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John Munro fonds

  • PR-2370
  • Fonds
  • 1903-1947

The fonds consists of personal and professional records of John Munro and document parts of his career with the British Columbia Provincial Police and his time as a jail warden. The records are comprised of 22 b&w family photographs (1909-1947), one patrol journal (1906-1907), and one scrapbook (1903-1917).

Munro was appointed to the British Columbia Provincial Police in 1902 in Vancouver, and was appointed Warden of the Nanaimo Gaol in 1910 and of the Saanich Prison Farm in 1914. He served as Constable at Colquitz in 1918. The patrol journal was kept while he travelled into the Cassiar District in search of Simon Gun-a-noot, who had been accused of murdering two white men. The journal was created partly as he carried out his professional duties, and partly for his own interest.

The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings and ephemera of famous cases or prisoners in his charge.

The 22 family photographs primarily show Munro and his wife and children on the grounds of the Saanich Prison Farm (now Wilkinson Road Jail). The photographs have been assigned the following numbers: J-00107; J-00108; J-00109; J-00110; J-00111; J-00112; J-00113; J-00114; J-00115; J-00116; J-00117; J-00118; J-00119; J-01028; J-01029; J-01030; J-01031; J-01032; J-01033; J-01034; J-01035; and J-01036.

Munro, John

Fort Nanaimo fonds

  • PR-1686
  • Fonds
  • 1854-1861

The fonds consists of the wastebook [accounts book] of Fort Nanaimo, reflecting the various activities of the HBC in the Nanaimo area.

Hudson's Bay Company. Fort Nanaimo

Nanaimo New Democratic Riding Association fonds

  • PR-2159
  • Fonds
  • 1975-1977

The fonds consists of videotapes of New Democratic Party events, mainly in Nanaimo. It includes speeches by Tommy Douglas (as well as a 1976 tribute to Tommy and Irma Douglas), Dave Barrett (including a 1976 convention speech), Les Benjamin and David Stupich.

Additional NDP events are documented on 1/2-inch open reel videotapes, including a dinner speech by Dave Barrett during the 1975 election campaign, and speeches by David Stupich and Tommy Douglas. If these reels are intact, they will have to be digitized before their content can be made accessible.