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Imbert Orchard fonds

  • PR-0374
  • Fonds
  • 1898-[1950s]; 1959-1985; predominant 1959-1979

The fonds consists of oral history interviews, radio programs, and other sound recordings, as well as scripts, notes, correspondence, photographs, two amateur films, and a drawing. This material was created or accumulated by Imbert Orchard during the production of oral history interviews and documentary radio programs for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Vancouver, and in his later career as a university professor and freelance radio producer.

Orchard, Imbert, 1909-1991

1997 North American Indigenous Games fonds

  • PR-2212
  • Fonds
  • 1994-1998

The fonds consists of the records generated by the 1997 North American Indigenous Games in the course of managing the sport and cultural events that took place in Victoria, BC in August 1997. The fonds includes two series: the management files of Alex Nelson, Executive Director and Rick Brant, General Manager and marketing files. The management files are arranged by subject and include correspondence with the Aboriginal Sports and Recreation Association of BC (ASRA) and other records relating to the management, administration and financial aspects of the games. The management files also include policy and procedure files, briefing materials, reports and minutes from meetings. The marketing files are arranged alphabetically by subject and consist of general files regarding all aspects of marketing the sport and culture events of the games. The marketing files also include a poster, examples of bronze, silver and gold medals and three videocassettes.

North American Indigenous Games (1997 : Victoria, B.C.)

Rithet family fonds

  • PR-0319
  • Fonds
  • 1860-1944

The fonds consists of correspondence and letterbooks of R.P. Rithet, Elizabeth (Munro) Rithet, John Rithet, W.J. Munro, 1868-1915; notebooks and papers of various members of the Rithet family; ledgers and cashbooks of Welch, Rithet and Company, 1863-1879 with sundry time sheets, 1944; indentures, 1860-1897; sealing captains' assignments with R.P. Rithet and Company concerning indebtedness and bills of sale of various schooners.

Also includes various paintings and drawings.

Rithet (family)

J. Gordon Smith fonds

  • PR-0236
  • Fonds
  • 1878-1949, 1953

The fonds consists of articles, typescripts drafts, essays, notes, and biographies relating to Alaska and the history of B.C., along with 15 illustrations and 124 photographs. It also includes records and articles regarding the Russo-Japanese war, Japan, China as well as news cuttings and a diary from 1901.

Smith, Joseph Gordon

[Sketchbook, 1924-1926]

The hardcover sketchbook contains 84 pages in total, some of which are blank. The artwork consists of sketches and watercolour paintings.

The artwork has been described at the item level with digital images attached. The pages on which the sketches and paintings occur is indicated in the arrangement field.

Walter Harvey fonds

  • PR-2276
  • Fonds
  • 1899-1920

The fonds consists of drawings and watercolours created by Walter Harvey of Kanaka Bay ( Nanaimo ), Ganges Harbour ( Salt Spring Island ), Active Pass and Mount Baker, and Nanaimo

Harvey, Walter, 1856-1933

Ernest Baynes Cale fonds

  • PR-2226
  • Fonds
  • 1891-1935; predominantly 1911-1935

The fonds consists of records generated by Ernest Baynes Cale in Burnaby from 1911-1935 in the course of his activities as a breeder and exhibitor of poultry, as manager and editor of the magazine Successful Poultryman, as a member of the BC Poultry Association and as an employee of the firm McLellan and McCarter, Ltd. The fonds includes contest lists, draft advertisements, graphic designs (some by Frank Eastman), correspondence, certificates, a list of ingredients and a nutritional analysis of animal feed, chick records, invoices, blank stationery for Successful Poultryman, certified copies of poultry pedigrees, a booklet by McLellan & McCarter Ltd., an invitation, two “BC Poultry Association Egg Record and Account Books” and a photograph of the “Yesterlaid” poultry ranch in Nanaimo.

The fonds also includes 13 drawings of poultry drawn in 1914 by Frank Eastman as illustrations for Successful Poultryman. Also included are plans to accompany “An open-air poultry home” by Dale R. Van Horn of Milton, Wisconsin; 2 maps of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta (1917); 1 map of Northern Alberta (1917); 1 map of Burnaby Municipality [19--]; 1 map of the BC Railway Belt (1907) and 1 map of a portion of Osoyoos District (1891).

Cale, Ernest Baynes

Crease family fonds

  • PR-1344
  • Fonds
  • 1753-1965

The fonds consists of diaries, correspondence, journals, notebooks, sketchbooks and account books of Henry Pering Pellew Crease; diaries, correspondence, sketchbooks, notebooks, and letter index of Sarah (Lindley) Crease; diaries, correspondence, notebooks, sketchbooks and commonplace book of Lindley Crease; diaries, sketchbooks, library catalogue and correspondence of Susan Crease; diaries, sketchbooks and notebooks of Josephine Crease, including records relating to Island Arts and Crafts Society; and diaries, correspondence and account books of Arthur Crease. Includes diaries of Emily Howard Crease, correspondence of Barbara Crease, correspondence of other family members, diaries and sketchbooks of Mary Crease, and minutes of the Colonial Securities Company. Fonds includes maps of the Crimea, Toronto, and various locations in B.C. Also includes a scrapbook regarding the Bishop Hills, Dean Cridge dispute.

Crease (family)

Pringle family correspondence

The series consists of letters from Alexander David Pringle to his wife and his father in England, describing his journey from England and his life in Hope; letters of his wife, Marie Louisa Pringle, to Pringle's relatives and to her brother in England; outline notes of a book on B.C. [drawn up by M.L. Pringle for A.D. Pringle?]; pen and ink sketch of interior of rectory, Hope, 1859; post card, 1909, with picture of "Church of England, Hope, B.C.".

Archibald Menzies fonds

  • PR-1261
  • Fonds
  • 1790-1794 [Microfilmed ca. 1991]

The fonds consists of collected material created by or pertaining to Archibald Menzies. It includes a microfilm copy of Menzies' journal written on Captain George Vancouver's voyage to the Northwest Coast, as well as correspondence (inward and outward), two miniature portraits of Menzies and his wife, as well as other miscellaneous documents. The fonds also includes Menzies' signet ring with his seal and the motto "Will God I Shall.'

Menzies, Archibald, 1754-1842

William Middleton fonds

  • PR-0736
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1935

The fonds consists of correspondence, certificates, photographs and paintings of William Middleton. The photographs consist of images of family members, postcards and views of Victoria and British Columbia, views of England, and of a trip to India. The fonds also includes some out-takes or fragments of the film "Out of the Land of Lilliput", a historical documentary produced by Home Oil Distributors Ltd. in 1935.

Middleton, William, 1865-1951

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

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.

Metro family fonds

  • PR-2387
  • Fonds
  • [19-]

Series consists of photographs of the Metro family. Four of the photographs are large portraits that have been hand-painted (see item level descriptions for more detail). The other six photographs are photographic prints mounted on cardstock. Three of the photographs are exterior and interior views of the Kleanthes Metro's restaurant, Maryland Oyster and Chop House, located at 85 Government Street in Victoria, and the other three photographs are family portraits, however the individuals cannot be identified in all photographs. One of the family portraits is taken by Richard Maynard and another is taken by Hannah Maynard.

Metro (family)

Mildred Valley Thornton fonds

  • PR-2261
  • Fonds
  • 1947-1976

The fonds consists of Mildred Valley Thornton's sound recordings documenting the Indigenous music, dance and folklore of the Northwest Coast, recorded between about 1950 and 1954. The fonds also includes some textual material that documents her music recording activities and other interests, from 1947 to 1967. In addition there is a newspaper article from 1971 and family notes on her artwork from 1976.

Thornton, Mildred Valley (Stinson)

William Bolton fonds

  • PR-1208
  • Fonds
  • 1892-1896; 1914

The fonds consists of records created by William Washington Bolton, relating to the Province Exploring Expeditions of 1894 and 1896. The fonds includes journals, a scrapbook with newspaper articles and other material, maps, watercolours sketches and photographs. The fonds also includes Bolton's 1914 reminiscence of his trip to the Yukon and Alaska.

Bolton, William, 1858-1946

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.

Flora Alfreda Hamilton Burns papers

Flora Alfreda Hamilton Burns (1891-1983) was a freelance writer based in Victoria. This collection contains her research notes and correspondence and also material relating to her family. Her maternal grandfather, W.J. Macdonald, arrived in Victoria to work for the Hudson's Bay Company in 1851. He later became the mayor of Victoria, a member of the legislative assembly and finally a senator. Her father, Gavin Hamilton Burns, was the manager of the Bank of British North America in Victoria between 1889-1901. Her mother, Mrs. Gavin (nee Flora Alexandrina Macdonald) Burns, was a close friend of Sophie Pemberton (Beanlands/Dean Drummond). Emily Carr was a friend of both Flora Hamilton Burns and her mother. There are letters in this collection from the artist Sophie Pemberton to Flora Alexandrina Burns during her travels to California (1902), Europe (1902-1904) and later, her residence in England. The close friendship between the two results in a very informative correspondence. The letters from Emily Carr are equally interesting, revealing details of the artist's life and travels (1924-1943). The collection also includes a letter from Edith Carr to Mrs. Flora Burns (1891) and a letter from Lizzie Carr to Miss Flora Hamilton Burns (1924). Flora Hamilton Burns published a number of articles on Emily Carr and participated in exhibitions and other projects to commemorate the artist. Notes and drafts for the articles and other projects are in this collection. Boxes 3 and 4 of the collection contain material relating to Flora's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gavin Burns. Their correspondence provides a glimpse of life in Victoria in the 1890s. Mr. Gavin Burns' notes on the history of the Bank of British North America are also included. Earlier accessions of Miss Burns papers include Add. MSS. 317 and MS-2663.

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.

[Sketchbook, 1920-1921]

The file consists of 1 sketchbook containing sketches and watercolour paintings by Jean Donald Gow. An inscription on the front cover indicates that Gow purchased the sketchbook in 1920 in Vancouver.

Item level descriptions are available for each artwork.

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