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Archival description
Dilworth family fonds
PR-0278 · Fonds · [186-?]-1948

Fonds consists primarily of photographic prints of John and Elizabeth Dilworth and their children, as well as their extended families, the Dilworths and Mawhinneys.

Dilworth, John (family)
AC6 · Collection · [187-]-1983

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.

Helmcken, Ainslie James, 1900-1987
R.L. Pocock fonds
PR-0282 · Fonds · [ca. 189-?]-[193-]

Fonds consists of glass plate and nitrate negatives taken for the Daily Colonist newspaper and the photographer’s private use. The images date from between the 1890s and 1930s and include images of the Pocock family and friends, WWI military groups, buildings (including Fire Halls), sports events (including the VIAA swim team and the Victoria Golf Club), city and street views, as well as images of China and the interior of British Columbia.

Pocock, R.L., 1874-1943
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)
Lucy Anna Little fonds
PR-0093 · Fonds · 1828-1978

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.

Little, Lucy Anna, 1895-1977
Joseph Wilson fonds
PR-0060 · Fonds · 1834-1892

Fonds consists of financial records, correspondence, a diary, family estate records, partnership records, personal estate records, and a real estate journal.

Wilson, Joseph, 1806-1892
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)
Miscellanea collection
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.

Victoria (B.C.). Archives Division
PR-0252 · Collection · [ca. 1850]-1986

Collection consists mainly of photographs of Victoria people, places, and events and souvenir booklets.

Helmcken, Ainslie James, 1900-1987
Bossi family fonds
PR-0140 · Fonds · 1852-1949 (predominantly 1875-1896)

Fonds consists of photographs of family and the Point Ellice Bridge disaster, and other material.

Bossi (family)
Mouat family fonds
PR-0275 · Fonds · 1852-1932

Fonds consists primarily of personal records of the family, including correspondence, photographs, a scrapbook, a school exercise book, and published material. The fonds also includes William Alexander Mouat’s business records.

Mouat, William Alexander, Capt., 1821-1871
Burton family fonds
PR-0279 · Fonds · 1857-1940

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.

Burton, Walter F. (family)
Charles Hayward fonds
PR-0118 · Fonds · 1859-1937

Fonds consists of Hayward's 1862 diary, Hayward and Jenkinson ledgers, mining company records, and other material.

Hayward, Charles, 1839-1919
W & J Wilson Limited fonds
PR-0062 · Fonds · 1859-1987

Fonds includes correspondence and financial, building, and employment records. There are also advertisements and notices to customers, orders, shipping lists, stock inventories, catalogues and price lists. Also included are a variety of clippings, broadcasts, photographs, and artifacts.

W & J Wilson
Cridge-Laundy family fonds
PR-0076 · Fonds · 1859-1976

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.

Laundy, Thomas Herbert, 1865-1957 (family)
William Wilson fonds
PR-0063 · Fonds · 1860-1922 (predominantly 1880-1922)

Fonds includes financial records, correspondence, and records of businesses such as the Belmont Tannery and Capital City Canning and Packing. Also included are records relating to executor activities, loans, real estate and property, mining and mineral claims, estates, clubs, and family.

Wilson, William, 1838-1922
Miller family fonds
PR-0082 · Fonds · [ca. 1860]-1948

Fonds consists mainly of photographs of the family home and scenes around Victoria, and well as collected prints depicting various aspects of British Columbia.

Miller, Frank Gerard (family)
Rout Harvey family fonds
PR-0211 · Fonds · [ca. 1860-1890]

Fonds consists of family photographs.

Harvey, Rout, 1827-1905 (family)
City directories collection
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, 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.

Victoria (B.C.). Archives Division
PR-0273 · Collection · 1861-[194-?]

The collection consists mainly of photographs relating to Helmcken House, the opening of the Royal Jubilee Hospital, and the 15th Artillery Brigade CCF.

Helmcken, John Sebastian, Jr., b. 1896
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.)
PR-0057 · Fonds · 1863-1995

Fonds includes minutes, scrapbooks, financial records, reports, bylaws, photographs and publications.
Also included are minutes and cashbook of the British Columbia Board of Trade Building Association, an organization established in 1892 to fund construction of the Board of Trade building in Bastion Square.

Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce
George Harvey fonds
PR-0011 · Fonds · [1863-1968]

Fonds consists of photographs of the Harvey home, family, servants, and First Nations burial cairns.

Harvey, George John, 1859-1937
PR-0128 · Fonds · 1864-1877

Fonds consists of a cash journal.

St. John the Divine Anglican Church (Victoria, B.C.)
PR-0087 · Fonds · 1865-1990

Fonds consists of administrative, financial, operational, and membership records, as well as officers' files.

Native Sons and Daughters of British Columbia
Helmcken family fonds
PR-0272 · Fonds · [ca. 1865]-1975

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.

Helmcken, John Sebastian, 1824-1920
Floyd, Johnston family fonds
PR-0099 · Fonds · [ca. 1866-1920] (predominantly 1895-1920)

Fonds consists of family photographs of the Floyd and Johnston families.

Floyd, James Sterling, 1867-1922 (family)
William Andrew Mulcahy fonds
PR-0286 · Fonds · [ca. 1867-1929]

Fonds consists of glass plate negatives of unidentified adults and children (presumably members of the extended Mulcahy family), William Mulcahy during his employment with the B.C. Electric Railway, streetcars, street scenes, and buildings. Also includes a scrapbook of clippings pertaining to the City of Victoria council that belonged to Frank Campbell, a tobacconist.

Mulcahy, William Andrew, 1883-1955
Henderson family fonds
PR-0088 · Fonds · 1868-1950

Fonds consists of photographs, reminiscences, political files, certificates, and other material relating to the various activities of family members.

Henderson, Anton, Sr., 1853-1950
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
PR-0270 · Fonds · 1869-1974

Fonds consists of operational records relating to the funeral business including correspondence, financial records, meeting minutes, and cemetery records.

B.C. Funeral Company Ltd.
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)
S.A. Spencer fonds
PR-0106 · Fonds · [ca. 1870-1885]

Fonds consists of commercial photographic portraits.

Spencer, Stephen Allen, 1829-1911
PR-0142 · Fonds · [ca. 1870-1900]

Fonds consists of photographs of the Lewis family and the Langford farmhouse.

Lewis, Herbert George, 1828-1905 (family)
City documents collection
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 economic and social profiles, surveys, and architectural proposals.

Victoria (B.C.)
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
Fatt, Sutton family fonds
PR-0067 · Fonds · [ca. 1872-1916]

Fonds consists of photographs of the Fatt and Sutton families, soldiers, school children, Vancouver Island Steam Engine, and Gorge Park.

Fatt, Norman B. (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
Walter Englehardt fonds
PR-0233 · Fonds · 1875-1962

Fonds consists of records relating to Englehardt's term as a City employee, as well as his memberships in the James Bay Athletic Association and Vancouver Island Philatelic Society.

Englehardt, Walter
Isabel Munn fonds
PR-0098 · Fonds · [ca. 1875-1920]

Fonds consists mostly of photographs of the Munn, Williams and Morrow families.

Munn, Florence Isabel
PR-0184 · Fonds · 1875-1935

Fonds consists of agreements and correspondence relating to the development and subdivision of the Bradley-Dyne property located at Union Bay in the Saanich Inlet.

Coles, Howell and Company
Library collection
AC3 · Collection · 1877-present

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

Victoria (B.C.). Archives Division
PR-0234 · Fonds · [ca. 1878-1900]

Fonds consists of photographs of Elizabeth Kezia Sehl and a published volume of pictures of Victoria.

Sehl, Francis Thomas Styles
Joseph William Rowland fonds
PR-0141 · Fonds · 1879-1921

Fonds consists of business records and correspondence.

Rowland, Joseph William, d. 1949
Rattenbury family fonds
PR-0035 · Fonds · 1879-1982

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.

Rattenbury, Francis Mawson, 1867-1935 (family)
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)
Maude Lendrum fonds
PR-0144 · Fonds · [ca. 1880-1915]

Fonds consists mainly of photographs depicting the Fell, Moss, Porter and Worthington families, and buildings in the Victoria region.

Lendrum, Maude, b. 1910
Donaldson, Clay family fonds
PR-0178 · Fonds · [ca. 1880-1920]

Fonds consists Mainly of photographs of the Clay and Donaldson families and their friends.

Donaldson (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