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Delta Museum and Archives manuscript collection

  • CA DMA CR-121
  • Collection
  • 1880-1995

The Delta Museum and Archives manuscript collection consists of material acquired by the archives and museum that have no provenance or donor information, or do not constitute or belong to a fonds. The collection includes materials that are ephemeral in nature such as programmes, posters, pamphlets, directories, and scrapbooks; records of people, businesses and organizations in the form of ledgers, certificates, etc; and municipal government reports and publications. The collection documents community events and the lives of people in Delta.

Douglas J. Husband Discovery Centre

Cave-Browne-Cave fonds

  • NWMA MSS 261
  • Fonds
  • [ca.1880] -1987

Fonds consists of the records of Cave-Browne-Cave sisters includ newspaper clippings, photographs, correspondence, notebooks, loose notes, essays, music and dance instructions, music notation, and other records. These records are divided into two series: Stretton Academy of Music records and personal records.

Cave-Browne-Cave (family)

Vilcsek family fonds

  • CA VHEC RA033
  • Fonds
  • [after 1881]–1971

Collection consists primarily of records generated or used during the period of the Second World War by the Vilcsek family in Budapest, Hungary. These include vital statistics and personal records of the Vilcsek family, photographs, and postcards mailed to the family from Ernő Vilcsek while he was in a labour camp in Hungary. Collection also consists of artworks, several on the theme of the Holocaust, created by Eva Kero after her immigration to Vancouver, BC.

Collection has been arranged into three series: Correspondence (1942), Family records ([after 1881]–1949) and Artworks (1969–1971).

Vilcsek family

Florence Nightingale collection

  • UVICSP SC426
  • Collection
  • 1881 - 1913

The collection consists of a lithographed facsimile of a letter addressed to the Nurses and Probationers at St. Thomas' Hospital.

Nightingale, Florence, 1820-1910

Carl Grauer fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1881-2000

Fonds consists of the correspondence, research materials, and ephemera of Carl Grauer. Also present are some records relating to Rudy Grauer and Lester Grauer.

Grauer (family)

Herald Family Fonds

  • CA SAM MS 140
  • Fonds
  • 1870

The title is based on the contents of the fonds. It is divided into 6 series and consists of correspondence, a school book, two pieces of original art, and receipts for running the farm.

Herald, Dr. Dundas

Thompson family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1882-1944

Fonds contains of financial records, correspondence, legal records, agricultural records and records relating to other personal interests and activities of the Thompson family. Graphic records include 320 candid and studio photographs of the Thompson family, typical farming activities and the Richmond community.

Thompson (family)

Judge Mulvena fonds

  • UVICSP SC400
  • Fonds
  • 1883 - 1903

The fonds consists of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings plus a folder with loose clippings, re Irish political situation, both in the U.K. and in North America.

Mulvena, Henry Walter

Haida Gwaii Pastoral Charge (Skidegate, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1884 - 1992

Fonds consists of the records of Skidegate United Church, its predecessors, Spencer Memorial Church and Spencer Memorial United Church, Queen Charlotte United Church, Sandspit United Church, Seaview United Church and Seaview Community Church, and Tasu United Church. Records include Baptism registers (1884-1992), Marriage registers (1884-1984), and Burial registers (1884-1969); Membership records (1953-1990); Board and Committee records (1939-1991); Women’s Group records (1920-1980); Sunday school records (1966-1980); Financial records (1955-1985); Special Events records (1971-1984); Annual statistics (1967-1989); Outreach programs records (1969-1985); Building and Property records (1966-1987); a history of the United Church in the Queen Charlotte Islands (1985).

Haida Gwaii Pastoral Charge (Skidegate, B.C.)

John Butler Yeats collection

  • UVICSP SC130
  • Collection
  • 1884 - 1922

The collection consists of pencil and ink sketches (1884-1885) and letters (with illustrations) to Jack Butler Yeats (1918-1922).

Yeats, John Butler, 1839-1922

Siam photograph collection

  • UVICSP SC359
  • Collection
  • ca. 1884

The collection consists of a photograph album containing photographs of Siam [now Thailand]. The subject of most of them are Siamese people, including the Royal Family. Also included are some shots of Bangkok scenes, houseboats, and Europeans visiting the photographer's house. The hand coloured copperplates are of Switzerland.

Mary Henderson collection

  • UVICSP SC372
  • Collection
  • 1884 - 1903

The collection consists of clippings about the theatre from various publications, mostly London newspapers. Also included are 44 leaves of handwritten entries about plays attended (1884-1888). It is not known who compiled the volume.

Henderson, Mary, 1920-1996

Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR030
  • Fonds
  • 1884-1979

The fonds consists of lists of death and burial records of Chinese persons in Victoria, BC, 1902-1923; Chinese deceased in Canada, 1937; leave permits issued to the Chinese Hospital in Vancouver, Victoria, and other areas of B.C., 1908-1909; donation and fundraising records, subscription booklets, records of income and expenditures, receipts, Free Miners Certificates, national bonds, 1884-1912; population data; correspondence from the Commander in Shanghai, 1932; minutes of the Chinese Public School; correspondence regarding donations for victims of famines, droughts, and floods in China, and booklets recording donations; records of the Chinese Hospital, including report books on patients, doctor order books and consultation forms, 1956-1976.

The death and burial records series, 1902-1923 consists of: medical certificates of death for Chinese persons in Victoria, BC; and burial permits for Chinese persons in Victoria, BC, including permits issued by the Chinese Benevolent Cemetery Company.

Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (Victoria, B.C.)

John Grayson fonds

  • CA SVE JG
  • Fonds
  • 1884, 1957-1983

Fonds contains books from the personal library of John Grayson. The fonds contains 24 publications (primarily books and journals) on the topic of music theory, sound sculpture and soundscape, and unorthodox musical creations/instruments. The majority of the publications in the fonds were published by Grayson's organization The Aesthetic Research Centre. Some of the publications include sheet music, and one publication includes an accompanying musical recording on tape cassette. Titles and authors/editors are as follows:

  1. An Environment of Musical Sculpture - ed. John Grayson
  2. Biofeedback and the Arts: Results of Early Experiments - ed. David Rosenboom
  3. Computer Music Journal, Vol. 4, No. 2
  4. The UNESCO Courier, November 1976
  5. Cultures, Vol. 1, No. 1
  6. Desert Plants: Conversations with 23 American Musicians - Walter Zimmermann
  7. Environments of Musical Sculpture You Can Build - ed. John Grayson
  8. Five Village Soundscapes - R. Murray Schafer
  9. The Gitalamkara: L'ouvrage Original de Bharata sur la Musique
  10. Handbook for Acoustic Ecology - ed. Barry Truax
  11. Interval: Exploring the Sonic Spectrum, Fall 1983
  12. Journal of Experimental Aesthetics, Vol. 1, No. 1
  13. The Music of the Environment - ed. Murray Schafer
  14. La Musique du Cambodge et du Laos - Alain Danielou
  15. New Directions, Nos. 24 & 25
  16. Paysage Sonore Urbain: Deux Journees d'Exposition, d'Ecoute, et de Communications - Plan-Construction
  17. Pieces: An Anthology - ed. Michael Byron
  18. Recherches sur l'Histoire de la Gamme Arabe - J.P.N. Land
  19. Sound Sculpture - ed. John Grayson
  20. Sound/Sculpture - ed. John Grayson
  21. Sound : Space - Bernhard Leitner
  22. Soundings, Nos. 7 & 8
  23. Toning: The Creative Power of the Voice - Laurel Elizabeth Keyes
  24. Vibrations: Making Unorthodox Musical Instruments - David Sawyer

John Grayson

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

Presbyterian Church of Richmond/Marpole fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1885-1968

The fonds consists of 3 bound volumes of baptismal and session records. The records capture event at the Marpole and Sea Island churches.
The records have been arranged in two series: Baptismal Records (1885-1968) and Sessional Records (1885-1935).

Presbyterian Church of Richmond/Marpol

Photographs collection

  • Collection
  • 1885, [ca. 1900]-1986

Collection consists of photographs. Subjects of images include meetings of Diocesan and General Synod; consecration of bishops; various clergy and other individuals; parish events and activities; Church Army; Sunday School van; church camps and camping; early scenes of the building of Prince Rupert including street and harbour scenes, construction of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railroad; steamers, fishing boats and mission ships; totem poles; native people and villages; settlers; scenes from various places across the Diocese; exteriors and interiors of church buildings in the Diocese as well as in Alaska and Yukon; the Alaska Highway. Photographic holdings have been described at this point as a collection even though provenance of some items are identifiable. A sizeable part of early photographs (1908-1910) are from Rev. Edward Penard Laycock while he was a priest in the Diocese, particularly early scenes of Prince Rupert and at Lakalzap (Greenville) and Atlin where he served. Other photographs have as their source Bishops Rix, Gibson, Watts and Hambidge, the Caledonia Times, the "Northern Cross" mission ship, and the Synod Office.

Burns family fonds

  • UVICSP SC019
  • Fonds
  • 1885 - 1964

The fonds consists of correspondence of Flora Burns and other family members, including letters from Louisa Blum, Pearl Craigie, Mrs. Morgan Richards, and the Warburg family, and correspondence between Flora Burns and Sister Mary Theodore, Sister's of St. Ann's, Victoria; photograph of Flora Burns; clippings; and books of poems by Edward Francis Harris and psalms. There is also a signed letter from Anne Harvie Ross Foster, (Mrs W. Garland Foster) 1875-, (now Ann Hanley) to Flora Hamilton Burns together with a typed carbon reply from Miss Burns, in which she talks about "The Mohawk Princess".

Burns family

All Saints' Parish (Westholme/Crofton, B.C.) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1885-2009, predominant 1892-1980

Fonds consists of consecration documents (1892), parish registers, property records, vestry and committee minutes, reports, financial statements, and related documentation and correspondence. Parish registers include: baptisms (1885-1980), confirmations (1938-1948), banns (1911), marriages (1891-1977), burials (1887-1982), and services (1894-1938).

All Saints Parish (Westholme/Crofton, B.C.)

Reformed Episcopal Church fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca.1885-ca.2000]

Fonds pertains to the Reformed Episcopal Church in Canada, the United States and England (known as the Free Church of England). The fonds consists of four series:

I. General Synod of the Reformed Episcopal Church of Canada (annual reports, correspondence, constitutions and canons, legal cases and general information, ca.70 cm;

II. Diocese of Western Canada (annual reports, records of individual churchs), ca.150 cm;

III. Free Church of England (yearbooks 1928-1993, and publications), ca.25 cm;

IV. Reformed Episcopal Church USA (newsletters, pamphlets, constitution and canons, general information), ca.25 cm.
The largest portion of the fonds consists of the records of St. Paul's Reformed Episcopal Church, New Westminster, which was from 1883 to 2002. The St. Paul's REC sub-series includes marriage, baptism and burial registers, Vestry records, records of womens groups, scrapbooks and other material.

Reformed Episcopal Church

von Baiersdorf, Reif family fonds

  • CA VHEC RA007
  • Fonds
  • 1885–[196-]

Fonds consists of records relating to the ennobling of the von Baiersdorf family in 1884, the family’s personal financial record keeping, marriages, Otto Reif’s assistance to a displaced person, Erna von Engel-Baiersdorf’s work as a museum curator and artist, the deaths of Clara Baiersdorf Erdos and Elise Reif and the family’s religious and liturgical life.

Fonds consists of records relating to the ennobling of the von Baiersdorf family in 1884, the family’s personal financial recordkeeping, marriages, Otto Reif’s assistance to a displaced person, Erna von Engel-Baiersdorf’s work as a museum curator and sculptor, the deaths of Clara Baiersdorf Erdős and Elise Reif and other personal items.

Records include photographs, correspondence, an illuminated document conferring a noble title on the von Baiersdorf family, books and ephemeral items including postcards and newspaper clippings. Fonds is arranged into the following series: 1884 title (1884); Correspondence (1884–[196-?]); Photographs (1884–[196-?]) and Books, writings and ephemera ([189-]–1954).

von Baiersdorf, Reif family

Oriental Home and School fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1886-1959

Fonds consists of the following record series: Attendance records (1886-1942); Financial records (1888-1948); Historical accounts and other material (1887-1959); Resident case files (1891-1942); Annual reports (1926-1934); Meeting minutes (1896-1915); Property records (1908-1909); and Photographs (1901-1947).

Oriental Home and School

Charles Ora Card fonds

  • CA OSOY MS 11
  • Fonds
  • 1886 - ?

Fonds consists of the photocopied transcribed textual records of Charles Ora Card from 1886. Includes a biography from the oral history of his daughter, Pearl Card Sloan, transcribed diary entries from his Canadian travels in 1886, and a map outlining his travel route in Washington and British Columbia.

Card, Charles Ora

F. H. Chenevix Trench fonds

  • UVICSP SC172
  • Fonds
  • 1886

The fonds consists of a handwritten letter to the Recorder of Dublin, accompanying the gift of a book from her father's library.

Chenevix Trench, F. H. (Francis Harriet), 1847-1941

Thomas Kelly fonds

  • UVICSP SC238
  • Fonds
  • 1886 - 1911

The fonds consists of one 22x17 cm scrapbook inscribed “Thomas Kelly, 23 Longwood Avenue, South Cuculan Road, Dublin” with newspaper clippings Kelly's “Streets of Dublin” (1911) pasted on 124 pages. Enclosed are 5 pages of holograph notes and 19 pp. of clippings (1886-1911).

Kelly, Tom, 1868-1942

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