Peggy Nicholls collection
 
        Peggy Nicholls collection [textual record, graphic material].
ca. 57 cm of textual records
82 photographs : b&w, col.
 
        Margaret (Peggy) Alexandria Grant Williams was born on April 17, 1915. Born into two pioneer Nanaimo families, she lived her entire life in the mid-island area. She resided at the family farm in Nanoose Bay until she left to attend Victoria College and the University of British Columbia. After graduation in 1936, Williams took a teaching position at Parksville Elementary School where she met and married J. Leonard Nicholls in 1938. The Nicholls were active in many community organizations in Districts 68 and 69, including the Nanaimo Historical Society. They were also enthusiastic travelers and visited many different countries. In later years, Nicholls' interest in local history led to the research and publication of "From the Black Country", a compilation of genealogical stories about early Nanaimo families. Nicholls died in 2009.
        Most of the material was in the custodianship of Daphne Paterson.
        Collection consists of material collected by Nicolls for her multi-volume series on the Princess Royal Settlers of 1854. Each file may contain any combination of notes, clippings, photographs, and other material. The files are arranged alphabetically by surname. There is also a small collection of information about other families and miscellaneous other publications.
        Title based on the contents of the collection.
        File descriptions available.
 
File List.
 
File 1. Jones family
File 2. Malpass family
File 3. George Baker family
File 4. John Baker family
File 5. Bevilockway, Brown family
File 6. Bevilockway, Muir family
File 7. Miller family
File 8. Page, Parkin families
File 9. John Richardson family
File 10. Richard Richardson family
File 11. Sage family
File 12. Thompson family
File 13. Turner family
File 14. Webb family
File 15. York family
File 16. Other family
File 17. Robinson family
File 18. Wall family
File 19. Dunn, Talfor family
File 20. Ganner family
File 21. Gough family
File 22. Loundes, Bull families
File 23. Meakin family
File 24. Hawkes family
File 25. John Biggs family
File 26. Miscellaneous collection