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Archival description
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-0074 · Fonds · 1986-1995

Fonds consists mainly of textual records, photographs, and videos of the 1994 Commonwealth Games documenting the planning and hosting of the Games.

Victoria Commonwealth Games Society
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)
Clipping files collection
AC4 · Collection

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

Victoria (B.C.). Archives Division
PR-0287 · Fonds · 1921-1998

The fonds consists of minutes, membership lists, financial records, subject files, show catalogues and newsletters of the Victoria Horticultural Society and its predecessors, the Victoria and District Cottage Gardeners Mutual Improvement Association and the Victoria and District Gardener's Association.

Victoria Horticultural Society
Lim Li Bang fonds
PR-0139 · Fonds · [ca. 1890-1960]

Fonds consists of miscellaneous files, family photographs, and other material.

Lim Li Bang, 1880-1974 (family)
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
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 These published and unpublished City documents (CDs) include neighbourhood plans, transportation studies, heritage reports, downtown studies, as well as economic and social profiles, surveys,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.)
Madge Hamilton collection
PR-0058 · Collection · [189-]-1971

Fonds consists of photographs of Victoria homes.

Hamilton, Madge, 1893-1992
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
Bob Paterson collection
PR-0284 · Collection · 1945-1988

Collection consists primarily of photographs of streetcars, rail cars, and buses around Victoria. Also includes a small number of transportation-related magazines.

Paterson, Bob
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
Library collection
AC3 · Collection · 1877-present

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

Victoria (B.C.). Archives Division
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
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
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
PR-0224 · Fonds · 1929-1972

Fonds consists mainly of a cash journal, and business photographs.

Gillespie, Hart & Company
John Christian fonds
PR-0236 · Fonds · [ca. 1908-1920]

Fonds consists of photographs depicting the Christian and Cameron families and scenes of Victoria.

Christian, John, Capt., d. 1933
Joseph Grant fonds
PR-0190 · Fonds · [1930?]

Fonds consists of photographs of beaches, swimming scenes, and a basketball team.

Grant, Joseph Henderson, d. 1956
William J. Gower fonds
PR-0094 · Fonds · [ca. 1900-1920]

Fonds consists of photographs of the Gower family and family residence, the Ladysmith area, and of the businesses where William J. Gower worked.

Gower, William J.
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)
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
Flora Ina Irvine fonds
PR-0215 · Fonds · 1914-1926

Fonds consists mainly of school photographs.

Irvine, Flora Ina
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
Benedict Bantly fonds
PR-0281 · Fonds · [ca. 1910-1921]

Fonds consists of photographs of Bantly family members and friends, music students and street scenes.

Bantly, Benedict, 1878-1961
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
PR-0274 · Fonds · 1913-2007

Fonds consists of 23 series of organizational records, including constitution and bylaws, charter, annual reports, minutes, correspondence, financial statements, membership records, club bulletins, project records, conference and events records, historical files, scrapbooks, photographs, and artifacts.

Rotary Club
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)
PR-0285 · Collection · 1901-1939

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.

Grogan family fonds
PR-0280 · Fonds · 1892-1922

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.

Grogan, George (family)
Times-Colonist fonds
PR-0264 · Fonds · 1938-1983

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.

Times-Colonist
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
PR-0096 · Collection · [ca. 1899-1933]

Fonds consists of photographs documenting the construction of the Johnson St. Bridge.

Chapman, John Howard Arthur, 1862-1942
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
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)
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)
McDonald family fonds
PR-0009 · Fonds · [1920-1930]

Fonds consists of photographs of the family and their homes on McPherson (now Raynor) Avenue and Langford Street.

McDonald, Michael (family)
H.U. Knight fonds
PR-0073 · Fonds · 1918-1965

Fonds consists commercial studio photographs, camera sketches, and miscellaneous prints.

Knight, Harry Upperton, 1873-1973
Duncan D. McTavish fonds
PR-0263 · Fonds · [ca. 1900-1950]

Fonds consists of photographs of scenes of Victoria and reminiscences.

McTavish, Duncan Douglas, 1882-1967 (family)
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
Janet Bowden fonds
PR-0029 · Fonds · 1904-[192-?] (predominantly 1904-1912)

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.

Bowden, Janet, d. 1976
Spencer family fonds
PR-0083 · Fonds · [189-?]-1968

Fonds consists mainly of photographs of Spencer family members and their home.

Spencer, David, 1837-1920 (family)
Arion Male Voice Choir fonds
PR-0056 · Fonds · 1892-2014

Fonds consists of legal and financial records, concert-related materials, operational files, photographs, and history files.

Arion Male Voice Choir
Reginald J. Dove fonds
PR-0089 · Fonds · 1926-1957

Fonds consists of photographs and a scrapbook documenting the construction of Christ Church Cathedral.

Dove, Reginald J.
Campbell Studio fonds
PR-0108 · Fonds · 1918-1949

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.

Campbell Studio
David Chuen-yan Lai fonds
PR-0209 · Fonds · 1979-1986

Fonds consists of records documenting Lai's efforts at revitalizing Victoria's Chinatown.

Lai, Chuen-yan David
Dave Hutchison fonds
PR-0051 · Fonds · [Copied 1979]

Fonds consists of photographs of the Victoria Oddfellows Hall, Fernwood Road, and coal scows in the Inner Harbour.

Hutchison, Dave
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