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Edward Griffin fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC559
  • Fonds
  • 1956 - 2006

The fonds consists of documents relating to the career of Edward “Ted” Griffin, covering his work as founder and manager of the Seattle Aquarium, his experience as an orca capturer, and his writing ventures with magazine articles and a full-length book. The collection includes personal and professional correspondence, drafts of publications, documents regarding Washington State’s marine mammal legislation, publications written by Griffin or featuring him, financial reports, research notes and reports, and promotional material surrounding Namu. Major topics covered in these papers include the passage of the marine mammal capture ban in Washington in 1971, the capture and ensuing stardom of Namu, Griffin’s book, Namu: Quest for the Killer Whale, aquarium research and planning, and marine mammal research. Forms of materials include correspondence, reports, publications, manuscripts, clippings, and photographs.

Griffin, Edward

John F. Colby fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC561
  • Fonds
  • 1965-1993

The fonds consists of documents relating to the career of John F. Colby, covering his work as a collector, curator, consultant, and zookeeper at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, Sealand of the Pacific, Seattle Marine Aquarium, Sea World, and several other animal parks across Canada and the United States. The collection includes personal and professional correspondence; a scrapbook on orca captures; field notes on collection expeditions, information on rearing animals and professional experiences; professional contracts; writings; and newspaper clippings. Major topics in these papers include the 1973 Pedder Bay orca capture, the illness and death of Sealand’s white whale, Chimo, in 1972, and the development and expansion of marine and aviary exhibits at animal parks.

Colby, John F.

Robert Wellington Mayhew fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC078
  • Fonds
  • 1909 - 1969

The fonds consists of records documenting activities of Robert Mayhew and family, including subject files relating to Mayhew's career as Canadian Ambassador to Japan and as Minister of Fisheries, records of Grace Logan Mayhew, including diaries and notebooks on Japanese arts and crafts kept by Mrs. Mayhew on sojourns in Rome and Japan and material relating to her funeral in 1967; photographs of visits of Japanese dignitaries and the British royal family, as well as portraits of Canadian prime ministers; certificates of Mayhew's honorary Doctor of Laws degree, Freeman of Oak Bay and Victoria, and appointment of Mayhew as Minister of Fisheries and as Ambassador to Japan.

Mayhew, Robert Wellington, 1880-1971

Theodore Benning Monk fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC081
  • Fonds
  • 1844 - 1959

The fonds consists of Monk's army service and course certificates and correspondence with the Monk family, records of the commander of the Gordon Head camp, and the Seattle liaison officer concerning the 5th Regiment and other army and business matters; personal records, including correspondence regarding a new Canadian flag, notes on the Monk family tree, insurance and investment records; photographs of Monk with officers and with Sir Arthur Currie, and drawings of proposed new flags for Canada.

Monk, Theodore Benning, 1884-1959

Ralph Thistle fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC117
  • Fonds
  • 1941 - 1942

The fonds consists mainly of the diary of Lieutenant Thistle, Area Intelligence Officer, Prince Rupert, B.C. (Dec. 7,1941-June 30, 1942). In the diary he mentions the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the consequent U.S. entry into the war. He later refers to the effect this event has upon defence operations on the northern B.C. coast and mentions the "roundup" of Japanese fishing boats. Also included in the fonds is a copy of a report that he and Major Dow sent to their Officer Commanding, on Feb. 6, 1942. They have it marked "Secret". Dr. R.H. Roy published an article based on the diary in B.C. Studies (No.31, Autumn 1976).

Thistle, Ralph, 1889-1959

James Wyld fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC239
  • Fonds
  • 1865

The fonds consists of a one page signed letter from William [Ke...?], Dublin, to James Wyld MP, Charing Cross, on the claims of the Hudson Bay Company to Canada and British Columbia.

Wyld, James, 1812-1887

Cyrus W. Peck fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC265
  • Fonds
  • 1914 - 1919

The fonds consists of extracts from Cyrus Peck's personal diary kept while overseas in World War I.

Peck, Cyrus Wesley, 1871-1956

Derek Pethick fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC280
  • Fonds
  • 1890 - 1988

The fonds consists of a corrected typescript of "Mars Over Eden: a military history of British Columbia" (unpublished). Also included is a clipping (photocopy) of his obit from the Times Colonist, a clipping (photocopy) of a column by Charles Lillard "Pethick Deserves a Writer's Epitaph" and some correspondence relating to the bequest from Pethick's estate.

Pethick, Derek, 1920-1988

Ernest Thompson Seton collection

  • CA UVICARCH SC299
  • Collection
  • 1931

The collection consists of a typed, signed letter to J. R. Lowther, responding to Lowther's letter re natural history conditions in British Columbia.

Seton, Ernest Thompson, 1860-1946

Charles Vernon Smith fonds

  • CA UVICARCH SC392
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1943

The fonds consists of a framed computer scan of a photograph. Vernon Smith, who is in the photograph, has supplied the Title and information above the picture. He has also provided identification of the staff below the photo. On the back of the photo is a photocopy of a clipping from the Victoria Times Colonist" dated 14 Aug 1995, relating to the history of the Station. Smith has typed on the top of it a list of early members of staff and below it, a list of people missing from the photograph. Copies of photographs of the station (from the National Archives of Canada) are located in the Bruce Brown collection (including the one in the clipping). There is also a copy of a scrapbook kept when the WRENS replaced the male personnel in 1944, in the Dorothy Robertson fonds.

Smith, Charles Vernon

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