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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....

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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...

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Ashtray

Silverplated ashtray engraved with the words "Hotel Vancouver"with a matchbox holder and a striker on a 7.3 cm pedestal set into the center of a round tray with the manufacturer "International S. Co. of Canada, Limited" engrave...

International Silver Company of Canada

slippages – Study Score

File consists of a bound version of the graphic score, produced by Maestro Jonathan Girard after the performance of slippages as a method of documentation. Notes included on the pages are his.

slippages – Conductor’s Score

File consists of the score co-created by Maestro Jonathan Girard and Deborah Carruthers to be used in the performance of slippages by the UBC Symphony Orchestra as well as the transparent overlay they used to map out responsibilities within the or...

slippages – Original Graphic Score

File consists of 27 pages, made up of a front cover, 25 score pages, and back cover. The graphic score is on 18” x 24” bespoke St-Armand cotton paper, in acrylic ink with sea salt. Carruthers commissioned St-Armand, a paper-making company in Montr...

Deborah Carruthers

Series consists of original graphic scores, conductor's score, working templates, notes, art prints, and photographs related to Deborah Carruther’s composition, slippages. slippages is a synthesis of material from researchers at the Universit...

Carruthers, Deborah

[Chinese Textbooks]

File consists of ten Chinese textbooks donated in the November 2019 accrual. They cover subjects of Chinese history, world history, natural sciences, and comportment. The world history text has a stamp on the cover indicating it was used in a Chin...

Anno Tricesimo Quarto Victoriæ Reginæ. No. 22. An Act to prevent Desertion from Merchant Ships. [28th March, 1871. Whereas it is expedient to repeal the “Merchant Ship Ordinance, 1870,” and to make the following provisions in lieu thereof; Be it enacted by the Governor of British Columbia, with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows: …

[Coat of arms] BRITISH COLUMBIA. ANNO TRICESIMO QUARTO. VICTORIÆ REGINÆ . NO. 22. AN ACT TO PREVENT DESERTION FROM MERCHANT SHIPS. [28TH MARCH, 1871. Victoria, B.C.: Printed at the Government Printing Office. 1871.

Anno Tricesimo Quarto Victoriæ Reginæ. No. 19. An Act for Compiling and Printing a New Edition of the Laws of the Colony of British Columbia. [28th March, 1871. Whereas it is expedient that measures should be adopted for Compiling a New Edition of the Laws of the Colony of British Columbia and for Printing the same, and for omitting in the republication of such Edition all such Acts, Ordinances, and Proclamations, and parts ….

[Coat of arms] BRITISH COLUMBIA. ANNO TRICESIMO QUARTO. VICTORIÆ REGINÆ . NO. 19. AN ACT FOR COMPILING AND PRINTING A NEW EDITION OF THE LAWS OF THE COLONY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA. [28THMARCH, 1871. Victoria, B.C.: Printed at the Government Printing O...

Anno Tricesimo Quarto Victoriæ Reginæ. No. 21. An Act to amend the “Investment and Loan Societies Ordinance, 1869.” [28th March, 1871. Whereas it is expedient to amend the “Investment and Loan Societies Ordinance, 1869;” Be it therefore enacted by the Governor of British Columbia, with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows: …

[Coat of arms] BRITISH COLUMBIA. ANNO TRICESIMO QUARTO. VICTORIÆ REGINÆ . NO. 21. AN ACT TO AMEND THE “INVESTMENT AND LOAN SOCIETIES ORDINANCE, 1869.” [28TH MARCH, 1871. Victoria, B.C.: Printed at the Government Printing Office. 1871.

Anno Tricesimo Quarto Victoriæ Reginæ. No. 20. An Act to abolish Road Tolls on all Articles coming from the Interior of the Colony, in the direction of the Seaboard. [28th March, 1871. Whereas it is desirable to encourage the transmission of Articles of Export from the Interior of this Colony; …

[Coat of arms] BRITISH COLUMBIA. ANNO TRICESIMO QUARTO. VICTORIÆ REGINÆ . NO. 20. AN ACT TO ABOLISH ROAD TOLLS ON ALL ARTICLES COMING FROM THE INTERIOR OF THE COLONY, IN THE DIRECTION OF THE SEABOARD. [28TH MARCH, 1871. Victoria, B.C.: Printed at ...

Anno Tricesimo Quarto Victoriæ Reginæ. No. 18. An Act to Incorporate Charitable, Philanthropic, and Provident Associations. [28th March, 1871. Whereas it is expedient that the establishment and maintenance of Charitable, Philanthropic, and provident Associations should be encouraged in this Community; …

[Coat of arms] BRITISH COLUMBIA. ANNO TRICESIMO QUARTO. VICTORIÆ REGINÆ . NO. 18. AN ACT TO INCORPORATE CHARITABLE, PHILANTHROPIC, AND PROVIDENT ASSOCIATIONS. [ 8TH MARCH, 1871. Victoria, B.C.: Printed at the Government Printing Office. 1871.

Anno Tricesimo Quarto Victoriæ Reginæ. No. 13. An Act to regulate Election of Members of the Legislature of this Colony. [22nd March, 1871. Whereas by a Proclamation, bearing date the 13th day of October, 1870, and issued by the Governor of this Colony, under and by virtue of the powers and authorities conferred upon him by the “British Columbia Act, 1870,” …

[Coat of arms] BRITISH COLUMBIA. ANNO TRICESIMO QUARTO. VICTORIÆ REGINÆ . NO. 13. AN ACT TO REGULATE ELECTIONS OF MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATURE OF THIS COLONY. [ 22ND MARCH, 1871. Victoria, B.C.: Printed at the Government Printing Office. 1871.

Anno Tricesimo Tertio. Victoriæ Reginæ. No. 14. An Ordinance to prevent Desertion from Merchant Ships. [27th April, 1870.] Whereas it is desirable to prevent desertion from Merchant Ships; And whereas certain evil disposed persons are in the habit of loitering about Merchant Ships in boats and otherwise, …

[Coat of arms] BRITISH COLUMBIA. ANNO TRICESIMO TERTIO. VICTORIÆ REGINÆ . NO. 14. AN ORDINANCE TO PREVENT DESERTION FROM MERCHANT SHIPS. [27TH APRIL, 1870]. Victoria, B.C.: Printed at the Government Printing Office.

Assisted Immigration. Office of Immigration Board. Victoria, British Columbia, 12th August, 1870. Notice is hereby given, that a scheme of Assisted Immigration, on an extended scale, being contemplated by the Government, applications will be received by the Secretary of the Board, …

[Coat of arms] B.C. Immigration Board. ASSISTED IMMIGRATION. OFFICE OF IMMIGRATION BOARD, VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, 12TH AUGUST, 1870. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, THAT A SCHEME OF ASSISTED IMMIGRATION, ON AN EXTENDED SCALE, BEING CONTEMPLATED BY THE...

Anno Tricesimo Tertio. Victoriæ Reginæ. No. 17. An Ordinance to assimilate the Law relating to the Transfer of Real Estate, and to provide for the Registration of Titles to Land throughtout the Colony of British Columbia. [1st June, 1870.] Whereas it is expedient to establish a Registry of Titles to Real Estate throughout the Colony of British Columbia, and to assimilate the Law relating to the Transfer thereof, …

[Coat of arms] BRITISH COLUMBIA. ANNO TRICESIMO TERTIO. VICTORIÆ REGINÆ . NO. 17. AN ORDINANCE TO ASSIMILATE THE LAW RELATING TO THE TRANSFER OF REAL ESTATE, AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE REGISTRATION OF TITLES TO LAND THROUGHOUT THE COLONY OF BRITISH CO...

Anno Tricesimo Tertio. Victoriæ Reginæ. No. 8. An Ordinance respecting the Supreme Court. [22nd April, 1870.] Whereas a vacancy has been created by the resignation of Joseph Needham, Esquire, late Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Vancouver Island, and doubts may arise as to the effect of such resignation under “The Supreme Courts Ordinance, 1869,” …

[Coat of arms] BRITISH COLUMBIA. ANNO TRICESIMO TERTIO. VICTORIÆ REGINÆ . NO. 8. AN ORDINANCE RESPECTING THE SUPREME COURT. [22ND APRIL, 1870]. Victoria, B.C.: Printed at the Government Printing Office.

Anno Tricesimo Tertio. Victoriæ Reginæ. No. 10. An Ordinance to alter and amend the “County Court Ordinance, 1867.” [22nd April, 1870.] Whereas it is expedient to alter and amend the procedure and practice of the County Courts of the Colony of British Columbia, for the purpose of better administering justice thereunder; …

[Coat of arms] BRITISH COLUMBIA. ANNO TRICESIMO TERTIO. VICTORIÆ REGINÆ . NO. 10. AN ORDINANCE TO ALTER AND AMEND THE “COUNTY COURT ORDINANCE, 1867.” [22ND APRIL, 1870]. Victoria, B.C.: Printed at the Government Printing Office.

Anno Tricesimo Tertio. Victoriæ Reginæ. No. 7. An Ordinance to create a further Duty of Customs for the Public Service. [20th April, 1870.] Whereas it is expedient to raise a further sum of money for the Public Service of the Colony, by altering the Duty now imposed on Spirits; Be it enacted by the Governor of British Columbia, with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows: …

[Coat of arms] BRITISH COLUMBIA. ANNO TRICESIMO TERTIO. VICTORIÆ REGINÆ . NO. 7. AN ORDINANCE TO CREATE A FURTHER DUTY OF CUSTOMS FOR THE PUBLIC SERVICE. [20TH APRIL, 1870]. Victoria, B.C.: Printed at the Government Printing Office.

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