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CA BCA PR-1324 · Fonds · 1862-[ca. 1906]

The fonds consists of Clement Francis Cornwall's diaries recording life at Ashcroft Manor and as a senator in 1872 in Ottawa. It also contains Cornwall's bench books from ca. 1891 to 1906.

Cornwall, Clement Francis, 1836-1910
Osoyoos Customs House fonds
CA OSOY MS 20 · Fonds · 1908 - 1909

Fonds consists of 24 items of correspondence for the period of June, 1908 to June, 1909. Subjects covered include livestock inspection and diseases.

Osoyoos Customs House
CA FTST MS 22 · Fonds · 1901-1904, 1914-1915

Fonds consists of records of the Fort Steele government agent and assessor. Includes correspondence, financial records, and lists.

British Columbia. Government Agent (Fort Steele, B.C.)
Fonds · 1915-1916

Fonds consists of two letters from the British Columbia Deputy Provincial Secretary appointing Frederick William Kerton as 1) a Member of the Board of Licence Commissioners for the City of Courtenay, 28th August, 1915 and 2) a Member of the Board of Commissioners of Police for the City of Courtenay, 5th February, 1916.

Kerton, Frederick William
F. E. R. Wollaston fonds
Fonds · ca. 1920

The fonds consists of photographs likely taken by A.F.R. Wollaston in Uganda, the Congo, New Guinea, and Fiji. Also included are the envelope in which the photos were posted, and a note from M (Marjorie Halpin) to Audrey (Shane? Hawthorn?) regarding the donation of the photos to the Museum of Anthropology.

Wollaston, Francis Edmond Richard
CA FTST MS 12 · Fonds · 1898-1905, 1921

Fonds consists of the textual records of the Kootenay Agency from 1898-1905, 1921. Includes a register of the residents of five of the East Kootenay reserves, listing names and content of each family. Register also includes lists of government property on East Kootenay reserves, 1898-1905 and expenses for R.L.T. Galbraith, 1921.

Canada. Dept. of Indian Affairs. Kootenay Agency
Collection · 1923- [195-]

The collection consists of maps and photographs. It includes two surveys of Inverness Cannery (1923, 1934), a blueprint showing wartime houses' sewer connections (1945), a Canadian National Railways map of the waterfront showing businesses (1947), and photographs of buildings and homes in Prince Rupert and Shawatlans (195-).

British Columbia Assessment Authority (Prince Rupert, B.C.)
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
Fred Ryckman fonds
Fonds · [ca. 1920-1936]

The fonds consists of records created by Ryckman during his tenure with the Department of Indian Affairs, primarily from the 1920s and 30s. The fonds includes contact sheets made as copies of photographs that remain in possession of Ryckman’s heirs. Records in the fonds take the form of notes and correspondence. Also included in records is a ledger which contains census information. The fonds also includes photocopies of newspaper articles relating to members of the First Nations whom Ryckman came into contact with as a result of his work as well as materials relating to Ryckman himself.

The fonds consists of the following files:

1-1, Ledger Book [Original & Copies], c. 1920
1-2, Photographs [Negatives & Contact Sheets], c. 1920
1-3, Articles and Correspondence [Photocopies], 1922-1936
1-4, Kootenays [Typed & Handwritten transcipts], c. 1932

Ryckman, Fred
Newgate Customs House fonds
CA FTST MS 44 · Fonds · 1913-1938

Fonds consists of textual records of the Newgate Customs House from 1913-1938. Includes a register of power of attorney and a personnel record.

Canada. Newgate Customs House
Osoyoos Fire Brigade fonds
CA OSOY MS 16 · Fonds · 1943 - 1947

Fonds consists of textual records of the Osoyoos Fire Brigade from 1943-1947. Includes minutes and financial records in one volume.

Osoyoos Fire Brigade
Leonard Humphreys fonds
Fonds · 1924-[19-], 1924-1947 predominant

The fonds consists of two handmade scrapbooks containing photographs, notes and sketches made by Leonard Humphreys during his time in the Sudan. Humphreys compiled these scrapbooks in 1978.

Humphreys, Leonard
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.

CA SMA 2007-032 · Fonds · 1927 - 1952

Fonds consists of records relating to the secession of Ward 6 in the District of Saanich, 1927 to 1951, as well as the proposed secession of Gordon Head, Cadboro Bay and Shelbourne in 1950/51. Fonds includes correspondence, inventories of municipal property, assessments, advertisements, Saanich Relief Act of 1927, and the Act to Validate the Incorporation of the District of Saanich in 1951.

CA CCOQ F41-S03 · Series · 1912-1970
Part of Corporation of the District of Coquitlam fonds

The series includes financial statements prepared by a number of different chartered accountants on behalf of the Corporation of the District of Coquitlam for the years 1912 to 1970. Earlier documents include boiler plate information about elected officials and department heads while later documents provide statistics and other information about the municipality as well as a selection of photographs in a few cases.

Corporation of the District of Coquitlam
CA CCOQ F41 · Fonds · 1891-1971

The fonds consists of records made or accumulated in the course of conducting the operational and administrative business of the various departments of the Corporation of the District of Coquitlam from the time of incorporation in 1891 until amalgamation with Fraser Mills in 1971.

Corporation of the District of Coquitlam
CA SFU F-227 · Collection · 1974

Collection consists of records available in multiple formats relating to the 14-lecture series "Canadian-American Relations: Perspectives on the Columbia River Treaty" held at Simon Fraser University in 1974.

The Columbia River Treaty was an agreement between Canada and the United States for flood control and the construction of dams for the generation of hydroelectricity. Four dams were constructed - three in Canada (Mica, Arrow, and Duncan) and one in the United States (Libby). The treaty was signed in 1961 but was not ratified by the Canadian Parliament. The treaty was so controversial that a Protocol was drawn up, which eventually defined the monetary terms and operational procedures without changing any of the physical plan. The Protocol was agreed upon in 1964.

The lecture series was organized through the combined efforts of the Canadian Studies Program, the Department of Continuing Studies, and the Alumni Association and was chaired by Professor George Cook of the History Department. Each lecture was given by a person who had been closely connected to the Columbia River Treaty. Admission to attend the lectures was free. All lectures were held in the East Concourse Cafeteria, SFU (Burnaby campus).

Collection consists of audio recordings of the Columbia River Treaty lecture series advertised by Simon Fraser University as "a series of talks and panels designed to increase public understanding of this issue in Canadian-American relations on the international, national, regional and local levels and from the political, legal, economic, geographic and social aspects." The collection also consists of transcripts compiled by BC Hydro (Dania Robinson) in 2011 from the audio recordings of the Columbia River Treaty lecture series. Due to variable audio quality, the transcripts are not a full disclosure of the lectures. Researchers are advised to review access copies of the original audio recordings.

Document types include reel to reel, audio cassette tapes, digital (mp3 format) as well as transcripts (paper and PDF formats) of the audio recordings.

W.A.C. Bennett fonds
CA SFU F-55 · Fonds · 1909 - 1981

The fonds consists of records relating to the life of W.A.C. Bennett. Documented are his personal life, business ventures, community service, club affiliations, and political activities, including his terms as Member of the Legislative Assembly for South Okanagan, and as Premier of British Columbia.

Personal records consist of early correspondence and household records, as well as material which documents W.A.C. Bennett's association with freemasonry and his fundraising activities with organizations such as the Salvation Army.

Business records consist of material relating to Bennett Hardware, Bennett’s Stores, and Calona Wines.

Political records refer to Bennett's tenure as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for South Okanagan, as Premier and as leader of the Opposition. Also relevant are records referring to the passage of a number of Municipal Acts and Bennett’s relationship with Federal politics.

Records include correspondence, advertisements, minutes, annual reports, telegrams, itineraries, schedules, financial statistics, financial statements, petitions, questionnaires, resolutions, reports, speeches, press releases, proposals, maps, plans, charts, file notes, memoranda, newspaper clippings, scrap books, ephemera, photographs, audio recordings, film reels, and video cassettes.

Bennett, W.A.C.
CA VHEC RA020 · Collection · 1770–1981, predominant 1930-1945

Collection consists of records gathered or purchased by Peter N. Moogk as a result of his interest in Second World War history. Records document the Holocaust era in Europe, in particular the Netherlands under the German occupation government. Collection has been divided into the following series: Photographs ([193-]–194-]; 1981); Posters (1940–1946); Postcards ([193-]–[194-]); Correspondence (1934–1987); Clippings and ephemera (1933–1945), Publications (1933–1945), Personal and military records series (1935–1945), Artefacts (1935–[1945]), Currency (1922–1945) and Declaratory documents (1770, 1772).

David Mitchell fonds
CA SFU F-56 · Fonds · 1907 - 1987

Fonds is comprised of research material gathered by David Mitchell for his book, W.A.C. Bennett and the Rise of British Columbia and records generated in the process of completing work on the book. The research material concentrates on Bennett's life as a political figure, the rise of the Social Credit Party, and political issues dealt with by the Bennett government.

It includes a mix of interviews with Bennett and other important political figures of his era, articles, clippings, government documents, Social Credit Party papers, copies of Bennett's personal papers, Mitchell's notes and rough drafts, academic papers, graphic material, and correspondence.

Mitchell, David
CA CCOQ F42-S04 · Series · 1971-1991
Part of District of Coquitlam fonds

The series includes financial statements prepared by a number of different chartered accountants on behalf of the District of Coquitlam for the years 1971-1991. Starting in 1981, the reports were called Annual Reports but continued to reflect the same information. The reports include a municipal directory, the Municipal Treasurer's Report, the Auditor's Report, and financial statements.

District of Coquitlam
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
Ronald Shearer fonds
Fonds · 1946-1995

Fonds consists of notes, correspondence, reports, and drafts produced by Shearer and others related to his participation in the Standing Committee on National Finance, The Academic Advisory Committee on Constitutional Reform, written briefs on the revision of banking legislation in Canada in 1977 and the Senate ad hoc Committee on University Organization.

Shearer, Ronald A. 1932-
CA FTST MS 4 · Fonds · photocopied 1996

Fonds consists of the photocopied registers from the meteorological stations at Tobacco Plains, 1896-1905; Elk River, 1906-1911; and Fruitlands, 1914-1915.

Canada. East Kootenay Meteorological Office