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Victoria (B.C.)--History

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A.J.T. Taylor : reminiscences

SUMMARY: Victoria-born businessman A.J.T. Taylor promoted the development of the British Pacific Properties in West Vancouver, and the construction of Lions Gate Bridge. These recordings, made by the BBC durin;g a visit to England in 1936, have Ta...

Achille Stevens interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], [1962?] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Achille Stevens talks about his emigration from England to British Columbia in 1907; meeting Sir Wilfred Laurier on the journey; his train trip across Canada; first impressions of Canada...

Allan D. Taylor film collection

  • PR-2228
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  • 1907-1931

The collection consists of video copies of 36 film items from the Allan D. Taylor collection held by Library and Archives Canada. These selected items (mainly newsreel footage and out-takes) depict British Columbia events, leisure activities, scen...

Taylor, Allan D., 1916-1999

An interview with Ron and Myrtle Heater

RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), [ca. 1977] SUMMARY: Ron Heater talks about accompanying his grandfather, Captain William Heater, on whaling and sealing voyages. Myrtle Heater talks about the early days of Victoria. Other family members enter the discus...

Arni Myrdal interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Myrdal talks about his coming to Canada in 1876 from Iceland; his early memories in Iceland; the family's journey to Scotland; emigration; memories of Manitoba; North Dakota in 1880; t...

Arthur Stott interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Amateur swimming and diving in Victoria in the 1920s RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1976-12-02 SUMMARY: Arthur Stott discusses where Victoria's young swam and trained. In pre-Crystal, swimming was outdoors, chiefly at t...

Beryl Weatherell interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-10-06 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Beryl Weatherell recalls early years on Saltspring Island. She discusses her family background; her father, Frank Scott, came with his brothers and settled in the Ganges area. She dis...

Best of Emerson, no. 23

SUMMARY: "Best of Emerson" is a twice-a-week series (Monday and Friday) that ran from July 2 to September 28, 1962. In this series Vancouver's provocative conversationalist, John Emerson, discusses unusual asp;ects of Vancouver hist...

Between ourselves : Oak Street

SUMMARY: "Between Ourselves" was a weekly series of hour-long radio programs that presented Canada to Canadians. It featured aspects of Canadian life in docudramas, plays, music, and interviews, originating fr;om different regions of Can...

Captain Lionel Douglas interview, [ca. 1962]

RECORDED: [location unknown], [1962 or earlier] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Captain Douglas talks about his early years on the sea; his impression of the harbours in Vancouver and Steveston in 1897; a concert at Steveston; and the Klondike Gold Rush. He de...

Carl P. Rudolf interview

RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1986-03 & 04 SUMMARY: History and description of Regents Park House, including the interior and exterior architecture, and the restoration of the building. The house, which stands at 1501 Fort Street in Victoria'...

Catherine Maclure interview

CALL NUMBER: T0715:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1963 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Miss Catherine Maclure, daughter of Samuel Maclure, talks about her early life in Victoria; the Maclure family; grandfather Maclure; family farm in Matsqui; grandmother ...

Cecil Laundy interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1962-03 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Laundy speaks about his grandfather; Reverend Edward Cridge, and grandmother Mary, and their journey to Victoria in 1855. Mr. Laundy recalls parties at his grandparents' home, "...

Cecilia and Douglas Bullen interview

CALL NUMBER: T1289:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1962-03 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Bullen talks about early Victoria; her mother's family, the Mouats; her father's family, the Helmckens; recollections about her grandfather John Sebast...

Charles Brookman interview

CALL NUMBER: T0386:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Charles Brookman RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-06-18 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Charles Brookman describes his arrival in Canada in 1903 from Liverpool, and his move to BC in 1907. He recalls what Van...

Charles I. Harris interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Captain Charles Harris RECORDED: [location unknown], [196-] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Captain Charles Harris explains how he left Halifax in 1887 to come to Victoria to get involved in the sealing trade, he describes the trip, a...

Charles Moore interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-09-11 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Charles Moore lived in Creston from 1908 on; and was a land surveyor in the area during the 1890s. He describes Victoria in the 1880s, and offers anecdotes about surveying in Creston ...

Charles Tapping interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Charles Tapping RECORDED: [location unknown], [196-] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Charles Tapping discusses the Thermopylae Club in Victoria including how it was founded in 1932 by 40 or 50 sailors, a story about the vessel "T...

Christian Alexander Helgesen interview

CALL NUMBER: T2602:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Metchosin memories : the Helgesen family PERIOD COVERED: 1861-1910 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1967 SUMMARY: Christian Helgesen tells the story of his father, Hans Helgesen, who settled in Metch...

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