Collection 2009.10 - Fred Jeffery Photograph Collection

Boats in the harbour at Gibson's Landing Boats at dock at low tide Cameron Genoa Mills Shipbuilders Ltd. as seen from the water British Columbia Parliament buildings as seen from Victoria's Inner Harbour The Idledays boat at dock The Algoma anchored at Maple Bay Fishing boat tied up to a floating fish camp house H. Welda standing in his boat Coaster in dry dock at Arrandale, BC C.P.R. Boat at dock in Vancouver Empress of Russia at dock in Vancouver

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Fred Jeffery Photograph Collection

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  • Graphic material

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2009.10

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  • ca.1924 - 1933 (Creation)
    Creator
    Jeffery, Fred

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303 photographs : b&w

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Name of creator

(1870 - 1952)

Biographical history

Fred Jeffery was born in Bruce Mines, in the Algoma District of Ontario in 1870 to Richard and Mary Ann Jeffery. When he finished school he worked as a stationary engineer mining for hard-rock copper for the Bruce Mines until 1891, when he moved out West to British Columbia. After his migration, Mr. Jeffery worked as a steam engineer during the winters at both the original Hotel Vancouver and occasionally at the Rogers building; while each summer he traveled north to the Nass Valley where he worked as a steam engineer at a Prince Rupert salmon cannery. Upon his retirement he built a boat named the Algoma, and sailed around the Gulf Islands looking for the perfect spot to build a home – a spot he eventually found in Maple Bay (Duncan). Mr. Jeffery died in Maple Bay, B.C on 19 April 1952.

Custodial history

The three photograph albums comprising this collection were donated to the NBCA by the niece of Fred Jeffery, Mrs. Elizabeth Haynes in two separate donations: the first in 2002 and the second in 2009. These albums came to Mrs. Haynes via her late mother, sister of Mr. Jeffery.

Scope and content

The Fred Jeffery Collection consists of three photograph albums comprising a total of 303 b&w photographs all dating from ca.1924-1933. The subject matter of these images consist primarily of the fishing industry, river & landscapes, salmon cannery images (housing, people, workers, machinery, boats) on the Nass River and North Pacific Coast. Identified canneries featured in these photographs include: Mill Bay Cannery, Namu Cannery, Klemtu Cannery, Shushartie Bay Cannery, Balmoral Cannery, North Pacific Cannery, Naas Harbour Cannery, Port Essington Cannery, Kitwanga Cannery, Port Nelson Cannery, Alert Bay Cannery, Dominion Cannery and ABC Co. Cannery. Photographs also include images of the Canadian Pacific Railway in both Vancouver and Sicamous, BC., as well as, images of the Legislative Assembly buildings in Victoria, BC, early construction of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC and town overviews of Yokohama, Japan (pre WWII).

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Physical condition

The photographs are in good condition; however, the albums have begun to disintegrate.

Arrangement

Creator's original arrangement of photographs has been maintained.

Language of material

  • English

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Location of originals

Northern BC Archives & Special Collections

Availability of other formats

Tiffs and Jpegs

Restrictions on access

Access may be restricted due to the condition of the photo album requested.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

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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2009.10

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