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Bob Harkins interview with Frank Leonard

Item consists of transcript and tape summary of interview with historian Frank Leonard who discusses the history of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, its impact on the development of Prince George and Prince Rupert. Also discusses rivalries between owners of the newspapers Fort George Herald and Fort George Tribune.

Bob Harkins

Reverend R.W. Large fonds

  • 2004.2
  • Archief
  • [ca. 1900]-1960, prominent 1900-1920

Consists of 165 black and white photographs depicting Northwest Coast communities including Bella Bella, Rivers Inlet, Port Simpson, and Prince Rupert between approximately 1900 and 1920. Also includes postcard images of ships and boats on the North Coast belonging to the Large family, from Reverend Large's son Dr. R.G. Large. Also includes 39 colour slides ca. 1960 of ship scenes and weather balloon launches from the Dr. R.G. Large family.

Large, R.W., Rev.

5th Street, Prince Rupert, B.C.

Handwritten annotation on recto of postcard reads: “Were there’s a will there’s a way, 5th Street, Prince Rupert, B.C., F. Button photo Pr. Rupert. No. 514.” Handwritten annotation in pen on verso of postcard reads: “Miss Belding, 33 Marlbro Avenue, Hull Yorkshire, England. S.S. Prince George. Dec. 1918. Dear Bertha, This is a street in the centre of the town Prince Rupert. There is a capacity list of passengers on board. The boat is registered to hold 384. We left at midnight and exped to arrive in Vancouver tomorrow at 3:30 pm. Love from Edie.”

Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Passenger Train

Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "G.T.P. 1st Passenger Train From Prince Rupert. Mile 45. June. 14th 1911. Copyright. F. Button. PHOTO. Pr. Rupert. No. 240." Photograph depicts three men (two sitting on chairs) on caboose of train. Power poles run parallel to tracks, which curve to the right of the image. Train tracks in foreground, forest and mountain in background.

Taylor Family at Sign Near Ft. Fraser, BC

Group of men, women, and children stand in field below large sign that reads: "GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC TRACK CONNECTED APRIL 7th 1914 PRINCE RUPERT MILEAGE 373-96 - WINNIPEG MILEAGE 1,374". Two men in formal attire stand on either side of group, women and children in between. A spotted dog stands on right. It is believed that members of the Taylor family are present in group (Hermina holding infant Tom, surrounded by Violet, Lucy, Arthur, Virginia, and Dixon). Man and woman in back left speculated to be Lillian and A.K. Bourchier. Handwritten annotation on envelope of negative reads: "Ft. Fraser 1916".

Railway Ticket to Vancouver in Violet Taylor's Name

Typed on verso of ticket: "CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS WESTERN REGION" "EMPLOYES TRIP PASS - FIRST CLASS" "SUBJECT TO CONDITIONS ON BACK" "PASS (1) Miss V. B. Taylor, ACCOUNT Stenographer -- C.N.R. TO Vancouver, B.C. FROM Prince Rupert, B.C. via Jasper, Alta." "DATE ISSUED} June 14th/27. EXPIRES END OF} July. 1927" "ADDRESS Prince Rupert. REQD BY V.B.T." "HONORED ON TRAIN NO. [6]". Verso has been signed by the conductor (illegible) and dated "Jun 18".

Typed on recto of ticket: "PASS ONE WAY ONLY TW IN ACCORDANCE WITH ACCOMPANYING PASS, BUT IN OPPOSITE DIRECTION" "VOID IF DETACHED" "143518". Stamped annotation on recto: "[ISSUED BY] W. H. TOBEY". Handwritten annotation on recto: "OFF SNOWSHOED NO 5 JULY 13 [WM?]". Ticket has been punched with four different shapes.

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.

Hydro Power Plant, Prince Rupert, BC

Photograph depicts power plant by waterfall. Extensive construction materials and structures can be seen scattered to left of plant. River in foreground, forest and hills in background. Typed annotation on verso of photograph: "Northern B.C. Power Co. Falls River Plant Prince Rupert B.C."

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