.3 · Fonds · 1910-1948

The fonds consists of work journals (1910-1948) kept by Daniels at Yarrows shipyards and docking book (1922-1926, 1927-1930, 1940-1942).

Daniels, Arthur John, 1877-1955.
B.W. Leeson fonds
CA VPL 13901-14221 · Fonds · [ca. 1900-1920]

The fonds consists of photographs of Quatsino, B.C., depicting panoramas, fishing, ships, native Indians, and logging.

Leeson, B.W.
Fonds · 1953-1957

Fonds consists of minutes (1956, 1957) and financial statements (1953-1956).

Cliffview Colliery
Fonds · [Photocopied 1990]

The fonds consists of correspondence, financial records, receipts, and invoices.

Coalmont Collieries
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)