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Schooner "Winifred" ledger

File contains ledger, with index, of accounts related to "Winifred" from 1891 to 1892. Includes payments to persons and businesses from "Winifred" account.

Schooner "Winifred" journal

File contains journal of "Winifred" account transactions from February 1891 through March 1892. Journal also contains multiplication exercises in pencil.

"Favourite" 1892 official log book

Log book contains a list of crew and report of character, draught of water on leaving Victoria harbour, and entries regarding the taking on of a new crew member. Log also notes the warning received from H.M.S. "Daphne" against entering the Bering Sea.

Schooner "Kate" log for 1892

Log by commander A. J. Taylor contains entries on conditions, location, and activities of the crew on "Kate" from March 5, 1892 to August 4, 1892. The June 21 entry notes the arrival of H.M.S. "Daphne." The log also contains a list of crew and provisions taken on board.

"Kate" official log for 1892

Log book contains a list of crew and report of character, as well as entries regarding the warning received from H.M.S. "Daphne" against entering the Bering Sea and the transfer of a crew member to another vessel.

Agreement and account of crew for schooner "Venture"

The file contains the agreement and account of crew for the schooner "Venture," owned by Donald Urquhart. The document serves as an employment contract for the voyage and provides a list of crew members and particulars of engagement, discharge, and release. Notes the desertion of three crew members.

Agreement and account of crew for schooner "Penelope"

The file contains the agreement and account of crew for the schooner "Penelope," owned by Donald Urquhart. The document serves as an employment contract for the voyage and provides a list of crew members and particulars of engagement, discharge, and release. Notes the release of crew members due to sickness and the engagement of new crew members.

Memorial of the owners of sealing schooners…

File contains a memorial regarding regulations restricting the sealing industry brought forth by 25 owners of a number of vessels, including the "Venture," "Penelope," and ships formerly owned by Spring, "Favourite" (or "Favorite") and "Kate." The memorial is addressed to the Governor-General of Canada in Council.

1888-1898 journal

File contains a journal of expenses and payments related Spring's business with entries from March 12, 1888 to October 20, 1898 (page 217). Entries include expenditures for good and services for vessels, wages, and other expenses. Some entries are out of chronological order. No entries exist between September 1892 and October 1898. Many of the pages in the journal are loose.

Memorial of Canadian sealers respecting their interests…

File contains a memorial regarding reimbursement for financial losses brought forth by 19 owners of a number of sealing vessels, including the "Venture," "Penelope," "Favourite" (or "Favorite)," and "Kate." The memorial is addressed to the Governor-General of Canada.

Re: memorial respecting the seizure of S.S. "Coquitlam"…

File contains declarations of eight individuals or organizations regarding compensation owed following the seizure of the steamer "Coquitlam" by the U.S. revenue cutter "Corwin" in 1892. Declarations request compensation for losses of seal skins, good shipped, legal fees, etc. Claimants include Cereno J. Kelley.

S.S. "Mist" documents

File contains documents relating to the S.S. "Mist." Documents include the registry certificate for the vessel, coasting license, and receipts for duties and fees paid.

Cereno J. Kelley correspondence

File consists primarily of correspondence between Spring and Captain Cereno Jones Kelley that references exchanges of statements, information, and figures relating to claims for vessels "Kate" and "Favourite." The file also includes a copy of Kelley's letter to F.B. Marvin & Co. upon the seizure of the steamer "Coquitlam," and a document regarding the "Modus Vivendi" on C.J. Kelley & Co. stationery in an unknown hand.

Charles Spring declaration

File contains typed and handwritten draft copies of the declaration of Charles Spring, with index. Supporting exhibits provide an accounting of monetary losses during the 1892-1893 sealing season.

C. Spring with the compliments of WA Newcombe

File contains the daily log book for the sloop "Nymphe," of which Spring was master. Log covers a sea lion hunting trip from April 23, 1913 through October 4, 1913. The file also contains the Commissioner of Fisheries Report for 1913 in which Charles F. Newcombe and William A. Newcombe summarize the same trip in a report on sea lions on the coast of British Columbia.

Sealing commission oaths

File contains handwritten copies of the oath sworn by those giving evidence to Pelagic Sealing Commission in English, Nootka, and Chinook Jargon, as well as a note regarding the meaning of the word "Nootka."

Schooner "Winifred" documents

File contains documents relating to the schooner "Winifred," also called "Winnifred." Documents include typed copies of the title, statements of the captain and a crew member, and notice of vessel detainment; draft declaration by Charles Spring regarding "Winnifred;" documents related to the Bering Sea Claims Commission claims; bill of sale for shares of "Winifred" to Spring; repair and improvement receipts; transcript of the record and proceedings of the United States court case against "Winifred;" and other documents.

Accounting of 1892 season losses

File contains accountings of losses and damages sustained by Charles Spring, W. Walker, owner of the S.S. "Mischief," and H. Paxton, owner of the schooner "Wanderer."

Petition to Canadian House of Commons

The file contains three copies of a 1914 petition prepared by Spring and brought forth by owners and masters of sealing vessels during the 1892 season. The petition requests an enlargement of the scope of the Pelagic Sealing Commission to include their claims for compensation. One of the copies is signed and two are unsigned. The petition is addressed to the House of Commons of Canada.

Schooner "Henrietta" documents

File contains documents relating to the schooner "Henrietta." Documents include accounts and expense sheets, including an accounting of expenses to outfit the vessel, lists of improvements and repairs, and payments to crew; promissory notes / receipts for advances to the crew.

Papers and vouchers belonging to the schooner "Favourite"…

File contains documents relating to the schooner "Favourite," also called "Favorite." Documents include statements and declarations by Spring regarding "Favourite;" insurance policy; vouchers for expenses incurred by "Favourite;" account and expense sheets, including list of improvements and repairs, provisions purchased, and wages earned; claim to Pelagic Sealing Commission; statement from captain Amos Ellis; and other documents.

Papers and vouchers belonging to the schooner "Kate"…

File contains documents relating to the schooner "Kate." Documents include exhibits to support claim of losses; account and expense sheets, including vessel inventories and lists of repairs and improvements; vouchers for expenses incurred by "Kate;" statements and declarations by Spring regarding "Kate;" insurance policy; related correspondence, a copy of the warning letter from H.M.S. "Daphne" against entering Bering Sea; claim to Pelagic Sealing Commission.

Court papers, police charges, and related documents

Files contains writs of summons, subpoenas, orders, writs of fieri facias, default summonses, etc. against Charles Spring issued between 1892 and 1894 for non-payment of monies owned. The papers originate from the Supreme Court of B.C., Exchequer Court of B.C. Admiralty District, County Court of Victoria, Provincial Police Court, etc. Funds were primarily owed to tradesmen for goods and services rendered for Spring's sealing vessels, as well as to crew members for unpaid wages. The file also contains copies of police charges brought against Charles Spring by sealers for non-payment of wages in 1892, a list of court judgments against Spring, and related notes and documents.

Correspondence 1917-1926

File contains sporadic correspondence regarding sealing claims from 1917-1918, 1921-1922, and 1925-1926. Notable correspondents include Wilfrid Laurier; Ward Fisher, Deputy Minister of the Naval Service; the Deputy Minister of Justice; Fred A. McGregor, Private Secretary to the Prime Minister; Pierre Joseph Arthur Cardin, Minister of Marine and Fisheries; Thomas Mulvey, Under Secretary of State; R.A. Sargent, barrister.

Mabel Clara Taylor fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1805
  • Fonds
  • 1923 - 1956

The fonds consists of materials related to Mabel Taylor's nursing career and international travels. The materials document the professional life and world travel of an independent woman in the first half of the twentieth century. Record types include diplomas and certificates of nursing, travel documents including Taylor's passport and visas, correspondence related to job openings, as well as Taylor's written exam for obtaining a drivers' license in Durban, South Africa.

Taylor, Mabel Clara

[Barkerville & BC Photographs]

Album likely assembled at a later date by a dealer, however many are related to Barkerville, British Columbia, and a fire that destroyed the town in September of 1868. There are also other assorted images including portraits of prominent British Columbians such as James Douglas, and scenes in other small towns throughout the province. Most of the photographs are reproductions from images at the B.C. Provincial Archives and date from 1857 to 1930.

[Unknown] (Authorized heading)

Inverness Cannery fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1284
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900 - 1967]

The fonds consists of records related to the operation of Inverness Cannery. Records span from the early 1900s all the way through to the 1950s when the cannery was closed and turned into a fish camp. The cannery was owned by J.H. Todd and Sons Ltd. from 1902-1950. The fonds is comprised of seven different series: Correspondence series, Financial series, Fish Canning series, Fish Catching series, Inverness Cannery School series, Legal series, and Publications, Pamphlets and News Clippings series.

Inverness Cannery

Potters Guild of British Columbia collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1809
  • Fonds
  • 1960-1969

The fonds consists of materials collected by the Potters Guild of British Columbia. The fonds primarily consists of news clippings, photographs, and notes related to one of the members of the Guild, Santo Mignosa. Topics include ceramic and pottery exhibitions, techniques, awards, and educational workshops.

Communications

File contains the AUCE Local 1 (UBC) newsletter ""Across Campus,"" correspondence, reports, and other records dated April 25, 1973 to October 1973. Topic discussed include the dissolution of a library committee (Coboss) and their support for the AUCE, labour board certification delays, courses for staff, rights of employees during probation, opposing discrimination, information and procedure for stewards handling grievances, history of the AUCE and Locals, steward duties and rights, an article and brief about the Status of Women at UBC report, wage increases vs. percentage increases, salaries, petition to the University Labour Committee about negotiations, job classification and job security, and meeting rules of order. File also contains a copy of the ""Final Report of the President's Ad Hoc Committee which considered 'A Report on the Status of Women at the University of British Columbia' with particular reference to Employed Staff"" dated October 1973, and the following copies of the AUCE newsletter:

Across Campus Volume 1, Issue 1, April 25, 1973 includes information on organizing committees and a pamphlet ""Anti-Biblos"" published by library staff, the dental plan, AUCE publications available for distribution, overtime regulations and calculation, that office staff are not required to wash dishes, present salary scales, and notice of membership meeting.

Across Campus Volume 1, Issue 2, May 22, 1973 includes information on the AUCE membership drive and certification by the Labor Relations Board, organization efforts in the library, retirement and pensions, setting up committees for grievances and communications, the CCU convention in Winnipeg, rumours of faculty joining a government employees union, new executive members, notice of membership meeting, an opinion poll on whether the AUCE should become an official union or not, a new SFU salary scale, and revision of Local 1 division structure.

Across Campus Volume 1, Issue 1, October 3, 1973 includes information on the new proposed Labor Code and certification, part-time workers, notice of membership meeting, renting office space in the student union building, an update on the membership drive, reclassification procedure and job duties, UBC staff salaries and average wages in B.C., and wage comparisions with other unions.

Across Campus Volume 1, Issue 2, October 22, 1973 includes information on communicating policy changes, notice of membership meeting, amendments to bylaws on dues and finances, part-time hourly employees, an update on the membership drive, bi-monthly salary payment, grievance procedures, the AUCE office opening, job reclassification results and retroactive pay, holidays in December, and daycare.

Across Campus news release includes information on the membership drive and AUCE background, and a talk by Alderman Harry Rankin on the subject of labor law, certification, and the role of unions in bargaining and grievance procedures.

Across Campus Volume 1, Issue 3, November 5, 1973 includes information on Harry Rankin and his talk, AUCE participation in the Coalition on University Reform and changes to the Universities Act, notice of membership meeting, amendements to bylaws on dues and finances, participation in a committee on women's rights, an update on the membership drive, UBC exemption from the Human Rights Act, and new insurance and disability plans.

Across Campus Volume 1, Issue 4, November 15, 1973 includes information on the membership drive, an AUCE party, dues for part-time staff, publication of the AUCE constitution and bylaws, notice of special membership meeting, renting office space, donations, information on the Local 1 Executive, a report released by the President's Ad Hoc Committee on the status of women non-academic staff at UBC, and revised job descriptions.

Across Campus Volume 1, Issue 5, November 26, 1973 includes information on the membership drive, the AUCE party, notice of special membership meeting, renting office space, the question of including VGH Faculty of Medicine in the bargaining unit, probation and salary scale, and a list of division organizers.
Across Campus Volume 1, Issue 6, December 31, 1973 includes information on the status of the AUCE, notice of membership meeting, establishing a steward structure and contract committee, donations, key points of the constitution and bylaws, an update on certification, negotiation of the initial contract, compulsory dues, retroactive pay and job reclassification, preparing for negotiations with university administration, a tentative division structure, and temporary employees being denied holidays.

[Provincial Constitution and meeting minutes]

File contains the provincial constitution and founding convention meeting minutes dated August 20, 1973 to August 29, 1973. Topics discussed include organizing clerical and library workers at B.C. colleges, committee nominations and formation, elections, objectives, jurisdiction, membership, charters, autonomy, duties of executive and officers, the annual convention, revenue and finances, strikes and lockouts, discipline, and procedures and bylaws.

General membership meeting minutes (1 of 4)

File contains general and special meeting minutes dated September 11, 1973 to December 12, 1974. Topics discussed include amendments and review of by-laws, elections and nominations, contract negotiations, union organization, communications through the press and with UBC, role of the executive, hiring union staff, correspondence, meeting schedules, the provincial association, finances, office administration and equipment, grievances with UBC, strike action, meeting attendance, the annual convention, union dues, consultation with legal counsel, job classification, constitutional amendments, establishing a credit union, office rental, certification, vacation leave, probationary periods, gender discrimination, overtime, seniority, cost of living, the Stewards Seminar, health insurance, record-keeping practices, and the President's Committee on Charitable Donations.

File also contains official reports; minutes of the August 30th, 1973 Charter Meeting of Local #1; drafted and signed by-laws; minutes of the May 5, 1974 executive meeting; a copy of the Agreement of Interpretation of Grievance Procedure between AUCE Local 1 and UBC; and preparations for the first contract negotiations between Local 1 and UBC.

Executive meeting minutes (5 of 8)

File contains executive meeting minutes dated May 29, 1974 to December 18, 1974. Topics discussed include correspondence, the newsletter, office administration and organization, finances, contract negotiations, functioning of the executive committee, position elections, committee reports, membership, pensions, union dues and fees, attendance, media releases, correspondence with and support of other unions, grievances with UBC, legal counsel, strikes, purchasing of office supplies, changes in division structure, budget proposals, the Provincial Convention, agendas for general membership meetings, job evaluations, meetings with CUPE, working conditions, and potential affiliation with a Lower Mainland Council of Canadian Unions.

Executive meeting minutes (6 of 8)

File contains executive meeting minutes dated September 11, 1973 to December 18, 1974. Topics discussed include defining the bargaining unit, support for women's action, registering members, membership dues, leaflets and postering, grievances and grievance procedures, membership parties, the union's constitution, press releases, office rental and organization, relations with the Canadian Union of Public Employees, the Universities Act, negotiations with UBC and SFU, probation pay, office finances and administration, the newsletter, elections and voting, a negotiation seminar, International Women's Day, general membership meetings, shop stewards, communications with the Labour Relations Board, benefits, support for other unions, committee reports, contract priorities and negotiations, job classification, organization of the union, role of the executive, a conference of women in Canadian colleges and universities, nominations, membership cards and steward buttons, correspondence, record keeping, relations with the Provincial Association, the Provincial Convention, by-law amendments, general strike, division structure, unfair ballot protest, harrassment of union employees by their supervisors, establishing a credit union, job retraining, working conditions, and relations with the new Labour Council.

File also contains correspondence regarding the unfair ballot, and a list of restructured divisions.

[Local 1 Executive correspondence and other material]

File contains fact sheets, news releases, correspondence, and other records dated June 21, 1974 to October 5, 1974. Topics discussed include preparations for contract negotiations and information on wages, cost of living, shift and weekend differentials, consumer price index, skill and job differentials, modified, flexible, and shorter work weeks, application for certification, the per capita tax, staffing the union office, records and bookkeeping, communications, a union organizer job description, certification procedures, the legality of contract study sessions and stoppage of work, correspondence with the premier and ministers of education and labour, and contracts to hire musicians and rent the Commodore Ballroom for the AUCE party.

[First Provincial convention agenda and proceedings]

File contains an agenda and meeting minutes of the first annual convention dated September 28-29, 1974. Topics discussed include grievance procedures, bargaining a contract, strikes, organizing new Locals, nominations for executive officers, financial reports and budgets, reports from Locals, resolutions and constitutional amendments, and Capilano College's application to become Local 4.

Communications

File contains the AUCE Local 1 (UBC) newsletter ""Across Campus"" and other records dated February 4, 1974 to December 31, 1974. File contains an hours of work proposal, division reports, research on other union contracts, information on wages, a draft proposal on grievance procedure and arbitration, and the following copies of the AUCE newsletter:

Across Campus Volume 2, Issue 1, February 4, 1974 includes information on membership meetings, bylaw amendments on executive positions, proposals for contract negotiations, donations, pay increases being withheld by the university, length of coffee breaks, planning a seminar on contract negotiation, and reports from division meetings.

Across Campus Volume 2, Issue 2, February 18, 1974 includes information on contract demands from the different divisions on wage increases, job descriptions, and sick leave, notice of a special membership meeting, an update on certification, communications and the role of stewards, formation of Local 2 at SFU, hiring and discrimination, details on a negotiation seminar, possibility of forming a Local at VGH, university staff wages and government budgets, end of probation pay increases being withheld, certification of SORWUC, a list of division stewards, and AUCE financial statements.

Across Campus Volume 2, Issue 3, March 7, 1974 includes information on membership meetings, grievance procedures and probationary period regulations, an update on the Labor Relations Board certification process, formation of Local 3 at Notre Dame University in Nelson, results of a special membership meeting on contract demands, a list of division stewards, wage increases and operating budgets, a union panel held at SFU, UBC Faculty Association's potential interest in union certification or forming a professional association, the contract negotiation seminar, pay increases being withheld, and contract committee activities and members.

Across Campus Volume 2, Issue 4, March 25, 1974 includes information on contract proposals, demands for wages, overtime, probation, and vacation, notice of membership meeting, executive nominations, the role of the shop steward, pay increases being withheld, discrepanices between UBC policies on holiday pay and legislation, reports on cost of living and discrimination against women at UBC, AUCE financal report, constitutional amendments, and a list of stewards and executives.

Across Campus Volume 2, Issue 5, April 1, 1974 includes information on the vote for certification, divison meetings and the voting campaign, a list of division stewards, and a summary of interactions with the Labor Board.

Across Campus Volume 2, Issue 6, April 29, 1974 includes information on the successful certification campaign, notice of general and special membership meetings, a summary of the voting process and activities leading up to the vote, organizing a seminar for division and shop stewards, contract committee progress, looking for a recording secretary for negotiations, a summary of how negotiations work, contract proposals passed at the special membership meeting, proposals for hours of work, time off for union meetings, help with the newsletter, and collecting dues.

Across Campus Volume 2, Issue 7, May 21, 1974 includes information on proposed bylaw amendments, office staffing, Local 3's (Notre Dame) certification, progress of contract negotiations, advice for stewards, a report on a steward's seminar, a report on Local 2 (SFU), the AUCE Provincial Convention, softball, a Labour Relations Board decision on voting lists, and dues collection.

Across Campus Volume 2, Issue 8, June 4, 1974 includes information on a contract study session, notice of membership meeting, mediation, an executive report, elected representatives, proposed bylaw amendment, the UBC wage proposals, approval of VGH variance, AUCE statement of income and expenses, treasurer's report, and office staffing.

Across Campus Volume 2, Issue 9, June 26, 1974 includes information on contracts, communications, democracy in AUCE and changing bylaws, discussion on strike actions, the grievance committee and a grievance resolution, election results, referendum procedure, the National Conference of Women in Colleges and Universities, letters to the editor and editor's comments, and a list of union executives.

Across Campus Volume 2, Issue 10, July 31, 1974 includes information on motions passed at the special membership meeting, contract proposals, and the report of the contract committee, a proposed meeting agenda and the motions up for adoption, grievance committee report, an update on the union office, a credit union on campus, negotiations, background on the AUCE Provincial and Locals, and the AUCE Provincial Convention.

Across Campus Volume 2, Issue 11, August 19, 1974 includes information on the strike process and serving a strike notice, the strike committee report, contract committee report, strike strategy, and a meeting of the BC Federation of Women.

Across Campus Volume 2, Issue 12, September 19, 1974 includes information on the AUCE Local 1 elections and positions to be filled, the agenda for a special membership meeting, notice of amendments to bylaws, an AUCE party, a list of division stewards, interest in on-campus credit unions, renting a Xerox, a letter of thanks to the UBC Faculty Association, information on the union office and organizer's position, reports from the contract and grievance committees, reprinted correspondence with the University Labour Committee on the topic of grievances, the Irene Murdoch Trust Fund, and a notice of a labour law course given by the Vancouver People's Law School.

Across Campus Volume 2, Issue 13, October 3, 1974 includes information on contract negotiations, the dental plan, retroactive pay, the annual AUCE elections, a proposal for re-organizing divisions, a membership meeting agenda, a message of thanks to the Strike Committee, a list of division stewards, the AUCE party, news from the Labour Relations Board, a notice to division stewards on collecting dues, an executive report, and a report on the provincial convention.

Across Campus Volume 2, Issue 15, November 7, 1974 includes information on election results, an editorial, a report from the union office, division stewards list, committee reports on contracts, strikes, and grievances, CUPE representation at the Traffic Office, and interview with members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers on contract negotiations, the stewards seminar, AUCE contract information on part time employees, statutory holidays, and vacation time, a copy of the October 10, 1974 meeting mintues, the agenda for the upcoming membership meeting and notices of motions, and updates on Locals.

Across Campus Volume 2, Issue 15, November 29, 1974 includes information on the contract arbitration report and paternity leave, re-classification, and sick leave, a grievance committee report, an editorial, notice of meeting and agenda, notice of motions, losing vacation time, disputes with UBC, meeting minutes from November 14, 1974 and October 10, 1974, Local reports, a strike committee report, a report from SORWUC, the end of a strike at the University of Saskatchewan, differences between temporary and continuing full time workers, the Winter Sports Centre facilities, division restructuring, an update on credit unions on campus, election results, the lack of a campus staff centre, and a report from the union office.
Across Campus Volume 2, Number 16, December 31, 1974 includes information on grievances, the provincial report, income and expenses, a letter to the editor on the topic of reclassification, a reply to the letter, CUPE 116 negotiations, job evaluation, working conditions, and the meeting minutes from December 12, 1974.

[Publications, leaflets and other materials]

File contains several publications, leaflets, and bulletins, dated 1973 to 1974, including undated document entitled "Forming A Union" and clipping of 'How to Form A Union" from White Collar, a publication of the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OTEU), AFL-CIO and CIC, Labour Code of British Columbia Act, A.U.C.E. informational leaflets, and Hospital Employee's Union Proposed Settlement. Topics discussed include forming a union, reasons to join the union, wages and negotiations. File contains a publication from the Office and Professional Employees International Union, a copy of the 1974 Labour Code of British Columbia, and several leaflets and reports.

Vancouver Fishermen's Settlement Service fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1793
  • Fonds
  • 1943 - 1974

Contains the operational records of the Vancouver Fishermen's Settlement Services from 1943 to 1974. Records include annual and monthly financial summaries, meeting minutes, manager's reports, insurance agreements, and correspondence.

Vancouver Fishermen's Settlement Service

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