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Hilary Brown Collection

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Hornby Island Community Archives

R.G. 18

Acc. Nos.: 2016-04-12/23; 2016-06-03/33;


Finding aid created by Hannah Wiseman

Last updated: April 2017

Title: Hilary Brown Collection

Level of description: collection

General material designation: textual records, graphic materials, sound recordings, cartographic materials, and objects

Extent: 1.6 m

Creator(s): Hilary Brown (1909-2007); George Harrison Brown (1893-1977)

Dates of creation: c. 1897, 1925-2009

Biographical sketch:

Writer, lecturer, and social activist Hilary Brown was born Joan Hilary Newitt on March 31, 1909 in Helensburgh, Scotland to John Richard Hill Newitt (b. 1872) and Florence Lilian Carre (b. 1878). Hilary was the eldest of three daughters. Her parents administered a boys’ preparatory school at Shandon House, where Hilary and her family also lived until their move to England in 1916. In 1926 upon completion of her high school level studies, Brown moved to Geneva, Switzerland to attend finishing school as well as to study French with the aim of becoming an interpreter. In 1929 Hilary moved to Germany, where she worked as a governess for a young boy until she was admitted to the University of Frankfurt (Goethe Universität) in Frankfurt am Main. Hilary studied German, economics, and sociology there from 1929 to 1932. During her studies she associated with many socialists and other leftist academics. Due to her excellent English, as a student Brown undertook translation work for professors and visiting lecturers, including Nobel-winning Rabindranath Tagore, the Bengali polymath. Also during her time in Frankfurt, Hilary met George Harrison Brown (H.B.), freelance journalist, lecturer, and social activist, who would become her life partner.

Finding herself in Germany in the midst of the Nazis’ rise in power, Hilary wrote her first paid article in 1932, on the political upheaval and student riots occurring in Frankfurt. When she returned to England in 1933 to undertake some preliminary research for the Master’s thesis she was planning, the Nazis came to power in Germany and she was unable to return. Living in London Hilary received many letters from her contacts in Germany and worked with the Union of Democratic Control and the International Federation of Business and Professional Women.

In 1937 Hilary’s first book, “Women Must Choose,” was published by Victor Gollancz (under her legal name, Hilary Newitt). She went on several lecture tours throughout the United States to promote the book and received a contract for a second book, “Half of Humanity,” which was never published due to the publisher’s demands that the book be diluted for her female audience. Also in 1937, Hilary and Harrison Brown immigrated to Canada, moving first to a resort called Green Gables near Qualicum on Vancouver Island, and finally to Hornby Island in the spring of the same year. The Browns purchased 10 acres of land from the Parnell family, later adding another 25 acres, which would become known as Heron Rocks.

While living on Hornby both the Browns continued writing and lecturing. Hilary lectured throughout the United States from 1937 to 1940 on topics such as the state of Germany, socialism, and the cross-cultural conditions of women. Both Harrison and Hilary had to end their U.S. lecture tours in 1940 when the government refused to allow non-citizens to lecture in its programs.

During the 1940s and 1950s the Browns kept an orchard, gardens and an herb plantation on their farm, Heron Rocks Farm, and sold and shipped fruit, herbs, and other produce. They also established and operated a campsite on their land that stressed ecological concerns and preservation. In the 1970s they deeded the campsite to Heron Rocks Camping Co-operative Association.

During World War II Hilary acted as an air warden and joined the Women’s Institute. Throughout the 1950s she was also a regular contributor to CBC Radio, producing broadcasts on an array of subjects. She was a charter member of Voice of Women, which was founded in 1960, and served in various positions in the organization on both the provincial and national levels. During the Vietnam War Hilary was a founding member of the Canadian Aid for Vietnam Civilians, an organization formed to raise funds for medical supplies for those in need in Vietnam. Hilary made university presentations, speeches, and radio programs to help raise funds for this project during the late 1960s.

Hilary was also an active member of Hornby Island’s community. She initiated the creation of many of the island’s institutions and organizations, including the Hornby Island Credit Union, Hornby Island Co-operative Association, Hornby Island New Horizons Society, Hornby Island Elder Housing Society, Heron Rocks Friendship Centre Society, and the Hornby Island Recycling Depot. After spearheading the creation of an island credit union in 1941, Hilary served as its treasurer for its 25-year existence. Throughout the years she also served as chairman, secretary, and member of the Co-op’s board until 1974 when she was appointed as the inaugural Director and Chair of Island’s Trust. She also served on the Advisory Planning Commission to the Comox-Strathcona Regional District and on the executive board of Hornby Island Residents’ and Ratepayers’ Association.

The death of her partner H.B. in 1977 did not slow Hilary down. She was a founding member of the Hornby Island New Horizons Society in that same year and served as its president until 1985. She was especially active on the historical committee of New Horizons and was instrumental in the acquisition and moving of the old schoolhouse, as well as the creation of the Hornby Island Community Archives.

In the 1970s and 1980s, Hilary embarked on a series of trips to China in order to study aging in Chinese culture. The project was supported by the Canada Council and the National Film Board. She lectured, wrote articles, and produced an unpublished study called “Tomorrow’s Ancestors” on her findings. Hilary was also involved in the Canada-China Friendship Association and hosted many groups of Chinese students from the University of British Columbia, the University of Victoria, and Vancouver Island University (formerly Malaspina University-College).

In 1989 Hilary was presented with the Muriel Duckworth Award by the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW) for her contribution to the advancement of women in Canada. In 1991 Brown was one of the founders of the magazine “Gulf Islands Guardian.” In 1992 she was awarded a 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Medal for having made a significant contribution to her community and fellow Canadians. Also in 1992 Hilary donated her property on Hornby to the Heron Rocks Friendship Centre Society, which is dedicated to cross-cultural communication, fostering peace, and environmental and women’s issues. In 2005, at the age of 96, Hilary spearheaded the creation of a support group for Hornby Island residents with macular degeneration (with the support of the Canadian National Institution for the Blind).

Hilary Brown died on Hornby Island on September 28th, 2007 at the age of 98, leaving behind Harrison’s daughter from a previous marriage, Felicity Whittaker.

Scope and content: The records reflect Hilary Brown’s personal life and interests, her career as a writer, lecturer and social activist, and her prodigious community involvement. The collection includes textual records, correspondence, writings, notes, financial documents, graphic materials, photographs, negatives, contact prints, slides, photograph albums, a blueprint, monographs, audiocassette tapes, newspaper clippings, and other ephemera. The collection also includes a number of Harrison Brown’s records, as well as the notes and inventories that Andrea Lebowitz created in preparation for the donation of Hilary and Harrison’s personal papers to Simon Fraser University Special Collections and Rare Books.

Source of supplied title: Title is based on the creator of the collection.

Physical condition: Silvering of photographs in Box 7.

The salt print located in file 3-19 is worn and delicate; please handle with care.

Immediate source of acquisition: The collection contains several previously accessioned files, which were donated by Hilary Brown (985.19, 985.27, 985.33, 985.44, 985.76, 985.77, 985.134, 990.1, 990.12, 991.8) between 1985 and 1991. Hilary Brown gave a number of the records in the collection to Andrea Lebowitz, including all of those in the second accrual (2017-04-07/47). After Andrea Lebowitz passed away her partner Wayne Wiens donated the records to the Archives in August 2014. All other original accession date(s) and donor(s) are unknown as the Archives acquired the records several years prior to their being accessioned in 2016-2017.

Arrangement: The original filing scheme of the records was reconstructed during archival arrangement on the basis of file markings on the documents in order to retain as much of the original order as possible. However, some rearrangement of the records may have occurred between donation and accessioning as the records were stored for a number of years and then transferred to the archives building before being accessioned and processed in 2016-2017. The records may also contain arrangements made by the records’ custodians, Andrea Lebowitz and Wayne Wiens.

Language of materials: English, German, Italian, Russian, Serbian, Chinese

Record no.: R.G. 18

Repository: Hornby Island Community Archives

Finding aids: Finding aid available with file level control.

Rights: Copyrights of the contents on the audiocassette tapes in the collection (Box 3) held by the various artists/creators.

Associated material: The majority of Hilary and Harrison’s records are located in the Hilary Brown fonds and the Harrison Brown fonds at Simon Fraser University Special Collections and Rare Books.

A number of Hilary and Harrison’s materials regarding early Nazi Germany and the anti-fascist movements, including letters written to Hilary from her friends back in Germany, can be found in the archives of the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre.

Several of Harrison Brown’s records are also located in the Harrison Brown fonds at University of Victoria Libraries Special Collections.

Related groups of records: Due to Hilary Brown’s involvement in many Hornby Island organizations and societies, a number of records created by Brown can also be found in the organizations’ collections, in particular see: the Heron Rocks Friendship Centre Society Collection (R.G. 14), the Hornby Island Co-operative Association Collection (R.G. 7), and the Hornby Island New Horizons Society Collection (R.G. 4).

Oral history interviews of Hilary Brown can be found in the Hornby Island Community Archives Oral History Collection (R.G. 23).

Accruals: Further accruals are not expected.

Note: Titles enclosed in quotation marks in the file inventory indicate Hilary or Harrison Brown’s original notations.

File Inventory

Box 1

1-1 Harrison Brown’s Holy Bible – front-matter section with notation c. 1897

1-2 Photograph album – Europe – photographs and cuttings, n.d. (64 photographs)

1-3 Postcards written to Hilary, c.early 1930’s (12 postcards)

3-1 Subotica, Banja Palić [Serbia] (1 photographic postcard)

3-2 Pariser Platz [Berlin] (1 photographic postcard)

3-3 Kurfürstenbrücke, Schloss, Dom. [Berlin] (1 photographic postcard)

3-4 Men in dress (2 photographs on a handmade postcard)

3-5 Newsprint and cartoons (handmade postcard)

3-6 Grub aus Somborn (1 photographic postcard)

3-7 B.Toplola (1 photographic postcard)

3-8 Frankfurt (1 photographic postcard)

3-9 Hotel Frankfurter (1 photographic postcard)

3-10 Salzburg (1 photographic postcard)

3-11 Michelbach (1 photographic postcard)

3-12 Church (1 photographic postcard)

1-4 Ephemera : Newspaper clippings, 1932

“An eye witness account of the Frankfort Riots”, a letter to the editor written by Hilary, and “A peep behind the scenes in Germany”, an article about a speaking engagement by Hilary in England

1-5 Family: writings and photograph, 1935, 2002 (1 photograph)

Re: Journal entry written by Hilary in 1935 about her sister Lorna

4-1 Hilary and Lorna, with writing on the back of the photo, 2002

1-6 “Handmaidens to Mars”, by Hilary Newitt. 1937

Re: photocopy of an article written by Hilary in the July 1937 Independent Woman publication

1-7 Harrison Brown: Book, poster and ephemera, 1937, n.d

Re: promotional pamphlet for Harrison as a lecturer, a copy of “Admirals, Adventurers and Able Seamen” by Harrison Brown and poster

1-8 Diary – expense book of John Richard Hill Newitt, 1926-1939

1-9 Letters of recommendation and ephemera, 1928, 1935, 1939, n.d

Re: Letters attributing to Hilary’s competency as a french tutor, in secretarial work, and as forum leader for the Portland Area Cooperative Forum, comments on her work as author (of book “Women Must Choose”), promotional broadsheet for Hilary and The League For Fair Play.

1-10 Correspondence, 1938-1940

Re: personal letter from Ada Parnell of Hornby Island, request for where to find Hilary’s book in England and praise for her work in the Public Forum talks, personal letter from Harrison Brown

1-11 “Looking Back and Forward”, by Hilary Brown 1943

Re: “A thoughtful analysis of wth course of events and what socialists should do about it”, by Hilary Brown. September 1943 (2 copies)

1-12 Household: Correspondence, notes and financial documents, 1937-1939, 1941

Re: itemized list of Heron Rocks residence construction and furnishing cost, bills and reciepts, lists of contents shipped from England, household expenses for 1938, expenses for building of a guest room in 1939, and miscellaneous

1-13 Ephemera : Newspaper clippings, 1941

Re: 2 newspaper articles from The Daily Colonist describing a visit to Heron Rocks and tour of Hornby Island with the Browns

1-14 Correspondence, notes, and ephemera, 1938-1939, 1943-1945

Re: correspondence between The Federationist Publishing Co, Hillary and Harrison, radio programs for women,newspaper clippings, notes on “inner conflicts”

1-15 Gardening: Correspondence, financial documents, notes and ephemera, 1938, 1940, 1942-1949, n.d

Re: Harrison Brown’s enquiries to experts and plant producers on a variety of topics related to establishing, maintining and expanding the Brown’s garden at Heron Rocks, pamphlets and notes

1-16 Correspondence, writings and notes, 1940-1950

Re: notes, personal correspondence to Hilary, copies of letters written to newspaper editors and the CBC, correspondence from Hilary on the topic of youth problems and perspectives, and miscellaneous

1-17 Financial records, 1938, 1946, 1952

Re: itemized record books and lists of houseshold and personal expenses and income including Hornby living expenses (1938), household and personal expenses(1946), Hilary’s personal accounts and an invoice book (1952)

1-18 Family : Felicity’s wedding, 1952 (1 photograph)

Re: Harrison’s daughters wedding photo, with identifiying notes.

1-19 Gardening: Correspondence, financial documents and ephemera, 1950-1950, 1954- 1955

Re: Hilary and Harrison Brown’s enquiries to experts and plant producers on a variety of topics related to establishing, maintining and expanding the Brown’s garden at Heron Rocks, especially in relation to their herb farm, pamphlets and notes

1-20 Photographs on mat board, n.d (4 photographs)

20-1 Group portrait

20-2 Group portrait

20-3 Group portrait

20-4 house

Box 2

2-1 “School Savings in Britsh Columbia” by Hilary Brown, 1958 (2 copies)

2-2 Credit Union: Correspondence, 1958, 1962

Re: request for withdrawl and insurance

2-3 Untitled poem, 1961

2-4 Electrification: Correspondence, notices and ephemera, 1956, 1957-1959, 1965

Re: establishment of power on Hornby Island, kilowatt rates, certificates of inspection

2-5 Credit Union: Correspondence and notes, 1966-1967

Re: the liquidation of the Hornby Island Credit Union

2-6 Correspondence and ephemera, 1959, 1962, 1968-1969

Re: gardening, foreign students, note from the Browns, personal correspondence and Voice of Women

2-7 Birds: Correspondence, notes and ephemera, 1962, 1968-1970

Re: Harrison Brown’s interest in bird watching, list of the birds observed on the Browns’ property, drawings for a swallow box, request and denial to import butterflies from England and miscellaneous

2-8 Land Use: writings and notes, 1970

Re: thoughts on land use by Hilary Brown (2 copies, 1 with handwritten notes on back by “D”), those handwritten notes then typed up and notes

2-9 Correspondence and ephemera, 1970

Re: Mercer Island development

2-10 Ratepayers Association: Correspondence and ephemera, 1970

Re: controvery over elections to the executive and tensions between property owners and the newcomer “hippies”

2-11 Newspaper and publication (“She Named It Canada…”), 1940, 1971

2-12 Community Planning: Correspondence and ephemera, 1972-1973

Re: Galiano Island

2-13 Petroglyphs: Correspondence,forms, maps, memorandum and ephemera, 1972, 1977

Re: 10 British Columbia Archeological site survey forms with descriptions and details of Hornby Island’s petroglyphs and miscellaneous

2-14 Islands Trust: Correspondence, notes and ephemera, 1970, 1974, 1976, 1980, 1982, 1985

Re: appointment of Hilary Brown as Chairman of the Islands Trust, and newspaper clippings

2-15 China: Writings and correspondence, 1979-1980, 1984

Re: “Growing old in China today – a study project”, “China’s Old Silk Road” a visit in 1983 by Hilary Brown and miscellaneous

2-16 Canada-China Friendship Association posters, 1984, c. 1987

2-17 “The Story of Hornby Island and the Islands Trust”, c. 1987

Re: 2 copies, one a draft with handwritten notes

2-18 Canada-China Friendship Association: Correspondence, financial documents and ephemera, 1989-1990

Re: support to Chinese students studying in Canada

2-19 Hilary Brown Bio by Ali Cannon, c. 1990

2-20 Heron Rocks Friendship Centre: Correspondence, writings, notes and ephemera, 1989, 1992

Re: Advisory Planning Commission and the Community Plan, “A Short History of Heron Rocks” by Hilary Brown, “A History of Heron Rocks 1937-77” by Duke Saunders, list of HRFC Charter members, list of Heron Rocks campsite members

2-21 Correspondence, notes, writings and ephemera, 1989, 1991-1994, 1998-1999

Re: Ford family cairn, poem, bird count, unfinished writing regarding Islands Trust, Community School survey, personal letter to unknown recipient, list of material on loan to B.C. Museum, list of Hilary’s community involvment, inivitation to Hilary’s 90th birthday celebration and miscellaneous

2-22 Ephemera, 1994-1994

Re: “Pioneer portrait” from the publication “Enterprise”, Order of British Columbia nomination

2-23 Writings, 1995

Re: memoirs, unfinished and incomplete

2-24 Nature Conservation: Correspondence, financial documents and ephemera, 1973, 1976-1977, 1986, 1991, 1999, n.d

Re: Canadian Nature Federation, The Nature Trust and miscellaneous

2-25 Correspondence, writings and ephemera, 1982-1987

Re: EGE trip to Greece, year end letter, Co-op, First Edition, Old School reunion, New Horizons centre, enquiries to China about treatments for quadrapalegics on behalf of Ernst Snijders, Biography of Hilary Brown by Jan Bevan, nomination for Brisih Columbia Senior Citizen of the Year Award, B.C’s plan for trade with Aparheid South Africa, Islands Trust Senior Writers’ Committee

2-26 Personal Correspondence to Hilary, 1970, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1986-1989, 1991- 1992, 1995, 1999, 2004

2-27 Personal Correspondence to Hilary, 1977-2001 (1 photograph)

Re: from Judi (Parr), who worked with the community drafting by-laws in the 1980’s and who is the creator of numerous documents in the Islands Trust Collection during that time.

6-1 Northumberland Straight

Box 3

3-1 Andrea Lebowitz notebook, c2000’s

Re: notebook used by Andrea Lebowitz while she helped Hilary sort and organize her and Harrison’s papers for donation to the Simon Fraser University

3-2 Inventories of the Brown’s personal paper and Andrea Lebowitz ephemera, n.d, 2002-2003

Re: notes and lists of the Brown’s papers in preparation for donation, article in Simon Fraser University Women’s Studies newsletter about Andrea and Hilary working together

3-3 Hilary and Harrison Brown Collections at Simon Fraser University: Correspondence, notes and lists, 2000-2003

3-4 Nomination for Therese Casgrain Volunteer Award: nomination and correspondence, 2005

3-5 Ephemera, notes, writings and correspondence, 2000-2001, 2005-2006 (1 photograph)

Re: newspaper article on Hilary, garden notes, Islands Trust Community Stewardship Award Winner Profile, Pheobe Long interview with Hilary focusing on the start of the Coop and the Credit Union and miscellaneous

3-6 Ephemera and correspondence, 1993, 2001, 2007-2009,

Re: Hilary Brown obituaries, and memorial written by Felicity Whittaker, documents from Ruth Masters including a newsletter from Oxfam featuring Hilary and a living will done by Hilary

3-7 Andrea Lebowitz and Brown Collection at Simon Fraser University: Correspondence, notes, lists and writings, 1993, 2003-2008, 2014

3-8 Photographs and posters on compact disc, no dates, c. 2008 (7 compact discs)

  • Compact discs 1-7: Photographs of Hilary, family and friends

Compact discs 5-7: Posters for ‘Stories of Hilary Brown’, c. 2008

3-9 Graphic materials, c.2008

Re: 3 posters commemorating the life of Hilary Brown

3-10 Photographs on compact disc, n.d (1 compact disc)

Re: 5 scanned photographs of Hilary Brown and 14 scanned images from a Hornby tourist brochure c.1950’s

3-11 Chronology and history of Hilary, n.d

– author unknown, though likely Andrea Lebowitz

3-12 Notes and writings, n.d

3-13 Ancestry – family tree, printouts of scanned photographs, and one photograph, n.d (1 photograph – salt print)

3-14 Photographs, n.d (8 photographs)

20-1 young Hilary

20-2 Hilary on telephone

20-3 young Hilary

20-4 young Hilary

20-5 Hilary and friend

20-6 Hilary and friend

20-7 Hilary and Muriel Rogers

20-8 Hilary and Judith Lawrence

3-15 Ephemera, n.d

Re: newspaper clippings, lamp wicks, certificates, Oxfam and miscellaneous

3-16 Audiocassette Tapes (4 cassette tapes) 1970, 1996, 1998, n.d

– “CBC Hornby” (1 tape)

– “Hilary Brown to Jon Siddall, CBC, Hornby, Aug 98” (1 tape)

– “Hilary Brown, Nov 24, 1996, Story Time, New Horizons, arr. community school” (1 tape)

– “Mayne Island, Helliwell Park, lunch under maple, CBC, 1970” (1 tape)

Accural: 2019-11-21/92

3-17 Audiocassette Tapes (3 cassette tapes), 1992, 1993, n.d

Re: Side A – “Shrubbies” – starts out with Hilary’s earliest memory, interrupted by a CBC interview with George Buvyer about influx to Hornby of east coast “Shrubbies”, then back to Hilary discussing the Nazi regime – its establishment, the role of women and opposition to.

: Side B – “Hilary Brown 10/2/92” – HB jounalism during Nazi period, origin of Women Must Choose, Browns emigration to Canada, pre-WWII Hornby life, establishment of Credit Union and transportation. An abrupt end to the tape.

Re: “Hilary Co-ops” – history of cooperative movement, Hornby history of Credit Union and fuding of Albert Savoie

Re: “Hilary Brown History of New Horizons” (bad sound quality)

3-18 Ephemera, 1974. n.d (7 photographs)

Re: 1974 newspaper article by Hilary “No inflation in liberated China”, copies of some picture of a young Hilary, prints of Hilary in her later years

Accrual: 2017-04-07/47

Box 4

4-1 Negatives, c. 1936-1942 (353 negatives)

1-1 Harrison Brown – “Selo Film 33, August 1938 to Feb. 1939, Hollywood” (16 negatives)

1-2 Harrison Brown – “1939, No. 35, Hornby & Calif.” (35 negatives)

1-3 Harrison Brown – “Hornby, 1940, Film 36” (36 negatives)

1-4 Harrison Brown – “Film 37, Hornby, Summer 1940/41” (37 negatives)

1-5 Harrison Brown – Untitled (3 negatives)

1-6 Harrison Brown – “Panatomic, 1942, Hornby, Film 38” (37 negatives)

1-7 Harrison Brown – “Various negs, Harrison Brown, Hornby Island” (28 negatives)

1-8 Harrison Brown – “Hornby Island” (16 negatives)

1-9 Harrison Brown – “Some Oddments, Field Book No. 1, Agfa, Leica Film No. 1, May 1936” (30 negatives)

1-10 Harrison Brown – “Field Book No. 1, Kodak Panatomic, Leica Film, No. 2, May 1936” (32 negatives)

1-11 Harrison Brown – “Agfa, May/June 1936, Seaford, Bradwell, Bristol, Film No. 3” (23 negatives)

1-12 Harrison Brown – “Perutz Perpantic, Shanghai, Honolulu, S.F., 1936” (30 negatives)

1-13 Harrison Brown – “Agfa, England, Garden, Norway” (30 negatives)

4-2 Negatives, contact prints, and notes re: images, c. 1937-1953 (372 negatives, 122 contact prints)

2-1 “August 1953” (18 negatives)

2-2 “Agfa, Elphinstone, Cedar, Hornby, 1941/2” (14 negatives)

2-3 “Hornby, Josafina, Pop, Jessie, etc., Hornby 1944” (20 negatives)

2-4 “1945, Santa Monica, San Francisco, Hornby” (35 negatives, 15 contact prints)

2-5 Harrison Brown – “Kodak Plus, 1947 Feb. – Oct., Hornby Island” (13 negatives)

2-6 “Panatonic, Hornby Nov. 1946/Feb. 1947, snow scenes 1947” (9 negatives)

2-7 Harrison Brown – “Hornby Dec. ‘37, first snaps of house” (17 negatives)

2-8 “April 1937, Perutz Perpantic, Pendleton (Ore.) & district, Snake River (Idaho)” (29 negatives, 35 contact prints)

2-9 Harrison Brown – “1937” (12 negatives)

2-10 “Snake River to Coulee Dam, Spring 1937” (29 negatives, 29 contact prints)

2-11 “May 1937, Kodak Panatomic, Coulee Dam, Wash. to Qualicum Bay” (37 negatives, 26 contact prints)

2-12 “Kodak Panatomic, Hornby Island to Yellowstone Park, July to September 1937, first views of cottage” (30 negatives, 16 contact prints)

2-13 “Panatomic, Yellowstone, Sept. 1937 to Arizona, March 1938” (37 negatives, 1 contact print)

2-14 Untitled (72 negatives – 110 film)

4-3 Slides – Vancouver Island, Hornby, Felicity and others, and notes re: images, c. 1948-1956, 1962 (102 slides)

4-4 Slides – Guatemala, Mexico, Narita, Philippines, and Cuba, c. 1974-1981 (242 slides)

4-5 Slides – “Early Hornby”, and notes re: images, 1959, 1963-1969, 1974-1978, 1984-1985, 1988 (100 slides)

4-6 Slides – “Shanghai, Yangtse Gorges”, “Shanghai, China”, and “China”, and notes re: images, 1974, 1980-1984 (260 slides)

Box 5

5-1 Slides and notes re: images, c. 1959-1988, 1994 (93 slides)

1-1 “H.B.’s visit back to England, Sussex – Lake County, etc., Feb. 1961” (14 slides)

1-2 “Howe Sound and Bowen Island, Trust visit in 1975” (20 slides)

1-3 Untitled – Europe, 1979 (13 slides)

1-4 “Chris Thom and family in Victoria” (8 slides)

1-5 Untitled – Hornby, England, China, People, Voice of Women, 1959, 1965-1968, 1974, 1977-1978, 1988, 1994 (20 slides)

1-6 Untitled – Hornby, England, China, People, 1959, 1966, 1978, 1981-1982, 1988 (18 slides)

5-2 Slides and notes re: images, c. 1974, 1977, 1980-1988 (212 slides)

2-1 “China – mixed”, 1974, 1981, 1984 (20 slides)

2-2 “China – mixed”, 1981, 1983-1984 (10 slides)

2-3 “Rural scenes and crafts, China”, 1977, 1980-1983 (13 slides)

2-4 “China, interview with Soong Cheng Ling, Chinese students visit to Hornby”, 1981-1985 (12 slides)

2-5 “Silk Road – China – Lanzhou, Turfan, Dunhuang”, 1983 (20 slides)

2-6 “Silk Road – China – Lanzhou, Turfan, Dunhuang”, 1983 (4 slides)

2-7 “China – Urumchi”, 1983 (16 slides)

2-8 “China – Li River Trip and Guilin”, 1984 (10 slides)

2-9 “China”, 1984 (20 slides)

2-10 “China”, 1984 (26 slides)

2-11 “China – 1984 – Women’s Tour, Nanning – fireworks” (15 slides)

2-12 “China – Xian”, 1977, 1984 (18 slides)

2-13 “China – 1988, Hilary’s slides” (18 slides)

2-14 “Bought slides” – Wonderful Caves in Guilin, China (20 slides)

2-15 “Bought slides” – Wonderful Caves in Guilin, China (10 slides)

5-3 Slides, 1985, 1988 (40 slides)

4-1 “Heron Rocks Campsite” and “Tame Deer at Susie Simpson’s – Lake Cowichan”, c. 1978 (17 slides)

4-2 Untitled – China and owls, 1977, 1981, 1983-1984 (20 slides)

4-3 Untitled – China and Macau, 1984 (20 slides)

4-4 Untitled – China, 1984 (8 slides)

5-5 Slides, c. 1974, 1977, 1980-1984 (178 slides)

5-1 “Beijing May Day 1983” and “Shanghai City and Rural Area”, 1980 (20 slides)

5-2 “Beijing May Day 1983” and “Shanghai City and Rural Area”, 1977, 1983 (20 slides)

5-3 “Beijing May Day 1983” and “Shanghai City and Rural Area”, 1974, 1980, 1983 (20 slides)

5-4 “Yangtse Gorges”, 1981 (18 slides)

5-5 “Wuhan Ceramics and Embroidery Factory”, 1981 (20 slides)

5-6 “Wuhan Ceramics and Embroidery Factory”, 1981 (20 slides)

5-7 “Wuhan Ceramics and Embroidery Factory” and “China”, 1981, 1984 (20 slides)

5-8 “China”, 1984 (20 slides)

5-9 “China”, 1981 (20 slides)

5-6 Slides, c. 1977, 1981, 1983, 1988 (171 slides)

6-1 “China”, 1981, 1983 (20 slides)

6-2 “China”, 1983 (20 slides)

6-3 “China”, 1983 (20 slides)

6-4 “China”, 1983 (15 slides)

6-5 “Last visit to China”, 1977, 1983, 1988 (20 slides)

6-6 “Last visit to China”, 1983, 1988 (20 slides)

6-7 “Last visit to China”, 1988 (20 slides)

6-8 “Last visit to China”, 1988 (20 slides)

6-9 “Last visit to China”, 1988 (16 slides)

5-7 Notes and index cards re: book collection, n.d.

Box 6 (oversized)

6-1 Credit Union scrapbook, c.1941-1948

6-2 Photograph album – Hilary, Harrison and friends on Hornby Island – photographs, c. 1937-1969 (146 photographs)

6-3 Photograph album – Hilary, Harrison, and friends on Hornby – photographs, c. 1952-1956 (173 photographs)

6-4 Photograph album – Hilary, Harrison, family, and friends on Hornby – photographs, c. 1956-1965 (116 photographs)

Box 7 (photograph box)

7-1 Shandon House [and Florence Newitt?] (1 photograph)

7-2 S.S. Princess Mary at Ganges, B.C. (1 photograph – removed from greeting card)

7-3 Hornby Island taken from Qualicum, c. 1937-1938 (1 photograph)

7-4 Hilary in 1930 (1 photograph)

7-5 Ruth in 1939 (1 photograph)

7-6 Man in garden (1 photograph)

7-7 Gargoyle (1 photograph)

7-8 Hilary (1 photograph)

7-9 Boy (1 photograph)

7-10 Travel, Hornby, portraits (24 photographs, 1 negative strip)

7-11 Harrison and Hornby (4 photographs)

7-12 Hilary swimming (1 photograph)

7-13 Hilary on bench (1 photograph)

7-14 Harrison and dog on beach (1 photograph)

7-15 Harrison and dog on beach (1 photograph)

7-16 Harrison in boat (1 photograph)

7-17 Harrison reading (1 photograph)

7-18 Harrison and dog beneath oak tree (1 photograph)

7-19 Harrison swimming with dog (1 photograph)

7-20 Hilary and dog on ladder (1 photograph)

7-21 Artwork in Germany, friends and family, portraits, Hornby (9 photographs)

7-22 Yard, beaches, kids, and Hilary (7 photographs)

7-23 Harrison, portraits, Hornby, campground (8 photographs)

7-24 Heron Rocks and Hornby (6 photographs)

7-25 Campground, Hornby, and portrait of man (8 photographs)

7-26 Hilary and yard (4 photographs)

7-27 Hornby, Harrison, and baby seal (7 photographs)

7-28 Snow on Hornby (5 photographs)

7-29 Sailing and bathing (3 photographs)

7-30 Campground (3 photographs)

7-31 Portraits, friends and family, and Hornby (9 photographs)

7-32 Seon’s garden and man with puppies (2 photographs)

7-33 Hilary portraits (11 photographs)

7-34 Hornby Island,Victoria,Vancouver,Harrison, Hilary, and others, 1969-1971

(55 photographs)

7-35 Co-op : staff and store, 1972, 1986, n.d (3 photographs)

7-36 “The Happenings” : Hilary, Judith Lawrence with Casey and Finnegan, Wayne Ngan, c.1972-1975 (15 photographs)

7-37 Co-op: breaking ground for the new store, May 1983 (4 photographs)

7-38 Islands Trust: group portrait at meeting (1 photograph)

7-39 Wayne Ngan and visitors (19 photographs)

7-40 Hornby Fair (14 photographs)

7-41 New Horizons (2 photographs)

7-42 Preschool (2 photographs)

7-43 Quilt group (1 photograph)

7-44 Community quilt, recycling depot (2 photograph)

7-45 Hilary’s 80th birthday party, 1989 (19 photographs)

7-46 Hilary’s 80th birthday party, 1989 (1 photograph)

7-47 Heron Rocks and Hilary’s garden, 2001 (50 photographs)

7-48 Hilary portraits, c.2002-2005, (4 photographs)

7-49 Hilary’s birthday party, n.d (14 photographs)

7-50 Hilary and sunflower (2 photographs)