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"Signs of Cortes" booklet

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CIMAS ephemera collection
Description Level
File
Material Type
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
[ca. 1990s]
Scope and Content
File contains a booklet with colour photographs of roadside signs on Cortes Island.
Part Of
CIMAS ephemera collection
Description Level
File
File Number
3
Material Type
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
[ca. 1990s]
Physical Description
1 printed booklet
Scope and Content
File contains a booklet with colour photographs of roadside signs on Cortes Island.
Storage Location
Ephemera box 1-3
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Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Type
textual records
graphic material
cartographic material
ephemera
Accession Number
1999.001
Date Range
1904-1993 (predominant 1948-1993)
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of the personal records of Gilean Douglas which were produced and received during her personal and literary activities. There is some material dating from Douglas's early life, but the bulk of it dates from 1948 to 1993 and directly concerns her life on Cortes Island. Because of Douglas's involvement in the public life of the island, and her interest in local history, her papers contain a great deal of information about the political, community and social life of Cortes Island, particularly the Whaletown area. Fonds is composed of eighteen series: Manuscripts; Correspondence; Literary Records; Regional Director for Area I (Cortes Island); Women's Institute; Women's Auxiliary of the Anglican Church; School District #72; Whaletown Community Club; Channel Rock; Research; "The Log" of the Columbia Coast Mission; Journals and Notebooks; Illustrations and Sketches; Ephemera; Clippings; Maps; Albums; Photographs.
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Title based on contents of the fonds.
Part Of
Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Douglas, Gilean
Fonds Number
1999.001
Accession Number
1999.001
Material Type
textual records
graphic material
cartographic material
ephemera
Date Range
1904-1993 (predominant 1948-1993)
Physical Description
1.9 m of textual records; ca. 2,352 photographic records (1147 prints : b&w and col. - ca. 560 negatives : b&w and col. negatives ; 35 mm and 14 x 11 cm or smaller - 645 slides : col. slides ; 35 mm); 1 cm of graphic material; 8 maps.
Extent
1.9
History / Biographical
Gilean Douglas was born in Toronto, Ont. In 1900. Orphaned at the age of 16, she began to work as a free-lance writer and photographer. Over her lifetime her work appeared in more than 200 publications, often published under pseudonyms (Grant Madison, Armoral Kent and Jill MacLean). Douglas published eight books of poetry and three books of non-fiction, and, from 1961 to 1992, wrote a regular column, “Nature Rambles”, for the Victoria Times-Colonist. In 1939, following the collapse of her third marriage, Douglas moved from Ontario to an isolated cabin in the mountains near Hope, B.C. Her first two books of nature writing (one published under the name Grant Madison) document her life there. Her cabin was destroyed by fire in 1947 and two years later she moved to a 138-acre waterfront homestead on Cortes Island with her fourth husband, Philip Douglas, (née Major). Her marriage ended in 1953, but she remained there until her death in 1993. Her home at Channel Rock was isolated, with no road access and no electricity. Douglas had a large garden, and supplemented her writing income by selling produce and plants. She was a volunteer Weather Observer for Environment Canada for 33 years, receiving several awards for her service. Starting in the 1960s, her writing centered increasingly on her life at Channel Rock. Her "Nature Rambles" columns and book "The Protected Place" reflect her life on the island. During her years on Cortes Island, Douglas took a leading role in community affairs and local politics. She held office in several community organizations and acted as a school trustee. As a member of the Women's Institute, she held local, district, provincial and national office, edited a book on its history, and was awarded a Life Membership in 1989. Douglas was a member of the first Cortes Island Advisory Planning Commission and represented Cortes on the Regional Board of Comox-Strathcona as Alternate Director from 1968 to 1973 and as Director from 1973 until 1977. List of Book Publications: 1952 Now the Green Word (Wings Press, Mill Valley, Ca.) 1953 Poetic Plush (The Story Book Press, Dallas, Texas) 1953 River For My Sidewalk (by “Grant Madison”; J. M. Dent & Sons, Toronto, Ont.) 1954 The Pattern Set (Quality Press, Montreal, Quebec) 1959 Modern Pioneers (a history of the Women's Institute, ed. by Douglas; Evergreen Press) 1967 Seascape With Figures (Prairie Press, Iowa City, Iowa) 1973 Now In This Night (Harlo Press, Detroit, Mi.) 1978 Silence Is My Homeland (Stackpole Books, Harrisburg, Pa.) 1979 The Protected Place (Gray’s Publishing, Sidney, B.C.) 1982 Prodigal (Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park, B.C.) 1984 River For My Sidewalk (by Gilean Douglas; Sono Nis Press) 1985 Kodachromes at Midday (Sono Nis Press) 1992 Seascape With Figures - Poems Selected and New (Sono Nis Press)
Custodial History
Upon Douglas’ death in 1993 her papers were gathered from her house by her literary executor, Gillian Milton. Douglas’ will directed that her papers and photographs be turned over to the University of British Columbia (Douglas’ primary beneficiary), after being examined and used for literary purposes including publication or biography. Accordingly, Milton inventoried the records, and with Andrea Lebowitz made use of them for a biography and anthology of the writings of Douglas, "Gilean Douglas: Writing Nature, Finding Home" (Lebowitz and Milton, Sono Nis Press, 1999). The textual records were turned over to University of British Columbia Library Rare Books and Special Collections in December 1999; the photographic records in 2002. By agreement with UBC, the records and photographs which have to do primarily with Cortes Island were turned over to the Cortes Island Museum and Archives Society (Manson's Landing, B.C.) in 1999.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of the personal records of Gilean Douglas which were produced and received during her personal and literary activities. There is some material dating from Douglas's early life, but the bulk of it dates from 1948 to 1993 and directly concerns her life on Cortes Island. Because of Douglas's involvement in the public life of the island, and her interest in local history, her papers contain a great deal of information about the political, community and social life of Cortes Island, particularly the Whaletown area. Fonds is composed of eighteen series: Manuscripts; Correspondence; Literary Records; Regional Director for Area I (Cortes Island); Women's Institute; Women's Auxiliary of the Anglican Church; School District #72; Whaletown Community Club; Channel Rock; Research; "The Log" of the Columbia Coast Mission; Journals and Notebooks; Illustrations and Sketches; Ephemera; Clippings; Maps; Albums; Photographs.
Name Access
Douglas, Gilean
Subject Access
Women's Institute
Columbia Coast Mission
Community Associations
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
Related Material
Gilean Douglas fonds at the University of British Columbia Library (Special Collections) Cortes Island Ratepayers Association fonds Gorge Harbour Community Hall fonds Whaletown Community Club fonds Whaletown Women's Institute fonds Regional Director of Electoral Area I (Cortes Island) fonds
Copyright
Copyright for Douglas's published writings is held by the University of British Columbia. Permission to use Douglas's manuscripts for publication purposes must be obtained from the University of British Columbia or from Gillian Milton, literary executor for the estate of Gilean Douglas.
Arrangement
Wherever possible, Douglas’ system of arrangement has been retained, and original groupings of material have been maintained. Other material has been arranged according to type.
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Illustrations and Sketches

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Part Of
Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
Series
Material Type
graphic material
Date Range
[ca. 1950 - ca. 1980]
Scope and Content
Series consists of original drawings, watercolours and pastels created by residents of Cortes or Read Island, and a series of pen and ink drawings meant to illustrate Douglas' book, "Silence Is My Homeland".
Other Title Info
Title based on contents of the series.
Part Of
Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
Series
Fonds Number
1999.001
Series Number
13
Material Type
graphic material
Date Range
[ca. 1950 - ca. 1980]
Physical Description
1 cm. of graphic materials
Scope and Content
Series consists of original drawings, watercolours and pastels created by residents of Cortes or Read Island, and a series of pen and ink drawings meant to illustrate Douglas' book, "Silence Is My Homeland".
Storage Range
5-57 - 5-59
Name Access
Douglas, Gilean
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
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Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
File
Material Type
graphic material
Date Range
[ca. 1955 - ca. 1965]
Scope and Content
Watercolours, pastels and a pen and ink drawing showing scenes of Cortes by Joe Gregson, an amateur artist
Part Of
Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
1999.001
Series Number
13
File Number
1
Material Type
graphic material
Date Range
[ca. 1955 - ca. 1965]
Scope and Content
Watercolours, pastels and a pen and ink drawing showing scenes of Cortes by Joe Gregson, an amateur artist
Storage Location
5-56
Storage Range
5-56
Name Access
Douglas, Gilean
Gregson, Joe
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Mary Weiler - cards and drawings

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Part Of
Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
File
Material Type
graphic material
Date Range
[196?]
Scope and Content
Three greeting cards designed by artist Mary Weiler, who lived in Whaletown, and a series of four pen and ink drawings illustrating life aboard a fish boat. The latter were probably used as illustrations for an article written by Douglas (see Box 1 folder 29).
Part Of
Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
1999.001
Series Number
13
File Number
2
Material Type
graphic material
Date Range
[196?]
Scope and Content
Three greeting cards designed by artist Mary Weiler, who lived in Whaletown, and a series of four pen and ink drawings illustrating life aboard a fish boat. The latter were probably used as illustrations for an article written by Douglas (see Box 1 folder 29).
Storage Location
5-57
Storage Range
5-57
Name Access
Douglas, Gilean
Weiler, Mary
Subject Access
Fishing
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Marge Des Marais - drawings of Channel Rock

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Part Of
Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
File
Material Type
graphic material
Date Range
[198?]
Scope and Content
Six pencil drawings of Channel Rock by Marge Des Marais, a friend of Douglas who lived at Seaford.
Part Of
Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
1999.001
Series Number
13
File Number
3
Material Type
graphic material
Date Range
[198?]
Scope and Content
Six pencil drawings of Channel Rock by Marge Des Marais, a friend of Douglas who lived at Seaford.
Storage Location
5-58
Storage Range
5-58
Name Access
Douglas, Gilean
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Bessie Fry Symons - pastel of a coastal homestead

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Part Of
Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
File
Material Type
graphic material
Date Range
[ca. 1965]
Scope and Content
Large pastel of a coastal homestead in autumn by Read Island artist Bessie Fry Symons
Part Of
Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
1999.001
Series Number
13
File Number
4
Material Type
graphic material
Date Range
[ca. 1965]
Scope and Content
Large pastel of a coastal homestead in autumn by Read Island artist Bessie Fry Symons
Storage Location
7-5
Storage Range
7-5
Name Access
Douglas, Gilean
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Illustrations for "Silence Is My Homeland"

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Part Of
Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
File
Material Type
graphic material
Date Range
[194-]
Scope and Content
File contains a matted pen and ink drawing of Douglas' cabin in the mountains, and a hand-drawn map of the area which was used in the book.
Part Of
Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
1999.001
Series Number
13
File Number
4
Material Type
graphic material
Date Range
[194-]
Scope and Content
File contains a matted pen and ink drawing of Douglas' cabin in the mountains, and a hand-drawn map of the area which was used in the book.
Storage Location
6-28
Storage Range
6-28
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Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
Series
Material Type
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1902 - [ca. 1991]
Scope and Content
Series consists of cards, pamphlets, brochures and flyers relating to Douglas's life.
Other Title Info
Title based on contents of the series.
Part Of
Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
Series
Fonds Number
1999.001
Series Number
14
Material Type
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
1902 - [ca. 1991]
Physical Description
10 cm. of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of cards, pamphlets, brochures and flyers relating to Douglas's life.
Storage Range
6-1 - 6-19
Name Access
Douglas, Gilean
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
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Bookmark with inscription by Gilean Douglas

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Part Of
Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
File
Material Type
graphic material
Date Range
[198?]
Scope and Content
File contains a bookmark with an inscription to publisher Howard White of Harbour Publishing, and a letter from White donating the bookmark to CIMAS.
Part Of
Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
1999.001
Series Number
14
File Number
21
Item Number
1999.001.11
Material Type
graphic material
Date Range
[198?]
Custodial History
Donated by Howard White in 2003.
Scope and Content
File contains a bookmark with an inscription to publisher Howard White of Harbour Publishing, and a letter from White donating the bookmark to CIMAS.
Storage Location
6-27
Storage Range
6-27
Subject Access
Columbia Coast Mission
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Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
Series
Material Type
cartographic material
graphic material
Date Range
1929; [194?]-1979
Scope and Content
Series consists of maps of British Columbia showing land use and topography, and pictorial maps showing the history and literature of Canada.
Other Title Info
Title based on contents of the series.
Part Of
Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
Series
Fonds Number
1999.001
Series Number
16
Material Type
cartographic material
graphic material
Date Range
1929; [194?]-1979
Physical Description
8 maps
Scope and Content
Series consists of maps of British Columbia showing land use and topography, and pictorial maps showing the history and literature of Canada.
Storage Range
6-26 - 6-27; map box
Name Access
Douglas, Gilean
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
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Map of British Columbia highways

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Part Of
Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
File
Material Type
graphic material
Date Range
1949
Scope and Content
Map of British Columbia highways with calendar of 1949-1951, published by McLennan McFeely & Prior, Ltd., a shipping company
Part Of
Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
1999.001
Series Number
16
File Number
3
Material Type
graphic material
Date Range
1949
Scope and Content
Map of British Columbia highways with calendar of 1949-1951, published by McLennan McFeely & Prior, Ltd., a shipping company
Storage Location
Map box
Storage Range
Map box
Name Access
Douglas, Gilean
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Part Of
Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
File
Material Type
graphic material
Date Range
1964
Scope and Content
Historic Map of Canada published by Maclean Hunter
Part Of
Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
1999.001
Series Number
16
File Number
4
Material Type
graphic material
Date Range
1964
Scope and Content
Historic Map of Canada published by Maclean Hunter
Storage Location
Map box
Storage Range
Map box
Name Access
Douglas, Gilean
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Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
Series
Material Type
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
[ca. 1904]-1969
Scope and Content
Series consists of two scrapbooks and two postcard albums.
Other Title Info
Title based on contents of the series.
Part Of
Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
Series
Fonds Number
1999.001
Series Number
17
Material Type
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
[ca. 1904]-1969
Physical Description
4 albums
Scope and Content
Series consists of two scrapbooks and two postcard albums.
Storage Range
7-1 - 7-4
Name Access
Douglas, Gilean
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
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Postcard and greeting card album

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Part Of
Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
File
Material Type
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
[ca. 1904] - [ca.1925]
Scope and Content
Scrapbook of postcards and greeting cards compiled by Douglas starting during her childhood. It is organized by subject, and is roughly chronological. It includes photo cards of Glen Mawr, where she attended school. Postcards have been removed from the album and are stored in the Postcard Box.
Part Of
Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
1999.001
Series Number
17
File Number
2
Material Type
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
[ca. 1904] - [ca.1925]
Physical Description
472 postcards
Scope and Content
Scrapbook of postcards and greeting cards compiled by Douglas starting during her childhood. It is organized by subject, and is roughly chronological. It includes photo cards of Glen Mawr, where she attended school. Postcards have been removed from the album and are stored in the Postcard Box.
Storage Location
Postcard Box
Storage Range
7-2
Name Access
Douglas, Gilean
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Part Of
Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
File
Material Type
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
[ca. 1904] - [ca. 1925]
Scope and Content
Scrapbook with a brown leather cover containing postcards arranged by place
Part Of
Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
File
Fonds Number
1999.001
Series Number
17
File Number
3
Material Type
textual records
graphic material
Date Range
[ca. 1904] - [ca. 1925]
Scope and Content
Scrapbook with a brown leather cover containing postcards arranged by place
Storage Location
7-3
Storage Range
7-3
Name Access
Douglas, Gilean
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Part Of
Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
Series
Material Type
graphic material
Date Range
[ca.1904]-1993
Scope and Content
Series consists of prints, slides and negatives of photographs taken by Douglas or collected by her. There are 1,145 photograph prints, 358 slides and ca. 560 negatives. Photographs dated before 1948 are duplicates of photos in the Gilean Douglas Fonds at University of British Columbia Library Rare Books and Special Collections; photographs of Cortes Island and Channel Rock are held by the Cortes Island Archives.
Other Title Info
Title based on contents of the series.
Part Of
Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
Series
Fonds Number
1999.001
Series Number
18
Material Type
graphic material
Date Range
[ca.1904]-1993
Physical Description
ca. 2,352 photographic records (1147 prints : b&w and col. - ca. 560 negatives : b&w and col. negatives ; 35 mm and 14 x 11 cm or smaller - 645 slides : col. slides ; 35 mm)
Scope and Content
Series consists of prints, slides and negatives of photographs taken by Douglas or collected by her. There are 1,145 photograph prints, 358 slides and ca. 560 negatives. Photographs dated before 1948 are duplicates of photos in the Gilean Douglas Fonds at University of British Columbia Library Rare Books and Special Collections; photographs of Cortes Island and Channel Rock are held by the Cortes Island Archives.
Name Access
Douglas, Gilean
Geographic Access
Cortes Island
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Eleanor Douglas mounted on "Bonnie Brier"

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Part Of
Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Type
graphic material
Date Range
[ca. 1902]
Scope and Content
Photograph of Gilean Douglas' mother Eleanor mounted on "Bonnie Brier", the Douglas' riding and driving horse.
Part Of
Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
Item
Fonds Number
1999.001
Series Number
18
Item Number
1999.001.0001
Material Type
graphic material
Date Range
[ca. 1902]
Physical Description
1 photograph print on cardboard stock: b&w; 16 x 10
Scope and Content
Photograph of Gilean Douglas' mother Eleanor mounted on "Bonnie Brier", the Douglas' riding and driving horse.
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Eleanor Douglas holding her infant daughter

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Part Of
Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Type
graphic material
Date Range
1900
Scope and Content
Photograph of Eleanor Douglas holding her infant daughter, Gillian (Gilean) Douglas.
Part Of
Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
Item
Fonds Number
1999.001
Series Number
18
Item Number
1999.001.0002
Material Type
graphic material
Date Range
1900
Physical Description
1 photograph print: b&w; 4 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Eleanor Douglas holding her infant daughter, Gillian (Gilean) Douglas.
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Douglas house on Madison Ave., Toronto

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Part Of
Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Type
graphic material
Date Range
[ca. 1904]
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Douglas family home in Toronto.
Part Of
Gilean Douglas fonds
Description Level
Item
Fonds Number
1999.001
Series Number
18
Item Number
1999.001.0003
Material Type
graphic material
Date Range
[ca. 1904]
Physical Description
1 photograph postcard: b&w; 13.5 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Douglas family home in Toronto.
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