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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.

Legislature in session

Item is a photograph of the BC legislature in session. Mr. Williston is seated on the left in the front row, fourth from the speaker next to Premier W.A.C. Bennett.

Boy’s Parliament

Item is a photograph of the Boy’s Parliament taken on the steps of the Legislature in Victoria. Mr. Williston is on the left in the second row from the front.

Ray Williston receiving silver teaspoons

Item is a photograph of Mr. Williston receiving five silver teaspoons with the centennial crest, one for each 100 hundred miles of a personal centennial project which was to run 500 miles, the equivalent of the distance to Prince George. The spoons were presented by YMCA Physical Education Director Art Burgess (left) and YMCA Secretary James A. McConnell. The run took place on the YMCA track in Victoria.

Ray Williston running through ribbon

Item is a photograph of Mr. Williston completing 500 miles in his personal centennial project of running the equivalent of the distance to Prince George. The run took place on the YMCA track in Victoria.

Elementary Class

Item is a photograph of a class of elementary school children from the Craigflower School in Victoria. Ray began attending there in 1922.

Interview with Nellie Runnalls

Item consists of transcript of recorded interview with Nellie Oliver Runnalls who discusses her early family life in Victoria and Delta, BC and memories of her father's political career; her father was former BC premier John Oliver. Runnalls also discusses her life in Prince George, as wife of Reverend F.E. Runnals

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Close View of Bridget Signing Book

Photograph depicts Bridget Moran wearing University of Victoria regalia, seated at table with large book. Curtains hang in background, poinsettia plant sits on far right.

Bridget Moran & David Strong

Photograph depicts Moran and Strong wearing full regalia, and shaking hands while holding unidentified item. Curtain hangs in background.

Album No. 1

Images within this album consist primarily of the fishing industry, river & landscapes, salmon cannery images (housing, people, workers, boats) on the Nass River and North Pacific Coast, ca.1926-1933. Images also feature indigenous First Nations peoples, totem poles, the parliament buildings in Victoria, B.C., and the C.P.R. Pier in Vancouver, B.C. Each photograph is accompanied by a handwritten description glued below or beside the image.

Cousin to Taylor Family at Victoria, B.C.

Two women stand in walkway cleared of snow in front of tall brick home with a detailed porch, believed to be in Victoria, B.C. The women wear long winter coats, fur hand-warmers, and large hats. It is believed that one or both of these women is a cousin to Violet Baxter's family, through the Taylor line.

Cousin to Taylor Family at Victoria, BC

Woman stands in walkway cleared of snow in front of tall brick home with a detailed porch, believed to be in Victoria, B.C. Woman wears long winter coat, fur hand-warmer, and large hat. It is believed this woman may be a cousin to Sarah Glassey's family, possibly through the Taylor line.

Birthday card featuring four photographs of Terrace Gardens, Government House, two of which feature a cougar, Victoria, BC

Typed message on front reads: “Happy Birthday Your Honour, You have a way of making each person you come in contact with feel so special, so we all want to wish you the happiest birthday year ever. Staff of Government House, October 18, 2002.” Signed by the staff of Government House.

Handwritten annotation on verso reads: “The Rock - I spent 6 years creating 6 gardens surrounding”.

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