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2001.1.051 · Item · 1958
Part of NBCA Document and Ephemera Collection

This 16 page booklet includes illustrations and a program of events, along with a short history of Williams Lake, a short history of stampedes, a "Dude Dictionary", and a poem entitled "The Old Cow Puncher". Also includes a summary about the "Cariboo Indians" (possibly referring to the Secwepemc Nation and other First Nations near the Williams Lake area) contemporary to the time that contains information that is now considered inaccurate.

2001.1.053 · Item · 1911
Part of NBCA Document and Ephemera Collection

Advertisement reads:
The Natural Center for a Great Metropolis in Central British Columbia
50,000 people have written to this company in the past few months for information on Fort George and Central British Columbia. This spring this section will see its real awakening--of course the shrewd investor of small capital appreciates what it means to buy land or town lots in the path of great industrial development, which development is not merely contemplated, but is actually in progress. The person who sees Fort George and its wonderfully rich tributary country today and invests a small sum there and revisits it again in 1915 would find himself financially independent, and the whole face of things so completely changed that he could not realize it as the same spot where his small investment had been made in 1911.
These statements are not dreams, but real existing facts based on the solid foundation of an immense virgin country, marvelously rich in natural resources being opened to the world by the greatest transcontinental railway system on the American continent, 1,100 miles, of navigable waterways radiate from Fort George.
Fort George is on the line of seven railroads projected and under construction. We issue a monthly periodical, The British Columbia Bulletin of Information--full of intensely interesting reading and pictures of British Columbia, which we will mail to you every month if you will ask.

2001.1.004 · Item · 1944
Part of NBCA Document and Ephemera Collection

Item is a printed seasonal greeting card. Includes a printed image of an Alaskan Highway view from Dawson Creek and an outline map of the Alaska Highway. Printed card inscription states "Major and Mrs. C.C. Clitheroe Rae Pauline and David Charles Send Greeting and Best Wishes for Christmas 1944 and the New Year 1945".

2001.1.018 · File · 1993-2005
Part of NBCA Document and Ephemera Collection

File consists of digital scans of the following reports regarding indigenous land use:

  • Archeo Tech Associates. "An Aboriginal Sustenance Impact Assessment of the Quesnel River Gold Development Project, near Quesnel, B.C.". Prepared for the Mine Review and Permitting Branch, Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources. December 1993.
  • Archeo Tech Associates. "An Aboriginal Sustenance Impact Assessment of the Kemess South Gold-Copper Project: A Status Report". Prepared for El Condor Resources Ltd. September 1995.
  • John Dewhirst and Archaeo Research Ltd. "Tsilhqot'in Use and Occupancy of the Xeni Gwet'in Claim Area, 1793-1864". Prepared for Chief Roger William, Xeni Gwet'in First Nation Government and Woodward & Company. 4 August 2005.
Barkerville ephemera
2001.1.002 · File · 1961-1983
Part of NBCA Document and Ephemera Collection

File consists of:

  • Barkerville Historical Park pamphlet (1961?)
  • Postcard of St. Saviour's Church, Barkerville, "one of BC's oldest churches" (2 Aug. 1964)
  • An informational booklet about St. Saviour's Church, Barkerville (2 Aug. 1964)
  • Theatre Royal, Barkerville playbill (2 Nov. 1966)
  • Theatre Royal, "The Legend of Fanny Bendixon" playbill (1983)
  • Barkerville Schedule of Events (1983)
2001.1.054 · Item · Feb. 1912
Part of NBCA Document and Ephemera Collection

Item is issue Vol. 2 No. 4 from February 1912 of the "British Columbia Bulletin of Information", a promotional mouthpiece of the Natural Resources Security Company. The publication is self-described as "About the vast natural resources and commercial, agricultural and mining progress, together with a synopsis of the laws regulating public lands, timber, coal and other minerals, and current record of development in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan for the business man, the farmer and the investor". The headline of this issue is "B.C. Government Guarantees Bonds of Railway to connect Fort George with Vancouver". The Natural Resources Security Company was a development company that sold a significant amount of land in Fort George.

"Cariboo Chronicles"
2001.1.047 · File · 1996, 2001
Part of NBCA Document and Ephemera Collection

File consists of Ernie Kaesmodel's copy of "Cariboo Chronicles" by John Roberts. The booklet is signed by the author. The booklet is accompanied by a letter from Rip Kitchen to Ernie Kaesmodel regarding the "Cariboo Chronicles" booklet and provides other local historical anecdotes.

2001.1.026 · Item · 1970
Part of NBCA Document and Ephemera Collection

Item is a Canadian Pacific Railway "CP Rail" pamphlet for ferry services in British Columbia for the following locations: Vancouver, Nanaimo, Seattle, Victoria, and Port Angeles. Also advertises an "Alaska cruise" on the Princess Patricia from Vancouver to Skagway, with stops at Prince Rupert, Ketchikan, Wrangell, Juneau, and Bartlett Cove.

2001.1.071 · Item · [2015 or 2016]
Part of NBCA Document and Ephemera Collection

This "Declared Tsilhqot'in title lands" pamphlet includes a map that illustrates boundaries of declared Tsilhoqot'in title lands and rights areas, as well as locations of Tsilhqot'in communities and geographical/physical land features.

2001.1.019 · File · 1934-1935
Part of NBCA Document and Ephemera Collection

File consists of eight newspaper clippings, seven of which are a series of articles on the findings of the Oxford University Ellesmere Land Expedition, with the eighth being a photograph of the Expedition’s winter quarters in Etah, Greenland. Five of the articles were written by the expedition leader, Mr. Noel Humphreys and the other two were written by members of the Expedition, Mr. Moore and Mr. Haig-Thomas. The articles were originally published in the “Times” of London but the clippings appear to be from the “New Zealand Herald”.

Humphreys, Noel
Father Pierre Poullet
2001.1.084 · File · 2002
Part of NBCA Document and Ephemera Collection

This file consists of photocopy reproductions of three oral history tape transcriptions of interviews with Father Pierre Poullet of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI). Poullet was active in missionary work in northern BC between 1937 and [1998?] ; these transcripts mention Lower Post, Telegraph Creek, Dease Lake, McDame, Fort Nelson, Muncho Lake, and the Alaska Highway. The transcripts are titled "Earlier tape", "Tape of Lower Post", and "Tape of Fort Nelson".

2001.1.023 · Item · 2005
Part of NBCA Document and Ephemera Collection

Item is two photocopied chapters from Gwen Abram's biographical manuscript entitled "Bone to Soup: A Memoir by Gwen Abram". The chapters are titled "Wood and Snow: Adventures in Prince George; Walls Come Tumbling Down" and "Fun at College: Prince George college sit-in".

History of the Quest Club
2001.1.077 · Item · 1999
Part of NBCA Document and Ephemera Collection

This 75th anniversary history of the Quest Club presented by Margaret Moffat and Joan Grainger at a celebratory luncheon held at Esther's Inn on October 12th, 1999 was gleaned from the History of the Quest Club prepared by Joy McMillan and Joan Grainger in 1984 for the 60th Anniversary of the Quest Club, and from Minutes of the Quest Club meetings up to 1999.

The Quest Club was started by six Prince George women who quested for more information in all fields of knowledge.

2001.1.1.2 · Item · 31 Jan. 1869
Part of NBCA Document and Ephemera Collection

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 suggests that he may have travelled from Victoria to Barkerville to mine for gold. In his letters to James, John McCormick describes having no money and living under poor conditions. He mentions the great fire that swept through Barkerville and that he lost nothing due to its distance from his house. McCormick also mentions that the Indians are dying quickly of Small Pox in Victoria.

Joseph Tappage
2001.1.072 · File · 2009, 2014
Part of NBCA Document and Ephemera Collection

File consists of documents regarding Joseph Tappage, also known as Sousa Thappage, Joseph Vernon Tapage, Joe Merrienne, or Joseph Thapage. Includes:

  • Lynette Harris, "Joseph Tappage: A Case Study of a Metis Employee of the Hudson's Bay Company at Fort George, 1887-1910", 2009
  • Robin Fairservice, "An Early South Fort George Pioneer", 2014