This collection consists of a variety of original and copied documents on a number of topics pertaining to Victoria over the years. These documents, which were brought together by the City's first Archivist, Ainslie Helmcken, include programmes, menus, correspondence, booklets, newspaper clippings, and receipts.
Collection consists of death and marriage notices clipped from the Victoria Daily Times newspaper from 1901-1939. Includes an index for the notices as well for as a limited number of biographical entries from other sources.
Fonds consists of George Grogan’s journal (and Grogan family history), family photographs (including images of Rathgilbert Ranch, Mt. Tolmie), Kathleen Sara Grogan’s prayer book, and a copy of the book Of the Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis.
Fonds consists of glass plate negatives and 4x5 and 35mm black and white safety film negatives taken by staff and free lance photographers for the Daily Colonist and the Victoria Daily Times, The Express and the Times-Colonist newspapers. The negatives date from approximately 1938 to 1991.
The negatives relate to the following subjects: news events; scenes of the city and surrounding area including buildings, city streets, and views; some up-island locations including Duncan, Nanaimo and Ladysmith; commercial and industrial activities such as store fronts and interiors, and manufacturing operations; sporting events; military personnel and activities; war effort activities; recreational activities; school and church activities; transportation and shipbuilding as well as individual and group portraits which appeared in the “Society” section. The latter include anniversary, wedding, christening and engagement portraits.
The collection consists of single or small accumulations of photographs, textual records, maps, and other material donated and loaned to the City of Victoria Archives by private individuals, businesses, and organizations.
Fonds consists of family photographs, scrapbooks, correspondence, and miscellaneous family files pertaining to the Little/Williamson/Sutherland families in Victoria and Montreal, as well as the Freemans and Lincolns of Massachusetts. Photographs include images of family and friends, vacations, horses, soldiers during the war, and the First Nations village at Alert Bay. Scrapbooks include newspaper clippings, photographs, letters, dance cards, and other miscellaneous items. Correspondence includes letters from friends and family. Family files include genealogical research, estate files, newspaper clippings, and records documenting Lucy’s involvement with the Red Cross.
Fonds consists of scrapbooks, notebooks, photographs, and other material relating to the Burton family, Walter Burton’s hunting and fishing excursions up Island, wildlife and birds, and Robert Paterson Fox’s involvement with the XI Hussars.
Fonds consists of photographic prints (some in albums), negatives, correspondence, legal documents, newspaper clippings, books, and other material relating to the Rattenbury family. Photographs include images of members of the Rattenbury family and their home Iechineel in Oak Bay; Victoria homes and other buildings.
Fonds consists of photographs of family and friends, houses, and coastal scenes, including Janet and Martin Grainger, houses on Samuel Island and in Esquimalt, and views of the Gulf Islands. Textual material consists of a copy of Martin Allerdale Grainger's book, Woodsmen of the West.
The collection consists of a wide variety of reports by and about the City of Victoria. These published and unpublished City documents (CDs) include neighbourhood plans, transportation studies, heritage reports, downtown studies, as well as economic and social profiles, surveys, and architectural proposals.
Fonds consists of photographs taken by the Campbell Studio and Claude Colpitts. Images depict the Foundation Company of B.C. Ltd. shipyards located in Victoria West, parades held in Victoria and other miscellaneous photographs of sporting groups, military personnel and others.
The collection consists of city directories for Victoria, Vancouver Island, and British Columbia. The directories contain an alphabetical listing of residents (and occupations), businesses, government offices, churches, schools, and organizations, along with street addresses. Most issues also have a classified business directory section. From 1890 onward, the directories include a listing of residences and businesses by street.
Fonds consists primarily of correspondence and photographs of three generations of the Helmcken family. The fonds also includes a scrapbook, certificates, family tree, and other material relating to the family’s private and professional activities.
Fonds consists of mainly of photographs documenting Hubert Blenkinsop's early life in England, his time spent on a farm in the Chilco region of British Columbia, his service in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War, and his married life and family.
Fonds consists primarily of photographs of the Steele family. Also included is the autograph album of Minnie Rex (later Steele), as well as photographs of the Alexander (Sandy) Roberts family, and one page of minutes of the Beaux Arts society.
Fonds consists of records created primarily by Bishop Edward Cridge, his daughter Ellen Laundy, and her daughter Helen Forbes documenting the activities of the Cridge-Laundy family, and their contributions to the Church of Our Lord, Protestant Orphan's Home, Female Infirmary and Royal Jubilee Hospital.