Wall family fonds
 
        Wall family fonds [graphic material]. -- 1908-[ca.1922], intermittent.
ca. 15 photographs : b&w, col.
 
        William Henry Wall was born in England around 1857 and arrived in Canada in 1880. He married Nanaimo-born Naomi Malpass around 1880. The couple had at least 10 children including: Elizabeth, Rosannah (Rose), Lilllian, Eunice, Frank, James, Oliver, Pearl, Cecil and Alvin. William worked in Nanaimo as a machinist and later as a Mining Engineer. Wall was the first in the province to install a telephone service when he strung a 14-gauge wire between Robert Dunsmuir’s office in Wellington and the loading docks at Departure Bay. The family moved to Vancouver around 1903. William died in 1932. He was predeceased by Naomi in 1915.
        Materials were given to the Museum of Vancouver by William Wall's grandson Robert O. Wall. They were later transferred to the Nanaimo Archives.
        Fonds consists of photographs of William and Rose Wall. Also includes postcard correspondence from Rose during her time as a WW1 nurse and correspondence from other family members.
        Title based on the contents of the fonds.
        Item level descriptions available for selected photographs.