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Jewish communities of British Columbia historical collection

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1858-2000]

The collection consists of documents and photographs intentionally assembled collection of discrete items documenting the following areas: the occupational pursuits of B.C. and Yukon Jewry; the organized religious life of Jews in B.C.; leisure activities; and the membership and good works of organizations formed to aid and represent the Jewish community, such as the National Council of Jewish Women. There is also a wide range of individual and family portraits, and photographs of headstones.

Victoria Presbytery (United Church) fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1925-2011

Fonds consists of the following record series: Victoria Presbytery and Executive meeting minutes (1925-2011); Subject files of the Presbytery Secretary (1955-1986); Correspondence of the Presbytery Secretary (1957-1972); Presbytery committees (1931-1936; 1964-1994); and Financial records (1938-1959).

United Church of Canada. Victoria Presbytery

Douglas Franklin fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR428
  • Fonds
  • 1972-2000

The fonds consists primarily of photographic prints, negatives and contact sheets of historic buildings and properties - preparatory material for Franklin’s co-authored publications on Victoria’s architecture. The fonds is arranged in four series: photographs - Victoria: A History in Architecture, 1843-1929; photographs - Exploring Victoria’s Architecture; architectural drawing - East School elevation (Lord Strathcona School), Vancouver, BC, 1897; and publications and printed matter.

Franklin, Douglas

A. Thomas fonds

  • CA MMB L1137;P470;P3171-78;P4677
  • Fonds
  • 1895-1918

The fonds consists of Thomas' diary describing his trip across Canada to Halifax and his first few months in Halifax, 1918. Photographs are of ships and shipmates stationed in Halifax and of HM and HMC ships.

Thomas, A.

Derek Ellis fonds

  • CA UVICARCH AR046
  • Fonds
  • 1946-1997

The fonds consists of monographs, scientific articles, newspaper clippings, letters, slides, photographic prints, moving images, maps and other documents. The records are arranged in 3 series, reflecting Ellis's research and teaching interests: Environmental assessments, 1969-1997; Underwater Photography of salmon, 1957-1963; Arctic Research 1952-1967.

Ellis, Derek

E. Gerrard fonds

  • Fonds
  • [19--]

The fonds consists of photographs largely of Canadian Pacific ships and clippings and ephemera relating to Canadian Pacific maritime activities.

Gerrard, E.

D.L. Raymond and E.L. Raymond fonds

  • CA MMB L981.88.1-6;P981.59.2
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1954

The fonds consists of journal of D.L. Raymond as midshipman serving on the HMS Malaya, including photographs (1922-1924); indenture and certificate of competency of E.L. Raymond; a guest book register from the HMCS Ontario (1953-1954); and photographs of naval ceremonies in Australia and New Zealand and of other naval activities.

Raymond, D.L.

Bullen family fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1880-1913]

The fonds consists of photographs of salvage operations (1906-1910) carried out by the Bullen Dockyard (B.C. Marine Railway Company), of the first vessels salvaged by Yarrows Limited, of other ships and salvage vessels, of Admiral Sir John E. Commerell, and of the SS Princess Louise on the Fraser River (1899).

Bullen (family)

C.P. Clarke fonds

  • CA MMB P44
  • Fonds
  • 1910-[ca. 1915]

The fonds consists of photographs primarily of the HMCS Niobe, Halifax dockyards, the crew, the officers, and "before" and "after" photographs of new recruits.

Clarke, C.P.

Charles A. Prosser fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1950-1980

The fonds consists of photographs of HMCS Oriole including ceremonies and group photographs and a folder containing information sheets on the HMCS Oriole.

Prosser, Charles A.

Charles B. Hill-Tout fonds

  • CA MMB P1250
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1914

The fonds consists of photographs of the Victoria and Esquimalt area with an emphasis on naval ships and merchant shipping.

Hill-Tout, Charles Buckland

Frederic James fonds

  • CA MMB L513
  • Fonds
  • 1871-1939

The fonds consists of baptismal certificate, certificates of character (1893-1910) of the Royal Navy, letter of reference, papers from the Admiralty, papers regarding James' acceptance into the Royal Canadian Navy, and a short resume of his naval career to 1903.

James, Frederic William Haigh, b. 1865

HMC Dockyard fonds

  • CA MMB L1412;L1909
  • Fonds
  • 1868-1967

The fonds consists of bound grave records (with map) for the Naval Cemetery at Esquimalt (1868-1948), a ledger of inventory of naval stores (1915-1917), and officers leave book of the staff of the Superintendent of HMC Dockyard.

Canada. Royal Canadian Navy. HMC Dockyard

Nixon family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1915-1946

The fonds consists of seaman's workbook, referring to the ship Venture; C.P. Nixon's notebook; HMCS St. Laurent Captain's night order book (1939-1941) and First Lieutenant's night order book (1940-1942); HMCS Crescent Captain's night order book; appointment notice to E.A.E. Nixon to HMCS Diana (1915); ship's magazines and newsletters; and photographs of HM and HMC ships and sports activities at the Royal Naval College of Canada.

Nixon (family)

Pullen family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1827-1955

The fonds consists of log book of W.J.S. Pullen on the HMS Falcon (1855) and Cyclops (1856-57), with an extract from the Master Attendant and Conservator of the Port [Bombay] to the Commissioner of Salt and Opium (1860). Fonds includes photographs of HM ships, whalers, St.Paul's Church (Esquimalt, B.C.), and fishing boats at Masset, B.C. Fonds also includes an oil painting of W.J.S. Pullen, partial plans for HMS North Star, Porcupine and Termagant, "The Pullen Records" (transcriptions of historical records concerning W.J.S. Pullen and T.C. Pullen in their expeditions to the Arctic) and ephemera, including a typed history of the SS Beaver.

Pullen (family)

John Harper fonds

  • CA MMB P957-962;L115a-b
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1915

The fonds consists of photographs of Royal Navy Artillery Volunteers, HM ships, field gun drill, Esquimalt (1914), and Lt. John Harper. Fonds includes letter (1915) from Admiral John Parry recommending Harper to Admiral Inglefield.

Harper, John

John P. Dawson fonds

  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1947-1964]

The fonds consists of personal papers of Capt. Dawson's including telegrams, telexes, commissioning cards, menus and invitations. Volumes include standing orders for HMCS Skeena, a scrapbook, and night order books for HMCS Swansea. Photographs are of HMCS Skeena and other HMC ships. Fonds includes U.S. Coast Survey charts of the California coast.

Dawson, John P.T.

Jack K. Slater fonds

  • CA MMB 988.83.2-5
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1963

The fonds consists of private papers of Slater, including ephemera; exercise books with hand-written notes and illustrations on gunnery; Royal Canadian Navy instruction on weapons, drills and exercises, and RCN information sheets on gunnery.

Slater, Jack K.

James Denoon Laurie fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1914-1958

The fonds consists of naval appointments and orders, certificates, correspondence, pension payments and adjustments, and mementos. Fonds includes photographs of various naval ship and a log book entered by Laurie as midshipman on the HMCS Niobe, 1914.

Laurie, James Denoon

Royal Canadian Navy Flag Officer Pacific Coast fonds

  • CA MMB L417;L900;L913;L1152
  • Fonds
  • 1946-1965

The fonds consists of guest books from the Admiral's House (1946-1958), a visitors book (1955-1957), an album of the Royal Canadian Navy Presentation of Queen's Colour (1959) and the Golden Jubilee Dinner (1960), and ephemera.

Canada. Royal Canadian Navy. Flag Officer Pacific Coast

Royal Navy Pacific Station fonds

  • CA MMB L126;L242;L243;L304;L305;L306;L487
  • Fonds
  • 1861-1907

The fonds consists of bound volumes of correspondence, including to and from the Admiralty (1861-1881), relating to the establishment and operation of the naval base in Esquimalt; letter and document (1872-1873) from the Admiralty regarding the boundary between Canada and the United States; bound correspondence (1903-1907) to the Admiralty and others concerning the closing down of the Esquimalt Navy yard; and records (1904-1905) relating to requirements for proposed new works at the Esquimalt yard.

Great Britain. Royal Navy. Pacific Station

Albert March fonds

  • CA EMA V990.8;990.13;M991.2
  • Fonds
  • 1896, [ca. 1920-1942]

The fonds consists of photographs of the Pioneer Street village (Esquimalt, B.C.) and of the Point Ellice Bridge disaster. Fonds includes a map relating to the expropriation of Esquimalt Village during World War II.

March, Albert

Alfred Charles Wurtele fonds

  • CA EMA 986.25;986.4;987.2;V989.22
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1946]-1986

The fonds consists of photographs of Commander Wurtele, scenes of Esquimalt and staff of the Esquimalt municipal government; text of a radio speech; and written and taped reminiscences..

Wurtele, Alfred Charles

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.

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