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[Widner film]

Footage. Painting of St. Ann's Academy, Victoria, ca. 1950s - circular shot of Victoria from roof, sign "J.T. Devlin & Co., General Painting Contractors" superimposed on view of St. Ann's. Beacon Hill Park - flowers and ducks. California trip including Sacramento, Donner Pass, ca. 1953 (theatre sign for "Shane", which was released that year), Oregon, picnic scenes, truck with sign "Ed Widmer/Vancouver, B.C." Moscow City Limits. Sign "entering Creston" (shows main street); Kootenay Flats (sign "last reclamation in 1952"; classroom, girls doing copper work, boys doing industrial arts? (building model planes); playing field scenes; road sign "International View Point" Oroville/Osoyoos; Anarchist Mountain; truck with water bags; orchard; family eating meal outside; brief fishing/coast scene.

The Princess

Documentary. This film depicts a trip from Seattle to Victoria on the S.S. Princess Marguerite, and profiles the history of the ship -- and of her namesake, an earlier B.C. coastal steamship that was sunk during World War II while serving as a troop transport.

British Columbia. British Columbia Steamship Company (1975) Ltd.

Group of BC Forest Branch personnel outside annex building, corner Superior and Government Sts.

Item is a large, framed photograph of British Columbia Forest Branch staff standing outside the annex building at the corner of Superior and Government Sts. in Victoria, BC. The photograph was taken around April 1, 1913 and may have been framed for presentation or display. The staff names and positions are identified in the caption.

Government buildings, Victoria BC.

The item is a black and white photograph probably taken by Charles Macmunn in 1897 or 1898. It is taken from Christchurch Cathedral in Victoria looking towards James Bay and shows the new Parliament buildings and the birdcage buildings.

Papers relating to Chinese in British Columbia

The series consists of tickets for passage from Hong Kong to Victoria in 1865 via the barque "Maria", receipts, account books, and medicine books. [2 cm. of letters written by a son in China to his father in B.C. in the 1870's relating to crops, family news, and information regarding the investment of remittances appear to be missing, but were described when the material was donated at some point prior to 1974.]

Tickets for passage from Hong Kong to Victoria via Barque "Maria"

87 pre-printed tickets in English and Chinese, with name of passengers, age, occupation and native place filled out in English. The tickets also have the name of the passenger written in Chinese. Some of the ticket holders were children. Folder 1 also contains undated hand-written notes which describe the conditions on the voyage re food and space allotted, and state that they were in contravention of the Chinese Passengers Act of 1855. Two Chinese names are listed on the note: A. Quang and Quang Ling.

Account book

Account book containing entries about loans, insurance, exchanges of gold dust and "gold eggs". The keeper of the accounts was acting as an agent and banker for Chinese who wished to send remittances back to China.

William T. Straith : scrapbook

The item consists of a photocopy made in 1975 of William T. Straith's scrapbook. The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings that document Straith's career as Minister of Education and Provincial Secretary from 1947 to 1953. The scrapbook is indexed by subject.

Straith, William Thomas, 1894-

Ann Blinkhorn records

The file consists of one letter from Catherine Penrice in England (1866) enquiring about friends in Victoria. It also contains 12 pages of poetry of a religious nature written or transcribed by Mrs. Blinkhorn (1840).

Pepin, Francois

"The election of Sir John A. Macdonald in the Victoria riding in 1878," prepared by Research Branch, Library of Parliament, Ottawa, in response to request by Allan McKinnon, M.P., Victoria B.C.

Copy provided by the office of Allan McKinnon, M.P. Presented by Michael Manning, Victoria, 1978.

Pepin, Francois

Gillan, Dennis O. London, England.

Clippings, performance announcements, and photocopies of photographs pertaining to the musical career of Eva Hart. Original photographs transferred to Visual Records accession 197811-28.

Presented by Mr. Gillan, London, England 1978.

My Memories and My voyage to South America on the MS 'Caliche'

The file consists of copies of essays by Martin Adolphus Kroeger. "My Memories" and "My voyage to South America on the MS 'Caliche', July 1929." Mr. Kroeger emigrated with his family from England to Edson, Alberta, in 1911 and subsequently lived in California and Victoria (where he was involved with the motion picture business), Vancouver, and South Africa, before returning to Victoria in 1965.

Personal memoirs

"Memoirs". Genealogical account of the Burkitt family and reminiscences of author's boyhood in London, England; account of author's apprenticeship at Salvation Army's Hadleigh training farm and of his emigration to Vancouver Island in 1911. Reminiscences of his career as farmer, dairyman, and horticulturist at Westholme (1911-1914), Saltspring Island (1919-1949), and Sooke (1950s). MS includes account of Burkitt's tenure as director of Saltspring and Gulf Islands Agricultural Association (1921-ca. 1938) and work with Canadian Corps of Commissionaires in Victoria (ca. 1960-1977). Also, reminiscences of author's military service (1914-1918) first as member of 67th Battalion (Western Scots) and later as pilot in the Royal Flying Corps. Xerox photos of author and family also included.

Burkitt, William Adlard Theodore

Beginners Please: My Life in Amateur Theatre / Albert Williams

"Beginners Please: My Life in Amateur Theatre". Reminiscences of author's boyhood in Bolton, Lancaster, and early interest in amateur theatre, 1914-1948; account of immigration to New Brunswick and theatrical work in Fredericton, 1949-1954; recollections of his migration to Victoria, British Columbia and association with Victoria Theatre Guild and other local dramatic societies, 1955-1979. MS. includes photocopies of theatre programmes and newspaper cuttings.

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