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First train leaving Prince Rupert

Photograph of a large crowd gathered in front of a Grand Trunk Pacific train. Residential buildings atop a hill are visible in the background. Annotation on recto reads: "First Train Leaving Prince Rupert June 14 1911"

Taylor-Baxter Family Photograph Collection

  • 2009.5
  • Collection
  • 1899-1959
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.

Columbia Cellulose Company, Limited fonds

  • 2012.05
  • Fonds
  • 1959-1970
Fonds consists of documents providing information on the Columbia Cellulose Company, Limited covering the period of 1959-1970. These documents detail the company’s history, historical and geographical context, and plans for the future. Files often include photographs, maps, and technical drawings of the mills.

Columbia Cellulose Company, Limited

Skeena Kraft Limited Press kit

File consists of a folder containing documents describing Skeena Kraft Limited. Folder consists of:
*Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget--A Forest Products Giant
*Columbia Cellulose Company, Limited--A Corporate History
*Two World-Wide Sales Organizations to Market Skeena Kraft Pulp
*Skeena Kraft Limited Adopts Distinctive Housemark Symbol Adapted from Sun Totem, Kee-War-Kow, Family Crest of Sky People
*The Nass and Skeena Valleys--A New Economic Region Terrace and Prince Rupert are Hubs in Finance and Services
*MISSING: Twinriver Timber Limited: New Company Created to Administer Two Tree Farm Licence Areas
*The Forests Behind the Coast Range Produce Superior Pulp
*Efficient New Woodroom Highlights Skeena Mill
*Integrating Two Power Systems--A Marriage with Convenience One Power Group Serves Two Mills
*Pulping Group Features Flexible Bleaching Sequence and World's Largest Flakt Drier
*New Dams Create Huge Storage Area for Skeena Water Supply
*Advanced Process Control Techniques Employ Computers Extensively
*Skeena Kraft Mill Quality Control and Process Control Tune Mill to Produce Prime Quality Pulps
*Co-ordination and Administration of Construction and Design of Skeena Kraft Shared by H.A. Simons and Central Engineering of Columbia Cellulose
*Purchasing and Traffic Departments Buy and Move More than 25,000 Tons of Materials During Skeena Kraft Construction Co-ordinated Sea and Land Transport System Introduced
*Skeena Kraft--Hundreds of New Jobs Canada-Wide Recruiting Programme Attracts New Workers to Growing Nass-Skeena Region;
*Also includes 19 photographs; 12 technical drawings and diagrams; 2 maps;
*Promotional pamphlet "The Skeena Kraft Story."

Company Operating History series

Series consists of documents providing information on the Columbia Cellulose Company, Limited including its history, historical and geographical context, and plans for the future. These documents often include photographs, maps, and technical drawings of the mills. Series consists of Skeena Kraft press kit; Feasibility Study of Nass River Valley Log Transport Systems; A Summary History and Progress; Development Study: Northern resources; Columbia Cellulose Company, Limited.

Aerial view of Prince Rupert

Attached description: The thriving city of Prince Rupert is shown in this aerial picture. Prince Rupert has been enjoying a construction boom which includes the construction of the $80 million Skeena Kraft mill, hundreds of single-family homes, and hundreds of units in apartments, motels, and hotels. The construction of Skeena Kraft provided the stimulus for a population expansion to over 17,000. The Columbia Cellulose and Skeen a Kraft payrolls account for well over a third of the incomes of the city. Prince Rupert is, along with Terrace, the hub of a new economic region encompassing the Nass and Skeena valley regions.

Reverend R.W. Large fonds

  • 2004.2
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900]-1960, prominent 1900-1920
Consists of 165 black and white photographs depicting Northwest Coast communities including Bella Bella, Rivers Inlet, Port Simpson, and Prince Rupert between approximately 1900 and 1920. Also includes postcard images of ships and boats on the North Coast belonging to the Large family, from Reverend Large's son Dr. R.G. Large. Also includes 39 colour slides ca. 1960 of ship scenes and weather balloon launches from the Dr. R.G. Large family.

Large, R.W., Rev.

5th Street, Prince Rupert, B.C.

Handwritten annotation on recto of postcard reads: “Were there’s a will there’s a way, 5th Street, Prince Rupert, B.C., F. Button photo Pr. Rupert. No. 514.” Handwritten annotation in pen on verso of postcard reads: “Miss Belding, 33 Marlbro Avenue, Hull Yorkshire, England. S.S. Prince George. Dec. 1918. Dear Bertha, This is a street in the centre of the town Prince Rupert. There is a capacity list of passengers on board. The boat is registered to hold 384. We left at midnight and exped to arrive in Vancouver tomorrow at 3:30 pm. Love from Edie.”

Pre-Emptor’s Map, Prince Rupert Sheet

Colour-coded map depicting surveyed lands respectively open and closed to preemption. Depicts land recording divisions, land district boundaries, government reserves, communities, bodies of water, and transport routes. Includes topographical inset.

Dominion Day Parade in Prince Rupert, BC

Crowd is gathered for Dominion Day Parade. Decorated float can be seen in centre of street, and Hotel Prince Rupert stands in background. Printed annotation on recto reads: “Dominion Day Prince Rupert 1914 Photo W.W.W.” Handwritten message in ink on verso is addressed to “Mr. S. Smart 2550 Blackwood St Victoria B.C.”

Horses Pulling Wagon in Dominion Day Parade, Prince Rupert, BC

Photograph depicts a team of Clydesdale horses pulling a decorated wagon. Printed annotation on recto reads: “Dominion Day Prince Rupert BC 1914” Handwritten annotation in pencil on verso reads: “1914 Dominion Day Prince Rupert.” Handwritten annotation in ink on verso is addressed to “Mrs. Herbert Hampton New Harvey House Niagara Falls New York” Cancelation mark on Canadian 1 cent stamp is dated: July 22, 14

Fred Jeffery Photograph Collection

  • 2009.10
  • Collection
  • 1921-1933
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. Notable are the photographs depicting indigenous (Nisga'a) people and places and Chinese and Japanese cannery workers. Identified canneries featured in these photographs include: Mill Bay Cannery, Namu Cannery, Klemtu Cannery, Shushartie Bay Cannery, Balmoral Cannery, North Pacific Cannery, Nass 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, the 1924 Special Service Squadron ships in Vancouver, early construction of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, and town overviews of Yokohama, Japan (pre WWII).

Jeffery, Fred

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