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Sarah Glassey at Her Homestead in Kispiox

Photograph depicts Sarah Glassey, holding her fox terrier, and standing at corner of log house. Felled trees in foreground, forest trees in background. Photograph believed to have been taken on the 160 acres of land which Sarah purchased in the Kispiox Valley in 1911. She became the first single woman to pre-empt land in British Columbia. This house was built in a year with the help of a Gitxsan Elder.

Sarah Glassey Standing in Group by Car

Photograph depicts a group of four adults standing in front of car parked on road. Forest and unknown building in background. Left to right: Judge Fisher, Mrs. [Laird?], unidentified taxi driver, Sarah Glassey. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "Sarah, The Taxi driver, Mrs. [Laird?] her husband is a Dr. at the University of B.C. I am very fond of her, and an old friend of yours Judge Fisher used to be just good old Billy Fisher."

Man Seated in Chair

Photograph depicts man in suit and tie, posed in front of door to unknown building. Handwritten annotations on recto of photograph: "a daughter November 18, 1927.", "unknown Whitehead?" This man is speculated to be John Wessel, father of Sarah Glassey.

Sarah Glassey Receiving Certificate at BC Centennial

Photograph depicts an elderly couple standing to left of Sarah Glassey in hallway. Sarah holds a large certificate. Handwritten annotations on recto of photograph: "To dear Violet with love and happy memories, Auntie. Aug. 4th 1959", "Auntie & the Tomlinsons receiving their certificates at the centennial for B.C. 1858 - 1958 - Auntie was born in 1881."

H.F. Glassey with Briefcase, Sarah Glassey in Car

Photograph depicts Sarah seated in passenger seat, and Bert standing to right of car. Mountain in background. Typed caption beside this photograph: "H.F. Glassey (Bert) Government Agent, Gold Commissioner, Coroner, Justice of Peace Atlin, B.C. with his wife Sarah in the car. 1934 --- 1942". Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "Auntie & Uncle Bert".

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.

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.

Sarah Glassey with Men in Military Uniforms

Sarah Glassey stands to left of three unknown men, embracing the man beside her who wears what is believed to be a pilot's uniform. Young man seated on ground wears suit, tie, and military hat. Young man on far right wears navy uniform. Trees in left background, street and houses in right background.

Sarah Glassey with Friend Named Doris

The pair stands on grassy shore, Sarah on right. Trees, water, bridge, and opposite shore visible in background. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "Sarah + Doris." Both woman are believed to be members of group featured in items 2009.5.2.274 - 2009.5.2.291.

Sarah Glassey in Group by Car in Atlin, BC

Group of four women and one man stands in front of car in unidentified yard. Sarah stands on far left, buildings, wood pile, and forest in background. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "[Wright Car?] Atlin." Similar group also featured in items 2009.5.2.274 - 2009.5.2.294.

Sarah Glassey in Group with School Teacher

Group of eleven men and women stands and sits in front of log building. Woman on far left holds infant, Sarah Glassey stands on far right. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "Mr & Mrs Conroy, daughter Mary & school teacher." Similar group also featured in items 2009.5.2.274 - 2009.5.2.294.

Dog Standing on Road

White spotted dog stands on what appears to be a wood bridge, shed and greenery in background. Photograph sent from Violet (nee Taylor) Baxter to her aunt, Sarah Glassey. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "To Auntie With love From Violet 4/4/26".

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