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Early Vancouver, Volume 3

Major Matthews collected the contents of Volume 3 in 1933-1934 and compiled the volume in 1935. There is one version of Volume 3 in the Archives. Learn more about the 2011 edition, copyright, reproductions and citations.

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  • Introduction [PDF]
  • Burrard Inlet shoreline, 1884 [PDF]
  • Province, 30 June 1933 – August Jack Khaatsalano. Indian Garments. Stanley Park. [PDF]
  • Indian Graves. Memorandum of conversation with August Jack Haatsalano of Capilano River, 31 May 1934. [PDF]
  • Stanley Park. Portuguese Joe. Granville and Stanley Park. Conversation with August Jack Haatsalano, 31 May 1934. Conversation with Qoitchetahl (Andrew Paul), North Vancouver, 12 February 1934. [PDF]
  • Last Indian burial. Kitsilano Beach. [PDF]
  • Memo of conversation with August Jack Haatsalano. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of conversation with August Jack Haatsalano, 27 September 1934. Kitsilano Indian Reserve. Burrard Bridge; Andrew Paull (Qoitchetahl.) [PDF]
  • Memorandum of conversation with August Jack Haatsalano, on a special all-day trip from Vancouver to Squamish on the Union Steamship Capilano for the purpose of having him point out location of Indian places of interest, 28 November 1934. [PDF]
  • Squamish territory. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of conversation with August Jack Haatsalano, 2 February 1935. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of conversation with August Jack Haatsalano, 15 March 1935. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of conversation with August Jack Haatsalano in my garden, 19 May 1935 and 24 March 1935. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of conversation with Rev. G.H. Raley, D.D., of 5561 Olympic Street, Kerrisdale. Sko-mish-oath. [PDF]
  • Kew Beach. [PDF]
  • Indian villages and landmarks [PDF]
  • Memorandum of conversation with Qoitchetahl (Andrew Paul), North Vancouver, 12 February 1934. [PDF]
  • How one Indian family got its name [PDF]
  • Conversation with Mr. R.W. Harrison, 778 Gilford Street, 6 June 1933. [PDF]
  • Naming of Coal Harbour. Discovery of coal. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of conversation (corrected by John H. Scales, with help of his son, 30 June 1933) with Mr. John H. and Mrs. Scales at their suite in the Fuller Block, 19th Avenue East and Main Street, Vancouver, on this his 79th birthday, 26 June 1933. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of further conversation with Mr. John H. Scales, Fuller Block, 19th Avenue East and Main Street, 5 July 1933. [PDF]
  • Conversation with Mr. John Henry Scales at Archives, Room No. 1016, City Hall, 14 July 1933. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of conversation with Mr. John Henry Scales, 23 July 1934. [PDF]
  • Provincial Library, Victoria, B.C. Extract of letter from Miss Madge Wolfendan, 22 August 1934. Early roads near Burrard Inlet and New Westminster. Brighton. [PDF]
  • Hastings. [PDF]
  • Oliver M. Hocking of Burrard Inlet. [PDF]
  • Sale of Lots. Hastings. [PDF]
  • The Douglas Road [PDF]
  • Excerpt from History of Richmond Municipality (History of Lulu Island), by Thomas Kidd; Wrigley Printing, 1927. [PDF]
  • Horses swim down Main Street. [PDF]
  • False Creek Road (Kingsway). Second Bridge Stream. Tea Swamp. [PDF]
  • Maximilian Michaud. Excerpt from the Mainland Guardian. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of conversation with Mr. J.E. Michaud, 26 April 1934. 15 February 1934 – Genealogy of Maximilian Michaud. [PDF]
  • 15 February 1934 – Genealogy of Joseph Michaud of Langley Prairie; brother, Maximilian Michaud of Hastings, B.C. [PDF]
  • From the Vancouver Daily Advertiser, Vol. 1, No. 10; Wednesday, 19 May 1886. [PDF]
  • Hastings. The name and family. [PDF]
  • Extract from The Times, Thursday, 23 March 1876. [PDF]
  • Hastings. Admiral Hastings. Captain Edward Stamp (Hastings Sawmill). [PDF]
  • Excerpts from the Mainland Guardian, New Westminster. [PDF]
  • T.H. Cudlip. 18 October 1933 – Harold Ridley’s explanation of plan of Hastings Mill property and buildings as shown on photograph of Map of C.P.R. right of way. [PDF] (2 MB)
  • Memorandum of conversation with Harold E. Ridley, 1956 Venable Street, 18 October 1933. [PDF]
  • Hastings Mill before 1890. [PDF]
  • 1 December 1933 – Memorandum of conversation with Mr. Fred W. Alexander. [PDF]
  • 15 December 1933 – Conversation with Fred W. Alexander, son of R.H. Alexander, of the Hastings Sawmill (manager), and after whom Alexander Street is named. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of conversation with Harold E. Ridley. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of conversation with Harold E. Ridley, 1956 Venables Street, 28 September 1933. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of conversation with Harold E. Ridley, 2 May 1934. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of conversation with Harold E. Ridley at Archives Office, 20 August 1934. [PDF]
  • Uncorrected memorandum of conversation with Mr. Calvert Simson, late of Simson, Balkwell & Co., Ship Chandlers, and his sister, Mrs. Crowe, 1890 Barclay Street, Vancouver, Friday evening, 6 October 1933. [PDF]
  • Conversation with W. Frame, former storekeeper of the Hastings Sawmill, at City Hall, 13 September 1933. [PDF]
  • Conversation with Harold E. Ridley, born Hastings Sawmill 1875, now resident 1956 Venables Street, 11 August 1933. Excerpt from the Port Moody Gazette, 30 October 1886. From The Vancouver Daily Province of 12 September 1918. [PDF]
  • Extract from the Vancouver Daily Province, Friday, 24 December 1909. [PDF]
  • 6 January 1912 [PDF] (6 MB)
  • From the Daily Province, Vancouver, 9 December 1912. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of conversation with Mrs. H.A. Christie, 1853 Broadway West, 26 July 1934. [PDF]
  • 17 September 1934. Genealogy of Mrs. Lucy Silvey Watson. [PDF]
  • 15 October 1934 – Genealogy of Mrs. Mary Adlaid Bass. [PDF]
  • Portuguese Joe. Children of Jonathan Miller of Granville. [PDF]
  • Jericho. 7 August 1872. [PDF]
  • Watercolour of Burrard Inlet, presented by Mrs. J.H. Senkler in 1933. [PDF]
  • Conversation with Geo. R. Gordon, 30 September 1933. Conversation with Harry Devine. Conversation with Geo. R. Gordon, 29 September 1933, looking at photo No. ? by Bailey Bros., of board shack with five men in front and sign “TREMONT.” Post Office. Granville Street and Pender Street. First Assize Court in Vancouver. Thomas Dunn. First Methodist Parsonage. [PDF]
  • Homer Street Methodist Church. Burrard Inlet School District. Granville or Hastings School District. First City Hall. 17 November 1934 – Mrs. Margaret McInnis. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of conversation with Mr. W.R. Lord, 1076 West 10th Avenue and 3885 West 38th Avenue, Vancouver, on 26 August 1933, at the City Hall. 28 September 1933. Memorandum of conversation with W.R. Lord, 21 August 1934. [PDF]
  • Granville, 1884. Water Street, 1884. Explanation of this photo No. ? by Harold E. Ridley. The famous Maple Tree. George Cary. “Stag and Pheasant.” Excerpt from letter, 7 June 1933, Provincial Archives, to J.S.M. [PDF]
  • Excerpt from letter, 9 June 1933, Departmental Minister of Lands, to J.S.M. 13 November 1933 – Rowling of Rowling. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of conversation with Mr. Henry S. Rowling, 1356 East 11th Avenue, Vancouver, 13 April and subsequent days. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of conversation with Henry S. Rowling, 4 June 1933, at Kitsilano Beach. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of further conversation with Henry S. Rowling, about 27 June 1933. Excerpt from letter, 18 July 1933, from Thomas Deasy, Jasmine Avenue, Marigold P.O., Saanich, B.C., to J.S.M. [PDF]
  • Remarks by John H. Scales, 26 June 1933, who came, as a child, on the Thames City with the Royal Engineers, of whom his father was one. Remarks by W.H. Gallagher, real estate agent, formerly alderman. Conversation on beach at Kitsilano, 23 June, 1933. [PDF]
  • Conversation with H.S. Rowling, 23 June 1933. [PDF]
  • Indian burial. Clerical repartee. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of conversation with John Murray of Port Moody, 12 July 1934. [PDF] (2 MB)
  • 31 December 1933 – Memorandum of conversation with Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Murray. [PDF]
  • 19 September 1934 – Memorandum of conversation with Edward Everett Austin of 980 West 20th Avenue, Vancouver. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of conversation with Mr. Percy DesBrisay, 1206 Maple Street, Kitsilano Beach, 18 April 1934. [PDF]
  • Conversations about Hastings, Memorandum of conversation with Miss Lottie Sheehan, 1371 Seymour Street (formerly 1329 Seymour Street), Vancouver, 10 February 1934. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of conversation with Mr. D. McDougall, 1149 Beach Avenue, 12 February 1934. [PDF]
  • Conversation with Mr. (and Mrs.) Duke McKenzie, 1154 Burnaby Street, Vancouver, B.C. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of conversation with Otway John James Wilkie of New Westminster, 26 May 1934. Memo of conversation with Mr. Otway Wilkie of New Westminster, 16 March 1934, at City Hall, Vancouver, B.C. Conversation, Otway Wilkie, Westminster (continued) – 17 March 1934. [PDF]
  • The name “Vancouver.” [PDF]
  • Survey of Vancouver, C.P.R., 1885. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of conversation with Major-General John W. Stewart, C.B., etc., at his office (Stewart and Welch), 425 Howe Street, Vancouver, 28 December 1933. [PDF]
  • Excerpt from The West Shore, a journal published in Portland, Oregon, June 1881. (From page 155.) Memorandum of conversation with W.E. Graveley, 22 October 1934. Terminal Steamship Co. S.S. Britannia (Captain J.A. Cates), 24 August 1934. Memorandum of conversation with Henry S. Rowling, September 1933. S.S. Islander. The “Eighty-five acres.” [PDF]
  • Site of first City Hall. Clark Park. Jericho. [PDF]
  • Conversation with W.H. Gallagher, former alderman at his office, southeast corner of Pender Street West and Richards Street, 28 June 1933. W.H. Gallagher, September 1933 – Our first civic election. [PDF]
  • 27 June 1934 – Mayor MacLean. [PDF]
  • Excerpts from early newspapers, 1886. Early newspapers. Hastings Sawmill. [PDF]
  • First Dominion Day. Port Moody wharf. Leamy and Kyle’s Sawmill, False Creek. [PDF]
  • Stanley Park. [PDF]
  • First C.P.R. Dock in Vancouver. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of conversation with George Wilby of the composing room of the Sun newspaper, Vancouver, 10 October 1934. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of conversation with Dr. Brydone-Jack, pioneer medical practitioner, now coroner, at Acacia Masonic Lodge, 5 October 1934. First electric light station.12 February 1935 – His Worship L.D. Taylor (late Mayor of Vancouver). The World newspaper. Brigadier-General Victor W. Odlum, C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O. [PDF]
  • Conversation with Mr. J.W. Sentell of Sentell Bros. on board Princess Joan proceeding with 295 passengers, pioneers and children of pioneers, to Newcastle Island for the annual picnic, 14 June 1933. [PDF]
  • Conversation with Mr. R. Hemphill, first poundkeeper of City of Vancouver, on board Princess Joan during Vancouver Pioneers’ Picnic to Newcastle Island, Nanaimo, Wednesday, 14 June 1933. [PDF]
  • Conversation with Mr. W.H. Grassie, pioneer watchmaker, Cambie Street, official watchmaker to C.P.R. and C.N.R. The Biggest Tree. [PDF]
  • 14 December 1933 – Memorandum of conversation with George Cary. Memorandum of conversation with George Cary, 18 June 1934. Memorandum of conversation with George Cary, 21 June 1934. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of conversation to Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Myers, 1840 East 6th Avenue, Grandview, about April, 1933. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of conversation with Mr. Walter E. Graveley, 8 June 1933. [PDF]
  • Conversation with Walter Edward Graveley (continued). [PDF]
  • Memorandum of conversation with Andy Linton—now stopping at the Ivanhoe Hotel, Vancouver—at City Hall, 20 September 1933. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of conversation with A.E. Beck, K.C., now of 5609 Balaclava Street, Kerrisdale. [PDF]
  • Conversation with Geo. Matheson, Land Registry Office, 4 July 1933. Conversation, 26 July 1933, with Joe Reynolds, son of the musician in our first brass band. Remark by Mr. Macgowan, son of A.H.B. Macgowan, M.L.A., 23 July 1933. Conversation with J.A. McConaghy, 3524 31st Avenue West. [PDF]
  • Conversation with ex-Alderman W.H. Gallagher, 5 July 1933. [PDF]
  • Conversation with W.M. Horie, re W.L. Tait’s mill. Brewery Creek. Memorandum of conversation with Mr. Davidson, pioneer watchmaker, Cordova Street, 13 June 1934. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of conversation with H. Windebank, Mission City, 13 June 1934. [PDF]
  • Vancouver, B.C. Waterfront panorama in May 1886. Conversation with Harry T. Devine, early photographer, 8 June 1933. [PDF]
  • The Great Fire of June 1886. Telegrams. [PDF]
  • Interpretation of letter [PDF]
  • 13 September 1933 – Comments on ready Mr. Hart’s letter, 4 September 1933. Record of Burial, City Hall records. [PDF]
  • 13 November 1933 – Memorandum of conversation with Frank W. Hart, of Vancouver and Prince Rupert. [PDF]
  • Captain Edwin Sayre Scoullar, “Westminster Rifles,” the Great Fire of 1886. [PDF]
  • Frank W. Hart. Further conversation with Mr. F.W. Hart, Prince Rupert, at St. Francis Hotel, Vancouver, 3 January 1934, when he reviewed and corrected my notes of two previous interviews. [PDF]
  • Phillip Oben, Pioneer. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of conversation with Mrs. Florence Oben, widow of the late Phillip John William Oben, of Vancouver and Central Park (who died 4 July 1933). Conversation with Mrs. Florence Oben, widow of the late Phillip Oben of Central Park, etc., at City Hall, 20 September 1933. Memorandum of conversation with Mrs. Phillip Oben, relict of Phillip Oben of Central Park, 28 June 1934 [PDF]
  • Conversation, June 1933, with J.W. McFarland, formerly secretary, Capilano Water Works before sale to City of Vancouver. [PDF]
  • Conversation with Mr. Thomas Ralph Nickson, of Stanley Park Manor, Vancouver, 5 October 1933, at City Hall. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of conversation with Mrs. Jane Nickson, mother of T.R. Nickson, 13 June 1934. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of conversation with T.R. Nickson, 13 September 1934. [PDF]
  • Conversation with Mrs. J.Z. Hall (née Greer). Conversation with Paul Marmette, 19 June 1933. News-Advertiser, 5 January 1889. 10 May 1933 – Wild animals. Kitsilano Indian Reserve. [PDF]
  • Conversation with Captain Holmes Newcomb, formerly commander of the Dominion Government steamer Kestrel. Excerpt from The Kitsilano Times, Thursday, 28 September 1933. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of conversation with Isaac Henderson, of 1045 Melville Street, Vancouver, 9 July 1934. [PDF]
  • Indian burial grounds. [PDF]
  • Lions Gate (First Narrows). Newcastle. West Vancouver. Coal. Young Men’s Christian Association. Vancouver Public Library. January 1934 – Brunette River. Burnaby Cemetery (undeveloped city cemetery). [PDF]
  • Memorandum of conversation with Dr. A.M. Robertson, 5 July 1934. Conversation with Mr. James Brown Kay, 1150 Comox, 10 July 1934. Conversation with Mr. James Brown Kay, 1150 Comox Street, 12 October 1933. Conversation with Mr. Jenkinson, in charge of Meter Department, B.C. Electric Railway Company, 11 October 1933. Remark by Dr. F.W. Robertson, May 1934. Conversation with Mrs. (Capt.) D.C. Tuck, 10 October 1933. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of conversation with Mr. Tom Evans of Evans and Hastings, 3 July 1934. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of conversation with Mr. Maurice O’Neill of 2325 Roosevelt Avenue, Berkeley, California, U.S.A., now on a visit to his sister, Mrs. W. Ray Nelson, Rosecourt Apartments, 1336 West 11th Avenue, Vancouver, 11 August 1933. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of conversation with Mr. G.C. Hodge, 884 Bute Street, Vancouver, 22 January 1934 and 20 January 1934 [PDF]
  • Memorandum of conversation with Mr. Jonathan Rogers, of Rogers Building, Granville Street, 5 July 1934. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of conversation with William A. Grafton, City Hall official in employ of Vancouver City for 17 years, 24 March 1934. [PDF]
  • Eburne Island (D.L. ?) [PDF]
  • January 1934 – Brunette River. S.S. Islander. First bank. Young Men’s Christian Association. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of conversation with W.M. Horie (Baynes and Horie), 23 April 1934. [PDF]
  • Pioneers’ picnic, Newcastle Island, 14 June 1933. C.P.R. construction. His Excellency the Governor-General, Lord Bessborough, at the Vancouver Pioneers Banquet, Georgian Room, Hudson’s Bay Store, 26th or 27th March, 1934. “Felix Penne.” Memorandum of conversation with R.D. Rorison of R.D. Rorison and Sons, Dominion Building, Hastings Street, 3 July 1934. Conversation with John Innes, historical scenic painter, at his office, 602 Province Building. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of conversation with R.D. Rorison of R.D. Rorison and Sons, Dominion Building, Hastings Street, 3 July 1934. Conversation with John Innes, historical scenic painter, at his office, 602 Province Building, Hastings Street, 23 June 1933. 1 October 1933 – David and Isaac Oppenheimer. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of conversation with John Innes, celebrated Canadian painter of historical scenes, April 1933. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of conversation with John Innes, celebrated painter of historical scenes of Canada, at his office, 602 Province Building, Vancouver, 30 December 1933. Conversation with Lieutenant Colonel Hulme, V.D., barrister, Pacific Building, Vancouver. The B.C. Regiment, Duke of Connaught’s Own Rifles. [PDF]
  • Notes in the handwriting of His Grace the Archbishop of New Westminster for sermon at the death of General Sir Arthur Currie. [PDF]
  • General Sir Arthur Currie, G.C.M.G. Memorandum of conversation with Mr. J.B. Giffen, ex-manager of R.C. Dun & Co., Vancouver, now resident 6689 Vine Street. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of conversation with Miss Annie Morrison, R.N. (Registered Nurse), 2831 West 3rd Avenue, 10 October 1933. [PDF]
  • 19 June 1933 – Daily News-Advertiser. Newspapers. Kerrisdale. Magee. Hugh Magee. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of conversation with ex-Reeve W.H. Lambke of Point Grey, 30 October 1934. [PDF]
  • Maple Grove Park. Bowser Park. Excerpt from The Buzzer (B.C. Electric), 15 September 1933. The clearing of Shaughnessy. “The Bunkers.” 24 March 1934 – Lochdale, B.C. Memorandum of conversation with Mr. John Alfred Duke, Grove Street, Lochdale, who went to live there in 1927. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of conversation with Mrs. Eudora J. Lochead, 5 June 1934. [PDF]
  • Statement, made in writing (by request) by ex-Councillor Geo. Green of Burnaby. [PDF]
  • Southlands. 7 October 1933 – Mayors, system of election. Louis Rubinowitz. [PDF]
  • Great Depression. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of conversation, 23 May 1933 and 23 August 1933, with Mr. W.J. Moore, photographer, 420 Hastings Street West. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of conversation with Mrs. Alice Crakanthorp of 1622 Charles Street, Vancouver, 21 March 1935 and 3 April 1935. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of conversation with Alaster Havelock Cameron, who declined to state where in Vancouver he lived, 17 May 1935. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of conversation with Vicker Wallace Haywood, one of the first four policemen on the Vancouver City Police Force, 23 May 1935. Memorandum of conversation with J.N. Dawzy, 2361 Trinity Street, Vancouver, B.C., 27 February 1935. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of conversation with Mr. James Edward Smith, 1630 Charles Street, Vancouver, 3 May 1935. [PDF]
  • Charles E. Tisdall, former Mayor of Vancouver. John Innes, scenic painter. His Worship Gerald Gratton McGeer, Mayor of Vancouver, 1935 (and 1936). His Worship Louis D. Taylor. Chief Justice Aulay Morrison. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of conversation with ex-sergeant Claude H. Williams, formerly of B.C.B.G.A. and 6th Regiment D.C.O.R., Vancouver, 1 May 1935. The outbreak of war. 4 August 1914. 6th Regiment D.C.O.R. [PDF]
  • “Archivists worth their weight in gold.” Sir Arthur Currie. [PDF] (2 MB)

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