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Correspondence and Writings Series

Series consists of journals, draft manuscripts, correspondence, CMS documents and orders, speeches, sermons all written by or to Archdeacon W. H. Collison. Series also contains correspondence to W.E. Collison and Joyce Collison, genealogical information on the Collison family, newspaper clippings and a school paper written by Archdeacon Collison's grandaughter Katy.

Publications Series

Series contains publications on the following subjects: linguistics, First Nations studies, anthropology, museum studies, the Missionary Society of the Church of England, the Metlakatla Inquiry, material culture and Canadian geography. It is believed that items published prior to 1922 had been collected by the Archdeacon W.H. Collison, while those published post 1922 (the year W.H. Collison passed away) were collected by both his son W.E. Collison and then his grandaughter Joyce Collison.

Photographs

Series consists of images pertaining the Collison family, North Coastal First Nations communities, means of transportation along North Coastal British Columbia, and various church structures and religious events.

Miscellaneous railway history material

This series consists of material created by various societies, companies, railways, unions and government branches for the use and instruction of railway companies and employees. Includes publications, time tables, training materials, union materials, forms, maps and plans related to rail operations in North and South America, but predominately related to Canadian railway operations. Also comprises material created by several American and Canadian railways and transportation companies.

Ledgers

Series consists of 6 ledgers which record expenses for the mine and various other company owned premises in town.

Correspondence

Series consists of one file of letters and notes from October 31, 1895 to March 30, 1896 concerning the purchase of dynamite for the mine.

Grand Trunk Pacific Railway

The Grand Trunk Railway and Grand Trunk Pacific Railway series consists of administrative records, correspondence between railways, and ephemera. Also consists of maps and technical drawings depicting Grand Trunk Railway and Grand Trunk Pacific Railway rail lines and structures.

Photographs

Consists of photographs depicting the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, the Pacific Great Eastern Railway, the British Columbia Railway, the Canadian Pacific Railway, and the Canadian National Railway. Also includes photographs of various forestry-related scenes.

Photographs

The images consists primarily of 130+ photographs taken by or belonging to Reverend R.W. Large, MD which depict communities on the Northwest Coast between approximately 1898 and 1920 including Bella Bella, Rivers Inlet, and Port Simpson, including native villages in which Reverend Large worked. Images show scenes of native fishing, canneries, mission hospitals, churches, girls schools, portraits of native families, and Northwest Coast totems. Other images include 25+ photographs and postcards from the Large family depicting ships and boats on the North Coast.

Photographs

Series consists of graphic material depicting railways in British Columbia. Includes prints, negatives, and postcards.

Photographs

Photographs are primarily related to the history and historical geography of the Central Interior of BC, especially Prince George, Giscome and East Line communities covering the period c.1900-c.2010. Photographs depict geographic features, landscapes, architectural history, and industrial history.

Textual records

Series consists of textual records (bound & unbound) generated by the BC Provincial Police. Includes administrative records dating from 1904 to the 1950s, including a Chief Constable Correspondence Notebook; BC Police General Orders & Criminal Investigation Branch Circulars.

Photographs

Series consists of nine photographs of Prince Rupert scenery, buildings, residents and surrounding area. Includes image of totem and dugout canoe.

Newspaper clippings

Series consists of one file containing two newspaper clippings, one from the BC Saturday Sunset dated September 14, 1912 and another from The Globe dated Saturday March 23, 1907

Arthur Holland Album

Series consists of a photograph album from A. H. Holland, a British Columbia Land Surveyor, that was created while working in the Central Interior, the Cariboo, the Chilcotin and southeast British Columbia. This album visually documents steamboat, stagecoach and horse travel in British Columbia and also captures the prepatory work and dawn of the age of rail travel.

Photographs

Consists of two photograph albums that illustrate Parker Bonney's early years as a Forest Engineer. Includes photographs of the expedition to the Nass Valley undertaken by Parker Bonney, Sam Brown, and others. May also include photographs of later surveying expeditions.

Freight

Series consists of research material regarding rail freight in British Columbia and in general. Includes information about freight statistics, freight customers in BC, freight revenue, less-than-carload service, types of freight loads, freight loading and discharging devices, and intermodal freight. Also includes information on the rail transport of coal, coke fuel, ore, lumber, pulp and paper, potash, sulfur, cement, gypsum, grain, fish, chemicals, petroleum, automobiles, and livestock.

Forest History and Activism series

Series consists of materials reflecting Harry Coates life-long dedication and activism for sustainable forest management. Series also reflects Harry Coates' interest in forest history; series includes old forest industry records collected by Harry Coates including a timber sales ledger and timber license.

Photographs

Photographs in this series document Perry's political career, his business enterprises and his familial connection with relatives in England. Other featured subjects include various transportation modes (ca. 1913) used in the BC Interior, as well as railroad and bridge construction in the same era.

Photographs

Photographs consist of 16 black & white photographs depicting Fort George land and surveying, including 3 photographs of Jack Henderson-Roe in front of his log cabin that he constructed in Fort George in 1913.

Pacific Great Eastern Railway (PGE)

Pacific Great Eastern Railway series consists of correspondence between departments, records pertaining to train movements, and ephemera. Series includes publications concerning the topics of unionized labour, railway operation, and public interest. Also consists of maps and technical drawings depicting Pacific Great Eastern Railway lines and structures.

Pacific Great Eastern Railway

Miscellaneous forest history material

The Miscellaneous Forest History Material series consists of material created or used by various logging and pulp mill companies. Includes forms, union materials, maps, plans and other records related to the forestry sector in British Columbia. The series also comprises publications related to equipment and employee training, and correspondence and memorandum developed by B.C. Chemicals, a division of Canfor.

Historical Info

Series contains historical information regarding the Aleza Lake Research Forest. Includes photographs and slides pertaining to the Aleza Lake Experiment Station.

BC Forest Industry Research

Series consists of scanned historical documents pertaining to stumpage and royalty in British Columbia's forest industry, including:

  • British Columbia Forest Policy, "Comments and policy decisions by the Forest Policy Advisory Committee on the Recommendations of the Pearse Royal Commission," May 16, 1978
  • Correspondence re: “Temporary Tenures” from C. Cooper, Forest Counsel, June 28, 1973
  • Memorandum to Deputy Minister from I.T. Cameron, Chief Forester, June 13, 1973
  • Memorandum from E.L. Young, Chief Forester, September 11, 1974
  • British Columbia Forest Service, "Comparative Value Timber Pricing," September 15, 1987
  • Memorandum to I.T. Cameron, Chief Forester from E. Knight, Forester re: Timber Licence Royalties, June 18,1973
  • Correspondence from J.S. Stokes, Deputy Minister, 1974-1976; includes correspondence, memorandum, newspaper clippings, cabinet submissions
  • Correspondence from President Ronald Reagan to Senator Bob Packwood, May 8, 1986
  • Memorandum from T.M. Apsey, Deputy Minister, October 1, 1981
  • Canada – U.S.A. Trade M.O.U. Correspondence, 1986
  • BC News Release re: Timber Royalties, 1995
  • Correspondence from Overton W. Price to H.R. MacMillan, October 3, 1913; includes copy of original letter and transcript
  • Correspondence from Overton W. Price to H.R. MacMillan, October 7, 1913
  • Briefing Notes for Hon. F.D. Wilson, Minister of Forests re: Law Suits Over Timber Licences and Royalty (March 29, 2001)
  • BC News Release re: Major Shift in Forest Policy for British Columbia (September 15, 1987)

Personal Correspondence 1913

Consists of 6 letters written by Jack Henderson-Roe, of Fort George, to his father, C.H. Henderson-Roe, of England, regarding proposed land acquisitions in Fort George.

Plans and Legal Records

Consists of legal records and documents related to the holdings and activities of J. B. Henderson-Roe and his father, C.H. Henderson-Roe, including a hand-drawn map of Prince George, Fort George, and South Fort George, as well as a surveyor's plan for a subdivision.

Political Activities

Series documents H.G.T. Perry's political activities primarily in British Columbia. They include his tenure as Mayor of Prince George (1917-1918; and 1920); as Member of the Legislative Assembly for Fort George (1920-1928 & 1933-1945); as Speaker (1933-1937)and Deputy Speaker (1924 to 1928) of the Legislative Assembly; as Minister of Education (1941- 45); and as Chairman of the Post-War Rehabilitation Council (1942-194?). This series is comprised of significant materials covering a wide range of topics related to Northern British Columbia (such as Northern BC political and economic developments); World War II and Post-War Rehabilitation and politics in British Columbia.

Types of records include: Speakers' Decisions (1877-1943) in the BC Legislative Assembly, memoranda, publications, reports, correspondence, advertisements, telegrams, resolutions, speeches, radio addresses, proposals, maps, plans, file notes, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, ephemera, and postcards and WWII and Post-War Printed Material.

Canadian National Railways Series

The Canadian National Railway series consists of administrative records, safety records, correspondence between departments, labour records, records pertaining to train movements, maintenance records, and ephemera. Includes publications concerning the topics of unionized labour, railway operation, maintenance of way, handling of hazardous materials, safety, public interest, and the two Royal Tours of 1939 and 1959. Also consists of maps and technical drawings depicting Canadian National Rail lines and equipment.

Canadian National Railway

Photographs

Series consists of photographs relating to Ray Williston's life from childhood to recent times, air photographs of Prince George, photographs of Bangladesh, and a listing of photographs slated for use in Mr. Williston's biography "Forests, power and policy: the legacy of Ray Williston" written by Eileen Williston and Betty Keller.

Maps

Series consists of an assortment of maps concerning Northern B.C. Included are topographic maps, pre-emptor’s and preliminary maps, physiographic maps, and resource (geological, game, etc.) maps.

Personal Correspondence 1914

Consists of 5 letters written by Jack Henderson-Roe, of Fort George, to his father, C.H. Henderson-Roe, of England, regarding investments and proposed land acquisitions in Fort George.

Legal Correspondence

Consists of 3 notes sent by Blunt & Brocklehurst, Solicitors, Macclesfield, to C.H. Henderson-Roe, Esq. concerning financial matters.

Funeral Ledger

Series contains one funeral ledger that consists of personal information regarding individuals' causes of death, their name, age, and place of residence. The ledger also contains information regarding payment for caskets or other funeral arrangements.

Timber Sales

Series consists of timber sale contracts, correspondence, logging inspection reports, diagrams, datasheets, prescription reports, and maps.

Personal Life

Series includes material related to the personal activities of H.G.T. Perry, which incorporates various materials from family and acquaintances. Included are correspondence between family and friends, news clippings regarding family funerals, Christmas cards, telegrams and postcards. Also includes printed notes and clippings of poetry, stories, and humour with commentary by H.G.T. Perry.

William Dow Ferry material

Series consists of records and photographs relating to Judge William Ferry's life and career. Includes school records from Prince George Public School and the University of British Columbia, military photographs, and records, certificates and photographs relating to his his judicial career.

Ferry, William Dow

Pacific Great Eastern Railway

Series consists of information about the Pacific Great Eastern Railway and BC Rail, the provincial railway of British Columbia. Includes information about its history, construction, statistics, and its Dease Lake extension.

Research and Experimental Forests

Series contains aerial photographs, stump data sheets, permanent sample plot summaries, correspondence, minutes from meetings, research proposals, budget reports, measurement charts, various historical documents, permits, field notes, overview diagrams, and an inventory of the 1994 Northwood Pulp and Timber donation to the Fraser Fort George Museum.

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