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Prince Rupert Fonds Family and personal life
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Peter and Mary Lester fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1958-1993

The fonds consists of records referring to Peter Lester's time as mayor. There is one item of correspondence from the State of Alaska thanking Peter for travelling to Ketchikan for the inauguration of MV Wickersmith in 1968. There are photographs taken between 1958-1992 of trips to China and Japan, the unveiling of the restored Japanese fishing boat Kazu Maru in Prince Rupert's Mariner's Park, the interior of the courthouse and CityWest, city crews, road construction, streets, official openings, presentations and visits by politicians. There are also photographs of the fire hall on Fulton Street, the swimming pool on 2nd Ave., parks, housing, the airport ferry, golf course, ball fields, sawmill, the seaplane base at Seal Cove, Philip M. Ray Insurance and Travel, the Chatham Daycare, RCMP and RCMP ball, a baseball team and Bernice Liu being honoured at a celebration. There is also a photograph of mayor and council when Dr. R.G. Large became Freeman of the City in 1977. There are cassette recordings from interviews on radio with Peter and some of dictated letters from the mayor's office, a diary from 1961, newspaper clippings from 1958-1966, and certificates. It contains a certificate Mary received from the Prince Rupert Community Council and negatives, film cassettes and film indexes that depicting community celebrations and family events such as birthdays, parades, dance recitals, weddings and graduations from 1988 to 1993.

Lester, Peter

Gordon family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1919-1982

The fonds consists of photographs related to scenes and events in Prince Rupert, on the Skeena River, and in Terrace and records related to the Gordon family, Gordon's Grocery and Gordon's Hardware. It includes 39 photographs depicting train wreck of Engine No. 101 on the Skeena, the opening celebration of the Skeena Highway in Terrace (1944), scenes in Prince Rupert including a man with halibut catch, view of the federal building, Freddi Wingham [ca. 192-], the opening of the Friendship House (1958), Alder Park with totem poles [ca. 193-], CN Park, "Queen of Prince Rupert" and its first visit to the city in June 1966, 2nd Avenue West and 3rd Street, and the Presbyterian Church (1992). It also includes a letter to Mrs. Robert Gordon regarding the opening of the Skeena Highway (1944), a postcard addressed to Olive Mae Gordon (1946), an account ledger for Gordon's Grocery (1919-1920), Profit and Loss Account Ledger for Gordon's Hardware (1945-1946), a certificate for the Tsimpsian Grand Lodge in Vancouver (1930), a certificate for Olive Mae Gordon's graduation from the Prince Rupert General Hospital Nursing School (1930), blueprints for the Gordon's Home at 234 4th Avenue East (for former owner Mr. Maquire), blueprints showing a map of the Skeena River and vicinity of Khatada to Prince Rupert, Location Plan for Terrace, B.C. (1942), Lakelse Lake Lot Plan (1919), and blueprints for Gordon's Hardware. There is a booklet with instructions for mounting and wearing decorations, campaign starts and medals along with a decal, a poster with Instructions to be observed in the event of an enemy attack, a blackout map for Prince Rupert, and an Aurora (1937). Other artifacts include a nursing cape, calendar with themometre from Gordon's Hardware (1958) and a 68th Coast Bty. R.C.A. crest. It also includes the program for the auction sale of Prince Rupert lots in Vancouver on May 25 and 29, 1909 with pencilled numbers and notes, a booklet from 1923 with newspaper pages and section maps of Prince Rupert for the City Assessment Roll, regulations and tariff of fees, rentals and charges under the water act from 1939, maps of Prince Rupert sections 5 and 6 from 1909, and a BC pre-emptors map, from 1929.

Gordon (family : Prince Rupert, B.C.)

Gurvich family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1912, 1944, 1967

The fonds consists of photographs taken in Prince Rupert and documents relating to Nick Gurvich. It includes photographs of a "Men's Own Basketball Team" (1912), Gyro Club (1948), the fire at Columbia Cellulose (1967) and drawings of the Canadian Government Grain Elevator in camouflage during the Second World War (1944), a Department of Labour Mobilization sheet for Nick John Gurvich (1944), War Savings Canada stamp, and a war savings certificate for Nickolas Gurvich.

Gurvich (family)

W. Joe Scott fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1940-1984

The fonds consists of records relating to Joe Scott's private and public life. It includes correspondence, financial information, business records, certificates, photographs and negatives, journal entries, speeches, court records, receipts for explosive purchases, minutes, society records, corporate and personal income tax returns, and newspaper clippings.

Scott, W. Joe

John Robert Service fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1931-1939

The fonds consists of photographs of the Central Hotel, its employees and relatives of the owners Peter and Cora Elizabeth Black. It also includes photos taken during the trips to and from Prince Rupert, collected by John Robert Service who visited the Central Hotel to see his grandmother, Cora Black, between 1931 and 1939.

Service, John Robert

McArthur family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1938-1960

The fonds consists of photographs of family in friends and textual records including personal correspondence, household receipts, a weighing station tally sheet for crab catches, and ephemera.

McArthur (family)

McCaffery family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1921-1941

The fonds consists of photographs of the McCaffery family. It includes family and friends in Prince Rupert and at boarding school and family holidays at places such as the family's summer home in Qualicum Beach.

McCaffery (family)

Vance Family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1912-1945

The fonds consists of personal and business records from the Vance family. It includes correspondence, reports, receipts, cards, invitations, an income tax notice, a certificate of enrollment in the Presbyterian church, an officer's medical record for A.D. Vance, and four photographs.

Vance family

Don Hamilton fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1940-[195-]

The fonds consists of both black and white and colour photographs with 2 photograph albums taken by Don Hamilton during the 1940s and 1950s when he worked in various fish plants in British Columbia. They include photographs of operations at Carlisle, Bones Bay, and Butedale canneries. There are some photographs depicting family and friends, Claire Salter, Norman Christenson, Charles McMillan, William Malcom, and Sylvester Anthony MacDonald in a way of life enjoyed by people living at the canneries. There are also photographs of the RCAF MTB Rescue Boat M-234, five vessels named Mary K, Venture, Sambo Point, Coquitlam, and Cape Calvert, as well as helicopters and float planes used for a rescue operation when a U.S. Bomber crew ditched on Princess Royal Island in the 1950s (Broken Arrow). Also includes a hand painted photograph of a paddle wheeler, and photographs of Vancouver.

Hamilton, Don

John L. MacIntosh Family fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1906-1933

The fonds consists of photographs, nitrate negatives, and textual records belonging to John L. MacIntosh. It includes photographs of people in Prince Rupert, including employees at the Prince Rupert firehall, relatives and friends of the MacIntosh family, and the Grand Trunk steamship S.S. Prince Rupert grounded on Ripple Rock. It also includes correspondence to John L. MacIntosh and an invoice for his brother, Robert M. MacIntosh.

John L. MacIntosh family

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