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Miscellanea

  • AC1
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1850]-2005

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.

City documents

  • AC2
  • Collection
  • 1872-present

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 These published and unpublished City documents (CDs) include neighbourhood plans, transportation studies, heritage reports, downtown studies, as well as econom...

Library

  • AC3
  • Collection
  • 1877-present

The collection consists of non-circulating publications dealing mainly with Victoria local history.

Clipping files

  • AC4
  • Collection

The collection consists of newspaper articles and other related material about a wide variety of topics pertaining to Victoria over the years.

City directories

  • AC5
  • Collection
  • 1860-1999

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,...

City of Victoria fonds

  • CoV
  • Fonds
  • 1862-present

Fonds consists of records made or received by the City of Victoria's various departments and offices, including boards and agencies that report directly to the City.

Victoria (B.C.)

Arthur J. Garesche fonds

  • PR-0007
  • Fonds
  • 1901-1911

Fonds consists of photographs showing scenes and events, mainly in Victoria, and the Garesche family.

Garesche, Arthur John, 1860-1952 (family)

Payne family fonds

  • PR-0008
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900]

Fonds consists of photographs of the farms of Harold and Gerald Payne and the Bradley-Dyne family on Saturna Island as well as scenes of North Saanich.

Payne, Gerald Fitzroy (family)

Michael McDonald fonds

  • PR-0009
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1916

Fonds consists of an album containing photographs of houses and people.

McDonald, Michael, d. 1968

Robert Douglas MacLachlan fonds

  • PR-0010
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1964 (predominantly 1909-1930)

Fonds consists of photographs of unidentified people, soldiers (World War I) and Victoria and Nanaimo scenes, as well as a scrapbook containing newspaper clippings of MacLachlan's advertisement for his brokerage business and other material.

MacLachlan, Robert Douglas, 1883-1969

George Harvey fonds

  • PR-0011
  • Fonds
  • [1863-1968]

Fonds consists of photographs of the Harvey home, family, servants, and Indian cairns.

Harvey, George John, 1859-1937

Chambers, Todd family fonds

  • PR-0012
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1935

Fonds consists primarily of glass plate and nitrate negatives, the majority of which are images of individuals and family groups, including members of the Chambers and Todd families.

Chambers, Arthur Hyde, Sr., 1852-1935 (family)

Ethel Bruce fonds

  • PR-0013
  • Fonds
  • 1869-1966 (predominantly 1914-1966)

Fonds consists primarily of material related to Ethel Bruce's career as a journalist including newspaper clippings, concert and theatre programmes, invitations, pamphlets, maps, photographs, correspondence and picture postcards.

Bruce, Ethel, d. 1968

Cameron family fonds

  • PR-0014
  • Fonds
  • [187-?]-1922

Fonds consists of photographs of the Duncan Cameron family, views of Victoria, Frank Cameron in his early automobiles, and Agnes Deans Cameron's 1908 expedition to the Canadian north.

Cameron, Duncan E., d. 1884 (family)

Muriel Evans fonds

  • PR-0015
  • Fonds
  • [1911?]-1968 (predominantly 1911-1945)

Fonds consists mostly of certificates, books, pamphlets, photographs, and a report related to Muriel Evans's work as a fingerprint expert, and her first aid and civil defence work during World War II.

Evans, Muriel

Thomas Rodney Cusack fonds

  • PR-0016
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1893-1920]

Fonds consists of photographs showing Thomas Cusack and others in early automobiling scenes as well as Victoria people, businesses, and ceremonies.

Cusack, Thomas Rodney, 1869-1925

Jones family fonds

  • PR-0017
  • Fonds
  • [188-]-1966

Fonds consists of photographs of individuals and groups, as well as views of Victoria and various public and private buildings.

Jones, Henry Humphrey, 1858-1954 (family)

Pauline family fonds

  • PR-0018
  • Fonds
  • 1896-1913

Fonds consists of photographs showing the Pauline and Fleming families and motoring excursions over the Malahat.

Pauline, Frederick, 1831-1918 (family)

William Penman fonds

  • PR-0019
  • Fonds
  • 1904-1962

Fonds consists of photographs, picture postcards, diaries, scrapbooks and miscellaneous printed material. The photographs include views of Manitoba, and Victoria and Vancouver Island; travels in North America, and Canadian military aircrew trainin...

Penman, William, 1878-1962

John Humbert McConnell fonds

  • PR-0020
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900-1920]

Fonds consists of one album containing photographs of mainly unidentified groups and individuals.

McConnell, John Humbert, d. 1963 (family)

Hudson W. Blake fonds

  • PR-0021
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1923

Fonds consists of photographs of relatives and friends of Hudson Blake's father William Alfred Blake. Group photos include classes at Oaklands School, lacrosse teams and Canadian Army units (World War I).

Blake, Hudson W.

Allwood family fonds

  • PR-0022
  • Fonds
  • 1921-1925

Fonds consists of photographs showing the construction of the Johnson Street Bridge, 1921-1923, and Eileen Allwood's reminiscences of the Pantages Theatre, 1919-1927.

Allwood, Frank Harold, 1889-1946

Lowe family fonds

  • PR-0023
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1987 (predominantly 1910-1934)

Fonds consists primarily of photographs of Victoria buildings and scenes.

Lowe, George, 1888-1978 (family)

John Barnsley fonds

  • PR-0024
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1890-1916]

Fonds consists of photographs of the Barnsley family, home, and business and some business records.

Barnsley, John, d. 1924 (family)

Roland Banyard fonds

  • PR-0025
  • Fonds
  • 1887-[197-?]

Fonds consists of photographs of Vancouver Island coastal scenes and maps of Greater Victoria and southwestern British Columbia.

Banyard, Roland

Dennis R. Harris fonds

  • PR-0026
  • Fonds
  • 1885-1929 (predominantly 1907-1929)

Fonds consists of mainly of diaries, letters, bills and cancelled cheques documenting Harris's career as a surveyor. Also included are family photographs and a map of Victoria Harbour.

Harris, Dennis Reginald, 1851-1932 (family)

James Slater fonds

  • PR-0027
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1912]

Fonds consists of photographs of horses and a delivery wagon belonging to West End Grocery Co. and Dixi H. Ross and Co., as well as interior and exterior views of the latter's store.

Slater, James

Walls family fonds

  • PR-0028
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1890-1945]

Fonds consists of photographs depicting Victoria and Vancouver Island scenes, the Walls family, World War I soldiers, and travels in California and England.

Walls, John Patmore, 1842-1925 (family)

Janet Bowden fonds

  • PR-0029
  • Fonds
  • 1904-[192-?] (predominantly 1904-1912)

Fonds consists of photographs of family and friends, houses, and coastal scenes.

Bowden, Janet, d. 1976

F. Morran Waller fonds

  • PR-0030
  • Fonds
  • 1872-1917

Fonds consists of records pertaining to the estate of Henry Waller, marriage certificates, agreement for sale of a lot in Victoria, and photographs of children.

Waller, Frederick Morran, 1916-1987

Frederick Elworthy fonds

  • PR-0031
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1890-1930]

Fonds consists of photographs of the Elworthy family and views of Victoria.

Elworthy, Frederick Barrington, Sr., 1854-1927 (family)

Robert Taylor Williams fonds

  • PR-0032
  • Fonds
  • 1824-1954 (predominantly 1882-1934)

Fonds consists mainly of photographs of the Williams family, views of Victoria, and group portraits of City Council. Also includes material about the Williams directory of British Columbia, as well as miscellaneous family documents.

Williams, Robert Taylor, 1849-1934 (family)

Fletcher family fonds

  • PR-0033
  • Fonds
  • [188-?]-1983

Fonds consists mainly of photographs of the Fletcher Bros. music store as well as Victoria businesses, homes, and people.

Fletcher, Thomas W., d. 1927

Lillian Shandley fonds

  • PR-0034
  • Fonds
  • 1884-1985

Fonds consists of miscellaneous family records and artifacts relating to Mrs. Shandley and her family.

Shandley, Lillian Rose, 1897-1993

Rattenbury family fonds

  • PR-0035
  • Fonds
  • 1864-1978

Fonds consists of photographs, diaries, letters, certificates, newspaper clippings, books, agreements and scrapbooks relating to the families of F.M. Rattenbury, Eric Burton and Sara Grogan Rattenbury.

Rattenbury, Francis Mawson, 1867-1935 (family)

William E. Gardner fonds

  • PR-0036
  • Fonds
  • 1894-1946

Fonds consists of photographs showing Captain William Gardner and various ships.

Gardner, William Edward, 1870-1947

Victoria E. Lemmax fonds

  • PR-0037
  • Fonds
  • 1897-1927

Fonds consists mainly of photographs of the Lemmax family and school-related photos and certificates.

Lemmax, Victoria Eleuthera, 1898-1991

Noel F. Lang fonds

  • PR-0038
  • Fonds
  • [Copied 1978]

Fonds consists of textual records relating to Noel Lang and Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway station names, as well as family photographs.

Lang, Noel Frederick, 1889-1967

Richard Hamilton Muirhead fonds

  • PR-0039
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900]-1984

Fonds consists mainly of photographs depicting Victoria streets, parks, buildings, and family members.

Muirhead, Richard Hamilton, d. 1979

William Otto Clunk fonds

  • PR-0040
  • Fonds
  • [Copied 1978]

Fonds consists of photographs of Girls' Central School and Victoria West School groups.

Clunk, William Otto, 1903-1988

Henry Saunders family fonds

  • PR-0041
  • Fonds
  • [Copied 1978]

Fonds consists of photographs of unidentified people and gardens.

Saunders, Henry, 1837-1904 (family)

Alex T. Stewart fonds

  • PR-0042
  • Fonds
  • [1917-1928]

Fonds consists mainly of photographs of airplanes and Victoria scenery.

Stewart, Alex T.

Toyo Takata fonds

  • PR-0043
  • Fonds
  • [Copied 1978]

Fonds consists of photographs of the Japanese Tea Garden in Gorge Park.

Takata, Toyo, 1920-2002

Donald B. MacPherson fonds

  • PR-0044
  • Fonds
  • 1894-1986

Fonds consists of reminiscences and photographs of whaling and tugboating.

MacPherson, Donald B., 1899-1985

Peter Steele family fonds

  • PR-0045
  • Fonds
  • 1835-[195-?] (predominantly 1870-1950)

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.

Steele, Peter, Sr., 1845-1902 (family)

Rita Hughes fonds

  • PR-0046
  • Fonds
  • [1873?-192-]

Fonds consists of six piano scores of operas autographed "Miss Helmcken 1873," who is believed to be Catherine Amelia Helmcken (later McTavish), Also included is a photograph of Mrs. Harry Helmcken in a limousine in Beacon Hill Park.

Hughes, Rita Cecilia, d. 1964

Dorothy Wilson fonds

  • PR-0047
  • Fonds
  • [1936-1979]

Fonds consists of photographs of the Russian Ballet School and programmes.

Wilson, Dorothy

Robert H.B. Ker fonds

  • PR-0048
  • Fonds
  • 1861-1925 (predominantly 1896-1925)

Fonds consists of photographs of unidentified people and places, postcards, and a map.

Ker, Robert Henry Brackman, 1895-1976

Muriel Thorne fonds

  • PR-0049
  • Fonds
  • [Copied 1979]

Fonds consists of photographs of the Ernie Seedhouse family, including the family gas station.

Thorne, Muriel

Gwen Hall fonds

  • PR-0050
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1949

Fonds consists of photographs of Gwen Hall and friends.

Hall, Gwen

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