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Taylor family photographs

The file consists of two b&w photographs identified as members of the Taylor family taken ca. 189-? and 1 photograph identified as Mr. and Mrs. Deans taken ca. 1865.

Cridge Family (Edward Cridge, 1817-1913). Victoria.

Letter from Mary Cridge to her sister-in-law, Elizabeth, written from the Marquis of Bute [1855?]; letter from Harold W.H. Helby to Emily Carr, June 1944, in which he describes being in Victoria as a midshipman in 1882 and visiting the Cridge fami...

Cridge Family (Edward Cridge, 1817-1913). Victoria

Menagerie and Museum. Victoria

Account book for menagerie, museum and saloon operating in Victoria, 1876-1882. Household expenses for the family operating the establishment are also included. The museum and menagerie may have been the one opened by Mr. Bristol on Government St...

Menagerie and Museum (Victoria, B.C.)

Porter, Thomas. Victoria.

Letter to "Dear Sister" (sister in law) from "James Porter and Motherless Children" dated March 10, 1859, conveying the news of his wife's death and describing his purchases of land. The letter is written on lined paper o...

Porter, Thomas. Victoria

Photograph album

The item consists of a photograph album that belonged to B.W. Pearse. The front page is inscribed "B.W. Pearse, Fernwood, Victoria, British Columbia, 1860.” The album contains 55 b&w photographs collected by Pearse that primarily depict Y...

Leigh, William. Victoria; City Clerk.

Three letters relating to municipal elections in the City of Victoria. The first, 25 January 1872, is to the Registrar of the Supreme Court (Richard Woods) to notify him of the election of Richard Lewis as mayor; the second, 29 January 1872 (also...

Leigh, William. Victoria; City Clerk

Johnson, Winslow. Victoria.

Letter to "Uncle Frank" dated Victoria, December 16, 1878, describing living conditions and employment prospects in Victoria.Purchased from Mabel Goodie, White Rock, 1980.

Johnson, Winslow. Victoria

Cruickshank, Madelon, 1862-1937. Victoria.

Autograph book of Madelon Cruickshank (nee Derdinger) who emigrated from Alsace-Lorraine to Victoria ca. 1875. Her Aunt Sarah, Mrs. David Oppenheimer, gave her this book. Madelon later lived in Yale, B.C. and San Francisco before returning to Vi...

Cruickshank, Madelon, 1862-1937. Victoria

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.

Mount Baker Hotel. Oak Bay.

Letter from Lord Wenlock thanking the Manager of the Mount Baker Hotel on behalf of the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall for his excellent arrangements, October 2, 1901; typed list of names (guest list) headed by the "T.R.H. The Duke and Duchess ...

Mount Baker Hotel Company (Oak Bay, B.C.)

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.

Address and order book

The item consists of a hardbound “order book” that appears to have been created in about 1914. There is no date written in the volume, but searches in the vital statistics index have turned up records that indicate it was created after April 1914...

Luney, Walter, 1881-1964. Victoria.

Drivers licenses issued to Walter Luney, Florence Augusta Luney and George Albert Hood at Victoria on 16 February 1925; these were the first drivers' licenses issued in British Columbia. Also included in this unit are a copy of permit number...

Luney, Walter, 1881-1964. Victoria

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