Fonds 2004.2 - Reverend R.W. Large fonds

Two men fishing in a boat with Namu Cannery seen in the background Canada, B.C., Bella Bella - Indian Missions Indian skins? relic unearthed at Kispaiyeks Indian Village, B.C., Upper Skeena River Looking towards the "head" from Rivers Inlet Hospital Painting hung on a fence Namu group around flag pole Epworth League Officers, Port Simpson First Nations stone relic First Nations man standing to the side of a gravestone Totems of old Kasaan, Alaska Three men standing in front of a totem pole Four totem poles in front of various buildings Totem Pole Indian Totem Pole, Rivers Inlet, B.C Indian Totem Pole, Massett, B.C Bella - Bella Island Cemetery Landscape shot - water in foreground, mountains in background and forested shore in mid-ground Landscape shot - grass in foreground, mountain in background, water and two women standing on a f... Landscape shot - grassy meadow and trees in fore-ground, mountains in background and water in mid... Two men walking on a bridge in a forest A bridge and a wooden pathway in the forest Two men sitting on a wooden staircase in a forest, with a bridge in the foreground Two men on a bridge in a forest, with wooden stairs in foreground Wooden planked building on pilings during construction Two men fishing on a wooden bridge in a wooded area Landscape shot - rushing water in the foreground, and a forested area in the background Several log booms on the water, with a forested area in the foreground Cunningham Float, Winter, Port Essington, 1915-16 Group of First Nations boys and a minister on a boat? Group of First Nations girls with two women on a boat? Landscape shot - a river bank in foreground, a forested area in background and a waterfall in mid... The water fall and flume for Brown's Sawmill. Hocsall? River, B.C Landscape shot - wood and logs in the foreground and a waterfall in the background Landscape shot - grassy area in the foreground and fruit-bearing trees in the background Chief Dudeward, Port Simpson B.C A cannery in Ocean Falls Four women cleaning a rug on a wooden walkway Cannery on pilings, with other cannery buildings in the background An elderly First Nations woman and a First Nations man Three First Nations women Canada, B.C., Indian Mission First Nations woman Two First Nations boys Elder Bella Bella Native Man First Nations family - two older girls, both holding children, two younger boys and one older boy Young man and First Nations child Two First Nations boys and a First Nations girl First Nations boy Elderly First Nations woman walking on wooden walkway in front of some houses Large group of people walking along a wooden walkway on pilings
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Reverend R.W. Large fonds

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  • [ca. 1900]-1960, prominent 1900-1920 (Creation)
    Large, R.W., Rev.

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Reverend R.W. Large (M.D.) was a Methodist minister and doctor on the Northwest Coast of British Columbia from 1898 to 1920. He worked at the Methodist hospital and mission in Bella Bella until 1906. He then went on to work at Rivers Inlet Hospital in Ocean Falls until he moved to Port Simpson in 1910, where he worked until his death. Reverend Large was the only known observer to document the community of Bella Bella from 1898 to 1906. Reverend Large's son R.G. Large followed in his father's footsteps and was a doctor at Port Simpson, Port Essington and later Prince Rupert.

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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.

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Restricted access on photographs - please see Archivist for details.

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Personal or academic use of materials is welcomed under the standard fair dealing and educational use clauses of Canadian Copyright Law. Commercial use is, however, forbidden without the express permission of the copyright holder. For information on obtaining written permission from the copyright holder, please contact the Northern B.C. Archives and Special Collections.

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