Plan of Port Essington consists of an architectural plan for the townsite of Port Essington compiled from plans in Land Registry and described as Composite Plan 537 (originally deposited October 17th 1893). Depicts Skeena River, Hocsal River, individual lots and streets, the B.C. Fishing and Packing Co. Ltd., a graveyard, and the Anglo British Columbia Packing Co.
Contains photographs generally depicting landscapes, water scenes, and views of towns on British Columbia's north coast. Includes images featuring sternwheelers and other boats, canneries, fisheries, and individuals. Locations depicted include Port Essington and Port Simpson (Lax Kw’alaams) in BC, Fort Wrangell in Alaska, and other unknown towns. Includes one photograph of a man named Max Lohbrunner, and many other images depicting unidentified individuals.
Subject areas identified in this collection include: church and hospital buildings (including nurses quarters); group photos featuring doctors, nurses, and hospital workers; grave markers; landscapes; processing of oolichan fish; and various church-related events such as weddings and church openings.
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.
File contains postcard photographs portraying life in various Northern BC Communities. Images depict buildings and streets, church structures, harbours and docks, and views of the shore from the water to name a few.
Photograph of a boardwalk street with buildings on either side, several people visible in image. Trees can be seen on street, and mountains stand in background. Handwritten annotation in pencil on verso reads: “Port Essington, North Coast Commercial Coy”.
View of building, dock, harbour and small islands with snow peaked mountains in background. Printed caption on verso reads: “Port Essington B.C. Photo by P. E. Fisher”. Handwritten annotation in ink on verso reads: “up the Skeena”, in pencil on verso: “Port Essington, North Coast Commercial Coy”.
View of dock full of rows of nets and a few workers. Sail boats are anchored near the dock and there are rows of bunkhouses in the mid ground, trees in the background. Handwritten annotation in pencil on recto reads: “Port Essington B. C.”
View of peninsula with houses and trees. Dock in mid ground, trees and grasses in foreground. Recto stamped “Port Simpson DE 17" and "Port Essington DE 18". Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "W. J. O'Neill Esq. Telegraph Point Via Pt. Essington B.C. Don't you think this pretty [Weggs & Mr. Byron?] was over last night - said he saw you and [Halie?]. Yours - BaBa".
Photograph depicts the interior of a grocery shop displaying eggs, scale, sides of meat, bananas, other produce and 2 shop attendants. Sign above table reads: Morrow & Frizzell. Handwritten annotation in pencil on recto reads: “Port Essington B. C. 1907”.
Photograph depicts shore and village with a treed hill in the background. Water and boats in foreground. Handwritten annotation in ink on verso of photograph: "Port Simpson B.C.". Semi-legible annotation on recto notes the postcard was addressed to London, England.