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Close view of totem poles at Skidegate, Queen Charlotte Islands, BC

Totem poles (crest poles?) stand in front of a line of houses. Blanketed canoes sit on beach in right foreground; forest in background.

Handwritten annotations on verso read: “Haida Encampment [crossed through with line]"; "Skidegate Queen Charlottes Islands / To illustrate Introduction / Introduction Trophies from a Song [Trail?] Page 1 Heading."

Portrait of Lady Harriot Dufferin

Portrait of Lady Dufferin, wife of Lord Dufferin (Governor General of Canada, 1872-1878) was given to W.H. and Marion Collison on the occasion of their visit to the North Coast in 1876.

Handwritten annotation in pen on the verso which reads: “Given to my parents.” Recto of photograph is signed by Lady Dufferin. Photographers mark on recto reads: “Cabinet Portrait Hunter & Co. Toronto, Ontario”.

Haida tombs in Masset, Queen Charlotte Islands, BC

Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph reads: "Tombs. ? Massett".

Caption under printed version of photo in W.H. Collison's book 'In the Wake of the War Canoe': "At Masset, Queen Charlotte Islands, B.C. The side-posts are solid and sunk in the ground. The horizontal piece is hollow, and contains the corpse. These tombs are now falling through decay." (see page 216).

H.G.T. (Harry) Perry fonds

  • 2002.7
  • Fonds
  • 1877-1960

Fonds consists of records relating to the personal, business and political life of H.G.T. Perry and as such, has been divided into the following four series: 1) Photographs; 2) Political Activities; 3) Business Ventures; 4) Personal Life; and 5) Miscellaneous Historical Information Files. Also includes material relating to his son, Frank Perry, and his failed political campaign. Includes World War II and Post-War printed materials.

Types of records included in this fonds include Speakers' Decisions (1877-1943) in the BC Legislative Assembly, maps, publications, reports, correspondence, advertisements, telegrams, resolutions, minutes, annual reports, telegrams, resolutions, reports, speeches, press releases, proposals, plans, charts, file notes, memoranda, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, ephemera, postcards and photographs.

View of Wrangell, Alaska

Photograph depicts community buildings on shoreline, water in foreground.

Handwritten annotation on image reads: "Wrangle, Alaska."; on verso: "Fort Wrangle, Alaska Territory. visited by W.H.Collison, C.M.S. 1877. Prior to the establishment of any mission, [...? illegible] 1875 - 1876. Presbyterian. Insert this illustration of Wrangle on Page 77 as marked."

Lodges and totem poles at village on Nass River, BC

Photograph depicts totem poles (crest poles?) in front of lodge buildings on river shore. Canoes can be seen floating in foreground, hills in background.

Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Chapter XII. Number 1. Section of Indian Village on Nass River showing lodges and totems".

Falling totem pole, Nass River, BC

Photograph depicts a totem pole supported by smaller poles, and a second totem pole standing straight in background. Beach in foreground, fence and hills in distance.

Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Falling greatness, Chapt. XXI No. 5, A Chief's Totem Pole inclined to fall. [Gitaix?] Encampment, Nass River. Five illustration for Chapt. XXI."

Small boy carrying bear skin

Unidentified boy walks on a wood boardwalk, carrying large bundle. Forest in background.

Handwritten annotations on verso read: "Young boy carrying furs - Village of Kincolith"; "Little Indian boy carrying bear skin [?] at Gitlakdamix".

Mission house in Kincolith, BC

Photograph depicts tall building, with long shorter section crossing midground in front. Path runs through garden in foreground.

Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Back of Mission House Kincolith".

Chief's lodge and totem, Nass River, BC

Photograph depicts two men standing at base of totem pole in front of large elaborate lodge building with post reading "MINESQU". Smaller structure stands in background (elevated cache?).

Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Chapter XXIV. No. 3. A chief's lodge and totem Nass River."

'Place of Echoes' at Kincolith, BC

Photograph features a steep cliff across water, rocky shore in foreground.

Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Up the 'Big Creek' at Kincolith B.C. Rock face called 'the place of echoes' by the Indian people."

Finback whale crest, Southeast Alaska

Two carved poles stand in foreground, a third smaller pole visible by wood structure in background.

Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "For heading of Page 12. Fin Back Whale Crest. [?] Totems, S.E. Alaska".

Medicine man’s rattle - Haida

Close up of a carved wooden rattle featuring one side which is in the shape of a sun with face.

Handwritten annotation on verso reads: “Medicine man’s rattle. One side representing The sun and the other side The Moon. For heading of Page 20 Medicine Man’s rattle, Haida, Q.C. Islands.”

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