Vancouver (B.C.)--Social life and customs



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Alice Crakenthorpe interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1961-02-25 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Alice Crakenthorpe speaks about her family; her mother was the first nurse in the Vancouver area; Indians; early Vancouver recollections; Hastings Mill; Gastown and Moodyville; the v...

Charlie Steele interview

CALL NUMBER: T1717:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1973-[06?] SUMMARY: Charlie Steele, born in Vancouver in 1886, talks about his family; his aunt Sara Anne Reimer, his uncle, Tom Hugh, and his grandfather, Mr. Hugh, coming to Vancouver. He rec...

Constance Swartz personal papers

Constance Swartz was the daughter of English parents who had emigrated to Pender Island and Samuel Island. She grew up in Victoria and then lived in Vancouver and Kelowna where she worked as a newspaper correspondent interested in cultural affair...

Swartz, Constance (Grey)


Letters from the Reverend Eber Crummy, Methodist minister in Vancouver, Red Deer, and Carberry, Manitoba, to his wife and his daughter Margaret; memorabilia of his son William's career at Wesley College, Winnipeg, and letters of sympathy on h...

Elsamny, Afaf Makarem.

The past and present of Robson street. 1976. x, 219 leaves: figs., illus., maps, tables. Thesis (M.Arch.), University of British Columbia, 1976. Vita. Bibliography: leaves 169-174. Canadian theses on microfiche, 28676.

Elsamny, Afaf Makarem

Elsie Beeman interview

CALL NUMBER: T1334:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], [1965?] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Beeman describes her family's arrival in Vancouver in 1889; early impressions; appearance of the city; Christ Church Cathedral; Dominion Day races; family h...

Forin family papers

Diary of John Forin, Belleville, Ont., 1897. Diaries of John Andrew Forin, 1882-1940; diplomas, appointments, personal documents, etc., 1875-1942; transcript of 1885 diary which describes service during Riel Rebellion copied from original at Quee...

George Dougherty interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Early East Vancouver and Bowen iIsland PERIOD COVERED: 1912-1940 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-07-20 SUMMARY: TRACKS 1 & 2?: Came to Vancouver is 1912; lived on Hastings town site; appearance of this area; scho...

George Pack diaries and scrapbooks

Diaries, 1890-1914, 1917, 1919-1922, 1924-1926, 1928-1952 (entries from April 16, 1913 - February 27, 1914 made by Mrs. Pack); scrapbooks, 1897-1918 (4 vols.), containing tickets, programmes, etc., connected with trip to Europe in 1911; sheet musi...

Pack, George, 1870-1952

Grey Family papers

Diary of R.G. Grey, 1879-1881, giving account of two voyages from London to Melbourne, typescript extracts from diary, 1906-1913, diary 1923-1932, papers on family history, re Josephine Butler (aunt), drafts of essays and letters to editors on wor...

Harriet Parker interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], [196-] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Harriet Parker, nee Franklin, talks about her arrival in Vancouver with her family in 1911; early music and entertainment in the city; and her musical involvement in "Belle of Burra...

Helen Davis interview

CALL NUMBER: T2351:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Early Vancouver from 1901 ; Nursing in the 1930s PERIOD COVERED: 1901-1935 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976 SUMMARY: TRACKS 1 & 2: Parents came from Nova Scotia to Vancouver in 1901; hard ti...

Humphreys, Leonard E. Sooke.

Typescript entitled "Migrant's Life, 1912", containing an account of Mr. Humphreys emigration from Liverpool, England to Vancouver and his subsequent move to Vancouver Island.Presented by the author, 1979.

Isabel Sweeny interview

CALL NUMBER: T1345:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1967-09 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Isabel Sweeny (nee Bell-Irving) talks about her family's life in Vancouver after arriving in 1885, including: her father, who was an engineer for the CPR; hi...


"British Columbia: of their doings there by one of them." Manuscript account of a journey from London, England to Vancouver B.C. and back August 28 - October 6, 1897. Contains photographs, maps, menus, passenger lists and programmes. ...

Williams, Frederick D. London, England


Memoirs, including reminiscences of childhood in Vancouver, businesses, transportation, his careers in car sales, acting, radio drama and real estate.

Gillmore, Jack, 1902-1991

Mrs. L. Ashton interview

CALL NUMBER: T2349:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Growing up in Vancouver from ca. 1908 PERIOD COVERED: 1908-1920 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-07-26 SUMMARY: TRACKS 1 & 2: Parents came from England to Vancouver in 1908 aboard the "...

Olga Anderson interview

CALL NUMBER: T2350:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Impressions of Vancouver and region PERIOD COVERED: 1892-1900 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-07-27 SUMMARY: TRACKS 1 & 2: Born on a farm in Ladner in 1892; growing up and attending school ...

Peters, Noel Thompson. Victoria.

Correspondence between Capt. Noel Peters, who was serving with the Canadian army in England and Italy, and his wife Janet in Vancouver, B.C.; includes notes made by Captain Peters while attending various army courses.Presented by Mrs. Janet Peters...

Philip Luce interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1961 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Philip Winter Luce came to Canada in 1900, lived in Winnipeg, and worked as a junior reporter. By 1904, he moved to New Westminster to continue his journalism career. This tape begins with ;Mr...

Sage, Walter Donald Mackinnon. Vancouver.

"Memories of old University Hill," an account of Mr. Sage's life while living in the University Hill area of Vancouver where he attended Queen Mary School, Kitsilano Junior High School, University Hill High School and the University...

Sage, Walter Donald Mackinnon. Vancouver

Stan Meadows interview : [Orchard, 1967]

CALL NUMBER: T1347:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1967-09-30 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Meadows talks about his recollections of early Vancouver in the 1890s, including: streams, roads and a physical description of the city; his work as a messenge...