Series S09 - Personal Collections

Beverlea Patricia May Byrne, Ultan Patrick Byrne, and Peter Ultan Byrne in front of a residence Ultan Patrick Byrne in hospital laboratory Agnes Byrne, Ultan Patrick Byrne, Peter Ultan Byrne, girl, and Beverlea Patricia May Byrne on a dock Ultan Patrick Byrne in lab coat Jean Perry, nee Campbell and Lorraine Davidson Studio portrait of couple, likely George Herd Healey and May Manuel Healey Home for the Aged grounds and buildings Home for the Aged cottages and  administration building Home for the Aged building Home for the Aged gardens Ida May Headridge, John Headridge, Gordon Headridge, Billie Headridge, William Headridge, Brian B... William Headridge and three kitchen workers Billie Headridge and Sheila [sic] in front of likely Essondale Cottage 118 Essondale grounds and West Lawn Andrew Manzer and William Headridge in front of likely Essondale Cottage 118 Old woman in front of likely Essondale Cottage 118 Ida May Headridge and old woman on the steps of likely Essondale Cottage 118 William Headridge, old woman, and John Headridge Mac the dog in front of likely Essondale Cottage 118 Marjorie (Healey) Page, Dorothy (Healey) Benson, Sadie (Healey) Anderson, Ida May Headridge, Gert... Mrs. Husted, Pat, and Gordon Headridge with a dog Range Horses Leseme [sic] with a horse William Headridge riding a horse Leseme [sic] leading a horse and John Headridge riding a horse William Headridge leading a horse with Leseme [sic] and John Headridge riding horses William Headridge and Jack Lebeau at Crazy Creek, B. C. Crazy Creek, B. C. Man and William Headridge at a beach William Headridge with a man and old woman
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Personal Collections

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  • 1997 - 2018 (Collection)
    Riverview Hospital Historical Society
  • 1905 - 2018 (Creation)

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36 cm textual records
425 photographs : b&w and col. ; multiple processes ; multiple dimensions
1 photograph album : 21.5 x 29 cm
1 scrapbook : 6 pages ; 19.5 x 28 cm (includes 18 b&w photographs and annotations)
1 DVD-R: 252 MB of digital video materials
1 pin : silver metal ; blue, white, and yellow crest ; engraved\
1 book : 186 pages ; 23 x 15 cm

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This series consists of records that were original personal fonds and collections acquired and preserved by the Riverview Hospital Historical Society's during its existence. It contains the personal collections of nurses, doctors, general staff, British Columbia's first Provincial Botanist, and a patient at Riverview Hospital. Each file includes records such as study notes, photographs, ephemera, correspondence, newspaper clippings and pamphlets.

The series consists of 15 files, each corresponding to its original creator or donor: Ken Baker, Loretta Barnet, Ultan Patrick Byrne, Jean Campbell, Edna Colvin, John Davidson, Sheila Dumore, William Headridge, Alyce Hockin, Lois Kaldestad, Catherine Murray, Judy Pendry, Dorothy Pocock, Hazel Shepard, and Georgina Bernice Petty.

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Some records were printed on acidic wood pulp paper and are very brittle. They require gentle handling.


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John Davidson and Ultan Patrick Byrne have associated materials in other repositories. See their file-level descriptions for more information and links to additional records.

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