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Early Vancouver, Volume 2

Major Matthews collected the contents of Volume 2 in 1932 and compiled the volume in 1933. There are six versions of Volume 2 in the Archives, including three versions of a 1959 edition: this is version 2 of the earliest edition, chosen because it is the most complete and in the best physical condition. Learn more about the 2011 edition, copyright, reproductions and citations.

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  • Introduction [PDF]
  • Indian Villages and landmarks. Burrard Inlet and Howe Sound, Before the whiteman came to Ulksen (Point Grey). [PDF]
  • Location and Spelling, Indian Villages and Landmarks, Burrard Inlet and English Bay, Before The Whiteman Came. Chiefs and reserves. [PDF]
  • Nomenclature, Indian villages and landmarks, Burrard Inlet and English Bay, Before the whitemans Came to Ulksen. [PDF]
  • 11 December 1932 - Revised spelling (8 December 1932) as approved by Andrew Qoitchetahl (Andrew Paull), Secretary, Squamish Indian Council. Indian villages and landmarks. [PDF]
  • The Name “Kitsilano.” [PDF]
  • The Legend of Haatsa-lah-nough (Khat-sah-lano, Kitsilano). [PDF]
  • The Indian food supply before the whitemans came. August Kitsilano. [PDF]
  • Molasses for stiff legs. [PDF]
  • August Kitsilano. August (Jack) Kitsilano or Haatsalano. [PDF]
  • Chulks—Kew Beach, West Vancouver. Conversation with August Kitsilano, 20 December 1932. [PDF]
  • Conversation with Rev. C.M. Tate, 26 November 1932, as he lay in his bed indisposed after a too festive celebration two weeks ago of his 80th birthday. August Kitsilano, or Haatsalano. Chief Chip-kaay-am (Chief George of Snauq). Chief Lah-wa. Food supply in Indian days. [PDF]
  • Wild animals. Elk. Early disappearance of elk. District of Kitsilano. Khaytulk, son of Chief Haatsa-lah-nough, Khaytulk. [PDF]
  • Chil-lah-minst (Jim Franks). Conversation with Jim Franks, 20 November 1932. Further conversation with Chil-lah-minst (Jim Franks), 10 December 1932. [PDF]
  • The spelling of Capilano. The name Capilano. [PDF]
  • Capilano Reserve. Qoitchetahl (Andrew Paull). [PDF]
  • The arrival of Captain Vancouver. Qoitchetahl, the serpent slayer. [PDF]
  • Further conversation with Andrew Paull, North Vancouver, 10 January 1933. [PDF]
  • Excerpts from Captain George Vancouver’s journal. [PDF]
  • Indian houses. John Innes. Alteration of pronunciation by succeeding generation of Indians. [PDF]
  • Authorities – Indian nomenclature. Indians. Handbook of Indians of Canada. [PDF]
  • Alexander McLean, oldest living pioneer. [PDF]
  • Alexander McLean. Mrs. Alexander McLean. [PDF]
  • John Morton, William Hailstone and Sam Brighouse. Copy of Photostat No. 12240, Dept. of Lands, Survey Branch, Victoria. [PDF] (5 MB)
  • Burrard Inlet Survey, 1863. Lance-Corporal G. Turner, R.E. [PDF]
  • The Location of Hut and Clearances of the First Residents of Burrard Inlet John Morton, Sam Brighouse and William Hailstone. City of Vancouver, Building Dept. [PDF]
  • Narration, Joseph Morton, Esq., 2116 York Street, Kitsilano, to Major J.S. Matthews, Archivist, 3 March 1932. [PDF]
  • The route of John Morton’s first trip to Burrard Inlet, “Westminster to West End.” [PDF]
  • Excerpt from letter, dated 26 November 1932, from Theo. Bryant, Ladysmith, B.C., son of Rev. Cornelius Bryant, Methodist Minister at Granville, B.C. in early ‘80s. [PDF]
  • John Morton of Burrard Inlet and English Bay, Vancouver, B.C., 28 June 1932. [PDF]
  • Memoirs and facts relating to the life and death of John Morton, Vancouver’s Early Pioneer. Mrs. John Morton. English Bay bathing beach. Carrall Street beach. [PDF]
  • Geo. R. Gordon. Chinamen. Abbott Street. Pigs. [PDF]
  • 1 November 1932 - George Turner, Corporal, Royal Engineers. False Creek Bridge. North Arm Road. Capt. E.S. Scoullar. [PDF] (6 MB)
  • Early Granville. [PDF]
  • Plan of Hastings, 1869. Sale of lots at Hastings, 1869. Hockings. [PDF]
  • Granville, 1870. [PDF]
  • Granville. [PDF]
  • Granville, 1882. Mr. Carter-Cotton [PDF]
  • Extracts fro B.C. Directory, 1885. Gastown. Hastings Road. [PDF] (2 MB)
  • Gastown, or by its Indian name, Lucklucky. [PDF]
  • Early Trails. [PDF]
  • Rev. Charles M. Tate. The Indian Church at Granville. [PDF]
  • Rev. C.M. Tate, Methodist Indian Missionary. The Great Fire. Rev. Joseph Hall. [PDF]
  • Homer Street Methodist Church. The Indian church at Gastown. [PDF]
  • The Indian church at Granville. [PDF]
  • Extracts taken from records of Board of Home Missions, United Church of Canada, 299 Queen Street, Toronto, Ontario, 10 September 1932. Extract from Commemorative Review, by Rev. E.A. Davis, 1925. [PDF]
  • Methodist Missionary Notices of Canada, Vol. III, pages 84 and 85, 1876 [PDF]
  • Extract from records, Land Registry, Vancouver. The Methodist Hall. [PDF]
  • 19 July 1935 – Indian Church at Granville, 1875-6. First Methodist Church in Vancouver. First church in Vancouver. The first Methodist in Vancouver, Mrs. Josephine Sullivan. [PDF]
  • The first Methodist Hall (used as first church). [PDF]
  • The first Methodist parsonage. [PDF]
  • Capt. James Cook’s arrival at Nootka. [PDF]
  • South Vancouver. Rowlings. Elk. [PDF]
  • D.L. 271, North Vancouver. [PDF]
  • Herring in Burrard Inlet. West Vancouver. Big Trees. Duncan McDonald. Tom Turner. North Vancouver. White Rock. Clothes lines. Chester S. Rollston, son of J.C. Rollston, first gasoline station attendant in Canada. [PDF]
  • Letters of John McDougall (“Chinese McDougall”). [PDF] (2 MB)
  • The name of Vancouver. Coal Harbour. Sir William Van Horne. [PDF]
  • Inscription on monument commemorating site of Maple Tree (Carrall Street). [PDF]
  • 1 April 1932 - Survey of Vancouver. L.A. Hamilton. Hamilton Street. [PDF] (3 MB)
  • Lauchlan Alexander Hamilton. Survey of City of Vancouver, 1885. Capilano Water Works. Canadian Pacific Railway construction. [PDF] (6 MB)
  • C.P.R. Hotel. City Hall and Police. [PDF]
  • Clearing away the forest off Vancouver. The Great Fire. H.P. McCraney. Cocos Island. [PDF]
  • The Great Fire, 13 June 1886. [PDF]
  • The Great Vancouver Fire. [PDF] (3 MB)
  • The Last 400. Tales of Old Vancouver. [PDF]
  • The first stationery store in Granville. Thos. R. Pearson. Early trails. English Bay campers, 1882. C.G. Major. [PDF]
  • The Herald newspaper. Felling the forest in Vancouver. The Vancouver Daily News, newspaper. North Arm Road. Jericho. Major General John W. Stewart, C.B. Indian church. [PDF]
  • Trails. Moodyville Tickler, first newspaper. Douglas Road. Great Fire, 1886. Real estate, False Creek. Early photographer. Born on False Creek, 1874. [PDF]
  • A.H. Ferguson. Capt. Geo. Rudlin. Jericho logging camp. Birth at Moodyville. The Great Fire and Stanley Park. Spratt’s Oilery. [PDF]
  • First white child born in Vancouver. Canadian Pacific Railway construction. Doctor Beckingsale. Great Fire. George Wagg. Vancouver and Port Moody. Granville. Hotels. Deadman’s Island. [PDF]
  • A.M. Whiteside, K.C. Early days in Vancouver. Mrs. Emily Strathie. Mrs. Emily Eldon. [PDF]
  • The Tremont Hotel. C.D. Rand. Clearing the forest off “West End.” E.G. Baynes. English Bay in 1890s. [PDF]
  • Street car tickets. “Malkin’s Best” and “Taylor’s Slacks.” Gastown. Kingsway—Westminster Road. [PDF]
  • George Cary. [PDF] (6 MB)
  • Jerry’s Cove, Jericho. Big trees. [PDF] (2 MB)
  • The Great Fire. First Fire Chief. False Creek Trail and Bridge. Early Vancouver. [PDF] (5 MB)
  • Our first mayoress (Mrs. Malcolm A. MacLean) [PDF]
  • Death of His Worship Ex-Mayor Malcolm Alexander MacLean. First Chief of Police. [PDF] (2 MB)
  • A.W. Ross, M.P. W.E. Graveley. C.P.R. terminus. [PDF]
  • The first city council. The first city treasurer and tax collector, G.F. Baldwin. [PDF] (5 MB)
  • The first Christmas after Vancouver became a city. [PDF]
  • Christmas Thirty-five Years Ago in Village Where Vancouver Now Stands. [PDF]
  • Hastings Street East. Orange Lodge. Keefer’s Hall. Methodist Hall, Water Street. [PDF]
  • 16 July 1935 – Waterworks (Capilano River). Waterworks (Capilano). Chief Joe Capilano. Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Oben. [PDF]
  • Seventh Avenue West. [PDF]
  • Extract from The Daily Province, Monday, 31 July 1933. [PDF]
  • Extract from The Province, 10 June 1933. [PDF]
  • Mrs. Duncan Roderick Reid. First lady school trustee. Socks for soldiers, Great War. [PDF]
  • Early Lacrosse in British Columbia. [PDF]
  • Cambie Street grounds. Stanley Park. Mayor Oppenheimer. Alderman Hamilton. A.E. Beck, K.C. [PDF] (3 MB)
  • Early parks and playgrounds. [PDF]
  • Grove Crescent. Early parks and playgrounds. Sentell. [PDF]
  • Locomobile. [PDF]
  • Some early trails. Wild cattle in Stanley Park. [PDF]
  • English Bay bathing beach. Capt. and Mrs. Percy Nye. Old Joe Fortes. First bathing pavilion, etc. [PDF] (10 MB)
  • False Creek in 1899. Leamy and Kyle Sawmill. [PDF] (3 MB)
  • The West End in 1900. 2 September 1932 – Vancouver Weekly Herald. Robert Mathison, Kelowna. [PDF] (2 MB)
  • McDonough’s Hall (see photograph). St. Andrew’s Caledonian Society. Columbia Street. The most pretentious building in Vancouver, 1889. Cordova Street, 1889. The Dunn-Miller Block. Thos. Dunn, Jonathan Miller. Central School. Court House. Capt. E.S. Scoullar. [PDF]
  • 1932 – Big Trees. H.P. McCraney. Gastown. The Indian (Methodist) church. The first church. [PDF]
  • Whoi Whoi, Stanley Park. Mountain View Cemetery. The Great Fire. [PDF]
  • The Great Fire. John Morton’s clearing. W.D. Haywood. The first train into Vancouver. [PDF]
  • Kitsilano Beach. Felling the trees. Jericho. Royal City Planing Mills. Kitsilano Beach -Greer’s Beach.[PDF](4 MB)
  • Brief items of interest. Kerrisdale. Horses racing on Howe Street. Early newspapers. [PDF]
  • 3 July 1931 – Theatres. [PDF]
  • The Grand Theatre. [PDF]
  • 15 August 1932 – Creeks. C.P.R. Reserve. Imperial Oil Company Limited. [PDF]
  • The first gasoline service station. J.C. Rollston. [PDF]
  • The first garage. [PDF]
  • The first filling station for gasoline. The first service station attendant. [PDF]
  • False Creek. Indians. Campbell Avenue. His Worship Mayor Louis D. Taylor. Granville Street South. Fairview. Police station and gaol. [PDF]
  • Opening of Burrard Bridge, 1 July 1932. The famous maple tree. “Only God can make a tree.” Beach pyjamas. Bobbed hair. [PDF]
  • City Hall. Market Hall. Main Street. Archives. Tower. [PDF] (3 MB)
  • June 1932 – White swans. Steveston. Fraser River. [PDF]
  • Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York, 1901. His Worship Lt. Col. T.O. Townley. The 6th Regiment, “The Duke of Connaught’s Own Rifles.” Officers’ Mess. Beatty Street Drill Hall. [PDF] (3 MB)
  • The 6th Regiment, “The Duke of Connaught’s Own Rifles.” Lieut. Col. H.D. Hulme. Visit of His Excellency the Duke of Connaught. [PDF]
  • The story of “A Brave Soldier and Gallant Gentleman.” [PDF] (4 MB)
  • Lieut.-Col. J.W. Warden, D.S.O., O.B.E. 102nd Battalion “North British Columbians,” C.E.F. Lieut. Col. W.S. Latta, D.S.O. and two bars. [PDF]
  • Captain and Quartermaster Frank Kennedy. 6th Regiment, The Duke of Connaught’s Own Rifles. [PDF]
  • Imperial Opera House. First Drill Hall. The South African War (Boer War). 2nd Battalion, 5th Regiment, Canadian Garrison Artillery. [PDF] (3 MB)
  • December 1932 – Regimental badges. [PDF]
  • The passing of the beard. The first volunteer soldier. Corporal J.Z. Hall, No. 1 Battery, B.C.B.G.A. [PDF]
  • 102nd Battalion, “North British Columbians,” C.E.F. Lt. Col. J.W. Warden, D.S.O., O.B.E., V.D. Private Francis Gott of Lillooet, Indian. [PDF] (3 MB)
  • The Great Fire [PDF] (6 MB)
  • Here Before the Fire - The Last 400 [PDF] (3 MB)
  • The Old Time Saloon [PDF]
  • Before the Pale Face [PDF] (5 MB)
  • St. Mark’s Church (Anglican), Kitsilano. [PDF]
  • West Fairview in 1908. [PDF]
  • Hadden Park. [PDF]
  • Indian Reserve. The “Hotel Site” Park, Kitsilano Beach. [PDF]

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