Fonds PR-0879 - Helmcken family fonds

W.R. Higgins, Masonic certificate; letter from Chinese servant [Edge of unidentified lake or sea] [Beacon Hill duck pond] [Looking out over Esquimalt Harbour towards Fisgard Lighthouse] [Flooded farm land] [Beacon Hill Park, stone bridge] [Parliament Buildings, Victoria] [Horse-drawn reaper] [Pond, island, ducks] [Helmcken family car?] [Welcome Arch, Victoria] [Helmcken House] [St. Joseph's Hospital float, parade, Victoria] [Parade, Victoria] [Unidentified church] [Horses and carriage, Victoria parade?] [Parade on Douglas Street, Victoria] [Parade float, Victoria] [Ruth and John McTavish photographed with their catch of fish from Deadman's Creek, aka Craigflow... [Unidentified building - Gorge Hotel?] [John Sebastian Helmcken]

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Helmcken family fonds

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  • 1848-1920 (Creation)
    Helmcken (family)

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1.4 m of textual records, 1 microfilm reel : negative ; 35 mm, 20 photographs

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J.S. Helmcken was a doctor and politician who served as Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Vancouver Island and on the Executive Council of British Columbia.

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The fonds consists of the papers of Dr. John Sebastian and Harry Dallas Helmcken. Also includes certified copies of various death certificates, correspondence, account books, contracts, medical notebooks and case books of the other members of the Helmcken family. [Portion of the fonds also available on microfilm.]

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File list available for MS-0505. Item level descriptions available for MS-3319.

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Archives code(s): MS-0505; MS-0658, MS-3319.

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Accession number(s): MS-0505, 2012.69

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