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Interview with John Burton by Lynda Maeve Orr - Track 6

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to John Burton's explanation of the connection between printers and unions throughout history. He also tells the story of the cylinder press being smashed by handpress workmen to protect their jobs at the London Times as well as his own experiences learning on…
Date Range
1485-1814
Length
0:09:45
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the interview pertains to John Burton's explanation of the connection between printers and unions throughout history. He also tells the story of the cylinder press being smashed by handpress workmen to protect their jobs at the London Times as well as his own experiences learning on the Linotype.
Date Range
1485-1814
Photo Info
Burton family home, [1945]. Item no. 216-002
Length
0:09:45
Subject
Printing Tools and Equipment
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
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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_6
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
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Track six of interview with John Burton by Lynda Maeve Orr

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The pilgrim's progress from this world, to that which is to come, delivered under the similitude of a dream.

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Bunyan, John, 1628-1688. Leeds: J. Davies , c1681. (Book)
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
HV972.136.4
Author
Bunyan, John, 1628-1688.
Contributor
Mason, W.
Place of Publication
Leeds
Publisher
J. Davies
Publication Date
c1681
Printer
Davies and Booth
Physical Description
xvi, 452 p. : ill., port.
Inscription
"W39", handwritten in ink inside front cover, crossed out in pencil "M Stead To / Mary. Ann Gowling / 1852", handwritten in brown ink on front endpaper
Subjects LoC
Fiction--17th century.
Notes
Contributor:
Mason, W. (editor)
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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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Hoppus's practical measurer; or, measuring made easy by a new set of tables ...

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Hoppus, E. Halifax: W. Nicholson and Sons. , 1700. (Book) 330 HOP
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
HV984.51.4
Call No.
330 HOP
Author
Hoppus, E.
Place of Publication
Halifax
Publisher
W. Nicholson and Sons.
Publication Date
1700
Physical Description
240 p., [1] folded leaf of plates. 8 x 19 cm.
Subjects LoC
Mensuration -- Conversion tables. Lumber trade -- Tables.
Notes
Author's given name and date: Hoppus, E. (Edward), d. 1739
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Defoe, Daniel. London: Collins' Clear-Type Press , c1719. (Book)
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
HV975.54.2
Author
Defoe, Daniel
Contributor
Finnimore, J. (illustrator)
Dunbar, Frederick (introduction)
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Collins' Clear-Type Press
Publication Date
c1719
Series
Collins' Illustrated Pocket Classics
Physical Description
348, [4] p. : ill.
Subjects LoC
Fiction--18th century.
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Defoe, Daniel. London: T. Nelson and Sons , c1719. (Book)
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
HV975.140.13
Author
Defoe, Daniel
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
T. Nelson and Sons
Publication Date
c1719
Physical Description
597, [7] p. : ill.
Inscription
"Robinson Cruso", handwritten in pencil on improvised sign-out sheet glued to front endpaper
Subjects LoC
Fiction--18th century.
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Missions to the North American Indians

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Religious Tract Society (Great Britain). London: Religious Tract Society , 1799. (Book) 970.1 REL
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
BV985.4058.13
Call No.
970.1 REL
Author
Religious Tract Society (Great Britain)
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Religious Tract Society
Publication Date
1799
Physical Description
viii, 244 p. ; 14 cm.
Inscription
"Newmarket and Holland Landing / Sabbath School Library" -- stickerd on endpaper (front). "Christs Church / Holland Landing / no 21" -- handwritten in ink on endpaper (front). "Christian" -- handwritten in crayon on endpaper (front).
Subjects LoC
Indians of North America -- Missions
Notes
"To the Parents and others interested int he St. Paul's (Church of England) Sunday School..." -- extra plate attached under cover page
Includes index.
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The national atlas : consisting of forty maps of modern geography

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Bartholomew, John, 1831-1893. London: William Collins, Sons, & Co. Ltd. , 1800. (Book) 910 BAR
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
BV985.5136.1
Call No.
910 BAR
Author
Bartholomew, John, 1831-1893
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
William Collins, Sons, & Co. Ltd.
Publication Date
1800
Physical Description
1 v. : col. maps ; 23 cm.
Inscription
"Douglas Lunn" [handwritten in pencil on front cover] "Douglas Lunn 1 Junction road England" [handwritten in pencil on front paste down] "Ethel + Mabel Morris April 9/1889" [handwritten in black ink on title page]
Subjects LoC
Atlases, British
Political geography
Notes
"Constructed and engraved by John Bartholomew"--title page
"with a copious index"--title page
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Canadian series of school books : [third book of reading lessons]

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[S.l]: [s.n.] , 1800. (Book) 428.2 CAN
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
HV975.61.25
Call No.
428.2 CAN
Place of Publication
[S.l]
Publisher
[s.n.]
Publication Date
1800
Series
Canadian series of school books
Atlas series
Physical Description
11-340 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.
Inscription
"_____ Bird" [handwritten in pencil on front pastedown] Numbers and other illegible writing in pencil on front pastedown]
Subjects LoC
Readers
Readers -- 19th century
Notes
"Authorized by the Minister of Education" --cover.
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Sankey, Ira D., 1840-1908., et al. Toronto: Copp, Clark , c1800. (Book) 783.9 SAN
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
HV974.121.17
Call No.
783.9 SAN
Author
Sankey, Ira D., 1840-1908.
et al.
Contributor
McGranahan, James
Stebbin, Geo. C.
Place of Publication
Toronto
Publisher
Copp, Clark
Publication Date
c1800
Physical Description
160 p. ; 25 cm.
Inscription
"Sept. 1895." "Chas. E. Hock____" "The Bal____" "Cedarville, Ontario" [handwritten in pencil on front pastedown] "____ 127.101 ____ 182.103 ____ 112.133" [handwritten on front pastedown in red/orange pencil" illegible scribbles on back pages
Subjects LoC
Revival hymns
Hymns, English
Object History
Donor's father inscribed his name and address inside book.
Notes
Author's full name and dates : Sankey, Ira David, 1840-1908.
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The dispensatory of the United States of America

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Wood, George B., 1797-1879. s.l.: s.n. , [1800]. 18th ed. (Book) 615.12 WOO
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
BV018.11.20
Call No.
615.12 WOO
Edition
18th ed.
Author
Wood, George B., 1797-1879
Place of Publication
s.l.
Publisher
s.n.
Publication Date
[1800]
Physical Description
1946 p. ; 25 cm.
Subjects LoC
Dispensatories
Pharmacopoeias -- Early works
Pharmacopoeias -- United States
Notes
thoroughly rev., largely rewritten, and based upon the 8th decennial rev. of the United States pharmacopœia / by H.C. Wood, Joseph P. Remington and Samuel P. Sadtler ; assisted by Albert B. Lyons and Horatio C. Wood. -- taken from 19th edition
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Book reading given by Pixie McGeachie January 10, 1973 - Track 2

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Pixie McGeachie's continued reading of "Archdeacon on Horseback" by Canon Cyril E.H. Williams and herself. This section of the reading describes the earlier the impact of the gold rush on British Columbia and the formation of Lytton, BC.
Date Range
1803-1884
Length
0:09:29
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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Pixie McGeachie's continued reading of "Archdeacon on Horseback" by Canon Cyril E.H. Williams and herself. This section of the reading describes the earlier the impact of the gold rush on British Columbia and the formation of Lytton, BC.
Date Range
1803-1884
Photo Info
Pixie McGeachie (left) and Florence Godwin, 1992. Item no. 330-003
Length
0:09:29
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Lytton
Interview Date
January 10, 1973
Scope and Content
Recording is of a book reading given by Pixie McGeachie on January 10, 1973 to the Burnaby Historical Society from the book "Archdeacon on Horseback" by Canon Cyril E.H. Williams (then archivist in the Vancouver School of Theology, University of British Columbia) and Pixie McGeachie.
Biographical Notes
Doreen "Pixie" (Johnson) McGeachie was a resident of Burnaby for over sixty years. Pixie married John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie and raised their children Kathi (Dunlop) and David McGeachie in the house the couple built themselves in 1947. Pixie 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." She 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. John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie died October 12, 1981 at the age of sixty-seven. Doreen "Pixie" (Johnson) McGeachie died August 14, 2010 at the age of eighty-nine.
Total Tracks
6
Total Length
0:54:31
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Interviewee Name
McGeachie, Pixie
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
MSS137-017-2_ Track_2
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
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Track two of recording of a book reading given by Pixie McGeachie

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The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments : translated out of the original tongues, and with the former translations diligently compared and revised by his majesty's special command, appointed to be read in churches

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British and Foreign Bible Society. Oxford: Oxford University Press , 1804. (Book) 220 BRI
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
HV974.12.7
Call No.
220 BRI
Author
British and Foreign Bible Society
Place of Publication
Oxford
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
1804
Physical Description
1 v. (unpaged) ; 23 cm.
Inscription
"John Smith" [Handwritten in blue ink on front flyleaf] "Plantagenet Division No 124 Sons of Temperance, April 2nd 1804" [Handwritten in pencil on front flyleaf] "Mrs E. McHallam" [Handwritten in blue ink on title page] "70 sons + 60 daughters" [Handwritten in pencil on back flyleaf verso] "Departurs are happening Kind friends are leaving And never percieving" [Handwritten in pencil on back flyleaf verso] Calculations on front endpaper, front flyleaf, and back flyleaf.
Subjects LoC
Bible
Bible, Old Testament
Bible, New Testament
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Scripture geography of the New Testament alphabetically arranged

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E. Sandham. Southampton, Hampshire: , 1815. (Book) 220.9 SAN
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
HV973.8.52
Call No.
220.9 SAN
Author
E. Sandham
Contributor
Baker, T. (printed by)
Place of Publication
Southampton, Hampshire
Publication Date
1815
Physical Description
68 p. : maps ; 15 cm.
Subjects LoC
Bible -- Geography
Notes
Includes bibliographical references.
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Two apologies, one for Christianity, in a series of letters addressed to Edward Gibbon, Esq. The other for the Bible, in answer to Thomas Paine. To which are added two sermons, and a charge, in defence of revealed religion.

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Watson, Richard, 1737-1816. London: Printed for Scatcherd and Letterman , 1818. (Book) 937 WAT
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
HV976.251.2
Call No.
937 WAT
Author
Watson, Richard, 1737-1816.
Contributor
Gibbon, Edward, 1737-1794.
Paine, Thomas, 1737-1809.
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Printed for Scatcherd and Letterman
Publication Date
1818
Printer
G. Woodfall
Physical Description
470 p. ; 23 cm.
Inscription
"Libertas Sub Rege PIO Charles William Packe." -- Coat of arms (Packe family) ; stickerd on endpaper (front).
Subjects LoC
Apologetics
Bible
Gibbon, Edward, 1737-1794. History of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire.
Paine, Thomas, 1737-1809. Age of reason.
Notes
Richard Watson, D.D. F.R.S. Lord Bishop of Sandall and Regius Professor of Divinity in the University of Cambridge.
Includes index.
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Introduction a la connoissance de la nature, et a L'ecriture Sainte

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Trimmer, Sarah, 1741-1810., Gros, C. London: W. B. Whitaker , 1822. (Book) 248.82 TRI
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
BV985.4058.11
Call No.
248.82 TRI
Author
Trimmer, Sarah, 1741-1810.
Gros, C.
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
W. B. Whitaker
Publication Date
1822
Printer
E. Skelton & Co.
Physical Description
viii, 184 p. ; 12 cm.
Inscription
inside cover: red paper printed label "T. HILL, Bookseller & Stationer, 18, UPPER KING STRRET, Bloomsbury Square" inside cover page: "Susan Vrerder"[handwritten in pencil] "A P Yatin" [handwritten in pencil] "[text obscured] June 13th 1827"
Subjects LoC
Christian literature for children
Science -- Juvenile literature
Natural history
Natural history -- Juvenile literature
Notes
English title: Easy introduction to the knowledge of nature, and reading the Holy scriptures.
"Traduite de la Treisieme Edition." [Translated from the Treisieme edition.]
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The dramatic works of William Shakespeare, from the text of Johnson, Stevens, and Reed : with glossorial notes, his life, and a critique on his genius & writings

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Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. London: Jones and Co. , 1823. (Book) 822.3 SHA
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
HV972.165.83
Call No.
822.3 SHA
Author
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
Contributor
Rowe, Nicholas, 1674-1718.
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Jones and Co.
Publication Date
1823
Physical Description
971 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects LoC
English drama
English drama--Early modern and Elizabethan
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616--Criticism and interpretation.
Notes
critique by Nicholas Rowe, esq.
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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-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
Bay 69 - Shelf 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
Bay 69 - Shelf 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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The last days of Pompeii

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Bulwer, Lytton, 1803-1873. London | Toronto: Ward Lock & Co., Limited , 1834. (Book) 820 BUL
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
HV982.24.131
Call No.
820 BUL
Author
Bulwer, Lytton, 1803-1873
Place of Publication
London
Toronto
Publisher
Ward Lock & Co., Limited
Publication Date
1834
Physical Description
126 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Subjects LoC
Fiction--19th century.
Notes
"By Lytton Bulwer" --Title page.
Author's full name, title, and dates : Lytton, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Baron, 1803-1873
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Roscoe, Thomas, 1791-1871. London: Jennings & Chaplin , 1834. (Book) 914.4 ROS
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
HV973.126.3
Call No.
914.4 ROS
Author
Roscoe, Thomas, 1791-1871
Contributor
Harding, J.D., 1798-1863
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Jennings & Chaplin
Publication Date
1834
Series
The landscape annual ; 1834
Printer
R. Clay
Physical Description
vi, 280 p., 26 leaves of plates : ill. ; 20 cm.
Subjects LoC
France--Description and travel
Notes
"Illustrated from drawings by J. D. Harding"
Contributor's full name and dates: Harding, James Duffield, 1798-1863
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Dickens, Charles. Donohue , 1834. (Book)
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
HV972.110.19
Author
Dickens, Charles
Publisher
Donohue
Publication Date
1834
Physical Description
xxxviii, 792 p. : ill.
Inscription
"To Mr Denman / From / Mr King", handwritten in black ink inside front cover
Subjects LoC
Fiction--19th century.
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The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments : translated out of the original tongues : and with the former translations diligently compared and revised, by His Majesty's special command : appointed to be read in churches

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Oxford: Samuel Collingwood and Co. , 1835. Rev. ed. (Book) 220 COL 1835
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
BV985.4058.12
Call No.
220 COL 1835
Edition
Rev. ed.
Place of Publication
Oxford
Publisher
Samuel Collingwood and Co.
Publication Date
1835
Printer
University Press
Physical Description
1 vol. (unpaged) ; 15 cm.
Subjects LoC
Bible
Bible -- New Testament
Bible -- Old testament
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Coronation of Queen Victoria : 28th June, 1838

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Southampton: , [1838]. (Book) 394.4 BRO
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
  3 Images  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
HV976.185.1
Call No.
394.4 BRO
Place of Publication
Southampton
Publication Date
[1838]
Printer
Broadbere
Physical Description
1 vol. : ill. (col.) ; 14 x17 cm.
Inscription
"CORONATION OF QUEEN VICTORIA" "28TH JUNE, 1838"; sticker "BOUND BY BROADBERE HANOVER BUIL.GS SOUTHAMPTON",
Subjects LoC
Victoria, -- Queen of Great Britain, -- 1819-1901
Victoria, -- Queen of Great Britain, -- 1819-1901 -- Coronation
Subjects
Persons - Royalty
Souvenirs
Souvenirs - Royalty
Documentary Artifacts
Documentary Artifacts - Books
Images
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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1839-1880]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.5 x 9.5 cm
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.5 x 9.5 cm
Material Details
Photograph case with convex glass front with daguerreotype photograph of man in dress suit, from waist up. The subject's cheeks have been toned pink.The interior back of the case is lined with cream paper and printed with "MYRON SHEW, Dealer in Daguerreotype Materials No. 116 Chestnut Street, PHILADELPHIA". Gold matting; "CHASE" stamped into matting, lower right; exterior of frame is covered in leather; interior is red-coloured velvet; both surfaces embossed with floral motif.
Accession Code
BV000.8.11
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Date
[1839-1880]
Media Type
Photograph
Images
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A New pocket dictionary of the Italian and English languages, from Baretti, Bottarelli, Polidori and Petroni

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Graglia, G. Paris: Cormon et Blanc , 1840. (Book) 453 GRA
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
HV971.133.47
Call No.
453 GRA
Author
Graglia, G
Place of Publication
Paris
Publisher
Cormon et Blanc
Publication Date
1840
Physical Description
209 p.
Inscription
Inscribed "F.J. Troughton 1910" [Handwritten pencil top, centre, inside cover] Crossed-out "W104" [Inside cover, top, left, black ink]
Subjects LoC
Italian dictionary
Italian language
English Language
English language -- Dictionaries
Notes
"with a compendious elementary Italian grammar." Tp.
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Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832. Edinburgh: Robert Cadell , 1841. (Book) 823 SCO
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
HV975.40.15
Call No.
823 SCO
Author
Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832.
Place of Publication
Edinburgh
Publisher
Robert Cadell
Publication Date
1841
Series
Waverley novels, vol. ix
Printer
Andrew Shortrede
Physical Description
398 p. ; 18 cm.
Subjects LoC
Chivalry -- Fiction
Fiction--12th century.
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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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Portrait of William Holmes

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto3961
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1841 and 1860]
Collection/Fonds
William Holmes fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (calotype) : b&w ; 50 x 39.5 cm (oval, sight) in frame 66 x 56 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph portrait of William Holmes.
Administrative History
William Holmes was the first non-Indigenous resident of Burnaby.
  1 Image  
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
William Holmes fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (calotype) : b&w ; 50 x 39.5 cm (oval, sight) in frame 66 x 56 cm
Material Details
The photograph is a calotype print, which has been enhanced using charcoal and paint.
Scope and Content
Photograph portrait of William Holmes.
Administrative History
William Holmes was the first non-Indigenous resident of Burnaby.
Names
Holmes, William
Accession Code
HV971.46.1
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[between 1841 and 1860]
Media Type
Photograph
Related Material
Portrait of Jane Holmes, HV971.46.2
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Images
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Portrait of Mrs. William Holmes

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumphoto3962
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1841 and 1860]
Collection/Fonds
William Holmes fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (calotype) : b&w ; 49.5 x 39.5 cm (sight) in frame 75 x 65.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph portrait of Mrs. William Holmes. Portrait could be of either, Mary (Richardson) Holmes who married William Holmes in 1841 or Charlotte (McCullough) Holmes who married William Holmes between 1848 and 1854. Both marriages took place in Huron County, Ontario.
Administrative History
Mary (Richardson) Holmes was the first wife of William Holmes and Charlotte (McCullough) Holmes was the second wife of William Holmes of Huron County, Ontario . William Holmes was the first non-Indigenous resident of Burnaby in 1860.
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
William Holmes fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (calotype) : b&w ; 49.5 x 39.5 cm (sight) in frame 75 x 65.5 cm
Material Details
The photograph is a calotype print, which has been enhanced using charcoal and paint.
Scope and Content
Photograph portrait of Mrs. William Holmes. Portrait could be of either, Mary (Richardson) Holmes who married William Holmes in 1841 or Charlotte (McCullough) Holmes who married William Holmes between 1848 and 1854. Both marriages took place in Huron County, Ontario.
Administrative History
Mary (Richardson) Holmes was the first wife of William Holmes and Charlotte (McCullough) Holmes was the second wife of William Holmes of Huron County, Ontario . William Holmes was the first non-Indigenous resident of Burnaby in 1860.
Names
Holmes, Mary
Holmes, Charlotte
Accession Code
HV971.46.2
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[between 1841 and 1860]
Media Type
Photograph
Related Material
Portrait of William Holmes, HV971.46.1
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
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Marryat, Frederick, 1792-1848. London: Thomas Nelson and Sons , 1842. (Book)
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
HV975.140.9
Author
Marryat, Frederick, 1792-1848
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Thomas Nelson and Sons
Publication Date
1842
Physical Description
60 p. : ill.
Inscription
"To / Murray Hockridge / Christmas 1914 / From mother and dad. / Luella and Charles", handwritten in black pen inside front cover
Subjects LoC
Fiction--19th century.
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The settlers in Canada

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Marryat, Frederick, 1792-1848. London: Collins' Clear-Type Press , c1844. (Book)
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
HV983.58.1
Author
Marryat, Frederick, 1792-1848
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Collins' Clear-Type Press
Publication Date
c1844
Printer
William Collins, Sons, and Co. Ltd.
Physical Description
320 p. : ill. (col.)
Inscription
"Ordsall Council", handwritten in blue ink on dotted line for school on white label inside front cover "Lily Griffiths", handwritten in blue ink as presented to, on dotted line on white label inside front cover "22", in black ink, completes date to 1922 on white label inside front cover "S Lambert", handwritten in black ink on dotted line for head teacher on white label inside front cover
Subjects LoC
Fiction--19th century.
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Marryat, Frederick, 1792-1848. London: George Routledge & Sons, Limited , c1846. (Book)
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
BV985.5208.1
Author
Marryat, Frederick, 1792-1848
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
George Routledge & Sons, Limited
Publication Date
c1846
Physical Description
307 p.
Inscription
"Frank B. Street", handwritten in pencil on pre-title page
Subjects LoC
Fiction--19th century.
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The children of the New Forest

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Marryat, Frederick, 1792-1848. London: S.W. Partridge & Co., Ltd. , c1847. (Book)
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
HV983.76.18
Author
Marryat, Frederick, 1792-1848
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
S.W. Partridge & Co., Ltd.
Publication Date
c1847
Series
Library of Standard Works by Famous Authors
Printer
Roberts & Jackson
Physical Description
298, 32 p. : ill.
Inscription
"To Eric from Mary / Wishing him a / Merry Xmas / Dec 25th 16", handwritten in black ink on front endpaper "89", in pencil p.32
Subjects LoC
Fiction--19th century.
Notes
frontispiece missing
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The children of the New Forest

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumlibrary108
Marryat, Frederick, 1792-1848. London: S.W. Partridge & Co. , c1847. (Book)
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
HV971.38.10
Author
Marryat, Frederick, 1792-1848
Contributor
Page, Wal (illustrator)
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
S.W. Partridge & Co.
Publication Date
c1847
Printer
The Anchor Press, Ltd.
Physical Description
298, 32 p. : ill.
Inscription
"W-8J" in black ink inside front cover, crossed out in pencil "Bella Howie", handwritten in brown ink on white bookplate inside front cover
Subjects LoC
Fiction--19th century.
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The children of the New Forest

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Marryat, Frederick, 1792-1848. London: George Routledge and Sons, Limited , c1847. (Book)
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
HV971.169.2
Author
Marryat, Frederick, 1792-1848
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
George Routledge and Sons, Limited
Publication Date
c1847
Printer
Ballantyne, Hanson & Co.
Physical Description
293, [2] p.
Inscription
"Heritage Village", handwritten in black pen on white label inside front cover "S3 b", in black pen on white label inside front cover, crossed out in pencil
Subjects LoC
Fiction--19th century.
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Derry; a tale of the revolution

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Charlotte Elizabeth. London: James Nisbet and Co. , 1847. 10th. (Book)
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
BV986.48.1
Edition
10th
Author
Charlotte Elizabeth
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
James Nisbet and Co.
Publication Date
1847
Printer
J. Dennett
Physical Description
xxvii, 371 p. : ill.
Inscription
"S. Dorricull / 1850", handwritten in black ink on front endpaper "S.P. Smith / 1889", handwritten in black ink on front endpaper "Sarah Pugh Smith / my grandmother / her maiden name was Richards / Alice K. Lenhart / nee Douglas", handwritten in pencil on front endpaper
Subjects LoC
Fiction--19th century.
Object History
Donor inherited object in the 1950's from the estates of her mother, Katherine Elizabeth (Smith) Douglas, and her maternal grandmother, Sarah Pugh (Richards) Smith.
Notes
frontispiece only
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Book reading given by Pixie McGeachie January 10, 1973 - Track 1

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Doreen "Pixie" McGeachie's introduction of the book "Archdeacon on Horseback" by Canon Cyril E.H. Williams and herself, telling the story of Archdeacon Richard Small. She begins by reading the book's forward, as well as the beginnings of the first chapter.
Date Range
1849-1872
Length
0:09:04
  1 Audio     1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Summary
This portion of the recording pertains to Doreen "Pixie" McGeachie's introduction of the book "Archdeacon on Horseback" by Canon Cyril E.H. Williams and herself, telling the story of Archdeacon Richard Small. She begins by reading the book's forward, as well as the beginnings of the first chapter.
Date Range
1849-1872
Photo Info
Pixie McGeachie (left) and Florence Godwin, 1992. Item no. 330-003
Length
0:09:04
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Lytton
Interview Date
January 10, 1973
Scope and Content
Recording is of a book reading given by Pixie McGeachie on January 10, 1973 to the Burnaby Historical Society from the book "Archdeacon on Horseback" by Canon Cyril E.H. Williams (then archivist in the Vancouver School of Theology, University of British Columbia) and Pixie McGeachie.
Biographical Notes
Doreen "Pixie" (Johnson) McGeachie was a resident of Burnaby for over sixty years. Pixie married John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie and raised their children Kathi (Dunlop) and David McGeachie in the house the couple built themselves in 1947. Pixie 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." She 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. John Aloysius "Jack" McGeachie died October 12, 1981 at the age of sixty-seven. Doreen "Pixie" (Johnson) McGeachie died August 14, 2010 at the age of eighty-nine.
Total Tracks
6
Total Length
0:54:31
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Interviewee Name
McGeachie, Pixie
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society Community Archives collection
Series
Oral History series
Item No.
MSS137-017-2_ Track_1
Media Type
Sound Recording
Web Notes
Interview was digitized in 2010 allowing it to be accessible on Heritage Burnaby. The digitization project was initiated by the Community Heritage Commission with support from City of Burnaby Council and the BC History Digitization Program of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia. It was recognized by the Heritage Society of BC with an award in 2012.
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Track one of recording of a book reading given by Pixie McGeachie

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Sacra Pribata : The private meditations and prayers of the late right Rev. Thomas Wilson D.D. Lord Bishop of Sodor and Man ; accommodated to general use

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Wilson, Thomas, 1663-1775. London: [s.n] , 1849. (Book) 242 WIL
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
BV985.3895.1
Call No.
242 WIL
Author
Wilson, Thomas, 1663-1775
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
[s.n]
Publication Date
1849
Printer
Printed for S.P.C.K.
Physical Description
177 p.
Inscription
"Culvert Inton from his faithful friend and Pastor W. Farncomb. July 24 1884" "Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth Eccles XII.I." [Hand written, grey ink, inside leaf]
Subjects LoC
Devotional literature
Prayer books
Notes
"Published under the direction of the Tract Committee" Tp.
"Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge" Tp.
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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.)
Storage Location
Photo catalogue 550
MSS176
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
Storage Location
Photo catalogue 550
MSS176
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
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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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Track five of recording of John Burton

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1850-1880]
Collection/Fonds
Hill family and Vidal family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 21.5 x 15.5 cm + 1 accompanying typed note
Item No.
550-117
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph is a portrait of a man identified as Richard Hill.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1850-1880]
Collection/Fonds
Hill family and Vidal family fonds
Series
Hill family and Vidal family photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
550-117
Accession Number
2013-03
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 21.5 x 15.5 cm + 1 accompanying typed note
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph is a portrait of a man identified as Richard Hill.
Names
Hill, Richard Jr.
Notes
Title based on note accompanying photograph
Note in pencil on album page reads: "Sir Richard Hill - died in Dieppe, France / Father of Bernard Richard Hill & Louis Claude HIll"
Attached to verso of album page is a typed note written by A S Hill
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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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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1850]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph
Item No.
477-1064
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Scope and Content
Photograph is a portrait of Annie Hill, aunt to Louis Claude and Bernard Hill and matron of the North London Hospital, Highgate.
  1 Image  
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[1850]
Collection/Fonds
Peers Family and Hill Family fonds
Series
Kitty Hill Peers Family Photographs
Description Level
Item
Item No.
477-1064
Accession Number
2007-12
Storage Location
A/V Storage
Physical Description
1 photograph
Media Type
Photograph
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph is a portrait of Annie Hill, aunt to Louis Claude and Bernard Hill and matron of the North London Hospital, Highgate.
Names
Hill, Annie
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
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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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The cricket field: or, the history and science of cricket

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Pycroft, James, 1813-1895. London: Longman, Brown, Green, & Longmans , 1851. (Book) 796.358 PYC
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
HV980.2.38
Call No.
796.358 PYC
Author
Pycroft, James, 1813-1895
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Longman, Brown, Green, & Longmans
Publication Date
1851
Printer
Spottiswoodes and Shaw, New-street Square
Physical Description
xvi, 242 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.
Subjects LoC
Cricket.
Cricket--History.
Cricket--England--History.
Cricket--Great Britain--History--19th century.
Notes
"Dedicated to the members of the North Devon Cricket Club, by their sincere friend, the author."
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London: Groombridge and Sons , c1852-55. (Book) 823.08 BUD
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Special Collection
Type
Book
Accession Code
BV993.49.3
Call No.
823.08 BUD
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Groombridge and Sons
Publication Date
c1852-55
Physical Description
1 volume : ill ; 12 cm.
Inscription
"Ethel Puttick / The Ferns / Woodsland Rd / Hanocks", handwritten in black ink inside front cover
Subjects LoC
Fiction--19th century.
Juvenile fiction
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