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Blueprints : St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Victoria, British Columbia

The series consists of 12 blueprints of plans for St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Victoria, accompanied by a folder of correspondence:
Sheet 1: first floor plan
Sheet 2: cross-section
Sheet 3: second floor plan
Sheet 4: second floor plan
Sheet 5: front elevation
Sheet 6: side elevation
Sheet 7: side elevation
Sheet 8: front elevation
Sheet 9: first floor plan
Sheet 10: cross-section
Sheet 11: Murphy Electrical
Sheet 12: Murphy Electrical

Edward Tourtellotte Kenney photographs

The series consists of photos from E.T. Kenney's years as a cabinet minister, including: Kenney signing contract with Aluminum Company of Canada; opening the Kenney Dam, Vanderhoof, 1952; Kenney at official functions and banquets, in cabinet, and with various notables (unidentified); at railway station; and Christmas card from Kenney as minister, with photo of an Indigenous village in the Skeena. There are also some pictures of family and friends.

Societe francophone de Victoria photographs

The series consists of mainly commercial photographs showing meetings, receptions, banquets, and other special occasions relating to le Club Canadien-francais de Victoria and le Club Canadien-francais de la Colombie-Britannique -- especially the events marking the 10th anniversary of the latter, in October 1954.

John Emerson papers

The series consists of John Emerson's business and personal correspondence (1922-1964); notebooks containing financial records, jokes, and script ideas (1959-1962); scrapbooks (1925-1946 & 1953-1954); press clippings (1947-1964); CJOR and CBR/CBU radio scripts (1937-1960); CBU (radio) and CBUT (television) scripts (1960-1963); a guest book (1946-1956); CBC fan mail (1955-1964); scripts and materials for musical revues and the John Emerson Singers (n.d.); memorabilia about, and letters from, actor Emerton Court; and theatre programs (1946-1964). There is also a single item from 1969 -- a letter from actress and Emerson colleague Dorothy Davies (Snider) to interviewer Paul Green.

The radio scripts include "B.C. Electric Symphony Hour" (1937) and episodes of "Vancouver Theatre" (1954-1955), "Saturday Date" (1960, 1963), "Best of Emerson" (1962), and "Emerson Presents" (1963). The television scripts include Emerson's contributions to "Night Beat" (1961) and "The 7 O'Clock Show" (1962-1963).

NOTE: As of November 2010, this textual material has not yet been archivally processed or arranged.

Correspondence outward

The series consists of a partial letterbook of outward correspondence kept by Archibald McDonald while stationed at Fort Colvile in 1834 as Chief Trader. The first 9 pages contains copies of letters, then there is a 14 page narrative or report by McDonald regarding the Colvile district.

The book also contains a 28 page handwritten partial copy of D.W. Harmon's journal from 1800, copyist and reason unknown.

Correspondence outward

The series consists of two letterbooks created by Archibald McDonald from April 1838 to August 1841 and from August 1841 to May 1842. The books contain McDonald's correspondence copies to Hudson's Bay Company officials and officers and relates to all aspects of the administration and operation of Fort Colvile.

Correspondence outward : W.H. McNeill

The series consists of a volume of letterbook copies of outward correspondence kept by Captain W.H. McNeill while based at Fort Nisqually 1841-1842. Most of the letters are to John McLoughlin or James Douglas at Fort Vancouver and detail the work being carried out at Fort Nisqually along with requests for food and equipment. Other letters are to Captain James Scarborough directing the activities of the schooner Cadboro and to James Yale at Fort Langley.

The book also contains five letters from 1845 written from Sitka, New Archangel and Fort Stikine. They are to Captain Humphreys of the steamer Beaver, John McLoughlin and John Work regarding McNeill's dispute with Humphreys over transport to Fort Stikine. There is also a letter to the HBC committee in London regarding activity on the coast.

The second half of the volume has been flipped upside down and used for the writing of lines, presumably by a child practicing writing.

Hamilton Moffatt letter book

The series consists of a letter book of correspondence outward from Hamilton Moffatt to the Hudson's Bay Company Board of Management in Victoria and various other individuals. The book was kept by Moffatt during his time at several forts and contains details of fort activity.

Fort Rupert: March 28, 1857 - July 9, 1859; March 8, 1862 - May 26, 1863.
Fort Simpson: 1859 - April 9,1861; October 26, 1863 - October 24, 1865.
Fort Kamloops: March 30, 1866 - May 13, 1867.

Establishment of servants, Columbia District out

The series is a bound journal containing 92 pages, originally created by James Douglas in 1839 when he was stationed at Fort Vancouver. The first ten pages contain lists of "gentlemen and men" associated with various HBC forts and vessels as well as shipping information. Pages 11 to 70 contain Douglas' letterbook copies of correspondence to John McLoughlin and other officials from 1840 to 1841, written while in Fort Tako, Carquines, on board the Barque Columbia, San Francisco and Fort Vancouver. Interspersed with the letters are receipts and lists of men at forts.

Douglas took the journal with him to Victoria and used it as a personal letter book between 1866 and 1867. Pages 71 to 92 contain draft copies of his letters to his family and business associates.

A list of contents was created by Archives staff, ca. 1936.

Correspondence outward

The series consists of correspondence from James Douglas to other HBC officials, written between 1832 and 1849 while he was assigned to Fort Vancouver. The first part of the series consists of the original letters (1839 to 1848) while the second part consists of copies or transcripts of original letters (1832 to 1849) obtained from other institutions or individuals.

The letters cover all aspects of life in the Hudson's Bay Company forts including directions sent by Douglas to other Fort officials regarding men, equipment and farm operations; trading, exploration and relations with the Indigenous people; news and politics.

Correspondence outward

The series consists of correspondence from John McLoughlin to other HBC officials, written between 1832 and 1845 while he was Chief Factor at Fort Vancouver. The series consists of both original letters and of borrowed copies or transcripts of original letters obtained from the Bagley collection.

The letters cover all aspects of life in the Hudson's Bay Company forts including directions sent by McLouglin to other Fort officials regarding men, equipment and farm operations; trading, exploration and relations with the Indigenous people; news and politics.

Correspondence outward

The series consists of correspondence out from Fort Vancouver, 1846-1848, signed by Peter Skene Ogden and James Douglas. The records consist of originals, borrowed transcripts and transcript copies. Almost all of the letters are addressed to Dr. W.F. Tolmie, at Fort Nisqually

Correspondence outward

The series consists of correspondence from Peter Skene Ogden at Fort Vancouver to W.F. Tolmie at Fort Nisqually, written between 1847 and 1848. Some of the letters are transcript copies only.

Correspondence outward and accounts

The series consists of four copybook letters written by Simon Fraser in 1806 and 1807 while he worked for the North West Company. The letters are written in the same incomplete volume containing various Fort Liard (NWT) accounts created between 1803 and 1805.

The four letters were written by Fraser to Trout Lake (Fort McLeod) as follows:
December 21, 1806 from Fraser at Makesleh to James McDougall.
January 31, 1807 from Fraser at Natleh to James McDougall.
February 1, 1807 from Fraser at Natleh to John Stuart.
February 10 or 15, 1807 from Fraser at Natleh to James McDougall.

Journal

The series consists of John Stuart's original journal which runs from December 20, 1805 to February 28, 1806. Stuart wrote the journal at "Rocky Mountains," a reference to Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, where he helped Simon Fraser to reestablish a trading post in the fall of 1805 for the North West Company. The journal details daily life at the fort, including interactions with the local Indigenous population. In particular, Stuart mentions "Beaver Indians," more properly known as the Dane-zaa or Tsattine peoples.

Nanaimo correspondence : James Dougas - Joseph W. McKay

  • A/C/20.1 N15
  • Series
  • 1936 (originally created Aug. 1852 - Sep. 1853)
  • Part of Fort Nanaimo fonds

The series consists of a bound, typed, transcript copy of a letter book kept by Joseph W. McKay at Fort Nanaimo, 1852-1853. The letters are between McKay and James Douglas, who was based at Fort Victoria. The first letter in the book is dated August 24, 1852 and is from Douglas who directed McKay to proceed to Wentuhuysen Inlet, commonly known as Nanymo Bay, to formally take possession of the coal beds on behalf of the Hudson's Bay Company. The correspondence then continues between the two men until September 27, 1853 and is mostly concerned with the coal mining operations taking place. Missing letters, most notably the section from November 6, 1852 to April 4, 1853, are listed with a note from Judge Howay explaining that "the letters were left blank in the original book, it evidently having been Mr. McKay's intention to copy them later."

Nanaimo journal

  • A/C/20.1 N15.2
  • Series
  • 1936 (originally created Aug. 1855 - Mar. 1857)
  • Part of Fort Nanaimo fonds

The series consists of a bound, typed, transcript copy of a journal kept by Captain Charles Edward Stuart at Fort Nanaimo, 1855-1857. Stuart kept daily notes on the weather, details of ships and people arriving, and work taking place. Most of the entries are brief but many are longer with more detailed information about events happening in and around the Fort.

Private letters 1850-1852

The series consists of a photocopy of James Anderson's private letterbook kept while he was the Chief Factor at Fort Chipewyan. The letterbook title gives the date range as 1850 to 1852 however the copied letters only date from 1850 to 1851 (pages 1-46). The book includes copies of Anderson's letters to George Simpson, Eden Colvile, John Black, and the Bishop of Rupert's Land. The letters are concerned with the running of the Fort, the fur trade and other matters.

Fort Kamloops Journals

Series consists of five bound journals kept by Hudson's Bay Company employees Paul Fraser, William Manson, and Hamilton Moffatt at Fort Kamloops.
Journals consist of:
Paul Fraser's Thompson River Journal vol. 1, August 17, 1850 - May 17, 1852
Paul Fraser's Thompson River Journal vol. 2, September 1, 1854 - June 10, 1855
William Manson's Fort Kamloops Journal vol. 1, January 1, 1857 - December 15, 1860
William Manson's Fort Kamloops Journal vol. 2, December 16, 1860 - November 30, 1862
Hamilton Moffatt's Kamloops Journal, January 1, 1867 - July 10, 1870.

Nanaimo waste book

The series consists of a waste or account book, kept at Fort Nanaimo between 1854 and 1861. There are entries concerning supplies for individual employees as well as supplies listed for general labour for November 1854. There are inventories made in October of each year from 1855 to 1861, consisting of lists of stock, supplies, livestock and furniture as well as lumber, coal, fur and cash information.

Correspondence outward

The series consists of correspondence outward written by Dugald Mactavish between 1854 and 1858 from Vancouver, Washington Territory. The letters are a mixture of original records and transcript copies from other sources. They are mostly written to W.F. Tolmie at Fort Nisqually and to Henry Peers or William Sinclair at Cowlitz Farm. The letters are primarily concerned with the sale and transport of goods between various forts but also touch on local events and news.

Fort Rupert : scheme of receipts and expenditure

The series consists of four volumes, created at Fort Rupert to manage receipts and expenditures, arranged by date from 1879 to 1882. Each volumes lists inventory received from Victoria in the form of goods and supplies and the amounts received for sold portions, paid in skins, labour or cash. Sales and rations to servants and supplies to mess are also noted.

Fort Rupert : sundry accounts outfit

The series consists of four volumes, created at Fort Rupert to manage sundry accounts, arranged by date from 1878 to 1882. The volumes list the supplies issued to Robert Hunt, George Hunt and William Weston as well as the Fort expenses and labour accounts.

F.G. Claudet : university lecture notebooks

The series consists of Francis George Claudet's university lecture notebooks, mostly on the subject of chemistry and metallurgy. Several of the notebooks contain sketches. Also included in the series is one German text entitled "Gesetze fur die studirenden des Collegii Carolini"

T.G.S. Chambers film and video

The series consists of amateur film footage showing Forbidden Plateau Lodge and the Chambers' travels in British Columbia, Manitoba, the United States, and Europe. One film features a puppet show created by Lilian Chambers to promote the Empire Tea Bureau.

Register of chronometer readings

The series consists of registers of chronometer readings made at Fort Victoria. The series includes records probably created by or for the Colonial Surveyor for the Hudson's Bay Company (1851-1858). Arranged chronologically.

Hudson's Bay Company

Land recorders' reports

The series consists of reports of land recorders from the branch offices in Cowichan and Nanaimo District. The series includes reports, correspondence, sketches and maps. It also includes agricultural statistics, occupation records, and registration fees for Nanaimo District. Arranged chronologically.

Vancouver Island (Colony). Office of the Surveyor General

Epitome of land sales

The series consists of books containing land sales records for Victoria, Esquimalt, Metchosin and Sooke districts. The series may include but is not limited to, land sales registers, land sales records, lists of sections and lots, sums deposited for lands and town lots, and land sales account ledgers. The names of purchases, district, section, payment in sterling and payment dates may be recorded.

Vancouver Island (Colony). Office of the Surveyor General

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