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Open meeting with William Pritchard and Norman Penner July / August 1973 - Track 5

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the meeting pertains to William Pritchard's thoughts on Socialism and Revolution in their various incantations. He also discusses the political leanings of the arrested Winnipeg Strikers.
Date Range
1688-1919
Length
0:08:51
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the meeting pertains to William Pritchard's thoughts on Socialism and Revolution in their various incantations. He also discusses the political leanings of the arrested Winnipeg Strikers.
Date Range
1688-1919
Photo Info
William A. Pritchard, Burnaby Reeve 1930-1932 and council member 1928-1930. Item no. 459-016
Length
0:08:51
Name
Woodsworth, James Shaver
Subject
Political Theories
Interview Date
July / August 1973
Scope and Content
Recording is of a open meeting with William Pritchard and writer Norman Penner. Norman Penner is the editor of the book "Winnipeg 1919" about the strike from the striker's perspective. William Pritchard wrote the speech that was included in the book. Audience members were invited to ask Pritchard questions. Major theme discussed is: The Winnipeg General Strike. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
William "Bill" Arthur Pritchard was born on April 3, 1888 in Salford, England, the son of a miner and factory worker. In May 1911, Bill moved to British Columbia and within a week of arriving became an active member of the Socialist Party of Canada. From 1914 to 1917, he served as editor of the Western Clarion – the SPC newspaper. He became such a well-known socialist figure that when he travelled to Winnipeg to participate in the General Strike in 1919, he was one of only seven people arrested and imprisoned for his participation in the event despite the fact that he was in no way directly involved in its planning nor development. In 1922, Bill and his family settled in North Burnaby in the Capitol Hill District. Almost immediately after his arrival, Bill began to advocate for change and a planned development scheme for the municipality. Pritchard ran successfully for the position of Reeve and held the post until the end of 1932. One of Reeve Pritchard’s highest priorities while in office was to attempt to provide work for as many unemployed as possible all the while trying to elicit more support from the provincial and federal governments. Bill was a strong advocate of the belief that relief work should be focused on projects that would see a comprehensive development scheme for Burnaby – including planned sewers, roads and water supply. Despite Bill's best efforts, however, Burnaby was forced into receivership and at the end of 1932, a Provincial Commission stepped in to take over the governance of the city. Reeve Pritchard, having done all he could as a champion of the unemployed, stepped down as Reeve but left behind an undeniable legacy of courage and determination. He was rewarded for his enormous contributions to the city in 1975 when he was chosen to be made a Freeman of Burnaby. William Pritchard died on October 23, 1981. Norman Penner was born in Winnipeg in 1921 to Rose and Jacob Penner and brother to Roland, Ruth and Walter. Their father Jacob was a leading member of the Communist Party and popular Winnipeg Alderman. Norman graduated from high school in 1937 but did not begin university until much later, preferring to begin his adult life from 1938 to 1941 as a full-time officer of the Winnipeg branch of the Communist Party of Canada. From 1941 to 1946 he served with the Canadian Army which included two-and-a-half years of overseas combat duty. On his return to Canada in 1947 he again returned to his duties as a full-time officer with the communist Labour-Progressive Party (formed in 1941 after the Canadian Communist Party was officially banned). After the abortive Hungarian revolution in 1956, Norman Penner resigned from the party and instead worked as a self-employed manufacturer’s sales representative until 1971. In 1964 he decided to go back to school part time and graduated with a BA from the University of Toronto in 1969. He took an MA in 1971 and a PhD in 1975 from the same institution. Penner was hired as a lecturer at York University's Glendon College in 1972 and soon became a professor, continuing to teach until 1995. He wrote extensively on the Canadian left. Penner edited and introduced "Winnipeg 1919: The Strikers' Own History of the Winnipeg General Strike" in 1973, published "The Canadian Left: A Critical Analysis" in 1977 and contributed three chapters to as well as editing "Keeping Canada Together Means Changing Our Thinking" in 1978. He published "Canadian Communism: The Stalin Years and Beyond" in 1988 and "From Protest to Power: Social Democracy in Canada 1900 to Present" in 1992 as well as numerous articles, reviews and book chapters. Norman Penner was married to Norma Lipes for sixty-seven years. The couple had four children: Steve (Mary Ellen Marus); Joyce (Herman Parsons); Gary (Marlene Kadar); and Bob (Shaena Lambert). Norman Penner died April 16, 2009 at the age of eighty-eight.
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
1:03:00
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Interviewee Name
Pritchard, William A.
Penner, Norman
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-02-2_ 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 open meeting with William Pritchard and Norman Penner

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1828 (date of original) -2015
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1m of textual records and photographic material
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of those records created by the office of the Mayor during the administrations of Robert W. Prittie (1969-1973), Thomas W. Constable (1973-1979), David M. Mercier (1979-1981), William A. Lewarne (1981-1987), William J. Copeland (1987-1996), John Douglas Drummond (1996-2002) and Derek…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1828 (date of original) -2015
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Physical Description
1m of textual records and photographic material
Description Level
Fonds
Access Restriction
Subject to FOIPPA
Reproduction Restriction
Reproductions subject to FOIPPA
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of those records created by the office of the Mayor during the administrations of Robert W. Prittie (1969-1973), Thomas W. Constable (1973-1979), David M. Mercier (1979-1981), William A. Lewarne (1981-1987), William J. Copeland (1987-1996), John Douglas Drummond (1996-2002) and Derek Corrigan (2002-present). The fonds consists of the following series: Sister Cities files; Civic Ceremonies, Awards and Special Events files; City Council and Council Committees files; Pioneer Tales files; and Mayor’s Office files.
History/Biography
On September 22, 1892 the Corporation of the District of Burnaby was established by letters patent. An integral component of this incorporation was the creation of the office of the Reeve (later called Mayor). The Reeve was to serve as the Head and Chief Executive Officer of Burnaby and was to lead the City Council in the governing of the Corporation. Burnaby’s first Reeve and Council were elected by acclamation on October 15, 1892, with formal elections held by ballot three months later. From 1893 until 1977 the Reeve and Council were elected for one-year terms, but the practice of annual elections was abandoned in favour of two-year terms in 1977. The current practice of holding elections every three years was begun in 1987. Elections of Reeve and Council were suspended altogether in 1933, however, as a financial crisis in the Corporation resulted in the Province intervening and assuming control of the local government. For ten years, Commissioners were appointed by the Provincial Government to manage the affairs of the Municipality, but by January 1943, the situation had been remedied and local elections were once again held. From 1892 until 1968 the Chief Executive Officer in Burnaby was known as “Reeve” but this nomenclature changed with revisions to the Local Government Act in the latter part of the Twentieth Century. In 1968, the Province altered the Act and abolished the practice of assigning different titles to the members of Council based on Municipal Classification and introduced "Mayor" and "Alderman" as terms applicable in all Municipalities not just those of a certain size or with a certain number of citizens. From that point on, the CEO of Burnaby has been referred to as the Mayor of the City. Despite these changes in election procedures, naming protocols, and the disruption caused by the financial crisis in the 1930s and 1940s, the roles and responsibilities of the Mayor have remained relatively stable throughout the years. As Head and Chief Executive Officer of the City, the Mayor is responsible for ensuring that the principles of law and good government are enforced in Burnaby. This includes the task of overseeing the conduct of officers and employees and directing the management of municipal business and affairs as well as chairing the meetings of Council and appointing Council Committee members. The Mayor is also charged with the duty of representing the City at public functions, in meetings with visiting dignitaries, and in participating in local community and fundraising events. Initially, the Municipal Clerk assisted the Mayor in his work by handling most correspondence and clerical tasks of the office. Today, however, the Mayor’s office retains its own administrative staff who are responsible for facilitating all schedules and arrangements for the Mayor along with coordinating his/her internal and external contacts and events. The following individuals have served as Reeve or Mayor of Burnaby: Charles R. Shaw 1892 Nicolai C. Shou 1893-1903 Charles F. Sprott 1904-1905 Peter Byrne 1906-1910 J. W. Weart 1911-1912 D. C. McGregor 1913 Hugh M. Fraser 1914-1918 T. Sanderson 1919-1920 Alexander K. McLean 1921-1926; 1928-1929 Charles C. Bell 1927 W. L. Burdick 1929 W. A. Pritchard 1930-1932 William Tate Wilson 1943-1944 George A. Morrison 1945-1949 William R. Beamish 1950-1953 Charles W. MacSorely 1954-1957 Alan H. Emmott 1958-1968 Robert W. Prittie 1969-1973 Thomas W. Constable 1973-1979 David M. Mercier 1979-1981 William A. Lewarne 1981-1987 William J. Copeland 1987-1996 Douglas P. Drummond 1996-2002 Derek Corrigan 2002-2018 Mike Hurley 2018-present The following individuals have served as provincially appointed Commissioners for the Corporation of the District of Burnaby: John Bennett 1932-1933 John Mahony 1933-1934 Hugh M. Fraser 1934-1940* R. S. Gilchrist 1941* B. C. Bracewell 1942* *Richard Bolton was Acting Commissioner for most of 1940-1942. He refused to be a full-fledged Commissioner.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1828 (date of original) -2002
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Series
Scope and Content
Series consists of records created in the administration of the Mayor’s Office. This includes: reports, file lists, address books, subject files, correspondence, memoranda, photographs and ephemera. The Office of the Mayor is managed by an administrative staff who maintain the Mayor’s schedule, l…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1828 (date of original) -2002
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
Series
Scope and Content
Series consists of records created in the administration of the Mayor’s Office. This includes: reports, file lists, address books, subject files, correspondence, memoranda, photographs and ephemera. The Office of the Mayor is managed by an administrative staff who maintain the Mayor’s schedule, liaise with other City officials, and assist the Mayor fulfill his duties and responsibilities to the citizens of Burnaby. As a by-product of these activities, the Mayor’s Office maintains files related to general administrative tasks like record-keeping as well as collecting subject files and records of general interest to the Mayor and Council. These records were used as reference material and have been maintained for their informational value.
Media Type
Textual Record
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1828 (date of original) -[199-?]
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Item No.
40097
Storage Location
69-6
Scope and Content
File consists of papers pertaining to Robert Burnaby including photocopied maps, articles and pages from books.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1828 (date of original) -[199-?]
Collection/Fonds
Mayor's Office fonds
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Description Level
File
Series
Mayor's Office files
Item No.
40097
Storage Location
69-6
Accession Number
BHS991-11
Scope and Content
File consists of papers pertaining to Robert Burnaby including photocopied maps, articles and pages from books.
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of file
Storage Location - in last box on shelf
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1841]-1994
Collection/Fonds
William Holmes fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
2 photographs (calotype) + 1 photograph : b&w + 6 photographs : col. + Textual records
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs pertaining to the William Holmes family along with original correspondence and land title certificates.
Administrative History
William Holmes was the first non-Indigenous resident of Burnaby and was born in Kilkenny Ireland January 4, 1812. In 1833, at the age of 20 yrs, William Holmes immigrated to Canada from Ireland in with his parents, Joseph and Jane (McCullough) Holmes and ten other family members including two of hi…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
William Holmes fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
2 photographs (calotype) + 1 photograph : b&w + 6 photographs : col. + Textual records
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs pertaining to the William Holmes family along with original correspondence and land title certificates.
Administrative History
William Holmes was the first non-Indigenous resident of Burnaby and was born in Kilkenny Ireland January 4, 1812. In 1833, at the age of 20 yrs, William Holmes immigrated to Canada from Ireland in with his parents, Joseph and Jane (McCullough) Holmes and ten other family members including two of his married brothers and their wives, two sisters with their husbands and two unmarried brothers. This was the first group of thirteen to leave Ireland and set up homesteads in Canada near the shores of Lake Huron. The family settled on land concessions in Huron County, Ontario about 14 km southeast of Goderich. The area was first founded in 1832 by John and Samuel Holmes and the community was known as Holmes Hill before becoming Holmesville [ca. 1850]. In 1837, William Holmes is noted as owning Lot 23, Concession IX, Goderich Twp. Much of the village of Holmesville grew up around the five road concession near the border of his brother’s farm so William decided to open a store. The Holmesville post office opened on March 1, 1855 and William was appointed the first post master which he operated until May 1857. William met and married Mary Richardson in 1841 and the couple had three daughters: Jane (1844-1926) (married Charles Studdert Finlaison in New Westminster in 1863); Anne Maria (Annie) (1846-192?) (married John Gunther Jennings in New Westminster in 1865 and married Robert Johnson in New Westminster in 1877) and Elizabeth (1848-1934) (married Thomas Carrington of Lakes District in 1867). William’s wife, Mary (Richardson) Holmes died in Holmesville sometime between 1848 and 1853. Following the death of his first wife, Mary, William married Charlotte McCullough (McCulloch). The couple had four daughters; Arabella Charlotte Amelia (1854-1943) (married Arthur Robert Green in 1887); Laura (1855-1867); Arabella Henrietta (1857-1929) (married Clark Wesley Gillanders in 1880) and Mary (1863-1864). During the late 1850s, William became aware of the gold rush and opportunities opening up in British Columbia so left for the west coast in 1858 at the age of 46 yrs. In preparation for his move to the west coast of Canada, William obtained a letter of introduction from top government officials of Canada. William Holmes arrived in British Columbia in 1859. Upon arriving, he first worked running pack trains from Harrison Mills to Lillooet. After earning some money, he decided to re-invest it in land. His first pre-emption of land occurred on January 21, 1860 for 160 acres situated on North Road from the Military Camp to Burrard Inlet and distancing 25 chains south of the Brunette River and 20 chains south of the river with the land extending in a westerly direction. On March 17, 1860, Holmes received a Crown Grant for this and other land in the immediate area totalling 415 acres of which was known as Lot No. 1, Group 1, Rural Land, New Westminster District. The balance of land was situated on the east side of the Brunette River – Lot 13, with 344 2/3 acres of which he made an application to purchase on June 26, 1860, and a Crown Grant dated March 16, 1861 covering 86 acres. Holmes also pre-empted land in Port Moody and Pitt Meadows in 1860 and 1861. The name of “Brunette River” is officially attributed to William Holmes who referred to the river as “Brunette” due to it’s dark colour originating from the peat lands above the lake. Following his purchase of property, he sent for his wife Charlotte, their three daughters and her three step daughters (from William’s first marriage). Charlotte and the six children made the long trip to B.C. by ship and rail, crossing the Isthmus of Darien at Panama. They arrived in B.C. in October 1861 and moved into a one room log cabin built by William. The cabin stood on the North Road at the foot of Sapperton, on a bluff overlooking the Brunette River. Eventually the family moved to a larger dwelling but the original cabin remained on the site until the 1890s when it was burned after being used as a sick house. Mr. Holmes was instrumental in organizing the first Orange Lodge in British Columbia. He was a prominent Orangeman who joined the order in 1840 and was the first master in the order of the City of New Westminster when the Lodge No. 1150 was established there. Charlotte Holmes died in New Westminster in 1893 at the age of 70 years and William Holmes died in New Westminster September 11, 1907 at the age of 95 years.
Names
Holmes, William
Holmes, Charlotte
Holmes, Mary
Geographic Access
Burnaby - North Road
Ontario - Huron County
Accession Code
HV971.46; BV997.50
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[1841]-1994
Media Type
Photograph
Textual Record
Historic Neighbourhood
Burquitlam (Historic Neighbourhood)
Related Material
See also: Reference file: Persons - Holmes, William
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
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Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1850-1980]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Approximately 3000 photographs
Storage Location
BVM
Scope and Content
Collection consists of over 3000 historic photographs of Burnaby that were collected by or donated to the Burnaby Village Museum since its incorporation in 1971.
Administrative History
The Burnaby Village Museum was established in 1971 as a Heritage Village and the name was officially changed to Burnaby Village Museum in 1984. Originally governed by a society, the museum became part of the City’s Parks and Recreation Department in 1990. Museum operations became part of the Cultur…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
Approximately 3000 photographs
Scope and Content
Collection consists of over 3000 historic photographs of Burnaby that were collected by or donated to the Burnaby Village Museum since its incorporation in 1971.
Administrative History
The Burnaby Village Museum was established in 1971 as a Heritage Village and the name was officially changed to Burnaby Village Museum in 1984. Originally governed by a society, the museum became part of the City’s Parks and Recreation Department in 1990. Museum operations became part of the Cultural Services Division of Parks and Recreation in 1995. The museum’s board consists of a nine-member Parks, Recreation & Culture Commission which consists of two City Council appointees and seven members at large, all appointed by City Council.
Date
[1850-1980]
Media Type
Photograph
Storage Location
BVM
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Horseless carriage with 4 passengers

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1850-1905]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.9 x 8.9 cm ; copy print
Storage Location
Burnaby Village Museum
Scope and Content
Horseless carriage carrying three men, two seated and one standing, with one woman seated on side fender. Carriage faces towards the right.
Administrative History
Part of a set of photographs from the Columbian Newspaper, which operated out of New Westminster under this name starting in 1900 until its dissolution in 1988. Photographs found in the collection of the Burnaby Village are dated 1971.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.9 x 8.9 cm ; copy print
Material Details
"Columbian files 1971" written on verso in black pen.
Scope and Content
Horseless carriage carrying three men, two seated and one standing, with one woman seated on side fender. Carriage faces towards the right.
Administrative History
Part of a set of photographs from the Columbian Newspaper, which operated out of New Westminster under this name starting in 1900 until its dissolution in 1988. Photographs found in the collection of the Burnaby Village are dated 1971.
Other Title Information
title based on content of photograph
Accession Code
BV018.19.4
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[1850-1905]
Media Type
Photograph
Storage Location
Burnaby Village Museum
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
24-04-2018
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Hill family and Vidal family fonds

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1850-1983]
Collection/Fonds
Hill family and Vidal family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
255 photographs : b&w and sepia and 9.5 cm of textual records : ill. (some col.)
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of two series: (1). Photographs from a photographic album holding two hundred fifty-three photographs, separated into the Vidal family and the Hill family, and copy negative transparencies; (2). Textual records which include handwritten family trees, typed and handwritten biographica…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1850-1983]
Collection/Fonds
Hill family and Vidal family fonds
Physical Description
255 photographs : b&w and sepia and 9.5 cm of textual records : ill. (some col.)
Description Level
Fonds
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Accession Number
2013-03
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of two series: (1). Photographs from a photographic album holding two hundred fifty-three photographs, separated into the Vidal family and the Hill family, and copy negative transparencies; (2). Textual records which include handwritten family trees, typed and handwritten biographical information of the Jones, Wright, Hyde, Vidal, and Hill families, copies of photographic prints, published works by J. H. Vidal and William Cowper, newspaper clippings, and a New Testament.
History/Biography
Minard Gerald “Gerry” Hill was born in Burnaby on July 31, 1893 to Marian (nee Berkeley) and Bernard Richard Hill. Marian was born in London, England. Bernard Hill, born in Bengal, India in 1858 to Sir Richard Hill and Jane Ann (nee Rollinson) where his father worked for the East Indian Railway, was one of the early inhabitants of Burnaby. Despite their year s of training as engineers, Bernard, along with his brother, Louis Claude Hill became strawberry farmers and owned all the land between Burnaby Lake and Deer Lake where Deer Creek runs, and half way around Deer Lake. Bernard built his family home at Douglas Road near Deer Lake in 1892. After the decline in the strawberry industry, Bernard worked as a surveyor for the municipality. Bernard also served as a Burnaby trustee and as councilor of Burnaby in 1904, 1905, 1906, and 1909. His brother, Louis was one of the first members elected to the Burnaby council and served in 1892, 1893, 1894, and 1910. Louis, born in 1860, married Annie Sarah Kendrick (born in 1896). Together they had one child, Katherine “Kitty” Maude. Kitty, born in 1898, later married William “Bob” John Peers in 1925. Bernard and Marian had four children: A. Claude (born in England around 1885, married Marion “Mamie”), Frank L., Winnifred “Winnie” L., and Gerry. Gerry attended Miss Harriet Woodward’s kindergarten class, and went on to Edmonds School with Miss Ellen Lister as his teacher. He later went to Central high school in New Westminster, often on horseback. Gerry served in World War I, signing his recruitment papers on November 9, 1914. When he returned home, he worked felling trees, then as an apprentice surveyor and finally as a carpenter. His father, Bernard died in Burnaby on March 27, 1939 at the age of eighty. Charlotte Elizabeth Vidal was born in 1897 in the United States to Louisa Sophia (nee Jones) and Herbert P. Vidal. Louisa Vidal (1871-1943) was a descendent of Jones of Exeter of England and the House of Llanio Cardigan of Wales. Herbert Vidal (1868-1934)’s father was Alexander Vidal (1819-1906). Alexander Vidal, born in Brocknell, England, immigrated to Upper Canada in 1835 and later served as a senator of Canada from 1873 to 1906. He married Catherine Louisa Wright, the daughter of Capt. William Elliot Wright. Both of Charlotte’s parents, Louisa and Herbert, were born in Ontario. Charlotte Vidal was sister to Dorothy Kate and Alexander E. E. Vidal. Minard G. Hill (aged 27) and Charlotte E. Vidal (aged 23) married on September 28, 1920 in Vancouver. Gerry built a house for him and his wife about a thousand feet from his parents’ home. He also bought property at Yellow Point on Vancouver Island around this time. By the early 1930s Gerry had moved to Yellow Point permanently and begun building the Yellow Point Lodge. Gerry and Charlotte bore three children: David, Lesley C. (born in 1929) and Gerald. Gerry was later remarried to Elizabeth (nee Holen) and had one child: Richard Grant McEwan Hill born in Ladysmith. Lesley married M. Clarke and had two boys: Roy and Graham. She later married B. Durban and had four boys: Patrick, Michael, Gary, and Grant. Charlotte died February 11, 1984 at the age of eighty-seven. Gerry died January 30, 1988 in Ladysmith at the age of ninety-three.
Media Type
Photograph
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
Photo catalogue 550, MSS176
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Recording of John Burton - Track 5

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to John Burton's description of the galley press and the proofing process. He also discusses job printing (now referred to as commercial printing).
Date Range
1850-1950
Length
0:09:14
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to John Burton's description of the galley press and the proofing process. He also discusses job printing (now referred to as commercial printing).
Date Range
1850-1950
Photo Info
Burton family home, [1945]. Item no. 216-002
Length
0:09:14
Subject
Documentary Artifacts - Newspapers
Printing Tools and Equipment
Scope and Content
Recording is of John Burton discussing the history of the weekly newspaper and of the types of printing presses that have been used in Canada, as well as exactly how their parts function. John appears to be describing printing presses that are in the room with him.
Biographical Notes
John Burton was born in 1912 in New Westminster. He went to Second Street School, then Edmonds, then Saint Anne's Convent, and St. Louis College and Connaught before graduating from Burnaby South School in 1930. While at High School, John worked at Cowan's Music Store at 716 Columbia Street in New Westminster on Saturdays and after school. John Burton's grandfather John Foley was the founder of the Orangeville Sun newspaper in Orangeville, Ontario, established in 1861. He ran the paper until his death in 1882, when his son, John Foley Jr. took over as editor and publisher at the age of sixteen. Two of his daughters were involved in the newspaper; Margaret Foley was a regular contributor to the paper, and John Burton's mother was a typesetter. When John Burton was a teenager, he went to Orangeville to learn the trade from his uncle. Unfortunately, he was only there eighteen months when his uncle died December 21, 1932. The family was unable to hold on to the business and the paper amalgamated with the Orangeville Banner newspaper in 1933.
Total Tracks
5
Total Length
0:46:18
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Interviewee Name
Burton, John
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
MSS137-001-2_ 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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Hill family and Vidal family textual records

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1850-1983]
Collection/Fonds
Hill family and Vidal family fonds
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
9.5 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of five files: (1). Jones family textual records; (2). Wright family textual records; (3). Hyde family textual records; (4) Vidal family textual records; and (5). Hill family textual records.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1850-1983]
Collection/Fonds
Hill family and Vidal family fonds
Physical Description
9.5 cm of textual records
Description Level
Series
Series
Hill family and Vidal family textual records
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
2013-03
Scope and Content
Series consists of five files: (1). Jones family textual records; (2). Wright family textual records; (3). Hyde family textual records; (4) Vidal family textual records; and (5). Hill family textual records.
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of series
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1850-1980]
Collection/Fonds
Hill family and Vidal family fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
7 cm of textual records : ill.
Item No.
MSS176-005
Storage Location
68-3-4-4
Scope and Content
File consists of a typed family tree with handwritten notes, postcards written by Minard Hill to Kitty Hill during WWI, a photocophy of a marriage certificate of Minard Hill and Charlotte Vidal with an amendment stating that the marriage dissolved on November 24, 1950, newspaper clippings (original…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1850-1980]
Collection/Fonds
Hill family and Vidal family fonds
Physical Description
7 cm of textual records : ill.
Description Level
File
Series
Hill family and Vidal family textual records
Item No.
MSS176-005
Storage Location
68-3-4-4
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
2013-03
Scope and Content
File consists of a typed family tree with handwritten notes, postcards written by Minard Hill to Kitty Hill during WWI, a photocophy of a marriage certificate of Minard Hill and Charlotte Vidal with an amendment stating that the marriage dissolved on November 24, 1950, newspaper clippings (original and photocopies) from 1943 and 1980s, a souvenir from Alaska and an empty envelope of developing paper. Also included are textual records regarding a Yellow Point reunion, the Boydell and Thomas families and a handwritten copy of Richard Hill's medallion. There is also a New Testament and written inside in blue pen it reads: "Richard Hill with his sister Annie's affectionate love / ... July 15 / 63" and in black pen it reads: "Bernard Richard Hill from his dear Papa / 1866". Also included is a book of "The Poetical Works of William Cowper" with a note in black pen that reads: "A token of affectioin for Stuart James from his ... Charlotte ... / December 1850".
Names
Hill, Minard Gerald "Gerry"
Peers, Katherine Maude Hill "Kitty"
Media Type
Textual Record
Creator
Hill family and Vidal family
Notes
Title based on contents of file
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1857]-[195-]
Collection/Fonds
E.W. Bateman family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
63 photographs + 6 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs of the family of Edwin Wettenhall Bateman and residences including Elworth house, along with letters written by Colin Rhodes Fox during World War II. Fonds is arranged into the following series: 1) Family photographs 2) World War II letters
Administrative History
Edwin Wettenhall "E.W." Bateman was born in 1859 in Sandbach, Cheshire, to James and Caroline Mary Wettenhall Bateman (their home in Sandbach was called Elworth Cottage). When he was twenty-one, E.W. Bateman immigrated to Manitoba, Canada where he met Catherine “Cassie” Dale, daughter of George a…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
E.W. Bateman family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
63 photographs + 6 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs of the family of Edwin Wettenhall Bateman and residences including Elworth house, along with letters written by Colin Rhodes Fox during World War II. Fonds is arranged into the following series: 1) Family photographs 2) World War II letters
Administrative History
Edwin Wettenhall "E.W." Bateman was born in 1859 in Sandbach, Cheshire, to James and Caroline Mary Wettenhall Bateman (their home in Sandbach was called Elworth Cottage). When he was twenty-one, E.W. Bateman immigrated to Manitoba, Canada where he met Catherine “Cassie” Dale, daughter of George and Sarah Gillon Dale. They were married in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba on November 9, 1886. Edwin and Cassie had seven children, the eldest Edna Caroline Annie (Corner) (1889-1969); George Edwin (1890-? ); Mamie (McWilliams) (1892-1979); Marianne “May” Bateman (1894-1990); Warren Stafford (1896-1954); Jessie (Fox Kemp) (1899-1978) and John Carey (1901-1945). Catherine “Cassie” (Dale) Bateman died in Portage La Prairie in 1909. After Cassie's death, Edwin was transferred to Vancouver by the Canadian Pacific Railway where he married Cassie’s younger sister Mary Dale (1896-1935). Edwin moved his six of his seven children to Vancouver (not including George). Edwin and Mary (Dale) Bateman first lived at 7th and Balsam Street in Vancouver and in 1920, they decided to move to the quieter atmosphere of the Burnaby Lake- Deer Lake area. By this time Edwin Wettenhall Bateman was a retired CPR executive. He moved his wife and daughter Marianne “May” Bateman to Deer Lake and commissioned architect, Enoch Evans to build 'Elworth' house (named after Edwin’s family home in Sandbach, Chesire). The house was completed by contractor William Dodson in 1922 and located at the site of what would become Heritage Village and later, Burnaby Village Museum, 6501 Deer Lake Avenue. The Batemans lived at this location for seventeen years before moving back to Vancouver in May of 1935. Mary Dale Bateman died in July 1935 and sometime after, Edwin W. Bateman married Dora Coulton. Edwin W. Bateman died in 1957 at the age of 98. Edna Caroline Bateman married Raymond Westley Corner in 1920 and had a daughter named Catherine Mary (Levins). Edna and Raymond lived in Kelowna. George Bateman married Louise Agness Birss in January 1910 and continued to live in Manitoba. Mamie Dale Bateman married George Lloyd McWilliams in 1915. The couple had two children, Warren Finley McWilliams and Bruce McWilliams. Mamie and George McWilliams lived with their family on Douglas Road across the road from Elworth house in Burnaby. Warren McWilliams was on North Atlantic convoy duty during World War I from 1942 to 1944. Warren McWilliams died in 2004. Warren Stafford Bateman married Norah Withington in Burnaby in 1924; Winifred Dare Webster in Burnaby in 1932 and Dorothy Margaret Buchanan in New Westminster in 1949. Warren and Winnifred “Winnie” Webster celebrated their marriage at Elworth house in 1932. Warren served in World War I. Jessie Madeline Bateman married Ernest Denby Fox (1900-1945) in 1921. Jessie and Ernest Fox had three children, Colin Rhodes Fox (1921-2005); Mary “Betty” (Gludo) and Allan Fox. Jessie and Ernest Fox operated a small logging company near Powell River, B.C. Sometime after the death of her first husband, Ernest Denby Fox, Jessie married James Kemp. The youngest child of Edwin and Cassie, John “Carey” Bateman married Sophia Spak (1899-1977) in 1925. On September 10, 1939, the day that Canada declared war on Germany, Colin Rhodes Fox (eldest son of Jessie and Ernest Fox) enlisted in the army at the age of 18 years. Colin initially served in an anti-aircraft unit, but was soon transferred to the Field Artillery. During his service overseas, Colin wrote letters to family members including his aunt May Bateman who was living in Burnaby. Colin went through basic artillery training in Edmonton before heading overseas to the United Kingdom with his unit, the 13th Field Regiment , 44th Canadian Field Battery of the Royal Canadian Artillery and later the 78th Canadian Field Battery in Germany and Holland . Colin was wounded on June 8, 1944 (two days after D-Day) but returned to serve in Holland and Germany until the war ended. Colin suffered bullet and shrapnel wounds while laying communication cable from the Normandy beachhead. In 1946, Colin married Susan Streika (Striha) of Pitt Meadows and he began a thirty five year career in the B.C. Telephone Company on Vancouver Island. Colin and Susan had three children; Gary, Elaine and Irene. Colin Rhodes Fox died in 2005. The E.W. Bateman house, "Elworth" is a heritage building on the site of the Burnaby Village Museum. The site is an important cultural feature for the interpretation of Burnaby’s heritage to the public. The E.W. Bateman House was purchased by Burnaby in 1970 and became the focal point for the development of the Museum. Both the interior and exterior of the house have been restored and interpreted to the date of original construction, including recreated room interiors and period furnishings.
Names
Bateman Family
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
HV974.22; HV974.90; HV975.120; HV979.37;HV979.32; BV986.21; BV985.1003; BV992.29.1; BV994.22; BV004.28; BV004.84; BV020.27
Date
[1857]-[195-]
Media Type
Photograph
Textual Record
Related Material
See also: Interview with Marianne May Bateman February 22, 1978 - Tracks 1-4. City of Burnaby Archives Item No. MSS137-014-1
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1857]-[195-]
Collection/Fonds
E.W. Bateman family fonds
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
63 photographs
Scope and Content
Series consists of family photographs of the Edwin Wettenhall Bateman family including the children and grandchildren of E.W. Bateman and Catherine "Cassie" (Dale) Bateman; parents of E.W. Bateman; parents of Catherine "Cassie" (Dale) and Mary (Dale) Bateman; Mary Bateman (second wife of E.W. Batem…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
E.W. Bateman family fonds
Description Level
Series
Series
Family photographs
Physical Description
63 photographs
Scope and Content
Series consists of family photographs of the Edwin Wettenhall Bateman family including the children and grandchildren of E.W. Bateman and Catherine "Cassie" (Dale) Bateman; parents of E.W. Bateman; parents of Catherine "Cassie" (Dale) and Mary (Dale) Bateman; Mary Bateman (second wife of E.W. Bateman); Dora Coulton Bateman (third wife of E.W. Bateman) along with photographs of Elworth house in Burnaby and other family residences.
Date
[1857]-[195-]
Media Type
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of series
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1859 (date of original) -2003
Collection/Fonds
Pixie McGeachie collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
2 boxes of textual records and 5 photographs
Scope and Content
Collection consists of papers and photographs collected by Pixie McGeachie during her tenure as archivist for the Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives. Also included are sound recordings of interviews between Pixie McGeachie and various Burnaby residents as well as newspaper articles and e…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1859 (date of original) -2003
Collection/Fonds
Pixie McGeachie collection
Physical Description
2 boxes of textual records and 5 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
BHS996-06
BHS996-08
BHS999-13
BHS992-39
BHS989-28
BHS2004-02
BHS996-16
BHS991-7
BHS992-56
Scope and Content
Collection consists of papers and photographs collected by Pixie McGeachie during her tenure as archivist for the Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives. Also included are sound recordings of interviews between Pixie McGeachie and various Burnaby residents as well as newspaper articles and essays penned by her. Also included are a series of research files (mainly newspaper clippings) collected and organized for her own personal use.
History/Biography
Doreen "Pixie" McGeachie was a resident of Burnaby for over sixty years. She served as the editor for the Burnaby Examiner newspaper and wrote a column entitled "Burnaby History" for The News. In 1974 she authored her first book titled "Bygones of Burnaby" which was one of the first to develop anecdotal stories about pioneer life in Burnaby. She authored "Burnaby - A Proud Century" in 1992 and in 2002 she wrote a biography of the city's namesake in the book "Land of Promise: Robert Burnaby's letters from Colonial B.C." Pixie also contributed many hours of volunteering; helping to establish Burnaby's first museum Heritage Village in 1971, serving as President of the Burnaby Historical Society from 1991-1993. She served a six year term on Burnaby's Heritage Commission leading the charge to preserve many historic sites throughout the city, and during her twenty years as the Community Archives volunteer archivist for the historical society, she succeeded in gathering thousands of rare and valuable historic photographs and documents which now forms the core of the photograph collection on the Heritage Burnaby website (as these items were donated by the Society to the City Archives in 2007). The City of Burnaby awarded Pixie McGeachie the Kushiro Cup as Citizen of the year in 2002. In 2006 she received a Heritage BC project award for leading the Friends of Interurban 1223 project, and in 2008 Heritage BC recognised her again by presenting her with the Ruby Nobb Award. The residents of Burnaby suffered a great loss when Pixie McGeachie passed away in August of 2010. On 24 September, 2011, the City of Burnaby dedicated the reading room at the City Archives in honour of Pixie and formally named it the Pixie McGeachie Reading Room in recognition of her years of service to the community.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of collection
BHS299, BHS237, BHS332, BHS460, MSS054, MSS065, MSS135, MSS136
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Interview with John Burton by Lynda Maeve Orr - Track 5

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory221
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to John Burton's description of the Linotype machine, as well as the history of his grandfather, John Foley, founder of the Orangeville Sun newspaper.
Date Range
1860-1932
Length
0:08:48
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to John Burton's description of the Linotype machine, as well as the history of his grandfather, John Foley, founder of the Orangeville Sun newspaper.
Date Range
1860-1932
Photo Info
Burton family home, [1945]. Item no. 216-002
Length
0:08:48
Name
Foley, John
Subject
Printing Tools and Equipment
Documentary Artifacts - Newspapers
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with John Burton at his residence in Surrey by Lynda Mauve Orr, August 24, 1989. This interview focuses on the history of newspaper and printing presses in Canada.
Biographical Notes
John Burton was born in 1912 in New Westminster. He went to Second Street School, then Edmonds, then Saint Anne's Convent, and St. Louis College and Connaught before graduating from Burnaby South School in 1930. While at High School, John worked at Cowan's Music Store at 716 Columbia Street in New Westminster on Saturdays and after school. John Burton's grandfather John Foley was the founder of the Orangeville Sun newspaper in Orangeville, Ontario, established in 1861. He ran the paper until his death in 1882, when his son, John Foley Jr. took over as editor and publisher at the age of sixteen. Two of his daughters were involved in the newspaper; Margaret Foley was a regular contributor to the paper, and John Burton's mother was a typesetter. When John Burton was a teenager, he went to Orangeville to learn the trade from his uncle. Unfortunately, he was only there eighteen months when his uncle died December 21, 1932. The family was unable to hold on to the business and the paper amalgamated with the Orangeville Banner newspaper in 1933.
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
0:58:44
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Burton, John
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
MSS137-001-4_ 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.
Audio Tracks

Track five of interview with John Burton by Lynda Maeve Orr

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Interview with Tony Fabian by Kathy Bossort October 29, 2015 - Track 4

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory599
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Tony Fabian’s description of the history of setting aside parkland on Burnaby Mountain, the creation of the Pavilion area in 1957, the history of proposals for how Burnaby Mountain could be used, the land transfer to SFU in 1963, and difficulty accessing the m…
Date Range
1860-1995
Length
0:15:57
  1 Audio  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview is about Tony Fabian’s description of the history of setting aside parkland on Burnaby Mountain, the creation of the Pavilion area in 1957, the history of proposals for how Burnaby Mountain could be used, the land transfer to SFU in 1963, and difficulty accessing the mountain for recreation prior to 1965. He also talks about the dispute between SFU and the City of Burnaby over land ownership and control.
Date Range
1860-1995
Length
0:15:57
Name
Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
Burnaby Mountain Centennial Park
Simon Fraser University
Subject
Geographic Features - Parks
Recreational Activities
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain Park
Burnaby - Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area
Interviewer
Bossort, Kathy
Interview Date
October 29, 2015
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Tony Fabian conducted by Kathy Bossort. Tony Fabian was one of 23 participants interviewed as part of the Community Heritage Commission’s Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project. The interview is mainly about Tony Fabian’s part in park creation and protection of natural areas in Burnaby, particularly as a member of the Park and Recreation Commission in the 1970s; his childhood and how that contributed to his land ethic; and the history of the uses made of and setting aside parkland on Burnaby Mountain.
Biographical Notes
Tony S. Fabian was born in 1934 in north Saskatchewan. At less than a year old Tony, along with his siblings, was removed from his family home and eventually placed with an immigrant farm family. As a child he worked on the farm and witnessed what he considered abusive treatment of the land and farm animals. When he was about 12 years old his adoptive family moved to the BC coast where he went on his own, working for a variety of farmers in Richmond and Delta. At 19 he contracted polio, quit farm work, and found work with the telephone company. In 1956 Tony married, and in 1957 he and his wife moved to a home on Hardwick Street in Burnaby where he still lives. Tony entered civic politics in the 1960s when he objected to development on Hardwick Park and became concerned about the destruction of Burnaby’s natural landscapes. He became a life long advocate for preserving natural areas and helped to create large parks in Burnaby on the foreshore of the Fraser River and on Burrard Inlet. He served as a member of the Parks and Recreation Commission 1970-1975, is a long time volunteer with the Burnaby Lake Park Association, and continues to stay current on local and regional environmental issues. In 2008 Tony was presented with the City of Burnaby Environment Award for Community Stewardship.
Total Tracks
7
Total Length
1:43:22
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Fabian, Tony S.
Interview Location
Tony Fabian's home in Burnaby
Interviewer Bio
Kathy Bossort is a retired archivist living in Ladner, BC. She worked at the Delta Museum and Archives after graduating from SLAIS (UBC) in 2001 with Masters degrees in library science and archival studies. Kathy grew up in Calgary, Alberta, and, prior to this career change, she lived in the West Kootenays, earning her living as a cook for BC tourist lodges and work camps. She continues to be interested in oral histories as a way to fill the gaps in the written record and bring richer meaning to history.
Collection/Fonds
Community Heritage Commission Special Projects fonds
Series
Burnaby Mountain Oral History Project series
Item No.
MSS196-007_Track_4
Media Type
Sound Recording
Audio Tracks

Track four of interview with Tony Fabian

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Hill family and Vidal family photographs

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto82117
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1860-1940]
Collection/Fonds
Hill family and Vidal family fonds
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
255 photographs
Item No.
550
Scope and Content
Series consists of a photographic album holding two hundred fifty-three photographs and twenty-seven slides compiled by the Hill family and the Vidal family.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1860-1940]
Collection/Fonds
Hill family and Vidal family fonds
Series
Hill family and Vidal family photographs
Description Level
Series
Item No.
550
Accession Number
2013-03
Physical Description
255 photographs
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Series consists of a photographic album holding two hundred fifty-three photographs and twenty-seven slides compiled by the Hill family and the Vidal family.
Creator
Hill family and Vidal family
Notes
Title based on contents of series
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1860-1900]
Collection/Fonds
Hill family and Vidal family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 5 cm
Item No.
550-015
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph is a portrait of an unidentified girl.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1860-1900]
Collection/Fonds
Hill family and Vidal family fonds
Series
Hill family and Vidal family photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
550-015
Accession Number
2013-03
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph is a portrait of an unidentified girl.
Subjects
Persons - Children
Names
Hill, Alice Maude Huggett "Maude"
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in pencil on album page reads: "Maude?"
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1860-1900]
Collection/Fonds
Hill family and Vidal family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 10 x 6 cm
Item No.
550-016
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph is a portrait of an unidentified woman.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1860-1900]
Collection/Fonds
Hill family and Vidal family fonds
Series
Hill family and Vidal family photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
550-016
Accession Number
2013-03
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 10 x 6 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph is a portrait of an unidentified woman.
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in pencil on album page reads: "Unknown"
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Three unidentified women

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto82355
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1860-1900]
Collection/Fonds
Hill family and Vidal family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 10.5 x 6 cm
Item No.
550-017
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph is a portrait of three unidentified women.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1860-1900]
Collection/Fonds
Hill family and Vidal family fonds
Series
Hill family and Vidal family photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
550-017
Accession Number
2013-03
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 10.5 x 6 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph is a portrait of three unidentified women.
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in pencil on album page reads: "Unknown"
Photograph stamp on verso reads: "John Barron / Photographer / Sarnia, = Ont."
Geographic Access
Ontario
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Two unidentified girls

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto82356
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1860-1900]
Collection/Fonds
Hill family and Vidal family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 4 x 6 cm
Item No.
550-018
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph is a portrait of two unidentified girls, one perhaps being Blanche Wilkinson.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1860-1900]
Collection/Fonds
Hill family and Vidal family fonds
Series
Hill family and Vidal family photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
550-018
Accession Number
2013-03
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 4 x 6 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph is a portrait of two unidentified girls, one perhaps being Blanche Wilkinson.
Subjects
Persons - Children
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in pencil on album page reads: "? and Blanche W.?"
Photograph stamp on verso reads: "Barron & Walker / Artist and Photographer / B & W"
Geographic Access
Ontario
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1860-1900]
Collection/Fonds
Hill family and Vidal family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 4.5 cm + 1 accompanying page
Item No.
550-019
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph is a portrait of an unidentified man.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1860-1900]
Collection/Fonds
Hill family and Vidal family fonds
Series
Hill family and Vidal family photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
550-019
Accession Number
2013-03
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 4.5 cm + 1 accompanying page
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph is a portrait of an unidentified man.
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Note in pencil on album page reads: "Unknown"
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1860-1900]
Collection/Fonds
Hill family and Vidal family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 10 x 6 cm
Item No.
550-023
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph is a portrait of Maude.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1860-1900]
Collection/Fonds
Hill family and Vidal family fonds
Series
Hill family and Vidal family photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
550-023
Accession Number
2013-03
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 10 x 6 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph is a portrait of Maude.
Names
Hill, Alice Maude Huggett "Maude"
Notes
Title based on caption accompanying photograph
Note in pencil on album page reads: "Maude ?"
Note in blue ink on verso reads: "Maude"
Photograph stamp on verso reads: "J. Foster Elliott, / Photographer, / Sarnia. / Negatives Preserved"
Geographic Access
Ontario
Images
Less detail
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1860-1900]
Collection/Fonds
Hill family and Vidal family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 10 x 6.5 cm
Item No.
550-025
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph is a portrait of a boy identified as Guy.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1860-1900]
Collection/Fonds
Hill family and Vidal family fonds
Series
Hill family and Vidal family photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
550-025
Accession Number
2013-03
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 10 x 6.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph is a portrait of a boy identified as Guy.
Notes
Title based on caption accompanying photograph
Note in pencil on album page photograph reads: "Guy ?"
Note in blue pen on verso reads: "Guy"
Photograph stamp on verso reads: "J. Foster Elliot / Photographer, / Sarnia. / Negatives Preserved"
Geographic Access
Ontario
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1860-1900]
Collection/Fonds
Hill family and Vidal family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 9.5 x 6 cm + 1 piece of wood
Item No.
550-118
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph is a portrait of a woman identified as Jane Ann Rollason.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1860-1900]
Collection/Fonds
Hill family and Vidal family fonds
Series
Hill family and Vidal family photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
550-118
Accession Number
2013-03
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 9.5 x 6 cm + 1 piece of wood
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph is a portrait of a woman identified as Jane Ann Rollason.
Names
Hill, Jane Sophia Ann Rollason
Notes
Title based on note accompanying photograph
Note in pencil on album page reads: "Jane Ann Rollinson / (wfie of Richard Hill) / (Grandmother of Minard Hill)
Note in pencil on verso reads: "Jane Ann nee Rollison (Hill)"
Photograph stamp on verso reads: "From the Photographic Studio W Sherwoood, / 23 Nook Street, Workincton, / This or ... can be enlar... in oil or water colours. / Negatives ... always be had"
Note in blue pen on piece of wood taped to the album page reads: "Mother of K Claude Hill B R Hill / Jane Hill Nee Rolston / Grand Mother of K M Peers"
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1860-1900]
Collection/Fonds
Hill family and Vidal family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 9.5 x 6 cm
Item No.
550-119
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph is a portrait of a woman identified as Jane Ann Rollason.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1860-1900]
Collection/Fonds
Hill family and Vidal family fonds
Series
Hill family and Vidal family photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
550-119
Accession Number
2013-03
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 9.5 x 6 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph is a portrait of a woman identified as Jane Ann Rollason.
Names
Berkeley, Mrs.
Hill, Jane Sophia Ann Rollason
Notes
Title based on note accompanying photograph
Note in pencil on album page reads: "____ Berkeley / (Marian (Berkeley) Hill's mother)"
Photograph stamp on recto reads: "William Heath / 24 George Street / Plymouth"
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New Westminster District Gp 1 - Subdivision plans (1A) Lots 166A, Lot 166 and Lot 167 (2A) Lot 166 (4A) Lots 166A, Lot 166 and Lot 167 (4B) Lot 34 (5B) Lot 98 (6B) Portion of Lot 13 (7B) Lot 98 (8B) Portion of Lots 100 and 101 (3A) Survey of Highway for Burnaby Council in Lots 13 and 14 (1B) Plan including Lot 99, Lot 98, Lot 157, Lot 158, Lot 163, Lot 162, Lot 159, Lot 163, Lot 162, Lot 165, Lot 166A, Lot 155B, Lot 155A and Lot 159 (2B) Plan of Lots 155, 155A, 155B, 155C, 162, 163, 164, 165, 166A and 167 (3B) Lot 151 Reserve for Race Course; Reserve 64A Lot 152 (9B) Plan identifying soil, buildings and geographic features in 155A, 158, 159, 171, 160, 53 and 95 (10B) Plan of Lots surrounding Burnaby Lake

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1861]-[1910]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Map collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
14 plans : 3 plans : black ink on paper hand col. + 7 plans : black ink on paper + 4 plans : graphite on paper mounted on 2 sides of cardboard 76 x 102 cm
Scope and Content
Item consists of a large board of four New Westminster District Gp 1 - subdivision plans mounted on one side and ten New Westminster District Gp 1 - subdivision plans mounted on the other side. Side A: 1. "Plan /of / Lots 166A, 166 and 167 /, Gr.1, N.W.D. / Showing Misconstructed Roads in Gree…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Map collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
14 plans : 3 plans : black ink on paper hand col. + 7 plans : black ink on paper + 4 plans : graphite on paper mounted on 2 sides of cardboard 76 x 102 cm
Material Details
Scales [between 1:2376 and 1:7920]
Scope and Content
Item consists of a large board of four New Westminster District Gp 1 - subdivision plans mounted on one side and ten New Westminster District Gp 1 - subdivision plans mounted on the other side. Side A: 1. "Plan /of / Lots 166A, 166 and 167 /, Gr.1, N.W.D. / Showing Misconstructed Roads in Green / 5 chs = 1 in.". (plan is drawn in black ink and hand coloured in red, green and orange ink). A section in the centre of the plan is coloured in red ink and identified as "C.S. Richmond" running from the North Arm of Fraser River to Wiggins Road and divided by "New Wiggins Rd. (as gazetted)" (coloured in orange ink) and two"Constructed Road(s)" (coloured in green ink). Plan is initialed by: "RB" [sic] (in blue pencil crayon) 2. Plan of / Subdivision of / Lot 166 / Group One / New Westminster District / Scale 4 chs = 1 in. / Map No 524". Plan is drawn in graphite and signed by "Surrig [sic] Welhams [sic] / P.L.S." Plan is initialed by: "RB" [sic] (in blue pencil crayon) 3. Plan of "Survey / of Highway / For / Burnaby Council / in / Lots 13 _14 / Group One / Scale 4 chs = 1 in." Signed by "Albert J. Hill, P.L.S." Caribou Street and Caribou Road run through the centre of the plan. Plan is stamped: "Albert J. Hill, Civil Engineer / and / Provincial Land Surveyor, / New Westminster, / B.C.". Plan is initialed by: "RB" [sic] (in blue pencil crayon) 4. A Plan of Lots 166A, 166 and 167, Group One, New Westminster District (drawn in graphite). A section in the centre of the plan is identified as "C.S. Richmond" running from the North Arm of Fraser River and divided by "New Wiggins Rd. (as gazetted)" and two "Constructed Road(s)". Plan is initialed by: "RB" [sic] (in blue pencil crayon) Side B: 1. Small plan drawn in black ink (no title) identifying lots north of the "North Arm" of the Fraser River. Lots identified include: Lot 99, Lot 98, Lot 157, Lot 158, Lot 163, Lot 162, Lot 159, Lot 163, Lot 162, Lot 165, Lot 166A, Lot 155B, Lot 155A and Lot 159. "Scale 40 chains to one inch" . Plan is initialed by: "RB" [sic] (in blue pencil crayon) 2. Small plan drawn in black ink (no title) identifying lots north of the North Arm of the Fraser River as "Lots 155, 155A, 155B, 155C, 162, 163, 164, 165, 166A and 167". Plan is initialed by: "RB" [sic] (in blue pencil crayon) 3. Small plan drawn in black ink (no title) which identifies "Lot 151 / Reserve/ for / Race Course"; "Reserve / 64 A / L. 152 G.1"; and other Lots: 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 38, 39. The plan is signed "Surveyor G.Turn [sic] July / 61 / from Vol 40 R.L. notes [sic]" Plan is stamped: "Albert J. Hill, Civil Engineer / and / Provincial Land Surveyor, / New Westminster, / B.C." Plan is initialed by: "RB" [sic] (in blue pencil crayon) 4. Small plan drawn in black in with faded red colouring on centre lot identified as "Lot 34" running north from "Vancouver Road" . Plan is stamped: "Albert J. Hill, Civil Engineer / and / Provincial Land Surveyor, / New Westminster, / B.C." Plan is initialed by: "RB" [sic] (in blue pencil crayon) 5. Plan drawn in graphite and identified as "Lot 98, Gr.1," along with the intials "RB" [sic] (both are handwritten in blue crayon pencil on top of plan) The B.C.E.Railway is identified running through the plan along with Jubilee Road and Royal Oak Road. The plan is signed with the name "Wm. Murray" and the Plan is stamped: "Albert J. Hill, Civil Engineer / and / Provincial Land Surveyor, / New Westminster, / B.C.". 6. Plan drawn in graphite identified as "Port Lot 13, Gr.1" along with the intials "RB" [sic] (both are handwritten in blue crayon pencil on top of plan) Plan is stamped: "Albert J. Hill, Civil Engineer / and / Provincial Land Surveyor, / New Westminster, / B.C.". 7.Plan drawn in black ink and identified as "Lot 98 G.1" along with the intials "RB" [sic] (both are handwritten in blue crayon pencil on top of plan). A "Road Reservation" is identified running north between "Electric Tramway" and connecting with "Royal Oak Road". Plan is stamped: "Albert J. Hill, Civil Engineer / and / Provincial Land Surveyor, / New Westminster, / B.C." 8. Plan drawn in black ink and divided into two sections, the upper plan is identified as "Portion / Lots 100 / area / 101, Gr.1" and the lower plan is identified as "Portion L. 3 G. 1" along with the intials "RB" [sic] (these identifiers are handwritten in blue crayon pencil on top of the plan). Portions of Lot 100 and Lot 101 are each divided into 6 sections and the Portion of Lot 3 plan is divided into 24 sections. The plan includes a note in black ink that reads: " Received from Wm Fromme [sic] / from Wm. Trapp / Nov. 28, 1895 / A. J. T...[sic]". 9. Plan drawn in black ink (no title) identifying soil, buildings and geographic features in southern Burnaby. The plan is bordered by "New Westminster City" (Tenth Avenue and DL 172) to the south east and DL 173 to the south, DL 158 to the west and the B.C.E. Tramway to the north. Plan includes District Lots: 155A, 158, 159, 171, 160, 53 and 95 and identifies soil, marshland and ravines throughout. Plan identifies the following features: a "Team Road" running through Lots 158 and 159 along with "Fair Orchard Soil / Even Surface Throughout / No Ravines", "Gravel and Shingle" (bottom of Lot 158), "North Arm Road" crossing "Byrne Road" and connecting with "Power House Road" which runs north to connect with "Highland Park Station" and the B.C.E. Tramway, "Power Ho" in the northeast corner of DL 160, a "Brook" connected with a "Deep Ravine" running between DL 53, DL 95 and DL 160 along with "Good Soil" and "Fair Orchard Soil" identified nearby in DL 95. Scale is identified as "10 chs = 1 in." Plan is stamped: "Albert J. Hill, Civil Engineer / and / Provincial Land Surveyor, / New Westminster, / B.C." Plan is initialed by: "RB" [sic] (in blue pencil crayon) 10. Plan drawn in black ink (no title) with Burnaby Lake and Deer Lake at the centre. The plan is bordered by the following District Lots identified as: 117, 118 and 68 to the west, Lots 80, 79 and 85 to the southwest, Lots 11, 13, and 1 (City of New Westminster) to the south east, the North Road boundary to the east and Lots 8, 56, 57, 59, and 136 to the North. The lower right hand corner of the plan has a small inset which reads: "Burnaby Lake" and "Page 19 R.B. Notes". Plan is initialed by: "RB" [sic] (in blue pencil crayon)
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts - Maps
Names
Hill, Albert J.
Responsibility
Albert J. Hill M.A. Civil Engineer and Provincial Land Surveyor
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Accession Code
HV977.93.19
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Date
[1861]-[1910]
Media Type
Cartographic Material
Scan Resolution
300
Scale
72
Notes
Title based on content of plans
Digital image link published on Heritage Burnaby shows "Side A", contact Burnaby Village Museum to view "Side B"
Scale is measured in chains. (One chain equals 792 inches)
The term "Lot" can also refer to a "District Lot”
Some plans are stamped: "Albert J. Hill, Civil Engineer / and / Provincial Land Surveyor, / New Westminster, / B.C." and intialed: "RB" [sic]
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New Westminster District - Subdivision Plans of : (1A) Portion Lot 87 (2A) Portions of Lot 136, 131 and Lots 44 and 78 (3A)Survey of a Portion of Lot 95 (4A) Subdivision plan of Lot 396 - Port Moody (1B) Plan of District Lot 92 (2B) Portion of Lot 29 (3B) Plan of Lot 84 - Hydes, Claim (4B) Plan of Lots 2, 4, 6, 8, 15, 10, 56, 148, 57, 58, 40 (5B) Plan of Lot 85

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumcartographicmaterial6995
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1862-1908]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Map collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
9 plans : 6 plans : black ink on paper ; 57 x 36.5 cm or smaller + 1 plan : black ink and grahite on paper ; 46.5 x 49 cm + 1 plan : blueprint on paper ; 15.5 x 19.5 cm + cm + 1 plan : graphite on paper ; 25 x 17 cm ; mounted on both sides of board 76 x 102 cm
Scope and Content
Item consists of a large board of four New Westminster District subdivision plans mounted on one side and five New Westminster District subdivision plans mounted on the other side. Side A: 1. "Plan / of Subdivision / of a Portion / of / Lot 87 / Group One / New Westminster District / Scale 4 chs…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Map collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
9 plans : 6 plans : black ink on paper ; 57 x 36.5 cm or smaller + 1 plan : black ink and grahite on paper ; 46.5 x 49 cm + 1 plan : blueprint on paper ; 15.5 x 19.5 cm + cm + 1 plan : graphite on paper ; 25 x 17 cm ; mounted on both sides of board 76 x 102 cm
Material Details
Scales [between 1:792 and 1:3600]
Scope and Content
Item consists of a large board of four New Westminster District subdivision plans mounted on one side and five New Westminster District subdivision plans mounted on the other side. Side A: 1. "Plan / of Subdivision / of a Portion / of / Lot 87 / Group One / New Westminster District / Scale 4 chs = 1 in". Plan is stamped: "Albert J. Hill, Civil Engineer / and / Provincial Land Surveyor, / New Westminster, / B.C." and intialed by: "RB" [sic] (in blue pencil crayon). Names two of the subdivisons of District Lot 87 are identified as, "L.E. Sprott" and "John Ledger". 2. "Plan of Subdivision / of / Portions of / Lot 136, 131 and Lots 44 and 78 Gr.1 / New Westminster District / Scale 300 ft = 1 inch". Annotation above title reads: "No. 901 / Deposited in Land Registry Office / New Westminster / Aug. 19th 1905 / Charles S. Keith D. Reg." Annotations and signatures at bottom of plan read: "I, William Nelson Draper, / W.H.R. Collister / Charles E. Perkins / E.B. Morgan / make / Surveys / correct / representation / upon / the / Land Registry Act / (sgd) W.N. Draper, P.L.S.". Plan includes a handwritten title: "Lots 136, 131, 44 & 78" and is initialed: "RB" [sic] (in blue pencil crayon) 3. "Survey / of / a Portion / of / Lot 95, Gr.1 / Scale 1 ch = 1in." Plan is stamped: "Albert J. Hill, Civil Engineer / and / Provincial Land Surveyor, / New Westminster, / B.C." and is initialed : "RB" [sic] (in blue pencil crayon) 4. Blueprint plan of "Lot 396. Group One." with Scale : 3 chs = 1 in. A two acre portion of District Lot 396 is filled in with red ink." Plan is signed by "Albert J. Hill / B.C.L.S." (This plan is part of Port Moody) Side B: 1. Plan titled "District Lot 92 / Burnaby / Municipality / for sale by / Mahon / McFarland & / Mahon Ltd. / Vancouver, B.C. / Scale : 4 chains to one inch". District Lot 92 is subdivided into 161 lots and identifies roads: Norwich Road, Pole Line Road, Oakland Road, Stanley Road, Burford Road, Dalhousie Road, Brantford Road, Colborne Road, Roberts Road, Vancouver & Westminster Road, B.C. Electric Railway, Gilley Stn. and Burnaby (Power House). The bottom of the plan reads: "G.S. Dawson, P.LS. Vancouver, B.C." 2. "Plan / of Subdivision / of a Portion / of / Lot 29 / Group 1 / New Westminster District / Scale 2 chs = 1 in". Plan is stamped: "Albert J. Hill, Civil Engineer / and / Provincial Land Surveyor, / New Westminster, / B.C." and is initialed by: "RB" [sic] (in blue pencil crayon) 3. Small handrawn plan (no title) identifying "Lot 84 / Hydes, Claim" at the centre surrounded by lots and features identified as: "Lot 85", "Lot 93", "Lot 94", "Lot 32", "Lot 82", "Lot 83", "Lot 79", "swamp" and a "Small Lake" (Burnaby Lake). Identifying marks in the right corner of the plan read: "Page 13 / Surveyed by G. Turner / May 62". Plan also includes surveyor's bearing measurements and trails to "Small Lake" (Burnaby Lake). 4. Untitled plan showing District Lots west of North Road and north of Burnaby Lake including: Lots 2, 4, 6, 8, 15, 10, 56, 148, 57, 58, 40. and Lots 3, 5, 7 east of North Road (Coquitlam). Lots in Burnaby are identifed for timber including: "Heavily Timbered" (Lot 57), " "Some Fir and Cedar" (Lot 40), "Splendid Fir and Cedar" (Lot 143), "Heavy Fir etc" (Lots 143 and 148), " "Fine Cedar" (Lot 15), "Rough Light Timber" (Lot 56). Other features identified at the lower portion of the plan include "Burnaby Lake" and "Brunette River". 5. Untitled plan drawn in graphite showing sections of District Lot 85 south of Burnaby Lake and north of Hazsard Road. Plan is signed: "Albert J. Hill / B.C.L.S." and dated "12/26/08". Plan is initialed by: "RB" [sic] (in blue pencil crayon)
Publisher
Mahon, McFarland & Mahon Ltd
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts - Maps
Names
British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Hill, Albert J.
Draper, W.N.
Responsibility
Albert J. Hill M.A. Civil Engineer and Provincial Land Surveyor
W.N. Draper, P.L.S.
G. Turner, P.L.S.
G.S. Dawson, P.L.S.
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Burnaby - Burnaby Lake
Burnaby - Pole Line Road
Burnaby - North Road
Burnaby - Brunette River
British Columbia - Port Moody
Accession Code
HV977.93.26
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Date
[1862-1908]
Media Type
Cartographic Material
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Burquitlam (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Burnaby Lake Area
Scan Resolution
300
Scale
72
Notes
Title based on content of plans
Digital image link published on Heritage Burnaby shows "Side A", contact Burnaby Village Museum to view "Side B"
Scale is measured in chains and feet. (One chain equals 792 inches)
The term "Lot" can also refer to a "District Lot”
Some plans are stamped: "Albert J. Hill, Civil Engineer / and / Provincial Land Surveyor, / New Westminster, / B.C." and intialed: "RB" [sic]
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Alfred Bingham's writings - Track 1

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording includes Alfred Bingham's essay entitled Stump Rangers, a listing of early settlers that includes addresses and short descriptions, essays on Confederation Park, land clearing and on Burnaby's first Council meeting.
Date Range
1865-1919
Length
0:10:18
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording includes Alfred Bingham's essay entitled Stump Rangers, a listing of early settlers that includes addresses and short descriptions, essays on Confederation Park, land clearing and on Burnaby's first Council meeting.
Date Range
1865-1919
Photo Info
Alfred Bingham standing next to a 1931 Model T Ford, 1932. Item no. HV976.46.4
Length
0:10:18
Subject
Geographic Features - Parks
Officials - Aldermen and Councillors
Land Clearing
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Scope and Content
Recording is of Alfred Bingham's writings, as read by Alfred Bingham. Major themes discussed are: Pioneers, early days in Burnaby and the Co-op Movement. To view "Narrow By" terms for each track expand this description and see "Notes".
Biographical Notes
Alfred "Alf" Bingham was born in England in 1892 and moved to Canada in 1912. His first job in Canada was laying track for the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway (GTPR) from Edmonton to McBride in 1912. His second was in Vancouver at the Rat Portage Mill on False Creek, working on the Resaw machine. He quit after one week due to poor working conditions. After taking part in the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike as a delegate of the Retail and Mailorder Union (A.F.L.) on the Winnipeg Trades and Labour Council, Alfred moved to Burnaby where he and fellow Burnaby residents Aungus McLean and Percy Little worked ten hour days to build a Shingle Mill on the edge of Burnaby Lake for Simpson & Giberson. George Green, carpenter and millwright (author of “The History of Burnaby”) also helped in the construction of the mill. Alfred built his own home from lumber cut from the mill in the Lochdale area on Sherlock Street between Curtis Street and Kitchener Street On April 10, 1920 Alfred married Mary Jane “Ada” Reynolds. Alfred and Ada often took in foster children during their marriage. Due to her nursing experience, Ada was often called upon to deliver babies in the Burnaby area. Alfred and Ada Bingham were instrumental members of the Army of the Common Good, collecting vegetables and grains from growers in the area and even producing over 125 tons of vegetables from its own gardens to feed children and youth suffering from the lack of resources during the Depression years. The army was in operation for ten years and during that time the members organised the Credit Union movement of British Columbia and drew up the Credit Union act thorough the Vancouver Co-operative Council. They also started Co-Op stores and the Co-Op Wholesale Society. Alfred was also Secretary of the Burnaby Housing committee and in 1946 he became the Secretary of the North Burnaby Labour Progressive Party (LPP). Mary Jane “Ada” (Reynolds) Bingham died on August 9, 1969. Her husband Alfred died on April 29, 1979.
Total Tracks
12
Total Length
1:38:06
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Bingham, Alfred "Alf"
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
100-13-20-2_Track_1
Transcript Available
MSS142-001 contains transcripts for each of the short stories
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 recording of Alfred Bingham's writings

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Legal Documents and certificates series

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivetextualrecord166
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1867-1961]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
2 cm textual records
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Series consists of legal documents such as wills, birth certificates and military papers pertaining to Claude Hill and Annie Sara (Kenrick) Hill. Documents also include a diary kept by Claude, a few pieces of correspondence, ledgers related to Claude's land transactions and certificates of citizen…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1867-1961]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Physical Description
2 cm textual records
Description Level
Series
Storage Location
AV Storage
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
2007-12
Scope and Content
Series consists of legal documents such as wills, birth certificates and military papers pertaining to Claude Hill and Annie Sara (Kenrick) Hill. Documents also include a diary kept by Claude, a few pieces of correspondence, ledgers related to Claude's land transactions and certificates of citizenship and identification. Also in the file is a sketch showing a “Birds Eye View of the Burnaby Lake Area circa 1910,” a book of Common Prayer Hymns, a Bible, a Post Card Album, address book, a Birthday Book and a cross-stitch sampler done by Annie Kenrick in 1877.
Media Type
Textual Record
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1870 (date of original) -1991
Collection/Fonds
Evelyn Salisbury collection
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Item No.
MSS061-036
Storage Location
69-6
Scope and Content
File consists of papers pertaining to Deer Lake's development, Burnaby's Heritage Week celebrations and potential heritage buildings. Also included in the file are Real Estate pamphlets, information on Banff Alberta as well as photocopies of early newspaper articles.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1870 (date of original) -1991
Collection/Fonds
Evelyn Salisbury collection
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Description Level
File
Item No.
MSS061-036
Storage Location
69-6
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Accession Number
BHS991-24
Scope and Content
File consists of papers pertaining to Deer Lake's development, Burnaby's Heritage Week celebrations and potential heritage buildings. Also included in the file are Real Estate pamphlets, information on Banff Alberta as well as photocopies of early newspaper articles.
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of file
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1876 (date of original)-[1998]
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of copies of marriage, birth and death certificates along with copies of biographical information from Pioneer Tales and related correspondence. Esther Stanley (nee Love) was born in 1896, married Frank Charles Stanley in 1921 and is the daughter of Jesse and Martha Love.
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Jesse Love farmhouse fonds
Description Level
File
Series
Research files
File No.
51320-20
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of copies of marriage, birth and death certificates along with copies of biographical information from Pioneer Tales and related correspondence. Esther Stanley (nee Love) was born in 1896, married Frank Charles Stanley in 1921 and is the daughter of Jesse and Martha Love.
Names
Stanley, Esther Love
Accession Code
BV018.41.71
Access Restriction
Restricted access
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
1876 (date of original)-[1998]
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on content of file
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1880-1911
Collection/Fonds
Albert Parker fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a series of personal letters from family members in England to Jesse and Martha Love., including; Sept 22, 1880- to Jesse and Martha Love from Jesse's mother Elizabeth Love; June 7th, 1880- to Jesse from his mother Elizabeth Love; June 9th, 1880- Letter to Jesse Love from his moth…
Administrative History
See extensive history of Love Family and Love farmhouse located at Burnaby Village Museum.
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Albert Parker fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a series of personal letters from family members in England to Jesse and Martha Love., including; Sept 22, 1880- to Jesse and Martha Love from Jesse's mother Elizabeth Love; June 7th, 1880- to Jesse from his mother Elizabeth Love; June 9th, 1880- Letter to Jesse Love from his mother Elizabeth Love; April 26, 1880 - to Jesse and Martha Love from Jesse's mother Elizabeth Love; May 21, 1881 -To Jesse Love from one of his sisters regarding his mother's death; Jan 18, 1892 - Swindon - to Jesse from his sister, informing him of his father's death; 8th Jan 1906 - to Jesse from his sister,Torie Love; 28 Oct 1910 - to Martha Love from Jesse's sister Torie Love; 27th, (month?) 1910 - to Jesse Love and one of his sisters from Jesse's sister Torie; 14th July 1911 - Letter to Jesse and Martha Love from Jesse's sister Torie; an envelope - addressed to "Mr. Jesse Love / East Burnaby, New Westminster / B.C." postmarked "Jan __ 05 / SWINDON STATION" (does not appear to relate to any of the dates of the letters) and a small evelope addressed to : "Mrs Love / Burnaby".
Administrative History
See extensive history of Love Family and Love farmhouse located at Burnaby Village Museum.
Names
Love, Jesse (1849-1928)
Love, Elizabeth (1809-1881)
Accession Code
BV012.31.19
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Date
1880-1911
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on content of file
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1880-1962
Collection/Fonds
Albert Parker fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
5 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records from the estate of Albert Parker. Records include; Land sale agreements and Land Deeds regarding the Love family property located in District Lot 25; wills, documents and correspondence from the estates of Jesse Love, Ann Leonard, George Leonard Love; memorial cards for Ma…
Administrative History
Albert (Bert) Michael Leonard Parker was born in 1915 to parents William Michael Norton Parker and Sarah Maria Love. His parents William and Sarah married in 1913. Albert was the eldest of the three Parker children including his brother William Charles (Bill) and sister Elsie Roberta. Following the…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Albert Parker fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
5 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records from the estate of Albert Parker. Records include; Land sale agreements and Land Deeds regarding the Love family property located in District Lot 25; wills, documents and correspondence from the estates of Jesse Love, Ann Leonard, George Leonard Love; memorial cards for Martha Love, Thomas Richard Love and Elizabeth Love and various Love family correspondence from family members in England.
Administrative History
Albert (Bert) Michael Leonard Parker was born in 1915 to parents William Michael Norton Parker and Sarah Maria Love. His parents William and Sarah married in 1913. Albert was the eldest of the three Parker children including his brother William Charles (Bill) and sister Elsie Roberta. Following their marriage, his parents built and lived in a small house located at 1319 Newcombe Street in Burnaby. The family lived there until 1925 when they moved the whole family into the Love family farmhouse at 1390 Cumberland Road to live with Sarah's father Jesse Love. Jesse Love died in 1928 after which Albert's parents purchased the Love family farmhouse and property. Albert's father, William Michael, died in 1961 and his mother continued to live in the Love family farmhouse until 1966 when she sold it to her daughter Elsie and husband John Hughes. Albert taught commerce for over 30 years in Vancouver schools. Albert Parker passed away after his 96th birthday on June 30, 2011 and was predeceased by his wife Margaret (Peggy).
Names
Parker, Albert "Bert"
Accession Code
BV012.31
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Date
1880-1962
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
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Peers Family and Hill Family fonds

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivemultipleformat98
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1880-1980]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
ca. 1200 photographs and other material
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records, primarily photographs, compiled by various members of both the Hill and Peers families that document their lives during the early days of settlement in Burnaby. The fonds is arranged in three series: (1). Legal documents and certificates which include records of citizen…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1880-1980]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Physical Description
ca. 1200 photographs and other material
Description Level
Fonds
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Accession Number
BHS2007-4
2007-12
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records, primarily photographs, compiled by various members of both the Hill and Peers families that document their lives during the early days of settlement in Burnaby. The fonds is arranged in three series: (1). Legal documents and certificates which include records of citizenship, wills and other official papers pertaining to the life and activities of L. Claude Hill; (2). Peers photograph album which contains photographs of the Peers family’s Burnaby Lake home, Greyfriars, as well as pictures taken by Arthur Peers during his work and travels throughout British Columbia in the first part of the 20th century; and (3) Kitty Hill Peers family photographs which make up the majority of the fonds and range in scope from photographs of the family of Claude Hill and early Burnaby Lake residents and scenes to pictures Kitty took as an adult documenting the growth of her own family. Also included in this series are a number of photographs showing Yellow Point, Vancouver Island, where the Peers and Hill families often vacationed.
History/Biography
Bob Peers was born William John Peers, the son of real estate broker and early Burnaby resident, Francis John Peers and his wife Elizabeth Frisby. Originally from England, the family moved to Vancouver in 1905 and soon after settled at Burnaby Lake. The family included one daughter (Mary Elizabeth Dora) and four boys (Arthur Francis, William John “Bob”, Geoffrey Hugh, and Richard Dominic). When they arrived in Burnaby, Francis Peers purchased a piece of land from another early settler, Claude Hill, and built the family home “Greyfriars” near Deer Lake. The children attended school in the home of Miss Harriet Woodward, the first school to be held in the Burnaby Lake area. In 1925, Bob married Claude Hill’s daughter and another former pupil of “Miss Harry’s,” Kitty Hill. Kitty (born Katherine Maude Hill) was the only child of Burnaby pioneers L. Claude Hill and Annie Sara Kenrick. Having moved to the Burnaby Lake area in the early 1890s, Claude went on to operate a successful strawberry farm and soon became active in the political development of Burnaby – being elected to the first Burnaby Council and serving from 1892-1894 and again from 1909-1910. The first Hill family home, “Brookfield,” was sold around 1907 and the family moved to their new home, “Broadview,” which was also built in the vicinity of Deer Lake. In 1925, Bob and Kitty were married and they went on to have three children, Robert C.K., Barbara (later Barbara Jeffrey), and Anne (later Anne Latham).
Formats
All photographic records have been scanned and are saved in jpeg format on the City of Burnaby network. Archival master copies have also been produced in tiff format and have been burned to CD for preservation purposes.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1880]-1991
Collection/Fonds
Fraser Wilson collection
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
1 photographic album, 16 illustrations and 3 files of textual records
Scope and Content
Collection consists of one photographic album of locations in Vancouver photographed in the 1880s, sixteen original illustrations by Fraser Wilson and three files of textual records (one of which includes the comic book entitled "Bill Northwood").
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1880]-1991
Collection/Fonds
Fraser Wilson collection
Physical Description
1 photographic album, 16 illustrations and 3 files of textual records
Description Level
Fonds
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Accession Number
BHS988-6
BHS985-23
BHS991-25
Scope and Content
Collection consists of one photographic album of locations in Vancouver photographed in the 1880s, sixteen original illustrations by Fraser Wilson and three files of textual records (one of which includes the comic book entitled "Bill Northwood").
History/Biography
Fraser Wilson was born in Vancouver on July 1, 1905 and brought up in the Grandview area, with “fond memories of berry picking in the wilds of North Burnaby” as a child. He left school in 1923, and although he was interested in art, he didn’t try to make it a career until a double hernia forced him to stop working in factories and start apprenticing for commercial artists, later opening a sign shop of his own. In 1926 he worked in Australia (as a set decoration painter) but had to return to Vancouver when his father fell ill in 1927. Most famously, Fraser Wilson was a Vancouver Sun political cartoonist from 1937 to 1947. When he moved to Burnaby in April of 1943 he was also the artist and author of the cartoon-type serial “Bill Northwood - the personification of the modern Resource Manager” which served to teach the community why forests so were important and why they should be preserved. He lost his job at the Vancouver Sun in 1947 due to the fact that he was the chairman of the Co-ordinating Committee of Newspaper Unions (which was involved in the Vancouver Province strike) and his publisher didn’t approve. Soon after, then president of the Marine Workers’ and Boilermakers Union Bill White asked him to decorate their hall –the Marine Workers’ Auditorium at 3337 West Pender. The mural that Wilson ended up painting depicts the B.C. labour movement to honour British Columbia’s workers. This mural launched a new career for Wilson; to this day, hospitals and libraries across British Columbia display his work in lobbies. In 1988, when the building which housed the Marine Workers’ Auditorium was sold to a new owner, Fraser Wilson’s mural was removed from the wall and restored by Ferdinand Petrov of the Vancouver Centennial Committee and installed permanently at the new Maritime Labour Centre on Victoria Drive in Vancouver. Throughout the 1960s, he was president of the Burnaby Historical Society, and ran for City Council as a Burnaby Citizens Association candidate in 1969 and 1970. Fraser Wilson died on 31 July 1992.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
BHS492, MSS062
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Interview with Marianne May Bateman February 22, 1978 - Track 3

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Marianne May Bateman's father Edwin Bateman's history of first coming to Canada.
Date Range
1880-1920
Length
0:08:39
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Marianne May Bateman's father Edwin Bateman's history of first coming to Canada.
Date Range
1880-1920
Photo Info
Photograph of Edwin Wettenhall Bateman with his four daughters; Marianne May is sitting on a chair beside her father, [1903}. Item no. BV992.29.1
Length
0:08:39
Name
Bateman, Edwin W.
Interviewer
Stevens, Colin
Interview Date
February 22, 1978
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Marianne May "May" Bateman conducted by Colin Stevens, February 22, 1978. Major themes discussed are: Elworth.
Biographical Notes
May Bateman was born in 1894 in Portage LaPrairie, Manitoba to Edwin Wettenhall Bateman and Cassie (Dale) Bateman. May's father, Edwin Bateman was born in 1859 in Sandbach, Cheshire, to James and Caroline Mary Wettenhall Bateman (their home in Sandbach was called Elworth Cottage). When he was twenty-one, E.W. Bateman immigrated to Manitoba, Canada where he met Catherine “Cassie” Dale, daughter of George and Sarah Gillon Dale. They were married in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba on November 9, 1886. Edwin and Cassie had seven children, the eldest Edna Caroline Annie (Corner) born in 1889, George, Mamie (McWilliams) born in 1892, Marianne May “May” Bateman born in 1894, Jessie (Fox Kemp), Carey, and the youngest Warren Stafford born in 1901.Cassie (Dale) Bateman died in Portage La Prairie in 1909. Edwin was transferred to Vancouver by the Canadian Pacific Railway where he married Cassie’s younger sister Mary Dale, born 1865, and moved his six children to Vancouver. The Bateman family first lived at 7th and Balsam in a large new house. It wasn’t until 1920 that they decided to move to the quieter atmosphere of the Burnaby Lake- Deer Lake area. By this time Edwin Wettenhall Bateman was a retired CPR executive. He moved his wife and daughter May to Deer Lake and commissioned 'Elworth' house, designed by English-born and trained architect Enoch Evans. The house was completed by contractor William Dodson in 1922 and located at the site of what would become Burnaby Village Museum, 6501 Deer Lake Avenue. The Batemans lived here for seventeen years before moving back to Vancouver in May of 1935. Mary Bateman died July 5, 1935. Edwin Wettenhall Bateman died on November 25, 1957 at the age of ninety-seven. Marianne May Bateman died in 1990.
Total Tracks
4
Total Length
0:30:44
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Interviewee Name
Bateman, Marianne May
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
MSS137-014-1_ 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.
Audio Tracks

Track three of interview with May Bateman

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Interview with Minard Hill February 9, 1978 - Track 3

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/oralhistory196
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Minard Gerald "Gerry" Hill's relatives in England, his father's early life as well as life on the strawberry farm in Burnaby.
Date Range
1880-1914
Length
0:10:09
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to Minard Gerald "Gerry" Hill's relatives in England, his father's early life as well as life on the strawberry farm in Burnaby.
Date Range
1880-1914
Photo Info
Minard Gerald Hill in uniform, 1914. Item no. 477-926
Length
0:10:09
Name
Hill, Bernard R
Geographic Access
Burnaby - Douglas Road
Burnaby - Canada Way
Burnaby - 4990 Canada Way
Historic Neighbourhood
Burnaby Lake (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Douglas-Gilpin Area
Interviewer
Stevens, Colin
Interview Date
February 9, 1978
Scope and Content
Recording is of an interview with Minard Gerald "Gerry" Hill conducted by Colin Stevens, February 9, 1978. Major themes discussed are: the Burnaby Lake Neighbourhood, Gilley Brothers Logging Company and his father, Bernard Hill.
Biographical Notes
Minard Gerald “Gerry” Hill was born in Burnaby on July 31, 1893 to Marian (Berkeley) and Bernard Richard Hill. He was the youngest child in the family with older siblings Frank, Claude and Winnie. Bernard R. Hill was born in Bengal, India while his father worked for the East Indian Railway. He and his older brother Claude became strawberry farmers in Burnaby despite their years of training as engineers. Between them, the Hill brothers owned all the land between Burnaby Lake and Deer Lake where Deer Creek runs, and half way around Deer Lake. Bernard built his family home at Douglas Road near Deer Lake in 1892. After the decline in the strawberry industry, Bernard worked as a surveyor for the municipality. He also served as Burnaby Councillor and School Trustee. Gerry attended Miss Harriet Woodward’s kindergarten class, and went on to Edmonds School with Miss Ellen Lister as his teacher. He later went to Central high school in New Westminster, often on horseback. Gerry served in World War I, signing his recruitment papers November 9, 1914. When he returned home, he worked felling trees, then as an apprentice surveyor and finally as a carpenter. Minard Gerald “Gerry” Hill married Charlotte Elizabeth “Elizabeth” Vidal on September 28, 1920 and single-handedly built a house for him and his wife about a thousand feet from his parents’ home. He also bought property at Yellow Point, Vancouver Island around this time. By the early 1930s Gerry had moved to Yellow Point permanently and begun work building the lodge. Elizabeth and Gerry’s child, Richard Grant McEwan Hill was born at Ladysmith hospital. Charlotte Elizabeth “Elizabeth” (Vidal) Hill died February 11, 1984 at the age of eighty-seven. Minard Gerald “Gerry” Hill died January 30, 1988 at the age of ninety-three.
Total Tracks
8
Total Length
1:13:56
Other Tracks
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Interviewee Name
Hill, Minard Gerald "Gerry"
Interview Location
Yellow Point, Vancouver Island
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
MSS137-018-1_ 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.
Audio Tracks

Track three of interview with Minard Hill

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Andrew Johnson fonds

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto4
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1880-1940]
Collection/Fonds
Andrew Johnson fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
66 photographs and 2 drawings
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs and drawings of members of the Johnson family and their home.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1880-1940]
Collection/Fonds
Andrew Johnson fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Accession Number
BHS990-10
BHS997-16
Physical Description
66 photographs and 2 drawings
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of photographs and drawings of members of the Johnson family and their home.
History/Biography
Andrew Martin Johnson was born in Norway in 1861 and immigrated to Vancouver, British Columbia in 1886. His wife Margaret Sloane was born in Ireland. Margaret and Andrew Johnson's eldest child, Edward Sloane, was born June 10, 1901 but did not survive infancy. Their second child, Andrew Sloane, was born in 1906. Andrew M. Johnson was a major landowner in Burnaby, at one time owning each of the four corners of Royal Oak and Kingsway and many of the adjacent properties. He made his fortune as a partner in the firm of Atkins & Johnson, a leading transportation company in Vancouver (it later became the Mainland Transfer Company). In 1910, Andrew M. Johnson purchased Burnaby's Royal Oak Hotel and soon acquired the property on the opposite corner to build their family home 'Glenedward,' named after their eldest son. Andrew Sloane Johnson attended Kingsway West School then Britannia High School, and went on to earn a Bachelor's of Business Administration at the University of Washington in 1930. He lived at Glenedward until that time. Andrew Martin Johnson owned and operated the Royal Oak Hotel until his death on September 18, 1934. In 1943 Margaret (Sloane) Johnson sold Glenedward. The building has since been converted, first into the Royal Oak Funeral Chapel and then into its present incarnation as the Johnson House Korean Restaurant.
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
BHS244, BHS335
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Kitty Hill Peers Family Photographs

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto165
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1880-1940]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
ca. 1000 photographs
Scope and Content
Series consists of photographs taken by members of the Hill family during their first years of settlement in Burnaby. Photographs depict various members of the Hill family including Burnaby pioneers L. Claude Hill, his brother Bernard Hill and their families. Photographs also show numerous social…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1880-1940]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
ca. 1000 photographs
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
Series consists of photographs taken by members of the Hill family during their first years of settlement in Burnaby. Photographs depict various members of the Hill family including Burnaby pioneers L. Claude Hill, his brother Bernard Hill and their families. Photographs also show numerous social events in Burnaby and many of the earliest residents, particularly in the Deer Lake and Burnaby Lake areas. Also included in the series are photographs taken and compiled by Claude Hill’s daughter Kitty which include her life and activities after her marriage to William John “Bob” Peers and the growth of their family.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1880 and 1900]
Collection/Fonds
Hill family and Vidal family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 10 x 6.5 cm
Item No.
550-028
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph is a portrait of man identified as Herbert Penrose Vidal.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1880 and 1900]
Collection/Fonds
Hill family and Vidal family fonds
Series
Hill family and Vidal family photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
550-028
Accession Number
2013-03
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 10 x 6.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph is a portrait of man identified as Herbert Penrose Vidal.
Names
Vidal, Herbert Penrose
Notes
Title based on caption accompanying photograph
Note in pencil on album page reads: "Herbert Penrose Vidal / 1866-1934"
Note in black pen on verso reads: "H P Vidal"
Photograph stamp on verso reads: "Barron & Walker / Artists and Photographers / Sarnia / Ont"
Geographic Access
Ontario
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1880 and 1900]
Collection/Fonds
Andrew Johnson fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 album (43 photographs : b&w ; 17 x 10 cm or smaller) ; 28 x 20 cm
Item No.
335-018
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph album consisting of photographs that are likely of members of the Johnson family. Photographs are primarily studio portraits of unidentified individuals, taken in various locations including: Helena, MT; Toronto; Montreal; New Westminster; Fredrikshald, Norway; and Chicago and Roseland, …
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1880 and 1900]
Collection/Fonds
Andrew Johnson fonds
Description Level
Item
Item No.
335-018
Accession Number
BHS997-16
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 album (43 photographs : b&w ; 17 x 10 cm or smaller) ; 28 x 20 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph album consisting of photographs that are likely of members of the Johnson family. Photographs are primarily studio portraits of unidentified individuals, taken in various locations including: Helena, MT; Toronto; Montreal; New Westminster; Fredrikshald, Norway; and Chicago and Roseland, IL. Photographs depict a group of maids, individuals, children alone or with their parents, and families.
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts - Portraits
Notes
Title based on contents of item
Photographer's stamp on recto of 335-018-2 reads: "Wadds Bros / Vancouver & Nelson B.C."
Photographer's stamp on verso of 335-018-3 reads: "J.H. Lemaitre & Co."
Photographer's stamp on recto of 335-018-4 reads: "Gagen & Fraser / Toronto"
Photographer's stamp on recto of 335-018-5 reads: "Perkins / Toronto"
Photographer's stamp on recto of 335-018-6 reads: "Ahlborn / Chicago"
Photographer's stamp on verso of 335-018-7 reads: "From the studio of J. B. Cook / ... Toronto"
Photographer's stamp on recto of 335-018-8 reads: "Wadds Bros / Vancouver, B.C."
Photographer's stamp on verso of 335-018-9 reads: "Eldridge Stanton / ... Toronto"
Photographer's stamp on recto of 335-018-10 reads: "Dixon / ... Toronto"
Photographer's stamp on recto of 335-018-11 reads: "Perkins / Toronto"
Photographer's stamp on recto of 335-018-12 reads: "Wadds Bros / Vancouver, B.C."
335-018-12 is mounted on a sheet of cardboard
Photographer's stamp on recto of 335-018-14 reads: "Perkins / Toronto"
Photographer's stamp on verso of 335-018-15 reads: "Eldridge Stanton / ... Toronto"
Photographer's stamp on recto of 335-018-16 reads: "J.T. Lambly, / ... Montreal"
Photographer's stamp on recto of 335-018-17 reads: "Buchanan"
Photographer's stamp on verso of 335-018-18 reads: "Topley" and features an elaborate design
Photographer's stamp on verso of 335-018-19 reads: "Notman & Fraser" and "Toronto" and features an elaborate design
Photographer's stamp on recto of 335-018-20 reads: "Farmer Brothers Photographers / Hamilton, Ont"
Handwritten note on verso of 335-018-20 reads: "I wish you a Merry Christmas"
Photographer's stamp on recto of 335-018-21 reads: "Perkins / Toronto"
Photographer's stamp on recto of 335-018-22 reads: "Perkins / Toronto"
Photographer's stamp on recto of 335-018-23 reads: "Dixon / ... Toronto"
Photographer's stamp on recto of 335-018-24 reads: "Simpson Bros / ... Toronto"
Caption on recto of 335-018-25 reads: "Toronto Photo Gallery"
Photographer's stamp on recto of 335-018-26 reads: "Simpson Bros / ... Toronto"
Photographer's stamp on recto of 335-018-28 reads: "H.R. Kiopman / Roseland, Ills."
Photographer's stamp on recto of 335-018-29 reads: "J.G. Parks, Photo. Montreal"
Photographer's stamp on verso of 335-018-30 reads: "J.G. Parks / ... Montreal"
Photographer's stamp on recto of 335-018-32 reads: "S. J. Thompson, New Westminster B.C."
Handwritten note onv erso of 335-018-32 reads: "Yours truly - J. M. McLeod" and "1/18/96"
Photographer's stamp on verso of 335-018-33 reads: "From Burman's Photographic Rooms / ... Melbourne"
Caption on recto of 335-018-35 reads: "Sunbeam"
Photographer's stamp on recto of 335-018-36 reads: "Lemaitre ... Toronto"
Photographer's stamp on verso of 335-018-37 reads: "Olaf M. Madsen / ... Fredrikshald"
Date stamp on verso of 335-018-38 reads: "1883/4"
Photographer's stamp on verso of 335-018-38 reads: "Spencer & Hastings / ... Victoria, B.C"
Photographer's stamp on recto of 335-018-49 reads: "Olaf M. Madsen / Fredrikshald"
Photographer's stamp on recto of 335-018-40 reads: "Olaf M. Madsen / Fredrikshald"
Caption on recto of 335-018-41 reads: "Sunbeam"
Photographer's stamp on verso of 335-018-42 reads: "Mrs. R. Maynard, / ... Victoria, B.C."
Photographer's stamp on recto of 335-018-43 reads: "Sunbeam, Galen Block, Helena, M.T."
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Hazel Peterson photographs

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto62794
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1880-2000]
Collection/Fonds
Hazel Peterson collection
Description Level
File
Physical Description
ca. 60 photographs : b&w and col. -- 2 prints : col. illustrations
Item No.
504-001
Storage Location
AV Storage
64-2
Scope and Content
File consists of loose photographs of Hazel Peterson (nee Erickson), as well as photographs of her family and parents, Charles and Amanda Erickson, and her husband, Edwin Peterson. Photographs are from all stages of Hazel Peterson's life, including infancy and childhood and later years of her life,…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1880-2000]
Collection/Fonds
Hazel Peterson collection
Description Level
File
Item No.
504-001
Accession Number
BHS2000-08
Storage Location
AV Storage
64-2
Physical Description
ca. 60 photographs : b&w and col. -- 2 prints : col. illustrations
Material Details
Some photographs remain in frames or paper covers.
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Scope and Content
File consists of loose photographs of Hazel Peterson (nee Erickson), as well as photographs of her family and parents, Charles and Amanda Erickson, and her husband, Edwin Peterson. Photographs are from all stages of Hazel Peterson's life, including infancy and childhood and later years of her life, including a trip to Hawaii in 1982. File includes studio portraits, cartes de visites, postcards, and some illustrations.
Subjects
Travel
Persons - Children
Names
Peterson, Hazel
Peterson, Edwin
Notes
Title based on content of file
Note on verso of 504-022 reads: "This was taken several years ago / Your niece / Hazel Petersen (at left)"
Note on verso of 504-027 reads: "Hazel Erickson Peterson"
Note on verso of 504-028 reads: "all of us except Ethel" and identifies the siblings in the photo
Note on verso of 504-029 reads: "not such a bad picture considering" and identifies the people in the photo.
Note on verso of 504-030 reads: "Agnus McDonald" and "Touch up outline of deer"
Note on envelope for 504-039:504-041 reads: "Hazel Petersen resided at Dania Home, Burnaby, for 20 years before her death shortly before her 100th birthday."
Geographic Access
British Columbia
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New Westminster District Gp 1 - Subdivision plans of : (1A) Lot 98 (2A) Lot 157 (1B) Lot 90 (2B) Lot 31

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1882-1910]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Map collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
4 plans : blueprint on paper mounted on 2 sides of cardboard 76 x 102 cm
Scope and Content
Item consists of a large board of two New Westminster District Gp 1 - subdivision plans mounted on one side and two New Westminster District Gp 1 - subdivision plans mounted on the other side. Side A: 1. Blueprint "Plan / of the / Subdivision / of / Lot 98 / G.1, N.W.D. / Scale 4 chs = 1 in. / …
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Map collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
4 plans : blueprint on paper mounted on 2 sides of cardboard 76 x 102 cm
Material Details
Scales [between 1:1584 and 1:3168]
Scope and Content
Item consists of a large board of two New Westminster District Gp 1 - subdivision plans mounted on one side and two New Westminster District Gp 1 - subdivision plans mounted on the other side. Side A: 1. Blueprint "Plan / of the / Subdivision / of / Lot 98 / G.1, N.W.D. / Scale 4 chs = 1 in. / Map No 573" 2. Blueprint "Plan / of Subdivision of / Lot 157 / Gr.1, New. West. Dist. / Scale 3 chs = 1 in. / Map No. 612". Side B: 1. Blueprint "Plan / of Subdivision / of a Portion of / Lot 90 / Group One / New Westminster Dist. / Scale 2 chs = 1 in. / Map No. 555". Plan is signed by "Jno Strathern [sic]_P.L.S." 2. Blueprint "Subdivision of Lot 31, Group 1. / New Westminster District / As Amended by Order of Court / 1st Sept. 1882 and Numbered 847 / Scale 4 chs = 1in. / Map No 80"
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts - Maps
Names
Hill, Albert J.
Strathern, John
Responsibility
Albert J. Hill M.A. Civil Engineer and Provincial Land Surveyor
Jno Strathern P.L.S.
Geographic Access
Burnaby
Accession Code
HV977.93.13
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Date
[1882-1910]
Media Type
Cartographic Material
Historic Neighbourhood
Alta Vista (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Richmond Park Area
Lakeview-Mayfield Area
Scan Resolution
300
Scale
72
Notes
itle based on content of plans
Digital image link published on Heritage Burnaby shows "Side A", contact Burnaby Village Museum to view "Side B"
Scale is measured in chains. (One chain equals 792 inches)
The term "Lot" can also refer to a "District Lot”
Some plans are stamped: "Albert J. Hill, Civil Engineer / and / Provincial Land Surveyor, / New Westminster, / B.C." and intialed: "RB" [sic]
Images
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1883-1937
Collection/Fonds
Silver family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
2 files of textual records and 3 photographs
Scope and Content
Collection consists of miscellaneous papers and photographs related to the Silver family of McKay District.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1883-1937
Collection/Fonds
Silver family fonds
Physical Description
2 files of textual records and 3 photographs
Description Level
Fonds
Scope and Content
Collection consists of miscellaneous papers and photographs related to the Silver family of McKay District.
History/Biography
William Frederick and Kenneth Oliver Silver were both machinists in Burnaby, and were co-owners of the Silver Brothers Garage at Kingsway and Silver Avenue. William Frederick Silver was married to Isabella June McKinnon in 1883 and their son Hugh went to Kingsway West. William Frederick Silver died December 26, 1943. Hugh Silver died March 26, 1971.
Media Type
Textual Record
Photograph
Notes
BHS173
MSS011
MSS025
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1883-1931
Collection/Fonds
Silver family fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Item No.
MSS011-001
Storage Location
68-5
Scope and Content
File consists of papers pertaining to William Fredrick and Kenneth Oliver Silver, brothers, who were both machinists in Burnaby. Included in the papers is a marriage certificate from 1883 between William Fredrick Sliver and Isabella June Mc Kinnon, a cheque from 1911 signed by W.F. Silver and a cus…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1883-1931
Collection/Fonds
Silver family fonds
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Description Level
File
Item No.
MSS011-001
Storage Location
68-5
Accession Number
BHS2007-04
Scope and Content
File consists of papers pertaining to William Fredrick and Kenneth Oliver Silver, brothers, who were both machinists in Burnaby. Included in the papers is a marriage certificate from 1883 between William Fredrick Sliver and Isabella June Mc Kinnon, a cheque from 1911 signed by W.F. Silver and a customs form permitting a 1927 Pierce-Arrow sedan into Canada.
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of file
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Recording of John Burton - Track 4

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to John Burton's description of the Linotype machine and how it functions.
Date Range
1885-1959
Length
0:09:56
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to John Burton's description of the Linotype machine and how it functions.
Date Range
1885-1959
Photo Info
Burton family home, [1945]. Item no. 216-002
Length
0:09:56
Subject
Printing Tools and Equipment
Scope and Content
Recording is of John Burton discussing the history of the weekly newspaper and of the types of printing presses that have been used in Canada, as well as exactly how their parts function. John appears to be describing printing presses that are in the room with him.
Biographical Notes
John Burton was born in 1912 in New Westminster. He went to Second Street School, then Edmonds, then Saint Anne's Convent, and St. Louis College and Connaught before graduating from Burnaby South School in 1930. While at High School, John worked at Cowan's Music Store at 716 Columbia Street in New Westminster on Saturdays and after school. John Burton's grandfather John Foley was the founder of the Orangeville Sun newspaper in Orangeville, Ontario, established in 1861. He ran the paper until his death in 1882, when his son, John Foley Jr. took over as editor and publisher at the age of sixteen. Two of his daughters were involved in the newspaper; Margaret Foley was a regular contributor to the paper, and John Burton's mother was a typesetter. When John Burton was a teenager, he went to Orangeville to learn the trade from his uncle. Unfortunately, he was only there eighteen months when his uncle died December 21, 1932. The family was unable to hold on to the business and the paper amalgamated with the Orangeville Banner newspaper in 1933.
Total Tracks
5
Total Length
0:46:18
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Interviewee Name
Burton, John
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
MSS137-001-2_ 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 recording of John Burton

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Louisa Sophia "Lou" Jones Vidal

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/archivephoto82385
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1885 and 1900]
Collection/Fonds
Hill family and Vidal family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 10 x 6.5 cm
Item No.
550-029
Storage Location
AV Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph is a portrait of woman identified as Louisa Sophia "Lou" Jones Vidal.
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[between 1885 and 1900]
Collection/Fonds
Hill family and Vidal family fonds
Series
Hill family and Vidal family photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
550-029
Accession Number
2013-03
Storage Location
AV Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 10 x 6.5 cm
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph is a portrait of woman identified as Louisa Sophia "Lou" Jones Vidal.
Names
Vidal, Louisa Sophia "Lou" Jones
Notes
Title based on caption accompanying photograph
Note in pencil on album page reads: "Louisa Sophia Jones"
Note in pencil on verso reads: "Aunt Let? / Louisa (?)"
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1886-1950
Collection/Fonds
Hazel Peterson collection
Description Level
File
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Item No.
MSS094-001
Storage Location
66-4
Scope and Content
File consists of notarized papers pertaining to Hazel Erickson Peterson's marriage on August 31, 1936 to Edwin Peterson as well as naturalization papers awarding Edwin the status of British subject from the Dominion of Canada in 1921. Included in the file is a document written in Swedish (untransla…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1886-1950
Collection/Fonds
Hazel Peterson collection
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Description Level
File
Item No.
MSS094-001
Storage Location
66-4
Access Restriction
In Archives only
Accession Number
BHS2000-08
Scope and Content
File consists of notarized papers pertaining to Hazel Erickson Peterson's marriage on August 31, 1936 to Edwin Peterson as well as naturalization papers awarding Edwin the status of British subject from the Dominion of Canada in 1921. Included in the file is a document written in Swedish (untranslated).
Media Type
Textual Record
Notes
Title based on contents of file
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(1A) Plan of Subdivision of Blocks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 of Lot 77 (1B) Plan of Subdivision of Lot 4 of Subdivision of Lot 87 (2B) Plan of Lot 335 - Vancouver (3B) Map of Canada - Department of Mines

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumcartographicmaterial6994
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
1890-1909
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Map collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 plan : graphite on paper + 2 plans : black ink on paper + 1 map : col. on paper mounted on 2 sides of cardboard 76 x 102 cm
Scope and Content
Item consists of a large board with one New Westminster District subdivision plan mounted on one side and two New Westminster District subdivision plans and one colour map mounted on the other side. Side A: 1. "Plan / of Subdivision of / Blocks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 / Lot 77 / Group 1 / New Westminster D…
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Map collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 plan : graphite on paper + 2 plans : black ink on paper + 1 map : col. on paper mounted on 2 sides of cardboard 76 x 102 cm
Material Details
Scales 1:720 and 1:1200 and 1:.00001578
Scope and Content
Item consists of a large board with one New Westminster District subdivision plan mounted on one side and two New Westminster District subdivision plans and one colour map mounted on the other side. Side A: 1. "Plan / of Subdivision of / Blocks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 / Lot 77 / Group 1 / New Westminster District / BC. / Scale 100 feet = 1 inch", "Deposited 8th day / of April 1890 / Mowileg [sic] / Dist. Regt". Plan is drawn in graphite with annotations: "AB_Parts_lettered_are_lots_in / the_different_subdivisions" / "Owners: / James Z. Hall / P.S.Cabilan [sic] by his attorney Joseph Hall / Joseph Hall / Eliza J. Shannon / John Harrison"; "This plan is correct and is prepared under the / provisions of the Land Registry Act" ; signed by: "Gordon Herman & Burwell / Dominion & Provincial Land Surveryors / Vancouver March 19th/90" . Plan is initialed by: "RB" [sic] (in blue pencil crayon) and measures: 99.5 x 65 cm Side B: 1. Map titled "Canada / Department of Mines / Geological Survey Branch" / "Hon.W Templeton, Minister / A.P. Low, Deputy Minister / R.W. Brock, Acting Director", Vol. XXXI, Plate I / Compiled under the direction of / James White, F.R.G.S. Geographer /Dep. of Interior". Note above map reads: "To illustrate Mr. James Barrowman's report as Delegate at the Excursion - meeting of the Canadian Mining Institute", "The instiitution of Mining Engineers / Transactions 1908 - 1909", "The Mining Institute of Scotland / Transactions 1908-1909". Map identifies minerals and includes a Legend and Scale: 100 miles = 1 inch 2. "Plan / of Subdivision of / Lot 4 / of Subdivision of / Lot 87. Gr. 1 / New Westminster District / Scale 60' = 1in." Plan is initialed by: "RB" [sic] along with a note "also Board / 48" (in blue pencil crayon) 3. Plan of "Lot 335 / G. 1" west of Boundary Road and north of River Road - Vancouver.
Publisher
The Mining Institute of Scotland
Subjects
Documentary Artifacts - Maps
Names
Hill, Albert J.
Hall, James Edward
Hall, Joseph
Shannon, Eliza J.
Harrision, John
Responsibility
Albert J. Hill M.A. Civil Engineer and Provincial Land Surveyor
Gordon Herman & Burwell, P.L.S.
Canada Department of Mines- Geological Survey Branch
Geographic Access
Burnaby
British Columbia - Vancouver
Accession Code
HV977.93.25
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Date
1890-1909
Media Type
Cartographic Material
Scan Resolution
300
Scale
72
Notes
Title based on content of plans
Digital image link published on Heritage Burnaby shows "Side A", contact Burnaby Village Museum to view "Side B"
Scale is measured in feet and miles.
The term "Lot" often refers to "District Lot"
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