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John McCormick Collection

Collection consists of two letters written by John McCormick to a friend describing his experiences in Barkerville and the gold mining conditions on Williams Creek.

McCormick, John

John McCormick Cariboo Letter December 11, 1869

Item consists of a letter documenting Johns McCormick’s experiences at Williams Creek in Barkerville during the winter of 1869. He describes the poor gold mining conditions on Williams Creek and his hopes for future prosperity.

John McCormick Cariboo Letter January 31, 1869

Item consists of a letter written by John McCormick to a person named James; it is not made clear if James is a friend or relative. In both his letter to James, John McCormick makes several references to Victoria. His familiarity with Victoria sug...

Port Essington, B.C.

Consists of copies of lot plans, a blueprint of the townsite of Port Essington, and an article on Port Essington from the 15 November 1984 edition of the Prince Rupert Daily News.

Archdeacon W. H. Collison fonds

  • 2009.7
  • Fonds
  • ca.1870 - ca.1986

The Archdeacon W.H. Collison fonds consists of textual materials, maps, published materials and photographs all documenting Collison’s life and work with North Coastal First Nations communities in British Columbia. Types of records found within th...

Collison, W.H. (Archdeacon)

Correspondence and Writings Series

Series consists of journals, draft manuscripts, correspondence, CMS documents and orders, speeches, sermons all written by or to Archdeacon W. H. Collison. Series also contains correspondence to W.E. Collison and Joyce Collison, genealogical infor...

Publications Series

Series contains publications on the following subjects: linguistics, First Nations studies, anthropology, museum studies, the Missionary Society of the Church of England, the Metlakatla Inquiry, material culture and Canadian geography. It is belie...

Mission hospital in Metlakatla, BC

Photograph depicts a large two-storey building with the sign: "CALEDONIA HOSPITAL". Fence crosses foreground, hills visible in background.Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Mission Hosp at Metlakatla B.C."

Interior of large church building

Many rows of pews span foreground. Banners hanging in front of sanctuary read: "THE ANGEL SAID UNTO THEM, FEAR NOT, BEHOLD I BRING YOU GOOD TIDINGS OF GREAT JOY WHICH SHALL BE TO ALL PEOPLE".Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "...

First Nations jail at Metlakatla, BC

Photograph depicts a man and woman standing on steps to a round tower in fenced area. Roofs of other buildings can be seen below on right; water and shore visible in background.Printed on image: "Indian Jail, Metlatkla".

Sternwheeler passing shore of Metlakatla, BC

Unidentified man can be seen standing by small boat on shore in foreground, a second boat visible in water behind. Hills on opposite shore can be seen in background.Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Metlakathla B.C. 'Stern-wheeler&...

Monument at Port Simpson, BC

Tall monument featuring a man's profile stands in foreground. Base of monument features writing on plaques.Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "No. 30 Paul [Segaics?] Monument at Port Simpson".

View of Port Essington, BC from bridge

Photograph depicts buildings along shore; bridge and boardwalk cross forest in right foreground. Hills visible in distance.Handwritten annotation below image reads: "Port Essington from bridge"; on verso: "Heading or full page Illus...

Photographs

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.

Funeral party on beach at Metlakatla, BC

Photograph depicts a group of men, women, and children walking across beach towards water. Buildings visible on shore in left background.Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Funeral party - en route to boat Metlakatla BC (Taking body over ...

Eastern section of Port Simpson, BC

Photograph depicts town buildings on opposite shore. Beach and dock can be seen in foreground.Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Chapter XXII, No 1. Eastern Section of Port Simpson as christianized."

St. Andrew's Church in Sandwick, BC

Church stands behind white fence, road and power lines in foreground.Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "St. Andrew's Church, Sandwick, [?] Campbell River Rd (Maud Highway) The mother church in the '[?] District'."

Close view of Metlakatla Church

Large church stands behind white fence, unidentified man visible on front steps. Photograph depicts the first church built in Metlakatla, which was burned in a fire in 1901, and replaced in 1903.Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "With lo...

Children gathered at Metlakatla Church

Several unidentified individuals can be seen on front steps of church and a group of small children in white stand in line below steps. Other community buildings are visible in background, white fence crosses foreground. Photograph depicts the fir...

Children gathered at Metlakatla Church

Several unidentified individuals can be seen on front steps of church and a group of small children in white stand in line below steps. Other community buildings are visible in background, white fence crosses foreground. Photograph depicts the fir...

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...

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