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Swizzle sticks

Four plastic swizzle sticks from the Empress of Scotland and the Empress of Canada; and one blue spoon from "The Canadian", the CPR's premier, cross-country, passenger train of the late 1950's/early 1960's.

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Souvenir letter openers

Metal letter openers engraved with the word "Canada" with enamel handles depicting reliefs of the ships "S.S. Princess Kathleen", "S.S. Princess Elaine" and "S.S Princess Louise". They are held inside a box ...

[unknown]

Independent Order of Good Templars, Lodge Linnea No. 76 fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1269
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1940, 1974

The fonds consists of the research materials for Irene Howard's book, Vancouver Svenskar which chronicles the history of Lodge Linnea No. 76, Vancouver. The fonds consists of minute books, financial records, membership lists, attendance recor...

Independent Order of Good Templars. Lodge Linnea No. 76 (Vancouver, B.C.)

British Columbia Fruit Growers Association fonds

  • CA OSC-ARC-04
  • Fonds
  • 1932 - 2015

Fonds consists exclusively of a series of portfolios documenting BCFGA conventions from 1932 to 2015. These portfolios contain reports and briefs; letters; agendas, proceedings and resolutions; Presidential addresses; committee and subcommittee re...

Rail section

T-Section of steel rail, souvenir of the centennial of the completion of the transcontinental railway. An attached tag describes it as part of the last rail laid on the C.P.R. in the 1880's. A stamp on the back of the tag reads "Can. Pac...

[unknown]

Napkin rings

Silverplated napkin rings with enamel crests with the red-and-white checkered flags and coronets, reading "S.S Duchess of Richmond," S.S. Empress of Canada," "S.S Princess Elaine," "S.S. Duchess of Atholl" and &q...

[unknown]

Railway spike

Railway spike from the 1955 railroad, as a souvenir of the centennial completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway, numbered 0451. Comes in a box that reads "CP Rail 1885-1985" where the spike is held by string and comes with a certificate...

[unknown]

Rail section

Steel rail section, souvenir of the centennial of the completion of the transcontinental railway. An attached tag describes it as part of the last rail laid on the C.P.R. in the 1880's. A stamp on the back of the tag reads "Can. Pac. Ry....

[unknown]

Patricia Ainslie fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1691
  • Fonds
  • 1979 - 2018

Fonds consists of research compiled by art historian and curator Patricia Ainslie. The research relates to both her published writing and her curatorial work at the Glenbow museum in Calgary, AB. Materials include research notes; photocopies of ...

Ainslie, Patricia

Photographs

The photographs include one picture of Jack Clarke sometime after 1939 as a chief officer, one photograph of him alongside Foggy Edwards and Larry Gaskill in Vancouver Harbour, and a photograph of all of the Canadian crew of S.S. Empress of Canada...

Published Materials

This file includes news paper clippings , printed out articles and stories about the sinking of the Empress of Canada, some of the previous battles the ship was involved in, and the life stories and experiences of some of the survivors.

Correspondance

This file includes some correspondence to John Clarke informing him that he was going to receive a name recognition for his good services during the war. The majority of correspondence are between Betty Clarke Pearson and other survivors of the si...

Betty Clarke Pearson collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1819
  • Collection
  • 1939-2003

This collection consists of correspondence and published materials gathered by Betty Clarke Pearson about the last voyage of Empress of Canada that was sunk by an Italian submarine on March 14th, 1943. Betty's father, John St.Claire Clarke, ...

Clarke Pearson, Betty

Ribbed bowl

Metal ribbed bowl with engraved garter and checkered flag reading "Canadian Pacific Railway." Salvaged from the wreckage of the Empress of Ireland

Mappin and Webb

Souvenir ashtrays

Metal and enamel ashtrays depicting images of the ships and reading "S.S Empress of Scotland" (1942) and "S.S. Empress of Britain" (1955). Metal ashtray with enamel crest depicting red-and-white checkered flag reading "S.S...

[unknown]

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