Collection 2009.5 - Taylor-Baxter Family Photograph Collection

Tom Taylor Portrait Hugh Taylor Sr. with Group at South Fort George Taylor Family at House in South Fort George Hugh Taylor Jr. with Group of Men Hugh Taylor Jr. in Front of House Hugh Taylor Jr. Wearing Skis Hugh Taylor Jr. Portrait Hugh Taylor Jr. Wearing a Suit Hugh Taylor Jr. Portrait Hugh Taylor Jr. Holding a Cat Hermina Taylor and son Hugh Jr Hugh Taylor Jr in Ski Gear Hugh Jr. & Virginia Taylor Hugh Taylor Jr. Sitting on White Picket Fence Portrait of a Young Taylor Violet with Friends at Prince Rupert Portrait of a Young Taylor Violet with Friends at Prince Rupert Violet with Friends at Prince Rupert Men in Street at South Fort George Violet & Virginia Taylor Violet Taylor Seated on Engine of Train Lumber Pile and Cardboard Boxes Man Standing by Piles of Lumber and Cardboard Boxes Hugh Taylor Sr. with young Violet, Arthur and Dixon Young Arthur and Virginia Taylor Man Standing by Piles of Lumber and Cardboard Boxes Man Driving Team of Horses over Nechako River Bridge Hermina Taylor Sitting with Mrs. Dixon Taylor Family Gathering on Lulu Island, B.C. Taylor Gathering at the Baxter Home in Prince George Young Virginia & Violet Taylor in Front Yard Young Arthur & Virginia Taylor on Front Steps Young Taylor Boy Hermina Taylor and daughter Violet Young Violet & Virginia Taylor Hermina Taylor and Three Oldest Sons Hermina Taylor and daughter Violet Young Violet and Lucy Taylor Young Virginia and Violet Taylor Tom Taylor's Basketball Team Finlay River Rapids, B.C. Cousin to Taylor Family at Victoria, B.C. Friends of the Taylor Family at Hazelton, B.C. Taylor Family Sitting at Kispiox, B.C. Four Oldest Taylor Children Sitting on Steps Three Oldest Taylor Children Sitting on Steps Four Oldest Taylor Children Riding in Buggy Young Violet in Kispiox Valley Unidentified Man at Log Cabin
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Taylor-Baxter Family Photograph Collection

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  • 1899-1959 (Creation)

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  • 609 photographs : b&w
  • 18 photographs : b&w negatives
  • 0.75 cm textual records

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This Collection consists of photographs documenting early development of the Central Interior including such subjects as: homesteading, railway construction, packing & freighting, modes and routes of transportation, schools, mercantile development, leisurely activities, sports, natural resource development and exploitation, political movements, town-site development and policing. This collection also provides a look at history of the Taylor-Baxter Family - a long time pioneering family of this region, including: A.K. & Lillian Bourchier; Hugh & Hermina "Minnie" (nee Wessel) Taylor and family; Herbert & Sarah (nee Wessel) Glassey; and Bob & Violet (nee Taylor) Baxter and family.

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  • English

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Most originals are held by the Northern BC Archives & Special Collections; however some images were only on temporary loan to the NBCA for digitization and subsequently returned to the donor. The images on loan are identified as such at item level.

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Personal or academic use of photographic materials is welcomed under the standard fair use and educational use clauses of Canadian Copyright Law. Commercial use is, however, forbidden without the express permission of the copyright holder. For information on obtaining written permission from the copyright holder, please contact the Northern B.C. Archives and Special Collections.

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"Fort George Herald" 30 November 1912, vol.3, no.13
"Fort George Herald" 3 August 1912, vol.3, no.31
"Prince George Citizen" 28 February 1946, vol.29 no.9
"The Cariboo Observer" 17 March 1917 (vol. 9, no.31)
"Smithers Interior News" 16 November 1921
“Hugh Taylor is Summoned by Death” in the "Prince George Citizen" 8 November 1921

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