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Bond Collection

Bond Collection

The first member of the Bond family to settle on Salt Spring Island in 1906 was Jesse Bond. Jesse’s father passed away in 1903, leaving his mother widowed with three children. Unable to care for Jesse, she placed him in the Protestant Orphanage.

Mr. Henry Bullock, well known on Salt Spring for his boarding house, grand parties and training of young boys, took Jesse in as his houseboy. While with Mr. Bullock, Jesse learned many useful skills:  farming, animal care and photography.

Jesse Bond fought in World War I and upon his return, purchased a farm under the Soldier’s Settlement Program. He later sold this when he went logging on Vancouver Island. Jesse returned in 1932 and purchased 200 acres on LePage Road. There, with his wife, Mary, they raised two children.

The family farm, still operated by Bonds, continues to sell delicious produce to the island.

Boy, probably Jesse Bond in Bullock farm wagon pulled by team of horses

Accession number: 50465

Harry Bullock in buggy, driving single horse. In front of Bullock house

Accession number: 50466

Jesse Bond (standing) and Willie Palmer. Jesse in page boy uniform

Accession number: 50467

Willie Palmer in sailor suit

Accession number: 50468

Jesse Bond

Accession number: 50469

Guests at Bullock house:
back, l to r: Mr Dunnell, ? , Harry Bullock, Jesse Bond
seated: ? , Mrs Dunnell with Steven, Mary Palmer, Betty Dunnell, Willie Palmer.
One of the women is Mrs Dunnell's sister. Mr Dunnell is Mary Palmer's brother.

Accession number: 50470

Mary Palmer and son Willie Palmer

Accession number: 50471

Accession number: 50472

Jesse Bond sitting in tent

Accession number: 50473

Accession number: 50474

Unknown young men with Swede saw

Accession number: 50475

Bullock Lake

Accession number: 50476

Bullock Farm and Bullock Lake

Accession number: 50477

Bullock horse and buggy in front of Bullock house.

Accession number: 50478

Interior of Bullock house. Sitting or living room or parlour.

Accession number: 50479

Ganges Hotel on fire

Accession number: 50480

Ganges Hotel on fire

Accession number: 50481

Bullock house

Accession number: 50482

Bullock Lake. Note windmill in background

Accession number: 50483

Ocean view - unidentified

Accession number: 50484

A group of people who may be friends and/or relatives of Mary Palmer, who is seated centre front in 85 and 86 and standing centre front in 88. Taken at back or side of Bullock house

Accession number: 50485

A group of people who may be friends and/or relatives of Mary Palmer, who is seated centre front in 85 and 86 and standing centre front in 88. Taken at back or side of Bullock house

Accession number: 50486

A group of people who may be friends and/or relatives of Mary Palmer, who is seated centre front in 85 and 86 and standing centre front in 88. Taken at back or side of Bullock house

Accession number: 50487

Jesse Bond on horse in front of Bullock house

Accession number: 50493

Jesse Bond on horse in front of Bullock house

Accession number: 50494

Mary Palmer with two of the Bullock boys in front of Bullock house

Accession number: 50495

Mr Dunnell with dog

Accession number: 50496

unknown baby

Accession number: 50497

unknown baby

Accession number: 50498

unknown baby

Accession number: 50499

Boy hitching two horses to wagon

Accession number: 50500

Small child unidentified

Accession number: 50505

Bullock rental cottage.

Accession number: 50506

Bullock rental cottage.

Accession number: 50507

Jesse Bond leading milk cow

Accession number: 50508

Young man attempting to herd young bull

Accession number: 50509

The young bull from 50509

Accession number: 50510

Jersey milk cow probably from Bullock herd

Accession number: 50511

Milking the cows, with two men, one on right may be Willie Palmer.
Betty and Steven Dunnell in centre.
on the left might be Bill Evans or "Bowsie" Bowes Elliot

Accession number: 50512

SS Princess Joan

Accession number: 50513

BC Packers fishpacker

Accession number: 50514

BC Packers fishpacker with crew on deck

Accession number: 50515

BC Packers fishpacker

Accession number: 50516

Large CPR ship in distance

Accession number: 50517

Submarine off Salt Spring Island. Small short range, either British or purchased from Britain, by Canada, maybe as early as WWI. Probably based in Esquimalt.

Accession number: 50518

Seven persons on Vesuvius dock awaiting arrival of SS Princess Joan

Accession number: 50519

unidentified

Accession number: 50521

CPR ships tied up in Victoria Harbour

Accession number: 50522

Fighting men off to training. Friends and relatives say goodbye as their loved ones leave on SS Princess Adelaide

Accession number: 50523

Three tier wedding cake of John and Laura Silvey

Accession number: 50524

Accession number: 50528

Bullock Lake with Bullock Farm and buildings in background

Accession number: 50525

The crowds gather for 'boat day' in Ganges. Wagons parked to right.

Accession number: 50526

Robbie Robinson with his dog, going boating on Booth Canal

Accession number: 50527

Ganges early 1900's

Accession number: 50528

Ganges Harbour from Fulford/Ganges Road

Accession number: 50529

Vesuvius Bay and Beach when it was uncrowded

Accession number: 50531

Vesuvius Wharf

Accession number: 50532

Log slip at Fulford Harbour, looking towards the village.

Accession number: 50533

Possibly Cranberry Lake (Roberts Lake). Similar to photo identified as Cranberry

Accession number: 50534

Ocean view in unknown location

Accession number: 50535

The flats in flood below the main barn on the Bullock Farm

Accession number: 50536

Mahon Hall, with a crown attending a function on the fairgrounds

Accession number: 50537

Some views of St Mark's Anglican Church

Accession number: 50538

Some views of St Mark's Anglican Church

Accession number: 50539

Some views of St Mark's Anglican Church

Accession number: 50540

Some views of St Mark's Anglican Church

Accession number: 50541

St Paul's Anglican Church, which was situated at Dean Road and Fulford-Ganges Road. It burned down.

Accession number: 50542

St Paul's Anglican Church, which was situated at Dean Road and Fulford-Ganges Road. It burned down.

Accession number: 50543

B.C. Protestant Orphanage in Victoria, B.C., where many of the Bullock Boys lived before coming to the Harry Bullock farm, including Jesse Bond and Donald (Goody) Goodman

Accession number: 50544

Victoria Inner Harbour - early 1900s

Accession number: 50545

Recruits drilling for overseas WWI. Jesse Bond in group

Accession number: 50546

an old fashioned flashlight?

Accession number: 50547

A chair about to be reupholstered?

Accession number: 50548

A pleasant pastoral scene with house

Accession number: 50549

North End Road by St Mary Lake. The Lady was Jesse Bond's first date.

Accession number: 50550

Mahon Hill as identified in other pictures

Accession number: 50551

Ocean view with unidentified buildings in foreground. Ganges Harbour and Spit

Accession number: 50552

Attractive lake front scenic view

Accession number: 50553

Land clearing overlooking SS Princess Joan steams into Ganges Harbour

Accession number: 50554

Vesuvius Beach with rowboat pulled up on the sand

Accession number: 50555

Bullock Lake with water lillies and bulrushes. The pristine condition of yesteryear

Accession number: 50556

Ocean view from Salt Spring Island

Accession number: 50557

Ocean view from Salt Spring Island. Is that a building on far shore?

Accession number: 50558

Ocean view from Salt Spring Island

Accession number: 50559

Ganges Harbour and Spit from high vantage point. Buildings on far shore.

Accession number: 50560

Vesuvius from high vantage point

Accession number: 50561

correction
Allen Lake, now Roberts Lake

Accession number: 50562

Attractive scenic view of Fulford Harbour with the village to the left, Isabella Point to right

Accession number: 50564

A rough cleared hillside with rock in foreground

Accession number: 50565

Near the head of Long Harbour

Accession number: 50566

Jesse Bond about to mount bicycle

Accession number: 50567

Harold Bond (Jesse's younger brother) with bicycle

Accession number: 50568

Model T Ford Car Rally and picnic at Vesuvius, 1914. (See Toynbee Collection)

Accession number: 50569

Model T Ford Car Rally at Mouat's, about to start for Vesuvius and the picnic (See Toynbee Collection)

Accession number: 50570

Model T Ford Car Rally at Mouat's, about to start for Vesuvius and the picnic. Driving the first car is Ernest Crofton, accompanied by Mrs Crofton and her brother, HW Bullock. The second car, owned by Dr Allen Beech, is driven by Gavin Mouat, with Mrs Beech the passenger. (See Toynbee Collection)

Accession number: 50571

A cabin in a cleared spot in the woods with more clearing taking place.

Accession number: 50572

Bullock house on a snowy day

Accession number: 50573

Bullock Lake in winter - very attractive photo of first day snowfall

Accession number: 50574

Bullock Lake in winter, a few days after snowfall

Accession number: 50575

Mahon Hill in winter right after the snowfall, with sleigh descending hill in 50579

Accession number: 50576

Mahon Hill in winter right after the snowfall, with sleigh descending hill in 50579

Accession number: 50577

Mahon Hill in winter right after the snowfall, with sleigh descending hill in 50579

Accession number: 50578

Mahon Hill in winter right after the snowfall, with sleigh descending hill

Accession number: 50579

The Ganges Hotel, built in the year 1912, alongside the Salt Spring Island Trading Company store, offered extensive facilities, being by far the largest building on Salt Spring at the time. The hotel was completely destroyed by fire barely a year later. Jesse Bond ran with his camera from Bullock Farm to Ganges to get a photo of the burning building. (See #50480 and 50481, also The Toynbee Collection)

Accession number: 50580

The back of the Bullock house

Accession number: 50581

A cabin in the woods, “The Shack” was later home of Mrs Mulcheski and her children. Later Mickey Jones and family, as well as others.

Accession number: 50582

A later photo of the cottage, with added attraction.

Accession number: 50584

Bullock house with hay field in front

Accession number: 50585

Attractive photo of Bullock house with hayfield in fron. Willie Palmer cocking hay.

Accession number: 50586

Bullock house with hayfield in front. Bill Evans? on hay wagon pulled by a team of horses.

Accession number: 50587

Jesse Bond on hay wagon pulled by team on Bullock farm. Willie Palmer beside the wagon.

Accession number: 50589

Haying on Bullock farm.

Accession number: 50590

A field of oats stooks

Accession number: 50591

Sheep in a field between Bullock and Stevens Lakes, purchased by Bullock so that he owned all the land surrounding both lakes

Accession number: 50592

Ewes and lambs with sheep shed behind the fence. Top of the hill overlooking the barn.

Accession number: 50593

Beautiful pedigree heifer on Bullock farm

Accession number: 50595

A dog lying beside a wall

Accession number: 50596

Automobile entered in the Model T Rally with an unknown Bullock driver behind the wheel

Accession number: 50597

Automobile entered in the Model T Rally with an unknown Bullock driver behind the wheel

Accession number: 50598

Automobile entered in the Model T Rally with Jesse Bond behind the wheel

Accession number: 50599

Mouat Bros. in Ganges, with horse and buggy in front. Dog, man on porch, man by buggy. Shed to left became Toynbee Garage.

Accession number: 50600

Four Bullock boys swimming in Bullock lake, about to dive in.
From left: Bill Evans, Harold Warburton, Ian Halley, Jesse Bond

Accession number: 50601

The swimmers posed to dive in 50601, now in the water

Accession number: 50602

Harry Bullock with a basket on his arm and his dog at his side, out for a walk

Accession number: 50603

Jesse Bond returning from the hunt with a deer on his back

Accession number: 50604

Willis Stark, his hunting dog and a cougar he has shot

Accession number: 50605

Unidentified man with his catch, a huge fish

Accession number: 50606

Unidentified man with his catch, a huge fish

Accession number: 50607

Two unidentified boys with guns and a sign in the background

Accession number: 50608

A close-up of chicks hatching and just hatched. Excellent photo

Accession number: 50609

A basket of newly hatched chicks

Accession number: 50610

A barred-rock hen

Accession number: 50611

Three men and a dog standing in the snow behing the Bullock house

Accession number: 50612

Team of horses pulls a sleigh holding four people: Willie Palmer, Jesse Bond, Ian Halley and Bozie

Accession number: 50613

An attractive Jersey cow from the Bullock herd

Accession number: 50614

A farm horse

Accession number: 50615

Mare with colt by a fence

Accession number: 50616

Mare and colt held by Willie Palmer

Accession number: 50617

Bozie Elliot and a friend out riding

Accession number: 50618

Bullock boys with equine stock: Willie Palmer, two unidentified and Bozie

Accession number: 50618a

Bill Evans, a Bullock boy, on horseback

Accession number: 50619

Jesse Bond, a Bullock boy, on horseback

Accession number: 50620

Willie Palmer, son of the Bullock housekeeper, on horseback, leading another horse

Accession number: 50621

Willie Palmer leading horse that is pulling a stone boat.

Accession number: 50622

Work crew who are land clearing or fencing on the Bullock farm, during a rest period.

Accession number: 50623

Willie Palmer (centre) with two other men and five horses. Bullock farm flats in the background.

Accession number: 50624

Willie Palmer (left) with two other men in a wagon pulled by two teams of horses

Accession number: 50625

Wagon coming out of the gate with the road disappearing in the distance

Accession number: 50626

Willie Palmer drives the wagon with three horses pulling

Accession number: 50627

Willie Palmer and his mother in the wagon drawn by a three horse team

Accession number: 50628

Willie Palmer and his mother approaching the gate in a wagon pulled by a three horse team

Accession number: 50629

Young men sitting on a bench, the ground, in Beacon Hill Park (Victoria)

possibly the Crawfords: Dick, Tom and perhaps Brian. I do not remember the third name. The Crawfords lived on a farm on Beddis Road.

Olive Mouat

Accession number: 50630

Daisy Evans daughter of Bill Evans
as 50633

Accession number: 50632

Daisy Evans daughter of Bill Evans

Accession number: 50633

unidentified

Accession number: 50634

Moira Bond

1939

Accession number: 50635

Moira Bond

1939

Accession number: 50636

Moira Bond with dog Trixie

Accession number: 50637

Moira Bond

1939

Accession number: 50638

Moira Bond

1939

Accession number: 50639

Moira Bond

1939

Accession number: 50640

Moira Bond

1939

Accession number: 50641

unidentified

Accession number: 50642

unidentified

Accession number: 50643

unidentified

Accession number: 50644

unidentified

Accession number: 50645

Moira Bond 1941

Accession number: 50646

Harold Bond? nephew of Jesse

Accession number: 50647

Steve Dunnell, nephew of Mrs Palmer, sits in the hay with a dog in his arms.

Accession number: 50648

Unidentified boy in unidentified location

Accession number: 50649

Two girls(Adeline Bond?, Jesse's younger sister, on left), probably inmates of the Protestant Orphanage in Victoria, where Jesse Bond stayed before becoming a Bullock boy

Accession number: 50650

Children who may be inmates of the Protestant Orphanage in Victoria

Adeline Bond on left

Accession number: 50651

Adeline Bond

Accession number: 50652

Adeline Bond

Accession number: 50653

Adeline Bond in a white dress and large bows in her hair. Jesse Bond's sister

Accession number: 50654

Cathy Urquhrat (wife of Harold Bond)

Accession number: 50655

Adeline Bond

Accession number: 50656

Adeline Bond on right

Accession number: 50657

Adeline Bond?

Accession number: 50658

Unidentified

Accession number: 50659

Unidentified

Accession number: 50660

Cathy?

Accession number: 50661

Adeline Bond? on left

Accession number: 50662

Harold and Cathy

Accession number: 50663

Three girls, Addy (Adeline) Bond to left, c1914, Jesse Bond's sister

Accession number: 50664

Unidentified

Accession number: 50665

Unidentified

Accession number: 50666

Unidentified

Accession number: 50667

Portrait of Jesse Bond's mother taken about 1914

Elizabeth Ann formerly Bailey (nee DeGear)

Accession number: 50668

Mrs Mary Palmer, mother of Willie Palmer, standing with rolled paper in her hand

Accession number: 50669

Mrs Bill Evans with Daisy on a white shawl

Accession number: 50670

Unidentified woman and child sitting with a collie dog lying in front

Accession number: 50671

Unidentified group

Accession number: 50672

Unidentified

Accession number: 50673

Harold Bond

Accession number: 50674

Harold Bond

Accession number: 50675

Harold Bond

Accession number: 50676

Unidentified

Accession number: 50677

Willie Palmer.

Accession number: 50678

Willie Palmer.

Accession number: 50679

Harold Warburton, who boarded at Bullock house, hunting pheasant with a shotgun

Accession number: 50680

Harold Warburton, who boarded at Bullock house, hunting pheasant with a shotgun

Accession number: 50681

Unidentified man

Accession number: 50682

Eric Springford

Accession number: 50683

Cecil Springford

Accession number: 50684

Eric and Cecil Springford

Accession number: 50685

The Storer brothers, Alfred and Arthur, who were 'remittance' boys and boarded at Bullock house. Both were killed in WWI.

Accession number: 50686

Three boys in suits and hats with boutonnieres
(Wedding party?)

Accession number: 50687

Jack and Laura Silvey wedding photo. The Silvey family lived on Reid Island

Accession number: 50688

Soldier with female friends or relatives

Accession number: 50689

Soldier with female friends or relatives

Accession number: 50690

Doctor Sutherland and hospital helpers at Lady Minto, c. 1930.

(From top left to right) Dr. Eva Sutherland, Frances Cotsford, Betty Seymour, Janie Whims, Carrie Cotsford, Eva Jenkins, Edith Lund, May Nelson, Viva Wood, Marjorie Beech, Alma Wood, and Emily Nobbs.

Accession number: 50691

Young man with infant and little girl

Accession number: 50692

Jesse Bond with possible Betty Drummond or Leah

Accession number: 50693

Unidentified

Accession number: 50694

Unidentified

Accession number: 50695

Unidentified

Accession number: 50696

Unidentified

Accession number: 50697

Unidentified

Accession number: 50698

Unidentified

Accession number: 50699

Christening of Moira Bond from left: Harry Bullock, ? , CH Popham, Eugenie Bartlett(nee Thier), Daisie Evans(godmother, holding Moira), Willie Palmer(godfather), Mrs. Bill Evans(mother of Daisy), Irene Palmer(godmother, Willie's wife, nee Pallew), Mrs.CH Popham, Mary Bond(mother, nee Dahl), Osborne Adamson

Accession number: 50700

All unidentified except Mrs Bond, Jesse's mother, first from left

Accession number: 50701

Picnic at Vesuvius Beach

Accession number: 50703

Picnic at Vesuvius Beach

Accession number: 50704

Picnic at Vesuvius Beach

Accession number: 50705

Picnic at Vesuvius Beach

Accession number: 50706

Picnic in the orchard of Bullock farm

Accession number: 50707