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Violet Eagles in the garden

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto37188
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1939] (date of original), copied 1996
Collection/Fonds
Eagles family collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 17 cm print
Item No.
331-006
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Violet Eagles standing in the garden at the Eagles Estate with a another woman and a child and a dog.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1939] (date of original), copied 1996
Collection/Fonds
Eagles family collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
331-006
Accession Number
BHS996-21
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 17 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Violet Eagles standing in the garden at the Eagles Estate with a another woman and a child and a dog.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Gardens
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Buildings - Heritage
Animals - Dogs
Names
Eagles, Dr. Violet
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 5655 Sperling Avenue
Burnaby - Sperling Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
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Violet Eagles with delphiniums

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto37191
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1960] (date of original), copied 1996
Collection/Fonds
Eagles family collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 17 cm print
Item No.
331-009
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Violet Eagles standing amongst the delphiniums in her garden.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1960] (date of original), copied 1996
Collection/Fonds
Eagles family collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
331-009
Accession Number
BHS996-21
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 17 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of Violet Eagles standing amongst the delphiniums in her garden.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Gardens
Names
Eagles, Dr. Violet
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 5655 Sperling Avenue
Burnaby - Sperling Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1926
Collection/Fonds
Eagles family collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 11 cm
Item No.
404-004
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Dr. Violet Eagles (nee Dunbar) standing next to an automobile at an unknown location. This photograph was taken prior to her marriage to Dr. Blythe Eagles.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1926
Collection/Fonds
Eagles family collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
404-004
Accession Number
BHS2000-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 11 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of Dr. Violet Eagles (nee Dunbar) standing next to an automobile at an unknown location. This photograph was taken prior to her marriage to Dr. Blythe Eagles.
Names
Eagles, Dr. Violet
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph.
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Violet Eagles on Deer Lake

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto38312
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1933
Collection/Fonds
Eagles family collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 7 x 8.7 cm
Item No.
404-005
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Dr. Violet Eagles skating on Deer Lake.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1933
Collection/Fonds
Eagles family collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
404-005
Accession Number
BHS2000-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 7 x 8.7 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of Dr. Violet Eagles skating on Deer Lake.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Lakes and Ponds
Sports - Skating
Names
Eagles, Dr. Violet
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph.
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Deer Lake
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Oakalla Area
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1926
Collection/Fonds
Eagles family collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 11 .7 cm
Item No.
404-009
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Violet Eagles (nee Dunbar) at an unspecified location.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1926
Collection/Fonds
Eagles family collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
404-009
Accession Number
BHS2000-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 11 .7 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of Violet Eagles (nee Dunbar) at an unspecified location.
Names
Eagles, Dr. Violet
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
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Violet Dunbar at King Beach farm

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto38319
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1922
Collection/Fonds
Eagles family collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : 6.5 x 8.5 cm
Item No.
404-012
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Violet Dunbar at King Beach farm (Dewdney, BC) working in the garden.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1922
Collection/Fonds
Eagles family collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
404-012
Accession Number
BHS2000-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : 6.5 x 8.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of Violet Dunbar at King Beach farm (Dewdney, BC) working in the garden.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Gardens
Names
Eagles, Dr. Violet
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph.
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Dewdney
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Violet Eagles outside her home

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto38323
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1939
Collection/Fonds
Eagles family collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.5 x 9 cm + 1 b&w negative ; 6 x 5 cm
Item No.
404-015
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Violet Eagles and a friend standing on the lower lawn in front of the Eagles' estate at Deer Lake.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1939
Collection/Fonds
Eagles family collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
404-015
Accession Number
BHS2000-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6.5 x 9 cm + 1 b&w negative ; 6 x 5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of Violet Eagles and a friend standing on the lower lawn in front of the Eagles' estate at Deer Lake.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Gardens
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Buildings - Heritage
Names
Eagles, Dr. Violet
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph.
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 5655 Sperling Avenue
Burnaby - Sperling Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Images
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Violet Eagles in a canoe

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto58059
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[before 1921]
Collection/Fonds
Eagles family collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.5 x 5.6 cm
Item No.
491-007
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Violet Evelyn Dunbar (later Dr. Violet Eagles) as a young woman seated in a boat in the woods. Violet Dunbar married Dr. Bylthe Eagles on June 25, 1930.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[before 1921]
Collection/Fonds
Eagles family collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
491-007
Accession Number
BHS991-18
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.5 x 5.6 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of Violet Evelyn Dunbar (later Dr. Violet Eagles) as a young woman seated in a boat in the woods. Violet Dunbar married Dr. Bylthe Eagles on June 25, 1930.
Names
Eagles, Dr. Violet
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
British Columbia
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Mrs. Dunbar and Dr. Violet Eagles

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto38310
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
August 1964
Collection/Fonds
Eagles family collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 9 x 12.7 cm
Item No.
404-003
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Mrs. Dunbar and Violet Eagles, taken outside a home at 8th and Dunbar, Vancouver.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
August 1964
Collection/Fonds
Eagles family collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
404-003
Accession Number
BHS2000-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 9 x 12.7 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Mrs. Dunbar and Violet Eagles, taken outside a home at 8th and Dunbar, Vancouver.
Names
Dunbar, Mrs.
Eagles, Dr. Violet
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Vancouver
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Christina North and Violet Dunbar at the Beach

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto38317
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1921
Collection/Fonds
Eagles family collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 11 cm
Item No.
404-010
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Christina North (left) and Violet Dunbar (right) wearing bathing costumes and posing for the camera at an unidentified beach.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1921
Collection/Fonds
Eagles family collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
404-010
Accession Number
BHS2000-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 11 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of Christina North (left) and Violet Dunbar (right) wearing bathing costumes and posing for the camera at an unidentified beach.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Beaches
Sports - Swimming
Names
Eagles, Dr. Violet
North, Christina
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
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Violet Dunbar and Christina North in masquerade costumes

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto38320
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1922
Collection/Fonds
Eagles family collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6 x 8 cm
Item No.
404-013
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Violet Dunbar (left) and Christina North (right) dressed in masquerade costumes at the King Beach farm in Dewdney, BC.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1922
Collection/Fonds
Eagles family collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
404-013
Accession Number
BHS2000-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6 x 8 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of Violet Dunbar (left) and Christina North (right) dressed in masquerade costumes at the King Beach farm in Dewdney, BC.
Subjects
Clothing - Costumes
Names
Eagles, Dr. Violet
North, Christina
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph.
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Dewdney
Images
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Marion Lawrence and Violet Eagles

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto39802
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1931
Collection/Fonds
Eagles family collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 7 x 11.5 cm
Item No.
404-014
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Marion Lawrence (right) and Violet Eagles (left) seated on the front steps of an unidentified home.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1931
Collection/Fonds
Eagles family collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
404-014
Accession Number
BHS2000-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 7 x 11.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Marion Lawrence (right) and Violet Eagles (left) seated on the front steps of an unidentified home.
Names
Eagles, Dr. Violet
Lawrence, Marion
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph.
Images
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Studio portrait of Violet Eagles

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto58056
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1917 and 1920]
Collection/Fonds
Eagles family collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15.1 x 11 cm
Item No.
491-006
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph portait of Violet Evelyn Dunbar (later Dr. Violet Eagles) as a young woman seated in a chair. Violet Dunbar married Bylthe Eagles on June 25, 1930.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1917 and 1920]
Collection/Fonds
Eagles family collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
491-006
Accession Number
BHS991-18
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15.1 x 11 cm
Material Details
Photograph is mounted on studio card
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph portait of Violet Evelyn Dunbar (later Dr. Violet Eagles) as a young woman seated in a chair. Violet Dunbar married Bylthe Eagles on June 25, 1930.
Photographer
Okamura, P.L.
Names
Eagles, Dr. Violet
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in black ink on bottom of photograph mount reads: "P.L.Okaumura"
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Drs. Blythe and Violet Eagles Estate

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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Civic Address
5655 Sperling Avenue
Description
The Drs. Blythe and Violet Eagles Estate is a one hectare property located within Deer Lake Park in Burnaby. The property encompasses a carefully conceived garden of local, non-conventional, and exotic plantings. Conceived as a series of rockeries and terraces, the garden cascades from the house do…
Associated Dates
1929
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Other Names
Eagles Estate Heritage Garden
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Other Names
Eagles Estate Heritage Garden
Civic Address
5655 Sperling Avenue
Associated Dates
1929
Formal Recognition
Heritage Designation, Community Heritage Register
Enactment Type
Bylaw No. 11592
Enactment Date
15/09/2003
Description
The Drs. Blythe and Violet Eagles Estate is a one hectare property located within Deer Lake Park in Burnaby. The property encompasses a carefully conceived garden of local, non-conventional, and exotic plantings. Conceived as a series of rockeries and terraces, the garden cascades from the house down towards the waterfront, divided by paths and strips of plantings.
Heritage Value
The Eagles Estate is significant because of its unique character within Burnaby’s Deer Lake Park heritage precinct, and the people who were its creators and residents. The garden is a unique expression of the talents and tastes of both the Eagles and Frank Ebenezer Buck (1875-1970). Buck served as the Assistant Dominion Horticulturist in charge of landscape horticulture and floriculture in Ottawa from 1912. In 1920, he was head of the Horticultural Department and the Campus Landscape Architect at the University of British Columbia. He established the plan for the Eagles garden while Dr. Blythe Alfred Eagles (1902-1990), the long-time Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture at UBC, selected many of the plantings. The Eagles themselves designed the house as a romantic cottage inspired by the British Arts and Crafts style. Trained in enzyme chemistry, Dr. Violet Evelyn (Dunbar) Eagles (1899-1994) was an enthusiastic amateur gardener, and was perhaps the driving force behind the maintenance and continued development of the garden. The Eagles were also well known in Burnaby for their active volunteerism in the local community as well as at UBC. When Simon Fraser University opened in Burnaby as the Greater Vancouver’s second university, the Eagles, in particular Violet, became well-known for entertaining dignitaries and special guests of the university in their lavish garden. Drs. Blythe and Violet Eagles were recognized for their good citizenship and the ongoing use of their garden for charitable Burnaby-based functions and celebrations.
Defining Elements
Due to the extensive and varied nature of the garden, the character-defining elements of the Eagles Estate are many and complex. The elements that encompass the character of the site include its: - British Arts and Crafts-inspired house with original exterior features such as a picturesque roofline, stucco cladding and six- and eight-paned steel-frame casement windows, and original interior features such as the central fireplace, wood floors and kitchen cabinetry - formal staircase leading to the north (formal entry) side of the house - carefully planned yet informal garden design, with 'garden rooms' used to create intimacy - terraced landscape cascading from the house down to the garden - incorporation of local, exotic, flowering and non-flowering plants. - contrast of manicured versus freely growing landscape elements - use of wood lattice fencing gates, arbors and trellis
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Community
Burnaby
Cadastral Identifier
P.I.D. No. 007-302-801 Legal Description: Lot 143, District Lot 85, Group 1, New Westminster District, Plan 36335
Boundaries
The Eagles Estate is comprised of a single municipally-owned property located at 5655 Sperling Avenue, Burnaby.
Area
6,403.91
Contributing Resource
Building
Landscape Feature
Documentation
Heritage Site Files: PC77000 20. City of Burnaby Planning and Building Department, 4949 Canada Way, Burnaby, B.C., V5G 1M2
Name Access
Eagles, Dr. Blythe
Eagles, Dr. Violet
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 5655 Sperling Avenue
Street View URL
Google Maps Street View
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Eagles house and landscaping

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto37192
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1939] (date of original), copied 1996
Collection/Fonds
Eagles family collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 17 cm print
Item No.
331-010
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Drs. Blythe and Violet Eagles standing outside of their house with two other couples.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1939] (date of original), copied 1996
Collection/Fonds
Eagles family collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
331-010
Accession Number
BHS996-21
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 17 cm print
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Drs. Blythe and Violet Eagles standing outside of their house with two other couples.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Gardens
Buildings - Residences - Houses
Buildings - Heritage
Names
Eagles, Dr. Blythe
Eagles, Dr. Violet
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 5655 Sperling Avenue
Burnaby - Sperling Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Morley-Buckingham Area
Images
Less detail

Christina North, Violet Dunbar and Jim Lawrence

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto38315
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1926]
Collection/Fonds
Eagles family collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 11 cm
Item No.
404-008
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph shows three young people posing for the picture, seated on a piece of driftwood at the beach. The location is unknown, but the people are identified as Christina North, Violet Dunbar, Jim Lawrence.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1926]
Collection/Fonds
Eagles family collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
404-008
Accession Number
BHS2000-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 11 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph shows three young people posing for the picture, seated on a piece of driftwood at the beach. The location is unknown, but the people are identified as Christina North, Violet Dunbar, Jim Lawrence.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Beaches
Names
Eagles, Dr. Violet
Lawrence, Jim
North, Christina
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph.
Images
Less detail

Studio portrait of Drs Blythe and Violet Eagles

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto58039
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1950 and 1960]
Collection/Fonds
Eagles family collection
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.8 cm in window mat 20 x 23 cm
Item No.
491-002
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph is a studio portait of Drs. Bylthe and Violet Eages. Violet is holding a large boquet of flowers.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1950 and 1960]
Collection/Fonds
Eagles family collection
Description Level
File
Item No.
491-002
Accession Number
BHS991-18
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.8 cm in window mat 20 x 23 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph is a studio portait of Drs. Bylthe and Violet Eages. Violet is holding a large boquet of flowers.
Names
Eagles, Dr. Blythe
Eagles, Dr. Violet
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Handwritten note in black ink on photograph reads: "Woodwards'/ Vancip"
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Evelyn Salisbury and Dr Violet Eagles

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto58149
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[before 1989]
Collection/Fonds
Evelyn Salisbury collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w : 12 x 17 cm (sight) in frame 14.5 x 19.5 x 0.5 cm
Item No.
261-002
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Framed portrait photograph of Evelyn Salisbury and Dr Violet Eagles.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[before 1989]
Collection/Fonds
Evelyn Salisbury collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
261-002
Accession Number
BHS991-24
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w : 12 x 17 cm (sight) in frame 14.5 x 19.5 x 0.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Framed portrait photograph of Evelyn Salisbury and Dr Violet Eagles.
Names
Eagles, Dr. Violet
Eagles, Dr. Blythe
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
1 b&w copy negative accompanying
Handwritten note about the Eagles' Salisbury Scholarship attached to verso of frame.
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Interview with Dr Blythe Eagles and Dr Violet Eagles 10-Jun-75 - Track 1

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Dr Blythe Alfred Eagles memories of growing up in New Westminster and visiting Burnaby with family. Dr Violet Evelyn (Dunbar) Eagles mentions when and where she was born.
Date Range
1899-1919
Length
0:07:22
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Dr Blythe Alfred Eagles memories of growing up in New Westminster and visiting Burnaby with family. Dr Violet Evelyn (Dunbar) Eagles mentions when and where she was born.
Date Range
1899-1919
Photo Info
Mrs. Dunbar, Dr. Blythe Eagles and Dr. Violet (Dunbar) Eagles, June 1967. Item no. 404-002
Length
0:07:22
Subject
Agriculture - Fruit and Berries
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Douglas Road
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
10-Jun-75
Scope and Content
Recording is a taped interview with Dr Blythe Eagles and his wife Dr Violet Eagles by SFU (Simon Fraser University) graduate student Bettina Bradbury (and Ross S. McLeod) June 10, 1975. Major themes discussed are: the Depression, the War Years and Burnaby Lake District. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
Blythe's paternal grandparents, Charles and Maude Eagles immigrated to New Westminster in 1887. Their son Jack married Amelia Jane Johnston, and Blythe Eagles was born in New Westminster in 1902. In 1918 Blythe enrolled at the University of British Columbia, and took a Physiology class with eight other top students - his future wife, Violet Dunbar was the lone woman in the class. Blythe graduated in 1922, winning the Governor General's Gold Medal as top student. He received his MA in 1924 and his PhD in 1926 from the University of Toronto. He then completed his post-doctoral study at the National Institute for Medical Research in London, England. In 1933 Dr. Eagles became head of the Department of Dairying (1936-1955), Chairman of the Division of Animal Science (1955-1967), and Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture (in 1949 until his retirement in 1967). In 1968 he received an Honourary Doctor of Science Award from UBC Blythe was also one of the first appointments to the Burnaby Town Planning Commission. Violet Evelyn Dunbar was born September 29, 1899 in Ontario, the eldest child of John and Mary (Tompson) Dunbar. Violet attained her BA in 1921 and MA in 1922 from the University of British Columbia. In 1922 she attended the Provincial Normal School and within six months had a teaching certificate and taught at Lord Hudson School in 1923. In September 1923 she was awarded a two-year scholarship to the University of Toronto, where she joined Blythe in the Bio-Chemistry Department. She received a second MA and a PhD in 1929. Her graduate studies entailed research in pure proteins and enzymes related to the commercial production of cheese. Through this work she was recognized as one of the leading enzyme chemists in the country, being a senior lab instructor of biochemistry. Violet was one of the founders of the Burnaby Council of Women and active member of the International Council of Women. Blythe and Violet Eagles purchased property at Deer Lake in 1929 and began construction of their home shortly before their marriage on June 25, 1930. The Drs. Blythe and Violet Eagles Estate is a unique expression of the talents and tastes of both the Eagles and Frank Ebenezer Buck (1875-1970) who was head of the Horticultural Department and the Campus Landscape Architect at U.B.C. and established the plan for the Eagles garden while Blythe selected many of the plantings. The Eagles themselves designed the house as a romantic cottage inspired by the British Arts and Crafts style. Violet was an enthusiastic amateur gardener, maintaining and continually developing the garden. The Eagles were active volunteers in the local community as well as at UBC. When Simon Fraser University opened in Burnaby, they became well-known for entertaining dignitaries and special guests of the university in their lavish garden. After Violet's death in 1993, the estate was sold to the City of Burnaby. The funds were used to establish a Chair in Agriculture at the University of British Columbia in their memory.
Total Tracks
11
Total Length
1:24:01
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Eagles, Dr. Blythe
Eagles, Dr. Violet
Interviewer Bio
Bettina Bradbury teaches history and women's studies at York University. She is the author of Wife to Widow. Lives, Laws and Politics in Nineteenth-century Montreal. (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, June 2011), 520p; Working Families. Age, Gender and Daily Survival in Industrializing Montreal. (Toronto: Canadian Social History Series, McClelland and Stewart, 1993); (Republished Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1996) (3rd edition, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007). These interviews were undertaken after she completed her MA at Simon Fraser University in 1975 with the support of an LIP grant.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-08_Track_1
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
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Track one of interview with Dr Blythe Eagles and Dr Violet Eagles

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Interview with Dr Blythe Eagles and Dr Violet Eagles 10-Jun-75 - Track 2

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Dr Blythe Alfred Eagles and Dr Violet Evelyn (Dunbar) Eagles' thoughts on the Boom years, the houses and development at Deer Lake and the south slope of Vancouver and developments in transportation.
Date Range
1896-1912
Length
0:04:13
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Dr Blythe Alfred Eagles and Dr Violet Evelyn (Dunbar) Eagles' thoughts on the Boom years, the houses and development at Deer Lake and the south slope of Vancouver and developments in transportation.
Date Range
1896-1912
Photo Info
Mrs. Dunbar, Dr. Blythe Eagles and Dr. Violet (Dunbar) Eagles, June 1967. Item no. 404-002
Length
0:04:13
Subject
Agriculture - Fruit and Berries
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
10-Jun-75
Scope and Content
Recording is a taped interview with Dr Blythe Eagles and his wife Dr Violet Eagles by SFU (Simon Fraser University) graduate student Bettina Bradbury (and Ross S. McLeod) June 10, 1975. Major themes discussed are: the Depression, the War Years and Burnaby Lake District. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
Blythe's paternal grandparents, Charles and Maude Eagles immigrated to New Westminster in 1887. Their son Jack married Amelia Jane Johnston, and Blythe Eagles was born in New Westminster in 1902. In 1918 Blythe enrolled at the University of British Columbia, and took a Physiology class with eight other top students - his future wife, Violet Dunbar was the lone woman in the class. Blythe graduated in 1922, winning the Governor General's Gold Medal as top student. He received his MA in 1924 and his PhD in 1926 from the University of Toronto. He then completed his post-doctoral study at the National Institute for Medical Research in London, England. In 1933 Dr. Eagles became head of the Department of Dairying (1936-1955), Chairman of the Division of Animal Science (1955-1967), and Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture (in 1949 until his retirement in 1967). In 1968 he received an Honourary Doctor of Science Award from UBC Blythe was also one of the first appointments to the Burnaby Town Planning Commission. Violet Evelyn Dunbar was born September 29, 1899 in Ontario, the eldest child of John and Mary (Tompson) Dunbar. Violet attained her BA in 1921 and MA in 1922 from the University of British Columbia. In 1922 she attended the Provincial Normal School and within six months had a teaching certificate and taught at Lord Hudson School in 1923. In September 1923 she was awarded a two-year scholarship to the University of Toronto, where she joined Blythe in the Bio-Chemistry Department. She received a second MA and a PhD in 1929. Her graduate studies entailed research in pure proteins and enzymes related to the commercial production of cheese. Through this work she was recognized as one of the leading enzyme chemists in the country, being a senior lab instructor of biochemistry. Violet was one of the founders of the Burnaby Council of Women and active member of the International Council of Women. Blythe and Violet Eagles purchased property at Deer Lake in 1929 and began construction of their home shortly before their marriage on June 25, 1930. The Drs. Blythe and Violet Eagles Estate is a unique expression of the talents and tastes of both the Eagles and Frank Ebenezer Buck (1875-1970) who was head of the Horticultural Department and the Campus Landscape Architect at U.B.C. and established the plan for the Eagles garden while Blythe selected many of the plantings. The Eagles themselves designed the house as a romantic cottage inspired by the British Arts and Crafts style. Violet was an enthusiastic amateur gardener, maintaining and continually developing the garden. The Eagles were active volunteers in the local community as well as at UBC. When Simon Fraser University opened in Burnaby, they became well-known for entertaining dignitaries and special guests of the university in their lavish garden. After Violet's death in 1993, the estate was sold to the City of Burnaby. The funds were used to establish a Chair in Agriculture at the University of British Columbia in their memory.
Total Tracks
11
Total Length
1:24:01
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Eagles, Dr. Blythe
Eagles, Dr. Violet
Interviewer Bio
Bettina Bradbury teaches history and women's studies at York University. She is the author of Wife to Widow. Lives, Laws and Politics in Nineteenth-century Montreal. (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, June 2011), 520p; Working Families. Age, Gender and Daily Survival in Industrializing Montreal. (Toronto: Canadian Social History Series, McClelland and Stewart, 1993); (Republished Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1996) (3rd edition, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007). These interviews were undertaken after she completed her MA at Simon Fraser University in 1975 with the support of an LIP grant.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-08_Track_2
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
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Track two of interview with Dr Blythe Eagles and Dr Violet Eagles

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Interview with Dr Blythe Eagles and Dr Violet Eagles 10-Jun-75 - Track 3

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Dr Blythe Alfred Eagles and Dr Violet Evelyn (Dunbar) Eagles' memories of how things were in their neighbourhood when they first came to Burnaby. Blythe mentions the people that worked on their home, namely Ernest and Harold Winch.
Date Range
1930
Length
0:08:34
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Dr Blythe Alfred Eagles and Dr Violet Evelyn (Dunbar) Eagles' memories of how things were in their neighbourhood when they first came to Burnaby. Blythe mentions the people that worked on their home, namely Ernest and Harold Winch.
Date Range
1930
Photo Info
Mrs. Dunbar, Dr. Blythe Eagles and Dr. Violet (Dunbar) Eagles, June 1967. Item no. 404-002
Length
0:08:34
Subject
Transportation - Automobiles
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
10-Jun-75
Scope and Content
Recording is a taped interview with Dr Blythe Eagles and his wife Dr Violet Eagles by SFU (Simon Fraser University) graduate student Bettina Bradbury (and Ross S. McLeod) June 10, 1975. Major themes discussed are: the Depression, the War Years and Burnaby Lake District. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
Blythe's paternal grandparents, Charles and Maude Eagles immigrated to New Westminster in 1887. Their son Jack married Amelia Jane Johnston, and Blythe Eagles was born in New Westminster in 1902. In 1918 Blythe enrolled at the University of British Columbia, and took a Physiology class with eight other top students - his future wife, Violet Dunbar was the lone woman in the class. Blythe graduated in 1922, winning the Governor General's Gold Medal as top student. He received his MA in 1924 and his PhD in 1926 from the University of Toronto. He then completed his post-doctoral study at the National Institute for Medical Research in London, England. In 1933 Dr. Eagles became head of the Department of Dairying (1936-1955), Chairman of the Division of Animal Science (1955-1967), and Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture (in 1949 until his retirement in 1967). In 1968 he received an Honourary Doctor of Science Award from UBC Blythe was also one of the first appointments to the Burnaby Town Planning Commission. Violet Evelyn Dunbar was born September 29, 1899 in Ontario, the eldest child of John and Mary (Tompson) Dunbar. Violet attained her BA in 1921 and MA in 1922 from the University of British Columbia. In 1922 she attended the Provincial Normal School and within six months had a teaching certificate and taught at Lord Hudson School in 1923. In September 1923 she was awarded a two-year scholarship to the University of Toronto, where she joined Blythe in the Bio-Chemistry Department. She received a second MA and a PhD in 1929. Her graduate studies entailed research in pure proteins and enzymes related to the commercial production of cheese. Through this work she was recognized as one of the leading enzyme chemists in the country, being a senior lab instructor of biochemistry. Violet was one of the founders of the Burnaby Council of Women and active member of the International Council of Women. Blythe and Violet Eagles purchased property at Deer Lake in 1929 and began construction of their home shortly before their marriage on June 25, 1930. The Drs. Blythe and Violet Eagles Estate is a unique expression of the talents and tastes of both the Eagles and Frank Ebenezer Buck (1875-1970) who was head of the Horticultural Department and the Campus Landscape Architect at U.B.C. and established the plan for the Eagles garden while Blythe selected many of the plantings. The Eagles themselves designed the house as a romantic cottage inspired by the British Arts and Crafts style. Violet was an enthusiastic amateur gardener, maintaining and continually developing the garden. The Eagles were active volunteers in the local community as well as at UBC. When Simon Fraser University opened in Burnaby, they became well-known for entertaining dignitaries and special guests of the university in their lavish garden. After Violet's death in 1993, the estate was sold to the City of Burnaby. The funds were used to establish a Chair in Agriculture at the University of British Columbia in their memory.
Total Tracks
11
Total Length
1:24:01
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Eagles, Dr. Blythe
Eagles, Dr. Violet
Interviewer Bio
Bettina Bradbury teaches history and women's studies at York University. She is the author of Wife to Widow. Lives, Laws and Politics in Nineteenth-century Montreal. (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, June 2011), 520p; Working Families. Age, Gender and Daily Survival in Industrializing Montreal. (Toronto: Canadian Social History Series, McClelland and Stewart, 1993); (Republished Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1996) (3rd edition, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007). These interviews were undertaken after she completed her MA at Simon Fraser University in 1975 with the support of an LIP grant.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-08_Track_3
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
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Track three of interview with Dr Blythe Eagles and Dr Violet Eagles

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Interview with Dr Blythe Eagles and Dr Violet Eagles 10-Jun-75 - Track 4

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory44
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Dr Blythe Alfred Eagles and Dr Violet Evelyn (Dunbar) Eagles' memories of the people in their neighbourhood; Lubbock, McCaffey, Harrolds, Peers, Hill, Woodward. Blythe discusses the postal system of the time in some detail.
Date Range
1930
Length
0:10:15
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Dr Blythe Alfred Eagles and Dr Violet Evelyn (Dunbar) Eagles' memories of the people in their neighbourhood; Lubbock, McCaffey, Harrolds, Peers, Hill, Woodward. Blythe discusses the postal system of the time in some detail.
Date Range
1930
Photo Info
Mrs. Dunbar, Dr. Blythe Eagles and Dr. Violet (Dunbar) Eagles, June 1967. Item no. 404-002
Length
0:10:15
Subject
Public Services - Postal Services
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
10-Jun-75
Scope and Content
Recording is a taped interview with Dr Blythe Eagles and his wife Dr Violet Eagles by SFU (Simon Fraser University) graduate student Bettina Bradbury (and Ross S. McLeod) June 10, 1975. Major themes discussed are: the Depression, the War Years and Burnaby Lake District. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
Blythe's paternal grandparents, Charles and Maude Eagles immigrated to New Westminster in 1887. Their son Jack married Amelia Jane Johnston, and Blythe Eagles was born in New Westminster in 1902. In 1918 Blythe enrolled at the University of British Columbia, and took a Physiology class with eight other top students - his future wife, Violet Dunbar was the lone woman in the class. Blythe graduated in 1922, winning the Governor General's Gold Medal as top student. He received his MA in 1924 and his PhD in 1926 from the University of Toronto. He then completed his post-doctoral study at the National Institute for Medical Research in London, England. In 1933 Dr. Eagles became head of the Department of Dairying (1936-1955), Chairman of the Division of Animal Science (1955-1967), and Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture (in 1949 until his retirement in 1967). In 1968 he received an Honourary Doctor of Science Award from UBC Blythe was also one of the first appointments to the Burnaby Town Planning Commission. Violet Evelyn Dunbar was born September 29, 1899 in Ontario, the eldest child of John and Mary (Tompson) Dunbar. Violet attained her BA in 1921 and MA in 1922 from the University of British Columbia. In 1922 she attended the Provincial Normal School and within six months had a teaching certificate and taught at Lord Hudson School in 1923. In September 1923 she was awarded a two-year scholarship to the University of Toronto, where she joined Blythe in the Bio-Chemistry Department. She received a second MA and a PhD in 1929. Her graduate studies entailed research in pure proteins and enzymes related to the commercial production of cheese. Through this work she was recognized as one of the leading enzyme chemists in the country, being a senior lab instructor of biochemistry. Violet was one of the founders of the Burnaby Council of Women and active member of the International Council of Women. Blythe and Violet Eagles purchased property at Deer Lake in 1929 and began construction of their home shortly before their marriage on June 25, 1930. The Drs. Blythe and Violet Eagles Estate is a unique expression of the talents and tastes of both the Eagles and Frank Ebenezer Buck (1875-1970) who was head of the Horticultural Department and the Campus Landscape Architect at U.B.C. and established the plan for the Eagles garden while Blythe selected many of the plantings. The Eagles themselves designed the house as a romantic cottage inspired by the British Arts and Crafts style. Violet was an enthusiastic amateur gardener, maintaining and continually developing the garden. The Eagles were active volunteers in the local community as well as at UBC. When Simon Fraser University opened in Burnaby, they became well-known for entertaining dignitaries and special guests of the university in their lavish garden. After Violet's death in 1993, the estate was sold to the City of Burnaby. The funds were used to establish a Chair in Agriculture at the University of British Columbia in their memory.
Total Tracks
11
Total Length
1:24:01
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Eagles, Dr. Blythe
Eagles, Dr. Violet
Interviewer Bio
Bettina Bradbury teaches history and women's studies at York University. She is the author of Wife to Widow. Lives, Laws and Politics in Nineteenth-century Montreal. (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, June 2011), 520p; Working Families. Age, Gender and Daily Survival in Industrializing Montreal. (Toronto: Canadian Social History Series, McClelland and Stewart, 1993); (Republished Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1996) (3rd edition, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007). These interviews were undertaken after she completed her MA at Simon Fraser University in 1975 with the support of an LIP grant.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-08_Track_4
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
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Track four of interview with Dr Blythe Eagles and Dr Violet Eagles

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Interview with Dr Blythe Eagles and Dr Violet Eagles 10-Jun-75 - Track 5

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory45
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Dr Blythe Alfred Eagles and Dr Violet Evelyn (Dunbar) Eagles' memories of people working together as a community.
Date Range
1930-1939
Length
0:03:48
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Dr Blythe Alfred Eagles and Dr Violet Evelyn (Dunbar) Eagles' memories of people working together as a community.
Date Range
1930-1939
Photo Info
Mrs. Dunbar, Dr. Blythe Eagles and Dr. Violet (Dunbar) Eagles, June 1967. Item no. 404-002
Length
0:03:48
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Deer Lake
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
10-Jun-75
Scope and Content
Recording is a taped interview with Dr Blythe Eagles and his wife Dr Violet Eagles by SFU (Simon Fraser University) graduate student Bettina Bradbury (and Ross S. McLeod) June 10, 1975. Major themes discussed are: the Depression, the War Years and Burnaby Lake District. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
Blythe's paternal grandparents, Charles and Maude Eagles immigrated to New Westminster in 1887. Their son Jack married Amelia Jane Johnston, and Blythe Eagles was born in New Westminster in 1902. In 1918 Blythe enrolled at the University of British Columbia, and took a Physiology class with eight other top students - his future wife, Violet Dunbar was the lone woman in the class. Blythe graduated in 1922, winning the Governor General's Gold Medal as top student. He received his MA in 1924 and his PhD in 1926 from the University of Toronto. He then completed his post-doctoral study at the National Institute for Medical Research in London, England. In 1933 Dr. Eagles became head of the Department of Dairying (1936-1955), Chairman of the Division of Animal Science (1955-1967), and Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture (in 1949 until his retirement in 1967). In 1968 he received an Honourary Doctor of Science Award from UBC Blythe was also one of the first appointments to the Burnaby Town Planning Commission. Violet Evelyn Dunbar was born September 29, 1899 in Ontario, the eldest child of John and Mary (Tompson) Dunbar. Violet attained her BA in 1921 and MA in 1922 from the University of British Columbia. In 1922 she attended the Provincial Normal School and within six months had a teaching certificate and taught at Lord Hudson School in 1923. In September 1923 she was awarded a two-year scholarship to the University of Toronto, where she joined Blythe in the Bio-Chemistry Department. She received a second MA and a PhD in 1929. Her graduate studies entailed research in pure proteins and enzymes related to the commercial production of cheese. Through this work she was recognized as one of the leading enzyme chemists in the country, being a senior lab instructor of biochemistry. Violet was one of the founders of the Burnaby Council of Women and active member of the International Council of Women. Blythe and Violet Eagles purchased property at Deer Lake in 1929 and began construction of their home shortly before their marriage on June 25, 1930. The Drs. Blythe and Violet Eagles Estate is a unique expression of the talents and tastes of both the Eagles and Frank Ebenezer Buck (1875-1970) who was head of the Horticultural Department and the Campus Landscape Architect at U.B.C. and established the plan for the Eagles garden while Blythe selected many of the plantings. The Eagles themselves designed the house as a romantic cottage inspired by the British Arts and Crafts style. Violet was an enthusiastic amateur gardener, maintaining and continually developing the garden. The Eagles were active volunteers in the local community as well as at UBC. When Simon Fraser University opened in Burnaby, they became well-known for entertaining dignitaries and special guests of the university in their lavish garden. After Violet's death in 1993, the estate was sold to the City of Burnaby. The funds were used to establish a Chair in Agriculture at the University of British Columbia in their memory.
Total Tracks
11
Total Length
1:24:01
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Eagles, Dr. Blythe
Eagles, Dr. Violet
Interviewer Bio
Bettina Bradbury teaches history and women's studies at York University. She is the author of Wife to Widow. Lives, Laws and Politics in Nineteenth-century Montreal. (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, June 2011), 520p; Working Families. Age, Gender and Daily Survival in Industrializing Montreal. (Toronto: Canadian Social History Series, McClelland and Stewart, 1993); (Republished Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1996) (3rd edition, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007). These interviews were undertaken after she completed her MA at Simon Fraser University in 1975 with the support of an LIP grant.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-08_Track_5
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
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Track five of interview with Dr Blythe Eagles and Dr Violet Eagles

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Interview with Dr Blythe Eagles and Dr Violet Eagles 10-Jun-75 - Track 6

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory46
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Dr Blythe Alfred Eagles and Dr Violet Evelyn (Dunbar) Eagles' thoughts on the distinct areas of Burnaby, municipal planning decisions and the municipal politics of the time.
Date Range
1912-1933
Length
0:07:49
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Dr Blythe Alfred Eagles and Dr Violet Evelyn (Dunbar) Eagles' thoughts on the distinct areas of Burnaby, municipal planning decisions and the municipal politics of the time.
Date Range
1912-1933
Photo Info
Mrs. Dunbar, Dr. Blythe Eagles and Dr. Violet (Dunbar) Eagles, June 1967. Item no. 404-002
Length
0:07:49
Subject
Public Services - Municipal Services
Planning
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
10-Jun-75
Scope and Content
Recording is a taped interview with Dr Blythe Eagles and his wife Dr Violet Eagles by SFU (Simon Fraser University) graduate student Bettina Bradbury (and Ross S. McLeod) June 10, 1975. Major themes discussed are: the Depression, the War Years and Burnaby Lake District. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
Blythe's paternal grandparents, Charles and Maude Eagles immigrated to New Westminster in 1887. Their son Jack married Amelia Jane Johnston, and Blythe Eagles was born in New Westminster in 1902. In 1918 Blythe enrolled at the University of British Columbia, and took a Physiology class with eight other top students - his future wife, Violet Dunbar was the lone woman in the class. Blythe graduated in 1922, winning the Governor General's Gold Medal as top student. He received his MA in 1924 and his PhD in 1926 from the University of Toronto. He then completed his post-doctoral study at the National Institute for Medical Research in London, England. In 1933 Dr. Eagles became head of the Department of Dairying (1936-1955), Chairman of the Division of Animal Science (1955-1967), and Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture (in 1949 until his retirement in 1967). In 1968 he received an Honourary Doctor of Science Award from UBC Blythe was also one of the first appointments to the Burnaby Town Planning Commission. Violet Evelyn Dunbar was born September 29, 1899 in Ontario, the eldest child of John and Mary (Tompson) Dunbar. Violet attained her BA in 1921 and MA in 1922 from the University of British Columbia. In 1922 she attended the Provincial Normal School and within six months had a teaching certificate and taught at Lord Hudson School in 1923. In September 1923 she was awarded a two-year scholarship to the University of Toronto, where she joined Blythe in the Bio-Chemistry Department. She received a second MA and a PhD in 1929. Her graduate studies entailed research in pure proteins and enzymes related to the commercial production of cheese. Through this work she was recognized as one of the leading enzyme chemists in the country, being a senior lab instructor of biochemistry. Violet was one of the founders of the Burnaby Council of Women and active member of the International Council of Women. Blythe and Violet Eagles purchased property at Deer Lake in 1929 and began construction of their home shortly before their marriage on June 25, 1930. The Drs. Blythe and Violet Eagles Estate is a unique expression of the talents and tastes of both the Eagles and Frank Ebenezer Buck (1875-1970) who was head of the Horticultural Department and the Campus Landscape Architect at U.B.C. and established the plan for the Eagles garden while Blythe selected many of the plantings. The Eagles themselves designed the house as a romantic cottage inspired by the British Arts and Crafts style. Violet was an enthusiastic amateur gardener, maintaining and continually developing the garden. The Eagles were active volunteers in the local community as well as at UBC. When Simon Fraser University opened in Burnaby, they became well-known for entertaining dignitaries and special guests of the university in their lavish garden. After Violet's death in 1993, the estate was sold to the City of Burnaby. The funds were used to establish a Chair in Agriculture at the University of British Columbia in their memory.
Total Tracks
11
Total Length
1:24:01
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Eagles, Dr. Blythe
Eagles, Dr. Violet
Interviewer Bio
Bettina Bradbury teaches history and women's studies at York University. She is the author of Wife to Widow. Lives, Laws and Politics in Nineteenth-century Montreal. (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, June 2011), 520p; Working Families. Age, Gender and Daily Survival in Industrializing Montreal. (Toronto: Canadian Social History Series, McClelland and Stewart, 1993); (Republished Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1996) (3rd edition, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007). These interviews were undertaken after she completed her MA at Simon Fraser University in 1975 with the support of an LIP grant.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-08_Track_6
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
Audio Tracks

Track six of interview with Dr Blythe Eagles and Dr Violet Eagles

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Interview with Dr Blythe Eagles and Dr Violet Eagles 10-Jun-75 - Track 11

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory73
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Dr Blythe Alfred Eagles and Dr Violet Evelyn (Dunbar) Eagles' shopping habits during the Depression as well as during the war years. They discuss their trip to study in Washington D.C. during the Depression.
Date Range
1929-1945
Length
0:07:04
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Dr Blythe Alfred Eagles and Dr Violet Evelyn (Dunbar) Eagles' shopping habits during the Depression as well as during the war years. They discuss their trip to study in Washington D.C. during the Depression.
Date Range
1929-1945
Photo Info
Mrs. Dunbar, Dr. Blythe Eagles and Dr. Violet (Dunbar) Eagles, June 1967. Item no. 404-002
Length
0:07:04
Subject
Buildings - Commercial - Grocery Stores
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
10-Jun-75
Scope and Content
Recording is a taped interview with Dr Blythe Eagles and his wife Dr Violet Eagles by SFU (Simon Fraser University) graduate student Bettina Bradbury (and Ross S. McLeod) June 10, 1975. Major themes discussed are: the Depression, the War Years and Burnaby Lake District. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
Blythe's paternal grandparents, Charles and Maude Eagles immigrated to New Westminster in 1887. Their son Jack married Amelia Jane Johnston, and Blythe Eagles was born in New Westminster in 1902. In 1918 Blythe enrolled at the University of British Columbia, and took a Physiology class with eight other top students - his future wife, Violet Dunbar was the lone woman in the class. Blythe graduated in 1922, winning the Governor General's Gold Medal as top student. He received his MA in 1924 and his PhD in 1926 from the University of Toronto. He then completed his post-doctoral study at the National Institute for Medical Research in London, England. In 1933 Dr. Eagles became head of the Department of Dairying (1936-1955), Chairman of the Division of Animal Science (1955-1967), and Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture (in 1949 until his retirement in 1967). In 1968 he received an Honourary Doctor of Science Award from UBC Blythe was also one of the first appointments to the Burnaby Town Planning Commission. Violet Evelyn Dunbar was born September 29, 1899 in Ontario, the eldest child of John and Mary (Tompson) Dunbar. Violet attained her BA in 1921 and MA in 1922 from the University of British Columbia. In 1922 she attended the Provincial Normal School and within six months had a teaching certificate and taught at Lord Hudson School in 1923. In September 1923 she was awarded a two-year scholarship to the University of Toronto, where she joined Blythe in the Bio-Chemistry Department. She received a second MA and a PhD in 1929. Her graduate studies entailed research in pure proteins and enzymes related to the commercial production of cheese. Through this work she was recognized as one of the leading enzyme chemists in the country, being a senior lab instructor of biochemistry. Violet was one of the founders of the Burnaby Council of Women and active member of the International Council of Women. Blythe and Violet Eagles purchased property at Deer Lake in 1929 and began construction of their home shortly before their marriage on June 25, 1930. The Drs. Blythe and Violet Eagles Estate is a unique expression of the talents and tastes of both the Eagles and Frank Ebenezer Buck (1875-1970) who was head of the Horticultural Department and the Campus Landscape Architect at U.B.C. and established the plan for the Eagles garden while Blythe selected many of the plantings. The Eagles themselves designed the house as a romantic cottage inspired by the British Arts and Crafts style. Violet was an enthusiastic amateur gardener, maintaining and continually developing the garden. The Eagles were active volunteers in the local community as well as at UBC. When Simon Fraser University opened in Burnaby, they became well-known for entertaining dignitaries and special guests of the university in their lavish garden. After Violet's death in 1993, the estate was sold to the City of Burnaby. The funds were used to establish a Chair in Agriculture at the University of British Columbia in their memory.
Total Tracks
11
Total Length
1:24:01
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Eagles, Dr. Blythe
Eagles, Dr. Violet
Interviewer Bio
Bettina Bradbury teaches history and women's studies at York University. She is the author of Wife to Widow. Lives, Laws and Politics in Nineteenth-century Montreal. (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, June 2011), 520p; Working Families. Age, Gender and Daily Survival in Industrializing Montreal. (Toronto: Canadian Social History Series, McClelland and Stewart, 1993); (Republished Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1996) (3rd edition, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007). These interviews were undertaken after she completed her MA at Simon Fraser University in 1975 with the support of an LIP grant.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
10-13-08_Track_11
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
Audio Tracks

Track eleven of interview with Dr Blythe Eagles and Dr Violet Eagles

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Drs. Blythe and Violet Eagles and Mrs. Dunbar

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto38309
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
June 1967
Collection/Fonds
Eagles family collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 9 x 12.5 cm
Item No.
404-002
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of (left to right) Mrs. Dunbar, Dr. Blythe Eagles, Violet Eagles. The photograph was taken in Locarno Park in Vancouver.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
June 1967
Collection/Fonds
Eagles family collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
404-002
Accession Number
BHS2000-4
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 9 x 12.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of (left to right) Mrs. Dunbar, Dr. Blythe Eagles, Violet Eagles. The photograph was taken in Locarno Park in Vancouver.
Names
Dunbar, Mrs.
Eagles, Dr. Blythe
Eagles, Dr. Violet
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph.
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Vancouver
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Interview with Dr Blythe Eagles and Dr Violet Eagles 10-Jun-75 - Track 7

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory47
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Dr Blythe Alfred Eagles' employment during the Depression as well has his schooling.
Date Range
1926-1935
Length
0:10:32
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Dr Blythe Alfred Eagles' employment during the Depression as well has his schooling.
Date Range
1926-1935
Photo Info
Mrs. Dunbar, Dr. Blythe Eagles and Dr. Violet (Dunbar) Eagles, June 1967. Item no. 404-002
Length
0:10:32
Name
University of British Columbia
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
10-Jun-75
Scope and Content
Recording is a taped interview with Dr Blythe Eagles and his wife Dr Violet Eagles by SFU (Simon Fraser University) graduate student Bettina Bradbury (and Ross S. McLeod) June 10, 1975. Major themes discussed are: the Depression, the War Years and Burnaby Lake District. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
Blythe's paternal grandparents, Charles and Maude Eagles immigrated to New Westminster in 1887. Their son Jack married Amelia Jane Johnston, and Blythe Eagles was born in New Westminster in 1902. In 1918 Blythe enrolled at the University of British Columbia, and took a Physiology class with eight other top students - his future wife, Violet Dunbar was the lone woman in the class. Blythe graduated in 1922, winning the Governor General's Gold Medal as top student. He received his MA in 1924 and his PhD in 1926 from the University of Toronto. He then completed his post-doctoral study at the National Institute for Medical Research in London, England. In 1933 Dr. Eagles became head of the Department of Dairying (1936-1955), Chairman of the Division of Animal Science (1955-1967), and Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture (in 1949 until his retirement in 1967). In 1968 he received an Honourary Doctor of Science Award from UBC Blythe was also one of the first appointments to the Burnaby Town Planning Commission. Violet Evelyn Dunbar was born September 29, 1899 in Ontario, the eldest child of John and Mary (Tompson) Dunbar. Violet attained her BA in 1921 and MA in 1922 from the University of British Columbia. In 1922 she attended the Provincial Normal School and within six months had a teaching certificate and taught at Lord Hudson School in 1923. In September 1923 she was awarded a two-year scholarship to the University of Toronto, where she joined Blythe in the Bio-Chemistry Department. She received a second MA and a PhD in 1929. Her graduate studies entailed research in pure proteins and enzymes related to the commercial production of cheese. Through this work she was recognized as one of the leading enzyme chemists in the country, being a senior lab instructor of biochemistry. Violet was one of the founders of the Burnaby Council of Women and active member of the International Council of Women. Blythe and Violet Eagles purchased property at Deer Lake in 1929 and began construction of their home shortly before their marriage on June 25, 1930. The Drs. Blythe and Violet Eagles Estate is a unique expression of the talents and tastes of both the Eagles and Frank Ebenezer Buck (1875-1970) who was head of the Horticultural Department and the Campus Landscape Architect at U.B.C. and established the plan for the Eagles garden while Blythe selected many of the plantings. The Eagles themselves designed the house as a romantic cottage inspired by the British Arts and Crafts style. Violet was an enthusiastic amateur gardener, maintaining and continually developing the garden. The Eagles were active volunteers in the local community as well as at UBC. When Simon Fraser University opened in Burnaby, they became well-known for entertaining dignitaries and special guests of the university in their lavish garden. After Violet's death in 1993, the estate was sold to the City of Burnaby. The funds were used to establish a Chair in Agriculture at the University of British Columbia in their memory.
Total Tracks
11
Total Length
1:24:01
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Eagles, Dr. Blythe
Eagles, Dr. Violet
Interviewer Bio
Bettina Bradbury teaches history and women's studies at York University. She is the author of Wife to Widow. Lives, Laws and Politics in Nineteenth-century Montreal. (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, June 2011), 520p; Working Families. Age, Gender and Daily Survival in Industrializing Montreal. (Toronto: Canadian Social History Series, McClelland and Stewart, 1993); (Republished Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1996) (3rd edition, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007). These interviews were undertaken after she completed her MA at Simon Fraser University in 1975 with the support of an LIP grant.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-08_Track_7
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
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Track seven of interview with Dr Blythe Eagles and Dr Violet Eagles

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Interview with Dr Blythe Eagles and Dr Violet Eagles 10-Jun-75 - Track 8

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory48
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Dr Blythe Alfred Eagles and Dr Violet Evelyn (Dunbar) Eagles' thoughts on the impact of the Depression on University students and fellow citizens.
Date Range
1929-1938
Length
0:06:10
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Dr Blythe Alfred Eagles and Dr Violet Evelyn (Dunbar) Eagles' thoughts on the impact of the Depression on University students and fellow citizens.
Date Range
1929-1938
Photo Info
Mrs. Dunbar, Dr. Blythe Eagles and Dr. Violet (Dunbar) Eagles, June 1967. Item no. 404-002
Length
0:06:10
Name
University of British Columbia
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
10-Jun-75
Scope and Content
Recording is a taped interview with Dr Blythe Eagles and his wife Dr Violet Eagles by SFU (Simon Fraser University) graduate student Bettina Bradbury (and Ross S. McLeod) June 10, 1975. Major themes discussed are: the Depression, the War Years and Burnaby Lake District. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
Blythe's paternal grandparents, Charles and Maude Eagles immigrated to New Westminster in 1887. Their son Jack married Amelia Jane Johnston, and Blythe Eagles was born in New Westminster in 1902. In 1918 Blythe enrolled at the University of British Columbia, and took a Physiology class with eight other top students - his future wife, Violet Dunbar was the lone woman in the class. Blythe graduated in 1922, winning the Governor General's Gold Medal as top student. He received his MA in 1924 and his PhD in 1926 from the University of Toronto. He then completed his post-doctoral study at the National Institute for Medical Research in London, England. In 1933 Dr. Eagles became head of the Department of Dairying (1936-1955), Chairman of the Division of Animal Science (1955-1967), and Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture (in 1949 until his retirement in 1967). In 1968 he received an Honourary Doctor of Science Award from UBC Blythe was also one of the first appointments to the Burnaby Town Planning Commission. Violet Evelyn Dunbar was born September 29, 1899 in Ontario, the eldest child of John and Mary (Tompson) Dunbar. Violet attained her BA in 1921 and MA in 1922 from the University of British Columbia. In 1922 she attended the Provincial Normal School and within six months had a teaching certificate and taught at Lord Hudson School in 1923. In September 1923 she was awarded a two-year scholarship to the University of Toronto, where she joined Blythe in the Bio-Chemistry Department. She received a second MA and a PhD in 1929. Her graduate studies entailed research in pure proteins and enzymes related to the commercial production of cheese. Through this work she was recognized as one of the leading enzyme chemists in the country, being a senior lab instructor of biochemistry. Violet was one of the founders of the Burnaby Council of Women and active member of the International Council of Women. Blythe and Violet Eagles purchased property at Deer Lake in 1929 and began construction of their home shortly before their marriage on June 25, 1930. The Drs. Blythe and Violet Eagles Estate is a unique expression of the talents and tastes of both the Eagles and Frank Ebenezer Buck (1875-1970) who was head of the Horticultural Department and the Campus Landscape Architect at U.B.C. and established the plan for the Eagles garden while Blythe selected many of the plantings. The Eagles themselves designed the house as a romantic cottage inspired by the British Arts and Crafts style. Violet was an enthusiastic amateur gardener, maintaining and continually developing the garden. The Eagles were active volunteers in the local community as well as at UBC. When Simon Fraser University opened in Burnaby, they became well-known for entertaining dignitaries and special guests of the university in their lavish garden. After Violet's death in 1993, the estate was sold to the City of Burnaby. The funds were used to establish a Chair in Agriculture at the University of British Columbia in their memory.
Total Tracks
11
Total Length
1:24:01
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Eagles, Dr. Blythe
Eagles, Dr. Violet
Interviewer Bio
Bettina Bradbury teaches history and women's studies at York University. She is the author of Wife to Widow. Lives, Laws and Politics in Nineteenth-century Montreal. (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, June 2011), 520p; Working Families. Age, Gender and Daily Survival in Industrializing Montreal. (Toronto: Canadian Social History Series, McClelland and Stewart, 1993); (Republished Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1996) (3rd edition, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007). These interviews were undertaken after she completed her MA at Simon Fraser University in 1975 with the support of an LIP grant.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-08_Track_8
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
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Track eight of interview with Dr Blythe Eagles and Dr Violet Eagles

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Interview with Dr Blythe Eagles and Dr Violet Eagles 10-Jun-75 - Track 9

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory49
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Dr Blythe Alfred Eagles and Dr Violet Evelyn (Dunbar) Eagles' memories of activities they were involved in during the war years, including Red Cross Garden Parties and how different this time was from the days of the Depression.
Date Range
1939-1945
Length
0:10:53
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Dr Blythe Alfred Eagles and Dr Violet Evelyn (Dunbar) Eagles' memories of activities they were involved in during the war years, including Red Cross Garden Parties and how different this time was from the days of the Depression.
Date Range
1939-1945
Photo Info
Mrs. Dunbar, Dr. Blythe Eagles and Dr. Violet (Dunbar) Eagles, June 1967. Item no. 404-002
Length
0:10:53
Name
Red Cross
Subject
Wars - World War, 1939-1945
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
10-Jun-75
Scope and Content
Recording is a taped interview with Dr Blythe Eagles and his wife Dr Violet Eagles by SFU (Simon Fraser University) graduate student Bettina Bradbury (and Ross S. McLeod) June 10, 1975. Major themes discussed are: the Depression, the War Years and Burnaby Lake District. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
Blythe's paternal grandparents, Charles and Maude Eagles immigrated to New Westminster in 1887. Their son Jack married Amelia Jane Johnston, and Blythe Eagles was born in New Westminster in 1902. In 1918 Blythe enrolled at the University of British Columbia, and took a Physiology class with eight other top students - his future wife, Violet Dunbar was the lone woman in the class. Blythe graduated in 1922, winning the Governor General's Gold Medal as top student. He received his MA in 1924 and his PhD in 1926 from the University of Toronto. He then completed his post-doctoral study at the National Institute for Medical Research in London, England. In 1933 Dr. Eagles became head of the Department of Dairying (1936-1955), Chairman of the Division of Animal Science (1955-1967), and Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture (in 1949 until his retirement in 1967). In 1968 he received an Honourary Doctor of Science Award from UBC Blythe was also one of the first appointments to the Burnaby Town Planning Commission. Violet Evelyn Dunbar was born September 29, 1899 in Ontario, the eldest child of John and Mary (Tompson) Dunbar. Violet attained her BA in 1921 and MA in 1922 from the University of British Columbia. In 1922 she attended the Provincial Normal School and within six months had a teaching certificate and taught at Lord Hudson School in 1923. In September 1923 she was awarded a two-year scholarship to the University of Toronto, where she joined Blythe in the Bio-Chemistry Department. She received a second MA and a PhD in 1929. Her graduate studies entailed research in pure proteins and enzymes related to the commercial production of cheese. Through this work she was recognized as one of the leading enzyme chemists in the country, being a senior lab instructor of biochemistry. Violet was one of the founders of the Burnaby Council of Women and active member of the International Council of Women. Blythe and Violet Eagles purchased property at Deer Lake in 1929 and began construction of their home shortly before their marriage on June 25, 1930. The Drs. Blythe and Violet Eagles Estate is a unique expression of the talents and tastes of both the Eagles and Frank Ebenezer Buck (1875-1970) who was head of the Horticultural Department and the Campus Landscape Architect at U.B.C. and established the plan for the Eagles garden while Blythe selected many of the plantings. The Eagles themselves designed the house as a romantic cottage inspired by the British Arts and Crafts style. Violet was an enthusiastic amateur gardener, maintaining and continually developing the garden. The Eagles were active volunteers in the local community as well as at UBC. When Simon Fraser University opened in Burnaby, they became well-known for entertaining dignitaries and special guests of the university in their lavish garden. After Violet's death in 1993, the estate was sold to the City of Burnaby. The funds were used to establish a Chair in Agriculture at the University of British Columbia in their memory.
Total Tracks
11
Total Length
1:24:01
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Eagles, Dr. Blythe
Eagles, Dr. Violet
Interviewer Bio
Bettina Bradbury teaches history and women's studies at York University. She is the author of Wife to Widow. Lives, Laws and Politics in Nineteenth-century Montreal. (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, June 2011), 520p; Working Families. Age, Gender and Daily Survival in Industrializing Montreal. (Toronto: Canadian Social History Series, McClelland and Stewart, 1993); (Republished Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1996) (3rd edition, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007). These interviews were undertaken after she completed her MA at Simon Fraser University in 1975 with the support of an LIP grant.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-08_Track_9
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
Audio Tracks

Track nine of interview with Dr Blythe Eagles and Dr Violet Eagles

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Interview with Dr Blythe Eagles and Dr Violet Eagles 10-Jun-75 - Track 10

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory72
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Dr Blythe Alfred Eagles and Dr Violet Evelyn (Dunbar) Eagles' memories of entertainment enjoyed during the war years, including the establishment of the Valleyview Community Centre, versus how people found entertainment during the Depression.
Date Range
1929-1945
Length
0:07:33
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Dr Blythe Alfred Eagles and Dr Violet Evelyn (Dunbar) Eagles' memories of entertainment enjoyed during the war years, including the establishment of the Valleyview Community Centre, versus how people found entertainment during the Depression.
Date Range
1929-1945
Photo Info
Mrs. Dunbar, Dr. Blythe Eagles and Dr. Violet (Dunbar) Eagles, June 1967. Item no. 404-002
Length
0:07:33
Name
University of British Columbia
Valleyview Community Centre
Subject
Recreational Activities
Buildings - Commercial - Grocery Stores
Interviewer
Bradbury, Dr. Bettina
Interview Date
10-Jun-75
Scope and Content
Recording is a taped interview with Dr Blythe Eagles and his wife Dr Violet Eagles by SFU (Simon Fraser University) graduate student Bettina Bradbury (and Ross S. McLeod) June 10, 1975. Major themes discussed are: the Depression, the War Years and Burnaby Lake District. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
Blythe's paternal grandparents, Charles and Maude Eagles immigrated to New Westminster in 1887. Their son Jack married Amelia Jane Johnston, and Blythe Eagles was born in New Westminster in 1902. In 1918 Blythe enrolled at the University of British Columbia, and took a Physiology class with eight other top students - his future wife, Violet Dunbar was the lone woman in the class. Blythe graduated in 1922, winning the Governor General's Gold Medal as top student. He received his MA in 1924 and his PhD in 1926 from the University of Toronto. He then completed his post-doctoral study at the National Institute for Medical Research in London, England. In 1933 Dr. Eagles became head of the Department of Dairying (1936-1955), Chairman of the Division of Animal Science (1955-1967), and Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture (in 1949 until his retirement in 1967). In 1968 he received an Honourary Doctor of Science Award from UBC Blythe was also one of the first appointments to the Burnaby Town Planning Commission. Violet Evelyn Dunbar was born September 29, 1899 in Ontario, the eldest child of John and Mary (Tompson) Dunbar. Violet attained her BA in 1921 and MA in 1922 from the University of British Columbia. In 1922 she attended the Provincial Normal School and within six months had a teaching certificate and taught at Lord Hudson School in 1923. In September 1923 she was awarded a two-year scholarship to the University of Toronto, where she joined Blythe in the Bio-Chemistry Department. She received a second MA and a PhD in 1929. Her graduate studies entailed research in pure proteins and enzymes related to the commercial production of cheese. Through this work she was recognized as one of the leading enzyme chemists in the country, being a senior lab instructor of biochemistry. Violet was one of the founders of the Burnaby Council of Women and active member of the International Council of Women. Blythe and Violet Eagles purchased property at Deer Lake in 1929 and began construction of their home shortly before their marriage on June 25, 1930. The Drs. Blythe and Violet Eagles Estate is a unique expression of the talents and tastes of both the Eagles and Frank Ebenezer Buck (1875-1970) who was head of the Horticultural Department and the Campus Landscape Architect at U.B.C. and established the plan for the Eagles garden while Blythe selected many of the plantings. The Eagles themselves designed the house as a romantic cottage inspired by the British Arts and Crafts style. Violet was an enthusiastic amateur gardener, maintaining and continually developing the garden. The Eagles were active volunteers in the local community as well as at UBC. When Simon Fraser University opened in Burnaby, they became well-known for entertaining dignitaries and special guests of the university in their lavish garden. After Violet's death in 1993, the estate was sold to the City of Burnaby. The funds were used to establish a Chair in Agriculture at the University of British Columbia in their memory.
Total Tracks
11
Total Length
1:24:01
Other Tracks
View All Tracks
Interviewee Name
Eagles, Dr. Blythe
Eagles, Dr. Violet
Interviewer Bio
Bettina Bradbury teaches history and women's studies at York University. She is the author of Wife to Widow. Lives, Laws and Politics in Nineteenth-century Montreal. (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, June 2011), 520p; Working Families. Age, Gender and Daily Survival in Industrializing Montreal. (Toronto: Canadian Social History Series, McClelland and Stewart, 1993); (Republished Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1996) (3rd edition, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007). These interviews were undertaken after she completed her MA at Simon Fraser University in 1975 with the support of an LIP grant.
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-08_Track_10
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
Audio Tracks

Track ten of interview with Dr Blythe Eagles and Dr Violet Eagles

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Opening of the Fraser Wilson Room

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto36333
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
November 15, 1990
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Item No.
250-001
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Mayor Copeland helping Evelyn Salisbury to cut the ribbon at the opening of the Burnaby Historical Society Archives' Fraser Wilson Room. Fraser Wilson is holding up a sign that is partially obscured by the table that reads: RESEARCH ROOM / FRASER WILSON / NOVEMBER 15 1990. Violet Eag…
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
November 15, 1990
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
250-001
Accession Number
BHS991-5
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Mayor Copeland helping Evelyn Salisbury to cut the ribbon at the opening of the Burnaby Historical Society Archives' Fraser Wilson Room. Fraser Wilson is holding up a sign that is partially obscured by the table that reads: RESEARCH ROOM / FRASER WILSON / NOVEMBER 15 1990. Violet Eagles is sitting to the left of Evelyn Salisbury. Fraser Wilson was the first Director of the Burnaby Historical Society.
Subjects
Events - Openings
Names
Burnaby Historical Society
Copeland, William J
Wilson, Fraser
Eagles, Dr. Violet
Salisbury, Evelyn
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
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100 Years of Women's Progress display

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto58420
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1967
Collection/Fonds
Gladys Killip collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col.; 9 x 9 cm
Item No.
497-002
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of (left to right) C. Norton, Dr. Violet Eagles, K. McAulay, C. Turner, and Gladys Killip at the Burnaby Council of Women event "100 Years of Progress in Women's Activities, Arts and Crafts" that was held in recognition of the Centennial Celebration and featured "Burnaby Treasures" at J…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1967
Collection/Fonds
Gladys Killip collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
497-002
Accession Number
BHS996-12
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : col.; 9 x 9 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
In Archives only
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of (left to right) C. Norton, Dr. Violet Eagles, K. McAulay, C. Turner, and Gladys Killip at the Burnaby Council of Women event "100 Years of Progress in Women's Activities, Arts and Crafts" that was held in recognition of the Centennial Celebration and featured "Burnaby Treasures" at James Cowan Hall during the second week of April 1967. This was a non competitive exhibition of "Burnaby Treasures" old and new, combined with demonstrations of skills of yesterday and today. Burnaby Council of Women members and exhibitors dressed in period costumes for the event.
Names
Eagles, Dr. Violet
McAulay, Mrs. W.
Norton, Mrs. C.
Turner, Mrs. C.
Killip, Gladys
Notes
Title based on contents of item
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Opening of the Fraser Wilson Room

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto36335
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
November 15, 1990
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Item No.
250-003
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph of Mayor Copeland, Helen Strut, Don Brown, John Mitchell, Nancy Peter, Jim Wolf, Ethel Derreck, Hazel L'Estrange, Marjoire Matovich and Mary Forsyth standing in the back row at the opening of the Burnaby Historical Society Archives' Fraser Wilson Room. Fraser Wilson sitting in the front…
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
November 15, 1990
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives Collection
Series
Burnaby Historical Society Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Item No.
250-003
Accession Number
BHS991-5
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Photograph of Mayor Copeland, Helen Strut, Don Brown, John Mitchell, Nancy Peter, Jim Wolf, Ethel Derreck, Hazel L'Estrange, Marjoire Matovich and Mary Forsyth standing in the back row at the opening of the Burnaby Historical Society Archives' Fraser Wilson Room. Fraser Wilson sitting in the front row and holding up a sign that is partially obscured by the table that reads: RESEARCH ROOM / FRASER WILSON / NOVEMBER 15 1990. Seated beside him are Evelyn Salisbury and Violet Eagles. Fraser Wilson was the first Director of the Burnaby Historical Society
Subjects
Events - Openings
Names
Burnaby Historical Society
Copeland, William J
Strut, Helen
Brown, Donald N. "Don"
Mitchell, John
Peter, Nancy
Wolf, Jim
Derreck, Ethel
L'Estrange, Hazel
Matovich, Marjorie
Forsyth, Mary
Salisbury, Evelyn
Eagles, Dr. Violet
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 6501 Deer Lake Avenue
Burnaby - Deer Lake Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Images
Less detail

Valleyview Health Group at St. Alban's Church bazaar

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1986]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : colour ; 17.3 cm x 12.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph taken of the Valley View Health Group at the St. Alban’s Church bazaar in 1986. Caption on original matte read: "Anne Macey, Helena Perry, Amy Turpin, Pat Cubitt, Esther Turpin, Una Carlson, Helen Street. (seated) Mary Hoare, Phyllis Fisher, Violet Eagles. The Valley View Health Group at…
Administrative History
Donated by the Burnaby Historical Society.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : colour ; 17.3 cm x 12.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph taken of the Valley View Health Group at the St. Alban’s Church bazaar in 1986. Caption on original matte read: "Anne Macey, Helena Perry, Amy Turpin, Pat Cubitt, Esther Turpin, Una Carlson, Helen Street. (seated) Mary Hoare, Phyllis Fisher, Violet Eagles. The Valley View Health Group at St. Alban's Church bazaar.".
Administrative History
Donated by the Burnaby Historical Society.
Creator
[unknown]
Other Title Information
Title based on content of photograph.
Subjects
Events - Fundraising
Buildings - Religious - Churches
Names
Burnaby Historical Society
St Albans Anglican Church
Valleyview Community Centre
Macey, Ann
Perry, Helena
Turpin, Amy
Cubitt, Pat
Turpin, Esther
Carlson, Una
Street, Helen
Hoare, Mary
Fisher, Phyllis
Eagles, Dr. Violet
Geographic Access
Burnaby - 7717 19th Avenue
Accession Code
BV017.32.10
Date
[1986]
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
East Burnaby (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Richmond Park Area
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
06-Mar-2018
Images
Less detail

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