World War, 1914-1918



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  • UF European War
  • UF World War I

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Adelaide Treasure interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-09-09 SUMMARY: Adelaide Treasure was born in 1896 in McGregor, Manitoba, the youngest of 10 children. She discusses the family's move to Kelowna when she was about 2 years old. Her eldest sister Gertrude had moved to Kelowna to work for the wealthy Stirling family there, and married a foreman named Henry Birch. Her father found work as a carpenter building homes in Kelowna. At about age 6 her family moved to Calgary in expectation of a economic boom. After a year of no gains and a cold winter the family returned to Peachland. She discusses the first Christmas tree the family had when she was about 8 or 9 years old, and hanging stocking over the fireplace. Wrapping a bone for a present for their terrier and putting it on the tree. Spending Christmas with other little girls on the Miller's ranch way up in the mountains. An appearance by Santa Claus with horses wearing antlers and a sleigh with bells. Her father's injuries and move near Penticton. Being married in Vancouver at age 18 in 1915. Her brother Frank leaving for the First World War, being wounded and living a long life. Her brother Arthur dying in WWI from a sniper shot to the spine. Spanish influenza infecting the family, her husband Peter almost succumbing to it, her son Dick having it at age three and neighbours who helped them survive. Separating from her husband about 1930, and moving to a big house and renting rooms so she could take care of her three children. Christmas during the Depression; always had a tree; Dick bringing home a puppy. Never going on relief. Finding ways to ensure her children never went without.

Annie Margaret Angus family papers

Diaries, documents and research notes concerning the family of Annie Margaret Angus, especially her father Major William James Anderson. Materials consist mostly of diaries (1885-1924) of Major Anderson, and his wife Laura, which cover his career in the British Army and the family's efforts in establishing a fruit orchard in the Kettle Valley/Rock Creek district of British Columbia. They also include papers regarding W.J. Anderson's military career, family history, Annie M. Angus' correspondence and research notes regarding here family's history, and her annotations and notes on her father's diaries. Also included are two family photograph albums which have been transferred to Visual Records.

Annie Margaret Angus was the eldest daughter of Major William James Anderson and his wife Laura. Born in Turkey, she was raised in Scotland and India before her family emigrated to the Rock Creek valley of British Columbia in 1909. There they worked at establishing a fruit ranch until her father's death in 1915 and the abandonment of the orchard for Vancouver in 1919. Annie Anderson attended the University of British Columbia from 1919-1923 and married Dr. Henry Angus in 1924. Following his retirement from the faculty of the University of B.C. in 1956, where he served as the dean of Graduate Studies, Dr. Angus was appointed Chairman of the Public Utilities Commission. Mrs. Angus was active in community affairs, serving as a member of the Vancouver School Board from 1952-1958, and on the Senate of the University of British Columbia from 1957 to the mid-1960s. She was also active in child welfare agencies in Vancouver and at the national level.

Major William James Anderson, 1860-1915, the father of Annie Margaret Angus, was the son of Colonel John Cumming Anderson of the Royal Engineers in India. As a young officer J.C. Anderson had been in charge of the defences of Lucknow during the Sepoy Mutiny. W.J. Anderson was also first cousin (on his father's side) to Alexander Caulfield Anderson, a chief factor with the Hudson's Bay Company in British Columbia. W.J. Anderson was raised in India and England and was commissioned in the British Army in 1882. He was posted in India, Crete and Turkey, where he served as a military consul from 1899 to 1903. In 1900 he married Laura Elsworth who was born in Wisconsin in 1870, and taught at an American missionary school for girls in Turkey where she and William Anderson met. With the rank of Major, William Anderson retired from the army in 1909. The family then emigrated to British Columbia to establish a fruit ranch in the Kettle Valley/Rock Creek district on land purchased from the "Kettle Valley Irrigated Fruit Lands Company". In 1915 Major Anderson was recalled to active duty and was killed while serving at Gallipoli on October 19, 1915. Laura Anderson was forced to abandon the orchard in 1919 and to move to Vancouver.

Army pay book and other material

Series consists of a Canadian Army pay book, 1918; certificate of qualifications for N.C.O. appointment, Active Militia, 1914; miscellaneous instructions, cords and certificates relating to service in World War I and service in Pacific Coast Militia Rangers In World War II.

Canadian Legion of the British Empire Service League. Public Service Branch, No. 127, Victoria records

Minutes of executive, general, regular monthly and annual meetings 25 May 1933 to 29 Nov 1946. The volumes also contain synopses of the meetings of the Victoria and District Council of the Canadian Legion of the British Empire Service League.

Canadian Legion of the British Empire Service League. Public Service Branch No. 127 (Victoria, B.C.)

Certificate of appreciation

The item is a certificate of appreciation by the City of Victoria presented to Lieutenant-Colonel Dr. David Donald in recognition of his services with the Canadian Expeditionary Forces during the Great War.


Letters from the Reverend Eber Crummy, Methodist minister in Vancouver, Red Deer, and Carberry, Manitoba, to his wife and his daughter Margaret; memorabilia of his son William's career at Wesley College, Winnipeg, and letters of sympathy on his death in action in France in 1916; letters from his son Richard, a school teacher in Vancouver, to Margaret Crummy.

Correspondence and other material

Letters to Edward Burdett Garrard, his wife, Eleanor (Watson) Garrard, and their three children, E.F.A. (Ted), Joyce (Garrard) Redford and Saville, 1904-1940, mainly from each other; two diaries kept by Eleanor Garrard, one in the Lake District, 1892, and one on a Journey to Europe, 1936, which included attendance at the dedication of the Vimy memorial; scrapbook kept by Walter Redford; correspondence, 1868-1890, of Dr. Alfred M. Watson; various certificates, memorabilia; short stories by Helen M. Hill, Port Alberni.

Correspondence with Warburton Pike

The file consists of four letters from Warburton Pike to Marshall Bond, Sr., written on Union Club, Victoria stationery. The first three letters dated 1911-1913 concern mining matters and the fourth, from 1914, is about the first World War.

Department of Education correspondence and other records

  • GR-1477
  • Series
  • 1913-1929

This series contains correspondence inward to J.W. Gibson, Director of Elementary Agricultural Education. The series includes reports on "Caring for School Gardens" [1913] and notes on correlation of rural science with manual training. It also includes "Remittance Forms" from "Patriotism and Production School Campaign" [1917], a patriotic fund-raising exercise held in schools to assist the war effort. The forms give the name of schools, teachers, and a description of projects undertaken by pupils. There are over one hundred (mainly) rural schools represented. This series may be used in conjunction with GR-0458 and GR-1446 (Elementary Education correspondence, 1915-1929).

British Columbia. Dept. of Education

Elementary and technical education correspondence

  • GR-1446
  • Series
  • 1914-1929

This series contains correspondence inward and outward of the Director of Elementary Education and the organizer of Technical Education. Files include correspondence and reports regarding summer schools and night schools, manual training and domestic science, agricultural education and wartime Food Conservation Committee. The series also contains miscellaneous reports from school inspectors and correspondence regarding provincial university and college programmes. This collection may be used in conjunction with GR-0457 (Technical Education, 1915-1923) and GR-0458 (Elementary Agricultural Education, 1915-1929). This collection includes: correspondence (inward and outward) of J. W. Gibson, the Director of Elementary Agricultural Education Branch and John Kyle, the Organizer of Technical Education; the records of George H. Deane, the Supervisor of Technical Education; correspondence and reports pertaining to summer school and night school programs, manual training and domestic science, agriculture education and wartime food supply; miscellaneous reports from school inspectors; and correspondence concerning university and college courses. During this period, the Organizer of Technical Education (John Kyle) was responsible for night schools, domestic science courses, and manual training programs. The Director of the Elementary Agricultural Education Branch (J.W.Â\~Gibson) was responsible for rural science courses, schools gardening projects and acted as director of the Summer School for Teachers. Gibson was also the Provincial Organizer for the Wartime Food Conservation Committee. Both John Kyle and J.W. Gibson reported to George H. Deane, the Assistant Superintendent of Education as well as the Supervisor of Technical Education (19131917). Deane also acted as Inspector of Schools on Vancouver Island, and this collection includes correspondence relating to school inspection and to matters other than technical and agricultural education.

British Columbia. Dept. of Education

Faith in Canada: use it all for victory bonds

Item consists of one World War I fund-raising poster depicting a treasure chest with gold coins, a sword, and a string of pearls. In the background, silhouetted soldiers are shown emerging from a trench with their weapons raised. “W.P.3” is printed in the bottom right.

Two stickers (likely used to secure the poster when rolled) are attached to the top edge of the verso, near the corners. “4 reasons for buying Victory bonds” is printed below depictions of Kaiser Wilhelm II, Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg, Crown Prince Wilhelm, and Grand Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz.

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