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Early Vancouver, Volume 5

Major Matthews collected the contents of Volume 5 in 1936-1945 and compiled the volume in 1945. There is one version of Volume 5 in the Archives. Learn more about the 2011 edition, copyright, reproductions and citations.

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  • Introduction [PDF]
  • [Letters from Chas. J. Piper to Robert Mathison.] [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Mrs. Alice Crakanthorp, 1205 Bute Street, who kindly invited me to take tea with her and her daughter Miss Muriel, 22 May 1940. [PDF]
  • By an Old Timer. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation, 12 September 1935. [PDF]
  • [Letters from C.M. Tate.] [PDF]
  • Mace Bearer Alexander Mckay. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation, 7 May 1946, with Mrs. Thomas (Catherine) Fitzpatrick, Pioneer of Vancouver, 3 September 1886, and her daughter, Mrs. James H. (Mary Ann) Galbraith, also Pioneer of Vancouver, who very kindly called at the City Archives this afternoon for a chat, and stayed for a cup of tea and piece of cake. [PDF]
  • August Jack Khahtsahlano (Kitsilano) on Education. [PDF]
  • City Archivist [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Mr. A.G. Mccandless, Veteran Official of the B.C. Electric Company, 9 June 1936. [PDF]
  • Capilano Estates, Limited. West Vancouver. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Alfred J. Nye, of Lynn Creek Road, Lynn Valley, North Vancouver, who very kindly called at the City Archives, City Hall, 19 July 1938. [PDF]
  • Further Conversation, Mrs. J.M. Lefevre, April 1936. [PDF]
  • Conversation with George H. Keefer of Cobble Hill, B.C., who is in Vancouver for the Diamond Jubilee Celebration, and called at the City Archives, to renew old association, and to look at his book, the Autobiography of George H. Keefer, which we compiled for him in 1936, the Golden Jubilee Year, 5 July 1946. [PDF]
  • [Letter from L.A. Lefevre.] [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. [PDF]
  • Street Names of Port Moody. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of Conversation with Dr. Robert Mathison, Dentist, of Kelowna, B.C., who is in Vancouver attending convention of Pacific coast dentists, Hotel Vancouver, and very kindly called at the City Archives, 4 July 1938. [PDF]
  • Conversation with Mr. Matthew Sergius Logan, of 1259 West Georgia Street, where he resides in a house built, years ago, by the Hon. F.L. Carter-Cotton, Owner-Editor of the News-Advertiser, 20 November 1945. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of Conversation with Mrs. Elizabeth Newbury, 756 East 10th Avenue, and with Mrs. J.J. Hatch, 597 East 23rd Avenue, Vancouver, who, together, very kindly called at the City Archives This Afternoon, 24 February 1938. [PDF]
  • [Letter from Mrs. Margaret Macey.] [PDF]
  • 12 January 1936 – Fitzpatrick Mccleery and Samuel Mccleery of North Arm. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of Conversation of a Few Moments with Mrs. Jonathan Rogers of Vancouver, 16 February 1938. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of Conversation with Mrs. Norman Emerson Lougheed, 2891 West 45th Avenue, Vancouver (Over the Phone), 11 May 1940. [PDF]
  • 21 June 1939. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Mrs. Phillip Oben, Central Park, Vancouver, who very kindly called for a chat, City Archives, City Hall, 28 July 1937. [PDF]
  • Colonel W.W. Foster, D.S.O. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Mrs. Robert Mackie, 2510 Southwest Marine Drive, formerly Miss Margaret Elizabeth Mccleery, youngest daughter of the (one of) first settlers on the site of Vancouver, I.E., Fitzgerald Mccleery, of D.L. 315, 3 July 1945. [PDF]
  • “Cut” Nails. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Mrs. Russell Alonzo Leonard, Née Andrews, Pioneer, September 1885, Victoria, September 1886, Vancouver (After the First Fire), 811 Thurlow Street, who very kindly called at the City Archives this afternoon accompanied By Mrs. C.O. Boyd of 2142 West Second Avenue, 3 October 1945. [PDF]
  • [Letter from Otway Wilkie.] [PDF]
  • Lacrosse, First in Vancouver. [PDF]
  • Conversation with Robert Vernon Palmer, 2020 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver, brother of Joseph William Palmer, the last School Teacher at the Hastings Sawmill School, 1886, 28 May 1942. [PDF]
  • [Letter from R. Mathison.] [PDF]
  • 15 February 1937 – Memo of Conversation with Capt. Chas. E. Spring, Retired, 2284 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, who, together with Mrs. Spring, called at the City Archives. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation Between Calvert Simson, third Storekeeper, Hastings Sawmill; August Jack Khahtsahlano, Indian, grandson of Chief Khahtsahlano, from whom Kitsilano takes it name; and Major J.S. Matthews, City Archivist, 16 December 1938. [PDF]
  • [Letter from Otway Wilkie.] [PDF]
  • Chief Justice Aulay Morrison. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Mr. Patrick J. Myers, 1840 East Sixth Avenue, Grandview, 30 December 1937. [PDF]
  • Further Conversation with William Henry Macey, 8 May 1936. [PDF]
  • [Letters from R. Mathison.] [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Arthur Austin Langley, 20 February 1936. [PDF]
  • A Memorandum Written By Dr. Robert Mathison, D.S., of Kelowna, for remarks at Board of Trade Last Luncheon, closing of Old Hotel Vancouver. Dr. Mathison was sole Charter Member present of Board of Trade, 17 May 1939. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Arthur Austin Langley, 1600 Robson Street, and who Came to Gastown in September (September 1st) 1882, 29 February 1936. [PDF]
  • Further Memo of Conversation with Mr. A.A. Langley, 1600 Robson Street, where he is still living with his deceased wife’s sister, now aged 70, but active, 20 October 1937. [PDF]
  • [Letter from T.J. Leask.] [PDF] (3 MB)
  • Granville, Not “Gastown.” [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation, over the phone from his office at Oakalla Prison Farm to the City Archives, with Walter Owen, Esq., Warden, Oakalla Prison Farm, 4 October 1938. [PDF]
  • 18 September 1945 – Moodyville, Burrard Inlet. Early Fire Protection. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with William Edward McCartney, Moving Picture Projectionist, 1471 William Street, Vancouver. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of Conversation with William Henry Macey of Vancouver (Brother to Samuel Thomas Macey, deceased, the father of the first white child born in Vancouver), in the presence of John Harold Macey, of Prince Rupert, his nephew, and Samuel Macey’s second son, at City Archives, 6 May 1936. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with William Mackie, 8698 West Marine Drive, Marpole, who attended the Vancouver Pioneers Association picnic (S.S. Princess Joan) to Newcastle Island, 14 June 1939. [PDF]
  • 14 June 1937 – Memorandum of Conversation with Mr. William Mackie, who resides with Mr. T. Mackie, 8698 West Marine Drive, and who very kindly visited the City Archives at my invitation in company with Mr. Sam Mccleery, 3115 West 49th Avenue. [PDF]
  • His Worship Gerald Gratton Mcgeer, Mayor of Vancouver, 1935 (And 1936). [PDF]
  • The Naming of Vancouver. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Mr. William Mashiter of Squamish, now aged 87, who is on a visit to Vancouver for the first time in several years, and who called at the City Archives, City Hall, Hastings Street, accompanied by his niece, who lives with Mrs. J. Gregg, 1152 West Hastings Street, Sey. 821, September 1936. [PDF]
  • A Memorandum By Mrs. E.E. Trites, Née Maddams, of China Creek, Head of False Creek, January 1939. [PDF]
  • Brig.-Gen. Victor W. Odlum, C. B., C.M.G., D.S.O. (“Come Boys, Don’t Say Odlum, Call Me General.”) [PDF]
  • Conversation, same day, with Mr. Calvin Patterson, brother, Mrs. Alice Crakanthorp, Proprietor, Cigar Stand, Hotel Georgia. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Geo. L. Schetky. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Geo. L. Schetky, Royal Trust Building, who helped to form the first Volunteer Fire Brigade in Vancouver, and Was long a member, but who did not vote at the first Civic Election in 1886 as he was too young. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Geo. Matheson, Deputy Land Registrar, Court House, who went to school at the Old Hastings Sawmill School, 1886. [PDF]
  • Excerpt, Province, Wednesday, 25 January 1905. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of Conversation with George Fred Upham, 30 December 1937. [PDF]
  • Conversation with Mr. Charles Alexander Battison, of 6100 Battison Street, son of William John and Ann Battison, in whose honour Battison Street, Vancouver, is named, 17 May 1946. [PDF]
  • [Letters from Wm. Mashiter.] [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with August Jack Khahtsahlano, Son of Khay-Tulk, I.E., “Supplejack,” and grandson of Chief Khahtsahlano, in whose honour Kitsilano is named, at City Archives, 29 April 1940. [PDF]
  • Anecdotes Re Miss Margaret Florence Mcneil. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Brother Walsh of Vancouver College. [PDF]
  • 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. 12 February 1935. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with George F. Upham, 1125 West 12th Avenue, one of the few surviving members of the Volunteer Fire Brigade, “Before The Fire” (June 1886), who called at the City Archives to chat, 18 February 1937. [PDF]
  • 20 October 1945 – First White Woman on Burrard Inlet. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Calvert Simson, Second Storekeeper (1884 Onwards) at Hastings Sawmill, City Archives, 4 September 1936. [PDF]
  • Conversation with Mr. Calvert Simson, formerly Storekeeper and Postmaster, Hastings Sawmill. [PDF]
  • Lawn Tennis. [PDF]
  • [Letter from Rev. P.C. Parker.] [PDF]
  • Joe’s Story of Simon Fraser’s Arrival. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Calvert Simson, About 14 February 1938. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with George F. Upham at City Archives, 10 March 1937. [PDF]
  • 21 February 1938, 8 P.M. – “The White Sands of English Bay.” [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Mr. Calvert Simson, third Storekeeper, Hastings Sawmill, who called this afternoon at City Archives, 20 December 1939. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Calvert Simson, former Storekeeper, Hastings Sawmill, 27 August 1936. [PDF]
  • Ice Customers, Summer of 1892. [PDF]
  • Charles E. Tisdall, former Mayor of Vancouver. John Innes, Scenic Painter. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Calvert Simson, Barclay Street, former Postmaster, Hastings Sawmill, 29 April 1936. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Chas. J. Maltby, of 1105 West 10th Avenue (Corner Spruce), in City Archives, 4 November 1937. [PDF]
  • Conversation with Mr. William Mcintosh Stark, “Billy Stark,” 2454 Cornwall Street, son of James Stark, Pioneer, of “Stark’s Glasgow House,” Cordova Street, who is here on a visit from California, and staying with his sister Mary, Mrs. Harry P. Archibald, 12 December 1939. [PDF]
  • Copies of Letters. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with John Henry Scales, Pioneer, 1867 Or 1868, of Burrard Inlet, and today, 28 May 1946, the earliest living resident in a city of four hundred thousand or more, i.e., Vancouver. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation Over the Phone with Lieut.-Col. John Mcmillan, formerly Quartermaster, 6th Regiment D.C.O.R., Vancouver, and 7th Battalion C.E.F., 3 November 1936. [PDF]
  • Further Conversation, 14 June 1938. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Mr. Chas. H. Wilson, Ex-Alderman, at Vancouver Pioneer’s Association picnic, Newcastle Island (S.S. Princess Joan), 14 June 1939. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Chief Stogan of Musqueam Indian Reserve, who called at the City Archives, City Hall, About 1 November 1938, in Company with Someone. [PDF]
  • John Morton of Burrard Inlet. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Ex-Alderman C.H. Wilson, Alderman, 1903 and Subsequently, 9 June 1936. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with (Ex-)Alderman C.H. Wilson and Mrs. Wilson, at their large residence in extensive grounds at 3200 West King Edward Avenue (formerly 25th Avenue), Dunbar Heights, Friday evening, 17 September 1937 [PDF]
  • Further Conversation, 28 September 1937. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Calvert Simson, former Storekeeper, Hastings Sawmill, 26 May 1938. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Mr. Donald Alexander Matheson, of Mayo, Yukon, and of the Irwinton Apartments, 777 Burrard Street, Vancouver, who kindly called at the City Archives, City Hall, Vancouver, 7 June 1940. [PDF]
  • [Letter from Keefer and Mcgillivray, Contractors.] [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Dr. A.M. Robertson, first City Health Officer, at his office, 525 Seymour Street, Vancouver. [PDF]
  • Brew’s Point. Johnnie Baker’s Clearing. Nine O’clock Gun. Hallelujah Point. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Dr. H.E. Langis, now the oldest living pioneer medical doctor in Vancouver, who honoured me by calling to see me, 2 March 1936. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Dr. H.E. Langis, 23 March 1937. [PDF]
  • Excerpt, Genealogy, Etc. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Dr. H.E. Langis, 1708 West 40th Avenue, a pioneer doctor of Port Moody and Vancouver, also of Parksville, April 1936. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Dr. Robert Mathison, D.D.S., Kelowna, who is visiting Vancouver in connection with the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations, 1 July 1946. [PDF]
  • The First Baptist Church, Westminster Avenue. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Edgar Albert Vachon (not Vashon as shown in the early directories of Vancouver) (Son of Edouard Vachon, Pioneer Contractor, and in early days of Vancouver, of Pender Street), retired B.C. Provincial Police Officer, now resident 4160 Prince Albert Street, at City Archives, 30 July 1936. [PDF]
  • [Letter from J. Eades Ward.] [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Mrs. Edith Trites, Widow, of 1715 West Eleventh Avenue, Vancouver, daughter of C.C. Maddams, Pioneer of 1887, and herself a pioneer of Mount Pleasant, 1890, who very kindly called at the City Archives, 7 December 1938. [PDF]
  • Excerpt, Toronto Telegram, 30 November 1936. [PDF] (2 MB)
  • Memo of Conversation with Colonel Edward Mallandaine, Creston, B.C., Pioneer of Vancouver, who very kindly called at the city archives during a short visit to Vancouver, 8 January 1940. [PDF]
  • [Letter from Derby to J. Lyle Telford.] [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Edward Warner, Pioneer, 1888, now of 453 East 30th Avenue, who called at City Archives this afternoon accompanied by Mr. George Green, 200 South Grosvenor Street, 6 September 1939. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Mr. Glendower K. Allen, 5501 Mackenzie Street, President, Vancouver Gladiolus Society (See that Docket.) Mr. Allen very kindly called at the City Archives this morning, 25 July 1945. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Harold E. Ridley, 1833 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, Christmas Eve, 1936. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Henry S. Rowling, son of W.H. Rowling, of Rowlings, North Arm, who went to live on his military grant in South Vancouver in 1868, taking his son, then four years old, with him, at City Hall, 15 July 1935. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Henry S. Rowling, formerly of Rowling, North Arm, Fraser River, who came to South Vancouver as a child, four years old, in 1868, 22 September 1937. [PDF] (3 MB)
  • Memo of Conversation with Henry S. Rowling, who came to South Vancouver in 1868 to his Father’s military grant of land. [PDF]
  • The First Bituminous Rock Paving. Donald (Dan) Mcgillivray. Armstrong and Morrison. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Hiram W. Woodward, 151 West Fourth Street, North Vancouver, who spent the afternoon in the City Archives with me, 8 February 1940. [PDF]
  • Granville, B.I. “Kloshe Kanaway Chako.” [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with James A. Macklin, 777 Burrard Street, at City Archives, 3 February 1939. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation Over the Phone with Mr. James Quintin Mcconnell, 1286 Haro Street, Douglas 1493y, brother to the late Alderman G.S. Mcconnell, 25 February 1936. [PDF]
  • [Letter from John Mcdougall to George H. Keefer.] [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Colonel James Sclater, D.S.O., Etc. of “The Porch,” Joan Crescent, Victoria, Formerly of Vancouver, Etc., who called at the City Archives to gossip, 11 October 1939. [PDF]
  • Fitzgerald McCleery. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Jas. A. Smith, 5826 Sperling Avenue, now retired moving picture censor, 29 May 1936. [PDF]
  • Further Memorandum of Conversation with Mrs. Peter Lawson, 4311 Albert Street, Vancouver, whilst on board S.S. Princess Joan, proceeding to Newcastle Island for annual picnic of Vancouver Pioneers Association, 14 June 1939. [PDF]
  • 10 September 1935 – Memo of Conversation with Mrs. Ruth Morton, widow of John Morton of the “Brickmaker’s Claim,” 1862, now west end, one of the first three settlers of Burrard Inlet, now residing in Montrose Apartments, 1190 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Mr. Jas. Ollason, 103 29th Street, West Vancouver, for sixteen years, 1915-1930, Municipal Clerk, Corporation of West Vancouver, at City Archives, 19 June 1937. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Mr. John Dunsmuir, President, Vancouver Exhibition Association, and of Mackenzie, White & Dunsmuir, Ltd., Auto Equipment, 635 Burrard Street, who kindly called at the City Archives, 24 April 1940. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with John Harold (Harry) Macey, Prince Rupert, (Shoe Business), now on a visit to Vancouver, and Staying with his sister-in-law, Mrs. Gillies, 2925 West Fourteenth Avenue, Point Grey, 30 April 1936. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with John Henry Scales, today the citizen of Vancouver who saw Burrard Inlet earlier than any living person, one of the child passengers of the Thames City, April 1859, of 3520 Main Street, Vancouver, and who very kindly dropped into the City Archives, City Hall, and remained chatting for about two hours, 14 January 1938. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with John Murray, Port Moody, son of Murray, Royal Engineer, at City Archives, City Hall, Vancouver, 8 May 1936. [PDF]
  • Genealogy of McCleery of North Arm, Fraser River. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with John Murray (The Son) of Port Moody, who came to B.C. in 1859 with Royal Engineers On Thames City, 10 November 1938. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with John Murray of Port Moody, son of John Murray, Royal Engineer, Thames City, 1859, who called at the City Archives, 15 December 1936. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with John Murray, son of John Murray, R.E., of Port Moody, 20 July 1936. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with John Murray (Jr.) of Port Moody, who was born at sea on the Thames City, 14 March 1859, whilst en route to British Columbia with his father, John Murray, Royal Engineer. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Mr. John Wright, 4320 Cambridge Street, (Glenburn 262), who kindly called at the City Archives, 15 October 1938. [PDF]
  • Lawson, First City Engineer. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Mr. John Wright, 4320 Cambridge Street, who called at City Archives This Afternoon, 26 October 1938. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Mr. Jas. Ollason, 103 29th Street, West Vancouver, for sixteen years, 1915-1930, Municipal Clerk, Corporation of West Vancouver, at City Archives, 19 June 1937. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Miss K.H. Mcqueen, 1453 Laurier Street, Vancouver, daughter of the Late Alderman James Mcqueen of Vancouver, 30 March 1937. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Mrs. Madeline Williams, aged Indian Woman, also known As “Gassy Jack’s Wife,” living with her granddaughter Nita Williams in a small cottage at the west end of the Indian Reserve, North Vancouver, 13 June 1940. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Miss Margaret Elizabeth (“Greta”) McCleery, During a Hurried Visit to the City Archives, when she brought me an old 1890 Map of Vancouver, in bad shape, and which i have sent to be mounted, 6 March 1938. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Mr. and Mrs. John Fielden Strang (Pronounced Strang, not Strange), 4554 West 4th Avenue, who very kindly called at the City Archives this afternoon, 17 April 1946. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Mrs. Archibald Murray, Widow, 2423 Windsor Street, and 960 East Eighth Avenue, at City Archives, 11 July 1939. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Mrs. David Evans, Née Awrey (Widow, now of 5727 North East 33rd Avenue, Seattle), Who, in Company of Mrs. M.E. Harris, 1284 West 11th Avenue, attended the Vancouver Pioneer Association pcnic to Newcastle Island, 14 June 1939. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Mrs. Gabriel Lycett, Née Nellie Card, 221 Renfrew Street South, and a daughter of one of the earliest employees of the Hastings Sawmill, and one of the children shown in the famous photograph of Hastings School, 11 June 1886. [PDF] (3 MB)
  • Memo of Conversation with Mrs. Hilton Philpot, Née “Greta” (Margaret) Miller, 12 June 1946. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Mrs. (Capt.) H. Sacret, 415 Tenth Avenue East, one of the earliest settlers of Mount Pleasant, at City Archives, 19 January 1937. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Mrs. James Walker, 721 Cambie Street, 6 October 1939. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Mrs. James Walker, 721 Cambie Street, eldest daughter of Joseph Silvey, “Portuguese Joe, No. 1,” of Gastown, and Khaal-Tin-Aht, “Mary Ann,” His Indian wfe, at City Archives, 17 August 1939. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Mrs. James Walker, eldest daughter of Joseph Silvey, or “Portuguese Joe” No. 1, Resides at 721 Cambie Street, and called at City Archives this afternoon, 17 July 1939. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Mrs. James Walker, eldest daughter [of] Joseph Silvey (“Portuguese Joe No. 1”) at City Archives, 22 April 1940. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Mrs. James Walker, 721 Cambie Street, who has just returned from a three weeks visit to her daughter in Seattle, and kindly called at the City Archives, 27 May 1940. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Mrs. James Walker, eldest daughter of Joseph Silvey, Pioneer, 1868 Or Earlier, of Gastown, Whose Little Granddaughter, Miss Agnes Laureen Taylor, a School Girl, Telephoned Me Last Evening That She Desired Me to Call, 27 October 1938. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Mrs. James Walker, eldest daughter of Joseph Silvia, “Portuguese Joe, No. 1” of “Gastown,” who had been invited by Mrs. Alice Crakanthorp, Sole Surviving Pupil now Living in Vancouver at the First Class of the First School, Hastings Sawmill School, to Take Tea with Her at Her Home, 586 East 59th Avenue, 28 November 1938. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Mrs. James Walker, 721 Cambie Street, at City Archives, 31 January 1940. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Mrs. J. Dodd Allan, “Bainsmore Apartments,” Eleventh Avenue and Hemlock Street, Vancouver (Niece of William Hailstone, of the “West End”) who, together with her old friend, Mrs. Walter M. Gow, Née Coughtery, both Pioneer Daughters of Vancouver, called at the City Archives, 4 June 1940. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation, Over the Phone, with Mrs. J. Dodd Allan, “Bainsmore Apartments,” Corner Eleventh Avenue and Hemlock Street, Vancouver, 31 May 1940. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation (Phone) with Mr. J. Fred Sanders, 1232 West Fifteenth Avenue, Vancouver, 25 February 1937. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Mrs. J.H. Low, Née Matilda Alcock, widow of the late John Hallowes Low, now of 1118 Melville Street, Formerly of 2758 Mathers Avenue, West Vancouver, where she lives with her daughter, Mrs. S.L. Davey. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Mrs. (Dr.) J.M. Lefevre (L.A. Lefevre), pronounced “Lafavh,” at Her Embowered Home, “Langaravine,” on the edge of the cliff overlooking Spanish Banks, 27 January 1936 [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Mrs. (Dr.) Lefevre, at “Langaravine,” Chancellor and Marine Drive, Saturday Evening, 27 March 1937 [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Mrs. Jonathan Rogers, 2050 Nelson, who very graciously called at the City Archives This Afternoon, 27 November 1939. [PDF]
  • Excerpt from Old Cemetery Records. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Mrs. S.H. Ramage, (daughter of former Alderman Edwin Sanders of Vancouver), 2415 Alder Street, who very kindly called at the City Archives this afternoon, 20 September 1937. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Mrs. Theodore Ludgate, 30 July 1936. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Mrs. W.A. Bauer (Née Miss Ruby Springer of Moodyville) at City Archives, 12 April 1940. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Mrs. Walter Winsby (Née Elizabeth Beatrice Saunders), wife of Major W. Winsby, First Manager, Bank of Canada, Vancouver, 1 April 1937. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Mrs. Willoughby Howell, 2 February 1940. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Mr. M.S. Logan, Pioneer, 1875, former Park Commissioner, now of the Crown Building, 615 West Pender Street, who very kindly called at the City Archives this afternoon, and Remained to Chat, 25 June 1946. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Otway Wilkie, in Archives Office, City Hall, 13 January 1936. [PDF]
  • South Vancouver Police. Point Grey. Vosper. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with R.C. Hodgson, who was a boy at the time of the first Civic Election; Here with His Father. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation, during her visit to look over the New City Hall, of Mrs. Ruth Morton, widow of John Morton, First Settler On Burrard Inlet, 2:30 to 3:30 P.M., Wednesday, 8 September 1937. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Mrs. Ruth Morton, widow of John Morton, First Settler of Burrard Inlet, at her apartment, 1190 West 12th Avenue, Bayview 5523l, 6 September 1935. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with S.T. Scarlett, Ideal Sheet Metal Works, 765 Beatty Street, 17 September 1938. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with T. Botterell, 734 West 13th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C., 1 March 1940. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Ex-Alderman T.H. Calland, Point Grey Road, coming home in the street car this evening, 28 June 1940. [PDF]
  • The Salvation Army and the “Klondike Rush,” 1898. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Mr. Theodore Bryant, Ladysmith, B.C., 24 September 1945. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Envoy Thomas James Mcgill and Mrs. Mcgill, Née Laura Aikenhead, both of the Salvation Army, now of 4586 West Sixth Avenue, who very kindly called at the City Archives This Afternoon, 11 September 1945. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Thomas Winters, 5429 Rhodes Street, in whose honour Winter Street is named, at City Archives, 27 January 1938. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with W.A. Grafton of Grafton Lake, Bowen Island, now of 542 West 63rd Avenue (over the phone), 5 April 1940. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with W.A. Grafton, of “Grafton Lake” and “Grafton Bay,” Bowen Island, now of 542 West 63rd Avenue, at City Archives, 10 April 1940. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Mr. Walter Oscar Miller, Pioneer of Yale, Port Moody, and Vancouver; Early Official (1883) of Canadian Pacific Railway, and Subsequently Superintendent, now Retired, who kindly accepted my request to visit the City Archives, City Hall, Vancouver, 13 September 1937. [PDF]
  • Salvation Army, Its First Street Parade, Vancouver, 10 December 1887. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with William Templeton, “Billy,” Son of His Worship Wm. Templeton, and now of the Meter Department of the B.C. Electric Railway. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with W.R. Lord, Esq., Pioneer of Gastown, 5 October 1882, at City Archives, City Hall, Vancouver. [PDF]
  • Memo of Further Conversation, 18 November 1935. [PDF]
  • River Road Tragedy, 26 December 1889. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of Further Conversation, 12 September 1935. [PDF]
  • The Archivist. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of Conversation with Pipe-Major Hector Mackenzie, 2074 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, 6 October 1939. [PDF]
  • Vancouver—A Short History [PDF]
  • Memorandum of Conversation at City Archives, City Hall, Vancouver, 15 October 1935, with Rev. P.C. Parker, Retired Baptist Minister, aged 80, of Gibson’s Landing, B.C. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of Conversation with Mrs. Ruth Morton, 15 March 1937. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of Conversation with His Worship Thos. F. Neelands, Mayor of Vancouver, 1902-3, now resident with Mrs. Neelands at 1665 West Seventh Avenue, Vancouver. Undated, But Summer, 1936. [PDF]
  • The Great Fire, 1886. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of Conversation with Mr. William Mackie (who reached Granville, B.I., 7 May 1882) on the C.P.R. Princess Joan, en route to Newcastle Island on the Vancouver Pioneer Association annual picnic, June 1937. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of Conversation with William Murray, son of John Murray, Royal Engineer of 1859, brother of Hugh and John, All Living. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of Conversation with W.R. Lord, 21 August 1934. [PDF]
  • “The Minister of the Interior,” I.E., Rev. James Turner of Granville, B.C. [PDF]
  • Water Wells. Early Waterworks. Hotel Vancouver. Early Sewerage. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation Over the Phone with Mr. James Quintin Mcconnell, 1286 Haro Street, Douglas 1493y, brother to the late Alderman G.S. McConnell, 25 February 1936. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of Conversation with Qoitchetahl (Andrew Paul), North Vancouver, 12 February 1934. [PDF]
  • Memo of Further Conversation with Rev. P.C. Parker in City Archives, 12 November 1935. [PDF]
  • Simon Fraser, 1808. [PDF]
  • Memo of Further Conversation with Rev. P.C. Parker, January 1936. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Miss Margaret Florence Mcneil, Who, in company with her cousin, and Mrs. Henry Hays Moore, wife, Major Moore, U.S. Army (Retired), and Mrs. Vincent Marinovich, a friend, all of Portland, Oregon, lunched with Major and Mrs. Matthews, 1158 Arbutus Street, On Sunday 28 April 1940, just prior to their return to Portland, Oregon, after a three day visit to Vancouver as guest of the Corporation and Citizens of Vancouver. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of Conversation with Henry S. Rowling, Pioneer of Vancouver, 1868, who very kindly called at the City Archives to Chat, 3 January 1938. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Miss Mary Raymur Lawson, M.B.E., of No. 1 October Mansion, 1030 Cook Street, Victoria, in company with Mrs. (Capt.) R.L. Jermain, North Vancouver (North 1807) at City Archives, Vancouver, 18 May 1936. [PDF]
  • Golden Jubilee, 1936. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Mr. and Mrs. H.P. McCraney, 3350 Cypress Street, whither I had gone to visit Mr. Mccraney, who is an invalid, able to be out of Bbed, seated in a chair packed with cushions, as he has been for several months, 15 May 1937. [PDF]
  • War, 1914-1918. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of Conversation with Mr. A.A. Langley, 5 January 1938. [PDF]
  • The Outbreak of War. 4 August 1914. 6th Regiment D.C.O.R. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of Conversation with Mr. Arthur Austin Langley, 1769 Robson Street, who came to Gastown in September 1882; who will be 80 in February 1939, and who came this afternoon By Street Car, Unaided, to visit me for a couple of hours at the City Archives, 13 September 1938. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of Conversation with Alfred John Nye, of Lynn Creek Road, Lynn Valley, North Vancouver, who very kindly called at the City Archives, City Hall, 26 May 1939—His Sixty-First Birthday. [PDF]
  • The Naming of Vancouver. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of Conversation in the City Archives, City Hall, with Capt. Frederick William Pamphlet, 322 Sixth Street, North Vancouver, Friday, 6 May 1938. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of Conversation with George Fred Upham, 30 December 1937. [PDF]
  • Old Hastings Mill Store, Alma Road. Sunday, 3 June 1945. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of Conversation with Harold E. Ridley, 1959 Venable Street, Vancouver, B.C., 25 August 1936. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of Conversation with Herbert Neill, North Vancouver Squamish Indian (no Indian name), born at Moodyville, 1890; His Father Was “Leon”; 26 June 1935. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of Conversation with His Worship, Ex-Mayor T.F. Neelands, Mayor of Vancouver, 1902 and 1903, 5 May 1936. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of Conversation with Miss H.M. Hesson, 1164 Melville Street, 22 May 1938. [PDF]
  • Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Fraser York of Sumas, B.C. Revisits Port Douglas After 77 Years. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of Conversation with Mr. Hori Windebank, Well-Known Pioneer of Mission, B.C., who is on a three days visit to Vancouver, and called at the City Archives to chat, 30 September 1936. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of Conversation with Mr. James Edward Smith, 1630 Charles Street, Vancouver, 3 May 1935. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of Conversation with J.C. McPherson, President and Manager, Messrs. Pemberton Realty Corporation Ltd., Real Estate and Finance, Howe and Hastings, 17 October 1939. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of Conversation with Mr. John Henry Scales (son of John Scales, R.E.) who came to British Columbia on the Thames City, 12 April 1859, [On] 28 June 1938. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of Conversation with John Murray of Port Moody (son of John Murray, Royal Engineer), one of the child passengers of the Thames City, 1859, Saturday, 20 August 1938. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of Conversation with John Murray, Son of John Murray, Royal Engineer, Port Moody, who very kindly called at the City Archives this morning, 29 June 1940. [PDF]
  • Sam Greer of Greer’s Beach. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of Conversation with Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Scott of R.D. No. 5, Watsonville, California, U.S.A., who very kindly called at the City Archives during their visit to Vancouver to welcome their Majesties the King and Queen, 23 May 1939. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of Conversation with Mr. and Mrs. Hiram W. Woodward, 151 West Fourth Avenue, North Vancouver, who kindly called at the City Archives this afternoon, 27 September 1939. [PDF]
  • Vancouver’s First Wedding. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of Conversation Between Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Morrison, 1749 Waterloo Street, Vancouver, who have been in Vancouver for 50 Years, at their home, 25 March 1938. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of Conversation with Mrs. Donald Robert Smith, Née McCord, 914 Pender Street West, Vancouver, Sey. 53930, at City Archives, City Hall, 20 July 1936. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of Conversation with Mrs. D.R. Smith (Née Minnie McCord), 914 Pender Street West, at City Archives, 2 April 1937. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of Conversation with Mrs. Norman Emerson Lougheed, Née Miss Jane Paull, of 2891 West 45th Avenue, Vancouver, who graciously called at the City Archives This Afternoon, 15 May 1940. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of Conversation with Otway Wilkie, 629 Eighth Street, New Westminster, in City Archives, 28 November 1935. [PDF]
  • Memorandum of Conversation with W.R. Lord, Pioneer, who kindly called at the City Archives to look over a photo marked “Gastown 1884,” 26 August 1938. [PDF]
  • Misleading History of Lawn Tennis in Vancouver. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with William Mackie, 8698 West Marine Drive, Who, Together with Mrs. Mackie and Another Lady, favoured me with a call this beautiful afternoon at the City Archives, 9 September 1937. [PDF]
  • Spratt’s Fishery, Coal Harbor. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Mr. A.A. Langley, who kindly called for a few moments conversation at the City Archives, 20 February 1939. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Mrs. E.E. Trites, Née Maddams, 10 January 1939. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Miss Elsa Wiegand, 3836 West 23rd Avenue, daughter of Charles Wiegand, well-known Pioneer of Vancouver, who very kindly called at the City Archives This Morning, 28 June 1946. [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Mr. G.F. Upham, who very kindly called at this City Archives this Afternoon, 20 June 1940, as he promised me he would do so yesterday afternoon at the Vancouver Pioneers Association picnic, held in Stanley Park yesterday. [PDF]
  • Pioneer Ice, and “Whistling Texas.” [PDF]
  • Memo of Conversation with Calvert Simson, about 6 December 1936. [PDF]
  • Presentation of Locomotive No. 374 By the Canadian Pacific Railway to the Citizens of Vancouver. [PDF] (6 MB)
  • Memo of Conversation with Calvert Simson, 9 October 1936. [PDF]

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