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Edward Mallandaine papers

Reminiscences: diaries and notebooks, 1846-1858, 1862-1896 (22 vols.); sketchbook and diary, August - October 1859; account books; printed notice re night school, 1877; papers accumulated as collector of road taxes, including correspondence, minute books, Victoria road district, 1861-1874, assessment rolls, Victoria, Esquimalt, Metchosin and Sooke road districts, various tenders, reports, bills; correspondence with Dept. of Militia and Defence as Paymaster, no 11 Military district, 1874-1879.

Finding aid: file list.

Mallandaine, Edward, 1827-1905

Journalism and essays

Series consists of articles, typescript drafts, essays, biographies, notes, clippings, etc. relating to Alaska, the history of British Columbia, historic sites in British Columbia, Indigenous people of British Columbia, the pelagic sealing industry, etc. The series also includes invitations to events and 124 black and white photographs, mostly of Smith's time in Japan and China.

Emily Carr papers

Emily Carr (1871-1945) was a British Columbia artist and writer. The Emily Carr papers in MS-2763 (sometimes known as the Parnall collection) consist of approximately half of the papers and books which Emily Carr bequeathed to Ira Dilworth, her helpmate and literary executor. When Dilworth died in 1962 Emily's papers were divided between his two nieces and adopted daughters, Mrs. Edna Parnall and Mrs. Phylis Inglis. The Inglis collection (MS-2181) is also held by the BC Archives. The two collections are complementary, containing correspondence from the same people over the same period of time.

The Parnall collection includes diaries, notebooks, correspondence, a scrapbook and a collection of books and pamphlets. The diaries, notebooks and correspondence are a rich source of detail regarding Emily's life and travels. The correspondence dates from 1890 to 1945, the bulk having been received between 1941 and 1944. The inward correspondence series includes letters from fellow artists Lawren Harris, J.W. G. Macdonald and A.Y. Jackson, her publisher, Oxford University Press, and Mr. Ira Dilworth. There are also letters from family, fans, and birthday congratulations from many Victoria organizations. The majority of the books relate to the study of art, writing and poetry. Most of books contain annotations, providing interesting insights into her thoughts. There are sketches and photographs in some of the books, as noted in this finding aid. With the exception of one book in Box 7 - How to see modern pictures - the books and pamphlets have not been microfilmed.

Provincial poster collection

Series consists of posters created by various B.C. government ministries. Topics and events include, but are not limited to, centennial and bicentennial celebrations, travel within the province, Expo 86, venereal disease prevention, drinking-driving counterattacks, trades' skill profiles, birds, animals, and environmental protection.

Black-bound sketchbook "B"

One sketchbook with 33 drawings by Emily Carr within. The images include cartoons with verse, posed models. Pages of poetry includes "The Olsson Student" which refers to a separate series of images (PDP06117 to PDP06124) created by Carr, presumably also in 1904 depicting Carr's life in St Ives 1901-1902. Sketches and cartoons set in both Vancouver and Victoria are also included here.

Records regarding Vancouver Island Exploring Expedition

The series consists of records relating to The "Province" Exploring Expedition of Vancouver Island, 1894 and 1896.

The first expedition, sponsored by the Province newspaper was led by the Rev. William W. Bolton and explored Vancouver Island from Cape Commerell to Woss Lake in the summer of 1894. The second, which was organized by John William Laing but led by Bolton, explored the area between Woss Lake and Alberni in 1896.

The series consists of Bolton's pencil journals covering the 1894 expedition (2 vols.); a scrapbook of clippings from the Province of Bolton's journal entries, 1894 and 1896, with introductions and some additional articles; transcripts of the Province articles; and a notebook listing photographs taken and giving barometer, thermometer, and pedometer readings.

The series also includes three maps that were originally stored with the scrapbook and ten water colours by T.B. Norgate which were physically part of the scrapbook.

Black-bound sketchbook "C"

One sketchbook with 21 drawings by Emily Carr. The drawings include figure studies, cartoon drawings and document activities in 1902 at art school in Bushey, Hertfordshire, England. They do not include her 1901 sojourn in Bushey. Some cartoon sketches may convey domestic incidents while boarding in private homes and include incidents concerning her landladies. One sequence appears to date from after her return to Victoria, 1904. There are also a number of poems written by Carr, notes and text that provide context for these and other sketches in the Carr fonds. The sketches include cartoon drafts for other finished works.

Blank Ontario Drawing Book No. 1.

One sketchbook with 32 drawings by Emily Carr and 6 blank pages. The drawings are all untitled and have no dates applied. They have been dated by Carr scholars as between 1930 to 1939. The sketches include brief unfinished graphite impressions, stylistic landscapes and forest interiors and some First Nations subject matter. At times the pages hold more than one sketch.

Blank Ontario Drawing Book No. 1

One sketchbook PDP08791 originally containing PDP08792 through PDP08820 containing still lifes, geometric studies, coastal and forest, landscapes, monumental poles and canoes.

Rithet family personal papers and business records

Series consists of correspondence and letterbooks of R.P. Rithet, Elizabeth (Munro) Rithet (wife of R.P.R.), John Rithet, W.J. Munro, 1868-1915; miscellaneous notebooks and papers of various members of the Rithet family; ledgers and cash books of Welch, Rithet and Co., 1863-1879 with sundry time sheets, 1944; indentures, 1860-1897; sealing captain's assignments with R.P. Rithet and Co. concerning indebtedness and bill of sale of various schooners.

Boundary Commission journals

Journals of service with the Boundary Commission, 20 April, 1858 - 17 July 1862 containing many water colour sketches (PDP3187-PDP3213).

Map to accompany the journals was transferred to the map collection (CM/B442).

Peter Cotton papers

Peter Neve Cotton was one of Victoria's most distinguished architects. He designed many contemporary homes and business complexes, but was best known for his restoration and heritage architecture. Among the buildings he restored were Craigflower Manor, Craigflower School House, Emily Carr House, Point Ellice House, and St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Cathedral. He also refurbished the old post office in Duncan (now Duncan City Hall). Cotton was born in Merritt, B.C. on 13 March 1910. He spent his boyhood in New Westminster and attended local schools. He worked in the design departments of several large retail stores in Vancouver and in 1939 enlisted in the Canadian Army. He went overseas with the Seaforth Highlanders, then transferred to the British Army Intelligence Branch. He served with distinction in Egypt and Italy and was discharged with the rank of captain. At the end of the war, Cotton enrolled at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He graduated with a degree in architecture and was instrumental in the founding of UBC's faculty of architecture. He afterwards studied design at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and art history at the University of Victoria. A keen historian, Cotton also devoted considerable time to independent research at the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Provincial Archives of British Columbia, and various American institutes and academies. Prior to settling in Victoria in the late 1950's, Cotton and fellow architect, Alfred Staples, designed and manufactured furniture in Vancouver. Their modernistic pieces were marketed under the name "Perpetua." Cotton then joined the architectural staff of the provincial Department of Public Works and was involved with the rebuilding of Government House - an experience which sparked his interest in historical architecture. That interest was expressed not only in his heritage building projects, but also in his manuscript history of B.C.'s vice-regal mansions. In 1961 Cotton set up his own architectural practice, one of which he subsequently conducted from his own heritage home on Admiral's Road, Esquimalt. His practice grew substantially in the late 1960's, as public interest in historic buildings increased. Cotton's practice and reputation increased further in the 1970s, despite the fact that Cotton suffered from a circulatory disease. The disease cost him his right leg, which was amputated in 1977. The disease also contributed to his death on 31 December 1978. The collection chronicles the whole of Cotton's life and reflects his many interests and activities. Records include: diaries, daybooks, school report cards, undergraduate papers, and personal correspondence inward plus letters written by Cotton while serving with Canadian Army overseas, 1940-1945, financial records, business correspondence, and project files relating to Cotton's work as architect and interior designer, along with notes, reports letters, and sketches relating to heritage buildings in British Columbia (primarily in Victoria).

Cotton, Peter Neve, 1918-1978

Blank Ontario Drawing Book No. 1. Ottawa 3658

One sketchbook comprising 26 sketches made while on a trip to Ottawa in 1927 when she met members of the Group of Seven. Drawings are of objects on display in the collection of the National Museum, particularly those with Northwest Coast Indigenous designs that Carr copied for reference. Carr's notes regarding colours and design aspects are also present on the drawing pages.

Blank Ontario Drawing Book No. 1. Ottawa sketchbook.

One sketchbook comprising 38 sketches made while on a trip to Ottawa in 1927 when she met members of the Group of Seven. Drawings are of objects on display in the collection of the National Museum, particularly those with Northwest Coast aboriginal designs that Carr copied for reference. Carr's notes regarding colours and design aspects are also present on the drawing pages.

The Olsson Student

Set of 10 gouache and ink drawings with text alongside each drawing. The series depicts Emily Carr entering Tregenna Wood, at St Ives, to sketch. She is watched by fellow art students Noel Simmons, Arthur Burgess, Hilda Fearon, Will Ashton and Marion Horne (who appear in the final image) as she heads into the woods. Sketches and text are a cumulative depiction, a new item of clothing or accoutrements is added each scene visually and in words..

London Student Sojourn

The London Student Sojourn contains 21 illustrations depicting boarding house life at Mrs Dodd's, 4 Bulstrode Street, London, England. The illustrations are painted directly onto the right hand pages and accompany detailed verses typed on paper glued to the left hand pages. The verses and illustrations describing the boarders, aspects of communal living, commeraderie as well as personal or situational discord. Two typed pages of the preface and the 21 left hand pages are not

Sister And I From Victoria To London Memoirs Of Ods And Ends

One illustrated journal or "funny book" titled "Sister and I From Victoria to London Memoirs of Ods and Ends" by Emily Carr covering her trip from Victoria B.C. to London, England en-route to art studies in France. The images depict humorous events as the sisters travel by rail across Canada to Quebec City where they board The Empress of Ireland across the Atlantic Ocean to Liverpool, and then on to London. Places in Canada include Victoria, Vancouver, Sicamous, Glacier House, Edmonton, Calgary, Medicine Hat, Winnipeg, Montreal, Quebec City.

Black-bound sketchbook "A".

One sketchbook with 130 drawings by Emily Carr, several pages of written text including lists, poems and commentary. This book appears to primarily document her time in St. Ives in Cornwall, outside the hours of her formal art schooling there.

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