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The Glassey Album

This photograph album consists of photographs, membership cards and correspondence of Herbert F. Glassey. Subjects identified in this album include: automobiles, landscape vistas, hunting scenes, snowshoeing, dog sledding, provincial government offices and waterscapes. Identified geographic locations include: Nesutlane Trading Post, Atlin, Teslin Lake, Atlin Lake, McKee Creek, Taku Glacier and Otter Creek. The following of Mr. Glassey’s membership cards are also included within this album: “White Pass & Yukon Route, No. 308: Government Agent, Atlin account, 1939-1940”; “White Pass & Yukon Route, No. 283: Government Agent account, 1941-1942”; “Registration Certificate, 1940”; “The Wartime Prices and Trade Board, no.1305, 1942”; “Dominion Bureau of Statistics, no.252”; “The Society of Notaries Public Membership Card, 1956”; and “Prince Rupert Liberal Association, 1953”.

Glassey, Sarah

Book of Remembrance [program]

This program is a newspaper clipping scrapbook featuring articles on the passing of, and services for, Mr. H.F. Glassey and Mrs. Sarah Glassey. Also included in an attached envelope at the back of this program:

  • A certificate of appointment issued and signed by the Lieutenant-Governor of B.C., Frank Stillman Barnard appointing H.F. Glassey to the position of Notary Public for B.C. in the county of Atlin. Signed and sealed by John Duncan MacLeary, Provincial Secretary, July 25, 1917. (item removed and rehoused with oversize materials)
  • Handwritten letter of condolence to Mrs. Glassey on the passing of Mr. Glassey from Mr. Ted Applewaite (Stipendiary Magistrate and former M.P. for the Skeena Riding)
  • Letter of condolence to Mrs. Glassey on the passing of Mr. Glassey from Mr. P.J. Lester, mayor of Prince Rupert, October 19, 1962.
  • A formal luncheon invitation (presumably to Mrs. Glassey) issued by the Commissioners of the Board of Parks and Public Recreation of the City of Vancouver. Luncheon to be followed by the unveiling of the Lord Stanley Statue buy the Governor General of Canada, His Excellency Major General Georges Vanier, in commemoration of the opening and dedication of Stanley Park, dated May 19, 1960.
  • Card of sympathy from the City of Prince Rupert. Included a photograph of two new graves laid side by side. (Photograph removed and housed with photographs)
  • A photograph of a women wearing a hat and coat, ca. 1910. (Item removed and housed with photographs)
  • Two negatives of Mr. H.F. Glassey (Item removed and housed with photographs)
  • One photograph featuring a fully laden dog sled. (Item removed and housed with photographs)

Prince Rupert Pioneers’ Association: charter souvenir, 1914 [book]

This commemorative souvenir was produced by the Prince Rupert Pioneers’ Association in 1914. Its content provides a textual overview of the individual persons who pioneered the establishment of Prince Rupert, as well as, their associated portrait photographs. This publication also provides a brief introduction to the history of Prince Rupert and includes some related historical photographs.

Cunard Canadian services [booklet]

This booklet, published by the Cunard Steam Ship Company, Ltd., provides an overview of Canada, England's emigration agents in Canada, and of the amenities provided by the Cunard Lines to its passengers immigrating to Canada from England. Booklet was printed in England.

Banquet menu for Elks convention

Banquet was held for Visiting Officers and Delegates to the B.P.O.E. Provincial Convention in Prince George, B.C. May 25-27, 1938. The banquet was held in the Elks’ Hall on Thursday May 26, 1938. Menu features food courses, toast list and dance programme.

Taped conversation with Julian Fry [transcript]

Julian Fry reminisces on his early life and acquaintances in Prince George during his work along the Blackwater Road in the early 1920's. Some notable references include: Blackwater Road, C.F.S. Baldy Hughes, Bill Comstock, Tom Cornell, Duncan MacKenzie, Ernest Levesque, [?] Hathaway, [?] Nelson, Ed and Julia Erickson, Blackwater Telegraph Station, Everett Vandenburg, and [?] Mackenzie.

Picnic at Central Fort George

Photograph depicts a large group of women, men, and children standing and sitting on grass. Stand of trees crosses midground, forest visible in background. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "Picnic at Fort George (Central) 1920." Photograph believed to have been taken at current location of Spruceland Shopping Center.

Giscome Portage, Fraser River, BC

Photograph depicts people on river shore, and boat and buildings in midground. River bank in foreground, forest in background. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "Giscombe Portage Fraser River", on recto: "Huble & Seaback on Fraser River."

The Baxter Album

This photograph album consists of photographs of members of both the Baxter and Taylor families including (the Baxters): Violet (nee Taylor) Allan, Fred, Dick, Edna, Harriet and Bob Baxter; Bea (nee Baxter) Skaret and Margaret (nee Baxter) Lund; and (the Taylors): Hermina, Ellen, Lucy, Arthur (and Art's wife and son), Virginia, Tom, and Hugh Taylor. Identified geographic locations include Summit Lake, Mud River, California, Cottonwood River, Cluculz Lake, and Prince George. Subjects identified in this album include: family gatherings, picnics, automobiles, working horse team, snowshoeing, landscape vistas, and a King George V Elementary School class photo. Textual items include two booklets and a brochure.

Baxter, Violet

Large Picnic Gathering

Photograph depicts large social gathering of men, women and children seated in wooded area, fallen trees behind them. Smoke from a campfire rises behind group. It is speculated that Violet Baxter may be seated in foreground on right, with her back turned to the photographer.

Large Picnic Gathering

Photograph depicts large social gathering of men, women and children seated in wooded area, fallen trees behind them. Smoke from a campfire can be seen behind group. It is speculated that Violet Baxter may be seated in foreground, with her back turned to the photographer.

Baxter Family Standing on Road

Left to right: Margaret (nee Baxter) and husband Gus Lund, Bea Baxter and beau, Violet and Bob Baxter. The group stands on road wearing formal attire. Rear of car can be seen in foreground on right; power poles, log building, and unidentified structure stand in front of forest in background.

Baxter Family Seated on Ground with Dog

Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "Edna & Alan Baxter - [guided?] with A. Hanson. Bob & Violet Baxter - Bob delivered mail to & from Quesnel in the 1940s." Young Edna sits on Alan's knee. Bob sits behind Violet as she pets the Cocker Spaniel. Large tree trunk stands behind Bob and Violet. A cabin and gate-like structure are semi-visible in background against forest. It is believed that this photograph was taken at Cluculz Lake, BC. Note on negative envelope: "Edna, Alan, Bob & self. Darkie at the Lake."

Coulee Dam

Photograph depicts large bridge and dam over a wide river, industrial structures throughout. Hills on opposite shore in background. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "Coulee Dam, This is were[sic] I went this fall. Wished you had of been with me."

Flock of Turkeys Near House

Firewood pile in left foreground. Buggy, wood house, and porch in background. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "Wishing Aunt Lillian + Uncle Alan a very Merry Xmas and Happy New Year. Please do not criticize the stitches too closely Aunt Lillian. These snaps are some of part of my flock of 102 this year. These were snapped about a week before Thanksgiving. All the birds you see are this year's hatch. Some of them dressed 17 1/2 + 18 lbs at Thanksgiving. With love from Jean."

Jean in Bear Skin Coat

Photograph depicts Jean in foreground, standing in front of wood house, miscellaneous items and furniture crossing midground. Picket fence on left, bushes in background. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "Why didn't you drop off and see us when you were home? Dad came home an told me to guess whom he had seen in Edmonton and right away I said 'Uncle Alan.' Wishing you a very Merry Xmas and Happy New Year. Lots of love to both. Jean. See what lovely cuffs and collar the bear skin you sent for me some years ago made for me this winter. Nobody knows me with it on and everyone admires it." (See item 2009.5.3.100 for photograph depicting bear skin.)

McKee Creek, BC

Photograph depicts dry creek bed, tall banks on either side. Hills and lake cross midground, mountains visible in background. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "Looking down McKee Creek across Atlin Lake Towards Taku Glacier 6/27/37."

Atlin, BC in 1899

Photograph depicts the Atlin townsite, forest in foreground, hills in background. Town stands on edge of lake located in left midground. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "Atlin City B.C., Sept. 3rd 1899. Copyrighted by S.A. Smythe Atlin, B.C."

Men Gathering on Pier

Photograph depicts men walking and standing on pier over water in unidentified area. A large pile of bundles can be seen on pier. Large buildings stand on shore, and trees cover hillside in background. Portion of a boat or ship tethered to shore is partially visible in right foreground.

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