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Ray Williston fonds

  • 2000.13
  • Fonds
  • 1914 - 1999, predominant 1954 – 2001

Fonds consists of photographs, scrapbooks of newspaper clippings and memorabilia, correspondence, reports and other textual material. The photographs relate to Mr. Williston’s life from childhood to the late 1990s, the scrapbooks document Mr. Williston’s years in political office, and the textual materials relate to both Mr. Williston’s public life and private interests.

Williston, Ray Gillis

Bob Harkins interviews Ted Williams

Item consists of transcript and taped summary of recorded interview with long-time resident Ted Williams who discusses his father' Chuck Williams early years in Prince George c.1920s. He also discusses river transportation, steam boats on the Fraser River and river scowing adventures on the Grand Canyon (BC) and fatalities that occurred.

Bob Harkins

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.

Geographic Features

Photographs within this file document natural and artificial features across the landscape of Northern British Columbia. This landscape also includes the physical, built, urban and industrial landscapes; topography; site plans; boundaries, districts, reserves, parks, sanctuaries, towns, villages and cities, etc.

Prince George Postcard

Postcard image depicts streetview looking west along 3rd Ave in Prince George, B.C. Storefronts and period automobiles are visible. Handwritten annotation on photographic negative, now visible along bottom of print image reads: "3rd Ave, Prince George B.C. Looking West. HND 41".

Loaded scow on the Nechako River

View of a scow loaded with provisions and several people passing through rapids of the Grand Canyon. Printed annotation on recto reads: “A scow loaded with provisions passing through the Grand Canyon on it’s way to Fort George.” Handwritten annotation in pencil on recto reads: “Nearly Bumped, Nachaco River” Handwritten annotation in pencil on verso reads: “My address will be Fort George BC. Dear Mrs. Cooper, I am up in the wild part of BC now where men horses and everything get drowned every day, sometimes automobiles get drowned also. This is the way we travel up where I am now. I saw a boat upside down in this Canyon it had a bundle of blankets tied on it and one oar was dancing in the whirlpool. This made my hair stand straight up and down.”

Arrival of the First Stage Coach at the Hotel Northern, South Fort George, BC. 19 October 1911.

Postcard featuring a photograph of a photograph of the arrival of the first stage coach at the Hotel Northern in South Fort George, BC on 19 October 1911. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph reads: “Arrival of first stage at So. Ft. George B.C. Oct. 19, 1911. 28” Printed caption on the recto of the postcard reads: “First stage coach Prince George, B.C.” Handwritten annotation in pen on verso of postcard reads: “Mrs. C. Morris, Box 925, Penticton, BC. Thurs. 6pm, Dear Mother. Arr. Safely, good trip (bad pen!) Lovely weather. Hope all are well. Bia (?) Mary & Ed”

Nechako Bridge, Prince George, BC

Photograph depicts bridge over Nechako River. Sloped cutbanks on opposite shore in background. Railroad tracks can be seen on town shore in right foreground. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "NECHAKO RIVER NEAR PRINCE GEORGE B.C. N.H.D."

Prince George Historical Photograph Collection

  • 2010.13
  • Collection
  • 1910 - [ca. 1950]

Collection contains photographs depicting community life in Prince George, B.C. Images depict holiday events, sports teams, government buildings, businesses (hotels, banks, retail, newspaper office), riverboats, railroad construction, fishing, a cemetery, street scenes, aerials, and landscapes. Also includes photos taken outside of the Prince George vicinity including Prairie Creek, Thomas Creek and Barkerville, B.C.

Giscome, BC Historical Photograph collection

  • 2011.12
  • Collection
  • September 1950 - June 1951

This photograph collection consists of 53 photographs featuring primarily Giscome with a few of Prince George. Subjects include the Eagle Lake Sawmill, Eagle Lake, Giscome townsite (including specific buildings and general road perspectives), Giscome School, Division II class photos (1950-51), and the Giscome School teacherage.

Third Ave., Prince George, BC

Photo depicts a street perspective of Third Ave., in Prince George, BC, ca. 1950. Handwritten annotation in pen on verso of postcard reads: “You will undoubtedly notice that there are no tall buildings. I don’t think that there is one building in Prince George that is even five stories tall.”

George St., Prince George, BC

Photo depicts a street perspective of George St., in Prince George, BC, ca. 1950. Annotation recto reads: "George St. Prince George BC Photo by J Wrathall." Handwritten annotation in pen on verso of postcard reads: “This is the Hastings Street of Prince George. This & 3rd Streets are the main thoroughfares.”

Cars along Third Ave., Prince George, BC

Photo depicts a street perspective cars lining Third Avenue, in Prince George, BC, ca. 1950. Annotation recto reads: "3rd Ave Prince George BC Photo J. Wrathall." Handwritten annotation in pen on verso of postcard reads: “This is the equivalent of our Granville Street. Both theatres are located here as well as Hudson Bay Co., banks, library & stores.”

View of Fort George, B.C. from Above

Lofty view of South Fort George, river and treed hills in the background. Printed annotation on verso reads: “South Fort George - 1913.” Handwritten message on recto is addressed to “Ethel M. Heurris Norton Maps Bristol County" reads: "11-1-13 an excellent view of south Fort George taken recently. Power Station at cross near water. This does not give all the south residence view. Population approx 1500”.

Central Avenue, Fort George, BC

Printed annotation on recto reads: “Central Avenue Fort George B.C. Copyright Canada June 25th 1913”. Handwritten annotation in ink on recto reads: “Hotel Fort George; Pool room; Men’s furnishing; General store; Bank Vancouver; Telephone office; Temperance House; Trust-company; Grand stand & fair grounds; Hospital; Ware house and general store.” Cancelled 1 cent Canadian stamp on verso is dated: "Fort George BC Jul 14 13". Handwritten message in ink on verso is addressed to Mr. Chas H Wilson 94 Gould St Toronto: "Fort George. B.C> Box 65, July 13/ 13. Dear Father, This is a 'bird's eye view' of our main street - ha! ha! some class alright. We live right behind the bakery lunch room on the right hand side of the picture, on 1st avenue, some people eh? Will be moving to Cassiar Ave soon. How are all the folks. Mae is writing. Peace. M."

George Street in Prince George, BC, 1921

Photograph of George Street in Prince George B.C. Cars, people, and signage are visible. Printed annotation on recto reads: “George St. Prince George B.C. 1921 R7 by Moore” There is an “X” in ink over the fire hall. Handwritten annotation in ink on verso reads: “This view is also looking north and where I have put the X is the one and only fire hall and you can see the fire engine in the street. This is the main street.”

Campbell's All Cash Store, Prince George, BC

Street view photograph of a commercial section in downtown Prince George with several "Campbell's" delivery carts parked along the road. Visible establishments include "Campbell's All Cash Store" and "Club Cafe." Handwritten annotation in blue ballpoint pen on recto reads: "Howdy from Prince George! Going easy with all these kids- good to see Kathee. Snow here. Have fun at the sports show & don't over do it. Thinking of you guys, love Judy and Vic. P.S. Can't wait to go home to somewhere peaceful and quiet. 2-27-83." Postcard is addressed to: "Mr. & Mrs. Hauffer 8429-221 PL. Sn. Edmonds, WA. U.S. 98020." Verso is affixed with four Canadian 8-cent stamps.

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