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Tzinquaw and related recordings by Frank Morrison

RECORDED: Duncan (B.C.), [1952-11 & 12] SUMMARY: Recordings related to "Tzinquaw", a musical dramatization or opera by Frank Morrison, based on the Cowichan Indian legend of a battle between the Thunderbird and the Killer Whale. The story tells how the Cowichan people were saved from starvation after Tzinquaw (the thunderbird) defeated Quannis (the killer whale), who had driven the fish away. T4156:0001 - 0003 and 0005 - 0009 are the recordings; related to "Tzinquaw". T4156:0004 is a recording of an impromptu gathering, probably at Frank Morrison's house near the Cowichan Reserve. T4156:0010 features a family [the Morrisons] on Christmas morning, talking about their presents.

Henry Esson Young fonds

  • PR-0002
  • Fonds
  • 1899-1916

The fonds consists of 2 letters written to Henry Esson Young and 2 letters of introduction written on behalf of Young. Fonds also includes a b&w mounted photograph of St. Andrews hospital in Atlin BC taken in 1905, which shows Dr. and probably Mrs. Young standing in front of it. There is also a b&w postcard of a bust of "His late Majesty, Edward VII".

Young, Henry Esson

Victoria Young Men's Christian Association fonds

  • PR-0003
  • Fonds
  • 1906-[ca. 1952]

The fonds consists of minutes of meetings of the Board of Directors, General Secretary's Reports, financial statements and annual reports. It also includes films showing activities at the YMCA in 1938 and at the YMCA's Camp Thunderbird in 1938 and the early 1950s.

Victoria Young Men's Christian Association

Zanadvoraff family fonds

  • PR-0004
  • Fonds
  • 1928-1931

The fonds consists of various images including, but not limited to, 24th May parade, Yates St., Victoria; Jordan River Power Project; house at 1132 Empress Avenue, Victoria; Jordan River area, various people; unknown soldiers, East Bay Fisheries; group - "Gorge Rain, Victoria"; Beacon Hill Park, Portrait of Victor Zanadvoraff; snapshots of Holden.

Zanadvoraff (family)

Victoria Sealing Company fonds

  • PR-0005
  • Fonds
  • 1889 - 1957

The fonds consists of correspondence inward (1900-1908), business records and logbooks, and annual reports of the Victoria Sealing Company. Fonds includes the minute book (1889-1900) of the B.C. Sealing and Fishing Association.

Victoria Sealing Company

Victoria Sketch Club fonds

  • PR-0007
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1976

The fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, membership lists, exhibition catalogues, and newsclippings of the Island Arts Club and its successors, the Island Arts and Crafts Club and the Island Arts and Crafts Society. Fonds includes record books, programmes and correspondence (1944-1976) of the Victoria Sketch Club on microfilm.

Victoria Sketch Club

Victoria West Brotherhood fonds

  • PR-0009
  • Fonds
  • 1918-1927

The fonds consists of minute books of the Victoria West Brotherhood.

Victoria West Brotherhood

Victoria Wineries fonds

  • PR-0010
  • Fonds
  • 1928-1931

The fonds consists of annual reports and correspondence of Victoria Wineries and Brentwood Products.

Victoria Wineries

Victoria Women's Institute fonds

  • PR-0011
  • Fonds
  • 1921-1979

The fonds consists of minute books, cashbooks and membership books of the Victoria Women's Institute.

Victoria Women's Institute

Arthur Vowell fonds

  • PR-0012
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1901

The fonds consists of Vowell's diary.

Vowell, Arthur, 1841-1918

Vulcan Company fonds

  • PR-0013
  • Fonds
  • 1875-1878

The fonds consists of an account book of the Vulcan Company.

Vulcan Company

Walkem family fonds

  • PR-0014
  • Fonds
  • 1897-1949 [Photocopied 1977]

The fonds consists of the correspondence of the Walkem family including letters to Charles Walkem and his daughter, Sarah J. Nickell from other family members. Fonds includes copies of oaths of office of G.A. Walkem and notes on Walkem family history.

Walkem (family)

George Alexander Walkem fonds

  • PR-0015
  • Fonds
  • 1918-1919

The fonds consists of correspondence regarding the Vancouver Machinery Depot.

Walkem, George Alexander

Alexander Walker fonds

  • PR-0016
  • Fonds
  • 1785-1786 [Microfilmed 1979]

The fonds consists of an account of a voyage to the North West Coast of America with observations of the manners of the inhabitants.

Walker, Alexander, 1764-1831

John Fortune Walker fonds

  • PR-0017
  • Fonds
  • 1913 - 1958

The fonds consists of documents relating to the mining, petroleum and gas industry, correspondence, reports, speeches and photographs.

Walker, John Fortune, 1893-1977

Tommy Walker fonds

  • PR-0018
  • Fonds
  • 1926-1989

The fonds consists of diaries, notebooks, literary papers, business records, subject and correspondence files, photographs, maps and films. The records were created between 1926 and 1989 and document the activities of Tommy and Marion Walker as they operated Tweedsmuir Lodge from 1940 to 1948, ran their big game hunting and guiding business at Cold Fish Lake from 1948 to 1968 and Tommy Walker's advocacy role in promoting the conservation of the Spatsizi area from 1956 to 1989.

Walker, Thomas A.

Vinsulla Women's Institute fonds

  • PR-0019
  • Fonds
  • 1954-1977 [Microfilmed 1978,1979]

The fonds consists of minute books of the Vinsulla Women's Institute.

Vinsulla Women's Institute

Woolacott family fonds

  • PR-0020
  • Fonds
  • 1861-1888

The fonds consists of militia certificates and a manuscript entitled "A Wildish Destiny, A Tale of the Early West" of the Woolacott family.

Woollacott (family)

Andrew Wooler fonds

  • PR-0021
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1933

The fonds consists of a prospecting diary kept in Nevada and Alberta, a second diary and a photograph.

Wooler, Andrew Donald, 1861-1941

Stephen Yardley Wootton fonds

  • PR-0022
  • Fonds
  • 1887-1889

The fonds consists of a letterpress book containing copies of letters written as stipendiary magistrate at Port Simpson and Metlakatla [Metlakahtla].

Wootton, Stephen Yardley, 1860-1918

Amos Wright fonds

  • PR-0023
  • Fonds
  • 1863-1866 [Photocopied 1983]

The fonds consists of letters from Amos Wright's mother, describing work in the mines and life and society in British Columbia.

Wright, Amos

John Andre Wright fonds

  • PR-0026
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1914

The fonds consists of Wright's photographs taken on survey parties in northern B.C. and the Columbia River areas depicting camp life and other activities.

Wright, John Andre

Horace Wyatt fonds

  • PR-0027
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1935-1970]

The fonds consists of typescripts of Horace Graham Wyatt's various religious and psychological tracts.

Wyatt, Horace Graham, 1878-1971

Wynndel Women's Institute fonds

  • PR-0028
  • Fonds
  • 1928-1967 [Microfilmed 1975, 1980]

The fonds consists of minute books, cashbooks, membership and attendance books of the Wynndel Women's Institute.

Wynndel Women's Institute

John B. Wilkinson fonds

  • PR-0029
  • Fonds
  • 1860-1865

The fonds consists of correspondence of Wilkinson with family and friends in Ontario.

Wilkinson, John B.

Wille family fonds

  • PR-0030
  • Fonds
  • 1874-1958

The fonds consists of various Wille family papers including marriage certificates, indentures, a will, contracts and certificates.

Wille (family)

R.T. Williams fonds

  • PR-0031
  • Fonds
  • 1894-1898

The fonds consists of R.T. Williams' scrapbook of receipts for bills paid.

Williams, Robert Taylor, 1849-1934

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