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Percy Leonard James fonds

  • PR-0714
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1940

The fonds consists of specifications and correspondence concerning residential and commercial structures, including Royal Jubilee Hospital. Fonds includes architectural plans for homes in Victoria and Esquimalt, and photographs.

James, Percy Leonard, 1878-1970

[Hycroft and Victoria Veterans Hospital]

Footage. Colour footage of Hycroft Veterans Home -- building, grounds, men playing outdoor checkers, views of Vancouver skyline. B&W: opening of George Derby Health and Occupational Centre in Burnaby, plus scenes in wards and solariums at Victoria Veterans Hospital [now part of Royal Jubilee Hospital].

Royal Jubilee Hospital fonds

  • PR-0308
  • Fonds
  • 1858-1971

The records consist of correspondence, letterbooks, minutes, secretary's files, reports on staff, buildings, bequests and various records of the Royal Jubilee Hospital, including patient registers and financial records.

Royal Jubilee Hospital (Victoria, B.C.)

Provincial secretary correspondence

  • GR-0344
  • Series
  • 1917-1926

This series consists of correspondence inward and outward, and interdepartmental memos of the Provincial Secretary, pertaining to provincial mental health care institutions, mothers' pensions, child welfare, and adoption laws from 1918-1926.

British Columbia. Dept. of the Provincial Secretary

[CHEK-TV news film -- Bennett, hospital]

Stock shots. 1. Jean Chretien and other politicians make speeches. 2. Unidentified interview. 3. Construction project. 4. Royal Jubilee Hospital -- nurses, exteriors. 5. Victoria General Hospital, Northern Component -- drawings and models. 6. Dr. D.R. Carlow -- Medical Director. 7. [Jim Nielsen?] 8. Construction site prior to start. 9. Ribbon cutting ceremony. 10. Mount Tolmie Hospital. 11. Juan de Fuca Hospital. 12. Labour unrest. 13. Premier W.R. Bennett -- cabinet swearing-in ceremony. 14. Dave Barrett. 15. W.R. Bennett in track suit, jogging at a school. 16. W.R. Bennett in office. 17. Provincial government newsletter. 18. Different shots of W.R. Bennett -- indoors and outdoors.

[Hospitals -- Tuesday]

News item. All hospital union members, except those in essential services, are on strike at Royal Jubilee. A union spokesman says the situation has been brought about by the Health Labour Relations Association and the employer, the Social Credit government. The Hospital Employees Union had accepted a collective agreement, but the employer rejected it. Discussions with the MLA, Dr. Scott Wallace, who believes that hospital workers should not have the right to strike.

[Hospitals -- day 2]

News item. An unidentified man (maybe a negotiator) explains that health union employees have the right to strike, provided they do not threaten the health and lives of patients. The government can declare hospital care as an essential service and legislate a back to work order. But, says negotiator, government should not ignore the demands made by the employees.

[Jubilee strike]

News item. A decision has been made by the boards and administrators of Royal Jubilee Hospital and Victoria General Hospital to cancel all but emergency surgery for the duration of the strike. Royal Jubilee is prepared to take 40 seriously ill patients from Victoria General as required. Royal Jubilee's medical director says that the provincial government should use the Essential Services Act and get hospital workers back to the job as soon as possible.

The western link

Documentary. The opening of Victoria's Veterans' Hospital [now part of Royal Jubilee Hospital], 08-Apr-1947. Dignitaries and hospital staff at opening and around the hospital. May also include scenes at the George Derby Health and Occupational Centre in Burnaby, which opened 10 April 1947.

Royal Jubilee Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association fonds

  • PR-2401
  • Fonds
  • 1881-2019

The fonds consists of records created and collected by the Royal Jubilee Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association (RJHSONAA). The fonds consists of records pertaining to members and individuals associated with the RJHSONAA (MS-3450); records of the School of Nursing (MS-3451); records of the Alumnae Association (MS-3452) and photographs (MS-3453).

Royal Jubilee Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association

Grace Donald interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): VD control, 1943 to 1975 PERIOD COVERED: 1929-1970 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-01-30 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Early childhood; education; training at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in 1929; description of the Laurel Street Clinic in 1943; VD treatments used prior to 1947, penicillin, malaria, "hotbox", society's attitudes toward venereal disease, public education; penicillin, 1947; beginning of city jail clinic; personal attitudes; dispensing penicillin in the streets in the 1960s; Oakalla Prison, Willingdon School for Girls - clinics established on a weekly basis. TRACK 2: Interest in job; Mrs. Donald's personal opinion; Vancouver leper colony discussed; discussion of transient youth in the 1960s.

Molly Willick interview

CALL NUMBER: T2364:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): The dietetics profession and Vancouver General Hospital (tape 1) RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-03-17 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Some information about life in Alberta; a description of home economics course and emphasis till graduation in 1938; in 1938, she attended the dietetic internship program at the Royal Jubilee; describes the course and graduation at the outbreak of the Second World War. Mrs. Willick returned to Alberta and worked for the Grey Nuns in Regina, and then at Brandon General Hospital. As a nutritionist for the federal department of health, she worked for a few years with industries; she describes the work, surveys, aims, rationing, and some results of the work. In 1945, she became the first dietitian for the RCMP. She tells of her experiences in budgeting, shortages, and the involvement in spy incidents and feeding extra forces. TRACK 2: Concludes the stories of the spy problem. She worked with the Regina RCMP for a year; an account of the fun, blizzards and problems there. In 1948, she returned to the Royal Jubilee as assistant in charge of the cafeteria; describes staff, responsibilities; effect of hospital insurance; the peculiarities of the Victoria menus; changes in equipment; finances and meal choices. In 1957, she joined VGH as dietetic supervisor. A brief description of the location of the kitchen; staff and changes; an account of the development the VGH dietetic department, beginning in 1911, and the appointment of the first dietitian, Miss Kinney, in 1914; the location of the department; dining room service; medical supervisor; equipment and service changes.

CALL NUMBER: T2364:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): The dietetics profession and Vancouver General Hospital (tape 2) RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-03-17 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Some problems with cooks and butchers are discussed; in 1926, Ethel Pipes was the dietitian; Mrs. Willick discusses the internship program and how it developed; in 1948, Paula Reber was in charge, and the planning for the Centennial Pavilion was completed; an account of the development of the dietitian profession with the CDA in 1935, and its role and the growth and changes in the BCDA; a description of the department in 1957; responsibilities; the move into the Centennial Pavilion; equipment problems; the centralized and decentralized food service, and conveyor belt problems; a description of food preparation; move to greater use of prepared foods (such as vegetables and meat), and the pros and cons of relying on prepared foods. TRACK 2: Factors and considerations in buying, mechanization trends, food budget, strikes and food contracts at VGH; the response of the department to popular trends; ethnic eating habits; the effect of medical plans and menu choices; other dietetic services provided; trends in the dietetic profession; specialization; administrative practices; changes in hospitals; the pros and cons of relaxed regulation. In 1971, an administrative change occurred with the arrival of the catering firm; the opinions of the dietitian concerning this development, and the return of control after four years.

Dr. Katharine Mirhady interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Pediatrics RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1976-04-20 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Personal history; education; interest in medicine; description of University of Toronto Medical School, 1943 to 1948; how antibiotics affected training; the development of Pablum; university description continued; interning at the Royal Jubilee Hospital from 1948 to 1950; big flood in the fall and spring of 1947/48; advent of hospitalisation; how hospitals were almost empty waiting for January 1949 when hospitalisation was paid; Toronto Mental Institute at 999 Queens Street; depressing; uses of shock treatment discussed; Great Ormond St. Hospital for thee month paediatric course in the fall of 1949; went to Davenport in 1950 to work at maternity hospital for six months; midwifery discussed; France for a holiday and onto the Semmelweis Clinic in Vienna, observing and assisting with operations; 1951 back to London, Ontario, working for a obstetrician and gynecologist doing circumcisions; Vancouver in 1953. TRACK 2: Description of Vancouver; job with Savage Shoes doing research on children's feet; working afternoons at a baby clinic; moved to Richmond in 1954; got job with metropolitan health in 1955; moved back to Vancouver so could continue working at the baby clinic; viewpoints of need for family life education; some discussion of what the school board is doing right now; handicapped children's needs; English needed as a second language by 33% of elementary students.

Faith Grant and Felicity Graham interview

CALL NUMBER: T3524:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): A prominent Victoria physician PERIOD COVERED: 1906-1945 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978 SUMMARY: TRACK 1 & 2: Dr. Forrest Leeder is described by his daughter Faith Grant and granddaughter Felicity Graham. Dr. Leeder came to B.C. from Britain in 1906 and became Superintendent of Royal Jubilee Hospital in 1907. Recollections of growing up on the grounds of Royal Jubilee. Early Victoria doctors. Helping with father's practice. Doctor Helmcken and Aunt Dolly, and their maid Laura Spotts. Dr. Leeder's medical training and experience in Britain. Qualification in B.C. and partnership with Dr. Meredith Jones. Comparison of early Jubilee and St. Joseph's hospitals. Mrs. Grant's operation. Dr. Leeder's practice with Dr. Jones and on his own. Activities as president of the Canadian Medical Association. Dr. Leeder's final illness and death, 1945. Story about the beginning of "miracle drugs".

CALL NUMBER: T3524:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): A prominent Victoria physician PERIOD COVERED: 1906-1945 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978 SUMMARY: TRACK 1 & 2: Continuation of story about blood poisoning and miracle drugs. Poem about Leeder's early experience in medicine. Unpaid bills. Prescriptions. Activities and speaker, antique collector, and musician; living style. Transportation in early days. First journey over the Malahat. Dr. Leeder's patients, including Emily Carr. Friendship with Dr. Helmcken. The Leeder children. Faith Grant's antique business and famous customers. Wentworth Villa. Mrs. Grant's recollections of early Victoria: Government House parties; the Prince of Wales; Lady Emily [?] Walker; 24th of May at the Crow-Baker's drug stores and druggists; Dr. Jones' naval cape. Felicity Graham reads an 1893 recommendation for Dr. Leeder. Dr. Leeder's medical interest.

P.L. James architectural records

Specifications and correspondence concerning residential and commercial structures designed by James; Loring P. Rixford's 1913 specifications for the proposed East Wing of the Provincial Royal Jubilee Hospital; specifications, plans, notebooks, committee meetings, etc. concerning the East Wing of the Provincial Royal Jubilee Hospital designed by James and constructed during the 1920s. Percy Leonard James, AIBC, AIC, FRAIC, RAIC, was born in England where he began his architectural career and specialized in the design of hospitals and infirmaries. In 1908, James moved to Victoria and practiced until the outbreak of hostilities in August, 1914 when he returned to England to join the Army. Upon completion of his military service overseas, James returned to Victoria and resumed his architectural practice which he continued until his retirement in 1954. James died on January 3rd, 1970, at the age of 91, in Victoria. The architectural papers of James span the years 1913-1940 and have been arranged in four series: I Residential Arranged alphabetically by the name of the architect's client, this group of papers consists of specifications and correspondence concerning residential structures, alterations and additions designed by James. II Commercial Arranged alphabetically by the name of the structure, or the name of the company concerned, this group consists of specifications, correspondence, etc. regarding commercial structures designed by James. III Provincial Royal Jubilee Hospital: Loring P. Rixford's specifications Loring P. Rixford's 1913 specifications for the proposed new East Wing of the hospital. IV Provincial Royal Jubilee Hospital: Percy Leonard James This group of papers consists of specifications, plans, notebooks, committee minutes, etc. concerning the East Wing of the hospital designed by James and constructed during the 1920's. Original photographs have been removed from the collection and transferred to Visual Records and accessioned as 198109-003. Some sketches and plans have been removed and replaced by photocopies. Originals may be found in map accession M856029, registration numbers 14970-14978. (see list at the end of this finding aid).

James, Percy Leonard, 1878-1970