Collection 2004.8 - Alexander Manson mining collection

Wooden road beside river Mining site Steamshovel Beat McCorkell - Germansen Lake Charlie (?) - Germansen Lake Unidentified man standing amongst the ditchlines Unidentified man standing beside a ditchline filled with water Gravel road carved into the forested landscape Bridge building Steamshovel at work Unidentified man standing in a large ditchline Bulldozer front end Gravel road carved into the forested landscape Bulldozer front end Unidentified man standing beside some dismantled pieces of mining equipment Steamshovel at work Unidentified man standing amongst the ditchlines Unidentified man standing at the top of the ditchlines Unidentified man standing beside some dismantled pieces of mining equipment Water-filled ditchline Unidentified man standing in a large ditchline Unidentified man standing at the top of an empty wooden flume (?) situated at the top of a mounta... Unidentified man standing at the top of an empty wooden flume (?) situated at the top of a mounta... Unidentified man standing on a newly constructed wooden roadway in the forest Mining site Distance perspective of an unidentified man standing in a ditchline Unidentified man standing at the top of the ditchlines Unidentified man standing on a wooden road beside a steamshovel Unidentified man standing beside a ditchline filled with water Distance perspective of an unidentified man standing in a ditchline Gravel road carved into the forested landscape Water-filled ditchline Unidentified man standing on a wooden road beside a steamshovel Unidentified man standing beside some dismantled pieces of mining equipment Wooden roadways criss-crossing a forested landscape Wooden roadways criss-crossing a forested landscape Bert McCorkell's cut into tertiary gravel Freighting (?) to Manson [Creek] - for bare ground the dog sleds were loaded on wagon Dog - When do we eat [?] Germansen Placers "Up hill" work Out of the snow for awhile "Make camp" on the road to Manson Creek Old mine's recording office, Manson Creek Freighting to Manson [Creek] Freighting to Manson [Creek] Pipeline at Germansen Placers Wooden roadway traversing a mountainside Ditchline with steamshovel visible in background Water filled ditchline with steamshovel visible in background
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Alexander Manson mining collection

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2004.8

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  • 1930 - 1940 (Creation)
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    Manson, Alexander

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133 photographs : b&w ; 10.2 x 5.3 cm

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(1883-1964)

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Alexander Manson was the first lawyer to practice law in Prince Rupert, BC.

In 1916, he entered Provincial politics under the Liberal Party banner, and became the M.L.A representing the region in the 1920, 1924, and 1928 elections. He was appointed Speaker of the House (1921), and Attorney General and Minister of Labour (1922-28). Upon his defeat in 1933, Manson returned to Vancouver to practice law, and subsequently was appointed Supreme Court Justice - a position he held until his retirement in 1961.

He married Stella Beckwith on June 29, 1909 in Vancouver, BC. In 1916, he successfully entered the world of Provincial politics and became an M.L.A for the Liberal party, winning 473 (67.16%) of the votes for his riding. He continued to represent the Liberals - and winning- in the 1920, 1924, and 1928 elections.

During this time, he was Speaker of the House (1921) and appointed as both the Attorney General and Minister of Labour (1922-28).
It was also during this time (1925-26) that he was elected and served as the Grand Master of the Grand Masonic Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon.

Upon his defeat in Provincial politics in 1933, Mr Manson returned to Vancouver to practice law and was subsequently appointed Supreme Court Justice. He continued in this position until his retirement in 1961. Born in 1883, Mr. Manson passed away on September 25, 1964.

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Donated to Northern BC Archives 10 September 2004.

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The Alexander Manson Mining Collection consists of 133 loose photographs documenting various aspects of the mining industry in Northern British Columbia between 1930-1940. Photographs show images of Manson Creek and Germansen Landing.

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Access to original materials limited by physical stability of item and to be determined by Archivist at time of access request. Reproductions available.

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The "Alexander Manson fonds" can be found at University of British Columbia Library Rare Books and Special Collections ( http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=3156669 ).

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