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Helliwell Collection

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Hornby Island Community Archives

R.G. 41

Acc. No.: 2020-01-27/104

Finding aid created by: Regan Fahey

Last updated: January 2020

Title: Helliwell Collection

Level of description: collection

Extent: 13 cm

Creators: A.S Farwell, Department of Recreation and Conservation, John Leedom Helliwell, Margaret Sharcott

Dates of creation: 1875, 1944-1945, 1954, 1965-1968, 2019

Scope and content: This collection contains documents detailing the the agreement between J.L. Helliwell and the provincial government with regards to what is now Helliwell Provincial Park, as well as material that give a brief history of the different ownership of the property and insight into daliy life on Hornby Island during the 1930’s and 1940’s

Immediate source of acquisition: John Helliwell gave Jennie Ambrose his collection of original documents concerning the Helliwell property and its’ donation to the provincial government by his father J.L Helliwell. Jennie took the documents to be copied, returning the originals, and brought the copies to the Archives in November 2019.

Arramgement: Original order within the individual files has been maintained, the files are organzied chronologically.

Language of materials: English

Record no.: R.G 41

Repository: Hornby Island Community Archives

Finding aids: finding aid available with file level control

Related group of records: Related group of records can be found it the Hornby Island Community Map Collection R.G 22 – Drawer 1, File 5 (1-5), the Hornby Island Residents and Ratepayers Collection R.G 2 – Box 1, File 15, 17 and 18 (1-15, 1-17, 1-18) and in the Reference Files.

Accruals: Further accruals are not expected

File Inventory

Box 1

1-1 Survey, 1875

Re: field notes of Section 7 Hornby Island, surveyed by A.S. Farwell

1-2 Map, n.d

Re: Hornby Island. Nanaimo District. Handwritten notation “Property of Dick Acton”

1-3 Map, n.d

Re: Proposed subdivision of Part of S.E & S.W 1/4s of Section 7, Hornby Island. Nanaimo District

1-4 Correspondence, 1965

Re: correspondence between Department of Recreation and Conservaion and J.L Helliwell regarding their agreement for the donation of the Helliwell property to the provincial crown, including stipulations concerning caretaking, fencing, road access, taxes, water and other matters.

1-5 Correspondence, 1965-1967

Re: finalizing the transfer of the Helliwell property, catetaker, sanitation and fencing matters

1-6 Map, 1968

Re: Subdivision Plan of Part of Fractional N.W 1/4 Section 7, Hornby Island. Nanaimo District

1-7 Correspondence, notes, photographs, and writings, 2019, 1944-1945, 1954, 2012 (3 photographs)

Re: Notes and correspondence from John Helliwell (son of J.L Helliwell) regarding the Helliwells’ arrival to Hornby Island and life at that time, a brief history of the Helliwell property, an abridged version of Margaret Sharcott’s chapter from her book Troller’s Holiday recounting growing up at her family farm located in what is now Helliwell Park