Materials were donated to the Archives in September 1980 by William's son Allan Brett, and by Phylis Bowman in March 1983.
Scope and content
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.