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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)

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...

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.

Skeletal remains – Haida

Photograph depicts close-up of unidentified skeletal remains situated on the ground. Handwritten annotation in pen on verso reads: “skeleton fallen from burial box at Masset QCIs. Remains were buried near original site”.

First Nations village at Haida Gwaii

Rocky shoreline featuring a small dwelling, totem pole, net rack, canoes pulled up to shore, barrels and boxes and a tent.Handwritten annotation in pencil on verso reads: “Kunhalas [sic] at entrance to C--- Harbour”.

Model wooden totem pole – profile

Profile perspective of a model totem pole standing upright on a sheet covered table against the backdrop of an additional sheet. Stamped annotation on verso reads: “Department of Mines and Resources, Photographic Section. Oct. 6, 1939”. Numeric an...

Two argillite totem poles

Profile perspective of two model totem poles carved from argillite, set against a white backdrop. Handwritten annotation in pen on verso reads: “W.E. Collison.” Stamped annotation on verso reads: “Department of Mines and Resources, Photographic Se...

Flute

Carved wooden flute. Stamped annotation on verso reads: “Department of Mines and Resources, Photographic Section. Oct. 6, 1939”. Numeric annotation on verso: “33-6”

Pump drill

Pump drill consisting of a length of wood with a heavy wooden whorl fixed toward the bottom end and a crossbar-like pump arm attached to the upper end; pump arm is free to move up and down the main length of wood through a hole in the arm's c...

Carved wooden platter and unidentified tool

An unidentified carved wooden tool or utensil with twine attached, leans against a sheet covered wall behind a carved wooden platter. Stamped annotation on verso reads: “Department of Mines and Resources, Photographic Section. Oct. 6, 1939”. Numer...

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