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Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1019
  • Fonds
  • 1972-2015

The fonds consists of records relating to the ABPBC’s activities. Records cover the period of time from the ABPBC’s inception to 2015 and pertain primarily to the book publishing industry in the province of British Columbia. The ABPBC’s activities included applying for funding from a range of provincial and federal organizations and governments, holding meetings, advocating for their members to the provincial government, promoting their members, undertaking special projects, and researching areas pertinent to the provincial book publishing industry. Specific administrative activities the organization undertook included maintaining its multi-level membership base, managing finances and funding applications, electing executive teams, and overseeing various projects.

The fonds spans five accruals, organized into four distinct sets of series. These sets of series are represented in the PDF finding aid attached.

Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia

Barbarian Press fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1023
  • Fonds
  • 1976-1990

The fonds consists of correspondence files including founding operations and editorial issues; project files include planning and production of books (collaborations with I. H. Finlay and illustrators Edwina Ellis and Colin Paynton), pamphlets, broadsheets, etc.; general printing files cover printed ephemera and job printing including design files and promotional and background materials; financial files include invoices and bank records.

Barbarian Press

Bell-Irving Insurance Agencies Ltd. fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1029
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1968

The fonds consists of financial records, insurance policy records and ledgers arranged in three sub-groups: Bell-Irving Insurance Agencies Ltd., Crossley Insurance Agencies, and Nairn Insurance Agencies.

Bell-Irving Insurance Agencies

John Boyd fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1045
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1901

The fonds consists of receipts, cashbooks, and daybooks of Cottonwood House and Cold Spring House kept by John Boyd, covering the period 1885-1901.

Boyd, John

British Columbia Cooperatives collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1052
  • Fonds
  • 1974-1984

The collection consists of circulars, memoranda, brochures, and related materials pertaining to consumer cooperatives in British Columbia, in particular, the Mountain Equipment Co-operative and the Agora Co-operative Food Association. Also included are the "Fed-Up Newsletter" (1974-1976) and "The Catalyst" (1976-1984).

Dalby, Simon, collector

Ewing Buchan fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1080
  • Fonds
  • 1886-1889

The fonds consists of a bound volume of 35 letters to Ewing Buchan from dealers in the sterling exchange stating their pleasure or criticism with the sample sheet sent to them about a new edition of Buchan's Exchange Tables. Correspondence comprises letters sent from banking institutions and brokerage firms in Toronto, New York, Montreal, Yarmouth, Halifax, Hamilton and Windsor, N.S.

Buchan, Ewing

Canadian Industrial Innovative Data Base research collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1101
  • Fonds
  • 1945-1980

The collection consists of files created as a result of the Canadian Industrial Innovative Data Base survey, which was conducted from 1975-1980. The collection includes confidential and non-confidential files of Canadian firms, including questionnaires, correspondence, and product brochures, relating to their new products and processes (1945-1980).

DeBresson, Chris

Cobblestone Press fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1128
  • Fonds
  • 1968-1982

The fonds consists of manuscripts and printed material as well as subject, letter, book and magazine files. It also includes financial files from 1968 to 1980 and a number of photographs.

Cobblestone Press

Craft family fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1145
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1925

The fonds consists of legal documents pertaining to land settlement, business records and personal papers.

Craft (family)

Robert Dwyer fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1175
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1953

The fonds consists of the financial records of Dwyer's funeral home in Kamloops, B.C. and personal records of R.H. Dwyer (1910-1953). Included in the financial records are income tax returns (1931-1949), journals (1910-1945), ledgers (1917-1943), synoptic ledger sheets (1944- 1952), agreements (1952-1953) and purchase orders (1945-1950). The personal records contain information pertaining to the Kamloops Masonic Temple Association.

Dwyer, Robert Hilmer

Fee Packaging Service Corporation fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1189
  • Fonds
  • 1935

Fonds includes correspondence between the Fee Packaging Service Corporation and its employees (primarily R.F. Marshall) as well as clients. Correspondence between the company and its clients include letters, telegrams and questionnaires pertaining to the installation of machinery for packaging lard or other compounds. The corporation's principle customers included Swift and Company, Proctor and Gamble Company and Wilson and Company. The Fee Packaging Service Corporation also corresponded with other companies such as Oscar Mayer, Hormel Company, and Bell Packing Company.

Fee Packaging Service Corporation

Carson Truck Lines fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1115
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1977

The fonds consists of correspondence, notices, minutes, and clippings recording the dispute between the Automotive Transport Labour Relations Association and the Teamster's Union Local 31 Vancouver (1970-1971) which precipitated the passage of Bill 33. The fonds also reflects the history of Carson Truck Lines and motor transport on the Cariboo Road and Fraser Canyon.

Carson Truck Lines

Fort Langley and District Board of Trade fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1198
  • Fonds
  • 1947-1965

The fonds consists of by-laws, membership lists, minutes, correspondence, reference files, and press clippings relating to the administration and operations of the Fort Langley and District Board of Trade between 1947 and 1965.

Fort Langley and District Board of Trade

Franco-Canadian Trust Company fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1201
  • Fonds
  • 1892-1950

The fonds consists of maps of British Columbia. The maps detail property which the company handled in the B.C. Interior and Vancouver Island.

Franco-Canadian Trust Company

French Canadian history collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1204
  • Fonds
  • 1622-1912

The collection, started at the turn of the century by Michaud, consists of documents, correspondence, and records relating to French-Canadian history. It includes transcripts and photographic copies of material in the Archives Nationales in Paris and Quebec and elsewhere.

Henry Grahame fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1216
  • Fonds
  • 1884

The fonds consists of a memo book and diary from the Hudson's Bay Company, Fort Chipewyan.

Grahame, Henry A.

Frederick Howay fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1258
  • Fonds
  • 1786-1943

The fonds consists of correspondence, subject files, financial records, speeches, photographs, notes, and a journal, pertaining to Howay, as well as manuscripts and essays on B.C. history and exploration and marine trade off its coastal waters. In addition, Howay created subject files on historical sites and monuments throughout Western Canada, including Barkerville, the Cariboo, Fort Langley, Cut Knife Hill, Nootka Sound, Fort Steele, and Fort Walsh.

Howay, Frederick William

Wil Hudson fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1260
  • Fonds
  • 1964-1991

The fonds consists largely of print samples of commercial work produced by Hudson throughout his career as a fine printer. Print samples include commerical notices, leaflets, stationary, greeting cards, invitations, memorial notices, broadsides, cover proofs,etc. The samples include work for Gallelry Tantalus (Powell River), Alcuin Society, and the University of British Columbia.

Hudson, Wil

Hudson's Bay Company fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1261
  • Fonds
  • 1786-1915

The fonds consists of photocopies of Hudson's Bay currency notes (1846,1870); Fort Simpson inward letter book (1834-1844); typescript of agreement between H.B.C. and Ohia (1854); Spirit River Post day book (1908-1909); plus fragments of inventory and day book (1907, 1898-1899); letters and documents (1840-1842, 1851-1894); a photocopy of journal of McLeod's Lake (B.C.) post (1845-1848); as well as a photocopy of "Diary of Occurrence at York Factory in Hudson's Bay, North America by Joseph Colen, Resident Chief (1786-1787)"; letters and documents from W.H. Dickson, manager of the Fraser Lake and Stewart Lake posts in B.C. (1915).

Hudson's Bay Company

Intermedia Press fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1274
  • Fonds
  • 1973-1984

The fonds consists of business records including correspondence, financial records, subject files, and manuscripts.

Intermedia Press

E.A. Jenns fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1290
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1930

The fonds consists of correspondence, relating both to personal matters and his poetry (1910-1930), articles of incorporation for the Rope and Twine Company (1890), handwritten and typed manuscripts of poetry and newspaper clippings.

Jenns, E.A. (Eustace Alvanley)

Kanchenjunga Press fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1297
  • Fonds
  • 1973-1978

The fonds consists of an extensive correspondence file dating from 1973 to 1978, as well as typescripts of poetry and the Indian Journals of K.S. Keys, poetry manuscripts by Dennis Lee and J. Michael Yates and published books of poetry.

Kanchenjunga Press

Klanak Press fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1305
  • Fonds
  • 1958-1990

The fonds consists primarily of letters, both business and personal, many regarding manuscripts submitted to or published by Klanak Press. Other materials include press releases, invoices, order forms, mailing lists, Social Service Tax forms, book reviews, and poetry manuscripts by Gwendolyn MacEwen, Florence McNeil and Laurence Soule.

Klanak Press

William Lane fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1321
  • Fonds
  • 1843-1875

The fonds consists of correspondence, business documents, and miscellany (1843-1875) from the Fort Garry Hudson's Bay Post, which focuses primarily on the business conducted at the fort , such as trading and organizing supply trips to other posts.

Lane, William Douglas

November House fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1411
  • Fonds
  • 1971-1985

The fonds consists of correspondence, financial records and manuscripts generated through the publishing activity of November House.

November House

P.M. Magazine fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1423
  • Fonds
  • 1951-1952

The fonds consists of correspondence, publicity material, circulation files and art materials.

P.M. Magazine

James Paterson fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1428
  • Fonds
  • 1917

The fonds consists of subject files, correspondence, financial records, plans, maps, specifications, contract rates and related material pertaining to contract 602-R for the building of submarines in Vancouver by British Pacific Engineering and Construction Company Ltd. (1917).

Paterson, James Venn, b. 1867

Henry Peers fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1432
  • Fonds
  • 1856-1862

The fonds consists of a letterbook.

Peers, Henry Newsham

Willson Knowlton collection

  • VF-230
  • Fonds
  • 1858-1884

The collection consists of photocopies of legal and financial documents including receipts, promissory notes, orders, agreements which relate to the business transactions of Kwong Lee and Company, Sansum Copper Mining and the Grouse Creek Flume Company.

Knowlton, Willson Edmond, d. 1982

Lee family fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1325
  • Fonds
  • 1895-1933

The fonds consists of correspondence (1895-1933) and financial records (1913/1914, 1921) which document the business activities of the Lee family, most notably Lee Thung and his son Lee Kepment.

Lee (family)

Valentine Quinn fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1454
  • Fonds
  • 1897-1910

The fonds consists of correspondence, financial records and related material (1897-1910).

Quinn, Valentine G.

Robert Reid fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1461
  • Fonds
  • 1883-2010

The fonds consists of material relating to the work and collections of Robert Reid. It includes a collection of fine printwork from a variety of presses, examples of printed material at various stages in the publication process, and research and reference material relating to design and printing.

Also included in the fonds are biographical material, correspondence to and from Reid, financial records, speeches, notes, clippings, and photographs. The content of this material relates to both the personal and professional life of Reid and spans from the the 1930s to the 2000s.

Robert Reid

Service, Office and Retail Workers Union of Canada, Locals 2 and 4 fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1491
  • Fonds
  • 1972 - 1986

The fonds consists of records related to the Service, Office, and Retail Workers Union of Canada’s (SORWUC’s) local chapters 2 and 4 administrative activities, organizing endeavours and legal proceedings. Although the records are primarily related to the United Bank Works (UBW), local 2, and Bank and Finance Workers Union, local 4, many records are related to SORWUC’s national activities as a trade union. These activities include organization and certification of new bargaining units, filing unfair labour practices on behalf of union members, pamphleting and raising funds for the union as a whole, organizing strikes, and fighting court battles for the right to organize in new sectors, such as the banks. Additionally, SORWUC kept various reference materials on topics related to feminism and the rights of laborers. The fonds reflect these different organizational activities in three series: Legal, Organizing, and Administration.

The Legal series consists of records related to the union’s legal activities. These records include Unfair Labour Practice (ULP) charges filed against banks and heard by the Canadian Labour Relations Board (CLRB), applications for certification in the CLRB, notes, correspondence, news clippings, and legal briefs.

The Organizing series consists of material relating to the organizing activities of SORWUC, including correspondence, research, membership forms, sign-up sheets and information relating to bank branches seeking certification. Also included are contract proposals, organizing committee papers by branch, and minutes of negotiation meetings, press clippings and press releases.

The Administration series relates to the various administrative activities of SORWUC locals 2 and 4; including financial activities, research for court cases, as well as related issues to the union such as unemployment and racism; public relations documents including press releases; and minutes of meetings.

Service, Office and Retail Workers Union of Canada (SORWUC)

Jim Spilsbury fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1517
  • Fonds
  • 1870-1991

The fonds consists of family papers including genealogical findings and legal documents concerning land owned by his family in the New Westminster District (Whonnock), 1870-1910; correspondence and newsclippings; records gathered or kept by Spilsbury on Spilsbury and Hepburn Ltd. and its successors in radio communications, 1940-1985; records of Queen Charlotte Airlines Ltd., 1946-1955; and a large collection of ca. 6000 photographs (including cartes-de-visite and cabinet cards) negatives, and slides, mainly taken by Spilsbury. The photographs consist mainly of images relating to Savary Island, Vancouver Island and other area of B.C.'s coast where Spilsbury lived and carried out his activities. As well as images of early native and logging sites and towns and topography of B.C., they also provide a record of Spilsbury's paintings. Photographs also depict Spilsbury's English relatives (1870-1906), friends and family at New Westminster, Whonnock and Savary Island, logging operations at Theodosia Arm in the 1930s, aircraft and personnel of Queen Charlotte Airlines, and equipment and personnel of Spilsbury and Hepburn.

Spilsbury, Jim, 1905-

Wah Shun Company fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1596
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1938

The fonds consists of records created or received by the Wah Shun Company of Vancouver. Fonds includes contracts, correspondence, cheque books, invoices, and photographs.

Wah Shun Company

Weekly Gazette and Home News fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1604
  • Fonds
  • 1918

The fonds consists of correspondence of the Weekly Gazette with its clientele for 1918.

Weekly Gazette and Home News

Wigwam Inn fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1617
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1926

The fonds consists of unbound pages from the guest register of the Wigwam Inn, North Vancouver as well as several pages of accounts.

Wigwam Inn

Eugene S. Woodward fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1632
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1969

The fonds consists of correspondence, articles, speeches, radio scripts, briefs to government commissions, as well as clippings and printed material, and drafts of Woodward's book "Adventures in Free Enterprise: The Shape of Things to Come" (1965).

Woodward, Eugene Sidney

Douglas Coupland fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1643
  • Fonds
  • 1970 - 2012

Fonds consists primarily of records created by Coupland from approximately 1980 to 2012. The fonds includes: drafts of Coupland’s major literary works, personal and artistic photographs, visual art material (such as collages, paintings, printouts of digital collages and sculpture maquettes), items of clothing and leather goods, technical notes and designs for Coupland’s website, conceptual sketches and designs, correspondence, and other records.

Coupland, Douglas

Benson Shipyards fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1645
  • Fonds
  • 1956 - 1982

The fonds documents the company's activities in the ship building and maintenance business from ca. 1960 until the closure of the business in 1984. The fonds is arranged in four series containing invitations to tender, specifications, and drawings from various marine architects and government agencies, as well as invoices, advertising and technical publications from various suppliers.

Benson Bros. Shipbuilding

Heavenly Monkey Fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1681
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1980]-2010.

The fonds consists of records which document books and ephemera published by Rollin Milroy’s three printing presses: A Lone Press, Heavenly Monkey, and Heavenly Monkey Editions, as well as other independent and collaborative projects published by other printing presses. The records include setting copies, detailed layout schematics, dummies of final books, printing schedule sequences, proof impressions, make-ready copies, and various impression proof and waste/reject sheets, as well as printing blocks and printing plates, and other documents related to the printing and publication process. The fonds also includes correspondence related to the production and publication of books, ephemera, newspaper articles and lecture notes written by Milroy on various subjects related to letterpress printing.

The fonds is arranged into the following five series: Heavenly Monkey publishing records, (1997-2010), Heavenly Monkey Editions publishing records (2002 – 2010), Other printing press publishing records (1996-2008), Correspondence (2002-2010), and Professional activity records (ca. 1980-2004).

Heavenly Monkey

Macmillan Company of Canada fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1684
  • Fonds
  • 1944-1972

The fonds consists of subject files pertaining to the publication of some of Ethel Wilson's novels, including Hetty Dorval, The Innocent Traveller, The Equations of Love, Love and Salt Water and Mrs. Golightly and Other Stories. The fonds also includes manuscripts of other short works as well as articles, newsclippings, and correspondence regarding Ethel Wilson.

Macmillan Company of Canada

Lazara Press fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1700
  • Fonds
  • 1976 - 2012, predominate 1980 - 1997

The fonds consists of the business records created and/or collected by Lazara Press and its founder Penny Goldsmith, predominately from the early 1980s to the late 1990s. The records are loosely divided into two main categories: administrative and publication records. The administrative records contain material documenting the different functions of Lazara Press, including promotional/distribution information, financial records, memberships information, and correspondence Lazara Press had with other printing presses and booksellers in Canada and in Europe. Other administrative records include materials pertaining to projects Goldsmith was involved in, either as a representative of Lazara Press or of her own initiative.

The publication records contain material relating to the publication process of the various broadsheets, chapbooks, volumes of poetry, plays, short stories, and essays printed by Lazara Press. These records include drafts and manuscripts, layouts and prototypes, as well as the published editions of many of these works. Other records include correspondence between Lazara Press and various authors, contracts, promotional information, reviews, and distribution lists.

The fonds is divided into eleven series: Promotion and distribution; Lazara Press business records; Literary associations and publishing groups; Literary festivals and book fairs; Publishers; Editing + consulting; Penny Goldsmith articles; Other projects; Lazara published books; Broadsides and chapbooks; and Discussion series. The last three series are further divided into subseries, typically by author name but occasionally by the title of a publication.

Lazara Press

Charles E. Spring fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1705
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1937

Fonds consists of records spanning the period 1888-1937 relating to Charles Spring’s claims for financial losses as a result of the renewal of the “Modus Vivendi” banning pelagic sealing in the Bering Sea for the 1892-1893 season, and supporting documentation both prepared by and compiled by Spring. Records relating to Spring’s pursuit of his claims include draft and final statements of claim; draft and final petitions, memorials, statements, memoranda, and declarations; incoming and outgoing correspondence; notebooks; accountings and lists of expenses; Pelagic Sealing Commission oaths; reports; newspaper clippings, receipts, and other ephemera; and related notes and documents. Supporting documentation compiled by Spring was generated by the sealing industry, his own sealing enterprise, and as a result of the collapse of his business. These records include ledgers and journals; log books; certificates and licenses; sales, ownership, and insurance documents; receipts and financial documents; reports; court papers and police charges; correspondence and notices; and related notes and documents. The fonds also consists of personal papers not directly related to Spring’s sealing claims, including correspondence, copies and originals of photographs, and other documents.

Spring, Charles E.

Greenboathouse Press fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1707
  • Fonds
  • 1998 - 2018

The fonds consists of published material, correspondence, proofs, manuscripts, reviews, broadsheets, polymer plates, photographs, artwork, orders, posters and promotional material.

Greenboathouse Press

McLennan family fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1717
  • Fonds
  • 1710-2000, predominant 1850-1940

The fonds consists of photographs and textual records spanning the period 1710-1984, predominantly 1850-1940, related to business and personal lives of five generations of the McLennan family (immediate and extended), as well as to the work of Montreal lawyer, Frederick Griffin. McLennan family materials consist of photographs; incoming and outgoing correspondence; genealogical information and family histories; diaries and remembrances; newspaper clippings and ephemera; official documents; obituaries and tributes; drafts of writings, research notes, and sketches; and other documents.

The McLennan family materials includes a series reflecting William McLennan’s writing career, personal interests, and family life. William McLennan’s materials include full and partial drafts of published and unpublished works; research and reference materials; incoming and outgoing correspondence; legal and official documents; collected historical materials and documents; notes; sketches; journals; newspaper clippings and ephemera; photographs; and other materials.

The fonds also consists of a series reflecting Frederick Griffin’s occupation as a lawyer and his role as founder of the Canadian Loan Company. Frederick Griffin’s materials include incoming correspondence and draft responses; various financial and legal documents; legal research notes and drafts of legal documents; memoranda; meeting minutes; land and property documents and surveyors reports; newspaper clippings and ephemera; and other documents.

Finally, the fonds contains a series consisting of William Durie McLennan’s records, which were primarily created between 1914 and 1915 and pertain to his military service during the First World War. Record types in this series include the following: a handwritten, personal notebook; a typescript of this notebook; correspondence; service records from the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Forces; news clippings; black and white photographs; collected signatures from Canadian dignitaries; and materials from the 5th Battery Association of 1914.

McLennan (family)

Oscar Orr collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1761
  • Collection
  • 1698-1992

The collection contains records related to Oscar Orr’s career in law, his professional and political affiliations, and records relating to his role as a prominent resident in the province of British Columbia. There are also historical records that Orr gathered as part of his collection. The collection consists of five series: British Columbia records; American records; Canadian provinces and politics records; Britain and Europe; and Books and miscellaneous records. The series contain correspondence, autographed clippings and notes, invitations and miscellaneous documents of prominent political individuals, businessmen, and royalty.
The series British Columbia records contains Orr’s correspondence with prominent and political members in British Columbia in the early to late 1900s. The series includes the autographs of BC political members as well as prominent BC court officials. Also includes a letter from Dan Cranmer of Alert Bay regarding a possible potlatch. The series American records contains documents and autographs of prominent US political, literary, and war figures. Records in this series date back to the 18th century and were part of the collection Orr gathered as part of his interest in history. The series Canadian provinces and politics records include early 19th century documents relating to the Canadian political landscape as well as Orr’s own correspondence with Canadian politicians and court officials. The series Britain and Europe contains records and autographs of British and European political, literary, and military figures, dating back to 1698. Books and miscellaneous records include books, newspapers, photographs and other records from Orr’s collection that relate to his interest in history.

Orr, Oscar

Stephen C. Lunsford collection

  • RBSC-ARC-1788
  • Collection
  • 1858- 1870

This collection consists of materials related to early British Columbia history in the years when BC was still a British colony, prior to joining Canada in 1871. The collection consists of colonial government documents (proclamations, messages, acts, and rules and regulations) effecting the daily life of British Columbians. These include real estate titles, road works, railways, local, legal and financial matters, labour, and infrastructure. The collection includes proclamations by James Douglas, who was the first governor of BC and served from 1858-1864.

Robert Allison Hood fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1253
  • Fonds
  • 1861, 1888-1958

The fonds consists of correspondence, manuscripts, clippings, photographs, printed material, memorabilia, and other documents related to Hood's personal life and interests, his writing, and his career in real estate and financial management. Also included are documents related to Hood's involvement in the Canadian Authors Association, the St. Andrew's and Caledonian Society, the Scottish Dramatic Society, and the Central Presbyterian Church in Vancouver. The fonds also contains a subfonds consisting of Hood Brothers' correspondence and financial records.

Hood, Robert Allison

Bamford family fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1726
  • Fonds
  • 1889-2003, predominant 1910-2003

The fonds consists of diaries, scrapbooks, and correspondence spanning the period 1910-2003 and related to the professional and personal lives of three generations of the Bamford family—William Blackley Bamford, his son William Blackley Stanley Bamford, and his grandson William Huestis Bamford—as well as to members of the Lasell and Ord families, related by marriage to William Huestis Bamford. Diaries in the fonds include concise “five year” or “line a day” diaries, as well as more detailed daily journals and many cover aspects of the Bamfords’ professional and personal life.

Scrapbooks in the fonds, which contain newspaper clippings, ephemera, correspondence, photographs, notes, and other material, primarily reflect the Bamfords’ personal interests, but also interests their chosen professions and employers, including the Canadian Pacific Railway Company and the Bank of Montreal. Beyond the incoming and outgoing personal and professional correspondence included in the scrapbooks, the Esther Adelina Lasell Bamford series contains incoming correspondence related to a branch of the Ord family living in New Zealand.

The fonds is arranged into four series by family member: William Blackley Bamford; William Blackley Stanley Bamford; William Huestis Bamford; and Esther Adelina Lasell Bamford.

Bamford (family)

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