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Sparrow, Capt. George B.

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Part Of
Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
File
Material Type
textual records
Date Range
[195-]
Scope and Content
Handwritten notes about Capt. Sparrow and early settlement at Carrington Bay
Part Of
Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
1999.001
Series Number
10
File Number
19
Material Type
textual records
Date Range
[195-]
Scope and Content
Handwritten notes about Capt. Sparrow and early settlement at Carrington Bay
Storage Location
5-6
Storage Range
5-6
Name Access
Douglas, Gilean
Carrington Bay
Geographic Access
Carrington Bay
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May and Elmer Ellingsen fonds

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May and Elmer Ellingsen fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Type
textual records
graphic material
sound recording
cartographic material
ephemera
Date Range
1892-[ca. 2005]
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of the personal, business and research records of May and Elmer Ellingsen. Textual records include personal and business correspondence; financial and legal records; information about local history; records and newsletters of various community organizations; records created by John Manson and by the St. James Ladies' Guild; maps; ephemera; and clippings about Cortes Island people and events. Fonds also includes photographs of the Manson family and other island people and places, and cassette tapes of oral history and music. Fonds is arranged in 14 series: Correspondence; Financial records; Elmer Ellingsen records (business and personal); May Ellingsen personal records; Local history subject files; John Manson records; St. James Ladies' Guild records; Community organizations and services records; Cortes Island Museum & Archives Society records; Maps; Ephemera; Clippings; Photographs and Audio tapes. Records from Accessions 2017.003 and 2019.002, which were processed after the other material had been arranged, have been interfiled.
Part Of
May and Elmer Ellingsen fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Ellingsen, May
Ellingsen, Elmer
Fonds Number
2007.001
Material Type
textual records
graphic material
sound recording
cartographic material
ephemera
Date Range
1892-[ca. 2005]
Physical Description
3 meters of textual records 726 photographs 21 audio cassette tapes
Extent
252 cm
History / Biographical
Elmer Ellingsen (1913-2002) was born in North Vancouver to Sigurd and Gladys Ellingsen. After graduating from high school, he took a short course in business at Sprott Shaw College. In the early 1930s Elmer worked in logging and became a strong supporter of the trade union movement. He also had classical piano training in school, later turning to popular music; he played for many dances and parties until well into his eighties. May Ellingsen (1914-2012) was born in Vancouver to George and Robina Freeman. Her maternal grandfather, Michael Manson, was the first person to pre-empt land on Cortes Island, in 1886. May grew up on Cortes and Hernando Islands until grade six, then moved to Vancouver with her family to finish her schooling. May and Elmer met on Cortes in 1935 and were married on August 1, 1936. They built a float house and spent the next ten years in the Loughborough Inlet/Phillips Arm area where Elmer worked in his father's logging operations. While there, their children Shirley (1939), Bruce (1940) and Andy (1941) were born. In 1946 they moved to Von Donop Creek, where Elmer formed a logging partnership with Mike Herrewig and Scotty McKenzie. In 1950, he formed a new partnership with Erne Anderson for logging in the Whaletown area, and moved the floathouse to Manson's Landing lagoon. Two years later their floathouse was moved to its present location on Hague Lake. After travelling from home to various logging operations, Elmer retired from logging. He bought a D8 Caterpillar tractor, backhoe and gravel truck and worked for the next forty years excavating, delivering gravel and moving things. He often worked with BC Hydro and BC Tel on pole installation, repair and maintenance. Both Elmer and May were very active in community life. They sponsored weekly movie nights through the 1950s and square dancing in the sixties. May's many involvements included the Ladies' Guild, Women's Institute, Ratepayers Association, Post Office, Vancouver Regional Library development and Cortes Island Days. Elmer was a leading promoter of bringing ferry and hydro service to the island; he helped renovate Manson's Hall in the late 1970s, lobbied for road paving and helped initiate the Cortes Island Firefighters Assoc. in the 1980s. Both were founding members of the Cortes Island Museum and Archives Society.
Custodial History
Records were collected from the home of May and Elmer Ellingsen by Andy and Susan Ellingsen and by Bruce Ellingsen and donated to CIMAS. There are eight accessions in this fonds: 2007.001, 2007.002, 2007.003, 2007.005, 2008.002 and 2010.001, 2018.002 and 2019.002.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of the personal, business and research records of May and Elmer Ellingsen. Textual records include personal and business correspondence; financial and legal records; information about local history; records and newsletters of various community organizations; records created by John Manson and by the St. James Ladies' Guild; maps; ephemera; and clippings about Cortes Island people and events. Fonds also includes photographs of the Manson family and other island people and places, and cassette tapes of oral history and music. Fonds is arranged in 14 series: Correspondence; Financial records; Elmer Ellingsen records (business and personal); May Ellingsen personal records; Local history subject files; John Manson records; St. James Ladies' Guild records; Community organizations and services records; Cortes Island Museum & Archives Society records; Maps; Ephemera; Clippings; Photographs and Audio tapes. Records from Accessions 2017.003 and 2019.002, which were processed after the other material had been arranged, have been interfiled.
Storage Range
1-1 - 1-8
Name Access
Ellingsen, Elmer
Ellingsen, May
Subject Access
Logging
Ferries
Transportation
Women's Institute
Water transport
Community Associations
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
Hernando Island
Related Material
May Ellingsen Historic Photograph Collection (2004.002)
Arrangement
Original order unknown; archivist has arranged records.
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Part Of
May and Elmer Ellingsen fonds
Description Level
File
Material Type
cartographic material
textual records
Date Range
[190?] - 1955
Scope and Content
File contains five maps of Hernando Island: two showing plans of pre-emptions, 1891-1892; two copies of an old hand-drawn map, 1955; and one map of a later proposed development (undated). Some maps have notes on homesteads.
Part Of
May and Elmer Ellingsen fonds
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
2007.001
Series Number
10
File Number
1
Material Type
cartographic material
textual records
Date Range
[190?] - 1955
Scope and Content
File contains five maps of Hernando Island: two showing plans of pre-emptions, 1891-1892; two copies of an old hand-drawn map, 1955; and one map of a later proposed development (undated). Some maps have notes on homesteads.
Storage Location
7-64
Storage Range
7-64
Geographic Access
Hernando Island
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Clippings - Cortes Island

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Part Of
May and Elmer Ellingsen fonds
Description Level
File
Material Type
textual records
Date Range
1943-1963
Scope and Content
File contains an ad for the Peter Police homestead in Carrington Bay (1943) and a picture of Manson's Hall, (1963?).
Part Of
May and Elmer Ellingsen fonds
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
2007.001
Series Number
12
File Number
1
Material Type
textual records
Date Range
1943-1963
Scope and Content
File contains an ad for the Peter Police homestead in Carrington Bay (1943) and a picture of Manson's Hall, (1963?).
Storage Location
8-47
Storage Range
8-47
Geographic Access
Carrington Bay
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Rose Manson and a logger from Stag Bay, Hernando Island

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Part Of
May and Elmer Ellingsen fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Type
graphic material
Date Range
[ca. 1924]
Scope and Content
Photograph of Rose Manson and a logger from Stag Bay, Hernando Island.
Part Of
May and Elmer Ellingsen fonds
Description Level
Item
Fonds Number
2007.001
Series Number
13
Item Number
2007.001.232
Material Type
graphic material
Date Range
[ca. 1924]
Physical Description
1 photograph print: b&w; 8.5 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Rose Manson and a logger from Stag Bay, Hernando Island.
Storage Location
Photograph Box 4
Geographic Access
Hernando Island
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Group of people at Raine's Spit, Hernando Island

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Part Of
May and Elmer Ellingsen fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Type
graphic material
Date Range
[ca. 1938]
Scope and Content
Photograph of a group of people at Raine's Spit on Hernando Island. L to R standing: Amy and Scotty McKenzie, Calvin Campbell Back, seated: Henry Byers, Lorne Campbell, Ruth Byers holding Elaine McKenzie, Hazel Hansen holding Lorraine Byers, Ervie McKay, Rod Friffin, Nerine Hayes Middle seated: Flo McKay holding Judy Hansen, Gwen Cambell, Frank Hayes Front: Mary Hayes with Bob Hayes, Sharon Herrewig
Part Of
May and Elmer Ellingsen fonds
Description Level
Item
Fonds Number
2007.001
Series Number
13
Item Number
2007.001.236
Material Type
graphic material
Date Range
[ca. 1938]
Physical Description
1 photograph print: b&w; 6.5 x 12 cm and 1 negative
Scope and Content
Photograph of a group of people at Raine's Spit on Hernando Island. L to R standing: Amy and Scotty McKenzie, Calvin Campbell Back, seated: Henry Byers, Lorne Campbell, Ruth Byers holding Elaine McKenzie, Hazel Hansen holding Lorraine Byers, Ervie McKay, Rod Friffin, Nerine Hayes Middle seated: Flo McKay holding Judy Hansen, Gwen Cambell, Frank Hayes Front: Mary Hayes with Bob Hayes, Sharon Herrewig
Storage Location
Photograph Box 4
Geographic Access
Hernando Island
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Picnic picture at Raine's Spit (Hernando Island)

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Part Of
May and Elmer Ellingsen fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Type
graphic material
Accession Number
2018.002
Date Range
[ca. 1918]
Scope and Content
Robina (Manson) Freeman, Frank Fox holding Wilfred Freeman, Mike Manson, Flossy (Manson) Kenny, Ralph Kenny, Alma (Martin) Wiedman, May Freeman, Carl Wiedman, George Freeman
Part Of
May and Elmer Ellingsen fonds
Description Level
Item
Fonds Number
2007.001
Series Number
13
Item Number
2007.001.527
Accession Number
2018.002
Material Type
graphic material
Date Range
[ca. 1918]
Physical Description
1 photograph print: b&w; 12.5 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
Robina (Manson) Freeman, Frank Fox holding Wilfred Freeman, Mike Manson, Flossy (Manson) Kenny, Ralph Kenny, Alma (Martin) Wiedman, May Freeman, Carl Wiedman, George Freeman
Storage Location
Photograph Box 4
Geographic Access
Hernando Island
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Man at Stag Bay (needs ID)

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Part Of
May and Elmer Ellingsen fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Type
graphic material
Accession Number
2018.002
Date Range
1948
Part Of
May and Elmer Ellingsen fonds
Description Level
Item
Fonds Number
2007.001
Series Number
13
Item Number
2007.001.528
Accession Number
2018.002
Material Type
graphic material
Date Range
1948
Physical Description
1 photograph print: b&w; 7 x 11.5 cm
Storage Location
Photograph Box 4
Geographic Access
Hernando Island
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Logging pier on Hernando Island

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Part Of
May and Elmer Ellingsen fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Type
graphic material
Accession Number
2018.002
Date Range
[ca. 1915-1918]
Part Of
May and Elmer Ellingsen fonds
Description Level
Item
Fonds Number
2007.001
Series Number
13
Item Number
2007.001.529
Accession Number
2018.002
Material Type
graphic material
Date Range
[ca. 1915-1918]
Physical Description
1 photograph print: b&w; 13 x 9 cm
Storage Location
Photograph Box 4
Subject Access
Logging
Geographic Access
Hernando Island
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Barn at Hernando, at the big meadow

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Part Of
May and Elmer Ellingsen fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Type
graphic material
Accession Number
2018.002
Date Range
[191-?]
Part Of
May and Elmer Ellingsen fonds
Description Level
Item
Fonds Number
2007.001
Series Number
13
Item Number
2007.001.530
Accession Number
2018.002
Material Type
graphic material
Date Range
[191-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph print: b&w; 8 x 13.5 cm
Storage Location
Photograph Box 4
Geographic Access
Hernando Island
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People eating outside at Stay Bay

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Part Of
May and Elmer Ellingsen fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Type
graphic material
Accession Number
2018.002
Date Range
[191-?]
Scope and Content
Fox (man logging), Margaret Manson (?), George Freeman, May Freeman, Robina Freeman, Mrs. Fox (?)
Part Of
May and Elmer Ellingsen fonds
Description Level
Item
Fonds Number
2007.001
Series Number
13
Item Number
2007.001.531
Accession Number
2018.002
Material Type
graphic material
Date Range
[191-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph print: b&w; 12 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
Fox (man logging), Margaret Manson (?), George Freeman, May Freeman, Robina Freeman, Mrs. Fox (?)
Storage Location
Photograph Box 4
Subject Access
Logging
Geographic Access
Hernando Island
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Young child with cat at Stag Bay

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Part Of
May and Elmer Ellingsen fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Type
graphic material
Accession Number
2018.002
Date Range
[191-?]
Scope and Content
Inscription on back reads "Dorothy Manson? May Ellingsen?"
Part Of
May and Elmer Ellingsen fonds
Description Level
Item
Fonds Number
2007.001
Series Number
13
Item Number
2007.001.532
Accession Number
2018.002
Material Type
graphic material
Date Range
[191-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph print: b&w; 12 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
Inscription on back reads "Dorothy Manson? May Ellingsen?"
Storage Location
Photograph Box 4
Geographic Access
Hernando Island
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Children at Stag Bay, Hernando Island

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Part Of
May and Elmer Ellingsen fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Type
graphic material
Accession Number
2018.002
Date Range
[ca. 1923]
Scope and Content
Photograph of Thelma Campbell and three of Mike and Jane Manson's granddaughters: Hazel McKay, Dorothy Manson, and Etta McKay.
Part Of
May and Elmer Ellingsen fonds
Description Level
Item
Fonds Number
2007.001
Series Number
13
Item Number
2007.001.541
Accession Number
2018.002
Material Type
graphic material
Date Range
[ca. 1923]
Physical Description
1 photograph print: b&w; 12.5 x 8.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Thelma Campbell and three of Mike and Jane Manson's granddaughters: Hazel McKay, Dorothy Manson, and Etta McKay.
Storage Location
Photograph Box 4
Geographic Access
Hernando Island
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House on Hill, Stag Bay, Hernando Island with children

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Part Of
May and Elmer Ellingsen fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Type
graphic material
Accession Number
2018.002
Date Range
[1924?]
Scope and Content
Photograph of Etta McKay, Hazel McKay, Dorothy Manson and Florence McKay.
Part Of
May and Elmer Ellingsen fonds
Description Level
Item
Fonds Number
2007.001
Series Number
13
Item Number
2007.001.542
Accession Number
2018.002
Material Type
graphic material
Date Range
[1924?]
Physical Description
1 photograph print: b&w; 12.5 x 8.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Etta McKay, Hazel McKay, Dorothy Manson and Florence McKay.
Storage Location
Photograph Box 4
Geographic Access
Hernando Island
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House on the Hill, Stag Bay, Hernando Island with Manson family members

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Part Of
May and Elmer Ellingsen fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Type
graphic material
Accession Number
2018.002
Date Range
[1924?]
Scope and Content
Photograph of Jean Manson (wife of Wilfred Manson), Florence McKay (wife of Ervin McKay), and children Etta McKay, Hazel McKay and Dorothy Manson.
Part Of
May and Elmer Ellingsen fonds
Description Level
Item
Fonds Number
2007.001
Series Number
13
Item Number
2007.001.543
Accession Number
2018.002
Material Type
graphic material
Date Range
[1924?]
Physical Description
1 photograph print: b&w; 12.5 x 8.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Jean Manson (wife of Wilfred Manson), Florence McKay (wife of Ervin McKay), and children Etta McKay, Hazel McKay and Dorothy Manson.
Storage Location
Photograph Box 4
Geographic Access
Hernando Island
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Manson family group in front of White Canvas House, Hernando Island

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Part Of
May and Elmer Ellingsen fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Type
graphic material
Accession Number
2018.002
Date Range
[1928?]
Scope and Content
Photograph of Ralph Kenny Sr., Muriel Hurren, Lorne Campbell, Gwen Campbell, Thelma Campbell, Ralph Kenny Jr, Grandma (Jane) Manson, Calvin Campbell, Bill Niven, Flossie Kenny, Mrs. Niven, Audrey Kenny, Eileen Kenny, Dorothy Campbell.
Part Of
May and Elmer Ellingsen fonds
Description Level
Item
Fonds Number
2007.001
Series Number
13
Item Number
2007.001.544
Accession Number
2018.002
Material Type
graphic material
Date Range
[1928?]
Physical Description
1 photograph print: b&w; 12.5 x 8.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Ralph Kenny Sr., Muriel Hurren, Lorne Campbell, Gwen Campbell, Thelma Campbell, Ralph Kenny Jr, Grandma (Jane) Manson, Calvin Campbell, Bill Niven, Flossie Kenny, Mrs. Niven, Audrey Kenny, Eileen Kenny, Dorothy Campbell.
Storage Location
Photograph Box 4
Geographic Access
Hernando Island
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Hazel Herrewig and Dorothy Manson, Stag Bay, Hernando Island; dugout canoe in background

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May and Elmer Ellingsen fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Type
graphic material
Accession Number
2018.002
Date Range
[1924?]
Part Of
May and Elmer Ellingsen fonds
Description Level
Item
Fonds Number
2007.001
Series Number
13
Item Number
2007.001.548
Accession Number
2018.002
Material Type
graphic material
Date Range
[1924?]
Physical Description
1 photograph print: b&w; 8.5 x 12.5 cm
Storage Location
Photograph Box 4
Geographic Access
Hernando Island
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Young Dorothy Manson in a wash tub, Stag Bay, Hernando Island

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May and Elmer Ellingsen fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Type
graphic material
Accession Number
2018.002
Date Range
[1924?]
Part Of
May and Elmer Ellingsen fonds
Description Level
Item
Fonds Number
2007.001
Series Number
13
Item Number
2007.001.549
Accession Number
2018.002
Material Type
graphic material
Date Range
[1924?]
Physical Description
1 photograph print: b&w; 12.5 x 8.5 cm
Storage Location
Photograph Box 4
Geographic Access
Hernando Island
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Bathers on Hernando Island

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Part Of
May and Elmer Ellingsen fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Type
graphic material
Accession Number
2018.002
Date Range
[1928?]
Scope and Content
Photograph shows members of the Michael Manson extended family in bathing costumes. The are identified as Mr. Niven, Muriel Hurren, Jim Niven, Dick Parker, Thelma Campbell, Audrey Kenny, Jean Manson, Eileen Kenny, Minerva Campbell, Mrs. Niven, Dorothy Manson and Lorne Campbell.
Part Of
May and Elmer Ellingsen fonds
Description Level
Item
Fonds Number
2007.001
Series Number
13
Item Number
2007.001.550
Accession Number
2018.002
Material Type
graphic material
Date Range
[1928?]
Physical Description
1 photograph print: b&w; 12.5 x 8.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph shows members of the Michael Manson extended family in bathing costumes. The are identified as Mr. Niven, Muriel Hurren, Jim Niven, Dick Parker, Thelma Campbell, Audrey Kenny, Jean Manson, Eileen Kenny, Minerva Campbell, Mrs. Niven, Dorothy Manson and Lorne Campbell.
Storage Location
Photograph Box 4
Geographic Access
Hernando Island
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Logging pier at Hernando Island (C.R. 13931)

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Part Of
May and Elmer Ellingsen fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Type
graphic material
Accession Number
2018.002
Date Range
[ca. 1915]
Scope and Content
This photograph is a print of a photograph in the Campbell River Museum collection (C.R. 13931).
Part Of
May and Elmer Ellingsen fonds
Description Level
Item
Fonds Number
2007.001
Series Number
13
Item Number
2007.001.553
Accession Number
2018.002
Material Type
graphic material
Date Range
[ca. 1915]
Physical Description
1 photograph print: b&w; 12.5 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
This photograph is a print of a photograph in the Campbell River Museum collection (C.R. 13931).
Storage Location
Photograph Box 4
Subject Access
Logging
Geographic Access
Hernando Island
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