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Only top-level descriptions Victoria (B.C.) Business enterprises--British Columbia
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Alexander McLean fonds

  • PR-0566
  • Fonds
  • 1867-1873

The fonds consists of clothier's sales and account books of McLean and of Scotch House.

McLean, Alexander

British Canadian Fire Insurance fonds

  • PR-1231
  • Fonds
  • 1905-1917

The fonds consists of a minute book from meetings of the Board of Directors and general meetings of the British Canadian Fire Insurance company.

British Canadian Fire Insurance Co.

British Columbia Electric Railway Company fonds

  • PR-1252
  • Fonds
  • 1861-1967

The fonds consists of records of the Victoria Office of the British Columbia Electric Railway created between 1861 and 1967 and includes financial records, correspondence, photographs, maps and films.

Fonds includes financial records of the Victoria Gas Company (1861-1904), the Victoria Illuminating Company (1887-1890), and the National Electric Tramway and Lighting Company (1889-1944) as well as business records of the Vancouver Island Power Company (1910-1944). It also includes an engineer's report on relay protection of the high tension transmission systems of the British Columbia Electric Railway Company prepared by Westinghouse (1923), various maps and plans and twelve historical films created for the 1958 Centennial.

British Columbia Electric Railway Company

Edgar Marvin fonds

  • PR-0683
  • Fonds
  • 1871-1882 [Microfilmed 1988]

The fonds consists of correspondence, invoices, waybills, and a small notebook containing lists of hardware, farm, garden and clothing articles as well as financial entries.

Marvin, Edgar

Jim Ryan fonds

  • PR-2163
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1995

The fonds consists of photographs and other records from 1908 to ca. 1995, created or collected by Jim Ryan in the course of his career as a photographer. There are approximately 105,738 photographs, mostly black and white and colour negatives, but also including prints, slides and glass slides. The fonds also includes textual records consisting of news stories, copies of Ryan's publications, a few letters and other such material. The majority of the photographs were taken in the Victoria area and include images of the harbour, the city, buildings, events and parks. There are many photographs of British Columbia politicians, notably W.A.C. Bennett, as well as distinguished visitors, federal and local politicians. There are also photographs of local characters, children and ordinary people. Although most of the photographs were taken in the Victoria area, there are occasional images taken in other areas of Vancouver Island as well as some of Ryan's travel photographs. Some of the earliest material relates to World War I and may be Ryan family photographs or items that Ryan collected out of interest.

The fonds also includes motion picture film material, including completed films, production elements, news stories shot for television, and selected reels of footage.

Ryan, Jim, 1920-1998

Jules Dassonville fonds

  • PR-1383
  • Fonds
  • 1878-1884

The fonds consists of two account books listing jewelry and watch repair jobs.

Dassonville, Jules

Kurtz and Company fonds

  • PR-0610
  • Fonds
  • 1883-1891

The fonds consists of a bank book.

Kurtz and Company

London and Canadian Fire Insurance Company fonds

  • PR-2016
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1900

The fonds consists of three series: correspondence inward (1890-1908); correspondence outward (1890-1900); and, articles of association (1890?).

A metal seal embosser for the London and Canadian Fire Insurance Company was transferred to the BC Archives from the City of Victoria Archives in 2021.

London and Canadian Fire Insurance Company

Marvin and Tilton fonds

  • PR-0682
  • Fonds
  • 1862-1922

The fonds consists of business records including outward correspondence, inventories, day books, journals, ledgers, cashbooks and cancelled cheques. [Also available on microfilm.]

Marvin and Tilton (Firm)

R. Broderick and Company fonds

  • PR-0469
  • Fonds
  • 1869-1973

The fonds consists of a letterpress copybook and some accounts.

R. Broderick and Company

R.P. Rithet and Company fonds

  • PR-0309
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1939

The fonds consists of journals of R.P. Rithet and Company.

R.P. Rithet and Company

Silver Spring Brewery fonds

  • PR-0219
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1950

The fonds consists of records of Silver Spring Brewery and Coast Breweries between 1909 and 1950 and includes sales books, copies of bills, shipping receipts, a Brewer's Mash Book, brewer's malt stock book, statements and lists on the quantities of ingredients used and the amount of beer produced as well as the Boiler Inspector's Reports and Brewer's licence.

Silver Spring Brewery

Smith and Champien fonds

  • PR-0231
  • Fonds
  • 1899-1903 [Microfilmed 1981]

The fonds consists of a cashbook and a daybook.

Smith and Champien (Firm)

Smith family fonds

  • PR-0230
  • Fonds
  • 1860-1932

The fonds consists of business and personal correspondence, documents, and photographs created by or relating to the Smith family of Victoria between 1860-1932. Included in this fonds are contracts, receipts (MS-2703), a journal of 1863-1864 bakery deliveries (E/B/Sm6), and photographs of the M.R. Smith & Co. bakery (MS-3458), founded by M.R. Smith; a scrapbook created by Selina Smith between 1895 and 1932 of correspondence, calling cards, and documents pertaining to her music students (MS-1992) as well as photographs of Selina and her students (MS-3458); Hamilton Smith’s business papers for M.R. Smith & Co. as well as reports, offer of lots for sale (MS-2703), and photographs of the Smith family businesses, employees, friends, homes, and places in Victoria (MS-3458); and photographs of Victoria taken ca. 1895 by Garrett Smith (MS-3459). Also includes a one-page letter from Philip R. Smith to his father, William Smith in 1860 (E/B/Sm6).

Smith (family)

Stuart and Company fonds

  • PR-0282
  • Fonds
  • 1865-1881

The fonds consists of an account ledger, a journal and a grain book.

Stuart and Company

Sweeney Cooperage fonds

  • PR-0732
  • Fonds
  • 1928-1966

The fonds consists of articles of incorporation, minutes, bylaws, financial records, industrial appraisal books, photographs, drawings and maps.

Sweeney Cooperage

Thoburn Grocery fonds

  • PR-0149
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1926

The fonds consists of account books of the Thoburn Grocery.

Thoburn Grocery

William Harrison fonds

  • PR-0860
  • Fonds
  • 1882-1911

The fonds consists of daybooks, journals and account books, letter books, custom documents and invoices.

Harrison, William

William Turpel and Son fonds

  • PR-0033
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1923

The fonds consists of a cashbook and a daybook.

William Turpel and Son