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Canadian Pacific Railway Company steamships

Subseries consists of records related to the Canadian Pacific Railway Company's steamship division, which was first introduced in 1887 following the completion of the transcontinental railway. The Canadian Pacific Steamship Company (later the Canadian Pacific Steamships Ocean Services Ltd.), built a fleet of opulent ocean liners built to C.P.R. specifications, including several which operated as Royal Mail Ships for the British Empire. Canadian Pacific steamships became known for the luxury they offered passengers in addition to functioning as a major cargo carrier. Records in this subseries pertain to the Canadian Pacific steamships themselves, such as shipbuilding specifications, as well as to the ships' operations. There is a particular emphasis on the Empress line of ocean lines, although records about ships from other lines, such as the Princess and Duchess lines, are also found in this subseries.

These records include photographs and photograph albums, scrapbooks, ships histories, pamphlets, postcards, broadsides, newspaper clippings, diaries, menus and programmes, passenger lists, sailings schedules and fares, boarding cards, ship plans and technical drawings, reports, invoices, inventories, account books, log books, service records, maps, baggage labels, stationery, correspondence, ephemera, and artefacts.

Travel and Tourism with the Canadian Pacific Railway Company

Subseries consists of records related to the Canadian Pacific Railway Company's travel and tourism services, advertised as "The World's Greatest Travel System." The C.P.R. operated fleets of trains and steamships as well as luxury hotels and resorts, such as the Empress Hotel in Victoria and the Royal York Hotel in Toronto. The records in this subseries reflect the extensive promotion of travel opportunities across Canada and the world. Many of the records in this subseries relate to travel on the company's luxurious ocean liners, which were very popular in the 1920s and 1930s; the C.P.R. offered cruises not only to destinations such as the Caribbean or the Mediterranean, but also four-month-long around-the-world tours that called at 81 ports in 23 countries. The subseries also contains a small number of records related to travel on the Canadian Pacific Air Lines, which by the 1970s had overtaken ocean liners for international travel.

These records include pamphlets, photographs and photo albums, scrapbooks, travel diaries, postcards, newspaper clippings, newsletters, posters and broadsides, maps, steamship track charts, deck plans, menus, programmes, cards listing services and fares, baggage tags, C.P.R. stationery, correspondence, staff reports, rail and ship timetables, itineraries, passenger lists, and memorabilia.

Chinese Freemasons (Cheekungtong)

Subseries consists of business records related to the Chinese Freemasons (also known by the names Cheekungtong and Dart Coon Club). With its first branches established in Quesnel and Victoria in 1876, the Chinese Freemasons were one of many benevolent associations dedicated to providing social welfare to immigrants in need and Chinese labourers out of work after the completion of the railway and to protecting the Chinese against racism.

These records include correspondence, account books, donation records and solicitations for funds to assist the Chinese in Canada, receipts for club expenses, club election records, business cards, invitations, certificates, and photographs, as well as books on topics such as Chinese games and Chinese traditional medicine.

Early British Columbia History

Subseries consists of records related to the early history of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest. These records pertain to a great many areas of British Columbia history and highlight the development of the province, including voyages of discovery and exploration in the Pacific Northwest, the fur trade (including records from the Hudson's Bay Company), British Columbia geography such as the mapping and navigation of rivers and mountains, British Columbia flora and fauna, and the development of communities and regions around British Columbia including the social, cultural, and economic history of major centres such as Victoria and Vancouver.

These records include published monographs, manuscripts, pamphlets, cards, serials, correspondence, maps and maritime charts, technical drawings, journals and diaries, newspaper clippings, broadsides, scrapbooks, photographs, engraving plates, certificates, stamps, and ephemera such as calendars, menus, invitations, and receipts.

This subseries includes a number of rare items, such as "Order in council constituting the Supreme Court of Civil Justice of Vancouver Island" (1858) which is thought to be the first book published in B.C. or "The Frazer River Thermometer: Great Gold Discoveries of 1858” which provides a very rare example of a San Francisco broadside advertising the Fraser River gold rush.

Poetry.

Series consists copies of published poems, drafts, manuscripts and unfinished poems. Original order (filed alphabetically by title) has been kept, with poems found elsewhere in Douglas' papers added in appropriate place. Order of poems kept in other groupings has been maintained.

"Nature Rambles"

Series consists of articles written for a regular column "Nature Rambles" in the Victoria Times-Colonist "Islander", filed chronologically, by month (original order).

Coast Book Files

Series consists of both manuscripts (final and working copies) and research material (notes, correspondence , photos and clippings) for a book Douglas was working on in her final years .

Inferior Court of Civil Justice

In response to a growing number of petty claims in Victoria in the newly established colony of Vancouver‟s Island, Governor James Douglas established the Inferior Court of Civil Justice (later changed to the Supreme Court of Civil Justice in 1860) in 1857.
This series is composed of one-hundred and sixty-eight case files comprised of three hundred and eighty-three documents pertaining to small claims suits in Victoria between 1858 and 1866.

Agendas

Subseries consists of agendas, diaries, and planners that Manson used. These agendas date from the later part of Manson's life and many were only partially filled.

Speeches

Subseries consists of records related to speeches that Manson gave and which he did not identify as belonging to a specific area of his life or career or which belong to multiple areas of his life and career.

These records include speech notes and drafts of speeches.

Presbyterian Church

Subseries consists of records related to Manson's involvement in the Presbyterian Church, such as his work fundraising for the construction of St. Andrew's Hall at the University of British Columbia.

These records include church publications, speech notes, papers related to church fundraisers, congregational lists, and correspondence.

Correspondence with Carol Shields

The subseries consists of email and traditional correspondence between Blanche Howard and Carol Shields, as well as related correspondence and ephemera from 1974-2006. The correspondence between Howard and Shields deals with subjects such as the respective writing careers of the correspondents, literature, and personal and family goings-on. The subseries also contains correspondence between Howard and other members of the Shields family, including Carol’s husband Don Shields, and daughters Anne Giardini and Sara Cassidy. The subseries also contains correspondence between Carol Shields and Bruce Howard. The subseries also includes some correspondence related to the publication of the book “A Memoir of Friendship.” Ephemera in the subseries consists of newspaper and magazine clippings regarding Shields, including reviews, articles about awards and honours, and obituaries and tributes.

After 1990 - published short stories and essays

The subseries consists of material related to the writing and publication of short stories by Blanche Howard from 1987 to 2010. Material includes primarily typed drafts of stories, many edited or otherwise annotated by Howard and others, as well as correspondence regarding the stories, newspaper clippings and articles used for research, printing proofs, handwritten notes regarding characters, letters of agreement, and other related records. Correspondence consists primarily of email and traditional correspondence with editors, publishers, and literary agents, including rejection and acceptance letters, correspondence regarding royalties, reprint permissions, and awards, and correspondence containing feedback on the stories.

Unpublished short stories and essays

The subseries consists of material related to the writing and attempted publication of short stories by Blanche Howard from 1969 to 2011. Material includes primarily typed drafts of stories, many edited or otherwise annotated by Howard, as well as correspondence regarding the stories, newspaper clippings and articles used for research, notes, writing contest rules, and other related records. Correspondence consists of email and traditional correspondence with editors and publishers, primarily rejection letters and correspondence containing feedback on the stories.

Photographs

File consists of photographs documenting C.D.C. activities in late-1973 and 1974, including marches and rallies taking place under C.D.C. sponsorship, fundraising events, public meetings, and so on.

COFI president photographs.

Series contains photographs of Mike Apsey in his role as President of the Council of Forest Industries. Photographs include: Mike Apsey signing the National Forest Accord, a photograph of Mike Apsey with Fire Chief Gerry Zimmerman of Kelowna, B.C. at the 6th Canadian Urban Forest Conference, a photograph of Apsey taken at a lumber yard on Vancouver’s North Shore, (the photo was then used in a forestry related journal), and Mike Aspey with Carla Hill and John Turner at a NAFTA ceremony.

Dignitary photographs.

Series contains photographs of Mike Apsey with various dignitaries, including Presidents, Senators, and Prime Ministers. Photographs include: Mike Apsey and former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher at the Fraser Institute in Vancouver, B.C., photos of Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, George P. Shultz (American Economist), Max Baucus (Montana Senator), Clayton Yeutter (US Secretary of State for George H.W. Bush, Lloyd Bentsen (Senator for Texas), David Durenberger (senator Minnesota), Bill Frenzel (Representative Minnesota), Rudy Boschwitz (Senator Minnesota), Bob Packwood (Senator), and photos of Mike Aspey with former Prime Ministers Kim Campbell, Brian Mulroney, Jean Chretien, and Joe Clark.

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